From Left: Mark Forde, Referees Manager, Troy Clarke, Brand Manager for Stag Beer and Edwyn Wood, BFA General Secretary
The draw for the second round of the Stag Beer Champions Cup came off yesterday at a press conference at the BFA headquarters yesterday. Brand Manager for Stag Beer Troy Clarke was on hand to draw the teams to determine their placements.
After the first round, 31 teams from Division Two and Three have advanced and were joined by the 13 Division One teams. From this group of 44 teams 22 winners will advance to the third round to be pooled with the 10 Premier League teams for the round of 32.
Yesterday’s draw saw some interesting match ups with Division One St. Andrew Lions contesting their Division One counter-part Youth Milan. Milan in recent years have not found favour in this competition and will be hoping to change that considering their current form in the Division One League.
Division two front runners Haynesville will travel to St. Peter to contest Division One Sunrise. Sunrise sit in mid-table in that League so this could be an interesting one.
Another Division two front runner Potential Ballers could be in a spot of bother as they face Division One title contenders Empire at Bank Hall.
Deacons are also challenging for a promotion to Division One and will face Wotton who are having a miserable season in the said Division.
The full line up reads (home teams mentioned first):
Parish Land vs Benfica
Checker Hall vs Hothersal Turning
Red & White vs Villa United
B’dos Youth Service vs Bydes Mill
Bye vs Dayrells Road
Central League Spartans vs B’dos Fire Service
Empire vs Potential Ballers
St. John Sonnets vs Greens
WRBSSC vs BDF
Eastern united vs Blackspurs
L&R vs Exactly
Silver Sands vs College Savannah
Deacons vs Wotton
Sunrise vs Haynesville
Kickstart vs Fairy Valley
Pinelands vs Emmerton
Gall Hill vs Beverly Hills
Maxwell vs Porey Springs
Bagatelle vs Ivy Rovers
KPR vs Road View United
St. Andrew Lions vs Youth Milan
Caribbean United vs B’dos Soccer Academy