Hood keep pace with leaders
Somerset Trojans 0 Robin Hood 3
Robin Hood kept leaders PHC Zebras within their sights with a comfortable win away to Somerset Trojans yesterday.
Lejuan Simmons, the Hood captain, scored the first and then set up the other two goals to secure the points for Hood.
“The windy conditions made it tough for both teams,” John Barry Nusum, the Hood coach, said. “It was good that we scored two early goals against the wind.”
Hood remain in second place, three points behind leaders PHC.
Hood’s first goal came as a result of a counterattack. Trojans’ striker Vernon Perinchief was fouled just outside the area but his resulting free kick struck the wall. The ball was cleared to Smith who was let loose down the left flank before squaring the to Simmons, who hit a low drive that went under the body of Trojans’ goalkeeper Yizharyah Williams.
Hood scored their second goal two minutes later. Antwan Russell beat the goalkeeper to the ball but was fouled as he was about to dribble around the him. Russell planted his spot kick down the centre sending Williams the wrong way.
Hood had the ball in back of the net twice but both were ruled out for offside.
Midway through the half, Simmons thought he had scored his second only to see Williams dive at full-length to push his effort around the post.
It was Williams who gifted Hood their third goal when he let a harmless cross from Simmons slip through his hands leaving Jason Titterton the simple task of tapping the ball home from close range.
Simmons 18, Russell 20, Titterton 81
Somerset Trojans: Y Williams, T Ming, C Durham, Hubert Butterfield (D Swan, 76min), Jeze Butterfield, J Corday, A Trott (L Burgess, 76), Jadan Ratteray-Smith, V Perinchief, Jaz Ratteray-Smith. Substitutes not used: J Morrissey, M Jones, J Greaves. Booked: V Perinchief, Y Williams, Jaz Ratteray-Smith
Robin Hood: D Eve — J Bather, J Titterton, S Smith, J Pereira, D Andrade, C Ryan, C Caisey, L Simmons, A Russell (A Astwood, 65), M Burchall (P Francioni, 55). Substitutes not used: J Nusum. Booked: D Andrade, L Simmons.
Referee: T Simons.