Defending champs, Tucville in Scotiabank/Pepsi Schools Football Academy final
- other teams to qualify for final on Wednesday and Thursday
Scotiabank/Pepsi Schools Football Academy male champion, Tucville Secondary School last Saturday edged out power house team, East Ruimveldt Secondary 4-5 at the Fruta Conquerors ground (Tucville ground) when the Scotiabank/Pepsi Schools Football Academy tournament semi-finals kicked off.
East Ruimveldt, being the biggest threat to Tucville in the tournament, turned on the heat on the defending champions as the determinedly fought like warriors to qualify for the final which is slated for June 16 at the Carifesta Sports Complex.
East Ruimveldt’s Ashmalie Barrington penetrated the goal against Tucville’s goalkeeper in the 3rd minute to send out the message to their rivals.
Keifer Brandt made the equalizer for his team six minutes later. The fierce battle between the two teams continued as they both tried to defend their territory, but East Ruimveldt’s Travil Preponte was too swift for the Tucville boys when he credited his team account in the 12th minute to make the score 2-1.
Craig Hughes picked up from where Preponte left off to add two more goals to the account in the 15th and 18th minutes respectively putting Tucville at a major disadvantage.
Ronlan Mayers was able to score a goal for Tucville in the 21st before the first half of the game concluded. At that time the score was 4-2 in favour of East Ruimveldt.
Tucville turned the tables on the East Ruimveldt boys when the second half resumed, adding two goals to their account as an own goal was registered by East Ruimveldt.
Colin Waterman scored the final two goals in the 45th and 55th minutes after the own goal was netted in the 38th minute.
Meanwhile, Lodge and Charlestown and North Georgetown and Tutorial Secondary will be engaged in a male and female skirmish respectively on Thursday at Tucville ground from 3:30pm to qualify for the final.
Another female game will be played on Wednesday between Tucville and Campbellville at the same venue from 4pm.