Paradise's Armando Lashley making his way to goal yesterday.
There were no surprises this yesterday as Paradise FC ran away with a massive win to keep themselves in the running for a top spot in the Barbados Premier League. Playing at the Wildey Turf against Youth Milan, the Dover Boys rolled to the 10-0 win to see them securing their third-place placement in the standings.
The writing was already on the walls with the first five minutes as the league's current top-scorer, Armando Lashley had two goals in the back of the nets in the 2nd and 3rd minutes. A third goal was over the line inside the very next minute as Demar Linton began his journey to a brace in the 4th minute.
With Youth Milan already reeling from the early blows, there would be no reprieve for them until the whistle went for the halftime break. Elijah Downey made it 4-0 in the 9th before Zeco Phillips came up from the defensive line to add another 18th. Lashley and Downey teamed up to two more each and see Paradise to a 9-0 lead at the break with the skipper netting in the 28th and 35th while young Downey beat the keeper in the 29th and 33rd.
Going the other way, Youth Milan looked a bit more stout at the back and only allowed one goal over the line. Linton got his second goal in the 52nd when his missile of a shot came off the cross bar and came down over the line before bouncing back out.
Game 2 saw a finish that no one could have called as Brittons Hill United decimated Mark's Auto Spares Porey Spring. With Brittons Hill already languishing in the relegation zone, Porey Springs descent into the doldrums left the outcome of this matchup wide open and Brittons Hill took advantage of the situation.
Brittons Hill were halfway to their 6-0 victory at the break as Zidkigah Samuel opened the account with a penalty in the 25th minute and Kishmar Wade knocked two over the line in the 28th and 46th minute. Going the other direction, the young bloods Donte Greenidge (54th) and Ray Francis (84th) had one each while Samuel drove the final nail in the coffin in the 91st.
The nightcap game saw the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme forced to fight for a 2-1 win over Scotty's Car Rentals St. Andrew Lions. Rashad Smith put the soldiers up early with a goal in the 2nd minute to take them into the break with the lead. However, the Lions clawed back a goal in the 55th from Shamar Edwards. Rasheed Williams found the equaliserfor the Sports Programme in the 63rd to ensure his team another three points to keep them at the top of the Zone 2 table.