Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
Two goals from midfielder and captain Tamar Edwards guided unbeaten Charlie Smith to a 7-0 win over Pembroke Hall in Group G of the ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel football action at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex yesterday.
Walsh opened the scoring with a thumping header in the fifth minute, before adding a second in 63rd via a curling left-footed shot from outside the penalty area.
Vasbert Harry, Shamar Walsh, Rodger Bucknor and substitutes Kimo Francis and Shamar Pryce were the others to get on the scoresheet.
The victory kept Charlie Smith, who had already qualified for the second round, at the top of the group on 25 points with one round of matches remaining.
Kingston College, who have also advanced, are next on 19 points with a game in hand, while STATHS, 14, round off the top three.
"Having qualified for the second round, today's (yesterday's) game was an opportunity to expose a number of our young players and I am quite proud of their performance," said Charlie Smith head coach, Jerome Waite.
"None more than when Francis, who was making his debut and scored and could not prevent himself from crying. It was moving."
He added: "All in all, the team has been making improvements game by game, and though we still have some things to work on, I am happy where we are."
Pembroke Hall's coach Adrian McKenzie, who was noticeably upset at the end of the game, said he was disappointed with the number of goals that were conceded.
"It is not the fact that we lost, it was the way we lost," he said. "We came here with the intention of at least trying to get a draw, and if we lose, by a small margin.
"However, due to indiscipline and a lack of focus we allowed them too much space early on and they took advantage."
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Camperdown 3 Mona 0
Charlie Smith 7 Pembroke Hall 0
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