Rosignol United and newcomers Paradise Invaders FC secured convincing victories over Hopetown United Rangers and Mahaicony FC respectively when the Berbice Football Association (BFA) ‘West Berbice League’ officially commenced.
On Sunday at the Rosignol Ground, the home side Rosignol United dismantled newcomer Hopetown United Rangers FC by a 6-1 margin.
Shane Gangoo and Marlon Nicholson set the tone for the encounter as they recorded first half braces alongside solo half conversions from Cornell Taylor and Gladston Green correspondingly.
Gangoo made his presence felt immediately as he found the back of the net in the eighth and 17th minutes while Nicholson pushed the score to 4-0 with strikes in the 25th and 38th minutes.
On the other hand, Taylor and Green sealed the win compliments of goals in the 48th and 70th minute respectively. The home side netted a consolation goal in the 62nd minute.
Meanwhile at the Mahaicony Sports Ground on Saturday April 9th, Paradise Invaders downed the hosts by a 2-0 score line. Vaughn Williams and Javell Fraser secured the result with goals in the 41st and 64th minutes respectively.
According to an official press release from the BFA “In an effort to keep senior football alive in Berbice and with no sponsor, the BFA with its members agreed to organize a league in a self-funding manner, where the teams covered the cost”.
The correspondence further said “And in order to reduce costs there would be three leagues. The West Berbice League, the New Amsterdam League & the Corentyne League. The winners of each league would meet in a round robin play off to determine the overall Berbice Champion”.
Action in the event is slated to continue on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Mahaicony FC will tackle Hopetown United Rangers from 16:00hrs at the Mahaicony Sports Ground.
On the other hand, Sunday’s matchup will pit Rosignol United against Paradise Invaders from 16:00hrs at the Rosignol Ground.