‘Eyes wide shut!’ This youngster from George Lamming goes in blind for a challenge against his much bigger opponent.

Deacons blast St. Mary’s in BICO tourney


Deacon’s Primary recorded their first big win for the season as the BICO National Sports Council Primary Schools Football Competition picked back up yesterday. Playing at Passage Road in Zone 6 action, Deacon’s lay down a five-nil drubbing on St. Mary’s Primary to pick up some much-needed points.
Along with a single goal from Amari Welch, braces from Keshawn Smith and Romario Cummins brought up the total for Deacon’s. The other game at that venue saw a similar result as Wesley Hall Juniors and Lawrence T. Gay clashed. Led by two goals from Jaden Nurse, Wesley Hall went on to a five-one win as Thierry Corbin and Ranico Rouse both scored. An own-goal gave Wesley Hall five. However, a consolation from Kerrien Harris saved L.T. Gay a bit of face.
Several miles away at King George V Park, Hilda Skeene were having some luck of their own. They continue to do well in Zone 8 and whipped St. Philip Primary, five goals to one. The losing side’s goal came from Dequon Toppin but it paled in comparison to Pierre Crawford’s two-goal haul and Kadari Webster’s hat-trick. King George was a hive of activity as three other scores were settle there. St. Luke’s Brighton left the venue with a two-nil win over Gordon Walters, thanks to goals from Xavier Webster.
Reynold Weekes also took home a sizable victory as they waltzed pass St. Mark’s Primary. Three-nil was the scoreline when the final whistle went and Richem Atherley, Jathaniel Brathwaite and Enrico Jean-Pierre Greene all chipped in for the win. Blackman and Gollop Primary also picked up points after their meeting with St. Martin Mangrove. The latter were unable to score but Nicholas McKenna hit home twice to secure a two-nil win for Blackman and Gollop.
Charles F. Broome continues to have their best season in recent years and have been shaking things up in Zone 4. Their most-recent win came yesterday when they beat Belmont Primary four goals to one at Blenheim. With Neshach Beckles scoring Belmont’s lone goal, two goals each from Khalil Vanderpool-Nurse and Ethan Taylor cemented Charles F. Broome’s stake as a team to watch this year.
After drawing their first few games, Wilkie Cumberbatch are finally getting a taste of victory after beating St. Giles Primary, three goals to one. Shawn Jack was good for one for St. Giles but two from Daniel Thomas and one from Ruje Clarke-Hunte gave Wilkie a three-point haul. Also getting a much-needed win were George Lamming who took a one-nil victory over St. Ambrose due to an own-goal.
People’s Cathedral stole one away from St. Paul’s with a two-one result. Akeel Holder scored for St. Paul’s but goals from Ethan Squires and Jeremy Small gave People’s the edge they needed. One of the stronger sides in the zone have been held to yet another draw. St. Cyprian’s have managed to stay unbeaten thus far and held out for a one-all draw against Luther Thorne in the Ivy yesterday. Jaydon Sealy scored for St. Cyprian’s while Aaron Holder netted for Luther Thorne.
The competition continues today with games at Speightstown, Trents, Bagatelle, Ellerton, Greens, Gall Hill and Briar Hall.

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