St. Gabriel’s march on
Defending champions St. Gabriel’s are in no hurry to relinquish their hold on their football title.
And today they showed St. Winifred’s just that, defeating them 7-1 as the exciting action in the Bico-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Championship continued at venues across the island.†Playing at Blenheim, St. Michael the well drilled St. Gabriel’s unit dominated proceedings with the skilful Dillon Williams proving a handful for St. Winifred’s. He got a brace of goals as did fleet-footed team-mate Samuel Alkins. Adding to the goal feast were Kyle Ellis, Ethan Bryan and the consistent Asher Jean-Pierre.
St. Winifred’s brightest moment of the game came when Alexander Pilgrim put the ball past goalie Michael Chandler for a consolation strike.
Also at Blenheim in an evenly matched contest St Paul’s Primary and St. Cyprian’s played to a 2-2 draw with Christopher Burnett’s double strike cancelling out goals from St. Paul’s Jamani Moore and Shamko Burke.
Again at Blenheim St. Angela’s and The People’s Cathedral started out their game at a frenetic pace with both teams battling it out to draw first blood. And in the 5th minute of the first half St. Angela’s scored their first goal, but People’s Cathedral quickly responded to make it 1-1. They would go into the break with honours even.
Both teams played positively in the second half to break the deadlock and with 10 minutes to go in the game St. Angela’s broke the tie with two goals in quick succession. Scoring for the 3-1 winners were Aren Spencer with two goals and Alexander Pitcher, while Jaden Sealy netted for People’s Cathedral.
At Speightstown, Boscobel Primary thrashed Half Moon Fort Primary 5-0 thanks to a beaver-trick from live-wire Jamol Williams who gave Half Moon Fort daymares throughout the game. Shaquon Griffith scored the fifth goal.
At Passage Road Corey Hoyte’s first half goal was enough to get Wesley Hall a well deserved 1-0 win over Lawrence T. Gay. This was Lawrence T. Gay’s second defeat in two days.
Yesterday, contrary to an earlier report, the Spooners Hill school also went down 3-1 to Westbury Primary driven by a splendid double strike from Javonne Skeete.
Also at Passage Road today, Eden Lodge Primary defeated Deacons Primary 2-1 in a highly entertaining match-up.
Deacons Primary’s Shaquem Goddard found the back of the nets in the 8th minute to cause jubilation among his schoolmates and their supporters. But this was short-lived† as ten minutes later Tyreek Alleyne made it 1-1 and in the 24th minute defender Lloyd Smith gave Eden Lodge the 2-1 win with a good strike.
In action at Speightstown Gordon Greenidge and Selah Primary drew 1-1, ironically as a result of two own goals.
Two own goals again played a part in the 2-2 result between All Saints Primary and Roland Edwards at Speightstown. However Roland Edward’s Coby Hinds and All Saints Desean Boyce did manage to score in the correct goal bars.
In another game at Speightstown St. Lucy Primary’s Shaquon Hippolyte was unstoppable as he blasted four goals past the Ignatius Byer goalie Joel Bishop in a 4-1 romp. Jesonte Connell scored for Ignatius Byer.
Other matches played today were: Hilda Skeene 5, St. Philip Primary 0; St. Martin’s Mangrove 0, Reynold Weekes 0; St. Mark’s Primary 1, Society Primary 2; St. John Primary 2, Ellerton 0; Cuthbert Moore 5, Mount Tabor 2; St. Luke’s Brighton 2, Bayley’s Primary 0. (WG)