Sat, Sep

Matthew Hezron of Pleasantville Secondary,left, and Naparima College's Nathaniel Perouse battle for the ball during the SSFL match held at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella,yesterday.

It was a day full of dra­ma for three teams on Sat­ur­day, among them reign­ing cham­pi­ons Na­pari­ma Col­lege who dropped two vi­tal points against Pleas­antville Sec­ondary as ac­tion in the Pre­mier­ship Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) con­tin­ued at var­i­ous venues across the coun­try.

Mean­while, the Tigers of St An­tho­ny’s Col­lege made the loud­est roar when they ham­mered Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka 5-1 in Mar­aval to keep the pres­sure on the ti­tle favourites Na­pari­ma and move up to sec­ond place on 13 points, one shy of Naps and two ahead Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege (San Fer­nan­do), who were on a bye. The top four teams are sep­a­rat­ed by three points.

AT MO­KA, MAR­AVAL: Kai Phillip helped him­self to a beaver-trick af­ter he opened the scor­ing for the vis­i­tors in the fourth minute and team-mate Kai­him Thomas made it 2-0 at half­time. Phillip then re­turned to score three times in the sec­ond half to hand hosts Trin­i­ty their fourth loss in six match­es.

AT QRC GROUNDS, ST CLAIR: San Juan Sec­ondary con­tin­ued their march up the 15-team stand­ing be­hind a sec­ond-half hat-trick from cap­tain Ronal­do Boyce af­ter Daniel Best gave them a 1-0 lead which they took in­to the dress­ing room at the in­ter­val.

AT MAN­NIE RAMJOHN, MARA­BEL­LA: Naps took the lead in the tenth minute through an own-goal for a first-half lead.

Sev­en min­utes af­ter the re­sump­tion, that lead was ex­tend­ed to 2-0 through a Jabari Lee goal.

How­ev­er, Pleas­antville were award­ed a penal­ty for a hand­ball in 70th-minute and Dil­lon Year­wood re­duced the deficit and six min­utes lat­er Miguel Ce­de­no latched on to a loose ball from a cross and un­leashed a shot from about 12-me­tres out and the scores were lev­elled. The teams bat­tled hard and ag­gres­sive­ly in search of the go-ahead goal but it nev­er came and the points were shared.

AT CARA­PICHAMIA: The hosts jumped out to a 1-0 lead via an own-goal from the vis­i­tors in the eighth-minute, but Mal­ick evened the scores thanks to Jadell Ag­illeira. How­ev­er, in the 88th minute Keilon Bur­nett con­vert­ed a penal­ty for a hand­ball and the hosts held on to se­cure all three points.

AT TRINCI­TY: Spey­side were per­haps the biggest win­ners on the day af­ter they took the fight to the home team in an ex­cit­ing match which saw sev­er­al easy scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties wast­ed. Af­ter Trin­i­ty had noth­ing to show for five first-half cor­ners and three clear miss­es on goal, Spey­side took the lead in time added on in the first half through Nicholas Sanchez. In the 59th-minute, Rober­to John­son’s head­er made it 2-0 for the To­bag­o­nions.

Trin­i­ty East sal­vaged a lit­tle pride with a con­so­la­tion item from Je­maul Ass­ing in the dy­ing stages.


SPEY­SIDE 2 (Rober­to John­son, Nicholas Sanchez) v TRIN­I­TY EAST 1 (Je­maul Ass­ing)

CARA­PICHAIMA 2 (Own-goal, Keilon Bur­nett) v MAL­ICK 1 (Jadell Ag­illeira)

PLEAS­ANTVILLE 2 (Dil­lon Year­wood, Miguel Ce­de­no) v NA­PARI­MA 2 (OG, Jabari Lee)

SAN JUAN 4 (Ronal­do Boyce 3, Daniel Best) v QRC 0

ST AN­THO­NY’S 5 (Kai Phillip 4, Kai­him Thomas 1) v TRIN­I­TY MO­KA 1 (Jardel Mitchell)

CIC 1 (Abdul-Quddoos Hypolite pen) v ST AU­GUS­TINE 1 (Kiel Lopez)

EAST MU­CU­RAPO 2 (Daniel David, Aaron Roberts) v ST BENE­DICT’S 0


Teams   P   W   L   D   GF   GA   GD   PTS
1. Na­pari­ma Col­lege   6   4   0   2   15   7   +8   14
2. St. An­tho­ny’s Col­lege   5   4   0   1   18   4   +14   13
3. Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege   5   4   1   0   17   2   +15   12
4. Carapichaima East Sec­ondary   5   3   0   2   8   5   +3   11
5. East Mu­cu­rapo Sec­ondary   5   2   1   2   11   6   +5   8
6. San Juan North Sec­ondary   5   2   2   1   11   4   +7   *7
7. Pleas­antville Sec­ondary   6   2   3   1   8   9   -1   7
8. Spey­side High School   5   2   2   1   7   16   -9   7
9. Mal­ick Sec­ondary   5   2   3   0   10   7   +3   6
10. Queen’s Roy­al Col­lege   5   2   3   0   8   15   -7   6
11. Trin­i­ty Col­lege East   5   1   2   2   6   9   -3   5
12. St. Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary   6   0   2   4   9   12   -3   4
13. St. Mary’s Col­lege   6   1   4   1   5   14   -9   4
14. Trin­i­ty Col­lege, Mo­ka   6   1   4   1   6   21   -15   4
15. St. Bene­dict’s Col­lege   5   1   4   0   5   13   -8   3


Pleasantville draw 2-2 vs Naps.
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (Newsday).

Tigers spank Trinity Moka 5-1 as…

TWO goals in six minutes from Pleasantville’s Dillion Yearwood (70’) and Miguel Cedeno (76’) salvaged a nail-biting 2-2 result against the defending champions, Naparima College, yesterday, when action continued at on Match Day Six, of the 2019 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

Following an unexpected own goal in the tenth minute courtesy Pleasantville’s Cameron Orosco, “Naps” went further ahead in the 55th minute from striker Jabari Lee. Pleasantville though, continued their pursuit and were duly rewarded for their efforts in the 70th minute as Yearwood found the back of the net from the penalty spot. Six minutes later, Cedeno’s strike sent the home fans in a frenzy as Pleasantville delivered a much-needed comeback.

Naparima however, remain atop the standings on 14 points. Meanwhile, at Moka, St Anthony’s Tigers roared to a dominant 5-1 victory over Trinity College courtesy a beaver-trick from striker Kai Phillip and Kahim Thomas’ on-target strike. Yesterday’s win for the Tigers propelled them into second position on the standings with 13 points. In other matches, a mesmerising second half hat-trick from San Juan North’s Ronaldo Boyce partnered with Daniel Best’s goal in the opening period saw Queen’s Royal College fall victim to a 4-0 drubbing.

Other Results:

EAST MUCURAPO 2 (Daniel David, Aaron Roberts) def. ST. BENEDICT’S 0

SPEYSIDE HIGH 2 (Nicholas Sanchez, Adriel George) def. TRINITY EAST 1 (Gemaul Asingh)