BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 11, 2016–The Proto Foundation U-13 and U-15 Five-A-Side Football Tournaments climaxed on Saturday, April 9, at the Noel Ferguson Park near Cinderella Plaza with the semifinals and finals, followed by the announcement of individual awards for outstanding U-13 and U-15 players in the tournament.
In the first U-13 semifinal, Carlston FC dropped Reality Youths FC, 3-nil, with goals from Lawnie Leslie, Brandon Smith and Shane Pratt.
Next was the first U-15 semifinal, and it was Matus Bomberz, 3-1, over Collet FC. Cory Parchue (2) Tyreek Muschamp shook the net for Bomberz, while Tyrique Ciego scored for Collet.
In the second U-13 semifinal, Hattieville Riverside Boys clipped Sampson 1256 Automotive by a 1-nil score, courtesy of a goal by Aswald Young.
And in the second U-15 semifinal, Hattieville Riverside Boys won, 4-1, over Carlston FC. Kyle Myvette struck twice, and Michael Robinson and Hakeem Smith got 1 goal apiece for Hattieville; while Lynn Augustine got the sole tally for Carlston FC.
The losers in the semifinals then played for 3rd place. In the U-13, Sampson 1256 Automotive got the 1-nil win over Reality Youths FC, on a goal by D’Jon Canelo. And in the U15, it was Carlston FC defeating Collet FC, 2-1, with a goal each from Cion Augustine and Dennis Aranda; while Collet’s only goal was by Tyrique Ciego.
Both the U-13 and U-15 finals had to go to penalty shootouts.
In the U-13 championship game, Carlston FC and Halttieville Riverside Boys ended regulation tied at 1-1, with Lawnie Leslie scoring for Carlston FC, and Jared Baptist scoring for Hattieville. Carlston FC won the championship in the penalty shootout.
And in the U-15 final, after Hattieville Riverside Boys and Matus Bomberz completed regulation with a 3-3 tie, Hattieville prevailed over Bomberz in the penalty shootout for the championship.
U-13 champion is therefore Carlston FC, and sub-champion is Hattieville Riverside Boys.
U-15 champion is Hattieville Riverside Boys, and sub-champion is Matus Bomberz.
Trophies and medals
In the awards ceremony following the championship games, team trophies were given for 1stt, 2ndd and 3rdd place teams, and individual medals for players on 1stt and 2ndd place teams in both U-13 and U-15. And there were also 12 trophies given for individual awards in the U-13 and U-15 tournaments.
U-13 individual awards were: Best Goalkeeper – Shane Pratt (Carlston FC); Best Defence – Jared Baptist (Hattieville Riverside Boys); Best Midfield – Sanja Pitts, Jr. (Reality Youths); Best Forward – D-Jon Canelo (Sampson 1256 Automotive); Best Coach – Shawn Roches (Carlston FC); MVP – Lawnie Leslie (Carlston FC).
U-15 individual awards were: Best Goalkeeper – Jose Aguilar (Carlston FC); Best Defence – Luis Orosco (Collet FC); Best Midfield – Michael Robinson (Hattieville Riverside Boys); Best Forward – Lynn Augustine (Carlston FC); Best Coach – Tyrone Muschamp (Matus Bomberz); MVP – Tyreek Muschamp.