Tyreke Rice produced a brace as Paradise were victorious 2-1 against Deacons when the National Youth Cup continued this morning at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf.
It was a keenly contested battle between the two teams but Paradise having one of the better Under-15 teams in the competition managed to get the better of their opponents when Rice slotted home both chances in the 18th and 25th minutes respectively.
With 35 minutes being afforded for the two respective halves, Deacons, under pressure to respond to the boys from Dover with their 2-0 lead, managed to pull one back in the 39th minute through Rahgido Prescott.
In the other Under-15 match-up, Mavericks and Ivy Rovers played to a goalless draw. Mavericks had the bulk of the chances but failed to score when the opportunity presented itself and Ivy Rovers had a few opportunities of their own but were frequently thwarted by Mavericks’ defence.
There were other games played today and at the Barclays Ground, Mavericks Under-11 came out on the winning end with a 3-0 result against Kickstart. Also in that division, Barbados Soccer Academy defeated Empire 4-2 and Pro Shottas were 3-2 victors against St Andrew Lions.
Kickstart Under-nines, however, had cause to celebrate when they trounced Mavericks 5-0. Route 16 were also whipped by a major margin losing 6-0 to Pro Shottas and Wildey got the better of Whitehall 3-2.