September 23, 2014

BESCO-Pastures redeemed in national football competition

After being brushed aside by Campdonia-Chelsea and GTM Prospect in the first two matches of the 2014 Hairoun Beer National Club Football Championships, defending premier division champions BESCO- Pastures redeemed themselves last Sunday to notch up their first win.{{more}}

BESCO-Pastures had previously suffered 5-0 and 1-0 losses at the feet of Campdonia-Chelsea and GTM Prospect respectively.

But they had to redeem themselves the hard way, edging out newly promoted Richmond Hill United 4-3, at the Sion Hill Playing Field.

A brace by Chavel Cunningham and single strikes by Jomo Toppin and Chesley Miller accounted for the win by BESCO-Pastures, while Justin Lee had two and Samori Webb, the other, as Richmond Hill threatened in the latter stages to upstage the 2013 winners.

In other Group A matches played on the weekend, the previously rampant Campdonia-Chelsea was held to a 1-1 draw at the Victoria Park on Sunday, while on Saturday Parkside Rollers recorded a 2-0 win over GTM Prospect United.

Thus far, Campdonia- Chelsea heads up the group with two wins and a draw.

Two matches were contested in Group B. Toni’s Stores crossed out SVG United 4-1 and Je Belle blanked Hope International 2-0.

Leading the pack are System 3 and Toni’s Stores, who have two wins under their belt from as many matches.

Following the preliminary round of competition, the four top teams from both groups will go to the super-eights which will be a round robin format.

At the other end, the seven other outfits then engage in a play-off to determine the three that will be relegated to the 2015 first division of the championships.

In the super-eight, the team which ends top of the heap will be crowned 2014 winners and pockets $10,000. (RT)