Full Sporting Events with James Adderley
Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.
Week 8 in the Premier Leagues of Belize saw undefeated Police United play host to the Belmopan bandits inside the MCC Saturday night in a bid to keep the clean sheet intact. Folks we’re only 6 minutes in when the Police provides positive proof that they’re the protagonist in this one thanks to this embarrassing misplay by the Bandits’ goalkeeper Orlando Galdamez who comes out of his goal but mis-kicks. Andres Makin pounces on the loose ball and picks out Lennox Castillo who moves Ronaldo Alvarez out of the way and then beats Galdamez to give Police the quick 1-zip lead. The visitors then get the opportunity to tie the ballgame when Alden Coleman sets up David Madrid with this perfect pass only to see the striker misfire.
The Police looks to double their lead off this corner kick from James Logan Jr., but the volley by Lennox Castillo is right at the Bandits’ keeper. It’s another chance for the Police to increase their lead when Evan Mariano outruns the Bandits defense and fails to get the pill past Galdamez in 2 tries. At the other end, Alden Coleman tries to get the bandits equalizer but does not get enough on the ball to bother Japheth Young. Orlando Jimenez finds himself with this good look at goal and fires straight at Galdamez who makes the easy score. 8 minutes into 2nd half, the Police finally come up with their 2nd goal of the match. Orlando Jimenez triggers this set piece that eventually reaches Trevor Lennon and his header makes it a 2-zip ballgame.
Folks this might just be Belmopan’s best offensive in this ballgame when Floyd Jones looks for the far corner with this left foot in-swinger which is foiled by a monster save from Japheth Young. Now watch Trevor Lennon impose himself on the Belmopan defense; he swings and misses and then is forced wide by goalkeeper Galdamez only to find the far corner from a real acute angle. The Police wins 3-zip to maintain its lead in Zone B with 22 points from 7 wins and a draw.
In other results, Placencia Assassins held Paradise Freedom Fighters to a 1-1 tie at Toledo to remain in 2nd place with 14 points, while San Ignacio United doubled Hankook Verdes 2-1 to remain in 3rd place with 13 points. Over in Zone A, the Belize Defence Force bombed FC San Felipe Barcelona 2-1 to move into 1st place with 17 points after the San Pedro Sea Dogs held FC Belize to a scoreless draw out at the Island and FC now shows 16 points in 2nd place. Meanwhile, Juventus stopped a 2 game slide with a 3-zip bashing of World FC at the People’s Stadium.
Looking to this weekend on Saturday night, San Ignacio takes on Police at the Norman Broaster. On Sunday, it’s all of 5 matches. San Pedro Sea Dogs will host Juventus, FC Belize travels West to face the B.D.F., San Felipe Barcelona will host World FC, Paradise Freedom Fighters will visit Hankook Verdes and Placencia Assassins will be at home against Belmopan Bandits.
Now let’s check in on the female football league as the defending champion, Millennium hosted the Sugar City Girls inside the MCC Grounds last night. And it’s Millennium shaking the net early when Gianne Cayetano finds Sherain Tracy whose goal is voided for roughing the goalkeeper. This wakes up the Sugar City Girls so Tamara Baptist deals to Gisel Baisa whose grasshead burner burns a hole in the back of the bet like a laser and the visitors are up 1-zip. Make it 2-nil in early 2nd half when Karen Garcia fires this bullet from pointblank range as the OW girls continue to shine. Meanwhile, Elisha Bermudez thinks she has pulled back one for Millennium here, only to see Jenny Cantun make the save. Make it 3-zip ballgame when Karen Garcia’s launch off this set piece bounces past the keeper. And then Gian Castaneda gets her 2nd goal of the match with this right foot swing that bulges the net. Sugar City Girls beat the defending champion on their home field 4-zip to make it 2 wins in a row over Millennium.
In news from the Easter Tournament in Dangriga, Valley Pride beat Real Juventus 4-zip, Harlem blanked Canada Hill Aquillas 2-nil, Southside routed Bilboa 11-nothing while Rimas Strikers handed DYFA U-19 a 3-zip loss. Action resumes Holy Thursday with Canada Hill facing Bilboa and Foreshore Elegance goes up against Umadagu U-19.
In cycling news, the Weekend Warriors Sunday Race saw Kenroy Gladden take top honors, Vallan Symmons finished 2nd while Ray Hyde rounds out the top 3 from a field of 22 that travelled from La Democracia to Leslie’s Imports. Meanwhile, Ernest Meighan won the Master’s Class in a race held at Chetumal over the weekend while Brandon Cattouse and Gregg Lovell finished 4th and 5th in the Elite Class.