THE battle continued Friday evening in the 2017 Limacol round-robin knock-out football tournament with Santos beating Pouderoyen 3-0 while Police ‘arrested’ Riddim squad 2-1 at the GFC ground.
In the first game, the Santos side found their groove in taking apart Pouderoyen,with Keith Caines and Okinie Frazer each finding the back of the net in the 35th and 40th minute respectively.
Robby McElcoccon would then seal the deal for the Georgetown based side in the 52nd minute as Santos moved into the second spot in Group C,above Ann’s Grove and below leaders Den Amstel.
Santos is tied with Ann’s Grove on points (3) but have a goal difference of +2 as against +1. However, all it would take for Ann’s Grove to move onto the next round is a draw against table toppers Den Amstel,who are on six points.
Both teams clashed last evening and should Ann’s Grove win, they will take the lead on the points table while should Den Amstel win, Santos will then sneak through.
In game two, the Guyana Police Force guaranteed their spot in the next round with a 2-1 win over Riddim squad.
Qunicy Holder scored for the boys in blue just before the first half whistle(43rd),while Dorville Stewart responded for the Riddim Squad in the 60th. It would take the intervention of Dwayne Jacobs two minutes into injury time to seal the game.
With that win, Police move onto 7 points in group D while Mahaica occupies the second spot with a game in hand. They faced Camptown last evening and needed only a draw to confirm their progression. A loss by more than four goals however would give Camptown that second spot.
In Group B matches this evening, the fight goes on for the second qualification spot at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground as Western Tigers (9 points) are through to the next round. The battle is between Eagles, who are tied with Uitvlugt on points with three and goal differences (0). Eagles however have a game In hand.
A draw in the Eagles United vs New Amsterdam United fixture carded for tonight will allow them both to progress to the next stage. However, a loss could work in favour of the Uitvlugt team.
In group A, the spots will also be decided as well.
A win for Milerock with a margin of less than three goals would take them and table toppers Winners Connection through to the next round in a one-two order,while a win of more than that offers Grove Hi-Tech the chance to sneak through.
A draw would allow both the Linden teams to progress with Winners atop and Milerock second.
On the converse side, a win for Winners will put Milerock out and let Grove through.