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SSFL round-up: Presentation stumble in Moka; Naparima pummel St Benedict’s

Presentation College (San Fernando) attacker James Alex Lee Yaw scored a dramatic 90th minute item in Moka this evening for his fifth goal in his last three successive matches. But it was only enough for a solitary point for the “Presentation Lions” as they drew 1-1 with relegation threatened Trinity College (Moka) in SSFL Premier Division action this evening.

Jevon Ward opened the scoring for the North Zone team in the 17th minute and Presentation did not draw level until the final minute of regulation time.

Photo: Trinity College Moka forward Isaiah McLean (left) tries to escape from Naparima College left back Khris Stroud during SSFL Premier Division action on 21 September 2016 at Moka. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: Trinity College Moka forward Isaiah McLean (left) tries to escape from Naparima College left back Khris Stroud during SSFL Premier Division action on 21 September 2016 at Moka.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

It was a costly stumble for Presentation who failed to catch leaders Shiva Boys Hindu College on the latter team’s day off. Shiva Boys have 25 points from 10 outings while second placed Pres have 23 points from 11 matches.

Naparima College were not messing about today though, as they whipped St Benedict’s College 5-0 at Lewis Street in San Fernando to leapfrog Presentation to second place. Isaiah Lee led the way for Naps with a hattrick while Renaldo Francois chipped in with a double against the table proppers.

St Benedict’s, cut adrift at the bottom of the Premier Division, will be relegated by next Wednesday unless they can pick up points this weekend against St Mary’s College or against St Anthony’s College in midweek. Both games will be played away from home.

And Benedict’s fans won’t feel encouraged by the form of the two northern schools who managed important wins today.

Striker Trey La Motta and midfielder Daniel Conocchiari were both on target in Tobago as the “Saints” pulled off a 2-1 win in Tobago to stretch their impressive unbeaten streak to seven matches.

Photo: Naparima College midfielder Judah St Louis (left) challenges St Mary's College forward Trey La Motte in the air during SSFL Premier Division action at Serpentine Road on 8 October 2016. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: Naparima College midfielder Judah St Louis (left) challenges St Mary’s College forward Trey La Motte in the air during SSFL Premier Division action at Serpentine Road on 8 October 2016.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

St Mary’s have 19 points from 11 games, which is the same point tally as fourth placed St Anthony’s although the latter team played a game less.

The “Westmoorings Tigers” rebounded from a 3-1 loss away to Shiva Boys on the weekend, as they slammed four goals past Pleasantville Secondary with Trinidad and Tobago National Under-17 midfielder Tyrese Bailey leading the way with a double.

Pleasantville have nine points and are in 13th place in the 15-team table with the bottom three schools due to be relegated.

Above them, Queen’s Royal College and Trinity both pulled away ever so slightly today. Trinity’s draw with Presentation gave them a two-point advantage over Pleasantville and kept them in 11th place while QRC are 12th after a goalless draw against 10th place East Mucurapo Secondary.

Only goal difference separates from eighth to 11th place, which are occupied by San Juan North Secondary, Signal Hill, East Mucurapo and Trinity respectively.

Photo: St Anthony's College and Trinidad and Tobago National Under-17 Team winger Tyrese Bailey (left) in action against Fyzabad Secondary on 24 September 2016. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: St Anthony’s College and Trinidad and Tobago National Under-17 Team winger Tyrese Bailey (left) in action against Fyzabad Secondary on 24 September 2016.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

San Juan endured their third successive outing without a win today, as they fell 1-0 to a resurgent St Augustine Secondary. Anthony Samuel scored his third goal on the trot for the “Green Machine”, who are making a habit of grinding out results.

Three of St Augustine’s four wins this season have been with a 1-0 scoreline.

Today’s other affair saw Fyzabad Secondary spank Fatima College 4-0 to climb to seventh place and leave Fatima second from bottom with eight points.

Skipper Sharkeel Louison scored a hattrick for the “Fyzo Tigers” while forward Alleric Williams chipped in with the other item while Fatima got their lone goal by lanky frontman Justin Araujo-Wilson.

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)

SSFL Premier Division results

(Wednesday 12 October)

East Mucurapo 0, QRC 0 at Mucurapo Road;

Trinity College Moka 1 (Jevon Ward 17), Presentation San F’do 1 (James Alex Lee Yaw 90) at Moka;

St Augustine Secondary 1 (Anthony Samuel 55), San Juan North 0 at St Augustine;

Signal Hill Secondary 1, St Mary’s College 2 (Daniel Conocchiari, Trey La Motte) at Signal Hill;

Naparima College 5 (Isaiah Lee 16, 71, 78, Renaldo Francois 45, 62), St Benedict’s College 0 at Lewis Street, San F’do;

St Anthony’s College 4 (Marc Robertson 38, Tyrese Bailey 71, 76, Anfernee Joefield OG 85), Pleasantville 0 at Westmoorings;

Fyzabad Secondary 4 (Sharkeel Louison 25, 38, 70, Alleric Williams 44), Fatima College 1 (Justin Araujo-Wilson) at Fyzabad;

Shiva Boys HC 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)

Upcoming fixtures

(Saturday 15 October) [All games kick off at 3.30pm]

Shiva Boys HC vs QRC at Penal;

Trinity College Moka vs East Mucurapo at Moka;

Presentation San F’do vs San Juan North at Guaracara Park;

Signal Hill Secondary vs St Augustine at Signal Hill;

St Mary’s College vs St Benedict’s College at St Mary’s;

St Anthony’s College vs Naparima College at St Anthony’s;

Pleasantville Secondary vs Fatima College at Pleasantville;

Fyzabad Secondary are on a Bye

Photo: Shiva Boys Hindu College striker Junior Assoon (left) prepares to finish as Signal Hill defender Jokiah Leacock (right) collides with his own goalkeeper during SSFL Premier Division action in Tobago on 5 October 2016. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA Images/Wired868)
Photo: Shiva Boys Hindu College striker Junior Assoon (left) prepares to finish as Signal Hill defender Jokiah Leacock (right) collides with his own goalkeeper during SSFL Premier Division action in Tobago on 5 October 2016.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA Images/Wired868)

SSFL Premier Division standings

(Tabulated as Played-Won-Drew-Lost-Goals For-Goals Against-Points)

Shiva Boys HC   10-8-1-1-20-9-25

Naparima            10-7-2-1-22-8-23

Presentation SF 11-7-2-2-19-10-23

St Anthony’s       10-6-1-3-26-15-19

St Mary’s              11-5-4-2-14-13-19

St Augustine       11-4-5-2-11-9-17

Fyzabad Sec        11-4-2-5-20-20-14

San Juan North 10-3-2-5-16-15-11

Signal Hill            10-3-2-5-11-12-11

East Mucurapo  10-3-2-5-11-13-11

Trinity Moka      10-3-2-5-5-16-11

QRC                        10-2-4-4-7-8-10

Pleasantville      10-2-3-5-10-19-9

Fatima College  10-2-2-6-12-19-8

St Benedict’s      10-0-2-8-421-2

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16 comments

  1. How are the promotional playoffs structured this year?

  2. Too late for Isaiah to get on this U-20 team, Carlos Lee, but I will be keeping an eye on him for the future. 😉

  3. Shouldn’t it read Naps on 23 points?

  4. Nice battle at the top and bottom (besides Benedicts) shaping up