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FC Belize faces the Belmopan Bandits in football finals Print E-mail
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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00

The Premier League of Belize Belikin Cup will enter into its championship series on Sunday February 2, 2014, at the MCC Grounds commencing at 4:00 pm between FC Belize and the Belmopan Bandits. FC Belize and the Belmopan Bandits advanced to the championship round when they both eliminated their opponents over the last week in the semi-final round.

On Sunday January 26, at the Marshalleck Stadium in Benque Viejo Del Carmen, FC Belize eliminated the home team and number seed into the semi-finals Verdes FC by the score of 2-1. The home team Verdes FC got on the scoreboard first when Rodney Pacheco scored the 1st goal of the game in the 14th minute of play via a penalty to give his team a 1-0 lead.

However, the visiting FC Belize was able to get onto the scoreboard when Michael Hernandez scored his team’s equalising goal in the 29th minute of play to tie the score at 1-1. The first half of the game ended 1-1.

It was well into the second half of the game that the visiting FC Belize was able to untie the score at 1-1 when Jarret Davis scored the winning goal in the 87th minute of play via a penalty.

With that win FC Belize advance to the championship series against the Belmopan Bandits.

Meanwhile, on Saturday January 25, at the Carl Ramos Stadium in Dangriga Town, the visiting Belmopan Bandits and the Belize Defence Force played to a 1-1 draw. With the draw, the Belmopan Bandits advanced to the championship series by eliminating the Belize Defence Force by an aggregate score of 4-1.

In the game played, the Belmopan Bandits were able to get onto the scoreboard first when Deon McCauley scored his team’s goal in the 41st minute of play to give it a 1-0 lead. It was not until the 90th minute of play that Shane Flores scored the equalising goal for the Belize Defence Force.