A mouth-watering contest is expected between Premier Division leaders of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), Presentation College of San Fernando and fourth-place Trinity College (East) at Henry Street, Arouca this afternoon.
On Saturday, the SSFL postponed its programme because of the inclement weather conditions that adversely affected the entire country.
However, today the league leader is expecting a tough fight from a team that rarely loses at home.
Only last week Pres coach Shawn Cooper said his troops will not be taking any team for granted, particularly when they are playing away. However, the T&T senior Women's coach will be hoping his defence remains tight and limit its errors. "Every team will be coming to beat Presentation, which is why we will be taking each school, one game at a time."
According to Cooper, "Trinity is always a team to be reckoned with at home and therefore we will approach them carefully, in search of full points game." Trinity College has lost only once at home this season, a heart-wrenching 0-1 purger to San Juan North, but yesterday coach Michael Grayson said his team will be going after full points in an attempt to climb the 15-team standings.
"At this point in the season, every game is a big game. There are no easy matches now as teams are trying to either improve their standings, to either avoid relegation or ensure they finish on the upper part of the table. We want to go up the standings, so we will be taking each game one step at a time," Grayson said.
Second place San Juan North Secondary will travel to St Augustine, in its effort as they try to take the lead for the first time this season. Like Pres, the San Juan boys are on 25 points due to an inferior goal difference and would be hoping to clobber their opponents this afternoon, and hope that Trinity East can hold off their counterparts.
Trinity Moka which is fourth on the standing will journey to Port-of-Spain to face East Mucurapo at Fatima College, grounds while Queen's Royal College will host St Benedict's College, in desperate pursuit of victory in the team's effort move from its 10th position.
Coach Nigel Grovesnor and his protege Kenwyne Jones believe the team's current position does not reflect the type of football being played and will, therefore, be eager to climb the ladder with a victory today. All matches begin at 3:40 pm.
Meanwhile, the action also begins in the Championship Division Big Five playoff with North Zone winners Malick Secondary facing central champs Chaguanas North at St Mary's College Ground at 3:30 pm, while at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, easterners Holy Cross College will be up against Pleasantville Secondary at the same time.
Bishop's High vs Valencia Sec, Tobago
Carapichaima East vs St Mary's, Carapichaima
East Mucurapo vs Trinity Moka, Fatima
QRC vs St Benedict's, QRC
St Anthony's vs Fatima, St Anthony's
St Augustine vs San Juan North, St Augustine
Trinity East vs Presentation, Arouca