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ASSS and OCS to battle in Under-20 finals

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By
Carlena Knight

Defending champions in the Under-20 Male division,
All Saints Secondary School (ASSS), will look to secure a second straight title
as the champions advanced to the finals of the Inter-school Football tournament
on Tuesday.

ASSS edged out former champions, Princess
Margaret School (PMS) 2-1 in the feature encounter of the double-header evening
at the Antigua Recreation Grounds (ARG).

Gerique George drew first blood as
early as the 17th minute of play for All Saints.

The winning goal would, however, come from Makhaya
Martin
in minute 58 as the striker hit home one with power past the
goalkeeper.

PMS would eventually get one back by way of a Jahzinho
O’Garro
penalty kick in the 72nd minute.

Coach of the winning team, Curtis Charles
commended his players on a great game and singled out Martin for his dominant
run.

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“I think this afternoon that the team played
very, very well. I was impressed with the first half even though we didn’t
really score the goals. He played well; he is a Premier League player for
Liberta and he showed his experience in the game this evening,” said Charles.

Charles said he’s not worried about facing a
competitive Ottos Comprehensive School (OCS) in the finals.

“I’m not a worried person and my team just
needs to keep focused and just go out and do what is necessary and we will be
successful on Friday,” he said.

In the other semi-final match, OCS defeated
Irene B Williams, 2-1.

Jalmare Calvin was a goal shy of a
hattrick for the victors, scoring in the 10th and 39th minutes, while Shackwon
Simon
recorded the lone goal for Irene B.

OCS and All Saints Secondary will meet in the
finals on Friday at the ARG. Before that clash, the third-place match between
Irene B and PMS will take place followed by the female Under 20 finals.

All the action kicks off at 2 pm.

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