Copperwood FC seek second straight win in St James Div1
MONTEGO BAY, St James - COPPERWOOD FC will go after their second straight win in the St James Football Association's Dennis Barton/Weston King Division One competition this afternoon, when they take on Westgreen FC at Westgreen, starting at 3:00pm.
Copperwood FC were one of two winners on Monday, as the competition kicked off with three games.
Also today, Club Stars and Paradise FC will kick off their season at Wyndham, while Salt Spring Roses and Mountain Villa will make their first appearance this season, when they meet at the UDC field. All games are set to start at 3:00pm.
On Monday, Copperwood FC and Heights scored contrasting wins as Mathew Shaw and Richard Hayles both scored doubles for Cooperwood who spanked Granville City 5-2 at Sam Sharpe Teachers' College, while Heights came from behind twice to beat Marl Road FC 3-2 at the UDC field to share the lead on points in Zone A.
In the other game played at Irwin High, Irwin FC and Salt Spring Roses drew 0-0 in a Zone B encounter.
At Sam Sharpe TC, Copperwood FC — the visitors — led 2-0 at half-time with goals from Shaw and Hayles.
Shaw opened the scoring after nine minutes, while Hayles doubled the lead after 41 minutes then made it 3-0 in the 46th minute. completing his double.
Kenneth Roach pulled one back for Granville City in the 53rd minute, a minute before Shaw completed his double, while Clifton Atkins scored in the 58th minute to make it 5-1 for Copperwood.
Dwayne Samuels then scored in the 60th minute to cut Copperwood's deficit to three.
Heights scored two second-half goals to come from behind twice to get full points from Marl Road.
Oraine Reid gave Marl Road the lead in the sixth minute, but Jason Taylor equalised for Heights in the 10th minute; Lenroy Willie restored Marl Road's lead in the 25th and led 2-1 at the half-time break.
Obrien Bailey again levelled the scores for Heights in the 64th minute, before Kemar Forrester scored the winner in the 85th minute.