Largo Height fires up Sharpes Football title
Champions Largo Height celebrating with their supporters after taking the Sharpes Nine A Side Football Competition
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June 16, 2023
Largo Height fires up Sharpes Football title

The Sharpes Playing Field at some points last Sunday night, June 11, resembled the Victoria Park at the Soca Monarch show as supporters of Largo Height lit the venue to celebrate their triumph in the Sharpes Nine A Side Football Competition.

Cordell Theobalds

It was uncontrollable joy at the sound of referee, Leevan Victory’s whistle, as Largo Height eked out a 1-0 win over Up In the Hole in the title decider.

But their title was aided by a first half own goal, when national defender, Jamol Yorke, turned the ball into his own net as goal keeper-Nathaniel Carrington, failed to read a headed back pass.

The second half saw greater intensity from both outfits, but nothing gave, as Largo Height revelled in the moment.

Before getting to Sunday’s final, Largo Height defeated High Street 3-2 on penalties, as both had played to a 0-0 draw in regulation time.

And, Up In the Hole had registered a comfortable 3-0 win over Plan in the other semi-final.

Jaheim Kirby

High Street went on to take the third place, edging Plan 2-1.

For winning the title, Largo Height earned themselves $2,000, a trophy and medals, while Up In the Hole pocketed $1,200, a trophy and medals, and High Street received $800 and a trophy.

The other team award was pouched by Chelsea, who was adjudged the Most Disciplined Team.

Apart from lifting the title, Largo Height won four awards that were presented on the night.

Leading the way was Cordell Theobalds, who was named the MVP of the final and the competition’s overall MVP, with Jaheim Kirby topping the goal scoring segment.

Jamol Yorke

The other individual awards went to Jamol Yorke of Up In the Hole- Best Defender, and Plan’s Shaquille Dublin- the Youngest Player. Dublin is 10 years old.

Fifteen teams stashed in two zones, sought honours in the competition.