Competition favourites Enterprise Primary secured their berth in the semi-final round of the inaugural Health 2000 Guyana Incorporated Girls Primary Schools football tournament by downing derby rivals Tucville Primary 3-0 in the quarterfinal stage yesterday.
Hosted at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue, Enterprise broke the deadlock early with an own goal in the third minute after an attempted goal-kick struck the leg of a defender and rolled into the net.
It would then become 2-0 two minutes later as Allianna George found the back of the net with a strike to the lower right hand corner from inside the centre of the penalty box. The win would then be sealed in the 20th minute as Aliyah Elaine etched her name on the scorer’s tab, stabbing her effort down the middle of the goal from within the left side of the area.
With the victory, Enterprise will faceoff with St. Stephen’s Primary in the semi-final at the same venue today, after the latter edged South Ruimveldt 2-1 on sudden death kicks after regulation time ended nil-all.
Similarly sealing their berth to the final four section was West Ruimveldt who squeaked past tournament heavyweights F.E. Pollard 4-3 on sudden death kicks after finishing regulation time 1-1.
Nikita Prince opened the scoring in the 19th minute for the eventual winners in stunning fashion, rifling a right footed freekick into the roof of the net from the right side of the field.
However Omefia Langellier would level the scoreline five minutes later, converting a right footed penalty kick effort into the lower left hand corner, after a handball infringement in the left side of the 18 yard area.
West Ruimveldt will now lock horns with Stella Maris in the final semi-final matchup today. Stella Maris in their earlier quarterfinal fixture, defeated North Georgetown 5-4 on sudden death kicks after normal time finished with the score at 0-0.
In the 9-12 plate section, St. Margaret’s Primary defeated Smith Memorial via walkover while St. Pius defeated East La Penitence 2-0 compliments of a Britney Sampson double in the second and 19th minutes.