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SSFL 18 (Round-up): ‘Pres’ stay out front; but San Juan North maintain pursuit

Defending Secondary School Football League (SSFL) Premier Division champions Presentation College (San Fernando) reeled off their eighth win of the 2018 season today, as they held off hosts St Augustine Secondary 2-1 in action this evening.

The result saw the “Pres Lions” stretch their lead atop the standings from two to three points. But there seems to be no shaking their hunters, San Juan North Secondary.

Photo: Presentation College winger Jordan Riley (left) tries to break clear of a St Augustine Secondary opponent during SSFL action on 13 October 2018.
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The “Bourg Mulatresse Boys” are the form team at present and they reeled off their fourth successive win away to St Mary’s College this afternoon to leapfrog Naparima College into second place.

“Naps”, like Presentation and San Juan North, are unbeaten this term but they were held to their third draw of the 2018 season as they failed to tame St Anthony’s College at Lewis Street in San Fernando.

Presentation, San Juan North and Naparima have 25, 22 and 21 points respectively, although the East Zone school have a game in hand.

Today’s big mover was the Central Zone’s lone representative, Carapichaima East Secondary, who jumped three spots to fifth after a 2-0 win over table proppers, Bishop’s High School.

East Mucurapo Secondary would be all smiles this weekend too, as their 2-0 win over Valencia Secondary at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar took them out of the relegation zone and into 11th place in the 15 team standings. The bottom three schools will be demoted at the end of the season.

St Mary’s took East Mucurapo’s spot in the danger zone.

Photo: Trinity College East captain Randy Jackson (left) tries to outrun a QRC opponent during SSFL action on 13 October 2018.
(Copyright Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)

Fatima College have not moved off second from bottom place in two weeks but there were signs of line for captain Joshua Evans and his boys, as they edged St Benedict’s College 1-0 at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

It was Fatima’s first win of the season and it only took them nine matches to get there. Still, they are just three points from safety at present, as the scramble to stay in the top flight heats up.

This evening’s other fixture saw seventh place Trinity College East hold ninth placed Queen’s Royal College 1-1 in St Clair.

SSFL Premier Division results

(Saturday 13 October)

Carapichaima East 2 (Keilon Burnett, Daniel Pascal), Bishop’s High (T’go) 0 at Carapichaima;

Naparima College 1 (Mark Ramdeen), St Anthony’s College 1 (Jordan Barclay) at Lewis Street;

QRC 1 (John-Paul Rochford pen), Trinity College East 1 (Kordell Sween pen) at QRC;

St Augustine Secondary 1 (Kesean St Rose 52), Presentation (San F’do) 2 (Ackeel Jacob, Jaiye Sheppard) at St Augustine;

St Benedict’s College 0, Fatima College 1 (Mikhail McComie) at St Benedict’s;

St Mary’s College 0, San Juan North 1 (Jerry Morris) at Serpentine Road;

Valencia Secondary 0, East Mucurapo 2 (Zion Mc Leod 18, Shakime Wickham 82) at Valencia;

Trinity College (Moka) are on a bye

Photo: Trinity College East midfielder Christian Ransome (left) tries to hold off QRC midfielder Kalev Kiel during SSFL action on 13 October 2018.
(Copyright Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)

Upcoming Fixtures

(Wednesday 17 October)

Bishop’s High (T’go) vs Trinity College East, 3:40pm, Tobago;

Fatima College vs Carapichaima East, 3:40pm, Mucurapo Road;

Naparima College vs Valencia Secondary, 3:40pm, Lewis Street;

San Juan North vs QRC, 3:40pm, Bourg Mulatresse;

St Anthony’s College vs Trinity College (Moka), 3:40pm, Westmoorings;

St Augustine Secondary vs St Mary’s College, 3:40pm, St Augustine;

St Benedict’s College vs East Mucurapo, 3:40pm, St Benedict’s;

Presentation College (San F’do) are on a bye

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