Press release- The Gros Islet Football League in collaboration with Aurelien Family hosted the 2nd Annual Aurelien Soles Under 18 Invitational Tournament at the Corinth Playing Field on Sunday 5th August from 9.00 a.m. The Tournament featured 11 Clubs from as far as the South Castries basin. Clubs we seeded into two groups, A and B respectively.
Group A comprised of five clubs namely: Northern United, VSADC, Ti Valley, GMC United and Valley Soccer
Group Bcomprised of four clubs namely: Big Players, New Generation, Pioneers and Reduit
The activity started off with match pass where all teams were represented. MrAurelien presented each club with an autographed match ball after which brief remarks were shared.
The 1st game featured Ti Valley vs Valley Soccer. Valley Soccer took the lead with a goal from Shamar Changoo in the 12th minute and another goal from Rio Longville in the 10th minute ending the 1st half 2-0 in favour of Valley Soccer. The 2nd half saw another goal from Valley Soccer from Emmanuel La Force in the 26th minute. TI Valley scored in the 30th minute of play with a goal from Josh Harroco to keep the match alive but Valley Soccer scored in the 37th minute of play with yet another goal from their number 10, Rio Longville ending game 4-1 in favour of Valley Soccer.
The 2nd game featured defending champions, Big Players vs Reduit FC. Big Players took an early lead with a goal from Je NaieLesmond ending the 1st half 1-0. The 2nd half saw another goal from Big Players when Cyrus Hubert worked one to the back of the net ending the game with Big Players winning over Reduit FC 2-0.
The 3rd game featured VSADC vs TI Valley. No goals were scored in the 1st half as both tried to secure 3 points.The 2nd half saw VSADC playing attacking football which allowed them to take the lead with a well worked goal from Akil Gabriel. What maybe the goal of tournament came from the boot of RijkardGlasglow from 40 yards away ending the game with VSADC winning over Ti Valley 2-0.
The 4th game featured Big Players vs Pioneers FC. This game was a real test for the defending champions as they came head to head with a very organized Pioneers FC. Big Players had at least seven (7) shots on target but the Pioneers Goal Keeper matched all seven earning his a needed point inn this encounter. Game ended 0-0.
The 5th game featured Northern United vs GMC United. The rivalry of these two teams go way back hence promised to be a thriller. Northern United showed they class and pace very early earning them a goal in the opening five minutes of play. Goal was scored by national U20 player Daniel Biscette. But with GMC also having many national players on the field of play it was not going to be an easy game for Northern United. GMC’s Captain TyreceJeremie equalized in the dying minutes of the first half. The 2nd half saw a penalty goal from Northern United’s captain Samuel Lawrence ending the game with Northern United winning over GMC United 2-1.
The 6th game featured Reduit FC vs New Generation. Reduit held a more defensive stance inn this encounter, attempting to play counter attacking football as New Generation came out to achieve 3 points. Reduit’s goal keeper ensured that his team went into dressing room on level terms with opponents. No goals were scored in the 1st half. The 2nd half saw a different New Generation adjusting their shape and allowing their better players free will upfront. National Players Bertley Marcelle and Yanic Noel create many chances with an eventual goal from Bertley Marcelle to break the deadlock. Yanic Noel made it 2-0 then 3-0 respectively to end their campaign for the day on a high. New Generation winning over Reduit FC 3-0.
The 7th game featured neighbors VSADC and Valley Soccer. Coming off a victory in their first encounter, Valley Soccer wasted no time with VSADC who also won their first encounter. Valley Soccer dominated the first half of play which earned them two goals after the VSADC’s goal keeper had denied them from the penalty spot. Goals were scored by Aazah Daniel and ChazleyBodley . The second half saw a more determined VSADC but they could not find the back of the net hence ending the game 2-0 in favour of Valley Soccer.
The 8th game featured Northern United vs Ti Valley. What was expected to be an easy encounter for Northern United turned out very differently in the first half.Ti Valley came out with a plan which frustrated the Northern players. Ti Valley’s goal keeper was very effective in the first ensuring that his team stayed in the game. No goals were scored in the 1st half. Northern United came out in second half playing the pressing game which earned them an early goal in second half scored by Daniel Biscette and another goal by Gabriel Biscette to seal this one.Northern United winning over Ti Valley 2-0.
The 9th game featured GMC United vs Valley Soccer. The 1st half saw GMC United taking the lead with a goal from TyreceJeremie ending the 1st half 1-0. The 2nd half saw Valley Soccer scoring a goal in the dying minutes of play ending the game 1-1. Goal was scored by Jaquim Mathurin.
The 10th game featured Northern United vs VSADC. The 1st half saw Northern United scoring 2 goals from Daniel Biscette and Gabriel Biscette ending the 1st half 2-0. The 2nd half saw another goal from Northern United with a goal from Daniel Biscette ending the game with Northern United winning over VSADC 3-0.
The final game of the day featured Pioneers FC vs Reduit FC. The 1st half saw Pioneers taking the lead with a goal from Kyle Serville ending the 1st half 1-0. The 2nd half saw another goal for Pioneers with yet another goal of the tournament from 35 yards away by Joshua Boland ending the game with Pioneers FC winning over Reduit FC 2-0.
The Competition will continue on Tuesday 7th with 2 games featuring Big Players vs New Generation and 3.00pm and TI Valley vs GMC United at 4.00 pm at the Corinth Playing Field.