St Patrick's Newtown Boys RC School displayed an outstanding performance to get the better of a determined St John's Boys RC 2-1 in a thrilling Boys Under-12 final in Port-of-Spain and Environs Primary Schools Football League at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo on Monday.
The Central Zone champion went into the lead as early as the seventh minute after Josanta Duncan made a solo run up the right flank and fired away at the St John's custodian who partially blocked the shot only for the ball to trickle over the line. The West champion fought back bravely and was rewarded when the talented Hashim Patino equalised with a great goal in the 13th minute.
When referee Inskip Carrington blew his whistle to signal the end of the first half, the score was deadlocked at 1-1.
In the second session, Newtown found renewed energy and pressed St John's squandering a few chances before the Diego Martin-based outfit showed its resilience and had to be denied by the Newtown goal-keeper.
However, Newtown Boys had the last laugh and Jellani Ottley scored an absolute beauty with an overhead kick in the 30th minute to seal the deal for Newtown Boys RC.
In the next match, St Barb's Government drew first blood in the 23rd minute when Nkosi Rudder scored from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute. But, that seemed to send the message to the Carenage-based champion which equalised through Jaden De Gannes in the 28th minute.
After the interval, the former four-time national champion team Carenage Boys Government went into overdrive and De Gannes added another three goals to carry his tally to four overall. Clint Latchman added another to give Carenage Boys a commanding 5-1 victory.
Carenage Girls Government, which won the best of three matches series against Mucurapo Girls RC, will represent Port-of-Spain and Environs next week in the Atlantic National Primary School Championship which will begin at four venues in T&T, next week.
SOURCE: T&T Guardian