THE GAME of the week, in the Caribbean Welders Fishing Pond Football League, featured Dragon FC versus Take That and Cool It at the Fishing Pond Recreational Ground, Sangre Grande.
When these teams met last Saturday, hundreds of supporters showed up to witness the match in which “Cool It” had only themselves to blame for leaving without any points.
Sean Reyes’ strike in the first half gave them a 1-0 lead at the half-time interval, but “Cool It” were then made to pay for their wasteful chances, including a second half penalty.
Dragon FC dug deep to find an equaliser through John Belgrave and, just when it seemed that both teams would settle for a point each, Ronald Boyce scored the winner for Dragon FC.
The result meant that Dragon FC moved to second on the points table, with “Cool It” slipping to third after suffering their first loss of the season.
Earlier on Saturday, Manzan United earned their first victory in the competition with a resounding 6-1 trouncing of Alescon FC.
Dragon FC were back in action again on Emancipation Day (Tuesday) and they showed that Saturday’s result was no fluke with a 9-0 mauling of Alescon FC.
That victory placed Dragon FC two points ahead of Dream Team United, who have a game in hand.
Game one on Tuesday featured home team Fishing Pond Youths versus Manzan United. A brace from Adrian Francis and a lone goal from Kendal Rivers saw the visitors with a comfortable 3-0 lead by halftime.
Darkiel Ferriera scored the fourth item for Manzan United but, despite a late double by Kern Benjamin, Manzan prevailed by a 4-2 margin.
Last Thursday, Fishing Pond Youths and Boys Town United played to a 2-2 draw.
The home team took the lead early in the first half through Rakeed Fields, and doubled their advantage when Zavier Penia netted before the half.
The interval seemed to inspire Boys Town United and moreso their striker Reon Moore who scored twice to earn a share of the points for the visitors.