Hopewell Chargers move on

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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LUCEA, Hanover — Hopewell Chargers moved into the second round of the Hanover Football Association's Island Lux Beach Park/Negril & Ian Hayles Western Hanover CDF Hanover FA Knock-out Competition on Monday after beating Mt Pelier DC 7-6 in sudden— death penalties.

Hopewell Chargers join four other first-round winners, Western Confederation Super League team Hopewell United, Major League mid-season champions SuperStars FC, Rock Spring FC and Middlesex United ,— in the second round.

Romario Clarke scored both goals for Hopewell Chargers as they played out a 2-2 regulation and extra-time draw against Mt Pelier DC.

Oliver Bright scored in the fourth minute to give Mt Pelier DC the lead, but Clarke scored twice for Hopewell Chargers — in the 10th minute to level the scores, and in the 43rd minute to give them the lead.

Demetri Jerpis then scored in the 85th minute as the teams failed to score in extra-time and Hopewell Chargers prevailed in penalties.

Hopewell United, who just came up short of a semi-final place in the Super League and Super Star both scored 5-0 wins over Claremont United and Logwood respectively.

Two other first-round games were also decided by penalty kicks. Rock Spring were 4-3 winners over Haddington FC after they ended 1-1, while Middlesex United also advanced 4-3 on penalties, after they had played out a 2-2 draw with Green Island YC, who came from behind twice in regulation time.

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