Guinness “Greatest of the Streets”: Laing Avenue is the ‘greatest’ in Georgetown

In what can be considered the greatest underdog story in the history of the event, Laing Avenue were crowned the Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” Georgetown Champion, defeating former winners North Ruimveldt on sudden-death penalty kicks on Sunday evening at the National Park tarmac, Thomas Lands.
Entering the tournament as a reserve team, Laing Avenue, who lost their opening game of the event, went on a five-game winning streak that culminated with the 2-1 sudden-death penalty shoot-out championship victory over North Ruimveldt to seal the title after regulation time ended scoreless.
One of their notable victories was also a semi-final win over two-time defending champions Gold is Money, further highlighting their status as ‘giant killers’.
With the result, Laing Avenue walked away with $800,000 and the championship trophy. They also earned an automatic berth to the national championship in August. On the other hand, North Ruimveldt walked away with $400,000 and the second-place trophy.

Underdogs! Laing Avenue Captain Terrence Nero receives the championship trophy from Guinness Brand Manager Jeoff Clement after winning the Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” Georgetown Edition

On the individual side, Bevney Mark of Laing Avenue was adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the event and will receive a pair of football turfs from Colours Boutique.
Meanwhile, Gold is Money defeated North East La Penitence 2-1 on penalty kicks after full time ended 2-2 in the third-place playoff. With the result, Gold is Money pocketed $200,000 and a trophy, while North East received $100,000 and the fourth-place award.

Complete Results
Laing Avenue 0 v North Ruimveldt 0
Laing Avenue won 2-1 on sudden death penalty kicks.
3rd Place
North East La Penitence 2 v Gold is Money 2
Gold is Money won 2-1 on penalty kicks
Semi-final round
Gold is Money 0 v Laing Avenue 1
North East La Penitence 0 v North Ruimveldt1