Jamaica’s Senior Women’s team won their second game of the CFU Women’s Caribbean Cup against Bermuda by a commanding 9-1 scoreline.
Shakira Duncan scored four times for Jamaica in the 32nd, 45th, 47th and 76th minutes, while Donna-Kay Henry scored twice in the fifth minute and the second minute of injury time, Captain Alicia Wilson scored in the 28th minute, substitute Venicia Reid scored in the 79th minute and an own goal from a Bermuda defender completed the scoring for Jamaica. Todd scored the consolation goal for Bermuda in the 70th minute.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Bermuda Go Down in CFU Championship Opener
Bermuda Captain Bell with other Captains
Bermuda 1 Haiti 5
The Bermuda Women’s National team began competing in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Championships in Trinidad and Tobago, in their opening match of the tournament Bermuda took on Haiti.
Haiti found the back of the net in the 9th, 38th, 42nd and 83rd before Todd would pull a goal back for Bermuda, but Haiti would score once more before the referee could blow the final whistle.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Wells and Huddersfield Pick Up First League Win
Nahki Wells and his Huddersfield Town teammates picked up their first League win of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship season, defeating Reading 2-1 as the latter slipped to their first defeat of the season at the Madejski Stadium.
Huddersfield dominated much of the game and forged into a 2-0 half-time lead with fine finishes from Jacob Butterfield and Harry Bunn.
Reading reduced the deficit with an individual effort from Simon Cox with 11 minutes left but Huddersfield clung on.
Reading were previously unbeaten in three matches, in the league and Capital One Cup, but were again missing eight senior players due to injury or lack of fitness.
A young side - similar to that which beat Ipswich Town 1-0 at home on Saturday - started tentatively and was put under mounting pressure by their opponents.
Huddersfield was without midfielder Oliver Norwood, who is expected to move to Reading by the end of this week, but were the more composed side.
Sean Scannell drove a fierce shot across the face of the home area, with Wells only a fraction away from making contact.
Pointless and managerless Huddersfield were looking impressive.
And they deservedly, if somewhat fortuitously, went ahead in the 10th minute, after a sloppy error by Reading center back Michael Hector.
Hector played a poor pass to Hope Akpan, who was easily dispossessed by Butterfield. The midfielder ran on and curled in a superb shot past home goalkeeper Adam Federici.
Huddersfield went 2-0 up in the 38th minute. Bunn was allowed the freedom of the left flank to cut in and easily place his shot past Federici.
Reading manager Nigel Adkins decided action was needed at half time and brought on 18-year-old midfielder Aaron Kuhl, for his senior debut, in place of left back Shaun Cummings.
But it got little better for the home side. Butterfield drove wide and Federici had to save smartly from Wells and Bunn.
Kuhl began to give Reading a more incisive approach and from his precise cross from the right Cox had a free header, but he nodded it wide.
With Huddersfield content to sit back and take what they had, Reading came more into the game. But their finishing continued to be well off target.
Pavel Pogrebnyak's close-range attempt took a deflection on its way behind for a corner but Nick Blackman's effort was badly miscued from 20 yards.
Cox did better soon after, with Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies having to make a diving save to smother his low shot.
But Smithies could do nothing in the 79th minute when Reading pulled a goal back. Cox gathered a loose ball on the edge of the area and let fly with a fine shot.
Alex Pearce lobbed onto the top of the bar with two minutes left but Huddersfield held on.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Hall and Chester Pick Up A Win
A man of the match display by Sean McConville ensured Freddy Hall and his Chester teammates picked up their first points of the season.
The forward scored two and created the other goal in an excellent second half display following Kenny Davis' first half penalty had given the Iron the lead.
Chester started slowly in this one, and were almost behind immediately as Chez Isaac found some space, but his shot was met by a terrific one handed save by Hall. Sean Marks then hit the crossbar just moments later, and the nervous defense was eventually broken when John Disney handled set piece that was whipped into the area. Kenny Davis had no troubles in dispatching the penalty.
Chester did respond as Mahon's flicked effort was tipped over, and then Rooney blasted well over from the edge of the box, but could not come any closer to levelling the scores in the first half.
Braintree then had further chances via a free header from Marks which went wide, and Dan Taylor who nipped past Brown and Charnock before shooting wide from around 20 yards.
But Steve Burr's side responded excellently and John Rooney hit the post seconds after the restart. Rooney then turned provider as he slotted a ball through to McConville, who finished coolly to draw Chester level.
The visitors were enduring a purple patch in the game, as Iwelumo then fired over the bar minutes before he provided Chester with the first lead they have taken in a match of the season. McConville sent in a deep cross and the former Scotland international had no trouble finishing. McConville extended the lead moments later when he was teed up by Craig Mahon.