Eighteen teams last evening took to the figurative battle field at the National Gymnasium on Tuesday night to ‘Keep their 5 alive’ in the 7th annual GT Beer tournament.
Charlotte Street drew first blood when the tournament resumed on Tuesday night, as they came up against Ol Skool. The boys from Charlotte Street edged past their opponents by a 2-1 margin, with Wendell Wilson (8th) and Jarkeel Cadogan (12th) netting one each for the win. Ol Skool’s consolation goal came off the boots of Jesse Spencer in the 15th.
Northe East La Penitence humbled Bad-A-Yard with an exhilarating 4-0 thumping. Calvin Moore opened the scoring early with a brace in the 1st and 4th to give North East the lead. Kelvin Moore continued the striking in the 6th and Kyle Moffatt nudged another past the goalkeeper in the 13th for their 4.
An all Sophia clash, saw the Sophia ‘A’ emerging victorious over their fellow community men Sophia ‘B’. Dwayne Lowe was the man with the golden boot for Sophia ‘A’, as he netted a hat trick of goals in the 1st, 3rd and 5th. Tskedi Sealey scored the lone goal for Sophia ‘B’ in the 17th.
Stabroek Ballers sought to stage a comeback in their encounter with Future Stars but the gap was just too large to close in the final minutes of the game. Jamal Cozier opened Future Stars’ account in the 4th while Keron Solomon struk in the 6th and Daniel Ross netted a brace with goals in the 8th and 14th. However, with the final five minutes to go, Mark Jhallu (15th) and Henry Sampson (17th) attempted a comeback but could not complete the feat and accepted the 4-2 loss.
Jamar Harrigon’s lone goal in the 19th was like a savior for BV as they were able to brush past Albouystown in a fiercely contested game.
Melanie B and Leopold Street were neck and neck in their battle, but Okene Fraser’s efforts were not enough to see his team through. Melanie B’s four goals came as Ryan Seales (3rd) and Jermaine Clark (5th) each found the back of the net once and Malachi Grannum (12th, 14th) netted a double. On the other hand, Fraser (6th, 11th, 15th) bagged a hat trick in vain as Leopold went down 4-3.
It was another day in the office for Gold is Money as the dispatched Spot- 7 in a 4-0 affair. Keifer Brandt (12th, 15th) led the charge with two goals, while Randolph Wagner (5th) and Solomon Austin (10th) contributed one each.
Later on, Tiger Bay edged out Avacado Ballers, thanks to a lone goal from Orin Moore, while Back Circle enjoyed a walk over instead of facing Upsetters.
The winning purse in the GT Beer ‘Keep Your 5 Alive’ competition contains $550,000, while second place will pocket $250,000. Third and fourth place will receive $125,000 and $75,000 respectively.