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November 25, 2014
CLSS and DJPEM burst Bethel’s bubble

The Central Leeward Secondary School (CLSS) and the Dr JP Eustace Memorial (DJPEM) copped the 2014 Junior and Senior Division of the Ministry of Education’s Secondary Schools’ Football Tournament respectively.

And, on both counts it was the Bethel High School, which had to settle for the runner-up spot.{{more}}

Taking centre stage at the Victoria Park last Thursday afternoon were the two finals.

First up in the Junior Division, the title seekers were at it from the get go.

But it was the CLSS which looked the more assuring and they were rewarded with a first half goal which was registered by Larson Craig.

CLSS, which featured most of the players who are part of the ADARE set-up, doubled their tally in the second period through the speedy Shemar Welcome and closed the curtains on Bethel’s hopes, sealing a two-nil victory.

More despondency was to come Bethel’s way, as the DJPEM went on an onslaught, downing them six goals to nil in a lopsided affair.

For Bethel High School, only the solitary title in 2012 showed reward for four consecutive years in the final.

Ensuring Bethel’s loss were Brad Richards with a hat trick, inclusive of two penalties, and one apiece from Mickele Culzac, Keron Pitt and Ronaldo Baptiste, which completed the rout.

It was DJPEM’s second successive demolition, as they had scorched the Georgetown Secondary 7-0 in their semifinals pairing.

Apart from the two titles that were decided on the afternoon into the evening, the two top performers in the finals were adjudged.

Gidson Francis of the CLSS took the MVP of the Junior final, while Brad Richards was the recipient in the senior engagement.

Also gaining trophies were the zonal winners in both divisions.

Taking the zonal awards in the Junior Division were the Georgetown Secondary – Zone A; Bethel High – Zone B; the St Vincent Grammar School – Zone C.

In the Senior Division, the Georgetown Secondary topped Zone A; Dr JP Eustace Memorial – Zone B, the St Vincent Grammar School – Zone C and the Intermediate High School – Zone D.

Trizan De Souza of the Georgetown Secondary, with seven goals, was the top marksman in the Junior Division.

The St Martin’s Secondary took the third place in the Junior Division, with the Georgetown Secondary doing the same in the Senior segment.

President of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation Venold Coombs and senior education officer for Secondary Schools Asfo Stephens gave remarks at last Thursday’s presentation and closing ceremony. (RT)