Berbice Educational Institute (BEI) overcame a three-goal deficit to defeat Vryman’s Erven Secondary 3-2 on penalty kicks when the 5th edition of the Digicel Secondary Schools Football Championship continued yesterday at the Burnham Park ground.
Trailing 3-0 going into the final minutes of the fixture, BEI would level the score line in dramatic fashion, scoring three goals in the space of four minutes to push the matchup into a penalty shoot-out. Colvis Burnett began the comeback as he netted in the 82nd minute.
Dwaine Alleyne would then cut the deficit to one compliments of an 85th minute strike. The dramatic comeback would then be sealed as Sheldon McPherson etched his name on the scorer’s sheet one minute later.
BEI would then complete the unlikely win in the penalty shoot-out, netting three times from their five allotted kicks while Vryman’s Erven only scored twice from the mark. In the earlier moments of the fixture, Morris Griffith gave the eventual losers the lead as he netted in the second minute.
Kevon Williams would then double their lead, scoring through a seventh-minute strike. Griffith would further extend their lead prior to BEI’s eventual comeback as he netted his second of the match through an 80th minute finish.
Over at the Ministry of Education ground, St. John’s College downed Marian Academy by a 4-1 margin. Joel Yap gave St. John’s the early lead as he opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Marian Academy would fire back to level the score line in the 26th minute through a Joshua Brazao attempt.
However Tyrese Forde would re-establish St. John’s lead as he netted in the 39th minute. It would then become 3-1 in the 53rd minute as Levi Hardy etched his name on the scorer’s sheet. The win would then be sealed as Forde completed his double five minutes later.
At Timehri Red Ground, Providence Secondary defeated Craig Secondary 4-3 on penalty kicks after normal time ended 1-1. Over at the Mahaicony ground, Mahaicony Technical Institute crushed Rosignol Secondary by a 4-1 margin.
In the Region #3 zone, Leonora Secondary crushed Professional Learning Institute by a 16-0 margin at the Leonora Sports Facility.