U-17s bring the goals
Goals flowed on the opening day of the National Sports Council/Youth Development Programme Community Under-17 Tournament on Saturday.
In the five games played at three venues, 22 goals were scored to herald an exciting start to the tournament which is now in its third year.
Heading the goal rush was St James North, who scored five goals in 20 minutes against St James Central before the match was blown off in the 23rd minute when St James Central has been reduced six players after an injury to their goalkeeper.
St James North’s Tariq King netted a hat-trick, scoring in the 4th, 14th and 17th minutes, while teammates Joshua Clarke (19th) and Joshua Browne (20th) added to St James Central’s woes in the second game of a double header at Speightstown.
The opening game at that venue resulted in a 2-1 win for St Lucy over St Peter. Marcus Lovell put St Lucy ahead in the ninth minute while Desean Boyce equalised for St Peter five minutes later. The decisisvie strike came for St Lucy came in the 45th minute via a penalty from Nicholas Broome.
Over at Dover, Christ Church South, behind a beaver-trick from Dishon Howell, defeated Christ Church West 5-3 in an action-packed game.
Howell, who benefited from a training stint last year at English Premier League club Manchester City as part of the Digicel Kickstart programme and another attachment to American club Tormenta FC earlier this year, netted in the 12th, 14th, 38th and 41st minutes and Cliff Gooding-Edghill added Christ Church South’s fifth in the 51st minute.
Christ Church West Indies had opened the scoring through Niall Reid-Stephen in the sixth minute and also got goals from Shamari Nightengale (29th) and Xavier Ward (54th).
In another game at the same venue, Christ Church West Central won 2-0 over Christ Church East Central thanks to goals from Malachi Pile and Jeff Mayers.
The lone game at the Barbados Lumber Company ground in Waterford resulted in a 4-0 win for St Michael North East over St Michael West Central. Rashon Sealy, Terry Rollock, Codeve Sobers and Coby Mayers found the nets for the winners. (HG)