Uprising fail to defend title

Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” Tournament, East Coast…

– final set for Easter Monday

Turned the hunted following their debut achievement last year, defending champions Uprising could not reproduce the performance required to successfully defend their crown, and were booted from the main draw in this year’s East Coast Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” Competition.
Witnessed by another capacity crowd on the second night of action at the Haslington Market Tarmac, the former champs failed to win any game in the round robin phase, losing to Belfield Warriors and Paradise ‘A’ respectively to make their exit from the main draw.

Part of the action between Liliendaal Hustlers and Melanie B which the latter won 1-0

They, however, could redeem themselves if they manage to win the Plate Competition, which has a winner-take-all prize of $60,000 plus a trophy.
They first lost to Belfield Warriors 1-0 via penalty kicks, after a nil-all draw in regulation time; before conceding their next encounter 1-0 to hot favourites Paradise ‘A’, who are rightly considered the team to beat.
Paradise will now face Liliendaal Hustlers, who turned on the heat on BV ‘A’ to secure their semi-final spot via goal difference.
Also making the last four are Melanie ‘B’ and Victoria Church Yard, who will collide for a place in the final.

Full results:
Guinness Goal-[GG]-2 Goals
Game 1
Melanie ‘B’-1 vs Liliendaal Hustlers-0
Odel Gulliver-7th

Game 2
BV’A’-1 vs Buxton Diamond-0
Delroy Deen-16th

Game 3
Paradise ‘A’-1 vs Victoria Church Yard-0
Tyreek Cummings-6th

Game 4
Uprising-0 vs Belfield Warriors-0
Belfield won 1-0 on penalty kicks

Round 2
Game 1
Buxton Diamond-0 vs Melanie ‘B’-0
Melanie ‘B’ won 1-0 on penalty kicks

Game 2
Liliendaal Hustlers-3 vs BV’A’-0
Tevin Fowler-[GG]-18th
Stephon Reynolds-8th

Game 3
Victoria Church Yard-1 vs Belfield Warriors-0
Rashleigh Morrison-6th

Game 4
Paradise ‘A’-1 vs Uprising-0
Quincy Adams-15th

Semi-final matchups
Melanie ‘B’ vs Victoria Church Yard
Paradise ‘A’ vs Liliendaal Hustlers

Plate Semi-final matchups
BV ‘A’ vs Uprising
Belfield vs Buxton