Cougars, Paradise Invaders register wins on opening day

first_imgCOUGARS FC and Paradise Invaders both registered victories when the Berbice Football Association/J’s Golden Arrow Under-20 championships got underway last Sunday at the All Saints ground, New Amsterdam, Berbice with a double- header.Playing under lights, Cougars edged Hopetown United Rangers 1-0 with the winning goal coming off the boot of Jaleel Fraser in the eighth minute.In the opening encounter, which was witnessed by Guyana Football Federation (GFF) president Wayne Forde, the Federation’s Technical Director Ian Greenwood, members of the National Under-17 team and president of the BFA, Keith Ojeer, Paradise Invaders secured two points from the penalty spot over New Amsterdam United, after regulation and extra time failed to produce a winner with the score at 3-3.A penalty shoot-out was subsequently called and both teams scored their five shots which resulted in a sudden-death penalty shoot-out and Paradise Invaders came out victors.During regulation time, Nfini Babb (5th min), Nial Reynolds (18th min) and Shaquel Deharte (45th) scored for Paradise Invaders, while Kevon Williams (15th) and Jamal Butts (35th and 65th) scored for New Amsterdam United.Six teams, divided into two groups, are contesting the championships using the round-robin format and the top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-final.Another double-header is fixed for Saturday at the same venue and the teams that will be in action are Young Strikers, Orealla Falcons, Hopetown United Rangers and Paradise Invaders.last_img