Elite flying as Belcher strikes


Elite are still top of the Premier League after another outstanding performance on Sunday. This time they won 2-0 against second placed Bodden Town with a brace from Alex Belcher who has been brilliant for the West Bay side this season. 

Belcher’s goals at the Ed Bush stadium in West Bay came in the 32nd and 64th minute. The earlier match at the same venue saw two strugglers battle it out. Future beat Cayman Athletic 2-0 as well with goals from Denver Barnes (65th) and Paul Brown (82nd). 

At the TE McField Annex, in the early game George Town tamed the Tigers 2-1 with goals from Justin Pierre (44th) and David ‘Starky’ Harding (55th) for GT. Miguel Simms his the Tigers goal six minutes from time.  

Scholars International are determined to regain the league title they won two years ago and with their emphatic 4-0 victory over Roma United, they look the most likeliest to challenge champions Elite for that honour. Wayne ‘Bigga’ Smith makes a habit of scoring against his old side and he continued that run again on Sunday, hitting the first two in the 8th and 32nd minutes. Oneil Taylor (71st) and Mark Ebanks (80th) sealed it for Scholars late on.  

Dougie Rowe, head coach of Scholars International, said: “We did what we expected to do against Roma. At this time of year, during the festive season, a lot of teams are depleted because of injury, vacation, work commitments and lack of practice, but we have a good depth with our squad which helps.  

“We started a new centre-back, Nicholas Heron, and he did well. We executed the way we wanted against Roma. Some players were out of position so our tactic was to play it simple. We also focused on closing down Roma whenever their players got the ball.  

“It was nice for Bigga to get his goals. It was a good choice to start him because he seems to have the chemistry to score against his old side. We’re only one point behind Elite now and have to play them again in the regular season. On current form with both sides continuing winning, playing them might be the deciding game.” 


Alex Belcher is in a fine vein of form.

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