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.
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.
Guinness Goal-[GG]-2 Goals
Melanie ‘B’-1 vs Liliendaal Hustlers-0
BV’A’-1 vs Buxton Diamond-0
Paradise ‘A’-1 vs Victoria Church Yard-0
Uprising-0 vs Belfield Warriors-0
Belfield won 1-0 on penalty kicks
Buxton Diamond-0 vs Melanie ‘B’-0
Melanie ‘B’ won 1-0 on penalty kicks
Liliendaal Hustlers-3 vs BV’A’-0
Victoria Church Yard-1 vs Belfield Warriors-0
Paradise ‘A’-1 vs Uprising-0
Melanie ‘B’ vs Victoria Church Yard
Paradise ‘A’ vs Liliendaal Hustlers
Plate Semi-final matchups
BV ‘A’ vs Uprising
Belfield vs Buxton