Milo School Football: Christianburg, Lodge make perfect start
Defending champions Christianburg Wismar Secondary School and 2019 runners-up Lodge Secondary were the teams to open their accounts with victories on the opening weekend of the eighth annual Milo Under-18 School Football tournament.
A total of 29 goals were scored in the first six matches at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.
Christianburg had a battling 2-1 victory over Golden Grove; Jermaine Maison (16th) and Randy Pickering (65th) scored for the Lindeners, while Calvin Richmond equalised for the East Coast Demerara lads.
Shemroy Myers double led Lodge to a 2-1 victory over Ann’s Grove. Myers scored in the fourth then 53rd, while Mark Roberts had brought it level for Ann’s Grove in the 37th.
Bishops’ High went down 2-4 to Cummings Lodge Secondary as Ronnel George hat-trick shattered the Carmichael Street unit. George made inroads in the fifth, 20th and 25th and had support from Lindley Bacchus (34th).
Lindford Isles (54th) and Antone Herod (60th) brought some second-half consolation for Bishops’ High.
President’s College ousted Queenstown 4-0 in a team effort, as Shalom Chislom (41st and 69th), Montel Mcalmont (25th) and Jeremiah Johnson (28th) did the damage.
The rising stars of Marian Academy topped St. Joseph 3-1 as Roland Hamilton (17th) Chad Henry (46th) and Ricardo Percival (50th) were the outstanding performers; Khalil Gittens netted in the 48th for the opposition.
East Ruimveldt Secondary produced the most dominant performance with blistering 6-3 victory over St. Stanislaus College. Goals came off the feet of Cleon Wray (4th), Keion Marques (17th), Donahvon Pyle (21st ,42th), Jermaine Harris (24th) and Devonte Cummings (31st).
Isaiah Jackson (43rd), Jodel Fernandes (49th) and Shawn Robertson (54th) netted for ‘Saints’.
Teams are battling for a top two spot in their group, while the best four third-place finishers will progress to the Round-of-16. Matches continue this weekend.