16 July 2014

BIG CANNONS DRAW SEASON OPENER

FC Santa Rosa played to a 1:1 draw with Siparia Spurs FC in the opening match of the 2014 Super League season at the Youth Training Centre in Arouca today. The Big Cannons started slowly and fell behind in the 42nd minute but two substitutes – midfielder Akeel Modeste and forward Rashad Griffith – gave Santa Rosa better balance and attacking thrust in the second half.

The Big Cannons were dealt another blow in the 75th minute when midfielder Antonio Auguste was ejected from the game for using abusive language at the referee. However, Griffith won a penalty in the 80th minute when he collected a ball on the right, penetrated the penalty area, and was fouled. He took the kick himself and scored. Today’s draw is the first time in three seasons that the Big Cannons have earned a point from their season opener. FC Santa Rosa plays Defence Force FC away on Sunday.

...Rashad Griffith (right)...

…Rashad Griffith (right)…

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