Rovers United Promotional League Champions

Rovers United emerged champions of the 2017 Mabouya Valley Promotional Football League finals played at the La Resource playing field on Saturday evening, beating rivals Aux Lyon United.

With a crowd estimated at over 1,200 fans chanting for their respective teams, the scores were locked nil-all at the halftime whistle despite both teams having several scoring opportunities.

Both teams upped in the second half, but Aux Lyon United created a breathtaking scoring opportunity only for Rovers custodian Kerby Gustave to come up with a remarkable save.

Four minutes later, Rovers capitalized on Aux Lyon’s inefficiency as Melvin Skelly made a waltz-type move after receiving a free ball, which he struck past the Aux Lyon goalkeeper to put Rovers up in the 59th minute.

Despite a few late surges by Aux Lyon United for the equalizer, the scoreline remained 1-0 until the final whistle.

Rovers United’s win earned them a ticket to represent Mabouya Valley in the SLFA President’s Cup in a few weeks’ time.

In awards presented, Rovers United received a trophy and gold medals, Aux Lyon United a trophy and silver medals while Kerby Gustave (Rovers United goalkeeper) was MVP, receiving a trophy for his outstanding performance between the uprights.

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