Hanover, Sting win in Western Masters
HANOVER and Sting won their games in the opening double-header of the Carimed Western Masters football league, played at the UDC play-field in Montego Bay last weekend.
Two goals from former national player Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis and one from Allan Arons enabled Hanover to beat Violet Tourers 3-1. The lone goal for the losers came from Everton Stewart in the 80th minute of play.
The feature match of the day saw defending champions Sting of Anchovy coming up against newcomers African United of Westmoreland. The debutants were given the usual baptism for new teams, as they were defeated 2-0.
Playing in front of a large crowd, the sting team boasted the likes of former national defender Durrant ‘Tatty’ Brown, goalkeeper Stennett Samms, and midfielder Anthony ‘Tuffy’ Barnes. However, it was not until the 30th minute, when Sting were awarded a penalty, that the south St James side started to get the better of their opponents.
Ricky Warburton converted the penalty, and the first half ended in a 1-0 scoreline. Five minutes after the break, sting got their second goal from a well-placed shot by Trevor Dolphy.
The competition continues tomorrow with seven matches across western Jamaica. African Star host Paradise, Sting travel to Moja, and Oneness are at home to Glendevon in Zone “A”, while in Zone “B” Violet Kickers journey to Falmouth, Infernal entertain Disciples, Montpelier visit Hornets, and Mount Salem host Hanover.
All matches begin at 3:30 pm.