A titanic clash, alongside an unlikely meeting will highlight the semi-final round, as defending champs St. Angela’s battles St. Pius, and West Ruimveldt tackles St. Agnes in the 5th Annual Courts Pee Wee Football Championship today at the Thirst Park ground.
Although both fixtures are expected to be keenly contested, the St. Angela’s and St. Pius encounter is expected to steal the show. The holders are arguably the event’s best team, and will start as the favourite because of their superior numbers on either side of the field.
In attack, the Thomas Street unit has recorded a tourney leading 18 goals in five matches which translates to 3.6 goals per match. Seon Cato is the event’s top shot with nine conversions, while utility men Antwoine Vincent, Antonio McAthur and Omarie Nelson have scored four, two and two goals apiece.
Defensively, the champs are equally formidable, as they are yet to be breached, anchored by the contrasting duo of McArthur and Vincent.
For 2013 champ St. Pius, the statistics make for a positive reading. They are joint second in the attacking section with 13 goals thus far, scoring at a rate of 2.6 goals per game. Unlike the champions, St. Pius’s attacking threat is shared amongst seven players, with Dwayne Baptiste and Kaden Wellington the main scorers with three goals each. On the defensive side, the Middle Road based unit has conceded two goals in the campaign.
With regards to the second semi-final affair, West Ruimveldt will once again claim the favorite’s tag as they aim to seal their second berth in the final. Offensively, West Ruimveldt has scored 13 times, as Kevin Mentus, Tafrel McAllister, Tyrese Jeffrey and Kenneth Gordon have scored three, two, two, and two goals, respectively. From the defensive perspective, the 2013 losing finalist has yet to be breached.
Although not a traditional heavyweight, St. Agnes are expected to provide a stern test for their opponents, due to their defensive record. The newcomers have only conceded one goal, which occurred in the earlier group stage. From the attacking standpoint, the Church Street outfit has scored eight goals, with David Xavier and Nikhail Carter getting three and two, correspondingly.
Meanwhile in the 13th-16th positional round, St. Gabriel’s will oppose South Ruimveldt while Holy Redeemer will tackle Mae’s Primary at 11:00hrs. At 11:45hrs, in the 9th-12th zone, Tucville will battle St. Margaret’s, and Stella Maris will tackle Winfer Gardens. In the 5th-8th placement section, F.E. Pollard will oppose Marian Academy, while St. Stephens will engage North Georgetown from 12:30hrs.