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Tobago champions Bon Accord Government walked away with two national titles at the end of the Ministry of Education Atlantic Primary School Football League at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

The Tobago giants Bon Accord Government, who had won the boys Under-15 title 14 times in the last 30 years, yesterday returned to the winner’s circle. Not to be outdone, Bon Accord Government Girls also won the Atlantic U-15 national girls title.

In the first game of the morning Bon Accord whipped “giant killer” Couva South Government 5-2. Bon Accord went into the lead as early as the seventh minute through Kyle Jack who doubled his tally in the 18th minute, before Kyron Melville made it 3-0. Ishmael Cooper pulled one back for Couva South in the 27th minute. 

Jack on the resumption put Bon Accord further ahead before Jesse Francis added icing to the cake with his 54th minute item.

Joshua Phillip gained a consolation goal for Couva South in the 53rd minute. With the last Tobago contingent cheering including Huey Cadette and Theophilus Trim of the Tobago House of Assembly, the girls set about to trounce St Agnes Girls Anglican School. Diamond Arthur was the destroyer for Bon Accord, scoring a hat-trick in their 5-0 victory. 

Djlleasia Nicholas scored a double for the new champions. Tobago could be proud of Arthur and Jack as they were both named MVP of their respective final. However, the final game had everyone at the edge of the seat between San Fernando Boys RC and Enterprise Government.

In what was the best game of the day, San Fernando Boys struck first in the seventh minute through Terrel Rajoun and maintained a 1-0 lead into the second half. On the resumption, Mollik Khan put them two goals up in the 24th minute before Jaden Bartholomew pulled one back for Enterprise Government. But before the cheers could die down, Jessiah Hercules equalised for Enterprise Government. 

Three minutes later Tyrell Bereaux put San Fernando Boys RC back in the lead. With four minutes remaining, Nickel Gormandy equalised for Enterprise Government in what was the best game of the day. At the end of full time, the referees went into the five-minute extra time for the young players and Khan struck a beautiful right foot shot that beat the Enterprise custodian all ends up. That proved to be the winning strike as San Fernando Boys RC placed their first linen on the National Atlantic U-12 trophy. 

President of the National Primary Schools League Vincent Graham was honoured for his contribution to football for the past 25 years, and his presidency for the past 15 years. Also honoured was Kelvin Nancoo for his contribution to football in T&T for the past 16 years.

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TOBAGO CHAMPIONS Bon Accord Government walked away with two national titles at the finals of the Ministry of Education Atlantic Primary Schools Football League, played at the Hasely Crawford Stadium yesterday.

Bon Accord Government, who had won the Boys Under-15 title 14 times in the last 30 years, yesterday returned to the winner’s circle, and not to be outdone, the Bon Accord Government girls team also claimed their respective U-15 national championship. 

San Fernando Boys RC took the Under-12 boys title. 

In the first final of the day, Bon Accord whipped “giant killers” Couva South Government 5-2. 

Bon Accord went into the lead as early as the seventh minute through Kyle Jack, and he doubled his tally in the 18th minute, before Kyron Melville made it 3-0. Ishmael Cooper pulled one back for Couva South in the 27th minute, but Bon Accord led 3-1 at the half. 

On the resumption, Jack extended Bon Accord’s lead and Jesse Francis added another to put the match firmly out of reach of their opponents. 

Joshua Phillip scored a consolation goal for Couva South, but Bon Accord had won the final by a three-goal margin, 5-2. 

The Bon Accord girls then set about trouncing St Agnes Girls Anglican in their U-15 final. 

Diamond Arthur was the destroyer for Bon Accord, scoring a hat-trick, and Djlleasia Nicholas netted a double for the new champions as they romped home 5-0 winners. 

There was further cause for celebration in the Bon Accord camp, as (Diamond) Arthur and (Kyle) Jack were named MVPs of their respective finals. 

However, the final game between San Fernando Boys RC and Enterprise Government had everyone on the edge of their seats. 

In what was arguably the best match of the day, San Fernando Boys struck first in the seventh minute through Terrel Rajoun and maintained a 1-0 lead to the half. 

On the resumption, Mollik Khan put them two goals up in the 24th minute, before Jaden Bartholomew pulled one back for Enterprise Government. Before the cheers could die down, Enterprise struck again through Jessiah Hercules to draw level, 2-2. Three minutes later, Tyrell Bereaux restored the lead for San Fernando Boys RC. But with four minutes remaining, Nickel Gormandy brought Enterprise Government level for the second time, and they were 3-3 at full time. 

In the five-minute extra-time period, Khan struck with a beautiful right foot shot that beat the Enterprise custodian all ends up, and that proved to be the winner as San Fernando Boys RC placed their first lien on the National Atlantic Under- 12 trophy, 4-3 winners in a great final. 

During the prize-giving ceremony, the President of the National Primary Schools League Vincent Graham was honoured for his contribution to football for the past 25 years, and his presidency for the past 15. Kelvin Nancoo was also honoured for his contribution to football in TT for the past 16 years.