It was an embarrassing night for Guyana’s Alpha United and Milerock as they both faced dreadful upsets from InterMoengo Tapoe of Suriname and Hubentut Fortuna of Curacao on home soil at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence as Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Championship kicked off.
The skirmish between Guyana’s present top team, Alpha United and InterMoengo Tapoe was a fierce battle as they both desperately wanted victory to earn their full 3 points.
Stehano Ryssel opened the account for InterMoengo Tapoe in the 23rd minute to put Alpha at the disadvantage. Ryssel goal was made possible when he received a lucrative ball which bounced off from one of Alpha’s players around the 18 yards box after a scrimmage between the players; Ryssel made no mistake, shooting the ball out of the reach of National goalkeeper, Richard Reynolds.
Dwight Peters, who was given a red card in the 75th minute after attacking a player, missed creating goal scoring opportunities to make the equalizer for Alpha in the first half after a one on one face off with Tapoe’s goalkeeper, Germaine van Dyck.
Tapoe took advantage of Alpha with their 10 man team and defended their territory to the end as Alpha desperately tried to reply.
Dwain Jacobs missed the best goal to make the equalizer to draw the game when he dribbled Germaine van Dyck minutes before the referee blew the whistle to signal the conclusion of the game.
Milerock suffered a 2-1 defeat in the opening game against Hubentut Fortuna after squandering at least six of their goal scoring chances. Milerock first goal eventually came when Keon Sears netted in the 31st minute after receiving a pass from his teammate on right flank of the field, blasting the ball towards Hubentut Fortuna keeper, Elfried Weijman, who was unable to stop the ball.
The tables turned in the second half as two of Hubentut Fortuna players registered their goals in the 69th minute and 79th minute. Jose Adriano Lisandra Trinidad goal in the 69th minute was the equalizer as Chacas Gomes’s 79th minute goal was decider of the match.
The Championship continues tomorrow at the Stadium with InterMoengo Tapoe and Milerock locking horns at 4pm and Hubentut Fortuna and Alpha United battling from 6pm.
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