Samuels spot-on for Boulevard

  • Keishen Bean headed Village into the league before Boulevard’s late equaliser (Photogaph by Lawrence Trott)

    Keishen Bean headed Village into the league before Boulevard’s late equaliser (Photogaph by Lawrence Trott)

Boulevard Blazers 1 North Village 1

Boulevard’s focus on survival paid off as they earned a draw against North Village at Lord’s yesterday.

Jahzardae Samuels planted home a penalty, sending Village goalkeeper Detre Bell the wrong way, to pull his team level with virtually the last kick of the game. Troy Smith, the Boulevard coach, said: “We’re worrying about safety,” he said. “We played well today and need to stay focused.”

Village came close to scoring early in the first half when Shayne Hollis outpaced his marker and slipped the ball to Keishen Bean, who beat his man and got off a shot. Boulevard goalkeeper Ronniko Burchall could only parry the effort and had to jump on the rebound as it was spinning towards goal.

Boulevard countered when Dunn-ya Taylor struck a low free kick from 19 yards that beat the wall but clipped an upright. Village thought they had scored just before the half when Bean and Hollis combined to put the latter through, but his shot brought a fine save from Burchall.

Boulevard should have taken the lead when a free kick left substitute Kamali Davis with only the goalkeeper to beat but he placed his shot over the bar. Village took the lead in the 85th minute when Terryn Fray sent in a high cross from the left and Bean outjumped the defence to head home.

Boulevard equalised when striker Khiry Easton was pushed to the ground, earning his side a penalty. Samuels stepped up and struck a firmly hit spot-kick to earn Boulevard a deserved point.

Randy Spence, the Village assistant coach, was disappointed with the draw. “We had chances to put the game away early,” he said. “We did well to create chances but we didn’t score. Goals win games. We have got to stay focused for 90 minutes.”



Samuels 90 pen

North Village

Bean 85


Boulevard (4-4-2): R Burchall — J Williams, K Smith, Z Stovell, A Famous — D Taylor, J Samuels, N Smith (sub: K Davis, 71min), A Smith (sub: T Walker, 54) — T Douglas, K Easton. Substitutes not used: Y Darrell, T Stovell.

North Village (3-5-2): D Bell — K Knights (sub: L Dill, 60), T Fray, D Tankard — A Johnston (sub: Q Outerbridge, 60), J Brier, D Daniels (sub: C Daniels, 69), A Furbert, J Thomas — S Hollis, K Bean. Substitutes not used: M Thomas, D Dillas.

Referee: A Francis.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Jan 8, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 8, 2018 at 12:05 am)

Samuels spot-on for Boulevard

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts