GuyOil School League: Sublime Annandale, spirited Christianburg Wismar take top spots
By Akeem Greene
After 66 intensely contested matches, Annandale Secondary School followed by Christianburg Wismar Secondary School took the top two spots in the inaugural GuyOil School Football League.
The Under-18 league, which wasplayed in partnership with ANSA McAL Trading, under their iCool brand, concluded on Sunday evening at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, where the two schools from opposite ends of the country went home the happiest.
Both copped a spot inthe upcoming KFC Goodwill Tournament, which features Shiva Hindu Boys’ College from Trinidad and Tobago and Annai Secondary from Region Nine.
Christianburg’s clash with number one ranked team Lodge Secondary had the most significance of the day since a win would seal their fate in one of the top two spots. Prior to the match, they were in third on 26 points, one less than Lodge and Annandale in first and second.
Throughout the match, the Linden unit held the tactical advantage, showcasing greater depth in ball control and it corresponded in them scoring the only two goals of the passionate contest.
Felix Innis opened the scores in the 18th minute and on other side of the half, Tyrese Lewis extended his rich goal scoring form by netting a wonderful goal in the 51st; Lewis ended the league with 17 goals from nine matches.
With Annandale decimating Queen’s College 13-2, Lodge were behind the eight-ball having to defeat Christianburg by three goals to return to the number one spot.
Annandale’s rout of Queen’s College was a result of five goals from national player Omari Glasgow; he netted in the 14th ,15th,43rd ,51st and 56th. The Camp Road boys played a hot and cold match since at half time, the scores read 4-2 with Diarra Thomas hitting the back of the net in the 21st and 26th.
But in the second half, they blown away with nine goals being inflicted into them. Jemar Harrington (9th, 68th), Collin Hendricks (12th, 67th), Markel Matheson (42nd), Deon Haywood (45th), Royden Maxwell (62nd) and Anyika Headley (64th) were the other goal scorers.
Uitvlugt Secondary ended their campaign on a winning note, shooting four unanswered goals pass Marian Academy. Ruben Dainty (9th, 59th), Anthony Benn (18th) and Mickel Mckend (43rd) were on the score sheet.
The other scheduled match of the day saw Vergenoegen Secondary winning via walkover after a no show by Dolphin Secondary.
A total of 12 secondary schools contested the league, which commenced on October 6.