Defending champs through to quarterfinals

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 [2013] 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.

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