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Jul 13, 2009

James Adderley has the weekly wrap up in sports

Story PictureGood evening, I’m James Adderley and we welcome you to this serving of Sports Monday. The Corozal fans crowded the Norman Broaster Stadium yesterday to support Nizhee Corozal in game one of the 2009 B.P.F.L. Championship series with the heavily supported Hankook Verdes of Cayo. Even the opening ceremonies attest to the magnitude of today’s confrontation with the appearance of the FIFA Flag and our very own Sub Umbra Floreo. So we go to the pitch and it’s Derys Benavides looking to give the North an early lead with this offering that goes wide. It’s Nizhee Corozal still pressing going to the set piece for offense with this corner kick from Benavides that is kept alive to Sergio Gilharry whose header somehow is rejected by the able Jamie Brooks. The home team responds with its brand of offense off the set piece but the header is handled by Brian Hernandez in the Corozal goal. We must say we empathize with Jamie Brooks who makes the save right here but at a very high cost to his now sore back. We’re twenty-five minutes in when Danny Jimenez approaches this spot kick right on top of the eighteen. The Corozal defensive wall cracks and the striker forces the ball through to give Verdes a 1-zip lead. At the other end, this spot kick by Nizhee Corozal sees the Verdes captain, Shamir Pacheco, violate the distance rule for which he receives a yellow card and is promptly chased off the field of play having accumulated two. Folks, Danny Jimenez is the figure for Verdes in this one and this right foot bomb is somehow kept out of the goal by the keeper. Just before the half expires, Antonio Castillo fires this mean left foot that screams past the wrong side of the near upright.

Immediately into second half Danny Jimenez sends this ball dangerously in front of the Nizhee goalmouth but there’s nobody home. Folks, we have another Verdes spot kick atop the eighteen. This time Danny is the decoy as Marlon Mesa’s grass head burner is kept out by the heroics of Brian Hernandez. We’re not sure if Marlon Mesa intended to score from this acute angle but Brian Hernandez is lucky to come up with a save right here. Nevertheless, Nizhee Corozal continues to push for the equalizer and could have had it right here, had not Jamie Brooks read the broken play correctly. On the next press, Nizhee Corozal gets this look at goal only to be disappointed by a necessary save from Jamie Brooks. It’s getting late so the visitors go for the set piece for the equalizer and again Jamie Brooks handles. People this is a nice run by Ricardo Jimenez as he slices through the Nizhee defense but is failed by his very last touch. Hankook Verdes grabs game one in a 1-zip final score so we head north to the Ricalde Stadium this Sunday, three-thirty p.m. for game two between these two finalists.

Danny Jimenez, Striker, Hankook Verdes
“From season start I dah one ah di person weh every time wah spot kick come out I run out to my players dehn, unnu give, unnu give me. Dehn always refuse me until todeh I tell dehn I feel dis one yah, unnu give me dis goal yah so and dah something weh I usually practice when I deh out yah. Afta training me one deh out yah so and I practice dehn straight in deh. Dehn noh deh round fi si dat dat’s why dehn noh give me but I think now dehn si why sometimes I ask fi di free kick.”

James Adderley
“Yoh have a one goal lead, going into Corozal next Sunday.”

Danny Jimenez
“Well, ih kinda complicated, but anyways dah football. We gwein wid all, we gwein fi di ring and hopefully things wah workout fi we way.”

Kenny Canul, Defense, Nizhee Corozal
“We miss and everybody si di miss. Dehn just lucky cause dah Corozal we could mek wah difference.”

James Adderley
“But the scary thing is Verdes was reduced to a ten man team and Nizhee Corozal was not able to capitalize.”

Kenny Canul
“Well, Dat dha di only thing about dat because di Verdes defend dehn goal. But dat’s a part of the game.”

Now lets head to the M.C.C. Grounds for Saturday’s female football regular season clash between Gentle Touch of Esperanza and Millennium of Belize City. Goaleador, Abby Halliday of Gentle Touch, is the first to threaten the goal with this left foot delivery that bounces off the crossbar. A few minutes later, this corner kick creates problems for the Millennium defence as the ball rolls into the net for the 1-zip lead ten minutes in. Indira Spain, who was forcing the action is credited with the goal. Folks, there’s no doubt Kendra Gentle hands this ball inside the box which makes a penalty call pretty automatic. Melonie Tasher steps up for Millennium, Eden Gentle is beaten and the city team ties the ballgame at the twelfth minute of play. In second half play Abby Halliday tries to give Gentle Touch the lead off this set piece but Ermine Ferguson handles the situation in goal. Meanwhile, we’re at the forty-eighth minute of the ballgame when Shanelle Gentle catches up with this center which she slices in the far corner. It turns out to be the game winner as Millennium goes on to record the 2-1 big W.

Turning to the Billiards scene, the latest results from the Guiness Nine Ball Pool tournament shows that Mike’s Club edged M.J.’s 3-2, Advance beat Travellers by that same score, Mike’s Club blanked Royal Club 5-zip, Catt’s Place 5, Mike’s Club zip and Advance also defeated Royal Club 5-nil. In action tonight Mike’s Club will take on Travellers.

In softball news, here are the results from yesterday’s play in the Belize Rural Softball League. Flowers Bank edged Sandhill 9-8, St. Paul’s handled Hattieville 3-1, Flowers Bank got over Double Head Cabbage 9-5, St. Paul’s burned Burrell Boom 12-11, Sandhill blanked Double Head Cabbage 4-zip and Hattieville outlasted Burrell Boom 10-7.

Hey folks, that’s our show fro today. We invite you back same time, same place, next week. Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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