Mar 10, 2012 Sports
Talented young striker Vurlon Mills made a successful return from injury, by scoring for his club T& Tec
in their 1-0 triumph over Winners Connection in Trinidad & Tobago Pro League (TTPL) reserve game fixture on Wednesday evening.
The 24-year old Mills has played nine (9) internationals for Guyana scoring five (5) goals since making his debut in 2011 versus Barbados in friendly match. Along with winger Ricky Shakes, he was the Golden Jaguars leading goal-scorer during the second round qualifiers last year against Trinidad, Barbados and Bermuda with two (2) goals in 6 matches.
Mills, who was sidelined with a knee-injury over the past two months, in speaking to the Golden Jaguars media stated his relief to be back playing football finally and is already looking forward to linking up with the national side again soon.
“I feel good to be back after so long. It was not easy for me getting this far through, rehab it was hard work having to train two or sometimes three times per day but I feel good to be back”, stated Mills.
“Hopefully now with getting some match time tonight, I can play injury free for the remainder of the season and force my way back in the Jaguars side for the exciting games the national team has coming up.”
Over the weekend however in the Trinidad League, the Guyanese contingent in left-back Walter Moore, winger Trayon Bobb and goalkeeper Ronson Williams that play for TTPL outfit Neal and Massy Caledonia AIA, and the North East Stars duo of defender Charles Pollard and mid-fielder Kayode McKinnon, were involved in two feisty encounters.
Firstly in TTPL match, the teams were engaged in an exciting 3-2 fixture that finished in favour of Caledonia. That victory moved Caledonia into second place in the league table with 29 points from 16 matches, behind league leaders T& Tec who have 29 points from 17 matches. North East Stars remained seventh in the eight team league on 16 points from 16 matches.
In the other clash last Sunday in the FA Trophy, Caledonia triumphed 4:3 on penalty kicks after the game had finished 1-1 in regulation time. Moving onto the Golden Jaguars players plying their trade in the English Leagues – defender Leon Cort side Charlton Athletic continued their dominance in League One (the third division of English football league tier, behind the Championship and the Premier League) with a further two victories in the past week.
They hammered league strugglers Chesterfield 4-0 on February 28th, in a game in which Cort came on as 69th minute substitute. Cort however was an unused substitute on March 3rd, as Charlton snatched a hard fought 1-0 win over 12th place Bournemouth.
Right-winger Ricky Shakes was fully active as his Conference national team Ebbsfleet United won and lost in their two games during the week. They lost 2-1 at home to fourth place Southport, before clinching a morale boosting 3-2 scalp over eight placed Gateshead.
Those results propelled Ebbsfleet one place up in the points table to 14th place in the 23 team league.
Player of the week in last week edition, the versatile left-sided player Chris Bourne was in action as his team Metropolitan Police, were hammered 5-0 and 4-2 at the hands of Wimbledon and East Thurock United. Metropolitan Police are now 12th place in the 22 team Ryam Isthman League table.
Finally national right-back Jake Newton after returning to his English Conference South Division team Havant & Waterlooville colloquially known as the “Hawks”, after the international friendly against Guatemala played minor roles in their two defeats.
He was an unused sub as they loss 4-2 to 13th place Boreham Wood, while he came on in the 59th minute during the 2-0 defeat versus fourth place Sutton United.
These performances currently place the “Hawks” in 17th place in the Blue Square South league table.
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