May 27, 2012 Sports
Several teams turned in good performances to advance to the next round when action in the Inter Ministry/Corporation Seven-a- side football competition continued at the Banks DIH Thirst Park ground Saturday evening last.
Bank of Guyana wiped out the Ministry of Tourism 5-1 following successes by Steve Mclean (8th), Orlando Fredericks (9th), Marvin Yaw (13th), Quason Fanfare (27th) and Shem Porter (29th). Travis Griffith saved some face for Ministry of Tourism opening the scoring with a 5th minute strike.
National Shipping also registered a 4-1 victory over Ministry of Public Works after Jamal Cozier and Stellon David breached the opposition’s goal in the 8th and 29th and the 16th and 20th minutes, respectively.
John Fernandes defeated GT&T on the back of goals off the boots of David Britton (7th) and Paul Daniels (20th). Dellon Williams scored for GT&T in what turned out to be inconsequential. Other winners included Banks DIH (4-1) over GNIC after Ike Garraway’s brace for the winners (3rd, 22nd) supported by successes by Seon McKenzie (6th) and Quacy Alleyne (29th).
Several teams advanced by default after their respective opponents failed to show up. These include Media United over Macorp; J&S Electrical over Neal and Massy; GPC over Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Republic Bank over GWI. NIS and Guyana Lotto Co Ltd also failed to turn up for their clash.
The action continues tomorrow afternoon with 4 other exciting encounters including Bank of Guyana up against Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Tourism Ministry against Macorp, Guyana Revenue Authority against GT&T and John Fernandes against Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The action gets underway at 18:00hrs sharp.
Activities are staged under the Powerade brand, a nutritional drink manufactured by main sponsors; Banks DIH Ltd. Among those teams competing for a first prize of $250,000 and a trophy are GNIC, GPI, Neal and Massy, Lucky Dollar, Digicel, Amerindian Affairs Ministry, Republic Bank, Courtney Benn Contracting Company, Guyana Water Authority, GPL and NIS among others. The second place finishers win $175,000 while third and fourth places receive $75,000 and $25,000 respectively.
Several other corporate entities have joined with Banks DIH and contributed towards a successful tournament including Giftland Office Max, Talk is Cheap, Ross Gas Station and Hopkinson Mining among others.
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