Defending champs maul Albouystown 9-1 in Petra Futsal
By Treiston Joseph
Defending champions of the Petra/GT Beer Futsal Tournament, Bent Street, had their way with Albouystown when the second night of group action continued at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
The final score-line was 9-1 as Bent Street displayed the type of chemistry that won them the championship in 2016. Joshua Brown led the way with a double in the 20th and 21st minutes, while William Europe had a double as well in the 30th and 31st minutes.
The game was fluent and it allowed for many other goals as Anthony Abrams (11th), Wendell St. Hill (14th), Konata Manning (18th), Sheldon Holder (22nd), and Okeene Fraser (25th) scored solo efforts in the match. Albouystown lone goal in came off the boot of Nicholas Adams in the 27th minute.
Tiger Bay topped Agricola Champion Boys 3-2 in a competitive opening game that got the massive crowd going for the remainder of the evening.
Agricola opened the scoring through Delray Dodson in the second minute of the match, but Tiger Bay responded with three goals in succession as Mario Batson troubled the back of the net in the 12th minute, while Deon Afred scored a double in the 18th and 28th minutes. Dodson recorded another goal near the end of the match for a double in the 29th minute.
Sopha recorded a similar victory as Tiger Bay, pulling off a 3-2 win against Broad Street Bullies, who opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a goal from Lennox Cort.
Shemroy Arthur, Simon Emmanuel and Orlando Jordan would score the next three goals for Sophia in the 21st, 26th and 27th minutes respectively before Cort returned to score the final goal of the match for his double in the 29th minute.
Meanwhile, Stephon McLean scored a clutch goal in the final minute of play to lift Back Circle to a 3-2 victory over Sparta Boss.
Sparta Boss played a brilliant game and struck first in the 17th minute through Cleon Forester; Selwyn Williams answered in the 20th minute, while Devon Millington responded to give Sparta Boss the lead a minute later (21st), much to the approval of the crowd.
William equalised in the 23rd minute as the match intensified with both teams searching for a winner, however, it was McLean’s shot that rocked the net to the cheers of the crowd that packed the Gymnasium.
Tucville pulled off a 4-2 win against West Back Road with Jermaine Junior leading the way with a brilliant hat-trick in the 11th, 16th and 29th minutes. Jamal Greaves scored the other goal in the 22nd minute.
Jamal Haynes was the scorer for West Back Road, scoring a double in the 10th and 19th minutes.