Sports — 12 June 2015 — by David “Caliba” Jones – Tournament Coordinator
Rural North Football Tournament Finals begin

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 11, 2015–Following a two-week break in action, the Belize Rural North Football Tournament 2015 for the Edmond “Clear the Land” Castro Cup 2015 resumed this past Sunday, June 7, in Sandhill Village with game 1 of the U-16 two-game championship series, and the Senior knockout Finals in Group-A and Group-B.

In game 1 of the U-16 championship Finals, Ladyville Rising Stars and Boom Junior Celtics played to a 1-1 draw. Denroy Baptist (29’ PK) put Ladyville in front from the penalty spot, but Gordon Richards, Jr. (68’) got the equalizer for Boom just 2 minutes from the end of regulation.

In the Group-B Senior knockout Final which followed, Lake Rising Stars dropped Kephawn Pawn Shop, 2-1. Tevin Robinson’s (28’ PK) goal gave Lake the lead early. Clinton Gill (57’) equalized the ball game for Kephawn; but then Marshall Nunez, Jr.’s (65’) goal sealed the Lake’s seat in the championship series.

Next was the Group-A knockout Final, where Lucky Strike FC edged out Sandhill Superstrikers, 1-0. After a scoreless first half, it was Travis Heredia’s (65’) goal that got Lucky Strike the win and a spot in the Senior Finals.

The Senior championship Finals will be a best-of-two games series, like the U-16 championship Finals.

This coming Sunday will see game 1 of the Senior Finals series, and next week the tournament climaxes with game 2 for both the U-16 and Senior Championship Finals.

This weekend’s action will be at Lucky Strike Village football field.

Sunday, June 14, Lucky Strike
3:30 p.m. – (Senior Finals Game 1) Lucky Strike FC vs Lake Rising Stars

Game 1 of the Senior Championship Finals will be preceded by 2 friendlies:
12:30 p.m. – (U-16 friendly) Sandhill One Love U-16 vs Lucky Strike Youths
2:00 p.m. – (Over 40) Lilly White Selection vs Rural All Stars (Caliba Selection)

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