BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 21, 2017–Already, Week 2 is in the books for the Premier League of Belize (PLB) 2017-2018 Opening Season, and Verdes FC jumps in front with a perfect record of two wins from their first two outings, while Wagiya starts off where they left off in last season, at the bottom of the heap with two losses. (See standings below.)
On Saturday night at Ambergris Stadium, newcomer hosts San Pedro Pirates FC played to a 1-1 draw with visiting BDF FC. Hector Martinez scored for San Pedro, while Jarren Lambey tallied for BDF. Meanwhile, down south at the M.A. Stadium in Independence, it was also 1-1 between Placencia Assassins FC and visiting Bandits Sports from Belmopan. Kervin Johnson (49’) put the Bandits in front, but Luis “Baaka” Torres (69’ PK) equalized for Placencia from the penalty spot.
On Sunday, Police United FC registered their first win at the Carl Ramos Stadium, where they shut out home standing Wagiya FC, 4-0, with goals from Danny Jimenez (28’ & 86’), Carlton “Fubu” Thomas (52’) and Devon Makin (62’). Meanwhile, further south at the Victor Sanchez Union Field in Punta Gorda, the young, upstart Freedom Fighters FC took an early lead with a goal from Leary Simon (15’); but the visiting Verdes FC was unfazed, replying with goals from Elroy “Bibbs” Kuylen (23’), Brazilian Alcides “Paco” Thomas (39’), Jarret Davis (53’) and Ricardo “Cheety” Jimenez, (88’) for the 4-1 final score.
Week 3 schedule (times to be confirmed):
Saturday, August 26
4:00 p.m. – BDF FC vs Bandits Sports – MCC Grounds
7:30 p.m. – Placencia Assassins FC vs San Pedro Pirates FC – M.A. Stadium
Sunday, August 27
5:00 p.m. – Police United FC vs Verdes FC – Isidoro Beaton Stadium
4:00 p.m. – Freedom Fighters FC vs Wagiya FC – Victor Sanchez Union Field