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Arima North Secondary’s Nicholas Torres, centre, tries to bulldoze his way through two Five Rivers Secondary midfielders during the Secondary School Football League Championship match at the Arima North Secondary ground Friday, October 7th 2022 in Arima. Arima North won 4-1. PHOTO: Daniel Prentice

Siparia West Secondary School yesterday booked its spot into the Big Five play-off that will be used to determine the teams to be promoted to the Premiership Division, next year.

This they did by defeating St Madeleine Secondary, 4-2, courtesy of a double strike by Akell Vasprey in the seventh and 58th, as well as two other goals from Israel Mascall (10th minute) and Isaiah Gittens (22nd minute) in the South Zone of the Boys Championships Division in the Tiger Tanks Secondary Schools Football League.

With the win, the southerners assumed an unassailable lead of 19 points from six matches with two rounds of matches still to be played.

Coach Dexter Francis, a former national defender for the now infamous ‘Strike Squad’ of 1989 that came within a point of qualifying for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, has been running the show in Siparia. He said yesterday that he wants to go all the way to the Premiership Division, next year.

From the play-offs, which will take place among the top teams from the different zones in the Championship Division, the top three teams will be promoted.

In the South Zone, Point Fortin East is the closest team to Siparia with 11 points.

In the East Zone, Arima North leads the standings with 19 points following yesterday’s convincing 4-1 triumph over Five Rivers. However, with four more rounds of matches to go in the zone, they can be caught by second-place El Dorado East on 11 points.

Known as ‘The Blue Thunder’, El Dorado could not take the field yesterday in its encounter with Valencia due to the severe weather conditions for the past few days.    

In the North Zone, St Mary’s College leads the group on 19 points after yesterday’s 3-0 win over Trinity College (Moka), while in the Central Zone, all matches were postponed due to a COVID-19 scare. 



Mucurapo 3 (Ismael Acosta, Christian Nicholas 2) vs Diego Martin Central 0

Tranquility 6 (Ronaldinho Richards 3, Tyrek Daniel, Dante Ferdinand, Akeem De Souza) vs Blanchisseuse 2

CIC 3 (Christopher Brooks, Daylon Riley, Raoul Aguillera-Nunes) vs Trinity College Moka 0


Siparia West 4 (Akell Vasprey 2, Israel Mascall, Isaiah Gittens) vs St Madeleine 2

Point Fortin 7 vs P/Town 1 (Joshua Eccles)


Holy Cross 0 vs Manzanilla 3

Arima North 4 vs Five Rivers 1



1*Siparia West Secondary*7*6*0*1*39*9*+30*19
2*P/Fortin East Secondary*6*3*1*2*39*10*+29*11
3*Ste Madeleine Secondary*5*2*2*1*27*13*+14*7
4*P/Town West Secondary*6*1*5*0*6*40*-34*3
5*Fyzabad Anglican Secondary 6 1 5 0 10 49 -39 3



1*Arima North*7*6*0*1*19*7*+12*19
2*El Dorado East*6*3*1*2*15*11*+4*11
3*Valencia *6*2*2*2*15*12*+3*8
4*Five Rivers *7*2*4*1*14*18*-4*7
5*Holy Cross*7*2*5*0*9*19*-10*6


2*Miracle Ministries*3*2*1*0*22*3*+19*6
3*Couva East*3*1*2*0*10*20*-10*3
4*ASJA Boys Charlieville*3*0*3*0*4*25*-21*0


1*St Mary’s College*7*6*0*1*22*7*+15*19
2*Trinity College Moka*7*3*2*2*13*12*+1*11
3*Tranquility *6*3*2*1*15*10*5*10
4*Mucurapo West*7*3*4*0*12*14*-2*9
6*D/Martin Central*6*0*6*0*8*19*-11*0

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