The finalists for the inaugural National Youth Cup have been decided and the quest to become champions will take place this Thursday.
The opening semifinal contest for Under-nines played out between zone A winners Brittons Hill and Paradise Monday morning. Playing at the Barclay’s Ground in Wildey, St Michael, Brittons Hill stayed true to their tournament form as they defeated Paradise 6-1.
Christian Lawrence, the son of Arantees, who plays for Barbados and Weymouth Wales as a forward, secured a hat-trick with goals in 14th, 35th and 36th minutes respectively. The other three outstanding goals came off the boot of Aaron Blacks in the fifth and Thierry Chauzel in the 13th minute, along with an own goal in the 25th. Amari Mondoor was the lone player who found the back of the nets for Paradise.
The other matchup in that division was a clash between rivals Pro-Shottas and Kick Start with the former registering a thrilling 3-2 victory. Kick Start who came from being a goal down to lead 2-1 thanks to Troy Corbin’s strike in the 13th minute and Khyrique Odle- Patrick’s goal in the 16th. But Pro-Shottas fought back with goals from Ari Manning in the eighth, Tremon Francis in the 39th and Aidan Warner in the 40th being responsible for his team reaching the final.
Pro-Shottas were once against celebrating having reached the Under-11 final. And guess what? Against Kick Start who began celebrating as early as the 15th minute compliments Kymani Trotman. But Pro-Shottas equalized and took control through Matthieu Clarke’s 24th minute goal, Elliot Mathew’s effort in the 36th minute and James Moore 47th minute trike.
They will join Paradise, 2-0 victors over West Coast. After 50 minutes of regular time the game came down to a penalty shoot out and with each team being granted three spot kicks, the boys from Dovers secured their places thanks to Malikah Holder and Zeco Rogers.
The Under15s were in action at the Barbados Football Association’s AstroTurf and Pro-Shottas came out on the losing end this time around as they were trounced 5-1 by Mavericks. Raequan Jones got down to business as early as the opening minute and went on to earn a hat-trick, scoring in the 14th and 20th minutes. Dejuan Walcott’s 39th minute effort and an own goal in the 33th minute were the other two goals scored. Zachary Bellamy scored Pro-Shottas lone goal.
Meanwhile, zone A winners White Hall destroyed Wildey 10-0 in the final encounter. Sharad McAllister scored in the 15th, 32nd, and 47th minutes. Tyrek King also joined in on the fun with a hat-trick of his own scoring in the 49th, 55th and 57th minutes. Jamol Williams netted a brace in the 19th and 38th minutes while Zenicko Browne [48th] and Tariq Christie [59th] had a goal each.