Naparima College are, for the third time consecutively, Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division champions.

Needing to avoid losing against the Queen’s Royal College (QRC) to hold onto the title, with Presentation College breathing down their necks just three points adrift, Naparima found four unanswered goals, making the title run seem a mere formality.

Naparima got goals from Nathaniel Perouse in the 17th minute, Shoaib Khan in the 20th, Seon Shippley in the 22nd and Isa Bramble in the 80th.

As it turns out, Naparima never needed the assurance of keeping their unbeaten streak going, as Presentation College, playing away to St Anthony’s College, could only manage a 0-0 draw in what was the only other game taking place on Monday.

That result meant Presentation, who started the day on 30 points, three points behind Naparima, ended second on 31. Naparima, ended on 36 points, eventually a comfortable buffer.

Naparima coach, Angus Eve, was very matter-of-fact about the victory, downplaying his own influence on the fortunes of the institution, saying:

“I think this is just reward for all the work they’ve been doing this season,” said Eve.

Conquered QRC coach, Nigel Grosvenor, was gracious in defeat, choosing to congratulate Naparima, saying they were deserving champions.

According to Grosevnor, the first goal of the game came at an inopportune time and put QRC on the back foot.

QRC, he said, never recovered but the credit for that must go to a well-drilled Naparima.

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.

The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division will possibly not be decided until the final round of games as two teams, defending champions Naparima College, and last year’s runners-up, Presentation College could still claim top honours.

Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division challengers, St Anthony’s College and Presentation College both took advantage of idle leaders and defending champions Naparima College with wins in Saturday’s round of games.

Getting into the business end of the tournament, the defending champions will have to keep winning now, as St Anthony’s College are three points adrift of the leaders, while last season’s runners up, Presentation College are four points away, having played one less game.

The difference between the teams if everybody keeps winning is just one point. Presentation kept things close by virtue of a 1-0 win over Trinity College East, while St Anthony’s kept up the pressure by dominating relegation-troubled Malick Secondary 4-1.

At the other end of the table, St Mary’s College continue to find this season more than a little challenging, remaining rooted to the foot on four points after a 5-0 loss to Carapichaima East Secondary.

In other games on Saturday, Pleasantville Secondary were 3-1 winners over Speyside, East Mucurapo College beat Trinity College Moka 5-2, while Queen’s Royal College clipped St Benedict’s College 1-0.

San Juan North Secondary continued to do good work toward the top of the table, with a 3-1 win over St Augustine Secondary, leaving them lying seventh.

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Naparima College

11

9

2

0

30

10

20

29

2

St Anthony's College

11

8

2

1

35

11

24

26

3

Presentation College

10

8

1

1

26

6

20

25

4

Carapichaima East Secondary

11

6

4

1

21

14

7

22

5

East Mucurapo Secondary

11

6

3

2

23

11

12

21

6

Queen's Royal College

10

6

1

3

19

20

-1

19

7

San Juan North Secondary

11

5

2

4

26

10

16

17

8

St Augustine Secondary

11

3

4

4

26

21

5

13

9

Pleasantville Secondary

11

4

1

6

15

17

-2

13

10

Trinity College East

10

3

2

5

13

17

-4

11

11

St Benedict's College

11

3

1

7

12

20

-8

10

12

Speyside Secondary

11

2

2

7

14

34

-20

8

13

Malick Secondary

11

2

1

8

16

26

-10

7

14

Trinity College Moka

11

1

1

9

13

38

-25

4

15

St Mary's College

11

1

1

9

5

39

-34

4

 

 

 

Naparima College, with three games to go in their Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division title defence campaign have tightened their grip at the top of the table after Wednesday’s round of games.

Beginning the day with a four-point lead over Presentation College, Naparima did themselves a big favour with the 5-0 thrashing of Carapichaima East Secondary on Wednesday.

The result pushed Naps to 29 points from 11 games, six ahead of St Anthony’s College, who were comfortable 2-0 winners over Pleasantville Secondary.

That result helped St Anthony’s jump from third to second and may have put Presentation under pressure after their game against Queen’s Royal College was not played.

Presentation just needs to win their remaining games to keep pressure on Naps and to stave off St Anthony’s, who, while a point ahead,have a game in hand and could perceivably regain their second-place position. Without a mistake from the leaders, Presentation can finish at best, one point off the leaders.

Carapichaima are still fourth despite the heavy defeat with their 19 points, giving them one point more than fifth place East Mucurapo, who were clipped 1-0 by Trinity College East.

In other games played on Wednesday, San Juan North Secondary were 4-2 winners over Malick Secondary and Trinity College Moka were slammed 4-nil by St Benedict’s College.

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Naparima College

11

9

2

0

30

10

20

29

2

St Anthony's College

10

7

2

1

31

10

21

23

3

Presentation College

9

7

1

1

25

6

19

22

4

Carapichaima East Secondary

10

5

4

1

16

14

2

19

5

East Mucurapo Secondary

10

5

3

2

18

9

9

18

6

Queen's Royal College

9

5

1

3

18

20

-2

16

7

San Juan North Secondary

10

4

2

4

23

9

14

14

8

St Augustine Secondary

10

3

4

3

25

18

7

13

9

Trinity College East

9

3

2

4

13

16

-3

11

10

Pleasantville Secondary

10

3

1

6

12

16

-4

10

11

St Benedict's College

10

3

1

6

12

19

-7

10

12

Speyside Secondary

10

2

2

6

13

31

-18

8

13

Malick Secondary

10

2

1

7

15

22

-7

7

14

Trinity College Moka

10

1

1

8

11

33

-22

4

15

St Mary's College

10

1

1

8

5

34

-29

4

 

Naparima College will go into today’s round of Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division games breathing a little easier after they dispatched main rivals St Anthony’s College on Wednesday at Lewis Street.

Naparima College, starting the day three points ahead of St Anthony’s could have been in trouble at the top of the table but an enthralling 3-2 win for the defending champions meant they go into Saturday’s games with a bit of a buffer.

The defending champions can’t rest on their laurels for too long though, as Presentation College, last year’s runners up have remained steady, earning a 3-1 win over St Augustine which keeps them in touch with Naparima.

Presentation have now taken over second place from St Anthony’s, just four points adrift of the leaders and two points ahead of the team they leapfrogged.

St Anthony’s are now fourth on 17 points while Carpichaima East Secondary are the new third-placed team, after a 4-2 away win over Speyside on Wednesday.

In other games on Wednesday, Queen’s Royal College were big 4-1 winners over Trinity College East, while Malick Secondary abated the bleeding with a 1-1 draw against St Benedict’s High School. They still have not won a game in five rounds, however.

St Mary’s College have not found a way to slow their slide though, as San Juan North Secondary handed them their hats in a 7-0 affair, while East Mucurapo Secondary are continuing to have a solid season, beating Pleasantville Secondary 3-0 to remain in fifth place on the tables.

Today Malick Secondary take on East Mucurapo Secondary at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Speyside are at home to Naparima College, Presentation College go to Pleasantville, Carpichaima East host San Juan, St Mary’s College do the same against St Anthony’s College, while St Benedict’s visits St Augustine.
In the only other game of the round, Queen’s Royal College play host to Trinity College Moka, while Trinity College East are the team on a bye.

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Naparima College

9

7

2

0

24

10

14

23

2

Presentation College

8

6

1

1

24

6

18

19

3

Carapichaima East Secondary

8

5

3

0

16

9

7

18

4

St Anthony's College

8

5

2

1

22

10

12

17

5

East Mucurapo Secondary

8

4

3

1

17

8

9

15

6

Queen's Royal College

8

4

1

3

14

17

-3

13

7

San Juan North Secondary

8

3

1

4

19

7

12

10

8

Pleasantville Secondary

8

3

1

4

12

13

-1

10

9

Trinity College East

8

2

2

4

12

16

-4

8

10

Speyside Secondary

8

2

2

4

11

23

-12

8

11

St Augustine Secondary

8

1

4

3

15

16

-1

7

12

Malick Secondary

8

2

1

5

13

17

-4

7

13

St Benedict's College

8

2

1

5

8

16

-8

7

14

Trinity College Moka

8

1

1

6

8

25

-17

4

15

St Mary's College

9

1

1

7

5

27

-22

4

 

Recently promoted Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division team, Malick Secondary started very brightly but have fallen on hard times, going from challenging for a top spot to trying to see how best to stave off relegation.

On Saturday, Malick’s freefall continued after a 4-1 loss to Pleasantville Secondary dropped them from 11th to 12th in the tables. That 11th-place stop was following Wednesday’s 5-1 schellacking from St Augustine.

At the other end of the table, Naparima College kept winning as they have to, beating Trinity College East 3-0. Naparima College have to keep winning because after eight games they have 20 points while St Anthony’s College, in second, have 17 points from just seven games.

St Anthony’s maintained the pressure despite a 2-2 draw

Naparima do have some more breathing room though, as St Anthony’s were closer in the last round where they beat St Benedict’s 2-1. On Saturday though, a 2-2 draw against East Mucurapo Secondary puts them three points adrift of Naparima.

Presentation College also showed they weren’t going anywhere this season and could be in the title race come season’s end by pulling off a 2-1 win over San Juan North Secondary. That win puts them on 16 points from seven games, four points off the top spot.

Carapichaima East Secondary have settled into the middle of the table their fifth place spot courtesy of a 1-1 draw with Queen’s Royal College (QRC).

QRC are in seventh place on 10 points from seven games, just behind Pleasantville on the same number.

San Juan North are on seven points and in 10th position.

In other games on Saturday, St Benedict’s College earned just their second win of the competition after seven games, handing Speyside Secondary a 1-0 defeat, while the topsy turvy season of a certain St Mary’s College continued to have more downs than ups after a 5-0 hammering from Trinity College East.Trinity College East find themselves eighth in the table while their namesakes, Trinity College East are struggling even more and find themselves struggling at the foot of the table on four points.

Naparima College still hold a one-point lead at the top of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division but it is tenuous after Saturday’s round of games saw them give up two valuable points, putting St Anthony’s and Presentation College within striking distance.

Presentation College were the team this week on a bye, but they are just two points behind Naparima College with a game in hand. St Anthony’s College were comfortable winners against Trinity College Moka, the 3-1 result putting them just a point behind Naparima. They too have a game in hand, meaning Naparima could find themselves slipping to third if the chasing teams don’t slip.

Playing against Pleasantville Secondary, one would have expected the defending champions to have an easy day, but the game was anything but.

The seventh-place team would end up holding the champions 2-2.

Malick Secondary, who at one stage led the league, are in a stall, failing to win for the third week in a row, again the score 2-1. This time it was Carapichaima East that kept them pointless, helping their free fall in the table. Malick are now ninth, down from the fourth place spot they held last week.

This week it is Carapichaima who hold down the number four spot on the table.

East Mucurapo are fifth on the table after they enjoyed a 2-0 win over St Benedict’s College. The losers of that game now find themselves last on the table with just three points.

If there is a light at the end of the tunnel for St Benedict’s, it is the fact that they are just a point off 12th position on the 15-team tablen with St Augustine, Trinity College Moka and St Mary’s College all on four points.

Speyside Secondary are on the move, climbing to seven points and eighth place after a 2-1 win away at Trinity College East, while San Juan North Secondary visited Queen’s Royal College (QRC) where they pulled off a 4-0 mauling.

San Juan are up to sixth on the table, while QRC are 10th.

St Mary’s College seem to have stopped the bleeding, at least for now, earning their second points of the campaign after a 1-1 draw with St Augustine.

The two lie 12th and 13th respectively.

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Naparima College

6

4

2

0

15

7

8

14

2

St Anthony's College

5

4

1

0

16

4

12

13

3

Presentation College

5

4

0

1

17

2

15

12

4

Carapichaima East Secondary

5

3

2

0

8

5

3

11

5

East Mucurapo Secondary

5

2

2

1

11

6

5

8

6

San Juan North Secondary

5

2

1

2

11

4

7

7

7

Pleasantville Secondary

6

2

1

3

8

9

-1

7

8

Speyside Secondary

5

2

1

2

7

16

-9

7

9

Malik Secondary

5

2

0

3

10

7

3

6

10

Queen's Royal College

5

2

0

3

8

15

-7

6

11

Trinity College East

5

1

2

2

6

9

-3

5

12

St Augustine Secondary

6

0

4

2

9

12

-3

4

13

St Mary's College

6

1

1

4

5

14

-9

4

14

Trinity College Moka

6

1

1

4

6

19

-13

4

15

St Benedict's College

5

1

0

4

5

13

-8

3

Malick Secondary have finally made a misstep, slipping to their second defeat in as many games in this year’s Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division.

On Wednesday, Malick, promoted to the Premier Division just this season, lost 2-1 to St Mary’s College, the team with the worst record in the league after five games.

While they had lost the week before by the same margin, that was to the defending triple champions Naparima College and no shame can be found in that, however, maybe the pressure of staying consistent with the top teams like Presentation College is a bridge too far.

That result means Malick, on six points, have now been overtaken by Carapichaima East Secondary, who moved to eight points after their 1-0 win over Pleasantville Secondary.

Naparima College (12 points) have continued to hold onto their one-point lead on the table after a 3-2 win over St Augustine Secondary.

Keeping pace with Naps are Presentation College, who beat East Mucurapo Secondary 3-0.

St Anthony’s College have also maintained their third place standing, sitting in striking distance of Presentation and Naparima on 10 points from one game fewer.

Pleasantville Secondary, after their defeat to Carapichaima, lie sixth on the table with six points, the same as Queen’s Royal College, who are seventh.

East Mucurapo’s loss leaves them eighth on five points. Also on five points are Trinity College East, who were hammered 3-0 by St Anthony’s.

San Juan North finally notched three points from a game this season, moving from 14th to 10th. Their jump up the tables was almost as massive as their 5-0 win over Trinity College Moka, who now sit 12th.  

The game between Speyside secondary and Queen’s Royal College was not played with the two lying 11th and seventh respecitively.

 

 

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Naparima College

5

4

1

0

13

5

8

13

2

Presentation College

5

4

0

1

17

2

15

12

3

St Anthony's College

4

3

1

0

13

3

10

10

4

Carapichaima East Secondary

4

2

2

0

6

4

2

8

5

Malik Secondary

4

2

0

2

9

5

4

6

6

Pleasantville Secondary

5

2

0

3

6

7

-1

6

7

Queen's Royal College

4

2

0

2

8

11

-3

6

8

East Mucurapo Secondary

4

1

2

1

9

6

3

5

9

Trinity College East

4

1

2

1

5

7

-2

5

10

San Juan North Secondary

4

1

1

2

7

4

3

4

11

Speyside Secondary

4

1

1

2

5

15

-10

4

12

Trinity College Moka

5

1

1

3

5

16

-11

4

13

St Augustine Secondary

5

0

3

2

8

11

-3

3

14

St Benedict's College

4

1

0

3

5

11

-6

3

15

St Mary's College

5

1

0

4

4

13

-9

3

Naparima College locked into the top position on the Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division after a 2-1 win over high-riding newcomers Malick Secondary on Saturday. 

Defending Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division champions Naparima College got back to winning ways on Wednesday in impressive fashion. 

Defending Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division champions Naparima College have slipped while newcomers Malick Secondary have announced themselves as real contenders with their second win from as many games.

The victory put Malick at the top of the table as the only team to have kept a 100 per cent win record to date in addition to a healthy + seven after their 5-0 thrashing of Speyside Secondary last week.

This week, things were a little closer as Trinity College Moka returned from their 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Presentation College last week to put in a much improved performance.

Despite giving nearly as good as they got, Trinity College Moka are now second from bottom, just ahead of Speyside Secondary who also fell to a second defeat.

Speyside, who were destroyed on opening weekend, found the going no easier against St Anthony’s College who blew them away 7-1.

St Anthony’s are now in third place on the tables with four points along with Naparima College, who are in fourth after their 2-2 draw on Saturday.

There are two other teams on four points, with East Mucurapo Secondary in second and Trinity College East in fifth also in the running for a title, at least in the early going.

Presentation College were pegged back 2-1 by Carapichaima East, who like them, are now on three points in sixth and eighth places respectively.

St Benedict’s College got off the mark against St Mary’s College (CIC) but had to work hard after the latter joined them at 2-2 before they pulled away.

Pleasantville Secondary also had a turnaround on Saturday, losing to Queen’s Royal College 4-2. QRC were coming off 6-0 loss and now lie 10th with this victory.

St Augustine Secondary have had two draws this season, this week, Trinity College East too tough to get by in a 2-2 affair.

San Juan North Secondary are yet to get off the mark, after their bye this week.

 

 

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Malik Secondary

2

2

0

0

7

1

6

6

2

East Mucurapo Secondary

2

1

1

0

8

2

6

4

3

St Anthony's College

2

1

1

0

8

2

6

4

4

Naparima College

2

1

1

0

5

2

3

4

5

Trinity College East

2

1

1

0

4

3

1

4

6

Presentation College

2

1

0

1

7

2

5

3

7

St Benedict's College

2

1

0

1

5

4

1

3

8

Carapichaima East Secondary

1

1

0

0

2

1

1

3

9

Pleasantville Secondary

2

1

0

1

3

4

-1

3

10

Queen's Royal College

2

1

0

1

4

8

-4

3

11

St Augustine Secondary

2

0

2

0

3

3

0

2

12

San Juan North Secondary

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

13

St Mary's College

2

0

0

2

2

7

-5

0

14

Trinity College Moka

2

0

0

2

1

8

-7

0

15

Speyside Secondary

2

0

0

2

1

12

-11

0

Malick Secondary started their season in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division with more certainty than would have been expected of a just-promoted team.

Going away to Speyside Secondary, who have now been part of the Premier Division for the last two seasons, should have been challenging for the newcomers but they had no issues, dispatching them 5-0 and serving notice that they may be forces to reckon with this season.

That result wasn’t the biggest of the Premier Division’s first round of games though, as Presentation College, also visitors, smashed Trinity College Moka for six while East Mucurapo did the same against Queens Royal College.

In other results from round one, Pleasantville Secondary were 1-0 winners in their away fixture against San Juan North Secondary, while Trinity College East also made it tough for home sides with a 2-1 win over St Benedict’s College.

Speaking of home sides, St Augustine Secondary, a team with rich history in the Premier Division also found the going tough, failing to find a winner in a 1-1 draw with St Anthony’s College.

Naparima College, last year’s triple champions were one of only two home teams to make their advantage count, dispatching perennial rivals St Mary’s College 3-0.

The results means east Mucurapo and Presentation College are the leaders of the 15-team group with a big six-goal goal difference. Next comes newcomer Malik Secondary, while the fourth-place team is Naparima College.

 

Pos Team P W D L F A +- Pts
1 East Mucurapo Secondary 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 3
2 Presentation College 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 3
3 Malik Secondary 1 1 0 0 5 0 5 3
4 Naparima College 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
5 Trinity College East 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
6 Pleasantville Secondary 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
7 St Anthony's College 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
8 St Augustine Secondary 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
9 Carapichaima East Secondary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 St Benedict's College 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
11 San Juan North Secondary 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
12 St Mary's College 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0
13 Speyside Secondary 1 0 0 1 0 5 -5 0
14 Queen's Royal College 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0
15 Trinity College Moka 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0

  

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