Xtreme Clean & Maintenance/GT Beer ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament
…Wins for Bent Street, Albouystown and Future StarsSIX games were contested on night three of the inaugural Xtreme Clean & Maintenance/GT Beer ‘Gold Rush’ Futsal Tournament, which moved into its round-robin stage on Sunday.Playing at the National Gymnasium, only Bent Street, Albouystown and Future Stars were able to walk away with three points, while tournament favourites Sparta Boss, Agricola, Tucville, Sophia, North Ruimveldt, and Tiger Bay finished the night with one point each.In the opening game of the evening, Tucville and Sophia played a 1-1 draw, in a game that could have gone either way, but missed open-net opportunities by both sides saw them settle for a point.Shem Arthur had given the Sophia side the lead three minutes into the game, but, four minutes later, Dennis Edwards equalised for the Tucville team.Bent Street defeated Plaisance 6-3, thanks to a double from Konata Manning (11th, 16th) and Job Caesar (5th and 18th). Sheldon Profit (4th) and Travis Lyken (15th) scored a goal each. Kester Greene (12th, 17th) and Warren Gilkes (3rd) were the goalscorers for Plaisance.The night’s third game finished in an entertaining goal-less draw between North Ruimveldt and Tiger Bay, but the game that followed saw Future Stars blank Broad Street Bullies 2-0.Keron Solomon scored the game’s first goal in the 17th minute and a minute later, Akeemo Solomon converted the other for Future Stars.In the penultimate game of the evening, Roy Cassou’s brace (12th, 16th) helped propel Albouystown to a 3-1 win over Back Circle. Lennox Cort (18th) was the other scorer for Albouystown, while Jermaine Beckles was Back Circle’s lone goalscorer.Meanwhile, Sparta Boss did not get an easy night as hoped, with Agricola taking the game to the local Futsal kings, as the East Bank team forced a 1-1 draw.Lloyd Matthews hammered in the game’s first goal just five minutes into the contest but Devon Millington one minute later found the equaliser.The star-studded Sparta Boss team were kept at bay by some resilient defending by Agricola, who held on and played it safe to secure a point.The top two teams in each group and the two best third-place teams will advance to the quarterfinals. The round-robin playoffs continue on June 6 and 8. The quarterfinals will be played on June 13. the semi-finals on June 15 and the final on Saturday, June 17.