And today the three teams solidified their positions with contrasting victories.
Playing at Blenheim, St. Michael, St. Gabriel’s, which had a few earlier hiccups during the tournament, were stretched by St. Cyprian’s before emerging 3-2 winners. The defending champions got their goals from substitute Alex Dent, Ethan Bynoe and Ryan Lashley and also benefited from the good play of Kyle Lewis and Asher Jean Pierre in the mid-field.
St. Cyprian’s responded through the consistent Zachary Bellamy and Kwame Small. St. Gabriel’s, St. Angela’s, St. Cyprian’s and St. Paul’s Primary all have 13 points in this Zone 9 but St. Gabriel’s have the best goal difference and hence top the Zone. The top side in each of the nine zones advance, as well as the seven best second-placed teams.
Also at Blenheim, St. Paul’s Primary defeated Bay Primary 3-0 with goals from Jamani Moore, Rivaldo John-Peters and Queno Padmore.