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Police United and Belmopan Bandits at top of PLB standings Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 November 2012 00:00

The Premier League of Belize 2012 Football Competition continued over the weekend with a number of games across the country.

On Saturday, November 3rd at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan, the National Sub-Champions edged the defending National Football Champions the Placencia Assassins by the score of 2-1 to hand them its 3rd losses of the season making it 2 defeats in a row.

The visiting Placencia Assassins got on the scoreboard first when Garry Young scored his team’s only goal of the game to give them a 1-0 lead. The defending champions, Placencia Assassins took that lead into the second half of the game before it was relinquished.

The home team, Police United got on the scoreboard when Orlando Jimenez scored the equalising goal in the 51st minute of play via a penalty kick.  The Police United squad was then given a lead when Evan Mariano scored the go-ahead goal in the 83rd minute of play. At the end of the long whistle, it was a 2-1 victory for the Police United team and a place at the top of the standings.

In the game played out at the Michael Ashcroft Stadium in Independence Village, RG City Boys United also edged the Paradise Freedom/Fighters by the score of 3-2. The goal scorers for the RG City Boys United were Jason Young in the 29th minute of play; Deon McCaulay in the 33rd minute of play; and Dalton Cayetano in the 37th minute of play. Meanwhile, the goal scorers for the Paradise Freedom/Fighters were Leonard Valdez in the 58th minute of play via a penalty kick and Wilmer Garcia in the 89th minute of play.

And at the Marshalleck Stadium in Benque Viejo, the home team, Verdes FC and San Ignacio United FC played to a 0-0 draw.

The competition then continued on Sunday, November 4th, at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town, the home team, San Pedro Seadogs defeated FC San Felipe Barcelona by the score of 3-1. The visiting FC San Felipe Barcelona got on the scoreboard first when Oscar Acevedo scored the 1st goal of the game in the 25th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead.  However, the San Pedro Seadogs were able to get onto the scoreboard when Mario Chimal scored the equalising goal in the 55th minute of play. In the 82nd minute of play, Angel Cantun scored the go-ahead goal for the home team San Pedro Seadogs and the final goal of the game was scored by Jesse Smith in the 85th minute of play for the 3-1 victory.

Meanwhile, out at the Louisiana Football Field, the game that was under way between Juventus and the Belize Defence Force was suspended because of the inclement weather.