A new champion will be crowned on New Year’s Night after Botafago ended the reign of Silver Shattas with a heart breaking 6-5 penalty shootout out victory while Net Rockers romped past Eagles United 4-1 in semi-final matches which were played at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground on Friday night.
The first semi-final was a tough going for both sides. After a scoreless first half, Botafago netted four minutes into the second period through Jamine Samuels for a 1-0 lead. As both sides toiled on the rain soaked outfield, Wesley Hall would put things on even keel for the Shattas when he scored in the 88th minute.
At the end of regulation time, the scores remained locked and in extra period of play Wesley Hall put his Sliver Shattas into the lead through a 102nd minute strike, only to see the scores knotted in the 109th minute through an own goal.
That sparked interest into the match, but the final whistle came with the scores locked at 2-2. In the penalty shootout the Botafago side prevailed 6-5 as the champions exited the tournament.
In the second game Net Rockers shot past Eagles United behind a hat-trick of goals from Shane Luckie which came in the second half in the 53rd, 56th and 58th minutes. Clarence Huggins then added another for the Rockers in the 66th minute for the winners.