St. Cuthbert’s Mission downed hosts Dora Secondary by a 3-1 margin when the 7th Annual Digicel Schools Football Championship continued yesterday at the Kuru-Kuru Training College ground.
Mark Clenkian gave the visitors the lead in the third minute compliments of a lobbed shot over the advancing goalkeeper from inside the six yard box.
The score line quickly ballooned to 2-0 in the seventh minute, as Elroy Dundas found the back of the net. Racing into the left side of the penalty area, Dundas unleashed a powerful flat strike, which struck the right upright and settled into the back of the net.
Paul Henry further strengthened his team’s position, etching his name on the scorer’s sheet six minutes onward. Lurking inside the centre of the box, Henry upon collecting a right side pass, fired a right foot shot into the lower left corner.
The home side eventually pulled one back in the 23rd minute through Jahmal Harris, who blasted his shot into the left corner from inside the penalty box, after collecting a right side pass during a counterattack.
Although the second half failed to match the intensity of the first, St. Cuthbert’s Mission almost restored their three goal lead in the 64th minute, as Henry struck the crossbar with a right foot effort from outside the 18 yard area.
At the Burnham Park in New Amsterdam, Corentyne Comprehensive dismantled Winifred Gaskin 5-0. Issano Fields recorded a hat-trick in the 28th, 45th and 60th minute, while Quinton Andrews added a brace in the 14th and 21st minute.
Meanwhile, Bladen Hall edged Bygeval Secondary 2-1 at the Beterverwagting ground. Shamar Adams and O’Neil Hamilton scored in the 21st and 41st minute, respectively.
On target in the loss was Nigel Mansfield in the 70th minute. Over at the Grove Community Centre ground, Friendship Secondary brushed aside Camille’s Institute 3-0.