Defending champs off to winning start

—Digicel Schools football c/ships

The fourth annual Digicel national u-18 knockout football championship continues today with six slated divisional matchups programmed across several venues.

In the Georgetown zone, Dolphin Secondary will faceoff with division champions St. George’s High from 15:30hrs at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue while in the second matchup, St. Mary’s Secondary will tackle New Campbellville Secondary at the Eve Leary ground from 15:30hrs.

Over at the Uitvlugt ground in the Region three zone, home side Uitvlugt Secondary will faceoff with Zeeburg Secondary from 15:30hrs while Bladen Hall Secondary will battle Lancaster Secondary over at the Victoria ground in the region four division from 15:30hrs.

At the Timehri Red ground, Soesdyke Secondary will oppose Eletra Institute from 15:30hrs whilst in the Region 10 section,

Dwayne Jeffrey of Queenstown Secondary celebrating after scoring one of his three goals during his side’s crushing win over Freeburg Secondary on Monday. (Orlando Charles photo)
Dwayne Jeffrey of Queenstown Secondary celebrating after scoring one of his three goals during his side’s crushing win over Freeburg Secondary on Monday. (Orlando Charles photo)

McKenzie High School will engage home side Wisburg Secondary from 15:30hrs at the Wisburg ground.

On the event’s opening day on Monday, defending national champions Christianburg/Wismar Secondary got their campaign off to a perfect start, crushing Linden Foundation Secondary by an 8-1 margin at the Wisburg School ground.

Shane Luckie and Nigel Caesar led the way for the winners with respective doubles. Luckie found the back of the net in the 11th and 48th minutes while Caesar netted in the 25th and 30th minutes.

Completing the lopsided score line with solitary strikes were Omar Archer, Anthony Layne, Ezra Ashby and Donovan Francis in the 45th, 63rd, 74th and 79th minutes respectively. Scoring a consolation goal for the losers was Akeem Brisport in the 58th minute.

 

In the Georgetown zone, Queenstown Secondary led by hat tricks from Wilinson Meneses and Dwayne Jeffrey crushed Freeburg 10-0. Following Ijahfar John’s 27 second goal, Meneses would find the back of the goal in the seventh, 23rd and 85th minutes while Jeffrey netted in the 64th, 76th and 81st minutes.

Sealing the huge win with goals in the 41st, 55th and 58th minutes was Emanuel Hawker, Jason Williams and Kelsey Benjamin respectively. Over at the Timehri ground, Xenon Academy squeaked past Supply Secondary 4-3.

Kobe Duncan led the winners with a double in the seventh and 70th minute while Kevin Andrews and Steve Rodrigues netted in the 40th and 42nd minutes correspondingly. Netting for the losers were Norman Rodrigues, Lawrence Jack and Shawn Sheed in the 15th, 46th and 49th minutes respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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