Timehri Panthers capped a fine weekend and welcomed the return of competitive football to the Timehri Red Ground by winning their second match on the trot, downing Swan FC 2-0 when the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) leg of the GFF/Pele Alumini Frank Watson U15 Intra Association League was contested yesterday at the Timehri Red ground.
Match day 7 also witnessed an exciting clash between Soesdyke Falcons which erased a two goal deficit to take full points from Herstelling Raiders on account of a hat-trick of goals from 14-year-old Tyrone Burnette; it was Soesdyke’s first points in four matches.
This match also saw the talented Shoran James of Herstelling Raiders fame netting another double to take his tournament tally to 13 goals in four matches, but it was in a losing cause.
The other match that should have been, ended with Kuru Kururu Warriors notching full points via the walk over route from Friendship All Stars.
Timehri, in the main match of the day, put away the challenge of a game Swan team with goals either side of the 70-minute clash. Tywell Lovell, who scored a double in their win over Friendship on Saturday, sent Timehri into the lead on 10 minutes, a lead which they enjoyed until the break.
Sawn made a few moves in the Timehri defensive third but were not allowed to be effective owing to some solid defending led by Timehri’s Captain, Prince Forde. The second and final goal for the winners came off the boot of Marlon Burnette in the 52nd minute which handed his team all three points which has taken them to 9 and third place on the table.
The Herstelling / Soesdyke showdown produced end to end action from the first to the final whistle. Herstelling cantered to an early 2-0 lead by the 12th minute owing to goals from Shoran James and Xavi Atkinson (a fierce left footed shot) in the 8th and 12th minute.
Up to that point, the Soesdyke players were still settling down but once they did, it was game on. The lanky Tyrone Burnette netted the first of his hat-trick on 20 minutes to reduce the Herstelling advantage but even before that, Indera Winter, standing in goal for Herstelling brought off some solid saves for her team.
Seven minutes after halving the deficit, Burnette then delivered the equaliser for Soesdyke as the Herstelling defenders lost their focus and allowed him the requisite space to fire his shot past Winter.
James was not intent to allow Soesdyke to come close and he handed his team the lead once again in the 33rd minute. There was a lull in the scoring up until the 50th minute when Romuloo Khan neutralised Herstelling’s advantage again to level the score, 3-3.
With both teams now sensing that they were in with a chance to win, Soesdyke it was that had the momentum going their way and made it count for them when the dangerous Burnette bobbed and weaved his way past three defenders before tucking his shot into the back of the nets in the 57th minute to hand his team the lead and win.
It was the first win for the Falcons in four encounters, matches will continue this weekend at the same venue.
Latest Points Standings
Team P W L D F A GD Points
Agricola 4 4 0 0 13 2 +11 12
Grove 5 3 0 2 9 4 +5 11
Timehri 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 9
Samatta Point/KV 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 7
Herstelling 5 2 3 0 21 11 +10 6
Kuru Kururu 4 2 2 0 2 5 -3 6
Mocha 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Swan FC 3 1 2 0 2 5 -3 3 Diamond Upsetters 4 1 3 0 2 6 -4 3
Soesdyke 4 1 3 0 6 10 -4 3
Friendship 4 1 3 0 5 10 -5 3
Diamond United 3 0 3 0 1 20 -19 0
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