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Intercol fixtures: Naps hunt third title as Intercol kicks off

The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Coca Cola Intercol 2014 competition kicks off on Thursday with 53 schools competing for five zonal prizes and a national award in the boys’ category.

Photo: Presentation College's Akiel Bridgeman (centre) is sandwiched by St Augustine's Joshua Marshall (left) and his teammate during a SSFL encounter. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Presentation College’s Akiel Bridgeman (centre) is sandwiched by St Augustine’s Joshua Marshall (left) and his teammate during a SSFL encounter.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Couva East and Tabaquite will get the ball rolling in the preliminary round when they square off from 3 pm on Thursday November 6 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva while Queen’s Royal College (QRC) and Malick Secondary are among the schools in the championship division who will relish their opportunity in the spotlight.

Championship Big Eight winner, Fyzabad Secondary, runner-up, QRC, will participate in the 2015 SSFL Premier Division competition along with Trinity College who edged and Princes Town West Secondary on penalties in a play off.

QRC hosts Tranquility Secondary from 3.30 pm on Thursday while Success Laventille and Malick meet at the same time at a venue to be announced.

Defending champion team, St Augustine Secondary, will not get their feet dirty until Wednesday November 12 when the “Green Machine” tackles the winner between El Dorado East Secondary and North Eastern College from 2 pm in the first game of a Larry Gomes Stadium double header.

St Augustine will be hard-pressed to retain its East Intercol crown let alone the National title.

San Juan North Secondary, led by prolific striker Brent Sam and powerful national under-20 defender Josiah Trimmingham, finished second in the Premier Division and opens its Intercol charge on Monday November 10 from 4 pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium against either Toco Composite or Sangre Grande.

Photo: Naparima College midfielder Martieon Watson (right) advances with the ball while St Anthony's College midfielder Shakeem Patrick looks on. Watson was in excellent form as "Naps" held on for a 2-2 draw to take the SSFL Big Four trophy at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Naparima College midfielder Martieon Watson (right) advances with the ball while St Anthony’s College midfielder Shakeem Patrick looks on.
Watson was in excellent form as “Naps” held on for a 2-2 draw to take the SSFL Big Four trophy at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

While Naparima College, the current Premier Division and Big Four winners, are favourites to take a third national title back to San Fernando. But first, “Naps” must hold off their southern rivals.

Naps’ first Intercol assignment of the season is on Monday November 10 when national under-20 playmaker Jabari Mitchell and his team play either Princes Town West Secondary or Point Fortin East Secondary from 4 pm in the second game of a Mannie Ramjohn Stadium double header.

Elsewhere, St Anthony’s College, the Big Four runner-up, will open its North Intercol challenge on Tuesday November 11 from 3.30 pm in Westmoorings against either QRC or Tranquility.

And, in Tobago, Speyside Secondary is already guaranteed a semi-final berth where it will meet either Roxborough or Goodwood from 5 pm on Wednesday November 12 in the second game of a Roxborough Ground double header.

See below for full Intercol fixtures:

Photo: Shiva Boys midfielder Tyrel "Pappy" Emmanuel (right) dribbles past Presentation College (San Fernando) midfielder Kareem Riley. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Shiva Boys midfielder Tyrel “Pappy” Emmanuel (right) dribbles past Presentation College (San Fernando) midfielder Kareem Riley.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

South Intercol

Preliminary round

(Fri Nov 7)

(A) Princes Town West v Point Fortin East, 3:30 pm, Princes Town;

(B) Pleasantville Secondary v Siparia West, 3:30 pm, Pleasantville;

(C) Presentation (San F’do) v Vessigny, 3:30 pm, Guaracara Park;

(D) Moruga Secondary v La Romaine, 3:30 pm, Skinner Park;

(E) Fyzabad Secondary v Ste Madeleine, 3:30 pm, Fyzabad;

 

Quarterfinal round

(Mon Nov 10)

(F) Shiva Boys HC v Winner of B, 2:00 pm, Mannie Ramjohn;

(G) Naparima College v Winner of A , 4:00 pm, Mannie Ramjohn;

(Wed Nov 12)

(H) Winner of C v Winner of D, 2:00 pm, Mannie Ramjohn;

(I) St. Benedict’s College v Winner of E, 4:00 pm, Mannie Ramjohn;

Photo: St Benedict's College custodian Jamari Warrick (centre) takes a ball off the head of San Juan defender Josiah Trimmingham in SSFL Premier Division action at Bourg Mulattrasse. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: St Benedict’s College custodian Jamari Warrick (centre) takes a ball off the head of San Juan defender Josiah Trimmingham in SSFL Premier Division action at Bourg Mulattrasse.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Semifinal round

(Fri Nov 14)

(J) Winner of F v Winner of G, 2:00 pm, Mannie Ramjohn;

(K) Winner of H v Winner of I, 4:00 pm, Mannie Ramjohn;

 

Final

(Thu Nov 20)

Winner of J v Winner of K, 4:15pm, Mannie Ramjohn;

 

North Intercol

Preliminary round

(Thu Nov 6)

(A) Queen’s Royal College v Tranquility, 3:30 pm, QRC;

(B) Success Laventille v Malick Secondary, 3:30 pm, TBA;

Photo: St Anthony's College playmaker Matthew Woo Ling (centre) looks for space between San Juan North players Hakeem Wilson (right) and Josiah Trimmingham (partially hidden) while St Anthony's teammate Jules Lee (far left) looks on. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: St Anthony’s College playmaker Matthew Woo Ling (centre) looks for space between San Juan North players Hakeem Wilson (right) and Josiah Trimmingham (partially hidden) while St Anthony’s teammate Jules Lee (far left) looks on.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Quarterfinal round

(Tue Nov 11)

(C) St Anthony’s College v Winner of A, 3:30 pm, St. Anthony’s;

(D) East Mucurapo v Diego Martin Central, 3:30 pm, Diego Martin;

(Thu Nov 13)

(E) Fatima College v Trinity College, 3:30 pm, Fatima;

(F) St Mary’s College v Winner of B, 3:30 pm, St Mary’s;

 

Semifinal round

(Tue Nov 18)

(G) Winner of C v Winner of D, 3:30 pm, TBA;

(H) Winner of E v Winner of F, 3:30 pm, TBA;

Photo: St Mary's College winger Sebastien Cabral (right) tries to get away from Fatima College defender Mossiah Griffith. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: St Mary’s College winger Sebastien Cabral (right) tries to get away from Fatima College defender Mossiah Griffith.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Final

(Fri Nov 21)

(I) Winner of G v Winner of H, 4:15 pm, TBA;

 

East Intercol

Preliminary round

(Fri Nov 7)

(A) Toco v Sangre Grande Secondary, 3:30 pm, Arima North;

(B) Five Rivers v Hillview College, 3:30 pm, Five Rivers;

(C) El Dorado East v North Eastern, 3:30 pm, El Dorado;

(D) Barataria South v Valencia, 3:30 pm, Barataria;

Photo: St Augustine Secondary goalkeeper Michael Logie (left) grasps the ball under pressure from Presentation College (San Fernando) striker Levon Bass. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868
Photo: St Augustine Secondary goalkeeper Michael Logie (left) grasps the ball under pressure from Presentation College (San Fernando) striker Levon Bass.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868

Quarterfinal round

(Mon Nov 10)

(F) Arima North Secondary v Winner of B, 2:00 pm, Larry Gomes;

(G) San Juan North Secondary v Winner of A, 4:00 pm, Larry Gomes;

(Wed Nov 12)

(I) Trinity College East v Winner of D, 4:00 pm, Larry Gomes;

(H) St Augustine Secondary v Winner of C, 2:00 pm, Larry Gomes;

 

Semifinal round

(Fri Nov 14)

(J) Winner of F v Winner of G, 2:00 pm, Larry Gomes;

(K) Winner of H v Winner of I, 4:00 pm, Larry Gomes;

Photo: San Juan North midfielder Romario Rochard (right) dribbles past St Benedict's College utility player Shemar Ravello at Bourg Mulatrasse. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: San Juan North midfielder Romario Rochard (right) dribbles past St Benedict’s College utility player Shemar Ravello at Bourg Mulatrasse.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Final

(Wed Nov 19)

(L) Winner of J v Winner of K, 4:15 pm, TBA;

 

Central Intercol

Preliminary Round

(Thu Nov 6)

(A) Couva East v Tabaquite Secondary, 3:00 pm, Ato Boldon;

(B) Couva West v Waterloo Secondary, 5:00 pm, Ato Boldon;

(C) Preysal Secondary v Vishnu Boys, 3:30 pm, Carapichima;

Photo: Carapichaima East Secondary goalkeeper Dejourn Charles looks for the ball after a free kick from Naparima College midfielder Jabari Mitchell. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Carapichaima East Secondary goalkeeper Dejourn Charles looks for the ball after a free kick from Naparima College midfielder Jabari Mitchell.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Quarterfinal round

(Mon Nov 10)

(D) Presentation (Chag) v Winner of B, 3:00 pm, Ato Boldon;

(E) Carapichima East v Winner of A, 5:00 pm, Ato Boldon;

(Thu Nov 13)

(F) ASJA Boys v Miracle Ministries, 3:00 pm, Ato Boldon;

(G) Chaguanas North v Winner of C, 5:00 pm, Ato Boldon;

 

Semifinal round

(Mon Nov 17)

(H) Winner of D v Winner of E, 3:00 pm, Ato Boldon;

(I) Winner of F v Winner of G, 5:00 pm, Ato Boldon;

Photo Naparima College captain and defender Amritt Gildharry (right) tries to keep possession from Carapichaima East Secondary midfielder Kerwin Mitchell in SSFL Premier Division action. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo Naparima College captain and defender Amritt Gildharry (right) tries to keep possession from Carapichaima East Secondary midfielder Kerwin Mitchell in SSFL Premier Division action.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Final round

(Thu Nov 20)

(J) Winner of H v Winner of I, 4:15 pm, Ato Boldon;

 

Tobago Intercol

Preliminary round

(Fri Nov 07)

(A) Signal Hill v Bishop’s, 3:30pm, Signal Hill;

(B) Pentecostal L&L v Scarborough, 3:30 pm, TBA;

(C) Roxborough v Goodwood, 3:30 pm, Roxborough;

Photo: Speyside Secondary winger Marcus Caesar (left) tries to escape from St Anthony's College midfielder Leon Whyle during Big Four action. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Speyside Secondary winger Marcus Caesar (left) tries to escape from St Anthony’s College midfielder Leon Whyle during Big Four action.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Semifinal round

(Wed Nov 12)

(D) Winner of A v Winner of B, 3:00 pm, Roxborough;

(E) Speyside Secondary v Winner of C, 5:00 pm, Roxborough;

 

Final round

(Mon Nov 17)

(F) Winner of D v Winner of E, 4:15 pm, TBA;

 

National Intercol

Quarterfinal round

(Tue Nov 25)

(A) Tobago vs North, TBA;

Photo: Naparima College players (from left) Jarred Dass, Nicholas Thomas, Martieon Watson and Justin Sadoo celebrate their Big Four success. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Naparima College players (from left) Jarred Dass, Nicholas Thomas, Martieon Watson and Justin Sadoo celebrate their Big Four success.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Semifinal round

(Thu Nov 27)

(B) South v Central, Mannie Ramjohn;

(Fri Nov 28)

(C) East v Winner of A, Larry Gomes;

 

Final

(Tue Dec 2)

Winner of B v Winner of C, TBA;

 

About Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

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29 comments

  1. Was looking all over for Intercol updates… Thanks for posting

  2. As I said a few weeks ago, if there are no policies, rules, or procedures in place to prevent or control it, why won’t it happen every year?

  3. You see this is school football and the ministry would never let something like that happen yearly

  4. There would probably be many different versions of why he left. I saw him play and he is talented.
    But the SSFL might need a transfer window. Say a team trying to get promoted approaches players on teams who are getting relegated. Or maybe players who think they are not playing enough.
    Then chaos could ensue. And it would be unfair on the other teams in the promotion battle. So this is an issue that has to be looked at carefully.

  5. It’s was a bit more than pressure but I’ll say no more after this point I’ll let you reporters do your investigations

  6. I didn’t know Devon London , hence I asked. Thanks for the clarification. Whether or not he was a Fyzo student before the point is the mid-season transfer. But you saying he was “forced” out of the school ? You mean the pressure from the coach and players caused this ?

  7. league rules claim that as long as there aren’t any descrepancies with a student’s tranfer and registration by the ministry he can play for the school which he is currently attending

  8. thanx Lasana Liburd he left fyzabad lats year and went to shiva boys and immediately became captain. however the players who were already part of the shiva setup didnt appreciate it. he was even forced out of the school so the ministry approved his request to return to fyzabad

  9. Thanks for the tip Devon London. But please take off the CAPS LOCK next time.
    Whatever the reason, it is something that can be abused if schools can sign players from other schools in mid-season. So it will be interesting to see how the SSFL reacts.
    But congrats to Seuradge. He must be the SSFL’s Tevez for promptly getting Fyzabad promoted.

  10. IF YOU ALL DONT KNOW MARVIN WAS ORIGINALLY A FYZABAD SECONDAY STUDENT THAT WAS POACHED OUT OF FYZABAD BY SHIVA BOYS. HE WAS ATTACKED AND ABUSED BY HIS TEAM MATES FOR BEING GIVEN THE CAPTAINCY AND WAS FORCED OUT BY SHIVA COACH DEXTER FRANCIS. SO THE PRODIGAL HAS RETURNED HOME TO FYZABAD SEC.

  11. What madness is this ? Haha ! He transferred to Fyzo and played with Fyzo ?

  12. Damn, and PTown beat them 2-1 in the Big8

  13. Chandani Boodoo, Trinity won on penalty kicks

  14. Brian Icecarnival Jordan I was told about Marvin Seuradge transferring to (I think) Fyzabad and continuing to play despite having started the season as Shiva Boys HC captain.
    According to the rules, once the Ministry of Education accepts the transfer there is nothing that the SSFL can do to stop it.
    However, the SSFL executive will look at this more closely to see if they can stop it from being abused in the future.

  15. Good Morning Mr.Liburd,
    I am hearing conflicting reports regarding the Premiership title being a national title can you get some clarification for me please.
    Also I will like to know how a player can leave one school during the season and play for another school. Is this allowed??
    Finally what is the penalty for a school playing over aged players.You might be interested in what some schools are doing.

    • Lasana Liburd

      Hello. I just got confirmation from the SSFL that a player can swap schools in mid-season and play for his or her new school. Once the Ministry of Education okays it, the SSFL executive will not stop it.
      However, there is a suggestion that the SSFL executive will look at this in the near future for fear that it might be abused.
      If a player is over-age, the school loses points for every game that he played in.
      The Premier Division is the best of the country’s schools minus Tobago who chose not to come. I believe it is a National competition.

      • Thanks for clearing those issues up Lass ( as my pal Travis calls you). I wasn’t too concern about all that ole talk between Shiva and Fyzo that ain’t my business. I just want to know if that “mid-season” transfer is legal, if it is legal schools have all right to play their students.However, I can see a ‘can of worms” opening here because a school can now go to a next school and take 4 players from that school during mid-season eg St.Anthony’s take 4 from St.Mary’s or Naps take 4 from Pres.and that is okay. By the way when is this “mid-season”? Is it 6 games into the season eg after 6 premiership or before the start of the Big 4 or Big 8.As for the over age players issue what happens to a team when they get caught only after they win the zonal final. Some coaches and managers are truly ridiculous.Shouldn’t that team be punished for bringing the competition into disrepute???Mexico got banned for two years for playing 4 over aged players . Thanks again for your assistance and I too believe that the Premiership should be a National title.

  16. Lol. I selected who I felt were the favourites based on Premier Division league placing. That is how I ended up with San Juan North as well, for instance.
    But good luck to Chaguanas North as always!

  17. Well i saying Lasana Liburd join the gambino family, Lol, jus reading tricks haha

  18. Lasana et alChaguanas North is the two time defending champion of Central zone!! P.S Caps have not beaten us at any age group division in 2014, Nicholas!!

  19. Winning intercol is hard. You have one bad game and you might be going home. These guys are due for a bad game lol. Right Kirwin Weston

  20. Who won the third place play off today?

  21. Who going to beat them ? Prince Borde

  22. Will try and make some of the South games