The semi-finals and finals of the Veterans in Sports Inc. Pink Cup were held last Sunday (November 13) at the Dennery Playing Field, with Marchand walking away as champions after edging past CARICOM Masters 1- nil.
The games were abandoned on November 6 at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground [DSCG] resulting in one point being awarded to each team for the un-played games. In addition, teams leading before the games were called off were awarded the points.
Unluckily, Caricom Masters striker Alvin Malaykhan’s own goal in the 42nd minute made the difference to tilt the result in favour of the Castries East squad after the two sides had been engrossed in a challenging battle for the duration of play.
On the way to the Finals, Results of the Qualifying rounds were as follows:
Semi-Final #1 Central V Fort vs. *Marchand
1-1 reg. time; 7-6 on penalties
Goal Scorers: Darwin Poleon of Central V Fort 33rd. minute. Anthony John of Central V Fort 44nd minute.
Semi-final #2 Dennery All Blacks vs. *Caricom Masters
1-1 in regulation
Goal Scorers: Elicious Prospere – Dennery
Stern John – Caricom Masters
Caricom Masters won 7 -6 on Penalties
Third Place Playoffs
Match # 3 *Dennery All Blacks vs. Central VF
1 – 0
Goal Scorer: Mogabi Polius 12th minute.
Winners: Dennery All Blacks.
The event, dubbed Kick for a Cure, was organized to raise awareness of cancer, as well as, to provide assistance to cancer patients by contributing to the St Lucia Cancer Society.
In the meantime, two Friendly matches were played in the Veterans Inc. Kick For a Cure at the Dennery Playing Field on November 8 to facilitate the Island Masters team out of Canada.
Caricom Masters defeated Dennery All Blacks 5 – 3, while Island Masters and SLU Metals Central Vieux Fort played to a 2 – all draw.
Two matches were scheduled for November 10 at the same venue with Gros Islet Veterans vs. Island Masters and Dennery All Blacks vs. Anse La Raye Veterans.
Meanwhile, latest scores from the Corporate Warfare Futsal competition are as follows:
St Lucia Distillers vs. Heineken St Lucia 3-1,
Calabash Cove vs. KPL Logistics 5-3,
Rapid Entertainment vs. Finance Pro 11- 2,
Optimum Cooling vs. Flow 6 -4.