The huge crowd on hand, did not go away disappointed. This as the action continued in the exciting under 17 Football tournament hosted by the Youth and Sports Department.
The double header on Sunday 20th December featured St.Thomas’ v Gingerland in game one and Craddock Road v Bath in game two.
Both games were very competitive.
In game one, St.Thomas’ struck the back of the net, very early in the first half but Gingerland responded quickly to equalize.
The Gingerland team then applied some serious pressure and was even awarded with a penalty, which was promptly dispatched over the cross bar.
St.Thomas’ on the other hand, got a break and made no mistake.
Make that 2 goals to 1, in favour of the St.Thomas’ team.
Both teams continued to play excellent Football and the defensive teams were worked into overtime.
At the end of the final whistle, however, it was St.Thomas’ taking the lead with a 4 goals to 2 scoreline.
For Gingerland, TQ Watkins scored both goals and was adjudged his team’s man of the match.
For St.Thomas’, Najaun Taylor 1; Shane Jeffers 1; Ammani Williams 1and Vickram 1. Man of the match was Romario Daniel
Many of the Football pundits expected Craddock Road to literally walk all over Bath in game two, but that was not to be. After all, Bath had lost all of their previous matches and Craddock Road on the other hand, had won all of theirs.
However, the Bath team played their best Football of the tournament. They even forced a penalty which was not converted.
At the final whistle they had held the more touted team to an honourable draw.
Final score: Craddock Road nil Bath nil.
Man of the match for Craddock Road was Zakeese Smith and for Craddock Road, it was Omarion Bartlette.
Ammani Williams is currently the leading goal scorer in the tournament with 5 goals, followed closely by Javani Tyson with 4.
The grand conclusion of the tournament is scheduled for Tuesday 22nd December at the ET Willet Park when in game one, which starts at 5.30 pm, Bath and Gingerland will lock horns for 3rd spot and in the feature game of the day, for the prestigious trophy, Craddock Road and St.Thomas’ will do battle in a game that is expected to draw the biggest crowd yet for the tournament.