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Police United blanks FC Belize to stay in playoff hunt Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 January 2014 00:00

The Premier League of Belize Opening Season for the Belikin Cup is fast coming to an end with the regular season ending this weekend. However, the competition continued over the last weekend with three games on the schedule.

On Sunday January 5, at the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio Town, the visiting Verdes FC and the host team the San Ignacio United FC played to a 2-2 draw. The home team San Ignacio United was the first to get onto the scoreboard when Joel Guzman scored the 1st goal of the game in the 30th minute of play to give his team an early 1-0 lead. The lead was further increased when Carl Vasquez scored his team 2nd goal of the game in the 35th minute of play for a 2 -0 lead. The first half of the game ended in favour of the San Ignacio United.

It was not until the second half of the game that the visiting Verdes FC made it onto the scoreboard when Marlon Meza scored his team’s 1st goal of the game in the 73rd minute of play via a penalty that was able to cut the deficit in half. The Verdes FC offence continued on its onslaught of the San Ignacio United defence and was able to penetrate its defence once more when Richard Jimenez scored the equalising goal in the 83rd minute of play to tie the score at 2-2.

At the sound of the long whistle it was a 2-2 draw between the current leaders of the competition the visiting Verdes FC and the host team San Ignacio United.

Meanwhile, at the MCC Grounds here in Belize City, the home team FC Belize fell to the visiting Police United by the score of 2-0.The Police United team was able to get onto the scoreboard when Clifton West scored his first of two goals for his team in the 37th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead.

In the second half of the game, Clifton West struck again for his team when he scored his 2nd goal of the game in the 64th minute of play for the 2-0 white wash of FC Belize squad. With that win the Police United squad maintains its playoff hunt.

The back match games are scheduled to be played on Wednesday January 8, 2014. By the time we hit the streets early Thursday morning, the results of those games would certainly affect the standings.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:21