Milo Football: Bishops’ lads leave Queen’s College sweating

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In a rivalry that predates those who contested on Sunday, Bishops’ High School kept a solid record intact when they defeated Queen’s College, who are now uncertain of a path forward in the seventh annual Milo Secondary Schools Football Tournament.

Malachi Richards scored a double, which ensured the Carmichael Street unit progress to the Round-of-16, ahead of their arch-rivals in their final group match at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

He scored in the 43rd and 50th minutes. The outcome has left Queen’s College hoping other results don’t go against them, as the hope is to qualify as one of the top-four third-place teams. They currently have three points from three matches.

On the other hand, it was Bishops’ second victory in three matches, the other result being a draw.

Players from Bishops’ High and Queen’s College placed their bodies on the line in the intense encounter which had at stake pride and bragging rights for an entire year

After the game, Richards commented on his performance. “I should have converted more of the opportunities, but I still did; we are overjoyed on this accomplishment of defeating a team we have a long history with.”

Bishops’ captain Makayah Smith insisted they must be more focused on the preparation if they are to reach the quarter-finals again.

St. Stanislaus, who also qualified for the next stage, did not had to break a sweat after North Ruimveldt Multilateral failed to show up for the contest.

Marian Academy were at the pounding end of 1-5 assault by St. Mary’s High School. Joshua Samuels (24th, 43rd) had a double, while support came from Michael Ole (15th), Jerimiah Softly-Springer (19th) and Daniel Webster (52nd). Ricardo Perceval scored for Marian in the 45th minute.

On Saturday, South Ruimveldt drew 2-2 with tournament favourites Annandale Secondary. Likewise, St. Joseph’s High and Canje Secondary played to a goalless stalemate and Lodge Secondary topped President’s College 2-0.

The Under-18 tournament, which is being held in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health in a quest to quell Gender-Based Violence, continues this weekend with the final set of group matches.

It is from these games the teams that go through to the knockout rounds would be determined.

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