Chase Academy defeated Lodge Secondary by a 3-0 score line when the Digicel National Secondary Schools U-18 football tourney continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.
Daniel Ross opened the scoring for the winners in the 12th minute, volleying his first-time right-footed strike into the right-hand corner of the net, after receiving a perfectly weighted right-sided Shamar Barrow cross within the centre of the penalty area.
The lead would be doubled in the 60th minute as Orlando Steward netted, slotting home to an empty net from within the six-yard area after pouncing on a loose ball following a right-sided Andre Trotz Jr. effort that was inexplicably dropped by the Lodge custodian.
The win would be sealed five minutes before the end of regulation time as Barrow found the back of the net, lashing a powerful flat right-footed attempt into the lower left-hand corner of the goal, after cutting onto his favoured foot within the left side of the area.
In the earlier fixture, Guyana Industrial Training Centre (GITC) overcame North Georgetown Secon-dary by a 5-4 margin. Shane Morris led the come- from-behind victory with a hat trick in the 12th, 45th and 69th minutes.
Supporting in the win with solo strikes were Shemar Wilson and Joel Pollard in the 19th and 27th minutes respectively. Leading the losers with a hat trick in the fifth, 26th and 31st minute was Joshua Ferreira. Completing the score on the losing side with a solo strike was Jonathan Roberts in the 23rd minute.
Over at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC), Georgetown Technical Institute (GTI) hammered Central High School 6-0. Travis Fitzpatrick led the winners with a second half helmet trick in the 53rd, 55th, 58th and 61st minute. He was assisted by Quacy Simpson and Tyron Harper who netted solo conversions in the fourth and 12th minute respectively.
At the Bartica Secondary School ground, Waramadong Secondary clinched their fourth consecutive conference title, defeating Three Miles Secondary 4-2. Myles Albert led the winners with a double in the 63rd and 82nd minutes while Uriah King and Ashton Ward scored in the 26th and 49th minutes correspondingly. Keno Washington netted a double on either side of half time in the eighth and 71st minutes for the losers.