NEW champions will be crowned in the East Coast Zone of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ on Easter Monday after last year’s winners, Uprising, could not find the winning formula and were knocked out at the round-robin stage.
In front of a full house at the Haslington Market Tarmac, Uprising failed to win a single game in the round-robin stage on Saturday night, losing to Belfield Warriors and Paradise A, respectively, to make an unflattering exit from the tournament.
However, the former champions have a shot at redemption in the Plate Competition which will see teams battling it out for $60,000 plus a trophy.
Belfield Warriors beat them 1-0 from the penalty spot after both sides failed to find the back of the net in regulation time. Uprising were then needled by Paradise A, who are crowd favourites.
Paradise A will now face Liliendaal Hustlers, who beat BV A to seal their semi-final spot.
Meanwhile, Melanie B will face Victoria Church Yard with a place in the final at stake.
Full results of the round-robin stage:
Melanie B vs Liliendaal Hustlers 1-0
BV A vs Buxton Diamond 1-0
Paradise A vs Victoria Church Yard 1-0
Uprising vs Belfield Warriors 0-0
Belfield won 1-0 on penalty kicks
Buxton Diamond vs Melanie-B 0-0
Melanie B won 1-0 on penalty kicks
Liliendaal Hustlers vs BV ‘A’ 3-0
Victoria Church Yard vs Belfield Warriors 1-0
Paradise A vs Uprising 1-0