Falmouth United seek back-to-back win in JFF Western Confed Super League

Thursday, December 06, 2018

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HOPEWELL, Hanover — Newcomers Falmouth United will seek back-to-back wins to start their first Jamaica Football Federation's Western Confederation Super League campaign, when they travel to the newly renovated Orchard Community Centre on Sunday to face Hopewell United, in a game set to start at 3:00pm.

Falmouth United were one of three winners in the opening round as the competition got underway last weekend.

Sandals South Coast returned to the competition after a one year absence with a big 5-1 win over another first-timer Somerton FC on Tuesday, while former champions Granville United won their opening game for the first time in four years when they edged Lucea United 1-0.

Two games were not played --- the game between defending champions Wadadah FC and debutants Delveland PYC, as well as Reggae Youths vs Hopewell United.

Also on Sunday, Grand Palladium are set to host Wadadah FC at the Colin Miller Sports Complex in Lucea; Harmony FC and Lucea United are set to meet at Bounty Hall, and Delveland PYC and Reggae Youths will meet in Savanna- la-Mar.

Two more games are set for Tuesday – Somerton FC will take on Faulkland FC, while Granville United will host Sandals South Coast.

Last Sunday, Falmouth United came from behind twice to score a dramatic added time 3-2 win over Grand Palladium at Elleston Wakeland Centre.

Phelan Christie scored the winning goal a minute into time added, after the first three goals were scored in a three-minute span in the first-half.

Sheldon Williams gave Grand Palladium the lead in the 33rd minute, but the veteran Lacon Brissett levelled for Falmouth United a minute later.

Alvara Lopez then restored the Hanover club's lead in the 36th minute and they held the advantage until the 69th minute when Antonio Roberts brought Falmouth United back on level terms to set up Christie's heroics.

At Watson Taylor Park, Troy Reid's 17th minute strike gave Granville United all three points in their opening game for the first time since they beat Salt Marsh United at the start of the 2014-15 season.

At Jarrett Park, Harmony FC earned a point to pick up from where they left off late last season.

A substitution at the start of the second-half paid immediate dividends as Odaine Snow who had come onto the field, had his shot blocked by goalkeeper Oshane Needham 35 seconds into the restart, but only into the path of Ladrick Haughton who side-footed it into the goal.

Harmony FC earned a penalty kick after Kevin Woolery was taken down in the box by Chevoy Watkin, and Omar Williams slotted home the spot kick in the 87th minute.

On Tuesday, Sandals South Coast who played in the Red Stripe Premier League last season after winning the Super League in the 2016-17 season, made a big splash on their return.

Tristan Sommerville shot Sandals South Coast into the lead in the 14th minute at the game played at Llandilo Community Centre, but Dawyne Anderson scored Somerton FC's first ever goal at the Super League level, in the 24th minute to even up the scores.

Kavar Walker in the 29th minute and Dwayne Hasely in the 41st minute gave Sandals South Coast a 3-1 lead at half- time.

Delroy Davis scored from the penalty spot in the 74th minute, while Jahmali Green added a fifth in the 90th minute.

– Paul Reid

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