Simons and Richmond hit hat-tricks for West
The West won four of the six matches in the Bermuda School Sports Federation All-Star Football matches at the National Stadium on Saturday.
The West won 4-1 in the Primary School Girls’ match. They took the lead midway through the first half after Izzy Simons, of Warwick Academy, slotted in the first of her three goals from the penalty spot. Simons doubled the lead early in the second period finding the back of the net with a cool finish.
The East pulled one back through Hannah Taylor, of Somersfield Academy, before Simons completed her hat-trick. Simons was named MVP for the West while Imogen Judd, of Somersfield Academy, was MVP for the East.
The East won the Primary School Boys’ match 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
The West took an early lead through Warwick Academy’s Nayan Grant, after he was the first to react to a rebound.
The East equalised in the second half when the goalkeeper could not handle a fierce drive from Prospect Primary’s Sa-Qui Robinson. Elliot Primary striker Khari Sharrieff was faster to the ball and slotted home the equaliser from close range.
East goalkeeper Skyler Young, from Harrington Sound Primary, was named MVP along with Saltus Grammar School’s James Morrison.
Ellie Richmond scored a hat-trick to lead the West to a 3-2 victory in the Middle School Girls’ match. The Warwick Academy student proved too much for the East defence and found the back of the net with three well-executed goals.
The East would get goals from Whitney Institute’s Jahni Simmons and T’aja Williams, from Bermuda High School. Richmond was named West MVP while Kenshae’ Richardson from Whitney collected honours for the East.
The West would also win 3-2 in the Middle School Boys match. Somersfield Academy’s Hunter Outerbridge gave the East the lead with a stunning long-range effort in the first minute.
The advantage was short-lived, though, as Sekai Tatem, from TN Tatem, levelled the score two minutes later with a fine finish. Owen Botelho, from Mount Saint Agnes, restored the East lead with a goal from the edge of the box.
Kydne Mallory settled things late in the game with two exquisite goals. The Sandys Secondary Middle School student scored his first by chipping the advancing goalkeeper and watched his effort roll into the back of the net while being chased by an East defender.
Minutes later, he settled the match with the goal of the day. Again the goalkeeper advanced to thwart the forward but Mallory was first to the ball and slipped the ball past the goalkeeper with a deft touch.
Mallory was named MVP for the West, while Zhani Burgess, of Whitney Institute, was named the East MVP.
Penalties were needed to determine the Senior School Girls’ winners and the East held their nerve to score all five of their penalties, with the West missing only one after a 2-2 draw.
Jade Stewart, of CedarBridge Academy, scored in the third minute after the ball was handled in the penalty area by a West defender.
Adia Gibbons, of Berkeley Institute, equalised for the West after beating the East goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation. Gibbons scored again after following up on a shot by Teyah Lindo that the goalkeeper could not handle.
Ryley Simmons equalised for the East with a 35-yard effort that sailed past the outstretched arms of the West goalkeeper.
CedarBridge Academy’s Lindo was named MVP along with Saltus’s Danni Watson.
D’Andre Wainwright, of Berkeley Institute, bagged a brace to lead the West to a 2-1 victory in the Senior School Boys’ game.
Wainwright scored in the fourth minute after getting a head on the end of a Keishon Bean free kick.
The East found a second-half equaliser after Jeze Butterfield, of Berkeley Institute, scored a wonderful individual goal after beating three defenders before sliding the ball past the West goalkeeper.
Wainwright was on hand again to seal the victory for the West with minutes left.
The East MVP was Jalun Hassell, of CedarBridge Academy, while the West MVP title went to Berkeley’s Jinairo Johnson.