GT&T FastBall football has taken the Cinderella County of Essequibo by storm over the past days and now it is down to the final between the best two teams to emerge from this zone.
The Queenstown and Henrietta A teams will contest the final today from 17:00hrs at the Hampton Court Ground following three days of keen contest’s and according to many of the fans at the venue, it’s the ‘dream final’.
In their respective semifinal games, Queenstown A pulverized their B team 5-0 while Henrietta A took care of Charity 4-0.
For Queenstown, Arleno Alves netted a helmet-trick with a defense error accounting for the other goal in the 24th minute, Alves hitting the back of the nets with the blue ball in the 13th and 29th minute.
Queenstown B got their goals from Terry Walcott (4, 10) and Jamal’s blue ball effort in the 29th minute.
In earlier matches, Queenstown A won again by a 5-0 margin this time over Richmond; Kenton Scrudder (12, 25), Amris Benjamin (9) and Sherwin Hubbard 29th minute blue ball strike the players carving out the win.
Charity eased past Henrietta B 3-0 thanks to goals from Javier Correia (17) and a Sevon David double (23, 25).
Henrietta A swamped Coastland 7-0, Chris Gordon hitting the network in the 16th and 28th (blue ball), Colin Brown (11, 23), Mark Tyrell (26) and Stanley Holder who opening the scoring in the 10th minute combing for the demolition act.
The Den Amstel Ground on the West Coast of Demerara was buzzing with action yesterday as the FastBall train continued its journey around Guyana.
Through to the semifinals in this area are West Demerara United and Uitvlugt Image both teams winning by 4-1 margins over their challengers, Sara Lodge All Stars and Den Amstel Warriors respectively.
West Demerara United’s march to the semis set for Saturday was led by Winston Johnson who found the back of the net in the 7th and 29th (blue ball) minutes against Sara Lodge All Stars which failed to shine in front of a colourful crowd. Jason Critchlow had opened the scoring for the winners in the 4th minute. Sara Lodge’s consolation goal was converted by Marlon Henry in the 27th minute.
Uitvlugt Image, one of the favourite teams to top the West Side were led by Junior National player Treyon Bobb who blasted a hat-trick (18, 22, 24), Dellon Lanferman tucking in the other in the 5th minute. For Den Amstel Warriors, Andre Hector scored in the 3rd minute.
In other matches contested yesterday at the same venue, a Gavin Fernandes 21st minute goal was all that was needed to lead Squatters Gunners United past Uitvlugt Warriors.
Sara Lodge All Stars were in unstoppable mood when they inflicted a 6-0 drubbing on Eagles B. Marlon Henry in the 13th (blue ball) and 24th; Hester De Souza (1st), O. Stephenson (18) and Elton Mc Donald were the players to strike.
Den Amstel gained a walk over from Not Working Cash Money, perhaps they did not muster enough cash to travel to the venue since they are ‘Not Working’.
The two remaining quarterfinal matches will be contested tomorrow afternoon from 16:00hrs at the Den Amstel Ground. Beavers will play West Side All Stars with Den Amstel taking on Squatters Gunners United. The respective winners will advance to the semi finals set for Saturday; the final will also be contested on Saturday.
At the Skeldon Community Centre Ground on Saturday afternoon Courtland defeated Corriverton Links 1-0 on sudden death penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie. Troy Sinclair (7) and Sherwin Crandon (11) on target for Courtland, Michael Carter (blue ball) scored one minute to game time for Corriverton Links.
Manchester United recorded back to back wins over Courtland (7-0) and Corriverton Links (2-0).
Against Courtland, Stanford Mansell netted a hat trick (4, 14 – blue ball), Keiron Grenville 30 (blue ball) and Kurt Hurtzen (2, 8). Mansell (9) and Troy Leitch (22) were the goal scorers against Corriverton.
At the Number 5 Ground also on Saturday, Monedderlust swamped Ithaca Goal Getters 7-1; for the winners the players on target were Orwin Johnson (blue ball), Kenston Lindie (blue ball), Travis Pollard, King Archer, Gladwin Johnson and Terrance Pollard.
Paradise Invaders squeezed into the next round via a 1-0 sudden death penalty win over Rosignol Under-19 Plus; the two battling to a 2-2 draw in regulation time.
Pacesetters banged their way past Rosignol Goal Runners 5-1 while Ithaca won via a walk over from Rosignol United.
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