The finalists of the third Turbo Energy Drink knockout tournament have been decided following Sunday night’s semifinals at the Ministry of Education (MOE) ground on Carifesta Avenue where the favourites advanced.
Fruta Conquerors under-20 got past Pouderoyen 2-0, while Georgetown Football Club (GFC) made light work of the defending champions, Northern Rangers 5-2.
There was much talk in print and social media last week by the fans and representatives from each of the four teams on whom would have advanced to the ultimate clash this Sunday but none will argue that Fruta versus GFC isn’t the best fixture for the final.
In the opening match, Wayne St. Jules’ Conquerors scored their first goal courtesy of a Wayne Barker strike after over an hour of evenly matched play. Travis Bess’ men tried valiantly to stay in contention for the final before Ryan Hackett erased all doubt with the youths’ second goal; 10 minutes before stoppage time.
Sunday’s match will be Conquerors under-20 second successive final in Petra Organisation promoted tournaments and after winning the Limacol tournament last year, they will be hoping to maintain their
100% record against the high flying GFC.
GFC are now in contention to lift the elusive Turbo Cup after getting sweet revenge against Northern Rangers in Sunday’s feature semifinal. Rangers had beaten GFC in the second Turbo Knockout Championship final in 2018 but the men in blue made no mistake on Sunday night.
In the seven goal thriller, National senior men’s forward; Kelsey Benjamin, bagged a first half brace, while Adrian Aaron, Ralph Parris and Kevin Baptiste netted once each to take GFC to five goals.
For the 2018 champions, Damien Williams picked up two goals, scoring one on each half of play.
The winner between the Fruta versus GFC final will pocket $400,000 while the runners up in the tournament will walk away with $200,000. The winner of the third place playoff between Rangers and Pouderoyen will enjoy $100,000, while the fourth place finishers will get $50,000. (Calvin Chapman)
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