Defending champs edge Ol Skool Ballers

—Guinness Greatest of the Streets Georgetown Zone

Action in the Channel-9-Warriors and Gaza Squad clash on the opening night of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Football Championship at the National Cultural Centre Tarmac Thursday night.

Two time defending champion Sparta Boss, Bent Street, North Ruimveldt and Future Stars won their matches when the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Zone, started on Thursday.

Played at the National Cultural Centre Tarmac, Mandela Avenue, Sparta Boss edged Ol Skool Ballers 2-1 compliments of a ‘Guinness Goal’ (GG)-(a goal scored in the final three minutes of the match is counted as two) from Eusi Phillips in the 18th minute.

On target in the loss was Omari James in the 14th minute. Meanwhile, Future Stars demolished East Front Road 6-1.

Akeemo Anthony bagged a brace in the first and eight minute while Jamal Cozier and Rafael Edwards netted in the 13th and 17th minute respectively.

Kevin Griffith recorded a GG in the 20th minute. For the losing team, Kenroy Demonick netted in the 11th minute.

Similarly, North Ruimveldt punished Judgement Yard 3-0. Travis Grant scored twice in the fourth and 15th minute, while Eon Alleyne netted in the 11th minute.

Also, Bent Street crushed Norton Street 2-0. Andrew Murray Jr., and Travis Lyken scored in the 13th and 16th minute respectively.

In other results, California Square crushed Queen Street Tiger Bay 4-0, while GTI Ballers humbled Bad-a-Yard 4-0 and Broad Street edged Stabroek Ballers 1-0 while Sophia Bullies downed Tucville 2-0, Gold is Money edged Smythe Street 1-0 and Kingston defeated North East La Penitence 2-0.

In the final three matches, Channel-9 Warriors downed Gaza Squad 2-0,  New Market Street defeated Festival City by an identical scoreline and Upsetters edged Alexander Village 2-1 on sudden death penalty kicks, after normal time ended 0-0.

The event resumes today (Saturday) at the Albouystown Tarmac. At 19:00hrs, Tucville will oppose Norton Street, while Leopold Street opposes GTI Ballers at 19:15hrs and Festival City battles Kingston from 19:30hrs.

The fourth fixture will pit Rising Stars against Trap Squad at 19:45hrs, while Queen Street Tigerbay matches skills with Stabroek Ballers from 20:00hrs and North Ruimveldt engages Smyth Street at 20:15hrs. In the final four matches, Judgement Yard tackles Gold is Money at 20:30hrs, Broad Street battles California Square from 20:45hrs, Albouystown-A engages Bad-a-Yard at 21:00hrs and Albouystown-B tackles Back Circle from 21:15hrs. Winner of the overall event will walk-away with $500,000 and the championship trophy along with automatic qualification for the National Playoffs.

The runner-up, third and fourth placed finishers will receive $250,000, $200,000 and $100,000 respectively. The event is also sponsored by Colours Boutique.

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