The Second Week of action in the ABFA iMobile Premiere Division sees Sugar Ridge Sap remaining perfect after two encounters. The south men gave thanks to national striker Peter Byers who scored a late goal in the second half of the match versus title hopefuls Special Security All Saints United to make the final score 2-0.
It was a game where Special Security All Saints United would have rued all their missed chances as national player Randolph Burton squandered a number of goal scoring opportunities that could have surely put the game out of reach for Sugar Ridge SAP F.C. However the men from the south took the goal scoring chances given to them and also with Peter Byers creating havoc with his physical play the United defenders could not contain the striker in the second half.
Sugar Ridge Sap’s luck was surely coming when an ill-advised tackle on Byers from United defender Ashorn Martin in the penalty area forced Referee Curtis Charles to point to the spot. Okeem Challenger stepped up and made no mistake in beating the diving Goal Keeper Tahari Lewis. Striker Peter Byers was not done as he eluded a few defenders and slotted home his first goal in league play, giving Sap a perfect start to the 2012/2013 domestic season.
Special Security All Saints United’s discipline problems from last season have once again begun to rear its head on the talented outfit. Defender Damian Farrell picked up two yellow cards for bookable offenses which led to the player being ejected from the match. If Special Security All Saints United is to be truly a title hopeful as the talent pooled together in their team suggests the discipline factor must be addressed.
In another encounter, defending champions Lime Old Road and last season’s runners up Champion Footwear Green Bay Hoppers fought to a 1-1 draw in the feature encounter.
Lime Old Road despite a convincing start through an early strike from last season’s leading marksman Stefan Smith had to share points with the men from Green Bay. Hoppers relentless in attack with pace could not find a breakthrough in open play. Forward Eugene Kirwan who proved troublesome for the Lime Old Road back line all night was brought down in the box for a penalty that would fuel the equalizer. Champion Footwear Greenbay Hoppers Captain Tony Thomas converted from the penalty spot on national Goal Keeper Molvin James to earn a point for his team.
New comers Paradise Boat Sales Fort Road stunned Sea View Farm with a 1-0 victory. Alren Lewis’s header from close range proved the difference in the affair that was lack luster on all areas of the field.
In other matches played over the weekend a youthful Education For Advancement Bassa F.C overcame La Bousola Willikies 2-1. Dashorn Browne opened the scoring for EFA Bassa before Novell Francis found the equalizer, however minutes from time striker Lennox Julian found the winner, which kept the All Saints men perfect from two matches. Former Champions Asot Arcade Parham and newly promoted A&R Plumbing Electric Celtics FC played to a nil all draw in the opener of week two encounters.