Defending champions Showstoppers, ESPN and Agricola maintained their unbeaten records following contrasting group wins when the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ West Demerara/East Bank Demerara zone continued on Saturday.
The defending champions were in ripping form at the Pouderoyen Tarmac, bankrupting the Money Team 5-0.
Hubert Pedro opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a first time finish from the left side, after collecting a right side pass from Marvin Josiah.
Dexroy Adams made it 2-0 in the 14th minute, intercepting a pass in the centre of the field, before rifling a right foot shot into the empty net.
The score ballooned once more in the 17th minute as Kayode King scored, slotting home from the right side after collecting a pass from the left side during a two on one situation.
Adams then completed his double one minute later, stealing the ball in the centre of the field, before dribbling the final defender and stabbing it into the net.
In other results, ESPN needled Young Ballers 1-0. Nicquan Nestor recorded his third goal in as many games in the fifth minute, placing a right foot shot from the right side of the field, into the lower left corner.
Meanwhile, Agricola edged Golden Warriors 1-0 compliments of a Gordon Grant effort in the 16th minute.
Grant struck a left side shot through the legs of the final defender and into the right side of the net.
In other results, Brothers United downed De Kinderen 1-0 compliments of a Leon Yaw conversion in the 10th minute.
Goal Getters sealed their place in the quarterfinal round, defeating Harmony Ballers 2-1 on penalty kicks after normal time ended scoreless.
Jetty edged Good Intent All-Stars 3-2 on sudden death penalty kicks following a 0-0 score at the end of normal time.
Tajoe’s Admiral United defeated West Side Ballers via walkover. The event resumes at the same venue on Thursday with the final round of group fixtures and the subsequent quarterfinal round.
Winner of the tournament will receive $450,000, the championship trophy and right to represent the zone at the National Championship.
The second, third and fourth placed teams will receive $150,000, $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.