‘Multi’ makes successful start to title defence with 7 – 0 win over Linden Foundation
Defending Champions and four-time winners Christianburg Wismar Secondary School, popularly known as ‘Multi’ got off to their ‘drive for five’ in an exciting fashion, when they hammered the Linden Foundation Secondary 7 – 0 in the Digicel Schools Football Championship.
Played at the Wisburg Secondary School ground, ‘Multi’ was led by a hat-trick from Brian Joseph (15th, 16th and 25th minutes) a strike each from Keshawn Dey (2nd), Hubert Adams (47th), Omar Brewley (58th) and Shaquille Campbell (70th).
Christianburg Wismar Secondary is the tournament’s most decorated school, only losing once in five years, with the Georgetown Technical Institute (GTI) defeating them in the finals of the inaugural championship.
Dey placed the champions in the lead in as early as the second minute when he was left unmarked in the penalty area following a scrimmage from a corner and he lashed his effort past the goalkeeper.
Johnson became the next player to trouble the score-sheet after leaping high in the air to deliver a rapier-like header past the keeper from a cross from the left side.
One minute later he was back in action this time unleashing a fierce right-footer from center-field that scurried past a host of defenders and the goalkeeper to make it 3-0.
Things went from bad to worse for Linden Foundation as they conceded another goal and guess who it was the effervescent Johnson, who raced on to a fumbled saved from the goalkeeper to punch into an empty net to make it 4-0 in the opening period.
The champs continued to attack with fervour, but Linden Foundation defence held firm, not allowing any more goals before the half time whistle sounded.
In the second period, ‘Multi’ continued where they left off and stretched their lead two minutes after the resumption when Adams netted a penalty after an infringement in the box to make it 5-0.
Mid-field maestro Brewley, who had squandered a few chances, came into the act and fired in the sixth goal as ‘Multi’ seemed intent on sending a stern warning to any team with the ambition to dethrone them.
Campbell then put the seal on the deal with a thunderous strike following a cross from the left flank that he raced on to which finished at the back of the net.