by Rudolph “Bolo” McKoy
BELIZE CITY, Tues. Aug. 2, 2022
On Friday, July 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the MCC Grounds, the Westline Over-40 2022 football tournament concluded with a 2 to 2 tie in the final game of the season, the second of a two-game championship series. Kulture Yabra is once again champion, defeating Medina’s Jewelry Pickstock Lake 5 to 3 in a two-game series.
The final game was a classic. Kulture took a 1-nil lead 20 minutes into the game on a goal from Jerome “Jarro” James (The referee officially recorded it as an own goal by Lake defense, under pressure from Jarro). Medina’s Lake quickly responded with a goal from Bruce Dwayne Carrillo. The first half ended 1 to 1.
25 minutes into the second half, John Castro scored to give Lake a 2 to 1 lead. With 10 minutes to go, David “Manu” McCaulay scored a magnificent goal to tie the game and secure the championship for Kulture Yabra. Kulture Yabra is the reigning national back-to-back Over-40 champion. Now they are the Belize City Over-40 undefeated 2022 champion.
The Most Valuable Player, from Kulture Yabra, is Chris Gilharry. The Best Goalkeeper is Anthony “Willie Bo” Bernard (Kulture Yabra). Best Defense is Albert “Allie” Thurton (Kulture Yabra). Kevin Rowland (Kulture Yabra) has the Golden Boot for the most goals scored. Best Midfielder is Bruce Dwayne Carrillo of Medina’s Pickstock Lake. Jarro James (Kulture Yabra) was the leading scorer in the playoff with 3 goals.
We thank all our sponsors, including Westline Limited, Publics Supermarket, Kulture Yabra Football Club, Belize Social Security Board, Khal Kob’s Home Suite Rental, and Amandala newspaper.