Red Stripe Linden Town Week Masters Football: Linden face GT’s Club 45 to decide champions next Tuesday
Next Tuesday night’s (May 3) cap clash between the home side Linden Masters Over-45 and the younger Under-45 team from Georgetown’s Club 45 is expected to be a ding-dong affair at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.
That clash will begin at 9.00pm, but the preceding game would also feature another Georgetown versus Linden affair, as it brings together the two teams which were defeated on Monday night in a clash that begins at 7.00pm.
The Club 45 Seniors took care of the Linden Under-45 after Matthew Halley scored twice, the first from open play and another after a penalty was awarded in the box from a foul, while the third was an own goal.
For the clash, Halley will be maintaining his defensive role, along with Mark Glasgow at left back, while their men up front would include Kwesi Pryce.
Coach of the Club 45 side, Kurt Davis, has said their intention is to run the Linden side off the field with steady raids, since they are the younger team. He said there will be no letting up, so a victory would almost be certain.
But the Linden Senior Masters team which beat the junior Club 45 team is confident of coming out on top. Garfield ‘Snooks’ Shepherd led the way for the Linden Masters Over- 45 team by scoring from the penalty spot to give his team the lead, and then the winner came from a right-side corner which was headed home by Lennox ‘Grandpa’ Harvey late in the game, after a 1-1 stalemate.
The team has the experience, and will play constructive football, says Shepherd; and this will see them outlast their younger rivals.
His team will be chosen from, among others, Charles ‘Lily’ Pollard the former national defence maestro; Wainwright Bethune, Eyo ‘Axeman’ Wills, Compton Duncan; Leon Clement, who will take up duties between the uprights; and Abdulla ‘Zico’ Hamid.
Several trophies are on offer to go with the bragging rights, and a great night of competitive football is anticipated.