Four teams register 1st night wins in Inter Ministry/Corporation 7-A-side football
Despite torrential rain the Inter-Ministry/Corporation 7-A-side 30-minute football competition continued on Tuesday evening at the Banks DIH ground, Thirst Park with four matches.
Watched by a fair sized crowd under cloudy skies Deputy Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports Steve Ninvalle who had kicked off the ball to start the competition and said he would be playing in the Sports Ministry’s team in their opening match against the Media United next Thursday.
Orlando Fredericks netted a hat-trick (10th, 14th & 28 minutes) in the opening game as Bank of Guyana whipped the Sports Ministry 3-1 with Andre Mark scoring the consolation goal for the losers.
Devon Benjamin (2nd) and Triftian Bacchus (23rd) scored for Macorp in their 2-all draw against the Ministry of Tourism. Jolyan Harry (22nd) and Delvon Beckles (4th) beat the Macorp custodian.
In the evening’s third game, GRA, spearheaded by a brace (14th & 23rd minutes) from former National youth cricketers Shawn Holder drew 2-all with GT&T whose goals were scored by Linden Hinds (18th) and Delon Williams (29th).
With the rain dumping buckets of water on the venue in the final game, John Fernandes hammered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 10-nil in a goal feast.
Dwayne McAlister and Alden Lawrence scored hat-tricks while Kishern Lovell netted a double and David Britton and birthday boy Sherwin Pinda a goal each.
The competition continues on Tuesday with five more first round encounters at the same venue.
GNSC and JS Electrical face-off in the opening game from 18:00hrs while the Ministry of Public Works battle Guyana Lottery Company, Ministry of Education take on the New GPC, GNIC come up against GWI and hosts Banks DIH oppose GPL.