Positive start for Sparta Boss in ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal
By Treiston Joseph
Sparta Boss continued their dominance in futsal, this time in the Xtreme Clean and Maintenance Corporation ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal tournament that commenced on Friday evening at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue. Sparta Boss topped West Back Road 4-1 to get their campaign off to a positive on the first night of action in the inaugural competition.
West Back Road started positively, immediately equalising in the eighth minute through Josephus Charles after Devon Millington scored the game’s opening goal in the seventh minute.
However, it was one way traffic after that with Sparta Boss scoring the next three goals to easily win the match as Millington completed a double in the 17th minute, while Eusi Phillips in the 14th and Gregory Richardson in the 19th accounted for the remaining goals. Meanwhile, Sophia topped Dave and Celina Allstars from Linden with a 3-2 victory to get their campaign up and running.
The Linden-based side drew first blood in the third minute of the match, while Dwayne Lowe of Sophia equalised before Desmond Cotton added to Sophia’s lead with a goal in the ninth. Kennard Simon’s goal in the 11th equalised the match before Joshua Kamala scored the winner in the 17th minute of the match.
Agricola Champion Boys and BV had a high-scoring game in probably the best match of the night that ended 5-4 in favour of the East Bank side.
Roy Matthews was the star of the match for Agricola with a hat-trick in the sixth, 17th and 18th minutes, while Domini Garnett scored a double in the fifth and seventh minutes. The top scorer for BV was Akim Curry with a double in the 13th and 20th minutes. Broad Street also had a positive start to their tournament with a 2-1 win against Kitty in a very physical match.
Darren Benjamin scored the game’s first goal in the third minute, only for Simon Emmanuel to equalise in the ninth. However, Jimmy Greavesande scored the winner in the 12th minute as the rest of the game played out with little goal scoring chances in the defensive showing by both teams.
Buxton also had a good start by topping Camp Street Allstars 5-1 with Pierre Joseph scoring a double in the 17th and 18th minutes to help win the match.
Mark Cromwell not only scored the match’s first goal, but also the tournament’s first-ever goal in the fourth minute, while Kerron Assaye and Jermaine Castello scored in the seventh and 12th minutes respectively.
Tiger Bay also out performed Showstoppers with a 5-2 win with Orin Moore leading the way with a hat-trick in the eighth, 11th and 19th minutes, while Deon Alfred scored a double in the fourth and 16th minutes. Action in the tournament will continue this weekend as teams aim to win the 2.5 ounces of gold first prize.