16 Dec Bank of Guam Strykers Team Win First-ever GFA Cup Title
[July 1, 2018 – Harmon, Guam] – The Bank of Guam Strykers I stayed perfect through the Jamaican Grill 11th Annual GFA Cup to claim the 2018 title in a 5-1 contest against the NAPA Rovers FC Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
With the match level at 1-1 at the halftime break, the Strykers turned up the intensity in the deciding half, scoring four unanswered goals for the title. Speedster Joshua Calvo led all scorers with a pair of goals for the winning team and teammates Scott Spindel, Clayton Mitchell and Aidan Dickson also scored for the Strykers. Shawn Spindel scored the Rovers’ lone goal in the 14th minute.
The Strykers become only the fourth team to win the tournament since its inception. Both Quality Distributors and Guam Shipyard have won the tournament four times and the NAPA Rovers won the other two editions.
Before the 2018 edition of the tournament, the Strykers’ best finish was runner-up in 2015, falling to Guam Shipyard in a penalty kick shootout in the championship match after a 1-1 draw through extra time.
The full match is available to watch online on GFA’s Internet TV channel: https://mycujoo.tv/video/guamfa?id=21125
In a short presentation ceremony following the championship match, the Strykers were awarded the championship trophy and the Rovers were awarded the tournament’s silver trophy. The Strykers’ Marlon Evans was recognized as the championship match MVP. Representatives from GFA and Jamaican Grill were on hand to distribute awards.
The Bank of Guam Strykers I pose with the championship trophy of the Jamaican Grill 11th Annual GFA Cup, Guam’s premier men’s soccer tournament, following the final match against the NAPA Rovers FC Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Strykers I won 5-1 to claim the 2018 title. Photo courtesy of Jesse Mesa/GFA
The Bank of Guam Strykers I’s Marlon Evans was recognized as the Jamaican Grill 11th Annual GFA Cup championship match MVP in a short presentation ceremony following the tournament’s final match Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Strykers won the 2018 edition of Guam’s premier men’s soccer tournament, defeating the NAPA Rovers FC 5-1. In the photo are, from left to right, Jamaican Grill Jerk Man, Jamaican Grill’s Frank Kenney, Evans, and GFA Executive Committee Member Gian Tenorio. Photo courtesy of Jesse Mesa/GFA