ExxonMobil School Football: Defending champs East Ruimveldt through to final
A chance at title retention is on the cards for the girls of East Ruimveldt Secondary after they stormed into the final of the ExxonMobil Boys and Girls Under-14 School Football Tournament.
East Ruimveldt topped New Campbellville 4-0, led by a hat-trick from Azaria Wilson (7th, 21st, 30th) and Antwana Williams (39th) and are now one win away from retaining the title.
They face Charlestown Secondary at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, on Saturday.
Charlestown needled New Central High 1-0 with Aquenna Griffith making the difference in the 48th minute.
In the other placement match for the girls, Tucville defeated Ann’s Grove 2-0 with goals from Shania Waldron (4th) and Allgera Williams (30th).
In the boys’ category, a new champion will be crowned after Ann’s Grove Secondary edged the defending champions Cummings Lodge 3-2.
The East Coast unit was led by Shaquan David (2nd), Antwan Payne (14th) and Selwyn Payne (37th) whose efforts proved good enough despite a late fightback from the former champs via goals from Nicholas Watts (40th) and Keshan Daniels (45th).
Ann’s Grove will meet Charlestown Secondary, who defeated West Ruimveldt 4-2.
Colwin Kissoon (10th), Malcolm Hendricks (14th, 38th) and Jeremiah David (40th) did the damage for Charlestown, while Donavan Welcome’s brace kept West in the fight with goals in the 43rd and 46th.
New Central High and Dolphin Secondary were the other sides to win placement matches.