NAPARIMA College stayed on top of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division with a convincing display in Round 13 action at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima, yesterday.
Naparima remained two points clear at the top of the standings with a 5-0 win over last-placed Speyside High School. Everybody wanted to score for Naparima on the day as five different players found the back of the net.
Judah St Louis opened the scoring in the 17th minute, a lead Naparima took to halftime. The floodgates opened in the second half with Nikel Rawlins and Ronaldo McIntosh scoring in the 51st and 59th minutes respectively. Two late goals from Tyrike Andrews (84th) and Isa Bramble (90th) rounded off the scoring for Naps.
Second placed St Anthony’s College stayed in contention for the title with a 4-2 victory over St Augustine Secondary at the latter’s school ground. St Anthony’s also shared the goals with Jadon Powell, Che Benny, Jodel Brown and Haile Beckles all getting their names on the scoresheet. Nykoaea James and Jerell Maloney netted consolation items for St Augustine.
At St Mary’s College Ground, the home team suffered a 5-1 defeat to fellow North-based team Fatima College. After no goals in the first half, the goals flowed in the second half as Jean-Hein McFee and Joshua Araujo-Wilson scored two goals apiece. Zachary Welch was not left off the scoresheet for Fatima, while St Mary’s got a consolation goal from the penalty spot.
In the other match played yesterday, Queen’s Royal College moved further from the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Carapichaima East at the latter’s school ground.
The St Benedict’s-Shiva Boys contest and the Presentation San Fernando-Trinity East match were postponed due to rain, while the Signal Hill-Trinity contest did not kick off as Trinity could not get a flight to Tobago. San Juan North were on a bye as Fyzabad Secondary were thrown out of the league on Thursday after fielding two ineligible players.
Naparima College 5 (Judah St Louis 17 pen, Nikel Rawlins 49, Ronaldo McIntosh 59, Tyrike Andrews 84, Isa Bramble 90+2), Speyside High 0 at Larry Gomes Stadium;
St Mary’s College 1 (Trey La Motte 72 pen), Fatima College 5 (Joshua Araujo-Wilson 60, 69, Jaheim McFee 70, 75, Zachary Welch 90) at St Mary’s;
St Augustine Secondary 2 (Nykoaba James 24, Jirel Maloney 24), St Anthony’s College 4 (Jaydon Prowell 12, Che Benny 16, Kishorn Alexander 65, Haile Beckles 77) at St Augustine;
Carapichaima East 1, QRC 2 at Carapichaima.
(Teams - by wired868.com)
Naparima College (4-2-3-1): 1.Levi Fernandez (GK); 15.Shadeon Arthur (11.Nikel Rawlins), 5.Rondell Payne (captain), 2.Tyrike Andrews, 19.Andre Raymond; 9.Rushawn Murphy, 13.Jeron Pantor; 16.Decklan Marcelle, 6.Judah St Louis (7.Isa Bramble 72), 10.Mark Ramdeen; 18.Ronaldo McIntosh (23.Kern Cedeno 82).
Unused Substitutes: 30.Enrique Changiah (GK), 3.Akil Johnson, 4.Asukile Christopher, 14.Ezekiel Kesar.
Coach: Angus Eve
Speyside High (4-4-1-1): 1.Kellis Coker (GK); 2.Renaldo Alleyne, 18.Dario Melville, 24.Jonathan Thomas (17.Da-quon Guy 64), 13.Jaden Henry; 9.Stephon Antoine (23.Ammaniki Richards 66), 14.Tyreek Mahabal, 15.Julien Thomas (16.Deandre St Hillaire 78), 20.C’el Toppin; 11.Shaffie McKenzie (captain); 10.Kerri McDonald.
Unused Substitutes: 25.Prince Sobers (GK), 19.Darion James.
Referee: Quincy Williams
Wired868 Man-of-the-Match: Judah St Louis (Naparima College)
(Wednesday 25 October)
St Anthony’s College v Presentation College, 3.40pm, St Anthony’s;
QRC v Naparima College, 3.40pm, QRC;
Trinity College Moka v Carapichaima East, 3.40pm, Moka;
Fatima College v St Benedict’s College, 3.40pm, Fatima;
Shiva Boys HC v Signal Hill, 3.40pm, Morne Diablo;
Trinity College East v St Mary’s College, 3.40pm, Trincity;
San Juan North v St Augustine Secondary, 3.40pm, San Juan.