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All set for NCIL football finals this Sunday

All set for NCIL football finals this Sunday


The stage is set for the big final in the senior men’s division of the Hairoun Beer National Community Inter League Football Championships at the Victoria Park.{{more}}

The showdown will be between defending champions, Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines Barrouallie and National Lotteries Authority Central Kingstown, and will take place on Sunday, from 7 p.m.

Both teams qualified for the championship match in contrasting styles.

Barrouallie breezed through the preliminary phase of the competition, topping Zone A with three wins and two draws, while Central Kingstown had three wins, but had suffered two defeats, finishing third in Zone B.

In the second round of the competition, the trend was similar, as Barrouallie recorded three wins and one loss. Barrouallie’s march was only impeded by Central Kingstown, who defeated them one-nil.

On the other hand, Central Kingstown earned a berth to the quarter-final stage, following two wins and two draws.

In the quarter-finals, Barrouallie edged out Georgetown one-nil, while Central Kingstown stopped North Leeward 5-3; thus, both advanced to the semi-finals.

Barrouallie, however, had it all their way in the two-leg semi-finals, beating West Kingstown , 2-0 and 3-1, to win 5-1 on aggregate.

However, the case was different for Central Kingstown, who lost to Layou one-nil in the first leg, but bounced back to take the second leg 2-0, emerging winner, 2-1 on aggregate.

The final is being dubbed Leeward versus Town, as in the previous two years, it was an all-Leeward final.

In 2012, it was Barrouallie against Layou and last year, Barrouallie took on South Leeward in the title match.

Sunday’s match-up will also feature two of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ top goal scorers in Oalex Anderson of Barrouallie and Azhino Solomon of Central Kingstown.

Whilst the focus will be on who wins the senior men’s division and who will take home the $10,000 cash prize for the first place, the young and upcoming players will get their time to showcase their skills as well.

From 3 p.m., also on Sunday, West Kingstown and East Kingstown will contest the Under-13 final.

Then, there is the third place play-off in the senior men’s division, when Layou oppose West Kingstown.(RT)