Four teams, Camdonia- Chelsea, Bequia United, Greiggs and SV United, who campaigned in the Premier Division of the 2020 St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation’s National Club Championships, have been relegated to the First Division.
When the Championships concluded last Sunday, the four teams as referenced occupied the last four positions in the points table.
However, the relegation of the four was not a foregone decision, as several permutations loomed in the last round of matches on Friday and Saturday. One of Avenues United, Sion Hill, Awesome or SV United could have joined the other three which had already known their fate.
Avenues United kept their status in tact with a one-nil win over a determined Greiggs team, Erel Hector scoring that all important goal in the 42nd minute.
In the second match of a double header on Friday, Awesome did themselves no good when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Camdonia-Chelsea. Kendale Burke netted for Camdonia-Chelsea in the 3nd minute and Tevin Thompson levelled for Awesome FC in the 47th.
This meant that SV United had to defeat Sion Hill to remain in the Premiership, leaving Awesome FC to return to the First Division, after a one-year stint.
Sion Hill though eased the tension for Awesome FC with a 3-2 win with their goals coming from Tyrese Dickson ( 35th min.), Karanji Alexander (54th min.) and Rohan Thomas Jr. (63rd min.). SV United’s were scored by Curtlon Jack in the 23rd and 56th minutes.
Layou United and Largo Height, winner and first runner-up respectively in the First Division, will campaign next year in the Premier Division.
Top Goal Scorers
Despite being demoted to the First Division, Greiggs left a mark on the Premier Division, as Zidane Sam was the leading goal scorer. Sam registered 21 goals which earned him a call up to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Senior Team’s training squad.
Second to Sam was Avenues United’s Erel Hector with 17 goals, followed by BESCO-Pastures’ Dequan Spring who scored 12 times