Bull Investments Golden League heats up

Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Santos, Harbour View, Panthers and Real Mona advanced to the semi-finals of the Bull Investments Golden League Knockout football competition with quarter-final victories at National Water Commission playing field on Sunday.

Former two-time winners Santos scored a 1-0 win over St George's through a Clint Reid strike deep into the second half of extra time.

Santos will now face Harbour View in one semi-final, after the latter defeated Nautico 3-1 in another quarter-final with goals from Rohan McDermott, an own goal, and Paul Aikens. Peter Williams replied for Nautico.

In the other matches a smooth-looking Panthers edged Kingston CC 2-1 with goals from Bunny Scott and Tom Slater. Steven Dawkins scored the consolation for Kingston CC. Panthers will face Real Mona in the other semi-final after Real Mona defeated Thunderbolts 2-1 on penalties, after full and extra time failed to separate the teams from a 0-0 stalemate.

Meanwhile, in league play, Santos topped Zone A standings with 19 points from nine matches with five wins and four draws. Kings were second on 18 points from nine matches with five wins and one loss. St George's finished third with 17 points from nine matches, including five wins against two defeats and two draws.

Elsewhere, Real Mona topped Zone B with 20 points from nine games. They have accumulated six wins against one loss and two draws. Kush come next on 19 points from nine matches with five wins and four draws. Harbour View nestled in third place on 17 points from nine matches with four wins, no loss and five draws.

Former national striker Walter “Blacka” Boyd shooting for Kings is the leading goalscorer with 10 goals. He is followed by Real Mona's Chris Dehring on eight.

— Hurbun Williams

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