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FC Belize takes over lead in Belikin Cup Tournament Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 December 2013 00:00

The Premier League of Belize Belikin Cup Tournament continued over the weekend of December 21-22, 2013, with three games across the country.

On Saturday, December 21, at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan, the home team who is also the defending champions Police United and the visiting Belmopan Bandits played to a 1-1 draw.

The first half of the game ended in a 0-0 draw. It was not until the second half of the game that the visiting Belmopan Bandits who was the first to get onto the scoreboard unlocked the 0-0 tie, when Davis Trapp scored his team’s only goal of the game in the 64th minute of play for a short lived 1-0 lead. Meanwhile, Police United got  unto the scoreboard when Clifton West scored his team’s equalising goal in the 72nd minute of play for a 1-1- draw.

On Sunday, December 22, at the Toledo Union Field in Punta Gorda Town, the visiting Verdes FC blanked the host team Paradise/Freedom Fighters by the score of 1-0. The only goal of the game was scored by Marlon Meza in the 58th minute of play.

Meanwhile, at the MCC Grounds, the current leaders in this year’s competition, FC Belize, edged the Belize Defence Force by the score of 2-1. The Belize Defence Force was the first to reach onto the scoreboard when John King scored in the 49th minute of play to give his team a temporary lead.

It was well into the second half of the game that the FC Belize offence was able to break through the defence of the BDF and lodged itself unto the scoreboard. FC Belize’s first goal was scored by Jarrett Davis in the 60th minute of play to equalise the score at 1-1, and then he scored again in the 76th minute of play to give his team the 2-1 victory and sole possession of first place in the competition.