Tiger Bay sends defending champs packing

Jermaine Samuels (left) of Silver Bullets and Selwyn Williams of Back Circle tussling for possession of the ball during their round of 16 clash at the National Gymnasium in the GT-Beer ‘Keep Ya Five Alive’ Futsal Championships.

A new champion will be crowed in the GT-Beer ‘Keep Ya Five Alive’ futsal tournament, as Tiger Bay crushed the incumbent Gold is Money 5-1 in the round of 16 stage on Thursday.

It was a clinical performance from the Tiger Bay unit at the National Gymnasium, who exploited a lethargic Gold is Money unit.

Despite surrendering an eight minute goal to Randolph Wagner, Tiger Bay secured the victory, as they recorded five unanswered goals.

Deon Alfred, James Meredith, Godfrey Powers, Jeffrey Newton and Alpha Fletchman found the back of the net in the 15th, 19th, 21st, 27th and 29th minute respectively.

Meanwhile, Future Stars, Back Circle and Albouystown also secured their berths to the quarterfinal section.    Future Stars made light work of Ol Skool Ballers 10-1. Akeemo Anthony tallied a hat-trick in the sixth, 18th and 21st minute, while Jamal Cozier smashed three goals in the fifth, 17th and 30th minute.

Chipping in with a brace was Marvin Carter in the 20th and 28th minute, while Jamal Codrington and Josiah Charles scored in the 13th and 29th minute apiece.

For the loser, Alex July netted in the 19th minute. Back Circle squeaked past Linden unit Silver Bullets 3-2. Jamal Adams, Stephon McLean and Dellon Kelly scored in the seventh, 10th and 13th minute each.

 On the other side, Clive Nobrega and Clifton Halley scored in the 23rd and 29th minute respectively. Similarly, Albouystown edged North East La Penitence 3-2. 

Lennox Cort fashioned a hat-trick `in the fifth, 27th and 33rd minute. For the loser, siblings Kelvin and Calvin Moore scored in the seventh and 28th minute respectively.

The tournament continues at the same venue with the quarterfinal round of matches.

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