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Milo Schools U18 Football: Tense action as Dolphin, Friendship advance

It was a long weekend of tense football action, with the Milo Schools U18 Football tournament continuing at the Ministry of Education Ground on Carifesta Avenue.

In the latest round of matches, Annandale beat Golden Grove 4-1 on penalties after the game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation.

Shamar Walton in the 5th minute opened the scoring for the Golden Grove side before Dekossi Robinson in the 37th set things back to level. The game would peter back and forth before leading to penalties, which eventually went in favour of the Annandale side.

Dolphin were winners on the day as well, beating New Central High 2-1 in a closely-knit contest. Jaquan Cole opened the scoring for the eventual winners in the 13th, but that goal did not last long as Daniel Pollard in the 16th minute erased that deficit.

Cadwell Peters in the 41st brought the game back in favour of the Dolphin side, which held to the final whistle.

Friendship were the big winners of the day when they overcame Tucville 4-2. The game started off with both sides equal, and Dwayne Kellman scored in the 8th; there was sure to be an equaliser.

That equaliser came from Randy Spenser in the 20th. But Eon Smith’s 34th-minute strike beat put the Georgetown side ahead again and kept them there until the end of the first half.

Permaul Reddy broke the deadlock for the Friendship side before Twayne Seabra (60th) gave them the lead for the first time, and Jamal Cordis (70th) stretched that to the 4-2 margin.

President’s College, off the back of a hat trick by Allister Henry (20th, 65th, 70th), beat Lodge Secondary (Dwayne Kellman 35th) by a 3-1 margin to round out Monday’s matches.

On Sunday, Christianburg Wismar Secondary School thumped Carmel 3-0 thanks to strikes from Kelvin Hintzen (5th), Jamil James (19th), and Kritian Louis (70th).

West Ruimveldt were winners against 3-1 Marian Academy thanks to a brace from Nicholas James (55th and 58th) and Danovan Welcome (12th). Marian’s only goal came from Nicholas Jones (14th).

There were plenty of goals in Cummings Lodge’s 4-2 rout of Uitvlugt, with Daniel Murray scoring twice in the (24th and 30th) and single strikes from Keyshaun Millington (41st) and Elijah Mendonca (49th). Uitvlugt had Niaz Orella (13th) and Nyron Adams (22nd) on target for them.

North Ruimveldt walked over Canje 4-0 thanks to Akeem Perriera, who was easily the day’s leading scorer with four goals in the (10th, 26th, 31st, and 41st). Matches continue this weekend.

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