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Garden Stars dominate, Young Lions suffer setback in Second Division

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By
Neto Baptiste

Garden Stars continued their march towards the
First Division promotion with a 1-0 win over Freeman’s Village Scorpions in
Zone A of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) Second Division
on Monday.

Wilden
Cornwall Jr

scored the lone goal of the contest in the 18th minute as Garden Stars climbed
to 30 points from 12 matches at the top of the standings. They are seven points
ahead of second placed FC Masters Ballers, who have 23 points from the same
number of showings.

The loss was Scorpions’ fifth in 12 showings
as they remain on 14 points at mid table.

Also in Zone A, Attacking Saints enjoyed a 7-1
trouncing of Mahico Stars. Malone Joseph
struck in minutes 25, 63 and 70 to record a hattrick and propel his team to 23
points from their 12 showings. There were single conversions from Devonta Geron, Nashaun Phillip, Dorian Cole
and Tarique Whyte in the massive
win.

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Darien
Rover

scored Mahico’s only goal of the contest as they remain on just four points
from 11 showings.

Also, Lion Hill could collect three points and
three goals without even having taken the field after hosts Pares could not
field a team for their fixture.

Meanwhile in Zone B, Earthquake FC stunned
frontrunners Young Lions to win 2-1 when they met in Old Road.

Veteran Kenny
Morgan
scored both goals for the victors, striking in minutes 19 and 29 as
Earthquake move to 17 points from their 11 outings. Conrad Willock was on target for Young Lions in the 18th minute
before Morgan’s double sealed the win for Earthquake.

Lions, despite their second loss of the
competition, continue to lead Zone B on goal difference but are level on 23
points with JSC Progressors.

Progressors recorded their
seven win in 10 matches on Monday with a 1-0 triumph over Young Warriors. Jefferson Richardson scored the lone
goal in minute 47.

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