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Jun

15

Out-of-zone action continues this weekend

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Six action-packed Premier League games will be on offer this weekend at the Wildey Turf.

As football fever grips the world with the start of the FIFA World Cup this weekend, all eyes will be on the Barbados Football Association's Wildey Turf this weekend when the Barbados Premier League continues in earnest. With teams jostling for their final points in the last few games, the race is on as there are six big clashes set up for tomorrow and Sunday as teams will be heading into out-of-zone fixtures once again.

First up on Saturday evening at 5:00 PM, Crane and Equipment Ellerton and Abrahams United Silver Sands will be going at it. Ellerton (17) are holding strain at third place in Zone 2 with a draw against group leaders Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme accounting for their latest points. Silver Sands.

On the other hand, Silver Sands have not been having a good time after returning to the top flight this season. They are at the bottom of Zone 1 with eight points after being held to a loss, their ninth, against Empire in their last game.

The 7:00 PM game will pit defending champions Weymouth Wales against Home Improvement Hardware Compton. Wales are sitting pretty at the top of Zone 1 with 34 points and are in no danger of being overtaken. Compton (4), however, will have an uphill battle as they are in the Zone 2 relegation zone. Their last game saw them holding the soldiers of the Sports Programme to a goalless draw.

Saturday's nightcap game at 9:00 PM will see Rendezvous FC trying to get out of a deficit as they face Brittons Hill FC. Misfortune has been looming over Rendezvous and they are currently on -1 at the bottom of Zone 2. As for Brittons Hill, they are the next team behind Wales in Zone 1 and will be looking to put some space between themselves and Paradise FC (20) who are only one point behind.

On Sunday, Paradise will be looking to close down any space that Brittons Hill might have gotten on them the night before as they have a date with Mark's Auto Spares Porey Spring in the opening game at 4:00 PM. Porey Spring are safe for now in fourth place with six points but will be hoping to change their luck as they are still yet to win a game in this competition.

Right in the middle at 6:00 PM are Empire Club and the University of the West Indies Blackbirds. Empire only trail Paradise in Zone 1 on the virtue of goal difference as they also have 20 points to show for their efforts. The Blackbirds are currently second in Zone 2 with 21 points as they have been catching some form after a weak start.

A clash between Clayton's Kola Tonic Notre Dame and the BDF Sports Programme will bring the curtain down on the night's action and the Dames will be hoping to exploit the soldiers' current 'slump' if it can be called that. The Zone 2 leaders and many-time champions have been held to draws in their last two games to see them on 32 points. The Dames are in the red as they are fifth in Zone 1 with just 18 points.

With this Sunday marking Father's Day 2018, a special invitation is going out to all men and they will be admitted at half-price, $5. General admission is $10 and children 12 and under are free.


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