Conquerors crowned Elite League champs

-With one round remaining after 1-1 draw with defending champs the Guyana Defence Force

FLASHBACK!Ryan Hackett [center] of Fruta Conquerors challenging Rawle Gittens of Milerock for possession of the ball during their clash at the GFC ground, Bourda in the GFF Elite League recently.

Fruta Conquerors were crowned the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] Elite League winner after battling to a 1-1 draw with defending champion the Guyana Defence Force [GDF] on Sunday at the Georgetown Football Club [GFC] ground, Bourda.

The Tucville giant secured the championship following a series of results on what was their penultimate fixture of the tournament.

Needing a win or a draw against the army unit and for Western Tigers to either lose or draw their matchup against Den Amstel, the Tucville outfit walked away with the title, after Western Tigers was held to a 1-1 result by the West Demerara unit.   

Domini Garnette

With the respective results, Fruta Conquerors took an unassailable lead on 42 points heading into the final round of matches while second place GDF move to 37 points.

Western Tigers, who have two games remaining, climbed to 35 points and remain in fourth position while Den Amstel, with  36 points is in third place.

In the matchup, Fruta Conquerors took the lead in the 66th minute following a scoreless halftime interval when Domini Garnette scored.

However, GDF struck back in the final moment of the match as Sherwyn Caesar etched his name on the scorer’s sheet in the 90th+3.

The feature clash of the night mirrored the aforementioned contest as Western Tigers snatched the opening goal in the 64th minute, compliments of a Ryan Adolph conversion.

Den Amstel refused to go down without a fight and crafted the equaliser in the 79th minute via a Jamaal Harvey strike.

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