Soesdyke Secondary squeaked past Covent Garden Secondary by a 3-2 margin when the Digicel Schools Football Championship continued yesterday at the Leonora Sports Facility.
Tyron Khan, sibling Tyrel Khan and Ernest McLean scored goal on either side of half time in the 27th, 65th and 85th apiece minute to cap off the result. For the, Covent Garden Jamassi Benjamin and Delroy Alves netted in the 17th and 53rd minute respectively.
Meanwhile in the earlier fixture at the same venue, West Demerara downed Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary by a 4-2 margin. Jeiel Johnson scored a hat-trick in the 15th, 53rd and 65th minute while Glenroy Duncan scored in the 68th.
On the other side, Ezan David and Compton Connelly netted in the ninth and 21st minute each. The championship which will be played in the traditional knockout format, will be staged in every region and will end on July 31st at the National Stadium in Providence.
Christianburg/Wismar Secondary has held a stranglehold on the event as they are current four time defending champions. The other victor of the most prestigious event in the country was Georgetown Technical Institute who won the inaugural event.
The winning team is set to receive $1,000,000 toward the funding off a school project and the championship trophy while the second place unit will receive $700,000 and the runners-up accolade.
The third and fourth placed unit will walk away $400,000 and $350,000 and the corresponding trophy. Similarly, $100,000 will be awarded to each zone winner.