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FUTSAL CHAMPS DETHRONED

Image: Some of the play between Sandals Halcyon and Windjammer Landings.(PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Image: Some of the play between Sandals Halcyon and Windjammer Landings.(PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Some of the play between Sandals Halcyon and Windjammer Landings.(PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

A new champion will be crowned this year in Commercial Futsal League as defending champions Peter and Company Distribution – Grace went down 3 – 1 to a highly favoured St. Lucia Distillers team in an exciting quarter final on Wednesday evening at the Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility (BIPF).

St.Lucia Distillers No.10 Jamal Antoine opened the scoring in the 24th minute when he received a free ball in front of goal and made no mistake with his right foot strike that eluded the PCD – Grace custodian to seal the halftime advantage.

On the resumption Kevin Antoine made it 2 – 0 in the 27th minute to start a mini celebration in the southern end of BIPF, but that was short lived as PCD – Grace pulled one back in the 29th minute to silence the SLD supporters. SLD nosed ahead again when No. 10 Jamal Antoine sealed the deal and also booked his team’s ticket to the quarter final round.

Also on the same night 2 – Sandals – Halcyon won a hard fought match-up against Windjammer Landings 3 – 2. For Sandals Cleveland Simon scored in the 16th and 27th minute and Zev Oculien in the 12th minute. For Windjammer Landing the goal scorers were MandadSoudine in the 23rd minute and Mikey Alexander in the 35th minute.

In Game 3, the Ministry of Infrastructure powered their way to victory when they won over Sandals Grande 4 – 2. The goal scores for Infrastructure – Darnal Reynolds in the 10th and 36th minutes, Marvin Leonce in the 13th minute and Stanley Prospere in the 16th minute. For Sandals Grande Shaquille Gaston in the 4th and 25th minutes respectively.

On Thursday evening Teachers Union had the better of Ark Teleservices 4 – 2 in a fast paced game. Ark Teleservices surged ahead in the fifth minute with an Alton Nervais strike, but Teachers bounced back one minute later to equalize through Nehemiah Wilfred, made it 2 – 1 for Teachers Union in the 17th minute to seize the halftime advantage.

On the resumption both teams came out firing at each other, but it was Teachers Union that stretched their lead with a Miran Alexander strike in the 24th minute, Ark Teleservices Devin Langellier cut the deficit to one as he made it 3 – 2 in the 29th minute, but Lynch Isidore sealed the match for Teachers Union in the 30th minute to make it 4 – 2 and a place into the quarter final round.

In the final game of the evening FLOW/ LIME defeated 1st National Bank 5 – 1. For FLOW / LIME the goal scores were Anthony Christopher in the sixth and 30th minutes,, Anthony James in the seventh and nineth minutes and KenwinMcPhee in the 27th minute. For 1st National Bank their lone goal came from the boots of Jason Gustave in the 17th minute of play.

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