Government Technical Institute (G.T.I) moved unto to the next round of the Digicel School Football Championship after defeating St. Joseph High 3-1 on Monday at the Ministry of Education Ground.
Shawn Nassy, Tafari Simon and Ronaldo Thomas notched goals for the Technical Institute while Denzel Gomes was the lone scorer for the St. Joseph High.
Nassy gave G.T.I the lead after a series of shots of on goal by himself and teammates but his efforts eventually paid virtue when he forced his way behind the back-line and made a simple tap in the 28th minute.
G.T.I continued to dominate the ball possession, as Simon latched onto a loose ball with his left, striking with a powerful shot that went into the top right hand corner, piercing the hands of the outstretched keeper in the 36th minute.
It was then over to the nimble Thomas to extend his side’s lead when he made a quick dash down the right, taking a shot from inside the
box that beat the keeper on his low left in the 41st.
The perfect performance by GTI until was marred when an infringement occurred inside their penalty area and it gave St. Joseph’s a chance to reduce the lead.
Gomes causally scored the penalty in the 43rd, with a scorching shot to the left post, beating the diving Carlos Caesar, in what proved to be the final goal of the match.
The second half commenced with an invigorated St. Joseph’s unit taking the field but they lacked the pace and power needed to unsettle GTI’s defence.
Over at the Tucville ground, Lodge Secondary won via walkover against Business School.
Today’s feature game match will pit last year’s runners-up Chase Academy against Trust College at the Ministry of Education ground from 15:30 hrs.