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Champs Empire suffer big loss

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Champs Empire suffer big loss

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Defending champions Empire suffered a massive 8-0 defeat at the hands of Notre Dame in the Under-15 division on the opening day of the Barbados Cup yesterday.
In the under-15 category, the Meadow Road venue proved to be either the best hunting ground for strikers or a nightmare for defenders, with the largest margins of victories being recorded.
Notre Dame’s win over a shell-shocked Empire was the biggest victory on a day in which 63 goals were scored in 20 matches across the island.
This was closely followed by 7-2 victories for Maple Leaf International and Gall Hill over Warleigh and Ball Masters respectively.
Pro Shottas also completed a big win by defeating newcomers Vauxhall 5-0.
The Under-13 zone proved to be much more competitive with Pinelands, National Sports Council, Notre Dame, Pro Shottas and Kick Start all registering 2-0 victories over Paradise, Checker Hall, Parkinson, Spooners Hill and Ellerton respectively.  
The only exception to the competitive nature of the zone was a game between Gall Hill and All Saints Primary School where the former scored five unanswered goals against  the inexperience school team.
The game between Brittons Hill and Empire was the most competitive of all with Brittons Hill earning a 1-0 victory.
The Under-17 zone saw trophy favourites Pro Shottas defeat a hard- working Cosmos 3-1, While Kick Start and Parkinson played to goalless draws,
The Under-19 section is proving hard to predict a winner after an excellent 1-1  draw between Pine/Wildey Academy and Brittons Hill. (HG/PR)