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Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” Linden edition
Defending champions Silver Bullets began their Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Linden 2019 campaign in the worst way possible, suffering a 4-0 loss to Retrieve Unknowns in exhilarating football action played at the Mackenzie Tarmac yesterday.
Several high-scoring games defined the action, with Wisroc emerging victors in the opening number when they came up against Presidential. Andres Chester of Presidential handed his team the lead in the 5th minute, and they were able to hold on, until Wisroc’s Deshawn Joseph netted a Guinness goal (which counts for two goals) for the win in the 19th minute.
In the following encounter, High Rollers thrashed Barsenal 4-nil. Jonah Simon’s Guinness goal and one each from Omar Brewley and Antwoine Gill sealed the deal for High Rollers.
The next encounter was one of the night’s most exciting, as fans were able to witness seven goals being scored. Ateba Emmanualson’s hat trick and a Guinness goal from Keron Daw made for Coomacka scoring five of those goals, and ultimately overshadowed the two goals scored for Quiet Strom respectively by Mark Richards and Michael Richmond.
Defending champs Silver Bullets then went down to Retrieve Unknowns, who drilled four goals in last year’s winners. Shaquille Alexander was the lone marksman in these heroics, connecting two goals in the 6th and 12 th minutes respectively, and a Guinness goal in the 19th to hand his team the win.
Another high-scoring encounter saw Amelia’s Ward thumping Haynes Scorers 8-2. Shawn Daniels was the star of the encounter with 5 goals, while an own goal and Oswald Benjamin’s double rounded up the Amelia’s Ward eight-goal tally. A Guinness goal off the boots of Javier Smith was the only reply from the defeated Haynes Scorers.
A 3-all tie between Swag Entertainment and Dave and Celina’s was fitting for the final game of the night. Going down to penalty kicks, Swag Entertainment edged out last year’s runners- up 2-1. During regulation time, Dellon McAllister opened the scoring for Swag Entertainment in the 9th, and was followed by a brace from Colwyn Drakes in the 11th and 13th. Donovan Francis netted in the 6th and 16th minutes, and Keon Sears connected one, to round off Dave and Celina’s tally.
Action in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Linden tournament will continue this evening (May 5) with six more exciting fixtures. At 19.30hrs, Quiet Storm will match skills with Haynes Hitters, while in the next game Capital Storm steps up to the plate against Assassa Ballers at 20:00hrs. NK Ballers will face off with Amazings at 20:30hrs, and Wisroc will look to continue their winning streak against Dave and Celina at 21:00hrs. Presidential is expected to battle with Swag Entertainment at 21:30hrs, while defending champions Silver Bullets would look for redemption in a toe-to-toe encounter with High Rollers in the final fixture at 22:00hrs. (Jemima Holmes)