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Linden Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” Competition
A new champion will be crowned in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Linden tournament as holders, Silver Bullets, went down to High Rollers in the semi-final round at the Mackenzie Market Tarmac.
A large crowd was on hand to witness the unlikely result, as the youthful High Rollers outfit, in the process of sealing their first ever appearance in the final, prevailed 1-0 on penalty kicks after regulation and extra time had ended with neither side affecting the score sheet.
Talisman Omar Brewley made the difference on that night, netting from a distance after both Silver Bullets players Robin Adams and Jermaine Samuels had missed from a distance, and his team mate Jonah Simon had also failed to score.
With the win, High Rollers set up a meeting with fellow inaugural finalist Amazings, who also prevailed via the penalty shoot-out route.
Amazings were perfect from the distance, defeating Capital Storm 2-1 on penalty kicks after regulation and extra time had ended scoreless. The two losers will face-off in the third-place playoff.
In the earlier quarterfinal round, High Rollers upset highly touted Swag Entertainment 2-1. First half goals from Jehu Regis and Shane Haynes in the fifth and eighth minutes respectively secured the win.
For the losing team, Colwyn Drakes had found the back of the net in the 13th minute.
Amazings, also, had edged Coomacka 2-1 on penalty kicks after normal time had ended with the teams being nil-all.
Meanwhile, Silver Bullets had crushed Wisroc 4-0. Damion Williams had recorded a hat-trick, opening his account in the 11th minute, before registering a ‘Guinness Goal’ [GG: a goal scored in the final three minutes, which counts as two] in the 20th minute. Assisting with a third-minute conversion was Jermaine Samuels.
And Capitol Storm had edged Quiet Storm 2-1. An 18th minute [GG] from Oral Peters had sealed the win. For the loser, Kellon Adams netted in the sixth minute.