Christianburg, Lodge send stern warning in GuyOil School League
Christianburg Wismar Secondary and Lodge Secondary blitzed their opponents to send a message they mean business when the inaugural GuyOil School Football league commenced on Sunday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.
Led by Tyrise Lewis with a hat-trick (eighth, 25th & 33rd), the Linden unit made light work of Uitvlugt Secondary. Andre Mayers, in the third and 68th, along with Jermaine Mason (27th), Randy Pickering (38th) and Felix Innis (67th) were also on target in the 8-0 victory.
Omari Glasgow netted a hat-trick to inspire Annandale Secondary to a 4-1 triumph over Vergenoegen Secondary. The national player scored in the seventh, 15th and 33rd, while teammate Markel Matteson was the first on the sheet in the third minute; Romel Modus netted in the 38th for the West Demerara unit.
Queen’s College got the better of Queenstown 2-1, as Jarrell Do Santos had strikes in the 48th and 61st, while Tyrese Hart needed for the opposition in the 33rd.
Charlestown Secondary, who replaced Friendship Secondary in the league, needled Marian Academy with Raymond Bandhu converting in the 31st.
Before the start of Sunday’s matches, Co-Director of Petra Organisation Troy Mendonca and GuyOil’s Marketing Executive Ashmin John spoke of the vision they have for the tournament to develop the nation’s next best group of footballers.
Meanwhile, Monday’s matches saw Lodge being the most dominant by comfortably defeating Dolphin Secondary 6-0. The rousing display occurred in the second half where they scored five goals.
Shemroy Myers, who is the captain, produced a wonderful display on the right wing, creating many of the goals scored. Goals rained from Dorwin George (14th & 55th), Thorton Gordon (53rd), Rickie Stewart (54th), Nickolas Trotman (57th) and Justin Bovel (65th).
The other match saw Bishops’ High winning 3-0 against St Rose’s High School; Romeo Bradford (30th & 47th) and Malachi Richards (55th) were on target.
The league will run on Sundays and Mondays with a scheduled culmination in December. The teams are playing for a close to $500,000 first prize towards a school project.