One Guyana President’s Cup: Region 3 whip Region 2; Region 7 edge Region 9

The victorious Region 7 team

Region 3 (Essequibo Islands- West Demerara) have furthered their quest to top their group in the ongoing One Guyana President’s Cup tournament with an 11-0 drubbing of Region 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday’s triple-header at the National Track and Field Center (NTFC)at Leonora, West Coast Demerara also saw Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) being held to a nil- all draw by Region 1 (Barima- Waini), and Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) edging Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) 1-0.
The President’s Cup action began at 3pm with neighbourly rivalry between Regions 3 and 2. It took the Region 3 outfit only 12 minutes to find their groove, before Leo Orion Lovell pierced the nets for their first goal. Lovell forged ahead in his expert marksmanship, and by the 31st minute of the game, had already completed his hat trick.
Delon Lanferman added another to the Region 3’s growing tally in the 19th minute, while their fifth came off the boots of Chris Macey in the 41st, for a 5-0 score at half time.

The goal-scorers from the Region 3 goalfest

Lanferman returned at the resumption of the half to complete his brace in the 48th, and Lovell sealed his helmet trick in the 52nd with another scintillating goal.
However, Region 3’s scoring did not stop with those few players. Colwyn Adams added another two goals to the scoresheet in the 63rd and 80th minutes, while Trayon Bobb struck in the 73rd and Malcom Miggins in the 77th to bring the score to a whopping 11-0.
The 11-0 drubbing is the second highest win-margin witnessed in the One Guyana President’s Cup thus far, after Region 4 had mauled Region 8 by 16-0 earlier in the week.
Region 10’s chances of qualifying for the semifinals of the President’s Cup took a hard blow as a result of another drawn result; this time against Region 1.
Region 1, who are yet to claim any point in the Regional Championships, looked impressive on Tuesday evening as they held off the Region 10 onslaught for the drawn (0-0) result.
Region 9 came in for a surprise defeat in the following game against Region 7. Region 9, who were flawless in the competition up until Tuesday’s game, found it difficult to get past Region 7’s defenses, and at other times had many shots going awry.
Region 7’s most foolproof opportunity came in the first half when they were awarded a free kick several yards outside the box. Taking the reins of the set piece was Andrew Simmons, who chipped the ball in to the corner of the nets for the goal.
Simmons’s 21st minute strike eventually became the game winner, after Region 9 could find no reply.
The One Guyana President’s Cup will continue today, Thursday, December 22nd, at the Albion Sports Complex Ground in East Berbice. The double-header would see Region 3 and Region 5, out of Group B, locking horns from 18:00hrs. Then, at 20:30hrs, Region 8 and Region 6 will meet for their clash.
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