Saki’s scissor-kick goal saves Town – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

Saki's scissor-kick goal saves Town

North Village 1

Dandy Town 1

An acrobatic overhead kick by substitute Saki Tuzo rescued a draw for Dandy Town against North Village in the FA Cup first round at Bernard Park yesterday.

Earlier on in the second half, a defence-splitting pass from skipper Sammy DeGraff was confidently finished by striker Jason Lee to give Village the lead.

The hosts then had several chances to kill the game off before Tuzo's spectacular strike earned his side the reprieve.

His initial effort had been superbly saved by Village's substitute 'keeper Jason Williams but with the ball ballooning up the in air, Tuzo, with his back to goal, scissor-kicked the ball into the vacant net from an acute angle.

Had it not been for some poor finishing then Village could and should have won this game by more than one goal.

Lee and fellow striker Keishen Bean were the main culprits with both players squandering a number of chances.

In fairness, Bean did have the ball in the net midway through the second half but his goal was disallowed with referee Anthony Mouchette spotting a handball by Lee in the build-up to the goal.

The visitors had suffered a blow before kick-off when their 'keeper Treadwell Gibbons injured himself in the warm-up.

In a bizarre turn of events, they had to start the game with ten men because reserve 'keeper Chambers Deaz had not brought his kit to the game and had to go home to collect it. Deaz's aberration meant striker Kevin Hurdle had to go in goal while his team waited for Deaz's return.

Hornets, too, showed moments of attacking flair with Village Kofi Dill having to clear a Fabian Frankson shot off the line.

But Village still had chances to wrap the win up with Bean twice going close before the final whistle, first with a snap shot from the edge of the box before failing to pull the trigger in time after being released on goal by Lee.

Hornets coach Jomar Wilkinson praised his goalscorer Tuzo and said he was pleased with his team's resilient display.

“It was a great goal to equalise, games between Village and Hornets always seem to produce entertaining games,” said Wilkinson, whose side beat Village at Bernard Park in the league earlier this season.”

The replay between Village and Dandy Town will be tomorrow night at a yet to be confirmed venue.

P. Smith, T. Burgess, D. Tankard, J. Sousa, K. Dill, S. DeGraff, V. Tankard, T. Brown, K. Bean, J. Lee, R. Robinson (J. Williams, 45)

North Village:

Substitutes not used: J. Boyles, M. Saunders, M. Swan, L. Alexander

Lee, 60


Dandy Town: C. Deaz, T. Daniels, F. Frankson, A. Lowe, J. Peniston, J. Swan, W. Place, (S. Brown, 81) R. Wells (S. Tuzo, 43), D. Butterfield (H. Wolffe, 78), K. Hurdle, R. Beach

Substitutes not used: D. Johnson, J. Stowe, R. Saltus

Goals: Tuzo, 71

Yellow card: T. Daniels

Referee: A. Mouchette

Man of the match: J. Sousa (Village)

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published December 20, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 20, 2010 at 7:25 am)

Saki's scissor-kick goal saves Town

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