No. 72 Cut and Load, Scottsburg United are joint leaders
Scottsburg United, No. 66 Cricket Club and Radha Krishna Foundation Academy secured win last Saturday when the Trophy Stall Port Mourant/Upper Corentyne Cricket Association U19 -50 overs round-robin tournament continued with round four matches.
At Scottsburg ground: Scottsburg United defeated No. 73 Young Warriors by 100 runs. Batting first, Scottsburg United scored 186 all out in 47.5 overs. Akhar Nahar 50, Rudy Jamalodeen 20, D. Persaud 22 and Stephen Norah 15 were the top scorers.
Bowling for No. 73 Young Warriors, T. Sukhu took 3 for 27, A . Hussain 3 for 44 and K. Persaud 2 for 32.
In reply, No. 73 Young Warriors were bowled out for 86 in 18.2 overs. Brian Stewart, 19 and N. Singh, 16, showed some resistance. Bowling for Scottsburg United, the inform Rudy Jamalodeen took 7 for 36 off 7.2 overs.
At No. 66 ground: No. 66 Cricket Club defeated No. 72 Cut and Load by 56 runs. Batting first, No. 66 CC scored 152 all out in 50 overs. T. Jones scored 50. Bowling for No. 72 Cut and Load, B. Chattergoon took 2 for 49, S. Chatterpaul 2 for 14 and L. Singh 3 for 19.
In reply, No. 72 Cut and Load were bowled out for 96 in 23 overs. S .Chatterpaul top scored with 33.
Bowling for No. 66 CC, N. Tahal took 2 for 10, A. Tahal 2 for 17, J. Boodhan 2 for 19 and N. Satram 2 for 27.
At No. 73 ground, Radha Krishna Foundation Academy defeated No. 48 Challengers by 94 runs. Batting first, Radha Krishna Foundation Academy scored 245 all out in 38 overs. M. Headley 77, C. Singh 15 and D. Boodwa 15 were the principal scorers.
Bowling for No. 48 Challengers, K. Singh took 4 for 53 and K. Hooper 3 for 46. In reply, No. 48 Challengers were bowled out for 151 in 22 overs. K. Hooper 39 and S. Sookram 25 were the main contributors. Bowling for No. 66 CC, I. Singh took 3 for 11.
After four rounds of competition No. 72 Cut and Load and Scottsburg United are leading the points table with six points each while No. 73 Young Warriors and Radha Krishna Foundation Academy are on four points each. No. 48 Challengers are yet to record a point.
The top two teams will advance to the final. If points are tied for any place then winner of the head-to-head clash will advance.
The tournament has been organised by the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association and is sponsored by Ramesh Sunich, Managing Director of Trophy Stall, Bourda Market, Georgetown with its new location at Market Road, Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice, opening soon. A new champion will be crowned the Upper Demerara Football Association [UDFA] GT-Beer Championship after Eagles defeated defending champs Botofago on 6-5 sudden death penalty kicks in the semi-final round on Friday.
Locked 2-2 at the end of regulation and extra time at the Mackenzie Sports Club [MSC] ground, Linden, the game entered the sudden death penalty realm, after both teams scored their allotted kicks to end 55. However, Eagles scored their sixth attempt to take the lead, only for Botofago to miss from the distance and seal their exit from the tournament.
Prior to the dramatic conclusion, Omar Brewley handed Eagles the lead in the 18thminute via a penalty conversion.
Donovan Francis equalised in the 60th minute, curling a freekick from just outside the right of the box, past the custodian.
The scoreline remained the same, as the fixture eventually headed into the extra time interval. Eagles retook the lead in the 100th minute through a Colwyn Drakes strike.
However, Jeshawn Moore ensured the match entered the penalty shoot-out stage, LONDON, (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur suffered a setback in their final game of the year, conceding three goals in 18 second-half minutes to lose 3-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers and blow the chance to put pressure on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
With the leaders playing later yesterday, second-placed Spurs hoped to cut the gap to three points but were hit by strikes from Wily Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa as Wembley was silenced, along with talk of Tottenham’s title challenge.
Struggling Cardiff City and Fulham levelling proceedings in the 118th minute with a left sided freekick, which settled into the roof of the net.
With the win, Eagles will now oppose fellow undefeated side Net-Rockers in the finale on January 1st at the same venue.
Net-Rockers defeated Winners Connection 1-0 in the other semi-final clash. Denzil Pryce recorded the only goal in the contest compliments of a 106th minute strike. The two losers will face-off in the traditional third place playoff.
Complete Results Game-1 Eagles-2 vs Botofago-2 Eagles won 6-5 on sudden death penalty kicks
Eagles Scorers Omar Brewley-18th Colwyn Drakes-100th Botofago Scorers Donovan Francis-60th Jeshawn Moore-118th Game-2 Net-Rockers-1 vs Winners Connection-0 Denzil Pryce-106th bolstered their survival chances with added-time goals in 1-0 wins at Leicester City and home to Huddersfield Town respectively.
Brighton & Hove Albion beat Everton by the same score and Watford equalised late to draw 1-1 with Newcastle United.
The day could hardly have started better for Spurs with England’s Harry Kane marking his award of an MBE for services to sport in the New Year Honours list with a stunning left-foot strike that looked likely to kick off another goalfest.