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GPF whips Orealla 4-0 in Super16 football


The Guyana Police Force (GPF) defeated Orealla 4-0 when the Guyana Football Federation (GFF)/Guyana National Women’s Football Associatio­n (GNWFA) Super-16 Women’s Festival continued yesterday.

A second half blitz following a scoreless opening period, settled the outcome at the National Training Centre, Providence. In the space of 10 minutes the complexion of the contest changed, as three goals were scored by the GPF.

Lady Jaguars internatio­nal Lakeisha Pearson broke the deadlock in the 70th minute, racing onto a through pass before finishing past the advancing goalkeeper during a one-on-one situation.

The conversion proved to be the catalyst for the officers, and an own goal was recorded five minutes later to make it 2-0, with Esther Aaron the culprit of inadverten­tly directing the ball past her own custodian.

Martha Chance scored in the 80 th minute with a powerful shot into the back of the net from outside the penalty box and Onika Eastman applied the finishing touch three minutes later slotting into the back of the net from inside the area.

The initial fixture between Santos and New Amsterdam (NA) United did not occur as both teams opted to withdraw from the tournament. Details surroundin­g their sudden withdrawal were not disclosed.

Action continues at the Bartica Community Centre ground with Bartica opposing Wakapow at 18:00hrs, while

Foxy Ladies will engage Lethem at the same time interval at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.

The event will conclude January 2nd at the GFF National Training Centre. The winner of the tournament will now receive $500,000 and the championsh­ip trophy while the runners-up will pocket $300,000. The third and fourth place finishers will receive $200,000 and $100,000 respective­ly.

 ?? ?? GPF scorers from left to right- Martha Chance, Lakeisha Pearson and Onika Eastman.
GPF scorers from left to right- Martha Chance, Lakeisha Pearson and Onika Eastman.

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