Christ Church Foundation’s schoolboy Tajio James secured a brace to lift UWI Blackbirds 4-0 over Brittons Hill last night at the Wildey Turf, securing the side’s first win and clean sheet in this year’s Coca Cola Premier League.
With keeper Romaine Primus warming the bench all night, Brittons Hill never stood a chance over the Cave Hill team who rose to the occasion, despite veteran Tennyson Mings taking his place.
James pocketed his debut shot in the Premier League at close range in the 19th minute to give his side the lead heading into half time. Then in the 67th minute, he pocketed again to secure his brace, delivering his shot into the back of the net off an advancing Mings.
Super-sub Devonte Richards put the side up three 17 minutes after he graced the field before captain Niall Reid-Stephen converted a penalty to seal the youthful side’s victory.
This win now propels the Blackbirds from the bottom of the table to seventh place with five points, while Brittons Hill dropped four notches to eighth place on the same number of points. However, goal difference separates the two.
Meanwhile, following this round, Weymouth Wales landed at the top of the table with 13 points after defeating the Mighty Blues 2-1 in their last encounter.
Empire has been unable to get their feet off the ground having only one win under their boots, a goalless draw and three losses.
Front runner Premier Classe Paradise dropped to second place after they lost their first match of the season over the weekend to Notre Dame.
Reigning champions BDFSP maintained their fourth-place position but will have to pull up their socks if they intend to be in the running for championship this year. They have only managed two wins and drew their other three matches thus far.
Empire, Crane and Equipment Ellerton, Scotty’s Car Rentals St Andrew Lions and Abrahams United Silver Sans sit at the bottom of the table.