Wilkie Cumberbatch had a goal feast today with Al Falah providing ample fodder when action in the Bico-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Tournament continued. Playing at Blenheim, St. Michael, the game was a one-sided affair from start to finish with the Pine, St. Michael school making a mockery of the improvement which Al Falah have been showing over the past two weeks.
Wilkie Cumberbatch simply ran rings around the Passage Road, St. Michael school winning 15-0 and bringing a broad smile across the face of their coach Andrew Bartlett. Al Falah’s main tormentor was Donte Greenidge who slammed six goals past the Al Falah custodian.
Team-mate Tajio James was not very far behind, helping himself to five goals. Also finding the back of the nets were Tavio Hope-Downes, Christian Beckles and Traniko Browne-Carter. They also benefited from an own goal. In other matches at Blenheim Belmont and Charles F. Broome drew 1-1 with Theron Edwards’ strike for Belmont being cancelled out by Jude Millar.
Two of the top teams from Zone 4, George Lamming Primary and St. Giles Primary also drew 1-1. Tyrique Belle netted for George Lamming and right on cue, crowd favourite Ishem Ellis scored for St. Giles. Grantley Prescod also defeated Luther Thorne 3-1 at Blenheim with yet another female in the tournament, Lyondra Lovell of Grantley Prescod catching the eye. The exposure which she has gained being a part of the Pinelands Youth Academy showed in her play.
Easy for West Terrace
At Bagatelle, St. Thomas, West Terrace continued their good run in the tournament in Zone 2 with an easy 3-0 win over Welches Primary. Kemar Payne, Khamal Cumberbatch and Kadeem Grandison scored for the winners.
At Trent’s, St. James substitute Chewe Griffith and Miguel Inniss both netted twice to lead St. Stephen’s Primary in a 6-0 rout of St. Silas Primary. Rashawn Rogers and Raheem Holligan scored the other goals. At Briar Hall, Christ Church, Mr. Consistent Niall Reid-Stephens scored yet again, this time a hat-trick, as Arthur Smith defeated Wills Primary 4-0. Jabarri Kidd also scored for Arthur Smith.
Also at Briar Hall Milton Lynch met with stiff resistance from Vauxhall Primary but still emerged victorious 3-1, thanks to a double strike from Nicholas Ellis and a third goal from Orlando Richards. Substitute Joshua Padmore scored for Vauxhall. Jared Stoute’s solo effort sufficed to give St. Batholomew a 1-0 win over St. Christopher who perhaps deserved a share of the points with the effort which they put in.
Moritz Ruck scored for Providence and Samuel Watson did likewise for Blackman and Gollop as their game ended in a 1-1 draw also at Briar Hall. Jacobi Brewster netted for St. Philip Primary as they defeated Reynold Weekes 1-0.
Meanwhile at Trents, St. James Good Shepherd were a no-show in the game against Sharon Primary. Grazettes Primary have already withdrawn from the competition. The tournament continues tomorrow at locations throughout the island. (WG)
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