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St Leonard’s focused on retaining title

Defending champions Pine Hill St Leonard’s Boys are on course to winning another double crown championship.

On Friday at the University of the West Indies Astroturf they defeated Alexandra 2-1 to head into the semifinals of the Barbados Secondary Schools Knockout semifinals scheduled for Wednesday.

Should they defeat their old nemesis Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic – a team made up of several St. Leonard’s old boys – they would be into yet another final. However that road will not be smooth as SJPP are yet unbeaten in Division 2 after they were surprisingly demoted last year for not completing their quota of matches as a result of illness to coach Billy Hurley.

Jarad Maxius of Parkinson (r) has been among the best strikers in the tournament.

Jarad Maxius of Parkinson (r) has been among the best strikers in the tournament.

The other semifinal will be between two League 2 teams. Newcomers Barbados Vocational Training Board who also are unbeaten in all competitions and St. George Secondary School will face off.

St Leonard’s, already with an unassailable lead in the League 1 cup are ahead of Lester Vaughan and The Foundation School on 21 points, 13 and 10 respectively.

Last week’s action saw Tang Parkinson making a late rally for third place in the League 2 Cup competition with three substantial victories. First they edged St. Michael School 2-1 with goals from Shaquon Tull and Coby Mayers while Kamal Moore responded for the home side.

On Wednesday they demolished Princess Margaret 9-0 with six goals from Jarad Maxius, two from Shaquon Tull and one from Tyrese Horton while on Friday they trounced Ellerslie 4-0 at the UWI Astroturf with  one goal from Shaquon Tull and three more goals from Maxius bringing his total up to 13 but still way behind the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s  Kavian Inniss who has 19 goals in all competitions including five hat-tricks.

Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic and The BVTB lead League 2 with 21 and 18 points respectively and will meet shortly to determine the winner of the League 2 competition. 

Source: (PR)

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