Apr 21, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Canje Secondary School is TGSCOP Inter Secondary U-13 football champions in Berbice
By Samuel Whyte
Giant Killers Canje Secondary School defied the odds and rose to the occasion to play unbeaten and come out winners by defeating Tutorial Academy Secondary School on penalty kicks to win the fourth edition of the Trinidad and Guyana Sports Club and Outreach Programme (TGSCOP) U-13 Inter Secondary school football competition for schools in the NA/Canje district, which was played on Friday at the All Saints Scott’s Church ground in New
The game was evenly contested with both teams fighting for all their worth to secure the coveted trophy. The CSS unit defied the odds and played unbeaten throughout the competition to book their spot in the final, while TASS who surprisingly did not show up for their first game following a misunderstanding with the date, rebounded well to win their next three games on their way to the championship game. With both teams boosting some of the top players in the competition, TASS entered the game as favourites however they could not turn back the challenge of a determined CSS line up.
The CSS line up boosted the likes of tournament most goal scorer (six goals) and MVP Dwayne Alleyne and best defender Shane Hamilton (CSS) and Tutorial Academy Secondary School were depending on the tournament top midfielders and top goal scorers, Joshua Butts with five and Lamar Reid with four.
The top players in the match lived up to expectations showing dominance and brilliance at times which augurs well for the future. However, none were able to hit the limelight with the game ending in an exciting 0-0 draw at fulltime.
Penalty kicks were then taken with the two CSS start players finding the back of the nets, while their TASS counterparts were denied giving CSS the 2-0 victory much to the jubilation of their teachers, parents and supports.
Earlier in the third place playoff, BEI defeated OSS 2-0 to cop third place. Scoring for BEI were Mark Porter and Avion Kendall.
In the presentation ceremony that followed, the winning CSS team was presented with the Trinidad and Guyana (T&G) Sports Club and Outreach Programme trophy. TASS collected a trophy while third place BEI were also presented with a trophy.
A number of individual awards were also presented to outstanding performers and they went to Dwayne Alleyne of CSS, who was adjudged as the MVP, He also collected the trophy for scoring the most goals – six – in the competition.
The Best Defender on show was Shane Hamilton also of CSS. Jamal Butts of TASS received the accolades for best midfielder on show. Best Goalkeeper prize went to Gerald Forde of OSS. Leon Swamy of OSS got his rewards for being the most promising player on show, while the most disciplined player on show was Junior Seepersaud of NAMS. Lamar Reid of TASS got a special prize for his outstanding midfield play. The players were presented with trophies, shin pads and hoses among other awards.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, sponsor Isaac Daniel, a resident of Trinidad, expressed his appreciation and thanks to the schools players, teacher, parents and spectators. He expressed his appreciation to the members of the Hearts of Oaks Football Club who coordinated the competition and was staged incident free. He congratulated the winners and urged the others to try harder next time.
Guyana Teacher Union Representative Sean Bristol also expressed his thanks to the sponsor for leaving his home country and travelling to the rural parts of Guyana to organise the tournament, a gesture which he find very selfless and appreciative. He too congratulated the winners and urged the others not to give up.
The competition was coordinated by former national Player Neil “Grizzly” Humphrey with assistance from Kenrick Bowry, Seon Bristol and Qwesi Peters.
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