If prayers were offered to the gods by St Lucy supporters at Briar Hall, Christ Church on Saturday night, they weren’t answered.
The lads from the north were on the receiving end of one of the heaviest defeats of this year’s David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils Football Classic when they were hammered 8-0 by a rampant Christ Church West.
Chai Hope was the main tormentor, inflicting a beaver-trick on the hapless St Lucy team that found the game being played on basically one side of the field – theirs.
Lloyd found the back of the nets in the 14th, 46th, 85th and 87th minutes and with a bit of luck could have possibly scored more. Adding to St Lucy’s torment was Raheim Sargeant with a brace in the 58th and 70th minutes, while Don Mondesir netted in the 19th minute and Nicholas Jones scored in the 81st minute.
Kyle Atherley in the 63rd minute and Dario Lewis with a strike two minutes later, scored the goals in Christ Church West Central’s 2-0 victory over St James South in the second match at Briar Hall.
In action at the Glebe, St George, St Michael North West and St Thomas played to a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Keon Atkins scored first for St Michael North West in the 13th minute via a penalty. Fewer than 10 minutes later, Shaquille Stewart, who had a brilliant game, equalized for St Thomas. North West went ahead just before half-time thanks to a goal from Adika Marville. After the break another infringement in the area resulted in a penalty for St Michael North West and Atkins made it 3-1 in the 51st minute.
But there was no despair for St Thomas fans as Stewart orchestrated increased pressure on his opponents’ defence. He would get his side’s second goal in the 64th minute to give St Thomas hope. And with the clock ticking down Stewart brought parity to proceedings with a goal in the 81st minute to complete an inspirational hat-trick.
In another game at the Glebe a late 87th minute penalty by Ramar Miller for St Michael Central gave them a share of the spoils against St George North for whom Kemar Hannaway had netted in the 3rd minute of the game.
Last Friday in a game played at Blenheim, St Michael, St Philip North defeated St Michael South East 3-2. Daniel Rowe (7th and 37th minutes) and Delisle Sobers in the 63rd minute scored for St Philip North while St Michael South East’s goals came compliments of Nicholas Best in the 10th minute and Jhamel Hinds in the 29th.
At the same venue St Michael East and Christ Church East Central played to a 2-2 draw. Tyrone Dixon in the 50th minute and Jamal Alleyne in the 74th scored for St Michael East, while Christ Church East Central got their goals from Khalil Gill and Jabarry Chandler in the 30th and 38th minutes respectively.
In a game at Bayville, St Michael, St Michael South won by 3-0 default over St Philip South.
The tournament’s group of sixteen will be determined this week and that stage of the competition begins with games on Friday at Combermere and on Saturday at Belleplaine, St Andrew.