FOLLOWING two consecutive quarterfinals weekend action at the La Ressource playing field in Mabouya Valley (Dennery), the Veterans In Sports Inc crew and supporters will travel to the Phillip Marcellin Grounds (PMG) this weekend for two days of exciting semifinal action in the Caribbean Alliance Gold Cup and Flow Plate Championships.
Today from 6.00 p.m. in the Caribbean Alliance Gold Cup, last year finalists Gros Islet takes on Flow Lancers FC and Micoud Veterans will come up against Central Vieux Fort at 8.00 p.m. It is anyone’s guess as to which two teams will go through to the final.
The four teams certainly have quite a bit of depth on the bench; but one thing for certain the Technical Staff (Alain Providence/ Coach (Micoud), Francis Lastic/Coach (Gros Islet), Emmanuel Bellas/ Coach (Central Vieux Fort) and Trevor Daniel/ Coach (Flow Lancers FC) will have to use the players coming from the bench wisely.
Some of the individuals in action on day 1 are Nigel Springer, Vilan Edward, Trevor Daniel, Shane Medar, Jerry Charles, Raphael Calendar, Johnathan John (Lancers Veterans) ; Mike Phillip, Elijah Joseph, Troy Cerry, Roger Celestin, Rafferty Noelien, Dermot Monrose (Gros islet); Earl Jean, Jeff Emmanuel, Andy Jn Baptiste, Leyton Sandiford, Valencious Joseph, Roger Winter, Delon Moffat (Central Vieux Fort); Gimma Mason, Guy George, Andre Charlery, Mervin Samuel, Trevor Samuel, (Micoud Veterans)
On Sunday 27th, the atmosphere is expected to rise a few notches in the Flow Plate Championship from 500 p.m. as Prophets and Kings will look to fancy their chances for a win versus Laborie Veterans; the PAK will have to come good on the afternoon as the vocal Laborie Veterans posse will be coming in full force to support.
In Game 2, All Black – Dennery will take on Vieux Fort North at 7.00 p.m. Both matches are expected to be keenly contested.
Some of the players in action on the evening include, Edd John, James Prospere, Mark Francis, Franklyn Dupigny, Benson Emile. Hendricks Constable/ Coach (All Blacks- Dennery), Bryan Etienne, Ashley Duncan, Don Thommy, Kentis Auguste (Laborie Veterans), Phillip Leon, Nigel James, Ronald Larcher, Darrel Wiggins, Peter Jn Pierre (Prophets and Kings).
Meanwhile, on Saturday 19th in quarterfinal, Game 1 – Micoud defeated defending champions Soufriere Veterans 5-4 on penalty kicks; the scores were locked 0-0 after 90 minutes of play.
In Game 2. Last year’s finalist Gros Islet defeated former Caribbean Alliance champion and current Flow Plate champion VSADC 1-0, the goal scored by Troy Cerry in the 60th minute.
On Sunday 20th, In Game 1, one of the favourites to win this year’s tournament, Central Vieux Fort left nothing to chance and had to pull all stops to defeat Marchand 3-0. At the halftime whistle the scoreline was 0-0.
On the resumption, things went CVF way as Earl Jean opened the scoring in the 65th minute, Lenton Sandiford made it 2-0 in the 71st minute after receiving a gem of a past from Earl Jean, Sandiford waltzed through the Marchand defense to home goal number two; while Valencious Joseph sealed CFV semifinal spot in the 80th minute to make it 3-0.
Also on Sunday, Flow Lancers FC had the better of Labowie Connextions 2-1. Johnathan John put Flow Lancers ahead in the 7th minute and despite several exchanges on either side of the pitch the score remained 1-0 at the halftime whistle.
On the resumption, Labowi Connextions came out firing at their opponents and their relentless pressure paid off when Justus St. Amiee found the much deserved equalizer in the 57th with a right foot shot that eluded Flow Lancers FC goalkeeper Vilan Edward to start a mini celebration by the Labowi Connextions supporters in the stand.
With the score line locked at 1-1, Nigel Springer put Flow Lancers ahead for the second time in the game when he scored in the 61st minute and despite a few scoring opportunities by Labowie Veterans, one being a scary moment for Flow Lancers FC defense they were able to regroup and hold on to their one goal advantage up until the final whistle to book their ticket to the semifinal round.
Following two consecutive quarterfinals weekend action at the La Ressource playing field in Mabouya Valley (Dennery), the Veterans In Sports Inc crew and supporters will travel to the Phillip Marcellin Grounds (PMG) this weekend for two days of exciting semifinal action in the Caribbean Alliance Gold Cup and Flow Plate Championships.