Apr 17, 2016 Sports
By Franklin Wilson
Bakewell Slingerz continued their roller coaster ride towards an historical double when
they arrested the Guyana Defence Force 2-1 in a hard fought feature match when the STAG Elite League – FINALE continued on Friday evening at the GFC ground, Bourda.
In the opening encounter, Fruta Conquerors had to show some resolve in clawing their way back from a goal down to defeat Buxton United also by a 2-1 score line.
In maintaining their unbeaten record whilst positing their ninth win in as many matches, Slingerz were led by Golden Jaguar Vurlon Mills who scored either side of play to confirm the win as the West Coast Demerara based side moved to 27 points, six clear of second placed Conquerors.
Mills netted the first goal of the match in the 10th minute, slicing the ball into the back of the nets on an assist from the nimble footed Trayon Bobb who continues to show that he is a notch above the rest with his crafty play and ability to control the ball on first touch.
Slingerz were not allowed to celebrate their goal for too long as the Army side drew even six minute later when Clifford Garraway scored. With the match now in the balance the exchanges continued end to end as the GDF did not relent.
Slingerz did not look their best on the night but still managed to keep up the pace with the fast paced soldiers. Chances were created at both ends but it was the GENESIS winners and FINALE leaders which muffed the most
The first half ended 1-1 even as the GDF fancied their chances of at least holding on for an equal share of the spoils but that was not to be. Mills it was who put the game beyond the GDF’s reach when he doubled Slingerz’ advantage seven minutes into the second half; Slingerz 2 GDF 1.
That was the proverbial icing on the cake for Slingerz even though many more chances were created and they would have also felt they could have gotten a few more. However, it was win number nine for them as they remain the side to beat.
Fruta conquerors were shut out in the first 45 minutes of their clash against the resurgent Buxton United which should have been at least four goals up in the first half, as it turned out, they only led 1-0 compliments of a Clive Andries 43rd minute penalty.
As it always turns out, well, most of the times, teams that mess up their chances end up paying the price and that is exactly what turned out to be the case with Buxton.
Conquerors, on an excellent run of form, dug in deep in the final 45 minutes and reaped the rewards with two goals which in the first instance neutralized Buxton’s advantage – Hubert Pedro hitting the network in the 76th minute to bring the score level.
Three minutes later, Eon Alleyne notched in the sealer to secure full points for the Tucville based side which consolidated its second place moving to 22 points with their seventh win in nine matches.
FINALE action will continue today at the same venue (GFC) from 18:30hrs when West Berbice’ Monedderlust will take on Pele with the main attraction between Alpha United and GFC.
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