Despite a bit of a wobble in their second encounter of the evening, reigning champions of the Berbice Zone of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ competition, the West Coast village of Trafalgar, still managed to underline their status as the team to beat in this year’s tournament.
The champs have looked in invincible form from the start of this year’s competition, and must be firm favourites to retain their title when the curtains come down on this competition on Saturday, Mar 16, at the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling tarmac.
Playing in last Saturday’s opening game before a large turnout of fans, Trafalgar — led by a Guinness goal from star striker Delwyn Fraser and one from Kevin Layne — easily disposed of Hopetown by a 3-0 margin.
In their second encounter, they were held to a 1-1 draw by New Amsterdam Kings, before prevailing 2-0 in the penalty shootout.
Fraser was once again the player on target, while Jamal Butts responded for the Kings.
They now face Lichfield in the first semi-final, while the Kings take on East Bank Gunners in the other.
The winning team will receive $300,000 and the championship trophy; while second, third and fourth place finishers will take home $150,000, $100,000 and $75,000 respectively.
The organisers have assured fans that there will be giveaways at the final, as they anticipate another massive turnout to witness what is already being touted as two epic matchups.
Trafalgar-3 vs Hopetown-0
Kevin Layne Jr-12th
Lichfield-1 vs NA Kings-B-0
East Bank Gunners-1 vs NA Kings-0
Outsiders-0 vs Twenties-2
Trafalgar-1 vs NA Kings-B-1
Trafalgar won 2-0 on penalty kicks
Hopetown-1 vs Lichfield-1
Hopetown won 1-0 on penalty kicks
East Bank Gunners-2 vs Outsiders-1
Twenties-0 vs NA Kings-3