Story and photos by Calvin Chapman
For the second successive match, Milerock Football Club have surrendered a second half lead to eventually lose in the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) Elite League season III at the National Track and Field Center (NTFC), Leonora.
On Friday, after being 3-1 up to Victoria Kings in the second half, they somehow managed to lose 5-3. And, the script was similar last night during match two of the scheduled triple header at the NTFC where two late goals from Delroy Fraser in the 85th minute and Trevis Henry during stoppage time, cancelled out Milerock’s Keon Sears’ 51st minute goal to gift defending champions Guyana Defence Force Football Club (GDF FC) a remarkable come from behind triumph.
Not long after going ahead, Milerock morphed into a defensive mode and simply began clearing every remotely dangerous loose ball in their half and if they had kept more possession, the Linden based outfit could’ve had a better result.
After the match, Claude Williams, coach of Milerock, explained that, “Basically we are now jelling. We have some new players that came in during this transfer period and we are working to have everyone click together. It is disappointing to have lost twice in a row after being in such comfortable positions but we just have to keep working.”
Captain of GDF FC, Delwin Fraser, thanked God for the victory while pointing to his team’s ‘never give up’ mentality, “We know that a football game has 90 minutes so we kept fighting.”
Earlier yesterday in the opening match, Fruta Conqueror’s skipper and star striker Eon Alleyne continued his good goal scoring form when he netted two goals to help his team to a 3-0 victory over Ann’s Grove FC in the opening match of the night.
Alleyne’s goals came during both halves of the game, the first in the 22nd minute which was good enough to see Conquerors lead 1-0 up until the 77th minute when Ryan Hackett doubled the Tucville based club’s tally with a 25-yard screamer. Alleyne’s second goal came in stoppage time (90+3).
Ann’s Grove’s Colin Europe caused some trouble for the Conqueror’s defence with his pace and power but the eventual winners that had ‘Golden Jag’ Jeremy Garrett in their back line, negotiated the treat well.
With the win, Fruta Conquerors are now leading the points tally with 27, although playing one game more than second place Western Tigers who have 25 points.
The result of final game between Buxton and Den Amstel will be featured in a subsequent article.
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