Scottsburg wins Corriverton Links U15 football Challenge Cup
The Scottsburg Football club of Corriverton, Upper Corentyne recently won the Corriverton Links U15 football competition and took home the Challenge cup when they squeezed past No 28 Village in the final which was played on Monday July 2at the Scottsburg ground for teams in Berbice.
Scoring for Scottsburg were Kerwin Lester with a double and Anthony Lynch one, while Dornell London and Cordel Nicholson scored for No28.
The competition which was played at three venues saw matched being contested at New Amsterdam, West Berbice and Corriverton, with the two top teams in each group advancing to the next stage. The West Berbice qualifiers were Rosignol United and No 28 All Stars. The Two New Amsterdam teams that made it through to the next round were Hearts of Oak and New Amsterdam United, while Corriverton Links and Scottsburg were the top teams from the Corriverton leg.
The next leg of the competition saw West Berbice and New Amsterdam competing. The results saw Hearts of Oak winning from Rosignol United 3-1 on penalty kicks after with game ended 1-1 after full time. Shane Granger scored for Rosignol, while Hearts of Oak got theirs through a defence error. In the next game No28 got the better of NA United 4-2 on penalty kicks after that game also ended 1-1 after full time. The goal scorers were Cordel Nicholson scoring for No 28, while Jamal Butts responded for N/A United.
In the semifinal playoff, Scottsburg first whipped Hearst of Oak 4-1 to advance to the final with Malvin Burnett 2, Anthony Lynch and Kevin Lester one each leading the way for the winners, while Treviette Grimmond netted a consolation scored for Hearts of Oak.
In the second game NO28 hammered Corriverton Links 4-0 with Kizy Campbell, Deril London, Clayton Wilson and Cordel Nicolson being the men on target.
In the third place playoff, Hearts of Oak with a goal from Glenroy Henry and Corriverton Links through Shadrick Pratt played to a 1-1 draw. However Heats of Oak won the ensuing penalty shootout 3-1.
In the presentation ceremony which followed, Scottsburg received the winning trophy and 15 gold medals, while No28 United settled for the runner up trophy and 15 silver medals. Hearts of Oak received the third place trophy and 15 bronze medals.
The MVP award was presented to Kerwin Lester of Scottsburg, the best Keeper was Osbart Cain of No28 while, the most goals award went to Stafford Edwards of NA United with 7. They all received trophies while the top coach who hailed from Scottsburg United also received a trophy.
The teams were divided into two groups with matches being played on both the East and West Berbice.