– Richardson keeps Pele FC on top….
PELE FC, thanks to another master class performance from their star player Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson, defeated Buxton United 2 – 0 and Slingerz Football Club overcame the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) in an entertaining 4 – 2 when the STAG Elite League continued on Friday night at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground.
Playing in the opening game, Slingerz FC were led by a double from Dominican striker Julian Wade (23rd and 63rd minute) while Vurlon Mills (22nd minute) and Dwain Jacobs (83rd minute) scored a goal each to lead the ‘West Side’ club to their seventh win in the league and second place on the points standing (21 points) behind Pele FC (24 points).
For the Army, Eusi Phillips (nine minutes) and Delroy Fraser (89th minute) found the net but it wasn’t enough to stop them from fifth loss in the league.
It was the first official meeting between the two sides in the league, after Slingerz FC failed to take the field for their scheduled game against the Army at the GDF Ground on October 13.
The GDF as per league sanction that was meted out against Slingerz FC, won the game by a 3 – 0 default, and the result set up a classic showdown at the GFC Ground.
Slingerz FC found themselves trailing early in the game when dubious officiating led Joshua Brown being called for a handball in the 18 yards box and it was Eusi Phillips who was tasked to take the kick.
The midfield player made no mistakes in easily placing the ball at the back of the net to hand the GDF a 1 – 0 lead nine minutes into the game.
However, Slingerz FC, equipped with more firepower with than the Army, fired back with two goals in succession from Wade and Mills but things took a turn when central defender Colin Nelson picked up his second yellow card.
Despite being down to ten men, Slingerz FC maintained control of the game and showed their superiority to dominate the reminder of the contest.
Meanwhile, Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson continued his excellent showing in the STAG Elite League when he scored and assisted the other goal to lead Pele FC to a 2 – 0 win over Buxton United.
It was his ninth goal of the league and the most so far. Alpha United’s Delon Lanferman is second behind Richardson with eight goals.
Richardson after troubling the Buxtonians throughout the night Richardson using his experience and superior skill, evaded the Buxton United defender in the 61st minute to score the night’s first goal.
Not having any chance to stop the prolific striker, Richardson, in the 75th minute after getting his way again with the defence, unselfishly laid the ball off to Keoma Gravesande to net the second goal for Pele FC.