LISCR players assemble for prayer before kickoff against IE.– Draws with Invincible Eleven 1-1Relegated Invincible Eleven (IE) over the weekend became a stumbling block for LISCR FC’s third championship celebration after pressuring the league leaders to come from a goal down to level the scores at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.IE got the curtain raiser from the spot in the 33rd minute after Sekou Kamara converted the penalty, before LISCR through striker Christopher Jackson leveled the score in the 40th minute after also perfectly sending goalkeeper James Kolubah the wrong way from the penalty spot.LISCR enjoyed having the first opportunity that could have put them ahead in the first 10 minutes after forward Prince Urey dribbled past goalkeeper Kolubah, but did not apply much force to get the ball to the back of the net.Two minutes later, Augustine Touyoun of IE got a one-on-one opportunity but was denied by goalkeeper Prince Wlame.With the scores leveled at half time, the league leaders returned to the second half more eager for the three points that could have crowned them champions. They had another chance in the early minutes of the second half, but striker Robert Mensah’s header from forward Urey’s cross hit the crossbar.The remaining minutes of the second half were played in IE’s half with the leader’s mounting pressure. Coach Manneh later increased his attacking force by introducing forward Varney Sando and striker Trokon Myers, but the relegated Yellow Boys kept their defensive wall tight, preventing the leaders from achieving their dream.In the last quarter, LISCR forward Prince Urey was brought down in the penalty area but referee Jerry Yekeh did not rule for a penalty.A win for LISCR could have recorded the club’s third championship success and Coach Tapha Manneh’s first competitive title with the club after signing a three-year deal with the club.Saturday’s result extended LISCR’s lead to three points ahead of second place Barrack Young Controllers. The winner of the championship will now be decided on the final results of the LISCR FC versus Keitrace FC encounter and defending champions BYC versus relegation threatened LPRC-Oilers match.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The President, executives and member clubs of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) have said they would like to extend congratulations to the Berbicians selected to represent Guyana in the upcoming West Indies 50-Over Regional Tournament.Jonathan FooThe Board is very proud of Anthony Bramble, Gudakesh Motie, Veerasammy Permaul, Romario Shepherd and Clinton Pestano, and is confident that they would not only keep the flag of the Ancient County flying, but would be perfect ambassadors of the rich Berbician cricketing legacy.Over the last eighty years, the county has had a rich history of discipline, hard work, and performance from players that showed they belonged in the game. The BCB wishes Shimron Hetmyer and Devendra Bishoo all success as they represent the West Indies in India during the Test Series.Bishoo, with over 100 Test wickets, has proven to be a match winner on numerous occasions; while young Hetmyer is well on the way to becoming a legend in his own right. The BCB stands behind each of its players, and wishes them great success.The BCB has also expresses great concern that the highly talented Jonathan Foo seems to have fallen off the radar of the Guyana selectors. Foo is a natural talent who deserves a chance to showcase his ability, the BCB has said.He continues to perform well, and a talent such as his should not be neglected, but encouraged. The BCB is fully aware that the Guyana Team was selected before the Franchise League, and it is a common fact that players knew in advance that they were selected.The BCB has said it wishes to encourage the Selection Committee to be guided by fairness, honesty, and the best interest of Guyana’s Cricket.