Chaguanas North Secondary and Miracle Ministries Pentecostal High School booked their spots in the 2024 Central Zone Intercol final today, with comfortable wins over Carapichaima West Secondary and Carapichaima East Secondary respectively.
Chaguanas North won 4-0 in what turned out to be a special afternoon for one household in particular. Sixteen-year-old forward Negatse Moore and his 14-year-old brother, Nekayse Moore, were both on the score sheet while Nekayse’s twin, Necose Moore, recorded a clean sheet at the Brickfield ground.
While at Edinburgh 500, Miracle Ministries eliminated Carapichaima East Secondary 3-0 with goals from Keon Codrington, Jabari Rodriguez and Kyle Holder—and coach Kern Cupid could even afford a missed penalty by Judah Chinapoo.
It is the first time in well over a decade that Carapichaima East will not appear in a zonal final—“Caps” have missed out on the Central crown just four times in 17 years; and once was due to a protest over an ineligible player.
The results were not as straightforward in Tobago though, as Speyside High School needed penalties to hold off Mason Hall Secondary after a 2-2 draw. Not for the first time this season, 15-year-old goalkeeper Makaya Taylor came up trumps with a crucial save as Speyside emerged 5-4 victors thanks to kicks from the spot.
And there was confusion in the second game of a double header at the Plymouth Recreation Ground, as the outing between Bishop’s High School and Signal Hill Secondary was blown off after less than 15 minutes.
The official word from Tobago was that the second semifinal match was hampered by poor lighting, although Wired868 was also informed of a brawl involving supporters from the opening game.
The score was goalless at the time between the relegation-bound Premier Division side, Bishop’s, and the Tobago Championship winners, Signal Hill, who hope to replace them in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) top flight competition via the Big Five tournament.
The SSFL is expected to arrange a hasty rematch for Signal Hill and Bishop’s with the winner expected to face Speyside High at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet on Wednesday 22 November.
Zonal Intercol action continues tomorrow with a double header at the Arima Velodrome.
San Juan North Secondary, the top dog in the East Zone, face East Championship Division winners St Augustine Secondary from 3.30pm, while defending zonal Intercol winners, Trinity College East, tackle Arima North Secondary from 5.30pm.
Today’s Intercol results
(Tuesday 14 November)
Chaguanas North Sec 4 (Jeremiah Villafana, Nekayse Moore, Zaiden James, Negaste Moore), Carapichaima West Sec 0 at Brickfield;
Miracle Ministries PHS 3 (Keon Codrington, Jabari Rodriguez, Kyle Holder), Carapichaima East Sec 0 at Edinburgh 500;
Speyside High 2 (Riquelme Phillips, OG), Mason Hall Sec 2 at Plymouth Recreation Ground;
*–Speyside won 5-4 on kicks from the penalty mark
Bishop’s High v Signal Hill Sec at Plymouth Recreation Ground;
*–Game stopped early.
(Wednesday 15 November)
San Juan North v St Augustine Secondary, East Semis, 3.30pm, Arima Velodrome;
Arima North Sec v Trinity College East, East Semis, 5.30pm, Arima Velodrome;
(Thursday 16 November)
St Anthony’s College v East Mucurapo Sec, North Semis, 3.30pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;
Fatima College v QRC, North Semis, 5.30pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;
(Friday 17 November)
St Benedict’s College v Pleasantville Secondary, South Semis, 3.30pm, Mahaica Oval;
Presentation (San F’do) v Naparima College, South Semis, 5.30pm, Mahaica Oval.
Zonal Intercol finals
(Monday 20 November)
Chaguanas North Sec v Miracle Ministries PHS, Central finals, 3.30pm, TBA;
(Tuesday 21 November)
San Juan/ St Augustine v Arima North/ Trinity East, East finals, 3.30pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;
(Wednesday 22 November)
Speyside High v Bishop’s High/ Signal Hill, Tobago finals, 5.15pm, Dwight Yorke Stadium;
(Thursday 23 November)
Fatima College/ QRC v St Anthony’s/ East Mucurapo, North finals, 3.30pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium;
St Benedict’s/ Pleasantville Sec v Naparima/ Presentation (San F’do), South finals, 5.30pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium.