ExxonMobil U14 concludes exciting group stage

The stakes were high on Saturday in the ExxonMobil Boys’ and Girls’ Under-14 school football tournament, with a number of teams fighting to stay alive in the competition.
The day began with Chase’s Academic Foundation breaking Three Miles Secondary’s winning streak in a 3-2 encounter. Akeel Young netted a brace in the 6th and 15th minutes while Trevon Glasgow (12th) scored the other in Chase’s winning effort. On the losing side, Labron Mendonca (22nd) and Aaron King (24th) netted one apiece.
A 30th-minute Ayden Kench goal and an own goal in the 14th pushed Abram Zuil Secondary past St Joseph’s 2-1. Akel Sahaeo netted St Jospeh’s equaliser in the 26th minute.
A brace from Jadan Christian in the 3rd and 11th minutes and one from Garfield Jones in the 17th helped Bartica Secondary ease past East Ruimveldt’s boys in a 3-1 affair. Jadan Abrams netted East Ruimveldt’s lone goal in the 27th minute.
Then, one each off the boots of Floyd Thomas, Nigel Sulker and Jadon Bourne in the 14th, 20th and 24th minute respectively helped Patentia Secondary to a 3-0 defeat of New Campbellville.

A look back at the ExxonMobil U14 action over the weekend

It was a fierce battle between VYC and Leonora Secondary, but the latter eventually prevailed 4-2. Keon Grant led with a brace in the 9th and 28th minutes, while Issiah Wilson (22nd) and Quincy Fraser (26th) were the goal scorers for Leonora. Tyre Liverpool (5th) and Casmir Thomas (30th) were on-target for VYC.
School of the Nations edged Queen’s College 2-1, compliments of a brace from Emannuel Yakara in the 10th and 34th minutes, while QC’s only reply came from Javier Mendonca in the 10th.
Hope Secondary upset Waramuri Primary Top boys with a win by the same margin. Malachi Khan (12th) and Kenrick Pellew (30th) netted one each for Hope, while Waramuri’s only goal came off the boots of Bradley Williams in the 18th.
A similar scoreline was also witnessed when Christ Church Secondary and President’s College met. Jadel Liverpool (7th, 28th) scored the double for Christ Church while Quaison Cooke found the back of the net in the 30th for PC’s consolation.
One strike each from Ramario Garraway (15th) and Elwyn Lewis (27th) spurred Brickdam Secondary to a 2-0 win over Charlestown Secondary.
A solitary strike from Jaquan Smith in the 19th minute made the difference between winners West Demerara Secondary and Bush Lot Secondary in a 1-0 affair.
The 2-2 draw between Bygeval and Carmel Secondary was a comedy of errors as both sides netted own goals. Outside of that, Jefferson Rodriguez (31st) and Earl Lawrence (22nd) netted one each for the two schools, respectively.
The result was similar between Christianburg Wismar and Westminster Secondary. Shakell Waaldijk (11th) and Germine Garrett (28th) were the marksmen for Westminster while D’ Wayne Garraway (6th) and Pharez Noble (23rd) scored for the Linden side.
Meanwhile, an entertaining final game of the day saw Dolphin Secondary holding the dominant Santa Rosa Secondary to a 2-all draw. Kevin Norton (18th) and Shane James (23rd) were the goal scorers for Santa Rosa while Gowan Adams (16th) and Tyler Abrams (27th) netted once each for Dolphin.
New Amsterdam’s Natan Henry opened the scoring in their clash with St John’s College in the fourth minute, but St John’s Jeremiah Williams levelled the scores in the 21st for a 1-all draw between the two.
In other games that didn’t have a clear result, New Central High and Cotton Field Secondary, Annandale and L’ Aventure Secondary, and Marian Academy and West Ruimveldt all played to a stalemate.
Over in the girls’ competition, the goals rained down like the weeks prior.
Santa Rosa Secondary, again, had a big win, pummelling Abram Zuil 9-0. Veronica Chatta led with five goals in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 20th, and 29th minutes while Maria Atkinson (16th, 22nd) netted a brace and Anelisa Robinson scored one in the 28th.
Defending champions Waramuri Primary Top downed Carmel Secondary 7-0, on the back of a team effort from Erika Harris (2nd, 16th, 25th); Darwina Boyal (5th); Nickisha Williams (14th, 27th) and Brentia Marks (29th). Another team effort saw Marian Academy drubbing Dolphin Secondary by the same margin. This time, Caitlin Larose opened the scoring in the first minute, followed by goals from Skyler DeNobrega (12th); Kaleigh Todd (11th, 30th); Ashely Walton (22nd); Ella Fernandes (24th) and Haley Haberkorn (28th).
One strike each from Arianna Stoby, Dalisa Joseph and Melissa Evans in the 20th, 25th and 28th minutes powered Three Miles Secondary to a 3-1 victory over Tucville Secondary. Cearra Glasgow had earlier opened the scoring for Tucville in the 10th minute.
President’s College later defeated Charity Secondary by the same margin, with a brace from Reyanna Gounga in the 25th and 28th minutes and one from Kimore Edwards in the 20th. Similarly, Emily Desilva netted Charity’s consolation early in the fourth minute.

Led by an Ashante Scott hat-trick in the 2nd, 5th and 10th minutes, Bush Lot’s girls overcame Westminster Secondary 6-0. Moneta Fraser (29th, 33rd) registered a brace while Latisha Jack scored the 6th in the 27th minute.
Another five- goal haul came off the boots of Nerismar Williams (5th, 10th, 13th, 16th, 27th) as Bartica flattened Cotton Field by the same 6-0 margin. Keyls Williams (25th) scored Bartica’s other goal.
IAE needled Christ Church’s girls on the back of a Tamera Fredericks strike in the 28th.
Then, goals from Rodlesa Collins (4th) and Serina Cox (6th) led East Ruimveldt and New Campbellville Secondary to a 1-1 draw.
Also in shared results, New Central High and New Amsterdam Secondary played to a stalemate.
The ExxonMobil U14 tournament will head into the Round of 16 this weekend at the same venue.