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Zebras close in on tenth league title

PHC Zebras have all but clinched their tenth Premier Division title after a 6-1 victory at home to Devonshire Cougars yesterday.

Zebras remain three points ahead of second-place Robin Hood, who thrashed Young Men's Social Club 15-0, with one league game of the season remaining. PHC wrap up their league campaign away to Social Club in a fortnight, while Hood are at home to Boulevard.

Braces from Tre Ming and Jaheim Iris paced PHC to victory, with captain Cecoy Robinson and Daren Usher also weighing in with goals. Lovintz Tota scored for Cougars.

“It was beautiful as far as the performance, which gives us momentum going into the last match,” Scott Morton, the PHC coach said.

“It was important for us to have this type of performance today. The players started off a bit slow but they turned it around.”

Hood improved their goal difference with their hammering of Social Club at Goose Gosling Field on Saturday night.

Antwan Russell, Lejuan Simmons and Shakir Smith all netted four goals apiece, while Chris Caisey scored a brace and substitute Arnezha Astwood also found the target.

John Barry Nusum, the Hood coach, said: “We needed improve our goal average and put some pressure on PHC,” he said. “We got a lot more goals than I thought we would. I was hoping for five!”

Boulevard still hope to secure the sixth Dudley Eve Trophy spot after defeating relegated Flanagan's Onions 4-1 at home yesterday.

Aldonte Smith struck twice for the home side, with Kamali Davis and Jahzarda Samuels also scoring. Anthony Rocker scored a late consolation for Onions.

Troy Smith, the Boulevard coach, said: “We accomplished our objective of survival and now we are hopeful of a Dudley Eve spot with one game remaining.

“We have Robin Hood next week and will fight until the end.”

Mick Ward, the Onions coach, said: “That is the story of our season. We didn't start off well. We struggled consistently. Most games we created chances but couldn't score.

“Today, we only had one sub and a few played with injuries. Now that we are relegated, I hope to be back but we need commitment from our players.”

Meanwhile, Dandy Town chalked up a 3-0 victory at home to X-Roads at Garrison Field yesterday. Angelo Simmons, Jahnazae Swan and Nizigh Spence accounted for the visiting side's goals.

Heads up: Mikey Lambe, the PHC Zebras defender, heads clear from Moses Steede, the Devonshire Cougars captain, while Casey Castle looks on in the Premier Division match at PHC Field yesterday. The Zebras won 6-1 (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

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Published March 19, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated March 19, 2018 at 1:16 am)

Zebras close in on tenth league title

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