West Ruimveldt lock horns with Marian Academy today from 15:00hrs, in the grande finale of the Courts Pee Wee Primary Schools Football Championships at the Thirst Park ground.
The clash will be second appearance for both sides in the final with Marian Academy winning the inaugural title (2012) and West Ruimveldt losing the 2013 edition to St. Pius.
West Ruimveldt earned their place in the final after defeating a talented Sophia unit 2-1 while Marian Academy overcame the dogged Enterprise outfit 1-0 in their semi-final clash.
In terms of the numbers, both teams possess similar statistics. West Ruimveldt is the superior attacking threat as they have the second best offensive line in the event with 18 goals one short of Sophia.
Ian Daniel is undisputedly the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the event, with a tournament leading 10 goals. The next best scorers with two goals each are Devon Chance and Jonathan Andries.
Maria Academy, though, has tallied a commendable 11 goals which is good for third position on the scoring charts. Unlike their opponents, the Carifesta Avenue unit’s scoring burden has been shouldered by four individuals. Bradley Walton and Michael Alphonso has scored three times while Asher Adams and Malik Barker has netted two goals each.
On the defensive end, Marian Academy is the better team. The former champion has only allowed two goals in the entire tournament so far which is the second best record behind Enterprise who has only conceded once.
West Ruimveldt’s backline has been breached an unwanted four times. Before the start of the championship fixture, Enterprise will lock horns with Sophia in the traditional third place playoff.
Prior to the commencement of the third place, the 5-16 Positional Tournament will kick off proceedings from 11:00hrs. The event is coordinated by the Petra Organization.