Courts Pee Wee: West Ruimveldt boys survive Mocha scare to reach final

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Defending champions West Ruimveldt Primary are within grasp of possibly retaining their title in the seventh annual Courts Pee Wee football tournament after they came from behind to defeat Mocha Primary 2-1 at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, on Saturday.

They will face the serious threat of St. Pius Primary come the final on Saturday (November 10).  West Ruimveldt were the on back foot from the fourth minute when Jiheam Lewis breached their defence.

Chances came in their favour, but at half-time they were sweating over where their future lies. Just as it seemed lights were out the nimble Mark Phillips made his way through the defence and equalised to push the match into extra time.

It was ultimately difficult to keep the impressive Jonathan Andries off the score sheet with him securing the path to the final in the 42nd minute. In the second semi-final, Jamal Fraser made the difference as St. Pius edged Tucville 1-0.

The other placement matches saw Gary Primo score all six of North Georgetown’s goals against St. Ambrose Primary, while St. Agnes Primary netted five goals against Golden Grove, with strikes from Justin Alcindor (5th), Shawn Murray (15th, 16th), Darius Chester (19th) and Cleon London (30th).

South Ruimveldt got the better of Enterprise 2-1 with Colin Saul helping himself to a double and Christopher Witter netting in response. Jerimiah Parks’ strike in the seventh minute led Colaaco to a tense victory over Soesdyke Primary, while Plaisance needled Timehri 1-0; and Mae’s won 4-3 on penalty kicks after their match Marian Academy ended 1-1.

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