Last year’s losing finalist the Guyana Police Force [GPF], edged Northern Rangers 1-0 when the third Annual Limacol Football Tournament, commenced on Monday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.
The lawmen rebounded from their upset 1-2 loss to Mahaica Determinators in the opening round to secure a vital win in their pursuit of an elimination berth.
Following a scoreless first half interval, Rawle Haynes separated the two sides with a 70th minute conversion.
Meanwhile, West Demerara powerhouse Pouderoyen FC edged Beacons 2-1. Esan Nelson and Quessey Alleyne found the back of the net in the 28th and 48th minute respectively.
For the loser, Kimba Brathwaite etched his name on the scorer’s sheet in the 63rd minute.
The event will feature 12 teams competing in an initial round-robin format comprising three groups of four. The top two finishers from each group, alongside the best two third place finishers will advance to the knockout round.
Group-A features GPF, Pele, Northern Rangers and Mahaica Determinators, while Group-B comprises Camptown, Georgetown Football Club, Riddim Squad and Buxton Stars.
In group-C, Santos, Pouderoyen, Grove Hi-Tech and Beacons Football Club.