Huge turnout for quarter-finals of Basil Waite league
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.