Uitvlugt, Den Amstel crowned champs

Uitvlugt walked away with Secondary School title while Den Amstel copped the Primary School accolade when the inaugural Ministry of Social Protection West Demerara Football Championship concluded Saturday at the Den Amstel ground.

Uitvlugt Secondary defeated Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary 3-1. Jermaine Jacobs opened the scoring for Uitvlugt in the ninth minute, stabbing past the advancing goalkeeper inside the centre of the box, after racing onto a lobbed pass. Simeon Prince made it 2-0 in the 18th minute as his first time strike from the left side of the penalty box, went through the grasp of the custodian and settled into the lower right corner.

Daniel Floy (centre) of Uitvlugt Secondary in the process of unleashing a powerful goal bound strike during his team’s win over Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary in the Secondary School final of the Ministry of Social Protection West Demerara football championships Saturday.
Daniel Floy (centre) of Uitvlugt Secondary in the process of unleashing a powerful goal bound strike during his team’s win over Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary in the Secondary School final of the Ministry of Social Protection West Demerara football championships Saturday.

Vreed-en-Hoop scored one minute later through Floyd Peters who slotted home from inside the right of the six yard area, after receiving a left side pass.

However, the contest was put to bed in the 27th minute when Daniel Floy made his presence felt. Cutting into the area after racing down the right flank, Floy evaded several challenges inside the box before unleashing a powerful strike into the roof of the right corner.

Uitvlugt took home a trophy and medals while Vreed-en-Hoop received the runners-up package of a trophy and medals.

In the Primary Schools final, Den Amstel whipped Parfaite Harmonie 4-0 earning the winner’s trophy and medals while the losers received the runners-up accolade and medals.

In the secondary Schools third place playoff West Demerara overcame a 2-0 deficit to edge Goed Fortuin 4-3.

Ezam David, Glenroy Duncan, Glenroy Newland and Alex Edward scored in the victory. On target in the loss was Staroy Lee with a double and Jeffon Fraser with a solitary conversion.

Floy and Kellon Nelson were adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Secondary and Primary sections respectively.

At the presentation ceremony were West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) President Orin Ferrier and Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Technical Developmental Officer Lyndon France as well as members of the Ministry of Social Protection.

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