Defending national champions Dave & Celina’s All-Stars and fellow Linden unit Silver Bullets sealed their berths to the semi-final round when the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ National Championship commenced on Friday at the Pouderoyen Tarmac.
The titlist, earned their place in the final four section following victories over Leopold Street and Swag Entertainment respectively, sending a stern warning to the remaining challengers.
Dave & Celina’s defeated Leopold Street 1-0 on penalty kicks after regulation time ended scoreless in their opening match.
In their second fixture, the champions edged fellow Linden unit Swag Entertainment 1-0. Tyric McAllister netted in the 10th minute.
On the other hand, Linden champion Silver Bullets defeated the duo of West Side Ballers and Bartica champion Disconnection Crew.
Silver Bullets edged West Side Ballers 3-2 on sudden death penalty kicks after normal time ended 1-1. Damion Williams scored for Silver Bullets in the eighth minute while Nickel Chetram equalised one minute later.
In their second match, Silver Bullets needled Disconnection Crew 1-0 compliments of a Jermaine Samuels strike in the ninth minute.
The teams that were eliminated are West Demerara champ Showstoppers, Leopold Street, ESPN, West Side Ballers, Disconnection Crew and Swag Entertainment.
The tournament will continue on Wednesday [Emancipation Day] at the Haslington Market Tarmac, with eight teams battling for the remaining two semi-final berths. Below features the complete fixtures and group assignments.
East Coast Demerara-Haslington Tarmac-August 1st
Gold is Money-Champion
(D1)-Buxton Diamond vs Paradise-19:00hrs
(C1)-Melanie-B vs Bent Street-19:30hrs
(D2)-Sparta Boss vs Trafalgar-20:00hrs
(C2)-Gold is Money vs Uprising-20:30hrs
Winner of D1 vs Loser of D2-21:15hrs
Winner of C1 vs Loser of C2-21:45hrs
Winner of C2 vs Loser of C1-22:15hrs
Winner of D2 vs Loser of D1-22:45hrs
Guinness Goal-(GG)-2 goals
Win in Normal Time-3pts
Win on Penalty Kicks-2pts
West Side Ballers-1 vs Silver Bullets-1
Silver Bullets won 3-2 on sudden death penalty kicks
Silver Bullets Scorer
West Side Scorer
ESPN-1 vs Disconnection Crew-3
Elsio Oliveira-2nd and 5th
Leopold Street-0 vs Dave & Celina’s All-Stars-0
Dave and Celena won 1-0 on penalty kicks
Showstoppers-1 vs Swag Entertainment-2
Colwyn Drakes-5th and 10th
ESPN-4 vs West Side Ballers-2
West Side Scorer
Silver Bullets-1 vs Disconnection Crew-0
Swag Entertainment-0 vs Dave & Celina-1
Showstoppers-1 vs Leopold Street-2