Posted: Monday, July 25, 2022. 12:22 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Progresso FC
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Griga Conquerors have taken the lead in the NBB Amateur Interdistrict Competition (NBB-AIC) semifinals as they beat Progresso FC 3-2 in the first leg in their own backyard at the Louisiana Football Field in Orange Walk on Sunday.
“The game was well attended and was definitely not short of excitement as fans came to support both teams,” said Progresso FC in a social media post. “Griga brought their drummers, and a huge number of fans came to support the home team. Thanks for the wonderful support.”
Though they did say how many fans attended the game, Progresso FC said it’s been a while since fans have been out in such big numbers.
Clinton Logan opened the score in the 37’ for the Griga Conquerors.
Zamir Figueroa tied the ballgame in the 55’ and gave Progresso the lead in the 70’. The Conquerors rebounded on two goals by Jose Valdez in the 79’ and 88’ to take the 3-2 victory.
On Saturday, Conquerors of San Pedro won the first semifinal 3-2 over homestanding Club Atletico in Belmopan.
Atletico hit first when Wilfredo Galvez nailed the opener in the 16’.
Conquerors evened the score with a low shot by Jose Aquino in the 36’. The San Pedro side went ahead 2-1 in the 45’ +1 when Tyler Rowley made a backward pass. Roberto Nah intercepted the pass and clipped the ball into the net.
In the 51’, Julian Maldonado tied it 2-2 for Atletico.
The match was decided in the 86’ when Nah hammered the ball off a cross from right side past goalkeeper, a defender and one of his own teammates to give the Conquerors the 3-2 win.
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