Defending champions St. Gabriel’s lost further ground today when they were held to a 2-2 draw by St. Angela’s at Blenheim, St. Michael, as the tussle for supremacy in the Bico-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Tournament continued across the island.
Already in fourth position in their Zone 9, St. Gabriel’s found the going rather tough against St. Angela’s who entered the game topping the zone with 12 points to St. Gabriel’s nine points.
The defending champs would have hoped to get maximum points but found themselves outplayed by St. Angela’s and indeed owed their share of the points to an own goal conceded by St. Angela’s.
Providing most of the headaches for St. Gabriel’s was Kaipo Marshall who got a brace of goals and looked likely to score more with the speed on goal which he displayed. Ryan Lashley scored for St. Gabriel’s.
Also at Blenheim, St. Cyprian’s turned on the style in their encounter against St. Winifred’s defeating them 4-0 with Christopher Burnett netting a brace as he continued his terrific goal-scoring form. Also scoring were Kwame Small. The winners also benefited from an own goal.
At the same location, Anthony Alleyne’s double strike and a solo effort from Akeel Johnson earned Bay Primary an exciting 3-2 victory over the ever-improving People’s Cathedral. Netting for People’s Cathedral was Sylvan Wade with a brace.
At Speightstown, St. Peter, All Saints Primary defeated St. Lucy Primary 4-0 in a dominant performance that saw goals from Kyle Cumberbatch, substitute Je-Dane Griffith, Desean Boyce and Darien Clarke.
Ignatius Byer were in similar goal-scoring mood putting four goals past Half Moon Fort custodian Jonathan Kellman for a 4-1 result. Scoring for the winners were Ricone Bryan, Antwan Atwell, Jesonte Connell and Recarlo Boyce. Sheldon Bunbury scored for Half Moon Fort.
Also at Speightstown, Dejuan Toppin’s two-goal effort saw Selah Primary defeating Boscobel 2-1. Shaquon Griffith scored for Boscobel. Shachin Clarke scored for Gordon Greenidge Primary and Ramon Toppin responded for Roland Edwards in a 1-1 draw.
At Passage Road there was a keen battle between Eden Lodge and Westbury Primary with one of the features being the fearless, strong defending of Eden Lodge’s Aaliyah Boyce. However Westbury Primary were overall the better drilled squad and got a well deserved 3-1 win.
At Hilda Skeene, the home side continued their heavy goal-scoring form with a 7-0 mauling of Society Primary. Scoring for the winners were Tyrese Maynard and the ever-reliable Kai Brewster who both got hat-tricks. Damario Moore scored the other goal.
At Gall Hill, St. John, St. John Primary defeated St. Margaret’s 5-1 with goals from Tyrese Bushell who got a double strike, as well as Sahaj Dottin, Aaron Ward and Tyrel Richards. Arrigo Aymes netted for St. Margaret’s.
Other scores today were: Cuthbert Moore 2, St. George Primary 0; Ellerton 2, Workman’s 0; St. Jude’s 1, Mount Tabor 0; Deacons Primary 2, St. Mary’s 0.