Four teams win in NAMILCO Flour Power U-17 League
Keen rivalry continued in the East Demerara Football Association (EDFA) and the Berbice Football Association (BFA) in the GFF-NAMILCO U-17 Intra-Association Tournament on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
The EDFA had matches on Sunday at the Victoria Community Centre Ground where the Mahaica Determinators FC edged Ann’s Grove FC by a 1-0 margin with a goal from Trevon Porter in the 42nd minute.
In the second match, Rising Stars got the better of Victoria Kings 5-1, with a brace each from Diago Britton in the 32nd and 53rd minutes and Shamar George in the 61st and 65th minute respectively.
The final goal was compliments of a kick from the penalty mark made by Rahyeem McGregor in the 68th minute. The lone goal for Victoria Kings was scored by Kevin Maxwell in the 51st minute.
In the BFA leg, played at the Esplanade Ground in New Amsterdam in bright sunny conditions, Monedderlust FC inflicted a 4-0 drubbing on Arsenal FC. Monedderlust took early command in the first half to lead by 3-0 through goals scored by Raul Semple in the 9th minute, Michael Jordan in the 20th minute and Emanuel Moore in the 22nd minute.
Upon resumption, Arsenal FC defended staunchly until the 70th minute when Raul Semple again breached Arsenal’s defense to complete his double and seal the victory.
On Sunday at the same venue and in similar conditions as the previous day, a keenly-contested match ended in a 2-0 victory for New Amsterdam United FC over Cougars FC in the latter stage of the match.
Cougars fought valiantly to hold NA United to a goal-less first half, which remained so until the 58th minute when the ever-attacking Timothy Sommercell found the back of the Cougars net.
Then two minutes later, Tyrick Ogleton took advantage of a visibly-deflated Cougars defense, which was too slow in their reaction to prevent their net from being rocked a second time to seal a 2-0 victory for NA United.
The League will continue this weekend.