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27 Goals Scored In Round 2 of GIFL/SLFA/Guardsman Northern Zone U-14 Tournament

Image: Some of the action in the drawn game between Northern United FC and Flow Lancers FC on Saturday. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

A total of 27 goals were scored in the second round of competition, as action continued in the Gros Islet Football League Northern Zone Under-14 Tournament in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Football Association and main sponsors, Guardsman Saint Lucia Limited.

On Saturday 25, Valley Soccer and New Generation each earned a much-needed point to keep their hopes alive in making it to the final eight.

Image: Some of the action in the drawn game between Northern United FC and Flow Lancers FC on Saturday. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Some of the action in the drawn game between Northern United FC and Flow Lancers FC on Saturday. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

In the first half, Valley Soccer pressed for much of the first 15 minutes, finally getting a break in the 18th minute of play with a well-taken right foot shot to goal from Jaheim Jassan to enjoy 1-0 advantage at the half-time whistle.

On the resumption, both teams upped the tempo a few notches as it was survival time and with added pressure from New Generation Baggio Edward slotted home a penalty kick in the 30th minute following a goal-keeping er The final score was 1-1.

Big Players FC out of Marchand went home with maximum points against GMC United. This was a one-sided affair as the BPFC’s Keanu Christopher opened the scoring in the 2nd minute of play, while JervonClery added more salt to the wounds of GMC in the 9th minute. GMC kept their composure after a few words of encouragement to press on coming from their coach Thai Fowell on the sidelines. The halftime score was 2-0.

Going into the second half, it was the same with Big Players working extremely hard to get that third goal to seal the game. Their perseverance paid off in the 38th minute as Keanu Christopher scored his second goal of the match to give Big Players FC a 3-0 victory.

It was exactly what the doctor ordered: just score goals — as B1 FC totally outplayed Monchy FC 12-0 in a one-sided affair. Three hat-tricks were scored with a goal by a second female player in the tournament.

The first half ended 6-0, with goals from Joshua La Force in the 5th minute, Donavan Phillip in the 16th and 20th, Keanu Felicien in the 12th and 21st and Rolando Joseph in the 27th.

On the resumption, six more goals were scored with three players completing their hat-trick. Donavan Phillip scored two more goals in the 31st and 41st minutes, Keanu Felicien in the 33rd and Rolando Joseph in the 45th. Harmony Louisy (female) scored in the 40th to complete the 12 – 0 thriller before referee Charde Desir intervened by stopping the game thus saving MonchyFC further humiliation on the pitch.

In the final game on Saturday, Northern United FC and Flow Lancers FC played to a 3-3 draw. For Northern United FC the goal scorer – Jahil Evans struck in the 13th,23rd and 31st minutes to secure his hat trick, while for the Flow Lancers FC, Andre Daniel scored in the 19th minute and Dante Fitz in the 39th and 41st minutes of play.

On Sunday 26, Flow Lancers won by default against Monchy FC, as the latter did not show up for their encounter following Saturday’s defeat at the hands of B1 FC. Flow collected 3 points, plus a 3-0 margin of victory.

FC Pioneers defeated New Generation 2-0. The goal scorers Marlon Nurse in the 44th minute and Nackim Joseph in the 60th.

Also on Sunday, Northern United FC defeated VSADC 2-0 with both goals coming from Jahlil Evans in the 28th and 59th minutes.

The tournament takes a break for the Easter festivities and will resume next Saturday, April 7th at the Grande Riviere playing field.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

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