Last gasp!… 10-men Boys Town ambush Humble Lion in the Digicel Premier League

September 13th, 2010

A 90th minute free-kick from substitute Anthony Bennett carried Boys’ Town to a 1-0 win over Humble Lion in their Digicel Premier League second round clash at the Effortville Community Centre, yesterday.

Bennett, who came on as a 75th minute substitute, made the telling blow when his free kick from 25-yards out deflected off a defender in the area, wrong-footed goalkeeper Shawn Sawyers, and nestled in the net.

The victory was Boys’ Town’s second in as many games, while for Humble Lion; who dominated much of the proceedings but failed to convert their chances, it was their second loss in as many outings.

“We came here and stole this one. For most of the game we were a bit behind the eight-ball, but in the end the team showed character,” said a relieved-looking Andrew Price.

First half

The first half, and much of the second, saw Humble Lions, buoyed by a fairly large home support base dominating.

However, it was not until the 69th minute that the Lion’s got their first real opportunity to score when Mighty was the beneficiary of a telling aerial pass from wingback Tyrone Sawyers.

However, after controlling the ball twice on his chest on or about the penalty area he allowed standout defender Anthowe Dawkins to get a tackle in, effectively thwarting the effort with goalkeeper Kirk Porter at his mercy.

The home team then got another golden opportunity to go in front, this time in the 75th minute, but a powerful swirling free kick from Davis 30 yards out was blocked by Porter, and the resulting rebound, which fell at the feet of substitute Sean Coleman, was skied from about the six yard box.

Down to ten men after defender Anthony Dawes was expelled for a second bookable offence in the 72nd minute, Price then made two substitutions, one of which was the introduction of Bennett, who capitalised on the opportunity which was created after the bringing down of Dean Thompson.

Humble Lion coach, Christopher Bender, said the defeat was a bitter pill to swallow.

“It seems like we are not learning the lessons of last season. We dominated the game, but lacked the killer instinct in front of goal.

“We need to correct these errors, and do so quickly, as I still believe we have the team to be very competitive this season,” he said.


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