Chase Academy footballers establish pecking order in Milo tournament


By Treiston Joseph

It was only the opening day of the Milo School Football Tournament and three-time defending champions Chase Academy did not hesitate to declare who is ‘king of the Milo ring’ with a 12-0 drubbing of Carmel Secondary on Saturday at the Ministry of Education ground.

The defending champions came out gunning, and quickly asserted themselves on their opponents when captain of the squad Jeremy Garrett rose for a header and directed it into the top left hand side of the goal in the second minute off a corner kick.

With the flood gates open, Carmel really never had a chance as the second goal came in the 21st minute through a strike from Randel Peters.

Malachi Adonis would score back-to-back goals in the 22nd and 24th minutes, while Nickolas McArthur dropped a solo effort in the 29th minute. Stephan Rudd ended the first half with goal in the 42nd minute to make the score-line 6-0 at the halfway point.

Part of the action between Cummings Lodge and St. Roses High

Similarly to the first half, Garrett got the ball rolling for a double with a goal in the 49th minute, while Rudd notched the last goal of the game in the 65th minute for his double.

Prior to Rudd’s goal, Isaiah Jack, Kevin Padmore and Marcus Wilson all scored solo efforts in the 52nd, 62nd and 64th minutes respectively. Chase also benefitted from an own goal in the first half as the play of Carmel did not aid their chances in the mismatch.

Meanwhile, St. Roses High School topped Cummings Lodge 2-0 to get their campaign off to a positive start. Both sides played evenly but, St. Roses just had better finishes to push their side to the victory with Akeem Forde breaking through in the 21st minute of the match to end the first half ahead.

Shane France scored the second goal just on the resumption of the second half as the match was basically a stalemate the rest of the way with possession being exchanged in the mid-filed for the majority of the second half.

The final game of the day was between Buxton and the Business School with the former emerging as a victors with a 4-2 scoreline.

The Business School looked good in the opening minutes scoring two straight through strikes from Jermaine Padmore in the seventh and 15th minutes.

Shamar Kingston dropped Buxton’s first goal in the 27th minute as the remainder of the first half played out with the Business School holding on to their 2-1 advantage.

The second half was a much different story as the pace of Buxton was too much for the Business School to handle with Shamar Singh and Shamar Scott scoring goals in the 52nd and 66th minutes respectively while Kingston scored a double in the 70th minute to seal the deal. 

Action in the tournament will continue today (Sunday, January 28) at the Ministry of Education ground.

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