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Leaders Santa Cruz double up on Succotz United 2-1 in Benque 1st Division Football Championship

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2022. 10:34 am CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Leaders Santa Cruz downed Succotz United 2-1 in the Benque Viejo del Carmen First Division Football Championship at the Edmund Marshalleck Stadium on Holy Saturday.

After a scoreless first half, Hector Martinez opened the score in the 48th minute. Two minutes later Darren Mis made it 2-0.

Succotz United fought back and cut the lead in the 56th through the efforts of Francisco Jimenez. But that’s all they would be able to muster, and Santa Cruz recorded the win.

In the opener, Benque Verdes Jrs wiped out Youths United 4-0.

Emmanuel Martinez led Verdes in their first victory in two outings with two goals.

Despite the blowout, it wasn’t an easy game for Verdes. After the initial goal by Francisco Gonzales in the 14th minute, the game remained 1-0 until the 72nd when Martinez struck his first goal. Abel Ramos made it 3-0 in the 86th, before Martinez closed it in the second minute of injury time.

Santa Cruz now lead the Benque Viejo del Carmen First Division Championship with six points. They are followed by the Z Boys and Succotz United with four apiece. Verdes are in fourth place with three while Youths United are in fifth place without a point.


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