Albouystown A win on penalty kicks

-Mackeson Keep Your Five Alive football

Albouystown-A overcame Back Circle 4-3 on sudden death kicks following a nil-all score line at the end of normal time when the round of 16 stage in the Mackeson ‘Keep Your Five Alive’ commenced at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall Tarmac on Saturday.

Shaka Jones fired the first warning shot for Albouystown but his right footed effort from the right side of the park, was denied by the outstretched leg of the final Back Circle defender in the third minute.

Back Circle almost took the lead in the 10th minute through a Daniel Favourite right footed attempt that fizzed just wide of sneaking into the left hand corner, from the right side of the field.

A great one-on-one opportunity for Albouystown to break the deadlock would go-a begging in the 17th minute as Andrew Murray Jr. would be denied by a crunching tackle from the final defender in the centre of the field, following a counterattack. With normal time unable to settled the outcome, penalty kicks was then required. However, the first round of penalty kicks would finish 2-2 as both sides missed their respective first attempts from the spot.

It would quickly become 3-3 as the first round of sudden death kicks was able to break the gridlock. Albouystown would then take a 4-3 lead in as they converted their second sudden death attempt.

Needing to score to push the match into the third round of sudden death kicks, Back Circle’s Daniel Favourite would direct his attempt onto the left upright to seal his team’s tournament exit.

In the third fixture, Alexander Village came from behind to defeat Upsetters by a 3-2 margin. Sukeo Browne gave Upsetters the early lead in the fourth minute, placing his first time right footed effort into the left hand corner of the net.

Alexander Village would equalise in the ninth minute through a right footed Eon Singh penalty kick conversion, after the Upsetters unit had recklessly accumulated their allotted five fouls per half.

Shem Porter would then push Alexander Village into the lead in the 14th minute through the goal of the evening. Standing outside the centre of the box, Porter would direct his header down the middle of the goal, after latching onto a Delon Williams right sided cross.

It would become 3-1 one minute later as Porter completed his second half double, stabbing home his left footed effort into the back of the net, following a goal mouth scramble.

Eron Hayde would then pull one back for the Upsetters unit in the 18th minute, lashing his effort from the centre of the park down the middle of the goal, to setup a tense finish between the two sides.

Defending champions Sparta Boss sealed their berth in the quarterfinal stage, defeating Castello Housing Scheme 3-2 on sudden death kicks after normal time finished 0-0.

Devon Millington almost pushed Sparta Boss into the lead in the 14th minute as his right footed attempt from the right side of the field came crashing onto the woodwork.

He would then be denied four minutes later as his right footed shot from the left side of the park, was deflected to safety to by the outstretched leg of the final defender.

Unable to find a winner during normal time, penalty kicks was then utilised to decide the victor. Sparta Boss would quickly find themselves behind the eight ball as they missed their first two strikes from the spot. However Castello Housing Scheme would fail to capitalise on Sparta Boss’s blunder after scoring their first shot by missing their next two strikes.

With the fixture at 1-0 in the favour of Castello Housing Scheme and needing a goal to push the match into sudden death kicks, Sparta Boss’s Eusi Phillips would clinically convert his attempt, to keep their title defence alive.

It would then become 2-2 on sudden death kicks as both sides converted their first attempts. Castello Housing Scheme would then miss from the spot in their second sudden death attempt, allowing Devon Millington to net the subsequent winner in Sparta Boss’s next strike.

In the opening fixture, Melanie defeated Parfait Harmonie by a 1-0 score line through a Kellon Loncke 18th minute conversion. The second matchup of the night witnessed Texas upsetting Albouystown-B 1-0.

Alvin Chase separated the two sides in the ninth minute, directing his first time effort into the back of the net from the left side of the goal. In the fourth fixture, West Front Road edged Sophia 4-3 on sudden death kicks after normal time concluded with the scores at 0-0.

North East La Penitence would then overcome Broad Street by a 3-2 score on sudden death kicks in the sixth matchup after the two teams were unable to be separated as normal time finished nil-all.

The seventh matchup of the evening saw Tiger Bay defeating arch-rivals Leopold Street 2-0 on penalty kicks. The normal time score at the end of regulation time was 0-0.

Latest in Sports

default placeholder

St Kitts to host CPL final – report

(Trinidad Guardian) St Kitts will host the finals of this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). After much negotiations with the T&T government, CEO of CPLT20 Damian O’ Donohoe announced Sunday that it was unlikely that the finals would be played in  Trinidad.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors winged out for St Kitts yesterday ahead of the clash against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Thursday as the 2016 Hero CPL T20 Tournament bowls off.

Warriors depart, looking to return as heroes

The Guyana Amazon Warriors on Sunday winged out for St Kitts where they will begin their 2016 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 title pursuit against the home team, the Patriots in game one set for Thursday at Warner Park.

Dynasty sealed- Captain of Sparta Boss outfit Devon Millington collecting the championship trophy from Sports Director Christopher Jones while members of the team and Banks DIH Limited look on.

Sparta still boss of the streets

The traditional Linden versus Georgetown rivalry provided the plot for the solidification of a dynasty as Sparta Boss retained their Guinness of the Streets National Title, defeating Lindeners Team 25 2-0 on Friday.

default placeholder

Slingerz edge Alpha United 1-0 in season finale

It was the changing of the guard as Slingerz FC were crowned the inaugural Guyana Football Federation (GFF) season champions, edging Alpha United 1-0 on Sunday at the Leonora Sports Facility.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi is turning his back on international football following Sunday’s Copa America defeat of Argentina by Chile.

Messi retires from internationals after Chile retain Copa

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey, (Reuters) – Lionel Messi blasted a penalty over the bar in what looks like being his last act in international football as Chile beat Argentina in a shootout to win the Copa America for the second year in a row on Sunday.


Italy break jinx to end Spain’s long European reign

PARIS, (Reuters) – Italy broke a 22-year hoodoo to end Spain’s bid for a record third successive European title with a deserved 2-0 win over familiar foes in an absorbing last 16 clash between the two heavyweights at Euro 2016 yesterday.

Iceland’s victorious players celebrate with their fans after the final whistle.

Iceland stun England with 2-1 win at Euro2016

NICE, France, (Reuters) – Iceland pulled off one of the greatest shocks in European Championship history when they recovered to beat England 2-1 in their last 16 clash yesterday and will now face hosts France in the quarter-finals.

default placeholder

TKR will play tough cricket, warns McCullum

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Big-hitting New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum says Trinbago Knight Riders were bracing for tough opposition but planned to play an “attractive brand of cricket” when the Caribbean Premier League bowled off here tomorrow.


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: