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National Football Club Championships ‘super eights’ open up

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The best eight teams in the Premier Division of the National Lotteries Authority National Club Championships have begun their journey to be crowned the 2012 national football champions and pocket the tantalizing $10,000 first prize.{{more}}

The ‘super eights’, as it is dubbed by the organisers the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation, began last Sunday with two matches at the Victoria Park.

Hope International, which edged its way to this stage of the competition after a rocky preliminary round, was first up against the robust GTM Prospect.

But it was the Hope players who left the arena in the ascendancy, with a 2-nil victory under their belt.

Goals by Dwayne Dennie and Dorian Dallaway earned Hope International their win.

Then, in a goal fest, defending champions, Avenues United registered a 10-3 drubbing on Campdonia-Chelsea, in a match filled with goal from the first whistle.

Responsible for Avenues’ heavy score line were their go to man, Myron Samuel, who netted a hat trick; Richard Hayde grabbed a brace, with a goal each from Damal Francis, Dwayne Peters, Alex Peters and Romano Snagg.

System 3 Layou United and BESCO Pastures are the other teams in the super eights.

Up to press time Wednesday, the eighth spot was yet to be determined, as Bequia FC had trumped Je Belle 2-1 on Sunday at the Clive Tannis Playing Field in Bequia, giving them that spot.

However, Je Belle lodged a protest against the Bequia FC and the Football Federation was yet to rule.

Je Belle’s claimed that Marian Grant, who played in last Sunday’s match, had not satisfied the prerequisite transfer certificate, as he was on Je Belle’s roster in the last championships held in 2011/2012.

Both Je Belle and Bequia FC were in contention for the final spot in the super-eights. (RT)

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