ExxonMobil U-14 School Football: Goal-fest brings end to exciting group stage

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The curtain closed on the group stage of the exciting 2024 ExxonMobil Boys and Girls Under-14 Football tournament at the Ministry of Education ground on Saturday.

Individual brilliance was on display in the girls’ division. Nerismar Williams of Bartica stole the show, bagging a stunning five goals in their resounding 6-0 victory over Cotton Tree Secondary. Keilys Williams added the finishing touch in a dominant display.

Veronica Chatta of Santa Rosa continued her remarkable run, netting a phenomenal five goals in a 9-0 thrashing of Abram Zuil. Chatta’s red-hot form has seen her score a staggering 16 goals in just three matches.

 Maria Atkinson also put in a stellar performance for Santa Rosa, securing a hat-trick, while Anelisa Robinson added another goal.

Defending champions Waramuri Top continued their winning streak with a convincing 7-0 victory against Carmel Secondary. Erica Harris led the charge with a hat-trick, ably supported by a brace from Nickisha Williams.

Elsewhere, Three Mile Secondary overcame Tucville Secondary 3-1 with goals from Arianna Stoby, Dalisa Joseph, and Melissa Evans. President’s College secured a 3-1 win over Charity Secondary thanks to a double from Reyanna Gounga.

Bushlot Secondary’s Ashante Scott delivered a hat-trick in their 6-0 demolition of West Minster Girls, with Moneta Frazer and Latisha Jack also getting on the scoresheet.

The Institute of Academic Excellence (IAE) edged out Christ Church 1-0, while Marian Academy cruised to a 7-0 victory over Dolphin Secondary.

The girls’ division also had numerous goals being recorded

The boys’ division also witnessed exhilarating encounters. Chase Academic Foundation emerged victorious over Three Mile with a narrow 3-2 win, powered by a double from Akeel Young and a goal from Aaron King. Abram Zuil edged out St Joseph 2-1 in a close match.

Bartica Secondary continued their strong showing, securing a 3-1 victory over East Ruimveldt. Jadan Christian scored twice for the victors, with Garfield Jones adding another goal. Patentia Secondary secured a comfortable 3-0 win over New Campbellville.

Leonora’s Keon Grant scored a brace in their 4-2 win over VYC Academy, with additional goals from Issiah Wilson and Quincy Fraser. Christ Church caused an upset by defeating President’s College 2-1, with Jadel Liverpool scoring both goals. West Demerara edged out Bushlot 1-0 in a tense encounter.

Other teams securing wins on the final day included School of the Nation, Hope Secondary, Waramuri Top, and Brickdam Secondary.

This tournament is sponsored by ExxonMobil and organised by the Petra Organisation.

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