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The 2013 Blackheart Knockout Football Tournament kicked off at the weekend as team battle for the $15,000 cash prize on offer.

In the tournament’s opening match on Saturday evening Roseau Valley won over Vieux Fort South 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw. Kevin Edward had put Vieux Fort South ahead in the 36th minute with Fabian Raymond equalizing for Roseau Valley in the 63rd minute. Roseau goal keeper Kevin Antonie was named Bizz Up player of the match.

Also Saturday evening Canaries lost on penalties to Babonneau after a 1-1 draw at regulation and extra time. Dillon Joseph put Babonneau ahead in the 5th minute of the encounter with Leslie Shepherd for Canaries.    

The Bizz Up player of the match was Babonneau Goal keeper Alex Joseph.

Yesterday, Last year’s beaten finalist Soufriere secured a hard fought one goal to nil win over South Castries. Eric Francois in the 80th minute was the goal scorer for Soufriere and was named Bizz up player of the match. 

In the second game of the day’s double                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   header Desruisseaux won over neighbours Micoud in a penalty shootout. The game ended 2-2 during regular and extra time. Kyron Marcellin in the 20th and Guy George in the 76th minute converted for Micoud while Luwanga Willie in the 10th minute and  Teran “olg g” John with a thunderous effort from about 40 yards converted for Desruisseaux. 

Teron John was named Bizz Up player of the match.      

The tournament takes a two day break and resumes Wednesday evening with Mon Repos taking on Marchand from 6.00 p.m. and from 8.00 p.m. Castries takes on Gros Islet with the final preliminary round of matches scheduled for Saturday August 24th 2013, when Vieux Fort North takes on Mabouya Valley and defending champions Dennery comes up against Laborie. 

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