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Belmopan Bandits maintains lead in Premier League Football Competition Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The Premier League of Belize 2017-2018 Opening Season competition continued over the last weekend with four games on the schedule.

On Saturday 16th September, 2017, at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town, the home team San Pedro Pirates FC edged out Police United FC by the score of 3-2.

The host team, San Pedro Pirates FC were the first to make it unto the scoreboard, when Louis Valdez, scored the 1st goal of the game in the 12th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead. However, the lead was short lived when Camilo Sanchez scored the equalising goal in the 16th minute of play to tie the score at 1-1.

Jesse Smith scored the 2nd goal of the game for the San Pedro Pirates in the 20th minute of play via a penalty kick to give his team a 2-1 lead. The San Pedro Pirates leas was further increase when Hector Martinez scored his team 3rd and final goal of the game in the 29th minute of play for a 3-1 lead.

The host team, San Pedro Pirates, took the 3-1 lead into the half and well into the second half of the game before Daniel Jimenez scored for the Police United FC in the 57th minute of play to cut the deficit by a goal.

However, the San Pedro Pirates defence did not give up any more goals to the visiting Police United and was able to hold onto the 3-2 victory.

Meanwhile, at the MCC Grounds here in Belize City, the Belize Defence Force blanked Wagiya FC by the score of 2-0. Brian Martinez scored the 1st goal of the game in the 16th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead.

It was not until the closing minutes of the game that Shane Flores scored his team 2nd and final goal of the game in the 90+2 minutes of the game for the 2-0 victory.

The competition then continued on Sunday 17th September, 2017, with two more games. At the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio Town, Verdes FC and Placencia Assassins FC played to a 0-0 draw.

And at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan, the Bandits Sports blanked Freedom Fighters by the score of 2-0 to take a clear lead in the competition. The 1st goal of the game was scored by George Welcome in the 23rd minute of play and by Kervin Johnson in the 63rd minute of play.

The competition will continue this coming weekend.