THE friendly rivalry on centre court, loud shouts and comradery amongst the various business establishments continues this evening in the 2019 Corporate Warfare Futsal competition in collaboration with TimeOut Entertainment at the Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility (BIPF) with four exciting matches.
From 6.30 p.m. SLTU plays Johnson’s Hardware followed by Infrastructure versus Saint Lucia Teachers Civil Service Cooperative at 7.30 p.m; Small Business Owners versus Digicel at 8.30 p.m. and WLBL/DBC versus KM2 at 9.30 p.m.
The many Futsal fans coming for the showpiece to support the various teams will see the likes of Davidson Henry, Dwight Polius, JannaieLesmond, Romiel Felix (WLBL/DBC); Randy Poleon, Nigel Francis, Dyke Francis, Bradley Tisson, Lynch Isidore, Zackary Edwin (SLTU), Kareem Cadette, Simeon Lewis, Melvin Doxilly, Dwayne Christophe, Brandon Eugene (Digicel); Tonius Simon, Jermal Thomas, Tyler Marshall, Tamar Moise, Jason Similien, Brandon Alexander (KM2), Nile Sonson, Kennedy Duncan, Lesroy Alexander, Christopher St Catherine, Elijah Louis (Small Business Owners), Alex Joseph, Kurby Felix, Nehemiah Wilfred, Peter Dupre, Jacob Dupre (SLTCC); Ray Demille, Darnal Reynold, Khalil Francois, Kamali Charlemagne, Trovorn St Prix (Infrastructure).
A record 114 goals have been scored with telecommunications company Digicel leading the charge with 11, closely followed by KFC with 10, and Elite out of Micoud and Infrastructure with 8 each, WLBL/ DBC, Velox, Statesman 758 and Flow each have 6.
Goalkeepers have been kept busy between the uprights as twelve hat tricks have been scored by twelve individual players.
The leading goal scorers are Eden Charles of Infrastructure and Bobby Constantine with four goals each, while there are seven players with three goals each.
In matches played this past weekend (Saturday 21st), WLBL/ DBC defeated Plant Grow Eat 6 – 3; Statesman 758 and Saint Lucia Distillers played to a 3 – 3 draw, in the penalty shootout, Statesman 758 nosed ahead 3 – 2; PCD made light work of LUCELEC defeating them 5 -1 and KFC trounced JQ Motors 10 – 5.
Matches continue on Wednesday 2nd October, from 6.30 p.m. Flow will fancy their chances when they meet Volex; Statesman 758 will play WASCO at 7.30 p.m. and Sandals Grande goes up against PCD at 8.30 p.m.
“This weekend we move into the second round of the Knock Out tournament; to date the tournament has been exciting. The patrons have been entertained with a high level of skills and in so doing it has been an electrifying atmosphere created by dynamic fans and hosts,” said Lionel John, one of the tournament’s organizers, speaking to the VOICE about this weekend’s matches.
He continued, “This round is going to be even more exhiliterating as every team left in the Knock Out seems to have a certain level of parity in terms of skill and passion to win. It’s anyone’s game at this time. It’s Corporate Warfare, the best meeting ever.”