08 January 2016

UPDATE: BIG CANNONS WIN IN TOBAGO TO GO FOURTH

There are no easy matches in the National Super League, even against the last placed team. FC Santa Rosa traveled to Plymouth, Tobago, yesterday to face off with cellar-placed Stokely Vale FC and had to fight hard for the victory but prevailed in the end with two stunning goals.

Approaching the match in a more open fashion than usual, the Big Cannons attacked from the outset, intent on claiming the three points at stake and on climbing the league table. Home team Stokely Vale fought back but Gary Bart gave Rosa the lead, finishing a smooth one-touch combination move with Zico Henry and Devon King when he eluded his marker and slammed the ball into the top of the goal (32″). One-nil at the half.

Stokely Vale applied pressure after the break but Rosa changed tactic, sitting deeper and playing in their usual counter-attacking style. The home team’s spirited effort was finally broken when Jovan Rochford beat the Stokely Vale wall with a driven, curling free kick from the edge of their penalty area, leaving the goalkeeper a spectator (90″). The 2:0 result was Santa Rosa’s seventh shut-out in nine second round league matches

The win sent Santa Rosa into fourth place on thirty-six points with five matches left in the season. However, rivals Matura Reunited FC (35 points) have a game in hand. The Big Cannons travel to second place GUAYA FC on Sunday.

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