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Blygen’s hat-trick lifts Boys’ Town in Locker Room Sports KSAFA Jackie Bell KO

first_imgMichael Blygen’s hat-trick rescued Boys’ Town from embarrassment against lower leaguers Maxfield Park, in their Locker Room Sports KSAFA/Jackie Bell Knockout game at Collie Smith Complex yesterday.The home team surrendered a two-goal lead to the Major League outfit, which came back from two-nil down to level at 2-2. But two late goals from the former Tivoli Gardens striker saw the home team win 4-2.After a dour and goalless first half, Boys’ Town went in front just before the hour (59th) when Blygen flicked the ball over the Maxfield goalkeeper and it fell into the goal. Minutes later, Chavanney Willis made it 2-0 when he latched on to a through ball and slotted home.However, the visitors responded minutes later when Romaine Mullington was on the end of a good build-up to tap the ball past the Boys’ Town custodian. And before Boys’ Town realised what hit them, Nico Reynolds, Maxfield’s best player, equalised with a rasping shot from the edge of the box.Maxfield nearly went ahead in the 80th minute, but referee Carvel Banton adjudged that the ball had not crossed the goalline. Then on the counter, Boys’ Town went straight up field and Blygen capitalised on a loose ball to make it 3-2.The former Humble Lion and Rivoli player sealed the win two minutes from time when he broke away and calmly slotted home.Blygen spent the second-half of last season in the Dominican Republic, but missed most of that campaign through injury.”So far in the Premier League, things have been very disappointing. I hope this will be a stepping stone for me to get more playing time and deliver for my team and try to help them make the top four,” he said.”Last season, I joined Boys’ Town in January, then went on a trial overseas in Dominica Republic. I made the team and played three matches, but injury got the better of me. But this season I am back, so I am just taking it a step at a time and doing my best and see what happens.”So I hope this hat-trick gives coach more confidence in me because I have always worked hard, but the team has been up and down; we are not being consistent. So I hope that this is a stepping stone for me to get time on the pitch,” he reasoned.Coach Andrew Price is also hoping this is a turning point for his striker.”I hope that this will be a catalyst for him (Blygen) to assist us in the third round. Boys’ Town always play better football in the third round, and we are preparing ourselves assiduously to really make a good run and see where it leads us,” he declared.Yesterday’s resultsBarbican 1 UWI 0Waterhouse 2 Maverley/Hughenden 1Boys’ Town 4 Maxfield 2Today’s games3 p.m. August Town vs Bull Bay at UWI Mona Bowl3 p.m. Olympic Gardens vs Real Mona at Cling Cling Oval3 p.m. Rockfort vs Cavalier at Rockfort3 p.m. Cooreville Gardens vs Arnett Gardens at Duhaney Park7 p.m. Harbour View vs Tivoli Gardens at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

Picture Special: St Mary’s GAA club goes smoke free – and ladies get awards

first_imgThe GAA has praised a Co Donegal club – for becoming just the second in the country to make their club grounds smoke-free.St Mary’s GAA club in Convoy officially launched the plans this weekend.Grants and signage are available from the GAA to other clubs under its ‘Healthy Clubs’ initiative. Stacey Cannon. The National Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator at Croke Park, said the organisation is keen to encourage clubs to introduce smoke-free communities rather than introducing a ban and praised Convoy for the initiative.“We know this is not going to happen overnight. It’s about wanting to normalise the fact that smoking no longer takes place sat the side of a pitch or training ground. St Mary’s engaged with our programme and we are delighted at the example they are setting,” she said.Lorena Barron, the Children’s Officer at the St Mary’s club, said she was delighted to see her proposal backed by the club executive.“I just didn’t think it was fair that I could be watching a game and someone could light up a cigarette beside me and send smoke over the dug-outs,” she said.“We want to encourage a healthy lifestyle and this is one way of doing that.” Smokers will have to go outside the gate for a puff.The move was also welcomed by County Chair Sean Dunnion who was special guest at Saturday’s official ceremony.The club is being helped by the quit.ie website.The GAA has asked clubs who want to introduce the initiatve to email community.health@gaa.ie.Meanwhile the club had its awards night. The fantastic Mairead Browne was named Club Person of the Year, while Aimee Bonner was voted Young Player of the Year.Shauna Ward was voted Most Improved Player of the Year.Pictures: Gabrielle Gallagher.Picture Special: St Mary’s GAA club goes smoke free – and ladies get awards was last modified: November 20th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more