President’s Collage and Marian Academy also victorious
In energy sapping heat at the Ministry of Education (MOE) ground on Carifesta Avenue the 2020 Milo Schools U-18 football tournament organised by the Petra Organisation got going yesterday with a triple header.
President’s College beat Queenstown Secondary 4-nil in the opening game before Marian Academy whipped St Joseph’s 3-1.
The match of the day, which was watched by fair size crowd, was the most competitive encounter of the day with Saints fighting back from a 5-nil margin at the 35-minute half time break to fire in three goals in the second half to eventually lose 6-3.
Cleon Wray started the first half blitz by beating Saints Custodian Robert Marcus in the 4th minute before 16-year-old Skipper Keon Marques who looked the most accomplished player yesterday, found the back of the net in 17th minute.
In a dominant first have display in which they had most of possession, ‘Back School’ got their third goal off the boot of Donavan Pyle compliments of an expertly executed pass from the left flank in the 21st minute the skilful Marques.
Goals from Jerimiah Harris (24th) and Devonte Cummings (31st) completed a first half which one the flaws for East Ruimveldt Second was that their over exuberant forwards kept getting themselves in off-side positions.
The second half began with Pyle scoring his second goal in the 42nd minute to make it 6-nil and a demolition job in the making, but that was not to be as Saints opened their account with a Goal in 43rd minute to spark to total transformation in their play as Isaiah Jackson beat the goalie.
Maybe it was complacency from the East Ruimveldt players after the first half result but Saints played aggressive football had several raids on their opposition goal; firing shots with the Atlantic wind on their backs.
Jodel Fernandes scored in the 49th before Shawn Roberson netted in the 54th but although they had the better of the second half, their effort was too little too late.
In the first game, President’s College, thanks to goals from Motell McAlmont (25th) and Jerimiah Johnson (28) ended the first half with a 2-0 lead.
A brace from Sholom Chislosm in the 41st and 69th minutes condemned Queenstown to a 4-nil defeat.
St Joseph, playing with a 10-man team after Labron Jupiter was given a Red Card for using bad language to his opponent after he was ‘elbowed’, were never in contest.
Marian Academy’s Rolan Hamilton patted a ball past the burly Joshua Zaman in Goal to go 1-nil at the break.
Chad Henry scored before Kahlil Gittens pulled one back for St Joseph in the 48th minute, while Ricardo Percival scored in the 50th to make 3-1 for Marian Academy.
The competition continues today with three more games and defending Champions Christiansburg Secondary from the mining town of Linden go into action in the day’s second game when they face-off with Golden Grove secondary.
Full fixtures today:
2/16/2020 Round Robin Round 1 Day 2 Ministry of Education Ground Match #
12:00 hrs Bishops High v/s Cummings Lodge 4
13:45 hrs Christianburg Secondary v/s Golden Grove 5
15:30 hrs Lodge Secondary School v/s Ann’s Grove 6
– Jodel Fernandes, Isaiah Jackson & Shawn Robertson scored the 3 goals for Saints in the last and most competitive game in opening day action.
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