Slingerz FC keeps stranglehold on STAG Elite League Finale
Five games, five impressive wins. That’s the story of Slingerz Football Club. The Javed Ali owned club last evening cruised to a 2 – 0 win over Fruta Conquerors to chalk up their fifth consecutive victory in the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) STAG Elite League Finale.
Playing at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Ground, Slingerz FC’s rivals Alpha United battled to a 1 – 1 draw against the Army in the second game of the night’s double header.
In the opening game, it was a clash between the League’s last two undefeated teams, Slingerz FC and Fruta Conquerors.
Vurlon Mills’ goal in the 36th minute, placed Coach Joseph ‘Bill’ Wilson’s team in a 1 – 0 lead at the end of the first half.
Tried they did, but Fruta Conquerors could not have managed to equalised then Trayon Bobb scored in the 65th minute to hand the Tucville based club their first loss of the League (Finale).
The win last evening also carried some historical significance for Slingerz FC, since the club extended their two-year unbeaten run in Guyana, while winning every tournament they participated in.
Meanwhile, ‘The Hammer’ had to dig deep to salvage a draw against the GDF, and doing so without the services of their leading goal scorer Anthony ‘Awo’ Abrams, along with Anthony Benfield, who are both serving a two game suspension following the red cards they received in Alpha United’s 2 – 1 loss against Slingerz last Wednesday.
Delwyn Fraser scored 14 minutes into the contest, but it was last season’s leading goal scorer Delon Lanferman who was able to level the scores as the Wayne Dover-coached side manage to walk off the pitch with a point.
The League now moves to Berbice for a double header today (Saturday March 12) at the #5 Ground.
In the opening game from 18:00 hours, a winless Georgetown Football Club (GFC) comes up against Pele FC who will be playing their second match without talisman Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson.
The home side, Monedderlust who are presently at the bottom of the eight-team table will also be seeking their first win, having loss their four outings, when they tackle Buxton United from 20:00 hours.