Skeldon High squeaked past Skeldon Line Path Secondary 3-2 on penalty kicks after normal time ended 2-2 when the 5th edition of the Digicel Secondary Schools Football Championship continued yesterday at the Skeldon Community ground.
Unable to find a winner at the end of normal time, Skeldon High would seal their path to the next round, netting three times from their five allotted penalty kicks while Skeldon Line Path only scored twice from the mark.
The earlier moments of the matchup saw Skeldon High taking the lead in the 26th minute as Orsino Moses scored. However Skeldon Line Path would then equalize in the 41st minute compliments of an Alex Partab effort.
Partab would then push his side into the lead for the first time in the match, sealing his double with a conversion six minutes later. Nevertheless, a penalty shoot-out would be required to settle the outcome as Ravin Hendricks equalized for the eventual winners four minutes later.
Over at the Ministry of Education ground, Morgan Learning Centre sent a warning to the field, hammering Tutorial Secondary 4-0. Leon Richardson opened the scoring for the winners with a 49th minute effort.
He would then make it 2-0 as he netted his second of the match four minutes onward. The score line would then balloon once more in the 64th minute as David Coates netted. The result would then be sealed two minutes later as Akosi Jarvis struck.
At the Tucville ground, former Georgetown winners Lodge Secondary dismantled Carmel Secondary by a 4-0 score line. The Region #5 zone will have a new champion as titleholders Bush Lot Secondary went down to Fort Wellington Secondary by a 2-1 margin at the No. #5 ground.
At the Leonora Sports Facility in the Region #3 zone, St. John’s crushed Essequibo Islands Secondary 11-0. At the Victoria ground, International Business Education (IBE) squeaked past Buxton Youth Foundation 3-2 on penalty kicks after normal time ended 2-2.
Over at the Timehri Red Ground, Covent Garden Secondary crushed Dora Secondary by a 4-1 margin. Action in the tourney is slated to continue today.