National Inter Community Football League heating up
March 19, 2013

National Inter Community Football League heating up

The Hairoun Beer national inter community football league is into its second round, as the race to see who walks away with the grand prize of $10,000 intensifies.{{more}}

After emerging unbeaten in the first round, Central Kingstown kept their unblemished record intact, when they met defending champion Barrouallie, last Sunday night at the Victoria Park.

The much anticipated clash of the more fancied teams though, did not live up to expectations, as there was little to cheer about, as both outfits adopted a carefree route to gain supremacy.

A 40th minute penalty, converted by St Vincent and the Grenadines’ centre back, Reginald Richardson, gave Barrouallie the lead.

The second half was similarly scrappy, with neither team showing the willingness and the capacity to be creative and methodical in their approach to plays.

Central Kingstown was awarded a penalty in the 90th minute, as national striker Azhino Solomon restored parity in the encounter, which ended 1-1.

Barrouallie, the 2012 champion, came through from the first phase with some bumps, winning two matches, losing one and drawing two.

Kingstown, on the other hand,won the four matches that they played, with their other match, which should have involved Bequia, inexplicably being declared null and void by the organisers of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation.

In other matches played on the weekend, when the second round kicked off, Central Kingstown hammered a depleted South East 10 – nil; Sion Hill and Layou played to a stalemate, Georgetown pounded South East 5 – nil, while Bequia and South Leeward played to a 2 – all draw.

Also, North Leeward defeated Bequia 2 – 1 and South Leeward outplayed Marriaqua, in a fixture which had to be blown off prematurely, because of some open dissent by members of the Marriaqua team.(RT)