KFC Elite League: Den Amstel bag first win, GDF/Western Tigers draw

Den Amstel clashing with Ann’s Grove

Den Amstel have FC picked up their first win in this year’s KFC Elite League on Tuesday night, after edging a valiant Ann’s Grove United in a 3-2 thriller.
Locking horns at the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF’s) National Training Center (NTC) at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD), Den Amstel took an early lead by way of a Tyrek Grant goal in the 16th minute, but it was in the second half that the fireworks began.
In the 73rd minute, Keanu Lawrence beat the Ann’s Grove defenders and executed a brilliant cross to find the back of the net. Four minutes later, Grant made it a 3-0 game in Den Amstel’s favour after tapping in an assist.

The GDF encounter with Western Tigers resulted in a stalemate

However, Ann’s Grove fought back, as Alden Lawrence pulled off the perfect header for their first goal in the 81st. Then, in the 83rd, the Den Amstel keeper was tried and tested multiple times, until he could not hold on to the final goal-scoring shot from Ryan Seales.
Try as Ann’s Grove did, they were unable to find the equalizer with little time left on the clock.
Following the match, Den Amstel captain Rondel Hutson expressed relief at bagging their first win.
“Well, we were training a lot. we have a lot of youths in the team right now, most of the players were adopted by other teams, but so far, with the youths, we’re working with them, and along with a good coach, we’re getting there. Constantly practice and more games to come, we’ll get better,” Hutson shared with this publication.
In the following game, the smattering of fans gathered at the NTC were treated to an entertaining draw between the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) FC and Western Tigers FC. The likes of Ryan Hackett and Eusi Phillips from either side of the coin were ‘knocking on the door’ early on, but it was a defender’s game, resulting in the nil-all draw.
The Elite League will continue this evening at the same venue, where Santos FC will take on Fruta Conquerors FC at 19:00hrs. That will be followed by a clash between Guyana Police Force (GPF) FC and Milerock FC at 21:00hrs.