Home Sports Santos wins, Police and Milerock settle for draw as Elite League continues
Football fans were treated to two close encounters on Sunday evening as four of the country’s best clubs went head to head in the ongoing 4th edition of the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) Elite league.
Playing at the Guyana Police Force (GPF) ground, Georgetown, the first of two fixtures, saw Santos FC taking on the experienced Buxton United.
The encounter was a stiff one, with both sides exhibiting top-notch defence tactics in order to restrict the other’s scoring. The tight defence on both sides made for a goalless first half and an even more competitive second half.
Santos’ David George was the only player to find the back of the net in the 72nd, to hand his team the narrow win.
The second game between hosts Guyana Police Force and Milerock FC went down to a draw after nail-biting action.
Keon Sears netted in the 29th for Milerock FC and the Linden team managed to hold onto their lead well into the second half, before Cordel Johnson equalised for Police in the 81st. Although both teams were now in hot pursuit of a goal and the win, the remaining time was too little for either side to find the back of the net again.
The elite league will continue this weekend with two more double headers on Friday and Sunday. On Friday night, the Guyana Defence Force Ground will host Santos FC, as they battle with Western Tigers from 18:30h.
Later on, the home team Guyana Defence Force FC will take on Den Amstel at 20:30h.
The Elite teams will have a rest on Saturday and then on Sunday afternoon Police FC will face off with Victoria Kings at 14:00h. They will be followed by home team Buxton United going toe to toe with Ann’s Grove. The league will continue every weekend until it concludes in June.