Weymouth Wales and Porey Spring in action on Sunday afternoon.
When the dust had settled at the end of this past weekend's Barbados Premier League action, five teams ran off with points as their custodians kept clean sheets. With six games on offer at the Wildey Turf over Saturday and Sunday, Clayton's Kola Tonic Notre Dame and Brittons Hill United were the only teams forced to share points as they broke even with a 1-1 draw amidst the weekend's goal-fest.
Getting the ball rolling as Saturday's first game, Brittons Hill had to come from behind in the 42nd minute with a goal from Donte Greenidge after Kyle Gibson put the Dames up in the 27th.
Game 2 saw Empire bounce back to the top of the Zone 2 standings ever so fleetingly as they blasted four unanswered goals past Youth Milan. Brazilian midfielder Daniel Calvi snapped up a brace with goals in the 26th and 40th minutes. The feat was punctuated by goals from Zacherie Browne (31st) and Kenroy Joseph (36th) to see the Bank Hall team to a 4-0 lead by halftime.
The nightcap saw the University of the West Indies Blackbirds solidifying their hold on second place in Zone 1 with a monumental 8-0 drubbing of RBC Capital Markets Barbados Soccer Academy. After some lofty promises on the announcement of their promotion from Division 1 and a sound start, Soccer Academy have been doing more and more poorly as the season progresses.
Niall Reid-Stephen knocked home a hat-trick with goals in the 11th, 69th and 81st minutes and was backed up by a pair of strikes from Akeene Browne (44th and 47th). The other three goals came from Giancarlo Cobham (50th), Tyrique Belle (87th) and Rommel Bynoe (93rd).
That energy carried over into Sunday as two-time defending champions, Weymouth Wales whipped Mark's Auto Spares Porey Spring, 7-0 in the first game of the evening. Riverre Williams and Rashida Williams were a thorn in goalkeeper Ryan Hope's side as they both struck braces over his line.
Riverre Williams opened the account in the 11th, followed closely by Hadan Holligan in the 27th minute. Kemar Headley made it 3-0 before the break with his 45th-minute goal. Riverre Williams booted home again in the 50th while Rashida Williams had back-to-back goals in the 67th and 85th minutes. The final nail was struck in the coffin in the 93rd by Tyrel Demendonca.
The middle game was a straightforward affair as Paradise FC put three in the nets against Scotty's Car Rentals St. Andrew Lions. Armando Lashley had his team with a cushy two-goal lead before halftime with a penalty in the 18th and a second goal in the 31st. Defender Tyrell Bancroft added the third in the 80th minute to seal the deal for the Dover boys.
The final game was a tense battle between the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme and Crane and Equipment Ellerton which saw the soldiers coming out with a 1-0 win. With both sides looking to take home the points, it would be the many-time champions after Rashad Jules got one over on Jamar Brewster in the 61st minute.