Empire Club and Scotty's Car Rentals St. Andrew Lions came away with sizable wins while Crane and Equipment Ellerton completed a clean sweep outside their group when the Barbados Premier League continued last night. With all three games being played at the Wildey Turf, the three picked up some crucial points in their last out-of-zone fixture until later in the season.
Ellerton were up first and they rounded out their cross-zone games by taking six wins on the trot after dispatching Mark's Auto Spares Porey Spring United. It was a lone goal from their skipper Shakille Belle in the 25th minute that saw them taking wins over every team on the other side of the competition. An error by goalkeeper Anthony Rollins saw the ball falling to Belle's feet and he easily knocked the ball home.
In Game 2, Zone 2 leaders, Empire, continued their reign over their group by racking up their ninth win in 11 games. Coming up against the embattled Brittons Hill United, the 3-1 result registered at the half-time break carried through to the end of the match-up.
Zinio Harris was named Player of the Match for his two goals as he had Brittons Hill in a world of trouble after back-to-back shots in the 25th and 27th minutes. Under-17 national, Abiola Grant added a third in the 37th, but Brittons Hill would get their consolation in the 45th from Ray Francis.
The nightcap had a similar result to see the Lions to their fifth win from cross-zone action. They faced RBC Capital Markets Barbados Soccer Academy and pulled away for a 3-1 win with two late goals after being tied up at 1-1 at the end of the first half.
Brazilian midfielder Bruno Da Silva opened the scoring in the 10thminute before Jamile Goodman gave the Soccer Academy their reply in the 47th minute. However, it was all St. Andrew in the second half with Javon Taylor tipping the scales in the 67th and Da Silva ending with a brace after rocking the nets again in the 81st.