There was no place like home for St Augustine Secondary as the “Green Machine” kicked into gear with a 5-2 win over Presentation College (San Fernando) this evening in SSFL Premier Division action in St Augustine.
St Augustine was hammered 3-0 in its season opener against St Mary’s College on Wednesday but rebounded in positive fashion today thanks to a hattrick from playmaker Jesse Joseph. Levon Bass scored twice for Presentation to take his tally to three goals from successive matches but it was not nearly enough to avoid another lopsided defeat for the San Fernando schoolboys.
Arima North Secondary whipped Presentation 3-1 on Thursday evening. And the “Dial Dynamos” were at it again today as they whipped guest team East Mucurapo Secondary 3-1.
The Arima team, which has a 100 percent record from its two outings, already has six different scorers this season.
St Mary’s College is the other team that has snatched maximum points from its games thus far although all-action midfielder Ethan Shim was again an inspirational figure. Shim, who got among the goals in midweek, scored in the 42nd minute to give the “Saints” a slender 1-0 win away to Naparima College.
There was disappointment in La Romaine as today’s fixture between St Benedict’s College and St Anthony’s College never kicked off. Up to the time of publication, there was no referee’s report to explain the problem there.
In the remaining two matches, Navin Suraj scored an 85th minute winner for Shiva Boys Hindu College against Chaguanas North Secondary at Guaracara Park while Fatima College endured a nightmare trip to Bourg Mulattrasse as the northerners were routed 5-1 by San Juan North Secondary.
SSFL Premier Division results
(Sat Sep 6)
Carapichaima East 1 (Larry Brown 34 pen), Trinity College East 1 (Easie Stephen 57) at Carapichaima;
Arima North 3 (Ashton Mollineau 14, Johnson Anthony 48, Jeffrey Chuniesingh 90 pen), East Mucurapo 1 (Kathon St Hillaire 67) at Arima;
Shiva Boys HC 1 (Navin Suraj 85), Chaguanas North 0 at Guaracara Park;
St Augustine 5 (Anthony Samuel 24, Keishawn Marcellin 28, Jesse Joseph 45, 66, 89), Presentation (San F’do) 2 (Levon Bass 13, 78) at St Augustine;
San Juan North 5, Fatima College 1 at San Juan;
Naparima College 0, St Mary’s College 1 (Ethan Shim 42) at Lewis Street, San Fernando.
St Benedict’s vs St Anthony’s, 3.45 pm, La Romaine; (Did not play).
(Wed Sep 10)
St Anthony’s vs Carapichaima East, 3.45 pm, St Anthony’s;
St Benedict’s vs Arima North, 3.45 pm, La Romaine;
Trinity College East vs Shiva Boys HC, 3.45 pm, Trincity;
East Mucurapo vs St Augustine, 3.45 pm, TBA;
Chaguanas North vs San Juan North, 3.45 pm, Chaguanas;
Presentation (San F’do) vs Naparima College, 3.45 pm, Guaracara Park;
Fatima College vs St Mary’s College, 3.45 pm, Fatima;