16 August 2015

BIG CANNONS EARN HARD FOUGHT AWAY POINT

UPDATE: BIG CANNONS EARN HARD FOUGHT AWAY POINT

A second minute close range header by Christian Young was enough for FC Santa Rosa to take a point from a bitter encounter at ECIAF Field in Centeno today as the Big Cannons drew 1:1 with hosts La Horquetta Sporting Academy in the first 2015 edition of the Arima derby.

The goal was created by forward Jean Paul Aqui-Blanc when he ghosted past three defenders along the left and played a short cross into the path of Young. But it was a tough day for the Big Cannons as the were reduced to ten men in the 37th minute when Nicholas Armstrong was ejected for dissent after being refused a good penalty call by the referee, who had a forgettable game.

Santa Rosa went into the interval leading by the sole item and changed their tactical approach to one of solid defending against constant La Horquetta pressure and counter-attacking from deep positions in the second half. They held the lead until the 81st minute when they conceded an own goal.

The point moves the Big cannons iinto eleventh position in the fifteen team table, but the club will lodge a official protest tomorrow against the ECIAF field, which was five yards short of the one hundred yard minimum length required by FIFA law.

The Big Cannons will be in action against Real Maracas FC at home in the Marvin Lee Stadium on Thursday 20 August from 5.00PM.

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