RCI St. Lucia
posted on November 26, 2013 11:07
Two former champions VSADC and Defending champions Vieux Fort South will contest the finals of the 2013 Veterans Football Tournament . Both teams booked their spots in the finals with one nil wins over their semi final opponents last evening at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.
In the first semi final a strike five minutes into the encounter by Felix Ullyses Mark gave VSADC a one goal to nil win over Laborie and a spot in the finals.
In the second semi final the defending champions Vieux Fort South got a hard fought one goal to nil win over Anse La Raye with the winner for the defending champions coming from the boots of Jean “ jim ” Joseph from the penalty spot in the 61st minute.
The final to be played Sunday December 1st at the Beausejour Cricket Ground between VSADC and Vieux Fort South will be the second time that these two teams have met in a national veterans football final. A couple of years ago when the SLFA through Hudson B.Kelly and John Seco Jn Jacques organized a national veterans competition , Vieux Fort South won over VSADC one goal to nil at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in the final, the Vieux Fort South winner, a controversial strike by former national midfielder Nicholas “zico” Marcellin past former national goal keeper Austin Prospere. Marcellin is still in the present Vieux Fort South team for this years veterans final and there is still debate on today as to whether Marcellin’s strike had indeed crossed the line past the VSADC custodian Austin Prospere.
Before Sunday’s final Laborie and Anse La Raye will meet in the third place play off.
The winning team will receive $5000 dollars, Second place team $3000, third $2000 and Fourth place team $1500. In additional there will be several other prizes for outstanding teams and individuals.