BELMOPAN, Thurs. July 23, 2015–The Belmopan Football Association (BFA) El Rancho Restaurant & Bar Futsal Tournament 2015 concluded over the weekend with 3rd place games for females and males taking place on Friday, while the championship games for females and males were on Saturday night, all matches being at the El Rancho Restaurant & Bar.
In the Futsal Females third place game on Friday, Lucky Strikers Girls blanked Pink Angels, 5-0, with all 5 goals coming from Kimberly Perez. The Futsal Males third place match between Las Flores and Devils ended 3-3 in regulation, with Wilfredo Barrientos, Arcelito Pastrana and Alberto Ortiz scoring for Las Flores; while Carlos Ramirez, Kendale Palma and Sean Mas tallied for Devils. In the ensuing penalty shootout, Devils prevailed, 4-3, with conversions from Carlos Ramirez, Kendale Palma, Marco Hernandez and James Gonzalez; while Angel Pastrana, Alberto Ortiz and Rudy Galdamez made good for Las Flores.
On Saturday in the Futsal Females championship finals, Las Flores Girls got a goal each from Lenny Ortiz and Berta Garcia, to register the 2-0 victory over Real Madrid Girls. Next,was the Futsal Males championship finals where La Juventud won, 4-3, over Turbo Boys. Shaking the net for the victorious La Juventud were David Madrid with a hat trick (3 goals) and Victor Caliz; while, Michael Lewis (2 goals) and Jose Galdamez scored for Turbo Boys.
Futsal Females Champions 2015: Las Flores Girls – 1st Place; Real Madrid Girls – 2nd Place; Lucky Strikers Girls – 3rd Place.
Futsal Males Champions 2015: La Juventud – 1st Place; Turbo Boys – 2nd Place; Devils – 3rd Place.
Futsal Males Individual Awards were given for: Most Goals – Carlos Ramirez (Devils); Best Goalkeeper – Kevin Botes (La Juventud); and MVP – David Madrid (La Juventud).
The Belmopan Football Association would like to say special thanks to the management of El Rancho Restaurant & Bar for making our games possible, and to the President of the Football Federation of Belize, Mr. Ruperto Vicente, who has contributed and were available for distribution of trophies and awards to our Male and Female Futsal champions 2015.
BFA 1st Division Tournament
Four games were played at the Las Flores Community football field on Sunday, July 19, in the BFA 1st Division Tournament. In game 1, Las Flores FC defeated Cotton Tree, 3-1, with goals from Karlis Tello (61’), Yony Gonzalez (83’) and an own goal from Cotton Tree’s Erick Ayala (52’); while Milton Hernandez (73’) got the sole tally for Cotton Tree. Game 2 was a 2-nil win for Camalote Warriors over San Martin FC, courtesy of goals by Norman Neal (41’) and Belhem Guzman (90’). In game 3, Israel Clavel struck twice (51’ & 80’) and Marshall Nunez (81’) added another to give Alliance United the 3-0, win over Club Atletico. And in game 4, Roaring Creek United dropped UB Black Jaguars, 3-1, with a goal each from Avery Galvez (73’), Clifbarn Neal (75’) and Orin Reneau (80’); while Justin Wade got the lone goal for the Jaguars.
Upcoming BFA 1stt Division schedule at Las Flores Community football field:
Sunday, July 26
10:00 a.m. – San Martin FC vs Duck Run II
12:00 p.m. – Maya Mopan Rangers vs Belmopan Veterans
2:00 p.m. – Las Flores United vs Cotton Tree
4:00 p.m. – Camalote Warriors vs Alliance United