Good wins for Social Club and Wolves
Young Men’s Social Club and Wolves closed the gap on idle leaders Hamilton Parish in the First Division yesterday with wins over BAA and Vasco respectively.
Social Club followed up their 7-0 win over St David’s last weekend with a 4-1 victory over BAA at Police Field, while St David’s came from behind to beat Paget 2-1 at home.
Social Club got two goals apiece from Jomeko Mallory and Clay Darrell as they handed BAA their first loss of the season, securing the win with three goals in the space of 16 minutes in the second half.
Jomeko Mallory gave them the lead in the first minute before Tre Burgess equalised in the 23rd. However, it was all Social Club after Mallory added a second five minutes into the second half when he followed up on a freekick which the goalkeeper Andrew Lee did not collect and headed into an empty goal from close range.
Two well-taken goals in the 62nd and 66th minutes secured the win for Social Club. First, Darrell ran down the left flank and cut before driving his shot past two defenders and into the near post.
Four minutes later he made it 4-1, this time after a move down the right flank by Akim Johnston saw him cross into the box where Darrell smashed a first time shot past the ‘keeper.
BAA had a player sent off in the 88th minute when Patrick Quinn was given a red card for violent conduct.
Wolves came from behind to beat Vasco 2-1 at Southampton Oval. Vasco scored late in the first half to lead 1-0, before Morricko Iris levelled the scored in the 50th minute and Kyle Brangman scored the winner midway through the half.
In the other match, St David’s defeated Paget 2-1. Paget dominated the first half with Chris Anderson missing three good chances in the opening 30 minutes, two on breakaways.
St David’s made Paget pay with Aaron Paynter opening the scoring in the 65th minute before DeMarlo Curtis equalised five minutes later for Paget.
Iyuan Smith scored the winner two minutes into stoppage time, a couple of minutes after Paget had Zaire Weller sent off for foul and abusive language.
Yesterday’s remaining match at Goose Gosling Field between Boulevard and Ireland Rangers was called off by the Bermuda Football Association on Saturday evening.