For Pictures from this awesome event in the valley, click on local sports gallery on our main page.
Following their hard fought 2 – 1 win over Marchand on Thursday evening at the La Ressource Playing Field in front of a crowd estimated to be close to 3000 spectators, while Canaries and Babonneau played to a goalless draw in Game 1, the LRPF is expected to see a record number of football fans on Saturday evening when home team Mabouya Valley play Babonneau in an all-important matchup.
Based on the points table in Group 4 –Saturday night encounter has been dubbed “A final before the final”. Canaries and Babonneau are both locked on 4 points from their two matches played to date, Mabouya Valley on 3 points from 2 matches, while Marchand remain at the bottom of the table win zero points.
This means a win for Mabouya Valley against Babonneau will see them through with 6 points; on the other side of the coin – a win for Babonneau will land them on 7 points meaning that Mabouya Valley goes home and that will be disappointing to the MV fans.
In the first encounter scheduled from 6.00 p.m. Canaries play Marchand, a win for the Canaries team will land them with 7 points, while a draw will leave them on 5 points, giving Marchand their first point in the tournament – Interestingly the boys from the western region under the watchful eyes of Captain No. 2 Bradley Tisson will have to wait up until the final whistle in the encounter between Mabouya Valley and Babonneau to celebrate their quarter final berth.
So it’s all to play in Group 4 – the group of Death.
In the south of the Island the encounter between Soufriere and Dennery, Anse la Raye and Vieux Fort North has been postponed due to a stage that has been erected on the Phillip Marcellin Grounds.
On Sunday 1 May, the Super League train will whistle its way to the community of Desruisseaux for a double header in Group 2 – From 2:00 p.m. Vieux Fort South play Micoud. Both teams are currently on 6 points from their two matches played to date and a win for either side will see them top the points table, while a draw will have their locked on 7 points.
At 4:00 p.m. home team Desruisseaux following their 3 – 1 win against Roseau valley on Tuesday will take on Laborie.
Meanwhile, on Thursday evening in front of a capacity crowd in Group 4 action played at the La Ressource Playing Field – Canaries and Babonneau played to a goalless draw as both teams ended up with ten men on the square.
In Game No.2 – home team Mabouya Valley defeated Marchand 2 – 1. For MV No. 10 Vernon Abbott open the scoring in the 36th minute to seize the half time advantage. Marchand captain No. 14 Lincoln Phillip equalized in the 85th minute to silent the home fans, but No.10 Vernon Abbott goal in 90+2 minute of play seal the victory.
At the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Group 1 – Dennery beat Vieux Fort North 2 – 0, while Soufriere defeated Mon Repos by a similar goal margin.
Group 1 – Final points standing up until Thursday 28 April
Soufriere matches played 3, win 2, lose 1, draw 0 – Points 6 (GF 4) – (GA 3)
*** Please Note – Mon Repos has played all their matches in the tournament.
Mon Repos matches played 4, win 1, lose 1, draw 2 – Points 5 (GF 2) – (GA 3)
Dennery matches played 3, win 1, draw 2 – Points 5 (GF 3) – (GA 1)
Vieux Fort North matches played 3, win 1, draw 1 – Points 4 (GF 4) – (GA 3)
Anse la Raye matches played 3, win 0, lose 2, draw 1 – Points 1 (GF 1) – (GA 4)