All who witnessed the championship match of the government football league were certainly not disappointed.
The game had all the ingredients for an epic clash, even family drama with Bernie Bush going head to head with his daughter Shakeina.
From the kick-off Customs was on the offensive; charging their way through the Fire defense at will past the likes of local football talent John Kelly.
Customs fans erupted after forward Thiago Cunha was taken down in the 18-yard box for a penalty kick in the fifth minute of play. Customs called on goal keeper and secret weapon Miguel Pitta. Pitta would not disappoint as he rocketed the ball into the back of the net for the lead.
Three minutes later Don Parsons would launch a missile 10 feet outside the 18 yard box and hit the crossbar. The Brazilian Cunha flew in to calmly tuck the ball past the keeper to put Customs ahead 2-0 in the first 10 minutes of play.
Fire soon settled down and began moving the ball. Their patience would be rewarded as Dion Brandon, Arden ‘Cheeky’ Rivers and Henry Ebanks put together a beautiful sequence that led to Rivers placing the ball between the keeper’s legs into the net.
In the second half progressed, Customs decided to add some speed to their attack by subbing in Paul McField for Cunha.
Coach Leonard Powery’s strategy would prove to be a smart one as McField soon made the score 2-1.
In the dying minutes of the game Gregory Ebanks put the nail in the coffin by scoring a rocket from a narrow angle in Fire territory; one can say the goal was of “elite” status.
The final score would read 4-1 in favour of Customs who march off with the league title and bragging rights until next year.