Men’s Super-16 year-end football: GDF, Milerock complete quarterfinal roster

The Men’s Super-16 year-end football on Wednesday evening ventured to its place of origin, the mining town of Linden, for another double header’s worth of football action.

The GDF team following their victory

Two Linden-based teams were on show at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Ground, but only one was able to withstand the challenge of their travelling opponents.

Milerock’s goal scorers in Wednesday night’s win

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) made light work of the Upper Demerara Football Association’s (UDFA’s) All- Star team when they locked horns during the first game of the night.
Credit should not be taken away from UDFA, however, as they held the current defending champions, GDF, to a nil-all deadlock at the end of regulation time. There were many chances for both sides to score, but custodians of the goals put in excellent work to forestall that from happening. However, with a winner needed to decide which team would stay in the competition, the encounter headed into extra time, and the GDF made the most of their opportunity.
Two minutes into this segment, Sherwin Caesar was the first player to pierce the net that night, to bring some relief to the defending champs. Ian Dooker soon followed up with a 98th minute goal that extended the GDF’s lead, and completed his brace in the 109th minute to ensure that GDF were guaranteed a 3-0 victory.
In the other game of the night, Linden team Milerock were able to ease past the East Bank All-Stars. Milerock’s Rayon Ramdeholl found the back of the net at 45+2 to hand his team their first goal, and Colwin Drakes added another in the 75th. East Bank had no reply for the dominance of Milerock, and surrendered the game 0-2.
The Holiday weekend would be packed with football across Guyana as the tournament gets down to the quarterfinal stage. The Guyana Police Force (GPF) would look to arrest Ann’s Grove on Saturday, December 25th (Christmas Day), while the Western Tigers will be hunting Bartica in Bartica. Both games begin at 8.30pm.
On Boxing Day (Sunday, December 26th), GDF would battle Milerock FC at the MSC Complex in Linden, while Fruta Conquerors and Den Amstel would go head-to-head in Bartica, with kickoff scheduled for 8.30pm.