Kerry “Arab” Skepple’s heroic return and Tamarley “Ziggy” Thomas’s hatrick were the highlights of week 6 of the ABFA Imobile Premiere Division.
The encounter between Asot’s Arcade Parham and Sugar Ridge Sap was one of the most entertaining affairs over the weekend. The match pitted not only two of the top teams in the domestic league but arguably two of the top coaches in local football, Sap’s George “Cajawawa” Warner and Parham’s Rolston “Debu” Williams.
Another story line was the return of former national striker Kerry “Arab” Skepple of Parham who called it quits 2 months ago before taking up duties as a referee.
But the storybook return had immediate impact when in the 18th minute of play the striker wasted no time in stating his intentions, turning and twisting his way into the penalty area before unleashing a right footed shot pass the Sap’s custodian Miguel Baez.
The heroic effort stood throughout the encounter as Parham took maximum points from the match with a 1-0 win, but not without a heartily effort from the dethroned Sap who were on par with their opponents but failed to convert any of their chances. Sap now remains on 15 points while Parham has inched closer onto 13 points.
Champion Footwear Green Bay Hoppers displayed their dominance against a struggling Sea View Farm team that at the moment is on a downward spiral.
But Hoppers with a chance to go top of the table with a win were going for the jugular of their opponent. Led by the Tamarley Thomas’s hatrick the Green Bay men were unstoppable as midfielder Jauri Jackson added a double as well in the onslaught.
Hoppers now head the standings with 16 points while Sea View Farm is second from bottom on 3 points.
Defending champions LIME Old Road also kept pace with the leaders dominating La Brusola Willikies 3-0. Striker Jelany Djemesi led the way with a double strike for the round south men.
The Suriname born striker converted in the 60th and 82nd while Orlando Mitchum added the other goal in the 69th as the cup holders move within striking distance on 13 points and Willikies remain at the bottom of the 10 team standings on a point.
Special Security Services All Saints United had to fight off an early surge by Paradise Boat Sales Fort Road in a 3-1 win.
Alren Lewis gave Fort Road the lead in the 13th minute before United struck back twice before the half through Quinton Griffith and Conroy Hall.
Hall then added the clincher in the 73rd minute giving his side the outright victory erasing any hopes of a Fort Road come back. Fort Road remains 3rd from bottom on 3 points and United are at the middle of the pack on 9 points.
In another affair Education for Advancement Bassa made light work of A&R Celtics with a 3-0 victory. Lennox Julian had a double strike and Troy Dublin added the other goal. Bassa moved on to 9 points and Celtics remain on 5.