Blue Jays suffers setback, Willikies and John Hughes get crucial wins

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By Neto Baptiste

Blue Jays FC suffered a major setback in their bid for promotion to the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association’s (ABFA) Premier Division when, on Thursday, they were edged 2-1 by Fort Road in their First Division showdown.

Playing at home, Fort Road had goals from Alren Lewis and Ezekiel Thomas as they handed Blue Jays their third loss in 12 showings. The win lifts Fort Road to 14 points from their 12 outings and eighth in the 12-team standings.

Blue Jays, who had their lone strike in the contest from Kedar Clarke, remain on 25 points and fifth in the standings.

Meanwhile, Willikies easily dispatched of Westham by a 3-0 margin when they also clashed in the First Division.

D’Jarie Sheppard scored twice with goals in the second and 22nd minutes while national player Novelle Francis Jr. added a third in minute 76 to push Willikies onto 15 points from 13 showings.

West Ham remains at bottom of the standings with just two points from their 12 showings.

Also, John Hughes defeated Police 4-1 when they met at the Police Recreation Grounds (PRG).

Dino Bryan scored twice while Terrence Thompson and Ika Codrington each scored once in the victory which saw John Hughes onto 14 points from 12 showings. Police are third from bottom with 11 points from 13 showings.

Meanwhile, in the lone Second Division match played on Thursday, Tamo FC defeated CPTSA Wings 2-0.

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