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Intercol 2016: Shiva Boys KO Benedict’s; St Augustine, Trinity/E and Malick on winner’s row

Current Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division champions, Shiva Boys’ Hindu College, got their 2016 Intercol campaign off to a fine start yesterday, as they pummelled St Benedict’s College 3-0 in the South Zone quarterfinal fixture, to maintain their quest for double title glory.

The boys from Penal made light work of their opponents with the Premier Division’s second highest scorer, Junior Asson, Renaldo Edwards and super sub Tyrell “Sexyman” Baptiste among the goals.

Photo: Shiva Boys Hindu College striker Junior Asson (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 Asson (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)

Naparima College are the defending National Intercol Champions, though, and they start their title defence underway tomorrow, on Wednesday 9 November, against Moruga Secondary from 5pm in the second game of a Mahaica Oval double header. Their game is preceded by a clash between Fyzabad Secondary and Pleasantville Secondary from 3pm at the same venue.

In other completed Intercol action, East Zone Intercol champions, St Augustine Secondary, got their campaign off to a flying start with an 8-0 rout of Toco Secondary at the Trinity College East school ground. While, at El Dorado East Secondary, the Trinity East “Blue Hawks” set an early marker with a 5-0 win over Five Rivers Secondary.

The Blue Hawks are led by coach Michael Grayson, who took St Augustine to the Intercol title last season and insisted that he is defending it with Trinity East this year. It should make for a tasty meetings between the two schools, who will both play in the 2017 Premier Division, after the latter school won promotion via the Championship Big 5 Play Offs.

Speyside High School, another newly promoted team, cruised to an 8-0 win over Pentecostal Light & Life in the Tobago Zone quarterfinal while, in a North Zone preliminary contest, Malick Secondary whipped Maple Leaf International 6-0 at QRC grounds.

In yesterday’s action, Princes Town West Secondary showed no signs of deflation from their unsuccessful Big 5 Playoff campaign, as they demolished Vessigny Secondary 10-0 in South Zone preliminary action.

Photo: QRC midfielder Keyshawn Villafana (centre) runs at St Augustine opponents during SSFL Premier Division action at the QRC grounds on 8 September 2016. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: QRC midfielder Keyshawn Villafana (centre) runs at St Augustine opponents during SSFL Premier Division action at the QRC grounds on 8 September 2016.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Striker Brent Williams slammed four goals, while Kendell Teasdale scored a hattrick to set the tone for the competition with the biggest margin yet this season. Princes Town’s victory has now ensured them of a South Zone quarterfinal spot against Presentation College (San Fernando), which is scheduled to kick off on Thursday 10 November.

In the North Zone, 2014 SSFL Intercol Champions East Mucurapo and Trinity College Moka each registered large wins to confirm their spots in the North Zone semi-finals, to be played on Wednesday 16 November. East Mucurapo went on a rampage, scoring eight goals against Diego Martin North, while Trinity Moka ravaged Tranquillity Secondary 6-0.

East Mucurapo will hope to maintain that momentum in the semi-final round as they prepare to face the winner of North Zone powerhouse St Anthony’s College versus Fatima College while St Mary’s College are pitted against Malick.

Over on the Sister Isle, the Signal Hill Secondary team, which finished sixth in the SSFL Premier Division, continued their domination of the Tobago Zone by brushing aside Roxborough Secondary 8-0. Che Richards and Ronaldo Samuel each bagged a brace to set up a semi-final tie with Mason Hall, who pipped Scarborough Secondary 3-2 in their quarterfinal encounter.

The Central Zone semifinal fixtures are already done and dusted, with in-form Central Zone 2015 Intercol winners Carapichaima East—who were winners of the Championship Big 5 competition—facing Presentation College (Chaguanas) while Gasparillo Secondary do battle with Chaguanas North on Tuesday 15 November.

Pres Chaguanas, Gasparillo Secondary and Chaguanas North each scored two goals in their Quarterfinal clashes against Couva East Secondary, Tabaquite Secondary and Miracle Ministries PHS respectively to join “Caps” in the semi-final round.

Photo: Signal Hill Secondary supporters cheer on their team during SSFL Premier Division action against Shiva Boys Hindu College in Tobago on 5 October 2016. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA Images/Wired868)
Photo: Signal Hill Secondary supporters cheer on their team during SSFL Premier Division action against Shiva Boys Hindu College in Tobago on 5 October 2016.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA Images/Wired868)

Coca-Cola National Intercol Results

Friday 4 November

(Central Zone Quarterfinal)

Presentation College Chaguanas 2, Couva East Secondary 1 at Carapichaima East

Gasparillo Secondary 2, Tabaquite Secondary 0 at Edinburgh 500

Chaguanas North 2, Miracle Ministries PHS 0 at Couva East

Monday 7 November

(South Zone Preliminary round)

Princess Town West 10 (Brent Williams 26, 28,68,70, Kendell Teasdale 22, 48, 90, Anderson Peters, 6, Zidan Geoffroy 35, Maleek Thompson 65), Vessigny Secondary 0 at Mahaica Oval;

Photo: Shiva Boys HC goalkeeper Denzel Smith (centre) catches the ball during SSFL Premier Division action at Irwin Park, Siparia on 7 September 2016. Shiva Boys whipped Presentation College 3-1. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Shiva Boys HC goalkeeper Denzel Smith (centre) catches the ball during SSFL Premier Division action at Irwin Park, Siparia on 7 September 2016.
Shiva Boys whipped Presentation College 3-1.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

(South Zone Quarterfinals)

Shiva Boys HC 3 (Renaldo Edwards 25, Junior Asson 71, Tyrell Baptiste 78), St Benedict’s College 0 at Mahaica Oval;

(North Zone Quarterfinals)

East Mucurapo 8, Diego Martin North 0 at Moka;

Trinity College Moka 6, Tranquility Secondary 0 at Fatima;

(Tobago Zone Quarterfinals)

Signal Hill 8 (Nathan Cadiz 1, Ronaldo Samuel 12, 34, Nkosi Chance 49, Tyreke Alfred 55, Che Richards 51, 88, Jabari McMilan 62), Roxborough Secondary 0 at Mt Pleasant;

Photo: We dem boys! Two patrons take a stroll during halftime of a SSFL Premier Division fixture between East Mucurapo and Signal Hill at Moka on 14 September 2016. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: We dem boys!
Two patrons take a stroll during halftime of a SSFL Premier Division fixture between East Mucurapo and Signal Hill at Moka on 14 September 2016.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Today’s Intercol fixtures 

Tuesday 8 November

(East Zone Quarterfinals)

Trinity College East 5Five Rivers 0 at El Dorado East;

St Augustine Secondary 8, Toco Secondary 0 at Trinity East; 

(Tobago Zone Quarterfinals)

Speyside High 8, Pentecostal Light & Life 0 at Mt Pleasant;

(North Zone Preliminary round)

Malick Secondary 6, Maple Leaf International 0 at QRC grounds;

Photo: Malick Secondary playmaker Shaquille Mayers (right) performs a clever trick, as he flicks the ball over the head of Trinity College East attacker Kishon Hackshaw during Championship Big 5 Play Off action in Trincity on 6 November 2016. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: Malick Secondary playmaker Shaquille Mayers (right) performs a clever trick, as he flicks the ball over the head of Trinity College East attacker Kishon Hackshaw during Championship Big 5 Play Off action in Trincity on 6 November 2016.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Upcoming Intercol fixtures

Wednesday 9 November

(South Zone Quarterfinals)

Fyzabad Secondary vs Pleasantville, 3:00 pm, Mahaica Oval;

Naparima College vs Moruga Secondary, 5:00 pm, Mahaica Oval;

(North Zone Quarterfinals)

St Anthony’s College vs Fatima College, 3:30 pm, St Mary’s College;

Thursday 10 November

(South Zone Quarterfinals)

Presentation College San Fernando vs P/Town West, 3:30 pm, Lewis Street, San Fernando;

Photo: Naparima College supporters enjoy the last laugh during their 2-0 SSFL Premier Division win over rivals Presentation College (San Fernando) at Lewis Street, San Fernando on 28 September 2016. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Naparima College supporters enjoy the last laugh during their 2-0 SSFL Premier Division win over rivals Presentation College (San Fernando) at Lewis Street, San Fernando on 28 September 2016.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Saturday 12 November

(North Zone Quarterfinals)

St Mary’s College vs Malick Secondary, 3:30 pm, Fatima;

Monday 14 November

(South Zone Semi-finals)

Presentation San F’do/Princes Town West vs Naparima/Moruga, Mahaica Oval;

Fyzabad/Pleasantville vs Shiva Boys HC, Mahaica Oval;

(Tobago Zone Semi-finals)

Speyside High vs Goodwood 

Mason Hall vs Signal Hill

Tuesday 15 November

(East Zone Semi-finals)

Trinity College East vs San Juan North, Larry Gomes Stadium;

Valencia Secondary vs St Augustine Secondary, Larry Gomes Stadium;

Photo: Trinity College East attacker Kishon Hackshaw (left) tries to evade Malick Secondary captain and defender Brandon Charles during Championship Big 5 Play Off action in Trincity on 6 November 2016. (Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)
Photo: Trinity College East attacker Kishon Hackshaw (left) tries to evade Malick Secondary captain and defender Brandon Charles during Championship Big 5 Play Off action in Trincity on 6 November 2016.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Wednesday 16 November

(Central Zone Semi-finals)

Gasparillo Secondary vs Chaguanas North, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Carapichaima East vs Presentation Chag, Ato Boldon Stadium;

(North Zone Semi-finals)

St Mary’s/Malick vs Trinity Moka, Hasely Crawford Stadium;

East Mucurapo vs St Anthony’s/Fatima, Hasely Crawford Stadium.

About Amiel Mohammed

Amiel Mohammed
Amiel Mohammed is a sports enthusiast and has worked in communications for Central FC and the Women's Premier League TT. He has also pioneered numerous projects geared towards creating opportunities for the differently abled such as the Differently-Abled Football Camp 2015 and Focus Football Coaching Academy.

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