ExxonMobil School Football: North Ruimveldt’s boys progress to quarter-finals


2018 runners-up in the Boys category, North Ruimveldt Secondary have moved to the quarter-final round of the ExxonMobil Boys and Girls Under-14 School Football Tournament, which continued at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, at the weekend.

They dispatched of Queenstown Secondary 5-3, courtesy of braces from Carlo James (3rd & 48th) and Orlando Dieuy (5th & 24th), along with a lone strike from Emperor Cusbing (37th).

For the opposition, Tishawn Valenzuela (11th), Tywrell Spencer (36th) and Kempson Spencer (49th) were on the scoresheet.

Lodge Secondary won 4-3 on penalty kicks after their clash with Charlestown Secondary ended 1-1. Tyrese Bodhoo netted in the 11th for the former, while an own goal brought the latter level.

New Campbellville and St. Mary’s High finished 1-1 as well, with Campbellville going on to win 6-5 on penalty kicks. Kellon Lynch scored for the Sheriff Street institution, while Terry Martin netted for St. Mary’s in the 24th.

Jude Charles (2nd & 22nd), Jequan Cole (11th & 33rd), Tyreese John (20th), Devon Chance (31st) and Ronaldo James (36th) led Dolphin Secondary to the most dominant performance of the day with a 7-0 triumph over Tutorial High.

Other winners were Carmel Secondary 5-4 on penalty kicks against Golden Grove; Plaisance Orphanage 4-1 over St. John’s College; Cummings Lodge 6-2 in a clash with Ann’s Grove and Marian Academy 2-1 over East Ruimveldt.

Meanwhile, in the only contested girls match, New Campbellville drew 1-1 with Tuville. Defending champions Charlestown Secondary and Uitivulgt Secondary won via walkover from St. Stanislaus and Lodge Secondary respectively.

Ann’s Grove against Annandale Secondary and Dolphin versus Richard Ishmael were abandoned. The top four teams in each division will win cash prizes, which will go towards school projects of their choice.

The competition is sponsored exclusively by ExxonMobil, with support from the Ministry of Public Health and Pepsi. It is being coordinated by the Petra Organisation.

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