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Goals galore in cross-zone action

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Raheim Sergeant and Rashad Jules stand over this free-kick before opening the scoring for the BDFSP on Sunday

Clayton's Kola Tonic Notre Dame and the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme were the biggest winners when goals came in torrents this past weekend in the Barbados Premier League. With six games being played at the Barbados Football Association's Wildey Turf on Saturday and Sunday, 27 goals were registered by the time the dust had settled.

Scotty's Car Rentals St. Andrew Lions were the ones to get the ball rolling in the second round of out-of-zone fixtures as they continue to fight to get themselves out of the relegation zone. Coming up against Mark's Auto Spares Porey Spring in Saturday's first game, the Lions came away with a sound 2-0 result after goals from Darico King (26th) and Bruno Da Silva (59th).

The Dames were able to bounce back from a scathing 9-1 loss to the University of the West Indies Blackbirds on Thursday when they faced Youth Milan in Game 2. With Zeco Edmee giving the Dames a two-goal cushion by the break with shots in the 12th and 18th, Milan looked as though they could come back and Rommel Corbin gave the St. Lucy side a consolation in the 56th. However, that was all Milan could muster and the Dames rolled on to a 5-1 win with Azarel Croney finishing the night with a hat-trick after goals in the 67th, 83rd and 92nd minutes.

The nightcap game saw the two-time defending champions sneaking a slim one away from Crane and Equipment Ellerton. With Ellerton taking the win the last time these two crossed swords before going on to take a clean sweep of the cross-zone games, their luck was different this time around. Wales scored their goals on either side of the break with Walton Burrowes (34th) and Rashida Williams (49th) setting them up for the win. Ellerton pulled one back in the 75th through Anson Barrow but were unable to find the nets again.

On Sunday, the soldiers opened the day's proceedings with a masterful 10-0 whipping of the embattled RBC Capital Markets Barbados Soccer Academy. The were set on their way with a Raheim Sargeant hat-trick (11th, 22nd, 23rd) before Jelani Keizer and Rashad Smith added their contributions in the 35th and 45th to make it 5-0 at the half. Going the other way, it was the Rashad Jules show as the national team captain blasted a beaver-trick with goals in the 49th, 67th, 85th and 89th minutes. His feat was punctuated by a 78th-minute goal from Rasheed Williams.

The other points on the day were split as Brittons Hill United and Paradise FC and the Blackbirds and Empire all broke even in their games.

Brittons Hill looked to be taking home a much-needed three points after they came from behind to leave Paradise trailing in the second half. Armando Lashley put Paradise up in the 14th but Zidkigah Samuel pulled one back it the 27th. Carl Joseph put Brittons Hill ahead in the 63rd but it would be a blast from a Jomo Harris free-kick in the 92nd minute on the final play of the game that saw the two parting ways as equals.

A goal apiece would see the Blackbirds and Empire taking a point each. Jabarry Chandler put the 'Blues' in control in the 40th, however, UWI came back through a Mario Harte strike in the 70th to tie thing up.



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