Botafogo crushed High Stars 4-1, while Netrockers and Amelia’s Ward Panthers battled to a 2-2 draw, when the 5th Annual Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA)/GT Beer Football Championship, continued on Sunday.
Staged at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground, Linden, Botafogo crushed High Stars 4-1. Jeshawn Moore handed Botafogo the lead compliments of an 11th minute conversion.
Beach Football international Jamal Haynes quickly doubled their lead, scoring the first of two goals via a 31st minute attempt.
High Stars reduced the deficit in the 47th minute, as Jason Monah made his presence felt.
However, Botafogo restored their two-goal advantage, with Haynes securing his double with a 60th minute strike. Amar Jones then completed the lopsided result with a 80th minute effort.
Meanwhile, Amelia’s Ward Panthers came from behind on two occasions to earn a hard-fought 2-2 draw with tournament contender Netrockers.
The Panthers conceded the opening goal in the 36th minute compliments of a Denzil Pryce effort.
However, Amelia’s Ward immediately re-sponded via a Matthew Whyte equaliser in the 37th minute.
Netrockers retook the lead in the 52nd minute, as Clarence Higgins etched his name on the scorer’s sheet.
Nonetheless, Amelia’s Ward fought back once again, with Omalli Webb fashioning the equaliser in the 83rd minute.
The event will resume at the same venue with another doubleheader on Friday December 22nd.
Defending champion Silver Shattas will oppose Kwakwani Strikers at 18:30hrs, while Botafogo battles Eagles at 21:00hrs. The complete list of participants are Silver Shattas, Topp XX, Netrockers, Kwakwani, Amelia’s Ward, Botafogo, Blueberry Hill, Eagles and Hi-Stars.
The remaining playing dates are December 22nd, 27th, with a grand final slated for January 1st.
High Stars-1 vs Botafogo-4
Jamal Haynes-31st and 60th
High Stars Scorer
Amelia’s Ward Panthers-2 vs Netrockers-2
Amelia’s Ward Scorers