Mickaeel Gordon netted a late item as Scarborough Secondary edged last year’s winner Signal Hill Secondary 2-1 to be crowned BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Tobago Zone champion.
Going into the match at Signal Hill, the visitors needed only to avoid defeat while Signal Hill had to achieve maximum points to retain its zonal crown on goal-difference from its rival.
However, Scarborough wasted little time and went ahead as early as the 11th minute through Christopher Morgan, a lead it held until the half.
Despite being outplayed, Signal Hill managed to draw level via Shaquille Gill in the 69th minute which was good enough for the title.
But ten minutes later Gordon grabbed the eventual title clincher for Scarborough as it ended with 22 points from eight matches, six ahead of Signal Hill.
The Tobago champion, now travel to Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on Tuesday for a 4 pm meeting with eight-time reigning Central Zone champion, Carapichaima East Secondary in a national “Big-Five” quarterfinal.
Shiva Boys’ keep Pres waiting
Shiva Boys’ ensured the South Zone title will go down to Saturday’s final round of matches after it held on for an entertaining 3-2 win over Pleasantville at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
Prior to kick-off Shiva Boys’ trailed leader Presentation College of San Fernando by five points and needed a victory to stay in the title hunt.
In the Central Zone, already crowned champion, Carapichaima East Secondary won its ninth match in a row, 4-0 over Presentation College of Chaguanas, while St Anthony’s College celebrated its North Zone title with a 2-0 shut out of Malick Secondary for its 11th win from as many matches.
Yesterday’s BGTT/SSFL Zonal Results:
Shiva Boys’ 3 (Tevin Peters 16th, Aswad Lake 17th,Kwesi Weston 58th) vs Pleasantville 2 (Russell Alfred 50th, 77th)
Naparima 5 Akeem Julien 33rd, 55th, 86th, Adan Noel 58th, Jaeel Jeffrey 83rd) vs Vessigny 3 (Khadeem Charles 22nd, 84th, Shakeem George 9th)
St Benedict’s 2 (Yafeu Rougier 2) vs Princes Town West 0
Gasparillo 7 (Trifon Browne 2, Kendell Mason 2, Anderson St Clair 2, Kristoff Alexander) vs Waterloo 0
Couva West 5 (Jaffet Williams 7th, 24th, 32nd, 77th, Jevon Sandiford 79th) vs Tabaquite 2 (Andre Gonsalves 48th, 53rd)
Carapichaima 4 (Shaquille Holder 1st, Khadeem Boyce 7th, Jaron Humphrey 9th, Kern Alexis 19th) vs Presentatio 0
Scarborough 2 (Christopher Morgan 11th, Mickaeel Gordon 79th) vs Signal Hill 1 (Shaquille Gill 69th)
Speyside 3 (Brandon Benjamin 3) vs Pentecostal L&L 1 (Miguel George)
Forde’s beavertrick puts El Do on top
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian)
It’s still too close to call in the East Zone as the three-way battle for the league title looks to be going to the wire. With previous leader Arima North Secondary (21 points) inactive yesterday.El Dorado East took full advantage and moved to the top of the standing with a huge 9-1 victory over Toco at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima.
St Augustine (22 points) progressed to the second spot with a 3-1 win over San Juan North.
Jamil Forde notched a beavertrick for “El Do” (24 points) in the one-sided affair. His goals came in the 10th, 15th, 18th and 32nd minutes.
Shaquille Bertrand was also in great scoring form, producing a hattrick with goals in the 43rd, 49th and 56th. The two other items was scored by capable Dwight Quintero.
He was on target in the 20th and 85th. Toco’s lone goal came from goal-keeper Kyle Ferreira, who scored a penalty in the 50th minute.
El Dorado 9 (Jamil Forde 10th, 15th, 18th, 32nd, Shaquille Bertrand 43rd, 49th, 56th, Dwight Quintero 20th, 85th vs Toco 1 (Kyle Ferreira 50th pen)
San Juan 1 (Jelani Felix 35th) vs St Augustine 3 (Jamal Creighton 9th, 76th, Joel Henry 46th)
Trinity 9 (Tarik John 2nd, Nathan Regis 4th, 12th, 57th, 63rd, Akil Noel 20th, Akeel Modeste, Ricardo John 29th, Jemeel Sempel 93rd) vs Barataria 1 (Renarko Waldron 65th)
‘Tigers’ roars to 11th straight win
St First half goals from Thulani George and Darryl Trim respectively, kept zonal champions St Anthony’s College perfect in the North Zone title hunt yesterday.
Fatima 1 (Arvin Prescott 21st) v St Marys 0
St Anthonys 2 (Thulani George 36th, Darryl Trim 44th) v Malick 0
QRC 4 (Akil Morris 3, Duane Muckette) v Trinity 0