THE BARBADOS Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) maintained their relentless pace at the top of the Digicel Premier League with another emphatic win at the Wildey AstroTurf on Sunday.
BDFSP resoundingly thumped Rendezvous 5-0, thanks to a brace from Rashad Jules, coupled with strikes from Raheim Sargeant and Shaquille Boyce, plus a Roy Richards own goal.
In the earlier game, Ellerton took advantage of some profligate Paradise finishing to claim their second win of the season. Goals from their main threat Shakille Belle in the 55th and 72nd minutes, were enough to guarantee three precious points for the St George side despite Ackeel Applewaite pulling a goal back for Paradise in the 89th.
BDFSP looked the more threatening from the first whistle and it only seemed a matter of time before their searing pace on the counter-attack, made Rendezvous pay heavily in the 11th minute.
Good vision from DeMario Ward saw him find Jules on the run. He muscled past his marker, before finishing in the bottom corner with his favoured left foot.
Before Rendezvous knew what had hit them, they were two goals behind a minute later following another lightning quick attack.Sargeant was found just inside the penalty area after Rendezvous meekly surrendered possession.
The midfielder produced a wonderfully controlled right-foot finish to double his side’s advantage.
Rendezvous’ chances of working their way back into the encounter were dealt a severe blow just before half-time. A clever set piece curled in behind the defence saw Richards attempt to clear facing his own goal, but only succeeded in splicing the ball past Kerry Holder and into his own net in the 43rd minute.
The second half did not provide much respite for Rendezvous either as the BDFSP continuously piled on the pressure, which eventually led to a trip in the area and a subsequent penalty. Boyce drilled the spot kick low to Holder’s left, pushing the scoreline to 4-0 in the 65th minute.BDFSP added a well-worked fifth goal in the dying moments of the game, to cap a brilliant performance. A ball lofted over the defence from midfield found Jules in acres of space.
He took a glance up to see Holder off his line and lifted the ball over Holder and into the net in the 89th minute.
Adapted from www.nationnews.com