BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 1, 2015–If you haven’t been to the MCC Grounds on a Saturday recently, you have 4 more weeks to see some amazing young talents emerging in Belize City football.
With 12 teams in the Smart 13 & Under Football Tournament 2015, there are 11 weeks of regular season, as all teams are active every Saturday, with (20-20) games beginning at 9:30 a.m.
This past Saturday, May 30, Week 7 games were played; and with only 4 more weeks of regular season remaining, the race is really hot for the top 4 spots in the playoffs. (See standings below; our apologies for missing standings columns in our report last week)
In game 1 on Saturday, Elan White struck twice, to give Rising Stars the 2-nil win over Charlston FC. Game 2 was a 1-1 draw between Face of Belize and Ladyville Jaguars, as Mushay Grant shook the net for Face of Belize, while D’Jon Canelo tallied for the Jaguars.
In the scheduled game 3, undefeated standings leader Brown Bombers won by default over winless cellar dweller Third World. Game 4 saw Young Warriors move up to second place with their 1-nil win over London Strikers, on a goal by Anthony Usher. In game 5, City Boys climbed into playoff contention with their 1-nil victory over previously undefeated Hattieville Youth FC, courtesy of a goal by Rasheed Lord. And in game 6 to end the day’s activities, 10th place Heights FC held 3rd place Collet Strikers to a 1-1 draw, pushing Collet down to 4th place in the standings. Adrian Usher put Heights FC in front in first half, but Michael Palacio got the equalizer for Collet in second half.
There are some big match-ups you don’t want to miss this Saturday. City Boys vs Brown Bombers is the biggest, as last year’s champs City Boys challenge undefeated Brown Bombers in their quest for a top-4 playoff spot. Hattieville Youth FC vs Collet Strikers is another monster clash, as only points differential separates them in the standings.
Upcoming Week 8 schedule:
Saturday, June 6
9:30 a.m. – City Boys vs Brown Bombers
10:15 a.m. – Collet Strikers vs Hattieville Youth FC
11:00 a.m. – Heights FC vs Young Warriors
11:45 a.m. – Charlston FC vs Ladyville Jaguars
12:30 p.m. – Third World vs Rising Stars
1:15 p.m. – Face of Belize vs London Strikers
(Information courtesy Stanley “Jordan” Reneau)