Santa Rosa makes strong statement on Milo Schools football debut


Young footballers of the Santa Rosa Secondary have taken the long journey from Region One to participate in the ninth Milo Schools Under-18 Football Tournament in Georgetown, and their efforts have reaped success with a massive 8-0 victory over New Amsterdam Secondary in their opening match at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

The team’s management highlighted that Deputy Chief Education Officer for Amerindian and Hinterland Development, Marti DeSouza, has played a key role in assisting them to compete in the tournament.

Roy Vansluytman bagged a hat-trick in the 10th, 50th and 53rd minutes, whilst Deon Chappelle bagged a double in the 15th and 46th minutes for Santa Rosa.

Roy Vansluytman scored a hat-trick

Supporting goals in the 17th and 70th minutes were scored by Rockwell Harris and Nelon Lucas respectively, while an own goal in the 34th minute added to the one-sided scoreline.

Defending champions Christianburg Wismar Secondary School topped West Demerara Secondary 6-0, with Kelvin Hintzen (13th and 20th), Kristian Louis (40th and 56th), Amani King (47th) and an own goal accounting for the success.
Meanwhile, St. Stanislaus College edged Dolphin 2-1. Omarie Nelson opened the scoring for ‘Saints’ in the 17th minute, while Cadwell Peters found the reply and what would be Dolphin’s consolation goal in the 20th minute.

However, LeBron James found the back of the net in the 45th minute, to hand ‘Saints’ the victory.

West Ruimveldt mauled Vergenoegen 8-1. Elijah Sataur netted five goals in the seventh, 12th, 16th, 53rd, and 63rd minute. Contributing a double was Donovan Welcome in the 34th and 55th minutes, while Jaden Jackson scored in the 14th minute. For the losers, Quon Jackman netted in the 37th.

The top two finishers from each pool will advance to the Round-of-16 stage.

The winner of the event will pocket G$300,000 towards a school project and the championship trophy, with the second, third, and fourth place finishers walking away with G$200,000, G$100,000 and G$75,000 respectively for a school initiative and the corresponding accolade.

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