WHEN IT’S NICE you do it twice, and Weymouth Wales walked away as champions after securing the Stag Beer Champions Cup against archrivals Paradise on Sunday night at the Wildey AstroTurf.
In a nail-biting finish, the Premier League champions scored the lone goal of the night, after defender Akeem Maloney headed home the winner in the last minute of extra time.
And to the strains of Dwayne Bravo’s popular ‘champion’ song, the double-crowned champions of the 2017 football season collected their trophy from Barbados Football Association’s president, Randy Harris, and Stag Beer representative Dawn Yearwood.
President of the club, Alphonso Lewis, speaking to NATION SPORT after the match, said the final was one definitely not for the faint of heart.
“I must admit it was better than previous years because the opposition was quite challenging. They did have many opportunities, and the game could have gone in their favour, so I would say under those circumstances, it was an excellent feeling, one that the guys really enjoyed,” he said.
At half-time, striker Arantees Lawrence was given the news that a relative of his had just passed away.
While the news spread across the AstroTurf, and many believed Lawrence would have opted out of the second half, he emerged from the dressing rooms and went on to finish the match.
Looking toward the future, Lewis noted that after getting some much needed rest, the club, which was founded in 1958, would embark on finding a home of their own. (RA)
Stag Beer Champions – Weymouth Wales
BEST DEFENDER – Kemar Bartlett (Wales)
BEST MIDFIELDER – Ackeel Applewhaite (Paradise)
MOST GOALS – Riviere Williams (Wales)
MVP – Riviere Williams