Western Tigers pull off dramatic comeback in Limacol Football


By Treiston Joseph  

Easily the best game of the tournament so far, Western Tigers pulled off a dramatic comeback to top Uitvlugt 3-2 on Wednesday evening when the Limacol Football Tournament continued at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, Bourda. The game needed an extra four minutes to be decided and Western Tigers sunk the ship of Uitvlugt with a late goal to take a commanding lead in their group.

Uitvlugt, in the opening period, made football look sexy and for the first time in the tournament the flow of the game was so flawless that one forgot how uneven of a surface there is at GFC.

Uitvlugt opened with a free kick that not even the best custodians in the world could probably stop with Trayon Bobb curling a free kick about 25 yards out into the right V of the goal. Four minutes later, a sweet build up along the right side of the field with some smooth passes resulted in a Jamal Harvey goal in the 19th minute.

Western Tigers were definitely caught on the back foot in the opening half, but a goal by new signing Andrew Murray Jr in the second minute of extra time before the halftime whistle gave the gold and black clad squad some hope.

On resumption, Linden Picketts equalised in the 53rd minute to the dismay of the Uitvlugt squad, but it was obvious fitness was an issue for the West Bank-based unit. With five minute of added time signalled by the fourth official, Jumane Somerset would drop a hammer in the fourth minute of added time to steal victory from the jaws of defeat.

Meanwhile, Grove Hi Tech and Northern Rangers played to a one all draw. Denzel Crawford scored just before the halftime whistle for Grove while Tefon Daly scored in the 77th minute to equalise. The tournament will continue on Friday evening at the GFC ground with another two matches from 18:30h.

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