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Belmopan Bandits lead in PLB Competition Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 November 2012 00:00

John King scored the only goal of the game for FC Belize’s win over the Placencia AssassinsThe 2012 Premier League of Belize Football Competition continued over the weekend and as the results of the games played started to come in, it was clear that the Belmopan Bandits are at the top of the standings all alone.

On Saturday, October 27th, at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan, the visiting RG City Boys United was able hold the league’s leading Belmopan Bandits to a 0-0 draw.

The competition then continued on Sunday, October 28th, with five more games across the country. At the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town, the home team, San Pedro Seadogs won over the visiting San Ignacio United by the score of 1-0. The only goal of the game was scored by Angel Cantun in the 41st minute of play.

At the San Felipe Football Field in Orange Walk, Paradise/ Freedom Fighters defeated FC San Felipe Barcelona by the score of 4-3. The home team, San Felipe Barcelona was able to get on the scoreboard first when Clifton West scored his team’s 1st goal in the 5th minute of play to give his team an early lead. The lead was further extended when Orin Wade scored his team’s 2nd goal in the 18th minute of play for a 2-0 lead. The visiting Paradise/Freedom Fighters were able to cut the deficit to one when Vicente Acal scored his team’s 1st goal of the game in the 29th minute of play. However, the San Felipe Barcelona lead was again extended to 2 when Clifton West scored his team 3rd goal of the game in the 33rd minute of play for a 3-1 lead.

In the second half of the game, the offence for the visiting Paradise/Freedom Fighters came alive when they were able to score a total of 3 goals. In fact, all 3 goals were scored by Leonard Valdez in the 60th, 66th, and 78th minutes of play for the come-from-behind 4-3 victory.

At the Louisiana Football Field in Orange Walk, Verdes FC defeated Juventus by the score of 4-1. The goal scorers for Verdes FC were Miguel Aguilar in the 15th and 80th minutes of play; Rodney Torres in the 41st minute via penalty kick and; Julio Ayala in the 72nd minute of play. For Juventus, its only goal of the game was scored by Michael Whittaker in the 50th minute of play.

Out at the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio Town, the Belize Defence Force edged the Policec United squad by the score of 3-1. The goals for the Belize Defence Force were scored by Ralph Flores in the 33rd minute of play; Vallan Symms in the 48th minute of play and; Richard Jimenez in the 82nd minute of play.

For the Police United squad, its only goal of the game was scored by Danny Jimenez in the 45th minute of play.

And in the game played at the MCC Grounds, FC Belize handed the national defending champions Placencia Assassins its second defeat of the 2012 campaign when it upended it by the score of 1-0. The only goal of the game was scored by John King in the 32nd minute of play to give FC Belize the big win.