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Belmopan Bandits blank Orange Walk United in Premier League competition Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

The Premier League of Belize 2016-2017 Opening Season Tournament continued over the weekend with four games on the schedule.

On Saturday 17th September, 2016, at the MCC Grounds the host team the Belize Defence Force and the visiting Freedom Fighters played to a 2-2 draw.

The Belize Defence Force (BDF FC) was the first to make it onto the scoreboard when Mark Arzu scored the 1st goal of the game in the 8th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead.

The defence of the BDF protected that 1-0 lead well into the second half of the game before the visiting Freedom Fighters were able to penetrate its defence which allowed Alexander Peters to score the equalising goal for his team in the 57th minute of play to tie the score at 1-1. The Freedom Fighters continued its mastery of the BDF defence when Lisbey Castillo scored the go-ahead goal in the 67th minute of play to give his team a 2-1 lead.

However, the Belize Defence Force offense was able to reply with a goal of its own when Vallan Symms scored the equalising goal in the 82nd minute of play for the 2-2 draw.

Out at the Lousiana Field in Orange Walk Town, the defending champions continued on its winning path when it blanked the Orange Walk United FC by the score of 2-0.

The first goal of the game was scored by Elroy Kuylen in the 26th minute of play to give his team a 1-0 lead. The lead was further increase when Marlon Meza scored the 2nd goal of the game in the 80th minute of play for the 2-0 whitewash of the Orange Walk United FC.

The competition then continued on Sunday 18th September, 2016, with two more games on the schedule.

At the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio Town, the Police United who seems to be having trouble in scoring goals and the Placencia Assassins played to a 1-1 draw.

The visiting Placencia Assassins was the first to score when Dellon Torres scored his team’s goal in the 8th minute of play for a 1-0 lead.

The host team Police United was able to get onto the scoreboard when Harrison Roches scored the equalising goal in the 52nd minute of play for the 1-1 draw.
And in the final game played at the MCC Grounds, FC Belize doubled up on Wagiya by the score of 4-2.

The first goal of the game was scored by Marlon Gutierrez in the 13th minute of play to give FC Belize a 1-0 lead. The lead was further increased when Oliver Hendricks scored in the 32nd minute of play via a penalty kick for a 2-0 lead. The lead was cut in half when Ericson Clarke scored for Wagiya in the 37th minute of play to bring the score at 2-1.

FC Belize’s lead was further increase when Hector Martinez scored the first of two goals in the 45th minute of play to give his team a 3-1 lead. The lead for the host team FC Belize was further extended when Hector Martinez scored his 2nd and final goal of the game in the 69th minute of play for a 4-1 lead. Ernest Flores then scored Wagiya’s 2nd goal of the game in the 85th minute of play to cut the deficit in half but it was never quite enough as FC Belize held onto the 4-2 victory.

The competition will continue during the course of this week and the up-coming weekend.

 
Belize Road Bullets win in Sugar City Hoops competition Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

The 2016 Sugar City Hoops Basketball Competition continued over the weekend at the East Sports Centre in Orange Walk Town over the weekend with a number of games.

On Friday 16th September, in the U17 competition, Ever Ballaz edged out East Coast Ballerz by the score of 43-41.

The top scorers for Ever Ballaz were Rasheed Reneau with 14 points, Shane Pollard with 9 points and Tyrique Dawson with 7 points. For the East Coast Ballerz, the top scorers were Javier Rosado Jr with 13 points, Kristan Puerto with 12 points and Norris Fisher with 10 points.

In the U-25 competition, Belize Road Bullets over handily over the Devils by the score of 76-64. The top scorers for the Belize Road Bullets team were Andre Almendarez with 23 points, Brandon McKoy with 23 points and Hubert August with 11 points. For the Devils, the top scorers were Vicente Avila with 25 points, Leonard Jones with 17 points and Roman Alvarez with 7 points.

The competition continued on Saturday 17th September, with two more games on the schedule. In the U-17 competition, Muffles Bobcats won over Technical High School by the score of 58-41. The top scorers for Muffles Bobcats were CJ Vasquez with 27 points, Kritstian Cabrera with 11 points and Dickerson Li with 8 points.

For the Technical High School team, the top scorers were Clinton Shaw with 14 points, Bryton Bull with 11 points and Vijah Young with 8 points.

In the U-25 competition, Jumanji edged out One Love by the scored of 69-68. The top scorers for Jumanji were Charlton Flowers with 26 points, Craig Cooper with 12 points and Raul Vanegas also with 12 points.

Meanwhile, the top scorers for One Love were Randy Usher with 15 points, Raheem Cummings with 14 points and Ronald Sutherland with 8 points.
The competition will continue this coming weekend.

 


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