BELVEDERE - During the Heineken Regatta weekend the games continued at the Johan Cruijff Court in Belvedere. It was a beautiful but windy day, which challenged the players regarding their technical skills.
On this day also the last games were played in the A and B pools of the 9+U category and the 13+U category. After the first round one team each in the 9+U and 13+U category will be eliminated. The results and standings will follow in the beginning of the week, as well as the new schedule for the teams in these categories.
Results of Saturday March 7, 2015:
Game 1: Category 7+U
Sr. Regina vs Sr. Magda Greenboys: result 0 – 1 (at halftime 0 - 1)
The lone goal of the game was scored by Sr. Magda Greenboys in the first few minutes of the game. The goal scorer was Elaijah Baker after an assist by Jayden Blomont. After the quick goal both teams were able to counter each other’s moves with sublime defensive efforts.
Game 2: Category 7+U
Dr. Martin Luther King vs Sr. Magda Rockstars: result 0 – 2 (forfeit)
A friendly game was played with the one player of Dr. Martin Luther King who showed up on time and Sr. Regina players present who were willing to play a second game. Therefore the shirts of Sr. Regina were used in order to put on a uniform looking team, which explains the accompanying pictures. In the second half of the game Dr. Martin Luther King players replaced all the Sr. Regina players on the field.
Game 3: Category 13+U
Charles Leopold Bell vs Dr. Martin Luther King: result 6 – 0 (at halftime 5 - 0)
Top scorers Charles Leopold Bell: Abijah Adamson and Trace Fisher both scored 2 goals and made 2 assists.
Dr. Martin Luther King team valiantly regrouped in the second half after the disastrous first half, but was unable to put one between the posts. A great effort from both teams.
Game 4: Category 9+U
Leonald Connor vs Sr. Magda Athletics: result 0 – 1 (at halftime 0 - 1)
The lone goal scorer for Sr. Magda Athletics was Gianni Fer. The game was a nail biter as both teams created numerous opportunities, which were voided by great defensive plays by the defenders and the goal keepers on both sides of the pitch.
Game 5: Category 9+U
Combine Silly Shooters vs Dr. Martin Luther King: result 7 – 1 (at halftime 1 - 1)
Top scorer Combine Silly Shooters: Xabel Dias with 5 goals.
The lone goal scorer for Dr. Martin Luther King was Richie Ellis.
During the first half Dr. Martin Luther King put up a good fight against the offensive onslaught of the Combine Silly Shooters skilled forwards. At halftime the score was tied. After some strategic directions at halftime the Combine Silly Shooters were able to breach the Dr. Martin Luther King defenses in the second half. The change in tactics proved to be very successful resulting in the one-sided looking end score of the game.
Game 6: Category 9+U
Learning Unlimited vs Sr. Regina New Stars: result 9 – 1 (at halftime 7 - 0)
Top scorers Learning Unlimited: Sharky Nowek with 5 goals and 1 assist and Connor Scripps-Ewing with 3 goals and 2 assists.
The lone goal scorer for Sr. Regina New Stars was Thomas Plas. The Sr. Regina New Stars were unable to put the ball in the back of the net until the end of the game when Thomas Plas finally managed to put it past the L.U.’s goal keeper. A feat which he appropriately celebrated, because the New Stars really tried hard to make a goal and definitely deserved to get rid of the nil.
Game 7: Category 9+U
Sr. Regina Masters vs Charles Leopold Bell: result 2 – 6 (at halftime 0 - 5)
Top scorers Charles Leopold Bell: Bernardo Nisbeth-Lopez with 3 goals and 3 assists and Davare Gray with 2 goals and 3 assists. Charles Leopold Bell played great in their new uniforms.
Goal scorer Sr. Regina Masters: Ishrael Charles with 2 goals after 1 assist by Alexander Mulder.
Game 8: Category 11+U
Sr. Regina Goal Getters vs Learning Unlimited Legends: result 2 – 0 (forfeit)
Learning Unlimited Legends did not have enough eligible players. A friendly game was played versus a team of volunteers.
Game 9: Category 11+U
Sr. Regina United vs Learning Unlimited Goal Machines: result 3 – 12 (at halftime 1 - 6)
Top scorer Learning Unlimited Goal Machines: Noah Ledee with 4 goals and 3 assists
Goal scorers Sr. Regina United: Divano Job with 2 goals and Tomas Bouman with 1 goal.
Game 10: Category 13+U
SXM Schools United vs Genevieve de Weever: result 3 – 6 (at halftime 2 - 4)
Top scorer Genevieve de Weever: Jamard Fleming with 4 goals. Allen Rodrick was instrumental to the win with 4 assists.
Goal scorers SXM Schools United: Jean Jacques Craane with 2 goals and Gilmar Blackman with 1 goal and 1 assist.
SXM Schools United put on a great game with only four players versus a strong Genevieve de Weever.
Game 11: Category 13+U
Leonald Connor vs Sr. Magda United Stars: result 9 - 2 (at halftime 4 - 0)
Top scorers Leonald Connor: Gamy Charles with 5 goals and Isael Medina-Bran with 3 goals and 1 assist.
Goal scorer Sr. Magda United Stars: Jolian Peterson with 2 goals after 1 assist by Paul Speetjens.
A strong game by the Leonald Connor side who dominated the game from the start. It was not until the end of the game when Sr. Magda was able to pass Leonald Connor’s goal keeper Bernard Nisbeth. Bernard Nisbeth displayed great keeper skills with swift reflexes and amazing saves.
Games will continue on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
A general remark regarding the forfeiting of games due to incomplete teams (less than 4 eligible players at game time):
It is not possible to grant a team additional time before starting a game besides the time stated in the rules and regulations of the tournament. It would otherwise be impossible to stay within the allotted time frame for all the games to take place during the game day.
On average 12 games are played each game day, an additional five minute delay for each game would already amount to one hour of delay at the end of the day. The organization is ensuring that all the games start on time. As such there is no reason why teams should not be present at the scheduled time, since these times are communicated way in advance to the teams.
A five minutes respite is already given to the teams in accordance to the rules for which the game schedule makes allowances. It is therefore important that teams do not cut it close when considering transportation and preparation times before their games.
At all times the organization tries to arrange a friendly game to make it possible that all those that showed responsible behavior are rewarded for doing so. Parents are especially encouraged to support their child’s timely attendance.
It is not nice for the teammates, the coach and their opponents, that players do not show up on time or are absent without giving prior notice. There is only so much that coaches and the organization can do to facilitate each team’s attendance. It needs to be supported by all involved.