Unity Patriots Come From Behind To Beat Phillips In #7 Domino League
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, August 24, 2020 (MMS-SKN) — Former Unity Patriots Domino Club player, now captain of the sensational Phillips Domino Club in the 25th edition of Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League, was on Sunday evening August 23 left dumbfounded when his team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at the behest of his former team.
Appearing in the eleventh segment of play in the first round of the league’s 25th edition, and playing at Cuban Bar in Lodge Project, Allington Berridge who captained Phillips faced his former team mates on the former champions Unity Patriots side captained by Desmond ‘Fergie’ Rawlins.
Phillips had brought to the table the advantage of having won nine of the ten previous games against Unity Patriots who had won eight out of the ten previous games. This showed in the early stages of the game when Phillips led 5-0 which left the few spectators assuming that Phillips were on the way to winning their tenth game and extend the lead in points standing.
That was not to be as Desmond ‘Fergie’ Rawlins and his players showed the players from Phillips why they were the former champions of Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League and are on the warpath to reclaim it. Unity Patriots turned the tables and at the end of the game beat Phillips 13-8, and won the maximum points.
In another almost similar scenario at the neighbouring Lodge Community Centre, the other former champions Lodge Domino Club who were meeting Guinness Domino Club were in the early stages trailing 1-4, before they upped their game and comfortably won 13-9.
Defending champions Parsons Domino Club, also in a game held at the Lodge Community Centre, beat Giants Domino Club 13-8.
One of the frontrunners in the first round of this year’s league, Tabernacle Domino Club continued with their winning form by beating Christchurch 13-11 in a game played at the Tabernacle Police Station. Also at the same venue, Saddlers Domino Club scrapped through with a narrow 13-12 win over Mansion Domino Club.
In the games held at the Edgar Gilbert Sporting Complex pavilion in Molineux, Unstoppable Domino Club whitewashed Sylvers Domino Club 13-3, and Small Corner Bar Domino Club beat Molineux Domino Club 13-9.
Even though at the end of the eleventh segment of play Unity Patriots, Phillips, and Tabernacle have each won nine games and lost two, Unity Patriots lead in points standing.
Points standing: Unity Patriots, 52 points, Tabernacle 51, Phillips, 51 points; Lodge, 45 points; Saddlers, 44 points; Christchurch, 40 points; Unstoppable, 39 points; Parsons, 37 points; Mansion, 31 point; Small Corner Bar, 27 points; Sylvers, 14 points; Guinness, 13 points; Molineux, 12 points; Giants, 6 points.
Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League which is the longest running such league in the Federation, is sponsored by Prime Minister and Area Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher Seven, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris.
Twelfth segment of play in the first round of the league will take place on Tuesday August 25 at three venues, with all the games starting at 4:00 pm.
Edgar Gilbert Sporting Complex pavilion in Molineux will host Saddlers vs. Unstoppable, and Parsons vs. Molineux games; Tabernacle Police Station will host Tabernacle vs. Phillips, and Christchurch vs. Giants games; while the Lodge Community Centre in Lodge Project will host Small Corner Bar vs. Sylvers, Unity Patriots vs. Lodge, and Mansion vs. Guinness games.