Rising Stars are once again champions of the DPL, having capturing their soxth consecutive title by beating Ti Rocher FC, 2-1 on Sunday. Rising Stars looked the better prepared team and took the lead in the 16th minute, Linus Jn Pierre capitalizing on a defensive error by Ti Rocher.
Saint Lucia national captain Sheldon Emmanuel put them further ahead with a strike in the 21st minute. Despite an 84th minute goal by Ti Rocher’s Dwayne Mason, Rising Stars held on to regain the title.
In the third place game played earlier on Sunday, El Ninos FC defeated Small Axe 2-0, thanks to a brace by Tyson Cox.
Matches continue in the knockout championship this week as Police will face Chique United on Wednesday, and Sunset takes on El Ninos FC on Thursday.
DJ Dongar Macheson Knockout Football (Dennery)
On Sunday, the Dennery Youth & Sports Council launched its latest competition with two exciting matches at the Dennery Playing Field. In the first match DCYO beat Hilltop Ballers at home 2:1. The goal scorers for DCYO were Miguel Prospere and Nilton William while Hilltop Ballers were grateful to secure an away goal courtesy of an own-goal. In the second match of the day Wisdom 18 Plus defeated All Blacks Veterans at home by 3:0. Goal scorers for Wisdom 18 Plus were Dillan Mathurin (2 goals) and Hendricks Collymore.
The return leg of both matches will be played on Sunday November 16, 2014. The competition continues this coming Sunday (November 9, 2014) with another double-header.
ECFH Mabouya Valley U21 Competition
RYO was awarded a forfeit against Young Generations on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Oleon United lost to Togetherness Youth 0-2, Jerdinelle Louisy and Clint Avril the goal scorers. On Thursday, Survivals crushed Young Generations 7-0. Casey Octalien scored two, whilst Eyvlin Eugene, Billy Ettiene, Tommy Prospere and and an own goal by Candius President all went on one side of the scoresheet.
In weekend games, Monarch beat Chesters 2-0 (Cleavy Baptiste and Terrol Norville), whilst Rovers United beat RYO 3-1, Kerniel Polius with two and Zachery Edmund one – the lone goal for RYO coming from Leonus Joseph.
Walter Joseph Trophy (La Clery)
Football resumed at La Clery Playing Field on Sunday. The Walter Joseph tournament – named after the founding coach of La Clery club, Strugglers – is expected to run over a five-week period and has six participating teams. In the opening game, Dax United and Hustlerz played to a 1-1 draw. Ten-man Hustlerz took the lead midway in the second half with a smart tap in by Shawn Collins. However, constant pressure by Dax United resulted in a corner kick which was brilliantly headed into the back of the net by Kacy Charles. The next game for the Walter Joseph Trophy takes place on Tuesday with La Clery All Stars taking on Bisee.
Alva Baptiste Super Cup (Laborie)
Football competition heated up over the weekend as the semifinals approach. On Saturday, Alez defeated The Boys 1-0 with a late winner while on Sunday Pascal Joseph improved their chances of qualifying with a convincing 4-0 victory over Radix from La Haut.
After this weekend’s fixtures, heading the points table is Young Strikers with 16 points from 7 games which should guarantee them a place in the semifinals.
The other three semifinal places are being keenly contested by Alez with 11 points (three games to play); Herbalist (10 points, two remaining games); Bay Classics of Augier (10 points, three games remaining); Pascal Joseph (8 points, two games).
Alez, Bay Classics and Pascal Joseph still have games remaining against teams at the bottom of the table. Herbalist is under the most pressure to qualify as they cannot afford to lose any of their remaining two matches which are against top teams Alez and Bay Classics.
The Laborie Youth and Sports Revitalization Committee will be getting the James Walker Ettiene Knock Out Cup underway immediately after the conclusion of the Alva Baptiste Super Cup.