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‘SPIDER CUP’ ACTION TOMORROW – Gros Islet/Police Clash Among Matches

Image: Gros Islet Police all set to play Northern ‘B’. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

FOLLOWING on the heels of its soccer-rama played on Sunday, the Gros Football League will kick off its District Rep tournament dubbed the “Spider Cup” tomorrow evening at the Gros Islet playing field with two matches.

Image: Gros Islet Police all set to play Northern ‘B’. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Gros Islet Police all set to play Northern ‘B’. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

From 6:00 p.m., Gros Islet Police will open their campaign against Northern United ‘B’ while Massy Stores Northern United All Stars play Sandals at 7:00 p.m.

Day two of the competition is scheduled for Thursday from 5:30 p.m. when Domino/Sports Locker Northern United will play Mango Moon GMC and Twist Dominators will fancy their chances against Royalton FC at 7:00 p.m.

Last Sunday afternoon, under overcast skies and persistent rain, Northern United ‘A’ emerged champions of the much-talked-about soccer-rama as they defeated Northern United ‘B’ in a penalty shootout under lights, in which only five of the 13 participating teams taking part.

Highlights of action between the Big Players and Northern United female players. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

At the end of 30 minutes of regulation time, the scores were locked at 2-2. The goal scorers for Northern United ‘A’ were Daniel Denis and Aramis Lorde while Myron Joseph scored both goals for Northern United ‘B’.

In the penalty shootout, Northern United ‘A’ nosed ahead 2-0.

Image: (TOP-bottom) Some of the showpiece in the preliminary matches of the soccer-rama between Marina Massive and Northern C, Police and Northern B. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
(TOP-bottom) Some of the showpiece in the preliminary matches of the soccer-rama between Marina Massive and Northern C, Police and Northern B. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Preliminary scores: Northern United ‘B’ (3) vs. Police (1); Northern ‘C’ (3) vs. Marina Massive (2), Northern A (3) vs. Northern B (1); Marina Massive (3) vs. Police (3), Northern A (3) vs. Northern C (0); Northern B (3) vs. Marina Massive (0); and Police (1) vs. Northern B (1).

In a women’s encounter, Big Players of Marchand defeated Northern United 2-1. Field conditions made life rather difficult for the young female players who came out to exhibit their talent on the pitch.

The participating teams were: Group A (KFC GMC United, Gros Islet Police, Northern United B, Gros Islet Veterans, Royal St. Lucian Hotel), Group B (Massy Stores Northern United, Dominos/Sports Locker Northern United, Mango Moon GMC, Sandals FC), and Group C (Twist Dominators FC, Marina Massive, Royalton FC, Windjammer FC).

Meanwhile, GIFL President, Shane Paul, is reminding teams that all persons in the technical area must be dressed appropriately and must appear on the match card. Failure to adhere to these conditions will result in disciplinary action being taken against them.

In terms of substitution and medical, three substitutions will be allowed during the tournament. Only veteran teams will be allowed 5 substitutions during the group stage. All teams are responsible for providing medical assistance for their players during any game played in the tournament.

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.

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