Gremio defeated Boys Town 3-0 on Thursday to move to second in the table as the preliminary round of the Caribbean Welders Fishing Pond League begins to wind down. A double from Rickel Dixon and one from Dwayne Ovid were enough for the 2014 and 2015 losing finalists to secure the full points.
Gremio, however, will be nervously looking on at other results as they are can easily slide down the table before the start of the lucrative “Big 8” competition with a $30,000 first prize up for grabs. After 14 games, Gremio have compiled 25 points with eight wins, five defeats and a draw. But they could tumble badly as teams below them still have multiple games in hand. Gremio, however, will feel they have done enough to earn a spot in the knockout stage especially with their defence tightening up and their goalie Trey Eligon in sublime form. Eligon, who had his first shut out of the season on Thursday, said his team is ready for the knockout stage and have momentum.
“Well for the past two games we picked up a tremendous form defeating the league winners (Take That and Cool It) by a whopping six goals (6-3) and the other (2016) finalist (Boys Town) by three goals to nil. I think we would continue our momentum straight to the finals this year and claim what is ours,” he said.
Boys Town will not be too concerned by their defeat as they have been picking up points regularly, defeating SP Boys 2-1 a week ago courtesy a double from Isaiah Smith. SP Boys bounced back from that loss with a 1-0 victory over league leaders Manzan United 1-0. In other results, Express thrashed G Madrid 6-2; Dragon earned a 1-0 win over Express; Fishing Pond Youths defeat El Carmen 45 by default; Dragon beat Two Touch by default; G Madrid beat El Carmen 45 by default.