Layou retain All  Leeward football title
February 15, 2013
Layou retain All Leeward football title

Layou retained the All Leeward football title last Sunday, when they defeated South Leeward, four goals to three, from kicks from the penalty spot, in the competition’s final at the Campden Park Playing Field.{{more}}

Sunday’s finale was no exception in terms of encounters between the two teams.

Ronsil Badnock put Layou in the lead in the first half, to silence the partisan home crowd, as the half finished with Layou in the ascendancy.

But Kenton Ollivierre made good some miscommunication in the Layou defence, and levelled the scores early in the second half.

Both teams were guilty of not being decisive in the attacking third of the field; hence their attempts at breaking the deadlock were thwarted by the opposing team.

Another ten minutes of extra-time still could not separate the two teams.

This left the match to be decided by the spot kicks methods from 12 yards out.

Both teams were locked three-all after the first five kicks.

In the sudden death kicks, Layou deposited theirs, but South Leeward missed, to leave Layou to reign for another year.

In all three matches played between the two in this year’s competition, all have ended in draws.

The previous two matches between them finished in stalemates, at the Campden Park Playing Field and the Layou Playing Field, home and away.

But co-coach of the Layou outfit Wadie Jackson told SEARCHLIGHT that his team did not need to go to spot kicks to decide the outcome, as they had enough opportunities to put away the match in regulation.

Jackson said it was a good run out for his team, ahead of the national inter community/league competition which opens this Sunday at the Victoria Park.

Last year, Layou, after enjoying a successful preliminary round, faltered in the final to Barrouallie, and had to settle for the runner-up spot, but Jackson is optimistic that they can go one better, this time around.

The two other teams which contested the competition were North Leeward and Buccament.

The presentation will take place at date to be announced by the organisers. (RT)