THE stage is set for the final two matches in the Saint Lucia Football Association FA Fantasy Inter-District Champions League “Round of 16”. The showpiece will take place today at the Micoud Playing Field to determine the top eight teams going into the next round of competition.
From 6:00 p.m. Mabouya Valley (AS-Monaco FC) plays Laborie (FC Basel 1893) and Soufriere (Bayern Munchen) meets Canaries (Bayer Leverkusen) at 8:00 p.m.
Last Sunday at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort there were wins for Choiseul (Barcelona) and Vieux Fort North (Arsenal).
In Game 1, Choiseul (Barcelona) nosed ahead with a goal from Johnson Herbert in the ninth minute. The boys from the south western district with a handfull of supporters behind them continued to apply the pressure and in so doing rewarded with an own goal when Tierone Octave of Roseau Valley failed to clear a free ball that eluded him and the goalkeeper. The second half was goalless.
In the main showdown between arch rivals Vieux Fort North (Arsenal) and Vieux Fort South (Dortmund).
Vieux Fort North (Arsenal) took the lead in the 12th minute when Jessey Charley put his team ahead to the delight of their supporters but the South did not drop their shoulders as they continued to press for the equalizer. With seconds left on the clock for the halftime whistle they found it through Noah Nicholas in the 45th minute.
In the second half, VFS took the lead in the 58th with a goal from Hasan Evans but that would not daunt VFN’s determination to fight back with one player short and down 2 – 1. With time added on VFN was awarded a penalty in the 90th minute when a VFS player was shown a yellow card for unsportsmanlike behaviour Derville Emmanuel scored to make it 2 – 2.
Penalties were then taken with VFN (Arsenal) winning 10 – 9.