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Windjammer Wins M.P.’s Championship

WINDJAMMER are the new Gros Islet District Representative Football Champions. The boys from the Hotel Industry defeated Monchy in a penalty shootout late Sunday evening at the Gros Islet Playing Field.

(L-R) Parliamentary representative Emma Hippolyte presenting Police Shane Paul with his award for most goals scored in the tournament.(PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Parliamentary representative Emma Hippolyte presenting Police Shane Paul with his award for most goals scored in the tournament.(PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

In what can best be described as a dual final seen in years, the scores were locked at 0 – 0 at the end of the half time whistle. The resumption saw both teams increasing the tempo, as they continued to knock the ball around in the mid field area just as they had done in the first half of play, but failing to build on their attack and in the process not capitalizing on their limited scoring opportunities.

Monchy nosed ahead through a MiradadSoudine strike in the 77th minute of play, but Windjammer with a never say die attitude and their crowd support, including guests from the hotel, erupted into a carnival type mood when Rannick Dubois’ close range strike eluded the Monchy custodian in the 89th minute to send the game into a penalty shootout, which saw Windjammer won 5 – 4.

Windjammer. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Windjammer. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

In the third place play off Northern B United had the better of Police 1 – 0. At the end of the first half scores were locked at 0 – 0. On the resumption Northern’s 46th minutes goal from Nicholas Lawrence was enough to secure his team the third place silver ware.

The Police team was certainly a shadow of themselves in that encounter against a youthful and talented Northern B United team.

Following the final in a brief award ceremony Shane Paul of Police team copped the award for most goals; MVP of the Tournament went to PessiusPolius of Windjammer. The third place team Northern United B, second place trophy, silver medal and $1500.00 went to Monchy, while Windjammer was awarded the championship trophy, goal medals and $4000.00 for their effort.

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.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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