THEY served the main course first as St Mary's College edged out St Anthony's College, last year's North Zone champions, 3-2 in an entertaining match at CIC Ground, Serpentine Road, St Clair, before a large and enthusiastic crowd yesterday. The encounter was first match in the Zone of the BWIA Secondary Schools Football League.
Secondary Schools - Boys
Naparima College 1999 placing: Champions
LAST year Naparima took it all. They placed first in the South Zone and also won the national Big 4 title and the Intercol trophy.
It's hard to keep a sunny disposition when your side is being beaten out of sight.
ST ANTHONY'S College, defending champions of the BWIA Secondary Schools Colleges Football League, open their 2000 campaign with a match against one of the most experienced teams in the league.
Warning! Clear the way. The "Big Truck" coming through. St Benedict's College continues to be a dominant force in Secondary Schools football and while they extended their stature as a football superpower in Secondary Schools football by winning the Coca-Cola Intercol final 3-1 against Princes Town Senior Comprehensive,the success has been dedicated to former principal Dom Basil Matthews.
El Dorado Snr Comprehensive
El Dorado Senior Comprehensive’s footballers will this year be bidding to prove that a different cast doesn’t necessarily mean a different script.
Easy winners last season, ElDo will be forced to do without some key players. The creativity of Kwame Wiltshire, the craftiness of Abede Fernandes, the strength of Kirth Hutchings and the sturdiness of Devin Jordan and Michael Julius in defence will all be missing from coach Trevor Spicer’s line-up for the 2000 campaign. But Spicer still has the services of Junior Pamponette, Kevin James, Sterlin O’Brien and Jaboree Lamsie to try to mould a title-winning team once more. Despite the major loss of experience and skill, a confident manager John Henry expects that the new players will combine with the returning seniors to write the same “Blue Thunder” screenplay.
They would still be quite content if it is not as elaborate as last season’s.
This year, the South Zone of the Secondary Schools Football League had cause for much celebration as they helped themselves to welcomed success in the recently concluded season. St Benedict's College, Naparima College and Princes Town SC all left the Southern supporters with a proud feeling at the end of three months of football.
Another year of Secondary Schools Football action has come to an end. During three months of football, local fans experienced some of the best young talent present in Trinidad and Tobago.