28 November 2016

UPDATE: ROSA EDGES CLOSER TO SUPER LEAGUE TITLE WITH WIN AGAINST GUAYA

Sports and Games FC Santa Rosa moved one step closer to becoming 2016 Super League champion with a stirring come-from-behind 2:1 victory over 2014 champion Guaya United FC. Entering the match with a three point lead and four matches left in the season Rosa needed a win to stay ahead of the chasing pack and to keep fourth placed Guaya at arm’s length.The match was keenly contested, high tempo and eventful.

Both teams played well in an evenly contested first half that brought Rosa several half chances but it was Guaya that opened the scoring with a well struck shot from the edge of the penalty area (39″) against the run of play. One-nil at the half to the visitors.

Rosa turned the screw in the second half, however, increasing the tempo and attacking the left side of the Guaya defence with surging runs from Keron Clarke. However, the equalizing goal resulted from brilliant individual play by Kevon Cornwall, when he dribbled two defenders and entered the Guaya penalty area to be fouled by the goalkeeper. Zico Henry scored the resulting penalty kick (58″). Rosa continued pressing for a winner, which came when Kevon Cornwall controlled and calmly finished a Keron Clarke cross. (69″) Rosa changed tactic thereafter, sitting deeper and counter-attacking t see the match out.

With three matches left in the season Rosa sits on forty-eight points, followed by 2015 champions Defence Force FC on forty-three and Club Sando on thirty-eight. Rosa next faces Matura Reunited FC in the Arima Velodrome from 3.30PM on Sunday 4 December.

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