​Leeds convinced they’ll beat Spurs to Wigan striker Gelhardt

first_imgLeeds United are encouraged by the signs in their move for Wigan Athletic star Joe Gelhardt. The attacker is subject to serious interest from Marcelo Bielsa’s team, but there is competition from Tottenham. Leeds Live claim the club have high hopes they will win the race to sign Gelhardt, as they can offer first-team football.Advertisement read also:Leeds preparing £15m bid to lure talented Tottenham centre-back Spurs have an interest in the 18-year-old, but he would likely be a rotation option for Jose Mourinho’s team. The chance to play regular Premier League football under Marcelo Bielsa may be too good an opportunity for Gelhardt to turn down. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!center_img Loading… last_img read more

Glasgow power past Munster

first_imgGlasgow Warriors became the first Scottish team to win away at Munster in six years as they took the scalp of the Heineken Cup semi-finalists with a 22-5 victory at Thomond Park. Scotland international Maitland provided the initial incision as he slipped by Downey and into the hosts’ 22. Munster held out until the Warriors moved the ball to the right, where Maitland handed off Zebo to make it 15-5. Weir was unable to convert and Munster missed a gilt-edged chance to reply as Stander, having intercepted a pass, opted to kick ahead instead of offload the ball with speed merchant Gerhard van den Heever on his shoulder. The Munster defence was out-muscled again approaching half-time as, having been held up close to the posts, the Scots set up man-of-the-match Strauss to reach over past the covering Earls. Weir’s successful conversion widened the gap to 17 points at the break, and Munster almost fell further behind in the 49th minute as Ryan Wilson was inches away from a bonus point score – Zebo and Downey combined to deny him. Defences were on top in the third quarter with Munster failing to convert scrum pressure into points, and they continued to play below par, emerging scoreless from a succession of visits to the Glasgow 22. The province’s execution let them down as they failed to shake off their European hangover, allowing Glasgow to celebrate a fourth victory in their last six trips to Ireland. Gregor Townsend’s men made it four RaboDirect PRO12 wins on the trot to give serious momentum to their play-off push – they are now just three points behind third-placed Munster with a game in hand. The Warriors scored three tries in an impressive first-half display, with efforts from Jonny Gray, Sean Maitland and Josh Strauss sending them 22-5 clear by half-time. It was a deserved reward for the Scots’ accuracy and aggression, with CJ Stander – Munster’s man-of-the-match against Toulouse – posting the hosts’ only response. It was a first home defeat of the season for the Irish province – ending a 13-match streak – and Rob Penney’s much-changed side produced few moments of inspiration at their eerily quiet Limerick fortress. Showing seven changes from their Heineken Cup quarter-final-winning line-up, Munster allowed the Warriors a 10-point head-start as the imposing Strauss set the early standard in terms of physicality. Young second row Gray followed the flanker’s lead by powering through poor attempted tackles from John Ryan and JJ Hanrahan for his first league try. Weir tapped over the simple conversion. Munster prop Ryan was singled out for a ruck penalty that Weir slotted between the posts in the ninth minute, before the hosts’ attacking spark was provided by Simon Zebo and Hanrahan. Twice the pair combined to unlock the Glasgow defence and on the second occasion only the outstretched boot of Chris Cusiter prevented Stander from touching down. Just a minute later, Zebo broke through the middle and into the 22, with good hands from centres Keith Earls and James Downey releasing Stander to score to the right of the posts. Hanrahan miscued his conversion attempt and came off with a knock shortly afterwards, but Glasgow soon restored that 10-point buffer with Maitland getting the better of his Lions colleague Zebo to dot down out wide on the right. Press Associationlast_img read more

Dozens benefit from youth table tennis camp in Linden

first_imgFORTY-SIX youngsters benefitted from beginner and intermediate levels training when Ministry of Education, Unit of Allied Arts, Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) and Linden Table Tennis Committee held its fifth annual Table Tennis Summer Camp this month at the Mackenzie High School auditorium.The two-week camp, which concluded on Friday, had targetted children between six years and 18 years old.According to organiser Shavin Greene, the objective of the camp was to foster the development of the sport, by teaching the basic techniques to beginners and fine-tuning the techniques of intermediate players.One such player was Ebo McNeil, who recently placed second at the National Pre-Cadet Championships.The ITTF Level One coach and course conductor added that the participants, who were a mixture of Lindeners and youngsters from Georgetown on holiday, learnt about coordination, balancing, stance grip rules and numerous other technical elements of the game.Players were given a chance to showcase their skills on the final day, by participating in a fun competition.Of the 46, three of the participants were from Linden Special School, which is located in Mackenzie.The camp, which was part sponsored by Roger Bishop, was consistent with the mandate of the GTTA of decentralising the sport.last_img read more