Aug 23, 2015 Sports
West Front Road ‘Gold is Money’, Festival City, Bent Street and Sophia were all in winners row at the end of the second night of competition in the inaugural GT Beer Petra Organisation Futsal Tournament which continued on Friday, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.
In the opening fixture, Sophia led by a treble apiece from the prolific Dwayne Lowe and Akeem Jaikissoon closed the road that leads to full points in their clash against West Demerara’s Showstoppers, beating them11-7.
Lowe’s goals came in the fourth, sixth and 22nd minutes, while Jaikissoon netted in the 16th, 27th and 30th minutes. The two leading marksmen was assisted by Shem Porter, who lashed in a brace in the fifth and 18th minutes to go with solitary strikes from Sheik and Joshua Kamal and an own goal in the 11th, 17th and 21st minutes respectively.
Simon Emmanuel had given Showstoppers every opportunity to make it a close contest after smashing in four goals in the 20th, 24th, 26th and 28th minutes, while Anthony Sancho supported with a treble in the 10th, 19th and 23rd minutes.
The game that followed between Bent Street and Beterverwagting (BV) saw the former prevail 9-5. Colin Nelson was in ripping form as he booted in a hat-trick in the 13th, 25th and 26th minutes, while O’kenie Fraser also impressed with a pair in the 13th and 14th minutes.
Daniel Wilson, Steffon Ramsay, Sheldon Profit and Frank Crandon in the 12th, 15th, 17th and 30th minutes respectively completed their tally. For BV, Warren Gilkes registered a double in the 20th and 24th minutes, while Delroy Deen, Devon Griffith and Reon Hopkinson netted in the second, 27th and 28th minutes respectively.
Festival City then survived a keen tussle against Queen Street of Tiger Bay, before prevailing 7-5. Queen Street took the lead through Quincy Hemmerding after four minutes when he fired in from the right side low into the left hand corner of the goal. Eon Alleyne’s thunderous strike deflected off a defender, before settling in the roof of the net to gain the equaliser for Festival City three minutes later. Festival City then wrested the initiative in the game when Alleyne returned one minute later, this time unassisted, to blast in on his own into the goal.
The scoreline increased with rapidity as Dwayne Lawrence started his rampage in the ninth minute when he guided in after intercepting a pass. Solomon Austin ensured that his name would be on the scoresheet when he fired in a volley after cutting off a pass in the 14th minute, before Queen Street pulled one back on the stroke of halftime through Alpha Fletchman, who squeezed his shot past the goalkeeper.
Lawrence restored Festival City’s three-goal cushion with a clinical finish following a neat back-heel from strike partner Alleyne in the 18th minute, but Queen Street drew within two goals as Daren Harris netted twice in the space of one minute.
His first came in the 23rd minute with a shot that beat the goalkeeper to his right, before he found himself in a one-on-one situation moments later to hit a powerful strike past the advancing last stop.
Festival City, however, were not going to be denied as Lawrence returned for his fourth goal in the 28th minute with a sliding effort. Queen Street made it a little interesting in the dying moments when Hemmerding scored his second, but the final whistle eventually came to hand Festival City victory.
West Front Road then wrapped up the evening with a convincing 7-2 triumph over Broad Street.
Randolph Wagner opened the scoring in the very first minute for the victors following a pass from Michael Oie.
Broad Street rebounded four minutes later through Leon Richardson who fired in a fierce shot after receiving a pass from the right side. Wagner was again in action as he fired in from close range to seal his brace in the seventh minute, before Hubert Pedro delivered a powerful right footed shot to make it 3-1.
Pedro netted his second of the night, a potent left footed missile that flew into the roof of the net.
An own goal in the 11th minute made it 5-1 after a powerful right footed effort from Pedro, before Michael Oie scored in the 19th minute and Wagner completed his hat-trick in the 22nd minute to make it 7-1.
Ryan Jones netted for Broad Street in the 24th minute and the scoreline stayed that way until the final whistle. Action in the competition continues tomorrow with four fixtures at the same venue, starting from 19:00 hrs.
In the opening fixture, Queen Street Tiger Bay tackles Kitty Weavers, before Bent Street takes on West Back Road. Sparta Boss then go up against Globe Yard, while Agricola square off against Festival City in the final encounter. Winner of the tournament will collect $500,000 and the championship trophy while the second, third and fourth place finishers will collect $250,000, $125,000 and $75,000 respectively.
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