Huge turnout for quarter-finals of Basil Waite league

August 14, 2018
Spectators enjoying the action at the final.
Action in the Basil Waite Under Lights football competition.
Dr Dwaine Spence, PNP caretaker for South East St Elizabeth joins in the fun.
The competition was hot both on and off the field.
Team members talk strategy during a break.

More than 2,000 men, women and children descended on the Santa Cruz Community Centre last Sunday for the 'win or go home' quarter-final round of the Basil Waite Football Under Lights.

Residents of Santa Cruz said it was the biggest crowd ever seen at the community centre in its more than 40-year existence.

It was a night of clean family fun, upsets, quality football, and fever-pitch excitement as the eight remaining teams competed intensely for over $195,000 in prizes.

Crowd favourites Dunkley Town was blanked 2-0 by a determined Brighton outfit, while Ghetto Bashment turned back a star-studded Lawless 5-0. Hot Dog surprised the highly fancied Goshen FC 4 - 2, and Foster Park overcame Holt 6 - 5 on penalties.

The excitement continues next Sunday at 7 p.m. for the semi-finals.

There will be the added excitement of bounce-a-bout for the children and pets from Jamaica Zoo to make it a truly family affair. The final, scheduled for Sunday, August 26, will also include a netball rally, as well as a back-to-school treat starting at 3:00 p.m.

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