Debe High School started their triple crown title defence in fine style after they eased past Holy Faith Convent, Penal 2-0 in their opening fixture of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) at the David Williams Recreation Ground, Penal on Thursday.
Secondary Schools - Girls
National Champion team Debe Secondary will kick off their South Zone BGTT/First Citizens Secondary School Football League Girls Championship defence against Holy Faith Convent at the David Williams Grounds, Penal from 3.45 pm.
Debe High School got the better of Roxborough Secondary for the second time in this week when it copped the BGTT Girls InterCol title for a third consecutive year.
With defending champions Debe having their opening match against Fyzabad cancelled, Point Fortin East were the only victors of the South Zone BGTT First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Girls Championship on Sunday.
The girls of Roxborough Secondary will be shooting for revenge against national InterCol champion, Debe High in the Girls Big Four final today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 3 pm.
The Under-15 team of St George’s College had an outstanding season in the Secondary Schoolgirls Football League. After copping the East Zone title, the “Georgian Family”, as they are popularly known, maintained their composure by going on to capture the national crown. In the East Zone final, St George’s whipped Bishop’s East 2-1; while in the National Zonal final it turned back the challenge of Point Fortin East Secondary, winning 3-1.
A seventh minute goal by national U-17 player, Kayla Taylor, secured a Girls Secondary School National Intercol hat-trick for Debe High yesterday against Roxborough Secondary at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.It was Roxborough’s first attempt at a national title, though they looked the part against the defending champion for a large majority of the match, but could not find the back of the net even with the most promising of advances from their star striker, Nathalia Benjamin.
Debe High School has in recent years earned a reputation as a breeding ground for top female footballers in Trinidad and Tobago and look set to maintain their dominance in the Secondary Schools Football League for many seasons to come.
Roxborough Secondary Girls Football team coach, Anslem Robley feels that national Under-17 and Debe High goalkeeper, Linfah Jones will have to be at her best if she is to keep his side from scoring today.