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Verdes FC and Belmopan Bandits FC came up with big scores in Premier League playoffs Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

The Premier League of Belize 2017-2018 Opening Season semi-final round commenced last weekend with 2 games on the schedule.

On Saturday 18th November, at the MCC Grounds, Verdes FC the number two team into the playoffs blasted the Belize Defence Force FC by the score of 7-1.

Verdes FC cored first when Alcides Thomas scored the 1st of his 3 goals in the 15th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead.

The Belize Defence Force FC was able to tie the score at 1-1 when Vallan Symms scored the equalising goal in the 30th minute of play via a penalty kick.

However, Alcides Thomas was able to untie the score when he scored his 2nd goal of the game in the 46th minute of play to give his team a 2-1 lead. Verdes FC would not looked back from that point in the game when. Roberto Silva de Lima scored Verdes’ 3rd goal of the game in the 51st minute of play for a 3 – lead.

The Verdes FC lead was further increased when Gilroy Thurton scored the 4th goal of the game in the 68th minute of play for a 4-1 lead and this was followed by Elroy Kuylen’s goal in the 69th minute of play for a 5-1 lead.

Alcides Thomas scored his 3rd goal of the game in the 73rd minute of play for a commanding 6-1 lead and with Ricardo Jimenez scoring the final goal of the game in the 89th minute of play for the 7-1 victory.

The Belize Defence Force FC in the second and final game of this series will have to win by 7 goals in they are to advance to the championship round.

Meanwhile on Sunday 19th November, at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town, the defending champions Belmopan Bandits SC defeated the San Pedro Pirates by the score of 6-0.

The 1st goal of the game was scored by Darwin Bermudez in the 18th minute of play for a 1-0 lead.  The lead was further increase when Elroy Smith in the 20th minute of play and this was followed by Jerome James’ goal in the 33rd minute of play for a 3-0 lead. The 3-0 lead was further increase when Georgie Welcome scored the 1st of his 2 goals in the 42nd minute of play for a 4-0 lead. At the end of the first half of the game, the Belmopan Bandits was up by the score of 4-0.

In the second half of the game, the Belmopan Bandits was able to score 2 more goals. The first was scored by Georgie Welcome in the 74th minute of play with the final goal scored by Kervin Johnson in the 86th minute of play for the 6-0 victory.

The San Pedro Pirates like the Belize Defence Force FC will need to win by 7 goals in the second and final game in this series if they are to advance to the championship round.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:24