Castries, Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia Football Association announced the resumption of the SLFA Inc. Island Cup Premier League on Tuesday, 31st January, La Clery inched closer to consolidating their top position with a comfortable 3 – 0 victory over Gros Islet at the Desruisseaux Playing Field.
This they achieved with goals from Jonathan Aliene 40th, Romiel Felix 46th and Malik St. Prix 46th min. Bringing the curtains down on the evening, home team Desruisseaux emerged winners over Mabouya Valley 3 – 2.
Scoring for Desruisseaux were Merkiah Wells, Ahmed Francis and Glendon Ferdinand in the 2nd, 21st and 58th min respectively, while Maius Stanislaus, and Leaus Alphonse netted for Mabouya Valley in the 18th and 85th min.
Over at the Soufriere Mini Stadium Vieux Fort North gained a stunning 5 – 2 victory over Vieux South. They got their goals from Luesta Mitchel 8th, Bradley Fannis 25th, Devan Obrien 55th, Curtley Johnny a penalty in the 69th and Stephan Felix in the 89th min of play.
Scoring for Vieux Fort South were Saviola Elva 50th and Jadel Lionel a penalty in the 3rd min of added-on time. In the other game played, a rejuvenated Central Castries held Canaries to a goalless draw.
Matches continued in the SLFA’s Inc. Senior Women competition over the weekend. On Saturday 28th January Canaries went on a rampage defeating Desruisseaux 15 – 0 at the Desruisseaux Playing Field.
The comprehensive victory was achieved with goals by Cassandra Shepherd 17th, 19th 39th, 48th and 89th min, hat tricks from Kayla Solomon 3rd, 45th, 78th min, Tanika Bernard72nd, 74th and 76th min, Thea Auguste 14th and 33rd min Tangi Lansiquot 5th and Ava Victor 43rd min.
The competition continued on Sunday 29th January at the Soufriere Mini Stadium. In the match between the two unbeaten teams Soufriere earned a hard fought 2 – 1 victory over the National Under 20 team.
They got their goals from Amber Lucien in the 4th min and Sasha Nicholas in the 40th min. Freegeanne Joseph pulled one back for the youngsters in the 87th min.
In the final game of the evening Anse La Raye defeated Central Castries 4 – 0, with goals from Britney Moncherry an own goal in the 5th, Trenice St. Croix 28th, and 47th min and Aunjel Augustin in the 59th min.