Co-operators General Insurance Back in Time won the inaugural SuperMasters 50+ football tournament with a hard fought 3-1 win against Exactly at Carlton on Sunday.
Back in Time knew they had only to secure a draw to win the title, after holding a +30 goal difference over their closest rival Back Rock, who were three points behind. An early Robert Atwell goal settled their nerves and was followed by a second-half long range finish by Christian Paul, before Richard Black scored with a diving header. Jim Bailey replied for Exactly.
Carlton through goals from Pedro Arthur, David Coombes and Heinrich Funk (2) ended the season in spectacular form, beating Bayland 4-1. Llewelyn Gooding scored for Bayland.
The final game saw Black Rock defeat Wildey 6 – 1. Lauriston Waithe scored a hat-trick, while Sherwin Nurse, Eglyn Grandison and Adrian Forde scored a goal apiece to complete the rout. John Griffin netted for Wildey.
Back in Time finished the season on 32 points, Black Rock had 29, Exactly 24, Bayland tallied 16 having risen from bottom during the first half of the season, Carlton had 14 and Wildey finished on 11.
The golden boot was won by Curtly Greenidge of Back in Time who scored 13 goals during the course of the season. His nearest rivals were Paul Corbin of Back in Time and Jim Bailey of Exactly, both with nine goals, followed by Ricky Harewood of Wildey with eight goals. In fifth place on seven goals were David Ward and Robert Harewood of Bayland, Lauriston Waithe and Colin Forde of Black Rock and Robert Atwell of Back in Time.