The curtains are about to come down on the 5th edition of the annual Courts Pee-wee Schools football championships as the final two teams have secured their places.
The final which is slated for November 20 will be contested between defending champions, St. Angela’s and arch rivals St. Agnes, at the Banks DIH Thirst Park Ground.
In the semi-finals, St. Angela’s Primary was able to hold off a stern test by former champs St. Pius to win 1-0.
The winning goal came in the 17th minute from the talented Seon Cato.
In the other semi-final, St. Agnes was also put to the test as they won by a similar margin against West Ruimveldt.
The star of that game was Nikhail Carter who netted in the 30th minute to set the final piece in what should be a riveting encounter come Sunday.
Meanwhile, in the 5-8 play-off matches, Marian Academy won 4-2 on sudden death kicks after the game was locked at 1-1 after regulation time. F.E. Pollard’s goal came off the heels of Bryan Wharton in the 2nd minute while Michael Alphonso equalized in the 48th.
The second match also needed to be decided by spot kicks as St. Stephens and North Georgetown were locked in stalemate.
However, the latter won 5-4 on sudden death kicks.
In the 9-12 section, Mickelle Andrews in the 32nd lead St. Margaret’s to a 1-0 victory over Tucville while Winfer Gardens defeated Stella Maris 1-0 when Makhaya Munroe netted in the 32nd.
For the 13-16 play-offs, South Ruimveldt hammered St. Gabriel’s 4-0 as Saleem Rameshwar recorded a double, netting in the 2nd and 8th minute; John Simon (10th) and Antonio Leitch (12th) were the other goal scorers.
In the other match, Redeemer won 1-0 against Mae’s Schools when Deshawn Lynch scored in the 6th.
Winners of the tourney will receive the championship trophy, medals, one set of team uniforms and certificates, while the runners-up will collect the second place trophy, medals, six footballs and certificates.
The third placed side will receive the respective trophy, four balls and certificates while fourth placed will be presented with a trophy and certificates. The most disciplined team will also be presented with a trophy.
On the individual side, the most valuable player, highest goal scorer and best goalkeeper will each receive a trophy and a pair of football cleats.