Photo: Action from the game between GC Foster College and Boys Town Wildcats in the Sherwin Williams Women's Football League. GC Foster won the game 5-0
Group B favourites in the Sherwin Williams Women’s Football League GC Foster College justified their favourites tag with a comprehensive 5-0 win over new team Boys Town Wildcats at home, on the opening day of the 2014 season.
Last year’s second placed team, took only seven minutes to break the deadlock through Kerall Whyte who returned 14 minutes later to grab her brace when she calmly slotted home to make it 2-0. The expected goal glut never came as the Wildcats battled bravely despite their inexperience.
Despite their improved defensive display however, the Wildcats went 3-0 down on the stroke of half time when Tasheka Gordon rose highest to head powerfully home from a free kick past Nekesha Gayle in the Boys Town goal.
GC Foster captain Roxcine Salmon who had a good game in midfield made it 4-0 with just over half an hour to play before Jodeen Whyte capped off the scoring in the 73rd minute, as the Kurt Brooks coached team strolled to their first three points of the season.
A relaxed Brooks said after the game, “we are happy to start with three points and five goals. It puts us in a strong position in the group from early and now we have to build on that in our next game which is away to the other new team in the zone, St. James Women’s Academy.
“The five goals are important for us today because based on what we saw of Boys Town, they are going to get better as the season goes on and it won’t be so easy in the second round.”
Wildcats head coach Dwayne Richards was philosophical about his team’s first game, “It is a young team, most of them have never played at this level before, so I am pleased with their performance. They did enough today for us to be hopeful and we can only look to build on what they did in this their first game.
“Hopefully they would have learned a lot and we knew before hand that it would be a steep learning curve. The 5-0 score line is by no means embarrassing; we will dust ourselves off and get ready to host Harbour View on Wednesday.”
In other games in the zone, newcomers St. James Women’s Academy surprised Real Morant Strikers with a narrow 1-0 away win at the York Complex in St. Thomas, while Manchester based Los Perfectos thumped the University of the West Indies 6-1 at Brooks Park, to make their intentions known from very early.
The competition resumes on Wednesday with three games in the zone - Boys Town will host former champions Harbour View, UWI will host St. Thomas Strikers and St. James Women’s Academy will be properly tested by the visiting GC Foster College.