Goals galore in ExxonMobil U-14 Round-of-16 matches

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By Azizi Christiani

The ExxonMobil Under-14 Schools Football tournament saw an exhilarating day of football action on Saturday (June 15) at the Ministry of Education Ground, with several teams showcasing their skills in tightly contested matches.

In the opening match of the Round-of-16, Bartica Secondary triumphed over Abram Zuil Secondary with a commanding 4-1 victory.

Maxine Rodrigues scored an early goal for Abram Zuil in the seventh minute. However, Bartica Secondary’s Nerismar Williams dominated the match, scoring four goals (12’, 14’, 35’, and 39’).

Match two saw Bartica Secondary boys securing a 3-1 win against St. John College.

Joshua Phillips gave St. John College an early lead with a goal in the sixth minute, but Bartica responded with goals from Garfield Jones (33’) and Jadan Christian (38’, 50’). A yellow card was issued to St. John College’s Kymani Campbell in the 50th minute.

Following those two exciting clashes, Charity Secondary edged out Three Miles Secondary with a lone goal from Donelle Smith in the 21st minute, while the match between Cotton Field Secondary and Tucville Secondary ended in a goalless draw.

Tucville Secondary won 2-1 in the penalty shootout.

In game five of the Round-of-16, Chase Academic Foundation claimed a 3-2 victory over Hope Secondary.

Quashawn Campbell scored twice for Hope Secondary (26’, 38’), but Chases Academic responded with goals from Mark Glasgow (10’), Ranny Yam (34’), and Akeel Young (40’).

New Amsterdam Secondary dominated New Central Secondary with a 3-0 win, thanks to goals from Amara Peneu (6’, 25’) and Seairra La Cruz (27’), while Marian Academy won 2-0 against East Ruimveldt Secondary, with goals from Ashley Walton (12’) and Skyler De Nobrege (19’).

Leonora Secondary overwhelmed West Ruimveldt Secondary with a 6-1 victory.

Alex Stanton scored an early goal for West Ruimveldt, but Leonora’s Keon Grant (12’), Quincy Fraser (23’, 25’, 35’, 36’), and Abdul Kendel (40’) turned the game around.

Waramuri Primary Top defeated Bushlot Secondary 7-0. Brentia Marks (10’), Erika Harris (20’, 25’, 32’), Shenesa Thomas (29’), Tina Williams (38’) and Lillianna Bacchus (39’) all contributed to the victory.

South Ruimveldt Secondary secured a 4-1 win over New Amsterdam Secondary. Goals from Devonte Game (3’, 4’), Rickford Toney (6’), and Jahim Hart (31’) sealed the win.

Eon Williams scored the lone goal for New Amsterdam, and a yellow card was given to Shomol Petrie (40’).

President College crushed IAE with a staggering 12-0 victory. Kimore Edwards scored six goals (1’, 5’, 8’, 20’, 26’, 31’), while Reyanna Gounga (10’, 29’), Nesa Andrew (16’), and Sharmel Blake (21’, 27’, 30’) added to the tally.

Santa Rosa Secondary won by walkover as Christ Church Secondary failed to show up.

Bush Lot Secondary and Marian Academy drew 2-2 in regulation time. Gary Blair (27’) and Ronaldo Mohabir (39’) scored for Bush Lot, while Nyhl George netted twice for Marian Academy (4’, 23’).

Bush Lot won the penalty shootout 7-6.

Waramuri Primary Top and Westminster Secondary ended their match 2-2, with goals from Bradley Williams (33’) and Ricardo Lewis (40’) for Waramuri, and Germine Garrett (35’, 41’) for Westminster.

Westminster won 5-3 in the penalty shootout.

Christianburg Secondary and Santa Rosa Secondary drew 1-1. Jeremiah Piggot (18’) scored for Christianburg, while Lando Williams (30’) equalised for Santa Rosa. Christainburg won 3-1 in the penalty shootout.

Dolphin Secondary won 3-0 against West Demerara Secondary, with goals from Gowan Adams (3’, 36’) and Damani Hardy (16’).

Quarter-final games are slated for Monday, June 17. See fixtures below

Girls

Santa Rosa Secondary vs Tucville Secondary

New Amsterdam Secondary vs President’s College

Waramuri Primary Top vs Charity Secondary

Marian Academy vs Bartica Secondary

Boys

Bartica Secondary vs Leonora Secondary

Chase’s Academy vs Christianburg Secondary

South Ruimveldt Secondary vs Bush Lot Secondary

Dolphin Secondary vs Westminster Secondary

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