The top teams will be decided this weekend in the Under-13, 15 and 17 finals of the Scotiabank National Youth Cup.
After weeks of back-and-forth battles the finals of the Scotiabank National Youth Cup are set in stone. With the Under-9 and Under-11 titles already decided, the Under-13s, 15 and 17 are now into the ultimate round after last weekend's semifinals. Having played at venues all across the island, the action will be moving to the Wildey Turf this coming Saturday.
In Tier 1, National Sports Council Blenheim Ballers are scheduled to face Kick Start Hammers in the Under-13 final after both teams booked their berths in fine style. The Blenheim Ballers got the better of Pinelands Academy with a 4-2 result led by a hat-trick from Khimani Cox. For Kick Start, it was a clear-cut 3-0 win over Pro Shottas that saw them to the final.
At the Under-15 level, a brace from Raequon Jacob Jones helped Mavericks to 5-0 over Paradise. They will be going up against Pinelands who had a much tougher time advancing as they stole away a 1-0 victory from Pro Shottas.
After missing out twice on the finals, Pro Shottas finally got their foot in the door as their Under-17 made the cut. They had a 2-0 win over Barbados Soccer Academy and Thierry Gale gifted his team with both goals. Pro Shottas have a date in the final with Mavericks Fire after they scored a single game to take the spot over the Barbados Youth Service.
In Tier 2, Fitts Village West Coast are final-bound at the Under-13 level after a slim 1-0 win over the highly competitive debutantes, United Stars Alliance. The other spot went to Whitehall after they destroyed Mavericks five goals to one. Najae Hinds scored two of those goals.
At the Under-15s Cosmos had two goals against Notre Dame to take the win while the Bayville-based team scored once. United Stars Alliance got their foot in the door with a 3-2 win over All Stars Elite.
Fitts Village West Coast picked up a spot in the final after Keshawn Haynes scored all three goals in a 3-1 match-up over Brittons Hill in one of the Under-17 semis. The other semifinal saw Whitehall easing home over Weymouth Wales at 2-1.
All the finals action goes down this Saturday at the Wildey turf from 8:30 AM in the morning.