Garden Stars hammer Scorpions to go atop Second Division standings

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By Neto Baptiste

Garden Stars conducted a goal-scoring clinic on Monday as they routed Freeman’s Village Scorpions, 8-0, in Zone A of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association’s (ABFA) Second Division, to remain at the top of the standings with 45 points after 17 showings.

Tarek Charles and Wilden Cornwall were both unstoppable, each scoring hattricks in their team’s massive triumph. Charles scored in minutes 12, 38 and 64, while Cornwall had goals in minutes 29, 37 and 48. Omri Simpson had opened Stars’ scoring in the fifth minute while Jahred Williams celebrated in the 40th minute.

The win ensures that Garden Stars remain in the sole automatic promotion slot while Scorpions lay seventh with 29 points from their 18 matches.

There was Zone A victory as well for Attacking Saints as they defeated Mahico Stars 2-0. Devonte Geron and Ronaldo Fenton found the back of the net in minutes seven and 57 to move Saints to 35 points from 17 showings and fifth in the standings.

Mahico Stars, following what was their 14th loss in 16 showings, are second from bottom with just four points.

Also in Zone A, English Harbour were 3-1 winners over Real Blizzard as they move to 37 points and fourth in the table. Tamasso Bobbio (minute 37), Allan Martin (minute 49) and Genque George (minute 55) were all on target for the former Premier Division champions.

Karl Hampson scored Blizzard’s lone goal in the 67th minute as they remain on 26 points and eighth in the standings.

Meanwhile, Glanvilles picked up only their second victory of the season when they edged 5P’s Wadadli FC by a 4-2 margin. There were single strikes from Jeff Nicholas Carter, Anius Daniel, Randy George and D’Mani Thomas who were all on target for the victors as they move to nine points and third from bottom.

Mark Salmon and Rodney George were on target for 5P’s as they remain 10th with just 12 points. The match scheduled between Lion Hill and Pares FC did not materialise after Pares failed to show for the contest. 

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