Appleby youth finals set to take centre stage
More than six hours of exciting action is anticipated as four finals in the Appleby Youth Knockout Cup bring the 2021-22 season to a close at the Flora Duffy Stadium tomorrow.
The under-13 B Division final will start the action off at noon, with the under-13 A final scheduled for 2pm, followed by the under-15 final at 4pm and the under-17 final at 6pm.
FC Bascome Gold will square off against Somerset Trojans in the opening under-13 B final.
FC Bascome defeated Devonshire Colts in a penalty shoot-out to reach the final, after both teams battled to a 1-1 draw.
Cairo Tucker gave Colts the lead in the 53rd minute but Tom Hyland equalised just three minutes later, sending the match to a penalty shoot-out where FC Bascome came out 4-3 winners.
Somerset Trojans overcame a young North Village Whites team 6-1 to earn their place in the final. Leziyae Jones-Smith and Namazio Dill each scored braces for the winners, with Callum McIntosh and Amir Outerbridge scoring one apiece. Kaiyuri Albouy scored the lone goal for North Village.
The under-13 A Division final will feature Dandy Town and Warwick Archers at 2pm. Kimani Davis scored the lone goal for the Archers in their 1-0 over PHC in a tightly contested semi-final.
Dandy Town booked their ticket to the final with a 5-1 victory over Vasco Youth Programme. DeMiyaz Trott and Dakayo Leverock led the Hornets with two goals each.
Azende Trott-Smith and Kodi Hinds chipped in with a goal each, with Masaki Kitade scoring the lone Vasco goal.
The Warwick Archers will also feature in the under-15 final when they face FC Bascome in the third match of the day at 4pm.
The Archers got single strikes from Keiaron Bean, Sebestian Madeiros, Cole Pedro, Edward Perinchief Ingham and Chance Eve in their 5-1 win over Somerset Trojans.
Enrique Mendes scored the lone goal for the Trojans.
Enoch Joseph and Gianni Burgess both scored hat-tricks in FC Bascome’s semi-final win over Dandy Town.
Gianni Burgess and Alessandro Davis added two goals each, with James Morrison, Rickardo Phipps and Jutorre Burgess also finding the back of the net.
The under-17 final at 6pm will feature the league’s top two sides when Warwick Archers face Somerset Trojans.
Both teams currently sit atop of the league table with 19 points each after a draw and each team recording a victory over the other.
Warwick defeated PHC 6-0 in Monday night’s curtain-raiser semi-final.
Archers got two goals each from Harry Twite and Tajai Goater with Kallan Simmons and Daniel Cook adding a goal each.
The Trojans needed a penalty shoot-out to overcome a spirited Dandy Town in the other semi-final after the match ended in a 3-3 draw.
The west enders overcame a 3-1 deficit before sending the match into a penalty shoot-out. Each team scored four penalties before heading to sudden death where the Trojans goalkeeper, Nkenge Durham, saved the Hornets next spot kick before Ianzi Bascome converted his penalty to send the west enders into the final.
• Admission is free to the finals.