PPL Results April
This game was very open from the outset with chances at both ends, particularly for the Sharks, most notably when Brian Gregg was able to round the keeper and was only denied by a brave last minute challenge. Given the opportunities, it was a surprise that the score remained 0-0 after 20 mins. All that soon changed with 4 goals in an 8 minute spell from the Sharks. Rodrigo Torres scored the crucial opening goal, followed by the influential Peterson Pluviose who cut in from the left before calmly placing the ball from the edge of the area. Wildens Delva, who had an excellent game in the right wing back position, showed composure striking from the right side of the penalty area TO make it 3-0 before the prolific Brian Gregg got his name on the score sheet. At this point, Sharks looked like they could score more as Jordan Wiley had an excellent header hit at the cross bar and Brian Gregg went close with another header as excellent crosses came in from both sides of the pitch. However, all credit to Beaches as they managed to take control of the situation and kept the score to 4-0 at half time.
Within 10 mins of the restart Sharks added another through a twice taken penalty by Brian Gregg who kept his composure to score after his first successful attempt had been scratched off due to encroachment in the area. As both sides took the opportunity to make substitutes on a very warm afternoon Peterson Pluviose, Player of the Week, added a 6th for the Sharks heading in the goal of the game on 77 mins from a superb cross from Dady Aristide. There was still time for Brian Gregg to miss a pen and what would have been a well-deserved hat-trick and for Beaches to score a consolation goal despite having just gone down to 10 men. Again Beaches showed a great attitude as their 10 men finished the game strongly and would have scored again had it not been for some fine saves from Pendeino Brooks in the Sharks goal, saving the best for last with the final touch of the game.
This game began to looking like being a fairly even game, but it did not quite turn out that way with a somewhat topsy turvy battle. Full Physic were missing a few players, including Captain Marcdonald Fenelus, Elton Charles and striker Fred Dorvil, and they had to set up with ten men. Cheshire Hall took the opportunity to carve through a somewhat disorganised Full Physic defence and Edmund Blanc opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Jeanlis Job joined in the romp over the next half hour, including a glorious twenty five yard cracker into the top corner, and Jackson Joseph made it five in injury time. Samiel Nacius tried his best and created problems for the Cheshire Hall defence. but to no avail, with Cheshire Hall going in 5-0 up at half time.
The second half saw the arrival of Elton Charles and Jameson Petitfrere which sparked some life into Full Physic, and two goals in sixteen minutes from Angelyn Cadet gave hope to the trailing team. Despite the continuing pressure, however, Cheshire Hall held out for the win despite Anthony McKnight making it 3-5 in the ninetieth minute.
Another great game for the crowd but will the normally dangerous Full Physic rue this defeat when we get to the reckoning for the league title? Cheshire Hall appeared to be going from strength to strength under Coach Haroon Swaby and are now second behind SWA Sharks, also with nine points from four games.
There were plenty of chances in this rather exciting, if error strewn, game with the Academy Eagles looking a lot better than in any of their previous appearances with the addition of stalwart Vibert Sonson at the back. Beaches, for their part, had rung a few changes with some of the old guard on the bench including Patrick Grant, Coach Suckrajh himself and also Barrington Somers.
Despite a few missed chances for the Eagles, it was Beaches who grabbed the advantage to go two up in the first 11 minutes, first with a good finish from Lenford Singh after an Eagles mistake and the second a headed own goal from Sonson. Singh made it 0-3 on 36 minutes. The Eagles did well to create a few more chances and got their just desserts on 43 minutes when Quwayne Riley slammed a glorious free kick in from outside the area to set them on their way.
The second half saw more of the same, but Beaches no. 7 - Eroldo Clarke who's great touch and control in midfield was controlling the game and had been throughout. However, Eagles pulled another goal back when the lively Fritzgerald Norvius finished a great move on 60 minutes. The Eagles were unlucky to have an equaliser chalked off for a debatable offside soon after, but then Mandela Craib took the points for Beaches to make it 2-4.
Coach Maclaren should be very pleased that the Eagles had finally "landed" and almost snatched a point at least. However, Beaches also steadied the ship and won their first points of the season in what could have been a banana skin match, with the help of the great play of midfielder (no.7)Eroldo Clarke, PPL Player of the Week.
Top of the league SWA Sharks took on the youthful Academy Jaguars with both teams probably thinking they were going to get a result from the game. The first half was a strangely quiet and tight affair with the generally older Sharks preferring to keep fairly compact at the back to combat the Jaguars pace up front and restrict them to the wings, whilst leaving Peterson Pluviose to support Brian Gregg up front. However, these two got little change from the impressive Ledson Jerome and Markenly Pierre and increasingly became more isolated as the half wore on. The Jaguars had the majority of the possession in the first half but were unable to score past a resolute Sharks formation with Chris Bryan, Syed Hassan and Jordan protecting the defence well and Wildens Delva and Quinn Hawkins working hard to keep the pacy wingers, Patrick Alouidor and Junior Paul under lock and key. Even Raymond Burey was having to come back deeper to collect the ball at times to try and make something happen.
The second half saw the Sharks begin to tire and the Jaguars began to have a little more control and possession, but the turning point of the game was a scintillating run from Jaguars midfielder Junior Paul who beat several players and made the most of a defensive slip to plant the ball past Pendino Brooks who had done well in goal. The Sharks threw on Dady Aristide and Paul Claudel Nevers to bolster their attack and they had two golden chances to score, which were not taken, but in the end the Jaguars held on to win and were visibly happy to have done so. Sadly Brian Gregg succumbed to a twisted knee in the second half which will keep him out for a few weeks.
Whilst in previous years this might have counted as an acceptable result for the Sharks, this season they had better form and more of an air of optimism and they will be disappointed not to have taken a point at least. However, the victory augurs well for a strong looking Jaguars and who would bet against them for the title