Led by a second consecutive brace from Gregory Messam Jr, reigning ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup champions, St George’s College, eased to a 3-1 win over Excelsior High in a quarter-final match at the Constant Spring playfield, yesterday. St George’s bossed midfield play and kept Excelsior deep in their own half early in the match. Messam put his school ahead from the penalty spot in the 38th minute after he was fouled while going past three Excelsior defenders. Excelsior improved after the half-time break and equalised when a defender put the ball in his own net. St George’s restored the lead from the penalty spot. This time Shevon Stewart was fouled in the 18-yard box and Messam dispatched a spot kick in the 59th minute. Alex Marshall then completed the scoring when he sent a low and firm shot which Excelsior goalkeeper Romario Palmer got a hand to but could only parry into his net. Marshall has now scored 13 goals this season while Messam has netted 10. St George’s assistant coach Marcel Gayle said: “It was unfortunate we conceded a goal, but we are happy to win and move forward. We are always looking to get better,” he said. Meanwhile, Excelsior’s assistant coach Karume Huie said his team lacked “concentration and clinical finishing”. “At this level you have to be on your best game,” he said.
Carnival Spirit departs Sydney for dry dock in SingaporeCarnival Spirit sails out of Sydney Heads today, embarking on a 19 day cruise to Singapore, ahead of her dry dock later this month.Carnival is investing into upgrades that will provide holidaymakers a range of new family friendly entertainment features offering new spaces for kids activities onboard. This includes a new arts and crafts area named SoulPlay, and a brand new entertainment area for teenagers, Warehouse Arcade.Cruise lovers hoping to be some of the very first to enjoy these upgrades can sail on Carnival Spirit’s 19 day Singapore to Sydney cruise, departing on 6 June 2018.This 19 day cruise will sail to some of Carnival’s rare ports of call such as Phuket, Bali (Benoa), Darwin and Airlie Beach, before arriving back to Sydney.For the remainder of 2018, Carnival Spirit will sail from Sydney to stunning destinations such as New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Moreton Island.For more information or to book, visit carnival.com.au or your travel agent or call 13 31 94.About Carnival Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line is the largest cruise line in the world with almost five million guests travelling every year. The cruise line has two ships deployed in Australia, including Carnival Spirit – currently the largest and newest cruise ship home ported year round in Australia. Sister ship Carnival Legend will return to Australia in October 2018 following her Northern Hemisphere summer season cruising Alaska. Carnival Splendor will join the Australian Carnival fleet in December 2019 and become the newest and largest ship home ported year-round in Australia. With 45 activities to enjoy each day, Carnival’s ships offer fun-loving families and couples fun, memorable holidays at great value.Source = Carnival Cruise Line