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Naps, Presentation give Premier Division final-day showdown once again

By November 01, 2019

Naparima College just need to avoid losing to successfully defend their Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division title for a second consecutive time and for the second consecutive time, they will have to do it on the final day.

Last year’s runners up, Presentation College, had pushed Naparima to the final day to ensure they would be crowned champions and after Wednesday’s games, they are set to gut check Naps again.

Needing to win to get within three points of Naparima College on Wednesday, Presentation doled out six unanswered goals against Queen’s Royal College.

The result not only means Presentation are a win away from evening the tables against Naparima, it also means they are guaranteed to have a healthier goal difference than the defending champions.

Presentation are now on 30 points and enjoy a healthy goal difference of +26, having scored 33 goals and conceded just seven.

Naparima, who were idle on Wednesday with just one game to go in their fixture list, are on 33 points, a good enough cushion, except if they lose. The defending champions have scored a whopping 31 goals and only conceded 10, leaving them a goal difference of +21, a tally that would normally guarantee bringing victory in a tie-breaker, but not this season.

In fact, there are three teams, including Presentation with better goal differences.

East Mucurapo, who are third, and St Anthony’s College, in fourth, both boast a +22 goal difference.

In other games on Wednesday, East Mucurapo Secondary destroyed Speyside High 5-0, while Carapichaima East Secondary were comfortable enough with a 4-2 Trinity College East.

St Augustine Secondary were possibly in the game of the day, beating Pleasantville Secondary 3-2, while relegated St Mary’s College just can’t seem to find a win from anywhere, losing 4-0 to Trinity College Moka.

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