Men of Barcelona remain in driver’s seat

The Grand Bahama Champions Soccer League’s (GBCSL) recent slate of action proved that the mens division is anyone’s for the taking while ladies of Sanitation Services’ Borussia Dortmund are tough to slow down. 

This past Saturday and Sunday at the YMCA Soccer Pitch (June 15-16) the competition continued and so did Dortmund’s ladies’ winning streak. Thanks to a victory by way of forfeit the defending women’s champions scored a victory over Pharmachem’s Chelsea, who were unable to field a team that Saturday. The forfeit score was recorded as 3-0. 

The men of Borussia Dortmund then took the field and faced off against the number one ranked men of Polymers’ Barcelona. It was too close to call for the majority of the match, but Barcelona managed to escape with a 2-0 victory. 

Barcelona’s Andre Levarity had his footprint on this match as he scored the pair of goals for Barcelona in the sixth minute and 69th minute of play. 

That Sunday, the ladies of Paradox’s Real Madrid ran away with a 3-1 victory over the ladies of Subway’s Barcelona. Ace striker Janeka Edey put in two goals to lead Madrid in the victory. Her teammate, Jalan Taylor chipped in with one goal. Derishae Demirette was the only goal scorer for Barcelona. 

On the men’s side, the defending champion men of FOCOL’s Real Madrid slid further in the rankings this season after going undefeated last year. Although Madrid took this past week’s opponent, the men of Municipal Motors’ Chelsea, to the brink, Chelsea still escaped this week with a 3-2 triumph. 

Nicholas Lane led Chelsea with a pair of goals (28th and 51st minute), while Anthony Carey added a goal of his own (27th minute). Kiano Miller and Antonio Smith were the two goal scorers for the defending champions. 

Week Six Recap

Just before the Labour Day holiday, the teams of the GBCSL played daily, June 4-6, and concluded week six’s action that Tuesday, June 11, following the Whit Monday holiday. 

That Tuesday, the ladies of Real Madrid edged Chelsea by a final score score of 1-0. Edey led Real Madrid with the only score of the match. 

On the following Wednesday, the men of Chelsea dominated Borussia Dortmund on their way to a 5-1 victory. Lane finished with a pair of goals (42nd and 80th minute), while Michael Cannes (first minute), Devante Dean (26th minute) and Dave Thelkus (52nd minute) each added one goal apiece in the win. 

Jamario Charles’ only goal of the game came for Dortmund by way of a penalty kick. 

That Thursday, men’s division action continued with Barcelona taking on Real Madrid. In another close showdown between these two teams, Barcelona once again found themselves on the winning end with a 2-1 win. 

Levarity scored and gave Barcelona a 1-0 lead after cashing in on a penalty kick in the first half. Miller tied the score, 1-1, for Madrid in the second half but Barcelona’s Kemuel Saintilien put them up for good by scoring the final goal of the match with a header. 

Finally, on Tuesday, June 11, the ladies of Dortmund defeated Barcelona 5-1. Gabrielle Simms (18th and 74th minute) and Meghan Smith (31st and 53rd minute) each led the defending champions with a pair of goals each. Giselle Laing (fifth minute) added one goal to the point total. 

Rayanne Morley was the sole goal scorer for Barcelona. 

The action continues this coming weekend, June 22-23. on Saturday, in ladies action at 2:30 p.m., Chelsea will take on Barcelona, followed by Dortmund taking on Madrid in men’s action at 4:30 p.m.

On Sunday, the ladies of Real Madrid will go head-to-head with Dortmund at 2:30 p.m., with the men of Chelsea taking on Barcelona lastly, at 4:30 p.m. 

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