Harlem United wins premiere division title

Harlem United

The Newton-based team Harlem United has been crowned champions of the LIME DFA Premiere Division Football champions for 2011/2012.

In a match, which was played at the Geneva playing field in Grand Bay on Sunday February 26, 2012, Harlem entered the game needing only a draw to be crowned champions while another former champion, Caribbean Cool Bath Estate, needed to win by two clear goals to take home the coveted title.

With the likes of prolific goal scorer and captain Kurlson Benjamin and Julian Wade in their lineup, Bath Estate knew they had a tough job to face the strong defense of Harlem led by captain and national player Prince Austrie.

Both teams threw away many chances but it was Bath Estate who took the lead in the 30th minutes from its overseas player Julian Wade who capitalized on a Harlem defense error to squeeze one pass Presely Boyd in goal to give Bath Estate the lead.

And to compound the matter, Harlem was reduced to ten men late in the first half when Prince Austrie received a second bookable offense and was shown the red card by the referee.

Into the second half with a goal down and one man short, Harlem came out as a team on a mission and after many unsuccessful raids, Kerry Alleyne made no mistake in the 75th minute to get the equalizer and send the fans into jubilation.

Bath Estate got many other chances but failed to make use of it and at the end of the final whistle the score was Harlem 1, Bath Estate 1, giving Harlem the championship title.

Harlem's coach with the trophy

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16 Comments

  1. Mango-Bab
    February 28, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS to the players and management team of the HARLEM Club!! It’s interesting that that champonship was won just after the Carnival… Remember Ency’s bomber of a song? WHO IS THE GREATEST? HARLEM….. Way to go, guys. Keep your head up high, but you will have to play even harder next season as the other teams/clubs wil be coming to get you!!

  2. gorillaz
    February 28, 2012

    harlem in allu you blood….

  3. Anonymous
    February 27, 2012

    Yay!!! That’s it…

  4. Anonymous
    February 27, 2012

    Always the best

  5. Praying
    February 27, 2012

    Congrats to harlem ,but i must say the state of football in dominica is a total disrespect to the game itself.No wonder we cant beat nobody ………….shame on DFA!!!

  6. me aself
    February 27, 2012

    Congrats 2 Harlem well done
    But DFA must stop dem rubbish.8 teams in a premiere league they playing 1 round of football.that makes no sense.A team win a league with 17 points.ahwa wii and they wondering why our national team not performing…..

    • anti-fooool
      February 29, 2012

      and your point is ???????

      well done harlem

      always the greatest

  7. HELLLO DEAR DNO
    February 27, 2012

    i was at the game both teams had several scoring opportunities

    dont give the impression that it was only estate that squandered chances to score ok

    however congratulations to harlem and dno for having made the effort to cover the game

    thanks your dno staff very much we love it because sports is important also keep it up dno when its good say its good nuff respect due to dno take a bow dno !

    harlem BOMBERS ! HARLEM IS IT ! HARLEM HARLEM HARLEM !

  8. HARLEM GREATEST
    February 27, 2012

    Waw its such a great feeling that we have been restored to our rightful place as the CHAMPIONS OF DOMINICA FOOTBALL.

    We still can put together a body of talented youths from our community to be on top once more again and again and again so much talented guyes from this community and the team is still not at its fullest strength and they can be the UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS OF DA FOOTBALL.

    I know the newtownHarlem people must be mad happy for football is the religion of the people of this region….they know the game and love great football…….

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PLAYERS AND MANAGEMENT

    WHO IS THE GREATEST ?

    HARLEM

    FOR FOOTBAL ACTION IS HARLEM ALL THE WAY

    RESPECT HARLEM

    THUNDERBIRDS TURN TO REPEAT BAND OF THE YEAR DFC WE WAITING !!!!

  9. antedote for fools
    February 27, 2012

    Go Harlem Go

    • babygirl
      February 27, 2012

      congrats to harlem team
      who is the greatest HARLEM.

  10. CRESETTE
    February 27, 2012

    GO HARLEM…WOOP WOOP WOOP…. YES I…. – (thats not bigjoe.stupes with this email.)

  11. BIGJOE
    February 27, 2012

    GO HARLEM…WOOP WOOP WOOP…. YES I….

  12. youth worker
    February 27, 2012

    congratulations to Don ,Sylvester and the Harlem club.

  13. Phenomenal Woman
    February 27, 2012

    Congrats to Harlem Sports Club on your Victory!!! Estate you put up a fight but lost spirit at some point!!! Carlisle you need to stop you biasness!!!The game is not about you getting spotlight, but rather the teams which the fans come to see…do you game and do it fairly!!!Without the teams on the field you have the games to officiate.

  14. February 27, 2012

    how is that… i haven’t heard any dominican especially a harlem player… made it to the european league etc… one thing harlem has the record as the best football club in d.a over the years… bring the scouts down to check on our guys…

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