Today will see a repeat of the North Zone Secondary School Football League final, when St Joseph’s Convent comes up against North Zone winner, Providence Girls’ College in the BGTT Girls InterCol North/East final at St Joseph’s Convent Grounds from 3.45 pm. Convent, though proving to be a strong unit throughout the SSFL season, has been unable to get past Providence on the two encounters that the teams have met, resulting in Providence copping the North Zone for a second consecutive year, while it settled for second place.
With this in mind, Debe High is largely anticipating and preparing for a Trinidad final between itself and Providence. Confident that his team will continue its domination of girls secondary schools football, Debe High, manager, Clive Auguste said: “Once we are finished with the South Zone, we will be planning for the North.” And expecting a Providence victory he went on to say, “We have met Providence before and we have a fair idea of how they play.” But even though he is confident that his team will again walk away with the InterCol title for a second consecutive year, Auguste does not expect it to be a walk in the park. “Playing against the North/East finalist will be a challenge. Richard Hood is a good coach, so I expect him to plan well,” he said. “But once we have our full team, we will pull it off.”

Having a full team has been an issue for the South Zone champion this season, as it boasts of five national players, three U-17s and two 20s. “That’s a good thing,” Auguste said on having five of his players on the national team, but said that it could also be a curse. “We don’t want to seem selfish, national duty always comes first, but it’s kind of like you’re being punished for doing well, because the team will suffer, although we have players that can step in.” Debe will meet Holy Faith Convent Penal today at Guaracarra Park, Point-a-Pierre from 4 pm in the second match of a double header at that venue. In the first match, Fyzabad Anglican will face Point Fortin East Secondary from 2 pm. The winner of each respective match will play each other in the South Zone final, in order to decide who will face the victor in the North/East final.


South Zone
Point Fortin East Secondary vs Fyzabad Anglican, Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre, 2 pm
Debe High vs Holy Faith Convent, Penal, Guaracarra Park, Point-a-Pierre, 4 pm

North Zone
Providence Girls College vs St Joseph’s Convent, POS, St Joseph’s Convent Grounds, 3.45 pm

Scarborough Secondary vs Signal Hill, Dwight York Stadium, 3 pm.