Pro Shottas show dominance in National Youth Football Cup
The triumphant U9 champions Pro Shottas, with BFA Technical Committee chairman Adrian Donovan (right).
Pro Shottas continued their dominance in the domestic youth football arena, when the curtain came down on the inaugural Barbados Football Association (BFA) National Youth Cup, on Friday at the BFA Wildey Astroturf.
The U17 “Shottas” made light work of nemesis Kick Start FC, defeating them 6-0 thanks to a Niall Reid-Stephens hat-trick.
Reid-Stephens, the division’s Most Valuable Player registered goals in the 4th, 56th and 79th minutes.
Shottas goal rout was well supported with goals from Kobe Shepherd in the 62nd minute, Shakile James in the 88th minute and Seth Turton in the 90th minute.
Pro Shottas second title of the competition came in the U9 category, when their representatives clinically destroyed their Brittons Hill counterparts 3-0.
Ahron Lovell opened the scoring for the Shottas in the 25th minute, Jules O’Garo doubled the lead in the 30th minute and Ethan Rollock rounded off the score card in the 36th minute.
U11 champions Kick Start
In the U11 division, a text book display of attacking football saw Kick Start FC reign supreme over Paradise FC 3-0.
A brace from Ayo Kellman in the 27th and 37th minutes, along with a goal by substitute Jordan Bryan in the 39th minute secured the U11 championship for the Kick Start lads.
The National Sports Council (NSC) U13 unit placed their final’s defeat in the Guardian Group Youth League behind them and went one step further in the National Youth Cup, when they defeated Gall Hill 5-1.
Jonathan Sealy sent NSC in front in the 7th minute, Dean Greaves scored twice in four minutes (9th and 13th) to add some daylight between the teams.
Richem Atherley scored for Gall Hill in the 17th minute but Kishmar Ramsay restored the two goal margin, before Sachem Marshall completed the goal summary for NSC in the 34th minute.
Mavericks SC U15 suffered heartache for the second time this season; losing their second final in the period of two months; falling to Whitehall FC 3-1.
U15 champions WhiteHall FC
Raequan Jones opened the scoring for Mavericks in the 18th minute but Jamali Kelly quickly replied for Whitehall in the 19th minute.
Immediately after the break Whitehall benefited from a lack of concentration by the Mavericks defense, as Sharad McAllister slotted home from close range in the 36th minute.
McAllister would benefit from another Mavericks’ defensive blunder to score his second and Whitehall’s third in the 70th minute.