EVEN with the services of Ian "The Dread Dribbler" Clauzel and former national captain Selris Figaro at their disposal, Mucurapo fell 1-0 to five-time champions Malick yesterday in their opening match in the North Zone of the BWIA Secondary Schools Football League on Fatima Ground, Mucurapo.
Secondary Schools - Boys
INSPIRED by a hattrick from national Under-17 striker, Nkosi Blackman, St Benedict's stopped Moruga 4-1 yesterday in their opening match in the South Zone of the Secondary Schools Football League on their home ground at La Romaine.
DEFENDING South Zone champions Naparima scored in injury time to defeat arch-rivals Princes Town 1-0 at Skinner Park, San Fernando yesterday.
SUCCESS/LAVENTILLE, making their debut yesterday to top flight soccer in the North Zone of the BWIA Secondary Schools Football League, began their campaign on a winning note by shutting out Tranquillity 3-1 at Queen's Park Oval, Port-of-Spain.
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.
IT ain't over till the fat lady sings. Queen's Royal College, at home, dominated most of their match against Trinity College, leading 3-1 in the second half, only to see Trinity get back well into injury time to draw in virtually the last kick.
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.
ANTON JOSEPH would have been cross with himself yesterday. The Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive midfielder struck his effort from the penalty spot against the crossbar in the 34th minute. And then he saw Malick’s Sean Jack score the only goal of the contest to give his team a 1-0 win at Fatima Grounds.
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.