Western Tigers sweep past GDF

…for 3rd place in Banks Beer cup

BK Western Tigers edged out the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) 2-1 in their third place playoff when the Georgetown Football Association (GFA)/Banks Beer Cup concluded on Wednesday at the National Stadium, Providence.

Hubert Pedro opened the scoring for the West Ruimveldt-based side in the 21st minute. Cutting into the box from the left side of the field, Pedro unleashed a flat right footed strike that nestled into the right hand corner of the net.

Western Tigers doubled their lead in the 36th minute as Rensford Coleridge found the back of the net,

Hubert Pedro
Hubert Pedro

slotting home inside the centre of the six-yard box, after collecting a cross from the left side.

Rensford Coleridge
Rensford Coleridge

Delroy Fraser registered a consolation strike for the army in the 83rd minute of the second half with a cheeky finish from the left side of the 18 yard box.

Racing into the box to collect a defence-splitting through pass from the centre, Fraser stroked the ball into the right-hand corner with the outside of his right foot, to beat the advancing Derick Carter.

Victorious coach, Calvin ‘Flu man’ Allen during a post-match comment said, “I am happy for the victory even though it wasn’t our best performance. The guys were tired but we did enough to get the win. All in all we did well.”

Allen added, “It was a good outing in our first Banks cup. We did pretty well even though we fell short of where we would have wanted to be.”

With the win, Western Tigers will receive $1,500,000 and the third place trophy while GDF will pocket $1,000,000 and the fourth place trophy. In the championship match, first time participants Slingerz squeaked past Santos in a five goal thriller 3-2 to clinch the title.

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