– bruising encounters envisaged
By Rawle Welch
Defending champion Stella Maris and the heavy scoring Enterprise will lock horns in what is anticipated to be a blockbuster affair in quarter-finals action of this year’s Courts Pee Wee Schools Football Competition today,
at the Banks DIH ground, Thirst Park.
Stella Maris, who beat former champion St. Pius on penalty kicks last year to grab the title had looked a shadow of the team that played impressively throughout the 2014 campaign, but seemed to be rounding into form after registering their best performance in their round of 16 clash against St. Agnes, who they beat 3-0.
Once again, Keshawn Andrews, Nicholas Stanton and Jayden Pitt will be called upon to engineer a victory, while Enterprise’s chances of maintaining their prolific run will rest on the mighty shoulders of Seon Archibald, Garfield Caesar and Martin King.
In the first quarter-final, St. Margaret’s and West Ruimveldt will square off for a place in the semi-final and this encounter promises to be a scorching affair as well.
St. Margaret’s have been quietly doing enough to make it this far, but their chances of advancing will require a co-ordinated and steely effort from every player on the field.
Josiah King and Makhi Adams will need the support to orchestrate a win.
The Tucville versus St. Angela’s encounter is an intriguing one and very difficult to predict a winner, but Tucville’s proud history of producing some of the best players at this level combined with their usual determination could be enough to take them over the line.
The indomitable Rayheim Marques, who is very experienced at this level, seemed to have found his touch and he could be extremely deadly in the box so look for him to lead his charges to victory. Shaquille Sargeant should be his main support.
However, St. Angela’s have been playing a good brand of football, especially Keyon Douglas, Antwoine Vincent, Antonio McArthur and Kenroy Cadogan and if they exhibit the kind of cohesion that is necessary then Tucville could find the going real tough.
Undoubtedly the most consistent team in the competition’s history, St. Pius will face a strong and resolute South Ruimveldt, regarded as one of the toughest teams to penetrate their backline.
St. Pius have been on a scoring spree throughout the tournament and they will need to replicate that feat to secure a semi-final berth.
Brandon Solomon, Selwyn Jones. Mike Prince and Christian Jupiter will enter this game full of confidence after entering the scoresheet last week.
Zacharia Pemberton has been a model of consistency for South Ruimveldt, while John Simon should add some punch to their frontline.
What is certain is that today’s encounters are a must see for scouts, parents and pure football fans.
The day’s full fixtures are seen below:
10:00 hrs Winfer Garden Primary v/s North Georgetown Primary 9-16 Place Play Off
11:00 hrs St Agnes Primary v/s St. Ambrose Primary 9-16 Place Play Off
12:00 hrs St. Margaret’s Primary v/s West Ruimveldt Primary Quarterfinals
13:00 hrs Stella Maris v/s Enterprise Primary Quarterfinals
10:00 hrs F.E Pollard Primary v/s St. Stephen’s Primary 9-16 Place Play Off
11:00 hrs Comenius Primary v/s Smith Memorial 9-16 Place Play Off
12:00 hrs Tucville Primary v/s St Angela’s Primary Quarterfinals
13:00 hrs St. Pius Primary v/s South Ruimveldt Primary Quarterfinals
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