Home Sports D.C. Caesar Fox (Waramadong) loses to Sir Leon Lessons
BY ANDREW CARMICHAEL
Sir Leon Lessons overcame their toughest challenge thus far in the 2016 Digicel Schools knockout football tournament when they got past D.C. Caesar-Fox Secondary formally Waramadong Secondary 3-2 at the Bartica Community Centre on Sunday.
A double by David George scoring in the 63rd and 89th minutes ensured that Sir Leon Lessons moved into the semifinals.
After a goalless first half on a heavy outfield with a few pools of water during which an offside goal was disallowed in the 24th minute to D. C. Fox from a free kick and George sending a ball from the middle of the pitch and beating goalkeeper Reese Gomez but finding the crossbar.
After the resumption, George in the 63rd minute kept switching the ball from left to right foot while advancing towards the goal before releasing it into the back of the nets.
Three minutes later Collier Daniels playing on the wing sent a perfect pass and Uriah king scored a header.
One minute later Sir Leon Lesson again took the lead complements of Sylvester Richardson.
The drama continued as DC, which had earned the reputation of going on make it into the finals, called on the experienced midfield player Ashton Ward to take a free kick from fifty yards away from the goal in the 87th minute. The shot sailed over all of the players and then dipped towards the goal.
Goalkeeper Reene Gomez went into the air to make the curve but the ball rocked the back of the nets to equalize the score 2-2.
George then took on three defenders and scored in the 89th minute to give Sir Leon Lessons the lead again. However, that was not the end of the drama Edwoido Hope moments before the final whistle came down the middle and collected a loose ball and headed towards the goal with it, it was ahead of the defender and with just the goalkeeper in front of him, he squandered the final chance of an equalizer.
Manager of Sir Leon lessons, Leon Muir told Guyana Times Sport that it was their toughest opponents they came across. He said the team is now focusing on the next match which will be against the defending champions Christiansburg Secondary on Wednesday at the Leonora Stadium.
Meanwhile, a disappointed Louie Thomas; Coach of D. C. Fox, said he a better performance from his team. “They did not make use of their opportunities.”
The team which played in three consecutive finals before last year when they were knocked out at the semifinal stage is out this year at the quarter-final stage. Thomas said thirteen of the players who represented the school last year have left the school. “It is young players we have this year most of them are in third form and will be around for two years, and the other thing is that private schools like Sir Leon, they are able to bring back players who would have left the school they attended,” Thomas said.