In a repeat of last years final, the Amazing Galaxy Warriors put in an accomplished display to turn the tables from 2011 on the Four Cousins Living Legends and put themselves firmly in the drivers seat for the 2012 Title.
32 Teams took part in the annual tournament and there was much up for grabs with the Agulhus Municipality providing R20 000 as Prize Money for the tournament.
There were a few surprises in the early games with the Score Energy Warriors as well as the Reds (both semi finalists in Onrus) not qualifying for the Quarterfinals.
The Amazing Galaxy Warriors however, stepped up to the plate and while they had a reletavely easy morning, they were made to fight against a spirited Quali Dwegies in the Semi Final. The Dwergies had a great chance to make their first final in a few seasons, and will be ruing a few missed opportunities this morning, which could have seen the AGW going home earlier than expected. The “Warriors however held on and beat the Dwergies 2-1 in an very exciting Sudden Death Extra time.
In the second Semi, the Four Cousins Living Legends comfortably beat the Hawaiian Blues to set up their second final in a row against AGW. They would have been confident of turning the tables on the Warriors having defeated them at this venue in 2011, however after losing against the same oponents a few days ago at Onrus, they would not have been complacent.
The Warriors fought hard and eventually beat the Legends 2-1 in the Sudden Death Extra Time…
The results from Struisbaai mean that only 2 teams are now able to win the Grand Prix. The Warriors however are very much in the Driving seat only needing to achieve a Semi Final place at Stilbaai to secure the Title.
The Open Tournament was won by the Four Cousins Living Legends 2 who defeated their fellow Strand based New Borne Rebels in the final 1-0. The surprise package of the Open tournament however was the Sand Warriors who travelled over 7 hours overnight from just outsdie Lamberts Bay to play in this tournament.
The Plate section was won by Team Smurf who beat “Cheers” in the final 5-0.
Pictures from this event can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-2-Touch/206912672665992
The Roadshow now moves to the big one in Stilbaai on Wednesday… Merry Christmas everyone!