Team Christina Jardim was crowned the ‘We Believe Cup’ Futsal Champions, crushing Yvette Bunbury 7-2 in the finale on Tuesday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
The inaugural event was staged to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, with the competing teams being named after Cancer Survivors. It was the Lakeisha Pearson show in the title clash witnessed by a sizable crowd, with the dynamic forward recording an impressive five goals to seal the outcome.
Pearson recorded two goals in the first half, before returning in the second period to fashion a further three conversions, singlehandedly settling the contest.
With the five goals, Pearson ended the contest on 18 conversions, in the process copping the Highest Goal Scorer accolade and the Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy.
Adding two goals in the win were Terryka Joseph and Abioce Heywood respectively. For the loser, Keandre Thomas and Shameka Marcus were on target. In other results, Ena Persaud humbled Vonette Mayers by an 8-2 score line. Meanwhile, Francine Leitch edged Bibi Alli 3-2. Similarly, Nicola Schultz squeaked past Bibi Hasan 4-3. Also, Rosaline Clarke and Anjuli Beharry battled to a 2-2 draw. At the presentation ceremony that following the conclusion of the tournament, every competing team received medals. On the individual side, Natalie Nedd copped the Best Goalkeeper trophy.
Sponsors of the tournament included the National Sports Commission (NSC), Guyana Football Federation (GFF), the Guyana Cancer Foundation, the Alex Bunbury Sports and Academic Academy (ABSAA) and the National Milling Company (NAMILCO).
Bibi Alli-2 vs Francine Leitch-3
Francine Leitch Scorers
Bibi Alli Scorer
Ena Persaud-8 vs Vonette Mayers-2
Ena Persaud Scorers
Vonette Mayers Scorer
Rosaline Clarke-2 vs Anjuli Beharry-2
Rosaline Clarke Scorers
Anjuli Beharry Scorer
Nicola Schultz-4 vs Bibi Hasan-3
Nicola Schultz Scorers
Bibi Hasan Scorer
Christina Jardim-7 vs Yvette Bunbury-2
Christina Jardim Scorers
Yvette Bunbury Scorers