Village hold off pesky Petersfield
Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
WESTERN BUREAU:Village United clawed their way past a determined Petersfield FC 3-2 in a fiery Captain's Bakery and Grill Western Confed Super League football match on Sunday, to rebound from their opening-round loss to Wadadah and in the process picked up their first points of the young season.
So tempestuous was the encounter that both teams had a player each issued the red card. Randy Green was sent for an early shower in the 40th minute to leave Petersfield a man down, then Village's Romando Anderson saw red in minute 53.
The Villagers, who were hunting full points after a disappointing first match, got things rolling with an opening salvo that saw them scoring twice inside the first 15 minutes.
Shaunavan McKenzie was first on the scoresheet in the first minute of play, before the lead was doubled when Anderson hit the net in the 15th minute and Lacon Brissett extended the margin on the stroke of half-time.
Hugo Hall scored the double in the 53rd and 67th minutes for Petersfield, who staged a brave fightback, but failed to find a third goal.
Meanwhile, Catherine Hall disposed of Logwood in a 3-0 win that had Carter Bennett (36th minute), Andre Barret (70th ) and Jahmal Morrison (75th) on the scoresheet in their match at Watson Taylor Park.
Former champions Wadadah were handed a 0-1 loss by Harmony FC, when Jeff Pearce netted in the 71st minute.
Later today, Reno FC will be hoping to maintain their winning start to the season, when they host Holland United at Frome Sports Complex in one of three scheduled matches.
Elsewhere, Norwood Strikers take on Bamboo FC at the Urban Development Corporation playing field, while Tomorrow's People tackle Granville at Jarrett Park. All matches begin a 3 p.m.