North champs Bishop’s Anstey High School Port of Spain were no match for St Augustine Secondary, who got a first half hat-trick from Laurelle Theodore to win their one-sided BGT&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Girls’ “Big-Four” semi-final 7-0 yesterday at Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.
On Monday, St Augustine will meet newly-crowned Tobago league champions Bishop's High School, who advanced to the final with a 3-1 penalty shootout victory over South league winners Fyzabad Secondary, following a 0-0 draw in the opening semi-final on Monday.
Striker Theodore was a terror and netted a total four goals yesterday, before she was substitute in the 69th with the match already well wrapped up. The contest was essentially over by the end of the first half with the “Green Machine” leading by four unanswered goals.
Theodore completed the hat-trick by end of the first half, the best of her three goals saw her race past her marker in the box, before putting the ball low past Bishop’s ‘keeper Whitney Griffith for St Augustine’s fourth goal in the 37th minute. Theodore opened the scoring in the 17th, and also put in a free-kick with her knee for her second in the 30th. Ana Williams also netted for Gustine in the 22nd to make the score 2-0 at that stage.
St Augustine kept up the pressure in the second half, but Bishop’s put up a better fight. Theodore eventually broke them again with her fourth goal in the 61st, when beating the Griffith to the ball.
With Theodore off, St Augustine did not have quite the same bite up front, but still got two more goals, as Bishop’s also gave their second goalie a run. Ke’die Johnson headed in a corner-kick in the 73rd to make it 6-0 and Niaomee Guerra beat the substitute Bishop’s keeper Rowaldo James from long range for a seventh in the 80th minute.