22 October 2008

Santa Rosa finishes third in U14 tournament

On Sunday 19 October Santa Rosa participated in the 2008 Rising Stars Under 14 Tournament,finishing third in a field of eight teams. The Gold and Blue boys won the first round of competition with one draw (0:) against St. Ann’s Rangers B) and two wins (1:0 against St. James Secondary School and 6:0 against International School). The club lost on kicks from the penalty spot to St. Ann’s Rangers A after the game ended 0:0 after extra-time, but rebounded to defeat St. James’ Secondary School 1:0 again in the third place match.

Jordan Devonish led the scoring with four goals, for which he was awarded Santa Rosa Man-of-the-tournament honours, while Duane Muckette, Jevaugn Auguste, Antonio Auguste and Shaquille Antoine all scored one each. Goalkeeper Anthony Kallicharan performed well in goals, only conceding kicks from the penalty spot after extra-time.

Coach Timothy Rochford was satisfied with his team’s performance, saying,

“The level of discipline, commitment and development that was shown by the players on the day was exemplary. Solid defending from Jevaughn and Deshaun Edwards, with Kiehl Williams adding to the offence from a right back position were very impressive. In my opinion, we had the best playing midfield of all the teams, in Duane,Antonio and Shaquille, which was really a joy to watch and one to make any coach proud. It was also gratifying to see Jordan finally looking to become the talent that we know he can be and his four great goals and team MVP award were testimonies to this.

Also, the team effort when changes were made was encouraging as we continued to play as a team even when we were dominating, as evident in the game against International School, with five goal scorers.

The tournament was played in a good spirit and enjoyed by everyone, including parents and visitors. And while the team did not win the coveted first prize, the boys really did 1.FC Santa Rosa proud on the day.”

Jordan in full flight

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