Playoff round taking shape
Khalil Vanderpool netted two goals and Yanic Marshall, one, in a 3-0 win over Chicken Barn Luther Thorne Primary today, to ensure Charles F Broome Primary advanced to the playoff round of the BICO-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Tournament.
Today’s zone four matches were contested at the Blenheim, St Michael pasture where Luther Thorne were put on the back foot from as early as the fifth minute of the first half when the ball was played to the right flank and passed to Marshall who took a right foot shot from the center which curled past the left of Luther Thorne goalkeeper Joshua Harvey.
Three minutes later they found another through Vanderpool who had enough room to volley into the right far post of the nets to make it 2-0 at halftime. The pressure was now on Luther Thorne to come from behind and deny Charles F. Broome but that never materialized and Vanderpool from a build-up play scored his second goal of the match shortly afterwards.
In other zone four games played at Blenheim, St Cyprian’s Boys who will also be heading to the round of 16 registered a 2-0 win against George Lamming Primary compliments one goal each from Jaydon Sealy and Fozlo Brewster. Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary held on for a 2-1 victory when they took on Belmont Primary in an exciting showdown. Wilkie Cumberbatch’s captain Damari Stoute and Amego Jordan scored while Raziel Lopey accounted for Belmont’s lone goal of the game.
Rivera Cottle’s two goals allowed St Giles Primary to edge People’s Cathedral 2-1. Matthew Clarke had the one goal for People’s Cathedral.
Despite that loss People’s Cathedral bounced back well to trounce St Ambrose 7-0 with two goals from Ethan Squires while Raqueleme Shepherd, Jeremy Small, Aaron Moore, Tristan Nightingale and Ryan Graham had one goal each.
Deante Chapman scored a hat-trick for St Paul’s who were victorious 7-1 over St Ambrose Primary. The other goal scorers for St Paul’s were Kobe Burgess, Akeel Holder, Khamar Porter and Abraham Roachford. Christian Gill had the one goal for St Paul’s.
Three games were played in zone six and at the National Stadium in a top of the table clash Wesley Hall won 2-0 when they took on Eden Lodge Primary. However in their second game Eden Lodge defeated Eagle Hall Primary 6-0. Deacons’ Primary got the better of Trinity 3-1 at Passage Road.
There were games played in zone eight at King George V Memorial Park and St Philip Primary were good enough for the 1-0 win against Reynold Weekes Primary with Indica Gay-Blackman scoring. Hilda Skeene Primary won 4-1 over St Martin’s Mangrove Primary with Kadari Webster getting a brace while Pierre Crawford and an own goal accounted for the other two strikes. Amari Griffith netted for St Martin’s Mangrove. The battle between St Luke’s Brighton and Bayley’s ended in a 1-1 draw with Xavier Webster scoring for St Luke’s Brighton and Jaden Baird netting for Bayley’s.
One game was played in zone one between hosts Ellerton Primary and Hill Top Preparatory and ended in a 1-1 draw. Dave Lovell scored for Hill Top and Tyreece Cumberbatch for Ellerton.