Police United and FC Belize win in semi-final openers Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 May 2013 00:00

The Semi-final round of the Premier League of Belize Football Competition opened up on Saturday May 4th, 2013, at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan, where the home team Police United (number 3 seed) bested the Belize Defence Force (the number 2 seed) by the score of 3-1. The home team, Police United drew blood early when Amin August scored the first of 2 goals in the 4th minute of play to give his team an early 1-0 lead. However, the lead was short lived when the Belize Defence Force got on the scoreboard when Tyrone Pandy scored the equalizing goal in the 11th minute of play. At the end of the 1st half of the game, both teams have played to a 1-1 draw.

It was well into the second half of the game, in fact it was actually in the closing minutes of the game, that the Police United squad was able to penetrate the defence of the BDF where they were able to score the go-ahead and winning goal which was scored by Amin August in the 90th minute of play and then the insurance goal by Trevor Lennon.

Meanwhile, on Sunday May 5th at the MCC Grounds in Belize City, the home team FC Belize shocked the defending champions and the competition favourites the Belmopan Bandits by blanking them 1-0.

The only goal of the game was scored by Avian Crawford in the 2nd minute of the game.

The second and final game of the semi-final round will be played on Saturday, May 11th, at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium at 7:30 pm between FC Belize and Belmopan Bandits. On Sunday, May 12th, at the Norman Broaster Stadium at 3:30 pm, it will be Police United going up against the Belize Defence Force.