Winners Connection hunting ‘hat-trick’, Silver Shattas eyeing first title … Topp XX, Netrockers battle for third place

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THE Federal Winners Connection and upstarts Silver Shattas football clubs are billed to battle for the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) GT Beer Football Championship tonight, at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden, with the winners pocketing $800 000. Winners Connection needled (1-0) Topp XX, while Silver Shattas booked their spot in the final, following a 2-0 win over Netrockers when the semi-finals were held last Wednesday.
Tonight Winners Connection will pin their hopes on the wily veteran Rawle ‘Boney Gittens and youthful Marmarlaque Davidson with their midfield centred on Chris Young and Gary Thompson.
Defenders Derrol Dainty and the experienced Marlon Maxius will also be expected to play their part in helping to see Winners Connection through to their third title.
Silver Shattas are the surprise finalists, but the club feel confident that they have reached thus far and can take home this championship.
The team, based in the Silver City/Victory Valley area, will have on the forward line the in-form Rawlston Fraser and Colwyn Drakes with the goalkeeping duties done by Kellon Adams.
The experienced captain Leon Clement will be stabilising his charges with Rommel Matthews, Wesley Hall, Tashawn Thomas and Kellon Major all being part of their (Silver Shattas) starting line-up.
Meanwhile, Topp XX and Netrockers will face off for the third and fourth place at 18.30hrs.
The team in the second position will get $500 000, third-placers collect $300 000 and fourth-placers $100 000 along with several trophies, replicas, and other awards.