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Team of the Week (Volume 5) By Renaldo Gilkes

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UWI captain Mario Harte #9 leads the front line of this week's Team of the Week

Home Improvement Hardware Compton and Weymouth Wales were the key performers in last weekend’s Barbados Football Association (BFA) Premier League.

After weeks of negative results and resting narrowly away from the pits of demotion, the Waterford boys produced a courageous performance to earn a point versus Zone 2 leaders the Barbados Defense Force Sports Programme (BDFSP); holding them to a goalless draw.

Weymouth Wales on the other hand were ruthless in their encounter versus Zone 1 counterparts Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame.

Wales hammered six unanswered goals pass their neighbours to cement their place at the top of the standings by 13 points.

Compton’s performance was so impactful, that three of its members earned spots on this week’s Team of the Week.

Formation: 4-3-1-2

Coach: Andre Gill (Waterford Compton)

Goalkeeper: Oba Tucker (Waterford Compton) - the St Lucian shot stopper was in prime form versus the BDFSP.  His blocks and saves were in the double digits as he ensured his team gathered a worthy point from the clash.


Right Back: Stefan Cumberbatch (Wales) - the roving wingback repaid the coach’s trust with an outstanding performance which included an assist for the second goal.  He was equally solid defensively.

Right Center Back: Kemar Bartlett (Wales) - a man of the match performance by the no-nonsense center half.  Bartlett was able to keep national team forward Zeco Edmee at bay for 90 minutes but he was also just as influential offensively, engineering plays from deep.

Left Center Back: O’Neal Toussaint (Waterford Compton) - Toussaint makes his debut in the team after an outstanding defensive display versus the BDFSP; he was an integral part in securing his team’s clean sheet.

Left Back: Alvin Chapman (UWI) - the former national defender showed why he is a specialist in this position.  He was a constant offensive threat and he won each of his duels on the evening.

To cap it off he provided the assist for the opening goal in his team’s 3 -0 triumph over Mark’s Auto Spares Porey Spring.




Right Center midfield: Romel Bynoe (Rendezvous)- Bynoe displayed a captain’s performance but his two goals versus Crane & Equipment Ellerton FC were not enough to prevent his team from going down 3-2.

Center Midfield: Renaldo Marquez (Wales)- a flawless performance by the diminutive destroyer.  Marquez executed a text book display of how to play in the center of midfield.  His passing was unmatched, his anticipation was perfect and he kept Dames danger man Azarel Croney quiet all game.

Left Center Midfield: Elijah Downey (Paradise)- the national U20 playmaker scored one and helped with the other as Paradise came from behind to draw with high-flying Empire SC 2-2.

Center Attacking Midfield: Hadan Holligan (Wales)- a goal against his former team summed up the quality of Holligan’s performance against the Dames.

He was a constant menace for the Dames defense with his mobility, skill and trickery.


Right Forward; Mario Harte (UWI)- two goals by “Captain Fantastic” inspired his unit to a 3-0 win over Mark’s Auto Spares Porey Spring; with one of those goals being a definite “Goal of the Season” nominee.

Left Forward: Kemar Headley (Wales)- not playing as often as he is used to but showcasing the quality that he is versus Dames with a cracking volley in his team’s 6-0 triumph.

(Adapted from Loop News)


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