Eight teams advance By Franklin Wilson
Eight teams have made it through to the knock-out stage of the DeSinco Group of companies sponsored Georgetown Football Association (GFA) under-18 league following the conclusion of group play on Sunday at the Camptown and Tucville grounds in the city.
BK International Western Tigers edged hosts Sunburst Camptown 2-1 to top group B with 13 points, while being unbeaten and in the process, handed Camptown, who ended the group with point less, their first loss.
Flamingo took the third position in the group with Thomas United claiming the fourth and final slot.
Fruta Conquerors, the only other unbeaten team in the competition ended in the pole position in group A with 11 points just a single point ahead of Alpha United. The two drawing their final group match 1-1 at the Tucville ground.
Beacon also ended the group stage on 10 points but Alpha enjoyed a better goal average, GFC took the other available slot from this group.
Western, were led to their win compliments of goals by Travis Porter (17) and Captain Colin Nelson (67) from the penalty spot. Camptown got their consolation strike from Alistair Butters in the 56th minute.
Flamingo were large and in charge against Santos, Akeem Roberts netting the winner in the 25th minute from the spot. Thomas United gained full points with the non appearance of Renaissance.
Over at the Tucville ground, Frank Crandon put Alpha into the lead after 17 minutes in their top of the table clash against Fruta Conquerors but the latter were able to even the score exactly 17 minutes after when leading forward Manasseh Primo slotted home. The result ensured Conquerors kept their unbeaten record intact.
Pele ended the competition on a high whipping Uprising 6-1 behind a hat-trick from Seon Marshall (32, 40, 42). Ron Adams recorded a double (22 & 49) with the other coming off the boot Kerwin Benjamin in the 12th minute. Leon Abensette netted Uprising’s consolation goal in the 30th minute. The other match saw GFC and Beacon battling to a 0-0 draw.
Knock out is set to get cracking on Saturday at the Tucville and GFC grounds.
From 15:00hrs Alpha match skills with Flamingo with feature play at 17:00hrs bringing together Conquerors and Thomas United at the Tucville ground.
Over at GFC, Western Tigers tangle with GFC in the opening game at 15:00hrs to be followed by a match up between Camptown and Beacon.
The respective winners will advance to the semi-finals to be played on Saturday 27th at the Tucville ground.
Following is the point’s standings for the group stage, the top four teams in each group moving on to the knock-out stage.
Teams Played Won Draw Loss GF GA GD Points
Conquerors 5 2-1w/o 2 0 15 3 12 11
Alpha 5 3 1 1 15 6 6 10
Beacon 5 2-1w/o 1 1 7 6 1 10
GFC 5 0-2w/o 2 1 5 4 1 8
Pele 5 1 0 4 8 13 -5 3
Uprising 5 0 0 5 1 11 -10 0
Western 5 3-1w/o 1 0 13 3 10 13
Camptown 5 2-2w/o 0 1 19 1 18 12
Flamingo 5 3 1 1 5 0 5 10
Thomas 5 1-1w/o 0 3 4 15 -11 6
Santos 5 1 0 4 5 8 -3 3
Renaissance 5 0 0 4 1 6 -5 0
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