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Jennings United drop first points but regain lead in Second Division

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Jennings United have dropped their first points but regained the lead in the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association’s (ABFA) Second Division League on Wednesday, 1st February.

Jennings United failed to win for the first time in the league and their seven-match winning streak was ended by Lingies CPTSA Wings as both teams fought to a 1-1 draw at the St Johnston’s playing field.

Wings also squandered a good chance to win the encounter by squandering a penalty that was taken twice, in the latter stages of the game.

Wings scored the spot kick on the first attempt, but was ordered by the referee to retake it after one of their players was deemed to have encroached into the 18-yards box at the time the penalty was taken.

Wing failed to score the penalty on the second attempt after the spot kick was saved by Jennings United goalkeeper.

Striker Daryl Massicot, a former Wings player, had scored in the 36th minute to give Jennings United a 1-0 halftime lead. Jaheem Robinson scored an equaliser for Wings with a 48th minute conversion.

The result lifted Jennings United back to the top of the second division on goal difference ahead of nearest rivals Attacking Saints with both teams on 22 points.

But Jennings United have played eight matches, one less than Attacking Saints who are in second place.

Their first draw in eight matches lifted Wings to 11th place with seven points.

ABAYA recorded their second win in seven outings by pulling off a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Palace in the second game of a double header at the ABFA’s Technical Center at Paynters.

Shamar Carr scored the winner for ABAYA by converting a penalty in the 78th minute.  Tarique Gomes had scored an equaliser for Blackburn Palace by also converting a penalty in the 54th minute after Anesto Joseph’s 20th minute conversion had given ABAYA a 1-0 halftime lead.

ABAYA ended the match with 10 men when Jamal Joseph was given a red card after committing his second bookable offence in the 82nd minute.

The win lifted ABAYA into ninth place on goal difference with seven points, the same tally as 10th placed Bethesda and CPTSA Wings. The sixth loss in seven matches has left Blackburn Palace second from bottom of the standings with three points.

Joshua Blenman scored a hat-trick to lead Belmont to their fifth win in nine matches with a 3-0 victory over Real Blizzard in the opening match of the double header.

Blenman scored in the 25th, 41st and 47th minute for Belmont to advance to fifth place with 16 points.

Their third loss in eight matches ensured that Real Blizzard remained in sixth place with 13 points.

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