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Marchand Playing Field Comes Alive for SLFA Island Cup

The Saint Lucia Football Association (SLFA) Inc. National Lotteries Authority sponsored Island Cup returns to the Marchand Playing Field this weekend as the tournament enters week No. 7 with four matches on the cards.

This weekend’s round of matches are significant to a number of teams as they look to cement their position in the top four of their groups.

Image: (l-r) Mon Repos take on Laborie this evening and defending champions Marchand play Central Castries tomorrow evening. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
(l-r) Mon Repos take on Laborie this evening and defending champions Marchand play Central Castries tomorrow evening. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

This evening from 6.00 p.m. Mon Repos takes on Laborie and Gros Islet plays Vieux Fort South at 8.00 p.m.

Tomorrow, (Sunday 1st September) from 6.00 p.m. Desruisseaux takes on South Castries and Central Castries plays defending champions Marchand in an all Castries derby at 8.00 p.m.

On Wednesday 28th August, the action continued with a double header at the Fond Assau Playing Field in the sixth round of matches. In game 1, Canaries who have already qualified for the semifinal round defeated Mon Repos 1 – 0.

On the pitch, the action was fast and furious and despite the exchanges, neither team was able to find the back of the net as the half ended goalless.

However, in the end Canaries prevailed securing their position at the top of their Group.

In the second encounter Dennery did their chances of qualifying a lot of good by defeating their neighbours Mabouya Valley 2 – 0.

Points standing are follows:
Group A: Canaries – 18 points (8 matches), Roseau Valley – 15 points (7 matches), Micoud – 13 points (8 matches), Vieux Fort South – 12 points (5 matches), Gros Islet – 11 points (7 matches).

Group B: Dennery – 14 points (7 matches), Central Castries – 12 points (6 matches), Marchand – 12 points (6 matches), Babonneau – 9 points (7 matches), Mabouya Valley – 8 points (6 matches).

It is quite apparent from the group points standing that this weekend’s matches will definitely have a significant impact on the future of a number of teams in this competition.

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