In overcast conditions at the Everest located a ‘stone’s throw’ from mighty Atlantic Ocean, day two activities in three-day Indigenous Heritage Games continued yesterday and climaxed late into last night under lights.
In the Girls Football, played over 70 minutes, Siparuta lost 5-nil to Paiwomak and will play Parinma in the semi-finals this morning.
In the Men’s football Hurunui from Berbice River in Region 10, pushed defending Champions Rush Saints from Lethem hard and shared possession in the first half in which National Forward Franklyn Parks steered a Header with a well set up Corner just wide.
The second stanza showed an increase in the intensity and the Region 10 team demonstrated a slightly higher fitness level but a few shots on goal went high and on target went straight to the Rush Saints Custodian.
Dressed in Gold, Rush Saints best chance to score came from a beautiful right footer from the left flank with rocketed into the side bar from Franklyn Parks, one of three Parks siblings in the line-up.
The first 70 minutes providing no Goals and another 15 minutes were added and that time again proved Goalless. In the Penalty kicks shoot out, Jude McDonald, Franklyn Parks, Mark Joseph and Branden Parks found the back of the nets to send last year’s Champion into a second consecutive final which will be contested tonight against Moruca.
In female softball 10 overs cricket competition, Swan beat defending Champions Saint Cuthbert Mission in their semi-final.
A quick 32 from Temika Wilson led Swan to 83-4 before restricting the Amerindian settlement a few miles off the Linden Highway, to 56-6.
In the Male Tapeball tournament, Region 2, spearheaded by 26 from Sylvain Williams who was run out for 26 and Rovie Harris was caught behind in the last over for an aggressive 21.
Mahdia romped to victory in just 6.1 overs with a boundary taking them to 82-4 and into todays final. (Sean Devers)
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