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St. Benedict's College U-16 team

Trinidad & Tobago schools football champions St Benedict’s College have received their first taste of Guyanese competition on Sunday, December 18, but have nevertheless opened their account in this KFC Goodwill International Schools Football tournament on a high note, by thumping Golden Grove Secondary 5-1.

Playing at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Ground on Carifesta Avenue in Georgetown, Jerell Griffith got the Trinidadian team off to a stellar start with a brace in the 16th and 24th minutes, and Jeremiah Ottaway netted his first goal in the 33rd minute, to push St. Benedict’s tally to 3-0.

Just before the half expired, Shamar Warton evinced hope in the Golden Grove camp by scoring a goal in the 44th minute. However, St. Benedict’s took possession of the game upon resumption of play, when Ottaway made it a 4-1 affair in the 59th minute and St. Benedict’s Raheem Nelson underscored his team’s dominance by scoring their fifth goal in the 67th minute. Thus the 5-1 win.

In the other game of the day, Suriname’s SVB Academy and Christianburg Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) played to a draw – the second such for CWSS.

After near-misses on both ends for much of the first segment, Amani King of CWSS eventually found the back of the net in the 40th minute to put CWSS in the lead.

However, CWSS could hold on to the 1-goal lead for only so long, as Darrel Sijpenhof found the equalizer for SVB in entertaining fashion in the 60th minute of play.

Despite their individual best efforts, neither side could produce the game-winning goal, and these teams were forced to share points.

The round-robin stage of the KFC Goodwill tournament concluded on Monday evening. Results therefrom would be published in tomorrow’s edition of Guyana Times Sport Meanwhile, the tournament’s semifinal stage is expected to take flight on Wednesday, December 21, before the grand finale and third-place playoff are held on Friday, December 23, 2022.

All remaining games are likely to be played at the MoE Ground on Carifesta Avenue in Georgetown.

The KFC Goodwill tournament is also supported by MVP Sports, Guyana Beverages Inc, Tiger Rentals, Trophy Stall; the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCYS); and the Ministry of Education (MoE).

SOURCE: Guyana Times

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