East Ruimveldt ladies and BEI men victorious in national semis

East Ruimveldt Secondary defeated Berbice High School 4-2 when the ladies semi-final showdown of the Guyana Sports Development Foundation (GSDF) Pepsi/Scotiabank national tourney started on Sunday.

Iana Kelman opened scoring for the Berbicians when she found the back of the net 18 seconds into the fixture, held at the All-Saints ground in New Amsterdam.

The Georgetown champions then levelled the scores in the 27th minute through a Maryann Roach strike. The Berbice champions retook the lead 13 minutes later when Abigail Walker netted, compliments of a 40th minute conversion.

However, Christine Thomas quickly restored parity to the proceedings for the visitors when she scored two minutes later. Decaycia Norville then pushed East Ruimveldt into the lead for the first time in the fixture through a penalty kick conversion in the 48th minute. Thomas then sealed the come-from-behind-win for the Mandela Avenue outfit, completing her second half double with a 57th minute strike.

Meanwhile, in the men’s under-15 section, the Berbice Educational institute (BEI) clinched a berth in the national final, defeating Georgetown unit Charlestown Secondary by a 2-1 score line on penalty kicks, after normal time failed to produce a winner with the scores locked at nil-all.

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