Chase’s Academic Foundation, New Central High and Bush Lot Secondary are among the teams that will compete in the quarterfinal round of the ExxonMobil Under-14 schools’ football tournament in the Boys’ division.
Round of 16 action over the weekend at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Ground, Carifesta Avenue was the decider of the quarterfinal teams that will go into action this weekend.
Bush Lot Secondary were the first team to book passage to the next round, with a thrilling 5-3 victory over East Ruimveldt Secondary.
Bush Lot drew first blood by way of a John Fullerton goal in only the second minute of the game. However, goals from Gary Primo (13th), Jaden Abraham (11th) and Jerimiah Low (18th) gave East Ruimveldt a commanding lead. When all looked lost, Bush Lot’s Quancy Fraser did the unthinkable, netting four goals in the 30th, 31st, 32nd and 38th for his team’s victory.
Patentia Secondary eased past Cummings Lodge Secondary 2-1 in the following game. Goals for Patentia came from Jairam Ashmid and Kemraj Hemnauth in the 9th and 16th minutes respectively while Cummings Lodge’s consolation goal came off the boots of Cleon London in the 30th.
It was a walk in the park for Christianburg Wismar Secondary as they got the better of Dora Secondary 2-0. Pharez Noble was responsible for both goals in the 22nd and 23rd minutes.
Th other Linden team in the competition, Mackenzie High, did not have luck on their side, however, as they were edged out of the competition by Bartica Secondary. Riley Tracey scored the lone goal of the encounter in the final minutes of the game (39th) to hand Bartica the win.
Westminster Secondary continued their good showing in the competition, defeating Marian Academy 3-1. Raheem Romney, Michell Singh and Semien Mc Lean all found the back of the net for Westminster, while Nyhl George was Marian Academy’s lone goalscorer.
Another close encounter saw Waramuri Primary Top getting past Fort Wellington Secondary after a 1-0 affair. Waramuri’s Bradley Williams was the man of the moment, netting the lone goal in the 55th minute.
One goal each from Tyrell Walcott (31st), Darius Chester (28th) and Ranny Yaw (40th) sealed a 3-0 victory for Chase’s Academy over Dolphin Secondary.
Meanwhile, another entertaining game saw New Central High defeating Vergenoegen Secondary 4-2. Caedon Whyte and Trevor Gordon were responsible for New Central’s scalps while Devon Williams netted a brace for Vergenoegen.
The quarter-finals in the ExxonMobil tournament are set for this Saturday, June 10, at the same venue. The oil giant, following the conclusion of the Round of 16, handed over branded kits to the teams that will compete in the quarter-final round. The tournament is also supported by the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), through its Pepsi brand, and MVP Sports.