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Title: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on May 11, 2018, 01:36:53 AM
Relegated Shiva Boys eye SSFL return.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Shiva Boys Hindu College, the 2017 Coca-Cola InterCol champions could be returned to the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) this season and may even have the chance to defend its title.

The Penal-based school was relegated for the illegal use of players Kierron Mason and Matthew Beal last season, but its demotion is set to be challenge on the basis that the League violated its own constitution and unfairly punished the school by deducting 10 points that resulted in its relegation.

Naparima College lodged an appeal against Shiva Boys for the use of Mason on September 8, after the midfielder was found to have played on September 2 for Marabella Family Crisis Centre in the T&T Super League, which was well outside the SSFL’s cut-off date of August 31. The SSFL constitution states that appeals are to be made within 72 hours, and thereby Naps, which appealed two days after the game, had won the appeal.

However, Fatima College and QRC later lodged appeals against the same player nine days after and won. Shiva manager Sheldon Maharaj said his school did not attend a meeting of the appeals committee, knowing that the appeals by the North schools were against the constitution. Shiva also did not challenge the decision of the appeals committee. Yesterday, president of the SSFL Williams Wallace said the matter is set to face arbitration over the next week or so after it was raised at last week’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Mucurapo East Secondary School. “I don’t know how arbitration will rule, they may well rule in favour of Shiva Boys and put them back in the League , I don’t know,” Wallace said .

Shiva Boys matter did not go to the Appeals Committee last year, and they may now fancy their chances in front an arbitration panel being led by Tyrone Marcus, the legal representative for the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. Wallace said the League faced a few problems in the past, one in which its constitution specified that the Appeals Committee was the final channel to deal with issues of appeals.

If this is the case, however, then there’s unlikely to be a need for arbitration. Wallace said in the past the League used the expertise of the arbitration panel, before being told by Marcus and company, that there was no need for their services. However, the League will continue to use arbitration.

Wallace said until it receives legal advice to do otherwise.

Last year the Board of the SSFL took a decision to seek amendments to its constitution on legal issues to improve the management of its tournament, as Wallace made it clear he wants to focus on running a good league competition and allow the legal personnel to deal with matters of that nature.

Yesterday, Maharaj confirmed that documents of his school’s concerns were already submitted to the SSFL to be transferred to the arbitration panel.

Meanwhile, another proposal made at the AGM was for young school players to cease their involvement with any other club team, from the day they played their first match for their school.

Discussions on this will continue, Wallace said.

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The ‘Shiva ruling’: SSFL changes rule for students in club competitions; Elie takes over at Trinity Moka
By Lasana Liburd *Wired868).


The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) has amended its ruling on players involved in club competitions—in a move meant to avoid a repeat of the Shiva Boys’ Hindu College fiasco which took place in 2017.

Shiva Boys, who won the 2016 Premier Division title, were relegated from the SSFL last season after utility player Kierron Mason and left-back Matthew Beal were discovered to have represented club teams after the cut-off date of 31 August.

Mason, a former National Under-20 player, represented the Marabella Family Crisis Centre in the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) on 2 September while Beal turned out for Siparia Angels in the Southern Football Association (SFA) competition on the same day.

And, although neither player represented their clubs again that season, the late identification of the rule violation meant Shiva Boys were docked points for 10 of their 14 league games—and subsequently plunged from title hopefuls to table proppers.

The situation will not be repeated since, at Saturday’s AGM, the SSFL agreed to give players a clean slate whenever they play their first school match.

“What we have done is,” SSFL president William Wallace told Wired868, “instead of having the cut-off date of 31 August, once the student plays his first game in the SSFL, his registration [with any other competition] would be nullified.

“So, instead of going with the cut-off date, we decided that, if a student decides late to come in to the schools league, we are not going to stop that student.”

The SSFL ruling amends Article 16 (4) (a) of its Constitution which stated that: “A player, who having been registered and/or is playing with the TTFA or with another League or Association affiliated to the TTFA after 31st August of the current year, shall not be eligible to be registered as a player for their school unless they meet the criteria of the Credentials Committee.”

The implementation of Article 16 last season led to one of the most controversial episodes in the history of the Premier Division, as Shiva Boys were relegated after an inadvertent technicality.

Neither Mason nor Beal played in any external competition during the season and both would have been cleared to play in the SSFL if the school had applied promptly for their clearance. However, Shiva Boys Principal Dexter Sakal and team manager Sheldon Maharaj missed it and, when the complaint about the players came in, they were forced to pay the ultimate price.

For 2018, schools can breathe a bit easier on that score. Further, the SSFL’s amendment means that students who might have been discovered late by their school coaches or transferred in will no longer be ineligible merely because they represented their clubs after 31 August.

Wallace explained that, even if a student played in a TTFA-affiliated competition for all of September and October, he will still be able to play in the SSFL—on condition that he not represent his club for the remainder of the season.

Should the player return to represent his club, he will be deemed ineligible to play any more SSFL games that season. And, if he does anyway, the school will be docked points for any SSFL matches in which the player features after that point.

In other SSFL news, former Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-17 coach and TTFA FA Trophy winner Ken Elie has rejoined the schoolboys league after a six-year hiatus.

Elie, a Defence Force Warrant Officer Class 1, has already started work at Trinity College Moka, where he succeeds former head coach Marlon Minguel. Minguel, who led Moka to the North Zone Intercol title in 2016, was fired earlier this year.

The new coach hopes to build on Minguel’s solid work and is aiming for a top three finish for the school which barely avoided relegation last year.

“I realise there is some work to do but I am not afraid to work and I will give it my best,” said Elie, whose last school job was at Belmont Secondary in 2012. “I told them I envisioned a spot in the top three and that is what we are aiming for. […] I think it is achievable, given their last two years.

“I did my report in April and I indicated to the principal [Carl Tang] and manager [Shawn Lindsay] that what they have going for them is the guys are very disciplined. I can do wonders with a team like that and with that kind of personality.”

Presentation College (San Fernando) are the current SSFL Premier Division champions while Shiva Boys won last season’s Coca-Cola National Intercol title.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on May 30, 2018, 01:44:23 AM
Fresh SSFL registration drama: “Caps” set to be docked points but likely to avoid relegation.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Carapichaima East Secondary look set to lose points for flouting registration rules during their 2017 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division campaign. However, they are expected to survive relegation, in a final twist to the controversial season.

“Caps” are facing a probe into the registration of seven of their players—after an inquiry by Shiva Boys Hindu College. However, an SSFL insider suggested that the Central Zone Intercol champions are expected to win all but one of the challenges.

Shiva Boys, who were relegated after a registration error involving midfielder Kierron Mason and left-back Matthew Beal, queried a series of suspicious paperwork by the Central school.

First, Carapichaima East attacker Theophilus Bourne and goalkeepers Aaron Best and Andre St Clair were all officially transferred on 8 September and registered to play on the same day—in violation of a SSFL rule that says players cannot play until 72 hours after becoming a bonafide student. Bourne was instrumental in his team’s 2-0 win over Fatima College that evening too.

According to a source, Carapichaima officials have conceded that the players should not have featured against Fatima.

As a result, Caps are expected to be docked three points, which will go to Fatima. Once confirmed, Fatima will leapfrog San Juan North Secondary into fourth place with 28 points—behind the trio of Presentation College (San Fernando) (35 points), Naparima College (33 points) and St Anthony’s College (30 points).

Carapichaima’s new total of 15 points will see the school drop from seventh to 11th, leaving them just five points clear of the relegation zone.

However, Carapichaima East are expected to survive the more serious probes into the registration of team captain and playmaker Mecaheil Alexander, attacker Jeremy Lara and defenders Akeil Vesprey and Luke Charles.

Somehow, Vesprey and Charles were allowed to represent their school in the Premier  Division although there was no evidence of a transfer approval from the SSFL in their registration form. And, in Lara’s case, approval to repeat was missing.

Additionally, the paperwork for Caps captain, Alexander, suggested that he was only in Form Five—despite the fact that he had written his SEA as far back as in 2010.

SSFL president William Wallace told Wired868 he saw the relevant documents on Thursday or Friday and they were now in the hands of general secretary Azaad Khan now.

In Alexander’s case, Wallace claimed that the player wrote his SEA in 2013 but a typo suggested otherwise. This error has apparently been cleared up. Curiously though, the date of birth on the midfielder’s registration form suggests he is 19 years old.

Wallace suggested too that Vesprey, Charles and Lara did get the necessary approval from the Ministry of Education to play last season and the paperwork is now with Khan.

But why were the trio allowed to play, despite the SSFL seemingly not having the proper registration data for them?

“That is a very good question,” said Wallace. “I don’t know why [the proper approval forms] were not lodged with the SSFL but I tend to stay away from those things [and leave them to the relevant bodies].”

Wallace might have double reason to distance himself from this probe since he is a teacher at Carapichaima East. However, the former Soca Warriors manager does not have a formal role with his school’s team and would not have been involved in their registration.

The same cannot be said for SSFL Credentials Committee member Laurence Seepersad, who is also a Carapichaima East staff member.

But, as Wallace pointed out, Seepersad—who is also the SSFL’s assistant secretary, operations—does not run the Credentials Committee himself and works alongside Khan and assistant secretary, admin, Gerald Elliot.

Wired868 tried unsuccessfully to reach Khan for comment. The SSFL’s formal ruling on the seven Carapichaima East players is expected early next week.

If Carapichaima East were found guilty of improperly registering Lara, Vesprey, Charles and Alexander—or even one of those four players—it could see the Central team relegated instead of Tobago’s Speyside High.

At present, the schools which will play in the SSFL Premier Division in 2018 are the following:

Presentation (San F’do), Naparima, St Anthony’s, Fatima, San Juan North, St Mary’s College, Trinity College East, QRC, St Augustine Secondary, St Benedict’s College, Trinity College Moka and newly promoted East Mucurapo Secondary, Valencia High and Bishop’s High School.

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Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on July 30, 2018, 12:47:27 AM
Awai: School football killing player development.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Michael Awai, the Director of Football at the T&T Pro League campaigners North East Stars, is calling for the Coca-Cola-sponsored National InterCol Schoolboys Football League to be changed from its present form.

The Stars’ boss believes the tournament is playing very little part if any in the overall development of the sport in T&T, as three months of football for young, budding footballers have done absolutely nothing to achieve the goal of enhancing players’ techniques and abilities apart from being a showcase tournament.

The National InterCol tournament, as well as the Secondary Schools Football League, have become a fixture on the calendar for school students, featuring a ready-made fan base and an avenue for young footballers to receive scholarships to Colleges and universities in the USA for which they are required to take the SAT exam. Through the SSFL players are receiving opportunities to go on trials with professional clubs overseas, as well as a chance represent the country at different age-group levels.

Awai said in spite of this, however, the tournament has not focused on a more technically sound player on the field, as seen in their inability to make the transition to international football and to be competitive, as the results of the country’s junior teams at international tournaments provides the evidence.

“If you look at the CAC Games alone, you will see they cannot beat Costa Rica, Honduras and Colombia, and they have been largely ineffective when they go abroad on trials etc,” Awai said.

It also creates a lot of school drop-outs, after six weeks of football as some students don’t return to school, Awai said.

He believes sponsorship monies given for the InterCol should instead be directed to the pro league clubs to pay quality development coaches locally and internationally. “Every young player should be involved with a coaching academy which have developmental coaches. The schools should all be aligned to clubs or vice versa, and the focus should be on teaching players how to play the game of football,” Awai explained.

He added, “Let the school football be played during the school hours and allow the young students to go to the academies afterwards, as there are no development coaches at schools.”

Meanwhile, Awai’s Future Generation of Footballers (FUTGOF) Academy kicked off on July 2 for interested young players between the age group 5- 17 years at the Cipriani College of Labour & Co Operative Studies Ground, Churchill Roosevelt Highway in Valsayn.

FUTGOF aims to develop the proper technique and ability of players in the basic skills of the game such as passing, heading, trapping, kicking, dribbling, shooting, control and touch.

Times for training will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-6pm. Interested persons to contact him at (373-2800, 789-2781) for further details on sponsorship etc.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: RichGFootball on July 30, 2018, 05:00:17 AM
Being on both sides of this debate, I'll give my seemingly 'biased' point of view.

Marketing 101.

A S.W.O.T. analysis would have been done by the SSFL sponsors to determine which would have been better for future growth in their goods and/or services. If the Pro-League development product did not meet their criteria, guess what possible sponsors would do?

Development 101.

From where I stand, SSFL is specifically for school children to play. It has it's place and for most it's NOT development. For us coaches who recognise and understand the benefits of SSFL, you find a way to work with it. In-school academies such as what Grosvenor is doing at QRC (I'm working on my blueprint for Bishop's High School's Development Academy as well) can do a lot for player development within the school environment. Youth Development needs a bit of creative thinking and work-arounds.

In addition, the majority of players who enter the youth national program ranks are from these same Pro-League club development system environment. As much as he levels a scathing attack on SSFL, he's also highlighting the incredible inefficiencies the Pro-League development system has to offer our youth and the answer to these issues tend to lie in two main areas:

1. Administration

2. Finances and/or sponsorship (spoken out in1st paragraph)


What needs to happen on the Pro-League side of things is simple: they need to make themselves a more viable option for development and that tends to start from in-house. It's made worse when the Pro-League itself is in the press for all the wrong reasons (players' strike due to non-payment of wages).
Title: Grosvenor, Grayson, Mulraine disagree with Awai
Post by: Tallman on July 31, 2018, 07:49:57 AM
Grosvenor, Grayson, Mulraine disagree with Awai
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Director of Football at North East Stars Mike Awai has come under fire for his views which were reported in this newspaper that school football is killing player-development in T&T.

A number of top coaches, all of whom have passed through Secondary School Football League (SSFL) system, such as Nigel Grosvenor who is the head coach at Queen’s Royal College (QRC), Travis Mulraine, the Arima North Secondary boss and Michael Grayson, the coach at Trinity College East, have expressed their disagreement with Awai’s statement which was published on Sunday, have said it is instead the clubs that are not developing the young players.

Yesterday, Grosvenor in a two-page email said as a Dean, teacher and football coach for over 34 years he wouldn’t even try to call names of people who have passed through the SSFL but reminded Awai, there are doctors, lawyers, Army and Police personnel, and professional footballers abroad and right here in T&T that have passed through the school system.

According to Grosvenor: “Apart from the books and playing football for your school, this is what school is all about, all of this together is education, all of this is development.”

The long-serving St Anthony’s College coach, who was recently joined by Kenwyne Jones as his assistant at QRC, scuffed at Awai’s comment that there are no developmental coaches in the school system and point to Grayson, Mulraine, Sean Cooper, an former national youth coach at Presentation College, Angus Eve, another former national youth coach who coaches at Naparima College: Reynold Carrington, the St Benedict’s College coach, Trevor Spicer, the St Mary’s College coach, Trinity Moka, Ken Elie, a former national and Defence Force coach and himself.

Grosvenor said: “I want to remind you (Awai) that your son is a product of the same SSFL. He attended two schools playing in the SSFL, got his passes received a full scholarship to a University in the USA, got his degree, and is now making five times the amount of money the highest player in the pro league makes. It is really sad to hear you (Awai) bring down the SSFL like that. Let us see how we can enhance the players in the SSFL not try and bring them down.”

Grayson reminded that all the school’s league has the country’s young players for a maximum of five months, noting the other eight months they are in the possession of the clubs.

“Coaches like Anton Corneal and Bertille St Claire have taken youth teams to the Youth World Cups so where did the players come from?” asked Grayson, who also called Awai to say what are the so-called clubs, academies and Youth Pro League teams doing if the schools are not developing the players.

Grayson, who has represented T&T in football both as player and coach, said he was not surprised that the school’s league was being blamed for the country’s poor showing at Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games and called on Awai to say exactly what he meant by no developmental coaches in the SSFL.

Mulraine, a former QRC midfielder, believes the clubs are in fact, not developing young players at all, and challenged any pro league clubs to prove him wrong. He, in fact, expressed an opposite view to Awai, saying clubs should instead be developed through the schools as they do not have access to the resources to develop players, such as its own fields, rooms to hold board sessions, AV or computer rooms, gyms, laundry and hall etc.

Mulraine, whose exploits on the football field for QRC has landed him the opportunity to represent the country at both junior and senior levels as well as at club level in T&T football, said it’s insane to say there are no development coaches at schools, when coaches such as Jean Lilywhite and Roderick Warner, are among many others who have spent their careers developing players.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: FF on July 31, 2018, 08:12:24 AM
Scuffed??
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on July 31, 2018, 10:19:20 PM
Quite predictable that Awai was going to receive a public reprimand for espousing that view. Big difference between the way things should be and the way they are.
Title: Wallace promises SSFL bumper season
Post by: Tallman on September 05, 2018, 06:31:48 AM
Wallace promises SSFL bumper season
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


It will be a bumper sea­son in the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League this year, pres­i­dent William Wal­lace has said, and mem­bers of the Cre­den­tials Com­mit­tee of the SS­FL are work­ing around the clock to en­sure that this hap­pens.

The League will kick-off next Thurs­day with a dou­ble­head­er at the Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence in Tu­na­puna be­tween new­ly Pre­mier Di­vi­sion pro­mot­ed school Va­len­cia Sec­ondary tak­ing on San Juan Sec­ondary from 3 pm, fol­lowed by the fea­ture clash be­tween St Bene­dict's Col­lege and Trin­i­ty Col­lege East at 5 pm, a match that will be tele­vised live on Caribbean Sports Tele­vi­sion Net­work Sports­max.

Wal­lace point­ed out that mem­bers of the cre­den­tial com­mit­tee are at this point, work­ing hard to en­sure there are no prob­lems with play­ers' reg­is­tra­tion, as what took place last year. De­spite a high-qual­i­ty of on-the-field dis­play in the SS­FL last sea­son, the League was plagued by im­prop­er reg­is­tra­tion of play­ers mov­ing from club teams to schools, as well as stu­dents with false cer­tifi­cates en­ter­ing schools for the sake of just play­ing foot­ball.

Wal­lace told Guardian Me­dia Sports that his ex­ec­u­tive took a de­ci­sion to start the League a week lat­er in an at­tempt to al­le­vi­ate all and any con­cerns of stu­dents be­ing il­le­gal­ly reg­is­tered. He said, "This is what's hap­pen­ing as we speak. The schools are in the process of deal­ing with reg­is­tra­tion of stu­dents and the cre­den­tials com­mit­tee is al­so mon­i­tor­ing stu­dent/play­ers for the SS­FL."

Wal­lace said, how­ev­er, that if cer­tifi­cates are found to be false, then his ex­ec­u­tives will not be held ac­count­able, as they can on­ly deal with the in­fo be­fore them. "That will be a dif­fer­ent is­sue," Wal­lace said.

Be­fore next week's kick-off the League will be launched a day ear­li­er (Wednes­day) at a press con­fer­ence at the hall of Fa­ti­ma Col­lege, Mu­cu­rapo, at which Wal­lace will re­veal a num­ber of new de­vel­op­ments and busi­ness-part­ner­ships that would make the league a stand-out one. He said he is still in the process of cross­ing T's and dot­ting I's on new agree­ments.

How­ev­er, he called on stake­hold­ers to do the right thing to avoid any mishaps, say­ing 'We are deal­ing with young men and women who are our fu­ture lead­ers, so we must set an ex­am­ple for them."

Last year's Co­ca-Co­la In­ter­Col champs Shi­va Boys Hin­du Col­lege will play no part in this year's League, ei­ther at the Cham­pi­onship or the Pre­mier­ship Di­vi­sion, af­ter be­ing guilty of break­ing a num­ber of the SS­FL's rules that led to its de­mo­tion. Wal­lace said he was hop­ing to see the school tak­ing part in the cham­pi­onship di­vi­sion this year but it on­ly reg­is­tered to play in the ju­nior di­vi­sions.

Fyz­abad Sec­ondary which field­ed play­ers with false doc­u­ments last year will al­so play on­ly at the ju­nior lev­el this year.

Wal­lace al­so took a swipe at Mike Awai, the North East Stars tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor for com­ments that the school's league was de­stroy­ing young play­ers, say­ing peo­ple first need to un­der­stand the role of the SS­FL be­fore mak­ing wild com­ments.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 05, 2018, 11:06:52 AM
Scuffed??

what about "school’s league has the country’s young players for a maximum of five months, noting the other eight months...."

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 06, 2018, 05:19:11 AM
The more I read comments from Wayne Sheppard (Head Coach, Fatima College),  the more certain it is that he's a student of football and its environment.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 09, 2018, 12:30:43 AM
Premier Division

DATE GAME TIME HOME TEAM AWAY TEAM VENUE

ROUND 1

Thurs. 13th

01 3:30 p.m. Valencia Secondary San Juan North Secondary Marvin Lee
02 5:30 p.m. Trinity College East St. Benedict’s College Marvin Lee

Sat 15th

03 3:40 p.m. Fatima College Bishop’s High School Fatima
04 3:40 p.m. Presentation College Trinity College Moka Mannie Ramjohn
05 3:40 p.m. Q.R.C. East Mucurapo Secondary Q.R.C.
06 3:40 p.m. St. Anthony’s College St. Augustine Secondary St. Anthony’s
07 3:40 p.m. St. Mary’s College Naparima College St. Mary’s
Carapichaima East Secondary Bye

ROUND 2

Wed 19th

08 3:40 p.m. Bishop’s High School St. Anthony’s College Tobago
09 3:30 p.m. Naparima College East Mucurapo Secondary Lewis St.
10 3:40 p.m. Presentation College Carapichaima East Sec Union Hall
11 3:40 p.m. Q.R.C. Valencia Secondary Q.R.C.
12 3:40 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary Trinity College East St. Augustine
13 3:40 p.m. St. Benedict’s College St. Mary’s College Mannie Ramjohn
14 3:40 p.m. Trinity College Moka Fatima College Moka
San Juan North Secondary Bye

ROUND 3

Sat 22nd

15 3:40 p.m. East Mucurapo Secondary Carapichaima East Secondary Q.R.C.
16 3:40 p.m. Fatima College Trinity College East Fatima
17 3:40 p.m. San Juan North Secondary Bishop’s High School San Juan
18 3:40 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary Q.R.C. St. Augustine
19 3:40 p.m. St. Benedict’s College Naparima College Guaracara
20 3:30 p.m. St. Mary’s College Presentation College St. Mary’s
21 3:40 p.m. Trinity College Moka Valencia Secondary Moka
St. Anthony’s College Bye

ROUND 4

Wed 26th

22 3:40 p.m. Bishop’s High School Trinity College Moka Tobago
23 3:40 p.m. Carapichaima East Secondary St. Augustine Secondary Carapichaima
24 3:40 p.m. Naparima College Fatima College Lewis Street
25 3:40 p.m. Presentation College St. Benedict’s College Mannie Ramjohn
26 3:30 p.m. St. Anthony’s College Q.R.C. St. Anthony’s
27 3:40 p.m. Trinity College East San Juan North Secondary Trincity
28 3:40 p.m. Valencia Secondary St. Mary’s College Valencia
East Mucurapo Secondary Bye

ROUND 5

Sat 29th

29 3:40 p.m. East Mucurapo Secondary Presentation College To be advised
30 3:30 p.m. Fatima College St. Mary’s College Fatima
31 3:40 p.m. Q.R.C. Bishop’s High School Q.R.C.
32 3:40 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary Naparima College St. Augustine
33 3:40 p.m. Trinity College Moka San Juan North Secondary Moka
34 3:40 p.m. Trinity College East St. Anthony’s College Trincity
35 3:40 p.m. Valencia Secondary Carapichaima East Secondary Valencia
St. Benedict’s College Bye

ROUND 6 - OCTOBER 2018

Wed 03rd

36 3:40 p.m. East Mucurapo Secondary Fatima College Fatima
37 3:30 p.m. Naparima College Bishop’s High School Lewis Street
38 3:40 p.m. Presentation College Valencia Secondary Union Hall
39 3:40 p.m. San Juan North Secondary Carapichaima East Secondary San Juan
40 3:40 p.m. St. Anthony’s College St. Mary’s College St. Anthony’s
41 3:40 p.m. St. Benedict’s College St. Augustine Secondary Guaracara
42 3:40 p.m. Trinity College Moka Q.R.C. Moka
Trinity College East Bye

ROUND 7

Sat 06th

43 3:40 p.m. Bishop’s High School St. Augustine Secondary Tobago
44 3:40 p.m. Carapichaima East Secondary Naparima College Carapichaima
45 3:40 p.m. East Mucurapo Secondary Trinity College East To be advised
46 3:40 p.m. Fatima College San Juan North Secondary Fatima
47 3:40 p.m. Q.R.C. Presentation College QRC
48 3:30 p.m. St. Benedict’s College Trinity College Moka Guaracara
49 3:40 p.m. Valencia Secondary St. Anthony’s College Valencia
St. Mary’s College Bye

ROUND 8

Wed 10th

50 3:40 p.m. Carapichaima East Secondary Trinity College Moka Carapichaima
51 3:30 p.m. Fatima College St. Augustine Secondary Fatima
52 3:40 p.m. Presentation College Bishop’s High School Union Hall
53 3:40 p.m. San Juan North Secondary East Mucurapo Secondary San Juan
54 3:40 p.m. St. Anthony’s College St. Benedict’s College St. Anthony’s
55 3:40 p.m. St. Mary’s College Q.R.C. St. Mary’s
56 3:40 p.m. Trinity College East Naparima College Trincity
Valencia Secondary Bye

ROUND 9

Sat 13th

57 3:40 p.m. Carapichaima East Secondary Bishop’s High School Carapichaima
58 3:40 p.m. Naparima College St. Anthony’s College Lewis Street
59 3:30 p.m. Q.R.C. Trinity College East Q.R.C.
60 3:40 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary Presentation College St. Augustine
61 3:40 p.m. St. Benedict’s College Fatima College Mannie Ramjohn
62 3:40 p.m. St. Mary’s College San Juan North Secondary St. Mary’s
63 3:40 p.m. Valencia Secondary East Mucurapo Secondary Valencia
Trinity College Moka Bye

ROUND 10

Wed 17th

64 3:40 p.m. Bishop’s High School Trinity College East Tobago
65 3:40 p.m. Fatima College Carapichaima East Secondary Fatima
66 3:40 p.m. Naparima College Valencia Secondary Lewis St.
67 3:40 p.m. San Juan North Secondary Q.R.C. San Juan
68 3:40 p.m. St. Anthony’s College Trinity College Moka St. Anthony’s
69 3:40 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary St. Mary’s College St. Augustine
70 3:40 p.m. St. Benedict’s College East Mucurapo Secondary Guaracara
Presentation College Bye

ROUND 11

Sat 20th

71 3:40 p.m. Bishop’s High School St. Benedict’s College Tobago
72 3:40 p.m. East Mucurapo Secondary St. Anthony’s College Fatima
73 3:40 p.m. Q.R.C. Carapichaima East Secondary Q.R.C.
74 3:30 p.m. San Juan North Secondary Presentation College San Juan
75 3:40 p.m. St. Mary’s College Trinity College East St. Mary’s
76 3:40 p.m. Trinity College Moka Naparima College Moka
77 3:40 p.m. Valencia Secondary Fatima College Valencia
St. Augustine Secondary Bye

ROUND 12

Wed 24th

78 3:40 p.m. Bishop’s High School Valencia Secondary Tobago
79 3:40 p.m. Carapichaima East Secondary St. Mary’s College Carapichaima
80 3:40 p.m. East Mucurapo Secondary Trinity College Moka Fatima
81 3:40 p.m. Q.R.C. St. Benedict’s College Q.R.C.
82 3:40 p.m. St. Anthony’s College Fatima College St. Anthony’s
83 3:40 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary San Juan North Secondary St. Augustine
84 3:40 p.m. Trinity College East Presentation College Trinity
Naparima College Bye

ROUND 13

Sat 27th

85 3:40 p.m. Carapichaima East Secondary St. Anthony’s College Carapichaima
86 3:40 p.m. East Mucurapo Secondary St. Augustine Secondary Fatima
87 3:40 p.m. Presentation College Fatima College Mannie Ramjohn
88 3:40 p.m. San Juan North Secondary Naparima College San Juan
89 3:40 p.m. St. Mary’s College Bishop’s High School St. Mary’s
90 3:30 p.m. Trinity College East Trinity College Moka Trinity
91 3:40 p.m. Valencia Secondary St. Benedict’s College Valencia
Q.R.C. Bye

ROUND 14

Wed 31st

92 3:40 p.m. Fatima College Q.R.C. Fatima
93 3:40 p.m. Naparima College Presentation College Lewis St.
94 3:40 p.m. St. Anthony’s College San Juan North Secondary St. Anthony’s
95 3:30 p.m. St. Benedict’s College Carapichaima East Secondary Guaracara
96 3:40 p.m. St. Mary’s College East Mucurapo Secondary St. Mary’s
97 3:40 p.m. Trinity College Moka St. Augustine Secondary Moka
98 3:40 p.m. Trinity College East Valencia Secondary Trinity
Bishop’s High School Bye

ROUND 15 - NOVEMBER 2018

Sat 03rd

99 3:40 p.m. Bishop’s High School East Mucurapo Secondary Bishop’s Tobago
100 3:40 p.m. Carapichaima East Secondary Trinity College East Carapichaima
101 3:40 p.m. Naparima College Q.R.C. Lewis St.
102 3:40 p.m. Presentation College St. Anthony’s College Mannie Ramjohn
103 3:40 p.m. San Juan North Secondary St. Benedict’s College San Juan
104 3:40 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary Valencia Secondary St. Augustine
105 3:40 p.m. Trinity College Moka St. Mary’s College Moka
Fatima College Bye

S.S.F.L./FIELD OF DREAMS - ALL STAR WEEKEND - LEGENDS ALL STAR

DEC ‘18

SUN 09TH 3:00p.m. South/Central North/East/Tobago Mannie Ramjohn

2018 ALL STAR

SUN 09TH 5:00p.m. South/Central North/East/Tobago Mannie Ramjohn

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 11, 2018, 05:33:25 AM
Central Zone Boys Championship - SEPTEMBER 2018

Tues 11th

106 3:40 p.m. Chaguanas North Secondary Gasparillo Secondary Chaguanas
107 3:40 p.m. Presentation College, Chaguanas Cunupia Secondary Presentation Coll.
108 3:40 p.m. Couva East Secondary Preysal Secondary Couva East Sec.

Fri 14th

109 3:40 p.m. Cunupia Secondary Chaguanas North Secondary Cunupia
110 3:40 p.m. Gasparillo Secondary Couva East Secondary Lumsden Rec.
111 3:40 p.m. Preysal Secondary Presentation College, Chaguanas Ato Boldon

Tues 18th

112 3:40 p.m. Chaguanas North Secondary Presentation College, Chaguanas Chaguanas
113 3:40 p.m. Gasparillo Secondary Preysal Secondary Lumsden Rec.
114 3:40 p.m. Couva East Secondary Cunupia Secondary Couva East Sec.

Fri 21st

115 3:40 p.m. Preysal Secondary Chaguanas North Secondary Ato Boldon
116 3:40 p.m. Presentation College, Chaguanas Couva East Secondary Presentation Coll.
117 3:40 p.m. Cunupia Secondary Gasparillo Secondary Latchu St. Ground

Tues 25th

118 3:40 p.m. Couva East Secondary Chaguanas North Secondary Couva East Sec.
119 3:40 p.m. Cunupia Secondary Preysal Secondary Latchu St. Ground
120 3:40 p.m. Gasparillo Secondary Presentation College, Chaguanas Lumsden Rec.

End of Round 1

Fri 28th

121 3:40 p.m. Gasparillo Secondary Chaguanas North Secondary Lumsden Rec.
122 3:40 p.m. Cunupia Secondary Presentation College, Chaguanas Latchu St. Ground
123 3:40 p.m. Preysal Secondary Couva East Secondary Ato Boldon

OCTOBER 2018

Tues 02nd

124 3:40 p.m. Chaguanas North Secondary Cunupia Secondary Chaguanas
125 3:40 p.m. Couva East Secondary Gasparillo Secondary Couva East Sec.
126 3:40 p.m. Presentation College, Chaguanas Preysal Secondary Presentation Coll.

Fri 05th

127 3:40 p.m. Presentation College, Chaguanas Chaguanas North Secondary Presentation Coll.
128 3:40 p.m. Preysal Secondary Gasparillo Secondary Ato Boldon
129 3:40 p.m. Cunupia Secondary Couva East Secondary Latchu St. Ground

Tues 09th

130 3:40 p.m. Chaguanas North Secondary Preysal Secondary Chaguanas
131 3:40 p.m. Couva East Secondary Presentation College, Chaguanas Couva East Sec.
132 3:40 p.m. Gasparillo Secondary Cunupia Secondary Lumsden Rec.

Fri 12th

133 3:40 p.m. Chaguanas North Secondary Couva East Secondary Chaguanas
134 3:40 p.m. Preysal Secondary Cunupia Secondary Ato Boldon
135 3:40 p.m. Presentation College, Chaguanas Gasparillo Secondary Presentation Coll.

East Zone Boys Championship - SEPTEMBER 2018

Tues 11th

136 3:40 p.m. Arima North Secondary El Dorado East Secondary Arima
137 3:40 p.m. Holy Cross College Malabar Secondary Holy Cross College
138 3:40 p.m. El Dorado West Secondary Sangre Grande Secondary El Dorado West

Fri 14th

139 3:40 p.m. Malabar Secondary Arima North Secondary Malabar
140 3:40 p.m. El Dorado East Secondary El Dorado West Secondary El Dorado East
141 3:40 p.m. Sangre Grande Secondary Holy Cross College Ojoe Road Rec.

Tues 18th

142 3:40 p.m. Arima North Secondary Holy Cross College Arima
143 3:40 p.m. El Dorado East Secondary Sangre Grande Secondary El Dorado East
144 3:40 p.m. El Dorado West Secondary Malabar Secondary El Dorado West

Fri 21st

145 3:40 p.m. Sangre Grande Secondary Arima North Secondary Sangre Grande
146 3:40 p.m. Holy Cross College El Dorado West Secondary Holy Cross College
147 3:40 p.m. Malabar Secondary El Dorado East Secondary Malabar

Tues 25th

148 3:40 p.m. Arima North Secondary El Dorado West Secondary Arima
149 3:40 p.m. Sangre Grande Secondary Malabar Secondary Sangre Grande
150 3:40 p.m. El Dorado East Secondary Holy Cross College El Dorado East

End of Round 1

Fri 28th

151 3:40 p.m. El Dorado East Secondary Arima North Secondary El Dorado
152 3:40 p.m. Malabar Secondary Holy Cross College Malabar
153 3:40 p.m. Sangre Grande Secondary El Dorado West Secondary Sangre Grande

OCTOBER 2018

Tues 02nd

154 3:40 p.m. Arima North Secondary Malabar Secondary Arima
155 3:40 p.m. El Dorado West Secondary El Dorado East Secondary El Dorado West
156 3:40 p.m. Holy Cross College Sangre Grande Secondary Holy Cross College

Fri 05th

157 3:40 p.m. Holy Cross College Arima North Secondary Holy Cross College
158 3:40 p.m. Sangre Grande Secondary El Dorado East Secondary Ojoe Road Rec.
169 3:40 p.m. Malabar Secondary El Dorado West Secondary Malabar

Tues 09th

160 3:40 p.m. Arima North Secondary Sangre Grande Secondary Arima
161 3:40 p.m. El Dorado West Secondary Holy Cross College El Dorado West
162 3:40 p.m. El Dorado East Secondary Malabar Secondary El Dorado East

Fri 12th

163 3:40 p.m. El Dorado West Secondary Arima North Secondary El Dorado West
164 3:40 p.m. Malabar Secondary Sangre Grande Secondary Malabar
165 3:40 p.m. Holy Cross College El Dorado East Secondary Holy Cross College

End of Round 2

North Zone Boys Championship - SEPTEMBER 2018

Tues 11th

166 3:40 p.m. Malick Secondary Tranquillity Secondary Malick
167 3:40 p.m. St. Francis College Diego Martin North Secondary Belmont
168 3:40 p.m. Blanchisseuse Secondary Diego Martin Central Secondary Blanchisseuse

Fri 14th

169 3:40 p.m. Diego Martin North Secondary Malick Secondary Diego Martin Nth.
170 3:40 p.m. Tranquillity Secondary Blanchisseuse Secondary Tranquillity
171 3:40 p.m. Diego Martin Central Secondary St. Francis College Diego Martin Cen.

Tues 18th

172 3:40 p.m. Malick Secondary St. Francis College Malick
173 3:40 p.m. Tranquillity Secondary Diego Martin Central Secondary Tranquillity
174 3:40 p.m. Blanchisseuse Secondary Diego Martin North Secondary Blanchisseuse

Fri 21st

175 3:40 p.m. Diego Martin Central Secondary Malick Secondary Diego Martin Cen.
176 3:40 p.m. St Francis College Blanchisseuse Secondary Belmont
177 3:40 p.m. Diego Martin North Secondary Tranquillity Secondary Diego Martin Nth.

Tues 25th

178 3:40 p.m. Malick Secondary Blanchisseuse Secondary Malick
179 3:40 p.m. Diego Martin Central Sec Diego Martin North Secondary Diego Martin Cen.
180 3:40 p.m. Tranquillity Secondary St. Francis College Tranquillity

End of Round 1

Fri 28th

181 3:40 p.m. Tranquillity Secondary Malick Secondary Tranquillity
182 3:40 p.m. Diego Martin North Secondary St. Francis College Diego Martin
183 3:40 p.m. Diego Martin Central Blanchisseuse Secondary Diego Martin

Tues 02nd

184 3:40 p.m. Malick Secondary Diego Martin North Secondary Malick
185 3:40 p.m. Blanchisseuse Secondary Tranquillity Secondary Blanchisseuse
186 3:40 p.m. St. Francis College Diego Martin Central Secondary Belmont

Fri 05th

187 3:40 p.m. St. Francis College Malick Secondary Belmont
188 3:40 p.m. Diego Martin Central Secondary Tranquillity Secondary Diego Martin Cen.
189 3:40 p.m. Diego Martin North Secondary Blanchisseuse Secondary Diego Martin Nth.

Tues 09th

190 3:40 p.m. Malick Secondary Diego Martin Central Secondary Malick
191 3:40 p.m. Blanchisseuse Secondary St. Francis College Blanchisseuse
192 3:40 p.m. Tranquillity Secondary Diego Martin North Secondary Tranquillity

Fri 12th

193 3:40 p.m. Blanchisseuse Secondary Malick Secondary Blanchisseuse
194 3:40 p.m. Diego Martin North Secondary Diego Martin Central Secondary Diego Martin Nth.
195 3:40 p.m. St. Francis College Tranquillity Secondary Belmont

End of Round 2

South Zone Boys Championship - SEPTEMBER 2018

Tues 11th

196 3:40 p.m. Moruga Secondary Point Fortin East Secondary Moruga
197 3:40 p.m. Pleasantville Secondary Princes Town West Secondary Pleasantville
198 3:40 p.m. La Romaine Secondary Fyzabad Anglican Secondary La Romaine

Fri 14th

199 3:40 p.m. Princes Town West Secondary Moruga Secondary Princes Town
200 3:40 p.m. Point Fortin East Secondary La Romaine Secondary Techier
201 3:40 p.m. Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Pleasantville Secondary Fyzabad

Tues 18th

202 3:40 p.m. Moruga Secondary Pleasantville Secondary Moruga
203 3:40 p.m. Point Fortin East Secondary Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Techier
204 3:40 p.m. La Romaine Secondary Princes Town West Secondary La Romaine

Fri 21st

205 3:40 p.m. Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Moruga Secondary Fyzabad
206 3:40 p.m. Pleasantville Secondary La Romaine Secondary Pleasantville
207 3:40 p.m. Princes Town West Secondary Point Fortin East Secondary Princes Town

Tues 25th

208 3:40 p.m. Moruga Secondary La Romaine Secondary Moruga
209 3:40 p.m. Princes Town West Secondary Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Princes Town
210 3:40 p.m. Point Fortin East Secondary Pleasantville Secondary Techier

End of Round 1

Fri 28th

211 3:40 p.m. Point Fortin East Secondary Moruga Secondary Techier
212 3:40 p.m. Princes Town West Secondary Pleasantville Secondary Princes Town
213 3:40 p.m. Fyzabad Anglican Secondary La Romaine Secondary Fyzabad

OCTOBER 2018

Tues 02nd

214 3:40 p.m. Moruga Secondary Princes Town West Secondary Moruga
215 3:40 p.m. La Romaine Secondary Point Fortin East Secondary La Romaine
216 3:40 p.m. Pleasantville Secondary Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Pleasantville

Fri 05th

217 3:40 p.m. Pleasantville Secondary Moruga Secondary Pleasantville
218 3:40 p.m. Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Point Fortin East Secondary Fyzabad
219 3:40 p.m. Princes Town West Secondary La Romaine Secondary Princes Town

Tues 09th

220 3:40 p.m. Moruga Secondary Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Moruga
221 3:40 p.m. La Romaine Secondary Pleasantville Secondary La Romaine
222 3:40 p.m. Point Fortin East Secondary Princes Town West Secondary Techier

Fri 12th

223 3:40 p.m. La Romaine Secondary Moruga Secondary La Romaine
224 3:40 p.m. Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Princes Town West Secondary Fyzabad
225 3:40 p.m. Pleasantville Secondary Point Fortin East Secondary Pleasantville
End of Round 2

Tobago Zone Boys Championship - SEPTEMBER 2018

Tues. 11th

226 3:40 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Roxborough Secondary Signal Hill School
227 3:40 p.m. Goodwood High School Speyside High School Goodwood Rec.
228 3:40 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Mason Hall High School Signal Hill Rec.
Scarborough Secondary Bye

Sat 15th

229 3:40 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Goodwood High School Black Rock Rec.
230 3:40 p.m. Mason Hall High School Signal Hill Secondary Plymouth Rec.
231 3:40 p.m. Speyside High School Pentecostal Light & Life Speyside Rec.
Roxborough Secondary Bye

Tues. 18th

232 3:40 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Mason Hall High School Louis D’or Rec
233 3:40 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Scarborough Secondary Signal Hill Rec.
234 3:40 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Speyside High School Signal Hill Sch.
Goodwood High School Bye

Sat 22nd

235 3:40 p.m. Goodwood High School Pentecostal Light & Life Goodwood Rec.
236 3:40 p.m. Speyside High School Roxborough Secondary Speyside Rec.
237 3:40 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Signal Hill Secondary Black Rock Rec.
Mason Hall High School Bye

Tues. 25th

238 3:40 p.m. Mason Hall High School Speyside High School Plymouth Rec.
239 3:40 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Goodwood High School Signal Hill Sch.
240 3:40 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Scarborough Secondary Louis D’or Rec.
Pentecostal Light & Life Bye

Sat 29th

241 3:40 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Signal Hill Secondary Signal Hill Rec.
242 3:40 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Mason Hall High School Black Rock Rec.
243 3:40 p.m. Goodwood High School Roxborough Secondary Goodwood Rec.
Speyside High School Bye

OCTOBER 2018

Tues. 02nd

244 3:40 p.m. Speyside High School Scarborough Secondary Speyside Rec.
245 3:40 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Pentecostal Light & Life Louis D’or Rec.
246 3:40 p.m. Mason Hall High School Goodwood High School Plymouth Rec.
Signal Hill Secondary Bye

End of Round 1

Fri. 5th

247 3:40 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Signal Hill Secondary Louis D’or Rec.
248 3:40 p.m. Speyside High School Goodwood High School Speyside Rec.
249 3:40 p.m. Mason Hall High School Pentecostal Light & Life Plymouth Rec
Scarborough Secondary Bye

Tues. 09th

250 3:40 p.m. Goodwood High School Scarborough Secondary Goodwood Rec.
251 3:40 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Mason Hall High School Signal Hill Sch.
252 3:40 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Speyside High School Signal Hill Rec.
Roxborough Secondary Bye

Sat 13th

253 3:40 p.m. Mason Hall High School Roxborough Secondary Plymouth Rec.
254 3:40 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Pentecostal Light & Life Black Rock Rec
255 3:40 p.m. Speyside High School Signal Hill Secondary Speyside Rec.
Goodwood High School Bye

256 3:40 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Goodwood High School Signal Hill Rec.
257 3:40 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Speyside High School Louis D’or Rec.
258 3:40 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Scarborough Secondary Signal Hill Sch.
Mason Hall High School Bye

Fri. 19th

259 3:40 p.m. Speyside High School Mason Hall High School Speyside Rec.
260 3:40 p.m. Goodwood High School Signal Hill Secondary Goodwood Rec.
261 3:40 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Roxborough Secondary Black Rock Rec.
Pentecostal Light & Life Bye

Tues. 23rd

262 3:40 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Pentecostal Light & Life Signal Hill Sch.
263 3:40 p.m. Mason Hall High School Scarborough Secondary Plymouth Rec.
264 3:40 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Goodwood High School Louis D’or Rec.
Speyside Secondary Bye

Fri. 26th

265 3:40 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Speyside High School Black Rock Rec.
266 3:40 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Roxborough Secondary Signal Hill Rec.
267 3:40 p.m. Goodwood High School Mason Hall High School Goodwood Rec
Signal Hill Secondary Bye

End of Round 2

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 12, 2018, 12:06:28 AM
Shell/F.C.B. Boys Big 5 Competition - OCTOBER 2018

Tues 23rd

268 3:30 p.m. North Central Hasely Crawford
269 3:30 p.m. South East Mannie Ramjohn
Tobago Bye

Tues 30th

270 3:30 p.m. East Central Larry Gomes
271 3:30 p.m. North Tobago Hasely Crawford
South Bye

NOVEMBER 2018

Fri 02nd

272 3:30 p.m. Tobago South Tobago
273 3:30 p.m. East North Larry Gomes
Central Bye

Tues 06th

274 3:30 p.m. South North Mannie Ramjohn
275 3:30 p.m. Central Tobago Ato Boldon
East Bye

To be advised

276 3:30 p.m. Central South Ato Boldon
277 3:30 p.m. Tobago East Tobago
North Bye

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 12, 2018, 12:11:42 AM
Inter-Col Preliminaries - November 2018

Tues. 6th

South Zone 278 A South Zone 5 vs South Zone 6 3:30 p.m. Mannie Ramjohn
North Zone 279 C North PD 5 vs North Zone 5 3:30 p.m. St. Mary’s College
280 D North PD 6 vs North Zone 6 5:30 p.m. Fatima College

Thur. 8th

East Zone 281 A East Zone 1 vs East Zone 6 3:00 p.m. Marvin Lee
282 B East Zone 2 vs East Zone 5 5:00 p.m. Marvin Lee

Thurs. 8th

North Zone 283 A North Zone 1 vs North Zone 4 3:30 p.m. Hasely Crawford
284 B North Zone 2 vs North Zone 3 5:30 p.m. Hasely Crawford

Zonal Quarter Finals

Fri. 9th

Central Zone 285 A Central Zone 1 vs Central Zone 6 3:30 p.m. Ato Boldon
286 B Central Zone 2 vs Central Zone 5 5:30 p.m. Ato Boldon
287 C Central Zone 3 vs Central Zone 4 3:30 p.m. To be advised

Fri. 9th

Tobago 288 A Tobago Zone 1 vs Tobago Zone 6 3:30 p.m. To be advised
289 B Tobago Zone 3 vs Tobago Zone 4 3:30 p.m. To be advised

Fri. 9th

East Zone 290 C East PD 1 vs East Zone 4 1:30 p.m. Larry Gomes
291 D East PD 2 vs East Zone 3 3:30 p.m. Larry Gomes

Mon. 12th

South Zone 292 B South Zone 1 vs South Zone 4 1:30 p.m. Mannie Ramjohn
293 C South PD 2 vs South Zone 3 3:30 p.m. Mannie Ramjohn

Mon. 12th

North Zone 294 E North PD 3 vs Winner of C 3:30 p.m. Hasely Crawford
295 F North PD 2 vs Winner of B 5:30 p.m. Hasely Crawford

Tues. 13th

Tobago 296 C Tobago Zone 2 vs Tobago Zone 5 3:30 p.m. To be advised
297 D Tobago PD 1 vs Tobago Zone 7 3:30 p.m. To be advised

Tues. 13th

East Zone 298 E East PD 3 vs Winner of B 1:30 p.m. Larry Gomes
299 F East PD 4 vs Winner of A 3:30 p.m. Larry Gomes

Wed 14th

North Zone 300 G North PD 4 vs Winner of A 3:30 p.m. Hasely Crawford
301 H North PD 1 vs Winner of D 5:30 p.m. Hasely Crawford

Wed 14th

South Zone 302 D South PD 3 vs South Zone 2 1:30 p.m. Mannie Ramjohn
303 E South PD 4 vs Winner of A 3:30 p.m. Mannie Ramjohn

Zonal Semi Finals

Thur. 15th

Central Zone 304 D Winner of A vs Winner of C 3:30 p.m. Ato Boldon
305 E Central PD 1 vs Winner of B 5:00 p.m. Ato Boldon

Fri 16th

East Zone 306 G Winner of C vs Winner of D 1:30 p.m. Larry Gomes
307 H Winner of E vs Winner of F 3:30 p.m. Larry Gomes

Fri 16th

Tobago 308 E Winner of A vs Winner of B 3:30 p.m. To be advised
309 F Winner of C vs Winner of D 3:30 p.m. To be advised

Mon. 19th

North Zone 310 I Winner of E vs Winner of F 3:30 p.m. St. Mary’s College
311 J Winner of G vs Winner of H 3:30 p.m. Fatima College

Mon. 19th

South Zone 312 F Winner of B vs Winner of C 1:30 p.m. Mannie Ramjohn
313 G Winner of D vs Winner of E 3:30 p.m. Mannie Ramjohn

Zonal Finals

Tues 20th

Central Zone 314 F Winner of D vs Winner of E 4:30 p.m. Ato Boldon

Wed 21st

East Zone 315 I Winner of G vs Winner of H 4:30 p.m. Larry Gomes

Thur. 22nd

Tobago 316 G Winner of E vs Winner of F 3:30 p.m. TBA

Fri. 23rd

North Zone 317 K Winner of I vs Winner of J 4:30 p.m. Hasely Crawford

Mon. 26th

South Zone 318 H Winner of F vs Winner of G 3:30 p.m. Mannie Ramjohn

National Quarter Final - November 2018

Tues 27th

319 A Central vs North 4:30 p.m. Ato Boldon

National Semi - Finals

Thur. 29th

320 B East vs Tobago 3:30 p.m. Larry Gomes

Fri 30th

321 C South vs Winner of A 3:30 p.m. Mannie Ramjohn

December 2018 - National Final

Tues 04th

 322 D Winner of B vs Winner of C TBA

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 12, 2018, 05:18:13 AM
Central Zone Girls Championship - September 2018

Sun. 16th

323 3:00 p.m. Carapichaima East Secondary Holy Faith Convent, Couva Carapichaima
324 3:00 p.m. Chaguanas North Sec Miracle Ministries P.H.S. Chaguanas

Thurs. 20th

325 3:45 p.m. Holy Faith Convent, Couva Chaguanas North Sec Couva
326 3:45 p.m. Miracle Ministries P.H.S. Carapichaima East Sec Couva

Thurs. 27th

327 3:45 p.m. Carapichaima East Sec Chaguanas North Sec Carapichaima
328 3:45 p.m. Miracle Ministries P.H.S. Holy Faith Convent, Couva Couva

End of Round 1 - October 2018

Thurs. 04th

329 3:45 p.m. Holy Faith Convent, Couva Carapichaima East Sec Couva
330 3:45 p.m. Miracle Ministries P.H.S. Chaguanas North Sec Couva

Thurs. 11th

331 3:45 p.m. Chaguanas North Sec Holy Faith Convent, Couva Chaguanas
332 3:45 p.m. Carapichaima East Sec Miracle Ministries P.H.S. Carapichaima

Tues. 16th

333 3:45 p.m. Chaguanas North Sec Carapichaima East Sec Chaguanas
334 3:45 p.m. Holy Faith Convent, Couva Miracle Ministries P.H.S. Couva

End of Round 2

East Zone Girls Championship - September 2018

Sun 16th

335 3:00 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary Valencia Secondary St. Augustine
336 3:00 p.m. Bishop Anstey East San Juan North Secondary Trincity
337 3:00 p.m. Five Rivers Secondary El Dorado East Secondary Five Rivers

Thur. 20th

338 3:45 p.m. San Juan North Secondary St. Augustine Secondary San Juan
339 3:45 p.m. Valencia Secondary Five Rivers Secondary Valencia
340 3:45 p.m. El Dorado East Secondary Bishop Anstey East El Dorado

Sun 23rd

341 3:00 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary Bishop Anstey East St. Augustine
342 3:00 p.m. Valencia Secondary El Dorado East Secondary Valencia
343 3:00 p.m. Five Rivers Secondary San Juan North Secondary Five Rivers

Thurs. 27th

344 3:00 p.m. El Dorado East Secondary St. Augustine Secondary El Dorado
345 3:00 p.m. Bishop Anstey East Five Rivers Secondary Trincity
346 3:00 p.m. San Juan North Secondary Valencia Secondary San Juan

Sun. 30th

347 3:00 p.m. Five Rivers Secondary St. Augustine Secondary Five Rivers
348 3:00 p.m. El Dorado East Secondary San Juan North Secondary El Dorado
349 3:00 p.m. Valencia Secondary Bishop Anstey East Valencia

End of Round 1 - October 2018

Thurs. 4th

350 3:45 p.m. Valencia Secondary St. Augustine Secondary Valencia
351 3:45 p.m. San Juan North Secondary Bishop Anstey East San Juan
352 3:45 p.m. El Dorado East Secondary Five Rivers Secondary El Dorado

Sun. 7th

353 3:00 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary San Juan North Secondary St. Augustine
354 3:00 p.m. Five Rivers Secondary Valencia Secondary Five Rivers
355 3:00 p.m. Bishop Anstey East El Dorado East Secondary Trincity

Thur. 11th

356 3:45 p.m. Bishop Anstey East St. Augustine Secondary Trincity
357 3:45 p.m. El Dorado East Secondary Valencia Secondary El Dorado
358 3:45 p.m. San Juan North Secondary Five Rivers Secondary San Juan

Sun 14th

359 3:00 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary El Dorado West Secondary St. Augustine
360 3:00 p.m. Five Rivers Secondary Bishop Anstey East Five Rivers
361 3:00 p.m. Valencia Secondary San Juan North Secondary Valencia

Tues. 16th

362 3:45 p.m. St. Augustine Secondary Five Rivers Secondary St. Augustine
363 3:45 p.m. San Juan North Secondary El Dorado East Secondary San Juan
364 3:45 p.m. Bishop Anstey East Valencia Secondary Trincity

End of Round 2

North Zone Girls Championship - September 2018

Sun 16th

365 3:00 p.m. Tranquillity Secondary St. Joseph Convent, POS Tranquillity
366 3:00 p.m. Bishop Anstey, POS Diego Martin Central Sec Bishop’s
367 3:00 p.m. Success Laventille Sec Holy Name Convent, POS Success

Thur. 20th

368 3:45 p.m. Diego Martin Central Sec Tranquillity Secondary Diego Martin Cen.
369 3:45 p.m. St. Joseph Convent, POS Success Laventille Sec St. Joseph
370 3:45 p.m. Holy Name Convent, POS Bishop Anstey, POS Holy Name

Sun 23rd

371 3:00 p.m. Tranquillity Secondary Bishop Anstey, POS Tranquillity
372 3:00 p.m. St. Joseph Convent, POS Holy Name Convent, POS St. Joseph
373 3:00 p.m. Success Laventille Sec Diego Martin Central Sec Success

Thurs. 27th

374 3:45 p.m. Holy Name Convent, POS Tranquillity Secondary Holy Name
375 3:45 p.m. Bishop Anstey, POS Success Laventille Sec Bishop’s
376 3:45 p.m. Diego Martin Central Sec St. Joseph Convent, POS Diego Martin Cen.

Sun. 30th

377 3:00 p.m. Success Laventille Sec Tranquillity Secondary Success
378 3:00 p.m. Holy Name Convent, POS Diego Martin Central Sec Holy Name
379 3:00 p.m. St. Joseph Convent, POS Bishop Anstey, POS St. Joseph

End of Round 1 - October 2018

Thurs. 4th

380 3:45 p.m. St. Joseph Convent, POS Tranquillity Secondary St. Joseph
381 3:45 p.m. Diego Martin Central Sec Bishop Anstey, POS Diego Martin Cen.
382 3:45 p.m. Holy Name Convent, POS Success Laventille Sec Holy Name

Sun. 7th

383 3:00 p.m. Tranquillity Secondary Diego Martin Central Sec Tranquillity
384 3:00 p.m. Success Laventille Sec St. Joseph Convent, POS Success
385 3:00 p.m. Bishop Anstey, POS Holy Name Convent, POS Bishop’s

Thur. 11th

386 3:45 p.m. Bishop Anstey, POS Tranquillity Secondary Bishop’s
387 3:45 p.m. Holy Name Convent, POS St. Joseph Convent, POS Holy Name
388 3:45 p.m. Diego Martin Central Sec Success Laventille Sec Diego Martin Cen.

Sun 14th

389 3:00 p.m. Tranquillity Secondary Holy Name Convent, POS Tranquillity
390 3:00 p.m. Success Laventille Sec Bishop Anstey, POS Success
391 3:00 p.m. St. Joseph Convent, POS Diego Martin Central Sec St. Joseph

Tues. 16th

392 3:45 p.m. Tranquillity Secondary Success Laventille Sec Tranquillity
393 3:45 p.m. Diego Martin Central Sec Holy Name Convent, POS Diego Martin Cen.
394 3:45 p.m. Bishop Anstey, POS St. Joseph Convent, POS Bishop’s

End of Round 2

South Zone Girls Championship - September 2018

Sun 16th

395 3:00 p.m. Pleasantville Secondary St. Joseph Convent, San F’do Pleasantville
396 3:00 p.m. Penal Secondary Point Fortin East Secondary Morne Diablo
Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Bye

Thur. 20th

397 3:45 p.m. Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Pleasantville Secondary Fyzabad
398 3:45 p.m. Point Fortin East Secondary St. Joseph Convent San F’do Point Fortin
Penal Secondary Bye

Sun 23rd

399 3:00 p.m. Pleasantville Secondary Penal Secondary Pleasantville
400 3:00 p.m. St. Joseph Convent San F’do Fyzabad Anglican Secondary MRS, T/field
Point Fortin East Secondary Bye

Thurs. 27th

401 3:45 p.m. Point Fortin East Secondary Pleasantville Secondary Point Fortin
402 3:45 p.m. Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Penal Secondary Fyzabad
St. Joseph Convent San F’do Bye

Sun. 30th

403 3:00 p.m. Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Point Fortin East Secondary Fyzabad
404 3:00 p.m. St. Joseph Convent San F’do Penal Secondary MRS, T/field
Pleasantville Secondary Bye

End of Round 1 - October 2018

Thurs. 4th

405 3:45 p.m. St. Joseph Convent San F’do Pleasantville Secondary MRS, T/field
406 3:45 p.m. Point Fortin East Secondary Penal Secondary Point Fortin
Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Bye

Sun. 7th

407 3:45 p.m. Pleasantville Secondary Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Pleasantville
408 3:45 p.m. St. Joseph Convent San F’do Point Fortin East Secondary MRS, T/field
Penal Secondary Bye

Thur. 11th

409 3:45 p.m. Penal Secondary Pleasantville Secondary Morne Diablo
410 3:45 p.m. Fyzabad Anglican Secondary St. Joseph Convent San F’do Fyzabad
Point Fortin East Secondary Bye

Sun 14th

411 3:45 p.m. Pleasantville Secondary Point Fortin East Secondary Pleasantville
412 3:45 p.m. Penal Secondary Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Morne Diablo
St. Joseph Convent San F’do Bye

Tues. 16th

413 3:45 p.m. Point Fortin East Secondary Fyzabad Anglican Secondary Point Fortin
414 3:45 p.m. Penal Secondary St. Joseph Convent San F’do Morne Diablo
Pleasantville Secondary Bye

End of Round 2

Tobago Zone Girls Championship - September 2018

Sun. 09th

415 3:00 p.m. Bishop’s High School Mason Hall High School Mt. Pleasant Rec.
416 3:00 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Roxborough Secondary Signal Hill Rec.
417 3:00 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Speyside High School Black Rock Rec
418 3:00 p.m. Goodwood High School Signal Hill Secondary Goodwood Rec.

Thur. 13th

419 3:45 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Bishop’s High School Roxborough Sch.
420 3:45 p.m. Speyside High School Mason Hall High School Speyside Rec.
421 3:45 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Pentecostal Light & Life Signal Hill Sch.
422 3:45 p.m. Goodwood High School Scarborough Secondary Goodwood Rec

Sun. 16th

423 3:00 p.m. Bishop’s High School Speyside High School Mt. Pleasant Rec.
424 3:00 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Signal Hill Secondary Roxborough Sch.
425 3:00 p.m. Mason Hall High School Goodwood High School Plymouth Rec.
426 3:00 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Scarborough Secondary Signal Hill Rec.

Thur. 20th

427 3:45 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Bishop’s High School Signal Hill Sch.
428 3:45 p.m. Goodwood High School Speyside High School Goodwood Rec.
429 3:45 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Roxborough Secondary Black Rock Rec.
430 3:45 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Mason Hall High School Signal Hill Rec.

Sun. 23rd

431 3:00 p.m. Bishop’s High School Goodwood High School Mt. Pleasant Rec.
432 3:00 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Scarborough Secondary Signal Hill Sch.
433 3:00 p.m. Speyside High School Pentecostal Light & Life Speyside Rec.
434 3:00 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Mason Hall High School Roxborough Sch.

Thur. 27th

435 3:45 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Bishop’s High School Black Rock Rec.
436 3:45 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Goodwood High School Signal Hill Rec
437 3:45 p.m. Mason Hall High School Signal Hill Secondary Plymouth Rec.
438 3:45 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Speyside High School Roxborough Sch.

Sun. 30th

439 3:00 p.m. Bishop’s High School Pentecostal Light & Life Mt. Pleasant Rec.
440 3:00 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Mason Hall High School Black Rock Rec.
441 3:00 p.m. Goodwood High School Roxborough Secondary Goodwood Rec.
442 3:00 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Speyside High School Signal Hill Sch.

End of Round 1

Thur. 4th

443 3:45 p.m. Mason Hall High School Bishop’s High School Plymouth Rec.
444 3:45 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Pentecostal Light & Life Roxborough Sch.
445 3:45 p.m. Speyside High School Scarborough Secondary Speyside Rec.
446 3:45 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Goodwood High School Signal Hill Sch.

Sun 07th

447 3:00 p.m. Bishop’s High School Roxborough Secondary Mt. Pleasant Rec.
448 3:00 p.m. Mason Hall High School Speyside High School Plymouth Rec.
449 3:00 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Signal Hill Secondary Signal Hill Sch.
450 3:00 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Goodwood High School Black Rock Rec.

Thur. 11th

451 3:45 p.m. Speyside High School Bishop’s High School Speyside Rec.
452 3:45 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Roxborough Secondary Signal Hill Sch.
453 3:45 p.m. Goodwood High School Mason Hall High School Goodwood Rec.
454 3:45 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Pentecostal Light & Life Black Rock Rec.

Sun 14th

455 3:00 p.m. Bishop’s High School Signal Hill Secondary Mt. Pleasant Rec.
456 3:00 p.m. Speyside High School Goodwood High School Speyside Rec.
457 3:00 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Scarborough Secondary Roxborough Rec.
458 3:00 p.m. Mason Hall High School Pentecostal Light & Life Plymouth Rec

Thur. 18th

459 3:45 p.m. Goodwood High School Bishop’s High School Goodwood Rec.
460 3:45 p.m. Scarborough Secondary Signal Hill Secondary Black Rock Rec.
461 3:45 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Speyside High School Signal Hill Rec.
462 3:45 p.m. Mason Hall High School Roxborough Secondary Plymouth Rec.

Sun 21st

463 3:00 p.m. Bishop’s High School Scarborough Secondary Mt. Pleasant Rec.
464 3:00 p.m. Goodwood High School Pentecostal Light & Life Goodwood Rec.
465 3:00 p.m. Signal Hill Secondary Mason Hall High School Signal Hill Sch.
466 3:00 p.m. Speyside High School Roxborough Secondary Speyside Rec.

Thur. 25th

467 3:45 p.m. Pentecostal Light & Life Bishop’s High School Signal Hill Rec.
468 3:45 p.m. Mason Hall High School Scarborough Secondary Mt. Pleasant Rec.
469 3:45 p.m. Roxborough Secondary Goodwood High School Roxborough Sch.
470 3:45 p.m. Speyside High School Signal Hill Secondary Speyside Rec.

End of Round 2

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 13, 2018, 12:52:01 AM
Secondary School Football - It's back again.
By Colin Murray (Guardian).


Ar­guably T&T's most ex­cit­ing and re­lent­less foot­ball league, the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL), kicks off this af­ter­noon with a dou­ble­head­er at the Mar­vin Lee Sta­di­um in Ma­coyea. The SS­FL, for­mer­ly known as the Col­leges Foot­ball League, is not on­ly an­tic­i­pat­ed by play­ers, coach­es, teach­ers and par­ents, but al­so by a wide cross-sec­tion of past pupils of the var­i­ous schools.

Brag­ging rights be­come the norm as many of these past stu­dents sud­den­ly re­mem­ber their play­ing days, and can re­call when they scored with a shot from 35 yards out some 35 years ago.

Many al­so join the ride in sup­port of their al­ma mater through thick and thin.

The league has gone through many dif­fer­ent for­mats from zon­al win­ners play­ing each oth­er to de­cide the even­tu­al win­ners to the big 7 for­mats, to the now more ac­cept­ed 15 top schools from all zones com­pet­ing in 15 rounds of play to even­tu­al­ly de­cide the cham­pi­ons.

It is al­ways dif­fi­cult to as­sess a new sea­son and to de­cide which school can come out on top. One has to re­mem­ber the schools' top pri­or­i­ty is en­sur­ing the boys have a prop­er ed­u­ca­tion and hope­ful­ly most of them do well enough to go on from Form 5 to Sixth Form. This gives them an ad­di­tion­al two years in school and a fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ty to rep­re­sent their school of choice. They al­so en­deav­our to make a good name for them­selves in the foot­ball are­na, si­mul­ta­ne­ous­ly se­cur­ing their pass­es for fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion.

Over the last few years, the schools from South Zone seem to have strength­ened their claims that the best school foot­ballers hail from the south as Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege San Fer­nan­do, Na­pari­ma Col­lege and Shi­va Boys' Hin­du Col­lege have each waltzed away with the Cham­pi­onship ti­tle. Shi­va Boys won the Na­tion­al In­ter­col in 2017 in some style af­ter they were rel­e­gat­ed from the Pre­mier di­vi­sion due to some in­com­pe­tent pa­per­work hand­ed over to the SS­FL. This was tough on their play­ers as they were an ex­treme­ly tal­ent­ed bunch.

I would ex­pect both Pre­sen­ta­tion and Na­pari­ma to again be fight­ing for top ho­n­ours as they both seem to have a very good de­vel­op­men­tal plan in place, so when the old­er boys leave school, the young­sters tak­ing their place are al­ready aware of what is ex­pect­ed of them.

St. An­tho­ny's Col­lege fin­ished 3rd in 2017 af­ter spec­u­la­tion they would fal­ter hav­ing lost their coach of umpteen years, but they have re­peat­ed­ly proved to be the top team from the North. I ex­pect them to be some­where near the top again as they have pro­duced good young play­ers over the years. The 3 peren­ni­al col­leges - Fa­ti­ma, St Mary's (CIC) and Queens Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) have not done well late­ly in the league. Fa­ti­ma was the best of the trio fin­ish­ing 4th just 2 points be­hind St An­tho­ny's. How­ev­er, they nev­er re­al­ly looked as if they would cop the ti­tle and in the end to fin­ish where they did was good. They need some dy­nam­ic play­ers to im­prove their po­si­tion. CIC and QRC were dis­ap­point­ing even though they fin­ished mid-ta­ble - 6th and 7th re­spec­tive­ly. They were far too in­con­sis­tent. In 2018, if they don't win games away from home more reg­u­lar­ly, I ex­pect them to fin­ish mid ta­ble again.

San Juan North did well again last year fin­ish­ing 5th and los­ing out on the Na­tion­al In­ter­col fi­nal. They need to show more fight in the league as they do in the In­ter­col. They seem to throw in the tow­el when things are not go­ing their way; let's hope in 2018 their at­ti­tude will be spot on from their open­ing game.

St. Bene­dict's and St. Au­gus­tine - two schools that once dom­i­nat­ed sec­ondary schools foot­ball - have fall­en on dif­fi­cult times and it was no sur­prise they end­ed on the same num­ber of points in the bot­tom half of the stand­ings. They both pos­sess good in­di­vid­ual tal­ent but lack prop­er team co­he­sion and un­less both schools can play as a team this year, they may strug­gle yet again.

Of the two Trin­i­ty Schools - the East team was far more tal­ent­ed than their Mo­ka coun­ter­parts. They had some gift­ed play­ers but missed too many chances and games they should have won, they ei­ther drew or lost. Mo­ka plod­ded along for re­sults and their main weapon is their home ad­van­tage; they must use it. Even when I played and coached a few years ago for Fa­ti­ma, I loathed go­ing up there. It is an ex­treme­ly dif­fi­cult ground for away teams and they must make it a fortress.

Cara­pichaima East Sec­ondary was the sur­prise pack­age last year and would have been dis­ap­point­ed with their 11th plac­ing. They had some good re­sults against the bet­ter teams but fal­tered against schools they ought to have beat­en. They need to learn to win ug­ly by grind­ing out re­sults.

The 3 pro­mot­ed schools - East Mu­cu­rapo, Va­len­cia Sec­ondary and Bish­op's High of To­ba­go should give a good ac­count of them­selves. His­tor­i­cal­ly, East Mu­cu­rapo has pro­duced ex­cit­ing play­ers so we will have to wait and see just how good they are. Va­len­cia did well in the In­ter­pol last year and can sur­prise us while I hope the To­ba­go school will come good in 2018.

I trust that the coach­es will en­sure the play­ers do the sim­ple ba­sics well - pass­ing, shoot­ing, trap­ping etc. Sounds easy, right? Let's wait and see.

Good luck to all schools!

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 13, 2018, 12:53:41 AM
Valencia tangles with San Juan.
By Nigel Si­mon (Guardian).


110 schools kicks off SS­FL 2018

New­ly pro­mot­ed Va­len­cia Sec­ondary and peren­ni­al ti­tle-con­tenders San Juan North Sec­ondary will kick off the 2018 sea­son of the 15-team Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) in the open­ing match of a dou­ble-head­er at the Mar­vin Lee Sta­di­um, Ma­coya from 3.30pm to­day.

This will be fol­lowed by a clash be­tween Trin­i­ty Col­lege East and St Bene­dict's Col­lege at the same venue from 5.30pm be­fore the ten of the oth­er 11 teams kick off their cam­paign on Sat­ur­day, Au­gust 15, in­clud­ing de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do.

Mak­ing the an­nounce­ment on the start of the new sea­son was SS­FL Pres­i­dent, William Wal­lace at the launch of the new sea­son which was held at Fa­ti­ma Col­lege Au­di­to­ri­um, Mu­cu­rapo Road, yes­ter­day.

Dur­ing his ad­dress, Wal­lace, a for­mer na­tion­al se­nior foot­ball team man­ag­er said that it was wise to re­flect on the league past 50 years of sur­vival through the ded­i­ca­tion and stead­fast com­mit­ment of its mem­bers as well as cor­po­rate T&T.

Look­ing ahead, Wal­lace not­ed that while he was de­light­ed to see the con­tin­u­ous sup­port of its ma­jor spon­sors in Shell Lim­it­ed First Cit­i­zens, Dig­i­cel, Sports­max, and Co­ca-Co­la, he was hap­py to note that with­in the next cou­ple of days, he will be an­nounc­ing part­ner­ships with not one or two new spon­sors, but three.

He added, 'These ma­jor com­pa­nies com­ing on board will pro­vide sup­port to the Un­der-14 and Un­der-16 boys, Un­der-15 girls and the Se­nior Girls Di­vi­sions from 2018 and be­yond.

'In ad­di­tion, the Form One will al­so be spon­sored from 2018 and be­yond.

With re­gards to the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion, Wal­lace not­ed that the SS­FL was ready to set up its own Schol­ar­ship Pro­gramme for its play­ers.

'We are go­ing to be tak­ing an ac­tive role in our stu­dents who are in­ter­est­ed in schol­ar­ships and we have in place a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MOU) be­tween the SS­FL and Glob­al Pre­mier Soc­cer (GPS) which will help us with this.

Neil Hol­loway, gen­er­al man­ag­er in ex­plain­ing the aim of GPS, which has formed part­ner­ships with top Eu­ro­pean clubs FC Bay­ern Mu­nich and Va­len­cia CF stat­ed that the mis­sion of GPS is to be a leader in the de­vel­op­ment and growth of soc­cer across North Amer­i­ca and be­yond.

Hol­loway added, 'We will es­tab­lish an iden­ti­ty of ex­cel­lence as we pur­sue our path­way to suc­cess on and off the field, with our pri­ma­ry fo­cus be­ing the de­vel­op­ment of play­ers and peo­ple. We will de­vel­op play­ers who can com­pete at the high­est lev­el of soc­cer around the world."

Joe Bradley, own­er of GPS which is now in its 17th year of ex­is­tence made it clear that his com­pa­ny was in the spir­it of col­lab­o­ra­tions in the way of a re­source and sup­port struc­ture as they want to en­hance the brand of the SS­FL and its oth­er spon­sors.

And help­ing these play­ers to be scout­ed and seen by the 25 coun­tries across the Caribbean over the next three months of SS­FL ac­tion will be Sport­max and in the USA and Cana­da, CEEN TV.

Tanya Lee, Pres­i­dent of Mar­ket­ing of Sports­max not­ed that her com­pa­ny was very se­ri­ous about the SS­FL here in T&T and Schools Boys Foot­ball League in Ja­maica as the high school's sports in the re­gion are seen by Sports­max as their great­est in­vest­ment in Caribbean Youth.

Lee, al­so had some fan­tas­tic news for view­ers as she not­ed there will be a marked in­creased in the num­ber of match­es be­ing shown live on lo­cal tele­vi­sion, CNC3, which has made a com­mit­ment to broad­cast 21 match­es all live.

With re­spect to the SS­FL Girls In­ter-Col, Lee al­so stat­ed that for a sec­ond year run­ning Sports­max will al­so be broad­cast­ing the fi­nal live as part of its pack­age for the 2018 sea­son.

Ho­n­ourable An­tho­ny Gar­cia, Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion praised the SS­FL for con­tin­u­ing to give the na­tion's youth the op­por­tu­ni­ty to de­vel­op them­selves holis­ti­cal­ly.

Gar­cia point­ed out that there were 110 sec­ondary schools that are par­tic­i­pat­ing in all lev­els of the SS­FL from a to­tal of 135 schools, com­bin­ing for be­tween 13,000 and 14,000 boys and girls over­all.

In pay­ing cred­it to the coach­es, teach­ers and par­ents, Gar­cia re­mind­ed all that if the league is deemed as be­ing suc­cess­ful its means that the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem in T&T is al­so suc­cess­ful.

Oth­er spon­sors speak­ing at the launch of the new sea­son in­clud­ed Tari Lovell, Spon­sor­ship Man­ag­er at Dig­i­cel Group; Kurt Headley, Head of Re­tail Bank­ing First Cit­i­zens; Kel­li-Marie Pa­tel, Ex­ter­nal Re­la­tions at Shell and An­tho­ny Lovelace, Se­nior Mar­ket­ing Co-Or­di­na­tor of Co­ca-Co­la.

Up­com­ing Match­es

To­day

Venue: Mar­vin Lee Sta­di­um, Ma­coya:

Va­len­cia Sec­ondary vs San Juan North Sec­ondary, 3.30pm

Trin­i­ty Col­lege East vs St Bene­dict's Col­lege, 5.30pm

On Sat­ur­day

Fa­ti­ma Col­lege vs Bish­op's High, Fa­ti­ma Col­lege Ground, Mu­cu­rapo, 3.40 pm

Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka, Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la, 3.40pm

Queen's Roy­al Col­lege vs East Mu­cu­rapo Sec­ondary, QRC Ground, St Clair, 3.40 pm

St An­tho­ny's Col­lege vs St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary, St An­tho­ny's Col­lege Ground, West­moor­ings, 3.40 pm

St Mary's Col­lege vs Na­pari­ma Col­lege, St Mary's Col­lege Ground, St Clair, 3.40 pm

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 13, 2018, 11:57:22 AM
Opportunities for scholarships abroad as SSFL partners with US group GPS
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


THE SECONDARY Schools Football League (SSFL) has announced a partnership with United States-based group Global Premier Soccer (GPS), which will benefit both SSFL players and coaches.

This announcement was made by Neil Holloway, general manager of GPS, during yesterday’s launch of the 2018 SSFL season, at Fatima College, Mucurapo.

“We want a long-standing relationship with the SSFL and the partners of the SSFL,” said Holloway.

And Holloway pointed out that he is seeking a minimum of 40 players to enrol in US universities and colleges.

The Global Premier Soccer, which was founded in 2001, is one of the largest and most successful football clubs in North America.

Its mission is to be a leader in the development and growth of the sport across North America and beyond. According to its website, “We will establish an identity of excellence as we pursue our pathway to success on and off the field, with our primary focus being the development of players and people.”

SSFL president William Wallace added, “GPS will provide the SSFL with a consistent and sustainable player pathway through their established US collegiate placement and US private school programmes, which provide a variety of tools to aid players and families in navigating their way through the application and placement process.”

He noted, “GPS will provide coaches education seminars, clinics, courses and licensing.”

Wallace also addressed some of the issues that plagued the SSFL last season.

Former champions Shiva Boys were docked 17 points and subsequently relegated from the Premier Division, after Kierron Mason and Matthew Beal were improperly registered.

The rules previously stipulated that players had to seek clearance from the SSFL to play in other leagues after August 31. Mason represented Marabella Crisis Centre in the TT Super League and Beal played for Siparia Angels in the Southern Football Association (SFA) on September 2 2017.

According to Wallace, “We have made an important change in our constitution.”

He revealed that players can play at the club level until their first SSFL game, which will hence make them ineligible for other tournaments outside of the SSFL.

Wallace said that deals would be announced within the next few days regarding sponsorship for the boys under-14, boys under-16, senior girls, girls under-15 and the form one divisions.

“We are of the belief that the top is as strong as the bottom, and that we need to strengthen the base in order to sustain the top,” said Wallace.

The former national men’s football team manager, added, “As we continue this journey, a journey which as a league we cannot deviate from, simply because for many of our youngsters it provides hope and – in many instances – a career path.”

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia admitted feeling a sense of nostalgia as he was back at the school in which he served as a principal from 2000-2009.

He urged the competing schools “that the joy is in the participation rather than the prize.”

“I’ll congratulate the (players) and the coaches, as well as your teachers and principals, for (their) commitment,” said Garcia.

Also speaking at yesterday’s launch were Tanya Lee, vice-president of marketing at Sportsmax; Tari Lovell, group sponsorship manager at Digicel; Kurt Headley, head of retail banking of First Citizens; Kelli-Marie Patel, external relations advisor at Shell; and Anthony Lovelace, senior marketing co-ordinator at Coca Cola.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: madness on September 13, 2018, 08:15:47 PM
what happened to Malick School?
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: amielisadore on September 13, 2018, 08:54:11 PM
what happened to Malick School?

They fight up in the Championship division.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 14, 2018, 12:43:50 AM
San Juan whips newcomers Valencia 3-zip.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


New­com­ers to the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) Va­len­cia Sec­ondary re­ceived a bap­tism of fire in its open­ing match yes­ter­day at the Mar­vin Lee Sta­di­um in Ma­coya, go­ing down 0-3 to an ex­pe­ri­enced and well-oiled ma­chine in San Juan North Sec­ondary in the first game of a dou­ble­head­er.

Isa­iah Chase, Jer­ry Mor­ris and the pro­lif­ic Re­nal­do Boyce all beat Va­len­cia cus­to­di­an Ezekiel De Souza will bril­liant strikes, but it was more the team's com­bined ef­forts that stood out, cou­pled with the in­ex­pe­ri­ence of the Va­len­cia play­ers, all whom held the ball for un­nec­es­sar­i­ly long pe­ri­ods that of­ten land­ed them in prob­lems.

The game was just 15 min­utes old when Chase broke the Va­len­cia off-side trap and gal­loped on to a through ball be­fore lob­bing an on­rush­ing De Souza for the open­er. San Juan, the de­throned Co­ca Co­la In­ter­Col cham­pi­ons in 2017, showed their ex­pe­ri­ence by keep­ing the ball for long pe­ri­ods and launch­ing strate­gic at­tacks which led to its sec­ond goal.

Strik­er Mor­ris, who taunt­ed the Va­len­cia de­fence in the ear­ly mo­ments, was lat­er gift­ed his goal when de­fend­er Jerome Ar­rindell fum­bled the ball in the back and al­lowed Mor­ris to race clear of the de­fence on the right side be­fore fir­ing pow­er­ful­ly past De Souza to the far post in the 27th minute.

De­spite the in­ex­pe­ri­ence of its play­ers, how­ev­er, Va­len­cia had on­ly it­self to blame as play­ers seem more con­cerned with self-glo­ry, fail­ing to re­lease the ball in-spite of near­by sup­port. Oth­er­wise, they may well have a team to trou­ble their op­po­nents this sea­son.

Strik­er Dwight Yorke, one of just a few play­ers in the Va­len­cia ros­ter with star-stud­ded names, showed why the east­ern­ers can be a po­ten­tial threat when he was picked out un­marked out­side the San Juan area. The tal­ent­ed strik­er elud­ed two de­fend­ers on his way to goal but found him­self on his un­favoured right foot and fired a tame shot that did not trou­ble the San Juan goalie.

San Juan went to the break with a com­fort­able 2-0 ad­van­tage but when the match re­sumed, they re­ceived a scare when Yorke's long-range shot can­noned off the cross­bar be­fore bounc­ing to safe­ty.

San Juan could have put the game be­yond their op­po­nents reach, as they cre­at­ed a num­ber of chances that went a beg­ging.

They even­tu­al­ly sealed the win in the 72nd minute. Boyce, the school's lead­ing strik­er last year, pow­ered his way past two mark­ers in the cen­tre of the pitch, be­fore his blis­ter­ing low dri­ve flew past De Souza for max­i­mum points in the game.

The fea­tured match be­tween St Bene­dict's Col­lege and Trin­i­ty Col­lege east end­ed in a goal-less draw.

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Post by: Flex on September 15, 2018, 03:11:36 AM
Shell/F.C.B. Girls Big 5

October 2018 - Quarter Final

Thur. 25th

471 A North vs Central

Semi Finals

Sun. 28th

472 B Tobago vs East
473 C South vs Winner of A

Final - November 2018

Sun. 4th

474 D Winner of B vs Winner of C

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Post by: Flex on September 15, 2018, 03:16:18 AM
Girls Intercol 2018

Central Zone - November 2018

Semi Finals

Sun. 11th

475 A Central 2 vs Central 3 3:00 p.m. To be advised
476 B Central 1 vs Central 4 3:00 p.m. To be advised

Final

Wed. 14th

477 C Winner of A vs Winner of B 3:30 p.m. To be advised

East Zone

November 2018 - Quarter Finals

Sun. 11th

A East 1 Bye
B East 2 Bye
478 C East 3 vs East 6 3:00 p.m.
479 D East 4 vs East 5 3:00 p.m.

Semi Finals

Thur. 15th

480 E Winner of B vs Winner of D 3:00 p.m. To be advised
481 F Winner of A vs Winner of C 3:00 p.m. To be advised

Final

Sun. 18th

482 G Winner of E vs Winner of F 3:00 p.m. To be advised

North Zone - November 2018

Quarter Finals

Sun. 11th

A North 1 Bye
B North 2 Bye
483 C North 3 vs North 6 3:00 p.m.
484 D North 4 vs North 5 3:00 p.m.

Semi Finals

Thur. 15th 485 E Winner of B vs Winner of D 3:00 p.m. To be advised
486 F Winner of A vs Winner of C 3:00 p.m. To be advised

Final

Sun. 18th 487 G Winner of E vs Winner of F 3:00 p.m. To be advised

South Zone

November 2018 - Quarter Finals

Sun. 11th

A South 1 Bye
B South 2 Bye
C South 3 Bye
488 D South 4 vs South 5 3:00 p.m.

Semi Finals

Thur. 15th 489 E Winner of B vs Winner of D 3:00 p.m. To be advised
490 F Winner of A vs Winner of C 3:00 p.m. To be advised

Final

Sun. 18th 491 G Winner of E vs Winner of F 3:00 p.m. To be advised

Tobago Zone

November 2018 - ¼ Finals

Sun. 11th

492 A Tobago 1 Tobago 8 3:00 p.m.
493 B Tobago 2 Tobago 7 3:00 p.m.
494 C Tobago 3 Tobago 6 3:00 p.m.
495 D Tobago 4 vs Tobago 5 3:00 p.m.

Semi Finals

Thur. 15th

496 E Winner of B vs Winner of D 3:00 p.m. To be advised
497 F Winner of A vs Winner of C 3:00 p.m. To be advised

Final

Sun. 18th 498 G Winner of E vs Winner of F 3:00 p.m. To be advised

National

November 2018 - ¼ Final

Sun. 25th 499 A Tobago vs East 3:00 p.m. To be advised

Semi Finals

Thur. 29th

500 B South vs Central 3:00 p.m. To be advised
501 C North vs Winner of A 3:00 p.m. To be advised

Final - December 2018

Tues. 4th

502 D Winner of B vs Winner of C 3:00 p.m. To be advised

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2018 ZONAL COMPETITIONS

Form 1 – 13 and Under - November 2018

Sat. 10th

503 A Central vs South
504 B East vs North

Final

Thurs. 22nd

505 Winner of A vs Winner of B To be advised

Giants/14 and Under Division

Sat. 17th

506 A South vs East
507 B Central vs North

Final

Sat. 24th

508 Winner of A vs Winner of B To be advised

Juniors/16 and Under Division

Thur. 22nd

509 A South vs North
510 B East vs Central

Final

Wed. 28th

511 Winner of A vs Winner of B To be advised

Boys Senior/20 and Under Division

Sat. 17th

512 A North vs Central
513 B East vs South

Final

Sat. 24th 514 Winner of A vs Winner of B To be advised

Girls Senior/20 and Under Division

Sat. 17th

515 A North vs South
516 B Central vs East

Final

Sat. 24th

517 Winner of A vs Winner of B To be advised

Girls 15 and Under Division

Tues. 13th

518 A North vs East
B South Bye

Final

Tues. 20th 519 Winner of A vs Winner of B To be advised

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 16, 2018, 12:56:48 AM
Champs Pres whips Trinity to start defence.
By Keith Clement (Guardian).


Reign­ing na­tion­al cham­pi­on Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do got the de­fence of its ti­tle off to a pos­i­tive start be­hind a 3-1 win over Trin­i­ty Col­lege, Mo­ka in the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League match played at the Man­nie Ran­john Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la, yes­ter­day.

Win­ners of the new­ly for­mat­ted league last year to fol­low in the foot­steps of Na­pari­ma Col­lege and Shi­va Boys Hin­du Col­lege, the Shawn Coop­er-coached Pre­sen­ta­tion were joined on three points along­side San Juan North by Na­pari­ma, and St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary, both vic­to­ri­ous on the road.

Jor­dan Ri­ley set the tone of the game with an 18th minute goal which is team took in­to the dress­ing room at half-time. Six min­utes fol­low­ing the re­sump­tion his team­mate Om­ri Baird ex­tend­ed the lead to 2-0 and to en­sure the op­po­si­tion was out of it Sha­keem Julien net­ted in the 87th minute. How­ev­er, the vis­i­tors had the last say when Kei Phillip got his name on the score sheet with an in ju­ry time goal in the 92nd minute.

Fa­ti­ma Col­lege through an own goal by Ja­heim Aguil­liera al­lowed Bish­op's to earn a 2-2 draw in their Sec­ondary Schools foot­ball en­counter at at Mu­cu­rapo last evening.

Fa­ti­ma the home team dom­i­nat­ed the game and took the lead in the third minute through Zachary Welch. Alzarius ali then dou­bled the lead in the 49th. Af­ter that Bish­op's start­ed to fight and Ku­ran Roberts got them on the score sheet in the 54th minute. Eleven min­utes lat­er Bish­op's would cel­e­brate again as Aguil­liera found his own net as the teams had to share the spoils.

In oth­er match­es, QRC fought back well af­ter ini­tial­ly tak­ing the lead to al­so earn a 2-2 draw with East Mu­cu­rapo Sec­ondary. QRC took the lead in as ear­ly as the 5th minute, be­fore Mu­cu­rapo skip­per Zion McLEad equalised in the 25th through a penal­ty. Mu­cu­rapo then took the lead thanks to an item by Sha­keem Wick­am in the 34th. At the half they en­joyed the lead be­fore QRC struck back in the 51st to lev­el the scores. Try as hard as they may both teams were un­able to break the dead­lock and the game end­ed 2-2.

Na­pari­ma Col­lege dom­i­nat­ed its clash against St. Mary's Col­lege at Ser­pen­tine Road de­spite throw­ing away many chances. Naps took the ear­ly lead through Seon Ship­ply and con­trolled the play for the most part there­after. How­ev­er, against the run of play, the host struck back, equal­is­ing just be­fore the half to share the half-time ho­n­ours. Up­on the re­sump­tion, Mark Ramdeen and Isa Bram­ble ex­tend­ed their ad­van­tage to se­cure all three points.

San Juan North Sec­ondary cur­rent­ly sit atop the 15-team ta­ble af­ter its open­ing day 3-0 de­feat of pro­mot­ed Va­len­cia Sec­ondary while Trin­i­ty Col­lege East and St Bene­dict’s drew goal­less in Thurs­day’s dou­ble-head­er at the Mar­vin Lee Sta­di­um, Ma­coya.

Yes­ter­day's Scores - Premier Division

Fa­ti­ma Col­lege 2 (Zachary Welch, Azrius Ali) vs Bish­op’s High School 2 (Ku­ran Robert, own goal -Jahiem Aguil­liera)

Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege 3 (Jor­dan Ri­ley, Om­ri Baird, Sha­keem Julien) vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka 1 (Kei Phillip)

Q.R.C. 2 vs East Mu­cu­rapo Sec­ondary 2 (Zion McLeod, Sha­keem Wick­am)

St. An­tho­ny’s Col­lege 2 vs St. Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary 4

St. Mary’s Col­lege 1 (Spicer) Na­pari­ma Col­lege 3 (Seon Ship­ply, Mark Ramdeen, Isa Bram­ble)

Boys’ Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion re­sults

North Zone

Tran­quil­li­ty Sec­ondary 2 vs Blan­chisseuse Sec­ondary 2

Diego Mar­tin Cen­tral 4 vs St Fran­cis Col­lege 1

East Zone

San­gre Grande Sec­ondary 2 vs Holy Cross Col­lege 2

Ari­ma North Sec­ondary 5 vs Mal­abar Sec­ondary 0

El Do­ra­do West 2 vs El Do­ra­do East 1

South Zone

Pleas­antville Sec­ondary 5 vs Fyz­abad An­gli­can Sec­ondary 0

Moru­ga Sec­ondary 4 vs Princes Town West Sec­ondary 0

To­ba­go Zone

Ma­son Hall 3 vs Pen­te­costal Light & Life 0

Spey­side High 2 vs Good­wood Sec­ondary 2

Cen­tral Zone

Gas­par­il­lo Sec­ondary 2 vs Cou­va East Sec­ondary 1

Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege 4 vs Preysal Sec­ondary 2

Ch­agua­nas North Sec­ondary 6 vs Cunu­pia Sec­ondary 0

RELATED NEWS

Pres Lions win SSFL opener.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


PRESENTATION College San Fernando began their defence of the Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division yesterday with a 3-1 win over Trinity College Moka at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

The “Lions” made light work of their opponents with national junior beach soccer players Jordan Riley and Omri Baird scoring one goal each and Shakeem Julien sealing the result in the 87th minute.

Trinity East scored a consolation goal with Kai Phillip on target in the second minute of injury time.

The schools from South were well represented yesterday as a well-organised Naparima College sealed a 3-1 away win over St Mary’s College in St Clair.

Naps, led by former national midfielder Angus Eve, walked all over St Mary’s and could have won the match by five goals had luck not been with the “Saints”.

Eve’s team took a lead in the 20th minute through Seon Shippley before St Mary’s equalised ten minutes later with a brilliant effort from Tyrese Spricer.

Naps commanded the second half and got ahead again in the 53rd minute via an effort from Mark Ramdeen.

With 15 minutes left, Isa Bramble made it 3-1 Naps.

In other results, North Zone teams Queen’s Royal College and St Anthony’s shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw, the same result recorded in the match-up between Fatima College and Bishop’s High. Meanwhile, host team St Anthony’s College were mauled 4-2 by another possible title contender, St Augustine Secondary.

The league kicked off on Thursday with San Juan North Secondary recording a 3-0 win over Valencia Secondary and Trinity College East playing to a goalless draw with St Benedict’s College.

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Post by: Tallman on September 19, 2018, 06:03:45 PM
Results from Matchday #2

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Post by: Cocorite on September 19, 2018, 06:47:05 PM
T&T improving . . .Nice
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Post by: Flex on September 20, 2018, 01:53:22 AM
Pres Sando register second straight win.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


PRESENTATION San Fernando registered their second straight win to move to the top spot of the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division.

The defending champions notched their second straight 3-1 result, over Carapichaima East at Union Hall, Marabella.

Jordan Riley gave Presentation a sixth minute lead and Carapichaima compounded matters when Brandon St Clair scored an own goal in the 55th.

Jaiye Shepherd netted Presentation’s third item in the 70th but Keilon Burnett pulled one back in the 79th.

National youth team midfielder John-Paul Rochford netted a pair to guide QRC to a 2-0 victory over newcomers Valencia at the QRC Ground, St Clair.

St Anthony’s rebounded from Saturday’s 4-2 loss to St Augustine with a 3-1 victory away to Bishop’s High in Tobago. Also in winners’ row yesterday were Trinity Moka, who edged Fatima 1-0 at Maraval.

Kurdell Sween and Terrell Wiley were the goal-getters for Trinity East, but they could only manage a 2-2 draw away to St Augustine.

At the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, St Benedict’s and St Mary’s played to a 1-1 draw. Devon Charles gave St Mary’s a 37th minute lead but Yahtham Henry equalised in the 77th.

Naparima were held to a goalless draw by East Mucurapo at Lewis Street, San Fernando.

Round Three matches in the Premier Division will be contested on Saturday.

RELATED NEWS

Pres makes it two in a row.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Gus­tine, Naps held in Pre­mier Div

De­fend­ing cham­pi­on Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do moved in­to sole pos­ses­sion of top spot in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) with a 3-1 whip­ping of Cara­pichaima East Sec­ondary at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre, yes­ter­day.

Start­ing the day lev­elled on three points with St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary, Na­pari­ma Col­lege and idle San Juan North Sec­ondary, Pre­sen­ta­tion got a goal each from Jor­dan Ri­ley, Sha­keem Julien and Om­ri Baird, just as they did in the open­ing round win over Trin­i­ty Col­lege of Mo­ka, to lead 3-0 at the half-time whis­tle against Cara­pichaima East. It was Cara­pichaima’s first match of the sea­son.

The sec­ond-half saw a much im­proved de­fen­sive ef­fort from the Cen­tral Zone school, who man­aged to pull a goal back, how­ev­er, the dam­age was al­ready done in the first 45 min­utes by Pre­sen­ta­tion to im­prove to max­i­mum six points af­ter two match­es, two ahead of for­mer two-time cham­pi­on Na­pari­ma Col­lege, St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary and Queen’s Roy­al Col­lege (QRC).

Na­pari­ma was held to a goal­less draw by East Mu­cu­rapo Sec­ondary at its Lewis Street, San Fer­nan­do home ground while the “Green Ma­chine” of St Au­gus­tine need­ed a goal four min­utes in­to time added on from Ke­sean St Rose to earn a 2-2 at home with East Zone ri­val, Trin­i­ty Col­lege East.

Do­ri­an Samp­son scored in the 29th minute for “Gus­tine” to lead 1-0 at the half-time in­ter­val as they looked to build on the 4-2 open­ing win against St An­tho­ny’s Col­lege.

How­ev­er, on the re­sump­tion, Kerdell Sweeen (55th) and Ter­rell Wi­ley (73rd) got items for the vis­i­tors to si­lence the home crowd, un­til St Rose struck at the death for a share of the spoils.

Over in To­ba­go at Ply­mouth Recre­ation Ground, St An­tho­ny’s Col­lege got two late goals in a 3-1 de­feat of Bish­op’s High School.

The trio of Zion Williams, Omari Williams and Khiesa Granger were all on tar­get for the “West­moor­ing Tigers” to can­cel out Do­minique Lyons’ re­ply for the hosts.

At QRC ground in St Clair, na­tion­al Un­der-20 stand­out John-Paul Rochford got both goals to lead the Roy­alians past pro­mot­ed Va­len­cia Sec­ondary while up at Mo­ka, Mar­aval, Kai Phillip’s 35th-minute strike se­cured all three points for Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka over Fa­ti­ma.

In the day’s oth­er fix­ture, St Bene­dict’s Col­lege and St Mary’s bat­tled to a 1-1 draw at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la.

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Post by: Flex on September 23, 2018, 12:06:16 AM
Champs 'Pres' edges Saints 1-0.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Reign­ing cham­pi­on Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege got a sin­gle goal from Aleem Barkley to main­tain its win­ning streak in 1-0 win against St Mary's Col­lege (CIC) in round three ac­tion in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL), yes­ter­day.

En­ter­ing the match with an un­blem­ished record away at CIC ground on Ser­pen­tine Road, St Clair, the south­ern­ers left it un­til late be­fore Barkley found the nets in the 78th minute, which puts them on top the stand­ing on nine points from three wins in as many match­es.

Its clos­est ri­val, Na­pari­ma Col­lege, was much more con­vinc­ing at Guaracara Park, Point-A-Pierre, thrash­ing St Bene­dict's Col­lege 3-1 to move to sev­en points.

Af­ter a 1-1 tie in its last match, coach An­gus Eve's boys made sure of max­i­mum points this time around. They opened the scor­ing in the 37th minute from Mark Ramdeen for a 1-0 half-time ad­van­tage but failed to stop Jabari Jones from find­ing the equalis­er in the 71st minute.

Lat­er, how­ev­er, "Naps" as they are pop­u­lar­ly called, re­stored their ad­van­tage when Seon Ship­p­ley beat the Bene­dict's goal­keep­er in the 83rd minute. And on the stroke of reg­u­la­tion time, Isa Bram­ble drilled the nail in­to Bene­dict's cof­fin with his item.

At San Juan North School grounds, the home team came out from a bye in the last round of match­es to whip Bish­op's High School of To­ba­go 4-2 and main­tain its clean sheet so far.

Isa­iah Chase and Re­nal­do Boyce, who were among the goalscor­ers in a 3-0 win against Va­len­cia Sec­ondary at the Mar­vin Lee Sta­di­um a week ago, again found the net yes­ter­day, to add to oth­er items by Elair Brew­ster and Chris­t­ian Mitchell in the win­ning ef­fort.

At St Au­gus­tine, the home team got a sin­gle goal from Ke­sean St Rose in the 30th minute to turn back a bat­tling Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) 1-0 and take them to sev­en points from two wins and a tie.

RELATED NEWS

‘Pres’ edge St Mary’s to remain top.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


DEFENDING champions Presentation College, San Fernando remained perfect in the 2018 Premier Division Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) with victory in round three, yesterday.

Presentation are two points clear at the top of the standings, after edging St Mary’s College 1-0 at the latter’s school ground in St Clair. It was a competitive day of football, as five of the seven matches were decided by one goal.

Presentation’s southern rivals Naparima College are second on the standings, after a 3-1 win over fellow southerners St Benedict’s College at Guaracara Park in Pointe-a-Pierre. Mark Ramdeen gave Naps the lead in the 37th minute, before Jabari Jones equalised for St Benedict’s in the 71st minute. The match seemed to be heading for a draw, but late goals from Seon Shippley in the 83rd and Isa Bramble in the 90th gave Naparima the win to keep pressure on Presentation.

Valencia remained at the bottom of the standings after suffering a narrow 3-2 loss to Trinity College at the latter’s school ground in Moka. Ezekiel Desousa and Jardel Carter scored for Valencia, but goals from Kai Phillip, Mulik Duke and Menes Jahra gave Trinity the victory.

In other results, Carapichaima East Secondary got past East Mucurapo Secondary 3-2, Trinity College East edged Fatima College 1-0, San Juan North Secondary took care of Bishop’s High 4-2 and St Augustine Secondary are now third with a 1-0 win over Queen’s Royal College. St Anthony’s College were on a bye yesterday.

Round four will be played on Wednesday.

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Post by: Flex on September 27, 2018, 12:41:24 AM
Signal Hill girls stay unbeaten.
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian).


A sol­id per­for­mance from Sig­nal Hill Sec­ondary saw them re­main in charge of the To­ba­go zone in the Girls Cham­pi­onships Di­vi­sion of the Shell/First Cit­i­zen Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League, top­ping Scar­bor­ough Sec­ondary, 2-0 at home.

Ashante Camp­bell and De­r­isha Bris­tol were on tar­get for Sig­nal Hill, who com­plet­ed its third straight win from as many match­es while Scar­bor­ough suf­fered its first loss of the sea­son.

To­day, the Sig­nal Hill will be back on the field at the Ply­mouth recre­ation ground go­ing at its fourth vic­to­ry against Ma­son Hall High from 3.45 pm.

At Mt Pleas­ant recre­ation ground on Sun­day evening, Bish­op High got its sec­ond win in three rounds of match­es, con­vinc­ing­ly de­feat­ing Good­wood, 12-1.

Aaliyah Charles was in great scor­ing form, net­ting sev­en in the lop­sided af­fair. Dar­i­anne Hen­ry joined in with three goals while Di­ne­sha Man­ning and Nis­hone Rus­sel scored one each for the win­ner.

Darel­cia Nel­son pro­duced the lone item for Good­wood, who sank to its fourth-con­sec­u­tive loss, to stay at the bot­tom of the eight-team ta­ble.

Bish­op will take on Scar­bor­ough this evening at Black Rock recre­ation ground while Good­wood meets Pen­te­costal Light and Life at Sig­nal Hill recre­ation ground. Both match­es will al­so kick off at 3.45 pm.

Pen­te­costal will be seek­ing to bounce back from its 2-0 loss to host Spey­side High on the week­end. Sec­ond place Spey­side High, kept up its run at the zon­al ti­tle, thanks to goals from Di­a­mond Kent and Crys­tal Toney.

In North zone ac­tion, leader Tran­quil­i­ty, sec­ond-placed Holy Name Con­vent and fourth-placed Suc­cess Laven­tille got wins on the evening.

Tran­quil­li­ty stayed un­beat­en with a 2-0 win over Bish­op Anstey, Holy Name topped St Joseph's Con­vent, Port-of-Spain, 5-2 and Diego Mar­tin Cen­tral went un­der to Suc­cess Laven­tille, 5-3.

In the East, on­ly two match­es were played. New­com­er Five Rivers Sec­ondary, the leader of the zone, took full ad­van­tage of play­ing at home, pulling off a stun­ning 10-0 vic­to­ry over San Juan North while Va­len­cia de­feat­ed El Do­ra­do East, 5-0. The match-up be­tween St Au­gus­tine and Bish­op Anstey East did not play.

No match­es were played in the South and Cen­tral zones al­so.

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Post by: Flex on September 27, 2018, 12:42:46 AM
Pres wins again but taking it game by game.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege's un­beat­en run in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) con­tin­ued yes­ter­day with a con­vinc­ing 3-1 tri­umph over ri­vals St Bene­dict's at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la.

The 2017 de­fend­ing cham­pi­on team got a goal apiece from Jor­dan Ri­ley, Om­ri Baird and Aleem Bar­clay in a win­ning ef­fort, and af­ter­wards, man­ag­er An­dre Ben­jamin said while he was hap­py for the re­sult, it is still a long way off from prop­er­ly de­fend­ing the ti­tle. "We still have a num­ber of re­al­ly tough match­es to play, for in­stance, our next game against East Mu­cu­rapo on the road. Every team in this com­pe­ti­tion is a dif­fi­cult one and there­fore we will be tak­ing it one game at a time, par­tic­u­lar­ly our match­es on the road," Ben­jamin ex­plained.

He not­ed, "We are try­ing to keep our fo­cus, es­pe­cial­ly on the road be­cause drop­ping points dur­ing away match­es have been a prob­lem of ours in the past. So we will be tak­ing it one game at a time, as we try to elim­i­nate the loss­es on the road."

The south­ern­ers now have 12 points from their four match­es, two ahead of arch-ri­vals Na­pari­ma Col­lege which pulled off an equal­ly con­vinc­ing 2-0 win over Fa­ti­ma Col­lege at its home at Lewis Street, San Fer­nan­do.

Mark Ramdeen, Na­pari­ma's pro­lif­ic scor­er, got a brace to spear­head the win. The An­gus Eve-coach team has now moved to 10 points from four match­es.

Mean­while, San Juan North Sec­ondary al­so main­tained its 100 per cent record in the League when it edged Trin­i­ty Col­lege East 1-0 at Hen­ry Street Arou­ca, to move to nine points in three match­es.

And at Va­len­cia, the home team- Va­len­cia Sec­ondary got a dou­ble strike from Zi­dane Liv­er­pool to record its first win in the school's league, whip­ping sea­soned cam­paign­ers St Mary's Col­lege 3-1.

Liv­er­pool's brace was fol­lowed by an own goal from the CIC de­fence. Mean­while, at West­moor­ing, St An­tho­ny's Col­lege, known as the 'Tigers' stopped a bat­tling Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) 2-0, cour­tesy a 38th-minute goal from Quin Fred­er­icks and an­oth­er from Josi­ah Ed­wards in the 78th.

RE­SULTS

Naps 2 (Mark Ramdeen 2) vs Fa­ti­ma Col­lege 0

St An­tho­ny's Col­lege 2 (Quinn Fred­er­icks 38th, Josi­ah Ed­wards 78th) vs QRC 0

Bish­op's High School 2 (Adriel George 26th, 93rd) vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka 3 (Rahiem Jawahir 73rd, 75th, Kai Phillips 90th)

Cara­pichaima East 4 vs St Au­gus­tine Sec 3 (Ke­sean St Rose 2, Nick­el Alexan­der)

Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege 3 (Jor­dan Ri­ley, Om­ri Baird, Aleem Bar­clay) vs St Bene­dict's 1

Trin­i­ty Col­lege East 0 vs San Juan North 1

Va­len­cia Sec 3 (Zi­dane Liv­er­pool 2, own goal) vs St Mary's Col­lege 1

RELATED NEWS

Pres Sando, San Juan maintain unbeaten records.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


PRESENTATION San Fernando and San Juan North maintained their unbeaten records in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division as Match Day Four fixtures took place yesterday.

Presentation San Fernando, the 2017 league winners, registered their fourth win in succession after getting the better of struggling St Benedict’s 3-1 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

San Juan North moved up one spot to third after earning their third straight win, by a 1-0 margin over hosts Trinity East in Trincity.

Naparima stayed in second spot after a 2-0 victory over Fatima at Lewis Street, San Fernando, with Trinity Moka climbing one place to fourth after edging lowly Bishop’s High 3-2 at the Plymouth Recreation Ground.

In a high-scoring fixture, Carapichaima East edged St Augustine 4-3 at Carapichaima and Valencia collected their first points of the season when they spanked St Mary’s 3-0 at Valencia.

St Anthony’s were also in winners’ row yesterday, courtesy of a 2-0 result over QRC at the St Anthony’s Ground, Westmoorings.

St Anthony’s broke the deadlock in the 37th minute when Quinn Frederick collected a ball from the right by Josiah Edwards, got past a defender and drilled a right-footed shot which was parried, into his own net, by goalkeeper Jacques Poon-Lewis.

In the 77th, Edwards got his name on the scoresheet, after woeful defending from the QRC outfit.

A diagonal pass from substitute Jahmai George was poorly cleared by a QRC defender and Edwards took the loose ball, spotted Poon-Lewis out of the penalty box and sent a left-footed lob into the vacant net.

Match Day Five encounters will be contested on September 29.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 27, 2018, 06:41:09 AM
WATCH: Highlights of St. Anthony’s College 2-0 win over Queen’s Royal College

https://www.youtube.com/v/EhrtsDScKik
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 27, 2018, 06:41:18 PM
WATCH: Presentation College, San Fernando maintain their perfect start to the season with a 3-1 defeat of St. Benedict’s College.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ST3zX6qbwgY
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 30, 2018, 12:58:02 AM
Pres edges East Mucurapo for 5th straight win.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


San Juan North drops first points

De­fend­ing cham­pi­on Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do made it five wins from as many match­es this sea­son in the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion with a 1-0 de­feat of East Mu­cu­rapo Sec­ondary at St An­tho­ny's Col­lege Ground, West­moor­ings, yes­ter­day.

Ac­k­eel Ja­cob got the lone strike for Pre­sen­ta­tion mid­way through the first half as it im­proved to max­i­mum 15 points, two ahead of neigh­bours and for­mer two-time win­ners, Na­pari­ma Col­lege, 3-1 vic­tors away to St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary at War­ren Street, St Au­gus­tine.

The trio of Isa Bram­ble, Jeron Pan­tor and De­clan Mar­celle scored a goal each for the vis­it­ing Na­pari­ma while Ri­val­do Cory­at was on tar­get for the "Green Ma­chine" who slipped to joint fifth on sev­en points with Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) and St An­tho­ny's Col­lege.

Up at Mo­ka in Mar­aval, joint third-placed teams, Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka and San Juan North with ten points each, bat­tled to a 1-1 draw with goals from Temes­gn Tesheira and Re­nal­do Boyce as the vis­i­tors dropped their first points.

Else­where, QRC spanked cel­lar-placed Bish­op's High School 4-1; St Mary's Col­lege out­gunned Fa­ti­ma Col­lege, 4-2, Cara­pichaima East edged past Va­len­cia Sec­ondary 3-2; and St An­tho­ny's Col­lege and host Trin­i­ty Col­lege East drew goal­less.

RELATED NEWS

Pres ‘Lions’ stay perfect in SSFL.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


A FIRST half own goal was enough to secure full points for Presentation College of San Fernando as they maintained their perfect run since the start of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division season, yesterday, with a 1-0 away win over East Mucurapo Secondary.

The match was played at St Anthony’s College Ground, Westmoorings. With yesterday’s results, Presentation became the only team not to drop points this season.

San Juan North Secondary, following their three successive victories, were held to a 1-1 draw by Trinity College (Moka). Meanwhile, Naparima College, which entered the round second after three wins and a draw, picked up another easy three points with a 3-1 win over St Augustine Secondary at the latter’s school grounds.

There was a goal-fest on Mucurapo Road with St Mary’s College earning their first win of the season. The “Saints” defeated Fatima 4-2 over away from home, which lifted St Mary’s off the foot of the table into 10th. They were replaced at the bottom by Bishop’s High, who lost 4-1 away to Queen’s Royal College.

Trinity East, following a positive start to the campaign with three wins and one loss, played to a goalless draw at home to St Anthony’s College.

Moving up the ranks into fifth was Carapichaima East Secondary, who came from behind to take away a 3-2 win over Valencia Secondary.

Yesterday’s SSFL Premier Division Results

East Mucurapo 0 vs Presentation San F’do 1 (Ackeel Jacobs)

Fatima College 2 (Jean-Heim McFee 20, 56) vs St Mary’s College 4 (Devon Charles 18, 49 pen, Michel Poon-Angeron 45+1, Kyle Carrington 53)

QRC 4 vs Bishop’s High 1

St Augustine 1 vs Naparima 3

Trinity Moka 1 vs San Juan North 1

Trinity East 0 vs St Anthony’s 0

Valencia 2 vs Carapichaima East 3

2018 SSFL Premier Division

Pos   Club   P   W   D   L   F   A   GD   Pts
1 Presentation  5   5   0   0   11   3   8   15
2 Naparima  5   4   1   0   11   2   9   13
3 San Juan  4   3   1   0   9   3   6   10
4 Trinity Moka  5   3   1   1   9   8   1   10
5 Carapichaima  4   3   0   1   11   10   1   9
6 QRC  5   2   1   2   8   6   2   7
7 St Anthony's  4   2   1   1   7   5   2   7
8 St Augustine  5   2   1   2   10   11   -1   7
9 Trinity East  5   1   3   1   3   3   0   6
10 St Mary's  5   1   1   3   7   10   -3   4

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 02, 2018, 04:02:09 AM
Holy Cross protests 3 Arima transfers.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Ari­ma North Sec­ondary's use of strik­er Josi­ah Joseph, Le­an­dro Da Cos­ta and Leonar­do Da Cos­ta who were all trans­ferred from Suc­cess Laven­tille and Ari­ma Cen­tral Sec­ondary re­spec­tive­ly, has been gain­ing the at­ten­tion of Cre­den­tials Com­mit­tee of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) as il­le­gal.

Last week Holy Cross Col­lege lodged the League's first ap­peal, be­liev­ing 'The Di­al Dy­namos' il­le­gal­ly took the trio in­to form four on a re­peat trans­fer with just one pass when the SS­FL's rules state clear­ly that stu­dents en­ter­ing school on a form five re­peat, must have a min­i­mum of two sub­jects.

The schools are com­pet­ing in the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion of the SS­FL, and yes­ter­day Holy Cross man­ag­er Nigel Fran­cois, said that dur­ing his school's in­ves­ti­ga­tion, it found that some­thing was ques­tion­able with the use of Joseph (Suc­cess Laven­tille) and the Da Cos­ta sib­lings from (Ari­ma Cen­tral Sec­ondary) which re­quired an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

"We found that the doc­u­ments of these stu­dents need­ed in­ves­ti­ga­tion, so we asked the cre­den­tials com­mit­tee to do so. Af­ter all, it is not on­ly about foot­ball, but al­so about stu­dents' aca­d­e­mics, "Fran­cois told Guardian Me­dia Sports.

Ari­ma prin­ci­pal Vish­nu Debe could not be reached yes­ter­day, but an of­fi­cial from the school who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymi­ty said, the school took a po­si­tion to as­sist the stu­dents by plac­ing them in­to the fourth Form where they will have more time to ded­i­cate to school. He point­ed to the SS­FL rules which al­low for stu­dents on a trans­fer re­peat to Form five, to have a min­i­mum of two pass­es to be leg­i­ble to play foot­ball for the school.

"The rules nev­er spoke of trans­fer re­peat stu­dents en­ter­ing form four, which is what we did, and there­fore we did not break any law. I am will­ing to chal­lenge this to the very end," the of­fi­cial said.

Ger­ald El­liot, a mem­ber of the Cre­den­tials Com­mit­tee, which al­so in­cludes Azaard Khan, the League's Gen­er­al Sec­re­tary, said the mat­ter was brought be­fore them and they are con­duct­ing an in-depth in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to it.

El­liot told Guardian Me­dia the rules are very clear with re­spect to trans­fer re­peat of stu­dents in­to form five. He dis­missed claims the law was not bro­ken as the stu­dents were placed in­to form four, de­scrib­ing it as il­le­gal, as the SS­FL rules are clear for stu­dents on a trans­fer re­peat.

The com­mit­tee is ex­pect­ed to call in of­fi­cials of Ari­ma North to an­swer the charges some­time this week.

If the Ari­ma boys are found guilty the school will face the pos­si­bil­i­ty of hav­ing all its points de­duct­ed, El­liot ex­plained. "That is a pos­si­bil­i­ty but the com­mit­tee will have to de­cide on how it will treat with this," El­liot not­ed.

Ari­ma North leads the stand­ings with 16 points from five wins and a tie 3-3 against Holy Cross Sep­tem­ber 18.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 04, 2018, 12:35:57 AM
Sheppard leads Pres to victory #6.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


No coach Shawn Coop­er, no prob­lem. This as Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do led by a brace from Jaiye Shep­pard con­tin­ued the team's de­fence of its Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion crown with a 5-0 ham­mer­ing of Va­len­cia Sec­ondary at Union Hall, San Fer­nan­do, on Wednes­day.

With head coach Shawn Coop­er away on na­tion­al du­ty with the T&T women’s team at the CON­CA­CAF Cham­pi­onship in the USA, all eyes were on Pre­sen­ta­tion to see how the de­fend­ing cham­pi­on would re­spond un­der the su­per­vi­sion of as­sis­tant coach Dun­ston Williams.

And at the half-time in­ter­val, it was steady progress as Pre­sen­ta­tion led 1-0 thanks to a strike from Justin Corn­wall in the 38th minute. How­ev­er, with­in four min­utes of the restart, it was all over as a con­test with Shep­pard scor­ing in the 47th and 49th min­utes to put the hosts 3-0 ahead.

Va­len­cia then pressed the self-de­struct but­ton with Kee­gan Faria (62nd), Dwight Yorke (64th) and Zi­dan Liv­er­pool (67th) all shown straight red cards by ref­er­ee Clevon Joseph, to re­duce their team to eight play­ers. Faria was shown a red for a dan­ger­ous tack­le while Yorke and Liv­er­pool were for dis­sent.

To add to the vis­i­tor's mis­ery, Jardel St Clair and Sha­keem Julien then added to Pre­sen­ta­tion's tal­ly in the 68th and 81st min­utes re­spec­tive­ly to se­cure their biggest win of the cam­paign so far this sea­son, and record the school's sixth vic­to­ry on-a-trot for max­i­mum 18 points, two ahead of bit­ter neigh­bour and for­mer two-time cham­pi­on, Na­pari­ma Col­lege.

The trio of Tyrike An­drews, Isa Bram­ble and Jeron Pan­tor scored a goal each to see Na­pari­ma past Bish­op's High School at Lewis Street, San Fer­nan­do.

Up at San Juan North Sec­ondary ground, Bourg Mu­la­tresse, Jer­ry Mor­ris filled in for the sus­pend­ed pair of Ronal­do Boyce and Tyrell Cameron with a pair of goals in a 3-2 tri­umph over Cara­pichaima East, to move in­to sole pos­ses­sion of the third spot with 15 points and a match in hand on the top two.

Isa­iah Chase added the valu­able third item for San Juan North while Mick­el Alexan­der and Josi­ah King got a goal each in the loss for Cara­pichaima East, which dropped to the sixth spot with nine points, two be­hind St An­tho­ny's Col­lege and Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka.

Down at St An­tho­ny's Ground, West­moor­ings, Kiron Man­swell and cap­tain Haile Beck­les net­ted first-half items.

Else­where, in an­oth­er North Zone der­by, East Mu­cu­rapo Sec­ondary got a 93rd minute win­ner from Ki­danie Lewis to edge past Fa­ti­ma Col­lege 3-2 at Fa­ti­ma Col­lege Ground, Mu­cu­rapo for its first win, while down at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre St Bene­dict’s Col­lege, al­so won for the first time this sea­son, 1-0 against St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary.

The match be­tween Trin­i­ty Mo­ka and Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) at Mar­aval was post­poned due to a wa­ter­logged field.

Yes­ter­day's SS­FL Re­sults

East Mu­cu­rapo 3 (Ja­heim Aguil­le­ria o.g 1st, Zion Mc Leod 16th, Ki­danie Lewis 93rd) vs Fa­ti­ma 2 (Mikhail Mc Comie 5th, Luke Dar­went 37th)

Na­pari­ma Col­lege 3 (Tyrike An­drews, Isa Bram­ble, Jeron Pan­tor) vs Bish­op’s High 0

Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege (Jaiye Shep­pard 47th, 49th, Justin Corn­wall 38th, Jardel St Clair 68th, Sha­keem Julien 81st) vs Va­len­cia Sec­ondary 0

San Juan North Sec­ondary 3 (Isaiah Chase 19th, Jerry Morris 45th, 62nd) vs Cara­pichaima East Sec­ondary 2 (Luke Charles 41st, Mecaheil Alexander 65th)

St An­tho­ny’s Col­lege 2 (Kiron Man­swell 17th, Haile Beck­les 31st) vs St Mary’s Col­lege 0

St Bene­dict’s Col­lege 1 (Jaycee Paras) vs St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary 0

2018 SSFL Premier Division
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2018 SSFL Premier Division

Pos  Club   P   W   D   L   F   A   GD   Pts
1  Presentation  6   6   0   0   16   3   13   18
2  Naparima  6   5   1   0   14   3   11   16
3  San Juan  5   4   1   0   12   5   7   13
4  St Anthony's  5   3   1   1   9   5   4   10
5  Trinity Moka  5   3   1   1   9   8   1   10
6  Carapichaima  5   3   0   2   13   13   0   9
7  QRC  5   2   1   2   8   6   2   7
8  St Augustine  6   2   1   3   11   12   -1   7
9  Trinity East  5   1   3   1   3   3   0   6
10  Mucurapo  5   1   2   2   7   8   -1   5
11  St Benedict's  5   1   2   2   4   7   -3   5
12  St Mary's  6   1   1   4   7   12   -5   4
13  Valencia  6   1   0   5   7   17   -10   3
14  Fatima  6   0   1   5   6   13   -7   1
15  Bishop's Tobago  6   0   1   5   8   19   -11   1

RELATED NEWS

Pres Sando blank Valencia in SSFL.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


PRESENTATION San Fernando continued their 100 per cent record in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division yesterday with a 5-0 whipping of Valencia at Union Hall, Marabella, in a Round Six fixture.

Presentation, the 2017 champs, have 18 points, two more than Naparima, who cruised past cellar-placed Bishop’s High 3-0 at Lewis Street, San Fernando.

The goal-getters for Naparima were Tyrike Andrews (14th minute), Isa Bramble (49th minute) and Jeron Pantor (56th minute penalty).

Like Presentation, San Juan are yet to lose a game this season. They remained in third spot after defeating Carapichaima East 3-2 at San Juan.

St Anthony’s moved up three places to fourth after defeating the struggling St Mary’s 2-0 at Westmoorings.

East Mucurapo and St Benedict’s registered their first victories of the 2018 season. East Mucurapo edged neighbours Fatima 3-2 at the Fatima Ground and St Benedict’s got a narrow 1-0 win over St Augustine at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre.

A soggy outfield at Maraval forced the abandonment of the game between Trinity Moka and QRC.

Matches in Round Seven will be contested on Saturday.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Sam on October 05, 2018, 05:29:02 AM
Mark Ramdeen from Naps is a boss.

Ah like Jordan Riley from Presentation, Tyrique Sutherland from Trinity, Renaldo Boyce from San Juan North and Tyrese Spicer from St Marys to.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: coache on October 06, 2018, 09:46:02 PM
I didnt even know it still have College league in Trinidad.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: vb on October 06, 2018, 10:34:39 PM
I didnt even know it still have College league in Trinidad.

With newspaper, internet and word of mouth - that is hard to believe.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 07, 2018, 12:23:28 AM
Riley's goal saves Pres.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Leader Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege (San Fer­nan­do) got a late strike from pro­lif­ic goal scor­er Jor­dan Ri­ley to main­tain its un­beat­en run in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) on Sat­ur­day with a 1-1 draw at Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) grounds in St Clair, Port-of-Spain.

The re­sult en­sured the south­ern­ers main­tained their sum­mit po­si­tion on the stand­ings on 19 points but on a bet­ter goal dif­fer­ence to ri­val Na­pari­ma Col­lege, with a plus 14.

Na­pari­ma dropped two key points, two rounds of match­es ago but yes­ter­day the team's 1-0 tri­umph over Cara­pichaima East, com­ing from Seon Ship­p­ley's 78th-minute item, pushed "Naps" to 19 points with a goal dif­fer­en­tial of plus 11.

At St Clair how­ev­er, the home team start­ed strong­ly when John Paul Rochford's thun­der­ous dri­ve from the free kick can­noned off the cross­bar in the 25th minute and in­to the path of An­fer­nee Stokes to slot in for the open­er. The Roy­alians would have on­ly them­selves to blame for not adding at least an­oth­er goal lat­er on, as chances went a beg­ging.

With five min­utes to go in the match, how­ev­er, Ri­ley struck. QRC goal­keep­er Jacques Poon Kong sent a weak at­tempt from a goal kick that was in­ter­cept­ed on the flank. And with the Roy­alians' de­fence strug­gling to get back, Ri­ley was pre­sent­ed with the sim­ple task of tap­ping in when the ball ap­proached him from a cross.

At Guaracara Park in Pointe-a-Pierre, St Bene­dict's Col­lege trio of Keon Boney, Jaycee Parath and Aaron Rod­ney turned their team's mis­for­tune of en­ter­ing the match with the least amount of goals scored for the sea­son, to a more than con­vinc­ing 4-0 thrash­ing of Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka.

Boney, the even­tu­al man-of-the-match, was in su­perb form, first rac­ing on to a through ball to skil­ful­ly slip the ball past the on­rush­ing goalie in the 14th minute. Rod­ney lat­er gave his team a two-goal cush­ion when Boney's sting­ing dri­ve from way out was par­ried in­to the path of Rod­ney to fire in.

Mo­ments lat­er, Rod­ney turned provider when he stormed down the right flank and de­liv­ered per­fect­ly for Parath to take aim and place the ball to the far post.

Trin­i­ty could have pulled a goal back in the 70th minute when sub­sti­tute mid­field­er Kai Phillips turned away from his mark­er in the cen­tre of the park and un­leashed a thump­ing shot that struck the cross­bar be­fore go­ing to safe­ty.

But Boney sealed the win in the 76th minute. Parath's telling pass from the left put Boney on a one-and-one with the goal­keep­er, and he fired pre­cise­ly in­to the bot­tom right cor­ner for the win.

SAT­UR­DAY'S RE­SULTS

QRC 1 (An­fer­nee Stokes) vs Pre­sen­ta­tion 1 (Jor­dan Ri­ley)

St Au­gus­tine 3 (Kesean St Rose [2], Rivaldo Coryat) vs Bish­op's High 1 (Adriel George)

Na­pari­ma 1 (Seon Ship­p­ley) vs Cara­pichaima 0

East Mu­cu­rapo 1 (Zion McLeod 4-Pen) vs Trin­i­ty East 3 (Chris­t­ian Ran­some 56, Elijah Joseph 72 own goal, Tyrique Suther­land 90+3)

Fa­ti­ma Col­lege 0 vs San Juan North 1 (Jerry Morris)

Va­len­cia 3 (Jardel Carter 48, Terron Luke 64, Omeil Weekes 84) vs St An­tho­ny's 2 (Jesse Williams 54, Haile Beck­les 89)

St Bene­dict's 4 (Keon Boney 14, 75, Aaron Rodney 27, Jaycee Paras 41) vs Trin­i­ty Mo­ka 0

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 08, 2018, 01:03:00 AM
Naps bridge gap with leaders Pres.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


A LATE item from Seon Shippley saw Naparima College record a 1-0 win over Carapichaima East Secondary yesterday, which effectively closed the gap between themselves and league-leading southern rivals Presentation College, who simultaneously dropped their first points in the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier League season.

At QRC’s school ground in St Clair, Jordan Riley also scored late to secure a crucial point for Presentation College, the defending Premier Division champions. Captain Anfernee Stokes was on target for QRC in the first half.

The results meant that both Presentation College and Naparima College would end round seven level on 19 points from six wins and a draw each.

They, however, remain separated on goal-difference with Presentation holding the one-goal advantage.

It was an unfortunate day for the host teams as Valencia Secondary and St Benedict’s College were the only schools to record wins in front of the home team supporters.

St Benedict’s thanks to a fine team effort cruised past Trinity College Moka 4-0, with Keon Boney scoring a fine brace, while Valencia recorded a 1-0 victory over St Anthony’s College.

San Juan North continued their unbeaten run with their fifth victory in six matches, while compounding Fatima’s misery with a 1-0 away win thanks to yet another goal from forward Jerry Morris.

St Mary’s College were on a bye for the round.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: vb on October 08, 2018, 01:07:44 AM
This has to one of Fatima's worst seasons in decades.

Is Wayne Sheppard still the Coach?

VB
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 08, 2018, 07:28:15 PM
This has to one of Fatima's worst seasons in decades.

Is Wayne Sheppard still the Coach?

VB

Yes, Sheppard is still Fatima's coach.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 08, 2018, 07:29:16 PM
WATCH: Matchday #6 (Oct 3rd) Highlights of East Mucurapo Secondary’s 3-2 win over Fatima College

https://www.youtube.com/v/EBwJ3XVqZn0

WATCH: Matchday #6 (Oct 3rd) Highlights of San Juan North Secondary’s 3-2 win over Carapichaima East Secondary

https://www.youtube.com/v/rkYmdvfR22U
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 09, 2018, 03:16:58 AM
Signal Hill girls rule in Tobago.
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian).


Sig­nal Hill Sec­ondary eased to an­oth­er win in the To­ba­go Zone of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League's Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion on Sun­day, to re­main six points ahead in the race for the ti­tle.

Led again in scor­ing by Ce­line Lo­raine with a pair of goals, Sig­nal Hill de­feat­ed vis­i­tor Pen­te­costal Light & Life, 5-0 at its grounds.

Adding to the lop­sided vic­to­ry, were Je­lese Alexan­der, De­r­isha Bris­tol and​Ashante Camp­bell, who each net­ted one goal.

One of Sig­nal Hill's clos­est chal­lengers for top ho­n­ours, Spey­side High, al­so came away vic­to­ri­ous that evening beat­ing Ma­son Hall, 3-1 to sit in the third spot with five wins and two loss­es for a tal­ly of 15 points, the same as Bish­op High.

Bish­op, which was on a bye that af­ter­noon, is in sec­ond place from six match­es from five wins and a loss.

Fourth-place Scar­bor­ough al­so had suc­cess with a 2-0 vic­to­ry over Good­wood.

On­ly two oth­er zones had ac­tion in­clud­ing East and North as there were no match­es played in South and Cen­tral.

In the East, un­beat­en Bish­op Anstey moved in­to the top spot with a 4-1 win over El Do­ra­do East while sec­ond-place Five Rivers con­tin­ued its dream run in its de­but sea­son in the top di­vi­sion, eas­i­ly top­ping Va­len­cia, 6-1. Both win­ners are on 16 points.

Else­where, San Juan North edged St Au­gus­tine, 1-0.

In the North, Bish­op Anstey Port-of-Spain sealed a 2-0 vic­to­ry over Holy Name Con­vent while in the oth­er match­es, leader Tran­quil­i­ty and fifth-place Suc­cess Laven­tille got wins af­ter their re­spec­tive op­po­nents Diego Mar­tin Cen­tral and St Joseph Con­vent, for­feit­ed.

Sun­day's Re­sults

To­ba­go Zone

Pen­te­costal Light & Life 0 vs Sig­nal Hill 5 (​Ce­line Lo­raine [2], Je­lese Alexan­der, De­r­isha Bris­tol, ​Ashante Camp­bell)

Scar­bor­ough 2 (Jay­da Mo­hammed, Akeisha James) vs Good­wood 0

​Ma­son Hall High School​ 1 ​vs Spey­side High 3 (​Di­a­mond Kent [2], Tavis Skeete)

North Zone

​Tran­quil­i­ty ​3​ vs D/Mar­tin Cen­tral​​ 0 (By de­fault)

​Suc­cess Laven­tille​​ 0​ vs St Joseph Con­vent, POS​ 3 (By de­fault)

​Bish­op’s Anstey, POS​​ 2​ vs Holy Name Con­vent​​ 0

East Zone

​St. Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary​ 0​ vs San Juan North​​ 1

​Bish­op’s Anstey East​​ 4​ vs El Do­ra­do East​​ 1​

Five Rivers Sec­ondary ​6​ vs Va­len­cia Sec­ondary​​ 1

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 11, 2018, 12:53:04 AM
Top three stay unbeaten in SSFL.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


THE TOP three teams in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division – Presentation San Fernando, Naparima and San Juan, have stayed unbeaten after yesterday’s Round Eight action.

Presentation San Fernando breezed past Bishop’s 3-0 at Union Hall, Marabella, in a meeting of the top and bottom-placed teams.

Naparima remained in second spot despite a 1-1 draw away to Trinity East at Trincity, and San Juan whipped East Mucurapo 4-1 at Bourg Mulatresse, Santa Cruz.

Presentation San Fernando, the 2017 title-holders, have 22 points from eight games, with Naparima next on 20 points and San Juan 19.

Carapichaima East and Trinity Moka battled to a 2-2 draw at Carapichaima while the fixture between St Mary’s and QRC ended in a stalemate at the St Mary’s Ground, St Clair. A waterlogged outfield caused the postponement of the St Anthony’s-St Benedict’s encounter at the St Anthony’s Ground, Westmoorings.

Fatima’s miserable season continued as they fell to a 2-0 loss against the visiting St Augustine at the Fatima Ground, Mucurapo.

Kesean St Rose broke the deadlock in the 39th minute, as he collected a long ball from Rivaldo Coryat, got behind two defenders Joshua Evans and Jaheim Agilleria and placed his shot through the hands of goalkeeper Jacob Camacho.

Substitute Nickell Alexander found the back of the net in the 90th. Following a pass from St Rose, Alexander raced past defender Jean-Heim McFee and angled his left-footed shot to the bottom left-hand corner of the net.

Matches in Round Nine will take place on Saturday.

(Wednesday 10 October)

St Mary’s College 0, QRC 0 at Serpentine Road;

Presentation (San F’do) 3 (Jerin Jackie 18, Darnell Hospedales 32, Ackeel Jacob 77), Bishop’s High School (Tobago) 0 at Presentation;

San Juan North 4 (Renaldo Boyce 13, 28, Isaiah Chase 25, Kyle Thomas 58), East Mucurapo 1 (Kidane Lewis 74) at San Juan;

Carapichaima East 2 (Kielon Burnett 23, Kevon Williams 67), Trinity College (Moka) 2 (Raheim Jawahir 43, 68) at Carapichaima;

Fatima College 0, St Augustine Secondary 2 (Kesean St Rose 39, Nickell Alexander 89) at Fatima;

Trinity East 1, Naparima College 1 at Trincity;

St Anthony’s College vs St Benedict’s College, Westmoorings;

*—Called off due to waterlogged ground conditions.

Valencia Secondary are on a bye

RELATED NEWS

'Pres' whip Bishop's to keep lead.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


QRC's high­ly an­tic­i­pat­ed clash with its ri­val St Mary's Col­lege in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League yes­ter­day end­ed in a 1-1 stale­mate.

But at the Man­ny Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la, Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege con­tin­ued its win­ning ways, clob­ber­ing Bish­op's High School of To­ba­go 3-0 to ex­tend its lead at the top of the stand­ings this sea­son. Out of eight match­es to date, the south­ern­ers have ac­cu­mu­lat­ed 22 points af­ter drop­ping two vi­tal points to QRC last week.

Yes­ter­day, how­ev­er, they made sure of three points, when Jer­rin Jesse popped in the open­er in the 13th minute.

Dar­nell Hospedales gave the south­ern­ers a two-goal cush­ion in the 32nd be­fore Ac­k­eel Ja­cob sealed the win with a 77th-minute strike.

At Ser­pen­tine Road St Clair, the Roy­alians just could not score, though they dom­i­nat­ed the af­fair with CIC. Coach Nigel Groves­nor said it was one of those match­es where his team just could not get the ball in­to the nets.

Af­ter a pe­ri­od of dom­i­nance in the first half, the vis­i­tors re­al­ly should have scored when Ja­heim Grander­son ar­rived in time for a per­fect­ly de­liv­ered cross from the right side. How­ev­er, the in­ex­pe­ri­enced strik­er failed to con­nect with the ball in front of a wide-open goal.

Lat­er in the sec­ond pe­ri­od of play, in­stru­men­tal mid­field­er John Paul Rochford stormed down the flank and cen­tred for Randy Har­ris who sent it at­tempt wide.

Groves­nor said he was pleased with the per­for­mance of his lads, de­spite the re­sults so far. "I think we had a good game to­day but it just did not fall for the boys."

Mean­while, at San Juan North Sec­ondary Grounds the home team con­tin­ued its un­beat­en run so for this sea­son by ham­mer­ing East Mu­cu­rapo 4-1. Strik­er Re­nal­do Boyce, the team's lead­ing scor­er last year, led the way with a hat-trick.

The in-form for­ward opened the scor­ing for his team in the 12th minute from the penal­ty spot, be­fore the equal­ly tal­ent­ed Isa­iah Chase gave them a two-goal cush­ion. Boyce lat­er got his sec­ond item in the 28th and sealed the win in the 58th minute.

Mu­cu­rapo's lone strike came off the boot of Ki­dane Lewis late in the sec­ond half.

SCORES

Trin­i­ty Mo­ka 2 (Ra­heim Jawahir 2) vs Cara­pichaima 2 (Keilon Bur­nette, Kevon Williams)

Pre­sen­ta­tion 3 (Jer­rin Jesse, Dar­nell Hospedales, Ac­k­eel Ja­cobs) vs Bish­op's 0

Fa­ti­ma 0 vs St Au­gus­tine Sec 2 (Ke­sean St Rose, Nick­ell Alexan­der)

San Juan North Sec 4 (Re­nal­do Boyce 3, Isa­iah Chase) vs East Mu­cu­rapo 1 (Ki­dane Lewis)

QRC 0 VS CIC 0

Trin­i­ty East 1 (Tyrique Suther­land) vs Na­pari­ma 1 (Keon Ship­ley)

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 11, 2018, 11:34:24 AM
Decision Reached on Arima North Secondary trio
SSFL Media


Dear Stakeholders

The Secondary Schools League wishes to advise that a decision has been reached by the Disciplinary Committee in the matter involving three  Arima North Secondary players.

Based on the regulations of the Credentials Committee, the players are considered as transfer repeaters and therefore cannot represent your school in the Secondary Schools League competition.

They may have been placed in Form 4 but the Committee ruled that they wrote the CSEC examinations in Form 5 and therefore must have the two (2) CSEC passes to be eligible to play. Rule 13 of the Credential Committee states “Where these rules are silent, the Committee, at its absolute discretion shall rule.”

All games in which the three players played will be awarded to the opposing team i.e. Three (3) points as well as a 3-0 result.

11/9/18 Arima North vs El Dorado East, the original result was 4-0 Arima. New Result, 3-0 in favour of El Dorado
14/9/18 Malabar Sec vs Arima North, the original result was 5-0 in favour of Arima. New Result 3-0 in favour of Malabar
18/9/18 Arima North vs Holy Cross, original result was 3-. New result 3-0 in favour of Holy Cross.
21/9/18 S/Grande Sec vs Arima North. Original result 8-0 in favour of Arima. New result 3-0 in favour of Sangre Grande.
25/9/18 Arima North vs El Dorado West. Original Result 3-0 in favour of Arima. New result 3-0 in favour of El Dorado West.

Arima North has the right to Appeal and that “Any appeal concerning a decision of Disciplinary Committee must be made in writing within Seventy two hours of receipt of this email to the Appeals Committee. Pending the hearing of such an Appeal, the decision stands.

Revised Championship East Zone Points Standings
Holy Cross College, played 8, 19pts
Malabar Secondary played 8, 14pts
El Dorado East,played 7,13 pts
El Dorado West, played 7, 10 pts
Sanger Grande Sec, played 7, 4 its
Arima North, played 7, 0 pts
Title: SSFL rules against Arima North
Post by: Tallman on October 11, 2018, 01:30:22 PM
SSFL rules against Arima North
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Ari­ma North Sec­ondary has paid the ul­ti­mate price for its use of trio Josi­ah Joseph, and broth­ers Leonar­do and Le­an­dro Da Cos­ta in the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL).

Yes­ter­day the SS­FL's Cre­den­tial Com­mit­tee, af­ter more than a week of de­lib­er­a­tions, ad­judged that the trio could not play in the League as form four trans­fer re­peat.

The com­mit­tee which in­clud­ed Azaard Khan, Ger­ald El­liot and Lau­rence Seep­er­sad, ap­peared to have ex­er­cised a silent rule which gave it the pow­er to in­ter­pret the SS­FL rules in in­ci­dences such as this one.

The rule re­gard­ing re­peat states clear­ly states that stu­dents re­turn­ing to school af­ter the CSEC ex­ams must have at least two sub­jects. Joseph, a past stu­dent of Suc­cess Laven­tille has one, while the Da Costas al­so pos­sess­es a pass each.

Travis Mul­raine, the Ari­ma coach ar­gued that the school did not break any rules of the schools league, as the stu­dents were tak­en in­to form four on a le­git­i­mate re­peat, aimed at as­sist­ing the play­ers to at­tain their qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

On­ly re­cent­ly a for­mer su­per­vi­sor of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, who spoke on con­di­tions of anonymi­ty, dis­missed talks of a form four re­peat, say­ing there is no such thing. "The on­ly way a stu­dent can re­peat any­where in the school sys­tem is if he/she has not yet tak­en the CSEC ex­am. Af­ter that one can on­ly re­peat in form five," the source ex­plained.

With the rul­ing the 'Di­al Dy­namos', a foot­ball gi­ant in the east zone for many years in the top flight, have now had all its points tak­en away, leav­ing it on ze­ro points af­ter nine round of match­es. The school was com­fort­ably in the sec­ond po­si­tion at the be­gin­ning of the week, but SS­FL of­fi­cials have now de­cid­ed that all its op­po­nents for the sea­son will be award­ed three points and 3-0 vic­to­ries for the il­le­gal use of the play­ers.

Guardian Me­dia Sports learnt that the com­mit­tee al­so agreed to keep the stu­dents in the school sys­tem at form four. How­ev­er, the de­ci­sion for them to en­ter form five next year will rest in the hands of Ari­ma North prin­ci­pal Vish­nu Debe to con­vince Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cials to al­low them to sit CSEC a sec­ond time on a 'spe­cial case' sce­nario.

Oth­er­wise, come next year, the trio will have to seek en­try in­to a pri­vate ed­u­ca­tion­al in­sti­tu­tion or to go through the Jan­u­ary/June pro­ce­dure to take the ex­ams on their own.

William Wal­lace, the SS­FL pres­i­dent de­scribed the mat­ter like a strange one but in­sist­ed his or­gan­i­sa­tion still has to stand firm on its con­sti­tu­tion. "All we have done re­al­ly is stay to our rules. Where our rules are not stat­ed, the SS­FL has the right to rule, as stat­ed in our con­sti­tu­tion," Wal­lace not­ed.

He ex­plained that while the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion has the au­thor­i­ty to al­low stu­dents in school at any lev­el and at any length of time, the SS­FL is guid­ed by its own laws.

Con­tact­ed Mul­raine said dis­ap­point­ing­ly that all his school's hard work has gone down the drain. He blamed it on the re­luc­tance of teach­ers at the school to take in foot­ballers on re­peat, say­ing one of their best play­ers opt­ed to go to Va­len­cia Sec­ondary be­cause of this sit­u­a­tion.

Mean­while, Holy Cross Col­lege, the school that lodged the ap­peal against Ari­ma, has in­creased its lead on the stand­ings to 19 points af­ter eight match­es, five ahead of its clos­est ri­val Mal­abar on 14 points, with one round of games to go.

Holy Cross is now as­sured of a place in the Cham­pi­on of Cham­pi­ons play-off at the end of the sea­son.

Match­es where points were de­duct­ed:

11/9/18 Ari­ma North vs El Do­ra­do East, the orig­i­nal re­sult was 4-0 Ari­ma. New Re­sult, 3-0 for El Do­ra­do

14/9/18 Mal­abar Sec vs Ari­ma North, the orig­i­nal re­sult was 5-0 Ari­ma. New Re­sult 3-0 for Mal­abar

18/9/18 Ari­ma North vs Holy Cross, orig­i­nal re­sult was 3-3. New re­sult 3-0 Holy Cross.

21/9/18 S/Grande Sec vs Ari­ma North. Orig­i­nal re­sult 8-0 for Ari­ma. New re­sult 3-0 San­gre Grande.

25/9/18 Ari­ma North vs El Do­ra­do West. Orig­i­nal Re­sult 3-0 Ari­ma. New re­sult 3-0 El Do­ra­do West.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: coache on October 11, 2018, 10:36:22 PM
Go Naps Go..Naparima..rah..rah..rah!
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 12, 2018, 12:52:21 AM
Chag North, Pleasantville into SSFL's CoC.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Ch­agua­nas North Sec­ondary and Pleas­antville Sec­ondary are the on­ly two schools as­sured of a place in the Cham­pi­on of Cham­pi­ons Play-Off of the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League to date.

The cham­pi­onship di­vi­sion en­ters its fi­nal round to­day, but Ch­agua­nas North, last year's win­ner of Cen­tral Zone will have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to con­test pro­mo­tion to the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion next year, since it can­not be caught af­ter to­day's match­es. Af­ter miss­ing out on be­ing el­e­vat­ed to the top flight schools tour­na­ment last year, the Ch­agua­nas boys are on 21 points and can­not be touched even if they are beat­en by sec­ond place Cou­va East at home this af­ter­noon.

The Cou­va lads are on 16 points and can on­ly move to 19 points. On­ly the top team in the zone will progress.

It's an iden­ti­cal sit­u­a­tion in the south zone with lead­ers Pleas­antville Sec­ondary on 25 points, set to face Point Fortin East at home from 3:40 pm.

Sec­ond place Moru­ga Sec­ondary is on 16 points and can on­ly move to 19 points if they claim vic­to­ry over La Ro­maine away.

Mean­while, it will be a bat­tle in the East zone where new lead­ers Holy Cross Col­lege boys, on 22 points need to win when they host El Do­ra­do East. A loss for Holy Cross and a win for sec­ond place Mal­abar Sec­ondary (20 points) at home to San­gre Grande will put Mal­abar through.

In the North, Mal­ick too needs just a draw away to Blan­chisseuse for a CoC place. Strange­ly the Blan­chisseuse boys, with 19 points, are the on­ly ones ca­pa­ble of catch­ing Mal­ick should they win to­day.

The To­ba­go zone will be set­tled to­mor­row. All match­es to­day be­gin at 3:40 pm.

MATCH­ES TO­DAY

Cen­tral:

Ch­agua­nas North vs Cou­va East, Ch­agua­nas

Preysal Sec vs Cunu­pia Sec, Cunu­pia

Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege vs Gas­par­il­lo Sec, Gas­par­il­lo

East:

El Do­ra­do West vs Ari­ma North, El Do­ra­do

Mal­abar Sec vs San­gre Grande, Mal­abar

Holy Cross vs El Do­ra­do East, Holy Cross

North:

Blan­chisseuse Sec vs Mal­ick Sec, Blan­chisseuse

Diego Mar­tin North vs Diego Mar­tin Cen­tral, D/Mar­tin North

St Fran­cis Col­lege vs Tran­quil­i­ty Sec, Bel­mont

South:

La Ro­maine Sec vs Moru­ga Sec, La Ro­maine

Fyz­abad An­gli­can Sec vs Princes Town West, Fyz­abad

Pleas­antville Sec vs Point Fortin East, Pleas­antville

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 13, 2018, 06:51:15 AM
SSFL rules against Arima North
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Ari­ma North Sec­ondary has paid the ul­ti­mate price for its use of trio Josi­ah Joseph, and broth­ers Leonar­do and Le­an­dro Da Cos­ta in the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL).

Yes­ter­day the SS­FL's Cre­den­tial Com­mit­tee, af­ter more than a week of de­lib­er­a­tions, ad­judged that the trio could not play in the League as form four trans­fer re­peat.

The com­mit­tee which in­clud­ed Azaard Khan, Ger­ald El­liot and Lau­rence Seep­er­sad, ap­peared to have ex­er­cised a silent rule which gave it the pow­er to in­ter­pret the SS­FL rules in in­ci­dences such as this one.

The rule re­gard­ing re­peat states clear­ly states that stu­dents re­turn­ing to school af­ter the CSEC ex­ams must have at least two sub­jects. Joseph, a past stu­dent of Suc­cess Laven­tille has one, while the Da Costas al­so pos­sess­es a pass each.

Travis Mul­raine, the Ari­ma coach ar­gued that the school did not break any rules of the schools league, as the stu­dents were tak­en in­to form four on a le­git­i­mate re­peat, aimed at as­sist­ing the play­ers to at­tain their qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

On­ly re­cent­ly a for­mer su­per­vi­sor of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, who spoke on con­di­tions of anonymi­ty, dis­missed talks of a form four re­peat, say­ing there is no such thing. "The on­ly way a stu­dent can re­peat any­where in the school sys­tem is if he/she has not yet tak­en the CSEC ex­am. Af­ter that one can on­ly re­peat in form five," the source ex­plained.

...

Someone had a genius of an idea and it backfired. Holy Cross worked for these points. Good on them.

Wouldn't  the sensible procedure have been to consult  with the MoE and the SSFL prior to taking any definitive action?

At the end of the day,  responsibility rests with the principal. It certainly can't  be that someone needed to drive him to Shiva Boys to have his responsibilities defined for him.

Alibey, write a follow-up down de road and tell us if these students stay in school or are left to find dey way.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: real madness on October 13, 2018, 07:07:30 AM
Sensible procedure? Trinis always in bobol. All they had to do was check MOE as you said. But they knew what the answer would be so they tried a thing and was hoping no one caught them. How can you go back a form? Anybody with sense know you could only repeat a form. I willing to bet these 3 players are done with school. The principal and coach should be punished for trying to use these children.
Title: Sheppard scores winner to keep Pres ahead
Post by: Tallman on October 14, 2018, 06:49:32 PM
Sheppard scores winner to keep Pres ahead
By Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian)


Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do stayed on course to re­tain its Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion ti­tle with a hard fought 2-1 win over hosts St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary at War­ren Street, St Au­gus­tine, on Sat­ur­day.

With head coach Shawn Coop­er back on the side­lines af­ter du­ties with the se­nior na­tion­al women's team, the south­ern­ers were in no mood for a slip up with two-time win­ners Na­pari­ma Col­lege and San Juan North hot on its heels.

With on­ly 11 min­utes gone in the con­test, Ac­k­eel Ja­cob si­lenced the home crowd and three min­utes be­fore the half-time whis­tle, Jaiy­ee Shep­pard dou­bled the lead for the vis­i­tors.

Sev­en min­utes af­ter the restart, Ke­sean St Rose pulled a goal back for the 'Green Ma­chine', how­ev­er, Pre­sen­ta­tion held on for the nar­row win to move to 25 points from nine match­es, three more than San Juan North, which has a match in hand.

San Juan North stay with­in touch­ing dis­tance of the lead­ers with a nar­row 1-0 tri­umph away to St Mary's Col­lege at Ser­pen­tine Road, St Clair, with Jer­ry Mor­ris, the hero for the vis­i­tors.

At Lewis Street, San Fer­nan­do, Na­pari­ma Col­lege slipped to third af­ter a come-from-be­hind 1-1 draw with St An­tho­ny's Col­lege.

Josi­ah Ed­wards fired the 'West­moor­ing Tigers' ahead in the 71st but ten min­utes lat­er, Mark Ramdeen net­ted to earn 'Naps' a share of the points to climb to 21 points.

In the oth­er match­es, Cara­pichaima East got the bet­ter of Bish­op’s High 2-1; QRC and Trin­i­ty Col­lege East bat­tled to a 1-1 draw; Fa­ti­ma got its first win of the cam­paign 1-0 over hosts St Bene­dict’s Col­lege at Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la and East Mu­cu­rapo blanked Va­len­cia Sec­ondary 2-0 at Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um, Mal­abar.

Yes­ter­day's re­sults:
Cara­pichaima East 2 (Keilon Bur­nette, Daniel Pas­call) vs Bish­op's High 1 (Do­minique Lyons)
Na­pari­ma Col­lege 1 (Mark Ramdeen 81st) vs St An­tho­ny’s Col­lege 1 (Josi­ah Ed­wards 71st)
Queen’s Roy­al Col­lege (Jean-Paul Rochford pen) vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege East 1 (Kur­dell Sween pen)
St Au­gus­tine 1 (Ke­sean St Rose 52nd) vs Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege 2 (Ac­k­eel Ja­cob 11th, Jaiy­ee Shep­pard 42nd)
St Bene­dict’s Col­lege 0 vs Fa­ti­ma Col­lege 1 (Mikhail Mc Comie 73rd)
St Mary’s Col­lege 0 vs San Juan North 1 (Jer­ry Mor­ris)
Va­len­cia 0 vs East Mu­cu­rapo 2 (Zion Mc Leod, Shakime Wick­ham)
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: spideybuff on October 16, 2018, 05:25:55 AM
I see Malick get through in the north. Who win the east and Tobago zones for the CoC playoffs?
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: real madness on October 16, 2018, 11:14:31 AM
http://ssfltt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Boys-Results2.docx
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 17, 2018, 12:43:05 AM
San Juan North targets SSFL top spot.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


With lead­ers and de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do on a bye to­day, San Juan North Sec­ondary has a chance to play for a share of the lead or even go top via goal-dif­fer­ence when Round Ten match­es in the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion takes place from 3.40 pm to­day.

The Shawn Coop­er-coached Pre­sen­ta­tion­al Col­lege, hop­ing to be­come on­ly the sec­ond team to win the ti­tle two sea­sons on the trot af­ter south­ern ri­vals Na­pari­ma Col­lege in 2016 and 2017, cur­rent­ly leads the 15-team ta­ble with 25 points from nine match­es while San Jan North is sec­ond with 22 points and a match in hand fol­lowed by Na­pari­ma with 21 in the three-team ti­tle quest. Cara­pichaima East Sec­ondary is a dis­tant fourth with 13 points ahead of St An­tho­ny’s Col­lege, Trin­i­ty Col­lege East and Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka, all with 11 from eighth, sev­en and eight match­es re­spec­tive­ly.

To­day, the Jer­ry Moe-coached San Juan North, win­ners of four straight match­es and one of three un­beat­en teams so far this sea­son, will face a tricky clash at its San Juan North Sec­ondary Ground, Bourg Mu­la­tresse ver­sus Queen’s Roy­al Col­lege.

The Roy­alians, un­der the care of for­mer St An­tho­ny's long-serv­ing coach Nigel ‘Grovey’ Grosvenor and for­mer na­tion­al cap­tain Ken­wyne Jones, have been an in­con­sis­tent bunch this sea­son but will go in­to the en­counter un­de­feat­ed in their last three match­es, in­clu­sive of a 1-1 draw with Pre­sen­ta­tion.

At Lewis Street, San Fer­nan­do, Na­pari­ma will be hop­ing to get back to win­ning ways and close the gap on Pre­sen­ta­tion as well when it en­ter­tains low­ly Va­len­cia Sec­ondary

In some key mid-ta­ble match-ups, St An­tho­ny’s is at home to Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka; Cara­pichaima East Sec­ondary trav­els to Fa­ti­ma Col­lege; Bish­op’s High wel­comes Trin­i­ty Col­lege East; St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary hosts St Mary’s Col­lege and St Bene­dict’s Col­lege and East Mu­cu­rapo face off at Guaracara­Park, Pointe-a-Pierre.

To­day's Match­es (kick off at 3.40 pm)

Bish­op’s High vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege East, Ply­mouth Recre­ation Ground, To­ba­go

Fa­ti­ma Col­lege vs Cara­pichaima East Sec­ondary, Fa­ti­ma Ground, Mu­cu­rapo Road, S James

Na­pari­ma Col­lege vs Va­len­cia Sec­ondary, Lewis Street, San Fer­nan­do

San Juan North Sec­ondary vs Queen’s Roy­al Col­lege, San Juan North Sec­ondary Ground, Bourg Mu­la­tresse, San Juan

St An­tho­ny’s Col­lege vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka, St An­tho­ny’s Ground West­moor­ings

St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary vs St Mary’s Col­lege, War­ren Street, St Au­gus­tine

St Bene­dict’s Col­lege vs East Mu­cu­rapo Sec­ondary, Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre

Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege - bye

Lat­est SS­FL Pre­mier Di­vi­sion Stand­ings

Teams*P*W*D*L*GF*GA*Pts
1. Pre­sen­ta­tion*9*8*0*0*22*5*25
2. San Juan North*8*7*1*0*18*6*22
3. Na­pari­ma*9*6*3*0*17*5*21
4. St Au­gus­tine*9*4*1*4*17*15*13
5. Cara­pichaima East*8*4*1*3*17*17*13
6. St An­tho­ny’s*7*3*2*2*12*9*11
7. Trin­i­ty East*8*2*5*1*8*6*11
8. Trin­i­ty Mo­ka*7*3*2*2*11*14*11
9. QRC*8*2*4*2*10*8*10
10. S East Mu­cu­rapo*8*2*2*4*11*15*8
11. St Bene­dict’s*7*2*2*3*8*8*8
12. Va­len­cia*8*2*0*6*10*21*6
13. St Mary’s*8*1*2*5*7*13*5
14. Fa­ti­ma*9*1*1*7*7*16*4
15. Bish­op’s High*9*0*1*8*10*27*1

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 18, 2018, 12:52:16 AM
Malick eyes Premiership promotion.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


Mal­ick Sec­ondary's re­turn to the top flight Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) Pre­mier­ship Di­vi­sion is 50 per cent com­plete.

The school, known for its de­vel­op­ment of a num­ber of play­ers that rep­re­sent­ed the coun­try at the high­est lev­el, on Fri­day claimed the top spot in the North Zone of the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion with a con­vinc­ing 4-0 vic­to­ry over Blan­chisseause Sec­ondary on the road, thus se­cur­ing a place in the Big Five play­offs to be­gin in few days time.

Act­ing prin­ci­pal and team man­ag­er Ger­ald Pas­cal-Man­swell said he was elat­ed the school had part­ly achieved its tar­get this sea­son af­ter a num­ber of key sys­tem­at­ic changes pre­vent­ed the school from be­ing com­pet­i­tive enough to qual­i­fy and stay in the pre­mier­ship di­vi­sion.

These changes in­clude the shock­ing re­moval of its Sixth Form Class and an ad­just­ment to the over­all school sys­tem which pre­vents the school from re­cruit­ing young play­ers from the Ju­nior Sec­ondary schools.

Pas­cal-Man­swell ex­plained this change has led to a re­duc­tion of its stu­dent pop­u­la­tion and there­by de­creas­ing its po­ten­tial tal­ent pool of foot­ballers.

An­oth­er set back for his school, ac­cord­ing to Pas­cal-Man­swell, was the loss of key stal­warts in the sport such as long-serv­ing coach Ken Fran­co and oth­ers.

The school's achieve­ment to date has been due to a two-year de­vel­op­ment plan, head­ed by Pas­cal-Man­swell and new coach An­tho­ny Bartholomew, who agreed to coach the team for free, all in­tent on re­turn­ing the school to top-flight school's league.

"We are now be­gin­ning to see the fruits of this hard work. I am re­al­ly hop­ing now for the team to do well in the play-off," Pas­cal-Man­swell said. The top two teams from the Big Five will earn places in next year's pre­mier­ship di­vi­sion.

Mal­ick has been joined by cen­tral zone cam­paign­ers Ch­agua­nas North Sec­ondary, south zone win­ners Pleas­antville Sec­ondary and east cham­pi­ons Holy Cross Col­lege. In To­ba­go how­ev­er, a win­ner is yet to be de­ter­mined. Ma­son Hall High School topped the zone with 23 points af­ter nine match­es, but Spey­side High has two games in hand.

An of­fi­cial from the sis­ter-isle of To­ba­go told Guardian Me­dia Sports the SS­FL's Dis­ci­pli­nary Com­mit­tee will to­mor­row, ad­ju­di­cate on an ap­peal on Sig­nal Hill's use of uni­form dur­ing Sat­ur­day's key clash with Spey­side. The League is al­so to de­cide on whether Spey­side will be grant­ed full three points and as many goals for its un­played clash with Pen­te­costal Light and Life re­cent­ly, which did not play be­cause the lat­ter could not pro­vide se­cu­ri­ty.

Should Spey­side win these two mat­ters it will move to 23 points, same as Ma­son Hall, and will win the zone by hav­ing a bet­ter goal dif­fer­ence.

Mean­while, in the cen­tral zone, Ch­agua­nas will be mak­ing its sec­ond con­sec­u­tive bid for pro­mo­tion, af­ter last sea­son's at­tempt end­ed in fail­ure, while in the east Holy Cross se­cured its pas­sage through to the Big Five fol­low­ing the rul­ing of the SS­FL's Cre­den­tials Com­mit­tee to deduct all Ari­ma North's points this sea­son for its il­le­gal use of Josi­ah Joseph, Leonar­do Da Cos­ta and his broth­er Le­an­dro Da Cos­ta.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 18, 2018, 12:56:06 AM
San Juan, Naps remain unbeaten in SSFL.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


SAN JUAN and Naparima remain unbeaten after yesterday’s slate of matches in Round 10 of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division.

San Juan joined leaders Presentation San Fernando on 25 points after a narrow 1-0 win over QRC at Bourg Mulatresse, Santa Cruz. Captain Renaldo Boyce scored in the first half to guide San Juan to their eighth victory in nine matches.

However, Presentation San Fernando, who were on a bye yesterday, remain top of the 15-team standings, by virtue of a superior goal difference.

Naparima stayed in third spot after a 1-1 draw at home to Valencia at Lewis Street, San Fernando. Naps have a tally of 22 points from 10 games.

Trinity East climbed three spots to fourth after whipping table-proppers Bishop’s High 2-0 at Tobago, while Trinity Moka edged St Anthony’s 3-2 at Westmoorings.

Keon Boney netted a double as St Benedict’s defeated East Mucurapo 2-0 at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre and Fatima registered their second win of the season when they edged Carapichaima 2-1 at the Fatima ground, Mucurapo. The scheduled encounter between St Augustine and St Mary’s was postponed due to a waterlogged outfield at St Augustine.

Round 11 action will be contested on Saturday.

(Teams - By wired868.com)

San Juan North (4-4-2): 1.Emmanuel Clarke (GK); 16.Obadele Dickson (4.Elisha Garcia 88), 14.Darion Warner, 22.Kyle Thomas, 17.Kareem John; 2.Tyrell Cameron, 18.Malik Farrier, 3.Elair Brewster, 11.Isaiah Chase; 10.Jerry Morris (6.Jordan Britto 80), 9.Renaldo Boyce (captain).

Unused Substitutes: 30.Kareem Rodriguez (GK), 7.Josiah Phillip, 12.Kendo Matthias, 13.Christon Mitchell, 21.Pharez Sutherland.

Coach: Jerry Moe

QRC (4-2-3-1): 1.Jacques Poon-Lewis (GK); 12.Jabari Mickell, 17.Donnell Claxton, 4.Anfernee Stokes (captain) (11.Renaldo Mullings 61), 6.Rawle Felix; 3.Darlon Guppy, 20.Marc Robertson; 9.Randy Harris (13.Nathaniel James 85), 8.Kalev Kiel, 7.Darian Bradshaw; 22.Jakeem McNeil (19.Darius Dickson 77).

Unused Substitutes: 30.Jumaane McNeil (GK), 10.Naeem Bisnath, 16.Nathaniel Brown, 25.Jaheim Granderson.

Coach: Kenwyne Jones

Referee: Kwinsi Williams

SSFL Premier Division results

(Wednesday 17 October)

San Juan North 1 (Renaldo Boyce 15), QRC 0 at Bourg Mulatresse;

Fatima College 2 (Mikhail McComie 37, 75), Carapichaima East 1 (Luke Charles 1) at Mucurapo Road;

Naparima College 1 (Seon Shippley), Valencia Secondary 1 (Dwight Yorke pen) at Lewis Street;

St Benedict’s College 2, East Mucurapo 0 at St Benedict’s;

Bishop’s High (T’go) 0, Trinity College East 2 (Jaden McKree 46, Kerdell Sween 57) at Tobago;

St Anthony’s College 2, Trinity College (Moka) 3 at Westmoorings;

St Augustine Secondary vs St Mary’s College at St Augustine;

*—postponed due to a waterlogged field

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

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 19, 2018, 03:17:21 PM
WATCH: San Juan North Secondary joined leaders Presentation College San Fernando on 25 points after a narrow 1-0 win over Queens Royal College at Bourg Mulatresse.

https://www.youtube.com/v/sDpC0jziE_o
Title: Carapichaima's Josiah King wins SSFL Player of the Month Award for September
Post by: Tallman on October 19, 2018, 05:19:20 PM
Carapichaima's Josiah King wins SSFL Player of the Month Award for September
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


CARAPICHAIMA East Secondary attacking midfielder Josiah King has won the inaugural First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Player of the Month award. King started the season in ripping form and won the judges approval to take the prize for September. The First Citizens Group has been a proud sponsor of the SSFL for eight consecutive years.

In a press release, First Citizens said “we understand the importance of supporting young people but most importantly we recognize the significance of empowering and connecting with the new generation of footballers at an early age.”

They continued, “This year, for the first time we have introduced two awards – The Player of the Month and The Coach of the Month Awards. A reward and recognition initiative, these awards are meant to acknowledge excellent performances and demonstrate our appreciation for team work and a spirit of excellence.”

Taking the Coach of the Month award for September was Trinity College coach Kenwrick Elie.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 19, 2018, 06:47:48 PM
WATCH: Highlights of Trinity College Moka's 3-2 win over St. Anthony's College

https://www.youtube.com/v/hM_86H1gvs0
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 19, 2018, 07:05:45 PM
WATCH: Caston Cupid visits defending SSFL Premier Division Champions, Presentation College San Fernando, ahead of their potentially title deciding match against San Juan North Secondary.

https://www.youtube.com/v/TN34tRhwNAo
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 20, 2018, 12:46:15 AM
Cooper keeps Speyside winning.
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian).


Tyrese Coop­er scored the win­ner for Spey­side High School to keep them in the race for the To­ba­go Zone ti­tle in the Girls Cham­pi­onships of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League.

Spey­side eked out a nar­row win against Pen­te­costal Light and Life on Thurs­day at the Sig­nal Hill recre­ation ground, thanks to Coop­er, who helped her team hold on to the sec­ond spot with 24 points from 10 match­es, from eight wins and two loss­es in the two-team race for the top po­si­tion. The cham­pi­on team will ad­vance to the Big Five com­pe­ti­tion.

Lead­ing the zone is the un­beat­en Sig­nal Hill team with 27 points from nine match­es. The leader claimed an­oth­er huge win that af­ter­noon over Scar­bor­ough Sec­ondary, 7-0.

Ce­line Lo­raine again was on the score­sheet for Sig­nal Hill with a pair of goals so too De­r­isha Bris­tol (2) while their team­mate Sh­er­nelle Os­bourne, Avonelle Lo­raine and Twin­kle Thomas scored one each.

In the oth­er match, host Good­wood bat­tled to a 3-3 draw with Bish­op's High at Good­wood recre­ation ground.

In a resched­uled match played in the North Zone, vis­it­ing team Holy Name Con­vent de­feat­ed Diego Mar­tin Cen­tral, 6-3 but the re­sult had no bear­ing on the top po­si­tion as Bish­op Anstey, Port-of-Spain has al­ready booked its place in the Big Five com­pe­ti­tion, fol­low­ing the pre­vi­ous rounds of match­es.

The North win­ner will meet Cen­tral cham­pi­on Cara­pichaima East in the quar­ter-fi­nals. The win­ner will progress to play South win­ner Pleas­antville Sec­ondary in the semi­fi­nal round while the cham­pi­on teams from the East and To­ba­go zones will meet in the oth­er semi­fi­nal. The semi­fi­nal­ists will be fi­nalised this week af­ter the zones' fi­nal round of match­es.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 20, 2018, 12:47:46 AM
Pres, San Juan battle for SSFL lead.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


It will be a bat­tle for the lead­er­ship po­si­tion in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) as de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege (San Fer­nan­do) and San Juan North Sec­ondary col­lide at the San Juan school ground from 3:40 pm to­day.

Both teams are on 25 points, hav­ing played un­beat­en so far, but with 'Pres' en­joy­ing the top spot based on a su­pe­ri­or goal dif­fer­en­tial, coach Shawn Coop­er's men will be re­quired to work twice as hard, play­ing away against the in-form San Juan.

Yes­ter­day Coop­er made it clear his plan is to get three points. He is pre­dict­ing a tough con­test against the Bourg Mu­la­tresse men who have an un­blem­ished record play­ing at home. "We need to be tight, at both the de­fence and in the at­tack, as well as lim­it the er­rors. They have got a num­ber of good play­ers, Boyce and com­pa­ny who have been at the top of their game, so I know they will be com­ing at us to­day," Coop­er said.

Coop­er, who has just re­turned to the south­ern gi­ants, from his un­suc­cess­ful stint with the T&T Women's team at the CON­CA­CAF Women's Cham­pi­onships in the Unit­ed States, said in spite of his team's un­beat­en run to date, his men will not be over­con­fi­dent go­ing in­to the en­counter. His main con­cern, how­ev­er, is that the weath­er con­di­tions will pro­vide for a good con­test.

Mean­while, third on the stand­ings with 22 points, Na­pari­ma Col­lege will have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to take sec­ond when they take on Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka at Mar­aval. A win for 'Naps' as they are com­mon­ly called, will put them on 25 points, and pos­si­bly in­to sec­ond on the chart, but on­ly if there is a win­ner in the San Juan and Pre­sen­ta­tion match.

A share of the points, how­ev­er, will keep the Na­pari­ma boys at third while both teams will con­tin­ue to rest at the top.

Fourth place Trin­i­ty Col­lege East, on the oth­er hand, will be at­tempt­ing to close the gap on the lead­ers. With just 14 points to its name af­ter nine match­es, the east­ern­ers will to­day trav­el to Ser­pen­tine Road, St Clair to face St Mary's Col­lege at home. And not too far away at QRC grounds, the home team will have a date with the mid­dle of the ta­ble Cara­pichaima East Sec­ondary. All match­es be­gin at 3:40 pm.

TO­DAY'S MATCH­ES

Bish­op's High School vs St Bene­dict's, To­ba­go

East Mu­cu­rapo vs St An­tho­ny's Col­lege, Fa­ti­ma

QRC vs Cara­pichaima East, QRC

San Juan North vs Pre­sen­ta­tion (San Fer­nan­do), San Juan

St Mary's Col­lege vs Trin­i­ty East, CIC Grounds

Trin­i­ty Mo­ka vs Na­pari­ma, Mo­ka

Va­len­cia Sec vs Fa­ti­ma Col­lege, Va­len­cia

Lat­est Stand­ings

Teams*P*W*D*L*GF*GA*PTS
1*Pres*9*8*1*0*22*5*25
2*San Juan*9*8*1*0*19*6*25
3*Naps*10*6*4*0*18*6*22
4*Trin­i­ty East*9*3*5*1*10*6*14
5*Trin­i­ty Mo­ka*8*4*2*2*14*16*14
6*St Au­gus­tine*9*4*1*4*17*15*13
7*Cara­pichaima*9*4*1*4*18*19*13
8*St An­tho­ny's*8*3*2*3*14*12*11
9*St Bene­dict's*8*3*2*3*10*8*11
10*QRC*9*2*4*3*10*9*10
11*East Mu­cu­rapo*9*2*2*5*11*17*8
12*Va­len­cia*9*2*1*6*11*22*7
13*Fa­ti­ma*10*2*1*7*9*17*7
14*St Mary's*8*1*2*5*7*13*5
15*Bish­op's High*10*0*1*9*10*29*1

Title: Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
Post by: Deeks on October 20, 2018, 09:03:53 AM
I watching the clips of the colleges games in the rain. Water-logged fields, puddle of water in front of the goal, all that brown muddy water after a while both teams look like they have on the same uniform. The crowd around the field. All them who want to interfere will schoolboy for the sake of the dysfunctional pro-league could go you know where. School football is where you develope the passion for the game. Inter-col is the best bar none.
Title: Re: Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on October 20, 2018, 09:47:06 AM
I watching the clips of the colleges games in the rain. Water-logged fields, puddle of water in front of the goal, all that brown muddy water after a while both teams look like they have on the same uniform. The crowd around the field. All them who want to interfere will schoolboy for the sake of the dysfunctional pro-league could go you know where. School football is where you develope the passion for the game. Inter-col is the best bar none.

And I'm watching wondering whether the SSFL, the schools and government could start thinking about sophisticated  drainage systems sourced from a common revenue generator. Despite the rite of passage thing, the football would improve with grass and enhanced absorption from the surface.
Title: Re: Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
Post by: Deeks on October 20, 2018, 11:14:53 AM
Asylum.  I think you just come from the "mad house", you know.  Them schools just glad that they have a rectangular piece of dirt with some grass on it to called that their home field.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 21, 2018, 12:50:23 AM
Bishop's continue to struggle in SSFL.
By Jelani Beckles (Newsday).


ONLY one match was played yesterday in round 11 of the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division, owing to the rain.

All six matches in Trinidad were postponed, including the giant clash between leaders Presentation College, San Fernando and second-placed San Juan North Secondary.

The only match played was between St Benedict's College and Bishop's High School in Tobago. Last-placed Bishop's continued their poor run, as St Benedict's came from behind to win 2-1. Bishop's only have one point for the season and have lost 10 of their 11 matches. With the win, St Benedict's moved from eighth to fifth place in the standings.

It has not been announced when the postponed matches will be played.

RELATED NEWS

St Benedict’s edge Bishop’s for vital win.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Keon Boney and Justin Chu Foo were both on tar­get as St Bene­dict’s Col­lege came from be­hind to beat Bish­op’s High 2-1 to con­tin­ue its climb to­wards safe­ty in the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion on Sat­ur­day.

With all the match­es card­ed for Trinidad post­poned due to the in­clement weath­er, all fo­cus was on the lone con­test in To­ba­go with both teams ea­ger to pick up cru­cial points.

Bish­op’s High, yet to get a win this sea­son was first to strike through Do­minique Lyons in the tenth minute. How­ev­er, Boney drew St Bene­dicts lev­el in the 20th to send both teams in at the half-time in­ter­val at 1-1.

The vis­i­tors then grab the even­tu­al match-win­ner in the 59th-minute cour­tesy Chu Foo, for a fourth win in nine match­es this sea­son, to move to 14 points, lev­el with Trin­i­ty Col­lege East and Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka. Mean­while, Bish­op's stayed bot­tom of the ta­ble with one point and head­ed to­wards rel­e­ga­tion back to the To­ba­go Zone in the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion af­ter on­ly one sea­son in the top flight.

Match­es will re­sume on Wednes­day.

Cur­rent SS­FL Pre­mier Di­vi­sion stand­ings:

Teams*P*W*D*L*GF*GA*Pts
1. Pre­sen­ta­tion*9*8*1*0*22*5*25
2. San Juan North*9*8*1*0*19*6*25
3. Na­pari­ma*10*6*4*0*18*6*22
4. Trin­i­ty East*9*3*5*1*10*6*14
5. St Bene­dict’s*9*4*2*3*12*9*14
6. Trin­i­ty Mo­ka*8*4*2*2*14*16*14
7. St Au­gus­tine*9*4*1*4*17*15*13
8. Cara­pichaima East*9*4*1*4*18*19*13
9. St An­tho­ny’s*8*3*2*3*14*12*11
10. QRC*9*2*4*3*10*9*10
11. East Mu­cu­rapo*9*2*2*5*11*17*8
12. Va­len­cia*9*2*1*6*11*22*7
13. Fa­ti­ma*10*2*1*7*9*17*7
14. St Mary’s*8*1*2*5*7*13*5
15. Bish­op’s High*11*0*1*10*11*30*1

Up­com­ing match­es

Wednes­day Oc­to­ber 24:

Bish­op’s High vs Va­len­cia Sec­ondary, To­ba­go,
Cara­pichaima East vs St Mary’s Col­lege, Cara­pichi­ma East
East Mu­cu­rapo vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka, Fa­ti­ma Ground, Mu­cu­rapo Road
QRC vs St Bene­dict’s Col­lege, QRC Ground, St Clair,
St An­tho­ny’s Col­lege vs Fa­ti­ma Col­lege, St An­tho­ny’s Ground, West­moor­ings
St Au­gus­tine vs San Juan North, St Au­gus­tine Ground, War­ren Street, St Au­gus­tine
Trin­i­ty Col­lege East vs Pre­sen­ta­tion, Trin­i­ty East Ground, Trinci­ty
Na­pari­ma Col­lege - bye

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: vb on October 21, 2018, 01:03:00 AM
I watching the clips of the colleges games in the rain. Water-logged fields, puddle of water in front of the goal, all that brown muddy water after a while both teams look like they have on the same uniform. The crowd around the field. All them who want to interfere will schoolboy for the sake of the dysfunctional pro-league could go you know where. School football is where you develope the passion for the game. Inter-col is the best bar none.

And I'm watching wondering whether the SSFL, the schools and government could start thinking about sophisticated  drainage systems sourced from a common revenue generator. Despite the rite of passage thing, the football would improve with grass and enhanced absorption from the surface.

MAJOR rain in TT over the last few days. More in three days than for the usual whole month of Oct. so that might have been an extreme case you  saw.

VB
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 21, 2018, 07:24:18 AM
I watching the clips of the colleges games in the rain. Water-logged fields, puddle of water in front of the goal, all that brown muddy water after a while both teams look like they have on the same uniform. The crowd around the field. All them who want to interfere will schoolboy for the sake of the dysfunctional pro-league could go you know where. School football is where you develope the passion for the game. Inter-col is the best bar none.

And I'm watching wondering whether the SSFL, the schools and government could start thinking about sophisticated  drainage systems sourced from a common revenue generator. Despite the rite of passage thing, the football would improve with grass and enhanced absorption from the surface.

MAJOR rain in TT over the last few days. More in three days than for the usual whole month of Oct. so that might have been an extreme case you  saw.

VB

Yes vb, is more rain than usual. The irony is that we should have infrastructures to collect a fraction of that water for the use if and when  the opposite happens of a very long dry season. But we still "developinig". And tell Asylum I only kidding, calling him loco about football and playing fields being better graded and maintained for these kinds of eventualities. But honestly the slushy field bring back great memories.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 21, 2018, 07:53:47 AM
I watching the clips of the colleges games in the rain. Water-logged fields, puddle of water in front of the goal, all that brown muddy water after a while both teams look like they have on the same uniform. The crowd around the field. All them who want to interfere will schoolboy for the sake of the dysfunctional pro-league could go you know where. School football is where you develope the passion for the game. Inter-col is the best bar none.

And I'm watching wondering whether the SSFL, the schools and government could start thinking about sophisticated  drainage systems sourced from a common revenue generator. Despite the rite of passage thing, the football would improve with grass and enhanced absorption from the surface.

MAJOR rain in TT over the last few days. More in three days than for the usual whole month of Oct. so that might have been an extreme case you  saw.

VB

Yes vb, is more rain than usual. The irony is that we should have infrastructures to collect a fraction of that water for the use if and when  the opposite happens of a very long dry season. But we still "developinig". And tell Asylum I only kidding, calling him loco about football and playing fields being better graded and maintained for these kinds of eventualities. But honestly the slushy field bring back great memories.

On most days we didn't shy away from playing in a modest amount of rain.  But ah have to say ah hated those mud pits in de goal mouth.  Too many times it wasn't the goalkeeper who denied you,  it was de mud that halted the ball's progress over the line. Yuh had to learn to play in those conditions and the conditions seemed to favor defenders and injuries.

As a rule, hard ground sunny days were for dribbling and expressive and expansive play.  Wet days were for passing, running in heavy tugs in blinding rain striking yuh face seemingly at a 45 degree angle,  brute physical force and being economical in possession. At least for ordinary players.

There are some players who played indifferent to sunshine or rain and were always able to influence games.

Despite the memories, I would trade them for a proper surface.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 23, 2018, 02:41:34 AM
Pleasantville trounce Fyzabad in SSFL Girls South Zone.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


PLEASANTVILLE Secondary have scored one of the biggest victories in the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) as their girls team crushed Fyzabad Anglican Secondary 16-0 last Tuesday in the South Zone of the Girls Championship competition.

Alexia Ali led the way with seven goals while Chrissy Mitchell and Jhaney Simon struck a double each.

There were goals also for Latifha Pascall, Celine Hypolite, Jasandra Joseph, Amelia Thomas and Kayla Garcia as Pleasantville remained at the top of the South Zone table on a maximum 18 points from six matches.

They are 12 points ahead of second place Point Fortin Secondary who blanked St Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando 8-0. Ternia St Clair led the scorers with five goals, and the trio of Kelicia Ramchandar, Queen Jacent and Valeen Frederick scored one apiece.

Bishop’s Anstey Port of Spain lead the North with 27 points from 10 games following their 2-0 win over St Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain while Signal Hill Secondary are on top in Tobago with a maximum 24 points from eight matches.

In the East, Five Rivers Secondary lead the table with 25 points, just three ahead of second placed Bishop’s Anstey East.

Five Rivers defeated St Augustine Secondary 9-1 last Tuesday.

Carapichaima East Secondary lead the Central Zone with a maximum 15 points from their five games.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 23, 2018, 03:28:59 AM
One-on-One with Jordan Riley: “J-man” hopes to hit the right note for “Pres Lions”
By Cindy Roopnarine (Wired868).


Jordan “J-man” Riley, who plays on the right wing for defending Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division champions, Presentation College (San Fernando), believes consistency and persistence will be key to his school defending their title this season.

The talented five-foot-three player with lightening feet and top dribbling and crossing ability, spoke to Wired868 intern Cindy Roopnarine about his football career so far in today’s One on One:

Date of birth: 22nd December 1999
Hometown: South Oropouche
Position: Right Wing

How did you get into playing football?

My dad, Roger Riley, played a big part in me playing football. He played for St Benedict’s College back in his time.

Why are you called ‘J-man’?

I got the nickname by accident. I would say when one of my friends jokingly said to me one day, ‘J-man what we doing later boy?’ From that day, the name “J-man” just stuck with me and everyone started calling me by that name.

What makes you stand out as a player?

I’ll say my athletic ability and stamina on the field as well as my dribbling and crossing techniques. Also, keeping fit all the time; everyone always says ‘J-man’ is the fastest on the team.

Who is your favourite player?

Lionel Messi. He is very hard-working like me. He is fit and he is one that I always look up to. Even though he may not always be the biggest player in the field, he always wins his one-on-one battles.

What is your favourite team?

Barcelona.

Who was your most important coach/coaches and why?

I must say the coach of the Presentation College team, coach Shawn Cooper. I have been training with him for the past six years and at the under-14 and under-16 level, he was the one who saw the potential in me and pushed me. He was the person behind me to push forward.

What was your best moment in football so far?

Well I must say the best moment was last year winning the Secondary School Football League was one of the biggest accomplishment for me.

And your worst moment?

The worst moment I’ll say was reaching the National Intercol Finals but we did not win the title, we came second which was back in 2016. It was very heart-breaking.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy playing video games or liming with my friends. Football is life so we will play FIFA and watch football.

What is something most people do not know about you?

Most people say that I can only play football but what they do not know is that I also play the piano. My parents sent my sister, Mya, and me to St Cecilia’s Music School in South Oropouche when I was ten years of age. We placed second in the piano duet, junior category at the Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival back in 2010.

How would you describe yourself as a person?

As a person, I am hard-working both on and off the field, helping with house chores. Also, I am very funny person because I am always telling jokes and everyone who limes with me always will have a good time.

What do you hope to do when you finish school?

When I finish school here in Trinidad, I hope to further my studies in the US with a university to pursue Sports Management or Sports Physiotherapy. Or, every footballer’s dream is to become a professional footballer; so hopefully to get a footballing contract with a professional club.

What would be success for you as a player?

Success as a player for me will be playing on the international stage representing my country at the senior level at a big football tournament such as the World Cup and becoming a professional footballer for a professional club. Also, making my family proud is something I want to do.

What is your target for the season?

Last season my target was to score a goal at every game but I did not live up to that so this season it is just to become the top goal scorer in the league and help my team to victory. Also, I hope to become the most outstanding player in this year’s SSFL.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 24, 2018, 12:46:55 AM
Speyside gets title boost.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Spey­side's stroll to the win­ning spot in the To­ba­go Zone of the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) was boost­ed by a de­ci­sion of the To­ba­go arm of the SS­FL's dis­ci­pli­nary com­mit­tee to award them three points and as many goals last week.

The rul­ing came last week af­ter Pen­te­costal Light and Life failed to pro­vide se­cu­ri­ty per­son­nel at a match its host­ed three weeks ago against Spey­side, but re­sult­ed in the match not be­ing played.

Pen­te­costal and Light and Life, a pri­vate ed­u­ca­tion­al in­sti­tu­tion, could not ho­n­our its com­mit­ment to pro­vide at least three se­cu­ri­ty per­son­nel at the match venue. The rule of the SS­FL states that schools are to pro­vide ad­e­quate se­cu­ri­ty of­fi­cers at its home match­es, which in­cludes ei­ther po­lice, any type of se­cu­ri­ty of­fi­cers, or of­fi­cers of gov­ern­ment's Na­tion­al Main­te­nance Train­ing and Se­cu­ri­ty Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed (MTS).

The rule al­so states that among the three of­fi­cers, one is ex­pect­ed to be pre­cept­ed, which means hav­ing the au­thor­i­ty to car­ry a li­censed firearm.

The school's (Pen­te­costal Light and Life) in­abil­i­ty to pro­vide this, how­ev­er, led to the in­volve­ment of the league's dis­ci­pli­nary com­mit­tee which took ac­tion.

Guardian Me­dia Sports un­der­stands that the school could not se­cure the ser­vices of MTS per­son­nel, which is used at all sec­ondary schools across T&T.

Syan­dene Black­man-Walsh, sec­re­tary of the To­ba­go arm of the SS­FL said her com­mit­tee is set to ad­ju­di­cate on an­oth­er mat­ter in­volv­ing Spey­side, which could po­ten­tial­ly hand the 2017 To­ba­go cham­pi­ons an­oth­er three points, in its pur­suit of claim­ing the zone ti­tle for the sec­ond time in two years.

This time the mat­ter in­volves Sig­nal Hill's in­abil­i­ty to change its uni­form as the home team dur­ing a home clash with Spey­side.

Sig­nal Hill, a sea­soned cam­paign­er in the schools league was un­able to meet the rule re­quire­ments which states the host team must change if there is a clash of uni­form colours.

It is un­der­stood that Sig­nal Hill of­fi­cials did com­mu­ni­cate with Spey­side be­fore the match pro­gramme in­form­ing them about their predica­ment. How­ev­er, Spey­side still sought to trav­el with one uni­form which re­sult­ed in a clash of colours pre­vent­ing the match from be­ing played.

The re­sults ac­ti­vat­ed the zone's dis­ci­pline com­mit­tee which will rule any­time.

The Big Five play­off among the win­ning Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion teams be­gins this af­ter­noon, but the To­ba­go zone is set to be de­cid­ed to­mor­row.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 24, 2018, 12:49:31 AM
Trinity East hosts champs 'Pres'
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


A mouth-wa­ter­ing con­test is ex­pect­ed be­tween Pre­mier Di­vi­sion lead­ers of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL), Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do and fourth-place Trin­i­ty Col­lege (East) at Hen­ry Street, Arou­ca this af­ter­noon.

On Sat­ur­day, the SS­FL post­poned its pro­gramme be­cause of the in­clement weath­er con­di­tions that ad­verse­ly af­fect­ed the en­tire coun­try.

How­ev­er, to­day the league leader is ex­pect­ing a tough fight from a team that rarely los­es at home.

On­ly last week Pres coach Shawn Coop­er said his troops will not be tak­ing any team for grant­ed, par­tic­u­lar­ly when they are play­ing away. How­ev­er, the T&T se­nior Women's coach will be hop­ing his de­fence re­mains tight and lim­it its er­rors. "Every team will be com­ing to beat Pre­sen­ta­tion, which is why we will be tak­ing each school, one game at a time."

Ac­cord­ing to Coop­er, "Trin­i­ty is al­ways a team to be reck­oned with at home and there­fore we will ap­proach them care­ful­ly, in search of full points game." Trin­i­ty Col­lege has lost on­ly once at home this sea­son, a heart-wrench­ing 0-1 purg­er to San Juan North, but yes­ter­day coach Michael Grayson said his team will be go­ing af­ter full points in an at­tempt to climb the 15-team stand­ings.

"At this point in the sea­son, every game is a big game. There are no easy match­es now as teams are try­ing to ei­ther im­prove their stand­ings, to ei­ther avoid rel­e­ga­tion or en­sure they fin­ish on the up­per part of the ta­ble. We want to go up the stand­ings, so we will be tak­ing each game one step at a time," Grayson said.

Sec­ond place San Juan North Sec­ondary will trav­el to St Au­gus­tine, in its ef­fort as they try to take the lead for the first time this sea­son. Like Pres, the San Juan boys are on 25 points due to an in­fe­ri­or goal dif­fer­ence and would be hop­ing to clob­ber their op­po­nents this af­ter­noon, and hope that Trin­i­ty East can hold off their coun­ter­parts.

Trin­i­ty Mo­ka which is fourth on the stand­ing will jour­ney to Port-of-Spain to face East Mu­cu­rapo at Fa­ti­ma Col­lege, grounds while Queen's Roy­al Col­lege will host St Bene­dict's Col­lege, in des­per­ate pur­suit of vic­to­ry in the team's ef­fort move from its 10th po­si­tion.

Coach Nigel Groves­nor and his pro­tege Ken­wyne Jones be­lieve the team's cur­rent po­si­tion does not re­flect the type of foot­ball be­ing played and will, there­fore, be ea­ger to climb the lad­der with a vic­to­ry to­day. All match­es be­gin at 3:40 pm.

Mean­while, the ac­tion al­so be­gins in the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion Big Five play­off with North Zone win­ners Mal­ick Sec­ondary fac­ing cen­tral champs Ch­agua­nas North at St Mary's Col­lege Ground at 3:30 pm, while at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la, east­ern­ers Holy Cross Col­lege will be up against Pleas­antville Sec­ondary at the same time.

TO­DAY'S MATCH­ES

Bish­op's High vs Va­len­cia Sec, To­ba­go
Cara­pichaima East vs St Mary's, Cara­pichaima
East Mu­cu­rapo vs Trin­i­ty Mo­ka, Fa­ti­ma
QRC vs St Bene­dict's, QRC
St An­tho­ny's vs Fa­ti­ma, St An­tho­ny's
St Au­gus­tine vs San Juan North, St Au­gus­tine
Trin­i­ty East vs Pre­sen­ta­tion, Arou­ca

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 24, 2018, 08:35:42 PM
WATCH: St. Augustine Secondary halts San Juan North Secondary's unbeaten run with a 4-1 win over the “Bourg Mulatresse Boys”. Kesean St. Rose led the Green Machine with a brace, with contributions by Rivaldo Coryat and Dorian Simpson. San Juan's lone item was scored by Jerry Morris.

https://www.youtube.com/v/eApthCsN_NM
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 24, 2018, 08:55:08 PM
San Juan's keeper looks a lil rusty. Maybe from not being challenged match after match?
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 25, 2018, 01:01:34 AM
Riley keeps Pres on title repeat course.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Jor­dan Ri­ley fired in the lone goal as de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do edged Trin­i­ty Collge East 1-0 to move in­to a three-way lead at the top of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League Pre­mier Di­vi­sion, yes­ter­day.

Ri­ley got the de­ci­sive item in the close­ly fought con­test in the 34th minute for a ninth win in ten match­es for 28 points, three clear of for­mer joint lead­ers San Juan North Sec­ondary, which was sur­pris­ing­ly van­quished 4-1 at East Zone ri­vals, St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary.

The ‘Green Ma­chine’ of St Au­gus­tine stormed in­to a 3-0 half-time lead with key man, Ke­sean St Rose scor­ing twice in the ninth and 45th minute while Ri­val­do Cory­at net­ted in the 39th.

Jer­ry Mor­ris pulled a goal back for San Juan in the 50th, but Do­ri­on Samp­son net­ted the fourth item for St Au­gus­tine in the 78th minute to kill off the con­test.

In oth­er match­es, St An­tho­ny's Col­lege slipped past Fa­ti­ma Col­lege 1-0; Cara­pichaima East whipped St Mary’s Col­lege 3-1; Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka bat­tled past East Mu­cu­rapo 1-0; Queen’s Roy­al Col­lege blanked St Bene­dict’s Col­lege 3-0, and Bish­op’s High and Va­len­cia Sec­ondary drew 1-1.

(Teams - By Wired868)

Trinity College East (4-2-3-1): 1.Khalil Oliver (GK); 4.Randy Jackson (captain), 19.Kerdell Sween, 2.Stephan Hoyte, Daniel Lake; 12.Daejean Windsor (11.Jarved Elcock 55), 8.Isaiah Williams; 7.Tyrique Sutherland (10.Terrell Wiley 60), 17.Christian Ransome, 14.Micai Peters (21.Matthias Hinkson 35); 9.Jaden McKree.

Unused Substitutes: 27.Nicholas Thomas (GK), 6.Jaheim Faustin, 13.Triston Solomon, 23.Kishaun Charles.

Coach: Michael Grayson

Presentation College (San F’do) (4-4-1-1): 28.Jabari Gray (GK) (captain); 3.Juaval Roberts, 5.Justin Cornwall, 27.Darnell Hospedales, 2.Zion Allen; 10.Jordan Riley, 15.Aleem Barclay, 12.Jerrin Jackie (20.Shakeem Julien 50), 9.Jaiye Sheppard (29.Jardel Sinclair 84); 6.Ackeel Jacob; 7.Omri Baird.

Unused Substitutes: 1.Isaiah Williams (GK), 13.Markus Mason, 14.Tylon Roseman, 18.Nkosi Charles, 22.Amaal Julien.

Coach: Shawn Cooper

Referee: Hasely Collette

Yes­ter­day’s Re­sults

Bish­op’s High 1 (Do­minique Lyons) vs Va­len­cia Sec­ondary 1 (Dwight Yorke)

Cara­pichaima East 3 (Kevon Williams 43rd, 73rd pen, Daniel Pas­call 81st) vs St Mary’s Col­lege 1 (Tyrese Spicer 46th)

East Mu­cu­rapo 0 vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka 1 (Josi­ah Williams 15th)

QRC 3 (Dar­ius Dixon, Dar­i­on Brad­shaw, Ja­heim Grander­son) vs St Bene­dict’s Col­lege 0,

St An­tho­ny’s Col­lege 1 (Haile Beck­les 79th) vs Fa­ti­ma Col­lege 0

St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary 4 (Ke­sean St Rose 9th, 45th, Ri­val­do Cory­at 39th, Do­ri­on Samp­son 78th) vs San Juan North 1 (Jer­ry Mor­ris 50th)

Trin­i­ty Col­lege East 0 vs Pre­sen­ta­tion 1 (Jor­dan Ri­ley 34th)

Na­pari­ma Col­lege - bye

Lat­est SS­FL Pre­mier Di­vi­sion Stand­ings

Teams*P*W*D*L*GF*A*Pts
1. Pre­sen­ta­tion*10*9*1*0*23*5*28
2. San Juan North*10*8*1*1*20*10*25
3. Na­pari­ma*10*6*4*0*18*6*22
4. Trin­i­ty Mo­ka*9*5*2*2*15*16*17
5. St Au­gus­tine*10*5*1*4*21*16*16
6. Cara­pichaima East*10*5*1*4*21*20*16
7. St An­tho­ny’s*9*4*2*3*15*12*14
8. Trin­i­ty East*10*3*5*2*10*7*14
9. St Bene­dict’s*10*4*2*4*12*12*14
10. QRC*10*3*4*3*13*9*13
11. East Mu­cu­rapo*10*2*2*6*11*18*8
12. Va­len­cia*10*2*2*6*12*23*8
13. Fa­ti­ma*11*2*1*8*9*18*7
14. St Mary’s*9*1*2*6*8*16*5
15. Bish­op’s High*12*0*2*10*12*31*2

RELATED NEWS

Pres extend lead in Premier Division.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


PRESENTATION San Fernando have extended their lead over second- placed San Juan North to three points, after yesterday’s slate of matches in Round 12 of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division.

Presentation San Fernando notched their ninth win in 10 matches after defeating Trinity East 1-0 in Trincity. Jordan Riley got his name on the scoresheet, in the 34th, to secure full points for the 2017 title-holders.

San Juan’s unbeaten start to the season ended when they suffered a 4-1 beating by hosts St Augustine.

Keshawn St Rose scored a double, in the ninth and 45th minutes, while Rivaldo Poyet and Dorean Sampson chipped in with one apiece, in the 39th and 78th minutes. Jerry Morris netted the consolation, in the 50th.

Naparima, who were on a bye yesterday, remained in third spot.

Trinity Moka jumped two places to fourth after earning a 1-0 victory over East Mucurapo at the Fatima ground, Mucurapo. Josiah Wilson found the back of the net for the visitors, in the first half.

Another team who earned a 1-0 win were St Anthony’s. Haile Beckles scored in the 79th minute to hand the hosts full points against the struggling Fatima at Westmoorings. St Mary’s miserable season continued when they fell to a 3-1 defeat to Carapichaima East, at Carapichaima.

In a clash of mid-table teams, QRC brushed aside St Benedict’s 3-0 at the QRC ground in St Clair, and bottom-placed Bishop’s High and visitors Valencia played to a 1-1 draw. Round 13 games will be staged on October 27.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 26, 2018, 07:08:31 AM
WATCH: Leaders Presentation College San Fernando opened up some daylight on second-placed San Juan North when they edged Trinity East 1-0 on a goal by Jordan Riley.

https://www.youtube.com/v/p2ogEYEOJ3c
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 26, 2018, 10:16:53 AM
WATCH: The Presentation College Lions aim to defend their Premier Division title in style and are hungry for additional silverware… Host James Saunders speaks to coaches Shawn Cooper and Dunstan Williams, players Jordan Riley and Jaiyé Sheppard and principal Dexter Mitchell.

https://www.youtube.com/v/FuwpXh_gT3Q
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 27, 2018, 12:44:22 AM
Speyside wins title in protest room.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Spey­side Sec­ondary re­ceived an­oth­er three points and as many goals from the protest room that con­firmed the school as cham­pi­ons of the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL), To­ba­go zone on Wednes­day.

The school, Pre­mier­ship Di­vi­sion cam­paign­ers in 2015 and 2017, was award­ed the win by the dis­ci­pli­nary com­mit­tee of the To­ba­go arm of the SS­FL, af­ter Sig­nal failed to pro­vide a change of uni­form dur­ing a match three weeks ago, al­though they were the home team. The rule of the SS­FL states clear­ly the home team usu­al­ly changes its uni­form in the event of a clash of colours.

Sig­nal Hill had just one uni­form and at­tempt­ed to en­gage in a gen­tle­man's agree­ment with Spey­side for the en­counter.

How­ev­er, Spey­side man­ag­er Ker­ry Lynch said he nev­er agreed to change his cus­tom­ary green and yel­low uni­forms, as he could not have lo­cat­ed all his back­up kits for the match. He told Guardian Me­dia Sports that he com­mu­ni­cat­ed this to Sig­nal Hill of­fi­cials but it was ig­nored.

On­ly last week Spey­side re­ceived three points and goals af­ter Pen­te­costal Light and Life failed to pro­vide prop­er se­cu­ri­ty at a game with them. The match was even­tu­al­ly aban­doned, and the dis­ci­pli­nary com­mit­tee ruled that the pri­vate ed­u­ca­tion­al in­sti­tu­tion breached the rules of the SS­FL.

With the two rul­ings, Spey­side earned six valu­able points which en­abled it to fin­ish ahead of sec­ond place Ma­son Hall Sec­ondary as the zone win­ner.

Spey­side will now face Mal­ick on Tues­day in its open­ing match of the Big Five play-off at St Mary Col­lege Ground. The top three teams will qual­i­fy for next year's pre­mier di­vi­sion. Lynch said his team was twice boot­ed out of the top flight school's league be­tween 2015- 2017, but now he wants to re­turn and stay among the top teams.

He said he does not know much about Mal­ick Sec­ondary, but he's con­fi­dent in his team, which com­pris­es a blend of in­ex­pe­ri­ence and sea­soned cam­paign­ers, such as Aminik­ki Richards, Ronal­do Samuel who came in from Sig­nal Hill this year, Ronal­do Al­leyne and 15-year-old Nicholas Sanchez, whom he de­scribed as a play­er for the fu­ture.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 27, 2018, 12:46:27 AM
'Pres' face struggling Fatima.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


It's a race to the fin­ish now for lead­ers Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege (San Fer­nan­do) in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) with four more round of match­es to play.

Un­beat­en 'Pres' as the team is com­mon­ly called, will take on low­ly Fa­ti­ma Col­lege at the Man­ny Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la from 3:40 pm. The south­ern­ers are fresh from a 1-0 tri­umph over dif­fi­cult cam­paign­ers at home- Trin­i­ty Col­lege East at Arou­ca on Wednes­day and will fan­cy their chances this af­ter­noon in­side their own back­yard.

Fa­ti­ma has strug­gled to find its form this sea­son and found it­self in the rel­e­ga­tion zone. If the team failed to se­cure much-need­ed points in the re­main­ing four match­es then next sea­son could see the Mu­cu­rapo road school cam­paign­ing in the cham­pi­onships di­vi­sion.

'Pres' on 28 points af­ter 10 match­es, a mere three points ahead of the team's clos­est chal­lengers San Juan North Sec­ondary, whose un­beat­en run for the sea­son was snapped by St Au­gus­tine ear­li­er this week, re­mains in the ti­tle hunt. The San Juan boys, how­ev­er, are still in the sec­ond po­si­tion with 25 points and will need to win against third on the stand­ings Na­pari­ma, at home.

A bye this week kept Na­pari­ma on 22 points for the past two round of match­es, but coach An­gus Eve and his troops will be fac­ing the game of their lives. Like Trin­i­ty Col­lege East, the San Juan lads are dif­fi­cult con­tenders at home, but to­day they will at­tempt to up the ante, af­ter Wednes­day's de­mor­al­is­ing re­sult in Srt Au­gus­tine. All match­es be­gin at 3:40 pm.

TO­DAY'S MATCH­ES

Cara­pichaima vs Sty An­tho­ny's, Cara­pichaima
East Mu­cu­rapo vs St Au­gus­tine, Fa­ti­ma
Pre­sen­ta­tion vs Fa­ti­ma, Man­ny Ramjohn Sta­di­um
San Juan North vs Na­pari­ma, San Juan
St Mary's Col­lege vs Bish­op's High, CIC Grounds
St Bene­dict's vs Va­len­cia, Ari­ma North Sec

LAT­EST STAND­INGS:

TEAMS*P*W*D*L*GF*GA*PTS
1*Pres*10*9*1*0*23*5*28
2*San Juan North*10*8*1*1*20*10*25
3*Naps*10*6*4*0*18*6*22
4*Trin­i­ty Mo­ka*9*5*2*2*15*16*17
5*St Au­gus­tine*10*5*1*4*21*16*16
6*Cara­pichaima*10*5*1*4*21*20*16
7*St An­tho­ny's*9*4*2*3*15*12*14
8*Trin­i­ty East*10*3*5*2*10*7*14
9*St Bene­dict's*10*4*2*4*12*12*14
10*QRC*10*3*4*3*13*9*13
11*East Mu­cu­rapo*10*2*2*6*11*18*8
12*Va­len­cia*10*2*2*6*12*23*8
13*Fa­ti­ma*11*2*1*8*9*18*7
14*St Mary's*9*1*2*6*8*16*5
15*Bish­op's*12*0*2*1012*31*2

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: real madness on October 27, 2018, 04:52:10 AM
San Juan's keeper looks a lil rusty. Maybe from not being challenged match after match?

From the highlights I can’t say he looked rusty.  I saw good finishing from the Green Machine and poor positioning from the keeper.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 28, 2018, 12:52:33 AM
Barclay rescues "Pres" with a draw.
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian).


Aleem Bar­clay scored a late equalis­er to keep Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do on track to claim the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion ti­tle of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) af­ter be­ing held to a 2-2 draw with Fa­ti­ma Col­lege yes­ter­day.

The ac­tion un­fold­ed at the Man­ny Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la and it was Bar­clay's 76th-minute item that saved "Pres" from go­ing down to the 13th-place team on the stand­ing.

Pre­sen­ta­tion, which en­tered the in­tense af­fair with nine wins and a draw un­der its belt, set the tone ear­ly and got the open­ing goal from Jor­dan Ri­ley in the sec­ond minute.

De­spite be­ing down 1-0 ear­ly, Fa­ti­ma did not fade and stepped up de­fen­sive­ly, while keep­ing the leader of the di­vi­sion in check for the bal­ance of the first half while in pur­suit of the equalis­er. How­ev­er, the host went in­to the dress­ing room with a 1-0 lead.

On the re­sump­tion though, the Fa­ti­ma team was able to draw lev­el with a 48th-minute item thanks to Mikhail Mc­Comie, who was on tar­get from the penal­ty spot. He re­turned some sev­en min­utes lat­er to put his team up 2-1.

The Fa­ti­ma boys held on for much of the sec­ond half un­til Bar­clay came to the res­cue with the equalis­er in the 76th minute, 2-2.

The scores re­mained un­changed when time ex­pired.

Fa­ti­ma stays in 13th spot with eight points from 12 match­es, which com­prise two wins, two draws and eight loss­es, while "Pres" kept its un­beat­en streak in­tact and moves to 29 points af­ter 11 match­es, four points ahead of the team’s clos­est chal­lengers San Juan North and Na­pari­ma, which pulled off a 3-2 win over San Juan in a match played in Bourg Mu­la­tresse.

De­spite both teams hav­ing 25 points, Na­pari­ma re­places San Juan in sec­ond place due to a bet­ter goal-dif­fer­ence, 13 com­pared to nine af­ter 11 rounds of match­es for each team. "Naps" record reads - sev­en wins and four draws, while third-place San Juan has eight wins, a draw and two loss­es.

In oth­er match­es, Akeil Vesprey net­ted the lone item in the third minute to help Cara­pichaima edge the vis­it­ing St An­tho­ny's Col­lege, 1-0; Zion McLeod and Ki­dane Lewis scored in East Mu­cu­rapo's 2-1 vic­to­ry over St Au­gus­tine at Fa­ti­ma grounds; St Mary's (CIC) whipped Bish­op's High, To­ba­go, 4-0 at CIC grounds; and at Ari­ma North Sec­ondary grounds, St Bene­dict's topped Va­len­cia, 3-2.

Yes­ter­day's Re­sults

Cara­pichaima 1 (Akeil Vesprey 3rd) vs Sty An­tho­ny’s 0

East Mu­cu­rapo 2 (Zion McLeod 30th penal­ty, Ki­dane Lewis 80th) vs St Au­gus­tine 1 (Kishorn St Rose 9th)

Pre­sen­ta­tion 2 (Jor­dan Ri­ley 2nd, Aleem Bar­clay 76th) vs Fa­ti­ma 2 (MiKhail Mc­Comie 48th penal­ty, 55th)

San Juan North 2 vs Na­pari­ma 3

St Mary’s Col­lege 4 vs Bish­op’s High 0

St Bene­dict’s 3 vs Va­len­cia 2

Trin­i­ty East 1 (Jaden McK­ree 33rd) vs Trin­i­ty Mo­ka 1 (Ja­heim Jawahir 85th)

Shell/FCB Pre­mier Di­vi­sion

Pos   Team   P   W   D   L   F   A   GD   Pts
1   Pre­sen­ta­tion   11   9   2   0   25   7   18   29
2   Na­pari­ma   11   7   4   0   21   8   13   25
3   San Juan   11   8   1   2   22   13   9   25
4   Cara­pichaima   11   6   1   4   22   19   3   19
5   Trin­i­ty Mo­ka   10   5   3   2   16   17   -1   18
6   St. Bene­dict's   11   5   2   4   15   14   1   17
7   St. Au­gus­tine   11   5   1   5   22   18   4   16
8   Trin­i­ty East   11   3   6   2   11   8   3   15
9   St. An­tho­ny's   10   4   2   4   15   13   2   14
10   QRC   10   3   4   3   13   9   4   13
11   East Mu­cu­rapo   11   3   2   6   13   19   -6   11
12   St Mary's   10   2   2   6   12   16   -4   8
13   Fa­ti­ma   12   2   2   8   11   20   -8   8
14   Va­len­cia   11   2   2   7   14   26   -12   8
15   Bish­op's High   13   0   2   11   12   36   -24   2

RELATED NEWS

‘Naps’ win but ‘Pres’ remain on top SSFL Prem.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


PRESENTATION College of San Fernando dropped points for only the second time this season but maintained their lead at the top of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division standings yesterday following a 2-2 home draw with a struggling Fatima College.

Presentation took the lead through Jordan Riley who struck in a volley from a Jaiye Sheppard cross. The defending league champions, however, conceded twice before salvaging a point by means of an equaliser from Aleem Barclay in the 76th minute.

Fatima College got both their goals from Mikhail McComie who scored a penalty in the 48th and the other in the 55th minute.

Their draw coincided with a 3-2 win for Naparima College, which propelled them into second place at the expense of San Juan North Secondary, who they defeated 3-2.

Meanwhile, Keon Boney scored a winning goal three minutes into injury time to see St Benedict’s College to a dramatic 3-2 win over Valencia Secondary. It was a heartbreaking result for Valencia, who rallied to equalise from a 2-0 deficit, only to lose all three points at the death.

In other results, Carapichaima East Secondary moved into fourth with a 1-0 win over an inconsistent St Anthony’s, while Trinity College East and Trinity College Moka played to a 1-1 derby draw.

St Mary’s College were the only successful team from the North, securing a much needed 4-0 win over Bishop’s High of Tobago.

Results

Carapichaima East 1 vs St Anthony’s College 0

East Mucurapo 2 vs St Augustine Secondary 1

Presentation College San F’do (Jordan Riley, 2 vs Fatima College 2

San Juan North 2 vs Naparima College 3

St Mary’s College 4 vs Bishop’s High 0

Trinity College East 1 vs Trinity College (Moka) 1

Valencia Secondary 2 vs St Benedict’s College 3

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: real madness on October 28, 2018, 11:35:00 AM
http://www.looptt.com/content/tt-student-killed-accident-us-two-others-injured

RIP Reuel.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 28, 2018, 01:13:37 PM
http://www.looptt.com/content/tt-student-killed-accident-us-two-others-injured

RIP Reuel.

Thanks for sharing that. RIP, young baller.

(By the way, I did not expect to see Tevin Slater from SVG on Jefferson College's roster! Pan American Calcio, what happened to yuh player?)
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 28, 2018, 01:16:34 PM
Condolences to his family. RIP. God Bless!
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 28, 2018, 02:19:47 PM
San Juan's keeper looks a lil rusty. Maybe from not being challenged match after match?

From the highlights I can’t say he looked rusty.  I saw good finishing from the Green Machine and poor positioning from the keeper.

Rusty as in "not sharp".

(I wasn't sure whether it was Clarke or Rodriguez in goal. Whether it's been the same keeper right through or whether they have been sharing duties. On balance, ah went with the first option.)

Playing the Green Machine was San Juan North's 10th match of the league and having read of their successful march through the rounds, I expected to see a goalkeeper that looked as if he was playing his 10th match of the season and I expected to see a GK who looked up to preserving San Juan's title fight after having dropped points against Moka. I didn't see that. I saw errors I didn't expect to see for a team positioned at the top of the table.

There is no question that good finishing is on display and there is no question that poor positioning is in evidence. However, a look at the finishing sometimes credits the attacker completely and to an extent removes the microscope from the goalkeeper or divests responsibility from the GK.

Putting the penalty aside (from the available angle, Coryat's penalty was excellent), the goals that stimulated my comment were #1 and #3, where issues other than physical positioning show (his body shape, he never gets set, his hands, not influencing the attacker ... struck me as too casual for a title defence ... so too his body language after.

The 4th goal is a certain decision-making and positional nightmare.

BUT, reviewing the record, I see that San Juan has not been commanding the landscape as I thought based on points accumulated. Valencia troubled them in the opening round and were unfortunate not to head out with a point after a couple shots San Juan's keeper knew nothing about. Bishop's slotted 2 goals past them and San Juan's keeper's positional issues are in evidence versus Carapichaima.

All very encouraging stuff for Pres when the time comes.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 28, 2018, 07:46:55 PM
Bishop East claims Girls zonal title
By Rachael Thompson-King (T&T Guardian)


A com­mand­ing per­for­mance from Bish­op Anstey High School East led by Lil­lian Selvon, helped the school qual­i­fy for the Girls Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion "Big Five" com­pe­ti­tion in the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League.

To­day, the East Zone cham­pi­on will be look­ing to keep that mo­men­tum when it faces To­ba­go cham­pi­on Sig­nal Hill, who will have home ad­van­tage in the semi­fi­nal match set to kick off at 3 pm.

On Thurs­day, three goals from Selvon saw Bish­op East to a com­fort­able 7-0 win over hosts St Au­gus­tine on Thurs­day evening to be crowned the zon­al cham­pi­on earn­ing them the right to play in the "Big Five".

Her team­mates Christi Ann Woods and Tyan­na Williams each added a pair of goals in the lop­sided af­fair that pushed Bish­op East to the head of the ta­ble with 25 points from 10 match­es from eight wins and two loss­es. The same as new­com­er Five Rivers Sec­ondary, who held the top po­si­tion for much of the sea­son but slipped to the sec­ond spot as Bish­op East had a bet­ter goal dif­fer­ence, plus-37 com­pared to it's plus-32.

Sig­nal Hill booked its spot af­ter a 3-0 win over Spey­side High on that evening. Ce­line Lo­raine came good once more for Sig­nal Hill with a dou­ble while her team­mate Dil­lea­sia Nichol­son net­ted the oth­er.

In the lone quar­ter-fi­nal match on Thurs­day af­ter­noon, North win­ner Bish­op Anstey Port-of-Spain was beat­en by Cen­tral cham­pi­on Cara­pichaima East, 4-2.

Cara­pichaima now moves on to play South win­ner Pleas­antville Sec­ondary in the semi­fi­nal round to­day at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la from 3 pm.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 30, 2018, 11:16:44 AM
Quote
...

“Tension in meh belly! This is thing for Shadow!” exclaimed one St Benedict’s technical staff member.

Bang! Boney converted the perfect penalty to ease the tension. 4-4.

It was a whirlwind comeback and it wasn’t over yet. In the 85th minute, Boney completed his beaver-trick with a carbon copy of his second item before racing to the St Benedict’s bench to raise Tyson’s jersey to the heavens.

...

https://wired868.com/2018/10/29/ssfl-18-st-benedicts-edge-st-anthonys-6-5-dedicate-extraordinary-win-to-reuel-tyson/


One imagines that there are no greater tributes, to a player branded "striker for life", than goals. :salute:

:applause:
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 30, 2018, 06:32:42 PM
WATCH: With grief still weighing heavily on their hearts for former teammate Reuel Tyson, St. Benedict's College came from 4-1 down to beat St. Anthony's College 6-5 in arguably the Match of the Season so far. Keon Boney netted a beaver-trick for the La Romaine Lions.

https://www.youtube.com/v/qAig32AUeGA
Title: Malick shuts out Speyside 2-0 in Big 5
Post by: Tallman on October 31, 2018, 09:03:12 AM
Malick shuts out Speyside 2-0 in Big 5
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Mal­ick Sec­ondary School scored its first win in the Big Five play-off in the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL), by shut­ting out To­ba­go gi­ants Spey­side Sec­ondary 2-0 at St Mary's Col­lege Ground, St Clair, yes­ter­day.

The north­ern­ers which drew 3-3 with Ch­agua­nas North last week, re­bound­ed nice­ly to move to four points at the top of the ta­ble. In­flu­en­tial strik­er Zion Car­pette opened the scor­ing for his team by skil­ful­ly curl­ing the ball past the Spey­side goal­keep­er from a free­kick in the 52nd minute.

Three min­utes lat­er Mal­ick, once a pow­er­house in north foot­ball, seems to be well on their way back when Nicholas Roach was out through on a one-on-one, and he slipped the ball past the on­rush­ing cus­to­di­an for the win­ner in the 55th. Mal­ick coach An­tho­ny Bartholomew pre­dict­ed a win for his team and his lads did not dis­ap­point on the day.

Ker­ry Lynch, the Spey­side coach said his team cre­at­ed nu­mer­ous chances on the bal­anced af­fair, but they could not cap­i­talise on them. Mal­ick will next face east zone win­ner Holy Cross Col­lege on Fri­day at the Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um in Mal­abar Ari­ma, while Spey­side and Pleas­antville Sec­ondary will tan­gle in the oth­er en­counter in To­ba­go.

Holy Cross, known as the Cal­vary Hill Boys were al­so in win­ner's row yes­ter­day, whip­ping Ch­agua­nas North Sec­ondary 4-2, cour­tesy a hat-trick from na­tion­al un­der-14 strik­er Jashawn Thomas. The un­stop­pable Thomas was as­sist­ed by Daniel Warn­er who got the oth­er item in their tri­umph.
Title: Pres, Naps square-off for crucial points
Post by: Tallman on October 31, 2018, 10:42:15 AM
Pres, Naps square-off for crucial points
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


There seems to be no stop­ping Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, on its way for a re­peat of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) ti­tle which it won last year in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion.

'Pres' as the team is called, is not a long dis­tance at the top of the 15-team stand­ing, but seem to be steady enough to main­tain their po­si­tion, in spite of chal­lenges from op­po­nents. And to­day this tenac­i­ty will be need­ed when they face their tough­est op­po­nent to date, Na­pari­ma Col­lege at the Lewis Street, San Fer­nan­do.

An­gus Eve's 'Naps' are four points be­hind the lead­ers and a win to­day will re­duce the gap to just one point of the top team.

Yes­ter­day Eve said the ti­tle is vir­tu­al­ly Pre­sen­ta­tion's own to lose this year. "We will be go­ing in­to the game very con­fi­dent this af­ter­noon, but even if we win, Pre­sen­ta­tion will still have the lead, and have a strong op­por­tu­ni­ty to win" Eve ex­plained.

Ac­cord­ing Eve, a for­mer na­tion­al mid­field­er and coach, "It will be a good game against the on­ly two un­beat­en teams in the League, but I think Pre­sen­ta­tion will en­joy the ad­van­tage of hav­ing a bit more ex­pe­ri­ence than us. How­ev­er, we will be con­fi­dent of a good re­sult."

Should Pre­sen­ta­tion win to­day they will be lit­er­al­ly putting one hand on the ti­tle with San Juan, de­spite los­ing two match­es re­cent­ly, will be the on­ly team to pro­vide re­sis­tance against the south­ern­ers (Pres). A Naps' vic­to­ry, on the oth­er hand, will see Eve's men de­pend­ing on the San Juan boys to hold off Pres. All match­es be­gin at 3:40 pm.

TO­DAY'S MATCH­ES
Fa­ti­ma Col­lege vs QRC, Fa­ti­ma
Naps vs Pres, Lewis Street
St An­tho­ny's vs San Juan, St An­tho­ny's
St Bene­dict's vs Cara­pichaima, Guaracara Park
St Mary's vs East Mu­cu­rapo, CIC Grds
Trin­i­ty Mo­ka vs St Au­gus­tine, Mo­ka
Trin­i­ty Col­lege East vs Va­len­cia, Trin­i­ty
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 31, 2018, 04:07:14 PM
WATCH: Pleasantville Secondary Girls booked a place in the National Big 5 Final courtesy a commanding 5-1 win over Carapichaima East Secondary. Their opponent will be Signal Hill Secondary Girls

https://www.youtube.com/v/qA4AjHsUdZs
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 01, 2018, 07:39:49 AM
Presentation beaten but stays out front
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege (San Fer­nan­do) suc­cumbed to its first de­feat of the sea­son in the Pre­mier­ship Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League yes­ter­day, go­ing down 1-3 to arch-ri­vals Na­pari­ma Col­lege at Lewis Street, San Fer­nan­do. But 'Pres' as the school is com­mon­ly called, still main­tained the lead on the 15-team stand­ings with 29 points.

Team man­ag­er An­dre Ben­jamin said his team's fate still lies in its own hands, as the school need to win its two re­main­ing match­es against St An­tho­ny's Col­lege and San Juan North Sec­ondary to re­tain the ti­tle it won last year.

"Ku­dos to Na­pari­ma, they want­ed it more than us on the day, but we will be tak­ing our re­main­ing match­es one game at a time. In our next game against St An­tho­ny's we have to step it up a notch to en­sure max­i­mum points," Ben­jamin ex­plained.

Pre­sen­ta­tion drew first blood when the team's pro­lif­ic strik­er Jor­dan Ri­ley scored the open­ing goal from the penal­ty spot in the 17th minute to put the host ahead. The vis­i­tors lost key cen­tral de­fend­er Justin Corn­wall ear­ly in the sec­ond half, for his sec­ond book­able of­fence, which left the team vul­ner­a­ble there­after. With a man down Naps equalised soon af­ter from Daquon Fos­ter, be­fore Is­sa Bram­ble and Seon Ship­ley sealed the win with item late in the half, tak­ing them one point be­hind the lead­ers.

Af­ter­wards, An­gus Eve, the Naps coach said he would like to see St An­tho­ny's and San Juan North play Pres with the same fight and qual­i­ty as they dis­played against his team. "I know they both have the tools to play well against Pre­sen­ta­tion, but the ques­tion is if they would pro­duce the goods on the day," said Eve.

The for­mer na­tion­al mid­field­er and coach be­lieves in spite of his team's tri­umph yes­ter­day, Pres still has the ti­tle to win, say­ing it is theirs to lose. "The most we can do now is main­tain the pres­sure on the lead­ers and hope that if they slip up we will be wait­ing to cap­i­tal­ize," Eve con­clud­ed.

Mean­while, third place San Juan North al­so dropped two valu­able points in a 1-1 tie with St An­tho­ny's at West moor­ings which took them to 26 points, but Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) main­tained their sev­enth po­si­tion by edg­ing Fa­ti­ma 1-0, cour­tesy a late Dar­lon Gup­py strike.

(Teams)

Naparima College (4-2-3-1): 1.Levi Fernandez (GK); 5.Daquon Foster, 4.Tyrike Andrews, 12.Christopher Asukile, 15.Marvin Waldrop; 6.Shoaib Khan, 17. Nathaniel Perouse; 19.Isa Bramble (11.Kern Cedeno), 10.Decklan Marcelle, 8.Kodel Frontin (captain) (9.Ezekiel Kesar); 20.Seon Shippley (24.Jabari Lee).

Unused Substitutes: 30.Enrique Changiah (GK), 3.Chakim Guy, 14.Molik Khan, 18.Caleb Gaspar.

Coach: Angus Eve

Presentation College (San F’do) (4-3-3): 28.Jabari Gray (GK) (captain); 3.Juaval Roberts, 18.Nkosi Chance, 27.Darnell Hospedales, 2.Zion Allen; 5.Justin Cornwall,15.Aleem Barclay,6.Ackeel Jacob; 10.Jordan Riley (29.Jardel Sinclair), 7.Omri Baird (20.Shakeem Julien), 9.Jaiye Sheppard (24.Adica Ash).

Unused Substitutes: 1.Isaiah Williams (GK), 13.Markus Mason, 19.Terrell Noel, 22.Amaal Julien, 23.Christoph John.

Coach: Shawn Cooper

RE­SULTS

Naps 3  (Daquon Foster 51', Isa Bramble 65', Seon Shippley 69') vs Pres 1 (Jor­dan Ri­ley 14')

QRC 1 (Dar­lon Gup­py) vs Fa­ti­ma 0

St An­tho­ny's 1 (Kiron Manswell 40') vs San Juan 1 Renaldo Boyce 28')

St Bene­dict's 1 (Aaron Rod­ney 60') vs Cara­pichaima 1 (Kevon Williams 90')

St Mary's 2 (Nan­ton Gabriel 10', Tyrese Spicer 42') vs East Mu­cu­rapo 4 (Ja­heim Patrick 8', Zion Mc Leod 30', David Daniel 63', Ki­dane Lewis 69')

Trin­i­ty Mo­ka 3 (Temesgn Tezera [2], Kai Phillip) vs St Au­gus­tine 3 (Jelani Augustus 22, Kesean St Rose 23, Rivaldo Coryat 49)

Trin­i­ty East 2 (Daniel Lake 22, Jarved El­cock 46) vs Va­len­cia 2 (Andre Robinson 13, Zidan Liverpool 43)

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 01, 2018, 08:17:15 AM
WATCH: Kevon Williams scored with literally the final kick of the game to earn Carapichaima East Secondary a 1-1 draw with St. Benedict's College.

https://www.youtube.com/v/9k2o3dOKfvA
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 03, 2018, 12:27:14 AM
Cooper: 'Pres' no stranger to pressure situations.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


"It's a sit­u­a­tion we have been in be­fore, so need­ing to win our next two match­es will be no prob­lem for us," said Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege (San Fer­nan­do) coach Shawn Coop­er to Guardian Me­dia Sports yes­ter­day, ahead of to­day's cru­cial match-up with St An­tho­ny's Col­lege in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la.

His team's un­beat­en run for the sea­son was bro­ken by south­ern ri­val Na­pari­ma Col­lege on Wednes­day (3-1), there­by, clos­ing the gap be­tween the teams to a sin­gle point with two more match­es to go. The de­feat left Pre­sen­ta­tion on 29 points at the top and Coop­er ad­mit­ted that his play­ers were dis­ap­point­ed with the loss, par­tic­u­lar­ly com­ing from its south­ern ri­val.

But his con­cern now ap­pears much deep­er than just a de­feat to Na­pari­ma, as Coop­er is grap­pling to find a re­place­ment for sus­pend­ed cen­tral de­fend­er Justin Corn­wall, who was giv­en march­ing or­ders by the ref­er­ee for two book­able of­fences against Na­pari­ma.

"We will have a ses­sion this af­ter­noon (yes­ter­day) at which time I will de­ter­mine who can be put in as a re­place­ment for Corn­wall, or what ad­just­ments we will have to make for the match against St An­tho­ny's," Coop­er ex­plained.

"The good thing about this af­ter­noon's match is that we will be at home so that eas­es the wor­ry some­what. I think, we at Pre­sen­ta­tion, are aware of what we have to do, to get the job done, and it is what we in­tend to do. The oth­er teams in the three-team race such as San Juan and Na­pari­ma al­so have to win to have a chance at the ti­tle so I hope they don't think that win­ning to­day is on­ly for Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege."

A win for Pre­sen­ta­tion on Wednes­day iron­i­cal­ly would have as­sured them a re­peat of the ti­tle but now they need a win to­day, with both Na­pari­ma on 28 points, host­ing an im­prov­ing Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) out­fit at Lewis Street in San Fer­nan­do.

The Roy­alians have not had the re­sults to match their per­for­mances all sea­son and coach­es Nigel Grovs­nor and Ken­wyne Jones will be hop­ing that their late turn of form, will help their move up the stand­ings with a vic­to­ry.

Mean­while, San Juan North, the on­ly oth­er team with a chance of clinch­ing the ti­tle, will be at home to St Bene­dict's Col­lege. The San Juan men, known pop­u­lar­ly as "Bourg" are on 26 points and a win will take them to 29 this af­ter­noon.

Bish­op's High of To­ba­go faces cer­tain rel­e­ga­tion, along with Fa­ti­ma, which will be on a bye to­day. All match­es be­gin at 3.40 pm.

TO­DAY'S MATCH­ES

Bish­op's High vs East Mu­cu­rapo, To­ba­go

Cara­pichaima East vs Trin­i­ty Col­lege East, Cara­pichaima

Na­pari­ma vs QRC, Lewis Street

Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege vs St An­tho­ny's, Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um

San Juan North vs St Bene­dict's Col­lege, San Juan

St Au­gus­tine Sec vs Va­len­cia, St Au­gus­tine

Trin­i­ty Mo­ka vs St Mary's, Mo­ka

SS­FL Pre­mier Di­vi­sion Stand­ings

Team*P*W*D*L*GF*GA*GD*Pts
1*Pre­sen­ta­tion*12*9*2*1*26*10*16*29
2*Na­pari­ma*12*8*4*0*24*9*15*28
3*San Juan*12*8*2*2*23*14*9*26
4*St Bene­dict's*13*6*3*4*22*20*2*21
5*Cara­pichaima*12*6*2*4*23*21*2*20
6*QRC*12*5*4*3*18*10*8*19
7*Trin­i­ty Mo­ka*12*5*4*3*20*24*-4*19
8*St Au­gus­tine*12*5*2*5*25*21*4*17
9*Trin­i­ty East*12*3*7*2*13*10*3*16
10*St An­tho­ny's*12*4*3*5*21*20*1*15
11*Mu­cu­rapo*12*4*2*6*17*21*-4*14
12*Va­len­cia*12*2*3*7*16*28*-12*9
13*St Mary's*11*2*2*7*14*20*-6*8
14*Fa­ti­ma*13*2*2*9*11*21*-10*8
15*Bish­op's To­ba­go*13*0*2*11*12*36*-24*2

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 04, 2018, 02:02:00 AM
'Naps', San Juan keep pressure on Presentation.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


It will be a race to the end in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary School's Foot­ball League (SS­FL) af­ter the top three teams in the race for the ti­tle were all in win­ner's row yes­ter­day.

Lead­ers Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, San Fer­nan­do turned back a bat­tling St An­tho­ny's Col­lege at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la 3-1 to main­tain its ad­van­tage for the ti­tle. De­spite field­ing an un­der-strength de­fen­sive back­line, the Pre­sen­ta­tion boys looked any­thing but ham­pered by the sus­pen­sion of in­stru­men­tal de­fend­er Justin Corn­wall yes­ter­day, with the team's at­tack­ers prov­ing to be too much for the 'Tiger' to con­quer.

Af­ter a goal­less first half, the South­ern­ers broke the ice when Jaiye Shep­perd got the open­er in the 66th minute. And 10 min­utes lat­er Jor­dan Ri­ley, the team's pro­lif­ic goal scor­er dou­bled the team's tal­ly with his item which brought a sigh of re­lief to the fans.

But de­spite St An­tho­ny's goal late in the half, Jardel St Clair drilled the nail in­to the St An­tho­ny's cof­fin with his goal on the stroke of reg­u­la­tion time.

The win pushed them to 32 points, still a point ahead of ri­vals Na­pari­ma Col­lege which tri­umphed 1-0 at the ex­pense of Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) at the team's home ground on Lewis Street, San Fer­nan­do.

With 31 points, Na­pari­ma, be­ing coached by An­gus Eve, will have to win its next match against Trin­i­ty Mo­ka on Wednes­day in Mar­aval and hope that de­fend­ing cham­pi­on school Pre­sen­ta­tion San Juan which can to­tal no more than 32 points. Na­pari­ma coach Eve said they can on­ly do what they have to do which is to win their last match and wait and see the out­come of Pre­sen­ta­tion and San Juan clash.

The math­e­mat­ics though is that a win for Na­pari­ma would put them on 34 points, still in hope that third-place San Juan North, which edged St Bene­dict's 1-0 yes­ter­day from a soli­tary Re­nal­do Boyce strike, can hold off Pre­sen­ta­tion in its cru­cial en­counter at home on Wednes­day. For San Juan to have any chance of lift­ing the ti­tle, Na­pari­ma must drop points, while it need to score at least six clear goals.

(Teams)

Naparima College (4-2-3-1): 1.Levi Fernandez (GK) (captain); 5.Daquon Foster, 4.Tyrike Andrews, 12.Asukile Christopher, 8.Kodel Frontin; 17.Nathaniel Perouse, 6.Shoaib Khan (24.Jabari Lee); 19.Isa Bramble, 10.Decklan Marcelle (18.Caleb Gaspar 80), Ezekiel Kesar (13.Jeron Pantor 62); 20.Seon Shippley.

Unused Substitutes: 30.Enrique Changiah (GK), 11.Kern Cedeno, 14.Molik Khan, 15.Marvin Waldrop.

Coach: Angus Eve

QRC (4-4-1-1): 1.Jacques Poon-Lewis (GK); 12.Jabari McKell, 17.Donnell Claxton, 4.Anfernee Stokes, 6.Rawle Felix; 14.Miguel Cross (25.Jaheim Granderson 62), 20.Marc Robertson, 3.Darlon Guppy (9.Renaldo Mullings 79), 7.Darian Bradshaw (18.Nathaniel James); 8.Kalev Keil; 19.Darius Dickson.

Unused Substitutes: 30.Jumaane McNeil (GK), 5.Jakeem McNeil, 10.Naeem Bisnath, 16.Nathaniel Brown.

Coach: Kenwyne Jones

Referee: Cecile Hinds

RE­SULTS

Bish­op's 0 vs East Mu­cu­rapo 5 (Jelani Ferry [2], Shakime Wickham, Daniel David, Malachi Celestine)

Pres 3 (Jaiye Sheppard 65, Jordan Riley 78, Jadel Sinclair 90) vs St An­tho­ny's 1 (Kiron Manswell 85)

Cara­pichaima 1 (Luke Charles) vs Trin­i­ty East 0

San Juan 1 (Re­nal­do Boyce) vs St Bene­dict's 0

St Au­gus­tine 0 vs Va­len­cia 3

Trin­i­ty Mo­ka 1 vs St Mary's 5 (Kyle Carrington [3], Michel Poon-Angeron, Tyrese Spicer)

Lat­est Pre­mier­ship Di­vi­sion Stand­ing

TEAMS*P*W*D*L*GF*GA*GD*PTS
1*Pres*13*10*2*1*29*11*18*32
2*Naps*13*9*4*0*25*9*16*31
3*San Juan*13*9*2*2*24*14*10*29
4*Cara­pichaima*13*7*2*4*24*21*3*23
5*St Bene­dict's*14*6*3*5*22*21*1*21
6*QRC*13*5*4*4*18*11*7*19
7*Trin­i­ty Mo­ka*13*5*4*4*21*29*-8*19
8*St Au­gus­tine*13*5*2*6*25*24*1*17
9*East Mu­cu­rapo*13*5*2*6*22*21*1*17
10*Trin­i­ty East*13*3*7*3*13*11*2*16
11*St An­tho­ny's*13*4*3*6*22*23*-1*15
12*Va­len­cia*13*3*3*7*19*28*-9*12
13*St Mary's*12*3*2*7*19*21*-2*11
14*Fa­ti­ma*13*2*2*9*11*21*-10*8
15*Bish­op's To­ba­go*14*0*2*12*12*41*-29*2

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 04, 2018, 08:24:59 PM
WATCH: Presentation College San Fernando continued their push to the 2018 SSFL Premier Division title with a 3-1 win over St. Anthony's College, but Naparima College stays within striking distance.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZXhhiHB87F8
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 05, 2018, 01:54:55 AM
Shiva Boys to miss 2018 contest.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


New Intercol champs to be crowned as…

A NEW team will be crowned as the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Intercol champions as 2017 winners Shiva Boys will not be defending their title.

So said team manager/coach Sheldon Maharaj in a recent interview.

Shiva Boys won the 2017 title courtesy of a 2-0 win over San Juan North, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva with a double from midfielder Tyrell ‘Pappy’ Emmanuel.

However, a month earlier, in the SSFL Premier Division, Shiva Boys were deducted 17 points, and subsequently relegated, after fielding two players, Kierron Mason and Matthew Beal, who were improperly registered.

According to Maharaj, “the principal (Dexter Sakal) has taken a backseat on the football. He chose to play the senior grade – the Under-20s, instead of the Championship.

“We didn’t play the Championship this year (which would have helped us get) back into the Premiership,” Maharaj added. “We gave the players we (retained) the opportunity to play football while they’re finishing their studies with Shiva Boys. So we’re playing the Under-14s, the Under-16s and the Under-20s.”

Asked what the school to opt out of both the 2018 Intercol and a potential chance to return to the 2019 SSFL Premiership, Maharaj replied, “(the principal) made a decision that he wanted to ease off the football a little bit. It was taking away from the resources in the school.”

Midfielder Judah Garcia, who was named as the 2017 SSFL Player of the Year, is currently with the national Under-20 team in their CONCACAF Championship campaign in the US, while Mason is a member of the W Connection Pro League outfit.

Maharaj noted, “the majority of my senior team, who were there in the (2017) Premiership, didn’t transfer or go anywhere. They’re not even playing the Under-20 (age group). They’re playing with their clubs or with the national teams.

“To play Judah Garcia in the Under-20 would have been too advantageous, on that level,” he added. “They’re focusing on their clubs and focusing on their academics.” Maharaj made it clear, “We would not be allowed to take part in the Intercol. If we had played in the Championship, we would have been allowed to play in the Intercol. According to the (SSFL) constitution, senior division (teams) are not allowed to play in the Intercol.”

Looking towards the future, Maharaj sees good potential in the crop of players in the Under-14 and Under-16 teams.

“It wouldn’t be hard to build back, but it’s if the principal wants to (re-enter the team in the Championship),” Maharaj said.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 06, 2018, 02:01:19 AM
Pleasantville reigns as SSFL girls champs.
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian).


Goals from Alex­cia Ali and Chris­sy Mitchell sealed the Girls Cham­pi­onship's "Big Five" ti­tle for Pleas­antville Sec­ondary in the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) on Sun­day.

The fi­nal was played at Ply­mouth, To­ba­go and it was the vis­i­tor go­ing away with a 2-0 vic­to­ry over Sig­nal Hill, who suf­fered its first loss in this year's com­pe­ti­tion.

Ali and Mitchell con­tin­ued where they left off af­ter scor­ing in Pleas­antville's 5-2 win over Cen­tral Zone win­ner Cara­pichaima East in the semi­fi­nals last Sun­day. That same evening, Sig­nal Hill reached the fi­nale af­ter elim­i­nat­ing Bish­op Anstey East, 4-0. So the ti­tle match was ex­pect­ed to be en­ter­tain­ing.

Play in the fi­nal was pret­ty much even be­tween both teams in the ear­ly part of the match with nei­ther be­ing able to hit the tar­get it seemed to be head­ing to a goal­less first half un­til Ali found the back of the net in the 40th minute, to put her team ahead, 1-0 on the stroke of half­time.

On the re­sump­tion, the To­ba­go Zone cham­pi­on Sig­nal Hill pressed for an equalis­er but it nev­er came. On the oth­er end though, Mitchell put Pleas­antville in­to a com­fort­able po­si­tion with her team's sec­ond goal in the 58th minute.

The score re­mained un­changed as time ex­pired and it was the South cham­pi­on Pleas­antville cel­e­brat­ing its sec­ond ti­tle of the sea­son, hav­ing played un­de­feat­ed in the two rounds of the zon­al league com­pe­ti­tion.

Pleas­antville will next chase the South Zone In­ter­col crown. The quar­ter­fi­nals start on the week­end in each of the five zones.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 06, 2018, 02:47:36 AM
St Mary’s blank St Augustine 4-0.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


ST MARY’S moved a step closer towards avoiding relegation from the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division when they blanked hosts St Augustine 4-0 in a rescheduled Round 10 match yesterday.

With the result, St Mary’s are 12th, in the 15-team group, with 14 points, two points more than 13th-placed Valencia.

Gabriel Nanton broke the deadlock for St Mary’s, in the 20th minute, and the visitors doubled their lead in the 70th courtesy of a strike from Tyrese Spicer.

Michel Poon-Angeron netted the third goal for St Mary’s in the 71st and Spicer completed the scoring in the 80th.

The bottom three placed teams, including Fatima and Bishop’s High, will face the drop this year.

The last set of matches (Round 11), which were postponed on October 20 due to the nationwide flooding, will take place tomorrow (WEDNESDAY).

According to a SSFL official, the decision was made to play those set of games tomorrow, instead of yesterday as was previously advertised, to ensure that all teams complete the Premier Division season on the same day.

STANDINGS

P*W*D*L*F*A*Pts
Presentation*13*10*2*1*29*11*32
Naparima*13*9*4*0*25*9*31
San Juan*13*9*2*2*24*14*29
Carapichaima*13*7*2*4*24*21*23
St Benedict's*14*6*3*5*22*21*21
QRC*13*5*4*4*18*11*19
Trinity Moka*13*5*4*4*21*29*19
St Augustine*14*5*2*7*25*28*17
East Mucurapo*13*5*2*6*22*21*17
Trinity East*13*3*7*3*13*11*16
St Anthony's*13*4*3*6*22*23*15
St Mary's*13*4*2*7*23*21*14
Valencia*13*3*3*7*19*28*12
Fatima*13*2*2*9*11*21*8
Bishop's High*14*0*2*12*12*41*2

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 06, 2018, 09:26:09 PM
WATCH: St. Mary's College stun St. Augustine Secondary 4-0 as they seek to avoid relegation from the SSFL Premier Division

https://www.youtube.com/v/CQz0xJhmwXY
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 07, 2018, 09:43:26 PM
WATCH: Naparima College like a thief in the night came from behind in the title race and sneaked the SSFL  title from their bitter rivals Presentation College coffers on the last day.

https://www.youtube.com/v/JbgQpuIbCYs
Title: Unbeaten Naps crowned SSFL champs
Post by: Tallman on November 08, 2018, 05:27:32 AM
Unbeaten Naps crowned SSFL champs
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Hail Na­pari­ma Col­lege, cham­pi­ons of the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens 2018 Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League, a ti­tle the south­ern­ers won af­ter beat­ing Trin­i­ty Mo­ka 2-0 at Mar­aval yes­ter­day, while fel­low south­ern­ers Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, was held 1-1 by San Juan in Bourg Mu­la­tresse, San Juan.

Need­ing a vic­to­ry to as­sure them a re­peat of the ti­tle won last year, Pre­sen­ta­tion start­ed firey at San Juan but could not get past a steady Em­manuel John in goal. Af­ter 16th min­utes of play Aleem Bar­clay was set free but his blis­ter­ing dri­ve from just in­side the area was ac­ro­bat­i­cal­ly pushed wide by John, who won thun­der­ous ap­plause from the hun­dreds of fans that gath­ered at the venue.

And lat­er on, John again sprang in­to ac­tion to pre­vent at­tempts by Jor­dan Ri­ley, Ac­k­eel Ja­cob and com­pa­ny from break­ing the dead­lock.

The teams went in­to the half-time in­ter­val knot­ted at 0-0, but on the re­sump­tion the play­ers from both teams pro­duced fire­works for the crowd that packed the venue. The home team came to life when Isa­iah Chase found him­self at the end of a loose ball that bounced nice­ly for him from an ear­li­er at­tack, and with Pre­sen­ta­tion goalie Jabari Gray blind­ed in the midst of a crowd­ed de­fence, Chase lashed pow­er­ful­ly in­side the far post that gave Gray no chance as he looked on help­less­ly in the 59th minute.

The goal brought life and hope for a team that need­ed to win the en­counter by six clear goals and while de­pend­ing on Trin­i­ty Mo­ka to beat Na­pari­ma Col­lege, for its chance to claim the ti­tle. But Jardel St Clair spoiled it for host when he took down a left-side cross nice­ly in­side the box, and calm­ly slot­ted the ball past the ad­vanc­ing John for the equalis­er in the 83rd minute and from then on Pre­sen­ta­tion pressed on for sev­en min­utes to man­u­fac­ture the win­ner which nev­er came.

In Mar­aval, Na­pari­ma made sure of all three points and with San Juan's help, cel­e­brat­ed the cham­pi­onship. But be­fore that Nathaniel Per­ouse fired the vis­i­tors in­to the lead in the 25th minute. And with Trin­i­ty Mo­ka bat­tling to im­prove their po­si­tion on the stand­ings, Jeron Pan­tor sealed the win in the 60th minute to spark wild cel­e­bra­tions among his team­mates and sup­port­ers up­on learn­ing about the Bourg Mu­la­tresse re­sult.

Coach An­gus Eve said he was hum­bled by the win, and ded­i­cat­ed it to all those who played in­stru­men­tal roles in sup­port­ing the team, such as the teach­ers and oth­er staff mem­bers, the old boys and par­tic­u­lar­ly the play­ers who have played un­beat­en all sea­son.

"We knew the pres­sure was on Pre­sen­ta­tion, as we knew that hav­ing played against San Juan in Bourg Mu­la­tresse, it was al­ways go­ing to be dif­fi­cult to beat them. Hav­ing said that, We knew al­so that Trin­i­ty Mo­ka was no pushover ei­ther, so we had to do our part and win," Eve ex­plained.

"All prais­es and glo­ry to Almighty God, with­out whom we could not have achieved this. We will now turn our fo­cus on the In­ter­Col, which is a knock-out tour­na­ment and will be no easy one to win," Eve said.

Mean­while, St Mary's Col­lege al­so sur­vived rel­e­ga­tion by de­feat­ing Trin­i­ty East 4-2 at home in St Clair. The 'Saints' as the school is called, need­ed just a draw to avoid go­ing down, but the team got more than it bar­gained for with a dou­ble from Kyle Car­ring­ton, who scored in the 50th and 59th min­utes, as well as goals from Michel Poon-Angeron and Tyrese Spicer, to se­cure all three points and a com­fort­able 4-2 vic­to­ry in the end.

East­ern­ers Va­len­cia, the on­ly team to con­firm St Mary's rel­e­ga­tion need­ed to beat Fa­ti­ma by 11 goals. But the team failed to achieve its ob­jec­tive as Fa­ti­ma won 3-2. The re­sult meant Va­len­cia, Bish­op's To­ba­go and Fa­ti­ma have been de­mot­ed to the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion for the 2019 sea­son.

RE­SULTS

QRC 1 vs Cara­pichaima 1
Va­len­cia 2 (Dwight Yorke 33rd, 79th) vs Fa­ti­ma 3 (Mikhail Mc Com­mie 2nd, Luke Dar­went 52nd, 53rd)
St Mary's 4 (Michel Poon-Angeron 7th, Kyle Car­ring­ton 50th, 59th) vs Trin­i­ty East 2 (J Mc Kree 9th, 20th)
East Mu­cu­rapo 2 (Daniel David 4th, Malachai 61st) vs St An­tho­ny's 0
San Juan 1 (Isa­iah Chase 59th) vs Pre­sen­ta­tion 1 (Jardel St Clair)
Na­pari­ma 2 (Nathaniel Per­ouse 25th, Jeron Pan­tor) vs Trin­i­ty Mo­ka 0

2018 Fi­nal Pre­mier Di­vi­sion Stand­ing

Pos*TEAM*P*W*D*L*F*A*GD*Pts

1*Na­pari­ma*14*10*4*0*27*9*18*34
2*Pre­sen­ta­tion*14*10*3*2*31*13*18*33
3*San Juan*14*9*3*2*26*16*10*30
4*Cara­pichaima*14*7*3*4*25*22*3*24
5*St Bene­dict's*14*6*3*5*22*21*1*21
6*QRC*14*5*5*4*19*12*7*20
7*Mu­cu­rapo*14*6*2*6*24*21*3*20
8*Trin­i­ty Mo­ka*14*5*4*5*21*31*-10*19
9*St Mary's*14*5*2*7*27*23*4*17
10*St Au­gus­tine*14*5*2*7*25*28*-3*17
11*Trin­i­ty East*14*3*7*4*15*15*0*16
12*St An­tho­ny's*14*4*3*7*22*25*-3*15
13*Va­len­cia*14*3*3*8*21*31*-10*12
14*Fa­ti­ma*14*3*2*9*14*23*-9*11
15*Bish­op's To­ba­go*14*0*2*12*12*41*-29*2
Title: Naps beat Trinity Moka 2-0 to take SSFL title
Post by: Tallman on November 08, 2018, 05:28:42 AM
Naps beat Trinity Moka 2-0 to take SSFL title
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


NAPARIMA dethroned Presentation San Fernando as champions of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division, after a dramatic day of action in the final round yesterday.

Entering yesterday’s rescheduled Round 11 matches, Presentation San Fernando were on 32 points, followed by Naparima with 31 and San Juan North with 29.

Naparima, the 2015 Premier Division winners, travelled to Maraval and defeated Trinity Moka 2-0, with strikes from Nathaniel Perouse, in the 26th minute, and Jeron Pantor in the 64th.

Presentation San Fernando, the 2017 champs, also made the trip from South, to Bourg Mulatresse in Santa Cruz, to oppose San Juan North. However, that game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Isaiah Chase fired a right-footed shot, in the 57th, to put the hosts ahead, but Presentation San Fernando’s Jardel Sinclair evened the scores in the 82nd, with a close-range shot past the left of goalkeeper Emmanuel Jordan. Naparima coach Angus Eve said last evening, “We feel very honoured and very humbled. We give God all the glory for what he has continued to do in our lives, as a school body.”

He continued, “The Old Boys, the principal (Dr Michael Dowlath), the parents, the children, all the staff who has supported me tremendously throughout this trying season, and all of the teams who didn’t make this season easy for us at all, we just want to thank everybody for the contribution they would have made to the team winning this title.”

Asked about the position the Naps team faced, with the likelihood that either Presentation San Fernando or San Juan could have emerged as title-holders, Eve replied, “It wasn’t in our hands so what we (tried to) dictate was what was in our hands, and that’s winning this game.”

Midfielder Mark Ramdeen missed the latter matches this season due to national Under-20 team duties.

Eve, the ex-national men’s team midfielder and captain, noted, “Mark is a different player, but we coach a squad of players and we believe in every one of (them).

“We have guys like Isa Bramble, Decklan Marcelle and a lot of guys who could step up and do the job like Ezekiel Kesar (and) Molik (Khan),” he continued. “Mark scored some important goals for us. We always knew we were going to lose him, so we were prepared for that.”

On the opposite end of the 15-team points standings, 2018 debutants Valencia joined Fatima and Bishop’s High as the teams relegated to the Championship Division.

Heading into yesterday’s games, St Mary’s were on 12th place with 14 points, followed by Valencia with 12 points.

Ironically, the already-relegated Fatima consigned Valencia to the drop, courtesy of a 3-2 win at Valencia. St Mary’s, on the other hand, defeated Trinity East 4-2 at the St Mary’s Ground, St Clair.

Two other games were contested yesterday.

East Mucurapo beat St Anthony’s 2-0 at the Fatima Ground in Mucurapo and QRC were held to a 1-1 draw by Carapichaima East at the QRC Ground, St Clair.

RELATED NEWS

Unbeaten Naps crowned SSFL champs.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Hail Na­pari­ma Col­lege, cham­pi­ons of the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens 2018 Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League, a ti­tle the south­ern­ers won af­ter beat­ing Trin­i­ty Mo­ka 2-0 at Mar­aval yes­ter­day, while fel­low south­ern­ers Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, was held 1-1 by San Juan in Bourg Mu­la­tresse, San Juan.

Need­ing a vic­to­ry to as­sure them a re­peat of the ti­tle won last year, Pre­sen­ta­tion start­ed firey at San Juan but could not get past a steady Em­manuel John in goal. Af­ter 16th min­utes of play Aleem Bar­clay was set free but his blis­ter­ing dri­ve from just in­side the area was ac­ro­bat­i­cal­ly pushed wide by John, who won thun­der­ous ap­plause from the hun­dreds of fans that gath­ered at the venue.

And lat­er on, John again sprang in­to ac­tion to pre­vent at­tempts by Jor­dan Ri­ley, Ac­k­eel Ja­cob and com­pa­ny from break­ing the dead­lock.

The teams went in­to the half-time in­ter­val knot­ted at 0-0, but on the re­sump­tion the play­ers from both teams pro­duced fire­works for the crowd that packed the venue. The home team came to life when Isa­iah Chase found him­self at the end of a loose ball that bounced nice­ly for him from an ear­li­er at­tack, and with Pre­sen­ta­tion goalie Jabari Gray blind­ed in the midst of a crowd­ed de­fence, Chase lashed pow­er­ful­ly in­side the far post that gave Gray no chance as he looked on help­less­ly in the 59th minute.

The goal brought life and hope for a team that need­ed to win the en­counter by six clear goals and while de­pend­ing on Trin­i­ty Mo­ka to beat Na­pari­ma Col­lege, for its chance to claim the ti­tle. But Jardel St Clair spoiled it for host when he took down a left-side cross nice­ly in­side the box, and calm­ly slot­ted the ball past the ad­vanc­ing John for the equalis­er in the 83rd minute and from then on Pre­sen­ta­tion pressed on for sev­en min­utes to man­u­fac­ture the win­ner which nev­er came.

In Mar­aval, Na­pari­ma made sure of all three points and with San Juan's help, cel­e­brat­ed the cham­pi­onship. But be­fore that Nathaniel Per­ouse fired the vis­i­tors in­to the lead in the 25th minute. And with Trin­i­ty Mo­ka bat­tling to im­prove their po­si­tion on the stand­ings, Jeron Pan­tor sealed the win in the 60th minute to spark wild cel­e­bra­tions among his team­mates and sup­port­ers up­on learn­ing about the Bourg Mu­la­tresse re­sult.

Coach An­gus Eve said he was hum­bled by the win, and ded­i­cat­ed it to all those who played in­stru­men­tal roles in sup­port­ing the team, such as the teach­ers and oth­er staff mem­bers, the old boys and par­tic­u­lar­ly the play­ers who have played un­beat­en all sea­son.

"We knew the pres­sure was on Pre­sen­ta­tion, as we knew that hav­ing played against San Juan in Bourg Mu­la­tresse, it was al­ways go­ing to be dif­fi­cult to beat them. Hav­ing said that, We knew al­so that Trin­i­ty Mo­ka was no pushover ei­ther, so we had to do our part and win," Eve ex­plained.

"All prais­es and glo­ry to Almighty God, with­out whom we could not have achieved this. We will now turn our fo­cus on the In­ter­Col, which is a knock-out tour­na­ment and will be no easy one to win," Eve said.

Mean­while, St Mary's Col­lege al­so sur­vived rel­e­ga­tion by de­feat­ing Trin­i­ty East 4-2 at home in St Clair. The 'Saints' as the school is called, need­ed just a draw to avoid go­ing down, but the team got more than it bar­gained for with a dou­ble from Kyle Car­ring­ton, who scored in the 50th and 59th min­utes, as well as goals from Michel Poon-Angeron and Tyrese Spicer, to se­cure all three points and a com­fort­able 4-2 vic­to­ry in the end.

East­ern­ers Va­len­cia, the on­ly team to con­firm St Mary's rel­e­ga­tion need­ed to beat Fa­ti­ma by 11 goals. But the team failed to achieve its ob­jec­tive as Fa­ti­ma won 3-2. The re­sult meant Va­len­cia, Bish­op's To­ba­go and Fa­ti­ma have been de­mot­ed to the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion for the 2019 sea­son.

(Teams)

San Juan North Secondary (4-4-1-1): Emmanuel John (GK); 19.Adrian Duncan (10.Jerry Morris 51), 4.Elisha Garcia (6.Jordan Britto 89), 22.Kyle Thomas, 17.Kareem John; 11.Isaiah Chase, 14.Darion Warner, 18.Malik Farrier, 2.Tyrell Cameron; 3.Elair Brewster; 9.Renaldo Boyce (captain) (13.Christon Mitchell 80).

Unused Substitutes: 30.Jushwar Wong (GK), 7.Josiah Phillip, 8.Jeremiah Rodriguez, 12.Kendo Matthias.

Coach: Jerry Moe

Presentation College (San F’do) (4-2-3-1): 28.Jabari Gray (captain); 3.Juaval Roberts, 5.Justin Cornwall, 27.Darnell Hospedales, 2.Zion Allen (24.Adica Ash 82) 15.Aleem Barclay, 6.Ackeel Jacob; 10.Jordan Riley, 9.Jaiye Sheppard, 18.Nkosi Charles (29.Jardel Sinclair 58); 7.Omri Baird.

Unused Substitutes: 1.Isaiah Williams (GK), 13.Markus Mason, 14.Tylon Roseman, 19.Terrell Noel, 20.Shakeem Julien.

Coach: Shawn Cooper

Referee: Joel Cox

RE­SULTS

QRC 1 (Darius Dickson) vs Cara­pichaima 1 (Kevon Williams)

Va­len­cia 2 (Dwight Yorke 33rd, 79th) vs Fa­ti­ma 3 (Mikhail Mc Com­mie 2nd, Luke Dar­went 52nd, 53rd)

St Mary's 4 Michel Poon-Angeron 7, Kyle Carrington 50, 59, Tyrese Spicer 86 pen) vs Trin­i­ty East 2 (J Mc Kree 9th, 20th)

East Mu­cu­rapo 2 (Daniel David 4th, Malachai 61st) vs St An­tho­ny's 0

San Juan 1 (Isa­iah Chase 59th) vs Pre­sen­ta­tion 1 (Jardel St Clair 83)

Na­pari­ma 2 (Nathaniel Per­ouse 25th, Jeron Pan­tor 64 pen) vs Trin­i­ty Mo­ka 0

2018 Fi­nal Pre­mier Di­vi­sion Stand­ing

Pos   Club   P   W   D   L   F   A   GD   Pts
1   Naparima   14   10   4   0   27   9   18   34
2   Presentation   14   10   3   1   30   12   18   33
3   San Juan   14   9   3   2   25   15   10   30
4   Carapichaima   14   7   3   4   25   22   3   24
5   St Benedict's   14   6   3   5   22   21   1   21
6   QRC   14   5   5   4   19   12   7   20
7   Mucurapo   14   6   2   6   24   21   3   20
8   Trinity Moka   14   5   4   5   21   31   -10   19
9   St Mary's   14   5   2   7   27   23   4   17
10   St Augustine   14   5   2   7   25   28   -3   17
11   Trinity East   14   3   7   4   15   15   0   16
12   St Anthony's   14   4   3   7   22   25   -3   15
13   Valencia   14   3   3   8   21   31   -10   12
14   Fatima   14   3   2   9   14   23   -9   11
15   Bishop's Tobago   14   0   2   12   12   41   -29   2
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 08, 2018, 06:22:48 PM
WATCH: 2018 SSFL Champions, Naparima College, celebrate their title

https://www.youtube.com/v/75b-IjFoNsY
Title: Blanchisseuse move into North InterCol quarters
Post by: Tallman on November 09, 2018, 05:37:37 AM
Blanchisseuse move into North InterCol quarters
By Andrew Gioannetti (T&T Newsday)


BLANCHISSEUSE Secondary secured their place in the quarterfinal round of the 2018 Coca-Cola InterCol North Zone competition after shutting out Tranquillity Secondary on penalty kicks yesterday.

The match ended in a 2-2 draw, before successful efforts from the penalty spot from Blanchisseuse, and missed efforts from two Tranquillity players, saw the winners into the last-eight round, where they will meet St Anthony's College.

The North Zone quraterfinals are scheduled for Monday.

The preliminary matches in the North Zone will continue today with two rescheduled matches, both carded to start at 3.30 pm. St Mary's College and Diego Martin Central will meet at St Mary's College Ground, Serpentine Road, while Fatima College will host St Francis College at the Fatima Ground, Mucurapo.

The winners of the first named match will meet Queen's Royal College on Monday. On Wednesday, the North Zone quarterfinals will continue with a meeting between East Mucurapo Secondary and Malick Secondary, followed by St Anthony's College versus Tranquillity.

The Central Zone quarterfinals will begin today with three fixtures. At 3 pm, Chaguanas North Secondary will play Cunupia Secondary, while Presentation College Chaguanas meet Gasparillo Secondary. At 5 pm, the last match of the day will feature a clash between Couva East Secondary and Preysal Secondary.

In the Tobago Zone quaterfinal opening matches, Speyside will take on Roxborough Secondary, while Signal Hill clash with Goodwill Secondary.

There will also be action in the East Zone with San Juan North meeting El Dorado West Secondary, and St Augustine Secondary facing El Dorado East Secondary. Those matches will kick off at 3 pm.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 09, 2018, 06:08:37 PM
WATCH: St. Mary's College 4-2 Trinity College East

https://www.youtube.com/watch/v/6XpzAe4Eh_4
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 09, 2018, 06:10:06 PM
WATCH: St. Mary's College 4-2 Trinity College East

https://www.youtube.com/v/6XpzAe4Eh_4
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 09, 2018, 07:32:23 PM
Wow InterCol now include Div.2 teams.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 11, 2018, 01:42:17 AM
Naps underline Dowlath's holistic vision.
By Vinode Mamchan (Guardian).


Two weeks ago there was a cel­e­bra­tion at Par­adise Pas­ture as 31 young men got the news that they had won na­tion­al aca­d­e­m­ic schol­ar­ships.

Fast for­ward to this past week and there was cel­e­bra­tion again at the Pas­ture, as 18 young men had just brought home the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion ti­tle in the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League.

This comes af­ter the Na­pari­ma Col­lege Un­der-14 crick­et team had lift­ed the South Zone ti­tle and fin­ished sec­ond in the na­tion­al race. The se­nior crick­et team placed sec­ond in both the league and In­ter­col crick­et tour­na­ments as well.

A very sat­is­fied prin­ci­pal Dr Michael Rawle Dowlath in an in­ter­view with Guardian Me­dia Sports said that the mantra at one of the na­tion's top learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions is a "holis­tic de­vel­op­ment".

He said, "We at the col­lege are very strong be­liev­ers that holis­tic de­vel­op­ment must take place with our boys or else we would have failed. When the boys come to Na­pari­ma Col­lege, they en­ter from vary­ing back­grounds and we try at the end of the day to have them read­ing from one hymn book.

"First­ly, we bring aware­ness to them that they must be their broth­er's keep­er. From here we build on that and when Na­pari­ma Col­lege goes out there to play, you can see the boys in the stands giv­ing their full sup­port and at the end of the day when suc­cess comes, they al­so to­tal­ly share in it."

The school has pro­duced a num­ber of schol­ars over the years and has been in a pur­ple patch un­der the lead­er­ship of Dowlath. The Pe­nal res­i­dent, who came to Na­pari­ma in 2006 from Iere High School, has been at the helm of a school that is revered in the coun­try.

Since 2006 to now, the school has brought home a to­tal of 364 schol­ar­ships and many of the young men have gone on to ex­cel­lent ter­tiary lev­el ed­u­ca­tion.

"We are very con­fi­dent when our guys move on from this in­sti­tu­tion that they will be of ben­e­fit to the coun­try. We at Na­pari­ma Col­lege fo­cus on mould­ing good gen­tle­men and that is what you get when you come here," said Dowlath.

"The teach­ers are very ded­i­cat­ed to the task and as it is with any school there are chal­lenges but the key is how you tack­le it and turn all neg­a­tives in­to pos­i­tives. The group of teach­ers here de­serves all the cred­it be­cause they work tire­less­ly in get­ting the job done. Many times they go be­yond the call of du­ty and as a re­sult, you see a school that is al­ways on the move up­wards."

The stu­dents at Na­pari­ma Col­lege un­der­stand who is in charge and this makes it eas­i­er for the teach­ers to go about their busi­ness. An in­ci­dent oc­curred dur­ing the high­ly charged Na­pari­ma ver­sus Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege foot­ball clash re­cent­ly. Stu­dents from both schools were chant­i­ng "not so nice things" about the oth­er and when the "Naps" boys start­ed a chant that was of­fen­sive, Dowlath rose to his feet, looked at them and im­me­di­ate­ly they grew silent.

He has al­so tak­en a keen in­ter­est in sports and cul­ture and tends to give this a lot of fo­cus. He called out a group of young crick­eters who were strug­gling in terms of win­ning match­es in 2017 and said to them: "You have the abil­i­ty to be cham­pi­ons, I have looked at the tal­ent here and I am go­ing to take a keen in­ter­est in your de­vel­op­ment."

He then guid­ed the sports de­part­ment in a cer­tain di­rec­tion in terms of giv­ing them the tools to har­ness the tal­ent and lo and be­hold, they were cham­pi­ons a year lat­er. He is very proud of this team in par­tic­u­lar

"They are the next gen­er­a­tion of Na­pari­ma Col­lege crick­eters and they know what is ex­pect­ed from them and they have bought nice­ly in­to the idea of rep­re­sent­ing their school with pride."

There are around 26 co-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties that the school of­fers and Dowlath thinks this helps in bring­ing out the best in the stu­dents aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly.

"We are hap­py to see the boys out on the field play­ing. I al­ways tell the teach­ers that boys will be boys, so we make al­lowances for that and the boys, in turn, re­pay us with good per­for­mances in the class­rooms."

As the school's tag-line goes "A Posse Ad Esse" (from pos­si­bil­i­ty to ac­tu­al­i­ty), the boys with heavy book bags strapped on their backs make the trip up the steep Par­adise Pas­ture hill with this at the fore.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 12, 2018, 01:47:03 AM
Champs 'Naps' start Intercol title quest.
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian).


New­ly crowned Pre­mier Di­vi­sion cham­pi­on school Na­pari­ma Col­lege will be back on the field this af­ter­noon, chas­ing a sec­ond ti­tle in the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) when it faces La Ro­maine Sec­ondary in the South Zone quar­ter­fi­nals of the Co­ca-Co­la In­ter­col Tour­na­ment.

The teams will meet in the sec­ond match of a dou­ble-head­er at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la at 3.30 pm. The open­ing match-up will see Pleas­antville Sec­ondary tak­ing on Moru­ga Sec­ondary from 1.30 pm.

Na­pari­ma, coached by for­mer na­tion­al cap­tain An­gus Eve, en­ters this phase of the SS­FL as the lone un­beat­en team emerg­ing from the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion with an un­beat­able 34 points from 10 wins and four draws af­ter 14 rounds of match­es in the 15-team com­pe­ti­tion.

The South-based team will get its first taste of ac­tion since claim­ing the ti­tle on the fi­nal day of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens-spon­sored the com­pe­ti­tion on Wednes­day. En­ter­ing one point be­hind the then leader Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, Na­pari­ma need­ed a win against Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka. Pre­sen­ta­tion mean­while trav­elled to vis­it third-place San Juan North Sec­ondary, who were still in with a chance of win­ning the ti­tle when the match start­ed.

His­to­ry will show the in­tense round of match­es re­sult­ed with Pre­sen­ta­tion be­ing held by San Juan, 1-1 which helped de­cide the ti­tle as Na­pari­ma was bril­liant on the day against Trin­i­ty Mo­ka, pre­vail­ing with a 2-0 win and crowned the cham­pi­on.

Na­pari­ma's op­po­nent to­day La Ro­maine Sec­ondary earned the right to play in the quar­ter­fi­nal af­ter edg­ing Princes Town West, 1-0 on Thurs­day.

A dou­ble-head­er is al­so sched­uled in the North Zone In­ter­col com­pe­ti­tion this af­ter­noon at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um in Mu­cu­rapo, Port-of-Spain and will see three Pre­mier Di­vi­sion teams in ac­tion.

In the open­ing quar­ter­fi­nal match, Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC), who placed sixth, will seek to hold off the chal­lenge of Blan­chisseuse Sec­ondary at 3 pm while two hours lat­er, it will be the bat­tle of the "Saints" with St Mary's Col­lege (CIC) meet­ing St An­tho­ny Col­lege. CIC was a ninth-place fin­ish­er while St An­tho­ny's filled the 12th spot in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion's fi­nal stand­ings.

The "West­moor­ing Tigers" of St An­tho­ny ’s made light work of St Fran­cis Col­lege on Fri­day, seal­ing an easy 8-0 vic­to­ry to reach the quar­ter­fi­nals.

RELATED NEWS

Naparima kick off South Zone InterCol challenge.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday).


NAPARIMA College will play their first match since winning the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division today when they face La Romaine Secondary in the South Zone quarter-final round of the Coca Cola InterCol.

The match will kick off at 3.30 pm at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, shortly after the conclusion of the first match, another South Zone quarter-final fixture between Pleasantville Secondary and Moruga Secondary, which is scheduled for a 1.30 pm kick-off at the same venue.

Another double-header will take place in the North Zone at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

In the opening match, St Anthony’s College, emphatic 8-0 winners over St Francis College in the North Zone preliminary stage last week, will meet Blanchisseuse Secondary at 3 pm.

Blanchisseuse advanced from the preliminaries, on Thursday, with a penalty shoot-out victory over Tranquillity Secondary following a 2-2 draw.

In the second fixture, scheduled for 5 pm, Queen’s Royal College (QRC) will meet St Mary’s College.

The two teams met already in the Premier Division in a goal-less at St Mary’s College Ground last month.

Tomorrow, the Tobago and East Zones will play their last two quarter-final matches, followed by the last two quarter-final matches in the North and South Zones on Wednesday.

The semi-final round will begin in the Central Zone on Thursday.

Fixtures

Today

South Zone quarter-finals

Pleasantvillege Secondary vs Moruga Secondary, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, 1.30 pm

Naparima College vs La Romaine Secondary, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, 3.30 pm

North Zone quarter-finals

Queen’s Royal College vs St Mary’s College, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Wrightson Road, 1.30 pm

St Anthony’s College vs Blanchisseuse Secondary, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Wrightson Road, 3.30 pm

Tuesday

Tobago Zone quarter-finals

Mason Hall Secondary vs Scarborough Secondary, Black Rock, 3.30 pm

Bishop’s High vs Pentecostal L&L, River Bank, Mt St George, 3.30 pm

Wednesday

East Mucurapo vs Malick Secondary, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Wrightson Road, 3 pm

Trinity College Moka vs Fatima College, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Wrightson Road, 5 pm

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 13, 2018, 01:50:22 AM
QRC, Naparima advance to InterCol semis.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) yes­ter­day waltz in­to the se­mi-fi­nals of the Co­ca-Co­la In­ter­Col North Zone play-off with a con­vinc­ing 5-0 vic­to­ry over Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion cam­paign­ers Blan­chisseuse Sec­ondary at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo.

And in the South, Pre­mier­ship Di­vi­sion cham­pi­ons Na­pari­ma Col­lege got a sin­gle strike from Isa Bram­ble to get its cam­paign off to a pos­i­tive start against La Ro­maine Sec­ondary at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la.

QRC will now face old ri­vals St An­tho­ny's Col­lege for a place in the zon­al fi­nal next Mon­day at the same venue. The 'Tigers', rel­a­tive­ly tame dur­ing the just con­clud­ed Pre­mier Di­vi­sion League, roared loud­ly with a 1-0 tri­umph over strug­gling St Mary's Col­lege.

How­ev­er, the Roy­alians were the stars of the day, scor­ing four times in the space of 25 min­utes in the first half.

Their goals came from Dar­lon Gup­py, Dar­ius Dixon, Nathaniel James and Marc Robert­son, all com­ing in the open­ing pe­ri­od, while Jabari Mc Kell drilled the nail in­to the Blan­chisseuse cof­fin late in the sec­ond half.

Coach Nigel Groves­nor said he was sat­is­fied with the win but be­lieves his play­ers will have to strength­en them­selves men­tal­ly ahead of fu­ture match­es. "Our per­for­mances on the field, for the most part, were not matched by the re­sults, but in the lat­ter part of the Pre­mier­ship Di­vi­sion, we saw an im­prove­ment in our goal-scor­ing, as well as our ur­gency dur­ing match­es which has giv­en us con­fi­dence go­ing in­to the In­ter­Col. The on­ly thing, how­ev­er, is that this tour­na­ment is en­tire­ly dif­fer­ent from the League and any num­ber can play on match-days." Groves­nor ex­plained.

"In this form of the game, it is about who clicks on the day. As it is now I think we have as good a chance as any­one else and on­ly time will tell how far we will go from here," the QRC coach said.

In an­oth­er game in the south zone yes­ter­day, Pleas­antville Sec­ondary edged Moru­ga Sec 2-1 in the sec­ond match in Mara­bel­la.

YES­TER­DAY'S RE­SULTS

QRC 5 (Dar­lon Gup­py, Dar­ius Dixon, Nathaniel Jones, Marc Robert­son, Jabari Mc Kell) vs Blan­chisseuse 0

St An­tho­ny's 1 (Ian Cowie) vs St Mary’s College 0

Na­pari­ma 1 (Isa Bram­ble) vs La Ro­maine Sec 0

Pleas­antville Sec 2 (Sherwin Andrews, Turel Norton) vs Moru­ga Sec 1 (Antonio Molino)

Upcoming Fixtures

(Tuesday 13 November)

Speyside Secondary vs Roxborough Secondary, Quarterfinals C, 3pm, Goodwood;

Mason Hall Secondary vs Scarborough Secondary, Quarterfinals D, 3:30pm, River Bank, Mt George;

San Juan North vs Arima North Secondary, Quarterfinals B, 3pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;

Trinity College East vs Malabar Secondary, Quarterfinals E, 1:30pm, Larry Gomes;

(Wednesday 14 November)

East Mucurapo vs Malick Secondary, Quarterfinals G, 3:30pm, Hasely Crawford;

Trinity (Moka) vs Fatima College, Quarterfinals H, 5:30pm, Hasely Crawford;

St Benedict’s College vs Fyzabad Anglican, Quarterfinals E, 1:30pm, Mannie Ramjohn;

Presentation (San F’do) vs Pt Fortin East, Quarterfinals D, 3:30pm Mannie Ramjohn.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 13, 2018, 03:59:56 PM
WATCH: North Zone Intercol Quarterfinals Highlights: St. Anthony's College 1-0 St. Mary's College; Queen's Royal College 5-0 Blan­chisseuse Sec­ondary; Fatima College 5-1 Diego Martin Central Secondary

https://www.youtube.com/v/_PqsURkpcDY
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 13, 2018, 11:16:32 PM
Two teams playing in almost identical jerseys?
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 14, 2018, 01:27:55 AM
San Juan sinks Arima North 6-0.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Four dif­fer­ent play­ers scored goals that helped San Juan North Sec­ondary kick-off its In­ter­Col ti­tle quest to a pos­i­tive start when it de­feat­ed Ari­ma North Sec­ondary 6-0 in the quar­ter­fi­nal match-up of the Co­ca-Co­la Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) Play-offs. The match was the sec­ond of a dou­ble­head­er at the Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um in Mal­abar, Ari­ma, yes­ter­day.

San Huan which fin­ished third in the SS­FL Pre­mier Di­vi­sion got dou­ble strikes from Re­nal­do Boyce and Ma­lik Far­ri­er.

Boyce goals came in the 30th and 76th min­utes, while Far­ri­er al­so made a mock­ery of the Ari­ma North de­fence with goals in the 34th and 69th min­utes.

Eli­jah Gar­cia 12th and Tyrell Cameron (32nd minute) were the oth­er scor­ers for San Juan on the day.

Ari­ma coach Travis Mul­raine said he will de­liv­er his res­ig­na­tion to the school soon due to the lack of sup­port from prin­ci­pal Vish­nu De­bie and the teach­ing staff.

Mul­raine was open­ly crit­i­cal of the re­luc­tance by cer­tain teach­ers in the school to sup­port the foot­ball team which par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion of the SS­FL. The team, un­for­tu­nate­ly, fin­ished bot­tom of the stand­ings in the zone for the use of il­le­gal play­ers.

The win earned San Juan an easy pas­sage through to the se­mi-fi­nal of the east In­ter­Col where they are set to face Pre­mier­ship ri­vals Trin­i­ty Col­lege East on Fri­day. The Arou­ca school (Trin­i­ty East) al­so pro­gressed from the quar­ter-fi­nals by beat­ing Mal­abar Sec­ondary 4-1 at the same venue.

RE­SULTS

Spey­side 4 (Jonathan Thomas 3, Ronal­do Samuel) vs Rox­bor­ough 0

Scar­bor­ough 4 (Ja­heim Har­ry) vs Ma­son Hall 2 (Omar Daniel, Jeo­van­ni Gar­diner)

San Juan North 6 (Eli­jah Gar­cia 12th, Re­nal­do Boyce 30th, 76th, Ma­lik Far­ri­er 34th, 69th, Tyrell Cameron 32nd) vs Ari­ma North 0

Trin­i­ty East 4 vs Mal­abar 1

TO­DAY'S MATCH­ES

East Mu­cu­rapo vs Mal­ick Sec, 3pm, Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo

Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka vs Fa­ti­ma Col­lege, 5pm, Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo

St Bene­dict's vs Fyz­abad An­gli­can, 1:30pm, Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la

Pre­sen­ta­tion vs Point Fortin, 3:30pm, Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 14, 2018, 06:20:29 PM
WATCH: North Zone Intercol Quarterfinals Highlights: East Mucurapo Secondary 7-0 Malick Secondary; Trinity College Moka 4-1 Fatima College

https://www.youtube.com/v/KvqTbcqxYWw
Title: 'Pres', Benedict's, Mucurapo move on in InterCol
Post by: Tallman on November 15, 2018, 05:55:12 AM
'Pres', Benedict's, Mucurapo move on in InterCol
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Pre­mier Di­vi­sion cam­paign­ers in the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, East Mu­cu­rapo, St Bene­dict's Col­lege and Trin­i­ty Mo­ka all ad­vanced to the se­mi-fi­nals in their re­spec­tive Co­ca-Co­la Zon­al In­ter­col play-offs yes­ter­day.

South­ern­ers Pre­sen­ta­tion, af­ter fail­ing to make a suc­cess­ful de­fence of the pre­mier­ship di­vi­sion ti­tle the team won in 2017, were con­vinc­ing 4-0 win­ners over Point Fortin East at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la. The team's pro­lif­ic goalscor­er Jor­dan Ri­ley was again on tar­get, net­ting twice in the vic­to­ry to take his tal­ly of goals to 12 so far this sea­son.

Ri­ley got the open­er in the 24th and added a sec­ond in the 68th. And with Point Fortin al­most with­out re­sis­tance in the match, Jer­rin Jack­ie and de­fend­er Justin Corn­wall added two more goals in the 73rd and 80th min­utes re­spec­tive­ly.

Pre­sen­ta­tion man­ag­er An­dre Ben­jamin said his team will at­tempt to give its best per­for­mance against a St Bene­dict's team that has been im­prov­ing with each match late­ly.

"With the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion ti­tle slip­ping out of our grasp, we could on­ly be­lieve that it was not God's will for us. From here on­wards we will take each game on its mer­it, start­ing with St Bene­dict's. We in­tend to give of our best and hope to get the re­sults," Ben­jamin said.

In the first game at the Mara­bel­la venue yes­ter­day, St Bene­dict's ham­mered Fyz­abad An­gli­can Sec­ondary 9-0, with Aaron Rod­ney lead­ing the way with a beaver-trick and Yahtham Hen­ry get­ting a brace. An­drez Tal­lan opened the scor­ing for the St Bene­dict's boys in the 4th minute.

How­ev­er, Rod­ney lat­er took cen­tre stage with goals in the 28th, 29th, 34th and 84th min­utes, while Hen­ry's con­tri­bu­tion came in the 49th and 54th. The oth­er goals came from Rhowen Stew­art-Williams in the 9th and Jabari Jones in the 78th.

Ravi Ram­goolam, Bene­dict's man­ag­er said he is pre­dict­ing a tough match against Pres in the semis, but they will en­ter with con­fi­dence.

"We fin­ished strong­ly in the pre­mier di­vi­sion and we are hop­ing to con­tin­ue to do bet­ter in the In­ter­Col. I know we lost 3-1 to Pre­sen­ta­tion dur­ing the sea­son but that was as a re­sult of sim­ple blun­ders in de­fence, which we are hop­ing to strength­en-up on next week," Ram­goolam ex­plained.

RE­SULTS
St Bene­dict's 9 (An­drez Tal­lan 4th, Rhowen Stew­art-Williams 9th, Aaron Rod­ney 28th, 29th, 34th, 84th, Yahtham Hen­ry 49th, 54th, Jabari Jones 78th) vs Fyz­abad An­gli­can Sec­ondary 0
East Mu­cu­rapo 7 vs Mal­ick Sec­ondary 0
Pre­sen­ta­tion 4 (Jor­dan Ri­ley 24th, 68th, Jer­rin Jack­ie 73rd, Justin Corn­wall 80th) vs Point Fortin 0
Trin­i­ty Mo­ka 4 vs Fa­ti­ma 1

TO­DAY'S MATCH­ES
Cara­pichaima vs Cou­va East, 5 pm, Ato Boldon Sta­di­um, Cou­va
Pre­sen­ta­tion (Chag) vs Ch­agua­nas North, 3 pm, Ato Boldon Sta­di­um, Cou­va
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 17, 2018, 01:30:21 AM
Pleasantville, Fyzabad to battle for South InterCol title.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Pleas­antville Sec­ondary eased its way in­to the fi­nal of the South Zone In­ter­Col com­pe­ti­tion in the Shell/ First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League on Thurs­day evening.

Play­ing in the sec­ond match of a dou­ble­head­er at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Pleas­antville claimed a huge 11-0 win over Point Fortin East in the semi­fi­nals.

The South Zone and Big Five cham­pi­on will now meet Fyz­abad An­gli­can in the fi­nal to­mor­row from 3 pm at a venue to be ad­vised. Fyz­abad put on a sol­id per­for­mance to elim­i­nate St Joseph Con­vent San Fer­nan­do, 3-0 in the open­ing match.

The semi­fi­nal match­es in the North Zone In­ter­Col were close­ly con­test­ed but it was Tran­quil­i­ty and Holy Name Con­vent earn­ing spots in the fi­nal.

Tran­quil­i­ty pulled off an up­set win over North Zone league cham­pi­on Bish­op Anstey Port-of-Spain, edg­ing them 2-1 at St Mary's grounds in St Clair while Holy Name nar­row­ly got by Diego Mar­tin Cen­tral, 3-2 at St Joseph's Con­vent ground.

Over in To­ba­go Zone, Scar­bor­ough Sec­ondary and Sig­nal Hill will meet in the fi­nal. The for­mer de­feat­ed Good­wood Sec­ondary, 3-0 and To­ba­go league win­ner Sig­nal Hill beat Bish­op’s High, 5-0.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 19, 2018, 01:37:02 AM
Champions Tran­quil­i­ty Gov­ern­ment Sec­ondary.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Tran­quil­i­ty Gov­ern­ment Sec­ondary School’s cap­tain Fali­cia King cel­e­brates with her team-mates the 2018 North Zone In­ter­Col ti­tle fol­low­ing the school's 2-1 vic­to­ry over Holy Name Con­vent in the Sec­ondary School Foot­ball League (SS­FL) Girls fi­nal at St. Joseph Con­vent Grounds, Fed­er­a­tion Park, St Clair yes­ter­day.

King gave Tran­quil­i­ty the lead but be­fore the half-time whis­tle was sound­ed, Kai-Marie Simp­son lev­elled the scores 1-1. How­ev­er, King made sure that Tran­quil­i­ty lifts the ti­tle with her sec­ond goal of the match.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 19, 2018, 06:55:33 PM
WATCH: San Juan North Secondary and Trinity College East will meet in the East Zone Intercol final on Wednesday, November 21st. Take a look at how they got there.

https://www.youtube.com/v/af8vCs6yo6A

WATCH: Trinity College Moka emerged victorious over East Mucurapo Secondary after penalty kicks in one of the North Zone Intercol Semifinals.

https://www.youtube.com/v/q4HpvTn0_60
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: vb on November 19, 2018, 08:57:14 PM
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on November 19, 2018, 09:07:17 PM
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: AZZURRI on November 19, 2018, 09:10:13 PM
Tranquil is in the Championship division (aka the division just below this top nationwide division you're seeing now)

Some schools either don't see the worth of investing in the idea of the student-athlete or bend the rules in order to uplift their program somewhat ----like accepting medicore grades in order for the student to get into form 6 just to play football.
When football is over, what is there for these youths??
Holistic development isn't stressed enough. The 2 can go hand-in-hand. Just we as a nation are not seeing the broader picture and stuck in ole school methodologies unfortunately

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 19, 2018, 11:12:35 PM
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

The last time QRC win national intercol was probably 1966.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: vb on November 20, 2018, 01:24:20 AM
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product



In my day Mucurapo Jr/Sr. was on the same lot of land, right across from Fatima.

I findi it hard to believe they would rename two schools on the same lot so I guessing East and West are in different locations.

VB
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 20, 2018, 01:36:35 AM
Naparima, Presentation set for another South derby.
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian).


Seon Ship­ley sank a pair of goals to put Na­pari­ma Col­lege in­to the fi­nal of the South Zone in the Co­ca Co­la In­ter­Col Tour­na­ment yes­ter­day in the open­ing match of a dou­ble-head­er at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la.

Na­pari­ma, the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) Pre­mier Di­vi­sion cham­pi­on, com­fort­ably de­feat­ed Pleas­antville Sec­ondary, 4-0 and will re­sume its ri­val­ry with Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, which edged St Bene­dict’s Col­lege, 1-0, in the lat­er match.

It was Kodel Fron­tin get­ting the open­ing item for Na­pari­ma as ear­ly as the ninth minute putting the for­mer South Zone In­ter­col cham­pi­on on the back­foot. Pleas­antville tried to get an equalis­er but it nev­er came.

On the oth­er end though, Ship­ley did well in putting his team up 2-0, find­ing the back of the net in the 38th minute. The score re­mained un­changed when the teams went in at the half.

As in the first half, Na­pari­ma got a goal in ear­ly on with Ship­ley re­turn­ing five min­utes in­to the sec­ond ses­sion to give his team a 3-0 ad­van­tage.

Pleas­antville's strug­gle con­tin­ued and was un­able to lessen its deficit de­spite do­ing well to hold off the Na­pari­ma at­tack lat­er on in the sec­ond half. That was un­til na­tion­al Un­der-20 play­er Mark Ramdeen put the "ic­ing on the cake" in the 72nd minute and earned Na­pari­ma, the first spot in the fi­nal.

How­ev­er, it was not as easy for the oth­er fi­nal­ist, Pre­sen­ta­tion, which did enough to get the nar­row one-goal vic­to­ry over St Bene­dict's in the "Clas­sic" South Zone In­ter­Col ri­val­ry.

The match ap­peared to be head­ing to a goal­less draw and like­ly to be de­cid­ed by penal­ty kicks but Jaiye Shep­pard came to the res­cue, scor­ing the win­ner for Pre­sen­ta­tion in the 86th minute, to grab the oth­er va­cant spot in the fi­nale, which is card­ed for Mon­day

Up in North, host team, East Mu­cu­rapo proved to a wor­thy op­po­nent for Trin­i­ty Col­lege Mo­ka, hold­ing them to a goal­less draw at the end of reg­u­la­tion and added on time.

How­ev­er, it was Trin­i­ty Mo­ka pre­vail­ing with a 5-4 win on penal­ty kicks.

Trin­i­ty Mo­ka will meet St An­tho­ny's Col­lege in the North Zone In­ter­Col fi­nal af­ter the lat­ter cool­ly sealed a 4-1 over Queen's Roy­al Col­lege (QRC) at Ser­pen­tine Road in Port-of-Spain.

To­day, the Cen­tral Zone In­ter­Col semi­fi­nals will take place at Cou­va East ground, with the open­ing match of the dou­ble­head­er kick­ing off at 3 pm.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on November 20, 2018, 08:16:27 AM
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product



In my day Mucurapo Jr/Sr. was on the same lot of land, right across from Fatima.

I findi it hard to believe they would rename two schools on the same lot so I guessing East and West are in different locations.

VB

yuh probably guessing wrong. Is Trini we talking bout. I willing to bet MJS is in fact Mucurapo Wast
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: vb on November 20, 2018, 09:21:30 AM
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product



In my day Mucurapo Jr/Sr. was on the same lot of land, right across from Fatima.

I findi it hard to believe they would rename two schools on the same lot so I guessing East and West are in different locations.

VB

yuh probably guessing wrong. Is Trini we talking bout. I willing to bet MJS is in fact Mucurapo Wast

I just googled Mucurapo East and it says they are in St. James.  :o
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: amielisadore on November 20, 2018, 12:19:35 PM
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product



In my day Mucurapo Jr/Sr. was on the same lot of land, right across from Fatima.

I findi it hard to believe they would rename two schools on the same lot so I guessing East and West are in different locations.

VB

Mucurapo East Sec was Mucurapo Senior Compre. and Mucurapo West Sec was Mucurapo Jr Sec as far as I'm aware. These changes came into effect roughly 10 years ago.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: vb on November 20, 2018, 12:53:46 PM
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product



In my day Mucurapo Jr/Sr. was on the same lot of land, right across from Fatima.

I findi it hard to believe they would rename two schools on the same lot so I guessing East and West are in different locations.

VB

Mucurapo East Sec was Mucurapo Senior Compre. and Mucurapo West Sec was Mucurapo Jr Sec as far as I'm aware. These changes came into effect roughly 10 years ago.

So yuh telling me that Muc. West is really a Jr. sec side or do they go up to form V and Muc. East is the form VI block???
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 20, 2018, 03:42:42 PM
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product



Are they in rebuild mode or is it that they have not adjusted or adapted to the new reality?
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 20, 2018, 04:25:23 PM
Are they in rebuild mode or is it that they have not adjusted or adapted to the new reality?

What is the new reality?
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: amielisadore on November 20, 2018, 07:40:47 PM
For a week now I have wanted to make a post, what ever happened to Trinity and Tranquil after their glory years in the 70s.

Trinity made it to the N. Zone Finals in 1980 in an aborted season.

Forty plus years is a helluva thing.

Mucurapo is not that big. So where exactly is Mucruapo East??

Trinity Moka won the North intercol a couple years ago. This is the same team int he video here defeating East Mucurapo.

I believe the Senior Comprehensives have all been adjustedin their setup(possibly have form 6's now and rebranded)
East Mucurapo is what you would have known as Mucurapo Snr. Comp.


Success happens in waves, even at the highest level of international and club football.
Right now the South zone is doing well with Pres and Naps being very consistent and Benedict's having a rejuvenated season.

Many of the north teams are in rebuild mode it seems.
But the SSFL mgmt and policies need re-evaluation. To improve and grow the existing product



In my day Mucurapo Jr/Sr. was on the same lot of land, right across from Fatima.

I findi it hard to believe they would rename two schools on the same lot so I guessing East and West are in different locations.

VB

Mucurapo East Sec was Mucurapo Senior Compre. and Mucurapo West Sec was Mucurapo Jr Sec as far as I'm aware. These changes came into effect roughly 10 years ago.

So yuh telling me that Muc. West is really a Jr. sec side or do they go up to form V and Muc. East is the form VI block???

In 2008, the Min of Education made all secondary schools either a 5 year school or a 7 year school. Junior Secs and Snr Comps no longer exist. I think Muc West and Muc East are both go up to form 5.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 21, 2018, 01:39:41 AM
Mitchell's hat-trick wins it for Five Rivers.
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian).


Fiv­er Rivers Sec­ondary School's Maya Mitchell thrilled spec­ta­tors yes­ter­day, hit­ting a hat-trick to seal a dom­i­nant 4-1 win over Va­len­cia Sec­ondary for her team in the East Zone In­ter­Col of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary School­girls Foot­ball League. This was in the fi­nal played in St Au­gus­tine.

The vic­to­ry saw Five Rivers book a spot in the na­tion­al In­ter­Col quar­ter­fi­nal to face To­ba­go cham­pi­on Sig­nal Hill Sec­ondary on Sun­day from 3 pm at a venue to be an­nounced.

Mitchell net­ted the open­er in the 12th minute, re­turn­ing 14 min­utes lat­er to in­crease her team's lead 2-0, an ad­van­tage Five Rivers took in­to the dress­ing room at the half-time in­ter­val as Va­len­cia had no an­swer for its op­po­nent.

On the re­sump­tion, Mitchell put her name in the score­book again with a goal a minute in­to the re­sump­tion of the sec­ond half.

The Va­len­cia play­ers though did not drop their heads and were able to pull one back thanks to the ef­fort of Cyan Williams, who scored in the 55th minute, to re­duce her team's deficit 1-3.

De­spite lead­ing, Five Rivers' in­ten­si­ty nev­er fad­ed and in the 64th minute, Ja­da Gaskin pro­duced a goal to clinch the win and book her team's spot in the na­tion­al In­ter­Col quar­ter­fi­nal ver­sus Sig­nal Hill, which top­pled Scar­bor­ough, 6-0 on Sun­day.

The win­ner from the quar­ter­fi­nal match-up will meet North cham­pi­on Tran­quil­li­ty Sec­ondary in one half of the na­tion­al semi­fi­nals. Tran­quil­i­ty edged Holy Name Con­vent, 2-1 on the week­end as well.

In the oth­er semi­fi­nal af­fair, South Zone In­ter­Col win­ner Pleas­antville Sec­ondary, al­so the Big Five cham­pi­on, will be chal­lenged by Cara­pichaima East, which de­feat­ed Mir­a­cle Min­istries, 5-1, on Mon­day evening in the Cen­tral Zone fi­nal played at the Cou­va East ground.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 21, 2018, 01:44:39 AM
'Caps', Chaguanas North cruise to Central final.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


CARAPICHAIMA East and Chaguanas North cruised to the Central Zone final of the Coca Cola Intercol yesterday, with comfortable victories in their respective semi-final matches.

At the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Carapichaima East hammered Couva East 6-0 and Chaguanas North eased past Presentation Chaguanas 4-1.

In the first semi, captain Kevon Williams and Josiah King scored two goals apiece, with Luke Charles and Ivan Dos Santos adding one each.

Chaguanas North were rewarded with goals from Isaiah Albert, Roberto Lambert, Michael Francis and Syron De La Rosa. Ethan Persad got the consolation item for Presentation Chaguanas.

The Central Intercol final will be staged at the Ato Boldon Stadium tomorrow from 3.30 pm.

Two other zonal finals will take place tomorrow.

In the Tobago decider, Signal Hill will battle Speyside at Mt Pleasant, from 3 pm and, a half-hour later, in the North final, St Anthony’s will tackle Trinity Moka at the St Mary’s Ground, St Clair.

Today, the focus will be at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima, with San Juan meeting Trinity East for the East Intercol crown. Kick-off time is 3.30 pm.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 21, 2018, 06:49:54 PM
WATCH: San Juan North Secondary are the 2018 East Zone Intercol Champions after defeating Trinity College East on penalty kicks

https://www.youtube.com/v/gPf9yYY_Kfw
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 21, 2018, 08:14:32 PM
WATCH: 2018 Central Zone Intercol finalists determined after Carapichaima East Secondary hammers Couva East Secondary 6-0 and Chaguanas North Secondary ease Presentation College Chaguanas 4-1.

https://www.youtube.com/v/4JzSB9F92nQ
Title: San Juan takes third zonal InterCol title
Post by: Tallman on November 22, 2018, 12:36:28 PM
San Juan takes third zonal InterCol title
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


San Juan North Sec­ondary was crowned east zone cham­pi­on of the Co­ca Co­la In­ter­Col on Wednes­day when it de­feat­ed Trin­i­ty Col­lege East 5-4 from the penal­ty spot at the Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um, Mal­abar, Ari­ma.

The boys from Bourg Mu­la­tresse shook off their dis­ap­point­ment in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion to fire five per­fect­ly struck penal­ties past the Trin­i­ty cus­to­di­an in the fi­nal af­ter the match re­mained tied 1-1 at the end of reg­u­la­tion time.

But they had to come from be­hind af­ter de­fend­er Eli­jah Gar­cia hand­ed Trin­i­ty strik­er Tyrique Suther­land the ball un­marked in the 62nd minute in the area. Suther­land's pow­er­ful low dri­ve took a de­flec­tion off an­oth­er de­fend­er Kyle Thomas be­fore beat­ing Em­manuel John in the San Juan goal.

San Juan, de­spite their dom­i­nance there­after, had to wait un­til late in the match to get the equalis­er, which came off the boot of Chris­t­ian Mitchell.

In the kicks that fol­lowed, San Juan was per­fect with ef­forts from Re­nal­do Boyce, Isa­iah Chase, Ka­reem John, Ma­lik Far­ri­er and Jer­ry Mor­ris all go­ing in, to spark wild cel­e­bra­tions.

Moe said af­ter­wards he was par­tic­u­lar­ly pleased with his play­ers for win­ning, not once but three ti­tles in con­sec­u­tive years.

"I had to make a num­ber of changes in the match, par­tic­u­lar­ly when the goal was scored on us. I changed our for­mat from 4:4:2 to 3:5:1 in an ef­fort to get back the goal and when we did, we changed back to 4:4:2 and it worked for us," Moe said.

The win sends San Juan North straight to the se­mi-fi­nals of the Na­tion­al In­ter­Col where it will face the win­ner of the To­ba­go zone, to be con­test­ed to­day be­tween Spey­side High and Sig­nal Hill at Mt Pleas­ant Recre­ation Ground from 3.30 pm.

Moe said re­gard­less of which team they will face in the semi­fi­nals, he is con­fi­dent his boys will come out on the win­ning side.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 23, 2018, 05:49:17 AM
Carapichaima East, Signal Hill cop Intercol crowns.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


CARAPICHAIMA EAST and Signal Hill copped the respective Central and Tobago Coca-Cola Zonal Intercol crowns yesterday. They have both advanced to the National Intercol competition, which will begin next week.

At the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Carapichaima rallied from a goal down to beat Chaguanas North 3-1.

Erin Steeple put Chaguanas North in front after four minutes, but Tevon Williams tied the scores in the 19th.

Akil Vesprey netted the second goal for Carapichaima in the 65th and Roberto Lambert put the game beyond Chaguanas’ reach in the 86th. Signal Hill got a beaver-trick from Colin Sargeant as they overcame Speyside 5-3 at the Mt Pleasant Ground. Jelani James was the other goal-getter for Signal Hill.

C’el Toppin, Deleon Beckles and Jonathan Thomas were on target for Speyside. On Wednesday, San Juan North needed kicks from the penalty spot to defeat Trinity East 5-4, after the scores were locked at the end of regulation time.

The South Zone final between Naparima and Presentation San Fernando is set to take place at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella on Monday.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 23, 2018, 05:49:32 AM
Tigers roar to North Intercol title.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


ST ANTHONY’S, also known as the “Westmoorings Tigers”, captured the Coca Cola North Zone Intercol trophy yesterday after a 4-2 result, courtesy kicks from the penalty spot, over Trinity Moka, in an entertaining final at the St Mary’s Ground, St Clair.

Captain Haile Beckles scored a hat-trick for the Tigers, but Anfernee Bascombe replied with a double, and Jardel Mitchell got the other for Trinity, as the scores were tied at 3-3 at the end of regulation time.

However, in the penalty shootout, St Anthony’s goalkeeper Josiah Perez produced two crucial saves to ensure that the Westmoorings-based school will participate in the National Intercol competition, which kicks off next week.

In the shootout, Ian Cowie, Kiron Manswell, Kaihim Thomas and Josiah Edwards scored for the Tigers.

Kai Phillip and Ronaldo Jacob scored Trinity’s first and third kicks respectively, but Perez dived twice to his right to deny efforts from Josiah Superville and Bascombe.

St Anthony’s held the upper-hand in the first half hour, with Beckles coming close to breaking the deadlock in the 13th minute with a header that crashed off the uprights.

However, a mistake by Trinity’s Justin Dos Santos – one of many by the goalie – gifted the opening goal for Beckles in the 35th minute.

A breakdown in the Trinity midfield resulted in a ball from defender Manswell to the path of Beckles. Dos Santos ran out of the penalty box and missed his attempted clearance, leaving Beckles with the simple task of slotting the ball to the open net.

Trinity’s Josiah Wilson (37th) and St Anthony’s Quinn Frederick (67th) both had efforts denied by the uprights.

But Bascombe equalised for the Moka-based school in the 69th, with a header which flew past the left of Perez.

Beckles netted his second goal in the 72nd with a header, off a rebound, after Dos Santos made a hash from a freekick by Edwards.

The noise from the St Anthony’s fans were silenced a minute later when Phillip capitalised on a defensive lapse to net his team’s second item.

Dos Santos was at fault once again in the 83rd when he failed to judge a long ball and allowed Beckles to head past him before sliding the ball into the back of the net.

The game had another twist, in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Jardel Mitchell’s freekick from deep was parried by Perez and Bascombe was on hand to bang home the loose ball.

However, in fading sunlight, Perez atoned for that lapse with a pair of stops to end Trinity’s 2018 season.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 23, 2018, 02:03:16 PM
WATCH: Malick Secondary was once feared across the land and a powerhouse in secondary schools football for almost a decade in the 80's and 90's. Having not tasted top-flight football under the new format since inception 5 years ago, Malick Secondary shares dreams of their redemption.

https://www.youtube.com/v/3LS5WuD97Ck
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 26, 2018, 07:01:23 PM
WATCH: Naparima College continued their impressive unbeaten run this season to capture the 2018 South Zone Intercol title by defeating their bitter rivals Presentation College, San Fernando on penalty kicks.

https://www.youtube.com/v/ewAXtt1YG1M
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 27, 2018, 01:36:20 AM
Naps goalie stars in thrilling South final.
By Nickolai Madray (Newsday).


NAPARIMA College claimed their second title of the season yesterday, edging Presentation College 4-3 on penalties (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewAXtt1YG1M) in a gripping Coca Cola South Zone Intercol final at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. The most anticipated derby of the season ended 0-0 after regulation time and proved to be a thrilling contest as it took eight kicks from the penalty spot to separate the teams.

In the early stage of the game, both teams struggled to dominate possession as the tension was high on the field and around the stadium. Presentation almost took the lead in the 10th minute when Omri Baird danced around two defenders before he delivered a wonderful ball onto the head of Jayie Sheppard at the back post, but the attacker got denied by the upright.

Two minutes later, Presentation's Aleem Barclay latched onto a loose ball around the 18 yard box but scuffed his shot. Jordan Riley attempted to stamp his authority on the game in the 22nd minute, as the attacker tried his luck from distance but MVP of the match, Naps' captain and custodian Levi Fernandez, was equal to the task to stop the goal-bound shot.

Naps eased their way back into the game, and Seon Shippley almost caught his opponents sleeping in the 28th minute with a flicked header towards goal after Mark Ramdeen's lobbed pass found him in the penalty area. However, Presentation's goalkeeper Jabari Gray managed to get his glove on the ball to prevent the goal.

Ramdeen had Naps' best opportunity just before the half when he lifted the ball over a Presentation defender on the edge of the box, and fired his low shot into the side-netting.

After the break, the match was still poised at 0-0 as both teams were tentative and determined not to make errors. Naps were awarded a free-kick at the edge of the penalty area in the 65th minute, but the attempt was smashed against the wall by Ramdeen, along with the rebounding effort. He had another chance in the 78th minute when he received a pass inside the 18 yard box but skied his attempt over the crossbar.

Presentation had their opportunities too, but like Naps, were unable to convert in front goal. 'Pres' then found themselves a man down in the dying minutes of the match when Darnell Hospedales saw a straight red card for illegally stopping Ramdeen as he raced past the last defender and towards goal.

With penalties needed to decide a winner, both goalkeepers became the stars of the show by saving several shots during the shootout. After seven kicks each, the sides were still level before Naps finally held their nerve after Presentation had faltered. In the end, Naparima claimed their second title of the season and left with the bragging rights after the derby, as they move on to the National Intercol semis.

(Teams)

Naparima College (4-2-3-1): 1.Levi Fernandez (GK); 5.Daquon Foster, 13.Jeron Pantor, 4.Tyrike Andrews, 8.Kodel Frontin; 6.Shoaib Khan, 17.Nathaniel Perouse; 19.Isa Bramble, 10.Decklan Marcelle, 7.Mark Ramdeen; 20.Seon Shippley.

Unused Substitutes: 30.Enrique Changiah (GK), 9.Ezekiel Kesar, 11.Kern Cedeno, 15.Marvin Waldrop, 16.Akil Johnson, 18.Caleb Gaspar, 21.Nirvan Ramnarine.

Coach: Angus Eve

Presentation College (San F’do) (4-1-4-1): 28.Jabari Gray (GK) (captain); 3.Juaval Roberts, 5.Justin Cornwall, 27.Darnell Hospedales, 2.Zion Allen; 12.Jerrin Jackie; 7.Omri Baird, 15.Aleem Barclay, 10.Jordan Riley, 9.Jaiye Sheppard (29.Jardel Sinclair 86); 6.Ackeel Jacob.

Unused Substitutes: 1.Isaiah Williams (GK), 14.Tylon Roseman, 18.Nkosi Chance, 19.Terrell Noel,  23.Christoph John, 24.Adica Ash.

Coach: Shawn Cooper

Referee: Marlon Perouse

Title: Five Rivers fall 6-3 in Tobago
Post by: Tallman on November 27, 2018, 06:18:33 PM
Five Rivers fall 6-3 in Tobago
By Rachael Thompson-King (T&T Guardian)

 
De­r­isha Bris­tol and Ashante Camp­bell con­tin­ue to prove that they are vi­tal com­po­nents of the Sig­nal Hill Sec­ondary at­tack, help­ing their team reach the semi­fi­nals of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Na­tion­al Girls In­ter­Col in the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League.

The To­ba­go zon­al cham­pi­on bat­tled with Five Rivers Sec­ondary and fought to a com­fort­able 6-3 win in the quar­ter­fi­nal round at the Mt Pleas­ant ground in To­ba­go.

Bris­tol and Camp­bell shared the spot­light, net­ting a pair of goals each for Sig­nal Hill. Not to dis­count the ef­forts of its lead­ing scor­er for the sea­son, Ce­line Lo­raine and al­so the ac­cu­rate Gamelia Wal­dron, who scored one apiece in the win.

For Five Rivers, who fin­ished as run­ners-up in the league com­pe­ti­tion in its de­but sea­son the Girls Cham­pi­onships, Ja­da Gaskin pro­duced a dou­ble while Lu­ann Craig scored the oth­er item.

Sig­nal Hill ad­vances to the semi­fi­nals and will meet Tran­quil­i­ty, which al­so placed sec­ond in the North Zone com­pe­ti­tion, at the Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um in Mal­abar, Ari­ma on Thurs­day from 1.30 pm.

In the oth­er semi­fi­nal match-up down at the Man­nie Ramjohn Sta­di­um in Mara­bel­la that same day, Big Five and South Zone win­ner Pleas­antville Sec­ondary will face Cara­pichaima East. Kick­off is at 3.30 pm.

The win­ners will meet in the fi­nal next Tues­day (De­cem­ber 4).
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2018, 01:34:27 AM
Naps buzzing in hunt for treble.
By Nickolai Madray (Newsday).


NAPARIMA College will be looking to add to an already exceptional Secondary Schools Football League season which has seen them claim two titles, when they face St Anthony's on Friday in the semi-finals of the Coca Cola National Intercol competition at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

After completing the Shell/First Citizens Bank-sponsored Premier Division undefeated, Naps went on to capture the south zone Intercol title on Monday to position themselves in the running for the prestigious treble.

Naparima's captain and goalkeeper, Levi Fernandez, speaking to Newsday after their victory over arch-rivals Presentation College San Fernando, said their opponents were extremely tough to crack.

"Coming into the Intercol, we knew it would be a different ball game as the atmosphere and surroundings changed because it is a knockout fixture. I think both teams really came out here and gave it a fight because of the nature of the rivalry between both schools, but when it comes down to penalties, both sides have a fifty-fifty per cent chance of advancing, and we were blessed to come out with the winning result," he said.

It was not the first time Naps dented Presentation's title hopes for the season, as they blocked their rivals from lifting the league trophy on the last day, while 'Pres' were held to a 1-1 draw by San Juan North Secondary.

Fernandez said his team is fiercely determined and keen to achieve their goals.'

"First of all, in the league we had a downfall in the middle of the season when nobody thought we were able to win it again as it was out of our grasp, but as a team, we kept working and striving where in the end we came out victorious and we thank God for that," he said.

Naparima's Principal, Dr Michael Rawle Dowlath, was very pleased with his student footballers and praised the entire team.

He said, "We would like to congratulate the coach, management and players as they stuck to the tasks at hand and showed their character, perseverance and determination to win us these titles thus far. We are proud of every single one of them."

Dowlath discussed the efforts behind the scenes to reap success, saying, "This takes years of development, as these boys started early throughout the system with the goal of making the school proud, and the coaches are well equipped to help nurture the young, raw talent which these guys possess."

He also reminded the students that these memories should be taken with them in the future as it contributes towards helping build school pride and serves as a motivator for all other students.

Also speaking was former national footballer and Naps' assistant coach, Clayton Ince, who said: "The players are seeing the results of a really tough preseason and these are the effects of hard work." He continued, "Both the league and the south Intercol titles went straight down to the wire and this shows you the standard of the football within these youngsters and the focus they can have when they desire to achieve great things."

Looking into the future, Ince said, "We try to take each match as it comes, game by game, and right now they are still in glee over the victory and they deserve this time to celebrate. We, as part of the technical team, have to now get them back down to earth in time for our next fixture."

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2018, 01:36:14 AM
St Anthony’s cruise to National Intercol semis.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


ST ANTHONY’S cruised to the semi-final round of the Coca Cola National Intercol competition, with a convincing 4-1 win over Carapichaima East in their quarter-final fixture yesterday, at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Ace striker Haile Beckles netted a pair as the “Westmoorings Tigers” booked a place in the last four, and a showdown against Premier League winners Naparima on Friday at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

St Anthony’s broke the deadlock in the 17th minute through Jahmai George, who rose above his marker to head home a left-sided corner from Kiron Manswell.

St Anthony’s, the North Intercol title-holders, extended their lead in the 33rd. Beckles chased a loose ball on the left, and sent a cross which was spilled by Carapichaima East goalkeeper Aaron Best.

Zion Williams needed two efforts in order to get the rebound into the back of the net.

Beckles got in the act with a pair of goals, in the 43rd and 45th, to put the game beyond Carapichaima East’s reach.

Both goals came in almost similar fashion, with long balls from the right by Jordan Barclay finding a marauding Beckles who hit right-footed shots past Best. His first goal went low to Best’s left and the second was high over the 'keeper’s reach.

Carapichaima East, the Central Zone Intercol winners, pulled one back in the 62nd through Luke Charles.

The defender was on hand to pounce on a rebound after St Anthony’s goalie Josiah Perez parried a cross from the left by Carapichaima East’s captain Kevon Williams.

The first National Intercol semi between San Juan North and Signal Hill, is expected to take place tomorrow at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.

Title: QRC capture Fruta Form 1 football crown
Post by: Tallman on November 29, 2018, 07:20:08 AM
QRC capture Fruta Form 1 football crown
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday
)
 
CANIOS RUIZ scored twice and Addae Paponette netted the other as QRC defeated Fatima 3-1 yesterday, in the final of the inaugural Fruta Form One (Under-13) National League football competition.

Jaden Williams got the consolation strike for Fatima, but the Royalians held firm for the win at St Mary’s Ground, St Clair.

Fatima started the 60-minute game at a high tempo, but they were unable to get the finishing touch on a few occasions.

In the fourth minute, Josiah Gobin had a good chance to put Fatima ahead, but his right-footed effort went high and wide.

Ruiz collected a floated pass from Zen Renro with his chest, before unleashing a right-footed shot which narrowly missed the target.

Fatima came close in the 22nd minute, as the energetic winger Luke Correia fed Michael Chavez to his right, but Chavez’s low shot was held by goalkeeper Arthur St Louis.

That miss proved costly as seconds later, central midfielder Paponette made a run past a couple of defenders before drilling a right-footer beyond the reach of Fatima goalie Ailan Panton.

A minute into the second half, the Royalians extended their lead. A long ball was pursued by Ruiz who got around the advancing Panton and slotted his left-footed effort into the vacant net.

Panton suffered a knock to his face in the play and had to be replaced by Jaden Ottley.

In the 42nd, Correia was given a golden opportunity to pull one back for Fatima but his deflected shot went wide, after he was set up by Josiah Cumberbatch.

With nine minutes of regulation time left, Ruiz sealed the deal for QRC with a simple tap-in, after exchanging passes with Micah Alexander.

Williams ensured that it would be no clean sheet for QRC, as he converted a penalty in the 56th, after his free-kick struck the arm of Paponette.

QRC coach Wendell David was pleased with his team’s success in this inaugural competition.

“I think it was long in coming,” said David. “I want to thank the sponsors for highlighting these boys. It’s a blessing.”

The QRC coach noted his team was able to withstand the early attacks from Fatima and later dictate proceedings.

“If you look at the team consistently, we could take cuffs. The other teams were unable to take punches. It was just a matter of time. We punched them, and they couldn’t get back in the fight.”

David is hopeful that his team will be able to stay together and continue the school’s recent success at the age-group levels.

“We have the Under-14s,” he said. “We should have football (tournaments) to keep these fellas together. QRC has been doing an excellent job. When you look at all the divisions, we have been dominant.

“We have won Under-19s North Zone and Nationals,” David continued. “We have won Under-16s. Hats off to the QRC programme, to Mr (David) Simon, the principal of QRC who has been there for us over the years. I think we deserve it.”
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 29, 2018, 09:21:36 AM
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Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 30, 2018, 05:34:41 AM
Boyce, Chase blast San Juan into Inter-Col final.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Isa­iah Chase and cap­tain Ronal­do Boyce scored two goals each to fire San Juan North Sec­ondary past Sig­nal Hill Sec­ondary, 5-0, in their Na­tion­al Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League Co­ca-Co­la In­ter-Col semi­fi­nal at Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um in Mal­abar, Ari­ma, Thurs­day.

With the win, San Juan North, two-time Na­tion­al In­ter-Col cham­pi­ons in 2006 and 2016, booked a spot in Tues­day’s fi­nal against the win­ner of Fri­day’s oth­er semi­fi­nal, a mouth-wa­ter­ing match be­tween Na­pari­ma Col­lege and St An­tho­ny’s Col­lege, who have a com­bined 23 na­tion­al crowns be­tween them, at Man­ny Ramjohn Sta­di­um, Mara­bel­la from 3.30 pm.

At Cou­va on Tues­day, North Zone cham­pi­on, St An­tho­ny’s led by a brace from cap­tain Haile Beck­les brushed aside Cen­tral Zone kings, Cara­pichaima East Sec­ondary 4-1 while Na­pari­ma, al­so this year’s Pre­mier Di­vi­sion win­ners got the bet­ter of South Zone ri­vals Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege of San Fer­nan­do 4-3 on sud­den-death penal­ty-kicks af­ter a 0-0 full-time score at Mara­bel­la on Mon­day. Yes­ter­day at Mal­abar.

San Juan North held a com­fort­able 2-0 ad­van­tage af­ter strikes from Chase in the 26th minute and four min­utes lat­er through Dar­i­on Warn­er. The burly Boyce then banged in a sec­ond-half dou­ble with Chase al­so net­ted an­oth­er to com­plete the one-sided con­test

Fri­day though, a much clos­er con­test is ex­pect­ed with both teams boast­ing a few stand­out play­ers. For Na­pari­ma coach, na­tion­al Un­der-20 mid­field­er Mark Ramdeen, Seon Ship­p­ley, Isa Bram­ble, Jeron Pan­tor and goal­keep­er Levi Fer­nan­dez are all ex­pect­ed to start while for the “West­moor­ings Tigers” Beck­les, Jesse Williams, Kiron Man­swell, Ian Cowie, Zion Williams and Jah­mia George are al­so due to start.

(Teams)

San Juan North Secondary (4-2-1-3): 1.Emmanuel John (GK); 19.Adrian Duncan (13.Christon Mitchell 62), 4.Elisha Garcia, 22.Kyle Thomas, 17.Kareem John; 14.Darion Warner (24.Emika Joseph 75), 18.Malik Farrier (16.Obadele Dickson 26); 3.Elair Brewster; 2.Tyrell Cameron, 9.Renaldo Boyce (captain), 11.Isaiah Chase.

Unused substitutes: 30.Emmanuel Clarke (GK), 6.Jordan Britto, 7.Josiah Phillip, 10.Jerry Morris, 12.Kendo Matthias, 21.Pharez Sutherland.

Coach: Jerry Moe

Signal Hill Secondary (5-3-2): 1.Duvaughn Daniel (GK) (captain); 3.Tyrel Laptiste (2.Ronaldo Gift 46), 12.Deandre Ramsey, 9.Shaquille Carrington, 15.Derwin Jack (5.Kurdel George 71), 6.Jamal Small; 8.Jalanie James, 19.Christian Jordan, 11.Quincy Winchester; 14.Nicholas Alfred, 10.Collin Sergeant (18.Dareem Adams 80).

Unused substitutes: 23.Kareem Warner (GK), 4.Dexter Coussou, 13.Geoffrey Percy, 16.Javier King, 17.Kyle Jack.

Coach: Sherwin Jordan

National Intercol semifinal

(Thursday 29 November)

Boys

San Juan North 5 (Isaiah Chase 21, 65, Darion Warner 30, Renaldo Boyce 77, 89), Signal Hill Secondary 0 at Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.

Girls

Signal Hill Secondary 4, Tranquility Secondary 0 at Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 30, 2018, 05:36:18 AM
Support needed for at-risk footballers.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


Eve, Fakoory, Wallace saddened by Gomez’s killing…

ANGUS EVE, ex-national football captain and Under-23 coach, yesterday stressed more could be done to help future TT prospects from falling victims to gun violence.

Eve was speaking after the death of former footballer Marcus Gomez, who was killed after a drive-by shooting near his home at Building 20 in Maloney Gardens on Wednesday evening.

The 24-year-old Gomez, nicknamed “Risky”, was liming with friends when a car approached the group and the occupants fired shots.

Three people were wounded in the attack but Gomez died at the scene.

The former attacking midfielder grew up through the youth ranks at Joe Public, before spending time with North East Stars (2012-2014) and San Juan Jabloteh (2014-2015).

Gomez garnered tremendous attention while playing with Arima North Secondary in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

He was a member of the national Under-20 team in 2012, under the guidance of coach Ross Russell.

Eve, who was Gomez’s coach at North East Stars, recalled “the level of ability that the young man had.”

Eve said, “Him, Jesus Perez, Neil Mitchell and Neveal Hackshaw, I would have gotten them directly from Arima when I saw them play and I brought (them) into the North East set-up.

“He was a tremendous player and it’s unfortunate that his life had to be snuffed out so young,” Eve lamented.

Eve, the current coach of both Pro League outfit Club Sando and Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division winners Naparima, acknowledged, “Sometimes the environment gets the better of us. I’m somebody who came from Carenage. I had a strong family influence and I wanted more for myself.

“Sometimes we get caught up in the environment that we’re living in, and it’s unfortunate he fell in that mould where he was in a particular community and got caught up. You really need strong role models.”

Eve said he rued not coaching Gomez for a longer period.

“I really would have liked to have him a bit longer. He moved on. I don’t think he should of at that time, but he just (wanted) a dollar more. I don’t think the people he went with (were) guiding him in the same way,” he said.

Eve added, “I want to send out the deepest condolences (from) my football family to Marcus’ family.”

Richard Fakoory, interim chairman of the Pro League, and SSFL president William Wallace, also spoke on Gomez’s passing.

Fakoory, who is also the owner of Pro League club St Ann’s Rangers, commented, “On behalf of the Board and the Pro League fraternity, condolences to his family. Every death, no matter what situation, is sad.”

“I would like to extend condolences on behalf of the SSFL,” said Wallace. “It’s unfortunate when things like this happen.”

Both Fakoory and Wallace bemoaned the lack of overall support systems for footballers, particularly those making the transition from the schools league to the professional and/or semi-professional ranks.

Fakoory noted, “Each club should be able to watch over their (youth players). It all comes down to resources – money. If you have somebody who can go into the schools, talk to the deans and the deans can share with us who are the delinquents, and we can sit down and talk to the kids....”

Fakoory continued, “There is life after football. These kids sometimes don’t understand that. We should be able to talk to the parents as well. We’re guilty just as well.”

Wallace said, “One of our main goals in the SSFL is to make sure that things like this don’t happen. We give our players an opportunity through football.”

He added, “It also speaks to the support systems. After you leave school, what happens after that? I think that is the support system that is lacking. Our youths get lost after they walk through those gates. Sometimes they still need somebody to walk with them.”

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: spideybuff on November 30, 2018, 03:42:58 PM
QRC capture Fruta Form 1 football crown

“We have won Under-19s North Zone and Nationals,” David continued. “We have won Under-16s. Hats off to the QRC programme, to Mr (David) Simon, the principal of QRC who has been there for us over the years. I think we deserve it.”

QRC sounding like they have something in the making

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 01, 2018, 01:32:50 AM
Naps a step closer to ‘perfect’ season.
By Nickolai Madray (Newsday).


Southern champs edge St Anthony’s 2-0 in Intercol semis

NAPARIMA College continue their quest for their third title for the season after they got past a resilient opponent in St Anthony’s College by a 2-0 margin, yesterday at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, in the semi final of the National Intercol. The result means that Naps will feature in the National Intercol final, on Tuesday, against San Juan North, for a chance to claim the prestigious treble and clean sweep the boys secondary schools football titles.

Naps took an early lead in the 12th minute of the match when Decklan Marcelle scored a stunning goal after Mark Ramdeen found the attacker on the edge of the 18-yard box. The striker only took one touch to control the ball before he riffled his effort past St Anthony’s goalkeeper, Josiah Perez.

Naparima should have added to their tally in the 22nd minute when the head of Marcelle was picked out superbly inside the penalty area by full-back, Jeron Pantor, but the attacker sent his header over the target. The 2018 league leaders controlled the tempo of the game for the majority of the first half and it almost paid dividends in the 35th when Shoaib Khan latched onto a loose ball, from a similar position where the first goal was scored, but the attempt whistled past the upright.

The score remained 1-0 in favour of the southern champions at the half. After the break, Ramdeen skied his effort over the bar from inside the 18-yard box when he worked his way well into the penalty area in the 51st minute. With both sides waiting to pounce on any errors made by their opponents, the game remained calm for the majority of the second period.

St Anthony’s Khiesa Granger attempted to bring the scores level in the 70th minute with a long distance shot. His effort, however, went sailing over the crossbar. Five minutes later, Naps thought they had a clear breakthrough on goal but they were only to be stopped by the offside flag, leaving it all to be played for in the final minutes of the game.

St Anthony’s had another opportunity to pull one back before the end of the match via a freekick at the edge of the 18-yard box. It was the closest the northern champions came to levelling the score but the attempt sizzled past Levi Fernandez’ post.

Naps sealed the result in the 88th minute when Isa Bramble scored their second item of the day after he was released into a clear one on one opportunity against Perez where he made no mistake to slot the ball into the back of the net.

Speaking after the game, Naparima’s Mark Ramdeen said, “We have to head back to the training field and sharpen up a little bit before the final match because we played slow and scrappy at some points today. We need to play quicker and increase the tempo to threaten our opponents at the right times.” He continued, “Seeing that we rallied through and won our last two games, we are heading into the finals with confidence and we will be fired up to complete a perfect season.”

Final Result:

Naparima College 2 (Decklan Marcelle 12’, Isa Bramble 88’) vs St. Anthony’s College 0

(Teams)

Naparima College (4-2-3-1): Levi Fernandez (GK) (captain); 5.Daquon Foster, 4.Tyrike Andrews, 13.Jeron Pantor, 8.Kodel Frontin; 6.Shoaib Khan (15.Marvin Waldrop), 17.Nathaniel Perouse; 19. Isa Bramble, 7.Mark Ramdeen (9.Ezekiel Kesar), 10.Declan Marcelle; 20.Seon Shippley (18.Caleb Gaspar).

Unused Substitutes: 14.Molik Khan, 16.Akil Johnson, 24.Jabari Lee, 30.Enrique Changiah.

Coach: Angus Eve

St Anthony’s College (4-3-3): Josiah Perez (GK); 18.Shakir Clapham, 5.Jesse Williams, 16.Jordan Barclay, 6.Khiesa Grainger; 26.Timothy Brandel, 13.Quinn Frederick (8.Romario Burke), 15.Jahmai George (14.Jahi Solomon); 9.Zion Williams, 11.Haile Beckles (captain), 2.Kiron Manswell (10.Josiah Edwards).

Unused Substitutes: 7.Kaihim Thomas, 12.Mikhail Prescod, 22.Darnell Pollard, 27.Shurland Augustine.

Coach: Ronald Daniel

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 01, 2018, 07:41:34 AM
QRC capture Fruta Form 1 football crown

“We have won Under-19s North Zone and Nationals,” David continued. “We have won Under-16s. Hats off to the QRC programme, to Mr (David) Simon, the principal of QRC who has been there for us over the years. I think we deserve it.”

QRC sounding like they have something in the making




QRC capture Fruta Form 1 football crown

“We have won Under-19s North Zone and Nationals,” David continued. “We have won Under-16s. Hats off to the QRC programme, to Mr (David) Simon, the principal of QRC who has been there for us over the years. I think we deserve it.”

QRC sounding like they have something in the making



I hope so. If my recollection is accurate, QRC has not won national intercol since 1966. When I entered in 68 they won the national league championship. I think they may have won once after that. Not too sure. So it is time when do something.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on December 04, 2018, 07:54:02 PM
WATCH: Pleasantville Secondary Girls won their fourth trophy of the year when they emerged 3-0 victors over Signal Hill Secondary in the 2018 National Girls Intercol Final.

https://www.youtube.com/v/H9AKR4hY0ic
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 05, 2018, 01:47:48 AM
Pleasantville Secondary lifts Girls Intercol crown.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Alex­cia Ali's name will ring long and loud in the Pleas­antville com­mu­ni­ty in the com­ing days, af­ter her hat-trick guid­ed Pleas­antville Sec­ondary School to its first Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) Co­ca-Co­la Na­tion­al In­ter­col ti­tle, beat­ing Sig­nal Hill Sec­ondary 3-0 in the fi­nal at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Cou­va, yes­ter­day.

Af­ter a de­mor­al­is­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in the fi­nal last year in which the school was beat­en 8-0 by Bish­ops, the south­ern­ers looked like a re­newed team and threat­ened from the first whis­tle. Sig­nal Hill's bat­tling ef­fort was ham­pered on­ly by their in­abil­i­ty to con­vert the chances that came its way.

Af­ter a goal­less first half, Ali, who was a thorn for the de­fend­ers ear­li­er, pro­duced light­ing quick speed to pounce on to a left-side cross by Chris­sy Mitchell in the 46th minute, and with both de­fend­ers and goal­keep­er Aaliyah Al­varez was beat­en, Ali then fired the ball in­to an emp­ty net for the lead.

Lat­er, Ali made it 2-0 from a long ball that de­fend­er Je­lese Alexan­der strug­gled to clear and Ali skil­ful­ly lobbed the ball over the ad­vanc­ing goalie for the sec­ond goal.

The vis­i­tors did not give up though but at­tacks from cap­tain Ashante Camp­bell, Twin­kle Thomas and Gamelia Wal­dron were thwart­ed by a stur­dy Pleas­antville de­fence.

But their ef­forts were killed when Ali was re­leased down the right side and her pow­er­ful low shot squeezed in al­though Al­varez got her hands to it.

At the blast of the fi­nal whis­tle, Pleas­antville's fans and sup­port­ers erupt­ed in­to wild cel­e­bra­tions to ac­knowl­edge the ef­forts of the girls who had been on­ly on their sec­ond fi­nal in the In­ter­col.

How­ev­er, it was Pleas­antville's third ti­tle of the sea­son, first be­ing crowned the South Zone cham­pi­on af­ter play­ing un­beat­en in the six-team com­pe­ti­tion then co­in­ci­den­tal­ly topped Sig­nal Hill in the Big Five fi­nal, 2-0 with Ali and Mitchell scor­ing that af­fair.

RELATED NEWS

Ali’s triple seals Pleasantville’s first Intercol Crown.
By Niickolai Madray (Newsday).


ALEXCIA Ali scored a sizzling second half hat-trick over Signal Hill to seal the Shell/First Citizens Bank sponsored Girls Intercol title for Pleasantville Secondary, yesterday, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. In the first match of the double header, Ali announced herself on the highest stage of school football by putting on an MVP performance and left the the field to a standing ovation from the spectators.

After a stalemate first half, which ended 0-0, with both sides feeling out their opponents, Ali came out the dressing room determined to leave with the title. Scoring her first goal in the 46th minute, she got on the end of a cross delivered from the left flank by Kayla Maillard and the striker made no mistake in finding the back of the net. Ali added her second item of the game in the 58th minute when she took control of the ball between two defenders before neatly lobbing the goalkeeper. She then completed her hat-trick and secured the victory for P’ville in the 72nd minute by unleashing a powerful shot which stung the hands of Signal Hill’s goal-keeper, Aalyiah Alavrez, before the ball reached into the back of the net. Signal Hill got their opportunities late in the game but Pleasantville showed their resistant defending once more as they rounded off the season by only conceding in one game.

Speaking after the game, the midfielder said, “Usually, when we face tough opponents, the coach uses my speed to penetrate their defence. It is an amazing achievement for the entire team to win this title for our school and community for the first time.” She continued, “It was an honour to score these goals and I hope this encourages other young girls to enjoy the beautiful game.” Pleasantville’s head coach, Joel Maloney, elaborated on the tactical switch he made during the half by detailing, “The team went out there and executed everything to perfection. We found it difficult to unlock Signal Hill in the first half so we made changes in the dressing room to counter what was happening on the field and it worked in our favour. Ali’s hat-trick was the icing on the cake.”

(Teams)

Pleasantville Secondary (4-2-3-1): 1.Akyla Walcott (GK); 14.Curissa Joseph, 7.Latifha Pascall (C), 18.Jhaney Simon, 6.Shawnelle Rose; 4.Shackeme Buntin, 8.Jasandra Joseph; 11.Chrissy Mitchell, 9.Alexcia Ali (16.Celine Hypolite), 5.Corysa Joseph (12.Kayla Garcia); 10.Aaliyah Pascall (19.Kimberley Stewart).

Unused Substitutes: 22.Jerica Brereton (GK), 2.Dalisha Brawthwaite, 15.Ariel Stoute, 13.Amelia Thomas.

Coach: Joel Maloney

Signal Hill Secondary (4-4-1-1); 1.Aaliyah Alvarez (GK); 12.J’nae Harris, 5.Derisha Bristol, 13.Tyra Myers, 4.Jelese Alexander; 18.Twinkle Thomas, 8.Salatina Searles, 10.Gamelia Waldron, 15.Dilleasia Nicholson; 11.Celine Loraine; 17.Ashante Campbell.

Unused Substitutes: 3.Makaila Joseph, 14.Gamie Waldron, 19.Ariel Adams, 20.Kristiana Gibbs.

Coach: Ray Mitchell

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 05, 2018, 01:56:06 AM
Naps stuns San Juan for Intercol title.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Na­pari­ma Col­lege is the 2018 Co­ca-Co­la Na­tion­al In­ter­col cham­pi­ons af­ter the team de­feat­ed San Juan North Sec­ondary School 4-3 from the penal­ty spot in an ex­cit­ing fi­nal at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Cou­va yes­ter­day.

Watched by a large crowd that in­clud­ed the Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith, who met the play­ers be­fore kick-off, the south­ern­ers added the pres­ti­gious sil­ver­ware to the Sec­ondary School Foot­ball League (SS­FL) Pre­mier Di­vi­sion and South In­ter­col ti­tles, for an im­pres­sive triple crown this sea­son.

Af­ter a goal­less 90 min­utes of foot­ball, Na­pari­ma goal­keep­er Levi Fer­nan­dez held on to Jer­ry Mor­ris' ef­fort from the spot for his team­mate Tyrike An­drews to equalise at 3-3 and send the game in­to sud­den-death penal­ty kicks.

In the first shootout, San Juan's Ak­il John­son missed when his shot re­bound­ed off the up­right. Then with a per­fect sea­son on the line, Seon Ship­ley made no mis­take with his at­tempt from the spot which sends the crowd in­to wild cel­e­bra­tions as the ball hit the net at the back of the goal.

In the ear­ly ac­tion of the match-up, San Juan mount­ed a se­ries of ear­ly at­tacks that had Na­pari­ma on the de­fence in the first half as both teams were play­ing at that venue for the first time this sea­son but San Juan was play­ing like it was their home ground.

San Juan thought they might have scored when Elair Brew­ster's well-float­ed ball from a left side free-kick found the head of Re­nal­do Boyce, but it can­noned off the cross­bar and in­to safe­ty.

Na­pari­ma came to life in the lat­ter part of the first half and from a Deck­lan Mar­celle's cross from the left, they got their first chance at goal. How­ev­er, Isa Bram­ble con­nect­ing head­er did not trou­ble keep­er Em­manuel John in the 32nd minute. With ho­n­ours even af­ter that at­tempt on the San Juan goal, the teams went in­to the dress­ing room even­ly matched as the half-time score­line stayed goal­less.

Af­ter­wards, both teams can­celled each oth­er out in the ear­ly part of the ses­sion un­til San Juan's Brew­ster got a rare chance from a ball that was loft­ed in­side the penal­ty area. How­ev­er, his weak at­tempt was quick­ly se­cured by Na­pari­ma goal­keep­er Levi Fer­nan­dez.

The south­ern­ers re­ceived re­newed en­er­gy when Mark Ramdeen turned and twist­ed his mark­er on the left flank be­fore his thun­der­ous dri­ve can­noned off the cross­bar and safe­ty be­hind the goal line. As play con­tin­ued with both teams seek­ing ti­tle ho­n­ours and brag­ging rights, both sides could not be sep­a­rat­ed, and they had to set­tle the af­fair from the penal­ty spot.

Teams

Naparima College (4-2-3-1): Levi Fernandez (GK) (C); 5.Daquon Foster, 4.Tyrike Andrews, 13.Jeron Pantor, 15.Marvin Waldrop; 6.Shoaib Khan, 17.Nathaniel Perouse; 10.Declan Marcelle (9.Ezekiel Kesar), 8.Kodel Frontin, 7.Mark Ramdeen; 19. Isa Bramble (20.Seon Shippley).

Unused Substitutes: 12.Asukile Christopher, 14.Molik Khan, 16.Akil Johnson,  24.Jabari Lee, 30.Enrique Changiah.

Coach: Angus Eve

San Juan North Secondary (4-2-3-1): 1.Emmanuel John (GK); 19.Adrian Duncan (10.Jerry Morris), 4.Elisha Garcia, 22.Kyle Thomas, 17.Kareem John; 14.Darion Warner, 18.Malik Farrier; 2.Tyrell Cameron (13.Christon Mitchell), 3.Elair Brewster (16.Obadele Dickson), 11.Isaiah Chase; 9.Renaldo Boyce (C).

Unused Substitutes: 6.Jordan Britto, 8.Jeremiah Rodriguez, 12.Mattias Kendo, 30.Emmanuel Clarke.

Coach: Jerry Moe

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Naparima crowned National Intercol champions.
T&T Newsday Reports.


NAPARIMA College's captain and custodian, Levi Fernandez, produced a spectacular performance in the final of the National Coca-Cola Intercol by flying exceptionally well throughout the game before saving three penalties in an intense shootout. San Juan North Secondary fell victim to a 4-3 loss from the spot at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, after the match ended 0-0 in regulation time. With penalty kicks deciding the newly crowned 2018 Champions, Fernandez saved his side's perfect season and captured the title which eluded them for the past three years.

San Juan's winger ,Isaiah Chase, tested Fernandez in the early minutes of the match by taking two shots from distance but the goalkeeper was well alert to the tasks at hand. Naps thought they had opened the scoring in the 22nd minute from a set piece but the goal was ruled offside despite Isa Bramble placing the cross into the back of the net.

Fernandez was in flying form when he saved a powerful shot from San Juan's captain, Ronaldo Boyce in the 47th minute. Two minutes later Chase skied his effort from outside the box. Naparima's midfielder, Mark Ramdeen, then crept into the game when his shot struck the post in the 63rd minute. Fernandez was then called to action in the 72nd minute when he had to dive low to deny Chase of a goal from a shot inside the six-yard box.

Boyce then had his second attempt blocked five minutes later by the unbeatable custodian. The score remained 0-0 until the end of the match as both goalkeepers made their impact. Elisha Garcia managed to save two consecutive shots in the shootout for San Juan North but they were unable to captivate from their advantage.

Speaking after the match, MVP of the match, Fernandez said, "Being the captain of this spectacular side for this season it was a big responsibility for me and when everyone thought it was over in the shootout, I was still calm and confident in myself that I would save at least one penalty." He continued, "It is a remarkable feat to go unbeaten for the entire season and to keep five clean sheets in the Intercol. We know it would have been a physical game against a strong team but I think I did my job which was to keep the ball from hitting the back of the net and we give thanks to God for us achieving this prestigious milestone."

Naps celebrate Intercol victory.
By Radhica De Silva (Guardian).


Cel­e­brat­ing their Triple Crown vic­to­ry hav­ing emerged In­ter­col cham­pi­ons for the third time in their school's his­to­ry, foot­ballers of Na­pari­ma Col­lege held a spe­cial as­sem­bly at their school in San Fer­nan­do on Wednes­day.

As their school­mates ap­plaud­ed lusti­ly, the foot­ballers pre­sent­ed their foot­ball tro­phies to the au­di­ence hav­ing copped the Pre­mier League cham­pi­onship, the South In­ter­col cham­pi­onship and the 2018 Co­ca-Co­la Na­tion­al In­ter­col Cham­pi­onship.

Prin­ci­pal Dr Michael Dowlath said the foot­ballers were un­de­feat­ed through­out the sea­son and de­spite the nail-bit­ing fi­nal match and the star­tling penal­ty kicks by their op­po­nent San Juan Sec­ondary, the Na­pari­ma foot­ballers emerged vic­to­ri­ous­ly.

Dowlath said the school was proud as it was the third time that it won the Triple Crown hav­ing copped the ti­tles in 1999, 2015 and 2018.

"The sup­port from the stu­dent's rhythm sec­tion was re­al­ly out­stand­ing this year. This type of suc­cess is an ex­am­ple of the kind of holis­tic ed­u­ca­tion that we pride our­selves in at Na­pari­ma Col­lege," Dowlath said.

He added that it was not the on­ly suc­cess achieved at the school this year.

"We al­so won the Ju­nior Achiev­ers Lead­er­ship de­bate se­ries this term and the Na­tion­al Chess Cham­pi­onship as well. We re­al­ly try to de­vel­op all-around men and we are proud of the stu­dents and their com­mit­ment and per­se­ver­ance to their aca­d­e­m­ic and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties," Dowlath added.

Dowlath al­so ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the coach­ing staff led An­gus Ezes and man­ag­er Percey Sam­lals­ingh who played foot­ball for Na­pari­ma Col­lege.

"We want to rec­og­nize that foot­ball is a great part of the Na­pari­ma Col­lege. We have pro­duced Mark Ramdeen who was a mem­ber of the Na­tion­al Un­der 20 team. We con­tin­ue to pro­duce play­ers who go on to top Na­tion­al suc­cess," Dowlath added.

He al­so said that the school had 14 na­tion­al ti­tles, the most of any sec­ondary school in T&T.

Re­spond­ing to the Na­pari­ma vic­to­ry Coach Eze said the school has been suc­cess­ful in foot­ball over the past few years.

"That con­sis­ten­cy was proven by us play­ing the en­tire sea­son un­de­feat­ed and when we went in­to the In­ter­col we said we will not con­cede any goals. The boys showed their dis­ci­pline and that is the hall­mark of the school it­self. Every one of my 25 play­ers was tremen­dous. Cap­tain Levi Fer­nan­dez was un­be­liev­able in his lead­er­ship," Eze said.

He thanked all the play­ers, de­fend­ers, strik­ers, mid-field­ers, their par­ents, mem­bers of staff, spon­sors and the prin­ci­pal for help­ing the team to se­cure the vic­to­ry.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Tallman on December 05, 2018, 09:33:24 PM
WATCH: Naparima College crowned National Intercol Champions after 4-3 penalty thriller against San Juan North Secondary

https://www.youtube.com/v/w7q307x2zgg
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 06, 2018, 05:44:51 AM
Eve: I didn't think lightning can strike twice.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


It seems the pow­er of 'des­tiny' pre­vailed in Tues­day's Co­ca-Co­la Na­tion­al In­ter­col Fi­nal at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Cou­va, where Na­pari­ma Col­lege won 4-3 on penal­ties to com­plete an un­blem­ished record in this sea­son's Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL).

At a post-match press con­fer­ence that fol­lowed the match, Na­pari­ma coach An­gus Eve ded­i­cat­ed the win to his fall­en for­mer team-mate Michael Mc­Comie who died on Tues­day night, but he ad­mit­ted he was not con­fi­dent of tak­ing the ti­tle, as he didn't be­lieve light­ning could strike twice.

Michael Mc Comie, the for­mer na­tion­al and St Au­gus­tine goal­keep­er died on Tues­day evening at the Hope Med­ical Hos­pi­tal af­ter doc­tors per­formed emer­gency surgery on a tu­mour. The 46-year-old was a for­mer na­tion­al play­er and coach and at­tend­ed St Au­gus­tine Sec­ondary School.

Mean­while, San Juan man­ag­er Stephen Clarke, on the oth­er hand, said his team fought hard, played a good game, but it just was not to be for them.

Clarke's men led by two goals in the penal­ty shoot-out, af­ter the game end­ed goal­less at the end of reg­u­la­tion time. And al­though his five kick­ers were the same ones who pro­duced a clean sheet in a sim­i­lar shoot-out against Trin­i­ty Col­lege East in the East In­ter­col fi­nal last week, the un­cer­tain­ty of the spot kicks rared its ug­ly head for the Bourg Mu­la­tresse men, who failed to hold their nerves for the first time this sea­son.

"We had the op­por­tu­ni­ty to win it at the fi­nal kick and it didn't hap­pen. The last penal­ty shout-out against Trin­i­ty East we use the same bunch of guys in the same or­der. This time around it didn't hap­pen. The guy who missed the fifth kick has been do­ing it all sea­son. He hasn't missed a spot kick for the en­tire sea­son, even for the Un­der-16 team which came up against Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege for the Na­tion­al ti­tle, and he scored, so it's safe to say that the nerves got the bet­ter of them," Clarke said.

"We are dis­ap­point­ed with the re­sult, how­ev­er, we feel proud for the mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty and the play­ers of the team. The boys fought re­al­ly hard, we gave it our best in the end in the penal­ty shoot-out but such is the na­ture of penal­ties. We are not dis­graced but we in­tend to come again next year to do bet­ter," Clarke said.

Eve's men too al­so gave it their all, but it was un­fath­omable for him to think his men, who came from three goals down in a pre­vi­ous shoot-out with south ri­vals Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, could have re­peat­ed a sec­ond time. "I wasn't con­fi­dent. I didn't think that light­ning could strike twice. The first penal­ty shoot-out we missed the first three, but cred­it to the Levi Fer­nan­dez, he was fan­tas­tic, and cred­it to Tyrike An­drews," Eve ex­plained.

Some of Eve's men were re­quired to take an ex­am­i­na­tion be­fore the match, still, there was lit­tle to no im­pact from it.

The for­mer na­tion­al coach cred­it­ed his play­ers for the lev­el of con­sis­ten­cy for the sea­son, say­ing there was a fum­ble in the per­for­mance which led to a few drawn match­es ear­ly in the sea­son, but oth­er­wise, the play­ers were pro­fes­sion­al and con­sis­tent.

Some of Eve's play­ers will wing out on schol­ar­ships but he is, how­ev­er, promis­ing a strong team for the com­ing sea­son, with a num­ber of very tal­ent­ed young play­ers.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 06, 2018, 05:46:59 AM
South XI aim to retain SSFL All-Star title.
By Nickolai Madray (Newsday).


THE second edition of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) All-Star game between the North XI and reigning champs South XI will take place Sunday at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, starting at 3 pm.

The match is organised by former national player and host of the football television programme, Field of Dreams, Steve David, in collaboration with ACTN The Voice and SSFL. The North XI will consist of the standout footballers from this season, who represented their schools, in the North, East and Tobago zones, while the South XI will consist of the best players within the Central and South zones.

Last year, the South XI claimed the bragging rights and got their name engraved on the first ever SSFL All-Star title, after emerging victorious in the penalty shootout. This year, the North XI will be seeking to capture at least one title for the season as Naparima College lifted all the trophies for the South zone by ending their season undefeated. Both Naps and San Juan North Secondary's coaches, Angus Eve and Jerry Moe, who faced each other in the National Intercol final on Tuesday, were handed the responsibility of selecting the best possible teams to represent their zone.

In addition, the Girls All-Star competition will feature as the first match of the double-header, and kicks off at 1.30 pm, with their North XI and South XI teams selected based on the same criteria. The event is free to the public.

South All-Stars:

Goalkeepers – Levi Fernandez (Naps), Jabari Gray (Pres Sando).

Defenders – Darnell Hospedales (Pres Sando), Justin Cornwall (Pres Sando), Jeron Pantor (Naps), Tyrike Andrews (Naps), Daquon Foster (Naps).

Midfielders – Kodel Frontin (Naps), Nathaniel Perouse (Naps), Khayyam Headley (St. Benedict's), Kevon Williams (Caps), Josiah King (Caps) Jordan Riley (Pres Sando), Jerrin Jackie (Pres Sando), Ackeel Jacob (Pres Sando).

Forwards – Keon Boney (St Benedict’s), Jaycee Paras (St. Benedict's), Mark Ramdeen (Naps), Seon Shippley (Naps), Isa Bramble (Naps).

North All-Stars:

Goalkeepers – Jacques Poon-Lewis (QRC), Emmanuel John (San Juan North).

Defenders – Ian Cowie (St. Anthony’s), Ronaldo Jacob (Trinity-Moka), Kerdell Sween (Trinity-East), Nick Guy (Valencia), Kyle Thomas (San Juan North), Dominique Lyons (Bishop’s- Tobago).

Midfielders – Haile Beckles (St. Anthony’s), Zion Mc Leod (East Mucurapo), Luke Darwent (Fatima), Gabriel Nanton (St. Mary’s), Tyrese Spicer (St. Mary’s), Ethan Bonaparte (St. Augustine), Rivaldo Coryat (St. Augustine), Tyrique Sutherland (Trinity-East), Isaiah Chase (San Juan North), Elair Brewster (San Juan North), Kishon Huyshen (Bishop’s- Tobago).

Forwards – Kesean St. Rose (St. Augustine), Ronaldo Boyce (San Juan North).

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on December 07, 2018, 08:45:26 AM
QRC capture Fruta Form 1 football crown
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday
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CANIOS RUIZ scored twice and Addae Paponette netted the other as QRC defeated Fatima 3-1 yesterday, in the final of the inaugural Fruta Form One (Under-13) National League football competition.



How could this be national when Tobago teams are not allowed to participate ?????????????????????
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on December 07, 2018, 08:47:33 AM
Just like Pres. Sando being named National U16 Champions but there was no Tobago team in the competition.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 07, 2018, 04:53:14 PM
QRC capture Fruta Form 1 football crown
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday
)
 
CANIOS RUIZ scored twice and Addae Paponette netted the other as QRC defeated Fatima 3-1 yesterday, in the final of the inaugural Fruta Form One (Under-13) National League football competition.



How could this be national when Tobago teams are not allowed to participate ?????????????????????

Demand that SSFL include Tobago.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Deeks on December 07, 2018, 04:54:03 PM
Just like Pres. Sando being named National U16 Champions but there was no Tobago team in the competition.

Demand that SSFL include Tobago.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 10, 2018, 01:40:20 AM
Goalkeepers shine at SSFL All-Star Game.
By Nickolai Madray (Newsday).


North beat South in boys final as…

EMMANUEL John saved four penalties to claim victory for the North XI during yesterday's Field of Dreams/SSFL All-Star Game at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. The San Juan North goalkeeper propelled his zone to a 2-0 victory over the South XI in another thrilling penalty shootout to end the 2018 season.

Despite South substitute goalkeeper, Jabari Gary, getting his hands on two of the four penalty shots he faced, the northerners' goalie performed even better to help his team claim bragging rights.

In the early minutes of the game which was viewed by foreign scouts, Kyle Thomas stung the hands of South goalie Levi Fernandez from a free-kick. Fernandez was later tested again from a similar distance by Thomas, but the goalkeeper from Naparima College held on to the shot. MVP of the match, Mark Ramdeen, then tried his luck from a free-kick in the 28th minute but he directed it straight at John.

The first half ended 0-0, but the second period started much different as Ramdeen made the most of his opponent's flat footed defence to go 1-0 up. Ramdeen, in the 46th minute, slotted a through pass into the back of the net to put South ahead.

Nathaniel Perouse had a go in the 56th minute for the South XI but his shot went well wide of the target. The Northern side had an opportunity from a counterattack moments later but were unable to make it count. North's Halie Beckles then shocked the crowed with a stunning strike in the 71st minute to knot the score. Five minutes later, Ronaldo Boyce could have given North the advantage when Tyrique Sutherland found him at the back-post with a superb cross, but the striker's header flew inches over the crossbar.

Luke Darwent had his opportunity to seal the victory for North in the 82nd minute, however, South XI's reserved goalkeeper, Jabary Gray, saved the attempt. Two minutes later Beckles should have scored his second goal of the game but once more the chance went begging after he pulled his shot wide of the upright as penalties were needed to decide the winner.

In the girls All-Star game, it was the South XI who walked away victorious after they defeated their opponents 1-0 in the first match of the doubleheader. La Toya Cayenne scored in the 68th minute, making no mistake to find the back of the net when Crissy Mitchell found her in the box.

The first half had ended 0-0 despite MVP Afiyah Cornwall bossing proceedings. Felicia King could have levelled the score in the 72nd minute for the North but South's substitute goalkeeper, Akyla Walcott, kept her side in the lead by saving her two close range attempts. King then tried her luck from distance but the ball did not dip in time as the attempt whistled past the crossbar.

In the 87th minute, Alexcia Ali had an opportunity to double the lead for South when she controlled the ball, only to sky her attempt.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 11, 2018, 01:45:12 AM
Naps footballer recovering from gunshot wounds.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


A MEMBER of the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) triple-crown champions Naparima team is recovering after being shot in Claxton Bay on Saturday.

The injured player was a key part of the Naparima team that won the SSFL Premier Division, the South Zone Intercol and the National Intercol crowns.

A post on the SSFL Facebook page said, “He was reportedly shot in his arm and leg. Our prayers are with him and his family.”

The Facebook post continued, “(The named footballer) was supposed to line up with the South/Central team in (Sunday’s) SSFL/Field of Dreams All Star match at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium which North/East/Tobago won on penalty kicks.”

A member of the Naparima technical staff said yesterday that the injured footballer “is recovering and improving at this time.”

SSFL president William Wallace was unaware of the shooting.

“I haven’t heard about the incident at all,” said Wallace. “I was in the TTFA AGM whole day (on Sunday).”

Title: Shiva Boys claim inaugural KFC Goodwill Tournament title
Post by: Tallman on December 24, 2018, 06:07:59 PM
Shiva Boys claim inaugural KFC Goodwill Tournament title
Guyana Times


The Ministry of Education Ground on Carifesta Avenue in Georgetown was the preferred place to be on Saturday evening, as four secondary school teams competed for supremacy in the KFC Goodwill Tournament, with the Shiva Boys College of Trinidad and Tobago carting off the inaugural championship trophy.

The finals of this three-day competition saw Annai Secondary taking on Annandale Secondary, before Christianburg-Wismar Secondary battled Shiva Boys Hindu College of Trinidad and Tobago. There could not be a better script to the climax of this final night, as Annai and Shiva Boys each needed to win in order to take home the championship trophy.

In the first encounter, a spirited Annai side played valiantly, proving they are indeed one of the best school teams in the country. Having stumbled in their first game against Shiva Boys, Annai had their soccer skills on full display in this encounter against Annandale. Mindful that goal difference would be an important factor, Annai’s improved attacking style discomfited Annandale from the get-go.

The Annandale goalkeeper should have scooped up the ball, but he squandered the collection twice, resulting in Annai’s first two goals. Highest goal scorer of the tournament, Annai’s Niazz Mohammed, then netted a goal of his own in the 28th minute, to push the score to 3-0.

With an already convincing lead by half time, Annai rubbed salt in Annandale’s wounds with another three goals; scored respectively by the prolific Niazz Mohammed, Junior Rodrigues and Naidison Daniels. Thus Annai humbled Annandale with an emphatic 6-nil victory.

Having done their part, Annai’s fate now rested in Christianburg-Wismar pulling off a win over Shiva Boys to give Annai the championship ahead of the visiting Trinidadians.

Christianburg-Wismar were well on their way to accomplishing this mission, matching pace and skills with the visitors, being often in control of the ball, and having countless near misses at goal. Shiva Boys had now met their match in the tournament, and had to fight hard to hold off the determined Lindeners.

The first goal eventually came from Stevon Thomas of Shiva Boys in the 39th minute, but this only provoked the Lindeners’ determination to equalise. This, unfortunately, did not materialise until the second half, when Tyrese Lewis found the back of the Shiva Boys net in the 60th minute. And just when it seemed that the contest would be plunged into penalties, the Shiva Boys struck luck in the 81st minute when they were awarded a penalty.

Gesiah Bishop made no mistake with the shot, which eventually won the game for his team and broke the hearts of both Christianburg-Wismar and Annai Secondary.

The individual presentations saw Annai’s Leston Smith being adjudged the best goalkeeper, and his teammate Niazz Mohammed being recognized as the highest goal-scorer. Shiva Boys’ Nikel Rawlings was awarded the tournament’s MVP.

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T&T school tops KFC Goodwill football

SHIVA BOYS ended 2018 on a high, with victory in the KFC Goodwill Tournament in Guyana over the weekend.

Shiva Boys, the 2017 national Intercol champions, sealed the first place trophy on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Christianburg Wismar Secondary School in their final match. It was their third consecutive victory for Shiva Boys, after beating Annai Secondary and Annandale Secondary at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Christianburg Wismar also defeated the other two teams by lopsided margins, making the final game the deciding match of the round robin tournament.

The start of the match saw both sides attacking and creating chances which dictated the competitive nature of the tie. The boys from TT took the lead in the first half through a header from Steven Thomas in the 35th minute and they maintained the advantage until the half.

In the second half, Christianburg Wismar came out aggressive and showed exactly why they’ve earned the reputation as one of the top footballing schools in Guyana. The home side eventually found the equalizer in the 70th minute, unlocking the Shiva defence by beating the offside trap. Despite not competing in the premier division of the Secondary Schools Football League this season, Shiva Boys showed their pedigree to dig deep for the result.

The Penal-based school injected fuel into their tank as they were determined to travel back home with the trophy. Behind on goal difference in the tournament, Shiva Boys pressed for the go-ahead goal needed to win the competition and were gifted a penalty in the spirit of the season.

A Christianburg Wismar defender handled ball in the box in the 85th minute and the referee had no choice but to award the visitors a spot kick. Midfielder Gesiah Bishop stepped up with poise and precision to score the winning goal of the tournament as Shiva Boys held on till the final whistle.

The successful champions from the south returned home yesterday in time for the Christmas holiday.

Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: spideybuff on December 27, 2018, 10:54:31 AM
Judah Garcia and Pappy on that side still?
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: amielisadore on December 27, 2018, 01:06:09 PM
Judah Garcia and Pappy on that side still?

Judah plays in the Pro League for Point Fortin so highly doubt.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: real madness on December 29, 2018, 02:00:39 PM
Judah Garcia and Pappy on that side still?

No. Most of the key players not there. Playing pro league now, transfer, etc. Younger guys Transfer to Naps, Pres, etc.
Title: Re: 2018 SSFL & Inter-Col Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 31, 2019, 07:13:19 AM
Ramdeen, Ali, Joseph top SSFL players.
By Innis Francis (Guardian).


His­lop tells young foot­ballers to dream big.

Mark Ramdeen of Na­pari­ma Col­lege was named the boys' "Play­er of the Year" while the top ho­n­ours among the girls were shared be­tween Pleas­antville Sec­ondary School duo Alex­cia Ali and Jasan­dra Joe­sph at the awards cer­e­mo­ny of the Sec­ondary School’s Foot­ball League (SS­FL).

Yes­ter­day, the young foot­ballers were ho­n­oured and urged to dream big at the func­tion held at the Cou­va/Point Lisas Cham­ber of Com­merce.

Fea­ture speak­er and for­mer na­tion­al goal­keep­er Sha­ka His­lop told the awardees that suc­cess was rel­a­tive and not based on ge­o­graph­ic bar­ri­ers.

“In Ja­maica or any­one of our small Caribbean is­lands we feel huge suc­cess­es are the do­main of those huge coun­tries," said His­lop. "We don't ever feel, we can pro­duce world lead­ers, world ath­letes, the great­est of in­tel­lects that can com­pete in this high stage, sim­ply be­cause we are this small. When the on­ly dif­fer­ence is those coun­tries de­spite their pop­u­la­tions con­tin­ue to sup­port their bright­est and un­der­stand ex­act­ly what they can achieve.”

The stu­dents, who are as­pir­ing to take the sport fur­ther, was al­so told that dream­ing big is one of the things we do not do well in T&T.

His­lop rem­i­nisced on the time he sat in the same au­di­to­ri­um say­ing, “I al­lowed my­self to get lost in my dreams. Some of those dreams I ac­com­plished and some of my ac­com­plish­ments would have been part of those dreams but most of those dreams didn't, and that is okay. I think we have lost sight of the fact that suc­cess is a stepped process, achieve­ment is a stepped process that needs to be thought through and thought out.”

Tro­phies and medals were pre­sent­ed to win­ners in each di­vi­sion in­clud­ing the Boys Un­der-13, U-14, girls U-15, ju­nior, se­nior U-20 boys and girls, na­tion­al ti­tles, cham­pi­onships boys and girls zon­al league.

His­lop went on to urge the young­sters to al­so ded­i­cate their time to their aca­d­e­m­ic ca­reer and in­di­cat­ed his pas­sion was for de­sign­ing cars.

He said, “I re­mem­ber my fa­ther telling me that sports and aca­d­e­mics go hand-in-hand. When you're play­ing well, you will do well in school. When you were get­ting good grades you will play bet­ter on the field. I have seen no kind of da­ta to sug­gest this much but that is ex­act­ly how it worked out in my life, even to play­ing pro­fes­sion­al­ly in Eng­land, that dis­ci­pline of time man­age­ment stayed with me and pro­vid­ed a foun­da­tion for the suc­cess­es that I had, in par­tic­u­lar, the longevi­ty of my ca­reer.

"I dreamed about de­sign­ing cars which is my pas­sion, which is why I went to school and did en­gi­neer­ing while play­ing foot­ball. If foot­ball did not work out I would have de­signed a car or two, so give your­selves per­mis­sion to dream big enough.”

Lament­ing, that fail­ure is part of suc­ceed­ing, he urged the young ath­letes to give them­selves space to fail and sup­port each oth­er. He said they should not get lost in the com­ments of so­cial me­dia and what is said about them on Twit­ter or In­sta­gram.

SS­FL pres­i­dent William Wal­lace, as­sured the foot­ballers that they are work­ing on pro­grammes to as­sist them in ob­tain­ing high­er ed­u­ca­tion. He said the bud­get for the pro­gramme has been fi­nalised and asked for cor­po­rate T&T as­sis­tance. He men­tioned that Co­ca Co­la was the first com­pa­ny to pledge sup­port to this ini­tia­tive.

Williams said, “The ex­ec­u­tive de­cid­ed that the league should play a greater role in de­fy­ing or as­sist­ing play­ers who are de­sirous of pur­su­ing ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion. We have de­cid­ed on a schol­ar­ship pro­gramme to as­sist these play­ers by pro­vid­ing fund­ing their SATs tu­ition. The SAT is a re­quire­ment to get in­to the US col­leges.

"We will be work­ing with our in­ter­na­tion­al part­ner GPS who will source the col­leges to place our play­ers. Even though the pro­gramme is not ful­ly op­er­a­tional, we were still able to en­gage GPS in the end of the sea­son to con­duct two com­bines, one in Trinidad and one in To­ba­go.”

He said over 400 play­ers ap­plied to GPS on­line. The re­port from this ex­er­cise re­vealed that a num­ber of tal­ent­ed play­ers, both boys and girls will find pos­si­ble place­ments in col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties.

Schools ho­n­oured with awards in­clud­ed Cara­pichaima East, Fa­ti­ma Col­lege, Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, San Fer­nan­do, El Do­ra­do East, Queen’s Roy­al Col­lege, Pleas­antville Sec­ondary, Preysal Sec­ondary, Trin­i­ty Col­lege East, Scar­bor­ough Sec­ondary, Holy Name Con­vent, Port-of-Spain, Fyz­abad An­gli­can, Ch­agua­nas North, Holy Cross Col­lege, Na­pari­ma Col­lege, San Juan North, Bish­op’s High, Mt Hope Sec­ondary, Man­zanil­la Sec­ondary, Mir­a­cle Min­istries Pen­te­costal, Siparia West, Shi­va Boys’ Hin­du Col­lege, Mal­ick Sec­ondary, Spey­side High, Five Rivers Sec­ondary, Tran­quil­li­ty Sec­ondary and St Bene­dict’s Col­lege.

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Ramdeen, Ali, Joseph claim top SSFL awards.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


MARK RAMDEEN of Naparima College was named as the male Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) 2018 season.

For the first time, there were joint female MVPs as fellow Lower Six students Alexcia Ali and Jasandra Joseph, both of Pleasantville Secondary, claimed top honours.

The SSFL held its annual award ceremony yesterday, at the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce, Couva.

The 18-year-old Ramdeen was a member of the Naparima team who captured the treble last season – Premier Division, South Zone Intercol and National Intercol titles.

“I felt really proud that I came out on top and I accomplished all that I wanted to accomplish in the year,” said Ramdeen.

The goals, which were set out by the Siparia resident, were “to be the MVP and to win every (title on offer).”

The midfielder was also involved with the national Under-20 team which participated in the CONCACAF Championships in Florida, United States last November.

“It was a great experience playing against different countries and against people that may be better than us,” said Ramdeen.

The diminutive Ramdeen credited the role played by Naparima coach Angus Eve in his development.

“He has made me become a more mature player. I used to run with the ball plenty but he (broke) it down a little bit and made me more effective on the field.”

Ramdeen, who is studying Physical Education and Information Technology, is eager to either pursue a football scholarship or become a professional player.

Ramdeen, schoolmate Levi Fernandez, John Paul Rochford (QRC), Kesean St Rose (St Augustine Secondary) and Keon Boney (St Benedict’s) were the top five male players of the year.

Ali and Joseph joined Afiyah Cornwall (Carapichaima East Secondary), Celeine Loraine (Signal Hill) and Klil Keshwar (Bishop Anstey) as the top female players of the year.

The petite 18-year-old Ali, formerly of Penal Secondary, was the star of the show in the Girls Intercol final, as she netted a hat-trick as Pleasantville whipped Signal Hill 3-0.

About her joint MVP award, the striker said, “It felt great, knowing all your hard work paid off. (The season) was different because it was the first time reaching this far (with) this great team.”

The Penal resident credited her uncle Anthony Rose for getting her involved in the sport. She said, “I’ll either like to go pro or on a scholarship.”

Joseph, who is called “Mama” by her teammates, said, “It felt great. It was a great season. This (was) my second season playing with Pleasantville.”

She is not content with the titles earned by her school this past season (National Intercol, South Zonal Intercol and South Zone Championship).

“I want to keep winning and (guiding) the young ones,” said the Gasparillo resident.

Like Ramdeen and Ali, the 20-year-old midfielder is eyeing either a professional deal or a football scholarship in the foreseeable future.

Former national goalkeeper Shaka Hislop was the feature speaker at the event.

Honour Roll – All Star Teams (schools in brackets)

Male

GOALKEEPERS: Emmanuel John (San Juan North), Jabari Grey (Presentation San Fernando), Jacob Camacho (Fatima), Levi Fernandez (Naparima).

DEFENDERS: Christian Ransome (Trinity East), Jeron Pantor (Naparima), Kareem John (San Juan North), Kerdell Sween (Trinity East), Raheim Jawahir (Trinity Moka), Tyrike Andrews (Naparima).

MIDFIELDERS: Dwight Yorke (Valencia), Haile Beckles (St Anthony’s), Isaiah Chase (San Juan North), John Paul Rochford (QRC), Jordan Riley (Presentation San Fernando), Josiah King (Carapichaima East), Mark Ramdeen (Naparima), Rivaldo Coryat (St Augustine), Zion McLeod (East Mucurapo).

STRIKERS: Dominique Lyons (Bishop’s High), Keon Boney (St Benedict’s), Kesean St Rose (St Augustine), Kevon Williams (Carapichaima East), Ronaldo Boyce (San Juan North), Tyrese Spicer (St Mary’s).

Female

GOALKEEPERS: Afiya Carmichael (Tranquillity), Akayla Walcott (Pleasantville), Celine Logan (Point Fortin East), Klil Keshwar (Bishop Anstey).

DEFENDERS: Derisha Bristol (Signal Hill), Jhaney Simon (Pleasantville), Latifha Pascall (Pleasantville), Leah Massiah (Carapichaima East), Nathifa Hackshaw (Five Rivers), Shawnelle Rose (Pleasantville), Tyanna Williams (Bishop Anstey East).

MIDFIELDERS: Ashante Campbell (Signal Hill), Chrissy Mitchell (Pleasantville), Jalene Sobers (Bishop Anstey), Jasandra Joseph (Pleasantville), Kayla Baboolal (Valencia), Moenesha Meijas (El Dorado East), Shneice Maynard (Carapichaima East).

STRIKERS: Afiyah Cornwall (Carapichaima East), Alexcia Ali (Pleasantville), Celine Loraine (Signal Hill), Feliciay King (Tranquillity), Jada Gaskin (Five Rivers), Mia Mitchell (Five Rivers), Taliah Simon (Carapichaima).