Goal is Money crowned Georgetown Guinness Greatest of the Streets champions

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By Treiston Joseph

Goal is Money made their first appearance in the final of the Georgetown leg of the Guinness Greatest of the Streets count by topping defending champs Sparta Boss to claim the 2017 title in the wee hours of Sunday at Demerara Park.

Goal is Money needled Sparta Boss 1-0 to clinch their first-ever title of the tournament. Both teams played a physical game that made scoring difficult because of the level of defence between the two sides.

While both teams had chances to score, for the most part they just could not hit the mark that kept the large crowd captivated. However, it was a strike from Randolph Wagner in the 26th minute that sealed the deal for Goal is Money. 

Sparta Boss kept trying especially with the Guinness goal rule that gives a team two goals should they score in the final three minutes of the game. However, Goal is Money held on despite a few tense moments that had fans cringing during the final minutes of the game. 

Meanwhile, Leopold Street finished third with a 3-0 win over Bent Street. 

Orandel Williams opened the scoring in the ninth minute and despite Bent Street playing aggressively in an effort to equalise, Leopold Street held their composure and notched another goal in the 27th minute that counted as a Guinness goal. 

One Guinness goal counts as two once scored in the final three minutes of the game. Meanwhile, Goal is Money received the winner’s trophy after the final as organisers expressed gratitude to all stakeholders for making the event a success.

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