Football clash

A top of the table clash in zone six of the National Sports Council’s BICO Primary Schools Football Tournament ended with Wesley Hall Primary getting the better of Deacons Primary with a 1-0 victory.

This morning at the National Stadium the two were in battle to see who would top the zone and after playing their seventh game of the competition unbeaten Wesley Hall did well to finish with 21 points ahead of Deacons on 16.

Just before half-time Deacons were in celebration mode when they found an opening in the 12-yard box and captain Keshawn Smith was in place to bury the ball into the back of the nets only for it to be called off-side by linesman Mario Wilson.

Deacons’ footballers held their heads in disbelief and supporters on the sidelines voiced their opinions as the first-half ended 0-0.

Edwin Barnett (left) of Wesley Hall Primary tries to prevent Kadane Archer of Deacons Primary from pushing the ball forward.
Edwin Barnett (left) of Wesley Hall Primary tries to prevent Kadane Archer of Deacons Primary from pushing the ball forward.

When the second-half commenced, both teams were good defensively and needed that one breakthrough that eventually went in favour of Wesley Hall with a penalty. Edwin Barnett took a cornerkick from the right aimed low towards the goal bars and Deacons goalkeeper Shane Carrington missed it completely and defender Jaden Nurse, in an effort to stop the ball from going inside the bars, hit it with his hands.

Jaden Nurse (left) scored the all important penalty for Wesley Hall Primary and took time to celebrate with captain Renico Rouse. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)
Jaden Nurse (left) scored the all important penalty for Wesley Hall Primary and took time to celebrate with captain Renico Rouse. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

Nurse stepped up to the spot and scored to the right of Deacons’ keeper Carrington as Wesley Hall erupted in celebration.

At Passage Road, Tishawn Weekes’ strike gave Westbury a 1-0 win over Lawrence T Gay.

At Ellerton, St George, Ellerton Primary and St Judes played to a 2-2 draw. Jayden Goodridge and Javon Parris netted for Ellerton while Kishmar Burrowes and Jaquan Ward were  the goal scorers for St Judes.

In another match at that venue the prolific Amir Gustave scored once again as Bay Primary defeated Hill Top 1-0. Bay Primary head Zone 5 with 22 points from nine games with one to go. St George also have 22 from a similar number of games and are in second place. Ellerton are third on 21 points from nine games. Hill Top are out of the running.

At Greens, St George, Cuthbert Moore defeated Workman’s Primary 2-0 with goals from Aaron Holder and Tyrese McGeary. Both these teams are also in Zone 5 and will not be advancing to the round of 16.

At Gall Hill, St John, St Margaret’s and St John Primary played to a 0-0 draw.

Nathan Gibbs of Deacons Primary tries to clear the ball away from Robinho Husbands of Wesley Hall.
Nathan Gibbs of Deacons Primary tries to clear the ball away from Robinho Husbands of Wesley Hall.

Playing in Speightstown, St Peter, All Saints defeated Half Moon Fort 4-2 with Najae Hinds and Jacobi Morris each getting a brace. Scoring for Half Moon Fort were Jamari Benn and Netori Graham. These teams are both in Zone 1 and have not made it to the knockout round after completing their seven preliminary games.

The big clash between the top teams in Zone 1 ended in a 3-2 win for Gordon Greenidge over Ignatius Byer. Tremaine Cox got a brace and Khimani Cox also scored for the winners, while Dontae Scantlebury and Devonte Bynoe netted for Ignatius Byer.

Ignatius Byer still topped the zone with 18 points ahead of Gordon Greenidge on 17 after their seven preliminaries.

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