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Social Club leave it late against Paget

Young Men's Social Club rode their luck yesterday after scoring twice in the final 12 minutes to beat Paget Lions 2-1 and extend their unbeaten run.

Paget created plenty of chances and it finally paid off in the 56th minute when Robert Richardson put them ahead from close range. Minutes later Paget had the chance to seal the victory when they were awarded a penalty, but goalkeeper Reid Trott saved Koshun Durrant's effort with his legs.

The miss proved costly as Social Club tied it up in the 78th minute through Saki Tuzo before captain Michael Smith scored the winner from a corner in the 87th minute. Paget's players were furious that the corner was awarded after Tarik Smith insisted he never touched the ball.

“In the last three games we've had some blessings in the last five minutes, the Rangers game, and the same thing with X-Roads and BAA when we came back,” Quincy Paynter, the Social Club coach.

“It was a physical game and we expect that from Paget who have some big boys and they bring it when they play. We seem to like to leave it late.”

Mike Stovell, the Paget coach, admitted it was a chance blown to inflict the first loss on Social Club after the penalty miss.

“Today we were up 1-0 and missed a penalty. It gets frustrating sometimes with the officiating and it spills onto the team and guys lose their heads,” he said. “The goalkeeper said he honestly didn't touch the ball as well as some Social Club players. We've had some hard calls go against us. If the penalty had gone in, the game would have been over.”

X-Roads extended the gap between second place and the chasing pack with a 5-2 win over BAA as Tyquan Perinchief netted four times at Garrison Field.

Paul Simons opened the scoring for X-Roads before Perinchief made it 3-0 with goals in the 21st and 27th minutes. Tyrell Burgess and Josh Hartman replied for BAA in the 31st and 37th minutes to make it 3-2 at the half. Perinchief completed his hat-trick in the 55th minute before adding a fourth in the 66th minute.

Third-placed St David's also lost valuable ground when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton Rangers who took the lead in the 45th minute through Lezano Darrell.

St David's looked headed for defeat when they had two players, Andrew Paynter and Dmetri Butterfield sent off for unsporting behaviour midway through the second half.

However, the visiting side showed fighting spirit with nine men and produced an equaliser in the 88th minute through Kontaicf Burton.

St George's ended three games without a win with an 8-0 thrashing of Hamilton Parish as Donavan Thompson netted four times against his former team. Jahron Dickinson scored twice.

Ireland Rangers followed up their first point of the season last weekend with their first victory, a 4-2 success over Wolves.

Jahnai Ratteray scored for Rangers in the eighth, 52nd and 80th minute while Kirt Brown got the other.

Shacoy Daniels and Lamelle Paynter replied for Wolves in the 42nd and 85th minutes.

It takes two: Quadir Maynard, right, of Social Club, is challenged by Paget's Julian Carpenter (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

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Published February 20, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated February 20, 2017 at 1:04 am)

Social Club leave it late against Paget

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