Power plays

Milton Lynch Primary’s striker Shakobe Brathwaite scored two fantastic goals as his team defeated Arthur Smith Primary 3-2 in a keenly contested zone 7 match, as the BICO-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Tournament continued at Briar Hall, Christ Church today.

Paul Clarke was the first to score for Milton Lynch when the ball was played up-field and he found himself in sufficient unprotected space to pick his spot and launch a powerful strike into the back of the net.

Arthur Smith responded well when Tashaun Mayers took a free-kick from 22-yards out and with some help from the breeze the ball sailed just over the goalkeeper’s head and the first-half ended at 1-1.

Milton Lynch took the lead on resumption when Brathwaite scored a superb goal from 25-yards out to the delight of his coach and teammates. Then they went up 3-1 when Cadri Walcott was brought down inside the box by Arthur Smith defender Shay Prescod and Brathwaite scored from the penalty spot.

Milton Lynch goal-scorer Shakobe Brathwaite (right) works his way past two Arthur Smith defenders.
Milton Lynch goal-scorer Shakobe Brathwaite (right) works his way past two Arthur Smith defenders.
Kemarco Gay (right) of Milton Lynch gets his boot to the ball before Devon Bynoe of Arthur Smith.
Kemarco Gay (right) of Milton Lynch gets his boot to the ball before Devon Bynoe of Arthur Smith.

Arthur Smith captain Chad Nicholas got a late consolation goal when he managed to ghost past Milton Lynch’s defenders and beat their goalkeeper Yohan Layne.

All zone seven matches were played at Briar Hall and St Christopher defeated St Angela’s 1-0 thanks to Ako Blackman who had nothing to do other than finish well after a beautiful build-up play from his teammates. St Gabriel’s School won 3-0 over Vauxhall Primary and St Lawrence Primary defeated Wills Primary 2-0.

St Gabriel's goal scorer Ryan Lashley (right) showed that he was just as strong and competitive as Shaquon Butcher of Vauxhall Primary.
St Gabriel’s goal scorer Ryan Lashley (right) showed that he was just as strong and competitive as Shaquon Butcher of Vauxhall Primary.

In other matches played in Speightstown, St. Peter in zone one, Roland Edwards had no problems brushing aside Ignatius Byer 3-1. Gordon Greenidge had the better of St Lucy 4-1, Half Moon Fort Primary edged Boscobel 1-0 while All Saints trounced Selah Primary 5-0.

In zone two games West Terrace also had a great morning, thrashing Sharon Primary 5-0. St James also won their game 5-0 against Good Shepherd. Meanwhile, St Stephen’s Primary dispatched St Silas Primary 4-0 and Welches won 3-0 over St Albans.

In zone five action St John Primary won 4-1 over St Judes. Workman’s Primary also had much to shout about when they defeated St George 3-1. 

(Photographs by Morissa Lindsay)

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