Top teams reach knockout round

David Wilson (centre) of Uprising, in the process of staging an attacking foray into the BV-B final third, while being watched keenly by siblings Edun (left) and Erin (no.27) Fraser in the Guinness Cage Street-ball Championship at the Haslington Tarmac

In front of a mammoth crowd at the Haslington Tarmac, Sparta Boss, Uprising, Plaisance and North East La Penitence clinched their respective berths to the knockout round when the Guinness Cage Street-ball championships continued on Saturday.

 In what was virtually elimination matches for the aforesaid foursome witnessed by a rabid and partisan gathering, national heavyweight Sparta Boss resisted the taunts of the viewership to defeat home side Haslington Hypers 2-0 in a bruising and exciting affair.

 Once again the talented Jermin Junior was the main threat for the Georgetown giant, bagging a significant brace in the fourth and ninth minute.

 Meanwhile, crowd favourite Uprising dismantled Beterverwagting [BV]-B 3-1. It was clinical performance from the youthful outfit  with David Wilson leading the charge with a brace in the third and 12th minute.

 He was assisted by a Phillip Williams conversion in the sixth minute. For BV, Edun Fraser recorded a consolation goal in the seventh minute.

Similarly, North East La Penitence dismissed Victoria Church Yard 3-1. Keifer Brandt tallied a hat-trick in the fifth, eighth and 10th minute. For Victoria Church Yard, Shemar McPherson scored in the third minute.

Plaisance stunned Belfield Warriors 1-0 on penalty kicks, the game ending in a scoreless draw at the end of regulation. It was a cagey affair, which played into the hands of the Plaisance unit.

 The results for the other matches are displayed below as well as the round of 16 stage and quarterfinal round fixtures Saturday at the same venue.

 Among the entities who have pledged their support to the event are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands, Queensway Security Services, the Gaming Authority, Clark’s footwear giants Chetsons, E-Networks Inc., KSM Investments, Yhip’s Bakery, Brass Aluminum & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF), Ray’s Auto Sales, Y.K. Investments, Trophy Stall, Express Shipping, Woodpecker Products, National Sports Commission, ‘C’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Jai Signs & Auto Designs, Give Another Chance Foundation, Julius Variety Store and C & C Prestigious Styles.

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