West Terrace Primary began their bid for the BICO-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Competition title on a winning note with a 4-1 victory over Sharon Primary thanks to Jamall Dey who scored a hat-trick.
In the featured game played at Bagatelle, St Thomas today, last year’s losing finalist West Terrace wasted no time scoring early in the first half when striker, Rajani Marshall passed the ball to Dey positioned in the box and he nudged the ball past Sharon Primary goalkeeper, Niko Carter.
The score remained 1-0 at the half-time whistle and on resumption Dey and his teammates went on the attack once more. Alissa Scantlebury came on in place of Marshall in the second half and almost made it 2-0 when she missed a golden opportunity to score with the ball and a yawning goal in front of her. It was Dey, however, who capitalized on another goal-scoring opportunity after Scantlebury missed the ball. He rushed in and stunned the goalkeeper with a powerful right-footed shot to take the score to 2-0.
With the game winding down Sharon Primary tried to get back in the game and midfielder Akil Chrystie was their answer when he volleyed the ball into the danger zone and followed through with a lovely left-footed strike over the head of West Terrace goal-keeper, Jayden Roberts. Sharon’s players looked optimistic that they could pull things back after that goal but that hope was short-lived as West Terrace would breach their defence on two further occasions, inclusive of Dey’s third of the day.
The second encounter was between St Stephen’s Primary and St Silas primary with the former winning 3-0. Once again it was another player scoring a hat-trick, this time St Stephen’s striker Chawee Griffith being the class act on the field.
In the first-half St Silas goalkeeper Amilion Jordan allowed St Stephen’s to take an early lead when he dropped the ball directly at the mouth of goal and Griffith took advantage of the error by blasting a shot past him. The second goal came as a result of a penalty when St Silas’ Malique Griffith handled the ball in the penalty area and Griffith scored from the charity spot.
The third goal was also as a result of another penalty, this time Jaiden Harvey being the guilty party who handled the ball. Griffith again obliged his team from the spot.
St Matthew’s Primary had a comfortable 4-0 victory over Welches Primary also played at Bagatelle.
Attacking mid-fielder Nadre Butcher was also on the ball scoring three goals for his team with the first coming through a penalty. The second goal came when striker Tre Riley passed the ball from the left of the field to Butcher who volleyed the ball and scored sensationally goal past the Welches custodian Jahmali Codrington.
At the start of the second period St Matthew’s wasted no time adding another goal when Butcher sent in a cross from the right side to striker Koby Whaite who made it look so easy when he dribbled the ball past the goalkeeper and into the net.
Butcher completed his hat-trick when he pushed the ball up the field, lobbed it over the heads of the Welches defenders and into the goal bars.
Cuthbert Moore stomped all over Mount Tabor with a crushing 6-0 victory at Gall Hill, St John.
Kevin Wickham led the onslaught with a brace of goals while Mount Tabor’s besieged custodian Alan Atkins also had efforts from Raheem Wickham, Tyrone Bailey and Shakron Jack elude him and find their way into the back of the nets.
In action at Speightstown, Honour Bradshaw’s double-strike was enough to give All Saints Primary a 2-0 win over Ignatius Byer. Also at the same ground Selah Primary defeated Gordon Greenidge 3-1.
At Market Hill, St. Jude’s were in attack mode throughout their encounter against St George Primary and were rewarded with a 3-0 victory. Lemar Catlyn, Teondre Hinkson and Shavon Blenman got on the scoresheet for the winners. Also at the same venue, Hilltop defeated Workman’s 3-0.
At Wotton, Jadeon Gamble netted for St Lawrence Primary while Kaleel Waithe found the back of the nets for St Christopher Primary in a 1-1 draw.
In another result today at Speightstown, Roland Edwards’ Jaquan Watson and Tanas Thorne scored to give their school a 2-0 win over Half Moon Fort Primary.