Marian Academy and St. John’s girls to vie for MVP Sports Pee-Wee title
Marian Academy and St. John the Baptist Primary School will battle for the title in the MVP Sports Girls’ Pee Wee Football Championship on December 9 at the Ministry of Education Ground, Carifesta Avenue.
In the semi-finals, Marian ousted the defending champions, North Georgetown Primary, while St. John defeated West Ruimveldt Primary.
Both games were relatively one-sided, with similar scorelines of 2-0 in favor of the victors. First, the visitors from Bartica, St John the Baptist, faced West Ruimveldt, with neither side finding goals in the first half.
However, St John’s ever-reliable Shemia Hing would capitalize on West Ruimveldt’s tired defense and opened her side’s account in the 27th minute.
At the same time, Neisa Lewis put the icing on the cake just four minutes later to seal their team’s final berth.
This is St John’s first-ever Girls Pee Wee outing, and their path to the final has largely been thanks to Hing’s tenacity and knack for finding goals.
In the day’s second semi-final, Marian Academy also relied on late goals from their emerging talismanic captain, Skylar DeNobrega, to beat North Georgetown Primary.
Much like the first semi-final, the first half could not produce a goal, but De Nobrega changed that with a double strike in the 25th and 35th minutes, respectively.
While they have participated in the tournament before, Marian has never won the title.
In other exhibition matches, Potaro Primary beat Smith’s Memorial 2-0 with Nazeema Lewis (18’) on target while the losers also gifted Potaro with their own goal.
Tucville Primary dispatched Friendship Primary 3-1, with Wolete Griffith netting a hatrick (2’, 10’, 18’) while Queen-Nefer-Tarie Elisa (39’) scored a consolation goal for Friendship.
One Mile Primary ended their tournament by needling Genesis Academy, while FE Pollard had a walkover because St Aloysius Primary was a no-show.