Limacol Football: Wallace’s hat-trick crowns new champions Police FC
The Guyana Police Force Football Club saved their best performance for last which enabled them to win the third Limacol Football tournament on Friday evening at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.
Anthio Wallace, the lone scorer in the semi-final, netted a hat-trick, which decimated Pouderoyen and eased the lawmen to the $600,000 first place prize with the final ending 4-2.
Wallace’s assault left the West Demerara unit stunned in the first half. Shots were raining and Wallace made his first conversion in the 12th minute, followed by another in the 32nd. It got a tad dicey when Alex Andrews reduced the lead two minutes later; it was just what Pouderoyen needed heading into the second stanza.
The early minutes of the next phase of the match was tense, with one team in search of a critical equaliser and the other looking for another goal to solidify their position.
Well, the latter occurred and to no surprises it was Wallace again in the 60th. Dexroy Adams further put the match to bed with an 82nd minute goal and ensured there was no slip-ups in their second final in two years. Darrel Abrams scored one minute in injury time and his side took home $300,000.
In the third place match, Riddim Squad edged Santos 2-1 in extra time. Sherwin Hope was guilty of an own goal in the fifth minute to give Santos the lead but James Bowman brought it level at half time with a goal in the 44th. Time ticked over into extra time and it was Kevin Gordon (90+22) who found the winning goal. Two teams took home $150,00 and $75,000 respectively.
The tournament kicked-off on August 30 and included 12 teams from various sub-associations within Demerara.