All Saints United and the FC Aston Villa made strong arguments for promotion to the Football Association’s Premier Division with convincing victories in the First Division on Tuesday.
United, playing away to Freeman’s Village Scorpions, dominated the opponents on their home turf, winning the contest 4-0 to jump to 40 points and second in the standings.
The All Saints team had goals from too many goals. The match was only 4-0.
United is now one point ahead of Five Islands but have played a game more. Scorpions remain on 29 points and sixth in the standings following the loss.
Villa remained in the hunt as well, as they defeated Bendals 4-1 when they met in Bendals. The
former Premier Division champions were led by Kwame Kirby who netted twice.
The victory lifts Villa to 39 points after 21 outings and into the fourth position in the standings. Bendals continue to face automatic relegation with 14 points and in the number 11 position in the 12-team standings.
The win also secures a playoff spot for the Villa men who would be hoping for an automatic position instead. This would
however mean that Five Islands must lose their two remaining fixtures and United, their last; scenarios which are seemingly unlikely. `
Meanwhile, Ottos Rangers had their hopes dented when they were beaten 5-1 by the leaders and already promoted Swetes FC.
Discarded national striker Kemoi Alexander scored a hat-trick while there were single conversions from Xavon Browne and Jamarly Smith. Albert Michael scored the lone goal for the Rangers.
Rangers remain on 33 points and fifth in the Standings while Swetes move to an unassailable 48 points.