Rising Stars & Palmar draw 0-0 in FFB Inter-district football

[Linked Image] Palmar FC of Orange Walk held the Rising Stars of Belize City to a nil-zip draw in the Football Federation of Belize Inter-district First Division football competition at the MCC Grounds this afternoon.

Rising Stars’ Carlos Barrera and Clinton Jorgenson led the attack, supported by midfielders Misael Canul, Avian Crawford, Jesse Guerrero and David Ramos, but could not get by the tenacious defense of Palmar’s Enrique Castillo, Raul Cantun, Eder Ortega and Edward Meighan.

Palmar’s Ian Chi, Kenny Chi and Ronnie Perez were also testing the Rising Stars’ defense and Matthew Leal, Hubert Baptist, Andrew Estell and Stephen Arnold had all they could do to contain the lightening quick attacks, supported by Palmar midfielders David Carillo, Ivan Arguelles and Arnold Caceres.

The Rising Stars dominated the play in the first half having possession for much of the time and confining play to the visitors’ half of the field, but they lacked finish, except for one brilliant shot by Jesse Guerrero that forced Walter Garcia to dive for a save, only deflecting the ball and giving up a corner kick.

In the 2nd half, Samuel Figueroa replaced Avian Crawford, and Ernest “Dubu” Flores relieved Carlos Barrera. The visitors also refreshed their attack with Santiago Chi and Omar Mollinero but the game was still a nil zip draw when Jael Ottley entered the ball game for Clinton Jorgenson. Ottley’s best shot screamed over the crossbar, and the final whistle sounded to a 0-0 draw.

Santa Elena won over Club Aguilas by default when the Club were a no show for their scheduled match even after a half an hour grace period after the set start time. The referees waited until 8:30.

World F. C. has already qualified to the next round following their fifth victory, a 2-1 triumph over Cristo Rey, on strikes by Miguel Aguilar and Carlos Vasquez.

Hopkins also led Group 3 in advancing to the next round with 11 pts, following their third win 6-1 over Belief F.C.

Tower Hill is effectively out of the next round, following their 3-3 draw with Libertadores of Corozal. Dario Westby, Cesar Robert scored for Tower Hill who also got an autogoal courtesy of Keron Swazo. Libertadores had goals scored by Felipe Guy, Jamal Martinez and Alden Fuentes.

Club Atletico of Belmopan is also through to the next round from Group 3 via a 2-1 victory over Jah Roots. Edwin Palma and Geovanni Lopez scored for Atletico, while only Delroy Flores scored for Jah Roots.

The Mavericks are also into the next round leading Group 4 with 15 pts following their fifth win a 2-1 victory over Benguche on two strikes by Leslie Williams and Everett Genus Jr, while only Edwin Nazario could score a consolation goal for Benguche, who nevertheless have also qualified with 12 pts.

Carmelita of the Orange Walk district is also into the next round with 10 pots by virtue of their 2-2 draw with Capital United of Belmopan. Richard Gillett and Jevon Ico scored for Carmelita, while Danilo Marcilio and Alden Coleman scored for Capital United.


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