A new champion will be crowned in the Guinness of the Streets Linden competition as holders Amelia Ward Russians were booted in the quarterfinal round Thursday at the Mackenzie Market Tarmac.
In front of a large gathering, Russians went down to High Rollers 0-3. Jamal Almons opened the scoring in first minute with a right sided finish. It went from bad to worse for the holders when Kendolph Lewis added his name to the scorer’s sheet in the 11th minute, converting into the right corner.
The result was then sealed two minutes onwards as Almons netted his second with a strike into the left side of the net. With the result, High Rollers will now lock horns with Team 25 in the semi-final round on Monday at the Amelia’s Ward Hardcourt after the later side crushed Magics 5-0.
Romain Adams scored a brace in the 19th and 20th minutes while Collie Hercules, Quacey Johnson and Ryan Noel did the initial damage with goals in the fourth, fifth and sixth minutes respectively.
Meanwhile, the other semi-final encounter will pit Wisroc against Classic-6 after the duo claimed wins over Hard-knocks and Silver Bullets correspondingly.
Wisroc edged Silver Bullets 2-0 on penalty kicks after normal and extra time ended 2-2.
Silver Bullets began the penalty shootout in the worst manner as they missed. Wisroc capitalised to take the lead as they scored in their first attempt.
The second round mirrored the first as Silver Bullets failed to hit the target. Wisroc then sealed the result as they converted once more from the distance. Prior to the conclusion, Deshawn Joseph gave Wisroc the lead in the first minute with a finish from the right side of the area.
Omeion Wills made it 2-0 in the third minute, finishing from the left side of the field into the right corner of the net. Silver Bullets then pulled one back in the fifth minute as Damian Williams scored compliments of a strike down the centre of the net from the middle of the field.
Nigel Bennett eventually pushed the game into extra time and ultimately penalty kicks as he equalised in the 13th minute, directing his first time effort from the right side into the left hand corner.
On the other hand, Classic-6 sealed their places in the final four after disposing of Hard-knocks 3-0. Colwyn Drakes recorded a brace in the fourth and 19th minutes while Shane Luckie scored in the 20th minute.
Winner of the event will pocket the Championship trophy and $400,000 while the second placed unit will collect $150,000 and the corresponding accolade. The third and fourth placed unit will receive $75,000 and $50,000 respectively and the corresponding trophy.