Asot’s Arcade Parham held Championship hopefuls Champion Footwear Green Bay Hoppers to a 2-2 draw in a spirited encounter at the ARG.
A draw for Champion Footwear Greenbay Hoppers and a win for LIME Old Road over the weekend meant that there is now a one point difference at the top of the Standings of the Imobile ABFA Premiere Division.
A frenzied atmosphere at the ARG on Sunday night was only fitting for the impactful results on the field of play.
In the feature encounter between Parham and Hoppers, Ranjae Christian opened the scoring as early as the 18th minute with a well placed drive that flew past the diving Hoppers Custodian.
7 minutes later Striker Kelly Frederick rose above a Parham defender to nod home a free kick from the edge of the area.
Parham then got back on top when Christian completed his double in the 60th as he round the Hoppers goalkeeper to place the ball into the empty net, but the league leaders was not done , Rolston “Lexi” Phoenix equalized in the 75th minute as Parham defenders failed to avert danger.
Champion Footwear Greenbay Hoppers still sits at the top on 39 points and Parham with the point is on 23 points.
In another encounter, LIME Old Road routed Sea View Farm 4-0. Stefan Smith opened the scoring in the 13th minute, before the round south men denied numerous advances from the Farm men.
However in the 71st minute Farm’s defender Astel Joseph gave Old Road a gift converting into his own goal, then Jelani Djemesi hit home from close range in the 87th. But another own goal completed the victory for Old Road.
Lime Old Road edged closer to 38 points while Sea View Farm remained on 10 in the playoff spot.
Education for advancement Bassa too were among the victors as well, they virtually outplayed their neighbors Special Security Services All Saints United 2-1. Lennox “Fox” Julian opened the scoring in the 10th minute from the penalty spot before Bernado Milford doubled the lead in the 37th. Substitute Lavar Henry latched onto consecutive passes before pulling one back for United in the 88th.
However, Referee Brian Willet had to produce multiple red cards in the encounter, United’s Conroy Hall and Bassa’s Lakeme Francis were given their marching orders along with Lawson Robinson in added time. All for violent conduct.
Education for Advancement Bassa sits mid-table on 20 points and United are on 24 points.
In other fixtures, Former Champions Sugar Ridge Sap bounced back from a 3-1 position at half time to defeat Fort Road 4-3, Okeem “Soda” Challenger converted twice.Challenger struck during the run of play in the 26th minute and later hit the back of the net from the penalty spot, which turned out to be the decider. Rackley “Leech” Thomas had scored SAP’s 2nd goal right after the interval and Francisco Abreu made it 3-all in the 64th, five minutes before Challenger hit the winner.
As for Paradise Boat Sales Fort Road, Lindon Goodwin had given them the lead with a 21st minute effort and Kareem Michael struck in the 30th and 3 minutes later to give them a 2-goal cushion but they could not sustain the advantage.
Sugar Ridge Sap 6 points back of the leaders on 33 is in 3rd spot while Fort Road on 12 points is 4th from bottom.
In the battle of the relegation threatened sides, Labrusola Willikies beat A&R Plumbing and Electrical Celtics 2-nil with goals coming from Steveroy “Demon” Anthony and Aden Williams.
However, it was a bitter sweet encounter for the victors who had Safan Roberts sent off for 2 bookable offences in the 66th minute of play.
Willikies pushed on to 9 points and Celtics remains on 6 both good for cellar position.