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Village United clip August Town 1-0

Published:Monday | March 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Adrian Frater, News Editor

Western Bureau:

Village United kept distancing themselves from the relegation zone, when they clipped August Town 1-0 yesterday afternoon in their Digicel Premier League fixture at Elliston Wakeland Youth Centre in Falmouth.

The three points lifted Village United's point tally to 33, nearer to the comfort of mid-table.

"We did not play well today as the while the defenders distinguished themselves, the midfielders and forwards were lagging behind," said Davis. "The good thing in all of this is that we got all three points, which was our objective going into the game."

All-important goal

The all-important goal came from the head of August Town defender Dean-Paul Grandison, who inadvertently deflected the ball past his own goalkeeper after taking evasive action from a powerful free kick by Village United's skipper, Troy Smith.

After a somewhat sluggish start, Village should have taken the lead in the sixth minute when Smith sent Delroy Ellis clear but with the goalkeeper at his mercy, he mis-kicked and wasted what looked a sure goal.

August Town also got wasteful in the 20th minute when Teofore Bennett fired tamely at the goalkeeper after coming under pressure before the goal.

Village took the lead in the 27th minute when they won a free kick 25 yards from goal. Skipper Smith's fierce shot struck Grandison and left the goalkeeper stranded as the ball struck the back of the net.