A thrilling night of semi-final action in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Zone, was brought to an abrupt end following an attempted armed robbery by unknown individuals at the Albouystown Tarmac.
Prior to the start of the second semi-final match between Sparta Boss and Leopold Street, two assailants attempted to rob a patron of the community, who was wearing several gold chains.
Three gunshots then erupted as the mammoth crowd scattered for cover. The police which were present at the venue, immediately responded and calmed proceedings.
None of the perpetrators were apprehended and no one was hurt, according to reports.
It was then decided by the coordinators Three Peat Promotions, Banks DIH officials and the referees, that the second semi-final fixture will be rescheduled for tomorrow [Tuesday] at the National Cultural Centre Tarmac from 17:00hrs.
Prior to the unpleasant episode, Gold is Money overcame Bent Street in the first semi-final 2-1 on penalty kicks, after normal and extra time ended 1-1, in front of the largest crowd to ever grace the Albouystown facility for the tournament.
The mammoth gathering, which braved the rainfall, was treated to an absolute thriller as Gold is Money held their nerve in the tense penalty shoot-out to clinch their second appearance in the championship matchup.
Initially, Randolph Wagner handed Gold is Money the lead via a third minute conversion. However, Bent Street equalised in the 16th minute when Travis Lyken found the back of the net.
Meanwhile, North East La Penitence will oppose Kingston in the finale of the Guinness Plate Championship, following semi-final wins.
North East La Penitence downed GTI Ballers 3-1. Kelvin Moore bagged a hat-trick in the 10th, 20th and 25th minute. On target in the loss was Trevon Calendar in the 16th minute.
In the other fixture, Kingston humbled Upsetters 6-2. Nigel Denny recorded ‘Guinness Goals’ (GG)-(a goal scored in the final three minutes of the match is counted as two) in the 27th and 29th minute.
He assisted by goals from Colin Clarke and Simon Emanuel in the 20th and 25th minute respectively. On target in the loss were Orin Yarde and Joash Figueira in the 16th and 21st minute respectively.
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 winner of the Guinness Plate Championship will pocket $60,000. The event which concludes on Saturday December 16th at the Demerara Park Tarmac, is also sponsored by Colours Boutique.