By Treiston Joseph
Sparta Boss proved to be the best small goal team in the country by topping Back Circle in the final of the GT Beer and NAMILCO sponsored Petra Futsal on Saturday evening at the National Gymnasium.
Sparta Boss ran away with the final after topping Back Circle 5-2 to stamp their dominance.
It was a one-sided affair from start to finish and Back Circle seemed overwhelmed, especially after a shot by Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson was deflected into the goal in the fourth minute to give Sparta Boss a 1-nil lead.
Richardson then scored consecutive goals in the 11th and 22nd minutes to really put the game at that point out of reach as the team played with a fluidity that was lacking in their earlier matches throughout the tournament.
Jermine Beckles gave Back Circle some positive energy with a goal in the 26th minute, but it was evident at that point that a comeback was simply too much for the team because of their inability to really breakdown Sparta Boss.
Solomon Austin’s goal in the 29th minute would all but seal the deal before a goal by Beckles in the 34th minute gave the game some intrigue.
However, Calvin Shepherd in the 38th minute sealed the match for Sparta Boss with a hard shot right in front of goal.
Devon Millington after the game noted that Sparta Boss is the best side whether in street football or futsal and that the tournament was really a test to their versatility and ability to adapt.
The win means that Sparta Boss are now $400,000 richer, while Back Circle pocketed $200,000.
Meanwhile, in the third place game, Sophia defeated former champs Bent Street 7-6 in a massive offensive showing.