A double from Ovid Andrews with a goal each on either side of half time and first half strike from Whitaker Paul handed DC Caesar Fox Secondary of Waramadong, Region Seven a 3-1 victory over Lodge Secondary of Georgetown, while Shiva Boys of Trinidad and Tobago defeated Annai 3-0 when the Petra Organisation/ KFC Goodwill schools football tournament continued yesterday at the Guyana Football Federation National Training Centre, Providence.
Led by a hat-trick from Adica Ash, defending champions Shiva Boys of Trinidad and Tobago started off their campaign on a positive note when they defeated Annai Secondary of Region Nine 3-0 in the second fixture of the double header. Even though Shiva Boys had the better of the exchanges, Annai Secondary showed that they are not far behind, but their team work was lacking somewhat in the first half which contributed to Shiva Boys triumph.
Annai’s Junior Rodrigues was denied by Shiva Boys goalkeeper Keane Subero before Ash put his team ahead on the 23rd minute. A diving Annai goalkeeper, Leston Smith, failed to gather the ball from a cross and Ash made no mistake from within the 18-yard box, easily tapping home.
Terrell Noel of Shiva Boys saw his weak header calmly kept out by Smith before Rodrigues sent his free kick wide of goal from the left side of the box.
Both teams had several opportunities prior to half time, but shots were sent wide of goal.
Annai increased their pace in the second stanza and had a decent chance to draw level, however Amir Robertson weak shot from close range went straight into the hands of Subero. Shiva Boys were denied twice shortly after before Ash scored his second in the 66th minute. Ash found the back of the net after he was given space inside the box following a pass from the right corner.
Moments later Shiva Boys had two goals disallowed and an effort kept out by Smith, while Annai wasted a fair opportunity to score as the shot was sent over the bar.
As Annai kept pushing forward they were denied on several occasions by some stern defence, however another fair opportunity presented itself in the latter stages; after the shot was punched out by Subero, the rebound was sent over the bar from inside the area with only the keeper in the way.
Ash completed his hat-trick in the 89th minute; he capitalized on a fumble by Smith to tap home, handing his team a hard-fought win. The competition continues tomorrow with Shiva Boys playing Annandale at 13:00hrs and DC Caesar Fox facing Marian Academy at 15:00hrs.
SOURCE: Kaieteur News