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Football: Seychelles Football Federation (SFF) beach soccer league |15 March 2023

Football: Seychelles Football Federation (SFF) beach soccer league

Leaders Real Maldives suffer first defeat of the season

After 15 consecutive victories in as many matches played, defending champions and league leaders Real Maldives suffered their first defeat last weekend ‒ a surprise 5-8 loss against ninth-placed Sorry at the Roche Caïman Beach Soccer Arena.

Despite the loss, Real Maldives remain on top of the table on 45 points, having scored 151 goals and conceded 63.

One Stone remain second overall following their 7-4 win over MLUH in their last league match. The Forêt Noire-based side have collected 39 points from 13 wins and three defeats out of 16 matches played.

The other Maldives-based side in the league, Sunrise, are presently third on 29 points after 11 wins including two in extra-time and one in penalty shootout, and four defeats from 15 matches played.

MLUH are fourth overall on 27 points after nine victories and six defeats, ahead of Marine Maintenance who are fifth on 25 points, also from nine wins including one in penalty shootout and six defeats.

Takamaka-based Club Stormy are sixth on the table on 23 points from nine wins among those two in extra-time and one in a penalty shootout, and six losses.

Also on 23 points, Beach Boyz are presently seventh, having registered nine wins and six losses. Out of the nine wins two came in a penalty shootout.

Vision, who won their last match on a 7-1 score against Skychef, are presently occupying the eighth overall spot, having collected 21 points from seven victories and eight defeats, ahead of Sorry who are presently ninth on 16 points, after registering six wins and nine defeats out of 15 matches played.

Persévérance, who won their last league match 11-6 over Glacis, are 10th overall on nine points from three wins and 11 losses out of 14 matches played, the same points tally as 11th-placed Equator, but the latter have an inferior goal difference.

Glacis are 12th overall on five points from two wins and 12 defeats after 14 matches played, leaving Skychef at the bottom on three points from a single win and 14 losses out of 15 matches played.

Equator and Sorry were supposed to meet last night, and in case of victory, Equator would move into 10th place on 12 points, while a victory for Sorry would earn them three more points, from 16 to 19, without affecting the position in the ranking.


Roland Duval

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