June 30, 2015
East Kingstown add national female football title to collection

The last of the titles in the Inter-community League Football Championships — the women’s division — was decided last Saturday at the Campden Park Playing Field.{{more}}

At the final whistle, it was East Kingstown players who were the joyous bunch, as they finished 4-2 winners over Barroualllie.

Shekila Ragguette opened East Kingstown’s tally with an item in the 6th minute, but Asha Richards made it 1-1, three minutes later.

It was then the Janique Browne show, as she netted in the 14th and 30th minutes.

But Barroualllie reduced the deficit in the 31st minute through Roxanne Hannaway, to end the half 3-2, in favour of East Kingstown.

Browne completed her hat-trick in the 52nd minute, making good of a complete misunderstanding by the Barrouallie defence and goalkeeper.

Welcoming the title, but without much fanfare, was East Kingstown’s driving force – Ian Sardine, who expressed some reservations with the running of the championships by the organizing committee of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation.

Sardine has also lamented the lack of interest shown in the women’s segment of the championships by the SVGFF, evidenced by the staging the final during the festive Carnival period.

He noted that this affected his team, as some of the members were absent from the final, as they had engagements on the day.

Before getting to last Saturday’s final, East Kingstown pounded West Kingstown 5-0 in the semi-finals and Barrouallie got past South Leeward on kicks from the penalty spot, after both teams had played to a 0-0 stalemate.

South Leeward took the third place with a two-nil win over West Kingstown, in the match which preceded last Saturday’s final.

By taking the women’s title, the East Kingstown outfit added another title to the clan’s collection, as they had captured the Under-17 male first place as well.(RT)