Aug 31, 2008 Sports Comments Off on Cellink Plus Premier League: Sunburst Camptown & GDF record similar 2-0 wins
By Franklin Wilson
The cat and mouse battle between Sunburst Camptown and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) for championship honours in the Cellink Plus Premier League continued after the latest matches in the 2008 edition, which resumed after a short break.
On Friday evening at the Tucville ground, GDF turned back the challenge of home team Fruta Conquerors and while Sunburst Camptown put away Georgetown Football Club (GFC) by a similar margin, they had to fight hard to stave off the Bourda Blues.
The feature game however saw a heated battle develop between the GDF and Conquerors who were reduced to 10 men with the exit of Delon Williams in the 79th minute for his second bookable offence. He received the first 4 minutes earlier.
It was a very close encounter up until the 70th minute or so when the hard working and nippy Dwight Peters finally broke the shackles.
Peters latched unto a pass on the right and in quick time positioned himself well before letting loose a rocket of a shot to the left of custodian Oswald Cornette who did not have a sniff of a chance in keeping the ball out in the 72nd minute.
The Conquerors defence led by Captain Neville Stanton tried their best all night to contain Peters but could not hold him at bay for the entire 90 minutes.
Goal number two came 5 minutes after the first and it was another
smart move by Peters that brought GDF success, as an intended offside trap did not work, Peters confidently slotting the ball past Cornette again in the 77th minute.
At one time captain and central defender Stanton dribbled about 4 opposing players in taking the ball into the attacking third from his defensive area but was unable to complete the move successfully with goal.
Sunburst Camptown maintained the lead at the top of the table with 21 points, one more than GDF with their win over a tough GFC, who have continued to prove they have earned their promotion to the higher level.
Camptown, won the game with two first half goals by Kester Alleyne in the 18th minute and the consistent Mervin Joseph in the 38th.
Meanwhile, two more matches are set for this afternoon. Bottom of the table Uprising (1 point) will face sixth placed Pele (8 points) with the feature encounter between defending champions Alpha United, who are third on 15 points, taking on seventh placed Santos (4 points). Kick off time this evening is 18:00hrs.
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