Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
A Tristan Sommerville goal in the 27th minute gave Sandals Whitehouse FC a 1-0 win over defending champions Wadadah FC as they secured their first win of the 2013-14 Captain's Bakery & Grill/JB Charley's Rum Western Confederation Super League on Sunday.
Coach Aaron Lawrence said he was happy with his team's performance, adding that with a little precision, the degree of victory could have been better.
"It was a good outing for us. We saw that Wadadah is clearly not at their best and had some weaknesses we could exploit, and that was exactly what we did," explained Lawrence.
"The emphasis was playing our game, and the players performed to their ability for us to get this very important win, which keeps us close to the leaders," added Lawrence.
Sandals are in mid-pack
Sandals are in mid-pack on three points following Sunday's schedule, while Holland FC (six) continue their strong start to the season with a 3-1 whipping of parish rivals and former Premier League outfit, Village United, with Stephan Bromwell netting a brace. They share the lead with Reno, who tagged Tomorrow's People 2-0 at Frome Sports Complex.
Bromwell opened the scoring for Holland in the 22nd minute and doubled the lead in the 38th. They went further when Shannary Brown scored his first goal of the season in the 67th minute. Village got their only goal through Dean-Lloyd Reid, who scored in the 73rd.
Tomorrow's People still on one point
Elsewhere, Denmark Gillings and Junior Neil scored for the second consecutive match as last season's beaten finalists Reno FC took their tally to six points to maintain a share of the lead on goal difference over Holland. Tomorrow's People are still on one point.
Orlando Gray scored a 69th-minute equaliser to save Duanvale FC from defeat against Lucea, for whom Gregory Boyd scored in the 71st minute.
The league continues today. Matches are: Granville vs Norwood Strikers at Sam Sharpe Teachers' College playing field, and MBBGC vs Savannah SC at UDC playing field. Both matches are set to begin at 3 p.m.