Goal rush in schools football
It was more of a slaughter in the north than it was a battle.
The lads at Boscobel Primary are not going to forget the name Jamari Benn in any hurry after today’s humbling 14-0 defeat by Half Moon Fort Primary, in the Bico-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Tournament.
Playing at the Speightstown, St Peter playing field, the talented all-round athlete netted a whopping ten goals as he tormented Boscobel from the opening whistle until the referee blew it for the final time to end their punishment.
Benn, who was also in the limelight for his school during the National Primary Schools Athletics Championship, used his speed, size and sure-footedness to good effect. Boscobel hardly had an offensive play during the game as the action was concentrated in their half for most of the game.
Also scoring in the rout for Half Moon Fort were Netori Graham whose hat-trick almost went unnoticed and Tyler Jordan.
The goal rush continued at Speightstown in the match between All Saints and Roland Edwards with the former winning 6-0. Jacobi Morris scored a beaver-trick while there were goals from Antoine Skeete and Azhave Gibbons.
Mahkail Griffith got the lone goal in the game as Ignatius Byer defeated Selah 1-0 in another fixture featuring northern schools at Speightstown.
St James Primary’s Mikael Corbin scored a brace at Trents, St James, to lead his team to a 3-0 win over Good Shepherd. Rashad Bailey scored the other goal.
There were two goals apiece for Zahran Regis and Kiaros Greaves as Sharon Primary defeated Welches Primary 4-0 at Bagatelle, St Thomas.
St Stephen’s Primary and St Alban’s played to a 0-0 draw at the same venue.
At Briar Hall, Christ Church, goals from Damien Matthias and Aaron Neblett led Milton Lynch Primary to a 2-0 victory over St Angela’s.
Also at Briar Hall, Vauxhall Primary won 3-2 over St Bartholomew in an exciting encounter. Azarion Harewood and Rick-Kobe Lewis scored for St Bartholomew’s while for the winners Kismay Ramsey’s brace and Jaheim Clarke got the job done for Vauxhall.
In another match played at the Briar Hall, St Christopher’s Primary had a comfortable 3-0 win over St Lawrence Primary with goals coming from Rashawn Kangal, Aaron Joseph and Reuben Jacobs.
Michael Chandler’s brace and Marcus Jordan’s strike gave St Gabriel’s a 3-1 win over St Winifred’s in the fifth fixture played at Briar Hall today. Netting for St Winifred’s was Ronan Lee.
In a close match-up played at Gall Hill, Bay Primary’s Amir Gustave showed he is equally adept with a ball at his feet as he is on the athletics track. The young man scored thrice to lead his school to a 3-2 win over St George Primary for whom D Mitchell and N Hoyte each found the back of the nets.
At Ellerton, St George, Ellerton Primary had the support of most of the supporters as they thrashed the visiting Mount Tabor 5-0.
Delano Allsopp and Jayden Goodridge each found the back of the nets twice while Zidane Belle added another.
At Greens, Shamari Harewood scored twice and Anthony Cox added a third as St Jude’s defeated Cuthbert Moore 3-1 for whom Tyrise McGeary netted a consolation goal.
At the same venue Workman’s Primary defeated Hill Top Primary 3-1 with the winners’ goals coming from Kadamie Nurse who scored twice, and Kerell Lynch. Jadon Pierce netted for Hill Top.
In action at Chapel, St Philip, Bayley’s Primary scored all five goals in a 4-1 win over St Philip Primary.
Jaden Baird netted twice for the winners, Shamar Clarke and Raneko Evelyn also scored, and they gifted St Philip an own goal.
At Rices, St Philip, Amari Griffith got a brace as St Martin’s Mangrove defeated Gordon Walters Primary 2-0.
At the same location, Blackman and Gollop Primary defeated Reynold Weekes Primary 2-1.