SeaHawks beat Cayo Avengers, 1-0

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 15, No. 6            February 10, 2005

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The SeaHawks traveled west on Sunday to meet Cayo Avengers for a massive ball game. The team came out with new coach and a complete new look. Dressed in full yellow with white stripes the SeaHawks were ready for anything. The game started at 3:30 p.m. and San Pedro started very aggressive and hungry for a goal. At minute five of the first half, the Cayo Avengers defense caused a foul outside the 18 that gave the SeaHawks an opportunity for the free spot kick. Vallan Symms took the shot that left the Cayo Avengers goalkeeper, Shane Moody, sitting on the ground wondering what had happened as the ball shook the inside of the net. With this goal, the SeaHawks had an early 1-0 lead.

    The Cayo Avengers had their first opportunity when they hit a long shot that knocked on the side post of William Johnson. The game turned red hot in minute 22, when Dion Frazer pushed down the Avengers' sweeper and received a red card by the referee. The Cayo Avengers started to get more aggressive and were taking advantage of having one more player. The SeaHawks defense kept playing better and doing a great job.

    At minute 33, Tony Gonzalez of the SeaHawks had an opportunity but the Cayo sweeper saved his team's day. Another opportunity that could have given the SeaHawks a second goal was at minute 35, when Landy Pinelo and Shane Moody were alone. Again, the defense was there to intercept. On the second half, the V came out playing harder and started to pressure the SeaHawks. On the eight minute of the second half, a serious attack by Avengers gave them the opportunity to tie. A shot taken to the goalkeeper, William Johnson, rebounded to Tala and he missed the best opportunity that they had. The Cayo Avengers kept on pressuring but it was all in vain.

    The SeaHawks had another opportunity when Julio Valle took a shot that could have been. Shane Moody said no to that shot which could have been a beautiful goal. William Johnson saved the SeaHawks at minute 42 when a monster shot was in the form of a free spot kick taken by Tala. At the 48th minute of the game, the referee blew the whistle and ended the game, giving the SeaHawks their second win in the BPFL tournament.

    The San Pedro Community and The San Pedro Sun welcome the SeaHawks' new coach Mr. Marvin Ottley. Mr. Ottley was the former coach of Kulture Yabra for five years and has won four championships in his career. Congratulations to Mr. Ottley and his team on their BIG win.

    On other games last weekend, the big bad Sagitun defeated the Calcutta Bulls 2-1 at the Michael Ashcroft Stadium. In Orange Walk, Juventus won over Print Griga Belize 1-0 while the BPFL babies the Kremandala Lake disappointed the Kulture Yabra 2-1 on the Belize City derby. The standings and points are as follows: Sagitun 1st, 9 pts. San Pedro SeaHawks 2nd, 6 pts. Juventus 3rd, 5 pts. Kulture Yabra 4th, 4 pts. Cayo Avengers 5th, 4 pts. Kremandala Lake 6th, 4 pts. Calcutta Bulls 7th, 1 pts. Print Belize Griga 8th, 0 pts.

    The schedule for this week is as follows: Sunday, February 13th Kulture Yabra vs. Sagitun at the MCC Grounds at 4:00 p.m. Juventus vs. Cayo Avengers at the People's Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Calcutta Bulls vs. Print Belize Griga at Calcutta Field at 3:00 p.m. Come out and cheer on Sunday, February 13th at 3:30 p.m. at the Ambergris Stadium, where the SeaHawks will face Kremandala Lake.

    Good luck to all teams on their upcoming games!

Contributed by Jerby Bijil
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