Title hunt

Unbeaten schools continue their trophy chase

Wilkie Cumberbatch continued their journey toward a possible repeat with a 1-0 victory over George Lamming as the BICO-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Competition continued at the Blenheim, St Michael playing field today. 

The defending champions took the lead in the first half when the ball was cleared just outside the 18-yard zone and Wilkie Cumberbatch midfielder Omari Layne right-booted the ball into the back of the nets.

St Cyprian’s continued their winning ways with a 2-1 result over St Giles Primary in another match also played at Blenheim. Right winger Nathaniel Rudder opened the scoring for St Cyprian’s when he received a pass from striker Joshua Johnson in the mid-field and Rudder ran on to the ball and was able to score an easy goal.

St Giles midfielder Ramon Griffith managed to pull things back and equalized before the first-half ended.  It was all to play for when the second-half resumed and ball possession frequently interchanged between the two teams.

In the latter stages of the game, it was St Cyprian’s who would take the lead through Johnson who dribbled his way past two defenders inside the box and took a shot that found the left corner of the nets.

With five minutes remaining St Giles turned on the heat and created a few goal-scoring opportunities but they failed to capitalize before the referee’s whistle signalled the end of play.

Following their loss yesterday People’s Cathedral rebounded to defeat St Paul’s Primary 2-0 at the same location.

It was just 30 seconds into the game when Sylvan Wade took advantage of a through ball which he ran on to and scored. This put St Paul’s Primary under early pressure which resulted in one of their players handling the ball in the area.

Wade scored the resulting penalty and the People’s Cathedral managed to hold on to their lead until the final whistle.

Charles F. Broome and Luther Thorne played to a 1-1 draw. It was easy going for both teams in the first half which ended 0-0.

However, the second half proved to be much more exciting when Shem Williams give the boys in blue the lead after receiving the ball and producing a strong right-footed kick in the box.

Charles F. Broome’s never-say-die attitude paid off three minutes later and they got the equalizer through Wayne Jones. He collected the rebound after Tor Burrowes took a shot at goal, the ball hit the goal bars and Jones followed up and scored to the elation of Charles F. Broome’s fans
at the ground.

In other matches played, St Mary’s Primary won 3-2 over Grazettes at Lumber Company. Jahshawn Goodman, Shaquan Lewis and Kyle Griffith each scored for St Mary’s while Daron Drakes and Tremaine Drakes scored for Grazettes. Hilda Skeene won 3-1 against Gordon Walters Primary on home turf with Tyreque Nurse scoring two and Renikko Lyte-Griffith scoring the other.

Tyrese Yarde was the lone goal scorer for Gordon Walters. At Passage road, Wesley Hall demolished Alfalah School 7-0.

Rivaldo Clarke put down his bat and gloves today and put on his football boots to score two goals for his team. Janesh Jannai was also in on the fun scoring a brace while Kemar John, Sunil Boucher and Ruel Bowen scored one goal each.

Westbury Primary also left Passage Road with a victory under their belts when they won 3-1 over Eden Lodge Primary. Jamali Hutson, Shakeem Springer and Jamar Glasgow scored one each while Shae Parris scored for Eden Lodge.

Please also see Pages 44&45 of our digital ePaper at http://epaper.barbadostoday.bb


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