Tuesday, April 16, 2024

5-a-side Football Tournament heads to Championship games


The San Pedro Town Council’s (SPTC) 5-a-side Football Tournament hosted playoff games on Thursday, July 13th through Sunday, July 16th. The Honorable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex was full of supporters eager to see their favorite players and teams move on to the championship round.
On Thursday, a total of six teams competed in the Under-10, Under-13, and Under-15 category. At 7PM, Belize Pro Dive suffered a loss against Pirates Manchester U-10, 1-2, while San Pedro Pirates U-13 triumphed over FC Larubeya, 3-1. U-15 teams, Caribeña Strikers and San Pedrito Strikers then took to the pitch for the last match, ending the game in a 1-1 tie.
On Friday, Island Strikers and Island Invaders female teams delivered an intense match that saw Island Strikers win 2-1. Then in another heated game, Jokers FC emerged victorious over Terror Squad, 3-1. The last match saw Los Catrachos and Rough and Tough tying 1-1.
The final playoff games of the weekend continued on Sunday, July 15th. Los Catrachos and Rough and Tough were initially scheduled to play, but due to their participation in the Quadrangular Football Tournament, Jokers FC and Terror Squad took to the pitch. After a tight match, Jokers FC took the win with a 3-2 final score.

Wilbert Magaña of the SPTC’s Sports Council explained that Los Catrachos and Rough and Tough were originally sanctioned by the committee for not arriving on time to play their game. However, both teams will be spared an opportunity to compete for first and third place in the finals after all.

Games will continue on Wednesday, July 26th with four away games:
U-10, Belize Pro Dive vs Pirates Manchester at 7PM
U-13, San Pedro Pirates vs FC Larubeya at 7:40PM
U-15, San Pedrito Strikers vs Caribena Strikers at 8:20PM
Male, Los Catrachos FC vs Rough and Tough at 9PM
The following teams will be playing their Championship game on Saturday, July 29th:
Female, Island Strikers vs Island Invaders at 7PM (Championship game)
Male, Terror Squad vs Los Catrachos/Rough and Tough at 8PM (Third place game)
Male, Jokers FC vs Los Catrachos/Rough and Tough at 9PM (Championship game)

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