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Albion, Basovak win in 'Friday Night Football'

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer Senior Reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012    

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THE highly anticipated LIME St Catherine "Friday Night Football" extravaganza kicked off with an opening ceremony and entertaining action at the Spanish Town Prison Oval last Friday.

LIME, in its third and final year of a three-year sponsorship contract, along with the St Catherine Football Association, introduced what will be a much-loved Friday Night football entertainment package.

Orville Newell scored the first goal of the season to push Albion United to a 2-1 win over Windsor Lions in the Division One encounter to kick-start the campaign.

Leon Russell had pulled Windsor Lions level in the 33rd before Tavoy Morgan found the winner for Albion in the 76th.

In the feature encounter on Friday, Major League contender DB Basovak whipped Rodwood, 3-0, despite playing with 10 men. Marshell Marsh opened the scoring in the 54th before Joseph Herd doubled the advantage in the 75th and Kirk Newman put the icing on the cake in the 90+2 minute for an impressive win.

In the other Division One games on Saturday, Kevan McCarthy grabbed the first three-timer of the season in Dunbeholden's away 6-1 thrashing of Watson Grove.

Kevan McCarthy opened the scoring in the 10th and notched further goals in the 47th and 63rd. Delamar Holness in the 23rd; Adrian Williams in the 65th and Gregory Miller in 83rd completed the rout. Julius Johnson got a consolation for Watson Grove in the 88th.

Meanwhile, New Raiders whipped Hellshire, 3-0, with goals from Garfield Francis (58th), Orlando Sterling (68th) and Damian Day (84th).

All the other Division One games ended in draws with Spanish Town Police and Travellers FC battling to a 1-1 draw. Chevaughn Lindsay scored for the lawmen and Michael Hurst for the travellers.

Westchester and farm United also played to a 1-1 draw, while Upfront United were held to a 1-1 draw by Blackpool. Kambuji McCalla scored for Upfront in the 28th and Omar Cameron replied for Blackpool five minutes from time.

In Sunday's Major League action, Christian Pen edged Naggos Head, 3-2; Old Harbour Bay thrashed Wanderers, 3-0; Flamingo clipped McCooks Pen, 1-0; Tru Juice and Dela Vega City battled to a 1-1 draw and Portsmouth tamed Black Lion, 2-0.

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