September 30, 2016

Chase rout South Ruimveldt 6-0 to reach final

Milo U-20 School Football Tournament…

Lodge edge Queen’s College

By Treiston Joseph

Contrasting victories for Lodge Secondary and Chase Academy allowed both teams to advance to the final of the Milo Under-20 School Football Tournament after their respective semifinal matches on Wednesday at the Ministry of Education ground.

Shemar Smith

Shemar Smith

With the two teams advancing to the final it now means that either team will stake claim to winning the coveted title more than once with Chase having a chance to go back-to-back while Lodge will be separated by a year should they win the final.

Action between Chase Academy and South Ruimveldt

Action between Chase Academy and South Ruimveldt

However, Lodge got past Queen’s College in their semifinal by a 1-0 margin in a game that was physical and saw both teams playing rough-nose defence.
Lodge, however, squandered a few goals right in front of goal but was able to slot in one in the 60th minute through a strike by Shemar Smith that ricocheted off the left post and into the back of the net.
After the goal, Lodge parked the bus, playing some compact defence to close out the game despite giving up a few threatening chances to Queen’s near the end of the match.
Meanwhile, Chase had a field day against South Ruiimveldt as the well-oiled defending champs turned the match into target practice.
A brilliant display of passing not just on the ground but also through the air made it evident who the better side was and probably even declared Chase as the favourites to win the title.
Chase simply outplayed South Ruimveldt in every department on the pitch and the action started with a through ball down the middle as Keith Caines simply tapped the ball into the left side of the goal in the third minute of the match.
Ryan Hackett, Kelsen Benjamin and Josiah Chalres would go onto score individual goals in the 34th, 40th and 45th minutes respectively to end the first half ahead 4-nil.
Ralph Parris then put the finishing touches on the match with consecutive goals in the 60th and 63rd minutes.
The final of the tournament will be played on Saturday at the same venue.

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