Kingston Secondary edged newcomers Morgan Learning Institute by a 2-1 scoreline as action in the Digicel National U18 Secondary Schools Football Championships continued at the Campbellville Community Centre, ground on Tuesday.
Andell Hatton opened the scoring for the Barrack street side compliments of a sublime finish in the 12th minute.
Receiving the ball 22 yards from goal on the right side of the field, Hatton would give the Morgan Institute custodian no chance as he skilfully lobbed the ball into the top left hand corner of the net.
The game quickly opened up in the second period as Morgan Institute began to press forward looking for the equalizer.
They would eventually restore parity to proceedings as a beautifully placed cross from the left side of the field would find an unmarked Kevin James who easily slotted home in the 60th minute to bring the small gathering to its feet.
Locked at one apiece, Kingston would retake the lead five minutes later through a Vincent Thomas strike within the 18th yard box.
Latching onto a cross from the left side of the field, Thomas would capitalize as he clinically struck his right-foot effort to the bottom left hand corner of the goal.
However there would be a further twist in the tale as Morgan Institute would be awarded a penalty kick 10 minutes later following a reckless tackle by the Kingston shot stopper on forward Renaldo Dover.
Stepping up to take the ensuing spot kick, Dover would send the goalkeeper the wrong way only to strike the ball agonizingly wide to the right.
At the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, Dolphin Secondary led by hat tricks from Leon Richardson in the eight, 20th and 36th minutes, Shamar Wilson in the 39th, 65th and 70th and Samuel Hunte in the 52nd, 54th and 83rd minutes pummelled Marian Academy 15-1.
Further goals from Joel Pollard in the 10th and 50th, Toquwan Clarke in the 43rd and 56th, Milton Henry in the 16th and Shawn Collins in the 60th completed the rout. Liam Frates was on target for the Carifesta Avenue side in the 31st minute.
Hope Secondary defeated Bygeval Secondary 3-1 at the Beterverwagting Ground on the East Coast of Demerara.
Errol Prince and Dirk McPherson were on target for the winners in the 50th and 55th minutes respectively while a Bygeval own-goal in the 21st minute contributed to the win. Telvin James netted for Bygeval in the 61st minute.
At the Den Amstel ground, West Bank Demerara, Uitvlugt Secondary through a Clint Brotherson double in the 28th and 65th minutes edged Patentia Secondary 2-1. Stephon Carrol scored for the losers in the 16th minute.
Over at the Skeldon ground in Berbice, New Amsterdam Technical Institute through a seven-goal haul by Shamar Richards in the 10th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 40th, 53rd and 72nd crushed Port Mourant Secondary 22-0.
Registering goals in this lopsided encounter was Dequan Williams 21st, 22nd, 24th and 64th, Jarrel Walters 16th, 23rd, 55th and 76th, Shamar Walters 38th, 41st and 77th, Marvin Apollo first and 78th, Rommison Nitcher 12th and Michael Vaughn in the 68th minute respectively.