Colts slump to home defeat
Devonshire Colts 0
Boulevard striker Temiko Wilson hailed their team spirit after they dashed any hopes Devonshire Colts had of winning their first home match of the season at Police Field.
Wilson, who was his team’s skipper for the match, added to his tally this year by grabbing the opener, while Takeyhi Walker and Reiko Trott also scored to earn Blazers a convincing win over bottom club Colts.
“It was a good result for us, we came out hard and looked to put away our chances early, which we did and got the result.
“With us getting our goals before the half it allowed us to get a grip on things and we defended hard in the second half and grabbed another to seal the points. It was a team effort.”
Both teams looked a little ring-rusty coming off the long Christmas break, and it was Colts who started the better of the two teams causing problems for the Blazers back four, with Ajani Gibbons and Robert Wilson having to be on their toes early on.
But the hosts lacked the killer instinct around goal after playing nifty football through the midfield, using the pace of Carlos Trott and Ian Coke to probe down the flanks.
Their inability to find the telling ball would haunt them in the 26th minute after good link up play between Walker and Temiko Wilson saw the latter waltz into the Colts penalty area and slot home the simplest of chances past Greg Rose in goal for Colts.
Blazers doubled their lead 14 minutes later when Walker was the recipient of a failed clearance, with the midfielder slamming home for 18 yards.
Colts did have a chance to get back into the match just before the half but Coke’s goal was disallowed for offside.
Blazers defender Reiko Trott then intercepted a sloppy pass in the midfield and glided his way in the Colts area before coolly planting his effort into the far corner.
The hosts still pursued a goal that would shake the game up, but poor finishing from both Kyle Jones and Mikre Pace left the side wanting and chasing a point that in fairness they never really deserved.
“Coming off the break it’s important to get your points and it’s a real confidence booster for not only the team but also the fans,” added Wilson.
“My performances this year have been good, but it’s more about the team and they allow me to do my job, which is to score and I can’t explain the feeling I have to help our the team.
Boulevard: S Swan, T Walker, R Wilson, R Trott, A Gibbons, T Wilson, A Foggo, K Lathan, S Furbert (T Stovell, 81), J Crockwell (H Outerbridge,64), S Outerbridge (D Butler, 74)
Goals: T Wilson (26), T Walker (40), R Trott (60)
Devonshire Colts: G Rose, C Durham, D Williams, J Williams(N Bascome, 61), K Jones, E Wilkin, M Burch, C Trott, L Symonds, I Coke (Z. Morris,77), M Pace (O Ray,63)
Substitutes not used: R Tyrell
Referee: A Mouchette
Man of the Match: T Wilson
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