Beacons tame Wolves United 5-2, River’s View, Ballers United tie 1-1
The Bartica Football Association (BFA) on Sunday last launched its 2009 season with the Boss Mining Senior League (BML) at the Bartica Community Centre ground following the official march-past and opening ceremony.
Beacons signaled early intentions of staking a claim for the top prize of $100,000 by taming Wolves United 5-2 in the afternoon’s feature game. The opening encounter ended in a 1-1 stalemate between River’s View and debutants Ballers United.
Converting for Beacons were Whitney Welcome with a brace (73 & 75), Leon Canterbury (17), Kenrick Wilkinson (30) and Leon Canterbury in the 57th.
Wolves’ consolation goals were scored by Ian Gomes (52) and Uzil Hernandez from the penalty spot in the 79th minute.
Ballers United sneaked into the lead in the 21st minute via a Lindsley Jones strike, but River’s View ensured they ended with an equal share of the points, thanks to a Randolph Williams 68th minute goal.
The Boss Mining League has at stake a first prize of $100,000, along with a trophy and one set of junior uniforms, while the losing finalists receive $75,000 and one set of junior uniforms. The 3rd prize is $50,000.
The salute at the march-past was taken by Regional Chairman Holbert Knights along with Boss Mining Company’s Richard Gray, BFA President Carlos Prowell and Secretary Carlton Beckles.
Senior Vice-President of the GFF and President of the BFA, Carlos Prowell, declared the season opened and made a call for renewed commitment to the sport, with emphasis on discipline, physical and mental fitness.
Beckles in his remarks gave an outline of the developmental plans of the association, emphasising the importance for the revival of the club structure. He also applauded the emergence of new clubs within the community, while disclosing that the BML will be followed by a BFA knock-out and an Under-15 league.
Some seven clubs will do battle in the one-round BML. The two top teams advance to the final. There will also be a 2nd and 3rd place playoff.
The clubs in contention are Wolves United, Beacons, Rising Stars, Lazio, River’s View along with new comers Potaro FC and Ballers United. Matches are scheduled for Wednesdays and Sundays.
Jun 07, 2020The Guyana Cricket Board said in a release that they are expressing bewilderment on the omission of Veerasammy Permaul from the Windies upcoming tour of England. The release noted, “Permaul’s...
Jun 07, 2020
Jun 06, 2020
Jun 06, 2020
Jun 06, 2020
Jun 05, 2020
In my 50 years of struggle and 32 years in the media, I have been called nasty, vulgar, defaming things that I expected... more
Editor’s Note, If your sent letter was not published and you felt its contents were valid and devoid of libel or personal attacks, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected] / [email protected]