QC overcomes Christ Church on penalties

-Andre Trotz shines with hat trick

Queen’s College (QC) overcame Christ Church Secondary 4-2 in penalty kicks after regulation time found both sides locked at 3-3 when play in the Digicel U18 Secondary Schools Football Tournament continued at the Police Sports Club (PSC) ground, Eve Leary yesterday.

Jayadev Mana opened the scoring for the Camp Road side through a ninth- minute strike to the lower left hand corner of the goal from within the left side of the 18th yard area. Andre Trotz would level proceedings for Christ Church with a 19th-minute effort.

Trotz upon receiving the ball outside of the QC penalty area cheekily flicked it over the final on-rushing defender before placing his strike to the lower left hand side of the goal.

Queen’s College scorers from left to right- Nathan Patterson, Aftab Crandon and Jayadev Mana
Queen’s College scorers from left to right- Nathan Patterson, Aftab Crandon and Jayadev Mana

Christ Church would take the lead for the first time in the encounter one minute later as Trotz completed his double with a solo run and finish right down the middle of the goal.

The lead would eventually grow to two goals as Trotz capped off a fine first half showing as he completed his hat trick with a 34th minute effort unmarked within the six-yard area.

Down two goals, the Camp Road side would pull one back in the 46th minute compliments of an Aftab Crandon conversion from the right side of the field.

The comeback would be completed in the 61st minute with Nathan Patterson etching his name on the scorer’s sheet.

Latching onto a poorly-cleared corner kick by the Christ Church defence, Patterson from just outside the middle of the 18-yard area would unleash a powerful right-footed strike that evaded everyone in the crowded area and nestled in the lower left hand corner of the goal.

Over at the Grove Community ground on the East Bank of Demerara, the Institute of Professional Education (IPE) through a Romario Welcome double in the 12th and 62nd minutes edged Diamond Secondary 4-3.

Myron Fraser and Richard Singh were on target for the victors in the 30th and 65th minutes respectively. Scoring for the losers were Shawn Romain, Atwell Liburd and Denzil Crawford in the 14th, 42nd and 64th minutes respectively.

Clint Brother son hat trick
Uitvlugt Secondary compliments of a Clint Brotherson hat trick in the 13th, 34th and 50th minutes hammered Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary 12-0 at the Uitvlugt Community Centre ground, West Bank Demerara.

Further goals by Shamal Smith in the fifth and 38th minutes, David Blake in the 11th and 70th minutes, Jermin Jacobs in the 57th and 62nd minute, Kevin Jones in the 42nd minutes and Rawle Garnett in the 72nd and 77th minutes respectively completed the rout.

At the Beterverwagting (BV) ground, East Coast Demerara, Bladen Hall Secondary through a Kevin Durant first half strike in the 16th minute defeated BV Secondary 1-0.
In the feature game at the same venue, Annandale Secondary edged Apex Academy 1-0 compliments of a Jamal December 16th minute strike.

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