Buxton United registered their first win of the STAG Elite League (Finale), after getting the better of the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) 3 – 2 last Sunday at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Camp Ayanganna Ground.
The Army also rebounded from their loss last week, to edge Pele FC 1 – 0 to keep their chances alive of finishing in the ‘top four’ of the eight-team league.
The Buxton/GFC was seen as the ‘battle of the winless’, since both clubs failed to secure wins from their three previous matches.
Dellon Wright netted a double on the night, first scoring in the 19th minute to give the East Coast Demerara side a 1 – 0 advantage, but former National player Peter Parks equalised three minutes later with the scores being 1 – 1 at the half way mark.
Linden Pickett’s goal in the 52nd saw GFC being placed in a good position to secure their first win in the second half of the league, but Buxton United showed resilience as Tyrone Harper (62nd) and Wright, who completed his brace in the 79th minute, brought home the victory for lone East Coast side in the league.
The night’s second game lived up to all its expectation, given the fact that Pele was without their talisman Gregory Richardson who missed his first of two games following a red card he received last weekend against his side’s scoreless draw against Buxton United.
Despite both having their equal amount of chances, it was the Army who would prevail thanks to a goal former Victoria Kings player Alden Lawrence in the 42nd minute.
Meanwhile, the STAG Elite League will continue on Wednesday March 9, with an interesting double header at the Tucville Community Centre Ground.
League Genesis Champions Slingerz FC, will have their first meeting with rivals Alpha United in the opening game of the planned double-header from 18:00 hours.
Slingerz FC presently sits on top of the league after securing full points (9) from their three matches played; contrary to that of Alpha United, who managed two wins and a draw (seven points) to see them being positioned in second place on the table.
The night’s second game brings together the home side (Fruta Conquerors) and Monedderlust FC, who failed to win a match in three previous outings. (Rawle Toney)