Sparta Boss, Gold is Money advance to semis

Guinness Greatest of the Streets Nationals

Sparta Boss’ Eusi Phillips (centre/yellow) trying to maintain possession of the ball, while being challenged by a Paradise player in their Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ National Championship match.

Georgetown heavyweights Sparta Boss and Gold is Money sealed their berths to tomorrow’s semi-final round in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ National Championship, following victories on Wednesday night at the Haslington Tarmac.

The perennial contenders invaded the East Coast Demerara community, and displayed their championship credentials, as they secured two wins each in front of a mammoth partisan crowd.

Despite the hostility faced, the North East La Penitence based Sparta Boss was the toast of the night, making light work of Berbice champions, Trafalgar and 2018 East Coast runners-up, Paradise.

Gregory Richardson (centre/yellow) of Sparta Boss, attempting to challenge a Paradise player for possession of the ball during their matchup in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ National Championship at the Haslington Tarmac

It was an efficient performance from the experienced outfit, who crushed the relatively inexperienced Berbicians 3-1 in their opening clash.

Veteran ‘hit-man’ Gregory Richardson found the back of the net twice in the sixth and 13th minute, while utility man Cleyon Forrester scored in the 16th minute.On the other side, the outclassed Berbicians benefited from a fortuitous own goal in the 14th minute.

In their second fixture, Sparta Boss displayed their complete attacking capabilities as they dismantled Paradise 7-0. The gulf in depth was evident from the opening whistle, as the dangerous Courtney Britton amassed a quick-fire brace in the second and third minutes, effectively knocking the wind out of Paradise’s sails.

He then returned in the final moments to record a Guinness Goal [GG] (a goal scored in the final three minutes counts as two) in the 18th minute. Also registering a [GG] in the 19th minute was Dennis Edwards, while Forrester made his presence felt once more in the 15th minute.

On the other hand, Gold is Money edged East Coast Demerara titlist Uprising 1-0. Deon Alfred volleyed home a left foot strike in the 15th minute. The Georgetown Champions then sealed their final four berth without breaking a sweat, following a walkover victory against Bent Street, who failed to take the playing area.

 Sparta Boss will now oppose Linden champion Silver Bullets, while Gold is Money will battle National Champion Dave & Celina’s All-Stars in the semi-finals tomorrow at the National Stadium, Providence.

 The complete results for the second night of action are:

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