Two draws kick off Limacol football tournament
By Treiston Joseph
Night one of the much anticipated Limacol football tournament ended with two tame draws as action kicked off on Monday evening at the Georgetown Football Club ground, Bourda. The opening match with Police ended in a two-all draw against Mahaica Determinators.
On the slightly dampened pitch, Police, who are the number one seed in the group and favoured to win the encounter, made a mess of things and could have easily won the match with at least a two-goal advantage if it was not for the amount of squandered opportunities in front of goal.
Nevertheless, the match started with Mahaica stunning the Policemen first with a goal in the second minute of the match through an Eion Abel strike.
The half would play out with both teams having chances to score, with Police missing wide open targets. It was clear the strikers of the armed forces lacked direction with their shots; hopefully their aim is not this bad for their daily jobs.
Nevertheless, Dwayne Charles equalised for Police in the 40th minute, while Abel came back to give Mahaica their second lead of the match with an easy tap in the 56th minute. Police pounced immediately after the defensive lapse and equalised a minute later, through a rebound effort by Quincy Holder.
Captain of the Mahaica squad, Shameer Nazir, was pleased with gaining a point from the fixture. “First of all, I think we did well to come out and play against a town side and I think this will give us some confidence that will benefit our game… I just think we need to play better defence and that will translate to more goals,” Nazir stated.
Meanwhile, in the second match of the night, Riddim Squad and Camptown FC drew one-all. There was nothing much between the two sides, especially after 80 minutes of action in the match. However, both teams found a spark late with Teon Jones scoring in the 82nd minute to give top seed Riddim Squad what seemed like the game winner. Jason Williams had other ideas and ensured that Camptown took a point away from the match with a goal in the 88th minute.
Action in the tournament will continue on Thursday (January 26) at the Georgetown Football Club ground with two matches featuring Western Tigers against New Amsterdam and Santos against Ann’s Grove.