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Exciting Football Double Header Today At La Ressource

WEATHER permitting and field conditions suitable for play, the La Ressource playing field (LRPF) in Mabouya Valley will this evening host an exciting double header when football action continues in the Saint Lucia Football Association (SLFA) Inc, Premiere / Super League in collaboration with the government of Saint Lucia and powered by Smalta.

From 6.00 p.m. Dennery takes on home team Mabouya Valley and at 8.00 p.m. Vieux Fort plays Central Castries.

Image: National Under -17 defeated Laborie 3-1. (PHOTO: SM)
National Under -17 defeated Laborie 3-1. (PHOTO: SM)

Last evening the showpiece continued with two exciting matches at the Canaries playing field. From 6.00 p.m. Laborie was down to play Micoud, while at 8.00 p.m. front runners La Clery against Vieux Fort North.

On Sunday 4th October at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds (PMG) in Vieux Fort and the Canaries playing field respectively. The following games were played:

In the lone Super League game played at the PMG, the National Under-17 had something to smile about when they registered their first win in the competition with a hard fought 3-1 victory over a determined Laborie team.

The game which was physical in parts saw the youngsters using their skill and guile to frustrate their opponents and grabbed the three points available.

No. 9 Keegan Caul got things started in the 28th minute for the National Under-17 to make it 1-0 and that’s how the score line remained up until the halftime whistle of Referee Kim Charlery.

At the resumption both teams upped the tempo a few notches, but it would be Laborie No. 9 Darrel Francis’ strike in the 77th minute of play which gave his team the much deserved equalizer.

No. 10 Daneo Caroo’s 85th minute goal put the National Under-17s ahead for the second time in the encounter, but when the fans thought it was all done, the National Under-17 team apparently still had some energy left in their tank as No. 6 Nathaniel Noel put them further ahead in the 5th minute of added on time to seal the deal.

In Premiere League action at the same venue, the boys from the north, Gros Islet were in a no-nonsense mood, and under the watchful eyes of head coach Francis Lastic defeated a lack luster Desruisseaux team coached by Macrina Fanus 6 – 0 leaving them winless in the competition thus far.

Image: Gros Islet trounced Desruisseaux 6-0. (PHOTO: SM)
Gros Islet trounced Desruisseaux 6-0. (PHOTO: SM)

The northern boys were aided with a hat trick by No. 16 Aaron Richard in the 18th, 74th, and 87th minute (scoring his 5th goal in the tournament). The other goals were scored by No.10 Nicholas Lawrence in the 8th minute, No. 19 Ed William 14th and No. 7 Aramir Gilbert in the 50th minute.

Following these games, the action continued at the Canaries playing field with a double header.

Marchand, despite taking an early lead in the 3rd minute of play with a goal from Kimanie Monrose, continued their poor form in the competition being out played by Babonneau 4-1.

For Babonneau, Yanick Noel scored a brace (2) both penalties in the 24th and 38th minute with the others coming from Jeremie Abraham in the 73rd and Shanon Phillip in the 74th minute.

In the other game played, Roseau Valley who has looked quite impressive in the tournament thus far edged out home team Canaries 2-1 in a tough and exciting encounter.

For Roseau, the goal scorers were Shervin Eleuthere in the 19th minute and Millan Jules in the 58th minute.

Nick Longville scored for Canaries in the 31st minute.

Meanwhile, the front runners in the competition to date are: Gros Islet – 7 points; Babonneau – 4 points; while Dennery, Vieux Fort South, Canaries and Roseau Valley are locked on 3 points.

Gros Islet No. 16 Aaron Richard leads the charge with five goals, while Lincoln Phillip (Marchand), Kurt Frederick (Dennery) and Yanick Noel (Babonneau) have two goals each.

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