EBFA Senior League: Agricola, Timehri, Swan register commanding victories

The East Bank Football Association (EBFA) have witnessed a scintillating line-up of games over the weekend, as their Senior Men’s League continued at the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF’s) National Training Centre at Providence, EBD.

Swan FC goalscorers, Anderson Webber (left) and David Lonke

In a line-up that intensified prevailing rivalries, Timehri Panthers trounced St. Cuthbert’s Jaguars 8-2 on the back of a Tyrone Burnette hat-trick; Swan Football Club stunned Friendship All-Stars 6-4, while Agricola Red Triangle brushed aside Diamond United 8-0.
Contesting the feature match on Sunday, Timehri Panthers paced themselves well to defeat St Cuthbert’s Jaguars and take full points, despite their opponents showing some early signs of a fight. Burnette opened the scoring in just the 5th minute, but St. Cuthbert’s Jaguars fired back with a goal of their own, to draw even in the 18th minute through Shawn Paul.
Orin Solomon then tucked in a double in the 23rd and 26th minutes to restore the ascendancy to Timehri, and St. Cuthbert’s Jaguars then reduced the deficit in the 35th minute when Ravon Andrews scored.
That was the last goal for St. Cuthbert’s, as the reigning league champions on the East Bank wrested total control. Shawn Steele scored in the 39th minute to restore the two-goal cushion for Timehri. Burnette was again on target in the 46th and 71st minutes to complete his hat-trick. Jarel Walcott (60th) and Antwone Denny completed the job for Timehri Panthers two minutes later.
In Sunday’s main supporting game, Swan Football Club notched their second victory when they stormed to an exciting 6-4 win over Friendship All-Stars. Leading the way was 14-year-old Anderson Webber, who enjoyed a good day at the office with five goals, also known as a glut.
He rocked the nets in the 21st, 49th, 65th, 68th, and 74th minutes, after teammate David Lonke opened the scoring in the 10th minute. Friendship All-Stars got their goals from Jamal Scott with a hat-trick in the 13th, 26th, and 29th minutes, while Shamar Montooth converted in the 16th minute.
Meanwhile, in the lone encounter on Saturday at the same venue, Agricola Red Triangle made light work of Diamond United, another young team in the tournament, whom they humiliated 8-0. Teenager Eon Daniels led the way with a hat-trick, which came in the 66th, 72nd, and 73rd minutes, while elder statesman Kacy John supported well with a brace in the 69th and 78th minutes.
Inking their names on the score sheet were Linden Pickett (16th), Jadon Paul (37th), and Brian Price (76th), as Agricola maintained their unbeaten run thus far with their third win in as many matches. The top two teams from each group would advance to the semi-finals following group play.