Sparta Boss was placed on the brink of elimination in the Guinness Cage Street-ball Championship, after losing 1-3 to Alexander Village on Wednesday at the Haslington Market Tarmac.
It was an inspired performance from veteran marksman Shem Porter in front of a mammoth crowd, as he recorded a hat-trick to dismantle the Spartans’ rearguard.
Porter found the back of the net in the eighth, 12th and 14th minute, as Alexander Village sent a stern warning to the remaining teams. For the loser, Sheldon Shepherd scored in the fourth minute.
Sparta Boss must now win their final group fixture to remain in contention for an elimination berth. Meanwhile, defending champion Ol Skool Ballers edged host Haslington Hypers 4-3 on penalty kicks, after regulation time ended 2-2.
Beres Parkinson bagged a double for Ol Skool Ballers in the fourth and eighth minute, while Nicosie McLeod tallied a brace in the third and 12th minute.
Similarly, Uprising edged Buxton Diamond 2-1 on penalty kicks, following a 1-1 scoreline at the end of regulation time. Shamar Scott netted for the eventual victor in the fifth minute, while Shamar Beckles initially handed Buxton the lead in the fourth minute.
The tournament continues tomorrow with the final round of group matches.
Broad Street vs Avocado Ballers-19:00hrs
Victoria Church Yard vs N/E La Penitence-19:20hrs
Leopold Street vs Paradise-19:40hrs
Sparta Boss vs Haslington Hypers-20:00hrs
Back Circle vs Melanie-B-20:20hrs
Tigerbay vs Albouystown-20:40hrs
Hustlers’ vs Victoria Eagles-21:00hrs
Alexander Village vs Ol Skool-21:20hrs
Buxton Diamond vs Vryheid’s Lust-21:40hrs
Blazers vs Melanie-A-22:00hrs
Plaisance vs Belfield-22:20hrs
Uprising vs BV-B-22:40hrs
Win in Normal Time-3 points
Win on Penalty Kicks-2 points
BV-B-0 vs Vryheid’s Lust-0
Vryheid’s Lust won 2-1 on PK
Melanie-B-0 vs Plaisance-0
Plaisance won 3-2 on PK
Avocado Ballers-2 vs Paradise-0
Back Circle-3 vs Belfield Warriors-0
Leopold Street-1 vs Broad St-0
Alexander Village-3 vs Sparta Boss-1
Shem Porter-8th, 12th and 14th
Tigerbay-2 vs N/E La Penitence-1
North East Scorer
Blazers-4 vs Victoria Eagles-0
Desmond Cottam-3rd, 6th and 10th
Albouystown-2 vs Victoria Church Yard-0
Lennox Cort-2nd and 13th
Hustlers-5 vs Melanie-A-1
John Waldron-4th 6th and 9th
Sunny Sancho-11th and 13th
Ol Skool Ballers-2 vs Haslington Hypers-2
Ol Skool won 4-3 on sudden death PK
Ol Skool Scorer
Beres Parkinson-4th and 8th
Nicosie McLeod-3rd and 12th
Uprising-1 vs Buxton Diamond-1
Uprising won 2-1 on PK