Blairmont, GFC, Uitvlugt & MSC to host matches tomorrow
By Franklin Wilson
All ten (10) Super League teams will be in action tomorrow when the Guyana Football Federation organised competition funded by FIFA under the Win in CONCACAF with CONCACAF programme continues with day two action.
Following competition on the opening day, last Sunday, at the GCC ground, Alpha United and Rosignol have eased to the top of the table with solid wins over Camptown and Victoria Kings, respectively.
This weekend matches will see the two victors trying to consolidate while the other teams playing for the first time will be setting their eyes on starting with a bang.
Up at the Blairmont Community Centre ground, Rosignol will enjoy home advantage against visitors Buxton United who are the East Demerara senior Mackeson division one champions.
The East Coast unit will have a tough task on their hands if they are to put in check, the progress of the Ancient County side but the task is not an improbable proposition given the makeup of the side, a determined youthful bunch coached by GFF Technical Development Officer, Lyndon France.
Leading the Buxtonians will be the multi talented senior national forward Clive Andries along with junior nationals Les Charles Critchlow, Michael and Randy Phyll and goalkeeper Brian Robinson.
Rosignol will be led by last Sunday’s goal scorers Delroy Fraser and Cornel Taylor, Tyson Carmichael, Travis Henry, Garson Baker, Keiron Boston and custodian, Joel Singh.
In the city at the GFC ground, Victoria Kings will face a tough task of avoiding another defeat when the lock horns with the fast running Guyana Defence Force who boasts a number of marksmen.
The Army, with lots of potential, have not been able to reap the rewards they are capable of and have run hot and cold often. This might be their time to shine on a consistent basis but that is still left to be seen. They have been hard at training and much more active than their opponents.
Leading their charge will be senior nationals Warren Gilkes, Devon Harris, Delroy Deen, Jerome Richardson, Sheik Kamal, Royan Morrison, Seon Brewley, Eusi Phillips, Stellon David and goalie Delon Young.
The Kings, no strangers to competition glory cannot be taken lightly as they too, are aiming to reclaim respect they once enjoyed when they lifted the Annual Kashif and Shanghai championship in 2001/2002, defeating Linden’s Netrockers. They had lost the 1998/99 championship match to Trinidad and Tobago’s Doc’s Khelawalas.
Their charge will be spearheaded by former national Pierre Joseph, Captain Andrew Holder, Winston Pompey, Kwesi De Souza, Aubrey Gibson, Kojo Huntley and Rashleigh Morrison. Preceding this game at the GFC will be a Georgetown Football Association/Western Union division-one encounter between Riddim Squad and Houston Stars at 18:00 hrs.
Competitive football will make a grand return to the West Side at their number one venue, the Uitvlugt Community Centre ground.
Seeking to make a name for themselves under the guidance of Technical Director, Canadian based Guyanese Claude Bolton is Seawall United, formally, Pouderoyen.
They will be taking on Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United and while they are an unknown entity, they must produce some special football if they are going to deny Guyana’s leading club side.
In the Seawall line up are a number of players who have proven that they can be a force to reckon with. Among them is former National Under-23 forward Clement Brown, a strong and speedy player who is capable of destroying any defense on a good day.
Based on reports, Seawall United have been very hard at training twice daily so fans are eager to see what they will offer against a well oiled Alpha. Brown will receive able support form Zevon Atkinson, Delon Josiah, Toine Lopes, Adami Hoyte, Gideon Payne and Canadian striker Aaron Thompson.
The ‘Hammer’ will be led by a battery of current and former national players including their Captain and main defender, Howard Lowe. Among the others are Dwayne Jacobs, Quincy Madramootoo, Dwight Peters, Edison Gomes, goalkeeper Ronson Williams, Andrew Murray, Abassi McPherson (back in the pink of condition), Philbert Moffat, Shawn Bishop, Kelvin McKenzie, Emerick Williams and Brazilian forward, Elsio Diaz.
Up in the Bauxite Mining Town of Linden at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground an exciting double header card is fixed.
Bakewell Topp XX known as perhaps the only club in Guyana with the so called ‘Big Competition’ temperament and Five-Time Kashif and Shanghai Champions will throw down the gauntlet to the Bartica based Liquid Gold.
Liquid Gold will have to get hardened as quickly as possible if they are to be a competitive unit in this Pilot League.
Their quest for glory will centre around junior national Andel Norton, custodian Prakash Jaisari, Rondell Washington, Vernon John, Whitney Welcome, Hamley Martindale, Sean Benn and John Joseph.
Topp XX line up will include senior national Keiron Cameron, Michael Crandon, Troy Nelson, Michael Wills, Ruel Williams and Junior Bastiani.
In the feature game, City side Camptown who lost their opening game to Alpha 3-1 will have a tough task of holding back the home Milerock, also the leading division-one side in the Mining Town.
The likes of Richie Richards between the uprights, forwards Nigel ‘Powers’ Codrington and Telson Mc Kennon, Captain Orlando Gilgeous, Troy ‘Bugs’ Prescod, Rishawn Sandiford, Sherwin Cadogan, Bevon Moseley, Kester Alleyne, Chris Camacho, Lance Rolston and Giovanni Leitch will have to work overtime to seal victory for the Campbellville based side.
The home team whose fans are expected to come out in their support will look to Marlon Maxius, Dwayne Fraser, Kelvin Sullivan, Steve Brewley, Derrol Dainty, Randy Saunders, Kenny Williams and their last line of defence, Owen Williams, between the uprights to take them to a win.
Exciting action is set to unfold at all the venues.