SSFL title in the balance as defending champions lose ground

By November 01, 2018

With two games to go in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premiership Division, defending champions, Presentation College has seen the lead they held since the start reduced to just one point. 

Chasing Presentation are perennial title challengers, Naparima College, who closed the gap after beating the defending champions 3-1 at Lewis Street on Wednesday.

The result should have meant that third place San Juan North Secondary would have put their hat in the ring for a title run, but while they certainly remain in the race, a 1-1 draw which left them on 26 points, two points adrift of Naparima and four behind Presentation.

In another game on Wednesday, Fatima College fell 1-0 to the Queen’s Royal College, meaning they remain 14th in the 15-team division and in real trouble of being relegated because they have just one game left.

Fatima are on eight points, the same as St Mary’s College (CIC), with two very important differences.

One, CIC have a better goal difference; and two, they have only played 11 games, giving them three chances to ensure they do not become the second relegated team.

Valencia Secondary, a team that arrived in the Premiership just this season, have fought hard to stay in the league and now have nine points after a 2-2 draw away to Trinity College East.

St Benedict’s College also had a 1-1 draw on Wednesday, day that included a mammoth four games where the deadlock could not be broken.

Trinity College Moka were also in a duel that ended without a winner when they played to 3-3 scoreline with St Augustine Secondary.

St Mary’s College, for their part in the action on Wednesday, continued to find it difficult to get it right this season, despite having a talented team. They lost 4-2 at home to East Mucarapo.

There were two rescheduled games played on Monday, which provided some interesting results.

St Anthony’s College and St Benedict’s played to a thrilling 6-5 result, the latter coming out on top in that fixture, while Trinity College Moka were thrashed 4-1 by Queen’s Royal College at home.

 

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Presentation College

12

9

2

1

26

10

16

29

2

Naparima College

12

8

4

0

24

9

15

28

3

San Juan North Secondary

12

8

2

2

23

14

9

26

4

St Benedict's College

13

6

3

4

22

20

2

21

5

Trinity College Moka

13

5

5

3

21

25

-4

20

6

Queen's Royal College

12

5

4

3

18

10

8

19

7

St Anthony's College

12

5

3

4

23

18

5

18

8

Carapichaima East Secondary

12

5

2

5

22

22

0

17

9

East Mucurapo

12

5

2

5

18

20

-2

17

10

Trinity College East

11

3

6

2

12

9

3

15

11

St Augustine Secondary

12

4

2

6

23

23

0

14

12

Valencia Secondary School

12

2

3

7

16

27

-11

9

13

St Mary's College

11

2

2

7

13

20

-7

8

14

Fatima College

13

2

2

9

11

21

-10

8

15

Bishop's High School

13

0

2

11

12

36

-24

2

Paul-Andre Walker

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