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CSOS blank BUT 12-0 in goal rush


PR/EZRA STUART

CSOS blank BUT 12-0 in goal rush

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Combermere School Old Scholars (CSOS) enjoyed a goal feast on National Heroes Day.

The CSOS blanked the predominantly young Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) team 12-0 in their Barbados Hockey Federation’s Men’s Division 2 match on Saturday at the Hockey Centre, Wildey.

Playing in the weekend’s only match, Donovan Smith logged a beaver-trick, while James Gooding came away with a hat-trick and Duane Burke got a brace as CSOS served up 12 stern lessons for the teachers, who were suffered from the misfortune of playing four short of a full squad.

CSOS held nothing back and began the onslaught in the 9th minute when Burke hammered his strike past BUT custodian Tyrese Weekes.

Burke’s teammate Mark Owen struck in the 18th, before getting his second in the 21st minute with a cheeky reverse volley following a rebound.

Gooding rounded out the first half with back-to-back goals from team play in the 28th and 29th, making the half-time score 5-0.

Smith opened the second half and his account in the 31st minute with a sneaky behind-the-back reverse touch that caught an advancing Weekes off guard.

He hit past Weekes again in the 38th minute and a minute later, Shavon Goddard struck a powerful shot past Weekes from the right side.

Smith featured again in the 43rd minute after receiving an aerial pass, feigning control just in front Weekes and touching the ball into goal off of the bounce for his third goal.

Gooding completed his hat-trick in the 51st just before BUT’s player/coach Shawn Foster gave up a penalty stroke in the 53rd to prevent CSOS’ Anthony Trotman’s shot from crossing the goal line.

CSOS’ regular goalkeeper Clint Small, who was having a run in the field, stepped up to easily convert the penalty before Smith closed his account in 60th. He received a pass on the left side of the “D” and powered home with a stern strike, beating Weekes across the body.

Even though the scoreline did not reflect the effort, Weekes gave a commendable performance in goal, making impressive saves when outnumbered by attackers.

The win pushed CSOS to the top of the points table, ahead of Monster All Stars by a goal difference of two. (PR/EZS)

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