Tuesday, April 16, 2024

21 teams advance to the next round of Five-a-side Football Tournament


The second round of the Island Citizen Sporting Club (ICSC) and San Pedro High School (SPHS) Five-a-side Football Tournament has come to an end and only 21 teams will continue their journey for the championships. This week’s games saw the elimination of eight senior teams and the first elimination in the little league division. All four female teams still remain active in the tournament.
Games kicked off on Thursday, August 6th with one little league and three senior matches. In the first match FC America Under 10 took on Barcelona FC Under 10. Steven Almendares scored two goals for FC America, winning them the game at 2-0. In the second match of the night, Sandy Point FC took on Island Boys FC in a heated match that ended in a 7 to 4 point win for Sandy Point. Cesar Salazar was the star player for Sandy Point FC scoring five out of the seven goals. Los Catrachos FC defeated Costa Blue FC in the third match in a 7 to 1 point game.5-a-side football tournament-7
Games continued on Friday, August 7th with Boca Bombers FC winning their match against Varela’s Boys FC in a 5-3 point match. Matachica FC fell against Raven’s FC in the second match, as Raven’s FC managed to take the game 8 to 4 points.
On Saturday, August 8th, two female matches and two senior matches were played. Ernie’s Warriors FC destroyed Hyde’s Strikers FC in the first game, scoring seven goals against them. The second female match ended in a 4 to 2 point win for Barrier Reef Girls who defeated Blue Ocean Sands FC. In the senior division, FC Green House defeated San Mateo FC in a 9 to 5 point game, while Belize Pro Dive Center FC drew their match against Star Island FC 4 to 4.

Advancing senior teams:

The remaining little league matches were played on Sunday, August 9th. In the first Match FC Bayern Munich A Under 10 defeated FC Bayern Munich B Under 10 in a 6 to 0 point game. The under 10 teams of Barcelona FC and Manchester United FC drew their game at one goal each, while in the final under 10 match, United FC defeated FC America in a 2 to 0 point game. Moving on to the under 13 division, Manchester United FC lost to Barcelona FC in a 2 to 1 point game, while Chelsea FC defeated Castillo’s FC in a 5 to 2 point game. In the senior division, both games of the day ended 9 to 3 point game. In the first match United FC defeated Boca Jr.’s Fc while Island Pure FC defeated Goliath FC in the second match.

Advancing female teams:

With the rounds games over, organizers tallied the points and announced the teams that would move on. All female teams moved on, but three little league teams were eliminated: FC Bayern Munich B Under 10, Manchester United FC Under 10 and Castillo’s FC Under 13. Also eliminated were Island Boys FC, Star Island FC, Matachica FC, Costa Blue FC, San Mateo FC, Boca Bombers FC, Goliath FC and Boca Jr.’s FC from the senior division.

Advancing little League teams:

The remaining little league teams are Chelsea FC Under 13, Barcelona FC Under 13, Inter de Milan FC Under 13, Manchester United FC Under 13, FC Bayer Munich A Under 10, Barcelona FC Under 10, FC America Under 10 and United FC Under 10. Still in the run for champions in the senior division are Sandy Point FC, Varela’s Boys FC, Raven’s FC, Belize Pro Dive Center FC, Los Catrachos FC, United FC, Island Pure FC and Green House FC.
The next round of games will take place from Thursday, August 13th to Sunday, August 16th. The schedule is as follows:

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