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SLFA/Coca Cola: Island Cup Continue This Weekend

IT’S weekend number two as matches continue in the inaugural Saint Lucia Football Association Island Cup in collaboration with Windward and Brewery Limited/Coco Cola.

Based on information received from the SLFA headquarters in La Clery, there have been some minor changes to the original itinerary.

Today, South Castries will play Roseau Valley at the Anse la Raye playing field from 8:00 p.m.

Mon Repos takes on Laborie at the Wenn playing field in Mon Repos at 4:00 p.m.

Dennery and Mabouya Valley will be in action. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Tomorrow, Gros Islet play’s Dennery at the La Clery playing field at 4:00 p.m.

Also on Sunday, the senior national team will play the national under-20s at the La Clery playing field from 6.00 p.m.

While the return leg between Mabouya Valley and Soufriere will take place at the Soufriere Mini Stadium from at 4.00 p.m.

In matches played on Wednesday 27th, at the Marchand Grounds; three times Blackheart champions, Mabouya Valley, played Soufriere. For Mabouya Valley, Julius Louisy put his team ahead in the 44th minute of play and enjoyed a 1-0 advantage at the halftime whistle.

On the resumption, both teams looked to press on; but it would be Mabouya Valley that will nose ahead again when Eddie St. Claire found the back of the nets.

Despite 2-0 down, Soufriere never for once allowed their shoulders to drop as they kept coming at Mabouya Valley and in the process Requelme Sylvester cut the deficit by one in the 65th minute to make it 2-1 in their favour. .

In the second encounter, Marchand could count their blessings as they waited up to the end of regulation time to defeat Anse La Raye 1-0.

On day 1 of the tournament held on Sunday 24th, Canaries and Marchand recorded victories.

In the opening encounter Antoine Wilfred’s two goals ensured Canaries came away with a 3-0 win over La Clery. Wilfred opened up the scoring in the 36th minute of play, and went on to double Canaries lead in the 41st minute; Canaries third goal came from the boots of Donovan Jn Baptiste in the 80th minute.

In the second encounter, home team Marchand defeated Anse la Raye 4-0 with goals from Lincoln Phillip that found the back of the net twice, and one goal each for Valdez Maximin and Andrus Remy.

At stake for the champion team is $25,000, goal medals and the championship trophy, the second place team will received $15,000, silver medals and a trophy, while the third place will collect $10,000, bronze medals and a trophy.

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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