Sep 18, 2012 Sports
The Farfan and Mendes First Division Men’s Hockey League resumed last Friday with Hikers inflicting a crushing 7-1 win over Old Fort in what was described as a masterful display of hockey by the former. After a long postponement due to the rainy season, the second match of the competition followed a 1-1 draw between Hikers and GCC earlier in the year.
In their usual determined fashion and skill, Hikers opened the scoring against Old Fort in the 4th minute when Aroydy Branford found the back of the net, easily beating debutant goalkeeper David Williams. Hikers increased their lead in the 17th minute when Robert France blazed past the Old Fort defence and skillfully finished the play with a well-placed shot. Old Fort, however, were determined to find their footing and left the scrambling Hikers defence no choice but to foul striker Jason DeSantos on his way to goal to concede a penalty stroke. DeSantos converted to pull his team back within one of Hikers, who still held a 2-1 lead.
The Hikers, however, seemed to possess an abundance of energy as Old Fort faded as the match progressed.
Mistakes led to goals and the Hikers grew in confidence as they slammed home five more unanswered goals in the 28th, 50th, 53rd, 61st and 65th minutes of the game. Jamarj Assanah scored a hat-trick, while Travon Young and Shane Samuels netted one each.
The Farfan and Mendes League continue at Bourda this Sunday with GCC facing Old Fort at 16:00hrs.
The John Fernandes Insurance Services Ltd Second Division competition also resumed this past weekend at the Saint Stanislaus College Ground with GCC facing off against Old Fort in the first of three scheduled matches. GCC squeezed out the victory over Old Fort and led from the front with an opener by Keon McKenzie and a second by Peter DeGroot in the first half. Old Fort’s David Williams managed to score one for Old Fort in the dying minutes to see the game out at 2-1 for GCC.
The veteran All Greys with a match scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday finished the competition on a high note with a 1-0 victory over newcomers Saints and a surprise 5-2 win over GCC. Azad DeAbreu was the lone scorer in the All Greys victory over Saints and would be on target twice more on the following day to lead the scorer’s table in their victory over GCC. All Greys teammates Sheldon Corlette, Alan Fernandes and Chris Low-Koan took the teams tally to 5 for the match. GCC could only muster a 2- goal response through young Daniel Hooper and Keon McKenzie.
The John Fernandes Insurance Services Ltd competition was expected to be completed after its final game scheduled for Bourda yesterday with a clash between the Airbenders and Hikers. The Hikers have already secured enough points to claim the competition and will be presented the trophy immediately following the match.
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