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San Pedro Pirates best the Placencia Assassins in Premier League competition Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

The Premier League of Belize 2017 Opening Season is fast coming to an end with only three more weeks of play in the regular season remaining.

On Saturday 14th October at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town, the host team San Pedro Pirates edged out the visiting Placencia Assassins by the score of 3-1. The San Pedro Pirates was the first onto the scoreboard when Hector Martinez scored the 1st goal of the game in the 28th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead. The lead was further increased when Inri Gonzaga scored his team’s 2nd goal of the game in the 45th minute of play for a 2-0 lead.

In the opening minutes of the second half of the game, the visiting Placencia Assassins was able to break through the defence of the San Pedro Pirates that allowed Ashton Torres to score his team’s only goal of the game in the 46th minute of play to bring the score to a 2-1.

The game remained pretty much a 2-1 affair for most part of it until Luis Mencia scored the San Pedro Pirates 3rd and final goal of the game in the 90th minute of play for the 3-1 victory.

Meanwhile, at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan, Bandits Sports defeated the Belize Defence Force FC by the score of 2-1.

The Belize Defence Force was the first to score in the game when Darrol Lambey scored his team’s only goal of the game in the 15th minute of play to give it a 1-0 lead. The first half of the game ended in favour of the Belize Defence Force 1-0.

In the second half of the game, an own goal by the Belize Defence Force’s Charles Grant in the 48th minute of play tie the score at 1-1.

However, the Bandits Sports Elroy smith scored his team’s final goal in the 89th minute of play to give it the 2-1 victory and lead in the standings.

The competition then continued on Sunday 15th October, with two more games on the schedule. At the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio Town, Verdes FC and the Police United FC played to a 0-0 draw.

And in the final game of the weekend played out at the Carl Ramos Stadium in Dangriga Town, Wagiya FC blasted the Freed Fighters by the score of 6-2.

The host team Wagiya FC was on the aggressive from the early start of the game, which resulted in an early lead. Wagiya’s 1st goal of the game was scored by Krisean Lopez, in the 14th minute of play that gave it an early 1-0 lead. The lead was increased when he scored his 2nd goal of the game in the 23rd minute of play, and then his 3rd goal of the game in the 36th minute of play for an early 3-0 lead. The lead was further increased when Warren Moss scored in the 45th minute of play for a commanding 4-0 lead.

In the second half of the game, the Freedom Fighters were able to score two quick goals in the 56th and 59th minutes of play respectively by Yusef Vernon and then by Zidane Hines to bring the deficit within 2 goals.

However, Wagiya would have none of it and scored two more times in 66th minute of play by Byron Chavez and again in the 85th minute of play by David Marshall for the 6-2 victory.

The competition will continue this coming weekend with four more games on the schedule.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:39
 
Belize Athletics Association elects new officers Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

The Belize Athletics Association held its 2017 Annual General Meeting on Saturday 21 October, 2017 at Edward P. Yorke High School in Belize City. The highlight of the Annual General Meeting was the elections of officers for the association.

At the close of nomination day the following persons nominated for the positions are:

President - Deon Sutherland

1st vice president -   Jaheed Smith

2nd vice president - Tricia Flores

General Secretary -           Josephine Flowers

Asst. Secretary -  Jeneicia Sanker

Treasurer - Orville Melendrez Committee members   -      Andrew Pilgrim, Shelmadine Carr and Shaun Gill.

The elected officers will serve until the next General Meeting in which an election will be held.

 


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