Swag Entertainment, Leopold Street, Sophia, Rhythm Star and Sophia secured opening wins, when the 6th edition of the GT-Beer ‘Keep Ya Five Alive’ Knockout Championship started on Thursday.
Staged at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, Swag Entertainment crushed Kingston 6-1.
Colwin Drakes recorded a double in the ninth and 11th minute, while Jermaine Grandison tallied a brace in the sixth and 13th minute.
Adding goals in the seventh and 20th minute were Clarence Huggins and Shane Luckie correspondingly. For the loser, D.
Christian netted in the eighth minute.
Leopold Street made light work of Melanie 3-0. Okeene Fraser bagged hat-trick in the fourth, 12th and 20th minute.
Similarly, Sophia downed Avacado Ballers 2-0. Ryan O’Selmo and Tsekedi Sealey scored in the second and 10th minute respectively.
Meanwhile, Rhythm Star defeated Trafalgar 4-2. Steffon Ramsay tallied a double in the 13th and 16th minute, while siblings Orville and Dorville Stewart scored in the first and 18th minute each. For Trafalgar, Odari Miller scored in the 17th and 20th minute each.
Also, Agricola edged Broad Street 2-1. Seon Grant netted in the second and 13th minute. For Broad Street, Akeem Sam found the back of the net in the 16th minute.
The tournament will continue today at the same venue with another round of group matches.
West Demerara champion Showstoppers take aim at Buxton Diamond in the opening fixture from 19:00hrs.
In the second clash, East Coast Guinness champion Uprising lock horns with Guinness of the Streets Linden winner Silver Bullets at 19:45hrs.
The third contest will pit Xtreme Cleaners against Beterverwagting from 20:30hrs, with the fourth counter witnessing Ann’s Grove engaging the always dangerous North East La Penitence unit from 21:15hrs.
In the fifth matchup, a rejuvenated Tiger Bay outfit will lock horns with California Square at 21:15hrs, while Tucville battles arch-rival Sparta Boss in feature contest from 22:45hrs.