After a rough run in the Barbados Premier League, Mark's Auto Spares Porey Spring have finally made their first three-point haul. Having a good showing in the Williams Equipment Preseason tournament before falling on tough times in their top tier debut, Porey Spring broke their bit of bad luck with a 5-2 result over Home Improvement Hardware Compton. Led to the victory by a sound hat-trick from Shamar Edwards on Tuesday night, Pore Spring have managed to put a bit of distance between them and the relegation zone to see them safe for now.
Needing a win after picking up six draws and seven losses in their first 13 games, Porey Spring got off the mark in the 4th minute through the efforts of Edwards. After having good starts against the two top-ranked teams in their last few games, Compton seemed to have lost that momentum as two more goals came before the end pf the first half. Porey Spring skipper Shaquille Stewart joined the party in the 12thminute and Edwards added his second in the 29th.
Just after the start of the second half, it was Edwards again when he completed his hat-trick in the 49th. Compton were not completely out of sorts as they got into the game in the 51stwith a goal from Andre Gill.
Compton looked to have something of a comeback in the making as Rashad Brathwaite pulled another back in the 71stminute. However, whatever was kindled was promptly extinguished by Jomo Harewood's 74thminute goal which brought he score to 5-2 in the 74thminute.
The night's other game was an absolute blowout that saw the University of the West Indies Blackbirds rolling to a 9-0 win over Rendezvous FC. Needing more than a miracle to get them out of the gaze of relegation, Rendezvous has struggled to field a full team all season and the situation was the same once again.
Starting with just nine men on the field, Rendezvous did they best and were able to keep the Blackbirds out in the cold for the first 20 minutes of the game. Mario Harte was able to break through in the 25thand 27thminutes to start his six-goal haul. Shamari Mark added one in the 39thminute to make it 3-0 just before the interval.
With Rendezvous' count fluctuating due to injuries and late arrivals, they never picked up any kind of rhythm but UWI failed to successfully capitaliseon the chinks in the armour.Six more goals came in the second half but countless more were denied by the real star of the night, Rendezvous custodian Romaine Primus who played his heart out on an injured leg.
Harte had several of his shots denied as well but he was able to get past Primus in the 46th, 49th, 59thand 71stminutes. A late substitution saw the young Cliff Gooding-Edghill coming into the attack in the 67thminute and he made the most of his time as he put two goals past Primus as well in the 74thand 87thto close things out.
The league kicks back this weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday at the Wildey Turf.