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Troy Tucker’s winner secures points for First Division leaders Wolves

Wolves edged St David’s Warriors 1-0 to maintain pole position in the First Division standings at the weekend (File photograph)

A sole strike from Troy Tucker kept First Division leaders Wolves’ title hopes firmly on track at Wellington Oval on Sunday.

The home side edged lowly St David’s Warriors 1-0 with Tucker grabbing the winner in the 30th minute of a cagey affair.

Elsewhere, BAA recorded a 2-0 win over Young Men’s Social Club at Goose Gosling Field to remain hot on the heels of the leaders, who they trail only on goal difference.

Miguel Falcao opened the scoring in the 39th minute before Toby Gibbons added a second in the 56th minute to make the points safe.

Shield champions Paget Lions continued their superb run of form after thrashing landlords Southampton Rangers 6-2 at Southampton Oval on Saturday.

Paget jumped out to a 2-0 advantage with goals from Kushae Hypolite and player-coach Antwan Russell inside a 13-minute span, but Southampton hit back through a brace from Akale Bean, who netted in the 22nd and 27th minutes to bring the teams level.

Russell restored Paget’s lead with his second of the game in the 43rd minute before Rakeem Deshields made it 4-2 when he converted in the 59th minute.

Paget were celebrating again a minute later through Diaje Hart’s strike before Hypolite grabbed a second in the 69th minute to cap his team’s convincing display.

The biggest upset of the weekend featured bottom team Somerset Eagles beating fellow strugglers Ireland Rangers 3-2 in a west end derby at Somerset Cricket Club on Saturday night.

Eagles were in full control leading 3-0 at the interval with first-half goals from Rychus Symonds, Makal Robinson and Ethan Fubler.

Ireland Rangers rallied in the second half through goals from Jahnai Ratteray and Tahj Wade in the space of two minutes but ultimately came up short as Eagles held on to secure their first win of the season.

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Published January 09, 2023 at 6:37 pm (Updated January 09, 2023 at 6:37 pm)

Troy Tucker’s winner secures points for First Division leaders Wolves

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