Football action returned to the Mindoo Phillip Park over the weekend when the St Lucia Football Association staged a series of matches.
On Saturday the Royal Club Under-20 Football Tournament took place with an appreciative crowd in attendance. In the first semi-final Central Castries defeated a very
spirited Anse La Raye Team 2-1. Central Castries dominated and surged into the lead with goals from Shaquille Joseph in the 30th minute and Luc Anzilier in the 38th minute to go up 2-0 in the first half
On the resumption of play, Anse La Raye came into their own and applied countless pressure on their opponents and was eventually rewarded with a goal in the 81st minute. However, their efforts were in vain as Central Castries continued to dig deep and prevailed 2-1.
In the other semi-final Dennery outplayed Gros Islet 2-0. Much was expected from the lads from north, as their senior team had just successfully prevailed in the Black Heart Tournament. However, this was not to be as the players from the east coast stamped their authority from the opening whistle, to record a hard earn and deservedly victory.
Dennery surged into the lead on the brink of half time through the boots of Marlon Gilbert in the 44th minute. Their lead was further extended when Azard Faucher scored in the 77th minute thus sealing the issue Sunday was the launch of the Super League Tournament in the Northern Division. Kicking off the Super League Gros Islet Senior team maintained their consistency by defeating La Clery 2-0 in a very fast paced and exciting encounter. Though Gros Islet surged into the lead in the 37th minute via the boots of the prolific Troy Greenidge, the game was still evenly poised in the first half.
However, at the resumption Gros Islet piledon the pressure. They were rewarded with a goal in the 67th minute by their other goal scoring machine Eden Charles. La Clery had no response to the continuous onslaught by the players from North and eventually succumbed.
In the second encounter Babonneau got past South Castries 1- 0. The lone goal was scored by Tristian Pierre in the fifth minute.