Striker Tajay Baker scored a hat-trick as Old Harbour Bay drubbed Downs FC 5-1 in the South Central Confederation/Charley’s JB Rum Super League on Sunday.
Baker scored on the stroke of half time to give the host a deserved lead, before the game burst into life on the resumption at the Marlie Acres football field.
Captain Jason Grant (50th) made it 2-0 before Baker added his second and third goals of the game either side of the hour mark.
The deficit was reduced when Okeene Powell (79th) scored for the Manchester club. But the Najja Biggs (90+3) restored his side’s four-goal margin in time added. Victory puts Old Harbour Bay third in Zone One on goal-difference behind second-placed Tru Juice FC and a point behind zone leaders Blackstars FC.
Downs on the other hand remain winless, leaving them at the foot of the 16-team table on one point.
In other Zone Two matches also played on Sunday, Blackstars hammered Moores 5-0 at the Newtown Sports Complex with Akeem Higgins (45th, 75th, 85th 90+1) scoring four times, while Ernel Treasure’s (23rd) own goal contributed to the rout.
Porus blanked Real Treasure 2-0 in an important away win, thanks to goals from Damani Henderson (20th) and Nicholas Kelsey (48th).
Tru Juice suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 1-0 to Vere United at Wembley with Christopher Randall hitting the winner in the 90th minute.
Over in Zone Two matches played on Saturday, St Bess continued their unbeaten run, beating Greenvale Academy 2-1. Naquain Brown (29th) and Chris-Andrew Dixon (53rd) put St Bess in front before Kemar Ricketts (68th) pulled one back the hosts to set up a tense finish for the visitors.
York Town and Sporting Central Academy played out to a thrilling
4-4 draw in the Clerendon derby at York Town. Andre Morgan (34th, 52nd, 54th, 90+3) scored all four goals for the home side after Kwesi Watts’ (8th, 22nd, 51st) had put Sporting 3-1 up after 51 minutes. Morgan’s second and third goals saw the scores leveled at 3-3 before Otis Ffriend fired the away team in front once more. However, Morgan ensured the spoils were shared with the fourth goal of the game in time added.
Hillstars and Dunbeholden drew 1-1 with Jarvis Mattis’ 66-minute strike cancelling out Lorenzo Dubidad’s (7th) early goal for Dunbeholden.
Rivoli United and Holland PYC stayed in mid-table in the overall points table after playing to a goalless draw.