Tutorial High School and Queenstown Community High registered victories in yesterday’s semi-finals of the Premier Sports Promotions, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport under-17 School’s Football tournament at Ministry of Education ground to qualify for tomorrow’s grand final of the 16-team competition.
St George’s High School and North Ruimveldt Multilateral will battle for third place in the first game tomorrow from 13:00hrs.
In the opening game, played in scorching heat, Tutorial High beat St George’s High 5-2 in a fast paced game, while Queenstown whipped Multi 3-2 in the second game, also played in bright sunshine.
Steve Stanton opened the scoring in 8th minute before Robby McClaggon equalized in the 27th minute to register his 3rd goal of the tournament.
By half-time the score read Tutorial 1, St George’s 1 as nothing separated the teams in terms of talent in the first segment.
The action intensified in the second half with Tutorial making repeated raids on the St George’s goal with St George’s launching several counterattacks in a contest with rivaled the exhilarating match-up between Lodge and Queenstown for entertainment.
A header from Tutorial’s Zion Gray inadvertently hit the back of Travis Parris’ neck in the 46th and the Referee deemed it an own goal to make it 2-1 for Tutorial.
Adolph George, who collected two yellow cards, leveled the scores in the 57th minute and a wonderful save from Ryam Hossein kept the rampaging Tutorial strikers at bay, but only for a while.
David Coates, has been one of the better Strikers on show in the tournament and yesterday it another day at the office for him as he beat Hossein with a well executed left-footer in the 55th minute and followed up with his second goal and fifth in the tournament to make it 5-2 in the 65th minute after Gray found the back of the net in the 63rd minute as five goals were scored in an entertaining 45 minutes of play.
Kelesy ‘Neymar’ Benjamin was again a bundle of talent as he scored twice in the second half; in the 55th and 61st minute after Shakeal Summner had scored in the 21st minute to open the scoring in the first half which ended 1-all. Steffon Sergeant had also netted in the first stanza for Multi.
Matthew Harrison, who scored in both of his previous games, scored the winning goal in the 69th minute while Shaquan Mars was given two yellow cards in the 14th and 40th minutes. (Sean Devers)
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