St Mary’s, QRC highlight SSFL Premiership derby day

By October 10, 2018

Queen’s Royal College (QRC) and St Mary’s College (CIC) have been part of a Northern derby in the Secondary Schools Football League now for what seems like forever, but the two teams aren’t just looking to get one over on each other when they meet today. 

Today, the derby will be about, which of the teams can get the ball rolling on more consistent results and make their way up the table, which their respective talents suggest they should be able to do.

QRC have played six times this season and have faced every kind of result imaginable, twice.

After two wins, two draws and two losses, the side now lies seventh on the table and are among three teams on the same eight points.

Chasing them are St Benedict’s College, who have a plus one goal difference, one less than QRC, and East Mucurapo, who have a minus one goal difference.

They are also in the hunt for fifth place, with Trinity College Moka, on 10, and Trinity College East, on nine, the teams just ahead of them.

Things have not gone well for St Mary’s College this season. CIC have just one win and a draw to show for the six games they have played, losing four times to lie 13th on the 15-team table.

The only teams to have done worse than them, Fatima College, and Bishop’s High School, who haven’t won a game from seven attempts yet.

St Mary’s averages a goal per game this season but have let in, an average of two per game, to start their derby battle with QRC, holding a minus six goal average.

In other games on today, Naparima College, who are in second place on goal difference, have a big challenge to meet at Trinity College East, where they will be attempting to ensure they keep pace with leaders and defending champions, Presentation College.

Presentation, who stumbled last weekend in a 1-1 draw with QRC, will be expecting to add another tick to the win column, as they play against, bottom-of-the-table, Bishop’s High School, who have yet to earn a win and only have one point this season.

Bishop’s have found the going tough in the Premiership, conceding 22 goals since their promotion and only scoring nine. They will be, however, hunting the prized scalp of a team that may be vulnerable after their first stumble.

St Anthony’s College are at home to St Benedict’s in another game on match day eight, while St Augustine Secondary visit Fatima College.

Valencia High School, the other team to have been promoted last season are on a bye this week, as Carapichaima East Secondary play host to Trinity College Moka in the final game of the day.

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