Gordon’s late strike saves MBU

first_imgWestern Bureau:Owayne Gordon scored for the second game running to snatch a dramatic 1-1 draw for Montego Bay United (MBU) against Humble Lion at Westpow Park in the Red Stripe Premier League yesterday.Gordon was on target five minutes before the full-time whistle, to dash the hopes of the travelling Humble Lion supporters. His goal erased Kevon Issacs’ 27th-minute strike for Humble Lion.It is the forward’s third goal of the season and a most welcome one at that, as it also keeps last year’s beaten finalists close to the leaders.MBU now join FC Reno on 10 points and second in the 12-team standings, behind Portmore United (12 pts), who returned to winning ways after edging Cavalier SC 1-0.It was a game that MBU could hardly afford to have lost, and when Humble Lion grabbed the lead halfway into the first half, it left Tim Hankinson’s men with a whole lot to do to recover lost ground against the combative style of the Humble Lion players.Defender Cordel Simpson lost the ball in his third to Issacs, and the midfielder cut inside and unleashed a shot through Jacomeno Barrett’s legs for the opener.Although MBU battled to get back into the contest, it took them the remainder of the first half and 40 minutes of the second before Gordon found the equaliser for his club.MBU entered the game on a high after an easy 4-0 victory in midweek over previously unbeaten Cavalier and must have been brimming with confidence, but Humble Lion, for the past two seasons, have been able to hold their own against them.last_img read more

3 die in Soesdyke/Linden Highway accident

first_imgThree persons are now dead in what has been described as a horrific accident on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway. The accident occurred sometime around 19:30h on Friday on the Kairuni Public Road, Linden Highway.One of the dead men has been identified as 30-year-old Malroy Rose, called “Fowly”, of Lot 64 Block 22 Wismar, Linden. He died while receiving treatment at the Linden Hospital Complex. Rose was employed as a mechanic at Bosai Minerals (Guyana) Inc.Dead: Malroy RoseUp to press time, the identities of the other two dead persons were still unknown.Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle; Rayon Wilson, 35, was admitted with multiple traumatic injuries about the body. Twenty-nine-year-old Junior Hudson also suffered multiple traumatic injuries; however, he is said to be in stable condition.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the men were travelling in a motorcar, bearing registration number PHH 9398, heading to Linden, when they slammed into a low bed trailer truck, bearing registration number GPP 2993, which was parked on the road shoulder.Police in a statement late Friday evening said the driver of the lorry related to investigators that he was proceeding South along the eastern side of the road when his vehicle developed mechanical problems. This resulted in him pulling over to the corner of the road and while in the process of effecting repairs under the front of the lorry, he heard an impact at the rear of the lorry.Police said the driver further related that upon investigating, he discovered the car had collided into his truck. He further related that the car had five male occupants – all of whom appeared seriously injured.With the assistance of passersby, all except one who was motionless, were rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex, where two were pronounced dead on arrival. The other succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.last_img read more