GT won’t give up

Elite continued their unbeaten run in the Premier League with an emphatic 3-2 victory over Roma United

on Sunday. The run is over 12 games and once again it was Dwayne ‘Gaza’ Wright who scored against his old club to set the victory up at the TE McField Annex.

Gaza struck in the 23rd minute and Elite’s others came from Derrin Ebanks in the 60th and Alex Belcher in the 85th while Nicardo Beckford and Craig Carridice netted in the 25th and 59th minute. Belcher hit the net for the 12th time this season and is the league’s leading scorer.

Future SC defeated Tigers 2-1 in the dying moments of their CIFA Premier League encounter at the Bodden Town Play Field. James Ebanks scored for Future in the 29th and 90th minute and Gemar Brown netted in the 46th minute for Tigers.

East End drew 1-1 with Bodden Town at the same venue. Kareem James scored for Bodden Town in the 22nd minute and Roderick Pearson equalised in the 76th minute.

The feature game at the TE McField Annex brought together arch rivals George Town against Scholars International. Fabian Malcolm netted in the 54th minute and Tex Whiltelocke in the 79th for George Town. The Scholars International score was an own goal by George Town’s Calbert Brown early in the first half.

Scholars missed a golden chance to grab a point when Richard ‘Bulla’ Brown missed a penalty in the dying seconds.

Elite enjoy a 12 point lead now over Scholars, with 32 points. George Town are third on 18 points, then Bodden Town on 17, Roma on 15, Tigers on 13, Future on 12 and East End prop up the table with nine points.

Despite Elite’s huge lead, George Town head coach Lee Ramoon has not given up the chase. Ramoon had the satisfaction of beating Elite in the Digicel Cup before Christmas and has not discounted a loss of form by the West Bay side to allow them to close the gap.

How satisfying was victory over Scholars? “It’s always great to get the three points, however, we didn’t play particularly well in the first half,” Ramoon said. “Then we responded in the second half with a satisfactory performance.

“As for overhauling Elite, we are just concentrating on one game at a time. Then at the end of the season, we will see where we are overall.

We beat them in the Digicel Cup and football is a funny game, so we will wait until the next time we meet.”

Tex Whitelocke is popping them in and top scorer but Ramoon sees the united team contribution as the reason for their success so far. “Tex is scoring but he is below par this season. The overall team performance is probably our best player thus far this season.

“The players that deserve some praise are Justin Pierre, who continues to lead by example with his tremendous work rate, also with players like Rompie, Ian, Gathie, Fabian, Miguel, Tex, Fisher, Mitchie, Driver all playing critical roles with their commitment and dedication. We also have a tremendous bench who contributes tremendously.”