At left, Jordan Riley of Presentation College, San Fernando and Kareem Phillip of St. Benedict’s College battle for the ball during an SSFL match, which took place yesterday, at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege's un­beat­en run in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) con­tin­ued yes­ter­day with a con­vinc­ing 3-1 tri­umph over ri­vals St Bene­dict's at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la.

The 2017 de­fend­ing cham­pi­on team got a goal apiece from Jor­dan Ri­ley, Om­ri Baird and Aleem Bar­clay in a win­ning ef­fort, and af­ter­wards, man­ag­er An­dre Ben­jamin said while he was hap­py for the re­sult, it is still a long way off from prop­er­ly de­fend­ing the ti­tle. "We still have a num­ber of re­al­ly tough match­es to play, for in­stance, our next game against East Mu­cu­rapo on the road. Every team in this com­pe­ti­tion is a dif­fi­cult one and there­fore we will be tak­ing it one game at a time, par­tic­u­lar­ly our match­es on the road," Ben­jamin ex­plained.

He not­ed, "We are try­ing to keep our fo­cus, es­pe­cial­ly on the road be­cause drop­ping points dur­ing away match­es have been a prob­lem of ours in the past. So we will be tak­ing it one game at a time, as we try to elim­i­nate the loss­es on the road."

The south­ern­ers now have 12 points from their four match­es, two ahead of arch-ri­vals Na­pari­ma Col­lege which pulled off an equal­ly con­vinc­ing 2-0 win over Fa­ti­ma Col­lege at its home at Lewis Street, San Fer­nan­do.

Mark Ramdeen, Na­pari­ma's pro­lif­ic scor­er, got a brace to spear­head the win. The An­gus Eve-coach team has now moved to 10 points from four match­es.

Mean­while, San Juan North Sec­ondary al­so main­tained its 100 per cent record in the League when it edged Trin­i­ty Col­lege East 1-0 at Hen­ry Street Arou­ca, to move to nine points in three match­es.

And at Va­len­cia, the home team- Va­len­cia Sec­ondary got a dou­ble strike from Zi­dane Liv­er­pool to record its first win in the school's league, whip­ping sea­soned cam­paign­ers St Mary's Col­lege 3-1.

Liv­er­pool's brace was fol­lowed by an own goal from the CIC de­fence. Mean­while, at West­moor­ing, St An­tho­ny's Col­lege, known as the 'Tigers' stopped a bat­tling Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) 2-0, cour­tesy a 38th-minute goal from Quin Fred­er­icks and an­oth­er from Josi­ah Ed­wards in the 78th.


Naps 2 (Mark Ramdeen 2) vs Fa­ti­ma Col­lege 0

St An­tho­ny's Col­lege 2 (Quinn Fred­er­icks 38th, Josi­ah Ed­wards 78th) vs QRC 0

Bish­op's High School 2 (Adriel George 26th, 93rd) vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka 3 (Rahiem Jawahir 73rd, 75th, Kai Phillips 90th)

Cara­pichaima East 4 vs St Au­gus­tine Sec 3 (Ke­sean St Rose 2, Nick­el Alexan­der)

Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege 3 (Jor­dan Ri­ley, Om­ri Baird, Aleem Bar­clay) vs St Bene­dict's 1

Trin­i­ty Col­lege East 0 vs San Juan North 1

Va­len­cia Sec 3 (Zi­dane Liv­er­pool 2, own goal) vs St Mary's Col­lege 1


Pres Sando, San Juan maintain unbeaten records.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).

PRESENTATION San Fernando and San Juan North maintained their unbeaten records in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division as Match Day Four fixtures took place yesterday.

Presentation San Fernando, the 2017 league winners, registered their fourth win in succession after getting the better of struggling St Benedict’s 3-1 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

San Juan North moved up one spot to third after earning their third straight win, by a 1-0 margin over hosts Trinity East in Trincity.

Naparima stayed in second spot after a 2-0 victory over Fatima at Lewis Street, San Fernando, with Trinity Moka climbing one place to fourth after edging lowly Bishop’s High 3-2 at the Plymouth Recreation Ground.

In a high-scoring fixture, Carapichaima East edged St Augustine 4-3 at Carapichaima and Valencia collected their first points of the season when they spanked St Mary’s 3-0 at Valencia.

St Anthony’s were also in winners’ row yesterday, courtesy of a 2-0 result over QRC at the St Anthony’s Ground, Westmoorings.

St Anthony’s broke the deadlock in the 37th minute when Quinn Frederick collected a ball from the right by Josiah Edwards, got past a defender and drilled a right-footed shot which was parried, into his own net, by goalkeeper Jacques Poon-Lewis.

In the 77th, Edwards got his name on the scoresheet, after woeful defending from the QRC outfit.

A diagonal pass from substitute Jahmai George was poorly cleared by a QRC defender and Edwards took the loose ball, spotted Poon-Lewis out of the penalty box and sent a left-footed lob into the vacant net.

Match Day Five encounters will be contested on September 29.