BELIZE CITY, Mon. Sept. 25, 2017–There were no surprises this past weekend in game 2 of the semifinals home-and-away series of the National Over-40 Tournament 2017, where the same game 1 winners prevailed.
On Saturday at the San Pedro Stadium, it was 9-1, San Pedro Veterans over Benque Veterans. Sharing the scoring for San Pedro were Jacinto Pinelo (55’ & 63’), Alex Garcia (65’, 69’ & 81’) and Orlando Pinelo (74’, 78’, 86’ & 89’); while the sole tally for Benque was by Julio Ayala (80’). (San Pedro had taken game 1 by a 3-1.)
And on Sunday at the MCC Grounds in Belize City, Mango Creek Veterans came away with a 1-nil victory, courtesy of a 9th minute blast from close range by right wing Wayne Castellanos. It was a game of many missed opportunities, most by Mango Creek, who had won by a 4-0 score in game 1 last week in Independence.
So, the stage is set for the home-and-away finals featuring the veterans of San Pedro and Mango Creek. Both the third-place game (one game only) and game 1 of the finals will be played this weekend.
Saturday, September 30, 3rd Place
7:30 p.m. – Benque Veterans vs Kulture Yabra Veterans – Isidoro Beaton Stadium
Sunday, October 1, Finals Game 1
4:00 p.m. – Mango Creek Veterans vs San Pedro Veterans – M.A. Stadium
Saturday, October 7, Finals Game 2
7:30 p.m. – San Pedro Veterans vs Mango Creek Veterans – San Pedro Stadium
(Information courtesy Peter Alvarez, Chairman, National Over-40 Tournament)