Missed chances cost Cougars
Devonshire Cougars 2
St David's 2
Devonshire Cougars lost their chance to go top of the table as they were left to rue a handful of missed chances and were guilty of some horrendous defending late on in this home draw against St David's.
A Drewonde Bascome brace in the 35th and 68th minutes was cancelled out by Angelo Cannonier in the 85th minute and Shakil Robinson in stoppage time.
The Big Cats were far from their fluent selves but only can blame themselves for allowing a two-goal lead at The Den slip.
With results going their way at both St John's Field, where Dandy Town could only manage a draw against league leaders Hamilton Parish, and fellow title hopfeuls PHC going down in flames against Flanagan's Onions, the hosts could only manage a point.
“It's not the result we wanted, but we can only blame ourselves and the blame needs to be shared equally,” said Cougars captain Chris Caisey jr. “You always go out to win but when you're winning you can't let the other team get back into the match by even a hair and that is what we did and suffered the consequences.
“We have to dust ourselves off and get on with the next match.”
Bascome's goals seemed to have put the game to bed.
The turn of events would be started with the removal in the 77th minute of Kwame Steede, who had bene a calming influence for Cougars.
Cannonier's strike gave the Islanders a hope and just when referee Anthony Mouchette was about to blow the final whistle another defensive lapse gave the visitors a share of the spoils.
Robinson was in the right place at the right time when he slid the ball past ‘keeper Daniel Johnson who couldn't stop the initial shot.
Devonshire Cougars: D Johnson, J Butterfield, K Franks, Z White, J Seymour, M Battersbee, K Steede(T Dill,77), D Coddington, D Bascome, C Caisey, M Battersbee
Subs not used: K Desilva,R Nesbitt, M Steede,
Goals:D Bascome, 35,68
St David's: C Ricardson, T Webb-Caisey, D Baker, A Crockwell, A Lugo, D Smith, A Cannonier, S Robinson, S Boddington, K Bean, S Swan(Z Morris,77)
Subs not used:M Proctor, D Albuoy, K Darrell, E Robinson
Goals: A Cannonier,85, S Robinson,90
Referee: A Mouchette
Man of the Match: Z Iris
Flanagan's Onion's 2
PHC Zebras 1
Flanagan's Onions added to PHC's dismal run early in the league campaign with a win at Goose Gosling Field.
Former Zebras midfielder Keston Lewis got the game's first goal in the opening ten minutes.
Robert Richardson levelled matters in the 75th minute but it was up to Peter Robey to grab all three points for Onions.