No hangovers as hat-tricks flow

The Premier League fixtures started with a flurry with plenty of goals in each of the four matches on Sunday, including hat-tricks for Justin Pierre for George Town, Jerome Graham for Bodden Town and Eric Brown for Scholars International.

Pierre got his first hat-trick in five seasons with GT very early in the game as they beat Roma United 4-1 at the TE McField Annex Sports Centre. Pierre scored in the fifth, 12th and 14th minutes and GT keeper Miguel Pitta hit one from the penalty spot near the end. Kevin McField scored the lone goal for Roma.

Although Pierre’s goals were well taken, he likes to give credit to his hard working team-mates. “It was a challenging game and Roma are a good team, and this season they have been playing very well but my team created some wonderful opportunities for me to score and I was able to capitalise early,” he said. “We definitely played like a team from start to finish and that’s all that our coaches and management requested from us.”

In the earlier game unbeaten league leaders Elite SC continued their unbeaten run stopping Future 3-1 with goals from Gabriel Godet in the 42nd minute, a Jairo Sanchez penalty in the 60th and Alex Belcher in the 77th. Denver Barnes scored for Future in the 63rd.

Defending champions Scholars International defeated East End FC 4-1 at the East End Play Field. Aldin Forbes scored in the 19th, Brown netted in the 42nd, 66th and 9Oth for Scholars and for East End Dominique Pearson in the 78th minute from the penalty spot.

At that same venue Bodden Town tamed Tigers FC 6-1. Charlo McLean scored in the 25th, Naoki Montoya in the 60th, Graham 63rd and 72nd and 88th and Rashad Rankine in the 79th. Roger Espinal scored for Tigers in the 54th minute.

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