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Cara­pichaima East Sec­ondary will go af­ter its ninth ti­tle in the Cen­tral Zone of the Co­ca Co­la In­ter­Col af­ter the team crushed Cou­va East 7-0 at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Bal­main, Cou­va on Wednes­day.

The Cen­tral gi­ants, the lone team in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League in the zone, got a brace each from Mo­lik Robin­son and Ivan Dos San­tos in the de­mo­li­tion, a re­sult that earned them the right to face Ch­agua­nas North Sec­ondary on Wednes­day next week at the same venue in Cou­va. Oth­er goals came from Dex­ter Neils, Joshua King and Re­sean Brit­to.

Yes­ter­day man­ag­er Ash­bert Charles said his team will be con­fi­dent of win­ning their ninth crown, but they will not be tak­ing their op­po­nents light­ly. "We try to fo­cus on the big­ger pic­ture than just win­ning match­es. We do not take our op­po­nents for grant­ed, for in­stance, al­though it was a large mar­gin of vic­to­ry for us to­day, there are ar­eas that we need to work on go­ing for­ward, such as the guys not ap­ply­ing pres­sure when they are in de­fence," Charles ex­plained.

He added, "I found that we were half-heart­ed while press­ing. We were al­ways sec­ond to the ball, which is an area we need to im­prove on mov­ing for­ward, first against Ch­agua­nas and then the oth­er teams. For the fi­nal, once we avoid the com­pla­cen­cy, we will win the match com­fort­ably."

Ch­agua­nas North Sec­ondary in their semi­fi­nal en­counter, de­feat­ed Mir­a­cle Min­istries 3-1 at the same venue, cour­tesy a dou­ble by Mekhi Bain. But on an­oth­er day, how­ev­er, the Ch­agua­nas boys could have fin­ished with a much wider mar­gin of vic­to­ry, had it not been for sev­er­al eas­i­ly missed chances by Bain, Hezeki­ah John, Karel Wells and Syrron De La Rosa among oth­ers.

Over­lap­ping de­fend­er Al­bert opened the scor­ing for the Ch­a­gu­nas boys as ear­ly as the 18th minute, be­fore Bain got the first of his dou­ble strike, when the Mir­a­cle Min­istries de­fence failed to clear a nice­ly lift­ed ball in­to the cen­tre of the box by Al­bert, and Bain was quick to pounce, fir­ing past a help­less Adois An­toine in the Mir­a­cle Min­istries goal post.

The teams went to the half-time in­ter­val with Ch­agua­nas North lead­ing 2-0, and when the match re­sumed, John was served a through-ball down the right flank and pulled it back for the on­rush­ing Bain to slot the ball in­to an emp­ty net in the 41st minute.

How­ev­er, Mir­a­cle Min­istries pulled a goal back in the 57th, when Joaquin Vil­lafana picked out Tyrese Col­ly­more with a left-side cross, and he beat goal­keep­er David Jan-Pierre with a fierce low dri­ve to his far post.

RE­SULTS

Ch­agua­nas North 3 (Isa­iah Al­bert 18th, Mekhi Bain 41st, 52nd) vs Mir­a­cle Min­istries 1 (Tyrese Col­ly­more 57th)
Caps 7 (Mo­lik Robin­son 2, Ivan Dos San­tos 2, Dex­ter Neils, Joshua King, Re­sean Brit­to) vs Cou­va East 0

TO­DAY'S MATCH­ES

San Juan vs Man­zanil­la Sec, 1:30 pm @ Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um
St Au­gus­tine Sec vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege East, 3:30 pm @ Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um


SOURCE: T&T Guardian