Own goal sinks August Town
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Village United moved into the safety of mid tables in the Digicel premier League yesterday after edging August Town 1-0 in their third-round game played at the Elliston Wakeland Centre. A 27th-minute own goal was the difference between the two teams struggling to avoid the relegation zone as Village extended their unbeaten run to five games.
The win took Village to 33 points ahead of both August Gown and Rivoli United who was also beaten 4-1 by Humble Lion.
This was the first win for either side against the other this season after the first two games ended in draws and both coaches agreed that the quality of the game fell below the accepted level.
Village United’s Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis described it as “very ugly game but nice win”.
Dwight Morgan, who is in charge of August Town was predictably disappointed with the result. “We dictated the game in the first half and had nothing to show for it”, he said.
Morgan said they had hoped to get at least a point from the away game.
August Town dictated the pace for the first 45 minutes with former Village United player Teofore Bennett and Akeem Themstead, taking the fight to a flat-looking Village defence but failed to beat goalkeeper Ryan Cooper who had little to do.
Village took the lead against the run of play when August Town defender Dean Paul Grandison headed a free-kick from Troy Smith powerfully past his own goalkeeper Devon Haughton in the 27th minute.
— Paul Reid