Jan 25, 2017 Sports
-double-header on tomorrow at GFC
Jason Williams’ stunning strike two minutes from full time earned Camptown a 1-1 draw
against Riddim Squad in the feature clash on opening night of the 2nd Annual Limacol Football Competition on Monday night, at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground.
Played before a fair-sized crowd that included Co-Director of the Petra Organisation Troy Mendonca, the two teams battled intensely for the most part, before Teon Jones 82nd minute goal gave Riddim Squad the lead.
Jones goal came when he noticed the Camptown goalkeeper way off his line and a wonderfully executed lob over his head from about 20 metres out landed into the back of the net.
However, instead of having a negative effect on the Campbellville-based unit it seemed to have the opposite result as they searched relentlessly for the equaliser.
It came six minutes later and indeed it was a precious one from the speedy winger, who weaved past his marker, before cutting inside to belt a sizzling right-footed corker past a surprised Riddim Squad custodian.
The response from the partisan support was one of euphoria since it meant that the teams shared a point each.
Earlier, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and Mahaica Determinators battled to a similar result with a 2-2 draw.
The visitors got off to an impressive start when the muscular Eion Abel struck his first of a brace after two minutes.
Police squandered an excellent chance to level proceedings after winning a penalty in the 27th minute, but the ensuing spot kick sailed over the crossbar much to the relief of the Mahaica Determinators side.
However, Dwayne Charles would make amends for the team’s failure when he scored in the 40th minute, hitting a left-footer which glided over the goalkeeper’s flailing hands and into the back of the net.
The teams went to the break with the scores deadlocked at 1-1.
Abel returned in the 57th minute to complete his tally, firing a stinging left footer from just outside the box past the keeper.
However, one minute later Police responded through striker Quincy Holder, who deflected a cross from the left flank past the scrambling goalkeeper to level the scores.
Both teams had opportunities to take the lead, but poor finishing erased those and when the final whistle came they remained tied at 2-2 to share one point apiece.
Play in the competition resumes tomorrow with another double header at the same venue.
In the opening fixture, Western Tigers take on New Amsterdam United from 18:30hrs and Santos host Ann’s Grove at 20:30hrs.
The following day the event moves to the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground in Linden where Milerock hosts Northern Rangers and Winners Connection entertain Grove Hi-Tech.
The final matches of round one on January 29th will see Uitvlugt square off against Eagles United and Pouderoyen tackle Den Amstel at a venue to be announced.
The event is being contested in an initial round-robin format, with the top two finishers advancing to the quarter-final round.
Group-A consists of Milerock, Winners Connection, Grove Hi-Tech and Northern Rangers, while Group-B is made up of Western Tigers, Uitvlugt, Eagles and NA United.
Group-C contains Santos, Pouderoyen, Den Amstel and Ann’s Grove, while Group-D has Guyana Police Force (GPF), Riddim Squad, Camptown and Mahaica Determinators.
The winner of each group will receive $100,000, while the respective finishers will pocket $50,000, $30,000 and $20,000 apiece.
Winner of the event will receive $500,000 and a trophy, while the second, third and fourth placed teams will take home $300,000, $200,000 and $100,000 respectively.
Banks DIH Limited under the GT Beer Brand, Trophy Stall and Star Party Rentals are the other companies that have thrown their support behind the Competition.
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