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SSFL midweek fixture changes; Sando and Jabloteh complete Pro League clash on Tuesday

The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) executive has postponed all Trinidad matches from Wednesday to Thursday afternoon, so as to avoid a fixture clash with the Soca Warriors.

The Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team tackle Dominican Republic from 7pm on Wednesday October 5 in 2017 Caribbean Cup qualifying action at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. And, as a result, the SSFL announced that all Trinidad-based Premier Division matches will be played on Thursday 6 October instead.

Photo: Fyzabad Secondary captain Sharkeel Louison (centre) celebrates his goal against St Anthony's College with a somersault in SSFL Premier Division action on 24 September 2016 at Fyzabad. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Fyzabad Secondary captain Sharkeel Louison (centre) celebrates his goal against St Anthony’s College with a somersault in SSFL Premier Division action on 24 September 2016 at Fyzabad.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

The exception is Shiva Boys Hindu College’s fixture away to Signal Hill Secondary, which will kick off at 3.30pm on Wednesday in Tobago as initially carded.

There was a postponement for an altogether different reason in the Pro League, as Club Sando and San Juan Jabloteh face each other for the second time in five days to finish what should have been the opener for the 2016/17 season.

Jabloteh were leading 1-0, courtesy of a Keston Julien goal, with 48 minutes gone in the contest when the two teams were forced to leave the field due to a lighting problem.

According to Pro League rules:

  1. the match shall recommence at the minute at which play was interrupted rather than being replayed in full, and with the same score line;
  2. the match shall recommence with the same players on the pitch and substitutes available as when the match was abandoned.

As it turns out, Jabloteh will find it impossible to meet the second aforementioned rule since their teenaged scorer, Julien, was due to depart with the Trinidad and Tobago National Under-20 Team for a training camp in Panama on the weekend.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago left back Keston Julien celebrates his goal against Guatemala in the 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship. Julien made his senior competitive debut for W Connection at just 16 years old. (Courtesy MexSport/CONCACAF)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago left back Keston Julien celebrates his goal against Guatemala in the 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.
Julien made his senior competitive debut for W Connection at just 16 years old.
(Courtesy MexSport/CONCACAF)

However, Jabloteh coach Keith Jeffrey will presumably be allowed to make an immediate substitution before play is resumed.

Jabloteh and Sando will square off from 6pm at the Mahaica Oval on Tuesday to play the remaining 42 minutes of their contest, although neither team is from the area.

(Upcoming fixtures)

Tuesday 4 October

(Pro League)

Club Sando vs San Juan Jabloteh, 6pm, Mahaica Oval;

*—Jabloteh lead 1-0 in the 48th minute;

Ma Pau Stars vs Police FC, 6pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Central FC vs W Connection, 8pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Wednesday 5 October

(SSFL Premier Division)

Signal Hill vs Shiva Boys HC, 3.30pm, Signal Hill;

Photo: Pleasantville Secondary midfielder Denzil Marcano (right) takes on St Mary's College wingback Samuel Affonso during SSFL Premier Division action at Serpentine Road on 10 September 2016. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: Pleasantville Secondary midfielder Denzil Marcano (right) takes on St Mary’s College wingback Samuel Affonso during SSFL Premier Division action at Serpentine Road on 10 September 2016.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Thursday 6 October 

(SSFL Premier Division) [All kick offs at 3:30pm]

QRC vs San Juan North at QRC;

East Mucurapo vs St Benedict’s College at Fatima College ground;

St Anthony’s College vs Presentation (San F’do) at Westmoorings;

St Augustine vs Fatima College at St Augustine;

Fyzabad Secondary vs St Mary’s College at Fyzabad;

Naparima College vs Pleasantville at Lewis Street, San F’do;

Trinity College Moka are on a Bye.

Photo: Naparima College forward Isaiah Lee (left) takes his aim while Presentation College (San Fernando) midfielder Kori Cupid looks on during SSFL Premier Division action at Lewis Street, San Fernando on 28 September 2016. Lee scored one and set up another as Naparima won 2-0. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Naparima College forward Isaiah Lee (left) takes his aim while Presentation College (San Fernando) midfielder Kori Cupid looks on during SSFL Premier Division action at Lewis Street, San Fernando on 28 September 2016.
Lee scored one and set up another as Naparima won 2-0.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

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  1. So now these schoolboys have to play two games in three days that is Thursday and Saturday ….what a thing