Bent Street have eased into the semi-final stage of this year’s tournament while Gold is Money and Sparta Boss will face each other in what will be a monumental clash after they both won their respective quarter-final fixtures.
Bent Street beat Sophia comfortably with 3-0 scoreline with Jobe Caesar opened the scoring in the seventh minute before Sheldon Holder helped himself to two goals in the eighth and 19th minutes respectively.
Gold is Money played beautifully at the Gymnasium on Thursday night to breeze past Tiger Bay 4-1.
The latter frustrated Gold is Money by keeping them out for the first 10 minutes of the game; however Gold is Money maintained their composure and were not afraid to test Tiger Bay’s mettle with thunderous strikes on target.
Randolph Wagner finally broke through the defense of Tiger Bay in the 15thminute when he finished off a team move with a sweetly timed strike into the back of the net to open the scoring. Colin Nelson then increased their lead with a double strike in the 16th and 19th minutes before skipper Hubert Pedro sealed the deal in the 23rdminute. Tiger Bay’s lone goal came through Deon Alfred in the 21st minute.
Meanwhile Sparta Boss beat Future Stars 2-0; Jermaine Junior put them ahead in the seventh minute before Sheldon Sheperd netted the second in the 19th minute.
Back Circle managed a 2-1 win from the penalty spot over Ansa McAl All-Stars after regulation time could not break a 1-1 deadlock. Selwyn Williams netted Back Circle’s lone goal in the seventh minute before Akin Curry equalized for the All-Stars in the 20th minute. The penalty kicks saw Back Circle’s goalie twice denying the All-Stars’ kick-takers to hand his side a 2-1 win.
The semi-finals are now slated for Sunday night (February 24) at the same venue with Back Circle facing Bent Street while Gold is Money will clash with longtime rivals Sparta Boss.
The winners of the tournament will pocket $600,000, second place $350,000 and third place $200,000 respectively along with trophies.