Brothers United are the real Guinness ‘showstoppers’
It took the force of Brothers United to put the brakes on Showstoppers, who were on the verge of winning their fourth consecutive Guinness Streetball title in the West Demerara/East Bank Zone.
The Guinness Streetball phenomenon continues to grow in stature and West Demerara Zone final tested the nerves of players and fans into the wee hours of Saturday at the Pouderoyen Tarmac.
Brothers United played a frustrating game towards the opposition; there was occasional lapses in defence, but it was still good enough to keep the score line unchanged.
The defending champions were clearly the crowd favourites and as the final minutes of extra time ran to zero, fans become even more vociferous, voicing their opinions on how to win.
However, nothing changed and it was 0-0. Penalties, though risky, would be fancied approach of Brothers and they showed why under pressure via Andrew Murray Jr.
Brothers United received $500,000 and the winner’s trophy, while the former champs got half that amount.
In the third place playoff, Ballers Empire dispatched Up-Top Bosses 3-0 with Quincy Dos Santos netting in the seventh minute, while Colin McCalmon struck in the 28th minute to register a Guinness goal (worth two). The two sides won $200,000 and $100,000 respectively.
West Side Ballers squeezed past ESPN 2-1 take home the Plate final and $60,000. Attention now switches to the next leg, which will be held in the Berbice early next month.