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Jul 2, 2012

Football, Cycling and Cricket in this edition of Sports Monday

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.


The championships Cup Football Season continues to roll people as the Belize Defense Force hosted Maskall inside the MCC Grounds yesterday. Unfortunately, fan support continues to be minimal and maybe the organizers should try to raise the profile of the event. Nevertheless, it’s the military on the attack early when Byron Usher deals to Danny Jimenez who fails to make the connection and the subsequent header from Ervin Flores sails past the target. Maskall gets some offense going when Wayne Godoy fires this left foot from pointblank range that should have converted. Lanston Webster then triggers this set piece from long distance but a timely touch from goalkeeper keep it outside the net. In the meantime, this might just be the finest save when the goalkeeper has to change direction to stop Jermaine Gotoy from scoring. At the half, we have a scoreless ballgame.

So we go to 2nd half and this left offering from Richard Jimenez forces goalkeeper, Delroy Jones to come up with a big time one hand save. However, a minute later, Jones is beaten when Ervin Flores turns on this ball to give the military a 1-zip lead. It’s the B.D.F. on the move again and we must say David Trapp has no excuse for this miss but life is real. Meanwhile big up to Marlon Meza who finds the far post with this nice grounder that makes it a 2-zip lead for B.D.F. as the B.D.F. search for a 3rd, Danny Jimenez sets up Meza perfectly only this time Meza comes away empty. Now watch Vallan Simms make an error going back to his keeper—he doesn’t put enough on the ball which allows Jermaine Gotoy to pounce and he makes the most of it as Maskall gets on to the scoreboard and are back in the match. The military now shows some urgency to put this game away and France Vernon should have on this chance but botches it. Folks, the B.D.F. does put it away when Danny Jimenez touches to his brother, Richard Jimenez and Leechi’s left foot makes it a 3 – 1 W for the B.D.F.

In other football news, the 4th annual Stars Football Summer Camp for male and female kids 5 to 15 years gets off on July 9th inside the MCC Grounds. Contact should be made with Stanley Reneau at telephone number: 627-4041.

In cycling news, the weekend warrior series staged a 39 mile race yesterday for A & B Class riders that left Cotton Tree for the finish line at Leslie’s Imports. At Mile 23, we find a 3 man breakaway featuring Ray Hyde, Colin Mejia and Ernest Thurton enjoying a 30 seconds lead. Here’s the chase pelathon stretched out and not working harmoniously to reel in the leaders. Of course, the big 3 do enter an on-the-road alliance rotating to time and thus enable themselves to maintain the run as we spot them around Mile 10; all that was blown to smithereens when the finish line comes into view. Ernest Thurton pulls the trigger on the inside and his Santino teammate attacks on the outside while Colin Mejia seems to be out of it. Ernest Thurton of Santino takes the Win forcing his teammate Ray Hyde into 2nd while Colin Mejia of Horizon rounds out the top 3. At the B Class, Rigoberto Rivas of Santino’s took top honors with Gladden 2nd and Mark Reed 3rd while Santino rounds out the top 4. At the C Class, Jerome Moir of Truckers was # 1, Michael Middleton 2nd and Steve Gill 3rd.

Finally in cricket news, Excellence of Double Head battled first in Saturday’s Game II of the semi-final showdown with Brilliant of Crooked Tree and put up 231 runs. On defense, they held Brilliant to a mere 116 runs and thus have forced a decisive Game III in its attempt to make the championship round. Game III is set for Saturday at a neutral ground to be announced later.


Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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2 Responses for “Football, Cycling and Cricket in this edition of Sports Monday”

  1. Phillybelizean says:

    Big up!!!!to dhc excellence all the way!!!

  2. Demo says:

    With the Olympics just a few weeks away, any news on the Belize Olympic Team???

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