Hockey: Bingo Spartans crush Her-ricanes 11-0


Bingo Spartans striker Abosaide Cadogan extended her lead as leading goal scorer of the tournament this weekend with a remarkable tally of four goals against the GCC Her-ricanes, leaving her well on her way to securing the scoring title for the Solo Under-19 Girls League.

The unbeaten Bingo Spartans dealt a crushing 11-0 blew to the Her-ricanes as they chalked up their fourth comfortable win in as many matches.  While the Her-ricanes goalkeeper, Empress Charles made some good saves in the opening minutes, Alana Chung would break the deadlock for the Spartans in the 12th minute of play.

The opening goal sparked the confidence of the Spartans who, along with Cadogan’s four goals, slammed home six more with three from Sarah Klautky and one each from Paige Fernandes, Makeda Harding and Madison Fernandes.

The other Girls Under-19 match of the afternoon saw newcomers St Joseph’s come close to pulling off an upset victory over the ever-improving Saints.  The skilful lanky St. Joseph’s forward Carolyn Deane managed to capitalise on a loose ball in the circle to put her team up by one in the 8th minute.

While the game saw action from end to end with chances for each side, Saints midfielder Krezia Chinian made the most of her opportunity to tie the game in the 30th minute.  The game ended at 1-1 which was a huge improvement for St Josephs as they lost by 1-4 in the first round of the competition to Saints.

The Spartans sit at the top of the pool table with 12 points, followed by Saints on seven, St. Josephs with four, while the Her-ricanes are still to secure points.

The Hikers were the big winners in the boy’s competition securing victories in both their matches for the weekend.  After a 2-0 victory against the Saints Sonics on Saturday, the Hikers returned on the following day to defeat North Ruimveldt Multilateral by 4-0.

It was a Garnett domination as relatives Shomere, Samuel, Baraka and Tivesard each got on the board for the Hikers.  North Ruimveldt Multilateral, clearly with the youngest average age of all teams put up a spirited fight despite their loss and are showing improvement as the tournament progresses.

The St. Josephs Warriors enjoyed a successful 5-2 run over Old Fort in their fixture with goals coming from Daniel Baldeo, Nandlall Persaud, Warren Williams and Brandon Abrams.  Old Fort’s two goals were provided by Omar Hopkinson and Rafael Robertson.  The GCC Pitbulls remain the lone unbeaten team in the competition and secured a walkover victory from the Saints Splinters.

The GCC Pitbulls lead the table with 18 points, followed by the Hikers with 15.  St Joseph’s Warriors sit in third spot with 10 points, followed by Saints Sonics on seven, Old Fort six, Saints Splinters three and North Ruimveldt Multilateral on zero.

Matches continue on Saturday and Sunday at the St. Stanislaus College ground.

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