BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 5, 2016–The Conscious Youth Development Program (CYDP) Peace Cup 2016 football tournament is in the middle of its quarterfinal playoffs. Two teams had already played game 1 in their best-of-2 games quarterfinal series, where Survivors defeated Ebony Lake, 4-1.
In games played this past Saturday at the MCC Grounds, Survivors and Ebony Lake played game 2, the final leg of their quarterfinal series; while 6 other teams paired off in their quarterfinal game 1.
In the quarterfinal opener on Saturday, Kelly Street FC and Ladyville FC drew, 1-1. Kadeem Myers netted for Kelly Street, while Kevin Young scored for Ladyville. Next, it was Yabra/City Boys FC with the 2-1 win over Tut Bay FC. Yabra goals were by Dalton Cayetano and Kzron Patnett, while Carlos Lino got the goal for Tut Bay. The third game of the day saw Coast Guard over Hattieville United, 3-1, with goals from Duran Addier, Steven Martinez and Orvin Wade; while Marcus Lewis scored for Hattieville United.
The last game on Saturday was the decisive game 2 between Survivors FC and Ebony Lake FC. Survivors entered the game with a 4-1 lead from game 1, and, with the game tied, 2-2, late in second half, a fight erupted on the field, prompting the referee to blow the long whistle. Shaking the net for Survivors were Sanjay Pitts and Tyrique Ciego; while Kevin Najera scored both goals for Ebony Lake. Survivors FC therefore won the series with an aggregate score of 6-3, and will go on to the semifinals.
The second and deciding legs of the other 3 quarterfinal series will take place this weekend at the MCC Grounds.
Saturday, December 10
10:00 a.m. – Coast Guard FC vs Hattieville United
12:00 noon – Tut Bay FC vs Yabra/City Boys FC
2:00 p.m. – Ladyville FC vs Kelly Street FC
(Information courtesy CYDP Secretariat.)