Hikers, GGC Tigers open season with wins

GCC Tigers, Princessa Wilkie made an athletics attempt that barely missed the goal.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) hockey women and Hikers men opened their 2015 hockey season with wins in the annual Bounty/Antonio’s Grill one day hockey competition on Sunday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.

The men’s final between the Hikers and GCCA had spectators in frenzy with the high-paced action creating chances for both sides at a frequent rate.

GCC’s Kevin Spencer and Orland Semple produced a string of passes that ended in a goal that saw the dynamic Jamarj Assanah completing a fine run up the right wing and slipping his pass to a poised Robert France to deflect into the GCC goal for a swift response to equalise as regulation time ended with both teams locked on 1-1.

After the first round of penalties that saw the scores even, the Hikers managed to secure the victory as a Robert France penalty goal could not be matched by GCC.

Meanwhile, in the all GCC ladies final, defending champs the GCC Tigers and their inspirational captain, Sonia Jardine, pulled off the win with a 1-0 score line.

With each team having their share of possession, Jardine capitalised on the slow recovery of GCC’s defence two minutes into the second half to slam home her shot for the lone goal of the final.