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Floodgates Open At Inter-Commercial Futsal First Round

Forty goals were scored  in five matches at an average of eight per match, with opening victories for PCD Distribution, WASCO, Saint Lucia Teachers Union and Arktel /1888 Go Anyway, as the third edition of the Inter-Commercial House Futsal tournament kicked off on Friday evening at the Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility.

In Game 1, PCD Distribution defeated newcomers Blue Waters 8-1, with goals from Tard Modest 1, Ian Leo 1, Wilson Charlemagne 2, Hamish Christopher  1, Javier Charlouis 2,  Elan Willie (Blue Waters) scored an own goal.

Image: PCD2018/ FLOW 2018 – (l-r) PCD 8-1 win over Blue Waters; Flow 6-2 win over M&C (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
PCD2018/ FLOW 2018 – (l-r) PCD 8-1 win over Blue Waters; Flow 6-2 win over M&C (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Blue Waters’ lone goal came from the boots of Erlan Willie.

Game 2, in a water and electricity showdown between utility companies WASCO and LUCELEC, both teams came out firing from the very first whistle of Referee Andrew Phillip and Leo Clarke. But at the end of the 40 minutes on centre court, WASCO nosed ahead 3-1 with two goals from Richard Annius in the 20th and 27th minutes and one from Ahmed Chandler in the 24th.

LUCELEC’s lone gold came from Ryan Augustin in the 32nd minute of play.

The third game, between St. James Club and Bel Jou was not played, as St. James Club requested a postponement.

On Saturday evening in Game 1, Flow breezed past M&C Limited 6-2 as the latter had no answer to the speed and skillful Flow team.

For Flow, Anthony James opened the scoring in the 12th minute, while Kissinger Anthony made it 2-0 in the 13th. James went on to score his second of the match in the 16th minute to make it 3-0 at the halftime whistle.

On the resumption, M&C cut the deficit when Yanikie Henry found the back of the nets in the 24th.

Flow was back on the fourth official scorecard as Nicky Kerton made it 4-1 in the 30th minute; and with a bit of hesitation in Flow’s defense, Joseph Jarvis made it 4-2 for M&C in the 35th — and that’s all they would score as two quick strikes from the boots of Anthony Christopher in the 36th and 40th minutes, and another from Kissinger Anthony in the 38th minute, sealed the deal.

Powering their way to the biggest win over the weekend, Saint Lucia Teachers Union trounced first-timers J.Q.Charles 14-0, with beaver trick from Lynch Isidore (5), Dyke Francis (4), MwugabeProspere (2) and one goal each from Jean Claude Xavier, Kurby Felix and Nigel Francis. The half time score was 7-0.

In the final game, defending champions Arktel/1888 Go Answer hit the road running as they defeated NIC Group 3-2.

For Arktel/ 1888 Go Answer, Romario Lewis scored twice, while Dusty Daniel scored the winner in the 34th minute.

For NIC Group, DeelanModeste scored both goals for his team in the 8th and 18th minute.

Tomorrow, the showpiece continues at the BIPF with three matches — from 6:30p.m., NIC Group will look to make amends following their first round defeat at the hands of Arktel/1888; Go Answer will take on Bay Gardens Hotel; Bel Jou plays Renwick at 730p.m., while Blue Waters will no doubt want to forget their 8-1 drubbing at the hands of Saint Lucia Techers Union as they take on CPJ at 8:30p.m.

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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