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St David’s maintain early pace to go top

Still unbeaten: Douglas went close as St David's beat Eagles (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

St David’s continued their unbeaten start to the First Division when they beat Somerset Eagles 2-0 at Lord’s yesterday.

James Pace Jr created the first and scored the second for the home team, who went top as a result of their win.

Eagles, fresh off two good wins over Young Men’s Social Club and BAA Wanderers in the past week, were stunned by a goal after just 80 seconds when Pace went on a run down the left and cross for Jerome Usher to tap home.

Allan Douglas of St David’s went close with a low shot just before half-time that was just wide of the far post, although Eagles had a good share of the chances in the first half.

The visiting side were dealt another blow ten minutes into the second half when a Nasaje Anderson free kick deep resulted in Douglas’s header at the far post being blocked, before Pace followed up to force the rebound over the line.

The win keeps leaders St David’s two points clear of second place Flanagan’s Onions who beat bottom team X-Roads 3-1 on Saturday night. Eagles, who meet Onions in their next match, are now six points behind the leaders.

St George’s also lost ground on St David’s when they could only manage a 1-1 draw with Ireland Island Rangers on Saturday night. Sekai Proctor put the home team ahead in the 24th minute when he drove in a cross at the back post.

St George’s eventually hit back in the 47th minute through a spectacular David Signor volley from outside of the penalty box.

BAA bounced back from their loss to Somerset Eagles in midweek with a 7-1 thrashing of Wolves yesterday at Goose Gosling Field.

Jahkari Furbert and Laquan Thomas each netted a brace while Zeon Robinson, with a penalty, Derrick Brangman and Matthew Lampit also got in on the scoring act for the home side who were in control throughout.

Paget Lions threw a spanner in the Young Men’s Social Club promotion push, handing them their second straight loss.

Paget won 2-1 at Southampton Oval on Saturday night, where Y-Ron Astwood scored in the fifteenth and 33rd minutes for the home team. It was Paget’s first win of the season. Robert Rawlins replied for Social Club just before half-time.