With several teams aiming to seal their place in the knockout round following one night of group stage play, the exciting action in the Magnum Tonic Wine Mashramani Cup Futsal Championship continued on Tuesday evening at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

Back Circle, Future Stars, Rio All-Stars, Sophia and Gold is Money were amongst the wins when the tournament resumed on Tuesday.

Back Circle whipped Bad-a-Yard 12-2. Stephon McLean smashed four goals in the second, eighth, 14th and 17th minute. Adding hat tricks were Meshach Barratt in the ninth, 12th and 16th and Selwyn Williams in the fifth, 10th and 19th.

Assisting with goals in the 11th and 13th minute respectively were Jaleel Hamilton and Dellon Kelly. For the loser, Jermaine Tinch and Wendell Austin Scored in the seventh and 20th minute each.

Similarly, Sophia dismissed Island All-Stars 4-1. Dwayne Lowe recorded a helmet trick in the seventh, eighth, 15th and 16th minute. For the loser Devon Hayman netted in the ninth minute.

On the other hand, Future Stars edged Mocha 3-2. Kenard Simon bagged a double in the fourth and eighth minute, while Shane Morris netted in the 14th minute. For the loser, Amos Ramsay and Kevin Gordon scored in the fifth and 12th minute.

Likewise, Gold is Money battled past Stabroek Ballers 4-3. Randolph Wagner recorded a hat trick in the fifth, 14th and 16th minute, while Andrew Murray scored in the 13th minute. For the loser, Kemo Lawrence recorded a hat trick in the ninth, 10th and 20th minute. Also, Rio All-Stars edged Melanie 1-0. Jermin Junior scored in the third minute to seal the win.

Tournament coordinator and Co-Director of San Sports Esan Griffith noted, “Once again the fans were treated to another drama filled night of action. Several high profile teams were pushed to their respective limits while an upset result once again occurred. This bodes well for the event, as there is an element of unpredictability and uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the matches. Once again I would like to thank the fans and players for their continued support in making the tournament an overall success. It is only through this level of unwavering support can the competition continue to improve with each edition.”

Meanwhile action will resume on Wednesday night at the same venue with six clashes.
Future Stars will match skills with Spot-7 from 19:00hrs in the opening match, while Alexander Village tackles Mocha from 19:30hrs and Leopold opposes Spartacus from 20:00hrs.

In the fourth encounter, North East La Penitence battles Avocado Ballers from 20:30hrs, while Sparta Boss tackles Ansa McAl All-Stars from 21:00hrs and Bent Street takes aim at Showstoppers from 21:30hrs.

Winner of the event will pocket $700,000 and the championship trophy, while the second place side will collect $400,000 and the respective accolade. On the other hand, the third and fourth place unit will receive $200,000 and $100,000 respectively and the corresponding trophy.



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