Guinness Football: Gold Is Money crowned Georgetown champs
Gold Is Money lived up to the title favourite tag and edged a fighting Albouystown ‘B’ to defend their Georgetown Zone title in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Streetball Championships on Saturday evening.
Jermin Junior’s fifth minute tap-in proved to be the decisive goal in the riveting final, which was witnessed by a sizeable gathering at Durban Park.
It was no easy task keeping a clean sheet for the defending champions since the talented Lennox Cort always kept the defence on its heels, but even his skill was not enough to break through.
The champions pocketed $500,000 and a spot to the National championship, which will be staged this weekend. For their stellar efforts, Albouystown ‘B’ won $300,000.
In the third-place playoff, Sophia won 1-0 on penalty kicks after their match ended in a goalless stalemate with Broad Street. $200,000 went to Sophia, while $100,000 was awarded to Broad Street.
In the Plate final, which is contested for $60,000, Leopold Street won 2-0 over Sparta Boss. All six teams have also earned berths to the National Championship, which is slated for August 9 and 10 at Durban Park.
The other teams that have sealed automatic berths to the event are Beacons [Bartica champion], Melanie-B [East Coast Demerara winner], Brothers United [West Demerara/East Bank Demerara winner], Trafalgar [Berbice champion] and High Rollers [Linden champion].