DEFENDING national BWIA Secondary Schools Football League and Intercol champions Naparima College had their 24-match unbeaten run, dating back to last season, shattered by Pleasantville Senior Comprehensive yesterday, going down 1-3 in a fourth round encounter.
Secondary Schools - Boys
GOAL-HUNGRY forward Douglas Fredericks nailed goalkeeper Preston Collinwood three times yesterday to steer Queen's Royal College to a comfortable 3-0 win over first-timers Success/Laventille in the North Zone of the BWIA Secondary Schools Football League at PSA Centre, St James.
THEY have sailed past Barataria, Presentation and St Augustine. Now San Juan Senior Comprehensive will try not to have the wind knocked out of their sails when they face champions ElDorado.
SAN JUAN edged El Dorado 1-0 yesterday in a crucial East Zone clash in the BWIA Secondary Schools Football League to remain the only team with maximum 12 points.
FIVE-TIME champions, Malick, surrendered their lead in the North Zone of the BWIA Secondary Schools Football League with a dismal performance yesterday against cellar-placed Tranquillity on St Mary's Ground, Serpentine Road, St Clair. Unable to do anything right, the Morvant boys were humbled 2-0 by their Woodbrook counterparts with a goal in either half.
ST MARY'S and Malick, the top two sides in the North Zone of the BWIA Secondary Schools Football League, will square off today in the feature match of round four on CIC Ground, Serpentine Road, St Clair. The Saints hold a one point advantage over early leaders Malick, following their 3-2 victory over QRC Wednesday.
QUEEN'S Royal College made a desperate bid to pull back a 0-3 half-time deficit but had to settle for a 2-3 loss against arch-rivals St Mary's College in their BWIA Secondary Schools Football League encounter at the Royalians ground yesterday. The visitors went ahead in the 16th minute when James Odogwa ran around goalkeeper Ayinde Abu Bakr following a Scott Sealy pass.
TAKING a line through Presentation, it will be no walk-over for triple-crowned champions Naparima, as well as St Benedict's today when fourth round matches in the first round of the South Zone of the BWIA Secondary Schools Football League are played from 4 pm.
THE ball has only just begun to roll. And already this afternoon, East/Central champions El Dorado Senior Comprehensive will face a serious examination of their credentials for 2000.