Albouystown upset Back Circle, while Future Stars downed Broad Street when the inaugural Xtreme Clean/GT Beer ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Championship continued on Sunday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
Albouystown dismissed the East Ruimveldt giant 3-1. The dogged Albouystown outfit secured the result led by a double from skillful Roy Cassou in the 12th and 16th minute.
Lennox Cort supported with an 18th minute conversion. For the losers, Jermaine Beckles briefly equalised in the 15th minute. Future Stars sent an ominous warning to the field, downing heavyweight Broad Street 2-0.
Keron Solomon and Akeemo Anthony scored second half goals in the 17th and 18th minute respectively. Meanwhile, tourney favourite Sparta Boss was held to a 1-1 draw by East Bank Demerara unit Agricola Champion Boys.
The lanky Lloyd Matthews gave Agricola the lead in the fifth minute with a towering header in the centre of the net, following a right side cross.
However, Sparta Boss equalised one minute lather through Devon Millington, who blasted his effort into the lower left corner during a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper.
On the other hand, Bent Street dismantled Plaisance 6-3. Konata Manning recorded a brace in the 11th and 16th minute, while Jobe Caesar bagged a double in fifth and 18th minute.
Adding to the score in the fourth and 15th minute were Sheldon Profit and Travis Lyken respectively. For Plaisance, Kester Greene netted in the 12th and 17th minute while Warren Gilkes scored in the third minute
In other results, Tucville and Sophia battled to a 1-1 result. Shem Porter opened the scoring in the third minute for Sophia while Dennis Edwards equalised for Tucville in the seventh minute.
Similarly, Tiger Bay and North Ruimveldt battled to a scoreless draw. The group round will continue on June 6th at the same venue with another six fixtures.
Upon the conclusion of the group stage, the top two finishers in each pool and the best two third place finishers will advance to the quarterfinal round. The other playing dates are June 8th, 13th, 15th and 17th.
Winner of the tournament will pocket $500,000 and the championship trophy. On the other hand, the runners-up will receive $200,000 and the respective accolade.
The third and fourth place finisher will pocket $100,000 and the $50,000 respectively and the corresponding accolade. On the individual side, $50,000 will be awarded to the Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Entry to the venue will cost $500 during the group round, whilst each night, patrons will have the chance to win a pennyweight of gold and other cash prizes.