Whitney are winners

The Whitney Institute Middle School defeated TN Tatem Middle School on penalty kicks to retain the Bermuda School Sports Federation Over-13 Middle School boys six-a-side title.

Sekai Tatem gave TN Tatem a first-half lead with a neat finish following an end-to-end solo run by Tai Cariah.

Whitney pressed in the second half and became frustrated by a staunch and physical Tatem defence.

Deniche Hill equalised with a minute left on the clock. Hill connected well to head home from a corner, which forced the penalty shoot-out.

Tatem failed to convert from the spot while Whitney found the back of the net with their first three attempts.

Tatem scored the only goal as his team defeated Sandys Secondary Middle School in the semi-final while Hill scored a second-half winner against Saltus Grammar School to send Whitney into the final.

Sandys Secondary Middle School impressed in the under-13 division, winning six out of six matches. The West Enders capped off a fine day, defeating Saltus Grammar School 3-1 in the final.

Hayden Dill gave Sandys the lead in the first minute after the Saltus keeper failed to hang on to a shot. Kee-Zai Cann doubled the lead two minutes later and Jaydon Simons scored early in the second half to wrap up the title. Sacheil Ming scored a late consolation goal from the penalty spot for Saltus.

Sandys eased past Dellwood Middle School in the semi-final, with goals from Stefan Jones and Simons. Bakari Furbert scored the lone goal as Saltus defeated Somersfield Academy in the other semi-final.