PRESS RELEASE – West Coast powerhouse Canaries and city representatives Central Castries will contest the finals of the 2014 Blackheart Knockout Football Tournament on Saturday October 11th at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
Both teams booked their places in the finals after contrasting victories in semi final action this past Saturday night at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
In the first semi final Central Castries came from behind to defeat Vieux Fort North two goals to one. Dervin “zidane” Emmanuel had put Vieux Fort North ahead in the 4th minute of the encounter when he slotted home a loose ball in the area.
Vieux Fort North led one nil at half time but second half goals from Uriah Jn Baptiste from a freekick which was not handled properly by the Vieux Fort North goal keeper and a strike by Mario Jn Baptiste in the 93rd minute gave Central Castries victory.
The second semi final between Canaries and Vieux Fort South lacked much excitement with the match ending one all after regulation time and extra time.
Canaries took the lead when Titus Shepard wonderfully headed home in the 37th minute of the encounter but three minutes later in the 40th minute Vieux Fort South equalized from the penalty spot by their captain Dyker “harpin” Mathurin.
In the penalty shoot out Canaries won 4-2 with their goal keeper John “maverick” ST. Omer saving two penalties in the shootout.
The finals between Canaries and Central Castries is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. with the winners taking home $20,000 thousand dollars in cash and the Lime Trophy. Before the finals Vieux Fort South and Vieux Fort North will meet in the third place play off set to kick off at 6.00 p.m..