Sunday October 28, 2012
GT&T National Indoor Hockey Championships...
GCC Men and Women secure final berths in respective categories The second night of action in the GT&T National Indoor Hockey Championships being played at the National Gymnasium saw the GCC Tigers take control of the women’s competition with another unbeaten run, while the men’s first division competition remains deadlocked between Hikers and Old Fort for a place in the final against the GCC men. Saints chalked up their first competition win against Old Fort in the men’s second division competition, while favourites Hikers seem destined for a place in the final. The most entertaining match of the evening ended as evenly as the flow of play as Hikers and GCC, both winners in the recent past, showed moments of brilliance to slot in a total of 6 goals in their 3-3 draw. GCC’s Eric Hing raised the hype just two minutes into the match with a nippy tip in shot. Reginald Harper’s response for the Hikers just two minutes later signalled the tone of the match as the lead see-sawed between the two with the crowd at the edge of their seats down to the very end. An Aroydy Branford double for the Hikers and a second from Hing with one more for GCC, the match ended in the 3-3 stalemate setting up a possible replay in the finals. Sean Sookhai scored a double for Saints in their
victory over Old Fort in the other men’s second division tie with teammates Yonnick Peters and Leroy Jack adding one each. Old Fort’s goals came off the sticks of Dwight McCalman and Onassis Fraser in their 2-4 loss to Saints. The GCC Veterans made light work of Old Fort with a 10-1 drubbing. Philip Fernandes led the scorer’s table with a hatrick supported by doubles from his brother Alan and Rawl Davson. Damon Woodroffe, Marcus Fiedtkou and Devin Hooper rounded out the scoring for GCC. Old Fort’s lone goal came from striker John Abrahams. The Hikers Divas put up a fierce battle against pretournament favourites, the GCC Tigers, in the ladies competition as the Tigers managed to scrape through with a 4-3 victory. Although the Tigers seemed to dominate the possession of the game, the Hikers quick outlets always proved a threat to the GCC goal. The GCC Tigers goals were shared among Carol Caine, Sonia Jardine, Kerensa Fernandes and national sweeper Ulrica Sutherland, while Cora Towler, Tremayne Junor and Maria Munroe scored one each for the Hikers. The final game of the night pitted last year’s international champions, Old Fort against (Continued on page 60)
Annual Lester Peters U-15 Mem. Launched - 12 teams to compete The second annual Lester ‘Puppy’ Peters Memorial Under-15 football competition was launched at the Tucville Playfield, organised by the Fruta conquerors Football Club to commemorate the death anniversary of one of the stalwarts and dedicated players of the club. Peters died on October 5, 2011. Some twelve (12) teams have been invited to participate in this year’s competition and all have indicated a willingness to compete. Also in Peters’ memory, one of the club’s dressing
rooms was renamed the Lester “Puppy” Peters Dressing Room. A large framed portrait was handed over to the club by Peter’s family that will be hung in the dressing room. In matches played to date, Fruta Conquerors demolished Renaissance 9 – 2 while Fruta Conquerors ‘B’ lost to Camptown 3– 4. South Georgetown defeated GFC 4 - 3, Northern Rangers got past Santos 4 – 2, Flamingo FC blanked Black Pearl 5 – 2 and while Grass Roots gained a walk over from Riddim Squad. The tournament is continuing.
Action in the clash between GCC Tigers and Hikers Divas.