42 goals on opening day of ExxonMobil U-14 football

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An astonishing 42 goals were scored on the opening day of the ExxonMobil Boys and Girls Under-14 Secondary Schools football tournament at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, on Saturday (June 9).

After being delayed by one week due to inclement weather, the scorching sun seemingly fuelled the budding talents who displayed promising signs with parents and teachers all giving rousing applauses in support.

For those who were not assisting toddlers in having a fondly kick or pierced in concentration on the words of their coach, eyes were pinned to the Buxton Youth Developers and Tutorial High clash as the 40 minutes of play simply saw a flurry of goals, but only from the boot of the Buxton unit.

Tyrese Daniels was the young playmaker, smashing a helmet-trick (1st, 8th, 20th & 30th). He got support from Makhaya Jarvis (11th & 23rd), Samuel Garnett (12th) and Rodwell Weeks (37th), in addition to own goals in the 38th and 39th.

On the other hand, Dolphin Secondary and Friendship Secondary brought more of the nerves in their seven-goal affair, with four going to the former.

Playmaker Nicholas Tappin helped himself to a brace (19th & 21st) for Dolphin, while Dwayne James and Ian Ward (27th) were his teammates on the scoresheet. For the opposing unit, Prince Holder with a double (13th & 34th) and Shane Webster (25th) were not enough to save them from defeat.

Part of the action on Saturday

Likewise, Teshawn Cudsoe’s hat-trick proved to the difference between Ann’s Grove Secondary and Charlestown Secondary. Cudsoe scored in the 28th, 33rd and 36th, which was just enough to outweigh the works of Sheldon Bowen (third) and Mickel Prince (38th).