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Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” Linden edition
Eight teams have now moved a step closer to the grand prize after booking their spots in the quarterfinals of the Linden Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ tournament.
The Mackenzie Tarmac came alive on Friday night as twelve teams took their last shot at making a quarterfinal appearance in the Linden edition of the Guinness tournament.
In game one, Amazings silenced Assassa Ballers with a 3-0 trouncing, which solidified their goal difference and made them advance. David Fiedtkou netted the team’s first goal in the 8th minute, and Errol Davis in the 19th secured a Guinness goal, which counts as two goals, for the 3-0 win.
The second game was not contested, and Capital Storm enjoyed a walkover instead of facing NK Ballers. As such, Amazings and Capital Ballers advanced out of Group A.
A nil-all score at the end of regulation time plunged the encounter between Retrieve Unknown and High Rollers into penalties. High Rollers prevailed in the sudden death penalty kicks 3-2.
Coomacka made light work of the Amelia’s Ward Russians with a 3-0 win. Kebert Edmonson was the hero of the game with a goal in the 7th and a Guinness goal in the 20th. While Coomacka qualified at the head of Group B, their group mates Quiet Storm have also made the quarterfinal cut.
Wisroc eased past Swag Entertainment in the following game with a single goal scored by Hussain Cumberbatch in the 14th minute for the win. Although Swag Entertainment lost their final group game, they were still able to advance, having won all their other games. On the other hand, Wisroc’s win ensured that they would cop a quarterfinal spot along with their Group D mates.
The final game of the night was indeed the most thrilling, as defending champions Silver Bullets went toe-to-toe with Barsenal.
Damion Williams and Robin Adams each had two early goals for Silver Bullets, and Keshawn Dey of Barsenal responded with two of his own for a 4-2 score. However, just when Barsenal’s hopes were mounting, Jermaine Samuels netted a Guinness goal for Silver Bullets to let them get away with the win.
Expectedly, the defending champions will advance with High Rollers out of Group C.
In the quarterfinals, Quiet Storm will face off with Capital Storm, while Amazings battle Coomacka. Swag Entertainment will come up against High Rollers, and 2018 champs, Silver Bullets, will take on Wisroc.