The Belize Premier Football League Caribbean Motors Cup tournament continued over the weekend with games across the country. On Saturday October 9, in the first game played at the People’s Stadium in Orange Walk Town, FC Belize defeated the host team San Felipe Barcelona by the score of 3 to 1 to maintain its co-lead with the Belize Defence Force in this year’s competition.
The visiting FC Belize got on the scoreboard first when Jarrett Davis scored the 1st goal of the game in the 42nd minute of play to give his team an early lead. The lead was further increased when Christian Okonkwo scored the first of his two goals in the 61st minute of play for a 2-0 lead.
It was not until in the closing minutes of the game that San Felipe Barcelona was able to score its only goal when Oscar Acevedo scored in the 86th minute of play to cut the deficit to one.
However, in the 90th minute of play, Christian Okonkwo scored his second and final goal of the game for the 3-1 victory. At the Marshalleck Stadium in Benque Viejo Del Carmen, the home team Hankook Verdes who are still looking for its first win of this year’s campaign and the visiting Griga United played to a 0-0 draw.
The competition continued on Sunday October 10, with two more games on the schedule. At the Ambergris Stadium on San Pedro Town, Belmopan Blaze picked up its first win of this year’s competition when it blasted the winless San Pedro Sea Dogs by the score of 3-0. The visiting Belmopan Blaze got on the scoreboard when Mark Leslie scored his team’s 1st goal in the 34th minute of play. In fact, this was really the only goal that the Belmopan Blaze needed.
In the second half of the game, the Belmopan Blaze tallied two more times to put the game out of reached against the San Pedro Sea Dogs. Bertan Bermudez scored the Belmopan Blaze’s 2nd goal in the 82nd minute of play, and the final goal was scored by Leon Jones in the 89th minute of play.
Meanwhile, at the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio Town, the defending national football champions of Belize, the Belize Defence Force edged the Toledo Ambassadors by the score of 4 to 3. The Toledo Ambassadors got on the scoreboard first when Ashley Torres scored the first of his two goals in the 7th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead. The Toledo Ambassadors’ lead was further extended when Bernard Linarez scored his team’s 2nd goal in the 44th minute of play for a commanding 2-0 lead.
In the opening minutes of the second half of the game, the Belize Defence Force got on the scoreboard when Paul Nuñez scored his team’s first goal of the game in the 65th minute of play to cut the deficit to 1. Well into the second half of the game, Evan Mariano scored the equalizing goal for the Belize Defence Force in the 65th minute of play.
Ashley Torres scored his second and final goal for the Toledo Ambassadors in the 87th minute of play to give his team once more the lead. That lead was only temporary as Erwin Flores scored the equalizing goal for the Belize Defence Force.
In the closing minutes of the game, to be exact, Erwin Flores scored the winning goal for the defending champions in the 93rd minute of play for the big victory, and a share in the lead at the top of the standings.