Empire rise to top of Group C
Empire SC took full control of Group F in the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Capelli Sport Super Cup last night at the BFA Wildey Turf.
The “Blues” from Bank Hall edged Scotty’s Car Rental St Andrew Lions 1-0 in an entertaining encounter.
Both teams came into this encounter tied on points and goal difference, after respective first game victories.
It took the brilliance of former national forward Jabarry “Papi” Chandler to separate the teams, converting his second goal of the tournament in the 77th minute.
Earlier in the evening, an old feud was recreated when Pride of Gall Hill came up against Pinelands.
This was one of the most highly anticipated and thrilling encounters of the late ’80s and ’90s which resulted in close results and three decades later, things are seemingly the same.
Gall Hill defeated Pinelands 1-0 and moved to the summit of Group C with four points from two matches, while Pinelands are rooted at the bottom of the standings with zero points from their two matches.
Goals galore in Capelli Cup
Shaquan Welch was Gall Hill’s goalscorer in the 24th minute.
In the final game of the Sunday triple treat, Division two rivals Villa United and Checker Hall United played in a 12 goal thriller.
Villa’s Norron Corbin became the second player to score five goals in this competition and led his team to a 7-5 triumph over the northern based Checker Hall outfit.
Corbin scored in the 13th, 30th, 47th, 59th and 71st minutes. Nathan McCollin (1st) and Dario Blackman(4th) were the other goal scorers for Villa.
Checker Hall fought valiantly and was inspired by Forward, Javere Cumberbatch’s hat-trick.
Cumberbatch scored in th4th, 16th and 22nd minutes while teammates Tyreke Archer and Azari Collymore scored in the 25th and 89th minutes respectively.