Pele reaches Namilco quarter-finals

Pele FC defeated Bakewell Topp XX 2-0 to seal a quarterfinal berth when the Fruta Conquerors Football Club Namilco sponsored knockout festival commenced on Sunday at the Tucville Community Centre ground.

Calvin Shepherd almost pushed the Georgetown side into the early lead in the 22nd minute of play  but his left footed strike from outside the centre of the box, flew narrowly over the crossbar.

However, a blistering counterattack from a resulting Topp XX corner kick would lead to the opening goal as Shepherd rifled

Shemroy Arthur
Shemroy Arthur
Amos Ramsay
Amos Ramsay

home his left footed strike from just outside the centre of the penalty area, into the back of the net.

With the scores remaining unchanged going into the second period, the Linden side would almost level proceedings in the 52nd minute of play through a Travis Watterton 22-yard right footed freekick from the centre of the park, which crashed into the crossbar.

Pele would seal their quarterfinal spot in the 61st minute compliments of a powerfully struck left sided freekick from captain Shemroy Arthur.

Stepping up take the spot kick following an infringement, Arthur would unleash a thunderous right footed effort which struck the hands of the Topp XX custodian and rolled into the back of the net.

In the opening fixture, Mocha based outfit Riddim Squad FC edged Santos FC by a 1-0 score line compliments of a 80th minute conversion by Amos Ramsay.

The action continues tomorrow at the same venue with a doubleheader. In the opening fixture at 18:00hrs, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) will faceoff with BV/Triumph United while Buxton United and BK Western Tigers will battle in the main match at 20:00hrs.

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