Goals aplenty in schools football

St Martin’s Mangrove Primary 7-0 trouncing of St Luke’s Brighton Primary has placed them in a dominant position in zone eight of the BICO-sponsored National Sports Council’s Schools Football Competition.

Donico Franklyn led St Martin’s Mangrove attack with a brace while teammates Amari Griffith, Javon Greene, Keshmar Brathwaite, and Renico Taitt-Best all netted one goal each along with an own goal today at King George V Memorial Park.

Laron Gay of St Luke’s Brighton Primary (wearing blue) makes a tackle on St Martin’s Mangrove goal-scorers Kishmar Brathwaite (left) and Amari Griffith (right).

The top two teams of zone eight so far are St Martin’s on 13 points and Gordon Greenidge Primary on ten. In the other match played Blackman and Gollop defeated Hilda Skeene 2-0 compliments goals from Tyler Niles and Christian Als, the son of Philip Als who completed the Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Challenge with teammate Randal Valdez back in 2003 to become the first Caribbean team to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Hilda Skeene Primary’s goalkeeper Joziah Burgess did well to ensure this shot taken by Runeko Bellamy did not get past him.

Wesley Hall Primary put five goals past Lawrence T Gay Memorial Primary to come out on top 5-1 in zone six at the National Stadium. Wesley Hall who were runners up in 2014 against Grantley Prescod are leading the way on 13 points in that zone but will need to win their next few games to ensure Eden Lodge Primary trailing closely behind on 12 does not overtake them at the top with Deacons Primary in third position on ten.

Deacons’ Andrew Gooding and Rakario Sandiford (in blue) defending against Alex Marshall of Eden Lodge.

Scoring for Wesley Hall were Tyjae Delpeache, Thierry Corbin, Kevion Newton, Javion Whitehall and Amir Howard. Disdend Franklyn-Harewood netted the lone goal for Lawrence T Gay. Other results coming out of zone six, St Mary’s Primary won 1-0 over Grazettes Primary thanks to a goal scored by Corey Allain. Westbury Primary defeated Trinity Academy 4-1 and Deacons Primary edged Eden Lodge Primary 3-2.

Chad Arrindell (l) from Westbury looking to tackle Donte Eversley (with ball) from Trinity Academy.

Tyrese Carrington scored twice and Taja Carrington scored once for the winners while Jean Pierre Bushell and Ajahrey Mayers netted for Eden Lodge. In the match between Trinity and Westbury chad Arrindell netted a brace and T-Shawn Weekes also scored two for Westbury.

Carmelo Leacock (with ball) from Trinity Academy looks to go past Azario Parris from Westbury.

In zone two Sharon Primary are ahead on 13 points and Friday morning at Orange Hill, Sharon got the better of St Silas Primary 3-0 with two goals off the boot of Keshon Quintyne and Karos Greaves one. Good Shepherd Primary beat St Alban’s 2-1 who currently in second position on ten in the points standings. James Pounder scored one and there was an own goal from St Alban’s. Revaldo Massiah put away the lone strike for St Alban’s.

Two other matches were played in that zone with St Stephen’s Primary and West Terrace Primary playing to a 2-2 draw.

Shakem Holder of St Luke’s Brighton (left) goes high for this clearance away from Xavier Chalon-Leach of St Martin’s Mangrove Primary.

At Shorey Village in zone three, Grantley Prescod Primary are currently tied on a total of nine points with Hillaby Turners Hall in the standings. Grantley Prescod got past A DaCosta Edwards 4-1 to win that showdown. Meanwhile Holy Innocents Primary defeated St Bernard’s 4-1. St Elizabeth Primary dominated St Joseph Primary 6-1 with goals from Shamario Holder, two, Oshea Mayers, Keishon Mayers, Khomani Griffith and Jajhari Barrow while St Elizabeth gifted an own goal.

Eden Lodge’s Simeon Yearwood looks to make a pass while the diminutive Brandon Babb (in blue) from Deacons tries to block the attempt with his body.

Belmont Primary and St Giles Primary played to a 1-1 draw in the one match played today at Blenheim in zone four. Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary are looking good with a tally of 16 and St Cyprian Boys behind on 13.

In the other outstanding zones, All Saint’s Primary lead on 15 points in zone one.  St George Primary have the edge in zone five on 12 points and Bay Primary are on ten while the competition in zone seven is shaping up nicely with Milton Primary on 18 points along with St Gabriel’s and St Winifred’s School both with 13 each.

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