Second place war

The battle is on for second place in Zone 3 after Grantley Prescod Primary secured a quarterfinal spot with 18 points, in the BICO-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Tournament.

Barbados TODAY visited Shorey Village, St Andrew where Zone three matches were played this morning. The decisive game in that zone to see who advances will be between A DaCosta Edwards Primary and Hillaby Turner’s Hall Primary. The former are in second position on goal difference. That match-up is scheduled for sometime next week and will determine who joins Grantley Prescod in the next round.

A DaCosta Edwards Primary goal scorer Kydaine Worrell (right) plays the ball past Jazari Odle of Holy Innocents. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)
A DaCosta Edwards Primary goal scorer Kydaine Worrell (right) plays the ball past Jazari Odle of Holy Innocents. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

In an effort to keep their hopes alive, A DaCosta Edwards won two matches today. They defeated Holy Innocents 3-0 compliments of goals from Kydaine Worrell, Rasean Rudder and Sh’cur Bryant. They also captured a 3-2 victory over St Joseph Primary in a keenly contested game in which A DaCosta Edwards were ahead 2-0 through Benlee Sealy and Sh’cur Bryant but St Joseph managed to make it 2-1 off an own goal. However Rasean Rudder netted one off a beautiful free kick past St Joseph goalkeeper to extend the lead to 3-1. Even though Isaiah Quimby scored for St Joseph again it was all too late at that stage.

Benlee Sealy of A DaCosta Edwards clears the ball before Kelani Greaves of Holy Innocents got to it.
Benlee Sealy of A DaCosta Edwards clears the ball before Kelani Greaves of Holy Innocents got to it.

St Joseph did not leave without a win though, that came through Isaiah Quimby against St Elizabeth who were on the losing end of things today. They were trounced 6-0 by Hillaby Turner’s Hall Primary. Shamari Payne and Omarion Gill scored two each while Peter Lowe and Saddio Payne had one each.

Shamari Payne takes another shot on a day when he netted twice for Hillaby Turner’s Hall Primary against St Elizabeth.
Shamari Payne takes another shot on a day when he netted twice for Hillaby Turner’s Hall Primary against St Elizabeth.

Zone four was played today at Blenheim. Charles F. Broome Primary are in the lead on 17 points after they defeated George Lamming 2-0 thanks to Khalil Vanderpool’s brace. St Cyprian’s Boys are in second position on 15 points but drew 1-1 when they played Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary today. Luther Thorne Primary went down 3-0 to People’s Cathedral with two goals from Matthew Clarke and one from Ethan Squires. Belmont edged St Ambrose 2-1 compliments one goal each from Teon Cadogan and Tyrell Alleyne while Christian Gill had the lone goal for St Ambrose. Jabarrie Trotman scored the only goal of the match where St Giles Primary defeated St Paul’s Primary.

Peter Lowe of Hillaby Turner’s Hall Primary (right) showed great ball control skills to get past St Elizabeth Primary’s defenders.
Peter Lowe of Hillaby Turner’s Hall Primary (right) showed great ball control skills to get past St Elizabeth Primary’s defenders.

Five games were played in Zone eight at King George V Memorial Park and Blackman and Gollop Primary who are out front on 16 points won 1-0 against St Luke’s Brighton. Reynold Weekes Primary had a 2-1 victory against Gordon Walters Primary and Bayley’s Primary score just one to defeat Hilda Skeene.

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