– Morgan’s, St. Joseph’s, Queen’s College also in winners’ row
Former champions Lodge became the first team to suffer an upset when they were defeated 3-1 by North Georgetown on the second day of competition in this year’s Milo Under-20 Schools Football Tournament which continued yesterday, at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.
The hero for North Georgetown was Nehemiah Gomes, who found the back of the net three times to lead his team to an impressive victory over the former champions.
The gangly Gomes opened the scoring in the 15th minute after executing a thunderous volley into the roof of the net, after racing on a lively ball within the centre of the penalty area, before unleashing his missile.
However, Lodge were able to gain the equaliser through the skilful Keoma Crawford in the 22nd minute after he fired in a fierce right-footer from a cross delivered from the left flank to keep the game interesting.
North Georgetown then won a penalty in the 28th minute, but the chance to reclaim the lead was squandered when the kicker sprayed the ball wide of the right upright.
With the score tied at the start of the second period, Gomes was again present to break the deadlock in the 53rd minute, hopping past one tackle, before cracking a shot into the lower right corner.
Gomes returned three minutes later to cement the win when he rifled in a left-footer past the advancing goalkeeper to give them a two-goal cushion which they never relinquished.
Lodge had opportunities to reduce the deficit, but errant shooting even from the penalty spot erased their chances of a come from behind victory.
In the day’s full results:
Brickdam-0 vs St. Joseph’s High-5
Stephen Isaacs-51st, 59th and 64th
Morgan Learning Centre-4 vs North Ruimveldt-0
Shane Luckie-27th, 36th and 46th
Lodge Secondary-1 vs North Georgetown-3
North Georgetown Scorer
Nehemiah Gomes-15th, 53rd and 56th
Keoma Crawford-22nd minute
Queen’s College-6 vs Houston Secondary-2
Queen’s College Scorers
Winner of the event will take home the championship trophy and $500,000 towards a school project, while the second, third and fourth place finishers will collect $300,000, $200,000 and $100,000 respectively for a venture of their choice
The competition is set to resume next Saturday at the same venue.
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