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Samuel’s brace downs Barrouallie

Samuel’s brace downs Barrouallie

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A brace by national player Shandell Samuel gave Layou a two-nil triumph over arch rivals Barrouallie last Sunday evening at the Victoria Park, in the St Vincent Brewery Ltd. National Invitational Community Inter League Football Competition.{{more}}

The match, billed as the border clash between the two arch rivals from Central Leeward, drew the usual turnout of spectators at the venue.

The first period of the match saw both teams trying to live up to the billing, which at times affected the smooth flow of play, as several strong tackles were evident.

One such tackle resulted in Jolanshoy Mc Dowald being given a straight red card for dangerous play, leaving Layou, with the numerical disadvantage of ten players.

However, this did not deter the Layou players, as they looked the more ambitious.

A free kick from Myron Samuel, which hit the crossbar and near misses by Shandell Samuel and Akeeno Hazelwood, saw Layou taking charge and brought some sparks to the match.

But it was in the 28th minute, when Shandell Samuel calmly rounded Moeth Gaymes in the Barrouallie goal, that the deadlock was broken.

In the 38th minute, Shandell Samuel gave the Victoria Park something to cheer about, as he finished off a Myron Samuel’s left footed cross with a superb diving header, for which Gaymes had no answer.

The second half saw Barrouallie making some changes; however, they never got their act together.

Things became even numerically, when referee John Hinds issued a red card to the Barrouallie captain, Darren Hamlett.

The match then became more of a midfield battle, with Layou gaining more of the goal mouth action, but the score sheet remained the same.

The win for Layou puts them at the top of their group.

In other matches on the weekend, Arnos Vale edged out Calliaqua 1-0; North East defeated Greiggs 3-2; Bequia trounced Sion Hill 7-1; South East and Stubbs played to a 2-2 draw; West Kingstown beat Buccament 2-0; and Marriaqua defeated North Windward 2-1. (RT)

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