Smartt’s brace helps Masters Academy whip East Ruimveldt

Masters Academy dismissed East Ruimveldt 3-0 when 7th Annual Digicel Schools Football Championship continued yesterday at the Tucville Community ground.

Randy Smartt bagged a brace in the sixth and 53rd minute, while Calvin Peters added to the score in the 64th minute. In the earlier match at the same venue, Soesdyke Secondary edged St. Cuthbert’s Mission 2-0.

Mark Barker and Joel Sutherland netted in the sixth and 43rd minute respectively. At the Ministry of Education ground, defending champion Chase Academy defeated Guyana Education Trust College via walkover.

Also, Government Technical Institute (GTI) humbled Christ Church 5-0. Omally Scotland recorded a hat-trick in the 15th, 32nd and 65th minute, while Ossafa Williams and Orlando Adams netted in the 30th and 65th apiece.

Similarly, Friendship crushed Covent Garden 6-2. Jamol Scott tallied a helmet trick in the 19th, 42nd, 59th and 61st minute, while Philip Robinson and Donnell McLennon scored in the ninth and 54th minute respectively.

For Covent Garden, Gregory Stevens scored a double in the 36th and 42nd minute. Meanwhile, Buxton Youth Developers hammered Hope Secondary 5-0 at the Beterverwagting (BV) ground.

Leander Browne scored in the 42nd and 43rd minute, while Shamar Beckles, Akeem McCalmont and Abalamy Robertson netted in the eighth, ninth and 36th minute each. The tournament resumes today at various venues.

The championships, which concludes July 31, will feature more than 120 schools from each of the 10 administrative regions, competing in an elimination format.

Chase Academy is the defending champion, with Christianburg/Wismar the most successful school with four consecutive titles (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015) in six successive final appearances.

The other winner of the tourney was GTI in the inaugural edition (2011).

The winning team will receive $1,000,000 to-wards a school project and a trophy while the second, third and fourth place finishers will collect $700,000, $400,000 and $350,000 towards a school initiative.

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