Title contenders Sugar Ridge Sap continued their winning ways, Sea View Farm grabbed first win of the season and Defending Champions Lime Old Road secured their first three points. In the 3rd week of the Imobile Premier League There was controversy, revivals, misfortune and agony.
On a soggy surface at the Antigua Recreation Grounds LIME Old Road was a glimmer of themselves as they trounced A&R Plumbing and Electric Celtics 4-1 in the opening encounter of Sunday’s triple header.
It was a bright start from Lime Old Road’s top hit man Stefan Smith who opened scoring in the 20th minute. He sent a clear message to the opposing defense that they were in for a tough time from the south men’s attack. Gayson Gregory then doubled the lead in the 35th minute of play to add to their advantage going into halftime.
On resumption national youth under-20 player Elvis Thomas put the game out of reach when he found the back of the net in the 74th minute. Darren Stevens did pull one back for A & R Plumbing and Electric Celtics in the 77th minute however Smith took his tally of goals to three of the season with a goal in the 80th minute.
In another affair Special Security Services All Saints United suffered from the ill-discipline factor once again, as they were defeated 2-1 by Champion Footwear Greenbay Hoppers.
Special Security All Saints United took the lead through National Grenadian player Kitson Baines as early as the 9th minute as much of the game was dominated by physical play. During the match both team’s passing game did not bring much excitement to the encounter as scoring opportunities were far and few.
But in the 83rd minute a surge from Champion Footwear Greenbay Hoppers paid off when Special Security Services United Defender Terry Roberts was called for a handball in the box which meant that referee Curtis Charles had no choice but to point to the penalty spot.
Minute’s later midfielder Jauri Jackson leveled the score line from the spot, national players Lawson Robinson and Quinton Griffith both picked up a second yellow card of the match each for dissent which resulted in both players given their marching orders by referee Curtis Charles. Hoppers then capitalized on 9 men United and pounced on the opportunity to take maximum points when Omarie Daniel hit home from close range.
In the feature encounter Asot Arcade Parham hit back to dampen the youthful spirit of Education For Advancement Bassa F.C in a 2-1 finale. Striker Lennox Julian’s 61st minute strike was not enough as Parham’s Matthew Aldred’s conversion knotted the scores at 1-1 five minutes later. Substitute Jamie Thomas then came off the bench to hit home the winner as the striker turn midfielder produced a moment of quality. The well placed shot went into the far corner of the net from a tight angle on the opposite side in the 73rd minute which proved to be the winner.
In other matches Sea View Farm turns around their first two dismal outings with a 4-0 triumph over winless Willikies. Striker Kenroy Telemaque with a double, Dia Martin and Kelvin Ferrance were on target for the Farm men. Kenroy Telemaque of Sea View Farm was declared player of the week in Imobile Premier week 3 games.
Sugar Ridge Sap continued their winning ways by producing a dominant display as the south men defeated Fort Road 3-1. Rackley Thomas, Odel Murray and the prolific Peter Byers were all on target for Sugar Ridge Sap F.C. Kareem Michael opened his scoring account in the Premier League by scoring the only goal for Paradise Boat Sales Fort Road F.C.