Schools battle for final spots

With two days to go before the first phase of the Bico-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Tournament is completed, several teams jostled today for the few qualifying spots for the second round still available.

At Blenheim, St. Michael, St. Giles’ hopes of advancing were all but extinguished when they were beaten 3-0 by Luther Thorne. For once St. Giles’ star player Ishon Ellis did not score but Isaiah Harding, Dennison Puckering and Kwame Small all found the back of Jamarie Nicholas’ nets for the Wildey, St. Michael school.

There were goals aplenty at Rices, St. Philip where St. Martin’s Mangrove thrashed St. Luke’s Brighton 8-1 with Dicarlo Cox in superb touch. The youthful talent struck a beaver-trick and was ably assisted in the romp by Saviola Thomas who had a brace, as well as Joel Williams and Jaden Aimey who netted one each. The solitary St. Luke’s goal was gifted to them after the winners scored an own goal.

At Briar Hall, Christ Church, high-flying Arthur Smith were pushed all the way by St. Christopher before emerging with a 3-2 win. One of the undoubted star players of the tournament, Niall Reid-Stephen, scored two goals while Ishan Wilson netted the third. Christoph Dasantos scored a double for St. Christopher.Also at Briar Hall, Nathan Skeete’s lone goal was enough for Wills Primary to get the 1-0 decision over Blackman and Gollop.

St. Philip Primary, with goals from Miguel Mondesir, Nathan McCollin and Nico Chadderton, had an easy 3-0 victory over the struggling Bayley’s Primary at Rices.

At Greens, St. George, Jerome Gibbs had a double strike and Shavon Blenman also scored, as St Jude’s defeated St. Margaret’s Primary 3-0.

At Shorey Village, St. Andrew, St. Elizabeth Primary defeated Hillaby Turners Hall 1-0, thanks to a goal from Trey Mayers.

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