Feb 11, 2019 Sports
Beat Buxton Stars and Soesdyke Falcons in Playoff semis
Season Four of the Guyana Football Federation Elite League is set to welcome two new clubs, both from the Georgetown Football Association, the Guyana Police Force and Santos which qualified following the Playoffs this past Saturday and Sunday at the GFF Training Facility, Providence, East Bank Demerara.
The knock-out format saw Police defeating East Soesdyke Falcons 5-1 in the second semi final yesterday, while Santos’ path was a bit tougher, they were pushed to the hilt by Buxton Stars and won 3-0 via kicks from the penalty mark after a 1-1 regulation time scoreline.
The Guyana Police Force arrested East Bank Football; Association’s Soesdyke Falcons 5-1 thanks to goals from Teon Jones (8), Quinsi Holder (29 & 41), Amariki Buntin (49) and Steffon Ramsey in the 58th minute.
Soesdyke’s consolation goal came off the boot of Dellon Smith in the 30th minute. In their respective matches on Saturday, Police FC took care of business against Bartica’s Rivers View, winning 4-1.
Steffon Ramsey was again on target in the 26th minute, Quinsi Holder netted in the 48th, Daren Benjamin in the 60th and Deon Rodney in the 83rd. Rivers View’s lone goal was scored by Omario Lake in the 27th minute.
Soesdyke got through on account of a battling sudden death penalty kicks win over Berbice FA’s New Amsterdam United 5-4 following a crunching 3-3 draw in regulation time. The score was tied 3-3 after the first five kicks, while the first shots for either side in sudden death was scored, NA United then missed their second whilst Soesdyke nailed theirs to record a come from behind win.
Tyrone Khan (34), Kelsey Benson (78) and Colion McLean (80) were the players on target for Soesdyke in regulation time; NA United got their goals from Jamal Butts (6, 32) and Leonardo Adams (56).
Semi final one yesterday saw Santos also being taken to the brink by a determined Buxton Stars line up. The former had taken the lead through Donte Forde in the 19th minute and held on to that advantage with three minutes to go in regulation time when Buxton Stars’ Kofi Major found the neutralizer in the 87th minute.
Santos were way superior in kicks from the Penalty Mark and went on to secure their Elite League Season Four berth, 3-0. On Saturday, Santos trounced Eagles FC of West Demerara 8-0 thanks in main to a hat-trick of goals from Jermaine Beckles (7, 19, 60).
Orin Yard supported well with a brace (40, 82), while there was one each for Jermaine Padmore (31), Trevor Lewis (75) and Ryan October (89).
East Demerara FA’s Buxton Stars had downed the red hot Georgetown Football Club by the lone goal of that encounter which was converted by Shemar McPherson in the 29th minute.
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