Things are beginning to heat up in the Guardian Group Youth Tournament as the annual competition rolls into its fourth full week of action. With some keenly-contested exchanges expected when the best youth clubs clash this coming weekend, the action is expected to be kept at a fever pitch at all five of the grounds being used.
Last weekend, things were kept exciting as some big wins were littered around the various venues. In the SOS Under-9 which was played at the Wildey Turf, White Hall had a good day at the office as they took home a 5-0 win over Launfal Soccer Academy. Led by a brace from Tariq Barker, who had goals in the 17th and 29th minutes, White Hall picked up the other goals from Maleek Peters (9th), Danari Griffith (21st) and Kemal Armstrong (25th).
The Barbados Youth Service were also in winner's row with a big victory of their own over Pro Shottas. The well-known club had a hard time on the day as 10 goals were put past their custodian. Rakario Sandiford copped the Player of the Week in Zone A after putting up four goals in the 9th, 18th, 19th and 30thminutes. Tarell Nightengale was next in line with a hat-trick when he rocked the nets in the 21st, 25th and 26th. Damario Carrington chipped in with a brace (6th, 14th), while Crishon Catlyn added one in the 17th.
Pro Shottas would not remain on the unfavourableend of all their exchanges and they got the better of the Barbados Youth Service in the Rejuvenator Under-11 with goals from Tavian Cadogan (9th) and Ronan Lee (14th, 30th). With Barclays providing the backdrop for the Under-11 games, an own-goal in the 34th minute saw the score end at 4-0.
Kick Start Shooters rolled to a 7-0 win over Paradise as Jordan Bryan gave his team a three-goal boost, while Jordyn Adams pitched in with a brace. The other goals came from Ayo Kellman and Matthew Clarke.
The Liberator Under-13 was played at Blenheim and the National Sports Council Blenheim Ballers made the most of the home-field edge, taking the biggest win of the day. Going up against an unlucky Notre Dame, 14 goals were put in the back of the nets when the dust had settled. Shamari Harewood and Kishmar Ramsay were unstoppable as they scored five and four goals respectively. A brace from Saschen Marshall, one each from Akobi Nurse and Teon Cadogan and an own-goal rounded out the 14-0 result.
Fitts Village West Coast were also on fire as the blasted eight unanswered goals past Eastern United. Joshua Clarke got into the game late but he racked up a beaver-trick, while Tavian Eastmond was good for three goals. Ranaldo Catlyn knocked the eighth goal home.
Playing at Parkinson Field, Pinelands Academy made the most of their familiarity of the ground and decimated Ellerton in the Praesidia Under-15. Led by a hat-trick from Shabari Lynch, they romped to an 8-0 victory with some assistance from Amir Gustave (two goals), Janash Jaunai (two goals), Xavier Ottley and Oshae Grant.
Still in the Under-15 but over at Meadow Road, Pro Shottas were victorious over Wildey Sports Academy in another high-scoring affair. National Under-17 player, Tajio James led the charge with a hat-trick, while Zuhri Morris, Aaron Cumberbatch, Nadre Butcher and Ryan Lashley all put in one each to bring up seven goals. Wildey did not go home empty-handed as Ikael Ellis and Javier Ward scored one each to give the team two.
Paradise walked off with the biggest win of the day in the IPI Under-17 with a 7-1 result over Weymouth Wales. Sharif Mondore was the Player of the Week in the age group as he knocked home three goals at the Wildey Turf. Shaquon Waldron netted twice while Justino Sobers and an own goal brought up the total. Daniel Joseph scored the lone consolation for Wales.
Full results can be found here. http://www.barbadosfa.com/competitions/?page=Results&z=Youth%20Tournament&TheCompetitionID=61&CurYear=2018&TheZone=