GHB/Lucozade Indoor Hockey Tournament
With just one week to go until the finals of the Guyana Hockey Board/Lucozade Indoor Hockey Tournament, on Friday all teams are tightening loose ends but after four high profile matches at the National Gymnasium, Hikers and Pizza Hut emerged winners in the women matches while Guyana Cricket Club (GCC) Vinatge and Bounty GCC won in the two male matches.
In the first game of the night, Hikers played to a comfortable 6-1 victory over GCC Spartans.
Charlyn Elliot started off Hikers in familiar fashion, scoring the first goal of the night in the fourth minute of action. Mickelly Rahaman responded well for Spartans, displacing the Hikers goal keeper in the eight minute. However, Tikeisha DeLeon made sure Hikers would not allow Spartans to get the lead, registering the second goal for Hikers in the 11th minute. Three minutes later it was Maryann Murry in the 14th minute that produced the third goal for Hikers, ending the first half comfortably in the lead at 3-1. The second half was dominated by the Hikers Women as Latacia Chung found the back of the net in the 27th minute followed by Marisha Rodriques in the 32nd minute. Kenisha Wills closed off the match in the final minute of play with a superb penalty goal, making it six goals to Spartans’ one.
The action did not stop there as Pizza Hut emulated the Hikers ladies by drubbing Old Fort women, 5-1. Aliyah Gordon led the Pizza Hut ladies well in the first half, having pierced the Old Fort Goal Keeper twice. In the second minute of play, Gordon displayed remarkable skill to maneuver her way down the field and score while scoring a penalty goal in the 17th minute. Gabriella Xavier complimented Gordon well, scoring the third Pizza Hut goal one minute later as the first half closed at 3-1, in favour of Pizza Hut.
Tricia Woodroffe scored the fourth goal for Pizza Hut in the 24th minute while Xavier returned to mark her second in the 35th minute. Both goals were scored as penalty goals.
Mona Glen scored a consolation goal for Old Fort in the 36th minute as the game ended with Pizza Hut winning 5-1.
In the men’s category, Saints looked to continue their winning ways but were stopped by GCC Vintage.
At the end of the first half it seemed as anyone’s game with the scored leveled 1-1. Hilton Chester scored on the 10th minute for Saints while Eric Hing replied with Vintage’s first in the 16th minute.
In the second half, Chester, once again found the net early, scoring in the 22nd minute. However, the tides would turn for Saints as Dwayne Scott produced two penalty goals in the 24th and 26th minutes to squeeze in a 3-2 victory for vintage.
The best was saved for last as Bounty GCC trounced their counterparts, GCC Pitbulls 8-1 in the final match of the night.
One minute into the match Kevin Spencer produced Bounty’s first goal while scoring the second five minutes later. Kareem McKenzie scored the third goal for Bounty in the eighth minute while Michael Craig scored in the 11th and 13th minutes respectively to put Bounty in the lead five-nil by half time.
In the second half, Daniel Hooper picked up where the Bounty men left off, scoring in the 22nd minute. Keon McKenzie marked the first and only goal for Pitbulls in the 25th minute, but by then the match was already far gone. Hooper scored his second in the 30th minute while Spencer Completed his hat trick in the 37th minute as the score read 8-1 at the end of the match.