SSFL 18: Pleasantville and Signal Hill book Girls Big 5 final places, after emphatic wins

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Pleasantville Secondary and Signal Hill Secondary will contest the Shell/First Citizens Bank Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Girls Big 5 final next Sunday, after both teams sauntered to comprehensive wins yesterday in semifinal action.

At the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, Latifha Pascall scored twice for Pleasantville while her sister Aaliyah Pascall and teammates Alexcia Ali and Chrissy Mitchell chipped in a goal each, as they routed Central Zone champions Carapichaima East Secondary 5-1.

Photo: Pleasantville Secondary attacker Aaliyah Pascall (centre) holds off Carapichaima East Secondary midfielder Annalicia Williams (right) during Coca Cola National Intercol Semifinal action at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella on 29 November 2017.
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National youth player Afiyah Cornwall got a consolation goal for Carapichaima East.

And, in Tobago, Celine Loraine grabbed a double while Dilleasia Nicholson and Avonelle Loraine managed one item apiece as Signal Hill whipped Bishop Anstey High School East 4-0.

The lopsided score summaries followed a trend for both teams this season. Signal Hill and Pleasantville won every girls game they contested in 2018. In the Tobago Zone, Signal Hill scored 76 goals with one conceded in their 11 outings. While, in the South Zone, Pleasantville, the defending Big 5 champs, were credited with an astounding 94 goals scored and none conceded from just six matches played—an average of 15 goals per game.

Signal Hill will have home advantage again in Sunday’s final at a venue to be announced.

The Boys Big 5 competition, which serves as a qualifying series for the SSFL Premier Division, continues tomorrow with four schools trying to make up ground on leaders, Pleasantville, who are on a bye.

Holy Cross College, who were spanked 3-0 by Pleasantville last Thursday, will hope to rebound at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, where they host Chaguanas North Secondary from 3:30pm. And Malick Secondary are in action at the St Mary’s College ground on Serpentine Road, as they host newly crowned Tobago champions, Speyside High School.

Malick and Chaguanas North played to a 3-3 draw last Wednesday while Speyside are making their first appearance of this Big 5 competition.

The top three schools will appear in the 2019 Premier Division.

Photo: Pleasantville Secondary midfielder Dillon Yearwood (right) tries to elude Holy Cross College attacker Ja-shawn Thomas during Big 5 competition at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella on 25 October 2018.
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Girls Big 5 competition

(Sunday 28 October)

Signal Hill Secondary 4 (Celine Loraine [2], Dilleasia Nicholson, Avonelle Loraine), Bishop Anstey East 0 at Tobago;

Pleasantville Secondary 5 (Latifha Pascall [2], Alexcia Ali, Chrissy Mitchell, Aaliyah Pascall), Carapichaima East 1 (Afiyah Cornwall) at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

(Sunday 4 November)

Signal Hill Secondary vs Pleasantville Secondary, Shell/FCB Girls Big 5 final, 3:30pm, Tobago.

Photo: The Signal Hill Secondary Girls Team celebrate capturing the 2018 Tobago Zone school title.

Boys Big 5 competition

(Wednesday 24 October)

Malick Secondary 3, Chaguanas North 3 (Malik Robinson [2], Drei Guiseppe) at St Mary’s College;

(Thursday 25 October)

Pleasantville Secondary 3 (Cameron Orosco 28, Hezron Matthews 75, Emmanuel Mohammed 81), Holy Cross College 0 at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium

(Tuesday 30 October)

Holy Cross College vs Chaguanas North Secondary, 3:30pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;

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

Pleasantville are on a bye.

Photo: Pleasantville Secondary attacker Sherwin Andrews (centre) fails to hit the target under pressure by Holy Cross College goalkeeper Dillon King (right) and defender Giovann Valentine during Big 5 action at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella on 25 October 2018.
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(Friday 2 November)

Speyside High School vs Pleasantville Secondary, 3:30pm, Tobago;

Holy Cross College vs Malick Secondary, 3:30pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;

Chaguanas North are on a bye.

(Wednesday 7 November)

Pleasantville Secondary vs Malick Secondary, 3:30pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;

Chaguanas North Secondary vs Speyside High School, 3:30pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Holy Cross College are on a bye

(Date to be announced)

Chaguanas North vs Pleasantville Secondary, 3:30pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Speyside High School vs Holy Cross College, 3:30pm, Tobago;

Malick Secondary are on a bye.

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