Sandals Whitehouse hammer Tomorrow's People 9-0
Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Sandals Whitehouse continued their strong start in the J.B. Charley's Western Confederation Super League, slamming nine unanswered goals past a hapless looking Tomorrow's People in Sunday's round of games.
The Westmoreland-based club moved to 24 points, three better than Wadadah FC (21), with Savannah SC in striking distance at third on 20, following their 1-1 draw with Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club (MBBGC).
For Sandals, Devin Campbell opened the floodgates with a clinical finish in the 12th minute. He would have his second in the 64th, while Ronniel White (34th, 85th) and Shane Sterling (86th, 87th) also scored a double.
Other goals from Romario Levy, a 57th minute penalty, Oneil Blair and former Petersfield High School daCosta Cup team captain Akeem Whyte, in the 80th, completed the rout for the Aaron Lawrence-coached club.
"The score is what it is. I think they just really had a bad day, and we took good advantage of it to score so many goals," said Lawrence.
"The players that we have brought here, including young Akeem Whyte, changed our way of playing, and it is working for us at this time," Lawrence noted.
Biggest Margin Of Victory
Sandals' 9-0 hammering is the biggest margin of victory in three seasons and boosted their goalscoring tally to 26 from nine matches.
"I am happy to see the players enjoying the game and scoring goals. This is what a good team does, and we hope that ultimately we can keep doing well as we look to claim our first Super League title," reasoned Lawrence.
Wadadah claimed second spot from Savannah after pulling off their seventh win of the season, a 3-1 victory over Holland FC, with goals from Dwayne Jumpp, who scored a double in the 67th and 88th minutes.
Stephen Bromwell had earlier equalised for Holland in the 73rd. But an 89th-minute goal from Obrien Warren stretched Wadadah's victory margin.
In Sunday's other results, sixth-place Salt Marsh United edged Violet Kickers 2-1,
Jericho Rangers, the lone Hanover representative, stunned Village United 1-0 in Lucea. Midfielder André Walcott scored for Rangers in the 70th minute for only their second win of the campaign. Granville tagged Beaches Negril 2-0 to go fourth in the table.
On Thursday, Savannah will host leaders Sandals Whitehouse at Frome Sports Complex in a Westmoreland derby, starting at 3 p.m.