Lodge Secondary sealed their berth in the final eight in commanding fashion, routing North Georgetown Secondary 6-0 when the Premiership Group Secondary Schools u-17 Knockout tourney continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground.
Ryan Hackett opened the scoring in the second minute for the winners with a powerful left-footed finish into the left-hand side of the net, after it took a deflection off the leg of a defender inside the area.
Kevin Boters would then make it 2-0 three minutes onward, stabbing home his effort into the lower right-hand corner after fighting off the challenge of his marker within the right side of the penalty area.
North Georgetown then fell further behind when Hackett completed his double in the 22nd minute with a curling left-footed free kick from the right side of the field that went over the hands of the keeper and down the middle of the net.
The score line continued to balloon in the 27th minute as Boters netted his second goal of the day, finishing into the right hand side of the net from the top of the penalty box.
Simeon Hackett (brother) would then get into the goal scoring act four minutes later as his right-footed effort from the centre of the penalty box went comically through the hands of the keeper and into the back of the net. The win was then sealed in the 35th minute when Ryan Hackett completed his hat trick with a flat finish into the right-hand corner from the centre of the area, after waltzing past two defenders.
Meanwhile, Tutorial Secondary also sealed their berth to the quarterfinal stage when they defeated East Ruimveldt Secondary 2-0. Steve Stanton opened the scoring for the Woolford Avenue side as he found the back of the net compliments of 21st minute conversion.
David Coates would then seal the win in sublime fashion in the 51st minute, rifling a powerful right-footed strike into the top left hand corner of the goal from the right side of the penalty area.
Action is set to continue at the same venue with a doubleheader. In the opening match-up, Queen’s College will match skills with the Bishops’ High from 1pm while Richard Ishmael and North Ruimveldt Secondary will face off in the feature showdown at 3pm.