Dave Lindo, Gleaner Writer
Sporting Central Academy held Humble Lion to a 1-1 draw in an exciting Clarendon derby played at the Effortville Sports Complex, as the third round of the Red Stripe Premier League got under way yesterday.
The game was made even more interesting with Lenny Hyde returning to Effortville for the first time after exiting as Humble Lion's coach and taking up the job as head coach at Sporting Central shortly afterwards.
Former national representative Wolry Wolfe, playing in his first match since returning to the Lions, opened the scoring in the 30th minute from the penalty spot after Roberto Fletcher was brought down in the box.
Sporting, to the dismay of the home supporters, levelled in the 84th minute through a spectacular bicycle kick from François Swaby.
Swaby scored when a telling cross by the skilful Camaal Reid was headed out by the Lion defence, in the direction of Swaby, who bicycled from the edge of the six-yard box beyond the helpless Garth Heron in goal.
Wolfe was disappointed in the game being drawn.
"Its always a good feeling scoring for your team but I think we should have won the game, especially playing at home," Wolfe said. "We just have to brush ourselves off and come again for the next game."
Wolfe played in the left wing-back position, where he has played at the national junior and senior levels.
Wolfe added, "I am pretty much accustomed to playing there, so it wasn't difficult playing the position, I think I did well."
Wolfe played an integral part in Humble Lion finishing fourth last season, where he stood out while playing in the holding midfield position.
"My focus right now is to help the team finish in the top six at the end of the round," he said. "Looking at the team we have it is more than possible, we just have to keep focus and play to our full potential in every game going forward."