Bayley’s Primary trounced St Mark’s Primary 5-0 today at King George V Memorial Park with speedy striker Shamar Clarke netting a brace, as action continued in the BICO-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Football Tournament.
Three goals were scored in the first half and Shamar Griffith gave his side an early lead by chipping the ball over the head of St Mark’s goalkeeper Aaron Payne who was having a difficult time in the goal bars.
Clarke then joined in the fun and struck one from the center and scored to the right of Payne who did not get any assistance throughout the game from his defenders who for some reason ran away from the ball. Bayley’s put themselves in a commanding position by adding another goal just before half time.
In the second half Omari Haynes came on and made it 4-0 when the ball was thrown in from the left and found his forehead and the header beat keeper Payne who had no chance. Then to put icing on a well-deserved victory Clarke scored his second goal of the match and again St Mark’s defenders did nothing to deny him.
Despite that convincing win Bayley’s are not in the top three of Zone one standings currently being led by Half Moon Fort Primary with nine points. Ignatius Byer have six points and Gordon Greenidge, four. St Alban’s Primary will no doubt secure a place in the quarter-final round as they are in a firm position on 16 points in zone two while Sharon Primary and St James Primary are on nine points each.
Grantley Prescod Primary have so far dominated Zone three and are on 18 points. Second placed A DaCosta Edwards Primary are on six and Holy Innocents five and would need to work extremely hard to stop push Grantley Prescod from the top rungs. St Cyprian’s Boys’ and Charles F. Broome are tied on 14 and Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary and Luther Thorne are also up in there tied on 12 in Zone 4.
Zone five is also interesting as just one point separates Bay Primary on 13 from Ellerton Primary on 12, while St George Primary and Cuthbert Moore are nine each. Eden Lodge are out front in Zone six on 15 points with their closest rival being Westbury Primary and Deacons Primary on seven.
Zone seven is pretty tight but at the moment Milton Lynch Primary lead on 13 points but are closely trailed by Arthur Smith Primary on 12 in second position, while St Gabriel’s and Wills Primary are on ten each. Competition is also stiff in Zone eight with Blackman and Gollop leading the way with 13 points followed by Hilda Skeene and Reynold Weekes on ten each.
There were several matches played today and in zone one played at Speightstown, Half Moon Fort Primary won 1-0 against Gordon Greenidge Primary and Ignatius Byer won 2-0 over All Saints Primary. At Bagatelle, defending champions St Stephen’s won 2-0 when they took on Sharon Primary. Good Shepherd also had something to celebrate with a 3-0 win against Welches Primary.
In Zone five Providence edged Cuthbert Moore Primary 1-0 at Greens, St George Primary won 2-0 over St Margaret’s Primary at Gall Hill and Mount Tabor Primary defeated Workman’s Primary 4-1. Two games were played at Ellerton, St George in that zone and Ellerton Primary gave home fans a reason to shout by defeating Bay Primary 2-0 and in the other encounter St John Primary were beaten 3-0 by Hill Top Preparatory.
Matches were also played in zone seven at Briar Hall and St Winifred’s beat St Christopher Primary 1-0, Milton Lynch Primary won 2-0 against St Gabriel’s, Vauxhall Primary defeated St Lawrence 1-0 while St Angela’s and Arthur Smith Primary played to a 1-1 draw.