Beverly Hills trounced Duncan Street in the first competitive match of the IATF “Hearts” and Minds” Under 25 Football 7s tournament which commenced at the St Paul Street Recreation Ground on Tuesday evening.
The match is the first of several that will run over a two-month period as a dozen teams compete for the coveted first place Trophy and other prizes at the end.
Isaiah Lewis also got out of the blocks early in his quest for the leading goalscorer award with a well executed hattrick to put Beverly Hills on course for the win. Kerron Boyce got two further items and Curtis Romany got a lone item to complete the victory under a sweltering late afternoon heat at the “Quarry”.
The both teams showed glimpses of good skill and potential as they are expected to improve with every game as the tournament progresses. Duncan Street, though conceding heavily, have vowed to bounce back from the defeat. Beverly Hills meantime were all too happy to complete their first victory of the campaign.
The venue has been a landmark one for several current and past Trinidad and Tobago players including Russell Latapy, Densill Theobald, Stern John, Arnold Dwarika, Kerwyn “Hardest” Jemmot, Nigel Pierre and Aurtis Whitley among others.
The tournament is being put on in collaboration with the The Football 7 Association and the Miscellaneous Group.