The nation’s top flight league kicked off on November 25th 2023, Grenades were poised to start their championship defence after winning the nation’s top prize for the first time in the team’s existence in the 2022/23 season.
Always a presence in the domestic and international market, they brought back a bulk of the previous squad with a few new faces to fill the void of the ones that parted ways with the club. This also included the backroom staff.
New coach Lenny Hewlett was appointed after the departure of coaches Donovan Peart and Christopher Harvey near the ending of the previous season.
Since his appointment, the master of his trade are five (5) games unbeaten, 5W 0D 0L, scoring twenty (20) goals, averaging four (4) goals per game and only conceding three (3) times. Boasting a plus 17 goal difference.
Leading the goal scoring charts for the in-form team is 27 year old Leaus Henville of Saint Lucia with four (4) goals, following him closely are fellow St.Lucians Ridel Stanislas and Sherman Augustin, both on three (3) goals each.
The team looks menacing on the pitch and are dismantling teams in their way, nothing short of what a defending championship team is suppose to do. The pressure from the fans and non-fans doesn’t look to bother the team as they display brute force whenever they play.
Grenades’ attack is complimented by the experience of St. Lucian centre-back Kurt Francis, Benna Boys captain and 2022/23 ABFA premier league Player of the Year, Quinton Griffith and Golden Glove winner 2022/23 Brent Parker.
A well oiled team with a clear mission that looks certain but they still have to be wary of the likes of All Saints United, Old Road and Villa Lions, all clapping on the heels of the champions and allowing them no room for error.