Security Forces FC secure promotion to SKNFA Premier League

By Sports Desk June 17, 2024
Coach Iroy Jeffers addressing his players after a SKNFA Division 1 match recently. Coach Iroy Jeffers addressing his players after a SKNFA Division 1 match recently. SKNFA

Security Forces FC have been promoted to the SKNFA Premier League after earning a narrow 3-2 win over KFC Trinity/Challengers United on Wednesday at the NBGC Technical Center in St. Peters in SKNFA Division 1 action. 

Dion Dolphin, Evansley Fahie and Dennis Phillip were the goal scorers for Security Forces in the 6th, 31st and 58th minutes, respectively. Tyrone Grant and Cavid David led the fight for Trinity/Challengers. 

That match was followed by a 2-1 victory for Molineux over 607 Construction Lodge Patriots. Darren Brookes and Ronald Williams got the Molineux goals in the 22nd and 38th minutes, respectively, while Josh Liburd scored the lone goal for Lodge in the 89th minute.

Molineux coach George “Kinta” Gilbert, who previously coached Security Forces, said he just recently took over this team and is looking forward in doing some great work with them.

“I have been working with this time for about maybe a week or so and a lot of work will have to be done with them. But eventually we will get there,” he said. “I am with this team now and we are going to work hard to implement what we want to implement and to become a better team. It’s a work in progress because I just started to work with the team,” Gilbert said. 

Wendell Nanton, a player with Lodge, said the team started out flat in the first half, but picked up momentum in the second half.

“We came out flat footed this evening. We are bit short on players in the first half but we maintain to keep our structure and to manage. Nevertheless we, were down 2-0. We came back, scored a goal in the second half. We had opportunities but going forward we have a lot of work to do on the pitch,” he said.

“I guarantee you next season Lodge Patriots will be a better and stronger team going forward,” he added. 

In other Division 1 results on Monday: Mantab defeated Conaree Fireball International 4-1. K’Jairn Liburd scored two goals for Mantab in the 19th and 59th minutes while the other goals came from Kimmel French in the 55th minute and Wakamba Warner in the 5th minute of stoppage time. Jolonni Huggins scored the lone goal for Conaree in the 52nd minute.  

Meanwhile, Sandy Point FC edged TGE Dieppe Bay Eagles 1-0 on Thursday June 13th. Dequan Joseph scored the winning goal in the 17th minute.

In the night’s earlier match Saddlers United trounced Rivers of Living Water 4-0. The goals were scored by Kurt Mills, E Wattley, Darious Rawlins and Saeed Hanley in the 62nd, 69th, 73rd and 3rd minute of stoppage time respectively. SKNFA Division 1 continues next week.

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