Bishops’ lads make Annandale sweat on goal-rush weekend
Twenty goals in five matches was the summary of the opening two days of the second GuyOil/Tradewind Tankers Under-18 School Football League at the Ministry of Education Ground, Carifesta Avenue.
The most intensely contested match came on Monday with defending champions Annandale Secondary being duly tested by the ever-improving Bishops High School.
The matched ended 4-3, but based on the start by Annandale and sloppy defending, it was envisioned a route was on the cards but the lads from Carmichael Street showed their mettle.
National youth player Omari Glasgow bustled his way through the back line and quickly scored in the fifth followed by Colin Hendriques two minutes later.
After some shots on target, Aquino Luke got Bishops on the sheet with a goal in the 21st minute.
However, the East Coast Demerara lads, showed who is boss as Hendriques (24th) and Glasgow (31st) added two more before the half-time whistle.
Romeo Bradford (54th) and then Malachi Richards (63rd) brought the game on knife’s edge but the champs held their nerve to secure the valuable three points.
Meanwhile, 2018 third place finishers Lodge Secondary comprehensively defeated Marian Academy 3-0 on the back of a second half double from Dorwin George (56th & 59th) and Nicolas Trotman (5th).
Other winners were Queen’s College 3-1 over Charlestown Secondary; St. John’s College 2-0 against St. Stanislaus College while Cummings Lodge and President’s College played to a 2-2 draw.
Matches continue Sunday and Monday at the Ministry of Education ground.
Financial constraints mean the prizes are reduced to $200,000 for first, and $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000 respectively for second to fourth.
The top two teams qualify for the KFC Goodwill tournament in December, which features teams from Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana and Regions Seven and Nine.