Rain washes out sched­uled UDFA league matches

Stabroek News Sunday - - SPORT -

Rain had the fi­nal say on match-day two of the Up­per De­mer­ara Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (UDFA) 2017/2018 se­nior league wash­ing out the sched­uled dou­ble­header at the Macken­zie Sports Club (MSC) ground, Lin­den.

Ac­cord­ing to the UDFA third Vi­cePres­i­dent Kelon Josiah dur­ing a brief com­ment, “The fix­ture will be resched­uled to an­other date. It was very dis­ap­point­ing that the rain came and washed out the games. We will have to do back the fix­tures but to­mor­row’s [to­day’s] games re­main as is.”

He added, “Wednesday [Novem­ber 8th] is also games. We didn’t get to play the pre­vi­ous Wednesday [Novem­ber 1st] so we had to resched­ule those and re­vise the fix­tures. The two matches promised to be ex­cit­ing so it’s un­for­tu­nate that rain came and washed out every­thing.”

Blue­berry Hill was set to bat­tle High Stars at 19:00hrs while Winners Con­nec­tion was pro­grammed to match skills with Sil­ver Shat­tas at 21:00hrs.

How­ever, the heavy down­pour which oc­curred just over an hour be­fore the com­mence­ment of the first fix­ture, in­un­dated sections of the field, mak­ing it very dan­ger­ous to stage the re­spec­tive matches.

As such, the of­fi­cials de­cided that the fix­tures could not be con­tested be­cause of the state of the play­ing area, forc­ing the sub­se­quent aban­don­ment.

The event re­sumes to­day [Sun­day] at the same venue with an­other dou­ble-header. In the open­ing clash at 19:00hrs, Topp XX will en­gage Botofago, while Ea­gles will op­pose Amelia’s Ward Pan­thers from 21:00hrs.

On Wednesday at the same venue, an­other dou­ble-header will be staged. At 19:00hrs, Winners Con­nec­tion will bat­tle Blue­berry Hill, whilst Net-Rock­ers will tackle Sil­ver-Shat­tas at 21:00hrs.

The even­tual top four fin­ish­ers in the tour­na­ment will walk away with tro­phies and cash in­cen­tives.

Point Stand­ings L 0 0 1 1 D 0 0 0 0

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