Barbican, Molynes end 1-1 in KSAFA Super League

Monday, March 19, 2018

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Unbeaten teams tumbled and several unexpected results turned up in Magnum/KSAFA Super League football on Saturday as Zone A leaders Barbican FC were held to a nervy 1-1 draw against second-placed Molynes United FC at Barbican playing field.

Following Saturday's round of matches, Barbican FC (17 points) remain the only unbeaten team in the competition as Mountain View FC and Maxfield Park FC lost their game.

At Barbican, Molynes (13 points), who led the standings in Zone A in the early stages, staged an early offensive against the current leaders and were rewarded with an early lead from Ramone Rose.

But that was as far as Molynes got with their opening effort, as Barbican failed to capitulate after they were thrown a lifeline some 20 minutes after the resumption of play for the second session. This occurred in one of the Barbican's rear visits into their opponents' area when Shaquille Lewis caught the Molynes defence napping to head home the equaliser from inside the six-yard box.

Even this gift failed to rouse the mid-season champions out of their celebratory stupor, giving the visitors ample time and opportunity to retake the lead. But it was not to be.

While Barbican were staving off a determined Molynes, Zone B's previous leaders Mountain View FC were sent crashing to their first defeat of the campaign, a 0-5 drubbing at the hands of Browns Town FC at Vauxhall High playing field. By virtue of the win, Browns Town are the new zone leaders with 16 points. Mountain View slip to second on 15 points.

In another surprising result in Zone B, third-placed team Central Kingston FC flopped 2-3 against fourth-placed Rae Town FC at Winchester Park. Playing as though their lives depended on winning this game, Rae Town twice took the lead and then scored another to seal victory. This was only the second win for Rae Town in this season's challenge and it moved their tally to nine points.

In the battle of the zone's cellar dwellers, Rockfort FC, who are one spot from the bottom, edged last-placed Santos FC 2-1 to move to nine points. Santos remain on three points.

Over in Zone A, the struggle between Pembroke Hall FC and Maxfield Park FC raged loud and clear. Pembroke Hall turned the tables on Maxfield Park to hand them a 2-1 loss, their first defeat of the season. Pembroke Hall leapfrog Maxfield into fourth place with 12 points. This is one point fewer than Maverley/Hughenden FC who are third in the standing. Maverley/Hughenden eked the point from a 1-1 draw with cellar dwellers Real Mona FC.

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