Defending champion Showstoppers, Hustlers, Rising Stars, Up Like-7 and ESPN, secured their berths to tonight’s round of 16 knock-out stage, when the group matches in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ West Demerara/East Bank Demerara Zone concluded on Wednesday.
Hosted in front of a large appreciative crowd at the Pouderoyen Tarmac, Showstoppers crushed Zeelugt Warriors 5-0. Trayon Bobb bagged a double in the seventh and ninth minute, while Marvin Josiah, Dexroy Adams and Marvin Frank netted in the sixth, eighth and 12th minute, respectively.
Meanwhile, Hustlers downed Mocha-B 1-0 on penalty kicks, after normal time finished 0-0. Rising Stars squeaked past Admiral United 2-1.
Daniel Abrams tallied a ‘Guinness Goal’ (GG) [a goal scored in the last three minutes counts as two] in the 20th minute. For the loser, Lexroy Manfield scored in the fourth minute.
Similarly, Up-Like-7 downed Bagotville All-Stars 2-0, compliments of an Anthony Darlington 20th minute GG. Also, ESPN dismissed Dream Team 3-0. Pernell Schultz bagged a GG in the 20th minute, while Trevon Lythcott scored in the 13th minute.
In other results, Patentia Money Team edged Nismes Ballers 1-0 on penalty kicks, after normal time ended goalless.
Facebook needled Veterans 1-0 on penalty kicks, following a 1-1 scoreline at the end of nor-mal time. Kacey John scored for Veterans in the 13th minute, while Jalen Williams equalised one minute later.
Zeelugt defeated Harmony Ballers 1-0 on penalty kicks, after regula-tion time had ended score-less. Gas Team dismissed Brother’s United 2-1. Bilaal Abdul Jabar tallied a GG in the 19th minute. For the loser, Leon Yaw netted in the second minute.
Parfait Hardball defeat-ed Police-A 1-0 on penalty kicks. The score at the end of normal time was 0-0.
Harmony Warriors defeated Goal-Getters 2-0 on penalty kicks, following a scoreless draw in regula-tion time. Police-B defeat-ed Frontline Ballers via walkover.