Corporate Warfare Futsal: Semifinal Round Tomorrow Night

Image: (L-R) Officials for the evening showdown; eyes glued on centre court. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

WELL if you’re late for tomorrow evening action; blame yourself as the Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility will be ablaze with semifinal action in the 2018 Corporate Warfare Futsal Knockout Tournament.

With only 600 seats, its more than likely only standing room will be available as supporters for the four semifinalists will be out in their numbers to take on the showpiece.

Image: (L-R) Officials for the evening showdown; eyes glued on centre court. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Officials for the evening showdown; eyes glued on centre court. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

In semifinal 1, from 7.30 p.m. Sandals La Toc will take on the surprised team in the tournament, Digicel; Digicel made it to the quarterfinal via a wildcard and went on to defeat KM2 3-2.

Semifinal 2, Saint Lucia Teachers Union and WASCO had a combined nine goals in their quarterfinal match. The two are expected to come out firing at each other when the first whistle goes at 8.30 p.m.

Before the main showpiece, however, the organizer TimeOut Entertainment has organized a Legends exhibition between Castries Comprehensive FC and VSV for 6.30 p.m. and you can rest assured this one is expected to be highly entertaining.

With a total of 31 matches played to date a whopping 194 goals have been scored.

Still in the Tournament are Ferguson St.Clair and Nicarge Edward (Sandals La Toc) with 6 goals, Lynch Isidore (SLTU) with 5 goals and Nehemiah Wilfred also from (SLTU) with 4 goals, the quartet will look to turn on the heat against the opposition.

Meanwhile, on Friday 5th, in quarterfinals action, three games were played.

In Game 1, WASCO defeated Flow 3-2 in a thrilling encounter on centre court. For WASCO, DylonSonson scored in the 4th and 32nd minute and Lyntus Edwin in the 10th minute.

For Flow, Alex Rosemond scored in the 25th and 38th minutes.

In the second game Sandals La Toc trounced defending champions PCD 5-1. Ferguson St. Claire scored a hat trick with goals in the 5th, 19th and 38th minutes and Nicarge Edward in the 4th and 37th minutes.

For PCD, the lone scorer was SelenceBarthelmy in the 14th minute.

Telecommunication Company, Digicel after receiving a Wildcard squeezed past KM2, 3-2 in the final game on the evening, but not before some controversy and queries by KM2 players and supporters after a goal was denied by the Referee which many thought had actually crossed the goal line.

For Digicel, Alex St. Cyr scored in the 3rd and 40th minutes and Brandon Eugene in the 10th minute.

Tonius Simon was the player on the night with goals in the 37th and 39th minutes for KM2.

On Saturday evening, Sandals Halcyon left no stone unturned as they breezed past Top Ranking Electricals 6-3. At the halftime whistle the score was 1-0 in favour of Sandals Halcyon, a goal scored by Akim Francis in the 3rd minute.

On the resumption, the flood gates opened as Akim Francis went on to score the second hat trick on the evening with goals in the 23rd and 28th minutes and a goal each from Samuel Seraphine in the 22nd minute, Nikile Calderon in the 34th minute and Chester Dupre in the 38th minute.

For TRE, Vince Prospere scored in the 24th and 39th minutes and Zev Oculien on the stroke of the final whistle in the 40th minute.

In game 2 Bankers Association made light work of Unicomer (Courts Saint Lucia) 6-2. Dellon Charles led the way with a hat trick; the third for the night with goals in the 2nd, 10th and 40th minutes; Charles had good support from Jathan St. Claire who scored in the 17th minute, Martin Gustave in the 19th minute and Nial Alexander in the 26th minute.

Jonathan Octave in the 22nd minute and Junie George in the 36th minute scored for Unicomer.

In game 3 Saint Lucia Civil Service Corporative Credit Union defeated LUCELEC 6-0 with two goals each from the boots of Jonathan Alfred in the 16th and 33rd minutes, Janaii Clifford in the 30th and 38th minutes and one each Jn. Mill Augustin in the 3rd minute and Baggio Lewis in the 24th minute.

In the final game, Saint Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU) nosed ahead of Sandals Grande 5-4. For SLTU, Nigel Francis in the 6th and 16th minutes, Lynch Isidore in the 26th and 39th minutes and one by Dyke Francis in the 21st.minute.

For Sandals Grande, Damian Isidore in the 4th and 36th minutes and Tev Lawrence in the 12th and 40th minutes.

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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