PPP/C Linden “One Guyana” Beach Football: Swag cop male title, Superstars collect female crown

Pre-tournament favourites Swag delivered as expected as they halted the challenge of YMCA 8-4 in the People’s Progressive Party/Civic-organised Linden “One Guyana” Beach Football men’s final while Superstars stopped Speightland 3-1 to win the female segment Saturday night in the compound of the Party’s office in Mackenzie, Linden.
In front of a large crowd, Swag captured the $400,000 first prize as they took a 4-2 half-time lead and stretched it to an 8-4 win.

A representative of Swag collects $400,000 cash from Public Works Minister Juan Edghill after their 8-4 victory over YMCA

Colwyn Drakes and Donovan Francis both grabbed four goals each en route to that emphatic victory, as Ryan Noel also had a quadruple of goals for the losing YMCA side.
Drakes sent his team early into the lead before the fifth minute of the game, but Noel would tie the scores 2-2 before Drakes took to scoring the next two and ended the half 4-2 for Swag.
Francis then added a pair of goals that pushed Swag ahead 6-2, but Noel reduced the deficit so the scores read 6-3.
Drakes put the game out of reach with two more goals for Swag even as Noel got before the final whistle his fourth goal as the Swag triumphed 8-4.
For scoring four goals each in the final, Francis, Drakes and Noel were rewarded by businessman Brian McRae with $10,000. The runners-up YMCA walked away with $100,000
Superstars won 3-1 over Speightland in the female final, with Patsy Walker getting a brace and Shirlin Kingston the other goal for Superstars, who won a first prize of $100,000.
Sheneesa Cornelius scored the lone goal for Speightland who got $75,000 for placing second.
Dynamo overwhelmed Nurses 13-2, to take third place as Sandra Johnson netted four goals, Jalande Trim got a hat-trick, Shanik Thornhill and Asha Holder scored twice, as Akeela Vancooten and Katrina Lewis each scored once.
Nurses were rewarded with $25,000 for their efforts as Janel Dilnary and Akicia Headley got two of their goals.
R9 took third place and the $75,000 at stake for their 3-2 win against Young Gunners, as Omar Harris, Jehu Regis and Tyric McAllister got their goals. Young Gunners’ goals came from Ryan Arthur and they got $25,000.
Coomacka scored a 6-0 win over Elite Ballers 6-0 in an exhibition match to start the proceedings of the night.