Slingerz FC, Fruta Conquerors continue ascendency

GFF/Stag Elite League Finale…

Slingerz FC and Fruta Conquerors continued their surge to the top of the table when the Guyana Football Federation’s Stag Elite League Finale continued on Friday evening at the Tucville ground.

Part of the action between Fruta Conquerors (orange) and GDF on Friday evening
Part of the action between Fruta Conquerors (orange) and GDF on Friday evening

The highlight of the night was the home side, Fruta Conquerors, outplaying the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) 5-2.
The dismantling of the soldiers all occurred in the first half as the boys in orange hammered five goals before the end of the half.
Dennis Edmonds was the first to inflict the damage when he netted in the ninth minute. It was then over to dynamic winger Eon Alleyne, who made it two-nil when he scored in the 18th minute.
Five minutes later, Delon Williams hammered in the third goal as GDF looked completely out of sorts. The goals did not stop there as Hubert Pedro and Jahaal Greaves, who have been having great goal scoring form in the League Finale, hit the back of the net in the 31st and 38th minutes respectively.
The second half began to look like the home side would replicate their first half heroics, but GDF found their composure to score two goals off the feet of Clifford Garraway in the 60th minute and Jerome Richardson in the 92nd.
Conquerors have now won eight of their 10 matches, with just one loss and a draw. They comfortably sit in second position with four rounds remaining.
With the recent improvement of Pele FC, the GDF team will want to return to their winning ways if they seek to hold the fourth place position.
In the other match, Slingerz FC’s unbeaten run remained intact as they comfortably defeated the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) 2-1.
Gideon Payne gave Slingerz the early lead when he scored in the 28th minute, which was only goal in the first half.
Marilo Barbosa extended that lead in the 80th with his shot on goal, but a late goal in the 92nd was scored by GFC’s Kelroy Benjamin.
The grave contrast between these two sides is that Slingerz have been unbeaten in all their matches, while GFC have not won any of their 10 matches to date.
The League will continue today at the GDF ground where Pele will play GFC from 18:00h, followed by Buxton United against Monedderlust from 21:00h.