Guyana’s Golden Jaguars overpower Suriprofs 2- 1
Parbo Bier Cup Competition…
The Golden Jaguars did the nation proud when the defeated Suriprofs by 2 goals to 1 in the Parbo Bier Cup Competition which was played on Friday last at the Andre Kampervene Stadium, Paramaribo, Suriname. Suriprofs is comprised of 8 Suriname Nationals playing professionally in the Netherlands and 10 Local Suriname National Players.
After going down to Vitesse of the Netherlands by 4 goals to 2 on Wednesday 23rd May the Guyanese bounced back like true Jaguars and surprised all, by their level of play.
Playing a more attacking game with perfect passes, excellent running and proper tactical execution, the Jaguars held the upper hand throughout the game with some robust defending by the Crandon brothers and excellent goalkeeping by the youthful Colin Edwards.
As early as in the 16th minute the Guyanese made their intentions known when Travis Grant received a ball at the top of the box after a good build up down the left side and he fired off a shot but it went high. In the 26th minute Suriprofs had Edwards saving a shot from a cross.
In the 27th minute the Guyanese did some good defensive work and in the 28th minute Edwards was back in the picture, blocking a shot at point blank range.
The 40th minute Suriprofs came close in a goal mouth scrimmage but the Assistant Referee flag was ruled their effort was offside. The half time whistle came with the score at nil all and Guyana looking the better of the 2 teams.
In the 46th minute the Surinamese got a thru ball which saw Edwards coming off the line and was dribbled in the process and the striker hitting the ball towards the open goal only to see Devor Dennis taking the ball virtually off the goal line.
Forward Gideon Payne who was having a wonderful game harassing the defenders and with his pace earned his team a penalty after dribbling a few defenders but was fouled in the process.
Captain Anthony Benfield took the ball and spotted it and as he had done in the previous match slotted the ball in the goal and in the 50th minute the score was 1- nil in Guyana’s favour. Guyana made their 1st change in the 62nd minute when Defender Devor Dennis was replaced by Joshua Brown.
At this stage the Surinamese were coming into their own with some clinical runs which were thwarted by good and tight defensive work. In a counter attack in the 67th minute Gideo Payne was once again fouled about 30 yards from the goal.
Daniel Wilson, who was playing midfield and was having a good game, placed the shot to the top left hand corner which had goal written all over it, Guyana 2-Suriprofs 0.
Guyana made a few changes in the 68th and 71st minute with Gideon Payne coming off and Calvin Shepherd entering and Marvin Joseph coming off and Philbert Moffatt entering.
In the 80th minute, the Suriprofs got their goal from a free kick. Guyana made a final change putting on Defender Quincy Adams for midfielder Eon Alleyne in the 85th minute.
The final 5 minutes saw the Surinamese attacking relentlessly for the equaliser and the Guyanese defending for all their worth along with some questionable Refereeing decisions but they held out for a deserved win.