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Pleasantville Secondary’s Kayla Maillard, left, battles St Augustine Secondary’s Mya Hernandez in the First Citizens National Girls Big 5 final at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, yesterday.

Pleasantville Secondary captured the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) First Citizens-sponsored Girls Big 5 crown yesterday, after a narrow 2-1 win over St Augustine in the final at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

An own goal, as well as a strike from Aliyah Pascall, was enough to guide Pleasantville to the title.

Joel Maloney, coach of Pleasantville, praised the work of his team as they came up trumps against the highly-fancied St Augustine outfit. “The team played well, they followed instructions and executed perfectly,” said Maloney. “It was a hard victory.”

Pleasantville will now turn their attention towards a Girls South Zone Intercol contest against Penal Secondary. “Hopefully we can get another trophy,” Maloney stated.

The Pleasantville-St Augustine was the first game of a double-header, with Carapichaima East and Chaguanas North squaring off, in the latter match, in the Coca Cola Boys Intercol Central Zone final. And it was Carapichaima East who were victorious, by a 4-2 margin, courtesy kicks from the penalty spot.

The scoreline read 2-2 at the end of regulation time, with Theophilus Bourne and Josiah King finding the back of the net for Carapichaima East, while Zidane Martin and Malique Robinson were the goal-getters for Chaguanas North.

But Carapichaima East held their nerves in the penalty shootout, as they booked a spot in the National Intercol competition.