Sports — 29 April 2017 — by Mervin “Rugged” Flores
Dangriga sports stats

DANGRIGA, Thurs. Apr. 27, 2017 —Stann Creek F.A. Smart Mundialito
The Stann Creek Football Association’s Smart Mundialito Tournament 2017 saw its final regular season games on Saturday, April 22, at the Carl Ramos Stadium. Benguche DYFA was the victorious team, to advance to the Top-4 playoffs along with Wagierale Young Bombers, Silk Grass and New Site.

Here are the results: Silk Grass won over Montise, 6 goals to 1. Alex Alvarez – 3 goals, Breyben Olivas – 1, Ean Pixabaja – 1, and the final goal was an auto goal by Montise. New Site vs Wagierale Young Bombers ended in a nil-nil tie. Ubafu vs Hopkins ended in a 1 to 1 tie. Kenan Palacio scored for Ubafu, while Paul Bradley, Jr. scored for Hopkins. Benguche DYFA won over Southside Warriors, 2 goals to nil; Leopold Vasquez and Jamaal Joseph got 1 apiece.

Final standings were: Wagierale Young Bombers – 17 pts; Silk Grass – 15 pts; New Site – 12 pts; Benguche DYFA – 10 pts; Hopkins – 7 pts; Montise – 5 pts; Southside Warriors – 5 pts; and Ubafu – 3 pts.

Playoffs next Saturday, May 6
The top 4 qualifiers – Wagierale Young Bombers, Silk Grass, New Site and Benguche DYFA head to the SCFA Smart Mundialito 2017 playoffs, which were originally set to kick off this Saturday, April 29.  However, (due to Agric Show) the playoffs have been pushed back to next week Saturday, May 6, at the Carl Ramos Stadium.

Dangriga Mayor’s Cup
The Dangriga Mayor’s Cup Football Tournament held Week 6 games over the weekend at the Carl Ramos Stadium.

In the opener on Friday night, April 21, Hope Creek Pumas won over Silk Grass Youth Grass, 4 goals to 2. Yoyen Golomer, Jr. got 3 goals and Devin Burgess got the other for Hope Creek; while both Silk Grass goals came from Jason “Pack Bread” Kelly. In the nightcap, Department of Youth Services won over Wagiya, 4-nil, with 2 goals each from Kyle Valerio and Freddy Flores.

In game 1 on Sunday, April 23, New Site Tire Depot dropped A&N Strikers, 2-nil, with 1 apiece from Omar Lemott and David Brackett. Game 2 saw Conquerors blow away Hope Creek United, 11 goals to 1. Conquerors got 3 goals from Jacinto “Fowl” Bermudez, 3 from Harrison “Rape” Tasher, and 1 each from Darwin “Cayo” Castillo, Luis Hernandez, Enfield Coleman, Adgar Adderly and J. Apolonio; while Hope Creek’s only goal came from Jose Angel.

The tournament continues on Monday, May 1, which will be a holiday.

There will be no Mayor’s Cup game this Friday because of the NEBL playoff at Ecumenical Auditorium (The Mayor’s Cup executives and the Dangriga Dream Ballers executives collaborate with each other at all times.); and no game on Sunday because of the National Agricultural and Trade Show. Monday will be a triple-header, starting from 1:30 p.m.
The games scheduled for Friday will now be back matches; those are New Site Tire Depot vs Silk Grass Youth Grass, and Sampson FC vs Wagiya. The triple-header that was to be played on Sunday will now be played on Monday, May 1, Labor Day holiday.

Therefore:
Monday, May 1, Labor Day
1:30 p.m. – Foreshore Empire vs YG United
3:30 p.m. – Hope Creek Pumas vs Pomona Warriors
5:30 p.m. – Conquerors vs Valley Pride Commerciales

NEBL semi-final Game 1 in Dangriga
Dangriga’s Ecumenical Basketball Auditorium will be packed, jammed to capacity to witness Game One from the best-of-3 games series in the NEBL semi-final playoffs featuring home team Griga Dream Ballers vs Belmopan Bandits this Friday night, April 28. Gate opens at 8:00 p.m.; tip-off time is set for 9:00 p.m.; adults – $10.00; high school students with I.D. – $7.00; kids – $3.00.

It’s Griga Dream Ballers heading to the championship with one game at a time. Dangriga Dream Ballers is the only team right now that can steal away this NEBL championship this year from any one of the other three qualifying teams.

All are invited this Friday night at Ecumenical from Griga and surrounding villages.

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