Roseau, Dominica: St. Luke’s Primary School secured the 2023 National Bank of Dominica Ltd Sports Division Primary Schools Boys Division One Championship in a penalty kicks shootout on Friday, 19th May 2023 in Benjamin Park.
It was a hard fought victory as they came up against the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School on home turf. Both teams played to a goalless but hard fought first half as the defenses of both team held Strong.
St. Luke’s Primary School broke the deadlock in the second half with a Beautiful strike from their captain Carlique Prevost from long range, both team created several other opportunities but failed to convert. When it appeared that St. Luke’s Primary would walk away with a one nil victory with just one minute left Roosevelt Douglas Primary School struck it was Heart Break and a few tears for a few players of the St. Luke’s Primary School as Ezekeil Brumant who was a constant threat for the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School found the back of the net with a long range effort to equalize and send the match into 10 minutes extra time after ending one all in regulation time.
Both defenses held strong in extra time so it was left to the dreaded penalty shootout to decide the Championship. St. Luke’s Primary School scored three well taken penalties kicks while Roosevelt Douglas Primary School kickers scored their first two kicks but failed on their final spot kick to give St. Luke’s Primary the coveted NBD Sports Division Primary Schools Boys Division One Football Championship by three goals to 2 on penalty kicks.
All the Goal Scorers during regulation time and extra time were given a gift compliments the National Bank of Dominica Ltd. The Match Officials also received a Medal for their services. Carligue Prevost also received a Special Award from the National Bank of Dominica Ltd Representative for his outstanding performance in the Boys Division One Finals.
The crowd was a huge one and very supportive to their various Schools.