23 goals were scored by 20 different players in just six games on the opening weekend of Veterans Football 2016. The tournament kicked off at Philip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort, with the biggest, most exciting opening weekend ever, including triple headers on Saturday and Sunday. Record crowds turned out to see former Saint Lucia internationals like Earl ‘Ball Hog’ Jean (La Clery), Titus ‘Titi’ Elva (Central Vieux Fort), Gilroy ‘Ezi’ Hall (Flow Lancers FC), Valencious Joseph (Mabouya Valley Legends), Tennyson Wesley ‘Critic’ Glasgow (Behind The College All Stars), and Benjamin ‘Satan’ Gabriel, among others. But Jerry Reneau stole the show with the tournament’s first hat trick, as BTC All Stars shared points with Congorians, in one of two matches that ended up in 3-3 scorelines.
VSADC 2-0 Flow Lancers FC: Barnett Bledman 13 Mathis Jules 59
Congorians 3-3 BTC All Stars: CON Lycius Augiste 24, BTC Jerry Reneau BTC 28, 32, CON Claude Amedee 34, CON Marvin Mathurin 46, BTC Jerry Reneau 77
Vieux Fort Central 2-0 Dennery All Blacks: Morrison Raveneau 35, Roger Winter 79
Mon Repos Sharks 2-1 La Clery: LC Jerry Charles 23, MRS Keith Stephen 73, Damian Montoute 79
Prophets and Kings 3-1 Anse La Raye: P&K Roland Dolor 21, Fleming James 64, A Sidney 79 ALR K Montoute 82
Valley Legends 3-3 Soufriere Veterans: VL Valencious Joseph 19, 30, SOU Augustus Lucien 52, SOU S Abraham 57, SOU Matinus Philip 71, VL Clifford Sandiford 92