Scorpions sting in Second Division as Fort Road gets first win in women’s football

The Fort Road women’s team celebrated their first win on the competition on Thursday. (Photo courtesy ABFA)
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By Neto Baptiste

Freeman’s Village Scorpions were big winners in Zone A of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association’s (ABFA) Second Division on Thursday, hammering Mahico Stars 7-1 when they met in Freeman’s Village.

Darius Hector and Roy Gregory each scored twice to lead the home team. Hector netted in minutes 12 and 46 while Gregory enjoyed strikes in minutes 12 and 76. Kalique Kellman in the 10th minute, Andre Kellman in minute 18 and an own goal by Kyle Brown in minute 46, accounted for the other conversions.

The win lifts Scorpions to 26 points and seventh in the 14-team standings. Mahico had their lone goal in the contest come from Jamar Emanuel in the 54th minute as they remain on four points and second from bottom in the standings.

Two other matches scheduled in the Second Division for Thursday did not materialise. Bolans vs Potters and FC Aston Villa vs Empire were both postponed.

Meanwhile, in the First Division, Tyum and Blue Jays both dropped crucial points when they played to a scoreless draw. Tryum move to 31 points and third in the standings while Blue Jays are now fifth with 29 points.

In the lone women’s match contested Thursday, Grenades went under to Fort Road 1-0. Monica Bird scored for Fort Road in the 48th minute as they claimed their first victory of the tournament.      

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