PPL Plate and Champions results
PPL Champions: Academy 4, Beaches 0
This was one of several games being played in this busy period which will decide the Champions Play-off Finalists and both teams were acutely aware of this. Academy seemed up for this game from the start and it was Raymond Burey who opened the scoring after 11 minutes, but Beaches gave as good as they got with several chances in the first half. Academy took a big step towards the three points with a goal from Patrick Alouidor five minutes before half time. The second half was similar and with both teams using plenty of substitutes, the game continued fairly evenly. However, Academy came out top with two more goals from Junior Paul and Raymond Burey and they will feel like favourites to be one of the finalists on current form.
PPL Plate: Teachers 3, SWA Sharks 9
Although Teachers were mathematically still able to get to the Plate final, it was always going to be a struggle despite Sharks also missing players. Starting with nine men, Teachers still put up a good fight being marshalled by the experienced Damian Palmer. Rodrigo Torres opened the scoring for Sharks after 5 minutes but Jeftho Joachin equalized for Teachers 2 minutes later with the young Teachers squad testing the Sharks defence with an average age of around 50 years. Pendieno Brooks saved a penalty for Sharks whilst the Teachers keeper made a number of great saves. Vibert Sonson made it 2-1 to Sharks and then Torres scored again soon after. Despite a couple more goals from Teachers, the Sharks took command with three more goals from Torres, two from Brian Gregg and goals from Nevers and Bell. Damion Palmer and Jimmy Charles got the two goals for Teachers, the latter a particularly stunning dribbled goal through about five defenders and the goalkeeper.