Jul 09, 2016 Sports
By Franklin Wilson in Lethem
A compact display of football in both halves saw home team St. Ignatius Secondary romping to a comfortable 6-1 win over Aishalton Secondary which earned the winner a place in the Regional final in Zone 9 yesterday.
Playing at the St. Ignatius Sports Club ground and urged on by a colourful and intimate crowd, the home team out did their rivals and will play the winner of today’s clash between favourites Annai Secondary and Sand Creek Secondary at the same venue.
The match started at a very brisk pace with both teams going after the ball with high energy as they sought to wrest the early initiative.
While St. Ignatius pressed and were the more aggressive of the two sides, Aishalton looked sturdy in their defensive third but eventually cracked in the 20th minute when an opening was presented to Kenbert Salvador who obliged with the first of his double.
It was the opening that the home team were searching for and with the pumped up fans adding necessary fuel from the stands and around the field, it was the perfect fillip for St. Ignatius to solidify their hold on the match.
Orlando Francis increased the lead in the 32nd minute with a ripping left foot volley from down town with the goalkeeper Kenford Robinson well off his line, it was a smart piece of play from the team in the ascendancy.
Four minutes later, Salvador completed his double on the end of another brilliant play, side stepping the ball into the back of the nets in the 36th minute. This virtually put the lid on the match for the winners as there was no coming back for Aishalton.
St. Ignatius’ tally of goals from the first half was replicated in the second but before they got on the scoresheets, Aishalton reduced the lead in the 53rd minute through a well taken shot from Ben Realine.
Both teams introduced fresh legs during the half but it was the introduction of St. Ignatius’ David Coates in the 65th minute that added more energy to their strike line.
Coates was on target two minutes after his introduction as the opponents’ defenders found it difficult to contain him.
Chadwick Torres made it 5-1 in favour of the home team in the 81st minute before Coates ripped the nets apart again in the 83rdto complete his brace and St. Ignatius’ 6th goal of the match.
Today, Annai Secondary will match skills with their counterparts from Sand Creek Secondary with the winner earning the right to play St. Ignatius in the Regional final on Monday at the same venue.
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