GuyOil Football: Marian’s victory adds further interest to third place battle

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The lads of Marian Academy have played their full quota of matches in the second GuyOil Under-18 School Football League and are currently placed third after defeating Charlestown Secondary 2-1 on Tuesday. However, their counterparts from Bishops’ High are still in with a chance to claim that spot with one match remaining.

Marian are now on 17 points, but only Bishops’ High who have 14 points and a better goal difference can pip them if they defeat President’s College.

The lads in blue and white should pose problems for other teams in the next edition of the league, after they showcased great skill and team synergy to beat Charlestown Secondary at the Guyana Football Federation National Training Centre at Providence.

With a back-and-forth first session of possession, Marian’s Allister Phyll bustled his way through the backline and tapped it home in the 16th.

However, a swift counterattack meant Charlestown equalised just two minutes later off the feet of Jason Getrouw.

The second stanza progressed with a bucket of missed opportunities for both sides and the frustration was showing.

Marian’s National Under-17 player Daniel Lowe came up with more magic and got the ball in the box which captain Randy Hamilton obliged to score in the 34th.

In the earlier match, St.  Stanislaus ended in the cellar position, but managed to get their first victory when the defeated Cummings Lodge 1-0 when Joel Fernandes scored in the 27th.

The final matches on Wednesday at Providence will see Bishops’ High clash with President’s College for that third place, then the big clash with table-toppers Lodge Secondary and defending champions Annandale Secondary for the top spot.

Both of the latter two teams are assured of playing in the KFC Goodwill Series, which commences on Sunday.

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