Sun | Dec 4, 2016

Village turn back Wadadah

Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Village United stung former champions Wadadah FC 2-1 on Sunday at the Elleston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth in the fifth round of the Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League, to move into seventh place in the standing on nine points.

Goals in either half from Nicholas Falconer (16th minute) and Romando Anderson (84th) guided them to their first win of the season. Deron Wilson scored Wadadah's consolation goal in time added.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Beaches Negril picked up their first ever point in the Super League when they held Salt Marsh to a two-all draw.

Jericho Rangers, the Hanover champions, tied Violet Kickers 1-1, while the top of the table clash between Savannah SC and Sandals Whitehouse was postponed.

Beaches who are still without a win, had to come from behind to overturn Salt Marsh's 2-0 lead after Omar Williams had given them a 45th minute advantage. Travis Watson increased the lead at the 48th minute mark with a goal of real class. But Beaches showed some class and got back into the game when winger Dervin Dixon netted in the 75th minute.

Ryan Smith then struck three minutes from the full time whistle to earn his team a share of the points.

Salt Marsh remain stuck in the middle of the pack on seven points, while Beaches remain rooted at the foot of the table with one point.

Goal difference

The league is being led by Savannah (15), one of three unbeaten teams this season. Second-place Sandals White-house (12) and Village United are the others.

Granville FC and Wadadah are next with nine points each, but Granville boast a better goal difference, while Tomorrow's People lie fifth on eight points.

They have a chance to increase their tally later this afternoon when they tackle Granville at the Granville Community Centre in one of two matches scheduled for today.

The other matchup sees Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club (MBBGC) hosting Holland United at the UDC playing field. Both games start at 3 p.m.