GFF-Pele Alumni Frank Watson Tournament
The Guyana Football Federation (GFF)-Pele Alumni ‘Frank Watson’ tournament had another day of exhilarating football at the Under-15 level on Sunday, as three teams battled for a spot in the final four.
Cluster two of the National Under-15 tournament featured Milerock FC, Timehri Panthers FC, and FC Eagles contesting for a spot in the final four play-offs at the GFF’s National Training Centre.
The first game of the day saw Timehri Panthers and FC Eagles facing off. Telbert Baptiste needed only 11 minutes to get acquainted with his opponents’ style of play, capitalising with a goal. With the team on a high, Jomaley Kellman followed his teammate’s lead nine minutes later to give FC Eagles the edge. Timehri Panthers’ lone reply came from Tyrone Burnette in the 54th minute, resulting in their loss.
FC Eagles returned to the astroturf a little later for their second game – this time against Milerock FC. This time around, the young Baptiste had a one-man show with two goals in the 11th and 30th minutes. Travis James and George Stephen netted one goal each for Milerock FC, in an effort that plunged the game into penalties. At the penalty line, FC Eagles prevailed with a 3-1 score.
The final game of the day between Timehri Panthers and Milerock FC was left just a formality, given that FC Eagles had already sealed their place in the final four. Nevertheless, Timehri Panthers registered a win after a lone goal from Ishmael Palsuram.
FC Eagles will now join Santos FC and Tabatinga FC in the final four. Tabatinga FC gained automatic qualification to the final in consideration of monetary expenses that would be needed to transport the team to Georgetown twice. The last team will be decided this Saturday, February 9 when Dartmouth Dominators FC, Rising Stars FC and Atkinson Brothers battle at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground.