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Downstreet gets upper hand in Marriaqua Football opening

Downstreet gets upper hand in Marriaqua Football opening

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Downstreet made a winning start in their title defence of the premier division of the Hairoun Beer Kirk Da Silva Marriaqua Football Competition, which opened at the Cane End Playing Field last Sunday afternoon.{{more}}

A brace by Kurtland Williams in the first half and a penalty scored by Iran Dick in the second stanza of play, gave Downstreet a 3-1 win over Out Ah Trouble of Freeland.

Reginald Payne netted for Out Ah Trouble of Freeland in the first half, before being ejected by referee Caswell Cambridge in the second half for another bookable offence.

Preceding the opening match, was the opening ceremony, which heard remarks from chair of the organizing committee Yosiah Dascent, president of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation Venold Coombs and area representative Girlyn Miguel.

This year sees the re- introduction of a first division, to go along with the premier division, under-15 and under-18 divisions.

The return of the first division is particularly pleasing to Dascent.

“Since the death of Larry Bascombe, we have not had a first division; that is over six years now,” Dascent reiterated to SEARCHLIGHT.

Bascombe, a former long-serving president of the Marriaqua Sports Association, died in March 2008.

Another high point of last Sunday’s opening was the entry into the competition of Mac Concrete Fairbaine/Belmont.

Dascent said that on recollection, it may be the first time that a football outfit from that locale will be competing in the Marriaqua Football Competition.

Seven teams are contesting the premier division, the same number is also listed in the first division.

Dascent noted that participants in both the Under-15 and Under-18 are yet to be determined, as teams are yet to confirm.

System Three championed the 2013 Under-15 division.(RT)

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