St Angela’s and St. Pius move into semis, -West and South Ruimveldt also advanceTHE semi-finalists for this year’s Smalta Girls Pee Wee schools’ football competition have been decided following action yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground,Carifesta Avenue.In the first of the quarter-final games, enterprise surrendered to South Ruimveldt 2-0 with strikes from Raven Jacobs (17th) and Shania Sealey (26th).They will be joined by St Angela’s who prevailed over St. Stephens 1-0 through Nikosi St. Jules.Game three was keenly contested between St Pius and North Georgetown with eventual winners St Pius opening the scoring through Donna Lowe (5th) minute and then doubling the lead in the 20th through Kerry Boyce. North Georgetown scored its consolation goal through Alicia James in the 26th and seemed to be on course for a tie when time ran out on them.West Ruimveldt, in game four booked their spot in the finals,compliment of an own goal by St Agnes in the 19th while Amanda McPherson sealed the deal in the 29th.In the semi-finals billed for tomorrow, South Ruimveldt will take on St. Angela’s while West Ruimveldt does battle against St. Pius.In the 9-16 section, F.E Pollard overcame Redeemer 2-1 with a brace from Talia Wharton (5th and 8th) while the consolation goal came from Oldacia Wilson (13th) while Winfer Garden won via walkover against St. Gabriel.Game three saw another walkover, this time for Tucville over Stella Maris while Smith’s memorial won via the same route over St. Margaret’sAlso carded for tomorrow is the 13-16 Section where St. Margaret’s plays St. Gabriel and Stella Maris takes on Redeemer. In the 9-12 match, Smith Memorial opposes Winfer Gardens while Tucville plays F.E. PollardIn the 5-8 class, Enterprise is carded to play St. Stephen’s while North Georgetown laces up to face St. Agnes.
Coach of Boys’ Town Andrew Price says that his team is highly motivated to stay in the Red Stripe despite their last place.The Red Brigades showed resilience as they edged Maverley-Hughenden 1-0 in a relegation battle at the Barbican Complex yesterday. Boys’ Town scored courtesy of top striker Shamar Nicholson in the 90th minute.The Boys’ Town team ended with ten players as central defender Wayne Ellis was issued a second yellow card and ejected by FIFA referee Valdin Legister in the 66th minute.The winners dominated play, for the most part, but were let down by faulty shooting. Maverley-Hughenden’s custodian, Jovell Plunkett, made some spectacular saves, but could not stop the header by an unmarked Nicholson.GRATEFUL FOR VICTORY”The team showed a lot of resilience. We got many chances and could have won by a wider margin. However, I am grateful for this victory. The Maverley team didn’t want to win,” Price told The Gleaner.”Shamar (Nicholson) rose for the first time in the match and scored. We made some tactical adjustment after going down to ten players in the second half. We have to keep the momentum because a team like Boys’ Town deserves to stay in the league. We will fight to the end,” Price concluded.Nicholson, who pushed his tally for the season to 12 goals, just two behind Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson of Tivoli Gardens, was naturally elated for scoring the all-important goal.”It is a great feeling to score the goal that gave us three points. When you look at the table you see that we needed to win the game,” the national senior team striker said.”The coach was telling me to jump and I did that and scored, so I am very happy,” he added.Maverley’s coach Anthony Patrick was very upset that his team lost the game.The win pushed Boys’ Town to 26 points, the same as Jamalco, who went down 1-0 to Reno. However, Boys’ Town remains in the cellar position as Jamalco has a better goal difference.Maverley-Hughenden are in tenth position on 28 points.Yesterday’s gamesBoys’ Town 1 Maverley-Hughenden 0Reno 1 Jamalco 0Harbour View 1 Montego Bay United 0Today’s games• 5:30 p.m. – Tivoli Gardens vs Waterhouse at the National Stadium• 8 p.m. – Arnett Gardens vs UWI FC at the National Stadium