Sparta Boss on brink of early exit in ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal

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By Treiston Joseph

Top futsal team, Sparta Boss, might have dug themselves too deep of a hole to climb out of when the inaugural Xtreme Clean and Maintenance ‘Gold Rush’ futsal continued on Tuesday evening at the National Gymnasium.

Sparta Boss suffered a stinging loss that puts their campaign in the ‘Gold Rush’ futsal championship in jeopardy. The renowned side went down to Tucville in a shocking 4-2 loss to a side that just kept attacking.

While Sparta Boss exploited an early mental lapse by Tucville that resulted in a Gregory Richardson goal in the first minute, it was basically one way traffic for Tucville with  Jahaal Greaves, Raphael Edwards and Delon Williams scoring three straight goals in the seventh, ninth and 13th minutes.

Jermaine Junior put the nail in the coffin with a goal on the stroke of regulation time in the 20th. Eusi Phillips scored the other goal for Sparta Boss in the 16th minute.

Sophia pulled out a top win against Agricola that ended 4-1. Omallo Williams was the top scorer with a double in the second and third minutes, while Dwayne Lowe and Desmond Cottam chipped in with a goal apiece in the seventh and 14th minutes.

Meanwhile, Back Circle had the most impressive victory of the night with a 5-0 drubbing of North Ruimveldt. Back Circle just flowed with their offence and Jamal Adams scored a double in the seventh and 15th minutes. Selwyn Isaacs in the eighth, Jermaine Beckles in the 18th and Curtez Kellman in the 20th added to score-line through the offensive showing.

Kellman spoke on the performance of the team and their intentions for the tournament, “Well we are just trying to play aggressive because we want to win this one, the last tournament, the champions Sparta Boss knocked us out so we just trying to be forceful to win the tournament,” Kellman noted.

Meanwhile, Plaisance and Broad Street Bullies had a highly competitive game with Broad Street coming out victorious with a 4-3 win. Daniel Favourite was the top man for Broad Street with a double in the third and 10th minutes of the match, while Dwayne Ali of Plaisance matched Favourite’s output with a double of his own in the second and 18th minutes. However, Jimmy Gravesande scored the winner in the final minute of the game to avoid a draw.

In other results, Future Stars and Bent drew two-all and Albouystown topped Tiger Bay 2-0. Meanwhile, Sparta Boss will have to win their final group match and hope that goal difference gets them through to the quarter-final round as one of the best third place teams.

Action will continue with the final night of group action on Thursday (June 8) from 19:00h at the National Gymnasium.

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