Pepsi Hikers take 2017 Farfan & Mendes League

first_imgTHE curtain came down on the Guyana Hockey Board’s premier outdoor men’s competition, the Farfan and Mendes first division League, on Saturday afternoon at the St Stanislaus College ground.The Pepsi Hikers put an exclamation mark on their league victory with a 14-0 thrashing of the youthful Saints Hockey Club side, to put them 3 points clear of second-placed Bounty GCC.After being frustrated by Saints in their first encounter which Hikers won 1-0, Hikers seemed bent on making a statement the second time around. Saints kept things respectable up to halftime where they were trailing 0-4. However their lack of substitutes and absence of their best player, Hilton Chester, left them lacking the quality to remain competitive against the country’s top side.The Hikers, meanwhile, strengthened by the inclusion of tournament MVP Jamarj Assanah, Aroydy Branford and Jerazeno Bell punctuated the second half with an avalanche of goals. Shane Samuels led the way with 4 goals, followed by doubles from Tivesarid Garnett, Robert France, Assanah, Branford and Bell.The Pepsi Hikers played unbeaten throughout the two rounds of competition, scored 27 goals and only conceded 5. GCC’s Kevin Spencer was the top scorer for the tournament with 9 goals while Hikers midfielder Jamarj Assanah received the coveted Most Valuable Player Award.During the presentation ceremony GHB secretary Tricia Fiedtkou thanked Farfan and Mendes for the company’s commitment to the sport over the past 30 years. The company’s representative James Mentore indicated his company’s enthusiasm for being associated with the sport for many years and pledged their intention to stay involved for years to come.last_img

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