Figgy Green Jags clinch title in nail-biter

first_imgMohamed’s Enterprise/ExxonMobil futsalFiggy Green Jags emerged from the fifth annual staging of the Mohamed’s Enterprise/ExxonMobil Futsal tournament on Saturday night$600,000 richer and sporting the winners’ title after a hard fought showdown against Germans United at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) hard court.The tournament’s highest goal scorer, Colwyn Drakes, led with a hat-trick for the eventual champions, which saw the weight of the match being shifted on many occasions.Within seven minutes of the start of the tournament, Germans had already taken a 2-0 lead when Ryan Noel scored a scorcher from long range before Andre MayersJohn Waldron preparing to take a shotsneaked one in after a goalkeeper’s fumble.John Charlton pulled one back for the Jags, but Germans regained their two-possession lead when Tyrese McAllister found the back of the net to make it 3-1.In the second half of play, the two teams became engaged in an all-out battle, matching each other goal for goal; and the last two minutes of play were most eventful. With five minutes remaining on the clock, Drakes scored two goals, and with one each coming from Donovan Francis and John Waldron, the Jags were propelled into the lead.Germans keeper Tevin Crawford subsequently scored a penalty in the 33rd minute, but soon after missed another penalty kick which would’ve put the scores level.Jags were at that stage leading 6-5, butOrlanzo Thurman stepped up to the plate for Germans and scored two goals with just over a minute left in the game. This placed the Germans ahead 7 – 6, and Waldron’s equalizer with 30 seconds on the clock brought the game to a deadlock.That is when Drakes sealed his Most Valuable Player (MVP) performance with the shot of the night to complete his hat-trick and steal victory on the regulation time whistle.The Jags’ win meant Germans United had to settle for the runner-up prize of $250,000 cash.Meanwhile, in the third place playoff contested earlier, one goal separated winners Goodfellas from Quiet Storm, as the former claimed the $100,000 third prize in an 11-10 showdown.Quiet Storm pocketed $50,000 for their fourth place finish.The tournament was sponsored by Mohammed’s Enterprise, ExxonMobil, Bakewell, Cell Smart, Power Producers & Distributors Incorporated (PPDI), Stag Beer, Dragon Stout, Sankar’s Auto Works and Bumper to Bumper Services.last_img read more