No. 72 Cut and Load, Scotts­burg United are joint lead­ers

Stabroek News Sunday - - SUNDAY SPORT -

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.

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