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UDFA GT Beer semi-finals on tonight

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanBOTOFAGO eliminated Topp XX while Net Rockers prevailed against Blueberry Hill to reach the semi-finals of this year’s Upper Demerara GT Beer football year-end championship.The first semi-final will be between the reigning champions Silver Shattas and Botofago at 19.00hrs at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground tonight.Botofago will have in goal Ronaldo Hernandez while defensively they will look towards Kevin David and up front will be the in-form Donovan Francis, Jamal Haynes and his brother Shane. The midfield will be controlled by Jashawn Moore.Shattas, on the other hand, are confident that they can reach the final with Kelon Major between the uprights and Romel Matthews on the back line.At midfield are Dexter Garraway, Orwin hope and the energetic Michael Wilson while up front are Robin Adams, Dameon Williams, Jamine Samuels all with goals so far and youth player Jehus Regis.The other semi-final at 21.00hiurs will feature the Net Rockers and Eagles United.The Rockers are building their hopes on winning as coach ‘Axeman’ Wills said, nobody is playing to lose. He admitted that in their game against Blueberry Hill they relaxed somewhat after a tactical change defensively when they had four goals and seemingly coasting to a victory. However, he expects that no such lapses will be seen this time aroundEagles United are seeking to upset the champions as they will have Tevin Crawford in goal, with Randy Small in defence while at midfield are Kwesi Quintin and Clive deNobrega while up front will be the dangerous Kellon Primo.In the second set of quarterfinals, Botofago were off to a flying start in the 11th minute when Jamal Haynes received a cross from his brother Shane before dribbling past two players and unleashing the full force of his left foot.That score remained until halftime but changed seven minutes into the second half when Botofago made it 2-0.Donovan Francis collected inside the 18-yard box after three of his players were unable to connect and he fired in for the second of the night.The third and final goal came in the 1st minute of added time (90+1) off the boot of Shane Haynes who was able to finish a cross coming off the right side from Hussein Canterbury.The second game of the evening saw Blueberry Hill surprise Net Rockers with an early goal which came in the 5th minute off the boot of Roydon Arthur.However, Orande Wills levelled the score in the 11th minute after which a 36th minute Denzil Pryce goal put the game back in favour of the Rockers side and completed his brace in the 44th to end the half 3-1.Pryce went on to score two more in the 80th and 87th minutes of the game while the other was netted by Clarence Huggins in the 78thApart from Arthur’s goal, Blueberry Hill’s Kwesi Tafawa netted in the 77th minute and a brace from Troy Miller in the 85th and (90+3) carried the score line to 6-4 at the close.last_img read more