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NCIL football championships second round going down to the wire

NCIL football championships second round going down to the wire

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The second round of the senior men’s division of the Hairoun Beer National Community Inter-League Football Championships is expected to end this weekend, when the quarter-finals match-ups are determined.{{more}}

And it will be tense action, as Group A is proving to be the hard rock, as four teams are vying for the three spots remaining.

Bank of SVG Barrouallie, Layou, Sea Operations Greiggs and Sion Hill are all with a chance of joining National Lotteries Authority Central Kingstown as the group’s qualifiers.

The remaining match-ups in that group show all four involved in critical engagements. Barrouallie has Sion Hill and Layou in hand, while Layou has Central Kingstown to contend with. Similarly, Greiggs has Sion Hill to battle, as the race goes down to the wire.

Assured Central Kingstown handed Greiggs a 3-1 defeat last Friday night at the Victoria Park, to seal their berth in the last eight.

A brace from Kevorn Hadaway and a penalty conversion by Azhino Solomon tallied for Central Kingstown. Raffique Mc Dowald scored for Greiggs.

Whilst any number could play in Group A, the other side of the fence – Group B – is more clear-cut as the unbeaten South Leeward team, along with West Kingstown, have made it through to the last eight.

South Leeward extended their unblemished record on Friday, downing West Kingstown 3-0.

Tevin Slater netted in the 37th and 84th minutes, as he built the lead established by Nazir Mc Burnette, who registered South Leeward’s first item in the 22nd minute of the generally one-sided contest.

The other likely qualifiers from that group are Georgetown and Gloja’s Trading North Leeward, barring upsets from Buccament.

The quarter-finals will see the first places from the groups meeting the fourth places from the other groups, with the second places opposing the third places.

The winners of the quarter-finals, pair off in a “home and away” play-off, albeit the matches are scheduled for the Victoria Park venue.

Bank of SVG Barrouallie claimed the title in 2012 and repeated in 2013. (RT)

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