GFF/EDFA U-17 League kicks off
Melanie Tritons 5 Victoria Kings 1; Ann’s Grove 1 BVTU 1
On the opening day of action in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) sponsored East Demerara Football Association (EDFA) Under-17 League played at the BV Ground yesterday, Melanie Tritons recorded an impressive 5-1 win over Victoria Kings with the other game ending in an exciting 1-1 tie between home team BV Triumph United and visitors, Ann’s Grove.
Melanie Tritons, drafted in after Plaisance FC did not filed a team, proved why they were a worthy replacement team, whipping the Victoria boys.
The first half ended 0-0 and with the wind behind their backs, attacking the Railway Embankment goal, Melanie went to work very early in the final half (30 mins), the game being reduced to one hour.
Playing very forceful and attacking down the left wing, Melanie quickly raced into an unbeatable lead, Sean Singh heading them to a 1-0 advantage two minutes into the half on account of a wonderfully squared ball into his path in the box from Ryan Joseph.
Thereafter it turned out to be the Clement Joseph show as he nailed the next three goals to end with a hat-trick. Goalkeeper Shemar Holder and his defenders had no answers for the relentless attacks of the Melanie lads, Joseph hitting the network in the 34th, 36th and 48th minute.
Sealing the deal was Odel Gulliver with a powerful close range classic in the 55th minute. Victoria Kings in the meantime were able to pull one back for consolation from the penalty spot in the 37th minute through Lloyd Weatherspoon.
The main game of the afternoon petered out to a 1-1 draw with the home team coming from behind to earn an equal share of the spoils.
Ann’s Grove cantered into the lead in the 20th minute, Shawn Pereira doing the honours for his team but that advantage was short-lived as the home team responded in like manner five (5) minutes later when Kurt Abrams found the back of the nets.
Play is set to continue today at the Buxton Community Centre Ground from 14:00hrs. Buxton Stars will open against Mahaica Determinators, while Buxton United will throw down the gauntlet to Golden Stars.
Meanwhile, the first round in the Stag Beer sponsored EDFA Senior League is set to conclude today at the same venue when BV Triumph United comes up against Buxton Stars.