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Bendals marches on as Tryum gets crucial points

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By
Neto Baptiste

Bendals FC continued to progress in Zone A of
the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association’s Second Division as they continue
to hunt automatic promotion to the First Division at the end of the season with
a 6-2 victory over Master Ballerz.

Playing in Bendals on Wednesday, the home team
was carried by striker Alvah Guishard
as he hammered five past Master Ballerz’ custodian to record the first
individual five-goal haul of the 2019/20 season.

He scored in minutes six, 24, 64, 74 and 82 to
stamp his authority on the game. Kaleel
Hill
had inadvertently scored an own-goal in the third minute to put
Bendals ahead as they move to 42 points from 15 showings and second in the
standings. They are six points adrift leaders Garden Stars but have played
three matches less. Bendals have played 15 times while Garden Stars have played
18 times.

The loss was Master Ballerz’ sixth in 18
matches as they remain on 32 points and sixth in the 14-team standings.

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Still in the Second Division, ABAYA defeated
Urlings 2-0 as they move to 19 points from 15 showings and ninth in Zone A. Zidane Smith and Jahquan James scored on both sides of the half for the victors.

Meanwhile, in the keenly contested First Division,
Tryum FC picked up a much-needed 2-0 win over Police to move 33 points and
third in the promotion race.

Danio
Myers
opened
the scoring in the 11th minute, while Curlon
Joseph
added a second just 11 minutes later to seal Tryum’s ninth win in 17
outings. Police continue to struggle with just 12 points and third from bottom
in the table.

Also in the First Division, John Hughes
bettered their chances of landing one of two playoff spots with a 2-1 win over
Fort Road. Terrance Thomas in minute
18 and Keanu Richardson in minute 57
were on target for the victors. Alren
Lewis
scored the lone goal for Fort Road.

John Hughes are now eighth in the standings
with 21 points, while Fort Road are seventh with 23.

In the other match played on Wednesday, SAP
and Willikes fought to a scoreless draw in Willkies. The single point move SAP
to 37 points at the top of the standings. However, this could change following
Empire’s clash with Blue Jays which was slated for Thursday afternoon.

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