GFF-Always Championship Cup 2019…
– Santos claim walkover victory over Police
Fruta Conquerors romped to their third win in as many matches played in the GFF-Always Championship Cup 2019 football tournament. In the process, they handed Lady Panthers their first loss in the tournament, yesterday at the GFF National Training Centre at Providence, East Bank Demerara.
In another successful day, the Fruta ladies emerged 5-0 winners, led by a brace each from Tiandi Smith and Abiosi Heywood.
Yesterday’s other match saw Santos Football Club taking full points from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) via the walkover route. These were the first points scored by Santos in this tournament, but the loss was the GPF’s fourth successive one.
A keen affair was anticipated between the two best teams in the competition, but Conquerors stormed out of the blocks from the opening whistle to score on the first run-down in the first minute of the game, Lakeisha Pearson netting the fastest goal of the league so far.
Thereafter, an unrelenting Conquerors team took full advantage of the absence of Lady Panthers’ leading player Shavey Reuben, currently pursuing studies at UG. Before the end of the first 30-minute half, Conquerors were already up 4-0.
Tiandi Smith netted the first of her brace in the 8th minute, and Abiosi Heywood superintended proceedings with strikes in the 13th and 22nd minutes.
The second half saw Lady Panthers putting in a steadier performance, to the extent that Conquerors could find the back of their net only once — when Smith completed her double in the 40th minute.
Lady Panthers did produce a few chances of their own, but were unable to crack the airtight Fruta Conquerors’ backline, which to date have not conceded a goal in their three matches, whilst scoring a total of 23 goals of their own.
Smith is the league’s leading scorer with eight (8) goals, a helmet-trick and two doubles.
Matches will continue this weekend at the same venue.