Sports — 06 May 2014

FFB President’s Cup kicks off with Week 1 games

The first FFB President’s Cup tournament kicked off with Week 1 games over the weekend at 3 of 4 scheduled venues. There are 8 teams participating in the tournament, and they represent 8 different football zones of the country – Estrellas FC from Toledo, Sagitun from Independence, Pomona United from Stann Creek, Roaring Creek RC from Belmopan, Benque D.C. United from Cayo, Belize District Stars from Belize District, Progresso FC from Orange Walk, and San Antonio FC from Corozal.

In the only game on Saturday night, the Michael Ashcroft Stadium was the venue where visiting Roaring Creek United got the 3-2 win over home standing Sagitun. Alden Coleman (47’), Michael Lewis (54’) and Orin Reneau (92’) shook the net for Roaring Creek; while Ashley Torres (72’) and Wilbert Rivas (13’) scored for Sagitun.

In the first Sunday afternoon game, up north at the Ricalde Stadium in Corozal, visiting Progresso FC clipped San Antonio FC, 2-1, with goals from Marlon Miranda (42’) and Eliazar Itza (78’), while the lone tally for San Antonio was by Russell Casanova (55’). The other Sunday encounter was at the Toledo Union Field where the visiting Pomona United dropped the home team, Estrellas FC by a 3-1 score, courtesy of goals from Hilbert Smith (12’ & 40’) and Otis Smith (48’); while Evan Mariano (55’) got the goal for Estrellas.

The other scheduled game, between Belize District Stars and Benque D.C. United, at the MCC Grounds was postponed and will be played at a later date as a back-match.

Upcoming Week 2 matches:

Saturday, May 10
7:30 p.m. – Sagitun FC vs Pomona United – Michael Ashcroft Stadium

Sunday, May 11
3:30 p.m. – Progresso FC vs Belize District Stars – Louisiana Football Field
3:30 p.m. – Benque D.C. United vs San Antonio FC – Norman Broaster Stadium
4:00 p.m. – Estrellas FC vs Roaring Creek United – Toledo Union Field

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