BAA close in on promotion
BAA are one win away from securing promotion to the Premier Division after beating St David's 4-1 yesterday to remain three points ahead of second-place Paget Lions.
The leaders can secure one of the two spots next weekend when they play Somerset Eagles. Victory would leave them at least five points ahead of Paget going into their final match against Southampton Rangers on April 1.
At Lord's, Tyrell Burgess scored a hat-trick for BAA, netting in the fifth, 39th and 79th minutes while Troy Tucker scored the other goal in the 83rd. The St David's goal was an own goal by Zeon Robinson in the 31st minute.
Paget remain hot on the heels of BAA after a 2-0 victory over Devonshire Colts at Police Field.
Midfielder Tahjae Welch opened the scoring for the visiting side in the 23rd minute when he ran from deep to get on the end of Dion Stovell's squared pass and slot into the empty net after the goalkeeper was drawn off his line. Diaje Hart doubled Paget's lead 12 minutes later when he tapped in Nelson Carpenter's cross that was allowed to bounce freely inside the box.
Paget squandered a late opportunity to extend their lead when substitute Demarlo Curtis failed to convert from the penalty spot after Stovell — fresh from ICC World Twenty20 Sub Regional Qualifier commitments with the Bermuda cricket team in Buenos Aires, Argentina — was brought down in the area.
Time is running out for Rangers as they bid to get into the second promotion spot. They beat St George's 3-0 to remain two points behind Paget, who have their fate in their own hands with matches against St David's and Ireland Rangers to come.
Ezekiel Stoneham netted twice in the second half for Rangers at Southampton Oval after Donte Brangman opened the scoring in the 37th minute when goalkeeper Zeko Burgess dropped his cross over the line.
Stoneham then scored from two tap-ins in the 51st and 60th minutes to seal the win for Rangers who remain unbeaten this season. Ireland Rangers beat Hamilton Parish 2-1 at Wellington Oval, where the home team had two players sent off.
Jahnai Ratteray opened the scoring in the eighteenth minute before Sekai Proctor made it 2-0 in the 62nd. Nigel Burgess pulled one back for Parish in the 65th minute. Pedro Medeiros and Divon Rogers were both sent off in the 85th minute, Medeiros for a second caution and Rogers for foul and abusive language towards an official.
Wolves and Somerset Eagles drew 1-1 at Garrison Field where Shacoy Daniels put Wolves ahead in the 51st minute and D'Andre Wainwright equalised in the 69th minute.