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BSA break bout of bad luck

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BSA's Kevin Samuels watches the ball as it rolls to goal in his team's game against Youth Milan.

Too little, too late! That was the cry when RBC Capital Markets Barbados Soccer Academy stole away a win on Tuesday night as the Barbados Premier League continues to wind down. Picking up only their third win of the season, the Soccer Academy will definitely face a relegation battle even after breaking a drought that saw them last claiming victory in November, 2018.

Coming up against the mutually embattled Youth Milan at the Wildey Turf BSA contested many of their most recent games without scoring a single goal. However, they ended that drought as well and opened the scoring in the 23rd through the efforts of Kevin Samuels – a goal that would see him on three for the season.

After closing out the half with the lead, Soccer Academy gave Youth Milan a lifeline and Jeffrey King netted in the 48th to tie things up. Now with a game on, both teams let it all hang out as they both brace for their relegation playoffs. In the end, it would be Corey Hoyte to secure the game-winner for BSA in the 75th. The win sees them on 12 points at the bottom of Zone 1 after wallowing in single digits for the most of the season.

The other game on the night saw Crane and Equipment Ellerton pulling away from a one goal lead at the break to hand down a 5-2 thrashing to Clayton's Kola Tonic Notre Dame. Despite losing this one, the Dames are still in third in Zone 1 with 24 points while the win sees Ellerton sticking it in on 37 for fourth place in Zone 2.

The score stood at 2-1 at the break as Ellerton went ahead on goals from Shakille Belle (13th) and an own goal from Kyle Gibson in the 28th minute. Just after, the Dames got it right when Zeco Edmee put the ball past Joshua James in the 31st.

Going the other way, rotten luck would strike a second time for the Dames as Derek Lovell put the ball in his own nets in the 55th. Ten minutes later Shaquan Clarke had the nets rocking again to see Ellerton open their lead by three goals.

Gifted a penalty in the 79th minute, Edmee stepped up and duly converted to pull another one back for the Dames but Ellerton were not finished yet. Belle struck again in 82nd to make it a done deal for the St. George side.

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