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Berkeley Institute and Saltus Grammar winners on football finals night

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Warwick Academy players celebrate a goal (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Middle School over-13 boys

Saltus Grammar 4 Warwick Academy 2

Saltus Grammar school defeated Warwick Academy in an entertaining game

Warwick took the lead in the fifteenth minute when powerful forward Sakari Lewis used his pace to beat the Saltus defence and drive his effort over the reach of the goalkeeper. Saltus pulled level in the 23rd minute when Curtis Jackson Jr scored from a 40-yard free kick and they would take the lead in the 29th from a Christian Piney penalty.

Piney made it 2-1 just two minutes later when he dispossessed a Warwick defender before slotting past the advancing goalkeeper and Declan Reardon put the match out of reach two minutes into the second half.

Lewis would add a second goal for Warwick midway through the second half. Lewis and Piney were both named MVP for their respective teams.

Saltus Grammar School and Warwick Academy players fight for the ball (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Senior school girls

The Berkeley Institute 3 Warwick Academy 0

The Berkeley Institute were impressive winners of this match and Jahni Simmons opened the scoring after tapping in a well-placed cross from Keidel Astwood.

Hoofing it clear: Saltus Grammar School defends well (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Roles were reversed in the 43rd minute when Simmons turned provider, crossing for Astwood to slot the ball past the Warwick goalkeeper but Simmons would again find the net later with a blast from the top of the box.

Ashley DeSilva was named MVP for Warwick Academy with Jayla Peets- Butterfield earning MVP honours for Berkeley.

Warwick Academy scores (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Senior boys Over-16 final

Saltus Grammar School 2 The Berkeley Institute 2 (Saltus won 4-1 on penalties)

A penalty shoot-out was needed to separate the two Pembroke schools.

Tre Burgess gave Saltus the lead in the 20th minute after receiving a pinpoint pass from Martin Grant but Berkeley equalised in the 32nd minute when a long free kick from Daion Swan-Desilva eluded everyone in the box including the Saltus goalkeeper.

Burgess gave Saltus the lead for the second time when converting a penalty in the 52nd minute after a defender handled the ball but Berkeley fought back in the 70th minute with a penalty of their own.

Rajae Whitter was brought down in the box as he advanced on goal but picked himself up to score the penalty and set up an exciting final 20 minutes.

With neither side finding the back of the net, it was left to Saltus MVP Brandon Sangster to save Berkeley's second and third penalty, while his team-mates converted their first four to secure the victory.

Jonah faria. Ayden Morris, Ben Autmezguine and Burgess all converted for Saltus, while Kristian Cherrington scored the lone spot-kick for Berkeley.

The evening was capped off with a great show of sportsmanship as Berkeley captian Zakao Hart asked to present the winning trophy to Saltus captain Burgess.

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Published January 27, 2023 at 11:17 am (Updated January 27, 2023 at 11:19 am)

Berkeley Institute and Saltus Grammar winners on football finals night

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