North Georgetown girls second time lucky in Smalta Pee Wee final

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It was a reversal of fortunes for North Georgetown Primary School in a rematch with West Ruimveldt Primary for the title in the sixth Smalta Girls Pee Wee football tournament.

In 2018, West took the title, winning 3-1, but North Georgetown turned it around via a clinical 2-1 victory at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, on Saturday.

No surprise, the architect of the success was Martha Chance, who took her tally to 22 goals in the tournament, after she netted in the 11th and 23rd minutes, while Danella Lewis had equalised in the 15th.

Apart from Chance’s golden boot award, she was also deemed the Most Valuable Player and her teammate Ayanna Griffith won the best goalkeeper accolade.

Chance helped her school to $100,000, which goes towards a project while West received half of that amount.

Third place produced a goalless result after regulation time and Tucville went unto win 3-2 on penalty kicks. $30,000 was won by Tucville and $20,000 by fourth place finishers Redeemer Primary.

Smith Memorial (fifth), St. Stephen’s Primary (sixth), Timehri Primary (seventh) and South Ruimveldt rounded-off the top eight finishers.

Petra Organisation’s Jackie Boodie congratulated all the girls for a sterling effort in the tournament and urged them to continue playing the sport since many of them showcased promising skills.

Corporate Communications Officer at ANSA McAL Trading, Treiston Joseph, sated “they were no losers tonight since you all played a brilliant game” and that ANSA McAL will continue their support of football especially at the grassroot level for women.

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