Christianburg, Lodge to contest Milo Football final

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Christianburg Wismar Secondary and Lodge Secondary will contest the Milo Schools Football tournament’s seventh final after contrasting wins in semi-final action on Sunday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

The lads from Linden were up against a tall order in a compact Annandale, a team who pipped them to different titles in 2018. However, Christianburg were up to the task and kept a steely backline.

Inevitably, there were opportunities for either side to move into the ascendancy, and compliments of captain Andre Mayers, the Lindeners took the bait and got the full chunk of the bite, via his seventh minute conversion.

It shocked the East Coast Demerara unit dearly and they responded courtesy some pouncing attacks, but the critical finishing prowess, prevalent in prior matches, was absent, and goals were left wanting.

The second semi-final, often at times seemed a dress rehearsal for the former champions Lodge Secondary, who, from commencement of the match, sought to stamp their superiority on President’s College.

After Rasheed Roberts scored in the 27th minute, it virtually became a procession, with Dorwin George netting his first of two in the 37th, then Turston Gordon scored in the 44th.

Nicholas Trotman (70th), George (76th), Leroy Sealey (84th) and Marcus Bamfield (90th) completed the demolition job.

The final will take place on Sunday (April 14) at the aforementioned venue, with the third place tie kicking off at 17:00h.

At stake is $500,000, which goes towards a project of choice for the top school. Second to fourth will pocket $300,000, $200,000 and $100,000 respectively, all of which will go toward school projects.

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