Player of the Game Omani Leacock (centre) gives one Rendezvous player the shake while he takes on a second.
The Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme have established themselves as a front-runner in this years Premier League with a move to the top of the Zone 2 standings. Taking a comprehensive win in their second game of the competition against Rendezvous FC, the soldiers have moved four points clear of their next-nearest opponents, Mark's Auto Spares Porey Spring.
Playing in the nightcap game at the Empire grounds last night, the Sports Programme handed down a 3-1 result despite a commendable effort from the Christ Church team who are still awaiting their full roster. The soldiers rushed to a sound two-goal lead inside the first 20 minutes of play as Player of the Game Omani Leacock opened the proceedings in the 10th minute only to be followed by Raheim Sargeant, who is fresh off a stint in Antigua's top flight, in the 16th.
With the game breaking at 2-0, Rendezvous pulled one out of the hat in the 49th minute through the efforts of Rommell Bynoe – a goal that left the Sports Programme keeper Kishmar Primus dumbfounded. The soldiers would regain their two-goal cushion on the hour as Shaquille Boyce was taken down in the box and made good on the resulting penalty.
The night's earlier game saw Crane and Equipment Ellerton getting their first points of the tournament from a draw with the aforementioned Porey Spring. The top-tier debutantes, who had already picked up a point from a 2-2 draw in their opening game against Home Improvement Hardware Compton, allowed Compton to catch up after Jomo Harewood found the nets with a good header in the 21st minute. Ellerton's Zinio Harris, who picked up the Player of the Game award, continues to have a good season and scored the equaliser and only other goal of the game in the 26th.
Action continues today at the Empire venue with the live broadcast of three games from 4:00 PM.