Three-time defending champion Chase Academy secured their quarterfinal berth in the Milo Secondary School Football Championship, downing Ann’s Grove 3-1 on Monday in the round of 16 section.
Hosted at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, the titlist took the lead in the 17th minute, as a powerful strike from Jeremy Garrett, took a deflection off the leg of a defender and settled into the back of the net.
The lead was increased 11 minutes onward, as Wayne Baker directed his powerful header past the goalkeeper, after latching onto a right side cross from Stephen Reynolds.
Ann’s Grove reduced the deficit in the 49th minute, as Nkosi Williams, pounced on a loose ball and finished into the net, following miscommunication between the defender and goalkeeper.
However, the score line was completed in the 90th+4 minute compliments of Malachi Adonis, who finished into the right corner, after evading several challenges while racing into the penalty box from the left side.
Meanwhile, former champion  Lodge Secondary dismissed the Business School 3-0. The trident of Shemroy Myers, Adrian Berkshire and Turston Gordon scored in the 14th, 66th and 68th minute apiece.
The quarterfinals will kick-off on March 17th. The other teams that have qualified are Morgan Learning Centre, Masters Academy, Pure Masters, Annandale, Sir Leon Lessons and Buxton Youth Developers.