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Belmopan Bandits best the BDF FC to regain national football title Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

The Premier League of Belize 2017-2018 Closing Season came to an end on Monday 21st May at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan.

In the second and final game of the championship series between the Belmopan Bandits SC and the Belize Defence Force FC, the Belmopan Bandits SC bested the Belize Defence Force FC by the score of 5-3 to regain the National Football Title.

The Belmopan Bandits SC was the first to make it onto the scoreboard when Rony Flores scored the 1st goal of the game in the 22nd minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead. The visiting Belize Defence Force then followed when Trimayne Harris, the regular season MVP scored the equalising goal for his team in the 25th minute of play to tie the score at 1-1. The Belmopan Bandits SC once again took the lead when George Welcome scored the 1st of his 3 goals in the 29th minute of play to give his team a 2-1 lead. The lead was extended when George Welcome scored the 2nd of his 3 goals in the 37th minute of play to give his team a commanding 3-1 lead. The first half of the game ended 3-1 in favour of the Belmopan Bandits SC.

In the second half of the game, the Belmopan Bandits SC picked up right where it left off, when George Welcome scored his 3rd and final goal of the game in the 54th minute of play via a penalty kick to give his team a 4-1 lead. The Belize Defence Force FC was able to cut the deficit into half when Tarell Flores scored his team’s 2nd goal of the game in the 62nd minute of play. The Belize Defence Force FC then made it a 4-3 game when Trimayne Harris scored his team 3rd and final goal of the game in the 73rd minute of play via a penalty kick. The Belmopan Bandits SC then made it a 5-3 game when Darwin Bermudez scored his team 5th and final goal of the game in the 88th minute of play for the victory and the championship.

Meanwhile, in the first game of the championship series played at the MCC Grounds, the Belmopan Bandits SC defeated the Belize Defence Force FC by the score of 3-1. The Belmopan Bandits SC made it onto the scoreboard first when Tyrone Pandy scored his team 1st goal of the game in the 10th minute of play to give it a 1-0 lead. The lead was extended when Rony Sanchez scored his team 2nd goal of the game in the 42nd minute to give his team a 2-0 lead. The first half of the game ended in favour of the Belmopan Bandits SC.

In the second half of the game, the Belmopan Bandits SC extended its lead once again when Jerome James scored his team 3rd and final goal of the game in the 74th minute of play for a 3-0 lead. The Belize Defence Force FC, was able to save face by avoiding the shut-out when Trimayne Harris scored his team only goal of the game in the 92nd minute of play.

And so the season begin and end for the Belize Defence Force FC in less than a week while the Belmopan Bandits SC will now qualify to represent Belize at the CONCACAF League.

We say congratulations to the Belmopan Bandits SC for winning the Premier League of Belize Closing Season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018 15:08