For many, a football competition in St. Lucia is succesful when Dennery, Vieux Fort and the Mabouya Valley are dominating. In recent years Micoud, Soufriere and Canaries have been listed as communities on island that make for an exciting football festival.
Well, in this year’s version of the Caribbean Alliance Gold Cup Veterans Competition, the big teams are in. Vieux Fort South sealed their place last weekend, so did the All Blacks of Dennery.
On Wednesday night, scores of patrons showed up at the La Resource Playing Field to see if the Legends from the Valley can book their place in the quarter-final of the highly coveted main championship.
As expected, the Valley did it. Not only did they do it, they did it in style. The Valley Legends only needed 10 men for the majority of their clash against Congorians, to defeat the former finalist 5-1.
What’s more, the guys from Dennery North could have scored 5 more. Valentious Joseph danced around the defence of his opponents like days of old. Neville Harris was also on the score sheet for the Valley, as Antony Matthew dominated proceedings from the mid field to get in on the score sheet for the Legends.
Yet on Wednesday, Clifford Sandiford had the game of the night. The striker registered a brace and failed on multiple occasions to complete his hat trick.
As a result, the Valley Legends will play for the Caribbean Alliance Gold Cup, amongst a field that is becoming more impressive with every game played. The competition moves to the Phillip Marcellin grounds where teams will continue to fight for the pride of their communities.