Milerock Football Club were crowned the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power U-17 Intra Association League champions on Saturday, defeating Botofago 5-1 in kicks from the penalty mark at the Wisburg Secondary School Ground.
Witnessed by a sizable crowd, both teams played with intensity but it was goalless affair after the first half. Neither team was able to break the deadlock as the 90 minutes of full time expired. Needing to have a winner, the next avenue to decide same was kicks from the penalty mark which saw Milerock putting their opponents away comfortably, 5-1.
Eagles United did not have to break a sweat in the third place match as their opponents, Amelia’s Ward United, never made it to the venue.
Meanwhile, matches continued in four other Member Associations also on the weekend, Berbice, East Demerara, West Demerara and the East Bank of Demerara.
Berbice FA – Playing at the Esplanade Park, New Amsterdam Berbice, Hopetown Rangers defeated Hearts of Oak in a ten goal shindig, 6-4 after leading 2-1 at the half way mark. Kevin Wilson led the winners with a hat-trick; Luke Langevine scored a double with the other coming off the boot of Denroy George.
The goal scorers for Hearts of Oak were Jonathan Dophin with a brace, Emmanuel Phillips and Shamar Mc Andrew scoring one apiece. Corriverton Links took full points from Mahaicony Football Club in their match on Saturday which was not played owing to the latter failing to show up.
East Demerara FA – At the Victoria Ground, East Coast Demerara, Golden Stars stung Victoria Scorpions 2-1 in a close tussle on Saturday. For the Stars which shun bright on the day, Christall James in the 33rd and Joshua De Souza in the 59th minute sealed full points. Daniel Murphy scored the Scorpions’ consolation goal in the 70th minute.
On Sunday, Buxton United and Melanie FC gained walkovers from Dynamic FC and Buxton Stars FC, respectively.
West Demerara FA – The Dem Amstel Ground on the West Coast of Demerara saw one of two scheduled matches being played. Home team Den Amstel and Hurry ATE battled to a 0-0 stalemate, while the other match resulted in Eagles Football Club of Stewartville taking full points via the walk over route, Wales United Football Club not showing up for the match.
East Bank FA – Two of three matches were played on Sunday at the Guyana Football Federation National Training Centre, Providence, Eats Bank Demerara. Mocha Champs hammered Sosedyke Falcons 9-0, Samatta Point/Kaneville got past Friendship All Stars 3-1, while Timehri Panthers ‘A’ won by walk over from Herstelling Raiders Football Club.
Mocha were all over the Falcons from the first whistle, Kelvin Gordon (16th, 51st) and Tariq Price (29th, 50th) hitting in two goals each. There was one apiece for Warren Williams (5th), Ronston Kennedy (15th), Gavin Hunter (19th), Tyrese Powell (49th) and Cupid Lovell in the 62nd minute seeing their team to a comprehensive win.
Samatta Point/Kaneville, after falling behind by one goal after Friendship All Stars took the lead through a Denzil Garraway 27th minute goal, struck back three without an answer from their Friendship rivals.
Equalising in the 31st minute was Renzien Peters and two minutes later they were ahead thanks to a well placed shot by Kobe Robertson. The game sealer came in the 41st minute, thanks to Kareem Richmond.
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