ExxonMobil Football: New Campbellville, East Ruimveldt to vie for Girls’ title
Defending champions Charlestown Secondary have been booted from the girls’ segment of the ExxonMobil Under-14 School Football tournament, leaving New Campbellville Secondary and East Ruimveldt Secondary to go head-to-head for the title.
3-2 read the score line of the semi-final between New Campbellville and the 2018 champions.
A double by Breanna Solomon (17th and 25th) along with the differentiating goal by Shoiana Adams in the 45th ousted the favoured Charlestown at the Ministry of Education ground over the weekend.
The prolific Shania East had kept Charlestown in a with a chance with goals in the 39th and 50th.
In the other semi-final, East Ruimveldt, who lost to South Ruimveldt 9-1 in 2018, made amends with a 2-0 triumph over Tucville Secondary. Goals came off the heels of Keasha Jones (15th) and Shaqwana Wright (46th).
The girls’ final will be contested on Saturday from 15:00h and $300,000 for school projects will be at stake for the winner. The runners-up will pocket $200,000, while third and fourth will be rewarded with $100,00 and $50,000 respectively.
In the boys’ quarter-finals, Queenstown won 3-2 on penalty kicks after they drew 3-3 with Marian Academy; Carmel Secondary topped New Campbellville 3-1; Cummings Lodge bettered Lodge Secondary 2-0 and favourites Dolphin Secondary drubbed Plaisance Bosco 6-0, with Dwayne James netting a hat-trick.
The boys’ semi-finals will be played before the girls final. Queenstown Secondary will play Cummings Lodge and Dolphin Secondary face Carmel Secondary.