Alpha United secured their berth in the knockout round of the Georgetown Football Association Banks Beer Cup overcoming the Guyana Police Force (GPF) 2-0 on Friday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground.
Daniel Wilson opened the scoring for the ‘Hammers’ in the 10th minute, placing his first effort into the back of the net, after latching onto a square pass from Chris Camacho within the penalty area.
However, Alpha would be reduced to 10 men in the 20th minute as Panamanian import Manuel Vargas was shown a straight red card for violent conduct.
Despite suffering from a numerical handicap, Dwight Peters would put the game beyond the reach of the lawmen in the 65th minute compliments of a right footed penalty kick conversion to the left side of the goal, after the opposing custodian committed a foul within the area.
Winning Coach, Wayne ‘Wiggy’ Dover during an invited comment said: “The score line is something we would not fight to score 10 goals as we have already scored 17 and 16 goals in the first two games we played.
“The thing is to get the result which is the most important thing. Despite playing to their level, we saw many positives and that in itself was a highlight from the training sessions,” he added.
Alpha’s next game will be against either Fruta Conquerors or Western Tigers.
“Our next game will be the winner of the Fruta Conquerors and Western Tigers matchup and as the coach I will go and watch the game and make the assessment. Then I will make our training sessions geared toward the opponent we play on Christmas Day”.
In the opening matchup of the night, Black Water FC squeaked past Northern Rangers by a 3-2 score line. Angus Brabes, Stephon Christopher and Jermin Beckles were on target for the winners in the 20th, 47th and 52nd minutes.
Scoring for the Kitty-based side were Shawn McCalman and Gregory Jones in the 10th and 58th minutes respectively.