Hood pull off shock win over St George’s
St George’s Colts 0 Robin Hood 3Premier Division newcomers Robin Hood put an end to their road jinx at Wellington Oval yesterday.
And they did so in emphatic fashion with three unanswered goals either side of the half that left St George’s for dead.
Aaron Nelson put the visitors ahead just before the interval with a sublime strike against the run of play before additions second half tallies from influential skipper Teddy Tereira and super sub Steven Simons ended all St George’s hopes of salvaging something from this scrappy match.
After all was said and done an elated Terceira heaped praise on his team-mates for their hard work ethic and expressed relief over Hood’s first win on the road this season.
“It’s nice to go away from home and win period in the Premier League, and we did that today,” he said. “We had a good game.
“The guys put in a group effort, the back line was solid and we came away with three points.
“We respect St George’s because they are a good side, but we will take this win and move on from here.”
St George’s coach Richard Todd declined to comment.
But his team’s lethargic display, especially in the attacking third of the pitch, perhaps did the talking for him.
The home team squandered the few clear cut chances that came their way which ultimately came back to haunt them big time.
Clay Darrell broke free down the right and sent in a searching cross that just eluded the outstretched boot of Jahron Dickinson.
Darrell also made a hash of things when scoring seemed easier when he shot into the side netting after creating space for himself in the box.
But the best chance fell to St George’s skipper David Signor who blasted a loose ball in the box high and wide from close range with the goal at his mercy.
Very little separated both teams for most of the opening stanza and it would take a tactical stroke of genius from Hood coach Andrew Bascome to break the stalemate and send the visitors on their merry way to victory.
Bascome’s decision to switch Nelson from full back to striker paid dividends as he squeezed a left footed shot on the turn inside Zane Hendrickson’s near post.
St George’s brought on Allan Douglas Jr in the second half in the hopes of stopping the rot but fell further in arrears when Terceira stabbed Damali Bell’s knock down in the box past the outstretched fingertips of Hendrickson.
Simons then put the match well beyond St George’s reach when he rose above the defence to nod in Drewonde Bascome’s cross with his second touch of the ball.
Simons and team-mate David Outerbridge were booked for unnecessary fouls in the closing minutes.
But in the grand scheme of things it was a small price to pay for a win that Hood thoroughly deserved.
Z Hendrickson, E Signor, C Durham, G Wade, T Bassett, D Signor, K Smith (A Douglas, 55), J Darrell, J Dickinson, C Darrell, A Cannonier
Robin Hood: T Figuerido, T Terceira, J Crockwell, A Wolfe, A Nelson, D Bell, D Bascome, D Outerbridge, L Tota, D Albouy (S Simons, 70), J Duffy (B Robinson, 80)
Goals: A Nelson, 44, T Terceira, 76, S Simons, 87
Booked: D Outerbridge, S Simons, J Duffy
Referee: L Wilson
D Bascome (Hood)
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