KFC School Football: Shiva Boys, Waramadong into semi-finals
Defending champions, Shiva Boys Hindu College of Trinidad and Tobago, booked their spot in the semi-finals of the KFC School Football Championship with a 6-2 victory over Annandale Secondary Wednesday afternoon.
The lads from Penal have sent ominous warnings of their title retention endeavours after another clinical display at the National Training Centre at Providence.
They were initially on the back foot against Annandale after captain Jamar Harrigan breached the usually rock solid defence in the 13th minute.
Annandale kept on the pressure but the class of Harrigan’s opposite number, Adica Ash levelled proceedings eleven minutes later. It was the first goal of a second hat-trick performance in as many games.
Nigel Carraby then placed in the visitors ahead in the 26th.
The second half proved to be a chance-filled start for Annandale as both Harrigan and Omari Glasgow had glaring opportunities, but they either sent it straight to the keeper or over the bar.
It was not long before Ash found his groove and extended the Trinis lead in the 49th followed by Felix Austin six minutes later and Jamal Lewis in the 60th.
Glasgow’s efforts eventually paid off when he scored in the 73rd while seven minutes after Ash had his third.
Shiva Boys goalie, Keane Sabel, felt they did not produce their best but it was enough. Going forward, Sabel noted the importance of the team continuing to improve as they head into the business end of the tournament.
On the other hand, Annandale had 15 goals scored against them and only responded with three in their two matches. Marque player, Omari Glasgow, stated it was a learning experience for some new faces.
The semi-finals will be staged on Friday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.
Shiva Boys will face Lodge secondary from 17:00h followed by Waramadong and Annai Secondary from 19:00h. Waramadong defeated Marian Academy 4-0 in their final group match.