BELIZE CITY, Thurs. May 23, 2019– The National Amateur Women’s League (NAWL) 2019 Tournament is down to its championship final, after the 2nd leg home-and-away semifinals were concluded over the past weekend. On Saturday night at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium, Belmopan’s Jewel Fury Bandits put away Rumberas of Independence by a 5-1 score, after drawing 1-1 in the first leg. Netting a goal apiece for Jewel Fury were Mariela Moralez (30’), Fatima Romreo (46’), Kursha Pollard (59’), Suswani Martinez (76’) and Jennisha Scott (90+’); while Rumberas’ only goal was by Ashley Rodriguez (76’). And on Sunday afternoon at People’s Stadium in Orange Walk, Cayo’s Rebels Girls won, 1-0, over home squad Gladiators, after the first leg was also a 1-1 draw. Back-to-back top league goal scorer, Kaite Jones of Gladiators was held scoreless, as Verdes’ Florine Vasquez (45+’) scored the only goal of the game.
According to the FFB’s Yasmin Juan, “third place is determined based on stats,” so there will only be the championship final series, with game 1 scheduled for this coming Saturday. In the goal scoring department, it will be Verdes Rebels’ Jamilet Alarcon, Florine Vasquez and Maricela Hernandez against Jewel Fury’s Fatima Romero, Jayda Brown and Kursha Pollard.
Saturday, May 25, Final 1st leg
1:00 p.m. – Verdes Rebels Girls FC vs Jewel Fury Bandits FC – Norman Broaster Stadium