22 goals scored on opening weekend of Veterans Football Tournament despite rain

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22 goals scored on opening weekend of Veterans Football Tournament despite rain

football1PRESS RELEASE – 22 goals were scored in six matches played on the opening weekend of the 2015 Veterans Football Tournament.

Despite soggy conditions both Saturday and Sunday, that did not affect the matches which were very exciting at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds.

On Saturday after a short opening ceremony which was abbreviated because of some heavy rain which caused a late start. Gros Islet Veterans registered the first win of the tournament with a cone from behind 3-2 win over Nyah. Nyah at one stage in the firsr had led one nil

Scoring for Gros Islet were Leroy Alexander with goals in the 28th and 34th minutes and Stuart Alcide in the 63rd minute.Mederick Samuel in the 26th minute and Desmond Francis in the 68th minute were Nyah’s scorers.

In the second match Saturday VSADC got the better of Valley Legends one goal to nil courtesy of a strike from the penalty spot by former national midfielder Gilroy “APA” Mitchell in the 58th minute of the encounter

The final match Saturday evening saw new team Central Vieux Fort featuring former national players Titus Elva and Andy Jn Baptiste win over Behind the College All Stars 3-1. Mc Lean Mason in the 24th minute, Dycer Fontellio in the 33 and Titus “titi” Elva 42 minute gave them victory. For Behind the College All Stars Trevor Cadette converted in the 79th minute.

Yesterday another three matches were played.Soufriere Veterans and Congorians played to a 2- 2 draw.Amos Neptune in the 40th minute and Kenton Vitalis in the 78th minute scored for Congorians  but Tony Paul in 60th minute and Ben Duncan in the 75 scored for Soufriere.

All Blacks of Dennery outplayed Micoud Veterans 5 -1 in soggy conditions. Josie Lewis in the 8th minute, Timothy Emmanuel in the 13th minute,Joey Hunte in the 44th,Johnson Minville in the in the 59th and Hendricks Collymore in the 61st were the goal scorers for Dennnery.Thaddeus Gaston converted Micoud’s lone goal.

In the final match last evening in a very fast paced encounter in very soggy conditions Vieux Fort South and Laborie played to an exciting one all draw. An own goal from Norville Charles in the 59th minute put Vieux Fort South ahead in the encounter but a wonderfully struck long range free kick from Valence Duncan in the 75 minute of the match have Laborie an equaliser and that’s how it stayed till the end.

Another round of matches will take place this coming Saturday and Sunday at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort.

 

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