Plymouth take on St Andrew’s in the U15 final



I’zea Phillip, left, of Bon Accord Primary School, vies for the ball with players from St Andrew’s Anglican Primary School in the Primary Schools Under-15 Football League semi-final of Tobago, at the Black Rock Recreation Grounds Corland, Tobago on Monday. -David Reid

PLYMOUTH Anglican and St Andrew’s Anglican are set to take part in a titanic match, in the Primary Schools Boys Under 15 Football Final on Friday at Dwight Yorke Stadium from 10am.

Both teams enter the showpiece, having conceded no goals, after the semi-finals played at the Blackrock Leisure Ground on Monday.

St Andrew’s was the first to reserve its place against the Bon-Accord government.

St Andrews goalkeeper Raphael Martinez, who had been a genuine spectator in previous matches, was called upon to make some brilliant saves, from a convincing Bon Accord attack, to keep his side in the game throughout the game. match.

St Andrews had their moments and made a count on ten minutes, when Bon Accord’s goal allowed a direct shot from Jervae Weekes, to pass between his legs, to give them a 1-0 victory.

Plymouth’s superior fitness proved to be the deciding factor in Game 2 against the Moriah Government.

Both teams kept the opposing goalkeepers busy in the first half which provided constant excitement for their fans.

Darion Balfour was in the right spot, converting an easy shot from close range to put Plymouth ahead following an eye-catching build-up from midfield ten minutes into the restart.

Moriah had Plymouth’s group on edge, as they shoved the players forward in search of the equaliser, but their forwards didn’t appear to have the legs, to provide the clinical finish.

Against the run of play, Kaeron Forbes scored the goal of the day, five minutes from time, which secured the insurance and a 2-0 win for Plymouth.

Forbes, collected a through pass, just inside Moriah’s half, created space after some neat dribbling and unleashed a long-range shot, which nestled between the ‘V’ of the goal, to ease the tension and spark pandemonium among Plymouth supporters.

St Andrew’s Anglican players are delighted on the bench after their side scored against Bon Accord Government Primary School in the Primary Schools Football League semi-final, Black Rock Recreation Ground on Monday. St Andrew won 1-0. -David Reid

As fans wondered if Forbes’ goal was a lucky long-range forward pass or an intentional effort on goal, Forbes said after the game. “I knew what I was doing.

“I’ve already scored ten goals, and as a midfielder I like to shoot from distance, and I had a good game today.”

Kurt Campbell was a relieved coach after the game. “Moriah was the toughest game we’ve played, and it’s a big win today.

“I always say to guys, go out there and have fun because football is a fun game, anyone can win.”

Looking forward to the final, Campbell said: “I’m not putting pressure on the guys, obviously we’ll like to win but I’m taking it one day at a time.”


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