“Playing it safe” small goal fest climaxes in Calliaqua
December 15, 2006

“Playing it safe” small goal fest climaxes in Calliaqua

Despite the weather conditions, the enthusiastic teams braved the rain to put on a good showing of love for the game of soccer. The teams played in two zones with the two top teams advancing to the semifinal round.

In Zone One, Calliaqua United and Diggers Pic-up Squad advanced to the semi’s after devouring all of their opponents in that zone. In Zone Two, Playin It Safe and Ims Mac Strikers advanced to the semis.{{more}}

In the semi-final Diggers Pic-up Squad gave Ims Max strikers a sound lashing, beating them three goals to one.

In the other semi-final knockout game Playing It Safe lost out to Calliaqua United with a harsh one-nil which sent them running.

This set the stage for the exciting finals between two of the favorite Calliaqua teams – Diggers Pic-up Squad and Calliaqua United teams. But despite a very strong showing in the finals by the Diggers Squad, they succumbed to a three-nil punishment from Calliaqua United who even chose the event to debut the youngest player in the competition, 12-year old “super-substitute” Alex who drove the final nail into the Diggers squad coffin. Alex was also voted Man of the Finals.

The first place team received the champion’s trophy, one case of Hype energy drink and $300 cash, while the second place team received the second place trophy, one case of Hype and $100.

The programme was organized by the Playing it Safe organisation as part of their Drug Demand Reduction Programme in association with the European Union Drug Demand Reduction programme in the Ministry of Health.

President David Latchman expressed satisfaction at the number of teams turning out despite the conditions.

On Sunday December 17 the Playing It Safe club takes to Owia where they will be involved in a triangle competitions involving Fancy and Owia.

The club says that it is all part of promoting a healthier life style through sports – a safe avenue for getting youth to engage their excess energies.