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U-17 Player Picked For Training With Manchester City Celebrates With 3 Goals In Local Super League

Some action in the match between La Clery and Gros Islet. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

‘HAT TRICK’ FOR WINTER – Gros Islet Upset by La Clery.

Image: NYRONE WINTER. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
NYRONE WINTER. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

DEFENDING champions Gros Islet who defeated Paradise FC of Grenada 2-0 on Saturday evening in a “Champion of champions” match-up at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground were humbled on Tuesday evening beaten by arch rivals La Clery 1-0 in a keenly contested Super League match-up.

With an appreciative crowd on hand the scores remained nil all at the halftime whistle of Referee Vivian Robinson despite several scoring opportunities from both teams. On the resumption there was all to play for going , but it was be La Clery that nosed ahead through Morgan Reynold in the 51st minute to give his team all three points.

It was the defending champion’s second consecutive defeat at the hands of La Clery for 2016. The last time the two teams met was in the St. Lucia Football Association Fantasy Cup where La Clery won in a penalty shootout at the Fond Assau Playing Field.

In the first encounter of the evening played between Central Castries and South Castries, the City boys winning 2 – 0 with goals from Brynn Walker in the 20th minute and Shaquille Joseph in the 69th minute.

Some action in the match between La Clery and Gros Islet. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Some action in the match between La Clery and Gros Islet. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Also on Tuesday evening in matches played at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds,- Micoud breezed past Roseau Valley 4 – 0, while home team Vieux Fort South won over Desruisseaux 3 – 1 with National Under – 17 player Nyrone Winter scoring the first hat trick of the tournament.

Only last week that Winter was one of three youth footballers from Saint Lucia who was selected by Manchester City FC Project Manager Alan Dixon to undergo training in Jamaica with players from 14 other countries from the Caribbean and Central America for the DigicelKickstart Academy.

While in Jamaica, Winter will be put through the paces by the Manchester City’s coaches for a week with the hope of making the final eight who will then travel to the UK to train at the club’s Football Academy.

The Super League takes a three day break following last evening’s matches in Vieux Fort and La Ressource (Dennery) and will resume on Sunday with matches in Choiseul (La Fargue Playing Field) and Vieux Fort (Phillip Marcellin Grounds).

Image: Central Castries defeated South Castries 2-0. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Central Castries defeated South Castries 2-0. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
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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