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Ruthless BAA dominate Rangers

Burgess was one of several players on the scoresheet for BAA (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Morriko Iris struck four goals as BAA thrashed Southampton Rangers 10-0 at Goose Gosling Field yesterday.

BAA have been in fine form of late, retaining their Shield Trophy on Boxing Day with a 2-0 win over St George’s Colts, and once again outlined their potential with a thoroughly dominant display against Rangers.

Even without the majority of their college-based players, BAA had too much quality for their opponents and were five goals up by the interval thanks to a first-half hat-trick from Iris and strikes from Shomuri Simons, and Jordan DeSilva.

After the break BAA continued to run riot with further goals from Tyrell Burgess, Iris, Quintonio Lema, Simons and Jahkari Furbert.

Kenny Thompson, the director of football at BAA, said he was proud of his team’s display, particularly those of his younger players.

“To be able to score ten goals is very rare,” Thompson said. “We knew that we couldn’t approach the game in a complacent way and we knew if we were focused we could do something big today.

“We have a great group of young players here who need some more time to grow. And those players who are new to senior football are starting to grow.

“Then we’ve got older players like Tyrell Burgess who also brings something to the group.”

Thompson said his players were now keen to test themselves against top-flight opponents.

“We have confidence that we can compete with anyone in our division and it would be nice to get a Premier Division opponent to measure ourselves against,” he added.

“It will be good for the players to see what the level above actually feels like.

“The main thing for me is that the players continue to grow. Of course, we play football to win but we stress that we want to play football properly.

“We’re juggling a few things: player development, playing to win and playing football properly. At the end of the day, it’s important to have fun doing that.”