-Tigers take on Eagles in headliner today at GFC
It was a relatively quiet night for goal-scoring when the Limacol Round Robin / Knockout Football Competition continued on Monday, at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground.
However, it was not a case of lack of excitement as teams showed how much they are benefitting from the initial round robin format with improvements being exhibited as the competition progresses.
In the lone affair that resulted in a goal being scored, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) resisted a spirited display by Camptown to beat them 1-0 with Quincy Holder’s 32nd minute strike separating the teams.
In came following a long ball delivered from centre-field that eluded the Camptown backline and Holder raced on to it, rounded the advancing goalkeeper, before slotting the ball into an empty goal.
After then, Camptown urged on by supporters played with a high level of urgency, but the fitter GPF unit repelled every intended incursion and went to the break clinging to a slim 1-0 advantage.
In the final period, both teams treated the fans with some exciting football, creating opportunity after opportunity and it required the attentiveness of both goalkeepers to deny those chances.
Camptown experienced Captain Troy Prescod had no less than three free kicks just outside the penalty area, but just could not evade the wall, except for one that swerved away from the fortress only to land harmlessly outside the right upright.
GPF also had a few chances to score, but again the Camptown goalkeeper was quick to avert any danger and despite a few anxious moments in the dying minutes when the lawmen seemed to pull back players to defend their advantage, allowing the Camptown strikers a glimmer of hope, the final whistle came with no addition to the scoresheet.
It meant that the GPF secured full points, while Camptown who drew their opening game against Riddim Squad will now have to beat Mahaica Determinators to remain in the reckoning.
In the opening encounter, Linden’s Winners Connection, who head Group A, were held to a goalless draw against a rejuvenated Northern Rangers team.
The first half saw a lacklustre performance by both teams and even though the action picked up significantly in the second period, the two teams failed to trouble the goalkeepers, before the final whistle sounded.
Action in the competition resumes today with another double header at the GFC ground.
In the first game, Milerock take on Grove Hi Tec from 18:30 hrs, while in the feature clash Western Tigers go up against the youthful Eagles United out of the Mining Town of Linden.
In the night’s full results:
Winners Connection-0 vs Northern Rangers-0
Guyana Police Force (GPF)-1 vs Camptown-0
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