first_imgFIRST-TIME winners will be crowned in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Linden Championship on February 8, as Swag Entertainment will oppose Quiet Storm following respective semi-final wins on Friday at the Christianburg hard court.Swag Entertainment dismissed former two-time champions Amelia’s Ward Russians 2-0. Kendolph Lewis recorded a double in the lopsided contest. His first conversion came in the second minute of the 30-minute encounter, slotting from the right side of the field after latching onto a pass from Deon Charter.With the score unchanged heading into the halftime interval, Lewis recorded his second of the night in the 17th minute, sealing the result with a powerful shot from the left side of the field.The win sealed Swag Entertainment’s second appearance in the championship match. On the other hand, Quiet Storm earned their maiden appearance in the final, defeating Silver Bullets 2-1 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 score at the end of regulation time.Meanwhile, the losers will face off in the third-place playoff.Tournament coordinator Rawle Gittens said, “This edition of the tournament has certainly featured unpredictable results.“This is evident by the fact that a newcomer will be crowned champion and gives credence to the fact that the event is evolving and improving. It also highlights the emergence is smaller teams, who now have the ability to challenge the traditional giants so I am pleased with the outcome.”He further said, “Again I would like to thank the fans and players for their continued support in making the tournament a spectacle and creating that environment and atmosphere that has become synonymous with the event.”In the Plate Championship, dethroned champions High Rollers crushed Capital Storm 2-0. Jonah Simon recorded a double in the third and 11th minute.Winners of the event will pocket $400 000 and the championship trophy, the second- placed side will pocket $150 000 and the respective accolade. Similarly, the third- and fourth-place teams will receive $100 000 and $75 000 respectively and trophy. Meanwhile the winners of the Guinness Plate Championship will pocket $60 000.last_img

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