World of Sport for 25th June, 2012.
Guyana’s Backcircle fell at the last hurdle Saturday night, crashing to a 2-NIL defeat at the hands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Guinness Street Football Challenge at the National Park Tarmac.
Team Guyana had played unbeaten throughout the 3 days of competition and had beaten St Lucia 1-nil in the semis. St Vincent on the other hand had to wait for a penalty shootout to overcome Trinidad.
Afterwards the St Vincent captain expressed his elation at winning the top prize of 4000us dollars and more so exacting revenge on the Guyanese.
Captain of team Guyana Andy Duke was left to wonder at what could have been as his team had to settle for the 2nd prize of 2000 US. He blamed overconfidence for his team’s loss
Marketing Executive of Sponsorer Banks Dih Carlton Joao said his company was happy with the way the tournament was ran. He said while there were winners and losers everyone were winners.
Trinidad won the third place spot and St Lucia came fourth and Antigua fifth in an exhibition match. Albuoystown defeated Antigua 2-nil.
And the Guyana Jaguars Rugby team after crashed to a 18 nothing defeat against old foe Bermuda in Hamilton on Saturday. Crowd support was small for this significant match which saw the winner going through to the next round of qualifiers for the 2015 World Cup. The Guyana Jags were pretty confident of victory when they spoke to the local media before travelling to the Island, but Bermuda seemed to have done their home work well, nullifying the strength of the Guyanese which is their speed and agility.
And the final 3 preliminary matches in the Inter-Ministry /Corporation Football Tournament kicks off Tuesday evening at the Thirst Park Ground. At 6 in the evening GTT will tackle Foreign Affairs. The GRA will look to levy on the Ministry of Education and a mouthwatering clash will see the Media boys tackle the Tourism Ministry. The quarter-finals will be in 5 days.