THE preliminary round of matches in the 2017 Vizions Entertainment “Super League” football tournament will end with two games over two days at the Desruisseaux playing field.
From 4:00 p.m. today, Central Castries (6 points with two wins and a defeat in three matches) will play Babonneau (7 points with two wins and a drawn game) in a crucial encounter.
The scenario: a win for Central Castries will land them on 9 points, meaning Babonneau will have to wait 24 hours for the results of the Desruisseaux versus Choiseul matchup. Likewise, a drawn game means Babonneau will end up with 8 points and Central Castries on 7. But a victory for Babonneau will see them finishing on 10 points and in the process knock Central Castries out of contention.
There is still one window of hope for Central Castries. Despite Choiseul failing to win a match, they may well draw with Desruisseaux and Central Castries will get the nod by goal difference.
But that’s all left to see as Central Castries has a formidable team and on the day one can never tell what the City players will bring onto the pitch.
From 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, Desruisseaux play at home and with the usual huge crowd support behind them will start as favourites against Choiseul, who have lost all of their matches with scores of (0-2 to Roseau Valley), (5-1 to Central Castries) and (0-2 to Babonneau). A win for Desruisseaux will see them ending on 10 points.
A win for Babonneau and Desruisseaux will see them tie on points (10), but what will be more important will be the goal difference.
Standings thus far are as follows: Desruisseaux (played 3 matches, won 2, drawn 1, 7 points, goals for 6, goals against 1), Babonneau (played 3 matches, won 2, drawn 1, 7 points, goals for 3, goals against 0), Central Castries (played 3 matches, won 2, lost 1, goals for 7, goals against 2).
Meanwhile, in Wednesday evening’s double-header played at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds, Babonneau defeated Choiseul 2-0 with goals from Alex Joseph in the 59th minute (penalty) and Ricky Joseph in the 80th minute (penalty).
In Game 2, Desruisseaux knocked Roseau Valley out of contention with a 5-2 whipping. The goal scorers for Desruisseaux were Jamal Francis (2nd minute), Chad Flavius (43rd minute), Mickaish Emmanuel (55th minute) and Gavin Kisna (67th and 69th minutes).
For Roseau Valley, ErnilEleuthere and Nicky Henry scored one goal each.
The quarterfinalists to date are Group 2 (Vieux Fort South and La Clery), Group 3, (National Under-21 and Canaries) and Group 4 (Mabouya Valley and Marchand).