One Guyana President’s Cup: Region 4 & 10 finals on today!

This evening, football will create a buzz in two of Guyana’s towns as the finals of the Regions 4 and 10 leg of the One Guyana President’s Cup Inter-Ward tournament is hosted tonight.
In Georgetown, Buxton/Beterverwagting (BV) will come up against Tucville/South Ruimveldt, while in the mining town of Linden, Central Mackenzie and Christianburg will do battle.
Both fixtures are as a result of exhilarating semi-final games that were contested in Linden and Georgetown, both on Sunday.
Braving the rain and overcast conditions at the Guyana Football Federation’s National Training Centre (NTC) in Providence, Buxton/BV edged Grove/Diamond in a fiercely-contested game.
When the first half went by without a goal, Buxton/BV’s Dellon Wright took matters into his own hands, hitting the winning goal in the 69th minute for the all-East Coast Demerara outfit.
The following semi-final was almost a scoring fest for Tucville/South Ruimveldt as they schooled Liliendaal/Plaisance.
Omar Fraser wasted no time in opening Tucville/South Ruimveldt’s account in the fifth minute. That goal was followed up by a Simeon Moore strike in the 10th minute, pushing Tucville/South Ruimveldt’s tally to 2. Nicholas Mc Arthur joined the party in the 14th minute, while Kelsey Benjamin had his time in the sun in the 20th minute, making for a 4-0 score at half-time.
In the second half, Liliendaal/Plaisance seemingly got their act together, only leaking one goal. It was Fraser’s second, registered in the 60th minute. Liliendaal/Plaisance had not even a consolation goal, resulting in the 5-0 win in favour of Tucville/South Ruimveldt.
Over in Linden, Christianburg thumped Aroaima 3-1. Akeal Mc Lennan found the back of the net first for Christianburg in the 22nd minute. The second segment of the game was more entertaining, as Deon Charter made it a 2-0 game in Christianburg’s favour in the 66th.
However, Kenny Benjamin brought up Aroaima’s first goal in the 77th minute, adding some excitement to the match. Omar Brewley was having none of the comeback stories, however, extending Christianburg’s lead to 3-1 for the victory, in the dying minutes of the game.
Also at the Wisburg Ground, a last-minute goal saved Central Mackenzie from certain omission when they took on Blueberry Hill. Tarick McAllister struck first for Central Mackenzie in the 11th minute, but two back-to-back goals from Janhere Waldron and Shane Luckie in the 36th and 40th minutes respectively for Blueberry Hill, snatched that lead from the Mackenzie outfit.
Andre Mayers proved to be Central Mackenzie’s hero, finding the back of the net in the 86th minute to bring the scores level at 2-2. When extra time bore no fruit, kicks were taken from the penalty spot.
There, Central Mackenzie dominated Blueberry Hill, winning 5-3 on penalty kicks.
While Central Mackenzie take on Christianburg at 20:00h, the Region 10 third-place playoff will go down at 18:00h, between Aroaima and Blueberry Hill.
In Georgetown, the Ministry of Education (MoE) Ground is expected to host the Region 4 final where Buxton/BV will battle Tucville/South Ruimveldt from 20:30h. The third-place playoff between Grove/Diamond and Liliendaal/Plaisance will kick off at 18:00h.