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Shiva Boys players celebrate a goal during their opening fixture in the 2017 SSFL against Naparima College at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on September 8. Shiva boys won the match 2-1.

Five different players were on the scoresheet as title holders, Shiva Boys Hindu College whipped Queen’s Royal College (QRC) 5-1 for a fourth straight as they continued their defence of their Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division yesterday.

Junior Assoon opened the scoring in the ninth minute for Shiva Boys while Quinn Rodney made it 2-0 to the defending champions in the 31st at the David Williams Recreation Ground, Penal. Five minutes into the second-half, Tyrell Baptiste made it 3-0 to the host while Jude Phillip (55th) and Yohannes Richardson (72nd) added to the tally before Marquis Lewis got an 83rd minute consolation for the Royalians

The win lifted Shiva Boys to maximum 12 points from four matches to remain the lone team with a 100 per cent winning record in the 16-team competition, two points more than fellow southerns, Presentation College who blanked Signal Hill 3-0 at Guaracara park, Pointe-a-Pierre led by a double from Omri Baird.

Baired netted in the 19th and 40th while Ackeel Jacob added a 54th minute item. National Inter-Col champions, San Juan North Secondary were the biggest winners on the day after they hammered Trinity Moka, 7-0 at its Bourg Mulatresse Ground, San Juan.


Fyzabad Secondary 2 (Sharkeel Louison 7, 55) vs Trinity East 1 (Josiah Lord 87)

St Mary’s 1 (Nathaniel Williams 47) vs St Benedict’s 1 (Jaycee Parris 83)

Shiva Boys 5 (Junior Assoon 9, Quinn Rodney 31, Tyrell Baptiste 50, Jude Phillip 55, Yohannes Richardson 72) vs QRC 1 (Marquis Lewis 83)

Presentation 3 (Omri Baird 19, 40, Ackeel Jacob 54) vs Signal Hill 0

Fatima 1 (Andrew Abraham) vs Speyside High 0

St Augustine 1 (Zion Holder 65) vs Carapichaima East 1 (Theophilus Bourne 2)

St Anthony’s 2 (Jodel Brown 51-Pen, Che Benny 75) vs Naparima 2 (Rondell Payne 34, Ronaldo Mc Intosh 48)

San Juan North 7 (Brandon Semper 2, 39, 42, Kareem John 6, Renaldo Boyce 20, Kyle Thomas 81, Jordan Britto 85) vs Trinity College Moka 0

(Teams - by

St Anthony’s College (4-3-3): 22.Oba Augustin (GK); 16.Jordan Barclay, 4, Nkosi Salandy, 27.Derron John (captain), 6.Khiesa Granger; 23.Sowande Prieto (21.Jameiq Pierre 80), 8.Jodel Brown, 9.Che Benny; 13.Quinn Frederick (11.Haile Beckles 46), 7.Krishon Alexander (12.Mikail Prescod 83), 10.Tyrese Bailey.

Unused Substitutes: 25.Elijah Shade (GK), 3.Kirvon Flatts, 15.Jamai George, 17.Omari Wiltshire.

Coach: Ronald Daniel

Naparima College (4-2-3-1): 1.Levi Fernandez (GK); 15.Shadeon Arthur, 5.Rondell Payne (captain), 2.Tyrike Andrews, 8.Kodel Frontin; 9.Rushawn Murphy, 13.Jeron Pantor; 16.Decklan Marcelle (7.Isa Bramble 80), 6.Judah St Louis (19.Andre Raymond 67), 18.Renaldo McIntosh (10.Mark Ramdeen 83); 20.Kareem Blake-Williams.

Unused Substitutes: 30.Enrique Changiah (GK), 14.Ezekiel Kesar, 23.Kern Cedeno, 27.Chakim Guy.

Coach: Angus Eve

Referee: Nicholas Murray

Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Judah St Louis (Naparima College)


Shiva Boys tough to beat this season.
By Colin Murray (Guardian).

The 2017 Secondary Schools Football League has started with the usual hustle and shebang that we have grown accustomed to over the years.

After Round 3, the table is taking on a familiar look with defending champions Shiva Boys on top having won all their games. Presentation College San Fernando are up there again followed by the “Green Machine” and the “Tigers”.

Having been privy to doing commentary on a few games on Sportsmax and CNC3 involving some of the top teams, Shiva Boys are going to be tough to beat. They possess a good defence with Yohannes Richardson and Jabari Graham in the central position tough to break down.

Their goalkeeper Denzil Smith is a national player and going forward they have creative individuals in Judah Garcia and Tyrel ‘Pappy’ Emmanuel. Quinn Rodney and Ronaldo Edwards are quick in the wide areas. They bring a strong all-rounded team capable of weathering this season’s storm.

Naps are also a talented team with their captain and central defender Rondell Payne solid at the back together with Tyrike Andrews.

They however tend to lack the fight when things are not going well and with the loss of their top goal scorer from 2016 Isaiah Lee, they are hoping that Ronaldo McIntosh will step up and consistently score goals.

Losing to Fatima was a huge setback for them and their credentials as serious title contenders must be brought into question.

Newly promoted Carapichaima East has started well. They looked good against a very timid and out of sorts Fatima team.

In Daniel Pascall, they have a worker up front who will fight for every ball and with Elijah and Josiah King attacking from wide areas, they will pose a problem for teams.

Fatima did not look the part in their first outing and if they are to maintain their form following their surprising victory against Naps, they must show more resilience.

They also need to have Justin Araujo-Wilson on the field for 90 minutes. He is a proven goal scorer and together with the speedy Stephon Marcano, they will test the ability of many defenders.

Defending National Intercol champions San Juan North are unbeaten but still awaiting their first victory. They are a talented team with Renaldo Boyce and Brandon Semper an excellent pairing up front and will score goals when the opportunities arise.

Defensively Kyle Thomas, Kareem John and Lukeman Brooks are tough at the back but they lose concentration easily and give up silly goals whenever they seem to be comfortably in charge.

St Mary’s should be difficult to beat on their day. In Gabriel Nanton they have a quality midfielder and a goal poacher in Devon Charles.

I expect them to improve and be more consistent as the season goes along.

St Augustine have played 2, won 2 and were heading for a comfortable victory leading 3-0 at half time against a lacklustre St Benedict’s outfit. St Benedict’s suddenly decided to play with some purpose in the second half and nearly came to stealing a point, going down 4-2 in the end. If the La Romaine boys are to pull off another great escape, they must show some spunk going forward.

In future articles we will feature more of the teams. It’s been a great start to the SSFL—already some super goals and surprising results!


P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
Shiva Boys  4  4  0  0  14  2  12
Presentation College Sando  4  3  1  0  11  3  10
Fyzabad Secondary  4  3  0  1  6  4  9
St. Augustine Secondary  3  2  1  0  6  3  7
St. Anthony’s College  4  2  1  1  8  6  7
Carapichima East Secondary  4  2  1  1  6  5  7
San Juan North  4  1  3  0  12  5  6
Fatima College  4  2  0  2  3  4  6
Naparima College  4  1  1  2  6  6  4
Trinity College East  4  1  1  2  5  5  4
Queen's Royal College  4  1  1  2  4  8  4
Speyside High  4  1  0  3  3  8  3
Trinity College Moka  4  1  0  3  4  14  3
St. Mary’s College  3  0  2  1  5  8  2
Signal Hill Secondary  4  0  1  3  1  6  1
St. Benedict’s College  4  0  1  3  4  11  1

SSFL Premier Division Top-Scorers


Brandon Semper (San Juan North) - 6


Ackeel Jacob (Presentation College Sando) - 4
Omri Baird (Presentation College Sando) - 4


Sharkeel Louison (Fyzabad Secondary) - 3
Ronaldo McIntosh (Naparima College) - 3
Junior Asson (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 3
Kierron Mason (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 3
Devon Charles (St Mary’s College) - 3


Theophilus Bourne (Carapichaima East) - 2
John-Paul Rochford (Queen's Royal College) - 2
Kyle Thomas (San Juan North) - 2
Renaldo Boyce (San Juan North) - 2
Jude Phillip (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 2
Quinn Rodney (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 2
Tyrell Baptiste (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 2
Kerry McDonald (Speyside High) - 2
Akeem Hosten (St Augustine Secondary) - 2
Jodell Brown (St Anthony’s College) - 2 (1-Pen)
Krishon Alexander (St Anthony’s College) - 2
Keon Boney (St Benedict’s College) - 2
Nickell Orr (Trinity College East) - 2
Keshawn St. Rose (Trinity College Moka) - 2


Elijah King (Carapichaima East) - 1
Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East) - 1
Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East) - 1
Andrew Abraham (Fatima College) - 1
Mikheil McCommie (Fatima College) - 1
Justin Araujo-Wilson (Fatima College) - 1
Jeremy Duntin (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Maurice Dick (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Natinni Jones (Fyzabad Secondary) - 1
Judah St Louis (Naparima College) - 1
Rondell Payne (Naparima College) - 1
Rushawn Murphy (Naparima College) - 1
Darnell Hospedales (Presentation College Sando) - 1
Jordan Riley (Presentation College Sando) - 1
Anfernee Stokes (Queens Royal College) - 1
Marquis Lewis (Queens Royal College) - 1
Jordan Britto (San Juan North) - 1
Kareem John (San Juan North) - 1
Judah Garcia (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Yohannes Richardson (Shiva Boys Hindu College) - 1
Omarley James (Signal Hill) - 1
Shaffie McKenzie (Speyside High) - 1
Gabriel Nanton (St Mary’s College) - 1
Nathaniel Williams (St Mary’s College) - 1
Allan Hogan (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Ethan Bonaparte (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Rivaldo Coryot (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Zion Holder (St Augustine Secondary) - 1
Che Benny (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Haile Beccles (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Tyrese Bailey (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Yezen Rampaul (St Anthony’s College) - 1
Caleb Gaspar (St Benedict’s College) - 1
Jaycee Parris (St Benedict’s College) - 1
Josiah Lord (Trinity College East) - 1
Tyrese Williams (Trinity College East) - 1
Jawahir Raheim (Trinity College Moka) - 1
Saleem Henry (Trinity College Moka) - 1 (1-Pen)

Note: Missing is Carapichaima East own-goal scorer vs Trinity College East (Sept-16 ).