Westbury’s dynamic duo up the heat in schools football
It was excitement aplenty at Passage Road, St Michael today, as Westbury Primary blasted Eagle Hall Primary 6-0 when action continued in the BICO-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Competition.
Two weeks into the tournament and Westbury are at the top of Zone six with their latest result. They were inspired to victory by the efforts of midfielder Jamali Hutson and striker Shakeem Springer who both scored two goals in a dominant performance.
Hutson opened the scoring thanks to a free kick which came as a result of an infringement when an Eagle Hall defender handled the ball just in front the half-way line. Hutson sought another opportunity at goal when he ran past two defenders and shot from the top of the box and the ball curled into the left corner of the goal bars.
A few minutes later midfielder Xavier Springer ran outside the box to the left of the field where the ball was passed to him. He then proceeded to dribble his way past two Eagle Hall defenders and executed a brilliant strike at goal with the ball sailing into the right corner of the goal bars.
Just before the first half ended, Hutson sent a ball to defender Cody Walcott from the left of the field and Walcott kneed the ball past Eagle Hall keeper Rashee Elcock to end that half 4-0. The second half resumed and it was Westbury’s main man Hutson who would set up their fifth goal when he passed the ball to Shakeem Springer inside the box and Springer’s left-boot strike flashed past the right of Elcock into the nets.
Eagle Hall had no answer for Hutson who once again was in action cooking up another goal-scoring opportunity when he sent in a corner from the left of the field to Springer who blasted the ball into the back of the nets.
St Mary’s Primary defeated Al Falah School 3-0 in a game also played at Passage Road.
Left-back Jerome Ruck opened the scoring when he ran on to the ball directly in front the goal bars and scored to end the first half 1-0 against Al Falah which have struggled in the tournament but recently scored a morale-boosting win.
In the second-half St Mary’s were on the attack once again and Ruck crossed a ball from the corner to striker Jahshawn Goodman who headed in the ball past Al Falah goalkeeper Abdullah Memi.
The third goal came through midfielder Aaron Agard who kicked the ball from outside the 18-yard box which hit the top post and went to Goodman to the right of goal. He then passed the ball to St Mary’s captain and left wing Ronaldinho Wharton who took a shot at goal and scored.
Wesley Hall Primary who have played unbeaten so far in the competition had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Eden Lodge on home turf at Passage Road.
At Rices, Jaden Aimey netted a brace and Tristan Knight and Nathan Thomas also scored as St Martin’s Mangrove disposed of Blackman & Gollop 4-0.
The promising Jamario Moore’s goal separated Gordon Walters and St Luke’s Brighton in another match also played at Rices, St Philip.
At Chapel, Renikko Griffith’s excellent tournament continued when his two goals led his Hilda Skeene team to a workmanlike 3-0 win over St Mark’s Primary. Tyreque Nurse was the other goal scorer. Also at Chapel, the Nurses were in charge of proceedings with Jacobe and Zavion Nurse scoring to give St Philip’s Primary a 2-0 victory over Society.
Bayley’s Primary might be a powerhouse at cricket but their struggles with football continued today when they were beaten yet again, this time 5-0 by Reynold Weekes Primary. The prolific Renald Brathwaite scored a hat-trick and Joshua McConney and Ronaldo Nurse added the other goals in a domineering display.
At the Barbados Lumber Company ground, Demario Nurse-Sealy’s strike was the only goal of the game as Deacons Primary defeated Grazettes.
There was a lot excitement at Blenheim playing field, St Michael where defending champions Wilkie Cumberbatch maintained their unbeaten run in the competition with a 2-0 result over Luther Thorne. Xavier Yarde and Jahlani Trotman were the goalscorers.
Charles F. Broome were also in winners’ row with a 3-0 beating of St Paul’s. The victors got their goals compliments of Wayne Jones, Damon Layne and Ajai Small.
In other matches played at Blenheim today Belmont Primary beat St Giles 3-0 while St Cyprian’s and George Lamming drew 0-0.
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