Image: Mabouya Valley had a hard fought 3-2 victory over Dennery All Blacks (Photo Anthony De Beauville)
Image: Mabouya Valley had a hard fought 3-2 victory over Dennery All Blacks (Photo Anthony De Beauville)
Mabouya Valley had a hard fought 3-2 victory over Dennery All Blacks (Photo Anthony De Beauville)

VETERANS FOOTBALL: LIME and Alliance Finalist Decided

The finalists for the LIME and Alliance Veterans Football In Sports Inc. have been decided.

In the Lime semifinal Plate Championship played under lights at the La Ressource playing field last Saturday there were victories for Behind the College and Mabouya Legends, while in the Caribbean Gold Cup semifinals at the Soufriere Mini Stadium, Congorians and Soufriere qualified for the finals.

At La Ressource, in the first encounter Behind the College, despite having to wait for well over two hours for the arrival of their opponents Prophets and Kings (PAK) secured their finals spot with a 2 – 0 win.

No. 9 Jerry Reneau put BTC ahead in the third minute of play when he received a free ball to beat the off side trap and slot home goal number one. PAK regained their composure and in the process created at least two scoring opportunities which they squandered in front of goal.

BTC continued to add on the pressure and in so doing former national mid fielder Trever Cadet got one past the PAK custodian in the 26th. minute and that’s how the score line remained up until the half time whistle.

On the resumption PAK stepped up the tempo as they made several attempts to level the score line, but BTC was equal to the task especially in their defence and the match ended with the 2-0 scoreline.

In the second match up on the evening Mabouya Valley had to come from a 2 – 0 deficit to defeat Dennery All Blacks in a hard fought encounter. Leo James put DAB ahead in the 15th minute, then Josey Lewis’ strike in the 26 th minute silenced the home fans. Mabouya Legends with their crowd support got their act together to pull one back in the 44th minute of play through Peter Gustave to leave the half time score 2 – 1.

On the resumption of play there was no letting up by Mabouya Valley as a Pius Marcel strike in the 59th minute found the much deserved equalizer to the amazement of the crowd. That celebration would continue when Lloyd Clifford put Mabouya Legends further ahead and in sight of a final spot in the 71st minute, but despite DAB’s several attempts to goal, the Mabouya Legends defence stood up to the task until the final whistle.

Meanwhile, on Sunday at the Soufriere Mini Stadium in the Caribbean Alliance Gold Cup semifinal, Congorians secured their first ever final spot when they defeated a powerful Central Vieux Fort 2 -1 with goals from NeoloenAnnius and A. Alcee. For CVF the goal scorer was Alwyn Harris.

In the second semifinal home team Soufriere secured their second consecutive final when they brushed aside Anse la Raye 3 – 0 with goals from Augustus Lucien, Dabreo Henry and Jerome servile.

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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