St Leonard’s Boys are into the Under-19 Coca-Cola Barbados Secondary Schools’ Football League semi-finals.
They comfortably defeated Alexandra School 3-1 when the two sides met this afternoon at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.
The lads from Speightstown, St Peter had taken an early lead in the 23rd minute compliments Malique Springer but seven minutes later Dishon Howell shook the nets with the equalizer to make it 1-1 at half-time. Four minutes into the second half and national under-17 player Niall Reid-Stephens stamped his authority by burying goal number two to give St Leonard’s the lead in the 44th time period.
Then nine minutes before the contest ended Thierry Gale placed the icing on the cake with a goal in the 71st minute.
Following that encounter Parkinson Memorial mauled Ellerslie 4-0. Just seconds before the end of the first half Jarad Maxius launched a long range shot that sailed right of Ellerslie goalkeeper Terry Graham and into the net. That was the beginning of Maxius’ journey to a well-deserved hat-trick.
At the resumption of play in the second half Shaquan Tull got into the thick of things for Parkinson when the ball was played inside the 18-yard box to him and he did what was expected and finished the job in the 43rd minute.
From there the guys from the Pinelands took control of proceedings as Maxius added goal number two to his name scoring in the 50th minute due to poor defending from the Black Road lads who allowed Parkinson to encamp on their turf and make a meal of their defence.
Of course Parkinson were hungry for more since Ellerslie fed them the ball so easily and Maxius especially took advantage for his third goal of the match that came in the 66th minute, to the delight of Parkinson’s modest supporters.
The semifinal is slated for next week Wednesday at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.