Digicel Schools’ Football Championships… Chase Academic Foundation win North Zone 4-2 over old rival, Morgan’s Learning Centre
Jul 15, 2017 , http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....ans-learning-centre/
Defending champions of the Digicel Nationwide Schools Football Championships, Chase Academic Foundation (CAF) moved one step closer to retaining their crown when they downed old rivals Morgan’s Learning Centre (MLC) 4-2 at the GFC ground, yesterday afternoon.
In soggy conditions owing to the current prolonged rainy season, Chase’ Captain and junior national player, Jeremy Garrette scored the first and fourth goal to lead his school to a comfortable win which enabled them to keep an unblemished record over their rivals from Morgan’s in the past five years.
Garrette blasted in the first goal from the penalty mark in the 6th minute of play which sent an early warning to their opponents that they meant business. Witnessed by Principal and Owner of the institution, Henry Chase, the defending champs never looked in trouble as they kept up steady pressure on their opponents.
The lead was doubled in the 26th minute compliments of a Stephon Reynolds goal and it remained that way up until the half way mark.
On resumption, a re-energised and resurgent Morgan’s unit quickly got into their goal scoring stride and with back to back goals from Orin Moore in the 37th and 40th minutes halved the deficit then drew level much to the delight of their fellow students and staff.
It was game on but as it turned out, the experience of the CAF players made the difference between the two sides as the game went into crunch time. CAF took the lead again on 51 minutes through an Adrian Aaron goal.
His strike surely brought great relief to his fellow teammates and, Principal and supporters. Captain Garrette ensured that MLC would not have a sniffer of a chance to get on the score sheets again when he put the ball into the back of the nets with two minutes to fulltime with the rain already pouring down.
The final whistle was met with scenes of celebration by the players and supporters as they cemented their place in the quarter finals of the championships. For their efforts, CAF received a set of new uniforms and will also collect $100,000 which will go towards a school project.