Shania Jordon scored the lone item to book Five Rivers Secondary School’s spot in the Coca Cola National Girls Intercol semifinals in the Secondary Schools Football League after edging Holy Name Convent Port-of-Spain, 1-0 on Sunday.
Jordon scored the winner for the East Zonal and Intercol champion in the 66th minute in the quarterfinal match at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima.
Five Rivers’ manager Sylvester Sandiford says the unit’s performance this season has been great and that it’s doing a lot for the school
“None of this could have been done if we weren’t given the support by the principal and vice principal Mrs Nicole Riley and Mrs Michelle Stoute Lopez. Two wonderful ladies who have supported the football in Five Rivers strength-to-strength,” said Sandiford, who added that the team is providing positive energy.
On Sunday, the East champion will seek to extend their season when Five Rivers meet South Zone champion Pleasantville in the national Intercol semifinal at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella from 3.30 pm.
“We’re just praying Luann (Craig) can play the next match. She got injured Thursday against San Juan. We’re taking it one step at a time,” said Sandiford, who added that the team has achieved the goals set by coach Desiree Sargeant, winning the four zonal titles (Under-15 League and Knockout, Girls Championship East Zone and East Intercol).
On Monday, Signal Hill was crowned the Tobago Intercol champion for a fourth consecutive time after sealing a 5-0 win over Speyside High at the Dwight Yorke Stadium. Five different players were on target for the winner including Celine Loraine, the leading scorer with 30 goals in the Girls Championships Tobago Zone of the Shell/First Citizens SSFL, who scored the opener in the 26th, Tiah Crichlow (46th), Aaliyah Alvarez (59th), Naomi Waldrop (69th) and Derisha Bristol (73rd).
Signal Hill will meet Central Zone Intercol winner Carapichaima East in the other national semifinal which also kicks off at 3.30 pm on Sunday.
The final is carded for December 4 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
Results - National Intercol quarterfinal
Holy Name (North) 0 vs Five Rivers (East) 1 (Shania Jordon 66th)
Signal Hill 5 (Celine Loraine 26th, Tiah Crichlow 46th, Aaliyah Alvarez 59th, Naomi Waldrop 69th, Derisha Bristol 73rd) vs Speyside 0
Sunday’s matches - National semifinals
Signal Hill (Tobago) vs Carapichaima (Central), Tobago, 3.30 pm
Pleasantville (South) vs Five Rivers (East), Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, 3.30 pm