Week 2 of the quarterfinals home-and-away series in the FFB Inter-District Champion of Champions tournament was played yesterday, and the 4 aggregate winners are set to commence semifinal series this coming Sunday.
Having won game 1 at the MCC by a 1-nil score, Brown Bombers of Belize City needed at least a draw, but they got a 2-1 win over Progresso FC at the Louisiana Field in Orange Walk, to seal their place in the semifinals with the 3-1 aggregate score. Bombers goals came from Jermaine Foster (4 min) and Denfield Lemott (84 min), while Dennis Charley (10 min PK) got the sole tally for Progresso FC.
San Antonio FC had gotten a 2-1 home win last week, and needed only a draw against Madrid FC at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan yesterday, and that is exactly what they got, a 2-2 draw, sending San Antonio to the semi’s. Edwin Guerra (19 min) and Eric Moralez (63 min) shook the net for Madrid FC, while Darnell Mossiah (3 min) and Ian Daniels (71 min) secured the draw for San Antonio, who are aggregate 4-3 winners.
Out west at the Norman Broaster Stadium, Santa Elena Synergy FC could only play for pride in front of their home fans, having suffered a humiliating 6-1 loss to Independence Scorpions the previous week. Santa Elena pulled out the 1-nil win yesterday with a late goal from Calbert Neal (91+ min), but the Scorpions are still safely into the semifinals with their aggregate 6-2 series victory.
And down south at the Toledo Union Field, it was a similar hopeless case for home standing Estrellas FC, who had fallen, 6-2, to Benguche FC last week. Estrellas pulled out a 3-1 win, with goals from Aduan Usher (18 min), Christopher Burke (35 min) and Charles Paulino (49 min); while Darwaine Castillo (67 min) tallied for Benguche. With the 7-5 aggregate score, Benguche FC have qualified to the semifinals.
Week 1 of home-and-away semifinals:
Sunday, November 18
3:00 p.m. – San Antonio FC vs Brown Bombers – Ricalde Stadium
3:00 p.m. – Benguche FC vs Independence Scorpions – Carl Ramos Stadium