It rained goals in the North Zone of the Coca Cola InterCol on Monday at the Hasely Crawford, Mucurapo, with Premiership strugglers Malick Secondary hammering Diego Martin North Secondary 13-0. And in another game, demoted premier division campaigners Trinity Moka made a bold statement for the zone's InterCol title by clobbering St Francis College 3-0.
In the end, however, the tally showed 17 goals scored in two matches. Malick's Zion Carpette, Nickel Alexander and Jabari Williams all scored hat-tricks in the win to set up a mouth-watering contest with Trinity Moka on Thursday at St Mary's College Ground in St Clair.
The trio has scored more than three-quarter of their school's goals this season despite their 12-place finish.
Yesterday coach Anthony Barthomolmew sent a warning to his opponents who defeated them in the premiership season, that they should not be complacent when the teams meet in the InterCol.
"The players entered the Premier Division an inexperienced bunch, but have now gotten the experience they needed. We are seriously going after the InterCol title and we believe we can do it. We are ready now," Bartholomew said.
He added, "We have even changed our formation from 5:3:2 to 4:3:3 to allow the attackers the room and chance to express themselves and score goals."
In the other game, Trinity Moka got goals from Jardel Mitchell, Jesus Phillip and Josiah Superville in their 3-0 triumph of St Francis College. Manager Shawn Lyndsay said he team will be prepared for Malick when the time comes, saying football is played on the day. "For sure we will not be underestimating any team and we will be going out to play."
Malick 13 (Zion Carpette 3, Nickel Alexander 3, Jabari Williams 3, Mamade Guerra 2, John-Mark Morris, Kellon Lewis) vs Diego Martin North Sec 1
Trinity Moka 3 (Jardel Mitchell, Jesus Phillip, Josiah Superville) vs St Francis 0
Tuesday 5 November
(Intercol South Prelims)
Rio Claro West 2, Princes Town West 0 at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.
Wednesday 6 November
(Intercol East Quarterfinals)
San Juan North v Malabar Secondary, 3.30pm, St Augustine;
Arima North v Manzanilla Secondary, 3.30pm, El Dorado East;
(Intercol Central Quarterfinals)
Miracle Ministries v Preysal Secondary, 3pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
Presentation (Chag) v Couva East, 5pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;
Thursday 7 November
(Intercol North Quarterfinals)
QRC v St Mary’s College, 3.30pm, Mucurapo Road;
Trinity Moka v Malick Secondary, 3.30pm, Serpentine Road;
(Intercol Tobago Quarterfinals)
Speyside High v Roxborough Secondary, 3pm, Plymouth;
Mason Hall Secondary v Goodwood Secondary, 5pm, Plymouth;
Friday 8 November
(Intercol South Quarterfinals)
St Benedict’s College v Fyzabad Anglican Secondary, 1.30pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;
Naparima College v Rio Claro West, 3.30pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;
Sunday 10 November
(Intercol Girls East Quarterfinals)
San Juan North v Valencia Secondary, 3pm, El Dorado East;
Manzanilla Secondary v Bishop Anstey East, 3pm, St Augustine;
(Intercol Girls Tobago Quarterfinals)
Bishop’s High v Goodwood Secondary, 1.30pm, Dwight Yorke Stadium;
Scarborough Secondary v Mason Hall Secondary, 3.30pm, Dwight Yorke Stadium;
(Intercol Girls North Quarterfinals)
St Joseph’s Convent v Diego Martin Central, 3.30pm, Mucurapo;
Tranquility Secondary v Success Laventille, 3.30pm, QRC;
(Intercol Girls South Quarterfinals)
Point Fortin East v Moruga Secondary, 3pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;
(Intercol Girls Central Quarterfinals)
Chaguanas North v Chaguanas South, 3pm, Ato Boldon Stadium