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QRC awarded win over Fyzabad; venue change for Naps

The Queen’s Royal College (QRC) football team were awarded a 3-2 win over Fyzabad Secondary by the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Disciplinary Committee, despite the fact that their Premier Division clash was not completed on Saturday September 26 on QRC’s grounds.

Photo: QRC midfielder Jahrique Stewart (left) looks for a way past St Augustine Secondary opponent Jesse Joseph (centre) during previous SSFL action. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: QRC midfielder Jahrique Stewart (left) looks for a way past St Augustine Secondary opponent Jesse Joseph (centre) during previous SSFL action.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

The match was blown after a mini-brawl between the two school teams. QRC was leading 3-2 at the time and there were 10 minutes remaining in the match.

The SSFL’s Disciplinary Committee met on Friday October 2 at Malick Secondary and decided that:

The game be awarded to Queen’s Royal College;

The result would be recorded as 3-2 in favour of QRC.

SSFL general secretary Azaad Khan preferred not to comment on the Disciplinary Committee’s ruling but pointed out that both teams have the option to appeal to the SSFL’s Appeal Committee and/or Arbitration Committee.

The decision saw QRC skip two places to seventh position. The “Royalians” are level with rivals, St Mary’s College, on 13 points although the “Saints” have a superior goal difference.

Fyzabad are 12th in the 15 team table with six points and just two points above the relegation zone.

Photo: Shiva Boys Hindu College winger Quinn Rodney (left) tries to escape from a Carapichaima East Secondary defender during a previous SSFL contest. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Shiva Boys Hindu College winger Quinn Rodney (left) tries to escape from a Carapichaima East Secondary defender during a previous SSFL contest.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

The SSFL Premier Division’s bottom three schools will be relegated. At present, Speyside High, Carapichaima East Secondary and Trinity College East are in danger of falling into the zonal divisions with four, three and zero points respectively.

QRC are in action today away to third placed Shiva Boys Hindu College in Penal while Fyzabad host leaders San Juan North Secondary. All school matches today start at 3.45 pm.

In another change, defending champions Naparima College host Trinity College East at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium today and not Lewis Street, San Fernando as initially scheduled.

‘Naps’ are level on points and goal difference with Shiva Boys but have scored one less item. Both schools have a game in hand over leaders San Juan North and second placed Presentation College (San Fernando).

Photo: Naparima College midfielder Judah St Louis (far right) hits a brilliant free kick over the QRC wall during SSFL Premier Division action. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Naparima College midfielder Judah St Louis (far right) hits a brilliant free kick over the QRC wall during SSFL Premier Division action.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

SSFL Premier Divison

(Wednesday October 7)

Naparima College v Trinity College East, 3.45 pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella;

Shiva Boys HC v QRC, 3.45 pm, Penal;

Fatima College v St Anthony’s College, 3.45 pm, Fatima;

Speyside Secondary v St Mary’s College, 3.45 pm, Speyside;

St Augustine Secondary v St Benedict’s College, 3.45 pm, St Augustine;

Fyzabad Secondary v San Juan North, 3.45 pm, Fyzabad;

Carapichaima East v Trinity College Moka, 3.45 pm, Carapichaima.

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