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Royal Saints marching on to finals of Guinness Street Football and Skills Challenge competition

Royal Saints marching on to finals of Guinness Street Football and Skills Challenge competition

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After a late start, due to unforeseen circumstances, the local leg of the 2014 Guinness Street Football and Skills Challenge competition kicked off last weekend at the Chilli hard court in Georgetown.{{more}}

A power outage in the area prevented the matches from commencing at the scheduled 5 p.m. start on Saturday, but once the lights came on three hours later, the five teams which stayed on faithfully and had registered were soon in full action, with Royal Saints marching in and emerging the eventual winners of the night.

Royal Saints played and won all four matches on the night, to walk away with the coveted prizes, which included Guinness drinks, a trophy and a $500 cash prize, as well as a place in the May 24 finals.

The five-man team recorded victories over Most Wanted (1-0), Bomb Squad (3-1), and SV United (3-2), before defeating DESCO Strikers 3-1 in the final match of the night, after a 1-1 first half.

DESCO Strikers qualified for the final match with a 3-2 win over Most Wanted, 3-2 over SV United and 3-2 over Bomb Squad.

Last Saturday’s games heralded the start of a competition that organizers promise to be competitive for the participating teams, as well as exciting for local football fans.

The next leg of competition will see teams gathering at the Keartons hard court in Barrouallie this Saturday, followed by Ashton, Union Island, on April 18, Campden Park on May 2, Calliaqua on May 3, Petit Bordel on May 10, and the finals scheduled for the Kingstown Netball Centre on May 24.

The winner of the finals will not only win a cash prize of $3,000 but also a chance to represent St Vincent and the Grenadines in Trinidad and Tobago on June 6 and 7.

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