HOCKEY: Wins for GCC Vintage and Bounty GCC
The annual Farfan and Mendes Men’s First Division League invaded the GCC ground, Bourda, last weekend as the first round of the prestigious competition resumed.
GCC Vintage lined up opposite Supernova in the first match of the double-header and the former seemed to benefit from the use of their home grounds in the early minutes of play. It was the Vintage penalty corners that would make the biggest difference in the match.
Veteran striker and former national, Orson Ferguson, was first on the score sheet as he completed a penalty corner pass with a deflection into the Supernova net after only four minutes.
Despite the confident demeanour of Vintage, the Supernova strikers managed to carve their way into scoring distance three minutes later and midfielder Hilmar Chester capitalised on a defence error to tie the score at 1-1.
Influential Vintage playmaker and former national, Orson Semple, however, not only showed his dominance in midfield, but dominated the score sheet in the second half by completing two penalty corners to leave the final score at 3-1 for Vintage.
The powerful Bounty GCC took to the field next to face off against a rebuilding Old Fort side. GCC dominated the play, but the youthful Old Fort team held firm until the 24th minute. National midfielder Meshach Sargeant produced one of his typical moments of skill to eliminate the last two Old Fort defenders and hammer his shot into the net.
With Old Fort only down by one goal at the half, spectators were keen to see whether they could withstand another half of the immense pressure being applied by GCC. The Bourda boys however, opened the flood gates just two minutes into the second half through an Alan Fernandes shot.
Mark Sargeant, Kareem McKenzie, Kevin Spencer, Devin Hooper and Meshach Sargeant all scored goals in the second half to add to GCC’s two-goal tally. The match therefore ended with an overwhelming score of 7-0 to Bounty GCC.
Matches are being held on the Saint Stanislaus College Ground and will run every Saturday and Sunday until May 20.