Three matches are on the cards this weekend in the Saint Lucia Football Association Northern Zone Under 17 football tournament. Today from 2.00 pm Lancers FC plays VSADC at the Corinth Playing Field, while Pioneers FC comes up against Garrand FC at La Clery at 4.00 p.m.
Tomorrow, from 4.00 p.m., Northern United plays New Generation at the Corinth Playing Field.
Meanwhile, two matches were played in the Southern Zone Under 17 Football competition at the Dames Playing Field in Vieux Fort on Thursday 18th July.
In the first encounter Stable Boyz who had enjoyed a 4 – 0 advantage in what was turning out to be a one sided affair, was almost stunned by Uptown Rebels with three unanswered goals as they were able to emerge victorious 4 – 3.
Juliun Mitchel shot Stable Boyz into the lead in the 21st minute of play. This lead was further extended with Nocoli Stevens slotting one home in the 31st minute. Before Uptown knew what hit them it was soon 3 – 0 as Kareem Mc Farlane got on the score sheet in the 37th minute.
No further goals were scored as Stable Boyz ended the half well placed 3 – 0.
Following the resumption it was soon 4 – 0 with a Wagun Roland goal in the 51st minute.
Despite all the mayhem Uptown refused to go down without a fight and in the 65th minute of play Requelme Elva reduced the deficit to 4 – 1. This goal proved the much needed tonic as 7 minutes later the score was soon 4 – 2 with Saviola Elva registering a goal.
As the pendulum swung back and forth Requelme Elva would complete a brace in the 89th minute which was too little too late as Stable Boyz clung on to their slender margin.
Indeed this encounter lived up to all the hype and drama anticipated.
The other encounter played between Shambala Shiloh and Venom Strikers also produced an avalanche of goals.
Before Venom Strikers could settle they soon found themselves 1 – 0 down as Antonio Marcellin found the back of the nets in the 4th minute. Six minutes later it became 2 – 0 with Jahlem Flavien getting on the score sheet. Not to be out done Merlik Jordan made it 3 – 0 in the 12th minute.
Shamballa appeared in a no nonsense mood as Flavien scored his second in the 24th minute, to give his team a 4 – 0 cushion.
Joshua Dubois pulled one back for Venom Strikers in the 38th minute as the half ended 4 – 1 in favour of Shambala Shiloh.
The second half saw a rejuvenated Venom Strikers coming into their own with Joshua Dubois completing his brace in the 73rd minute to reduce the deficit. This goal seemed to spur them on for it soon became 4 – 3 with a Greg Marcellin goal in the 81st minute.
However, it soon appeared that the venom was running out of the Strikers as Jahleem Flavien registered his hat Trick in the 83rd minute. Hendy Etienne then rubber stamped a well-earned victory in the 88th minute of play. (Final score 6-3).