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Title: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 29, 2012, 05:11:51 AM
Westmooring Tigers get ready to roam.
T&T Guardian Reports.


St Anthony’s College knows what it takes to be a champion. In fact the Westmoorings “Tigers” are quite aware of how to capture multiple titles in a season and when the BGTT Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) kicks off next Friday (September 7), the challenge will be to keep of hold of them.

With a little over a week to go before the start of zonal action, the reigning North Zone, Big Five, North Zone Intercol and national Intercol champion as well as teams in each of the five SSFL zones are fine-tuning their final preparations. “Teams will be better prepared than last year.

I expect it to be more competitive. Everybody has been getting ready for the big day and I doubt you’ll see St Anthony’s dominating like they did last season,” said SSFL president Ewing Davis.

St Anthony’s, who played undefeated in 19 matches last season, will face keen competition from last year’s North Zone runner-up East Mucurapo, Fatima College, Queen’s Royal College (QRC), St Mary’s College, and Trinity College and newly promoted Diego Martin North.

It will be the first time the Diego Martin team will be competing in the Championship Division.

“Keep an eye on Diego Martin. When they were the Junior Secondary, a lot of their players progressed to the championships division schools, but now they can secure their talent for themselves and we will see a very competitive unit,” said Davis.
 
He suggested that competition in the other zones will be at a high level with national Intercol runner-up Arima North, looking to retain its East Intercol crowns which it won the past two years, and regain hold of the zone’s league title, which it last won  in 2003.

Last season, the “Dial Dynamos” placed third behind winner El Dorado East and second-placed St Augustine. Also challenging the top East finishers of last season will be San Juan North, Toco Secondary, Trinity East and debutante El Dorado West.

Carapichaima was another finalist last season that went under to the powerful St Anthony’s unit, losing to them in the Big Five final (1-0).

The Central Zone champion will meet Presentation College (Chaguanas), Gasparillo, Couva West, Tabaquite and newest addition Chaguanas North.

Down in South, Shiva Boys will look to defend its zonal title against Pleasantville, Naparima College, Presentation College, Moruga, St Benedict’s and Princes Town while Tobago’s defending champion, Scarborough, will seek to keep Mason Hall, Speyside, Signal Hill and Roxborough at bay.

Double-headers are planned for each of the zones on opening day, starting at 3 pm.
 
Opening Day matches (September 7)

North:
East Mucurapo vs Fatima College, 3 pm
St Anthony’s vs QRC, 5 pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium

South:
Shiva Boys vs Pleasantville, 3 pm
Naparima vs Presentation, 5 pm, Manny Ramjohn Stadium.

Tobago:
Mason hall Speyside, 3 pm
Scarborough vs Signal Hill, 5 pm, Dwight Yorke Stadium.

Central:
Couva West vs Gasparillo, 3 pm
Carapichaima East vs Tabaquite, 5 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.

East:
St Augustine vs Arima North, 3 pm
El Dorado east vs San juan North, 5 pm, Larry Gomes Stadium.

Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on August 29, 2012, 06:57:45 AM
So, the opening games of Intercol are the same day as the opening games of the Pro League....and using some of the same stadia. So what happens if the Pro League home teams want to empty the stadiums at 5pm, so that the only spectators are paying spectators?

However, if it was up to me, I'd rather the Intercol kicked off at 4pm. That way, a lot of the youths may stay in the stadium for the Pro League game and only play one Pro League game at 7pm.

I know people may say that youths should not be out alone at 9pm, but when I grew up in England, our school discos ended at 10pm and we walked home. Things asre diffferent in T&T, I know, but if kids stick together or parents could arrange to collect 3 or 4 of them, there shouldn't be a problem.

I guess many people will argue with that, and there may be some good arguments against this, but it seems a shame that after 50 years of Independence, children have far less freedom than in 1962.
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 29, 2012, 07:54:12 AM
Not sure if its possible, but why not kill three birds with one stone seeing that InterCol is the biggest league in T&T ?

Have double/tripple headers with Pro League games. Put some of the best SSFL, WoLF and Pro League teams to play on the same day ?

It dont have to be all the teams/games, but just the main ones ?

EG

Fridays
4pm, Naparima vs Presentation, Manny Ramjohn Stadium
6pm, St Ann's Rangers vs Caledonia AIA, Manny Ramjohn Stadium
8pm, T&TEC vs Defence Force, Manny Ramjohn Stadium

Saturdays
4pm, St Anthony's College vs St Augustine, Hasley Crawford Stadium
6pm, San Juan Jabloteh vs Central FC, Hasley Crawford Stadium

Sundays
3pm, Real Dimension vs Step By Step, Ato Boldon Stadium
5pm, Carapichaima vs Couva, Ato Boldon Stadium
7pm, W Connection vs Caledonia, Ato Boldon Stadium

Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mango Chow! on August 29, 2012, 07:59:26 AM
Not sure if its possible, but why not kill three birds with one stone seeing that InterCol is the biggest league in T&T ?

Have double/tripple headers with Pro League games. Put some of the best SSFL, WoLF and Pro League teams to play on the same day ?

It dont have to be all the teams/games, but just the main ones ?

EG

Fridays
4pm, Naparima vs Presentation, Manny Ramjohn Stadium
6pm, St Ann's Rangers vs Caledonia AIA, Manny Ramjohn Stadium
8pm, T&TEC vs Defence Force, Manny Ramjohn Stadium

Saturdays
4pm, St Anthony's College vs St Augustine, Hasley Crawford Stadium
6pm, San Juan Jabloteh vs Central FC, Hasley Crawford Stadium

Sundays
3pm, Real Dimension vs Step By Step, Ato Boldon Stadium
5pm, Carapichaima vs Couva, Ato Boldon Stadium
7pm, W Connection vs Caledonia, Ato Boldon Stadium

Excellent idea....unfortunately, is ttff/pro league/ssfl we talkin' 'bout.......it will never happen under the current administrators.

Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: KND2 on August 29, 2012, 08:19:36 AM
Who has 6 hours to go and watch football.
I think the biggest issue is the double headers that they run in TnT are not condusive to the time crunch people have nowadays.


People want to get in and out and on to the next thing.

I dont like the double and triple header thing.
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mango Chow! on August 29, 2012, 09:00:00 AM
Who has 6 hours to go and watch football.
I think the biggest issue is the double headers that they run in TnT are not condusive to the time crunch people have nowadays.


People want to get in and out and on to the next thing.

I dont like the double and triple header thing.


Yeah, yuh right, six hours is a long time and does take a lot of commitment....but you might could still get a large flow of people coming to watch one or two games.....and, admittedly, another concern as well would be ssfl players that are on some of the pro league's rosters. 
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 29, 2012, 09:14:41 AM
Who has 6 hours to go and watch football.
I think the biggest issue is the double headers that they run in TnT are not condusive to the time crunch people have nowadays.


People want to get in and out and on to the next thing.

I dont like the double and triple header thing.


Yeah, yuh right, six hours is a long time and does take a lot of commitment....but you might could still get a large flow of people coming to watch one or two games.....and, admittedly, another concern as well would be ssfl players that are on some of the pro league's rosters. 

SSFL players are not allowed to play Pro, just reserve football...

Secondly, KND has a point, however, as is, it will still generate more audience, radio, TV, crowd etc that it currently stands....

Uniting the leagues will only improve it from an overall standpoint.

Taping into the SSFL could be a stepping stone to the Pro league.

Imaigne buying a SSFL season ticket and getting a Pro League game as a bonus ?

Money is already made upfront, wether they stay to see the game or not, money is already made. And eventually, fans will stay... the clubs just have to get them to get attach to their players, hype it up....

Guys, give me 6/8 months with T&T football, national or domestic and I will show you how much can be done.

Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mango Chow! on August 29, 2012, 09:34:57 AM
Who has 6 hours to go and watch football.
I think the biggest issue is the double headers that they run in TnT are not condusive to the time crunch people have nowadays.


People want to get in and out and on to the next thing.

I dont like the double and triple header thing.


Yeah, yuh right, six hours is a long time and does take a lot of commitment....but you might could still get a large flow of people coming to watch one or two games.....and, admittedly, another concern as well would be ssfl players that are on some of the pro league's rosters. 

SSFL players are not allowed to play Pro, just reserve football...

Secondly, KND has a point, however, as is, it will still generate more audience, radio, TV, crowd etc that it currently stands....

Uniting the leagues will only improve it from an overall standpoint.

Taping into the SSFL could be a stepping stone to the Pro league.

Imaigne buying a SSFL season ticket and getting a Pro League game as a bonus ?

Money is already made upfront, wether they stay to see the game or not, money is already made. And eventually, fans will stay... the clubs just have to get them to get attach to their players, hype it up....

Guys, give me 6/8 months with T&T football, national or domestic and I will show you how much can be done.



 :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on August 29, 2012, 10:24:48 AM
Who has 6 hours to go and watch football.
I think the biggest issue is the double headers that they run in TnT are not condusive to the time crunch people have nowadays.


People want to get in and out and on to the next thing.

I dont like the double and triple header thing.


Yeah, yuh right, six hours is a long time and does take a lot of commitment....but you might could still get a large flow of people coming to watch one or two games.....and, admittedly, another concern as well would be ssfl players that are on some of the pro league's rosters. 

SSFL players are not allowed to play Pro, just reserve football...

Secondly, KND has a point, however, as is, it will still generate more audience, radio, TV, crowd etc that it currently stands....

Uniting the leagues will only improve it from an overall standpoint.

Taping into the SSFL could be a stepping stone to the Pro league.

Imaigne buying a SSFL season ticket and getting a Pro League game as a bonus ?

Money is already made upfront, wether they stay to see the game or not, money is already made. And eventually, fans will stay... the clubs just have to get them to get attach to their players, hype it up....

Guys, give me 6/8 months with T&T football, national or domestic and I will show you how much can be done.



I like the way you're thinking, but, with respect, you're thinking football not business!! At double headers, the majority of supporters arrive around 7.30. So the first game is always underattended. People aren't usually coming to watch a specific team, but rather, Pro League football. The same would happen to a lesser extent if there was an SSFL game at 4pm. Some people would arrive at, say 5.30.

The main benefit is concessions. Even if people only stay for two hours, you can maybe get them to spend $100. The kids may spend $20. Have free entry before 5pm to get people in and matchday lotteries which are drawn at half time of the 2nd game to keep people there.

DJ playing tunes at half time and between games. Maybe a penalty shootout in between matches.

Gradually the youngsters would want to stay longer as they get into Pro League football and adults may come earlier as they appreciate SSFL.

Maybe, and this is really thinking outside of the box, a father could meert his son at the stadium after the SSFL game and they could watch a Pro League match together?

You can't keep people in there for 6 hours, but like the great man almost said, "yuh cyan keep all de fans all de time, but yuh can keep all  de fans some of de time!!"   (I really must learn to type with a Trini accent!! - apologies)
Title: Tigers prepare for tough season.
Post by: vb on September 07, 2012, 02:01:13 AM
‘Tigers’ prepared for tough season
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


A new look St Anthony’s College will seek to defend its Secondary Schools Football League, League, Big5, and InterCol titles, when the 2011 “invincibles” kick off its season against Queen’s Royal College, in the second match of the opening round North Zone double-header, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, from 5 pm today.

The mouth-watering encounter will follow the league-opener between last season’s North Zone runner-up East Mucurapo and Fatima College, which is set to start at 3 pm.

Both St Mary’s College and newly-promoted Diego Martin North Secondary will kick off their season, tomorrow at St Mary’s Ground, Serpentine Road, at 3.45pm, while the zone’s other team, Trinity College is on a bye. All four other divisions, East, Central, South and Tobago, will also open today with two matches in each zone. The champion team, however, has a new challenge this season.

According to St Anthony’s College long-standing coach Nigel Grosvenor, the team has entered a new cycle with the departure of 13 key members of last year’s successful team, which won all of its 19 league and InterCol matches, and will now have to integrate a younger team into the “Tigers” system. All but three regular starters have left, including last year’s captain Dwight Ceballo.

Ceballo, a national U-20 defender now plies his trade in the United States, after being awarded a scholarship to the University of Connecticut. Grosvenor, who also coaches an in-form Westside Superstarz in the blink/bmobile National Super League admitted that the new season will come with its challenges with the remodelling of the team’s roster.

“Quite a number of our Under-16 team, which won their division last season will come into the senior team. “We’ll also have the services of Xavier Rajpaul (a national U-20 midfielder), who was turned down from returning to Fatima College last season.

He’s now in form six and will be a huge boost.” “The younger guys will, however, have the guidance of some of the older and more experienced guys who have remained, including Jamali Garcia, Jonathan Cruickshank, Savion Kirton and Adrian Millette.”

Kirton, Millette and Garcia were instrumental in the team’s successes last season, which ended fittingly with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Arima North Secondary.

Should the team continue its successes of last season, it will likely meet some of the most promising, up-and-coming Colleges and Secondary Schools from around the country in the National Coca-Cola InterCol competition, which will get rolling in late November.

Shiva Boys Secondary, which edged out Presentation College San Fernando for the South Zone title last year will open its league account versus the third-placed finisher Pleasantville Secondary, at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, from 3 pm.

The East Zone competition will begin with a clash between St Augustine Secondary versus InterCol finalist Arima North at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima, from 3 pm, followed by the league champions, El Dorado East Secondary’s opener against San Juan North Secondary.

In Tobago, league champions Scarborough Secondary takes on runner-up Signal Hill, at Dwight Yorke Stadium, from 5 pm. Action in Central will see Couva West taking on Gasparillo Secondary, at Guaracara Park, from 3 pm, while Carapichaima East challenges Tabaquite, in Carapichaima, at 4 pm.

All zonal matches are expected to conclude on October 24, five days before the BGTT Big5 quarterfinals kicks off. The Big5 final is scheduled for November 11, four days after the InterCol zonal quarterfinals begin.
 
Fixtures [Today]

North Zone
• East Mucurapo v Fatima College, Hasely Crawford Stadium - 3 pm
• St Anthony’s College v QRC, Hasely Crawford Stadium - 5 pm

East Zone
• St Augustine Sec v Arima North Sec, Larry Gomes Stadium- 3 pm
• El Dorado East Sec v San Juan North Sec, Larry Gomes Stadium - 5 pm

Central
• Couva West Sec v Gasparillo Sec, Guaracara Park - 3 pm
• Carapichaima East v Tabaquite, Carapichaima - 4 pm

South

• Shiva Boys v Pleasantville, Manny Ramjohn Stadium - 3 pm
• Naparima College v Presentation College, Manny Ramjohn Stadium - 5 pm

Tobago
• Mason Hall v Speyside, Dwight Yorke Stadium - 3 pm
• Scarborough Sec v Signal Hill, Dwight Yorke Stadium - 5 pm
• Roxborough - Bye
 
Tomorrow

North Zone
• St Mary’s College v Diego Martin North Secondary, St Mary’s Ground - 3:45pm
• Trinity College - Bye

Central
• Presentation College (Chag) v Chaguanas North Secondary, Presentation College Ground - 3:45 pm.

East
• El Dorado West v Trincity East, El Dorado - 3:45 pm
Toco West - Bye

South
•Moruga v St Benedict’s College, Moruga - 3:45 pm
• Princes Town - Bye.

Title: Re: Tigers prepare for tough season.
Post by: vb on September 07, 2012, 02:01:50 AM
Fatima continues to not "play the game."

It might end up hurting we.

VB
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 07, 2012, 05:47:38 AM
SSFL kicks off today in 4 zones
By Donstan Bonn & Kern De Freitas (Express).


It's that time of the year again, when the schoolboys lace up their boots and step out on the field to challenge for BG T&T Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) supremacy across the five Zones--North, South, East, Central, and Tobago.

St Anthony's College recorded a perfect season last year, winning all their matches as they swept both the BG T&T "Big Five" and Coca Cola InterCol titles, as well as the North League and InterCol titles.

But as is usual with schools football, much can change in a year, and it leaves, in every Zone but Central, much difficulty in making predictions as to who will triumph this year.

Today, action will begin with double headers in each of the Trinidad Zones, while the start of the Tobago Zone is delayed until September 15.

NORTH ZONE

Most North teams have stated that they are rebuilding. St Anthony's have lost nine starters, said coach Nigel Grosvenor. Yet the "Tigers" have retained some talent, with striker Adrian Millette and clever winger Kiel Pierre, along with some defensive support.

East Mucurapo Secondary have retained their core squad from last year and should prove dangerous under Selris Figaro and Ian Clauzel, themselves former skillful T&T attackers. Forward Aaqil Campbell will lead the team in attack and with captain's armband, but their defensive end may prove crucial.

Debutants Diego Martin North Secondary are hoping to make a splash in the new season, but Fatima College and Queen's Royal College (QRC) will also make the Zone fascinating. Both teams have lost players to foreign scholarships, and QRC will blood a new defence. But T&T under 17 captain Brendon Creed will stand in Fatima's midfield, while for QRC, striker Akiel Morris and Makesi Lewis will add some attacking power.

St Mary's College have lost their goalkeeper, but retained captain Kyle Beggs in defence and Akhil Noel up front. Trinity College struggled last year, and leave questions to be answered with a mostly new team.

EAST ZONE

If history and optimism levels are anything to go by, the winners of the East Zone will come from this group—defending champions El Dorado East Secondary, 2010 winners St Augustine Secondary and feisty Arima North Secondary.

San Juan Secondary, according to coach Keith Jeffrey, have lost the bulk of last year's squad, and have faced big obstacles in getting players together to prepare for this season. They are hoping to take full advantage of the draw to get much needed practice in.

Trinity College East and Toco Secondary have struggled in past years to consistently compete with the bigger names, while newcomers El Dorado West Secondary add an unknown dimension to the East. But their rivalry with their eastern neighbours, the "Blue Thunder", should prove interesting.

St Augustine are banking on the T&T Under-17 trio of wingers Akeem Garcia and Aikim Andrew, and Shannon Gabriel at right back, and have had a good pre-season run. "El Do" East have a "sturdy" squad, according to veteran coach Trevor Spicer. They have big losses from last year, but have kept dangerous striker Shaquille Bertrand, captain Keylon Hernandez in midfield and goalkeeper Akeem Lucas.

And Arima are quietly confident of their chances with a young team built around talented playmaker Marcus Gomez, who led them to last year's InterCol final. But they will have to prove coach Peter Lewis right that they're "the best team we've had in years".

CENTRAL ZONE

Carapichaima East Secondary are expected to dominate Central once again. Their squad has been steady over the past few years, meaning they may have a number of new faces this year. But it is not likely to change their control of the Zone, with teams like Presentation College Chaguanas, Gasparillo Secondary and Couva West Secondary all reporting big losses to their starting squads.

It shows in that none of these teams have listed winning the zone among their ambitions this year. Gasparillo coach Everol Joseph is hoping his team can play well enough to stay up in the Zone, while Curtis James (Presentation) wants a top-three position, and Couva's Keith Kirton is hoping to build a team with a view to 2013.

SOUTH ZONE

Shiva Boys Hindu College wrested the South Zone from the clutches of perennial winners and arch-rivals Naparima College and Presentation College San Fernando, under coach Dexter Francis of "Strike Squad" fame, and will be hoping to repeat. They have lost a couple of key players, but have T&T Under-20 goalie Kwesi Weston, as well as striker Nathaniel Garcia at their service.

Naparima, always South Zone contenders, will this year have Brazil-born, former W Connection midfielder Jose Seabra as head coach. Seabra has replaced Leonson Lewis, and will be keen to bring the team success this year despite the loss of several accomplished players. Adan Noel is also in doubt as "Naps" captain, with T&T Under-20 duty looming.

"Pres" Sando are the third of the three expected to challenge for zonal honours, and again the losses have hit them. But Shaquille Henry, last year's leading goalscorer, will return. And their entire defence, including goalkeeper, is also intact.

The big three will contend with Dexter Cyrus' St Benedict's College, Pleasantville, Princes Town and returning Moruga Secondary.

St Benedict's, a.k.a. the "La Romaine Lions", are set to field a youthful team, including Yaseu Rougier, the nephew of former T&T player Anthony Rougier. The St Benedict's wagon fell apart last year, and manager Nolan Bernard feels there's no place for his team to go but up.

Moruga's mission is to gain experience, after losing some key players after the battle for the South Senior Division title.

"P'ville are hoping for teamwork over stardom, with a young team studded with a few experienced names.

And Princes Town, without an abundance of flair, are hoping their team will get better as the season progresses.

TOBAGO ZONE

Scarborough Secondary and Signal Hill Secondary have led the rush for Tobago Zone glory over the years, with Mason Hall joining in in recent times. Although little is known about 2011 Tobago winners Scarborough and their arch-rivals Signal Hill, Mason Hall are positive about their chances.

Mason Hall have a young squad, the core of which helped them win the Tobago Under-14 final a few years back.

The other schools in the zone are Roxborough Secondary and Speyside Secondary.

The Tobago teams will have to wait until next week to start their battle due to scheduling and venue issues.

Today's Fixtures

Central Zone

Couva West Sec vs Gasparillo Sec, Ato Boldon Stadium, 3 p.m.
Carapichaima East Sec vs Tabaquite Sec, Ato Boldon Stadium, 5 p.m.

East Zone

St Augustine Sec vs Arima North Sec, Larry Gomes Stadium, 3 p.m.
El Dorado East Sec vs San Juan North Sec, Larry Gomes Stadium 5 p.m.

North Zone

East Mucurapo Sec vs Fatima College, Hasely Crawford Stadium, 3 p.m.
St Anthony's College vs QRC, Hasely Crawford Stadium, 5 p.m.

South Zone

Shiva Boys vs Pleasantville Sec, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 3 p.m.
Naparima College vs Presentation Sando, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 5 p.m.

Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: dervaig on September 07, 2012, 01:32:38 PM
Mucu 1 x Fatima 0 after 30 mins.

Fatima d look like Chelsea d, 'reel reel shakey'.
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: fari on September 07, 2012, 07:39:11 PM
pres put 3 on our arch rivals naparima college
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: diamondtrim on September 08, 2012, 05:56:16 AM
Fatima continues to not "play the game."

It might end up hurting we.

VB

So true...

Since Fatima's previous principal left, they have been in a football decline. Doesn't seem like the present principal is as interested in the sport. Don't get me wrong, I firmly believe in student/athlete before athlete/student, but if a guy has the qualifications to get into form 6 why not take him back? Unless he was a terror.

Fatima needs to 'play the game'
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 08, 2012, 08:21:16 AM
St Anthony’s whip QRC in SSFL opener.
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (Newsday).


Defending champions, St Anthony’s College had a successful start to their 2012 campaign as they roared to a 3-1 victory over Queen’s Royal College in the opening fixture of the BGTT/ FCB North Zone Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, yesterday.

Led by coach Nigel Grovesnor, the St Anthony’s squad were in to take no prisoners. The first-half was dominated by the “Tigers”, who passed the ball well. In as early as the third minute, St Anthony’s pressed for the opening goal but were denied by QRC’s goalkeeper (Clint Marcelle) and a well marshalled defence.

QRC also had some early opportunities but were denied by St Anthony’s goalkeeper Carlton Alfonso.

However, it took the defending champions just over 30 minutes to find the back of the net after an attempted shot from right-winger Kiel Pierre rebounded off the goal post and fell at the feet of Shaquile Long who made no mistake and blasted his right-footed shot into the roof of the QRC goal to send his team ahead (1-0).

Pierre also showed great athleticism in the first period and wowed the crowd with some of his sleek and skilful footwork. Before the end of first-half, both QRC and the defending champions missed several golden opportunities to increase the score-line, but all to no avail.

The second period was also riddled with many missed chances from both schools. Twenty minutes in, QRC forward Akil Morris found himself one-on-one with the St Anthony’s goalie but directed his shot toward him, wasting a golden effort. The “Tigers” continued to hunt in search of more goals as tiredness began to show on the faces of the QRC boys.

Fifteen minutes from full time, Pierre was finally rewarded for his persistence. The St Anthony’s player, on the right flank, received a defence-splitting pass, cut inside before unleashing a powerful shot to send St Anthony’s 2-0 up.

QRC’s Morris again went one-on-one with Alfonso, but once more failed to capitalise. Eight minutes from the final whistle, QRC’s Terrique Ransoms grabbed a lifeline to make it 2-1.

Their joy was short-lived as St Anthony’s forward Jonathon Cruickshank ended all QRC’s hopes with an impressive goal in final two minutes of time added on.

In the opening fixture, last year’s North Zone runners-up Mucurapo East Secondary made their presence felt with a comfortable 2-0 win over Fatima College at the same venue. Mucurapo got the ball rolling from as early as the 10th minute with a well-placed shot from captain Aaqil Campbell (1-0).

Just eight minutes later, forward Akeem Roach bagged another for the Mucurapo boys, as he slid his goal-bound effort just past the hands of Fatima’s goalkeeper John Barkley. Fatima failed to capitalise on their few chances as they started their league campaign with a defeat.

Today’s North Zone matches will see the defending champion take on Diego Martin North at home while Trinity College are on a ‘bye’.

Tigers, Shiva Boys begin defence with a bang.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Experience was the difference in attack between the two teams, as last season’s treble winner St Anthony’s College, opened its account in the BGTT Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) North Zone, with a comfortable 3-1 win over Queen’s Royal College, yesterday.

Starting the season with a fresh batch of players, three of a handful who remained from last season’s successes were on target as the “Tigers” walked away with a deserved victory, in the second match of a double-header played at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

A close-range rebounded effort from Shaquille Long, in the first half along with well worked goals in the second session from from Kiel Pierre and Jonathan Cruikshank put St Anthony’s on top of the standings along with last season’s North Zone runner-up East Mucurapo, which defeated Fatima College 2-0, in the earlier encounter.

QRC pulled one goal back, which St Anthony’s led 2-0, through Tariq Nichols. In the opening match, East Mucurapo started off stronger despite playing on the counter-attack for large spells. Its strategy paid off with first half goals from the ever-dangerous attacker and captain Aaqil Campbell and from promising midfielder Akeem Roach.
 
Campbell finished from a close-range rebound, before Roach found the back of the net with a neat finish in the bottom right-hand corner, with a shot from outside the penalty box.

Fatima was arguably the better team in the second half, but a flurry of attempts was insufficient in seeing Fatima respond to the early blows. In the East Zone, 2011 InterCol finalist Arima North Secondary was held 1-1 by St Augustine Secondary, at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.

Creative attacker Marcus Gomez, who is a new addition to the TT Pro League’s North East Stars, opened his account in the 20th minute, which took Arima into the half with a one-goal lead.

However, in the 73rd minute, his item was cancelled out by an effort from Gerard Maloney in the 73rd minute, as both teams went away with one point each.
 
The Zone’s second match also followed with a 1-1 stalemate between El Dorado West Secondary and San Juan North. El Dorado’s top forward Shaquille Bertrand scored in the 68th minute, just three minutes before Kwesi Elvin levelled for San Juan North.

Shiva Boys also started its defence of the South Zone league title strongly with a 3-0 victory over Pleasantville Secondary.

Attacking prodigy Nathaniel Garcia scored a goal in the 20th minute, before completing a hat-trick in the second half (48th, 76th). Presentation College defeated Naparima College by the same scoreline. Akil Pierre, J’van Pontiflet and Angel Williams scored the goals for “Pres”.

Opening day action in the Central Zone was postponed a day later as a result of the inclement showers.

The two matches scheduled for last evening, will now be played in a double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, today, beginning with a clash between Couva West Secondary and Gasparillo, from 3 pm. Zonal champions Carapichaima East Secondary will tackle Tabaquite Secondary in the second match, at 5 pm.

The other match will see Presentation College Chaguanas taking on Chaguanas North Secondary, at Presentation College Ground, at 3:45 pm.

Results

North

East Mucurapo 2 (Aaqil Campbell 6th, Akeem Roach 19th) v Fatima College 0

St Anthony’s College 3 (Shaquille Long, Kiel Pierre, Jonathan Cruickshank) v QRC 1 (Tariq Nichols)
 
South Zone

Shiva Boys 3 (Nathaniel Garcia 20th, 48th, 76th) v Pleasantville Sec 0

Presentation College S/do 3 (AKil Pierre 11th, J’van Pontiflet 52nd, Angel Williams 58th) v Naparima College 0
 
East Zone

St Augustine Secondary 1 (Gerard Maloney 73rd) v Arima North 1 (Marcus Gomez 20th)

El Dorado West 1 (Shaquille Bertrand 68th) v San Juan North 1 (Kwesi Elvin 71st)

Fixtures (Today)

North

St Mary’s College v Diego Martin North Sec, St Mary’s Ground- 3:45 pm

Central Zone

Couva West v Gasparillo, Ato Boldon Stadium- 3 pm
Carapichaima East v Tabaquite, Ato Boldon- 5 pm
Presentation College Chaguanas v Chaguanas North, Presentation- 3:45 pm

East Zone

El Dorado West v Trinity College East, El Dorado- 3:45 pm South Zone
Moruga v St Benedict’s College, Moruga- 3:45 pm

Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on September 08, 2012, 07:19:09 PM
Benedict's crushed Moruga 8-1.
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: kaiser on September 08, 2012, 08:29:55 PM
Just give St Anthony's the crown again what all yuh even waiting for?  ;D all them other teams afraid :devil:
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 09, 2012, 08:29:51 AM
Couva West, ‘Caps’ get huge wins in Central.
By Andrew Gioannetti & Clayton Clarke (Guardian).


While Presentation College Chaguanas and Chaguanas North Secondary played out a stalemate, both Couva West and Carapichaima North Secondary (Caps) combined for a flurry of goals in big wins to kick off the BGTT Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Central Zone season, yesterday.

“Pres” and Chaguanas North’s fixture ended 0-0, at Presentation College Ground, while the double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva saw Couva West and Carapichaima North, defeat Gasparillo 6-0 and Tabaquite 7-0, respectively.

In the earlier match, Jaffat Williams returned to the spotlight for Couva West with a hat-trick, while Seon Edwards scored a brace. Gabriel Boyd got the other goal for the ruthless 2011 zonal runner-up.
 
The run-away Central winner last season, Carapichaima, followed with a similarly one-sided win. Shaquille Holder, who has represented the school brightly for several years tucked away four goals, while Kern Alexis, Leon Wiley and Yasseel Rivers scored the others.

In the North Zone, St Mary’s College edged Diego Martin North Secondary 1-0 at St Mary’s Ground, Serpentine Road, to round up action in the division. The team’s leading goalscorer last season, Rashad Hyacinth made a welcoming return for the Saints with a match-winning effort in the 77th minute.

Hyacinth finished clinically with a header from a corner after being found by substitute right winger Joel Superville, who shone on his season debut, coming off the bench.
 
St Benedict’s College dropped Moruga 8-1 in another assertive display in the South Zone. Jamille Goatswain began the season for St Benedict’s brilliantly with five goals.

Tyler Williams got a first-half goal, while Anthony Herbert and Yaseau Rougier scored one each in the second half. Moruga got a consolation goal from Aaron Julien after trailing 4-0 for much of the match.

A day prior, the brilliant 2011 treble winning team St Anthony’s College dominated in its season opener, with a 3-1 victory over QRC.

East Mucurapo, the zone’s second placed team last season also impressed with a 2-0 win over Fatima College. In Tobago, none of the scheduled matches in the opening round were played yesterday and were postponed for two weeks.
 
An official attached to one of the teams, cited the unavailability of uniforms as a possibility for the delay in the matches.

The official explained that he was told that the suppliers of the uniforms are no longer accepting invoices from the Division of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) as the Division has been late in completing payments in the past.

When contacted, THA Director of Sports, Anthony Price shared that he is not aware of the situation as no one has brought it to his attention. Former Director of Sports and now Policy and Research officer at the THA, Theophilus Trim told the Trinidad Guardian that it is disappointing if the claims made by the official are true.

In yesterday’s opening round, Mason Hall Secondary and Speyside were due to meet with defending zonal champion Scarborough Secondary set to clash with rival and zonal Intercol winner Signal Hill Secondary. 
 
Results

North

St Mary’s College 1 (Rashad Hyacinth 77th) v Diego Martin North Secondary 0
 
Central

Presentation College Chaguanas 0 v Chaguanas North Secondary 0.

Couva West 6 (Jaffet Williams 3, Seon Edwards, Gabriel Boyce) vs Gasparillo 0.

Carapichaima East 7 (Shaquille Holder 38th, 40th, 55th, 86th, Kern Alexis 30th, Leon Wiley 58th, Yasseel Rivers 90th) v Tabaquite 0
 
East

Trinity East 2 (Nathan Regis 35th, Jameel Sempel 60th) v El Dorado West 0.
 
South

St Benedict’s College 8 (Jamille Goatswaim 9th, 70th, 78th, 81st, 90th, Tyler Williams 42nd, Anthony Herbert 46th, Yaseau Rougier 75th) v Moruga Sec 1 (Aaron Julien 69th)

St Benedict's, Caps win big.
T&T Express Reports.


St Benedict's College welcomed Moruga back to the BG T&T Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) South Zone Championship Division with an 8-1 whipping, at Moruga Secondary, yesterday.

The "La Romaine Lions" had five goals from striker Jamil Boatswain, and one each from Tyler Williams, Yaseu Rougier and Anthony Herbert. Aaron Julien had the only reply for Moruga.

In Central, Carapichaima East Secondary also started out big, beating Tabaquite Secondary 7-0.

In the North, St Mary's College edged newcomers Diego Martin North Secondary 1-0 on a Rasheed Hyacinth goal, while in East Zone play, Trinity College East eased past debutants El Dorado West 2-0.

Yesterday's Scores

North Zone

St Mary's 1 (Rasheed Hyacinth) vs Diego Martin North 0

East Zone

Trinity College East 2 (Nathan Regis, Jameel Sempel [P]) vs El Dorado West 0

South Zone
 
St Benedict's 8 (Jamille Boatswain 5, Tyler Williams, Yaseu Rougier, Anthony Herbert) vs Moruga 1 (Aaron Julien)

Central Zone

Carapichaima East 7 vs Tabaquite 0

Couva West 6 vs Gasparillo 0

Pres Chaguanas 0 vs Chaguanas North 0

Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 10, 2012, 11:26:34 AM
Just give St Anthony's the crown again what all yuh even waiting for?  ;D all them other teams afraid :devil:

I agree 100% breds!! :beermug:
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on September 10, 2012, 08:01:04 PM
Just give St Anthony's the crown again what all yuh even waiting for?  ;D all them other teams afraid :devil:

I agree 100% breds!! :beermug:

not this year...the title going south or east this year.
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: elan on September 10, 2012, 08:27:19 PM
Moruga FTW.........     :devil:
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: truetrini on September 11, 2012, 07:49:48 AM
Intercol in T&T is real shitty football, yuh could see better football at some games de Blind Institute playing.
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 11, 2012, 09:49:16 AM
Just give St Anthony's the crown again what all yuh even waiting for?  ;D all them other teams afraid :devil:

I agree 100% breds!! :beermug:

not this year...the title going south or east this year.

We go see about dat doh worry
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 12, 2012, 05:43:00 AM
Tigers tackle newcomers Diego North Sec in SSFL.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Defending four-title champion St Anthony’s College will be seeking to remain unbeaten in 21 matches, since the beginning of last season, when they face North Zone’s newly-promoted Diego Martin North Secondary, on resumption of zonal action in the BGTT Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL).

They will meet in the second match day, with all fixtures kicking off at 3.45 pm. The Westmoorings “Tigers,” who are the reigning North Zone, Big Five, North Zone Intercol and national Intercol champions, started the season well with a 3-1 victory over Queen’s Royal College (QRC), which is on a bye today. Diego Martin, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 defeat on its opening day travels to St Mary’s College.
 
In the same zone, a battle of traditional rivals will see Fatima College host St Mary’s College at its Mucurapo grounds. Fatima was outplayed in the first match when it was defeated 2-0 by last season’s North Zone runner-up, East Mucurapo.

Travelling east, another keen battle between namesake neighbours will ignite the league when El Dorado East and El Dorado West clash at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.

Neither team managed to get off to a bright start on the opening match day. El Dorado East got a late goal from Shaquille Bertrand to secure a 1-1 draw with San Juan North, while “El Do West” was dropped 2-0 by Trinity College East.

In South, St Benedict’s College, which thrashed Moruga 8-1, will be back in action versus Naparima College, which lost 3-0 to Presentation College San Fernando.
 
Fixtures

North

Diego Martin North vs St Anthony’s College, D/Martin Grd, 3.45 pm
Fatima College vs St Mary’s College, Fatima Grd, 3.45 pm
Trinity College vs East Mucurapo Sec, Trinity Grd, Moka, 3.45 pm
QRC—Bye
 
East

Toco Secondary vs Arima North Sec, Toco, 3.45 pm
Trinity East vs St Augustine Sec, Trincity, 3.45 pm
El Dorado East vs El Dorado West, Larry Gomes Stadium, 3.45 pm
San Juan North—Bye
 
South

Pleasantville vs Moruga, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 3.45 pm
St Benedict’s College vs Naparima, La Romaine, 3.45 pm
Princes Town vs Presentation College S/do, Princes Town, 3.45 pm
Shiva Boys—Bye

Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dutty on September 12, 2012, 03:09:20 PM
Just give St Anthony's the crown again what all yuh even waiting for?  ;D all them other teams afraid :devil:

I agree 100% breds!! :beermug:

X2
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on September 12, 2012, 06:09:51 PM
benedicts (1) vs naps (2)
pleasantville (3) vs moruga (1)
ptown (1) vs pres (3)

i heard jose seabra coaching naps, anybody know what happened to leonson lewis?
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: TdotTrini on September 12, 2012, 06:18:07 PM
benedicts (1) vs naps (2)
pleasantville (3) vs moruga (1)
ptown (1) vs pres (3)

i heard jose seabra coaching naps, anybody know what happened to leonson lewis?
[/quote
benedicts (1) vs naps (2)
pleasantville (3) vs moruga (1)
ptown (1) vs pres (3)

i heard jose seabra coaching naps, anybody know what happened to leonson lewis?

Playing small goal in pleasantville secondary school
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Tallman on September 12, 2012, 07:15:43 PM
i heard jose seabra coaching naps, anybody know what happened to leonson lewis?

He was most recently an assistant coach with the T&T U-17 team.
Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 13, 2012, 05:23:16 AM
Tigers held to first SSFL draw in over a year.
By: Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


Title favourites, St Anthony’s College finally had its 100 percent winning streak from the beginning of last season come to an end after being held to a goalless draw away to Diego Martin North Secondary in the BGTT Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) North Zone match day two, yesterday.

The match was staged at the Diego Martin Secondary Ground, at the same time as the two other North Zone fixtures, which resulted in upsets.

The Westmoorings “Tigers” which has a new-look line-up with only a handful of players remaining from last year’s successful campaign, failed to break down the newly-promoted Diego Martin North’s defence, which lost 1-0 to St Mary’s College, on Saturday.

Meanwhile, in another upset, St Mary’s College, despite dominating most of the encounter, suffered a 1-0 defeat away to rivals Fatima College, at the Fatima College Ground, Mucurapo, while Trinity College let a lead slip away on two occasions as East Mucurapo fought back to draw 2-2.

Fatima defender Keon Matthews scored with less than 15 minutes remaining to sink St Mary’s College. St Mary’s started the much more dominant team in open play and may have created more opportunities in the first half had it not been for a strong performance from Fatima’s defence led by Matthews.

Both Fatima and St Mary’s found the back on the net in the second half, but both efforts were blown off by the referee for offsides.

Subsequently, Fatima took a lead against the run of play when Matthews, who played the role as temporary captain, bounced on a ball which fell to his feet with a clinical low driven effort which made its way into the far post.

St Mary’s never recovered and were left to rue a result which kept it on three points from two matches. Fatima, meanwhile, made amends for its 2-0 opening day defeat to East Mucurapo.

Trinity, which was on a bye on the opening day, failed to capitalise on its two leads against the Mucurapo team, which finished the 2011 North Zone league, runner-up to St Anthony’s College.

Henry fires Pres to South top

National Under-20 striker Shackiel scored two second-half goals to lead Presentation College of San Fernando to a come-from-behind 3-1 triumph over Princes Town in their South Zone at Princes Town.

After a goalless first 45 minutes, Kiel Ribeiro opened the scoring for the hosts only for Henry to tie up the score in the 67th minute. Both teams looked headed for a share of the points before Henry netted in the 89th minute while Jivaughn Dimsoy added a third item on the stroke of full time to seal its second win from as many matches and maximum six points, three ahead defending champions Shiva Boys, Pleasantville and Naparima.

In the two other zonal matches, Russell Alfred netted twice in Pleasantville’s similar 3-1 win over Moruga at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella while Naparima held off St Benedict’s 2-1 at La Romaine for its first points of the season.

Dial Dynamos slam Toco 6-0

Kern Roberts and Jomal Francis scored braces on either side of the half as reigning East Zone champions, Arima North “Dial Dynamos,” slammed host Toco 6-0 to surge to the top of the standings. Roberts found the target in the 25th and 30th minute for a 2-0 cushion at the half before Francis (56th, 65th), national Under-20 midfielder Marcus Gomez (62nd) and Shilo Johnson (80th) completed the scoring to push their team to four points.

In the “Battle of El Dorado,” Shaquille Bertrand registered a second-half hat-trick to lead El Do East past neighbours, El Do West 4-2. Bertrand got his goals in the 52nd, 66th and 78th minutes after teammate Marc Williams had opened the scoring in the sixth minute.

For El Do West, Aaron Auguste had tied up the score in the 33rd minute while Anthony Allsop briefly put his team ahead in the 46th minute before Bertrand took charge and led his team to all three points and a share of the lead with reigning champions Arima North. The other match between St Augustine and Trinity East was not played.

Yesterday’s Results

North Zone

Diego Martin North 0 v St Anthony’s College 0.

Fatima College 1 (Keon Matthews) v St Mary’s College 0.

Trinity College 2 (Dominic Jangoo 48th, Isaiah Farrell 64th) v East Mucurapo 2 (Aaqil Campbell 58th, Akeem Roach 87th).
 
South

Naparima 2 (Johlawne Beckles 23rd, Adan Noel 40th) vs St Benedict’s 1 (Yafeu Rougier 63rd).

Pleasantville 3 (Russell Alfred 2, Stephon Bain) vs Moruga 1 (Maurice Dick).

Presentation 3 (Shackiel Henry 67th, 89th, Jivaughn Dimsoy 90th) vs Princes Town 1 (Kiel Ribeiro 55th).
 
East

Arima North 6 (Kern Roberts 25th, 30th, Jomal Francis 56th, 65th, Marcus Gomez 62nd, Shilo Johnson 80th) vs Toco 0.

El Do East  4 (Shaquille Bertrand 52nd, 66th, 78th, Marc Williams 6th) vs El Do West 2 (Aaron Auguste
33rd, Anthony Allsop 46th).

Trinity East vs St Augustine - DNP.

Newcomers 'Diego' snap 'Tigers' win streak.
T&T Express Reports.


St Anthony's College's win streak ended at 20 yesterday when they were held 0-0 by Diego Martin North Secondary at Diego Martin in BG T&T Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) North Zone action.

The "Tigers", who ended last season with a perfect 19 wins from as many matches, got only two matches into 2012 before losing points to the North Zone debutants.

East Mucurapo Secondary, though, failed to take advantage of St Anthony's slip-up, as they had to come from behind twice to avoid defeat to Trinity College at Moka.

In the South Zone, St Benedict's College also had their winning start to the season ruined as they were beaten 2-1 by Naparima College. "Naps" had goals by Johlanne Beckles and Adan Noel in the first half, while in-form St Benedict's attacking midfielder Yaseu Rougier hit back from the penalty spot.

East Zone action saw the Trinity College East clash with St Augustine Secondary postponed, but El Dorado East Secondary and Arima North Secondary had big wins.

Arima hammered Toco Secondary 6-0 at Toco, and El Dorado East welcomed their neighbours and newcomers El Dorado West Secondary with a 4-2 beating.

Today's SSFL Results:

North Zone

Diego Martin North Sec 0 vs St Anthony's College 0

Fatima College 1 (Keron Matthews) vs St Mary's College 0

Trinity College 2 (Dominic Jangoo 48th; Isiah Farrell 70th) vs East Mucurapo Sec 2 (Akiel Campbell 58th; Akeem Roach 87th)

East Zone

Toco Sec 0 vs Arima North Sec 6 (Marcus Gomez, Kern Roberts 2, Jamaal Francois 2, Shilo Johnson)

Trinity College East vs St Augustine Sec (Match Postponed)

El Dorado East Sec 4  (Marc Williams 6, uille Bertrand 52nd, 66th, 78th) vs El Dorado West Sec 2 (Aaron Auguste 33rd, Anthony Allsop 46th)

South Zone

St Benedict's College 1 (Yafeu Rougier) vs Naparima College 2 (Johlanne Beckles; Adan Noel)

Princes Town West Sec 1 vs Presentation College Sando 3 (Shakeil Henry 2, Shivone Dimsoy)

Pleasantville Sec 3 vs Moruga Sec 1

Title: Tigers held to first SSFL draw in over a year
Post by: Tallman on September 13, 2012, 05:23:55 AM
Tigers held to first SSFL draw in over a year
By Andrew Gioannetti (T&T Guardian)


Title favourites, St Anthony’s College finally had its 100 percent winning streak from the beginning of last season come to an end after being held to a goalless draw away to Diego Martin North Secondary in the BGTT Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) North Zone match day two, yesterday. The match was staged at the Diego Martin Secondary Ground, at the same time as the two other North Zone fixtures, which resulted in upsets. The Westmoorings “Tigers” which has a new-look line-up with only a handful of players remaining from last year’s successful campaign, failed to break down the newly-promoted Diego Martin North’s defence, which lost 1-0 to St Mary’s College, on Saturday. Meanwhile, in another upset, St Mary’s College, despite dominating most of the encounter, suffered a 1-0 defeat away to rivals Fatima College, at the Fatima College Ground, Mucurapo, while Trinity College let a lead slip away on two occasions as East Mucurapo fought back to draw 2-2.
 
Fatima defender Keon Matthews scored with less than 15 minutes remaining to sink St Mary’s College. St Mary’s started the much more dominant team in open play and may have created more opportunities in the first half had it not been for a strong performance from Fatima’s defence led by Matthews. Both Fatima and St Mary’s found the back on the net in the second half, but both efforts were blown off by the referee for offsides. Subsequently, Fatima took a lead against the run of play when Matthews, who played the role as temporary captain, bounced on a ball which fell to his feet with a clinical low driven effort which made its way into the far post. St Mary’s never recovered and were left to rue a result which kept it on three points from two matches. Fatima, meanwhile, made amends for its 2-0 opening day defeat to East Mucurapo. Trinity, which was on a bye on the opening day, failed to capitalise on its two leads against the Mucurapo team, which finished the 2011 North Zone league, runner-up to St Anthony’s College.
 
Henry fires Pres to South top
National Under-20 striker Shackiel scored two second-half goals to lead Presentation College of San Fernando to a come-from-behind 3-1 triumph over Princes Town in their South Zone at Princes Town. After a goalless first 45 minutes, Kiel Ribeiro opened the scoring for the hosts only for Henry to tie up the score in the 67th minute. Both teams looked headed for a share of the points before Henry netted in the 89th minute while Jivaughn Dimsoy added a third item on the stroke of full time to seal its second win from as many matches and maximum six points, three ahead defending champions Shiva Boys, Pleasantville and Naparima.
In the two other zonal matches, Russell Alfred netted twice in Pleasantville’s similar 3-1 win over Moruga at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella while Naparima held off St Benedict’s 2-1 at La Romaine for its first points of the season.
 
Dial Dynamos slam Toco 6-0
Kern Roberts and Jomal Francis scored braces on either side of the half as reigning East Zone champions, Arima North “Dial Dynamos,” slammed host Toco 6-0 to surge to the top of the standings. Roberts found the target in the 25th and 30th minute for a 2-0 cushion at the half before Francis (56th, 65th), national Under-20 midfielder Marcus Gomez (62nd) and Shilo Johnson (80th) completed the scoring to push their team to four points. In the “Battle of El Dorado,” Shaquille Bertrand registered a second-half hat-trick to lead El Do East past neighbours, El Do West 4-2. Bertrand got his goals in the 52nd, 66th and 78th minutes after teammate Marc Williams had opened the scoring in the sixth minute. For El Do West, Aaron Auguste had tied up the score in the 33rd minute while Anthony Allsop briefly put his team ahead in the 46th minute before Bertrand took charge and led his team to all three points and a share of the lead with reigning champions Arima North. The other match between St Augustine and Trinity East was not played.
 
 
Yesterday’s results

North Zone
Diego Martin North 0 v St Anthony’s College 0.
Fatima College 1 (Keon Matthews) v St Mary’s College 0.
Trinity College 2 (Dominic Jangoo 48th, Isaiah Farrell 64th) v East Mucurapo 2 (Aaqil Campbell 58th, Akeem Roach 87th).
 
South
Naparima 2 (Johlawne Beckles 23rd, Adan Noel 40th) vs St Benedict’s 1 (Yafeu Rougier 63rd).
Pleasantville 3 (Russell Alfred 2, Stephon Bain) vs Moruga 1 (Maurice Dick).
Presentation 3 (Shackiel Henry 67th, 89th, Jivaughn Dimsoy 90th) vs Princes Town 1 (Kiel Ribeiro 55th).
 
East
Arima North 6 (Kern Roberts 25th, 30th, Jomal Francis 56th, 65th, Marcus Gomez 62nd, Shilo Johnson 80th) vs Toco 0.
El Do East  4 (Shaquille Bertrand 52nd, 66th, 78th, Marc Williams 6th) vs El Do West 2 (Aaron Auguste 33rd, Anthony Allsop 46th),
Trinity East vs St Augustine - DNP.

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Title: Re: 2012 SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 13, 2012, 05:32:40 AM
St Francois Girls’ aiming for clean sweep in 2012.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


Despite loss of five top players...

Zonal league champion and Trinidad InterCol finalist St Francois Girls’ College will be back out in full force in search of a clean sweep of titles, as it opens its account in the BGTT First Citizens Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) Girls Championship North Zone against Malick Secondary, today.

The match which will be staged at President’s Ground, St Ann’s, along with the two other North Zone matches, and the East Zone opening round fixtures.

All six matches will commence at 3.45 pm. Despite some changes to the first team line-up, Jason Spence, who heads into his fifth season as St Francois coach, said that his ambition for the team was not only to retain the titles which were won last season but to also seal the National InterCol title.

St Francois lost 3-1 to Holy Name Convent at the beginning of last season, but all three points were subsequently awarded to St Francois, after it was revealed that Holy Name fielded an unregistered team.

From there, St Francois went on to dominate the North Zone without losing a match. The Belmont-based school then sealed the North-East InterCol title with a penalty-kick win over El Dorado East Secondary, and went all the way to the Trinidad InterCol final, where it lost 4-3 on penalty kicks to South Zone’s Vessigny Secondary, after regulation time ended 1-1.

St Francois also reached the “Big-Four” competition final but lost 2-1 to El Dorado despite a late attacking surge from its talented midfielders and forwards. The team has since lost several first team players in Shannon Archer, Dhaakira Solomon, Monique Gomez and Kelly Cooper.

And it will also have to do without the services of last season’s top scorer Diamond Small, who has taken a year off to focus on her studies.

Spence, who also leads Women’s League Football (Wolf) club North East Stars said he still believes that the school has the ability to go all the way to the National InterCol final. “Despite the loss of the several first team players, we still have some promising ones who can take the team forward.

“Some of the players from the Under-15 division will be coming in so we will give them the exposure for the coming years,” said Spence.

He added, “We continue to take it one step at a time. In order to progress as the younger players develop, they will move from the school system to the women’s league, and success at this stage is a good way to begin.”

Defender Chelsea Marie Spence, who also played for Rangers during the SSFL’s off-season, will return to captain St Francois for another year.

Midfielders Asha Jones and Astride Joseph, goalkeeper Darya Rodriguez and striker Della Joseph, all of whom had an impressive season last year, are among some of the key players set to return to the line-up.

The two other matches in the North Zone will see Providence challenging Tranquillity at St Anthony’s College Ground, Westmoorings, while St Joseph’s Convent hosts Holy Name Convent at the school’s ground in Federation Park.

The East Zone standout team of last season, El Dorado East, will face a challenge from Toco Secondary at El Dorado Ground. Arima North and St George’s College will meet, while St Augustine also hosts Bishop Anstey East at its St Augustine ground.

The two other zones, South and Tobago, which were scheduled to kick off today, have been postponed to a later date to be announced, due to the two days of “rest and reflection” called on by the T&T Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) for the nation’s teachers today and tomorrow.

Commenting on the postponement of the two zones, Spence (Jason), who is also a member of the North Zone committee said that he failed to understand why two zones are able to kick off and two others postponed, especially as the matter was an issue relating to teachers and not to football and coaches. “I don’t understand why the other zones will not be played.

There’s no difference between the North and East and the South and Tobago zones. Therefore, I don’t see how two zones are affected and two aren’t,” said Spence.

Fixtures

North Zone

 St Francois v Malick, President’s Ground, 3.45 pm
 Providence v Tranquillity, St Anthony’s Ground, 3.45 pm
 St Joseph’s Convent v Holy Name Convent, St Joseph’s Ground, 3.45 pm
 
East Zone

 El Dorado East v Toco Sec, El Dorado, 3.45 pm
 Arima North Sec v St George’s College, Arima, 3.45 pm
 St Augustine v Bishop Anstey East, St Augustine, 3.45 pm

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 14, 2012, 05:48:19 AM
St Augustine thrashes Bishop Anstey East 15-0.
T&T Guardian Reports.


St Augustine Secondary, zonal runner-up in the 2011 season, opened its account in the BGTT First Citizens Secondary Schools’ Football League, with a 15-0 whipping of newly promoted Bishop Anstey East, at its St Augustine ground, yesterday.

Chelsea Gibbs and Naomi Guerra scored four apiece, with Celeste Thomas sealing a hat-trick. Ariel Williams, Kandice Johnson, Portious Warren and Lauren Theodore, each scored a goal.

The perfect start saw St Augustine lead the table after day one on goal difference over Arima North which edged St George’s College 2-1.

Arima got its goals via a second half double from Shantal Yearwood, cancelling Khadejah de Freitas’ first half effort for St George’s. North Zone champions and Trinidad InterCol finalist, St Francois Girls’ College, started the season with a perfect three points without having to kick a ball.

Malick failed to appear for the match, handing St Francois a win by default. Providence, meanwhile, was made to work for its victory, but did so with a 1-0 triumph over Tranquility Secondary, at St Anthony’s Ground. Jazz Singh scored the winning goal midway through the first half.
 
Results

North

Providence 1 (Jazz Singh 23rd) v Tranquility Sec 0

St Francois v Malick—St Francois - won 3-0 by default

East Zone

Arima North 2 (Shantal Yearwood 68th, 74th) v St George’s College 1 (Khadejah de Freitas 30th)

El Dorado v Toco Sec. — Did Not Play

St Augustine Sec 15 (Chelsea Gibbs 4, Naomi Guerra 4, Celeste Thomas 3, Ariel Williams, Kandice Johnson, Portious Warren, Laurel Theodore) v Bishop Anstey East 0

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 15, 2012, 09:10:20 AM
Leaders 'Pres' Sando, St Benedict's clash in South.
By Kern De Freitas (Express).


Presentation College San Fernando will look to continue their perfect start to the 2012 BG T&T Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) season against South Zone opponents St Benedict's College from five p.m. today at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

So far in the League, "Pres" Sando are the only team to have played two matches and won both. They are on six points, and ahead of four teams with three points each: defending champions Shiva boys Hindu College, who are playing their second match after a bye in the last round, St Benedict's, Pleasantville Secondary and Naparima College.

St Benedict's won their opener against Moruga Secondary handsomely, but stuttered against Naparima to lose 2-1 on Wednesday. The "La Romaine Lions" will be hoping they can stop "Pres" today.

Naparima also have a tough fixture, against Shiva Boys at Penal, after losing their opener 3-0 to "Pres" Sando. And Pleasantville lock horns with Princes Town West Secondary in the first match of a Manny Ramjohn Stadium double-header. That match starts at three p.m. Moruga are on a bye.

The Tobago Zone will have their first encounter for the season when Speyside Secondary and Scarborough Secondary clash at Charlotteville, after last weekend's opening round was postponed due to venue unavailability.

The other Tobago fixture, between Roxborough and Mason Hall, has also been postponed due to issues with Roxborough's uniforms.

Over in the North, East Mucurapo and St Anthony's College will look to earn an advantage atop the table, as both teams are locked on points and goal difference, and separated by just one goal.

Mucurapo "host" St Mary's College at Fatima College's Mucurapo Road Ground, while St Anthony's play Trinity College at their Westmoorings "lair".

There will also be a full slate of matches in the Central and East Zones.

Today's SSFL Fixtures

North Zone
East Mucurapo Sec vs St Mary's College, Fatima Ground, 3.45 p.m.
QRC vs Fatima College, St Mary's Ground, 3.45 p.m.
St Anthony's College vs Trinity College, Westmoorings 3.45 p.m.

East Zone
Arima North Sec vs El Dorado West Sec, Larry Gomes Stadium, 3.45 p.m.
St Augustine Sec vs Toco Sec, St Augustine, 3.45 p.m.
San Juan North Sec vs Trinity College East, San Juan, 3.45 p.m.

South Zone
Pleasantville Sec vs Princes Town West Sec, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 3 p.m.
Presentation College Sando vs St Benedict's College, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 5 p.m.
Shiva Boys Hindu College vs Naparima College, Penal, 3.45 p.m.

Central Zone
Gasparillo Sec vs Carapichaima East Sec, Guaracara Park, 3 p.m.
Tabaquite Sec vs Presentation College Chaguanas, Tabaquite, 3.45 p.m.
Chaguanas North Sec vs Couva West Sec, Chaguanas, 3.45 p.m.

Tobago Zone
Speyside Sec vs Scarborough Sec, Charlotteville, 3.45 p.m.
Roxborough vs Mason Hall, Roxborough, 3.45 p.m.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on September 15, 2012, 06:00:37 PM
Pres (3) vs benedicts (1)
P'ville (1) vs P.Town (1)
shiva (2) vs naps (0)
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 16, 2012, 07:04:05 AM
Tigers rebound with 2-0 victory.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


Zonal and InterCol champion St Anthony’s College, rebounded from its goalless draw in the last outing by securing all three points with a 2-0 victory over Trinity College, at St Anthony’s Ground, Westmoorings, yesterday.

A goal each in the opening five minutes and in the dying seconds from Xavier Rajpaul and Kadeem Corbin, respectively, put St Anthony’s by itself on top of the seven-team standings with seven points from three matches.

It was only three days prior that St Anthony’s had its 20-match winning streak come to an end after being held to a goalless draw by newly-promoted Diego Martin North Secondary.

The “Tigers” may have had company at the top had it not been for a 0-0 stalemate in the other match between St Mary’s College and East Mucurapo at Fatima Ground. The draw put Mucurapo on five points from three matches while St Mary’s went to four.

Fatima College also rebounded from its opening day loss to East Mucurapo with its second straight 1-0 win, this time over QRC. Reliable forward Arvin Prescod secured all three points with a first half strike, to put Fatima in second position with six points. Diego Martin North was on a bye.
 
Francois brace puts Arima on top

Jomal Francois scored a pair of goals as Arima North moved three points clear at the top of the East Zone with a 2-1 triumph over El Dorado West Secondary at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar. Francois fired Arima North in the lead as early as the third minute but Kerdel Chairman scored from the penalty-spot in the 33rd minute for both teams to go into the interval 1-1.

Five minutes into the second-half Francois netted his second of the match and eventual game winner as the “Dial Dynamos” improved to seven points from three matches, three clear of defending champions El Dorado East and San Juan North.

San Juan North used goals from Brent Sam and Andel Andrews to secure a 2-0 shut-out of Trinity East, at its Bourg Mulatresse Ground while host St Augustine Secondary needed a 90th minute own-goal to salvage a 1-1 with Toco, which went ahead through Kern Carabello in the 27th minute. It was a bitter ending for Toco whose Dwight Figaro suffered a broken leg during the contest.
 
Eneau, Holder leads Caps’ 8-1 mauling

Joshua Eneau and Shaquille Holder scored beaver-tricks, as Carapichaima followed up its 7-0 hammering of Tabaquite with an 8-1 come-from-behind mauling of Gasparillo at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre to stay perfect in the Central Zone.

Kemron Felix opened the scoring for Gasparillo in the tenth minute after which Carapichaima took charges led by Eneau, who netted in the 17th, 21st and 44th for a first-half hat-trick while Holder found the target in the 35th minute for a 4-1 lead at the half.

Holder then added three more in the second-half in the 54th, 78th and 80th, and Eneau, the other in the 58th to complete the scoring as Carapichaima pushed its points tally to maximum six points.
 
Presentation picked up its first win, 2-0 over Tabaquite with second-half goals from Suraj Ramcharan and Brandon Balladin to move into second with four points, the same as Chaguanas North which blanked Couva West 3-0 with David Maloney, Ainsley County and Deon O’Garro all on target.
 
Results

North

East Mucurapo 0 v St Mary’s College 0

Fatima 1 (Arvin Prescod) v QRC 0

St Anthony’s 2 (Xavier Rajpaul 4th, Kadeem Corbin 89th) v Trinity College 0.
 
Tobago

Speyside 3 (Terquil Mahabal 31st, Marcus Caesar 65th, 78th) v Scarborough Sec 3 (Kyle O’Neil 15th, Valdez Perez 66th, Michaeel Gordon 90th)

Roxborough Sec v Mason Hall- Postponed.
 
East

Arima North 2 (Jomal Francois 3rd, 50th) vs El Dorado West 1 (Kerdel Chairman 33rd pen)

Toco 1 (Kern Carabello 27th) vs St Augustine 1 (Nareen Figaro own-goal 90th)

San Juan North 2 (Brent Sam 44th, Andel Andrews 46th) vs Trinity East 0.
 
Central

Carapichaima East 9 vs Gasparillo 1

Presentation 2 (Suraj Ramcharan 56th, Brandon Balladin 68th) vs Tabaquite 0

Chaguanas North 3 (David Maloney 12th, Ainsley County 30th, Deon O’Garro 59th) vs Couva
West 0.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 16, 2012, 08:12:46 AM
Garcia scores after six secs ...as Shiva beat Naps 2-0.
T&T Express Reports.


NATHANIEL GARCIA scored his fifth goal in two matches as defending champions Shiva Boys handed Naparima College a 2-0 defeat yesterday in the South Zone of the BGTT Secondary Schools Football League yesterday.

Garcia scored after just six seconds to give the champions a 1-0 lead, then got his second in the 73rd minute to cement the victory. Playing his third season with Shiva Boys, Garcia also netted a hat-trick when Shiva beat Pleasantville 3-0 in the opening match of the season.

Shiva now have six points from two matches this season, and Garcia has scored all the team's goals to date. However, it was Presentation College also maintained their unbeaten run and lead in the zone with a maximum nine points after beating St Benedict's College 3-1 last night at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

YESTERDAY'S BGTT SSFL RESULTS:

North:

East Mucurapo 0 vs St Mary's 0

QRC 0 vs Fatima 1 (Arvin Prescod)

St Anthony's 2 (Xavier Rajpaul, Kadeem Corbin) vs Trinity 0

East:

Arima North 2 (Jomal Cantor 3rd, 58th) vs El Dorado West 1 (Kerdel Chairman - penalty 33rd)

San Juan North 2 (Brent Sam, Andell Andrews) vs Trinity East 0

St Augustine 1 vs Toco 1

South:

Shiva Boys 2 (Nathaniel Garcia 1st, 73rd) vs Naparima 0

Pleasantville 1 Princes Town 2

Presentation 3 vs St Benedict's 1

Central:

Tabaquite O vs Presentation 2 (Suraj Ramcharan 56th, Brandon Balgobin 68th)

Chaguanas North 0 vs Couva West 3

Gasparillo 1 vs Carapichaima East 9

Tobago:

Speyside 3 vs Scarborough 3

Roxborough vs Mason Hall (Match postponed)

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 16, 2012, 09:33:39 AM
Trinity College East claims victimization.
SSFL Scorce.


Trinity College East (TCE) has applied to the Court of Arbitration to appeal a decision made against the Secondary School Football League (SSFL).

The President of the league apparently had a personal vendetta against the Principal of Trinity College East.

The league is stopping TCE from playing their form 6 players claiming that TCE and the form 6 department come from 2 different institutions.

The game against San Juan yesterday was played under protest and without the form 6 students. TCE lost the game 2-0.

Please help TCE to clear up this issue by investigating and exposing the SSFL. The league is denying the boys a legal right to represent their school.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 18, 2012, 04:34:11 AM
Debe, St Francois show way in girls SSFL.
T&T Guardian Reports.


After being made to wait an extra match-day to get off the mark, reigning South Zone champions Debe Secondary did so in style with a 4-1 come-from-beind win over Fyzabad Secondary, as both teams opened their campaigns in the BGTT First Citizens Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) Girls’ Championship on Sunday.

Shanelle Arjoon and Kayla Taylor, both of whom represented T&T at the youth level, each scored a double. Fyzabad opened with a converted penalty from Denecia Prince in the 26th minute, but her effort was soon cancelled out by Arjoon in the 30th as both teams finished the half locked at 1-1.

It was a different story in the second half as Taylor went on to score twice within the space of five minutes just after the hour mark, followed by an insurance goal in the 78th from Arjoon.

The result put Debe, which prepared for the season with a tour in the US, at the head of the six-team standings after one match, as both other fixtures failed to kick off.

Two fixtures were played in the north, meanwhile, as league champions and InterCol finalist St Francois Girls College also got off to a flyer with a 5-1 drubbing of Tranquility with a double from Asha Jones, and goals from Della Joseph, Samantha Kingston and Chelsea-Marie Spence.

Providence won its second straight match 1-0 to remain on top, while Malick failed to turn up for its second consecutive match. They were scheduled to take on St Joseph Convent.

In the East, Arima North whipped Bishops East 7-0 with Akiela Williams on target with four goals. Last year’s Big-Four finalist and zonal winner El Dorado East will also have to wait until midweek to get off the mark after its clash with St George’s was canceled due to poor marking on the pitch.
 
Results

North Zone

St Francois 5 vs Tranquility 1

Providence 1 vs Holy Name 0

St Joseph Convent vs Malick- DNP
 
South Zone

Debe 4 (Shanelle Arjoon 30th, 78th, Kayla Taylor 61st, 66th) vs Fyzabad 1 (Denecia Prince pen 26th)
 
East Zone

St George’s vs El Dorado East- DNP

Arima North Secondary 7 (Shantel Yearwood 40th, Ashley Mark 61st, 74th, Akiela Williams 66th, 69th, 85th, 88th) vs Bishops Anstey East 0
 
Tobago

Scarborough Sec 1 vs Bishops High 5

Mason Hall 2 vs Speyside Sec 0

Signal Hill vs Roxborough Sec- DNP

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: doc on September 18, 2012, 05:02:17 AM
Debe, St Francois show way in girls SSFL.
T&T Guardian Reports.


 
Tobago

Scarborough Sec 1 vs Bishops High 5

Mason Hall 2 vs Speyside Sec 0

Signal Hill vs Roxborough Sec- DNP



correction
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bourbon on September 18, 2012, 05:59:06 AM
Trinity College East claims victimization.
SSFL Scorce.


Trinity College East (TCE) has applied to the Court of Arbitration to appeal a decision made against the Secondary School Football League (SSFL).

The President of the league apparently had a personal vendetta against the Principal of Trinity College East.

The league is stopping TCE from playing their form 6 players claiming that TCE and the form 6 department come from 2 different institutions.

The game against San Juan yesterday was played under protest and without the form 6 students. TCE lost the game 2-0.

Please help TCE to clear up this issue by investigating and exposing the SSFL. The league is denying the boys a legal right to represent their school.



Well look ting!


Buh....convienently.....I have heard students...staff...etc.....flip flop between the two. One minute they say.."Trinity College East Form 6" as if it is different from "Trinity College East." and then other times they use both together. So who knows.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 18, 2012, 06:22:09 AM
Debe, St Francois show way in girls SSFL.
T&T Guardian Reports.


 
Tobago

Scarborough Sec 1 vs Bishops High 5

Mason Hall 2 vs Speyside Sec 0

Signal Hill vs Roxborough Sec- DNP



correction

Doc, thanx for the corrections, these people in the T&T dailies crazy yes !!!!

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 19, 2012, 02:36:42 AM
‘Tigers’ look to extend unbeaten run in Battle of the Saints.
By Andrew Gioannetti & Nigel Simon (Guardian).


St Anthony’s College, defending BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Zonal and National League champions will be looking to extend its 22-match unbeaten run dating back to the first day of last season, when it travels to Serpentine Road for a 3.45 pm clash with bitter rivals St Mary’s College in the first “battle of the Saints” this season.

Having won all 19 of its matches last year, en route to sweeping all four titles at stake, the “Westmooring Tigers” kicked off their zonal defence with a 2-1 win over Queen’s Royal College, followed by a 0-0 draw with promoted Diego Martin North Secondary which ended its winning streak at 21.

However, the Nigel Grosvenor-coached Tigers returned to their winning ways on Saturday with a 2-0 home win over Trinity College to lead with seven points and will be confident of extending their run against the “Saints,” who are fourth on the table with four points from three matches, one behind East Mucurapo and two adrift of second-placed Fatima College.

He acknowledged that today’s test against St Mary’s would be a much more competitive affair than last season. “Just like us, St Mary’s lost some of their best players, but I expect it to be a much more competitive fixture than last year. In any case, I will never count out CIC. I have full respect for the school and Jason (Edwards). Tradition carries the school a long way.
 
Their players play for the school and their discipline counts for a lot,” said Grosvenor. Grosvenor will have a full team with the exception of injured midfielder Savion Kirton, who has pulled out with a problematic hamstring.

He will be replaced by forward Shaquille Long, who will drift back into a deeper position, with another forward stepping into the line-up. So far this season, the “Saints” edged Diego Martin 1-0 but then went under to Fatima by the same margin before battling to a goalless draw with East Mucurapo in the last round.

Depending on the outcome of the “Battle of the Saints”, Fatima, which lost its opener to East Mucurapo 2-0 but rebounded with 1-0 wins over St Mary’s and QRC, and can go top of the table with a win at home to Diego Martin at Fatima Ground.
 
In the day’s other match, Trinity College welcomes cellar-placed QRC to Moka, Maraval with the Clint Marcelle-coached Royalians still in search of their first point. With East Zone leader, Arima North on a bye, joint second-placed teams, defending zonal champ El Dorado East and San Juan North, both on four points will have a chance to take the outright lead based on their results today.

The El Dorado East “Blue Thunder” which was on a bye last Wednesday travels to Trinity East College. San Juan North journeys further east for an interesting clash with Toco. In the zone’s other match, former champions St Augustine will be seeking its first win of the season in three matches away to El Dorado West.

Down South, leaders Presentation College of San Fernando led by striker Shackiel Henry is expected to pick up its fourth straight win to start the season when it plays away against cellar-placed Moruga, which is yet to pick up a point from two matches.

Defending champion Shiva Boys, second with six points from two matches, faces a tricky clash away to Princes Town while Naparima College entertains Pleasantville at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. The Central and Tobago Zones have a rest day today and will resume play on Saturday.
 
Today’s Fixtures

North

Fatima vs Diego Martin North, Fatima Grd
St Mary’s vs St Anthony’s, Serpentine Road
Trinity vs QRC, Moka, Maraval

East

El Dorado West vs St Augustine, El Dorado
Trinity East vs El Dorado East, Trinity East
Toco vs San Juan North, Toco

South

Moruga vs Presentation, Moruga
Naparima vs Pleasantville, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
Princes Town vs Shiva Boys’, Princes Town
 
Standings

North

Teams P W D L F A Pts
St Anthony’s 3 2 1 0 4 1 7
Fatima 3 2 0 1 2 2 6
East Mucurapo 3 1 2 0 4 2 5
St Mary’s 3 1 1 1 1 1 4
Diego Martin North 2 0 1 1 0 1 1
Trinity 2 0 1 1 2 4 1
QRC 2 0 0 2 1 3 0
 
East

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Arima North 3 2 1 0 9 2 7
El Do East 2 1 1 0 5 3 4
San Juan North 2 1 1 0 3 1 4
Trinity East 2 1 0 1 2 2 3
St Augustine 2 0 2 0 2 2 2
El Do West 3 0 0 3 3 8 0
Toco 2 0 1 0 1 7 1
 
South

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Presentation 3 3 0 0 9 2 9
Shiva Boys 2 2 0 0 5 0 6
St Benedict’s 3 1 0 2 10 6 3
Princes Town 2 1 0 1 3 4 3
Naparima 3 1 0 2 2 6 3
Pleasantville 3 0 0 3 2 8 0
Moruga 2 0 0 2 2 11 0
 
Central

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Carapichaima 2 2 0 0 15 1 6
Chaguanas North 2 1 1 0 3 0 4
Presentation 2 1 1 0 2 0 4
Couva West 2 1 0 1 6 3 3
Tabaquite 2 0 0 2 0 9 0
Gasparillo 2 0 0 2 1 14 0
 
Tobago

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Speyside 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
Scarborough 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
Mason Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Signal Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roxborough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 19, 2012, 02:39:16 AM
Trinity face 'El Do' under protest.
By Kern De Freitas (Express).


Trinity College East will play under protest, today, after being banned from using their Form Six footballers by the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).

The matter is set to go before arbitration, with the League expected to submit their documents to the arbitration panel today.

The SSFL denied Trinity's request to postpone their matches until the matter is resolved, and the Express understands that the school has decided against legal action to have their matches postponed until a ruling is given.

Trinity played on Saturday and lost 2-0 to San Juan North Secondary without the use of their senior Form Six players, after they were handed a directive by the League to stop using the players.

They played their opening match with the players and won 2-0 over newcomers, El Dorado West Secondary. Their second match against St Augustine Secondary was postponed.

The issue came up after the SSFL ruled that Trinity's use of their Form Six footballers is illegal, due to the school's unique Form Six situation. The school is jointly-housed with neighbouring Bishop Anstey High School East, and Form Six is shared between the two.

Trinity's football manager, Nigel Ojagir said the team has been affected, with their more experienced players sidelined.

"The core of the team was Form Six; the team was built around four starters," Ojagir said. "With this thing now, it affected the experience in the middle of the field."

Contacted yesterday, Azaad Khan, SSFL general secretary, declined comment on the matter, with arbitration pending. He did, however, say that the League's position is that the A' Level school is not a part of Trinity East.

Trinity host El Dorado East Secondary at their Trincity compound today from 3.45 p.m.

Title: SSFL Results (September 19th 2012)
Post by: Tallman on September 19, 2012, 05:27:38 PM
SSFL Results (September 19th 2012)

NORTH
Fatima 1-0 Diego Martin North
St. Mary's 0-3 St. Anthony's
Trinity 2-0 QRC

SOUTH
Moruga 0-6 Presentation
Naparima 5-0 Pleasantville
Princes Town 0-1 Shiva Boys

EAST
El Dorado West 0-3 St. Augustine
Trinity East 0-3 El Dorado East
Toco 0-2 San Juan North
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: fari on September 19, 2012, 06:36:11 PM
hm that pres shiva boys match go be pressure
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on September 19, 2012, 07:34:49 PM
hm that pres shiva boys match go be pressure
it will be a scoring battle between shackeil henry and nathaniel garcia.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 20, 2012, 06:47:14 AM
'Tigers' cruise, 'Pres' win big.
By Kern De Freitas (Express).


National champions St Anthony's College continued their good run of form yesterday, cruising past St Mary's College 3-0 in BGTT/FCB Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) North Zone action at the "Saints'" Serpentine Road, St Clair ground.

But Fatima College stayed close behind them, one point back in second, with their third straight victory after edging Diego Martin North 1-0 at Fatima's Mucurapo Road ground.

St Mary's put up a fight in the second half to give their supporters something to cheer, but by then the "Tigers" were three goals to the good.

Right winger Kiel Pierre started the scoring in the 12th minute for St Anthony's, while striker Adrian Millette doubled up just after half-time to ensure there was no way back into the match for the home team.

The match was won in midfield, where St Mary's yielded possession much too easily, and allowed their opponents the room to attack.

Pierre started things with some help from Xavier Rajpaul, whose dummy run to the right gave Pierre time in the penalty area to cut back to his favoured right foot and hammer in the Tigers' first.

St Mary's did not look likely to answer in the first half, but St Anthony's goalkeeper Jevon Sample did make an acrobatic save before half-time to maintain his team's advantage.

But Millette's double blow effectively confirmed the result for the defending North Zone champs. In just the second minute after the restart, he took on two defenders in a solo run. The tackle never came, and he picked his spot with a diagonal strike from the left, under the advancing Christian Attong in Saints goal.

Nine minutes later, the third and final item came, this time from a move started by Rajpaul in midfield, with Pierre joining in for the one-two, then squaring for Millette to tap in from the far post with Attong stranded.

The "Saints" made sure Sample and the Tigers' defence would have to work for their clean sheet, as they abandoned their containment tactics and surged forward. They were nearly rewarded, but a combination of near misses and desperate defending and goalkeeping denied them a consolation goal.

Presentation College, San Fernando were the biggest winners on the day though, stopping Moruga Composite 6-0 at Moruga.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 20, 2012, 06:54:40 AM
St Anthony’s clobber rival Saints 3-0.
By Andrew Gioannetti & Nigel Simon (Guardian).


With only four matches played, champions St Anthony’s College got a result which justified its title as season “favourites”, when the Westmoorings “Tigers” traveled to Serpentine Road, and left with a 3-0 victory, at the expense of St Mary’s College, in the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) North Zone, yesterday.

The 2011 “invincibles” opened with another goal from Kareem Corbin in the 12th minute, for a 1-0 lead at the half, before one of the outstanding talent’s of last season Adrian Millette slotted home a brace (47th, 57th), for a comfortable victory, least expected by coach Nigel Grosvenor, who previously described the test as a “difficult one”.

The result put St Anthony’s on 10 points from four matches, with the only points dropped coming from a 0-0 stalemate to newly promoted Diego Martin North Secondary.

The win also saw St Anthony’s extend its unbeaten run to 23 matches since the beginning of last season’s campaign. St Mary’s, suffering its second loss, has lacked any creativity in the final third of the pitch as it has recorded just one goal in four matches.

Meanwhile, at Fatima Ground, Mucurapo, it was Diego Martin North which almost spoiled another party. In a scrappy affair, Fatima College managed to scrape a 1-0 victory over the Diego Martin team, thanks to another important goal from Arvin Prescod in the first half.

The zone’s other match saw QRC remain without a point as Trinity recorded its first victory of the season via a 2-1 victory.
 
Leader “Pres” whips Moruga 6-0 for fourth straight win

Presentation College San Fernando showed no mercy when it trounced a sorry Moruga team 6-0, at Moruga, to remain on top of the standings, with a perfect 12 points from four matches.

The team’s leading scorer for the past two seasons Shackiel Henry was on target with four goals (seven goals in four matches), with Jivaughn Dimsoy and Angel Williams adding one a piece to sink Moruga to yet another loss (its third in as many matches).

Shiva Boys, the reigning South Zone champions, meanwhile, also continued its winning ways with a narrow 1-0 away win over Princes Town, thanks to a match-winning first-half effort scored by none other than Nathaniel Garcia, who has bagged every goal and won every match for the team this season.

Shiva now sits three points behind Presentation, but with a match in hand.

Nicholas Dillon scored a hat-trick in Naparima’s 5-0 victory over second-from-bottom Pleasantville.
 
El Do East, San Juan win
 
El Dorado East and San Juan North both secured away victories over Trinity East and Toco Secondary respectively to join idle Arima North at the top of the East Zone standings with seven points each from three matches.

For El Dorado East, the “Blue Thunder” Gabriel Ragout scored in the ninth minute to tie up the score after David Lezama had given host Trinity a shock eighth minute advantage.

Mikal Primus then netted in the 28th minute to put the visitors ahead 2-1 which they took into the interval before Shaquille Bertrand added a 55th minute insurance item for the visitors.

San Juan made the journey to Toco and came away with a 2-0 triumph via strikes from Corrie Dhanoolal in the 35th minute, and Brent Sam, the nephew of former national striker, Hector Sam, five minutes from full-time.

Meanwhile, Ricardo John scored in the 36th and 78th minute and Aikim Andrews in the 75th for the “Green Machine” of St Augustine to shut-out host El Dorado West, 3-0 in the zone’s other match.

Results
 
North

St Anthony’s College 3 (Kareem Corbin 12th, Adrian Millette 47th, 57th) vs St Mary’s College 0

Fatima College 1 (Arvin Prescod) vs Diego Martin North 0

Trinity College 2 (Shaquille Huggins pen, Chris Garpard) vs QRC 1 (Akil Morris)
 
South

Presentation College S/do 6 (Shackiel Henry 4, Jivaughn Dimsoy, Angel Williams) vs Moruga 0

Naparima 5 (Nicholas Dillon 16th, 63rd, 72nd, Jabari Mitchell 59th, Akeem Humphrey 79th) vs Pleasantville 0

Shiva Boys 1 (Nathaniel Garcia) vs Princes Town 0
 
East

St Augustine 3 (Ricardo John 36th, 78th, Aikim Andrews 75th) vs El Do West 0

El Do East 3 (Gabriel Ragout 9th, Mikal Primus 28th, Shaquille Bertrand 55th) vs Trinity East 1 (David Lezama 8th)

San Juan North (Corrie Dhanoolal 35th, Brent Sam 85th) vs Toco 0
 
Current Zonal Sandings [North]

Teams P W D L F A Pts
St Anthony’s 4 3 1 0 7 1 10
Fatima 4 3 0 1 3 2 9
East Mucurapo 3 1 2 0 4 2 5
St Mary’s 4 1 1 2 1 4 4
Trinity 3 1 1 1 4 5 4
D/Martin North 3 0 1 2 0 2 1
QRC 3 0 0 3 2 5 0

East

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Arima North 3 2 1 0 9 2 7
El Do East 3 2 1 0 8 4 7
San Juan North 3 2 1 0 5 1 7
St Augustine 3 1 2 0 5 2 5
Trinity East 3 1 0 2 3 5 3
Toco 3 0 1 2 1 9 1
El Do West 4 0 0 4 3 11 0

South

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Presentation 4 4 0 0 15 2 12
Shiva Boys 3 3 0 0 6 0 9
Naparima 4 2 0 2 7 6 6
St Benedict’s 3 1 0 2 10 6 3
P/Town 3 1 0 2 3 5 3
P’ville 4 1 0 3 4 11 3
Moruga 3 0 0 3 2 17 0

Central

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Carapichaima 2 2 0 0 15 1 6
Chaguanas North 2 1 1 0 3 0 4
Presentation 2 1 1 0 2 0 4
Couva West 2 1 0 1 6 3 3
Tabaquite 2 0 0 2 0 9 0
Gasparillo 2 0 0 2 1 14 0

Tobago

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Speyside 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
Scarborough 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
Mason Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Signal Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roxborough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

John double helps Gustine beat El Do
BY KEVIN SUNICH (Newsday).


FORWARD Ricardo John scored a goal in each half as former champions St Augustine claimed a 3-0 win over home team El Dorado West as play in the East Zone of the Secondary Schools Football League continued yesterday.

This is the Green Machine’s first win after being held to a 1-1 draw by Toco in their opening match. The former champions controlled the match from the opening whistle and should have scored no less than five goals.

The El Do Brown defenders and their goal keeper were kept busy and they were able to hold off Gustine until late in the first-half.

The Green Machine finally broke the deadlock in the 41st minute as John took full advantage of a goal keeping error. Gustine was awarded a free kick just outside the 18-yard box which was taken by Nicholas Marcano.

His curling kick gave the El Do custodian some difficulty and he failed to gather. The ball landed in front of John who made no mistake in finding the net to give his team a 1-0 advantage going into the break.

The former champions started the second period more aggressively as substitute Akim Garcia made two threatening runs down the left side, however, El Do’s defence was able to recover and avoid any danger. The home team had a couple of runs down the right flank, but Gustine’s defence was equal to the task averting any danger.

John was then denied by the El Do keeper at point blank range after a defence error freed him up with only the custodian to beat.

He will however, get his second a few minutes later as he latched onto a square pass from Akim Andrews from the right side. He slammed the ball past the helpless El Do custodian in the 65th minute to make it 2-0.

Andrews put the final nail in the coffin in the 78th minute as he took advantage of another goal keeping error to tap home giving his team a 3-0 win.

Head coach Michael Grayson said while he was not completely pleased with the showing, he was thankful for the win.

“I am not totally satisfied with this game. We should have done a lot better in scoring the goals. This is an area that continues to affect our play. We should have scored at least eight goals from the opportunities we created. Nevertheless we needed a win and we go it so I will live with this,” said Grayson.

He said the condition of the El Dorado West ground may have played a big part in his team not winning by a bigger margin. Grayson said now that they have a win under their belt it should do the players confidence the world of good.

“This win will now lift their confidence and it is left to them to build from this. We have El Do Blue on Saturday and this win will no doubt help as we head into that encounter,” said the head coach.

Today’s SSFL Results -

North Zone -

FATIMA (1) vs DIEGO MARTIN (0).

ST ANTHONY’S (3) vs ST MARY’S (0).

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 20, 2012, 10:20:32 AM
Ah tell allyuh to jess concede now and save embarassment ino.  Allyuh harden eh!!
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mango Chow! on September 20, 2012, 10:57:25 AM
I eh have SHIT to say!  >:(
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: de_redman on September 20, 2012, 11:05:27 AM
Ah tell allyuh to jess concede now and save embarassment ino.  Allyuh harden eh!!
With all dat talk guess who's just one point behind... If you cyah beat Diego Sec  ::) I don't see how you can beat us!!!  :challenge:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: weary1969 on September 20, 2012, 01:47:55 PM
Ah tell allyuh to jess concede now and save embarassment ino.  Allyuh harden eh!!
With all dat talk guess who's just one point behind... If you cyah beat Diego Sec  ::) I don't see how you can beat us!!!  :challenge:

Diego Jnr Sec
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 20, 2012, 03:37:43 PM
Ah tell allyuh to jess concede now and save embarassment ino.  Allyuh harden eh!!
With all dat talk guess who's just one point behind... If you cyah beat Diego Sec  ::) I don't see how you can beat us!!!  :challenge:

When allyuh get allyuh throat buss like ah yardfowl when man hungry yuh go kno!!!
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 22, 2012, 03:12:31 AM
St Francois, Debe keep clean slate in girls’ SSFL.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Defending zonal winner St Francois Girls’ College continued its defence of the BGTT First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) North Zone Girls’ Championship with a 4–0 triumph over Holy Name Convent on Thursday.

Simone Emmanuel opened before Samantha Kingston bagged a double to give St Francois a 3–0 lead at the half. Della Joseph scored in the second half to complete the rout.

The result put St Francois at the top of the five-team standings on goal difference with two wins in as many matches, level with St Joseph’s Convent which defeated Providence Girls 6–5 in a goal-fest. St Francois whipped Tranquility Secondary 5–1 in the season opener last week.

Down South, Debe Secondary also recorded its second win when it defeated rivals Vessigny 2–0 to go clear at the top while Fyzabad suffered another loss (1–0) to Point Fortin East.
 
Results

North Zone

St Francois 4 (Samantha Kingston 2, Simone Emmanuel, Della Joseph) vs Holy Name Convent 0

St Joseph Convent 6 vs Providence Girls 5

Malick vs Tranquility- DNP
 
East Zone

Arima North 2 vs Toco 1
St Augustine Sec 9 vs El Dorado East 0
St George’s 4 vs Bishop Anstey 1
 
South Zone

Debe Sec 2 vs Vessigny 0
Point Fortin East 1 vs Fyzabad Secondary 0
 
Tobago

Speyside 5 vs Roxborough 0
Bishop’s 1 vs Mason Hall 0
Signal Hill 3 vs Scarborough 0

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 22, 2012, 03:17:00 AM
Top-of-table clashes today in SSFL North and East Zones.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Top-of-the-table clashes in the North and East Zones will take centre stage when the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League resumes today with matches in all five zones.

In what is emerging as a keen battle in the North Zone, the St Anthony’s Tigers, who continued their 23-match unbeaten run with a resounding 3-0 victory over St Mary’s College in midweek action, will be back and as hungry as ever to take all three points, when the team travels to Mucurapo Road, to challenge current second-placed team Fatima College.

The “Tigers,” who have seen their 100 per cent winning streak from the start of last season end less than two weeks ago after being held to a goalless draw by newly-promoted Diego Martin North Secondary, has responded with consecutive wins over Trinity College (2-0) and St Mary’s.

The feature match of the round is scheduled to kick off at 3.45 pm, the same time as the other two matches in the zone. QRC, a team which has failed to secure a point in its first three fixtures, will have a difficult test on its hands, when the team hosts third-placed and unbeaten East Mucurapo Secondary.
 
Trincity, which has played three matches, with one win, draw and loss will travel to Diego Martin to challenge newly-promoted and goalless Diego Martin North Secondary.

St Mary’s College is on a bye. Down South, leader Presentation College of San Fernando with a maximum 12 points from four matches is on a bye today which will leave the door open for defending champion Shiva Boys’ to at least grab a share of the lead.

Shiva Boys’, the only other team in the zone with a 100 per cent winning record after three matches and coming off a 1-0 away win over Princes Town is at home to Moruga, which is bottom of the table without a point and has conceded 17 goals in three matches.

Naparima, third with six points from four matches meets Princes Town in the feature match of a double-header at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella while two hours earlier at the same venue, Pleasantville and St Benedict’s, two of three teams on three points, will meet.

Action in the East Zone is expected to provide thrills as the top two finishers in the division last season, Arima North Secondary and San Juan North Secondary will clash at San Juan, from 3.45 pm.

Arima North which edged out Arima North in the final standing last season currently sits again on top with two wins and a draw from three matches, while San Juan is on the same number of points, but trails in third position due to goal differential.

Another exciting fixture will see El Dorado East Secondary taking on fourth-placed St Augustine at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.

The bottom two teams, El Dorado West and Toco will meet at El Dorado Ground. In the Central Zone, early leaders and defending champion, Carapichaima East will get its first real test of the season when it faces joint second-placed Presentation College of Chaguanas at Carapichaima.

So far this season ‘Caps’ has brushed aside its first two opponents, Tabaquite (7-0) and Gasparillo (8-1), while Presentation was held goalless by Chaguanas North before blanking Tabaquite 2-0, setting the stage for an interesting clash.

Fellow second-placed team, Chaguanas North, buoyed by its 3-0 shut-out of Couva West is away to Gasparillo, which was also hammered 6-0 by Couva West which is at home to Tabaquite in the two other Central matches.

In Tobago, Mason Hall and Signal Hill finally get their campaign off to a start at Canaan Ground, Bon Accord, after a two-week delay while Speyside will look to build on its 3-3 draw against Scarborough at home to Roxborough.
 
Fixtures

North:
QRC vs East Mucurapo, QRC Ground
Fatima vs St Anthony’s, Fatima Ground
Diego Martin North vs Trinity, Diego Martin
 
East:
El Do West vs Toco, El Dorado
El Do East vs St Augustine, Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
San Juan North vs Arima North, San Juan
 
Central:
Carapichaima East vs Presentation, Carapichaima
Couva West vs Tabaquite, Tabaquite
Chaguanas vs Gasparillo, Gasparillo
 
South:
Shiva Boys’ vs Moruga, David Williams Rec Grd
Pleasantville vs St Benedict’s Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, 3 pm
Naparima vs Princes Town, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, 5 pm
 
Tobago:
Mason Hall vs Signal Hill, Bon Accord
Speyside vs Roxborough, Speyside
 
Standings

North:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
St Anthony’s 4 3 1 0 7 1 10
Fatima 4 3 0 1 3 2 9
East Mucurapo 3 1 2 0 4 2 5
Trinity 3 1 1 1 4 5 4
St Mary’s 4 1 1 2 1 4 4
D/Martin North 3 0 1 2 0 2 1
QRC 3 0 0 3 2 5 0
 
East:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Arima North 3 2 1 0 9 2 7
El Do East 3 2 1 0 8 4 7
San Juan North 3 2 1 0 5 1 7
St Augustine 3 1 2 0 5 2 5
Trinity East 3 1 0 2 3 5 3
Toco 3 0 1 2 1 9 1
El Do West 4 0 0 4 3 11 0
 
South:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Presentation 4 4 0 0 15 2 12
Shiva 3 3 0 0 6 0 9
Naparima 4 2 0 2 7 6 6
St Benedict’s 3 1 0 2 10 6 3
P/Town 3 1 0 2 3 5 3
P’ville 4 1 0 3 4 11 3
Moruga 3 0 0 3 2 17 0
 
Central:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Carapichaima 2 2 0 0 15 1 6
Chaguanas North 2 1 1 0 3 0 4
Presentation 2 1 1 0 2 0 4
Couva West 2 1 0 1 6 3 3
Tabaquite 2 0 0 2 0 9 0
Gasparillo 2 0 0 2 1 14 0
 
Tobago:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Speyside 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
S/borough 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
Mason Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Signal Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R/borough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Title: EL Do East edge ‘Gustine’
Post by: Tallman on September 23, 2012, 10:19:53 AM
EL Do East edge ‘Gustine’
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


El Dorado East climbed to the top of the East Zone standings when they secured a close 2-1 win over St Augustine as the BG TT/ First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) continued throughout the twin-island republic yesterday.

The victory puts the boys in blue now top the table on 10pts.

Meanwhile, San Juan North and Arima North Secondary both gained one point after they concluded yesterday’s proceedings with a 1-1 score- line. Anoel Andrew (San Juan) opened the scoring in the 32nd minute but had his goal equalled with a goal-bound strike from Jamol Francis (Arima) in the 69th.

Previously, Arima and San Juan were tied with El Do East on seven pts.

El Dorado West also recorded their first 2012/ 2013 win when they scraped past Toco Secondary 1-0. Brian Deverteuil’s early seventh minute goal was just enough to seal the three points.

Meanwhile, SSFL title holders and North Zone leaders St Anthony’s were held 1-1 by current zonal runners-up Fatima College. This is the first time for the season that the champions have been held.

The “Tigers” remain atop the standings on 11pts while Fatima are on eight. Mucurapo East joined Fatima in the runner-up spot as they defeated Queen’s Royal College 2-1. The victors were previously on five pts but now sit with Fatima on eight. Diego Martin North Secondary also secured their first SSFL win for the season with a 1-0 result over Trinity College. Keston Frederick had to wait 70 minutes to write his name on the scoresheet for Diego Martin. Diego now sit in fourth spot in the standings while Trinity remain in fifth position.

In Central, Carapichaima East cemented their reign atop the table as they added another three points to their overall tally. Now standing at 10pts, “Caps” gave the Presentation College (Chaguanas) squad a football lesson as they bagged nine goals against a goalless “Pres” team. Additionally, Chaguanas North remain in third spot (four pts) after a 6-0 drubbing of Gasparillo Composite. Tabaquite Secondary also clocked their first win of the tournament when they beat Couva West Secondary 1-0.

St Benedict’s College also recorded a significant 2-0 win over Pleasantville Secondary. Goals from Kyle Celestine and Dylan Joseph ensured that the “Southern Lions” bagged another crucial victory. Shiva Boys maintained their runner-up position on the table when they blew past pointless Moruga Secondary 4-1. Up to press time yesterday, Naparima College held a comfortable 2-0 lead over Princes Town Secondary. Goals were bagged by Nicholas Dillon (44’) and Jabari Mitchell (53’).

In Tobago, Signal Hill joined Scarborough and Speyside at the top of the table when they scraped a 1-1 draw against Mason Hall yesterday. The clash between Speyside and Roxborough was unavoidably cancelled.


(http://www.newsday.co.tt/galeria/2012-09-23-41-1_A_EL_DO_AND_TOCO.jpg)
Andell Jones of Toco Secondary, left, controls the ball under
pressure from El Dorado West's Shakeem Charles in their
Secondary Schools Football League match at El Dorado Grounds, yesterday.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bourbon on September 23, 2012, 10:33:32 AM
How could it be the first time for the season they were held and they draw against Diego?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on September 23, 2012, 10:56:34 AM
How could it be the first time for the season they were held and they draw against Diego?

good journalism is the answer to your question.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mango Chow! on September 23, 2012, 01:46:58 PM
PHUK!!!! We are in BIIIIIIG trouble!!  >:(
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on September 23, 2012, 04:53:38 PM
PHUK!!!! We are in BIIIIIIG trouble!!  >:(

lol...allyuh should eventually pass Diego.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mango Chow! on September 23, 2012, 06:45:22 PM
PHUK!!!! We are in BIIIIIIG trouble!!  >:(

lol...allyuh should eventually pass Diego.

  I eh know nuh.....from what I see the other day when I was home.....how many teams does get relegated, is only 1?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on September 23, 2012, 07:05:42 PM
PHUK!!!! We are in BIIIIIIG trouble!!  >:(

lol...allyuh should eventually pass Diego.

  I eh know nuh.....from what I see the other day when I was home.....how many teams does get relegated, is only 1?

yeah 1 team.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 24, 2012, 09:37:00 AM
Ah tell allyuh to jess concede now and save embarassment ino.  Allyuh harden eh!!
With all dat talk guess who's just one point behind... If you cyah beat Diego Sec  ::) I don't see how you can beat us!!!  :challenge:
Well as it stands allyuh cah beat we needa so yuh eh passin we.  We is de gate keepers so keep allyuh ass in de back dey!!!  ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 25, 2012, 04:48:27 AM
No slowing down Debe, St Francois
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


League champions Debe Secondary (South) and St Francois Girls College (North) remained undefeated, and on top of the standings in the BGTT/ First Citizens Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) Girls Championship, after Sunday’s matches.

Debe, which has won the zonal title on six consecutive occasions, secured yet another convincing win, after dropping Point Fortin East 3-0 at the newly refurbished Debe High School Ground.

National youth players, Kayla Taylor and Patrice Vincent, who represented T&T at the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2010,  were on target. Taylor opened the scoring, before captain Vincent sealed another three points with a brace.

The win put Debe on a perfect nine points from three matches, after opening the season with a 4-1 win over Fyzabad Secondary, followed by a 2-0 triumph over Vessigny Secondary, last week. Vessigny, however, bounced back to record its first victory in the campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Pleasantville.

In the North, 2011 Coca-Cola Trinidad InterCol finalist and dominant North Zone outfit St Francois Girls College edged Providence 1-0, thanks to a goal from Simone Emmanuel, which was her third in two matches. St Francois again leads the charge in the North, with four consecutive victories.

Its first win came via a default 3-0 win over no-show Malick Secondary, followed by a 5-1 whipping of Tranquility. In the third match, St Francois showed no mercy with an easy 4-0 win over Holy Name Convent, last Thursday, before Providence managed to limit the champions’ potent attack to one goal.

Action in East saw Arima North also secure its fourth consecutive victory, a 2-0 result over last year’s “Big Four” champion El Dorado East, while St Augustine similary took its fourth win on the trot with a 6-0 demolition of St George’s College.

The latter win, in which Chelsea Gibbs, Celeste Thomas and Shannon Sergus bagged a double each, saw St Augustine scored an incredible 31 goals from only four matches. Almost half of the tally came on the opening day when St Augustine slammed Bishops East 14-0.

It was no surprise then that Toco added to Bishops’ woes with a 5-0 win in Sunday’s other East Zone match. Arima North and St Augustine will meet in a highly anticipated top-of-the-table clash, in St Augustine, on Thursday. There was no action in Tobago due to the unavailability of venues.

Results
 
North Zone

St Francois 1 (Simone Emmanuel) v Providence 0
 
Tranquility 3 v St Joseph’s 2
 
East Zone

Arima North 2 v El Dorado East 0
 
St Augustine 6 (Chelsea Gibbs 2, Celeste Thomas 2, Shannon Sergus 2) v St George’s 0
 
Toco 5 v Bishops East 0
 
South Zone

Debe 3 (Kayla Taylor, Patrice Vincent 2) v Point Fortin East 0
 
Vessigny 5 v Pleasantville 0

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: de_redman on September 25, 2012, 06:00:17 AM
Ah tell allyuh to jess concede now and save embarassment ino.  Allyuh harden eh!!
With all dat talk guess who's just one point behind... If you cyah beat Diego Sec  ::) I don't see how you can beat us!!!  :challenge:
Well as it stands allyuh cah beat we needa so yuh eh passin we.  We is de gate keepers so keep allyuh ass in de back dey!!!  ;D
Poor reporting... Fatima are on 10pts not 8!!! We only 1 point adrift... Too close for comfort huh? This is how we treat tigers  :whip:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on September 25, 2012, 09:56:57 AM
Ah tell allyuh to jess concede now and save embarassment ino.  Allyuh harden eh!!
With all dat talk guess who's just one point behind... If you cyah beat Diego Sec  ::) I don't see how you can beat us!!!  :challenge:
Well as it stands allyuh cah beat we needa so yuh eh passin we.  We is de gate keepers so keep allyuh ass in de back dey!!!  ;D
Poor reporting... Fatima are on 10pts not 8!!! We only 1 point adrift... Too close for comfort huh? This is how we treat tigers  :whip:

Nex time we go maul allyuh ass doh worry.  Ah seein ah 3 nil in allyuh future lol
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 26, 2012, 02:48:19 AM
Crucial clashes in SSFL today.
By Kern De Freitas (Express).


East Mucurapo Secondary have a chance to regain the BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) North Zone lead today, but will need a big win away to defending champions St Anthony's College, at Westmoorings.

The "Tigers" are currently top of the standings with 11 points, three ahead of Mucurapo, who have already had their bye. Second-placed Fatima have their break today, giving "Compre" a shot at the lead.

St Anthony's are yet to lose this season, but they have stayed within touching distance in a competitive North Zone due to draws against debutants Diego Martin North Secondary and Fatima, who equalised late in Saturday's encounter at Fatima.

St Mary's College have a tough clash ahead of them on their visit to Trinity College at Moka. And Diego Martin host QRC, who are yet to pick up a point despite a number of close results.

South Zone's leading match is arguably more crucial, with Presentation College San Fernando and Shiva Boys Hindu College locking horns at Penal for the top spot on the standings. The teams are locked on 12 points each, with "Pres" ahead only on goal difference. That means a victory for either party will hand them a clear lead.

St Benedict's College can gain ground with a win against Princes Town at La Romaine, while Naparima College are favoured against Moruga Composite at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, in Marabella.

The other zone in action today is East. That zone continues to be very tight, but El Dorado East will have an eye on stretching their lead. They travel to meet Toco, who have been woeful this season so far. El Dorado can also benefit if St Augustine and San Juan North Secondary play to a draw, at St Augustine.

Arima North Secondary will fancy their chances of beating Trinity College East, at the Larry Gomes Stadium, in Malabar, Arima. Trinity have been banned from using their Sixth Form players by the SSFL, and the matter is set to go before arbitration.

Today's SSFL Fixtures [All matches kick off at 3.45 p.m.]

East Zone

St Augustine Sec vs San Juan North Sec, St Augustine, 3.45 p.m.
Toco Sec vs El Dorado East Sec, Toco, 3.45 p.m.
Arima North Sec vs Trinity College East, Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, Arima, 3.45 p.m.

North Zone

St Anthony's College vs East Mucurapo Sec, St Anthony's 3.45 p.m.
Trinity College vs St Mary's College, Moka, 3.45 p.m.
Diego Martin North Sec vs QRC, Diego Martin, 3.45 p.m.

South Zone

St Benedict's College vs Princes Town Sec, La Romaine, 3.45 p.m.
Naparima College vs Moruga Sec, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 3.45 p.m
Shiva Boys Hindu College vs Presentation College San Fernando, Penal, 3.45 p.m.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: real madness on September 26, 2012, 04:21:22 PM
Pres beat Shiva 1-0 through a Shackiel Henry goal in the 2nd half.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on September 26, 2012, 06:47:57 PM
Benedicts and P Town drew 1-1. 

Pres looking like the real deal this season, dat Henry fellah know how to leggo ah bullet.

Moruga collect 5 from Naps.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 27, 2012, 03:44:46 AM
Tigers, Pres keep leads in SSFL.
By Kern De Freitas (Guardian).


St Anthony's College and Presentation College San Fernando both secured narrow wins yesterday to stretch their lead atop the BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) North Zone and South Zone standings respectively.

The Westmoorings "Tigers", defending North and National champs, edged past East Mucurapo Secondary at home with a second half goal by Shaquille Long, who struck in the 73rd minute.

There were some nervous moments two minutes later for St Anthony's, but Mucurapo defender Alvin Jones had his penalty saved by Tigers' goalkeeper Jevon Sample.

"Pres" also kept their lead by beating second-placed Shiva Boys Hindu College 1-0 in Penal. It was Shiva's first loss this season.

Other North Zone action saw St Mary's College also edge Trinity College 1-0 at Moka, and QRC won 3-1 for their first points of the season on their visit to Diego Martin North.

Down South, Naparima College blasted lowly Moruga Secondary 5-0, while St Benedict's College were held 1-1 by Princes Town West at La Romaine.

In the East, St Augustine beat San Juan North Secondary 2-1 despite a late goal by San Juan's Benjamin Magloure, while Arima North Secondary drew 2-2 with Trinity College East.

The other match, featuring Toco Secondary and El Dorado East Secondary at Toco, was postponed due to the recent death of a Toco student.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 27, 2012, 03:46:44 AM
Big scorer St Augustine hosts Arima North in girls SSFL.
T&T Guardian Reports.


One school will have the chance to go clear in the six-team standings when the current top two teams in the East Zone, St Augustine Secondary and Arima North Secondary battle in the BGTT First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Girls Championship, at St Augustine Ground, today.

The feature encounter, along with all other matches in the four zones will commence at 3.45 pm. Both Arima North and St Augustine have won all four of their matches thus far, and most by a handsome margin.

Three players, Chelsea Gibbs, Celeste Thomas and Shannon Sergus, each scored a double for St Augustine against bottom-placed St George’s College on Sunday and which contributed to the incredible goal tally which now stands at 31 goals in four matches.

Meanwhile, Arima North, which hasn’t scored nearly as many goals as St Augustine has made all of its matches count, securing two 2-1 victories over St George’s and Toco Secondary, before dropping to El Dorado East 2-0 on the weekend.

Its other win came via a 7-0 victory over bottom-placed Bishop Anstey. Another keen battle is expected in the North when top of the table and undefeated reigning zonal champions St Francois travels to Federation Park to challenge St Joseph’s Convent.

In the South Zone, leader Debe Secondary is on a bye, which will allow for Vessigny to pick up pace when it takes on Point Fortin East at Techier Village Ground, Point Fortin.

Fixtures

North Zone
St Joseph’s v St Francois, St Clair
Holy Name v Tranquility, Holy Name
 
South Zone
Point Fortin East v Vessigny, Techier Ground
Fyzabad v Pleasantville, Fyzabad
 
East Zone
Bishop Anstey v El Dorado East, Bishop’s Ground
St Augustine v Arima North, St Augustine Ground
Toco v St George’s College, Toco
 
Tobago
Bishops v Speyside, Bishops’ Ground
Signal Hill v Mason Hall, Signal Hill
Scarborough v Roxborough, Shaw Park
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 28, 2012, 06:04:19 AM
Gibbs hat-trick sinks Arima.
By KEVIN SUNICH (Newsday).


Forward Chelsea Gibbs found the back of the net three times as St Augustine girls romped to an 8-0 win over Arima in their East Zone clash of the Secondary Schools Football League at the St Augustine ground, Thursday.

The nippy player opened the scoring in the 20th minute before the lead was doubled through an Arima own goal two minutes later. Gibbs gave the “Green Machine” girls a 3-0 advantage as she slotted home her second in the 29th minute.

Arima were kept on the back foot for the remainder of the half, however, they ensured that no more goals were scored before the break.

Gibbs, who had a shot come back off the crossbar, made another run down the left side before squaring the ball for Celeste Thomas to slot home the first of a double in the 47th to make it 4-0. Two minutes later Thomas dribbled her way into the box to set up Laurelle Theodore for an easy tap-in.

Gibbs got her third after another fine run by Thomas who chipped the ball over Tamika Belfonte in goal and it was 6-0 in the 51st minute.

Thomas should have increased the advantage soon after, however she shot wide of an open goal after Gibbs played the ball across the goal mouth. Gibbs continued to torment the Arima defence and was brought down in the box in the 57th minute.

Naomie Guerra stepped up and placed the ball to the left of the Arima custodian and into the back of the net to make it 7-0. The Gustine goal keeper was virtually a spectator as the ball seldom entered the home team’s half.

The icing was placed on the cake by Thomas with a wonderful strike which flew past a helpless Belfonte with ten minutes to go. Arima were able to ensure that no more goals were scored as the match ended 8-0.

“Gustine” ended the first round at the top on 15 points from five matches, with five wins, while keeping a clean slate.

Champions Debe girls blank Point Fortin
T&T Newsday Reports.


DEBE BLANKED Point Fortin 3-0 on Sunday as the BGTT First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Girls’ Championships South Zone continued.

Patrice Vincent notched a double for Debe while Kayla Taylor got the other, as Debe continued their defence of the zonal crown.

Also in the South Zone, Vessigny trounced Pleasantville 5-0.

Results: September 20

North Zone

ST FRANCOIS (4) vs HOLY NAME CONVENT (0).

ST JOSEPH CONVENT (6) vs PROVIDENCE GIRLS (5).

East Zone

ARIMA NORTH (2) vs TOCO (1).

ST AUGUSTINE (9) vs EL DORADO EAST (0).

ST GEORGE’S (4) vs BISHOP ANSTEY (1).

South Zone

DEBE (2) vs VESSIGNY (0).

POINT FORTIN EAST (1) vs FYZABAD SECONDARY (0).

Tobago Zone

SPEYSIDE (5) vs ROXBOROUGH (0).

BISHOP’S (1) vs MASON HALL (0).

SIGNAL HILL (3) vs SCARBOROUGH (0).

September 23

North Zone

ST FRANCOIS (1) vs PROVIDENCE (0).

TRANQUILITY (3) vs ST JOSEPH’S (2).

East Zone

ARIMA NORTH (2) vs EL DORADO EAST (0).

ST AUGUSTINE (6) vs ST GEORGE’S (0).

TOCO (5) vs BISHOPS EAST (0).

South Zone

DEBE (3) vs POINT FORTIN EAST (0).

VESSIGNY (5) vs PLEASANTVILLE (0).

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 29, 2012, 05:32:15 AM
Pres eyes sixth straight South win.
By: Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Presentation College of San Fernando led by striker Shackiel Henry will be hoping to extend its 100 per cent South Zone winning record to six matches when it faces second-from-bottom Pleasantville at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella from 3.45 pm when the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League resumes today.

Henry has netted nine of his team’s 16 goals this season, including the lone item in a 1-0 win over defending zonal champion Shiva Boys on Wednesday last and will be confident of adding to his tally against a Pleasantville defence which has already let in 13 goals in five matches.

Presentation currently leads the seven-team table with maximum 15 points and a win today will ensure it ends the first round as table leaders with Shiva Boys’ and Naparima College in hot chase on 12 points each.
 
However, Naparima is on a bye today having completed its first round campaign, while Shiva faces a tricky test in fourth-placed St Benedict’s College at its David Williams Recreation Ground, Penal, while Moruga, yet to earn a point, entertains Princes Town.

In the Central Zone, perennial champions, Carapichaima East, 9-0 victors over Presentation College of Chaguanas in its last outing and led by the league’s top scorer in Shaquille Hodler (12 goals) will also seek to sustain its 100 per cent winning record when it hunts a fourth straight win to start the season against second-placed Chaguanas North (seven points), at Homeland Gardens. Chgauanas is coming off a 6-0 thumping of Gasparillo on Saturday last.
 
Presentation and Couva West, third and fourth on the six-team table meet at Presentation while Tabaquite, buoyed by its 1-0 triumph over Couva West seven days ago, is at home to Gasparillo in the zone’s other matches.

At the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, the top spot in the East Zone will be up for grabs when defending champion and current table-toppers El Dorado East faces second-placed Arima North.

The “Blue Thunder” of El Dorado East lead with ten points from four matches and will be well rested for the match after its scheduled match against Toco on Wednesday was postponed, while Arima North, a point behind from a match more, needed two second-half replies to earn a 2-2 draw with Trinity East.
 
San Juan North, joint third with idle St Augustine on eight points each, can also go top of the table with a win at home to second from bottom El Dorado West should the match at Malabar end in a draw, while Toco will be keen to honour the death of sixth form student and avid supporter Peter Richards on Tuesday night with a win at home to Trinity East.

In the North, reigning zonal and national champions St Anthony’s College heads the table with 14 points from its six first round matches and is on a bye today leaving the way for the chasing pack to trim its four point lead.

Second-placed Fatima, which is four points behind, will journey to Moka, Maraval for a clash with Trinity College while third-placed East Mucurapo, 1-0 losers to the “Westmooring Tigers” on Wednesday meets promoted Diego Martin North at Fatima Ground, Mucurapo, and St Mary’s College and Queen’s Royal College, coming off its first win of the campaign—3-1 over “Diego”—face off at St Mary’s Ground, Serpentine Road.

Over in Tobago, Signal Hill, which drew its only match so far this season, 1-1 with Mason Hall, is at home to Speyside, which drew 3-3 with Scarborough in its lone match to date while Roxborough hopes to finally play its first match of the season, as it hosts Scarborough at Settlement Ground, Roxborough.
 
Today’s Matches: [NB: All matches begin at 3.45 pm unless otherwise stated]

North:
St Mary’s vs QRC, Serpentine Road
East Mucurapo vs D/Martin North, Fatima Ground
Trinity vs Fatima, Moka, Maraval

East:
Arima North vs El Dorado East, Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
Toco vs Trinity East, Toco
San Juan North vs El Dorado West, Bourg Mulatresse

South:
Moruga vs Princes Town, Moruga
Presentation vs Pleasantville, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
Shiva vs St Benedict’s, David Williams Rec Grd

Central:
Presentation vs Couva West, Presentation
Chaguanas North vs Carapichaima East, Homeland Grd, Chaguanas
Tabaquite vs Gasparillo, Tabaquite

Tobago:
Signal Hill vs Speyside, Signal Hill
Roxborough vs Scarborough, Settlement Ground, Roxborough
 
Current Zonal Standings:

North

Teams P W D L F A Pts
St Anthony’s 6 4 2 0 9 2 14
Fatima 5 3 1 1 4 3 10
East Mucurapo 5 2 2 1 6 4 8
St Mary’s 5 2 1 2 2 4 7
Trinity 5 1 1 3 4 7 4
D/Martin North 5 1 1 3 2 5 4
QRC 5 1 0 4 6 8 3
 
East:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
El Do East 4 3 1 0 10 5 10
Arima North 5 2 3 0 12 5 9
St Augustine 5 2 2 1 8 5 8
San Juan North 5 2 2 1 7 4 8
Trinity East 4 1 1 2 5 7 4
El Do West 5 1 0 4 4 11 3
Toco 4 0 1 3 1 10 1
 
South:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Presentation 5 5 0 0 16 2 15
Naparima 6 4 0 2 16 7 12
Shiva 5 4 0 1 10 2 12
St Benedict’s 5 2 1 2 13 7 7
P/Town 5 1 1 3 5 10 4
P’ville 5 1 0 4 4 13 3
Moruga 5 0 0 5 3 26 0
 
Central:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Carapichaima 3 3 0 0 24 1 9
Chaguanas North 3 2 1 0 9 0 7
Presentation 3 1 1 1 2 9 4
Couva West 3 1 0 2 6 4 3
Tabaquite 3 1 0 2 1 9 3
Gasparillo 3 0 0 3 1 20 0
 
Tobago:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Speyside 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
S/borough 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
M/Hall 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
S/Hill 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
R/borough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on September 29, 2012, 05:52:09 PM
Benedicts and Shiva draw one all.  Pres won against the Maroon Platoon through another Henry goal.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on September 29, 2012, 06:39:07 PM
Presentation College, Sando vs St Marys.  Back in the days when the shorts were really short, Shaka was unknown outside T&T and Sherwood was being scouted by Aston Villa (which subsequently resulted in Dwight going to England)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gP7HDF94qA
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 29, 2012, 07:25:06 PM
Presentation College, Sando vs St Marys.  Back in the days when the shorts were really short, Shaka was unknown outside T&T and Sherwood was being scouted by Aston Villa (which subsequently resulted in Dwight going to England)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gP7HDF94qA

This video seems to surface every few weeks months.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Big Magician on September 30, 2012, 12:17:43 AM
watched Fatima 5 vz Trinity 0 at Trinity today.....unwatchable....
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mango Chow! on September 30, 2012, 01:14:14 AM
Presentation College, Sando vs St Marys.  Back in the days when the shorts were really short, Shaka was unknown outside T&T and Sherwood was being scouted by Aston Villa (which subsequently resulted in Dwight going to England)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gP7HDF94qA

This video seems to surface every few weeks months.

  First time I ever seein' it....still tryin' to figure out how dat ref didn't award a penalty on dat tackle on Kona Hislop boy!  Wow! smh.....

watched Fatima 5 vz Trinity 0 at Trinity today.....unwatchable....

You eh know "unwatchable" until yuh in my shoes watchin' dem standings nuh....it painful!!
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 30, 2012, 04:47:46 AM
St Augustine takes on Bishops in SSFL Girls’ clash.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Undoubtedly the most dominant team thus far this season, St Augustine Secondary, will be seeking to enter the second round of competition with another easy win, when it takes on Bishops Anstey High today in the BGTT/ First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Girls Championship.

This will be played at St Augustine Ground from 3 pm. Its most recent result, a whopping 8-0 win over second-placed Arima North, put St Augustine on a perfect 15 points from five matches. The handsome victory also saw St Augustine on 43 goals for the season, without a goal allowed.
 
Their opposition Bishops continues to struggle. On Thursday Bishops suffered a 6-0 defeat to El Dorado East, and has scored only one goal this season.

Bishops, in fact, was on the receiving end of the most one-sided match this season, when it lost 14-0 to St Augustine, in the opening match of the season.

The other match of the round will see Arima North (second) taking on St George’s College (second from bottom), also at 3 pm.  The divisions’s other match between Toco Secondary and El Dorado East will be played tomorrow (Monday), at Toco Ground from 3.45 pm.
 
Thursday’s Results

North Zone

St Joseph’s 4 v St Francois 3

Holy Name 3 v Tranquility 1
 
East Zone

El Dorado 6 v Bishops 0

St Augustine 8 v Arima North 0

Toco 5 v St George’s 1

South

Point Fortin East 2 v Vessigny 1

Pleasantville 2 v Fyzabad 0
 
Tobago

Bishops 2 v Speyside 1

Mason Hall 2 v Signal Hill 1

Scarborough 4 v Roxborough 0
 
Fixtures Today

North
Tranquility v Providence, Tranquility
Holy Name v St Joseph’s, Holy Name
 
East
St George’s v Arima North, Barataria
Bishops v St Augustine, Bishops
 
South

Pleasantville v Debe, Skinner Park
Fyzabad v Vessigny, Fyzabad

Tobago

Mason Hall v Roxborough, Dwight Yorke Stadium
 
Scarborough v Speyside, Shaw Park
 
Signal Hill v Bishops High, Signal Hill
 
Monday:

East

Toco v El Dorado East, Toco, 3.45 pm

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 30, 2012, 04:48:08 AM
Henry scores again to keep ‘Pres’ perfect.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Shackiel Henry again scored the all important goal to lead Presentation College San Fernando, to a slender 1-0 win over Pleasantville yesterday in the BGTT/ First Citizens Secondary Schools’s Football League (SSFL) South Zone, to become the only school in the league with a 100 per cent win rate. The match took place at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

Henry, who went into double digits with a tenth minute strike, has now scored in all but one of “Pres’” victories this season, and has scored more than half of his team’s goals. The day got even better for Presentation when they learned the result of its nearest challenger, reigning South champion Shiva Boys, being held to a 1-1 draw with St Benedict’s at the David Williams Recreation Ground in Penal.

And the untimely result for Shiva would have gotten worse with the dismissal of its goal scorer on the day, Qwesi Weston, who received a red card.
 
Incidentally, St Benedict’s lone goal scorer Jameel Boatswain was also red-carded in the match. The fixture then saw its third red card with the sending off of Shiva’s Dwight Pope, as the zone’s defending champion finished the match with nine men.

The match at Moruga’s Ground, where Moruga was scheduled to host Princes Town was called off, as the referee deemed the field “unplayable”.

Up North, with reigning champion and leader St Anthony’s College on a bye, Fatima College had the opportunity to go within one point at the top of the standings, and did just that, when it whipped Trinity College 5-0, at Trinity Ground, Moka.

It was a very straightforward win for the upcoming Fatima footballers with five different scorers finding the back of the net. Former St Mary’s College midfielder Jason Mendez opened in the first half, with Arvin Prescod, Jamil Young, Leland Archer and Seon Thomas all adding to the rout.

The third best team in the standings, East Mucurapo also scored five goals, this at the expense of Diego Martin North Secondary, with the former coming away 5-2 winners at Fatima Ground, Mucurapo.
 
In the day’s other match, St Mary’s College continued to find consistency as it was held 2-2 at home to QRC.

In the Central Zone, Jaron Humphrey netted an 88th minute item to hand Chaguanas North a shock 2-1 win over perennial champions, Carapichaima East who ended the match with ten men after the 80th minute dismissal of goalkeeper Jordan Prince for a second bookable offense.

Early on, Carapichaima looked set for a fourth straight win to start the season when Kern Alexis fired in a second minute go-ahead at Home Land Gardens, Chaguanas.

However, with the sending off of Prince, Chaguanas North grabbed command and drew level with five minutes left thanks to David Maloney before Humphrey netted the win to send his team top of the table with ten points from four matches, one more than Carapichaima.
 
Couva West moved into second spot with a 1-0 win away to Presentation College of Chaguanas thanks toa  70th minute strike from Jaffet Williams while Gasparillo got its first point of the season in a 1-1 draw at Tabaquite.

A new leader was also established in the East Zone as national Under-20 striker Marcus Gomez banged in a first-half brace to lead Arima North to a come-frome-behind 4-3 triumph over defending champions El Dorado East.

The El Dorado “Blue Thunder” look on course for three points when Cory Stewart and Mark Williams scored in the eighth and 15th minute for a 2-0 cushion. However, Thomas O’Neil pulled one back for the Arima “Dial Dynamos” a minute later before Gomez fired in two quick strikers in the 41st and 45th minute for a 3-2 lead at the interval.

Five minutes after the restart, Neveal Hackshaw extended Arima’s lead to 4-2 but this was quickly trimmed to a one-goal advantage when his goalkeeper, Anthony Kallicharan conceded an own goal for El Dorado East to trail, 4-3.
 
Despite being put under pressure, Arima managed to hold on for the win and climbed over itrs rival and into top spot with 12 points from six matches, one ahead of San Juan North which blanked El Dorado East 2-0 at Bourg Mulatresse with a double from Anthony Downes, in the 30th and 58th.

El Dorado East dropped to third on ten points but with a match in hand against cellar-placed Toco, which was thrashed at home 6-1 by visitors Trinity East in the zone’s other match.

In Tobago, Scarborough Secondary moved to the top of the table on goal-difference from Speyside after a 5-2  thrashing of host Roxborough Secondary at Settlement Ground. Speyside, meanwhile, stunned former champions Signal Hill, 2-1 at Signal Hill with national player, Brandon Benjamin scoring an 89th minute winner.
 
RESULTS

North:

St Mary’s College 2 (Jelani Christopher 8th, Kyle Beggs 80th) v QRC 2 (Josh Williams 29th, Isaiah McIntyre)
 
Fatima 5 (Jason Mendez, Arvin Prescod, Jamil Young, Leland Archer, Seon Thomas) v Trinity 0

East Mucurapo 5 (Aaqil Campbell 67th, 78th, Tafari Williams 53rd, 59th, Caleb Sturge 31st) v Diego Martin 2 (Caleb Sturge 78th, pen 80th)
 
South:

Shiva Boys 1 (Qwesi Weston) v St Benedict’s 1 (Jameel Boatswain)

Presentation 1 (Shackiel Henry 10th) v Pleasantville 0

Moruga v Princes Town—DNP
 
East:

Arima North 4 (Marcus Gomez 41st, 45th, Thomas O’Neal 16th, Neville Hackshaw 50th) vs El Dorado East 3 (Cory Stewart 8th, Mark Williams 15th, Anthony Kallicharan o.g 54th)

Trinity 6 (Antonie Auguste 2, Shaquille Anthony, Tariq John, Jemel Sempel, Akil Modeste) vs Toco 1 (Shaquille Edwards)

San Juan North 2 (Anthony Downes 30th, 58th) vs El Dorado West 0
 
Central:

Couva West 1 (Jaffet Williams 70th) vs Presentation 0

Chaguanas North 2 (David Maloney 85th, Jaron Humphrey 88th) vs Carapichaima East 1 (Kern Alexis 2nd)

Tabaquite 1 (Keagan Moonessar 72nd pen) vs Gasparillo 1 (Chevon Elie 73rd)
 
Tobago:

Speyside 2 (Shaquille Scott 24th, Brandon Benjamin 89th) vs Signal Hill 1 (Raphael Thomas 43rd)

S/borough 5 vs R/borough 2

Carapichaima finally beaten.
T&T Express Reports.  


CHAGUANANAS NORTH remain the only unbeaten school in the Central Zone of the BGT&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) after beating defending champions Carapichai-ma Secondary 2-1 at Edinburgh 500 ground, Cunupia.

With victory, Chaguanas North climbed to the top of the standings with 10 points gained from three victories and a draw.

Carapichaima stay second on nine points from three wins and yesterday's lone defeat.

Yesterday, Carapichaima got a flying start and led in just the second minute through Kern Alexis.

They held the 1 -0 lead to the half, but it was in the second session when the home team rallied to win.

First, David Maloney brought Chaguanas level at 1-1 in the 75th minute and Javon Neptune (88th) added salt to the wound by getting the winner two minutes from the end of the regulation period.

Meanwhile, down South, a very heated match between defending champions Shiva Boys and St Benedict's College ended in a 1-1 draw.

Eight cards were shown by the match referee, including two red cards to Shiva Boys, who had two players sent off. St Benedict's also had a player ejected from the field.

Elsewhere in the zone, leaders Presentation College picked up a sixth straight win and stretched their lead atop the zone to six points after edging Pleasantville 1-0.

And Arima North are the new East Zone leaders after leapfrogging El Dorado East, who they beat 4-3 at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.

Unbeaten Arima now have 12 points after picking up a third victory in six matches, while the "Blue Thunder" remain second on 10 point after suffering a first defeat in five matches.

El Dorado played a match less than Arima.

YESTERDAY'S SSFL RESULTS:

North:

St Mary's 2 vs QRC 2

East Mucurapo 5 vs Diego Martin North 2

Trinity 0 vs Fatima 5

East:

Arima North 4 vs El Dorado East 3

Toco 1 vs Trinity East 6

San Juan North 2 vs El Dorado West 0

South:

Presentation 1 vs Pleasantville 0

Shiva 1 vs St Benedict's 1

Moruga vs Princes Town (Ground unfit for play)

Central:

Chaguanas North 2 ( David Moloney 75th, Javon Neptune 88th) vs Carapichaima East 1 (Kern Alexis 2nd)

Presentation 1 vs Couva West 0

Tabaquite 1 vs Gasparillo 1

Tobago:

Signal Hill 1 vs Speyside 2

Roxborough 2 vs Scarborough 5

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 03, 2012, 06:12:20 AM
St Augustine racks up another big win.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Six different players were on target for St Augustine Secondary when it continued its fine form by extended its 100-per cent winning streak to six matches in the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Girls Championship with a second-leg 11-0 thrashing of promoted team Bishop Anstey East, at St Augustine Ground, on Sunday.

The one-sided scoreline was only three goals shy of its 14-0 thrashing inflicted on the opening day of the season, but it was enough to put the Eastern giants on an incredible tally of 54 goals from six matches played.
 
Laurelle Theodore led the way with a hat-trick, with Adanya Phillip and Celeste Thomas on a double. Chelsea Bibbs, who scored four in the season opener scored just one, as did Portious Warren and Shandelle Fortune.

Despite statistically being the strongest attacking team in the league this season, St Augustine, however, was not the only school to keep its perfect winning streak intact from the start of the season.

South favourite Debe Secondary also recorded a fifth win in five matches, without kicking a ball. Debe defeated Pleasantville 3-0 by default. InterCol winner Vessigny, meanwhile, recorded an easy 4-0 win over bottom team Fyzabad Secondary to sit second in the standings on goal difference.
 
Results [Sunday]

North Zone

Providence 3 (Chelsea Ralph 2, Natasha John) v Tranquility 0

St Joseph’s 2 (Maya Matouk 2) v Holy Name 1 (Denise Tucker)
 
South

Vessigny 4 v Fyzabad 0

Debe v Pleasantville - Debe won 3-0 by default
 
East

St George’s 1 v Arima North 1

St Augustine 11 (Laurel Theodore 3, Celeste Thomas 2, Adanya Phillip 2, Chelsea Gibbs, Shadelle Fortune, Portious Warren) v Bishop Anstey 0

Monday

East

Toco 3 (Jilleisha Moran, Tanika Dann, Kishona Marshall) v El Dorado 2 (Patrice Capbell, o.g.).

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 03, 2012, 06:12:37 AM
Pres face Naps in SSFL
By Roger Seepersad (Express).


The BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) resumes today with action in all zones kicking off at 3:45 p.m.

In the South Zone, leaders Presentation College San Fernando will be looking to stretch their winning streak to seven when they take on Naparima at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, in Marabella.

Elsewhere in the south, St Benedict's will be looking to make up ground when they face Moruga in La Romaine.

In the east, Arima North Secondary will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the standings when they face St Augustine at Larry Gomes Stadium, in Malabar, Arima.

Arima took the East Zone lead on Saturday with a 4-3 win over former leaders, El Dorado East at the same venue.

El Dorado East remain in second with ten points, and will be looking to bounce back from the loss to Arima when they come up against San Juan North at Bourg Mulatresse.

In central, Chaguanas North will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run and their lead in the zone when they host Tabaquite. Chaguanas North have ten points from four matches. Second-placed Carapichaima East, who are on nine points from four games, face Couva West at Carapichaima.

In the north, defending champions St Anthony's College clash with Queen's Royal College at QRC Ground, while Fatima College host East Mucurapo Secondary, and newcomers Diego Martin North Secondary face St Mary's College in Diego Martin.

Today's SSFL fixtures (All matches start at 3.45 p.m.)

North Zone

Fatima vs East Mucurapo, Fatima Ground
QRC vs St Anthony's, QRC
Diego Martin North vs St Mary's College, Diego Martin

Central Zone
 
Gasparillo vs Presentation College Chaguanas, Gasparillo
Carapichaima East vs Couva West, Carapichaima
Chaguanas North vs Tabaquite, Chaguanas

East Zone

Arima North vs St Augustine, Larry Gomes Stadium
San Juan North vs El Dorado East, San Juan
El Dorado West vs Trinity East, El Dorado

South Zone

Shiva Boys vs Pleasantville, Penal
St Benedict's vs Moruga, La Romaine
Naparima vs Presentation San Fernando, Manny Ramjohn Stadium

Tobago Zone

Roxborough vs Signal Hill, Roxborough
Mason Hall vs Scarborough, Bon Accord

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 04, 2012, 02:55:43 AM
Tigers hang on to top spot after QRC scare.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Defending champions St Anthony’s College suffered a late fright from a re-energised QRC, but in the end came out on top 4-3 to remain on top of the North Zone BGTT Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) standings, when action resumed in all five divisions, yesterday.

QRC put on a gallant effort in trying to remove its barren spell at home, while St Anthony’s, which went into the match day as the league’s second strongest team in defence, conceded more goals from the third-from-bottom North Zone team yesterday, than it did in its six previous matches.

The “Tigers” would continue to celebrate upon hearing Fatima College’s setback which saw it lose 1-0 when it hosted East Mucurapo, at Fatima Ground.

Down south, Presentation College again whipped Naparima 3-0 (the same result as the season opener) in the double-header at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, after starting over an hour late.

The opening match between Shiva Boys and Pleasantville, in which the former took away a 1-0 win, was postponed for over an hour as the referees used the opportunity to protest, and subsequently negotiate match fees with teachers and the principal of the affected schools, following which an agreement was reached.

In the East Zone, three different players were on target as Arima North remained a point ahead San Juan North in the race for the title with a 3-1 whipping of fourth placed St Augustine at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.

Jamal Francois (13th) and Tevin Figaro (15th) scored inside the first 20 minutes for the Arima “Dial Dynamos” to lead 2-0, but two minutes before the half Akeem Garcia pulled one back for St Augustine.

In the second-half, Neveal Hackshaw restored Arima North’s two goals in the 66th minute after which his team held on for the win to improve to 15 points from seven matches, one ahead of San Juan which got a second-half hat-trick from Brent Sam and another goal from Andel Andrews to shutout defending champions El Dorado East, which remained third on ten points with a match in hand.

Meanwhile, El Dorado West got a double from Kiehl Chase to beat Trinity East and open a five-point advantage from cellar-placed Toco, which was on a bye.

Perennial Central Zone champions Carapichaima East rebounded from its 2-1 loss at Chaguanas North on Saturday with an emphatic 11-1 hammering of Couva West to reclaim top spot in the six-team table after the two other scheduled matches were not played.
 
Results
 
North Zone

East Mucurapo 1 (Keeno Allick 44th) v Fatima 0

St Anthony’s 4 (Adrian Millette 2, Kiel Pierre, Shaquille Long) v QRC 3

St Mary’s 4 (Jelani Christopher 12th, Miles Yorke 66th, Rashaad Hyacinth 71st, Brandon de Verteuil 90th) v Diego Martin 1 (Kevin Carter 33rd)
 
South:

Shiva Boys 1 (Kyle Thomas 44th) v Pleasantville Sec 0

Presentation 3 (Jivaughn Dimsoy 14th, Angel Williams 23rd, Shackiel Henry 82nd)

St Benedict’s 4 (Anthony Herbert 2, Kyle Celestine, Kadeem Gittens) v Moruga 0
 
East:

Arima North 3 (Jamal Francois 13th, Tevin Figaro 15th, Neveal Hackshaw 66th) vs St Augustine 1 (Akeem Garcia 43rd)

San Juan North 4 (Brent Sam 53rd, 72nd, 79th, Andel Andrews 55th) vs El Do East 0

El Do West 2 (Kiehl Chase 55th, 75th) vs Trinity East 1 (Tariq John 30th)
 
Central:

Carapichaima 11 (Shaquille Holder 4th, 52nd, 83rd, Kern Alexis 21st, 85th, Leon Whyle 75th, 90th, Christopher Prim 34th, Joshua Eneau 55th, Treverson Calliste 57th, own goal 70th) vs Couva 1 (Jaffet Williams 31st)

Presentation vs Gasparillo - match called off at half-time with Presentation 1-0 ahead due to no officials on Gasparillo bench

Chaguanas vs Tabaquite - postponed due to no officials

Tobago:

Mason Hall 1 (Akini James 13th) vs Speyside 1 (Brandon Benjamin 75th)

(http://www.guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/field/image/Woo%20Ling.png)
Fatima College midfielder Matthew Woo Ling, left, and East Mucurapo’s Keeno Allick, both challenge for the ball in the BGTT First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League North Zone clash, at Fatima Ground, Mucurapo, yesterday. Allick scored the winner as Mucurapo leapfrogged Fatima with a 1-0 win to go second in the standings. Photo: Anthony Harris.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 04, 2012, 02:57:37 AM
Unbeaten ‘Gustine’ hosts Toco in SSFL girls.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Runaway East Zone leader St Augustine will be back in action today to continue its 100 per cent winning streak when it faces Toco Secondary in the East Zone division of the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Girls Championship at St Augustine ground, today.

The match, along with all others in the four contested zones (North, South, East and Tobago) will kick off at 3.45 pm. The big East Zone clash will see St Augustine, which has not only managed to win all of its six matches thus far, but has done so without conceding a goal, come up against Toco, which has a fine attacking record in its past three matches with 13 goals scored.

However, Toco’s attacking strengths in the league have been overshadowed by the ruthless finishing from Chelsea Gibbs, Laurel Theodore and company, who have contributed strongly to St Augustine’s tally of 50 goals, at just over the halfway stage in the season. The other zonal title challenger, Arima North, will take on bottom-of-the-table Bishop Anstey, a team which has allowed 47 goals in six matches.

Up north, zonal champion and current leader St Francois will play for full points when it meets Tranquility Secondary, while Providence takes on Holy Name in another exciting encounter. St Francois got past the same opposition 5-1 in the second match day, while Providence won the first leg 1-0.

Fixtures

North

St Francois v Tranquility, St Francois, 3.45 pm
Providence v Holy Name, Providence, 3.45 pm
 
South

Debe v Fyzabad, Lower Barrackpore, 3.45 pm
Point Fortin East v Pleasantville, Techier Village, 3.45 pm
 
East

St Augustine v Toco, St Augustine, 3.45 pm
El Dorado East v St George’s, El Dorado, 3.45 pm
Arima North v Bishop Anstey, Arima
 
Tobago

Roxborough v Signal Hill, Roxborough, 3.45 pm
Bishop’s High v Scarborough, Bishop’s, 3.45 pm
Speyside v Mason Hall, Speyside Rec Ground, 3.45 pm
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: FF on October 04, 2012, 06:27:09 AM
A few things...

Dem fellas in de back know it have football going on? or some smallies passing in de back  :rotfl:
Fatima wearing black pants now?
Matthew Woo Ling going Fatima?

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Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on October 04, 2012, 12:21:22 PM
Redman ah eh hearin yuh :rotfl:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Observer on October 04, 2012, 12:28:11 PM
A few things...

Dem fellas in de back know it have football going on? or some smallies passing in de back  :rotfl:
Fatima wearing black pants now?
Matthew Woo Ling going Fatima?

(http://www.guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/field/image/Woo%20Ling.png)

I thought only I alone see that. Football must have been exciting  :cursing:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on October 04, 2012, 12:35:52 PM
i know one man doh make ah side bt for all the rate up woo ling getting over the years he yet to mash up the jokey SSFL as yet.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on October 04, 2012, 01:01:06 PM
Went to see the Pres vs Naps clash.  Nice crowd in the Manny and atmosphere like if Intercol done start already...actually it was that way when they met in the first game in the first rounds as well.  Plenty young girls screaming at their favourite players...but they walking up and down the blasted stadium non-stop.  It had at least 100 students who didn't even see the game cause all them studying to do is lay dey rap on them young girls downstairs.  Pay they money to in the stadium and chat down young girls oui  ;D

Anyway since Seabra take over the coaching duties at Naps they playing like a Brazilian team...real knock, had about 65% of the ball possession (no lie) but had one shot on goal for the whole game.  Pres on the other hand...three passes and they inside Naps 18yds.  Big gun Henry throw away two sitters and missed out on a hattrick.
Title: South SSFL refs demand more money
Post by: Tallman on October 04, 2012, 03:18:44 PM
South SSFL refs demand more money
T&T Express


South football referees are demanding higher compensation for officiating at BGTT Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) matches.

Affected yesterday was the match between South Zone leaders Presentation College and Naparima College, which was carded to begin at 3.45 p.m. at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, in Marabella. The game eventually got going more than an hour late because the match official refused to start proceedings. Presentation won 3-0.

"This has been happening only in South," stated zone official Gerard Elliot. "We have an agreement in place where we would pay referees two hundred dollars per game. However, the referee would not start the game unless he was paid three hundred. The match got going because the school decided that they would pay today (yesterday). It made no sense just postponing the match. A lot of preparation had gone into the game, and there were already costs associated with staging it."
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: vb on October 04, 2012, 04:33:41 PM
Will be at Fatima-Saints on Saturday if anybody else going, hail me out.

VB
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 05, 2012, 02:58:39 AM
Theodore blasts two past Toco girls
By KEVIN SUNICH (Newsday).


ST AUGUSTINE moved one match closer to claiming the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Girls East Zone title with a 3-0 win over Toco at the St Augustine Ground yesterday.

The “Green Machine” girls who are showing up the boys this season increased their unbeaten run with six wins in as many matches and have not conceded a goal. They were led by a double from Laurelle Theodore.

After coming away with a hard fought 2-0 win in the first round, “Gustine” would have felt they were going to march all over their opponents, however, they were given a fight especially in the first. They had a goal disallowed and missed a couple of chances but credit must go to the visitors for their efforts as the teams finished the half scoreless.

The St Augustine girls came out in the second half with more purpose and it paid dividends as forward Chelsea Gibbs broke the deadlock to put her team up 1-0. Theodore got into the action as she found the back of the net twice to seal the 3-0 win.

St Augustine coach Desiree Sargeant said in the first half her girls were a bit lacklustre. “We had to change some things during the break and we went out there a little more determined than the way they left the field in the first half.

They did not understand the magnitude of the game in the first half, but they were able to settle down in the second and play the way we know they could play.”

The coach also complimented Toco for their performance despite the loss. “Toco are a very physical team in terms of their energy; they have runners among them so they are very athletic.”
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 05, 2012, 02:58:50 AM
Scarborough opens 2-point lead in Tobago.
By: Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Scarborough Secondary blanked long-time rival Signal Hill 2-0 in their BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Tobago Zone encounter at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet to open a two-point lead at the top of the five-team table.
 
Buoyed by its 5-2 blow-out of Roxborough on Saturday at Settlement, Scarborough took the field a confident bunch and went ahead in the 30th minute through Valdez Perez while Devon David got the insurance item four minutes from full-time.
 
The win carried Scarborough to seven points from three matches, two ahead of Speyside which was held to a 1-1 draw by Mason Hall in Wednesday’s first match at Bacolet.
 
Mason Hall struck first in the 13th minute thanks to Akini James but Speyside earned a share of the points via Brandon Benjamin’s 75th equaliser.
 
Meanwhile, two matches in the Central Zone are set to go before the SSFL’s Disciplinary Committee which is headed by Assistant Secretary of the league, Lawrence Seepersad.
 
Contacted yesterday, Keith Kirton, the Central Zone Chairman said that perennial Central Zone champions, Carapichaima East, currently top of the six-team table has lodged a protest over its 2-1 loss at Home Land Gardens to second placed Chaguanas North Secondary—based on the grounds of its opponents’ use of a transfered player who does not meet the playing criteria of the competition.
 
In addition, the outcome of Wednesday’s encounter between Presentation College of Chaguanas and Gasparillo at Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre is also set to be heard by the Disciplinary Committee.
 
This after the encounter was called off at half-time with Presentation 1-0 ahead due to the fact that no officials were on the Gasparillo team bench.

However, the match between Chaguanas North and Tabaquite, which was postponed at Home Land Gardens on Wednesday due to a lack of match officials will be re-scheduled for a date to be announced.

Wednesday’s full BGTT/First Citizens SSFL Zonal results:

North:

East Mucurapo 1 (Keeno Allick 44th) v Fatima 0

St Anthony’s 4 (Adrian Millette 2, Kiel Pierre, Shaquille Long) v QRC 3 (Tariq Nicholls 2, Joash Williams)

St Mary’s 4 (Jelani Christopher 12th, Miles Yorke 66th, Rashaad Hyacinth 71st, Brandon de Verteuil 90th) v D/Martin North 1 (Kevin Carter 33rd)

South:

Shiva 1 (Kyle Thomas 44th) v Pleasantville 0

Presentation 3 (Jivaughn Dimsoy 14th, Angel Williams 23rd, Shackiel Henry 82nd) vs Naparima 0

St Benedict’s 4 (Anthony Herbert 2, Kyle Celestine, Kadeem Gittens) v Moruga 0

East:

Arima North 3 (Jamal Francois 13th, Tevin Figaro 15th, Neveal Hackshaw 66th) vs St Augustine 1 (Akeem Garcia 43rd)

San Juan North 4 (Brent Sam 53rd, 72nd, 79th, Andel Andrews 55th) vs El Do East 0
 
El Do West 2 (Kiehl Chase 55th, 75th) vs Trinity East 1 (Tariq John 30th)

Central:

Carapichaima 11 (Shaquille Holder 4th, 52nd, 83rd, Kern Alexis 21st, 85th, Leon Whyle 75th, 90th, Christopher Prim 34th, Joshua Eneau 55th, Treverson Calliste 57th, own goal 70th) vs Couva 1 (Jaffet Williams 31st)

Presentation vs Gasparillo - match called off at half-time with Presentation 1-0 ahead due to no officials on Gasparillo bench

Chaguanas vs Tabaquite - postponed due to no officials
 
Tobago:

Mason Hall 1 (Akini James 13th) vs Speyside 1 (Brandon Benjamin 75th)

Scarborough 2 (Valdez Perez 30th, Devon David 86th) vs S/Hill 0
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: vb on October 06, 2012, 04:42:54 PM
Saints beat Fatima 4-2 at Bullerman grounds.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on October 06, 2012, 05:42:47 PM
Naps edge Benedicts 1-0.  Pres came from a goal down to beat P Town 6-1.  Shackiel Henry scored a hattrick.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bourbon on October 06, 2012, 06:53:31 PM
Saints beat Fatima 4-2 at Bullerman grounds.


CIC hit Fatima 4 in Fatima grounds? No wonder you sour.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: vb on October 07, 2012, 12:13:12 AM
Saints beat Fatima 4-2 at Bullerman grounds.


CIC hit Fatima 4 in Fatima grounds? No wonder you sour.

No, it was Bullerman Grounds. The one by Roxy.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 07, 2012, 05:49:29 AM
Debe travels to Vessigny in key South clash.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Champion Debe Secondary will return to action today, as it looks to continue its 100 per cent winning record since the beginning of the season, when it takes on rival Vessigny Secondary in the BGTT/ First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) South Zone from 3.45 pm.

While Vessigny had an extra match day to rest with a bye on Thursday, Debe got off a whopping 10-0 victory over Fyzabad Secondary, as it continued an impressive start, rivalled only by East Zone’s St Augustine Secondary, which has also won every match of the season. Debe has already played Fyzabad early in the league campaign, with the host earning a 2-0 triumph.
 
St Augustine, too, will meet a team which it has already taken three points from this season, El Dorado East. When St Augustine hosted El Dorado East last month, the latter sealed an emphatic 9-0 victory, which contributed to its current tally of 53 goals in seven matches. St Augustine is the only team in all four zones that has not conceded a goal all season long.

North Zone leader St Francois, meanwhile, will travel to Fatima Ground, Mucurapo, to face Holy Name Convent. St Francois won the origninal fixture this season with a comfortable 4-0 scoreline. Simone Emmanuel scored a double in that match, with Samantha Kingston and Della Joseph bagging a goal each.
 
TODAY’S MATCHES

North

• Holy Name v St Francois, Fatima Ground, Mucurapo
• Providence v St Joseph’s Convent,
• Dibe Recreation Ground, Long Circular
 
East

• Toco v Arima North, Toco
• El Dorado East v St Augustine, El Dorado Ground
• Bishop Anstey v St George’s, Bishop Ground

South

• Debe v Vessigny, Debe Ground
• Fyzabad v Point Fortin East, Apex Ground
 
Tobago

• Roxborough v Speyside, Louis D’Or Recreation Ground
• Mason Hall v Bishop, Dwight Yorke Stadium Training Ground
• Scarborough v Signal Hill, Signal Hill Ground

Signal Hill girls hit Roxborough for seven.
T&T Express Reports.


Kerrifa Simon slammed four goals to lead Signal Hill to a 7-0 win over Roxborough in the Tobago Zone Secondary Schools Football League Girls competition at Louis D'or Settlement Ground, Tobago on Thursday.

Asha James and Megan Henry also netted for Signal Hill as they picked up their first points of the season.

Bishop's High stayed in on top of the standings with nine points even after they lost 1-0 to Scarborough Secondary in their home match on Thursday.

Njemile Charles fired in the only goal of that match to give Scarborough the win. In the other girls match on Thursday, Speyside beat Mason Hall 3-1.

The next round of matches in the girls competition kicks off today with Roxborough taking on Speyside at Roxborough, Mason Hall tackling Bishop's High at Dwight Yorke Training Ground, and Scarborough up against Signal Hill at Signal Hill Ground.

Tobago SSFL Girls Results

Scarborough Secondary 1 (Njemile Charles) vs Bishops High School 0

Roxborough 0 vs Signal Hill 7 (Kerrifa Simon 5, Asha James 1, Megan Henry 1)

Speyside 3 vs Mason Hall 1

Today's SSFL Girls Competition Fixtures

Tobago Zone

Roxborough vs Speyside, Roxborough
Mason Hall vs Bishop's High, Dwight Yorke Training Ground
Scarborough vs Signal Hill, Signal Hill

East Zone

Toco vs Arima North, Toco
El Dorado East vs St Augustine, St Augustine
Bishop's Anstey vs St George's College, Bishop's

North Zone

Holy Name Convent vs St Francois Girls, Fatima
Providence Girls vs St Joseph Convent, St Joseph Ground

South Zone

Debe Secondary vs Vessigny Secondary, Debe High School Ground
Fyzabad Secondary vs Point Fortin East, Fyzabad

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 07, 2012, 05:49:47 AM
Tigers, Muco draw Saints stun Fatima.
By Andrew Gioannetti & Nigel Simon (Guardian).


National youth striker Shackiel Henry scored a hattrick in a commanding performance from Presentation San Fernando as the title favourites continued its 100 per cent winning streak with a 6-1 come-from-behind win over Princes Town in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), yesterday.

Following Naparima’s 1-0 edging of St Benedict’s College in the first match of the double-header staged at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, Presentation followed with yet another comfortable win to go eight points at the top of the seven-team South Zone standings, ahead of second place Shiva Boys which was on a bye.
 
Princes Town took a shock lead in the 6th minute from Anderson Toussaint, which stood until just after the 32nd minute when Henry cancelled the goal, before giving “Pres” a 2-1 lead at the half.

Presentation returned in the second half and with less than a minute gone, Angel Williams scored, followed by Henry’s third and Presentation’s fourth goal in the 57th minute. Rakim Francis and Renaldo Atwell scored a further two insurance items from Rakim Francis (68th) and Renaldo Atwell (81st).
 
Up North, champions St Anthony’s College was held to its third draw of the season after a defiant Diego Martin North Secondary recorded yet another 0-0 stalemate, at St Anthony’s College Ground.

St Anthony’s College, despite the disappointing result, remained unmoved at the top of the standings (18 points), but found a new threat in St Mary’s College, which soared into second place with a convincing 4-2 victory over Fatima.
 
Jomal Francois and Marcus Gomes both scored a hat-trick as Arima North crushed Toco 6-1 at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar to extend its lead at the top of the East Zone to four points.

Francois got his goals in the eighth, 43rd and 62nd minutes while Gomez found the target in the 16th off a deflection, 35th and 42nd minute for the winners, now with 18 points from eight matches, four more than San Juan North which was on a bye.
 
Defending champions, El Dorado East got a first-half double from Shaquille Bertrand to secure a 2-1 win over El Dorado West and improved to 13 points with a match in hand in third spot while Ricardo John also netted twice for St Augustine to whipped Trinity East 4-1 and solidify its hold on fourth spot with eleven points and a match in hand as well.
 
In the Central Zone, Shaquille Holder continued his great form in front of goal with a beaver-trick to carry his season tally to 19 as Carapichaima East came-from-behind to spank host Tabaquite, 7-1.

Holder fired in his items in the 39th, 48th, 75th and 79th minute while Akeel James (67th), Joshua Eneau (73rd) and Derreek Cox (76th) added one each for “Caps” after Jabari Ramkissoon had opened the scoring for Tabaquite.
 
The win pushed Carapichaima to 15 points from six matches, four more than Chaguanas North which dropped two valuable points in a 1-1 draw away to Presentation College at Home Land Gardens, Chaguanas.

In the zone’s other match, Jerome Lewis’ 40th minute goal secured a 1-0 win for third placed Couva West over Gasparillo at Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre.

Over in Tobago, Signal Hill and Roxborough battled to a 0-0 draw at Signal Hill while the other clash between Mason Hall and leaders Scarborough carded for Mt Gomery was not played due to an unfit ground.
 
Yesterday’s Results

North

St Mary’s 4 (Rashaad Hyacinth 20th, 85th pen, Chinua Bernard 30th, Sebastian Cabral 60th) v Fatima 2 (Jamil Young 40th, Arvin Prescod 90th pen)

St Anthony’s 0 v Diego Martin North 0

Trinity 0 v East Mucurapo 0
 
South

Moruga 2 v Pleasantville 2

Naparima 1 (Jabari Mitchell 58th) v St Benedict’s 0

Presentation 6 (Shackiel Henry 32nd, 45th, 57th, Angel Williams 46th, Rakim Francis 68th, Renaldo Atwell 81st) v Princes Town 1
 
East

El Do East 2 (Shaquille Bertrand 35th, 44th) vs El Do West 1 (Brian De Verteuil 39th)

Arima North 6 (Jomal Francois 8th, 43rd, 62nd, Marcus Gomez 16th, 35th, 42nd) vs Toco 1 (Andel James 45th)

St Augustine 4 (Ricardo John 2, Akim Andrews, Jordan Devenish) vs Trinity East 1 (Antonio Auguste)
 
Central

Carapichaima East 7 (Shaquille Holder 39th, 48th, 75th, 79th, Akeel James 67th, Joshua Eneau 73rd, Derek Cox 76th) vs Tabaquite 1 (Jabari Ramkissoon 5th)

Couva West 1 (Jerome Lewis 40th) vs Gasparillo 0

Chaguanas North 1 (Gary Tong Chin) vs Presentation 1 (Raheem Collins)
 
Tobago

Signal Hill 0 vs Roxborough 0

Mason Hall vs Scarborough – Did not play due to unfit ground

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 10, 2012, 04:56:26 AM
Debe, St Augustine girls grab zonal crowns.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Debe Secondary and St Augustine won respective crowns in the South and East Zones, after completing victories in the BGTT Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), on Sunday.

Debe Secondary, the defending South Zone champions claimed a 3-0 win over Vessigny Secondary at home, with Kayla Taylor getting a double and Shanelle Arjoon adding the other.
 
Debe, the most dominant team in schoolgirls’ football recorded its seventh consecutive win, with one match outstanding, with its nearest challenger Vessigny Secondary way behind on nine points from six matches.

St Augustine, meanwhile, has done just what Debe did and more, with an even more impressive run of eight wins from as many matches, and has produced by far the most potent attacking force in all four zones, with 58 goals from the start of the campaign, all the while remaining perfect defensively without conceding a single goal.

Its eighth win came on Sunday, when the team demolished El Dorado East 5-0, which was only four goals shy of the 9-0 thrashing inflicted last month.
 
The race remains tight in the North Zone, with defending zonal champions St Francois trailing Providence by two points, but with a match in hand. Providence closed the gap with St Francois with a chaotic 9-4 win over St Joseph’s Convent, with both Jordan van Reeken and Kelly-Ann Arrindell scoring a hat-trick each, while St Francois stumbled with a 2-2 draw with Holy Name.
 
St Francois’ Della Joseph opened after only two minutes, but her effort was quickly cancelled out by Holy Name standout Denise Tucker, who scored first in the 12th and then in the 34th minute. St Francois replied in the 50th minute from Tyricia McDonald as both teams settled for a point.

The top two teams will meet at President’s Ground, St Ann’s, in the girls’ SSFL match of the round, tomorrow (Thursday). It is Providence’s final match, while St Francois remains with one more fixture which will be against third-placed St Joseph’s Convent on Sunday. St Joseph’s has already beaten St Francois late last month in a 4-3 thriller.
 
With several outstanding matches to be played in Tobago, it remains too early to call a winner. However, with Signal Hill beating Scarborough Secondary 1-0 on Sunday, they remain favourites to take the title with an impressive four wins in five matches, with two matches to play to catch up with Mason Hall, which is on the same number of points after seven matches.

Mason Hall suffered a 4-0 defeat to Bishop’s, which is also on 12 points at the top, with six matches played. All zones will be back in action tomorrow, with the attention turned to the potential title decider in the North Zone.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 10, 2012, 05:00:26 AM
Pres hunts ninth win in South.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Presentation College of San Fernando will be favoured to continue its march towards dethroning Shiva Boys as South Zone champions by securing a ninth straight win and maintain the league’s lone 100 per cent winning record, when the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League resumes today with matches in all five zones from 3.45 pm.

Presentation leads the South seven-team table with maximum 24 points from eight matches, eight ahead of Shiva which has a match in hand while Naparima College, the only team still in the title race has 15 from eight matches.

Today, Presentation will journey to La Romain for a clash with fourth placed St Benedict’s College with both teams coming off contrasting results on the weekend while Naparima and Shiva meet at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, with both teams knowing a defeat for either will end its title chase.

Led by a hat-trick from the prolific Shaquille Henry, Presentation hammered Princes Town 6-1 on Saturday while St Benedict’s fell 1-0 to Naparima and Shiva was on a bye.
 
In the zone’s other match today, Princes Town and Pleasantville, which was held 2-2 at Moruga on Saturday meet at Princes Town. But while the South Zone title could well be decided over the next two match days, the hunt for top honours in the North, East, Central and Tobago Zones are far from over with defending national champions St Anthony’s, Arima North, Carapichaima and Scarborough all holding narrow leads of no more than four points.
 
The “Westmooring Tigers” of St Anthony’s (18 points) lead the North by three points from rival East Mucurapo after both teams could only muster 0-0 draws against Digeo Martin North and Trinity College, which allowed St Mary’s (14 pts) to close the gap at the top after a 4-1 thumping of Fatima College.

However, with the “Saints” and East Mucurapo meeting in a key clash at Serpentine Road, a win for the “Tigers” away to the inconsistent Trinity at Moka, Maraval could strengthen its claim for a successful title-defence, while fourth placed Fatima (13 points) College entertains struggling Queen’s Royal College.
 
In the East Zone, Arima North (18 pts) enjoys a two-point cushion over defending champion El Dorado West which is on a bye today while San Juan North is next with 14 points followed by St Augustine (11 points) with the latter two having played a match less each. Arima North, which mauled Toco 6-1 in its last outing a week ago, travels to El Dorado West hoping to repeat its 2-1 first round triumph, while San Juan North travels to Trinity East, and St Augustine is away to Toco.
 
Chaguanas North, is currently second on the six-team Central Zone table with 11 points, four behind reigning champions, Carapichaima East and will have a chance today to narrow the gap to one point with victory over lowly Tabaquite in a re-scheduled encounter at Home Land Gardens, Chaguanas today. The match was originally carded for a week ago, but was called off due to a lack of officials.

Over in Tobago, leaders’ Scarborough (seven points) can take a big step towards the title with a victory at home over long-time rival Signal Hill, which is yet to get a win after four matches while Speyside hostsMason Hall.
 
Today’s Matches [NB: All matches begin at 3.45pm unless otherwise stated]
 
North

St Mary’s vs East Mucurapo, St Mary’s Ground
Trinity vs St Anthony’s, Moka, Maraval
Fatima vs QRC, Fatima Ground
 
East

Toco vs St Augustine, Toco
El Dorado West vs Arima North, El Dorado
San Juan North vs Trinity East, Trinity East
 
South

Naparima vs Shiva Boys, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
St Benedict’s vs Presentation, La Romain
Princes Town vs Pleasantville, Princes Town
 
Central
 
Chaguanas North vs Tabaquite, Home Land Gardens
 
Tobago

Speyside vs Mason Hall, Speyside
Signal Hill vs Scarborough, Signal Hill
 
Standings

North

Teams P W D L F A Pts
St Anthony’s 8 5 3 0 13 5 18
East Mucurapo 8 4 3 1 12 6 15
St Mary’s 8 4 2 2 12 8 14
Fatima 8 4 1 3 10 8 13
Trinity 7 1 1 5 4 12 5
D/Martin North 8 1 2 5 5 14 5
QRC 7 1 1 5 11 14 4
 
East

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Arima North 8 5 3 0 25 10 18
El Do East 8 5 1 2 18 15 16
San Juan North 7 4 2 1 13 4 14
St Augustine 7 3 2 2 13 9 11
Trinity East 7 2 1 4 13 14 7
El Do West 8 2 0 6 7 16 6
Toco 7 0 1 6 4 25 1
 
South

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Presentation 8 8 0 0 26 3 24
Shiva 7 5 1 1 12 3 16
Naparima 8 5 0 3 17 10 15
St Benedict’s 8 3 2 3 18 9 11
P/Town 6 1 1 4 6 16 4
P’ville 8 1 1 6 6 17 4
Moruga 7 0 1 6 5 32 1
 
Central

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Carapichaima 6 5 0 1 43 5 15
Chaguanas N 5 3 2 0 12 2 11
Couva West 6 3 0 3 9 15 9
Presentation 5 1 2 2 3 11 5
Tabaquite 5 1 1 3 3 17 4
Gasparillo 5 0 1 4 2 22 1
 
Tobago

Teams P W D L F A Pts
S/borough 3 2 1 0 10 5 7
Speyside 3 1 2 0 6 5 5
M/Hall 2 0 2 0 2 2 2
S/Hill 4 0 2 2 2 5 2
R/borough 2 0 1 1 2 5 1

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on October 10, 2012, 07:10:22 PM
10 man Pres kept their 100% record coming from a goal down to beat Benedicts 3-1 down in the Commons.  henry scored 2.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 11, 2012, 02:48:04 AM
‘Pres’ closes in on South title after ninth win.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Presentation College San Fernando displayed another composed performance, albeit with 10 players, to close in on the South Zone Championship of the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League, after beating St Benedict’s College 3-1, in La Romain, yesterday.
 
It was a result which saw ‘Pres’ record its ninth straight win in the campaign, and two away en route to dethroning Shiva Boys, which nevertheless remained in the hunt with a 2-0 victory over Naparima College—the same result as the first leg.
 
It was St Benedict’s which surprised many with an early goal, when Yaseu Rougier slotted home in the seventh minute, but it took Presentation less than 15 minutes to respond, as Mathaius Hall scored to initiate a comeback.
 
Presentation found a lead in the 63rd minute through Shackiel Henry, which was followed less than five minutes later by yet another goal from the team and zone’s leading scorer Shackiel Henry.
 
Moments before Henry scored, St Benedict’s had the opportunity to equalize when Kyle Celestine stepped up for a penalty, after Presentation’s opening goal scorer, Hall, handled the ball, which saw him being ejected from the match with his second yellow card.

Celestine however missed the spot kick, which resulted in a turnover which Henry took full advantage of to add to his impressive tally which now stands at 16 goals from nine matches.
 
Shiva, which also won with two first half goals, will need full points in its remaining four matches and hope for Presentation to drop points in order to stand a chance at retaining the title.
 
Up north, the race for the title remains in full swing with both the reigning champion St Anthony’s College and East Mucurapo securing important away wins. St Anthony’s defeated Trinity 3-1, while East Mucurapo turned up with a late goal to drop St Mary’s 1-0.
 
After a goalless first half, it took only six minutes for St Anthony’s to find a three-goal lead, with Shaquille Long scoring a double (47th and 49th) and Kwesi Allen bagging the insurance goal in the 51st. Trinity got its consolation goal through Isaiah Price in the 77th minute. The win kept the “Tigers” on top the table by three points.
 
At Serpentine Road, St Mary’s and East Mucurapo were seemingly headed for a goalless draw, but a neat finish from Akeem Roach in the 80th minute put East Mucurapo back in contention for the top spot in the league, while St Mary’s were left to rue its conservative approach after back to back wins.
 
Fatima College, meanwhile, continued its downhill form with a 3-3 draw at home to QRC.
 
With a solid 3-1 half time lead, Fatima struggled in the second, whilst allowing QRC to pull two goals back with 20 minutes remaining, the second of which was scored by Courcian Elcock in the 88th minute. Fatima, which started the season well with four wins from six matches, has now failed to find a victory in three matches.
 
The “Dial Dynamos” of Arima North opened a four-point lead in the East Zone after whipping host El Dorado West 3-1, led by a goal in each half from national Under-20 striker, Marcus Gomez.
 
Jomal Francis opened Arima’s account after 17 minutes and Gomez doubled the lead in the 32nd, only for El Dorado to pull one back four minutes before the half.
 
The second half was a very tight affair with Gomez managing to get an insurance goal, his second of the match, three minutes from full-time to push its points tally to 21 from nine matches, four more than San Juan North.
 
San Juan North, meanwhile, also won on the road 4-1 at Trinity East, led by a double from Andel Andrews to move ahead of idle defending champions El Dorado East (16 points), which has a match in hand on the leaders.
 
In the zone’s other match, Jordan Devenish and Ricardo John both got braces as St Augustine “Green Machine” steamrolled Toco 4-0 to keep hold of fourth spot, two behind El Dorado East.
 
In the Central Zone, Chaguanas North closed to within two points of defending champion Carapichaima East with a hard fought 2-1 win over Tabaquite at Homeland Gardens, Chaguanas, in a match that was rescheduled from a week ago due to a lack of officials.
 
Chaguanas went ahead on the half-hour mark thanks to Keagan Edwards but six minutes later Jesse Frank conceded an own-goal for a 1-1 half-time score.
 
The match then seemed headed for a draw when Jeron Humphrey netted an 83rd-minute winner for Chaguanas to move to 14 points from six matches, one behind Carapichaima.
 
Over in Tobago, Valdez Perez netted the lone goal in the 78th minute as Scarborough completed the season sweep of rivals Signal Hill with a 1-0 win and now leads with ten points from four matches, four ahead of Speyside which played to a 2-2 draw with Mason Hall for the second time this season.
 
Yesterday’s Results

East:

St Augustine 4 (Jordan Devenish 2, Ricardo John 2) vs Toco 0

Arima North 3 (Marcus Gomez 32nd, 87th, Jomal Francis 17th) vs El Dorado West 1 (41st)

San Juan North 4 (Andel Andrews 2, Brent Sam, Anthony Downes) vs Trinity East 1 (Jameel Sempel)
 
Central:

Chaguanas North 2 (Keagan Edwards 30th, Jeron Humphrey 83rd) vs Tabaquite 1 (Jesse Frank o.g. 36th)
 
Tobago:

Scarborough 1 (Valdez Perez 78th) vs Signal Hill 0

Speyside 2 vs Mason Hall 2
 
North:

Mucurapo 1 (Akeem Roach 80th) v St Mary’s College 0

Fatima 3 (Arvin Prescod 16th, 45th, Brendon Creed 23rd) v QRC 3 (Josh Williams 30th, 70th, Courcian Elcock 88th)

St Anthony’s 3 (Shaquille Long 47th, 49th, Kwesi Allen 51st) v Trinity 1 (Isaiah Price 77th)
 
South:

Shiva 2 (Shevon Diaz, Qwesi Weston) v Naparima 0

Presentation 3 (Shackiel Henry 22nd, 67th, Mathiaus Hall 63rd) v St Benedict’s 1 (Yaseu Rougier 7th)

Princes Town 2 v Pleasantville 1
 
Current Zonal Standings

North:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
St Anthony’s 9 6 3 0 16 6 21
East Mucurapo 9 5 3 1 13 6 18
St Mary’s 9 4 2 3 12 9 14
Fatima 9 4 2 3 13 11 14
QRC 8 1 2 5 14 17 5
D/Martin North 8 1 2 5 5 14 5
Trinity 8 1 1 6 5 15 5
 
East:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Arima North 9 6 3 0 28 11 21
San Juan North 8 5 2 1 17 5 17
El Do East 8 5 1 2 18 15 16
St Augustine 8 4 2 2 17 9 14
Trinity East 8 2 1 5 14 18 7
El Do West 9 2 0 7 8 19 6
Toco 8 0 1 7 4 29 1
 
South:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Presentation 9 9 0 0 29 4 27
Shiva 8 6 1 1 14 3 19
Naparima 9 5 0 4 17 12 15
St Benedict’s 9 3 2 4 19 12 11
P/Town 7 2 1 4 8 17 7
P’ville 9 1 1 7 7 19 4
Moruga 7 0 1 6 5 32 1
 
Central:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Carapichaima 6 5 0 1 43 5 15
Chaguanas North 6 4 2 0 14 3 14
Couva West 6 3 0 3 9 15 9
Presentation 5 1 2 2 3 11 5
Tabaquite 6 1 1 4 4 19 4
Gasparillo 5 0 1 4 2 22 1
 
Tobago:
 
Teams P W D L F A Pts
S/borough 4 3 1 0 11 5 10
Speyside 4 1 3 0 8 7 6
M/Hall 3 0 3 0 4 4 3
S/Hill 5 0 2 3 2 6 2
R/borough 2 0 1 1 2 5 1

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 11, 2012, 02:51:56 AM
St Augustine, Debe take girls football titles.
T&T Newsday Reports.


St Augustine clinched the East Zone while Debe Secondary won the South Zone in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Girls Championship.

St Augustine thrashed El Dorado East 5-0 on Sunday, for their eighth straight win, and an unassailable lead in the East while Debe blanked Vessigny 3-0 to register their seventh win in a row, and have retained their South title with three matches to spare.

Providence had the largest margin of victory on Sunday, disposing of St Joseph Convent Port of Spain 9-4 while, in another North Zone fixture, Holy Name Port of Spain battled to a 2-2 draw with St Francois.

In sister isle Tobago, Bishop’s High spanked Mason Hall 4-0 and Signal Hill edged Scarborough 1-0.

Today’s Fixtures (starting at 3.45 pm)-

NORTH ZONE - St Francois vs Providence; Malick vs Holy Name Port of Spain; St Joseph Convent Port of Spain vs Tranquility.

EAST ZONE - Arima vs El Dorado East; St Augustine vs St George’s; Bishop’s East vs Toco.

SOUTH ZONE - Point Fortin vs Debe; Holy Faith Penal vs Fyzabad; Vessigny vs Pleasantville.

TOBAGO ZONE - Signal Hill vs Speyside; Bishop’s High vs Roxborough; Scarborough vs Mason Hall.

St Francois, St Joseph in North Zone decider today.
T&T Guardian Reports.


With two schools, Debe (South) and St Augustine (East) already confirming a top spot in their respective BGTT/ First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Girls’ Championship divisions, focus has shifted to the competitive North Zone where a league champion may be decided, when defending champions St Francois hosts Providence at President’s Ground, St Ann’s, today.

A win for either team will see it secure the title outright, as Providence plays its last match of the League Championship, while St Francois remains with one match remaining. Providence currently leads the five team standings with 15 points. A win for Providence will put it on an unassailable 18 points, five more than St Francois, which will have to settle for a second place finish.

Granted the two teams play to a draw, St Francois will still trail Providence, but will have the opportunity to leapfrog the team in its final round match on Sunday, when it takes on St Joseph’s Convent.

However, St Francois will be looking for an outright win today, rather than taking it to the final round, against St Joseph, a team which it has already lost to 4-3, in the first round.
 
Unlike the North Zone, five of the six teams in the Tobago Zone has as strong a chance to taking the zonal title, with two regular fixtures, and several rescheduled matches to be played.
 
The round of matches to be contested today is the reverse of the fourth match day in the first round, which remains to be played.
 
Signal Hill, which is tied for first place on 12 points with two other teams, will challenge Speyside, which is three points behind.

Fixtures

North

St Francois v Providence, President’s Ground, St Ann’s
St Joseph’s v Tranquility, St Joseph Convent Ground
 
East Zone

Arima North v El Dorado East, Arima Ground
St Augustine v St George’s College, St Augustine
Bishops v Toco, Bishops Ground
 
South

Point Fortin East v Debe, Techier Village Ground
Vessigny v Pleasantville, La Brea
 
Tobago

Signal Hill v Speyside, Signall Hill
Bishops High v Roxborough, Bishops
Scarborough v Mason Hall, Shaw Park

Standings

North Zone

Teams Pld W D L F A Pts
Providence 7 5 0 2 20 11 15
St Francois 6 4 1 1 19 8 13
St Joseph 6 3 0 3 20 26 9
Holy Name 7 2 1 4 11 13 7
Tranquility 6 1 0 5 6 18 3
 
East

Teams Pld W D L F A Pts
St Augustine 8 8 0 0 58 0 24
Arima North 8 4 2 2 19 19 14
Toco 7 4 0 3 18 11 12
St George’s 8 2 2 4 11 21 8
El Do East 7 2 1 4 14 22 7
Bishop’s 8 0 1 7 5 52 1
 
South

Teams Pld W D L F A Pts
Debe 7 7 0 0 27 1 21
Vessigny 6 3 0 3 20 7 9
P/Fortin E 5 3 0 2 8 8 9
Pleasantville 5 1 0 4 2 14 3
Fyzabad 7 1 0 6 5 32 3
 
Tobago

Teams Pld W D L F A Pts
Signal Hill 5 4 0 1 14 2 12
Mason Hall 7 4 0 3 14 11 12
Bishops 6 4 0 2 10 4 12
Scarborough 5 3 0 2 10 6 9
Speyside 5 2 0 3 14 11 9
Roxborough 6 0 0 6 2 32 0

Both two teams have played only five matches of the scheduled eight.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 13, 2012, 03:06:50 AM
'Pres' go for South title today.
T&T Express Reports.


Presentation College San Fernando will look to seal the BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League South Zone title today when they face Moruga Secondary in the first match of a double header at Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella from 3 p.m.

Pres, who are on a nine-game winning streak, have a perfect 27 points from nine matches and their closest rivals are Shiva Boys Hindu College, who are eight points back in second place but also have a game in hand.

In the second match of the double header, Pleasantville Secondary will tackle Naparima College from 5 p.m.

Shiva Boys take on Princes Town Secondary in the other match in the zone in Penal from 3:45 p.m.

In the North, defending champions St Anthony's College are just three points clear at the top of the standing with 21 points and cannot afford any lapses against third placed St Mary's College (14 points) when the two sides meet in Westmoorings from 3:45 p.m.

East Mucurapo who are second on the North Zone standings with 18 points, are on a bye today.

Other matches in the North will see second from last Diego Martin North Secondary taking on Fatima College in Diego Martin and last place Trinity College on the road to Queen's Royal College.

North Zone

Diego Martin North Sec vs Fatima College, Diego Martin, 3.45 p.m.
St Anthony's College vs St Mary's College, Westmoorings, 3.45 p.m.
QRC vs Trinity College, QRC, 3.45 p.m.

East Zone

St Augustine Sec vs El Dorado West Sec, St Augustine Sec, 3.45 p.m.
El Dorado East Sec vs Trinity College East, Larry Gomes Stadium, 3.45 p.m.
San Juan North Sec vs Toco Sec, Bourg Mulatresse, 3.45 p.m.

South Zone

Presentation College Sando vs Moruga Sec, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 3 p.m
Pleasantville Sec vs Naparima College, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 5 p.m.
Shiva Boys Hindu College vs Princes Town West Sec, Penal, 3.45 p.m.

Central Zone

Presentation College Chag vs Carapichaima East Sec, Presentation, 3.45 p.m.
Tabaquite Sec vs Couva West Sec, 3.45 p.m.
Chaguanas North Sec vs Gasparillo Sec, Chaguanas, 3.45 p.m.

Tobago Zone

Mason Hall Sec vs Roxborough Sec, Bon Accord, 3.45 p.m.
Scarborough Sec vs Speyside Sec, Scarborough, 3.45 p.m.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on October 13, 2012, 06:38:39 PM
Pres crushed Moruga 12-0 with Henry scoring 6 and Shiva beat P Town 4-1 to keep their title hopes alive.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 14, 2012, 07:38:48 AM
Pres closer to South Zone title
By Ian Prescott (Express).


THE only thing better than winning nine out of nine matches, is a 100 percent record after ten outings.

Yesterday, Presentation College inched closer to the South Zone title in the BGTT Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) with an emphatic victory over bottom team Moruga, at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, in Mara-bella. But defending champions, Shiva Boys ensured that Presentation did not celebrate winning the South Zone crown as yet, by beating Princes Town and keeping their slim hopes alive of defending their title.

A 10th victory in as many matches continued a dream season for Presentation College, and inched them closer to the South Zone title, with two rounds of matches still left. Shackiel Henry netted six goals, and Akil Pierre scored twice, while Angel Williams, Kyle Moody and Rakeem Francis got one apiece.

Presentation now have a maximum 30 points from 10 matches, with two matches left. Shiva Boys, meanwhile, have 22 points from nine matches after beating Princes Town 4-2, yesterday. Shiva Boys can reach 31 points by winning their last three matches.

Presentation are on a bye in midweek, while Shiva Boys play their outstanding match against Moruga. Providing Shiva win, they will meet Presentation in a showdown on Saturday.

"Our focus is not Shiva Boys because only they can prevent us winning the South title," said Presentation manager Michel Toney, yesterday. "The more you win the more player management becomes important.

"We expected to have a good season because we have basically the same team from last year. We lost three players, but we had a good group of under-16s to fill the gap. But even in pre-season we knew that Shiva Boys would give us the most competition this season."

YESTERDAY'S BGTT SSFL RESULTS

South Zone

Presentation College 12 (Shackiel Henry 6, Akil Pierre 2, Angel Williams, Kyle Moody, Rakeem Francis) vs Moruga 0

Shiva Boys 4 vs Princes Town 2

St Pleasantville 0 vs Naparima 2 (Incomplete)

East Zone

St Augustine 5 vs El Dorado West 0

El Dorado East 0 vs Trinity East 1

San Juan North 4 vs Toco 0

North Zone

St Anthony's 2 vs St Mary's 1

Diego Martin North 1 vs Fatima 4

QRC 2 vs Trinity 0

Central Zone

Carapichaima East 12 vs Gasparillo 0

Presentation 2 vs Tabaquite 2

Couva West 0 vs Chaguanas North 3

Tobago Zone

Mason Hall 3 vs Roxborough 1

Scarborough 2 vs Speyside 2

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on October 15, 2012, 03:21:46 PM
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Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 16, 2012, 05:17:40 AM
Trinity East holds Gustine to draw in reschedule match.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Former champions, St Augustine missed out on a chance to join San Juan North in second spot on the East Zone BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League table after it was held to a 1-1 draw by hosts Trinity East in a re-scheduled first round match yesterday.
 
The Green Machine as St Augustine started brightly and went ahead midway through the first-half thanks to Triston Hodge, however, Trinity East which was beaten by St Augustine, 4-1 on October 6, drew level via striker Jameel Sempel.

Any chance of St Augustine conjuring up a winner was then dented when midfielder Nicholas Marcano who netted in Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing of El Dorado West was red-carded.
 
Tomorrow, the top four will face off as Arima North entertains San Juan North at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar while St Augustine is at home to El Dorado East.
 
Results Yesterday’s BGTT/First Citizens SSFL matches:

East:

Trinity East (Jameel Sempel) vs St Augustine (Triston Hodge)
 
Current East Zone Standing:

Arima North 9 6 3 0 28 11 21
San Juan North 9 6 2 1 21 5 20
St Augustine 10 5 3 2 23 10 18
El Do East 9 5 1 3 18 16 16
Trinity East 10 3 2 5 16 19 11
El Do West 10 2 0 8 8 24 6
Toco 9 0 1 8 4 33 1.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 17, 2012, 02:56:14 AM
Shiva aims to keep Presentation waiting.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Shiva Boys, the defending South Zone champion of the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League will hope to delay handing over its title to runaway leader Presentation College of San Fernando, when matches resume today in all five zones from 3.45 pm.
 
Presentation, led by national youth striker Shackiel Henry’s 16 goals, heads the seven-team South table with maximum 30 points from ten matches, to be the lone team in the entire league with a 100-per-cent winning record, and is on a bye today while Shiva is eight points adrift with a match in hand.
 
Today, Shiva needs nothing less than a victory away to cellar-placed Moruga to stay in the title race ahead of its top-of-the-table meeting with Presentation on Saturday at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. When both teams met in the first round Shiva came away with a 4-1 triumph and will be confident of picking up another three points, to keep the title race open at least for another round of matches.
 
In the two other South matches, former champions Naparima College, in third spot and four points behind Shiva travels to fifth-placed Princes Town while fourth-spot St Benedict’s College host Pleasantville at La Romaine. Up North, reigning zonal and national champions St Anthony’s College can also retain its title today depending on the outcome of its home clash with third-placed Fatima College and the meeting between second-placed East Mucurapo and Queen’s Royal College at Fatima Grounds, Mucurapo Road.
 
The “Westmooring Tigers” unbeaten in 25 matches dating back to the start of last year’s competition currently leads with 24 points from ten matches, six more than East Mucurapo and a win today over visiting Fatima coupled with anything but victory for East Mucurapo over the Royalians will see it secure yet another zonal crown ahead of their clash on Saturday.
 
At the other end of the table, Trinity and Diego Martin North, both with five points meet in a crucial relegation zone battle at Moka, Maraval. In the East Zone, the top four teams, Arima North (21 points), San Juan North (20), St Augustine (18) and reigning champion El Dorado East will face off with the title race still up for grabs.
 
The “Dial Dynamos” of Arima North, coming off a bye on the weekend will host San Juan North in a battle of the top two at Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, with both teams hoping for a better result than their first round 1-1 draw at Bourg Mulatresse while St Augustine needs to avenge a 2-1 first round away loss to El Dorado East. In the other East Zone match today, bottom team Toco, with only a point, needs a victory over visiting El Dorado West (six points) to keep alive its hopes of avoiding relegation.
 
The Central Zone is expected to go down to the final round of matches next Wednesday with top two, defending champion Carapichaima East, with 18 points from seven matches, and Chaguanas North, a point behind, facing struggling Presentation College of Chaguanas and Gasparillo, fourth and last in the standings, respectively.
 
Over in Tobago, Speyside will have a chance to climb to within one point of front-runners Scarborough today when it travels to Settlement for a clash with bottom-placed Roxborough. Scarborough leads the five-team table with 11 points from five matches, but has an off day today while Speyside is next with seven points. 
 
Today’s BGTT/First Citizens SSFL zonal matches:
NB: All matches begin at 3.45 pm unless otherwise stated

 
North:
East Mucurapo vs QRC, Fatima Grds.
St Anthony’s vs Fatima, Westmoorings
Trinity vs D/Martin North, Moka, Maraval
 
East:
Toco vs El Dorado West, Toco
Arima North vs San Juan North, Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
St Augsutine vs El Dorado East, St Augustine

South:
Moruga vs Shiva, Moruga
St Benedict’s vs Pleasantville, La Romaine
Princes Town vs Naparima, Princes Town
 
Central:
Presentation vs Carapichaima East, Presentation
Tabaquite vs Couva West, Tabaquite
Chaguanas North vs Gasparillo, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
 
Tobago:
Signal Hill vs Mason Hall, Signal Hill
Roxborough vs Speyside, Settlement
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: de_redman on October 17, 2012, 05:53:51 AM
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Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on October 17, 2012, 11:51:56 AM
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Title: Shiva makes up crucial ground with Moruga thrashing
Post by: Tallman on October 18, 2012, 02:30:51 PM
Shiva makes up crucial ground with Moruga thrashing
By Nigel Simon and Andrew Gioannetti (T&T Guardian)


Two goals on either side of the half from Sevon Diaz helped secure a 7-1 result for the second-placed defending champion Shiva Boys over Moruga Secondary, to keep its title hopes alive in the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League, yesterday.
 
Diaz’s four goal tally (29th, 34th, 61st and 85th), combined with efforts from Qwesi Weston (12th) Nathaniel Garcia (55th) and Shaquille Williams (88th) put Shiva Boys on 25 points from 10 matches, five less than leaders Presentation College San Fernando, which was on a bye.
 
Despite the result, “Pres” remains favourite to become the new zonal winner, having already played all but two matches, and claiming victory in each one of them, thus far.
 
The top two teams in the zone will be back in action on Saturday, in what is expecting to be a potential title decider. A win or draw will hand Presentation the title, while a win for Shiva would keep going into the final match-day, when it is set to face St Benedict’s College.
 
Even if Presentation loses to Shiva on Saturday, a win or draw on the final match day, when it faces Pleasantville Secondary (Presentation won the first leg 1-0).
 
Meanwhile, up North, the division’s key clash between St Anthony’s College and Fatima was aborted due to heavy showers. The “Tigers” looks likely to retain its zonal title saw its 2-1 lead come to waste when the referee blew off the match. Second placed East Mucurapo took advantage and handed QRC its worst defeat of the season via a 8-0 scoreline. Talented midfielder Aaqil Campbell scored a hat-trick.
 
It was in stark contrast to the narrow 2-1 win which East Mucurapo took in the first leg. Mucurapo leading 2-0 at the half, returned to demolish the “Royalians” and began with a flurry of four goals in the first eight minutes of the second half. The win put Mucurapo three points behind St Anthony’s, with both teams on 10 matches played, and two more to complete.
 
In the East Zone, leaders Arima North (24 points) moved to within two points of claiming the title with two matches left after edging San Juan North 1-0 with a 62nd minute strike from national Under-20 striker Marcus Gomez at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar despite playing the entire second half with ten men after Neveal Hackshaw was red-carded in the 40th minute.
 
The win carried the “Dial Dynamos” of Arima North to 24 points from ten matches, three ahead of St Augustine which blanked last year’s winner El Dorado East 2-0 with goals from Aikim Andrews, in the 20th and Jordan Devenish, in the 53rd third.
 
At the bottom of the standings, El Dorado West whipped host Toco 4-2 thanks to a Kussell Chairman hat-trick to all but secure its stay in the top flight for yet another season while Toco was demoted with the loss.
 
The Central Zone seems set for a final day decider between top the two, defending champion Carapichaima East (21 points) and Chaguanas North (20) after both won by 11-0 margins over Presentation College of Chaguanas and Gasparillo, respectively while in the other match Tabaquite trounced Couva West 3-0. For Carapichaima, Shaquille Holder scored his fourth hat-trick of the campaign to carry his tally to 27 while teammate Joshua Eneau also scored four in the lopsided win at Presentation. At Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Ainsley County also banged four for Chaguanas North in its hammering of Gasparillo.
 
Over in Tobago, Speyside and Mason Hall both made use of front-runner Scarborough’s off day with vitals wins over Roxborough and Signal Hill
 
Speyside led by a brace from Jayon Warrick outplayed Roxborough 4-2 at Settlement to move to ten points from six matches, one behind Scarborough which has a match in hand while Mason Hall’s Brandon Joseph netted to earn his team a 1-0 triumph at Signal Hill for third on the table with nine points.
 
 
Yesterday’s BGTT/First Citizens SSFL zonal results:
 
Results North

 
East Mucurapo 8 (Aaqil Campbell 12th, 35th, 70th, Kadeem Hutchinson 46th, Keeno Allick 48th, Kevin Lewis 50th, Akeem Roach 53rd, Tafari Williams 67th) v QRC 0
 
Diego Martin North 1 v Trinity 0
 
St Anthony’s v Fatima- Did Not Play
 
 
South
 
Shiva 7 (Qwesi Weston 12th, Shevon Diaz 29th, 34th, 61st, 85th, Nathaniel Garcia 55th, Shaquille Williams 88th) v Moruga 1
 
Naparima 5 v Princes Town 1 (Kiel Ribiero 35th pen)
 
St Benedict’s v Pleasantville- Did Not Play

East:
 
El Do West 4 (Kurdelle Chairman 3, Stefan Lewis) vs Toco 2 (Shawkelle Ragoo, Shaquille Edwards)
 
Arima North 1 (Marcus Gomes 62nd) vs San Juan North 0
 
St Augsutine 2 (Aikim Andrews 20th, Jordan Devenish 53rd) vs El Do East 0
 
Central:
 
Carapichaima East 11 ( Shaquille Holder 17th, 22nd, 42nd, 82nd, Joshua Eneau 19th, 25th, 28th, 50th, Akeem James 72nd, 87th, Treverson Calliste 69th) vs Presentation 0
 
Tabaquite 3 (Andre Gonzales 8th, 88th, Chazaq Arnold 70th) vs Couva West 0
 
Chaguanas North 11 (Ainsley County 2nd, 20th, 21st, 49th, Jonathan Charles 17th, 34th, Deon O’Garro 60th, 64th, Jaron Humphrey 42nd, Isaiah Nichols 76th, Jerren Hall 89th) vs Gasparillo
 
Tobago:

Mason Hall 1 (Brandon Joseph 15th) vs Signal Hill 0

Speyside 4 (Jayon Warrick 2, Khalil Robley, Brandon Benjamin) vs Roxborough 2 (Terron Nimblett, Weah Adams)
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 18, 2012, 03:01:37 PM
East Mucurapo 8 (Aaqil Campbell 12th, 35th, 70th, Kadeem Hutchinson 46th, Keeno Allick 48th, Kevin Lewis 50th, Akeem Roach 53rd, Tafari Williams 67th) v QRC 0


It look like my Alma Mater suffering from the Canadian flu!
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Arimaman on October 19, 2012, 06:02:43 AM
Arima back right where we belong... on top...  Well done lads.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: royal on October 19, 2012, 06:35:40 AM
East Mucurapo 8 (Aaqil Campbell 12th, 35th, 70th, Kadeem Hutchinson 46th, Keeno Allick 48th, Kevin Lewis 50th, Akeem Roach 53rd, Tafari Williams 67th) v QRC 0


It look like my Alma Mater suffering from the Canadian flu!

Wow what happen to QRC? I never heard they get 8 in my lifetime.Something had to be wrong because they started to improve nicely.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 19, 2012, 07:04:12 AM
East Mucurapo 8 (Aaqil Campbell 12th, 35th, 70th, Kadeem Hutchinson 46th, Keeno Allick 48th, Kevin Lewis 50th, Akeem Roach 53rd, Tafari Williams 67th) v QRC 0

It look like my Alma Mater suffering from the Canadian flu!

Something else ails them ... Canada at least had a response.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 20, 2012, 04:37:24 AM
Day of title deciders in SSFL.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Reigning national champions St Anthony’s College will be one of four teams hoping to clinch their respective zonal titles when the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League penultimate round of zonal matches takes place today from 3.45 pm.
 
The “Westmooring Tigers,” as St Anthony’s are called, currently lead the seven-team North Zone with 24 points from ten matches, three ahead of long-time rival East Mucurapo which it faces today at Fatima Grounds, Mucurapo Road.

For the “Tigers,” who are unbeaten in 30 matches dating back to the start of last year and were 1-0 winners in the first round encounter, the task is simple: win, and they will be crowned champions for yet another season, with only a re-scheduled match against Fatima College, which was rained out at the half-time on Wednesday last, to be replayed next weekend.
 
However, a draw or a defeat for the Nigel Grosvenor-coached “Tigers” against “Compre” which is coming off a 8-0 thrashing of Queen’s Royal College will leave the title race open with the latter still to face relegation-threatened Diego Martin North in its final match on Wednesday.
 
In the two other matches, QRC and Diego Martin North, both with eight points, three ahead of Trinity College, meet at QRC Ground while St Mary’s host cellar-placed Trinity at Serpentine Road.

Down South, Presentation College of San Fernando will go into its clash against last year’s winner Shiva Boys, just needing a point to dethrone its rival when both teams square off at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
 
The Shawn Cooper-coached Presentation, the only team in the league with a 100 per cent winning record heads the South table with maximum 30 points from ten matches while Shiva is five points behind and must avenge its 1-0 first round loss to carry the title chase into Wednesday’s final round.
 
At the other end of the table, bottom-placed Moruga with one point needs to pick up valuable points when it hosts Naparima while Princes Town is at home to St Benedict’s in a mid-table clash.

In the East Zone, front-runners Arima North with 24 points from ten matches travel to Trinity East for a tricky contest, knowing a win will see it replace El Dorado East as zonal champions.
 
However, the “Dial Dynamos” of Arima North know it will not be an easy task as in its last encounter with Trinity East at home on September 26 it needed two second-half strikes to come-from-behind and earn a 2-2 draw.

At Bourg Mulatresse, San Juan, the pressure will be on both San Juan North, with 20 points and two matches and second-placed St Augustine (21 points) which plays its final match today to get a win to keep their titles hope open mathematically, providing Arima North slips up.
 
Defending Central Zone champions Carapichaima East and rivals, second-placed Chaguanas North meet at Carapichaima with a point separating both teams and both coming off 11-0 triumphs over Presentation College of Chaguanas and Gasparillo respectively.
 
Victory for “Caps” will secure yet another crown while Chaguanas North needs nothing less than a win as it also faces the possibility of its 2-1 win in the first round being reversed to a 3-0 loss to Carapichaima due to protest.

Over in Tobago, the title is far from decided with the top two teams, Scarborough (11 pts) and Speyside (ten points), both in action while Mason Hall, third with nine points, has a bye. Today, Scarborough meets Roxborough at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, while Speyside is at home to Signal Hill.
 
Today’s Matches
NB: All matches begin at 3.45 pm unless otherwise stated

 
North

East Mucurapo vs St Anthony’s, Fatima Ground
QRC vs Diego Martin North, QRC Ground
St Mary’s vs Trinity, Serpentine Road
 
East
 
El Do East vs Toco, Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar
San Juan North vs St Augustine, Bourg Mulatresse
Trinity East vs Arima North, Trinity East
 
South

Princes Town vs St Benedict’s, Princes Town
Moruga vs Naparima, Moruga
Presentation vs Shiva, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
 
Central

Couva West vs Presentation, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
Carapichaima East vs Chaguanas North, Carapichaima
Gasparillo vs Tabaquite, Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre 
 
Tobago

Speyside vs Signal Hill, Speyside
Scarborough vs Roxborough, Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: boss on October 20, 2012, 08:14:31 AM
Anyone know what the story is with St. Anthony's playing in Stoke City kits? I assume it has something to do with Kenwyne Jones, but is it a proper partnership, with opportunities for players etc?  :beermug:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on October 20, 2012, 09:02:49 AM
Anyone know what the story is with St. Anthony's playing in Stoke City kits? I assume it has something to do with Kenwyne Jones, but is it a proper partnership, with opportunities for players etc?  :beermug:

I think there was a visit and a donation by team officials back when Kenwyne was still with Stokes.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: FF on October 20, 2012, 09:58:02 AM
Anyone know what the story is with St. Anthony's playing in Stoke City kits? I assume it has something to do with Kenwyne Jones, but is it a proper partnership, with opportunities for players etc?  :beermug:

I think there was a visit and a donation by team officials back when Kenwyne was still with Stokes.

 :rotfl:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 21, 2012, 05:15:20 AM
Pres, Arima secure zonal crowns.
By Andrew Gioannetti & Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Needing just a draw, Presentation College San Fernando instead clocked in a last minute goal to add the icing on the cake in securing its 11th straight victory and the South Zone title with a narrow 1–0 victory over Shiva Boys in the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League, yesterday.

Playing at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, Presentation, managed to dethrone Shiva after scoring the only goal through an added-time effort from Renaldo Atwell, as the team was determined to keep its 100 per cent winning streak from the start of the season in tact.
 
The final score was a mirror result of the 1–0 win that the Shawn Cooper-coached Presentation secured in the first leg. “Pres” copped the title with a match to spare, with its final match against Pleasantville now irrelevant.

And while Presentation was celebrating, so too were the East Zone’s Arima North which claimed a similarly nailbiting 1–0 victory over Trinity East Secondary, to claim similar honours. Both teams have secured a spot in the SSFL Boys’ Big-Four competition, where they are now scheduled to face each other in the semifinal on October 29, at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima. Rondell Elie got the lone goal in the 33rd minute for Arima North.
 
The “Dial Dynamos”, who came from behind to earn a hard fought 2–2 draw with Trinity East in the first round, held a three-point lead over St Augustine, which had one match left and needed a win to cement the crown with third placed San Juan North (20 points from ten matches) still in the hunt. In the two other matches, San Juan North squandered a first-half 2–0 lead and had to settle for a 2–2 draw with St Augustine while last year’s winner, El Dorado East blanked relegated Toco, 3–0.
 
Up North, St Anthony’s College carried its unbeaten run to 30 matches, even though it was made to wait until at least one match to retain the zonal title, as the “Tigers” and East Mucurapo Secondary played to a 1–1 stalemate, at Fatima Ground.

With the first half ending scoreless, Mucurapo was the first to strike, as the crafty Aaqil Campbell found himself in the right place at the right time to tap in a close range effort, in the 51st minute, after an original attempt on goal was parried into his path by St Anthony’s goalkeeper Jevon Sample.

The goal which followed in the 75th minute by substitute Dwayne Calliste may well have been the goal of the season, as the player who was only on for five minutes, connected with Xavier Rajpaul’s corner for a clinical overhead “bicycle” kick which soared into the back of the net.
 
St Mary’s College, meanwhile, bounced back from its loss to St Anthony’s College two weeks prior to take a 1–0 win over Trinity, with Jelani Christopher scoring in the 33rd minute. Christopher also received a red card, even after being substituted for his choice words at the match official.

The race for the Central Zone will go down to Wednesday’s final round of matches after Chaguanas North pulled of its second win of the season against champions Carapichaima East at Carapichaima, 3–1 led by a double from David Maloney.
 
Maloney opened the scoring for Chaguanas in the 19th minute to lead 1–0 at the half, but the league’s top scorer Shaquille Holder then wasted a chance to get “Caps” level when he muffed a penalty in the 65th minute before making amends 20th minutes later from close range for his team to trail, 2–1.

However, with a minute left in regulation time, Jaron Humphrey sealed all three points for the visitors at 3–1 while Seon Prince then missed a second penalty for Carapichaima on the stroke of full-time. The win lifted Chaguanas North to 23 points from nine matches, two ahead of Carapichaima which has the possibility of its 2–1 loss to the new leaders in the first round being reverse to a 3–0 win due to protest which will be heard tomorrow by the league’s Disciplinary Committee.
 
Over in Tobago, Scarborough Secondary opened a four-point lead at the top of the standings with a hectic 5–3 victory over Roxborough Secondary, while second-placed Speyside failed to maintain momentum as it dropped to a 1–0 defeat to second-to-last Signal Hill. The result meant that Scarborough is just one win away from securing the title. They will come up against Mason Hall on Wednesday.
 
Results

North Zone:

East Mucurapo 1 (Aaqil Campbell 51st) vs St Anthony’s 1 (Dwayne Calliste 75th)

St Mary’s 1 (Jelani Christopher 33rd) vs Trinity 0

QRC 3 (Akil Morris 19th, 38th, Joash Williams 65th) vs Diego Martin North 2 (Keston Frederick 75th, Dane Douglas 80th)
 
South:

Presentation 1 (Renaldo Atwell 90th+2) v Shiva 0

Naparima 4 (Akeem Humphrey 2nd, Wade Caesar 18th, Jabari Mitchell 25th, Adan Noel 38th) vs Moruga 2

St Benedict’s 4 (Jameel Boatswain 2, Yafeu Rougier, Shemar Ravello) vs Princes Town 1 (Quasi Cooper)
 
East:

El Do East 3 (Shaquille Bertrand 72nd, 90th) Gabriel Ragout 4th) vs Toco 0

San Juan North 2 (Brent Sam 43rd, Daniel Banfield 45th) vs St Augustine 2 (Ricardo John 50th, Kwesi Williams 80th)

Arima North 1 (Rondell Elie 33rd) vs Trinity East 0
 
Central:

Couva West 5 (Jaffet Williams 1st, 20th, 35th, Jevon Sandiford 30th, Dimitri Arjoon 44th) vs Presentation 0

Chaguanas North 3 (David Maloney 19th, 82nd, Jaron Humphrey 89th) Carapichaima East 1 (Shaquille Holder 85th)

Tabaquite 4 (Jabari Ramkissoon 2, Andre Gonzales 2) vs Gasparillo 1 (Chevon Elie)
 
Tobago:

Signal Hill 1 (Dereme Williams 56th) vs Speyside 0

Scarborough 5 vs Roxborough 3
 
Standings
 
North:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
St Anthony’s 11 7 4 0 19 8 25
East Mucurapo 11 6 4 1 22 8 22
Fatima 10 5 2 3 17 12 17
St Mary’s 11 5 2 4 14 11 17
QRC 11 3 2 6 20 27 11
D/Martin North 11 2 2 7 9 21 8
Trinity 11 1 2 8 5 19 5
 
East:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Arima North 11 8 3 0 30 11 27
St Augustine 12 6 4 2 27 12 22
San Juan North 11 6 3 2 23 8 21
El Do East 11 6 1 4 21 18 19
Trinity East 11 3 2 6 16 20 11
El Do West 11 3 0 8 12 26 9
Toco 11 0 1 10 6 40 1
 
South:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Presentation 11 11 0 0 42 4 33
Shiva 11 8 1 2 25 7 25
Naparima 12 8 0 4 30 15 24
St Benedict’s 10 4 2 4 23 13 14
P/Town 11 3 1 7 15 30 10
P’ville 10 1 1 8 7 23 4
Moruga 11 0 1 10 8 58 1
 
Central:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
Chaguanas North 9 7 2 0 31 4 23
Carapichaima 9 7 0 2 67 8 21
Couva West 9 4 0 5 14 21 12
Tabaquite 9 3 2 4 13 22 11
Presentation 8 1 3 4 5 29 6
Gasparillo 8 0 1 7 3 49 1
 
Tobago:

Teams P W D L F A Pts
S/borough 6 4 2 0 18 10 14
Speyside 7 2 4 1 14 12 10
M/Hall 5 2 3 0 8 5 9
S/Hill 7 1 2 4 3 7 5
R/borough 5 0 1 4 8 17 1
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 21, 2012, 05:25:22 AM
Cobham nets 8 in Vessigny goal spree.
T&T Guardian Reports.


National youth player Tineisha Cobham put on an inspired performance as she slotted home an impressive eight goals to lead league runner-up Vessigny Secondary to the perfect start in its defence of the title with a 15-0 drubbing of Senior Division leader Point Fortin West, in the BGTT/First Citizens Girls Secondary Schools Football League InterCol South Zone quarterfinal, on Thursday.
 
After leading 8-0 at the half, Cobham continued to impress alongside Javannah Moreno and national teammate Khadidra Debisette, who completed a hat-trick and a brace, respectively. Aviva Vesprey and Tleasha Webb got the other goals for Vessigny.
 
The win put Vessigny into the semifinal, where it is scheduled to meet the winner of Fyzabad’s clash with Pleasantville, which was carded to play last evening. Debe, the runaway champions of South was on a bye, and will go up against Point Fortin East in the semifinal. Point Fortin East came up against another Senior Division team, Siparia East, and emerged easy 3-1 winners.
 
In the North/East playoffs, Providence, which was in the running for the zonal league crown until the last match day took an expected easy win over Senior Division’s Success Laventille. Standout players Chelcy Ralph and Jordan Van
 
Reeken recorded a hat-trick each, with Kelly-Ann Arrindell adding to the rout with one goal. The comfortable win put Providence into Sunday’s quarterfinal stage, where it will meet Toco Secondary. The other finalist from last year’s National InterCol, Roxborough Secondary, faced early elimination from the competition after suffering an embarrassing 6-0 defeat to Scarborough Secondary.
 
Results

North/East playoffs

Bishops Anstey 0 vs Tranquility 0
—Bishops won 2-0 on PKs

El Dorado East 3 (Patrice Campbell 2, Kim James) vs Bishops Anstey East 0

San Juan North 2 vs Arima North 1

St Joseph 3 vs Holy Name 1

Toco 4 vs St George’s 0

Providence 7 (Chelcy Ralph 3, Jordan Van Reeken 3, Kelly-Ann Arrindell) vs Success Laventille 0
 
South quarterfinals

Vessigny 15 (Tineisha Cobham 8, Javannah Moreno 3, Khadidra Debisette 2, Aviva Vesprey, Tleasha Webb) vs Princes Town West 0

Point Fortin East 3 vs Siparia East 1
 
Tobago quarterfinals

Scarborough 6 vs Roxborough 0

Bishops 5 vs Goodwood 0

Mason Hall 2 vs Speyside 2
-Mason Hall won on PKs
 
Fixtures [Sunday]

North East quarterfinals

St Francois vs El Dorado East, President’s Ground
San Juan North vs St Joseph’s, San Juan
Toco Secondary vs Providence, Toco
 
South Semifinals

Vessigny vs Fyzabad/Pleasantville
Debe vs Point Fortin East, Debe Ground
 
Tobago Semifinals

Signal Hill vs Scarborough, Signal Hill
Bishop’s vs Mason Hall, Bishop’s
 
Tuesday

North/East quarterfinal

St Augustine vs Bishops Anstey North, St Augustine, 3.45 pm

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on October 21, 2012, 07:17:02 AM
Could someone post the scheduled dates for the upcoming action?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Richard G. on October 21, 2012, 09:30:32 PM
Tobago Girls Semifinals

Signal Hill vs Scarborough, Signal Hill (Scarborough Sec wins on penalties)
Bishop’s vs Mason Hall, Bishop’s (Bishop's High School 3-0 winners)

Tobago Girls Final

Bishop;s High vs Scarborough Sec. (I believe on Thursday 25th October @ Dwight Yorke Stadium)

Blessings and enjoy the night.
Richard G.
Title: Big 5 schedule
Post by: Tallman on October 22, 2012, 06:29:23 PM
Could someone post the scheduled dates for the upcoming action?

Quarter Finals
29/10/12 (A) Arima North vs Presentation College, San Fernando    5:00pm Larry Gomes Stadium
 
Semi Finals
30/10/12 (B) Central Zone Winner vs St. Anthony’s  4:00pm Ato Boldon Stadium
31/10/12 (C) Tobago Zone Winner vs Winner of (A)  4:00pm Dwight Yorke Stadium
 
Finals
05/11/12 (D) Winner of (B) vs Winner of (C)  5:00pm  To be advised
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 23, 2012, 05:01:20 AM
'Tigers' repeat in SSFL North Zone
By Roger Seepersad (Express).


St Anthony's College weathered the onslaught of a determined Fatima College football unit to win their third consecutive BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) North Zone title with a 0-0 draw in their replay, at St Anthony's Ground, Westmoorings, yesterday.

Both sides looked evenly matched when the game got under way, and each team created some good scoring opportunities early on to the delight of the crowd whose voices grew louder as the match unfolded.

Fatima knew they had to win to stop the "Tigers" from repeating as North Zone champs, and had a chance to put their hosts under some early pressure with Seon Thomas forcing a save from the St Anthony's goalkeeper Javon Sample in the third minute.

Fatima were back on the attack in the 16th minute when Omari George took advantage of a defensive error, but his shot was eventually saved by Sample.

At the other end, St Anthony's answered, but Savion Kerton's effort was saved by Deandre Villaroel.

Keane McIvor also had a good game for St Anthony's. Fighting for possession down the left side, he found Shaquille Long in the middle, but Long could not beat the Fatima keeper.

The second half played out much like the first with both sides creating good opportunities to score, but they just could not find the back of the net.

The anticipation mounted coming down to the end of the match. The Fatima supporters got behind their players, spurring them on for a last minute onslaught which kept the home team defending for much of the last ten minutes.

St Anthony's soaked up the late pressure, content that a draw would eventually earn them the hat-trick of titles.

St Anthony's will now play the winners of the Central Zone in the BGTT "Big 5" competition, at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva next Tuesday.

The Central Zone crown will either go to Carapichaima East Secondary or Chaguanas North Secondary.

Chaguanas North are currently at the top of the standings, but that could change given the result of the disciplinary hearing today to determine the first leg, which Chaguanas North won 2-1 over "Caps".

If that result is reversed, then "Caps" will win the Central Zone even before the final round of matches, tomorrow.

The other zonal champions who have already been crowned are Arima North Secondary in the East Zone and Presentation College San Fernando in the South.

‘Tigers’ celebrate north title again.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Despite a flurry of opportunities and half chances, Fatima College failed to break down a stubborn St Anthony’s College team, which after playing to a 0-0 draw at home, successfully defended its BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League North Zone title, for the second time, yesterday.
 
The Nigel Grosvenor-coached “Westmooring Tigers”, which won the North Zone title for three straight years, sealed its spot at the top of the seven-team standings with an unassailable 26-point tally, four more than East Mucurapo, which has just one match remaining in the roster.
 
St Anthony’s has completed its 12-match league schedule, and will now look ahead to the Big-Five competition, where it is scheduled to meet the winner of the Central Zone. The match was a fairly even one with Fatima having several chances to take an opening lead, if not for a strong St Anthony’s defence.
 
Decent handling and proper positioning from the “Tigers’” custodian Jevon Sample also kept his team in contention. The result meant that St Anthony’s College has gone unbeaten in 31 competitive SSFL and InterCol matches, since the first day of the 2011 season, and is rightfully one of the favourites to retain the overall title this season.
 
Unfortunately, for both the team and the coach, the win was recorded in the absence of Grosvenor, who only arrived from the U-16’s tour of Colombia, to meet the team in mid celebration. Team manager Anthony Clarence expressed much satisfaction in the way the team has defended the title, even without some of its key players who were out due to injuries.
 
“We want to go all the way. But, as champions everyone will be gunning for you. Even though the match was equal, Fatima showed that they were hungry for a result and we know that going forward will bring the same from teams around the country,” said Clarence.
 
He continued, “We cannot lapse. Our next match which will probably be against Carapichaima, will be difficult, so the players will continue working hard.” While St Anthony’s cannot be reached in the final standing, East Mucurapo is also out of reach from the five other teams for the runners up spot.
 
However, the teams which are placed from third to seventh in the standings, will be trying either to seal their places or advance in the standings with the final round of matches to be played on Wednesday. This will determine their positions in the Coca Cola InterCol Zonal quarterfinals.
 
Also to be decided are the disciplinary committee’s rulings of matches in the Central and Tobago Zones. The ruling of the match between Chaguanas North and Carapichaima East Secondary, in which the former took a 2-1 win in controversial fashion, will be decided before lunchtime today. If Carapichaima is awarded three points, the team will move to the top of the standings, with one match remaining.
 
In Tobago, Scarborough will lift the title with a victory over Mason Hall, when the two teams clash tomorrow. Presentation College San Fernando (South) and Arima North (East) are the two teams which have already confirmed their zonal title status, and a place in the SSFL Big-Five competition.
 
North Standings

Teams P W D L F A Pts
St Anthony’s 12 7 5 0 19 8 26
East Mucurapo 11 6 4 1 22 8 22
Fatima 11 5 3 3 17 12 18
St Mary’s 11 5 2 4 14 11 17
QRC 11 3 2 6 20 27 11
D/Martin North 11 2 2 7 9 21 8
Trinity 11 1 2 8 5 19 5
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 23, 2012, 05:04:29 AM
Champion Vessigny stays on track among girls.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Reigning champions Vessigny Secondary inflicted an 8-1 beatdown on Pleasantville Secondary to march into the final of the South Zone BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schoolgirls Football League, yesterday. In the resheduled match which would determine the other finalist, Vessigny made light work of Pleasantville which it defeated twice in league action this season, with a combined aggregate of 8-0.
 
Jayrich Ferguson, Khadidra Debisette and Teneisha Cobham scored a double each, while Deja Lam and Khadidra Debisette got the other goals for Vessigny. Pleasantville Secondary got its only goal from Jenna John. With the win, Vessigny will now meet league winner Debe Secondary, on Thursday at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, in the South final. Debe emerged 2-0 winners over Point Fortin East in the other semifinal, on Sunday.
 
Trinidad finalist St Francois took a spot in Thursday’s North/East semifinal after dropping El Dorado 1-0. They will meet San Juan North, while Providence takes on the winner of the match between the league top team this season, St Augustine Secondary and Bishop’s Secondary.
 
In Tobago, Scarborough took a spot kick win (4-3) over Signal Hill after the two teams played to a 2-2 draw at full time. They meet Bishops, which eased past Mason Hall 3-0 in the other semifinal. The final will take place on Thursday at the Dwight Yorke Stadium.
 
Results [North/East- Quarterfinals]

Sunday

St Francois 1 v El Dorado 0

San Juan North 1 v St Joseph’s Convent 1
San Juan won 3-2 from the penalty spot

Providence 3 (Chelcy Ralph 2, Brittany Farah) v Toco 1 (Jilleisha Moran pen)
 
South Semifinals

Debe 2 (Kayla Taylor 8th, Alicia Barlo 367th) v Point Fortin East 0

Vessigny 8 (Jayrish Ferguson 2, Khadidra Debisette 2, Teneisha Cobham 2, Deja Lam, Khadisha Debisette) v Pleasantville 1 (Jenna John)

Tobago - Semifinals

Scarborough 2 (Jeanille Lawrence, Njemile Charles) v Signal Hill 2 (Kerisha Simon 2)
Scarborough won 4-3 from the penalty spot

Bishops 3 v Mason Hall 0
 
Fixtures [Today]

St Augustine v Bishops North, Bishops Ground, 3 pm

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on October 23, 2012, 02:32:45 PM
One of these days we will get some even reporting in the media as it relates to school football. 

So far on the sports news highlights I see one 10sec clip of Naps playing PVille (I think), but they always showing highlights of the North and East zones.  Don't even talk about the Central zone...even worse for reporting.

Pres captured the South zone with a game in hand and they wrote six lines...primarily about the stats.  St. Anthony's captured the North Zone and the two dailies carrying a ball by ball commentary about the game.

 :cursing:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: kaiser on October 23, 2012, 04:30:49 PM
One of these days we will get some even reporting in the media as it relates to school football. 

So far on the sports news highlights I see one 10sec clip of Naps playing PVille (I think), but they always showing highlights of the North and East zones.  Don't even talk about the Central zone...even worse for reporting.

Pres captured the South zone with a game in hand and they wrote six lines...primarily about the stats.  St. Anthony's captured the North Zone and the two dailies carrying a ball by ball commentary about the game.

 :cursing:

Because St Anthony's is a big team :devil: not to mention we on a 30 game unbeaten streak
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on October 24, 2012, 07:59:55 AM
One of these days we will get some even reporting in the media as it relates to school football. 

So far on the sports news highlights I see one 10sec clip of Naps playing PVille (I think), but they always showing highlights of the North and East zones.  Don't even talk about the Central zone...even worse for reporting.

Pres captured the South zone with a game in hand and they wrote six lines...primarily about the stats.  St. Anthony's captured the North Zone and the two dailies carrying a ball by ball commentary about the game.

 :cursing:

Because St Anthony's is a big team :devil: not to mention we on a 30 game unbeaten streak

Which about to end in a week or so.  ;)

Just imagine Sportsmax All Access...a Jamaican production...had to show a clip on the current Pres team.  They interviewed a couple of the stand-out players and the coach.  All the while our media like they fraid to travel out of POS.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: KND2 on October 24, 2012, 08:44:51 AM
gas is expensive

the news papers are in Port of Spain ,

which news man is willing to drive all the way down south to talk to school children footballers.

Fact is it is easier to just use the schools that are closer....
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on October 24, 2012, 08:49:22 AM
gas is expensive

the news papers are in Port of Spain ,

which news man is willing to drive all the way down south to talk to school children footballers.

Fact is it is easier to just use the schools that are closer....

Tell me is joke yuh making nah...please.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on October 24, 2012, 10:04:19 AM
gas is expensive

the news papers are in Port of Spain ,

which news man is willing to drive all the way down south to talk to school children footballers.

Fact is it is easier to just use the schools that are closer....

Tell me is joke yuh making nah...please.

I hope so too yes...cuz can't have any other sports journalists in any other part of T&T than north? Email doesn't exist...

hoping pres does well in d big 5..as usual will have to play more games to reach the final than the north side..i thought those games supposed to rotate? but yet it always seems that tobago, south and east have to play 3 games to win big 5 yet north has to win 2...
i cud be wrong tho, so feel free to correct me if i am
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on October 24, 2012, 10:44:20 AM
gas is expensive

the news papers are in Port of Spain ,

which news man is willing to drive all the way down south to talk to school children footballers.

Fact is it is easier to just use the schools that are closer....

Tell me is joke yuh making nah...please.

I hope so too yes...cuz can't have any other sports journalists in any other part of T&T than north? Email doesn't exist...

hoping pres does well in d big 5..as usual will have to play more games to reach the final than the north side..i thought those games supposed to rotate? but yet it always seems that tobago, south and east have to play 3 games to win big 5 yet north has to win 2...
i cud be wrong tho, so feel free to correct me if i am

Yes you are correct...we play Arima on the 29th, then travel to Tobago a couple days after....whilst the north team (St. Anthony's) play the less fancied Central team, and then move on to the finals.

This Big 5 should have been a round robin to really see who comes out on top.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on October 24, 2012, 11:46:28 AM
i don't mind having to play the extra game..but i find that should rotate through the teams by year..so one year south play 2, one year east, etc..round robin may be the fairest but then wouldn't really get a "final" with that kinda knockout vibe
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on October 24, 2012, 01:05:10 PM
i don't mind having to play the extra game..but i find that should rotate through the teams by year..so one year south play 2, one year east, etc..round robin may be the fairest but then wouldn't really get a "final" with that kinda knockout vibe

it used to be round robin back in de day when it was big 7 and big 8  when central became their own zone.  However with the travel arrangements to and from tobago plus trying to shorten the season it became a knockout.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on October 24, 2012, 01:08:24 PM
i don't mind having to play the extra game..but i find that should rotate through the teams by year..so one year south play 2, one year east, etc..round robin may be the fairest but then wouldn't really get a "final" with that kinda knockout vibe

it used to be round robin back in de day when it was big 7 and big 8  when central became their own zone.  However with the travel arrangements to and from tobago plus trying to shorten the season it became a knockout.

That is correct.  Sando Tech used to be in the fray in those days as well.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: real madness on October 24, 2012, 05:17:21 PM
Pres kept their 100% record in the league with a 4-0 win over P'ville.  Big 7 was still around when I left school in the 90s.  I think it was around 2000 it became knockout.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: kaiser on October 24, 2012, 06:32:39 PM
Pres kept their 100% record in the league with a 4-0 win over P'ville.  Big 7 was still around when I left school in the 90s.  I think it was around 2000 it became knockout.

Good going, hoping Pres and St Anthony's make the final ,should be a good one, even though we al know  what the outcome will be  :devil:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on October 24, 2012, 06:58:48 PM
Benedicts and Shiva drew 1-1 and P Town beat Moruga.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 25, 2012, 03:25:24 AM
‘Pres’ Sando finish perfect in South Zone.
T&T Newsday Reports.


PRESENTATION San Fernando finished their campaign in the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Championship Division South Zone with a 100-percent record when they spanked Pleasantville 4-0 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella yesterday.

Presentation have defeated all and sundry in their 12 matches this season and will be gearing for tougher challenges in the SSFL Big Five competition, which kicks off on Monday.

Dethroned South Zone champs Shiva Boys were held to a 1-1 away draw to St Benedict’s at La Romain while Princes Town crushed Moruga 6-1.

Arima also completed an unbeaten run in the East Zone when they swept past 2011 winners El Dorado East 4-1. Neveal Hackshaw (10th minute), Shilo Johnson (27th), Kion Joseph (70th) and Kern Roberts (82nd) were the goalscorers for Arima while El Dorado East were rewarded by an item from Mikal Primus (23th).

Trinity East got a pair from Marcel Springer (30th and 33rd) and one apiece from Shaquille Antoine (47th) and Nathan Regis (73rd) as they blanked Toco 4-2 at Trincity while El Dorado West got a strike from Kurdell Chairman as they edged the visiting San Juan 1-0.

Carapichaima retained their Central Zone on Tuesday after the SSFL Disciplinary Committee awarded them three points after overruling a 2-1 loss away to Chaguanas North on September 29. With the result, Carapichaima had an unassailable four-point lead over Chaguanas, entering yesterday’s final day of action.

The 2012 champs pipped hosts Couva 2-1 while Chaguanas trounced hosts Tabaquite 6-2. Presentation Chaguanas earned a 3-0 default victory over Gasparillo and, according to an SSFL official, Gasparillo were unable to field a team due to disciplinary reasons (in their school).

With North Zone winners St Anthony’s on a bye, Mucurapo finished second in the group, despite a 1-0 loss away to lowly Diego Martin.

Third-placed Fatima took care of cellar-placed Trinity 3-1 at the Fatima Ground, Mucurapo while QRC and St Mary’s played to a 1-1 draw at the QRC Ground, St Clair.

The Tobago Zone is yet to be decided, but Signal Hill pipped the visiting Roxborough 2-1 while 2011 winners Scarborough were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Mason Hall.

Presentation, Arima, Carapichaima and St Anthony’s will be turning their attention towards the Big Five tournament.

James keeps Mason Hall alive.
By Clayton Clarke & Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


Akini James’ 89th minute close range effort kept title hopeful Mason Hall alive, while denting reigning champion Scarborough’s chances as the two teams played to a 1-1 draw in the Tobago Zone of the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League, yesterday.
 
The all-important goal put Mason Hall on ten points with two matches remaining, and five points less than Scarborough, which has just one remaining. The champions’ objective was to win the match outright and secure another crown. However, it was Mason Hall, led by captain Brandon Joseph which started the brighter of the two teams. 
 
Scarborough eventually got going with right-winger Khislon Morgan and striker Michael Gordon attacking Mason Hall’s goal. Gordon was rewarded in the 20th minute as he outpaced Mason Hall’s defence and scored a simple tap in.
 
Hakeem Legalle missed several attempts to equalise and Mason Hall eventually found the back of the net in the last minute of regulation time in a goalmouth scramble as James got his foot to the ball.
 
Mason Hall will take on Scarborough in a rescheduled match and a potential title decider on Saturday. A win for Mason Hall will see it trail Scarborough by two points, before Mason Hall faces Roxborough in its final league match on Tuesday.
 
With all zonal champions already decided, the divisions played out their final rounds of matches, with only South and Tobago zones having a rescheduled match to complete. Down South, Presentation College continued to impress as it completed the league campaign with another victory, making it 12 wins in as many matches.
 
The team’s leading scorer Shackiel Henry scored yet again. Civaughn Dimsoy bagged a double while Kegan Ellis was the other player on target. All relegated teams have also been determined with the exception of the North Zone.
 
Trinity College faces relegation after falling to Fatima College 3-1. Diego Martin North Secondary had to pull off the upset of the round and did just that with a 1-0 victory over East Mucurapo. Stephon Billingy got the goal for Diego Martin, which may well have been the most important of his career thus far.

Diego North upset 'Compre'
By Mark Pouchet (Express).


Diego Martin North Secondary produced an upset when they edged East Mucurapo Secondary 1-0 yesterday in the final round of the BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) North Zone league competition.

Stephan Billingy fired home the only goal in the match to hand his school just their second victory in the North Zone in their debut season.

In the other North Zone matches, Fatima College defeated Trinity College 3-1 at home, while QRC could not make home advantage count and had to settle for a 1-1 scoreline against St Mary's College in their "Old Firm" clash.

In the East, Trinity trumped Toco Secondary 4-2 at home, while Arima North thumped El Dorado East 4-1. El Dorado West narrowly got the better of San Juan North with a 1-0 upset result.

Down South, Princes Town Secondary destroyed Moruga Secondary 6-1, St Benedict's College and Shiva Boys played to a 1-1 draw, and Presentation College shut out Pleasantville 4-0.

In the Central Zone, Carapichaima East topped Couva West 2-1, while Chaguanas North increased their goal advantage with a 6-2 win over Tabaquite.

And across in Tobago, Signal Hill Secondary edged out Roxborough 2-1 while Scarbarough and Mason Hall Secondary could not be separated after regulation time, the game ending 1-1.

Yesterday's BG T&T/First Citizens SSFL scores:

Tobago Zone

Signal Hill 2 vs Roxborough 1

Scarborough 1 vs Mason Hall 1

Central Zone

Couva West 1 (Jaffet Williams) vs Carapichaima East 2

Presentation vs Gasparillo (postponed)

Tabaquite 2 vs Chaguanas North 6

North Zone

QRC 1 vs St Mary's 1 (Rashad Hyacenth)

Diego Martin North 1 (Stephan Billingy) vs East Mucurapo 0

Fatima College 3 vs Trinity College 1

South Zone

Princes Town 6 vs Moruga 1

St Benedict's 1 vs Shiva Boys 1

Pleasantville 0 vs Presentation 4 (Keegan Ellis, Shivon Dim Soy 2, Shaquille Henry)

East Zone

Trinity East 4 vs Toco Secondary 2 (Kern Caballero pen., Franklyn Romain)

Arima North 4 (Shiloh Johnson, Neveal Hackshaw, Kern Roberts, Kion Joseph) vs El Dorado East 1

El Dorado West 1 vs San Juan North 0

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WATCHFUL: San Juan North Secondary's Josiah Trimingham, left, confronts this unidentified El Dorado West Secondary player (ball at feet) during their BGT&T/ First Citizens East Zone Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) game yesterday. El Dorado won 1-0. –Photo: ANISTO ALVES
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 25, 2012, 03:40:35 AM
Chaguanas North cries injustice.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


Chaguanas North Secondary, which was on the receiving end of a decision by the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Disciplinary Committee to reverse its 2-1 victory over Carapichaima East Secondary, has appealed the verdict, which it has described as ‘unjust.’
 
The three points which they won were taken away and given to their opponents, who were also gifted a 3-0 result, which effectively gave them the zonal title. The committee met on Tuesday to debate whether or not Chaguanas North was in breach of the rules when it allowed goalkeeper John Rodney to play against Carapichaima.
 
According to the rules, Rodney, who was transferred to Chaguanas North for the season, was supposed to have a minimum of two CXC passes to represent the school. However, he did not. However, a senior official of Chaguanas North said the school was appealing the decision since it was unfair to the school and these young men who played.
 
The official said the school has an official letter from the Central Zone which gave an all-clear for Rodney to play in the match. “We did not make that decision without first getting permission from the secretary of the zone, Trevor Bridgelalsingh.”
 
He indicated that the school submitted the list of players with supporting documents and was told by Bridgelalsingh that the player would be able to take part in the match. “We definitely got approval from an official who represents the SSFL.”
 
The school noted that it had presented Bridgelalsingh’s letter at the disciplinary hearing, but this had no impact. In addition, Bridgelalsingh also wrote to the committee and acknowledged his mistake in indicating that the player in question was eligible to play.

“We were misled,” claimed the Chaguanas North official. “We were aware that the player was admitted to the school with one pass, and after we wrote to the committee asking for a pardon, Bridgelalsingh responded in writing saying that the team list was satisfactory. We were given the impression that it was safe for Rodney to play.”
 
He continued, “All they had to do was tell us, ‘No, you can’t play him.’ We did not have to play him. He is the reserve goalkeeper, but we gave him a run, like everyone else, with the approval of the SSFL official.”
 
The official said the disciplinary meeting was disappointing since it seemed that a decision was already made before the meeting. “It was too cut and dry,” he said. The school official said that he feels that the young footballers have been punished, even though they did nothing wrong.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 25, 2012, 03:42:18 AM
St Augustine Girls run away on Gibbs hat-trick.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


Top forward Chelsea Gibbs sealed a second-half hat-trick to assist undefeated runaway East Zone winners St Augustine Secondary in taking a 7-0 crushing victory over North Zone’s Bishops Anstey, on Tuesday, to land a place in today’s BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League North/East semifinal.
 
After taking a modest 2-0 half-time lead with goals from Laurelle Theodore and Ka-die Johnson, St Augustine, added quick fire goals from Celeste Thomas, a second from Theodore and three from Gibbs, who has again been instrumental in the team’s success.
 
The win meant that the Desiree Sargeant-led St Augustine team continued its unbeaten run from the beginning of the season, with only one drawn match in the process.
 
The result saw it seal a deserved place in today’s North/East semifinal, where it will come up against North Zone runner-up Providence Girls Catholic School, at St Anthony’s College Ground, Westmoorings, for a place in next Thursday’s final. The match, along with all other knock-out fixtures today will kick off at 3.45 pm.
 
North Zone champion and finalist of last year’s North/East knockout competition, St Francois Girls’ College, will meet San Juan North Secondary, at QRC Ground, Port-of-Spain.
 
St Francois advanced to the last four phase after sealing a revenge defeat over El Dorado East, the same team which it lost to on penalty kicks in last year’s final.
 
San Juan North, meanwhile, a surprise package, recorded upsets against Arima North Secondary and St Joseph’s Convent, in the preliminary stage and the quarterfinal respectively, to advance.
 
The two winners will meet in the final next Thursday.
 
In South, all eyes will be on the clash of rivals, 2011 national InterCol champions Vessigny Secondary versus undefeated South Zone winner Debe Secondary, in the final at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
 
Debe recorded an economical 2-0 win over Point Fortin East to reach to the final, while Vessigny went all out in an 8-1 demolition of Pleasantville Secondary, in the two semifinal matches.
The two met twice in the league this season, with Debe winning both legs 3-0 and 2-0.
 
A new champion will also be declared in Tobago today when Bishop’s High School meets Scarborough Secondary in the final.
 
Reigning Tobago InterCol champions Roxborough were brushed aside 6-0 in the quarterfinal by Scarborough, which went on to take a penalty kick win over favourites Signal Hill in the last four stage.

Bishop’s, too has been in fine form in the competition, taking an easy 5-0 win over Senior winners Goodwood, before easing past Mason Hall 3-0.

The final of the Tobago Zone will take place today at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, between Scarborough and Bishop’s. The semi-finals of the combined North/East Zones are on today’s agenda.

St Francois College are due to face San Juan at the QRC Ground in St Clair while St Augustine are scheduled to meet Providence Girls at Westmoorings.
 
Results [North/East Quarterfinal]

St Augustine 7 (Ka-Die Johnson 29th, Laurelle Theodore 36th, 49th, Celeste Thomas 42nd, Chelsea Gibbs 46th, 62nd, 80th) v Bishops North 0
 
Today’s Girls’ InterCol Fixtures [North/East Semifinals]
All matches kick off at 3.45 pm

St Francois v San Juan, QRC Ground, POS
Providence v St Augustine, St Anthony’s Ground, Westmoorings
 
South final

Vessigny v Debe, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
 
Tobago final

Bishops v Scarborough, Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Sando on October 25, 2012, 04:54:27 AM
This thing really confusing.

So how does the SSFL GIRLS tournament really works ?

East vs North ?

Who is the SSFL zone champs ?

And do they have a big 4 ?

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: doc on October 25, 2012, 05:19:58 AM
This thing really confusing.

So how does the SSFL GIRLS tournament really works ?

East vs North ?

Who is the SSFL zone champs ?

And do they have a big 4 ?


A Big 5
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on October 25, 2012, 06:19:43 AM
these journalists are terrible.  they get scorers wrong, the scoreline wrong, the venue wrong.  for example the pres/pville game was at pville grounds, how they come up with mannie ramjohn?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on October 25, 2012, 08:52:20 AM
One of these days we will get some even reporting in the media as it relates to school football. 

So far on the sports news highlights I see one 10sec clip of Naps playing PVille (I think), but they always showing highlights of the North and East zones.  Don't even talk about the Central zone...even worse for reporting.

Pres captured the South zone with a game in hand and they wrote six lines...primarily about the stats.  St. Anthony's captured the North Zone and the two dailies carrying a ball by ball commentary about the game.

 :cursing:

Because St Anthony's is a big team :devil: not to mention we on a 30 game unbeaten streak

Tell dem fellaz nah!!

Aye Padners doh lose yuh head de Tigers dussin out anyting dey face goin forward!  :whip: :whip:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Richard G. on October 25, 2012, 06:40:02 PM
Bishop's High School wins both Tobago Zone Girls League and Intercol titles. Earlier this week they claimed the league title after beating Signal Hill 4-0 at BHS grounds. They won the Intercol Finals today (Oct 25th 2012) 3-2 over Scarborough Secondary School.

Blessings and Enjoy the night.
Richard G.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on October 25, 2012, 08:13:53 PM
History was made. First time BHS Girls have won any titles in the Tobago Zone...and they go and win both League and Intercol....... Go Bishop's !!!!  :wavetowel:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 26, 2012, 02:55:01 AM
Debe High take South Girls Intercol
By JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH (Newsday).


A hat-trick of goals from star-forward Kayla Taylor handed Debe High School the 2012 BGTT/ First Citizens Girls Intercol South Zone title yesterday, as they held on to a 3-2 win over Vessigny Secondary in the championship match at Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

Yesterday’s victory saw Debe High School bag their second title of the season thus far, after copping the zonal League trophy in fine style last week. Taylor proved to be the pivotal factor in the Debe squad as she opened the goal-scoring floodgates in the 25th minute. At the half, the score remained at 1-0.

Taylor would strike again at the resumption, netting another for the dominant south team in the 60th minute to send them 2-0 ahead. Fifteen minutes later, Taylor secured her hat-trick and sent her Debe team to a convincing yet incomplete 3-0 lead.

In the final ten minutes, a persistent Vessigny team continued to push and were duly rewarded with two well-deserved goals. However, it was too little too late, as the Debe team tasted sweet revenge against their southern counterparts. In last year’s final, the 2012 South Zone winners were dethroned by Vessigny in the final.

Manager of the Debe team, Clive Auguste was elated with the victory and heaped praises on his squad for their competitive consistency.

“It really was a hard-fought match. This was a repeat of last year’s final, but this time we got the better. We’ve held this title in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and were ousted in the final last year by this same team (Vessigny). But, we’re just taking back what’s ours (title),” he proudly stated.

Auguste admitted that the Vessigny team played well and produced a number of goal-scoring opportunities, both in the first and second periods. He lauded the entire team, especially the defence, for standing their ground, especially in the dying minutes.

“We absorbed so much pressure. Our defence was tight and Taylor made the difference for us today (yesterday). We now have to put our focus on the Big 4 match against St Augustine on Monday.

We’re still taking it one game at a time, but we have to retain what’s ours,” he added. Auguste indicated that the team’s focus will now be toward the National Girls League and Intercol titles.

Debe open their BGTT/ First Citizens Big Four campaign against St Augustine at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima on Monday.

Fight to the finish in girls InterCol finals.
T&T Guardian Reports.


In one of the most thrilling finales, Debe Secondary fended off a late attacking surge from Vessigny Secondary to cop the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) South Zone InterCol title with a 3-2 win, yesterday.
 
While national attacker Kayla Taylor was in fine form scoring a hat-trick, her efforts were almost overshadowed by Khadidra Debisette and Teneisha Cobham, who grabbed goals in the 78th and 80th minutes, respectively.
 
Taylor opened the scoring in the 13th minute, as Debe held a slender lead going into half time. However, she found her second on the hour mark, which seemingly put Debe in pole position for a straight forward win.
 
When Taylor scored in the 75th minute, just five minutes before the end of regulation time, the match seemed done and dusted. The runaway South Zone winner, which went through the season with eight wins in as many matches, had its nerves shattered when Debisette pulled one back with two minutes left.
 
This showed as the defence seeped another in, this time from the other in-form attacker, Cobham, who struck in added time. It, however, was too late as Debe persevered to grab yet another zonal InterCol title.
 
Over in Tobago, Bishop’s High overcame a determined Scarborough Secondary to take the Tobago zone Intercol title at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet. Captain Kristen Julien led the way with a double strike to spur on the maroon and white-clad girls to a hard fought 3-2 win.
 
Bishop’s pressured Scarborough from the onset and were rewarded when Julien found the back of the net twice within the space of 14 minutes. Julien, Krystal Taylor and Anya Akili combined to keep Scarborough’s custodian Aaliyah Charles busy in the upright.
 
Cherise Roberts found the net for Scarborough, as the first half ended 2-1 in favour of Bishop’s. On the resumption, Bishop’s continued to attack, much to the delight of their lively band of supporters.
 
However, Scarborough showed great resilience as they rallied back with Roberts creating numerous chances. She was eventually rewarded with her second and the team’s equaliser in the 60th.
 
With momentum on their side, Scarborough looked determined to seal the victory. However, against the run of play, Bishop’s April Ewing got the match winner with a long-range shot, lobbing the ball over the goalkeeper’s reach.
 
Goalkeeper Charles then switched to striker as Scarborough pushed up their players to attack in search of another goal but fell just short. Bishop’s now takes over the reign from last year’s winner, Roxborough Secondary.
 
In the North/East division, both semifinals were played with St Francois sealing a spot in the zonal final for the third consecutive year, while St Augustine fended off a plucky Providence Girls to take a win on penalties.
 
St Francois dropped San Juan North 2-0 via a double from Samantha Kingston (42nd and 45th). Naomee Guerra scored the equaliser for St Augustine which was down 1-0 within three minutes through a goal from Providence standout Chelcy Ralph.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 26, 2012, 02:55:24 AM
‘Pres’ delight in sweet revenge.
By JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH (Newsday).


Presentation San Fernando’s football team were in their glee on Wednesday after erasing last year’s disappointing second place finish in the Secondary Schools Football League by clinching the title this year.

Their coach, Sean Cooper, was in a celebratory mood after they were crowned 2012 champions with a dominating performance this season.

The Presentation College “Lions” maintained their unbeaten run in this year’s edition of the tournament when they roared to a 4-0 victory over Pleasantville Secondary in their final zonal match at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. Altogether, they recorded an unassailable 33pts from 11 matches.

After being clipped of the zonal title last year due to a point deduction penalty, the Presentation coach admitted that revenge carried a sweet and delightful taste. “This year was retribution for the 2011 season. We had a flawless run of performances in our matches this year and the team deserved it.

Last year, when the title was taken away from us, we were hurt. Nevertheless, with one hundred percent of wins this year, we’re on the right track and we’re looking for bigger things now,” he explained.

With the nation’s five zonal champions already named, Cooper revealed that his team is determined to claim top honours in the remaining League and Intercol tournaments.

Meanwhile, retaining their national zonal titles were St Anthony’s (North) and Carapichaima (Central). Arima copped the East Zone, while the Tobago zone is still yet to be decided.

Presentation will open their BGTT Big Five campaign on Monday, when they face the East Zone champions at the Larry Gomes Stadium from 3.45pm. Cooper openly stated that neither he, nor his squad, will be intimidated by any other contesting school.

“We’re going for the National title. The boys are so focussed on this right now and we’re not backing down, ” said Cooper. “We know that they’re a lot of big teams in the north and it is going to be tough for us. However, champions win away from home. With our one hundred percent record so far, we’re not giving up. It will all boil down to who wants it (title) more, and who’s the better team on the day.”

Cooper also revealed that the south winners will be without their star- striker Shackiel Henry and right-wingback Anthony Charles for Monday’s clash.

The duo, along with Arima’s Marcus Gomez, are expected to join the rest of the national Under-20 team for their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) final round match against Jamaica next week. Cooper was well aware that he would be losing two key players for the Arima encounter, but held in high regard the smooth transition of tactical players of his team.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on October 26, 2012, 08:44:52 AM
‘Pres’ delight in sweet revenge.
By JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH (Newsday).




Cooper also revealed that the south winners will be without their star- striker Shackiel Henry and right-wingback Anthony Charles for Monday’s clash.

The duo, along with Arima’s Marcus Gomez, are expected to join the rest of the national Under-20 team for their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) final round match against Jamaica next week. Cooper was well aware that he would be losing two key players for the Arima encounter, but held in high regard the smooth transition of tactical players of his team.



 :nailbiting:

At least we finally have something worthy to read about a south team.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 27, 2012, 10:19:11 AM
Siparia East pleased with with SSFL debut
By JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH (Newsday)


EVEN though Siparia East Secondary bowed out of the BGTT/ First Citizens Girls Intercol quarter-finals earlier this month, the south school was still in high praise of their players and managerial staff for finally sealing the school’s debut in the decorated Intercol tournament.

Although their stay in this year’s national competition was short-lived, the school has continued to overcome several competitive obstacles in both the boys and girls divisions. In this year’s Girls Intercol clashes, Siparia East defeated San Fernando East Secondary 6-0, Fyzabad Anglican 6-2, and drubbed San Fernando Central 19-0. After topping their group, the budding school then played their first-ever Intercol quarter-final in the school’s history, but were eliminated 3-0 by a persistent Point Fortin East team.

Coach of the team, Iverne Yearwood expressed elation with the squad’s promotion and looked forward to next competitive year.

“Next year we’ll be competing in the League and Intercol, so this will be another historic achievement for the school. This would be our second time we’ll be having a girls team in the Intercol and a first for us, having them compete in the Championship (League) as well,” he stated.

Yearwood was especially pleased with the team’s elevation into the Intercol and hoped that the team continue to do well under his tutelage.

“It’s a very proud moment for us as a team, and its an even bigger achievement for the school. The girls have worked hard and I hope that they feel inspired by our good string of performances recently. We’re getting better,” he added.

The head coach was well aware that schools such as Debe High and Providence Girls were stalwart teams in the competition. However, he was highly optimistic about his team’s chances to progress further into the national tournaments.

“We know our journey has just started and we have some tough days ahead pertaining to facing the bigger teams. We’re improving in every game and I know we will make it. Our boys made their Intercol debut in 2007 and stayed for three years.

The girls are following in their footsteps and they’re showing a lot of growth,” he concluded.

Yearwood also indicated that the school’s team is presently searching for sponsors to help offset minor financial costs. He called on corporate Trinidad and Tobago and the public at large to peer in to the football futures of Siparia East and lend a hand to the now emerging team.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 27, 2012, 10:19:31 AM
Bishop’s crowned Tobago Intercol champs
T&T Newsday Reports.


BISHOP’S High School (BHS) is now the Tobago Girls Intercol Football Champion for the very first time after they defeated Scarborough Secondary 3-2 in a highly entertaining match at the Dwight Yorke stadium yesterday.

Bishop’s Kristen Julien opened the scoring in the tenth minute of the game to send the Bishop’s supporters in a frenzy. With sustained pressure on the defence of Scarborough Secondary, the Bishop’s girls — in their traditional maroon and white uniform — made it clear that they wanted the title Roxborough Secondary School held for the past two years. In the 34th minute, Julien once again put the ball past Scarborough goalkeeper, Aliyah Charles, and into the net to double her tally and the score.

With a two goal cushion, Bishop’s were in the driver seat with the halftime approaching. But Scarborough started to settle down and were rewarded before the half when Cherise Roberts gave their supporters a goal to celebrate and renewed hope for the intermission.

Twenty minutes after the resumption, although Bishop’s had looked the more likely to score, Roberts scored again to even the game at 2-2 and leave all to play for in the last 20 minutes of the game.

The deciding goal came against the run of play with a long range effort from April Ewing flying over Scarborough goalkeeper Charles to send the Bishop’s supporters wild with delight in the 70th minute. Scarborough attacked relentingly in the remaining minutes of the game but could not add to their goal tally as Bishop’s held firm till the final whistle.

They will now move onto the National Girls Intercol Competition.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 28, 2012, 05:26:46 AM
Scarborough beat Mason Hall to join 'Big Five'
T&T Express Reports.


Scarborough Secondary won the BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Tobago Zone yesterday with a 2-0 win over rivals Mason Hall in Tobago on yesterday.

Vadez Perez put Scarborough in the lead via a 24th minute free kick, while Jem Gordon's 85th minute strike sealed the result.

In other matches in Tobago yesterday, Speyside Secondary defeated Roxborough Secondary 2-0 at Plymouth, with Rondon Kerr scoring twice.

Kerr hit the back of the net in the 30th minute to give his team a 1-0 lead heading into the half-time break before closing out the win with a 79th minute item.

Scarborough's win earned them a spot in Wednesday's BG T&T/First Citizens "Big Five" semi-final fixture against the winners of tomorrow's Big Five quarter-final between East Zone champions Arima North Secondary and South Zone winners Presentation College San Fernando.

Saturday's SSFL Results
 
Speyside Sec 2 (Rondon Kerr 30th, 79th) vs Roxborough Sec 0

Scarborough Sec 2 (Vadez Perez 24th, Jem Gordon 85th) vs Mason Hall Sec 0

Scarborough retains Tobago zone.
By Clayton Clarke (Guardian).


Scarborough Secondary successfully defended the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Tobago championship with a 2-0 victory over Mason Hall Secondary, at the Plymouth Recreational Grounds yesterday.

The champions were made to work for the victory as Mason Hall captain Brandon Joseph again led his team in stride.

Joseph, Akini James and Hakeem Legalle were on the attack from the kick-off as only a win would help their chances of taking the title.

The trio held Scarborough defence into their half. Mason Hall had several corners and shots on goals but Scarborough’s goal keeper Kemmo Gardiner was outstanding in the uprights, keeping the balls out.

On a breakaway Scarborough’s skipper Valdez Perez got the opening goal on a counter attack in the 16th minute with a right-footed shot slipping the ball below Mason Hall custodian Che Lovelle.
 
Mason Hall continued to press but failed to convert their chances with Legalle the chief culprit. Joseph, with some inspired and creative runs, seem destined to score but Gardiner was solid in goal.

In the second-half Scarborough came out more determined and was rewarded when prolific striker Mickaael Gordon ran past two defenders to find the back of the net in the 87 minute. Scarborough looked they could get a third as Gordon and Arion James pressed.
 
With the result Scarborough went on an unassailable 18 points while Mason Hall remain on ten with one outstanding game against Roxborough next Thursday. Scarborough will meet either Arima North Secondary or Presentation College in the SSFL Big-Five competition, on Wednesday.
 
Results Yesterday [Rescheduled South Zone matches]

Princes Town 3 v Moruga 2

St Benedict’s 1 (Shemar Ravello 35th) v Pleasantville 0

Rescheduled Tobago Zone match

Speyside 2 (Roldon Kerr 30th, 79th) v Roxborough 0
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: real madness on October 29, 2012, 05:19:28 PM
Pres beat Arima 1-0 through a Civaughn Dimsoy goal.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on October 30, 2012, 09:34:33 AM
Bishop’s crowned Tobago Intercol champs
T&T Newsday Reports.


BISHOP’S High School (BHS) is now the Tobago Girls Intercol Football Champion for the very first time after they defeated Scarborough Secondary 3-2 in a highly entertaining match at the Dwight Yorke stadium yesterday.

Bishop’s Kristen Julien opened the scoring in the tenth minute of the game to send the Bishop’s supporters in a frenzy. With sustained pressure on the defence of Scarborough Secondary, the Bishop’s girls — in their traditional maroon and white uniform — made it clear that they wanted the title Roxborough Secondary School held for the past two years. In the 34th minute, Julien once again put the ball past Scarborough goalkeeper, Aliyah Charles, and into the net to double her tally and the score.

With a two goal cushion, Bishop’s were in the driver seat with the halftime approaching. But Scarborough started to settle down and were rewarded before the half when Cherise Roberts gave their supporters a goal to celebrate and renewed hope for the intermission.

Twenty minutes after the resumption, although Bishop’s had looked the more likely to score, Roberts scored again to even the game at 2-2 and leave all to play for in the last 20 minutes of the game.

The deciding goal came against the run of play with a long range effort from April Ewing flying over Scarborough goalkeeper Charles to send the Bishop’s supporters wild with delight in the 70th minute. Scarborough attacked relentingly in the remaining minutes of the game but could not add to their goal tally as Bishop’s held firm till the final whistle.

They will now move onto the National Girls Intercol Competition.

Wow...how do you think the sponsors will feel after purchasing a brand new PURPLE uniform for the BHS Girls team, only to come here and read this. Thanks reporter for the lovely job that you have done.....next time, actually go to the game please !!!!!
Wonder how they missed all the purple rags and flags in the stands ???
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 30, 2012, 09:44:06 AM
'PRES' STAY PERFECT...beat Arima 1-0 to advance to Big 5 semis
By Kern De Freitas (T&T Express)


South Zone winners Presentation College stayed on course yesterday for a perfect BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) run with a 1-0 win over East Zone champions Arima North Secondary at Malabar's Larry Gomes Stadium.

It was hard work with a little luck needed in a keenly contested Big Five quarterfinal, but Pres found it in the 85th minute off the head of Civaughn Dimsoy to shut down the Dial Dynamos.

Before that, the match looked headed for kicks from the penalty mark, but after numerous near misses, Pres made one count.

It was tough going breaking down a dogged Arima defence; still only one team could move on.

Pres will next travel to Tobago to take on Scarborough Secondary in tomorrow's semifinal at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet. But today, another team will put their unbeaten tag on the line. St Anthony's College, the 2011 Big Five winners, will travel to Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva to face Central Zone champs Carapichaima East in the first semi. (See Page 57)

Arima could have had the lead at half-time, and pressed for it early in the second period, when the momentum see-sawed back and forth.

They got close to goal, but Jamaul Francois and Rondell Elie failed to beat the Pres defence, and Kervyn Mohammed missed twice before he was substituted.

And after a wave of late attacks fended off by Arima, Pres finally grabbed the winner when Antwan John floated in a cross from the right, and a flick of the head from Dimsoy was all it took to leave Arima custodian Shundell Mayers flat-footed, and Presentation fans celebrating.

The first half was no thriller, but certainly there was little between the teams. Both sides were missing their talismanic players to national under-20 duty—playmaker Marcus Gomez for Arima and potent striker Shakiel Henry of Pres—but each side had a couple of close chances by half-time.

It was Arima's Neveal Hackshaw who could have first broken the deadlock, had his shot been powerful after a searing run through the Pres defence.

Generally, both sides impressed with their defending, but still there were a few missed chances, and a couple of great saves at either end before the break. Arima's Jesus Perez blasted a 25-metre free kick in the 24th that a diving Kelvin Henry in the Pres goal could only tip onto the crossbar. And for Presentation, Angel Williams should have done better with his blast from the penalty area that thundered wide.

Still, the South Zone title holders were not made to pay for their misses.

In the earlier match of the "Larry Gomes" double header, Debe High School continued their four-year unbeaten run with a 3-0 beating of St Augustine Secondary in their BG T&T InterCol semifinal.

Debe were in full control at 3-0 up by the interval, with the ever-dependable Kayla Taylor slamming home the first two goals in the 13th and 26th, and Patrice Vincent adding the third in the 40th.

Debe continued to dominate in the second half and muffed a number of chances, while Debe goalkeeper Kazzi Grant came to their rescue late on with a blinding save to keep a clean sheet for the South Zone champions.
St Anthony's tackle Carapichaima in Big 5 semis
By Roger Seepersad (T&T Express)


North Zone champions St Anthony's College start their quest for the BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Big 5 title, today, when they face Central Zone winners Carapichaima East in a replay of last year's final.

The two sides will meet at Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from four p.m.

St Anthony's, who won the North Zone title with a 0-0 draw at home to Fatima College to finish the season with seven wins and five draws, defeated Caps 1-0 in last year's final, and will be looking to get past the Central Zone team again this year.

Carapichaima East lost two matches in capturing the Central Zone crown, but one result–their 2-1 loss to Chaguanas North Secondary–was reversed following a disciplinary hearing, giving "Caps" the title.

Carapichaima manager Steve Gopeesingh said his players are confident, despite not having leading scorer Shaquille Holder who is on national duty with the Trinidad and Tobago Under-20s.

"We trying to work as a team and work on the mental side of things because I think that has been our problem over the years," said Gopeesingh.

He noted that Holder accounted for 28 of the 69 goals Caps scored in the Central Zone competition, and said that although Holder was their leading scorer, the other players also scored a lot of goals which is one of the positives for his team heading into today's encounter.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on October 30, 2012, 02:20:31 PM
Pres beat Arima 1-0 through a Civaughn Dimsoy goal.

Hear nah...as is having to play away is not enough, even with the impressive unbeaten record in the zone...but the officiating does be a next thing Pres does have to fight up with boy.  Talk about a raw deal the southerners does get up there.  The ref play about 15 mins time-added-on when there were very few time stopping infringements during the second half.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on October 30, 2012, 04:28:04 PM
i now hear tigers lost to caps
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: de_redman on October 30, 2012, 04:53:40 PM
Scorpion dat is how alyuh represent de north? Steups  ::)
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on October 30, 2012, 05:20:02 PM
i now hear tigers lost to caps


they lost 1-0 to Caps. 
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on October 30, 2012, 05:23:10 PM
Pres beat Arima 1-0 through a Civaughn Dimsoy goal.

Hear nah...as is having to play away is not enough, even with the impressive unbeaten record in the zone...but the officiating does be a next thing Pres does have to fight up with boy.  Talk about a raw deal the southerners does get up there.  The ref play about 15 mins time-added-on when there were very few time stopping infringements during the second half.

i not surprised, even the press dont cover the south schools.  one headline was pres sneak in de semis, ah other papers had a lil 2 paragraph abt the girls game ah sentence abt the pres result.

expect ah big write up on how st anthonys lost today.  glad caps put de hurt on dem even without their star striker.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on October 30, 2012, 08:19:43 PM
Crowd look decent for the game in Arima, clearly the pro lacks any emotional attachment with people.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 31, 2012, 04:47:59 AM
Caps tame Tigers
By Kern De Freitas (T&T Express)


Sometimes a win is a win.

And yesterday Carapichaima East Secondary's battling 1-0 win over St Anthony's College at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva surely was not pretty.

But it served a few purposes for Carapichaima: they simultaneously earned a spot in the BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Big Five final at the defending champs' expense; stopped the North Zone winners' unbeaten run at 27 matches; and took revenge for Caps' similar 1-0 loss in last year's Big Five final to the same opponents.

Against the run of play, in the 71st minute, Carapichaima striker Marvin Martin grabbed hold of a howler from St Anthony's goalkeeper Kevon Sample, who dropped what looked like an easy pickup, and put "Caps" ahead.

That was all Carapichaima needed to move on, and they will await news of today's result between Presentation College San Fernando and Scarborough Secondary at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago.

It was more a war of attrition than a contest of wits, yesterday, and perhaps the result was fair, given that Caps' defence was the sturdier. The Tigers survived a few defensive blunders, but another such lapse led to their downfall.

They had more chances in the match, but Caps had the personnel to keep them at bay. St Anthony's tried to claw their way back, particularly through Shaquille Long, but his attempt to walk into goal in the 77th would have been better concluded with an earlier shot. He also had a few other shots, but nothing that troubled Carapichaima goalkeeper Demetrius Edwards.

Outside of their "gift" from the Tigers, Carapichaima had little to talk about in attack in the second half. But St Anthony's simply had no answer for Martin's goal.

The 0-0 halftime score was probably a fair reflection of the first period of play. The Tigers looked likely to score, but the better chances came Caps' way against the run of play, and they were unable to make them count.

In fact, the first shot on goal from Martin, after St Anthony's defender Savion Kirton had provided him an open look, was way too tame to trouble Sample in the Tigers' goal.

The half never really saw any rhythm from either team; St Anthony's were hustled off the ball constantly, but Caps failed to keep possession.

Still, the Central champs could have done way better in front of goal, Martin and the diminutive Akeel James both failing to capitalise on defensive mistakes.

At the other end, Kwesi Weston did threaten down the left flank for the Tigers and striker Adrian Millette had his chances as well, his best a header from 17 metres that lacked the power to be effective.

Caps' one second half chance was, though, and now they await another shot at Big Five glory.
Caps stuns Tigers in Big Five
By Andrew Gioannetti (T&T Guardian)


Carapichaima East Secondary brought the 33-match unbeaten run of St Anthony’s College to a screeching halt yesterday, when it edged the title holders 1–0 in the semifinals of the BGTT Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Big-Five competition at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.
 
A close-range unorthodox goal from forward Marvin Martin in the 71st minute is all it took for the nine-time consecutive zonal winners, “Caps,” to hand the “Tigers” its first defeat in two seasons in the SSFL.
 
It was sweet revenge for Carapichaima, who lost by the same margin to its opponents in last year’s final.  Carapichaima as a result will meet either Scarborough or Presentation College, San Fernando, which contest the second semifinal today at 4 pm, at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet.
 
Ironically, Carapichaima went into the game pending an appeal by its Central Zone counterparts, Chaguanas North, regarding a controversial decision to reverse the points in a 2–1 loss when the two teams met in their league match.
 
Carapichaima subsequently protested the presence of one of the Chaguanas North players and the SSFL disciplinary committee ruled in its favour, giving it a 3–0 victory and three points, which took it to the Central title.
 
Chaguanas North has appealed that ruling and a meeting on Monday failed to bring about a resolution. The committee will meet again tomorrow. The best result for Chaguanas, granted it is given the benefit of a reverse of the decision, is that it will take the league title and given a bye for the first round of the Coca-Cola InterCol tournament.
 
Yesterday, Carapichaima took the game to the Tigers and got the rewards. Tomorrow’s second semifinal between Scarborough Secondary and Presentation College San Fernando, will follow the Girls’ Big-Four semifinal between Signal Hill and St Francois, which kicks off at 2 pm.
 
Debe won the first match 3–0 over St Augustine Secondary.
 
Fixtures
TOMORROW

Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet
Girls’ Big-Four semifinal
Signal Hill vs St Francois, 2 pm
Boys’ Big-Five semifinal Scarborough vs Presenation College S/do, 4 pm
 
MONDAY
Venue- TBD
Girls’ Big-Four final 
Debe vs Signal Hill/ St Francois, 3 pm
Boys’ Big-Five final Carapichaima vs Scarborough/ Presentation, 5 pm


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Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 31, 2012, 04:50:11 AM
Pres, Scarborough clash for final berth
By Roger Seepersad (T&T Express)


Presentation College San Fernando will face Scarborough Secondary in today's BG T&T/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) "Big Five" semi-final at Dwight Yorke Stadium, Tobago from 4 p.m.

That match will be played after Signal Hill Secondary and St Francois Girls College meet in the BG T&T Girls InterCol semi-final from 2 p.m.

"Pres" will again put their perfect record on the line today, and their coach Shawn Cooper is quietly confident they can overcome the Tobago champions, who he believes will put up a good fight on home soil.

On Monday Presentation edged Arima North Secondary 1-0 in their hard-fought Big Five quarter-final at Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar to earn the chance to face the Tobago Zone champions.

According to Cooper, the team have pulled together since losing four key players, and are determined to play hard right to the end.

"We are going as far as our bodies could take us and we are pushing ourselves," Cooper told the Express yesterday.

"Our squad is a small one, and it is taxing on the younger players. We have already lost four star players, but the more the squad depletes, the greater the fight...we are going out there full of confidence," said the Presentation coach.

Though they have not seen their opponents before, Cooper expects a challenge.

"Playing at home, they should give us some stiff competition but we are quietly confident," Cooper added.

Scarborough were knocked out of the Big Five last year by Carapichaima East Secondary at the quarter-final stage, and will be hoping to go all the way to the final this time around.

Today's BGTT/First Citizens SSFL Fixtures:

Girls InterCol semis:
Signal Hill vs St Francois, Dwight Yorke Stadium, 2 p.m.

Boys Big 5
Presentation College Chaguanas vs Scarborough Secondary, Dwight York Stadium, 4 p.m.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 31, 2012, 05:24:24 AM
Quote
Bishop's High School wins both Tobago Zone Girls League and Intercol titles. Earlier this week they claimed the league title after beating Signal Hill 4-0 at BHS grounds. They won the Intercol Finals today (Oct 25th 2012) 3-2 over Scarborough Secondary School.

Blessings and Enjoy the night.
Richard G.

So how come they not playing in the Big 5 and Scarborough Secondary is there ?

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: doc on October 31, 2012, 06:22:46 AM
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Bishop's High School wins both Tobago Zone Girls League and Intercol titles. Earlier this week they claimed the league title after beating Signal Hill 4-0 at BHS grounds. They won the Intercol Finals today (Oct 25th 2012) 3-2 over Scarborough Secondary School.

Blessings and Enjoy the night.
Richard G.

So how come they not playing in the Big 5 and Scarborough Secondary is there ?


The simple answer is that the press got it wrong. :frustrated:
Scarborough Secondary won the Boys League title While BHS are double Girls champions, winning both the League and Intercol titles.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 31, 2012, 08:42:52 AM
Quote
Bishop's High School wins both Tobago Zone Girls League and Intercol titles. Earlier this week they claimed the league title after beating Signal Hill 4-0 at BHS grounds. They won the Intercol Finals today (Oct 25th 2012) 3-2 over Scarborough Secondary School.

Blessings and Enjoy the night.
Richard G.

So how come they not playing in the Big 5 and Scarborough Secondary is there ?


The simple answer is that the press got it wrong. :frustrated:
Scarborough Secondary won the Boys League title While BHS are double Girls champions, winning both the League and Intercol titles.

So it should read, Bishop's High vs St Francois, Dwight Yorke Stadium, 2 p.m and not Signal Hill (as stated by the press) .... then ?

Thanx in advance.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: real madness on October 31, 2012, 04:25:57 PM
Pres won 2-1.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on October 31, 2012, 04:28:28 PM
saw on the pres feed that a tobago player suffered a possible broken leg..hope the youth ok..maybe one of the bago based can give info on that
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Richard G. on October 31, 2012, 05:34:16 PM
Bishop's High 1 St. Francois Girls 0
Scarborough Sec 1 Pres. Col (South) 2

Bishop's High had most of the play for the first 20-25 mins of the match. Faded towards the end of the half. Had to battle to keep the score at 1-0

Yes a player from Scar. Sec did suffer a broken foot (ankle) late in the 2nd half. The tackle probably should have been called a foul but wasn't. Presentation looked the better of the two teams. I consider it an easy win for Pres.

Blessings and Enjoy the night.
Richard G.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 01, 2012, 03:59:56 AM
Tigers ready to bounce back after shock loss.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


“They were in tears, because losing is a strange thing to the guys but champions don’t bow their heads and now we’re ready to defend the InterCol title.” Those were the sentiments of three-time consecutive North Zone and defending InterCol champion coach of St Anthony’s College, Nigel Grosvenor.
 
Grosvenor, who has helped develop one of the most followed and favoured colleges in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), says that he and his team of “Tigers” are ready to bounce back after what many described as a shocking loss to Carapichaima East Secondary, in the semifinal stage of the BGTT/First Citizens SSFL Big-Five competition at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on Tuesday.
 
The Carapichaima players, to their credit, took the game to St Anthony’s, albeit in a scrappy affair. St Anthony’s was up against a team which won the Central Zone league title for nine consecutive seasons, an incredible feat in any league.
 
A Marvin Martin close-range effort just after the 70th minute of the match gave Caps the unforgiving victory a year after St Anthony’s took the Big-Five trophy with the same result against the same Central Zone opponent. The lone goal in Tuesday’s semifinal loss for St Anthony’s came as a result of an unfortunate gaffe from Jevon Sample after he dropped what should have been a conventional goalkeeper’s catch.
 
But, Grosvenor, in good sense of man management, was quick and eager to reassure the school’s demotivated number-one custodian, that he was well and truly one of the main factors in his team’s successes this year. And, according to Grosvenor, he was obliged to remind Sample of the highlight save he made from a penalty shot this season which helped prevent St Anthony’s from a loss against Malick in the North Zone league competition.
 
“The team was definitely demoralised, and they still think about the result, but after calling them out for a session in the pool this morning (yesterday) and having lunch, there was no argument. They did not and will not completely forget the result, but they know that they are champions.”
 
While Carapichaima missed several instrumental players, St Anthony’s has fielded a relatively young team this season with a number of students heading off to schools abroad with scholarships while two of its midfield standouts, Keane McIvor and Xavier Rajpaul, were committed to national under-20 duties. That is where Grosvenor felt the match was lost.
 
Looking ahead, St Anthony’s remains with the Coca-Cola National InterCol title to defend. On November 12, the Tigers faces the champion team of North Zone Senior Division, which is yes to be determined. Grosvenor, though striving for outright success, expects an even greater test in the upcoming knockout tournament.
 
“Everyone plays their best match against us. Everyone wants to beat the champions. So, naturally we’re targets,” he said. “It’s going to be even harder, especially with the loss. If you lose one, the next opponent will go into the match thinking they can do the same.” Commenting on the amount of work it took for the team to retain the North Zone title for the third straight year he bluntly exclaimed, “It easy to get to the top, but its much more difficult to stay there. The boys will be ready for it.”

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 01, 2012, 04:03:48 AM
Pres edge Scarborough, book final berth vs Caps.
T&T Express Reports.


SOUTH CHAMPIONS Presentation College moved into the final of the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary School Football League with a 2-1 victory late yesterday over Tobago champions Scarborough Secondary at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Tobago.

After eliminating East champions Arima North 1-0 at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Presentation now join last year's beaten finalists Carapichaima East Secondary in next Monday' s final.

Presentation never trailed after taking a 12th minute lead through powerfully-built striker Civaughn Dimsoy. Andell Williams then doubled the advantage through a 42nd minute free-kick. Jem Gordon got a consolation for Scarborough in the 70th minute, but the Tobago team got no closer.

Presentation are unbeaten this season having won 14 matches on the trot, while Carapichaima's only defeats have come twice to Central Zone rivals Chaguanas North, one of those results being reversed in the protest room. Carapichaima upset North champions St Anthony's 1-0 at the semi-final stage at Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar on Tuesday.

An "exhausted" Presentation coach Shawn Cooper told the Express after the match that he is proud of his players. He described the recovery period between matches, after they played their quarter-final against Arima Secondary Comprehensive at Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar--which they won 1-0--as "murderous". And because of that, he lauded his players.

"They played with a lot of heart," Cooper said. "I think in the second half the fatigue factor came in and we started to play a little deeper. We encouraged them to come forward and try to catch them on the break. Then we gave away a soft goal, but in saying so I think the game was a well-thought out one."

Cooper singled out his defenders for doing "yeoman service", and is looking forward to next Monday's final against Carapichaima East.

" I saw them against St Anthony's. If you are a coach and you looked at the game, it was not a pretty game. St Anthony's should have won the game, but a silly error by the goalkeeper (caused the upset). I don't think they played with any structure. But [Carapichaima] are a team which fights, and they will come with some fight (in the final against us).

"This is their second Big Five final (after they lost last year's decider)," Cooper said, "so they will be looking forward to get a victory, but we'll go out there and play like any other game."

In the first match of the yesterday double-header, Bishop High School beat St Francois Girls 1-0 to reach the final of the girls InterCol competition. Bishops will now meet Debe High School in the final. Debe High School whipped St Augustine 3-0 at the first semi-final stage.

In the first match of the yesterday double-header, Bishop High School beat St Francois Girls 1-0 through a goal from Kirsten Julien to reach the final of the girls InterCol competition. Bishops will now meet Debe High School in the final. Debe High School whipped St Augustine 3-0 at the first semi-final stage.

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Post by: Flex on November 01, 2012, 04:13:21 AM
Bishop’s High edge St Francois in Big Four.
T&T Newsday Reports.


ONE GOAL was all that was needed as Bishop’s High School (BHS) held their nerve to defeated a persistent St. Francois Girls College in the Secondary Schools Football League Girls Big Four semi-final game at the Dwight Yorke Stadium yesterday.

The goal scored by Kirsten Julien from a pass by Krystal Taylor in minute 20 was preserved at the half time interval. And after the resumption neither team could capitalise on the opportunities that came before them. In the end, when the referee blew the final whistle, it was the home team and their jubilant supporters that erupted in a frenzy.

After the game coach of St. Francois Girls, Jason Spence said to lose is always a disappointment. “Bishop’s got their chance and they put it away while they failed to do likewise because at the end of the day goals win matches.”

However, he noted that they still have the North-East intercol to look forward to and possibly the national Intercol competition.

Meanwhile manager of BHS, Bernard Allum said it was a hard fought victory and the girls deserve it as they played to their strengths and they played well. They will now be looking forward to Trinidad for the next game for which coach Rudder Burke will continue to prepare the girls in the same fashion he did all season long.

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Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 01, 2012, 07:04:16 AM
Tigers ready to bounce back after shock loss.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


“They were in tears, because losing is a strange thing to the guys but champions don’t bow their heads and now we’re ready to defend the InterCol title.” Those were the sentiments of three-time consecutive North Zone and defending InterCol champion coach of St Anthony’s College, Nigel Grosvenor.
 
Grosvenor, who has helped develop one of the most followed and favoured colleges in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), says that he and his team of “Tigers” are ready to bounce back after what many described as a shocking loss to Carapichaima East Secondary, in the semifinal stage of the BGTT/First Citizens SSFL Big-Five competition at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on Tuesday.
 
The Carapichaima players, to their credit, took the game to St Anthony’s, albeit in a scrappy affair. St Anthony’s was up against a team which won the Central Zone league title for nine consecutive seasons, an incredible feat in any league.
 
A Marvin Martin close-range effort just after the 70th minute of the match gave Caps the unforgiving victory a year after St Anthony’s took the Big-Five trophy with the same result against the same Central Zone opponent. The lone goal in Tuesday’s semifinal loss for St Anthony’s came as a result of an unfortunate gaffe from Jevon Sample after he dropped what should have been a conventional goalkeeper’s catch.
 
But, Grosvenor, in good sense of man management, was quick and eager to reassure the school’s demotivated number-one custodian, that he was well and truly one of the main factors in his team’s successes this year. And, according to Grosvenor, he was obliged to remind Sample of the highlight save he made from a penalty shot this season which helped prevent St Anthony’s from a loss against Malick in the North Zone league competition.
 
“The team was definitely demoralised, and they still think about the result, but after calling them out for a session in the pool this morning (yesterday) and having lunch, there was no argument. They did not and will not completely forget the result, but they know that they are champions.”
 
While Carapichaima missed several instrumental players, St Anthony’s has fielded a relatively young team this season with a number of students heading off to schools abroad with scholarships while two of its midfield standouts, Keane McIvor and Xavier Rajpaul, were committed to national under-20 duties. That is where Grosvenor felt the match was lost.
 
Looking ahead, St Anthony’s remains with the Coca-Cola National InterCol title to defend. On November 12, the Tigers faces the champion team of North Zone Senior Division, which is yes to be determined. Grosvenor, though striving for outright success, expects an even greater test in the upcoming knockout tournament.
 
“Everyone plays their best match against us. Everyone wants to beat the champions. So, naturally we’re targets,” he said. “It’s going to be even harder, especially with the loss. If you lose one, the next opponent will go into the match thinking they can do the same.” Commenting on the amount of work it took for the team to retain the North Zone title for the third straight year he bluntly exclaimed, “It easy to get to the top, but its much more difficult to stay there. The boys will be ready for it.”



big write up for ah side that get licks...the usual bias reporting...however grovie has done a great job over d years although he shouldnt be complaining abt missing 2 players.  Pres and Caps are missing key players so everybody not at full strength except scarbrough.

st anthonys field 2 under 16 teams so they expose a lot of players to competitive football plus they team that went colombia was ah under 15 team that played in ah u16 tournament so they should be major force for the next few years.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on November 01, 2012, 08:36:31 AM
Scarborough Secondary player was on the end of a tackle that left him with a badly dislocated and most likely broken ankle. The player's foot was completely out at the socket and facing in a different direction.
Sad injury, hope he is able to get the correct attention and can make a full recovery.


I did not see the tackle but I was informed that the linesman on that side said that it was not a bad tackle but the boy's foot got stuck in the ground and that is what made the injury worse.


Prayers go out to this unfortunate young man.
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Post by: pardners on November 01, 2012, 02:15:15 PM
Scarborough Secondary player was on the end of a tackle that left him with a badly dislocated and most likely broken ankle. The player's foot was completely out at the socket and facing in a different direction.
Sad injury, hope he is able to get the correct attention and can make a full recovery.


I did not see the tackle but I was informed that the linesman on that side said that it was not a bad tackle but the boy's foot got stuck in the ground and that is what made the injury worse.


Prayers go out to this unfortunate young man.

True dat.  I really dont like to hear when these youths suffer those kinds of injuries.
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Post by: Cantona007 on November 01, 2012, 03:15:55 PM
Pres won 2-1.

 :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Post by: asylumseeker on November 01, 2012, 05:56:33 PM
Pres won 2-1.

 :applause: :applause: :applause:

This squad has to be deep and must be playing with conviction and belief.
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Post by: real madness on November 01, 2012, 06:01:07 PM
Pres won 2-1.

 :applause: :applause: :applause:

This squad has to be deep and must be playing with conviction and belief.

Not sure about the deep part but definitely agree with the conviction and belief.  The squad is about 20 deep, 2 on national duty and 2 injured so only 16 "regular" players left.
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Post by: real madness on November 01, 2012, 06:04:45 PM
Pres beat Arima 1-0 through a Civaughn Dimsoy goal.

Hear nah...as is having to play away is not enough, even with the impressive unbeaten record in the zone...but the officiating does be a next thing Pres does have to fight up with boy.  Talk about a raw deal the southerners does get up there.  The ref play about 15 mins time-added-on when there were very few time stopping infringements during the second half.

The schedule was madness.  How could a team whether it was Arima or Pres play on Monday then travel to Tobago to play on Wednesday?  Basically 2 games in 48 hours.  The semis should have been no earlier than Thursday and winner of the Arima/Pres game should have had home field advantage to eliminate the travel.
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Post by: Deeks on November 01, 2012, 06:11:55 PM
Real Madness, the SSFL prepares you for ultimate football. When you graduate from that league, youready for the EPL.
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Post by: asylumseeker on November 02, 2012, 01:22:07 AM
Pres won 2-1.

 :applause: :applause: :applause:

This squad has to be deep and must be playing with conviction and belief.

Not sure about the deep part but definitely agree with the conviction and belief.  The squad is about 20 deep, 2 on national duty and 2 injured so only 16 "regular" players left.

Not deep in #. Deep in ability in light of the 4 unavailable players.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 05, 2012, 08:29:32 AM
Pres beat Arima 1-0 through a Civaughn Dimsoy goal.

Hear nah...as is having to play away is not enough, even with the impressive unbeaten record in the zone...but the officiating does be a next thing Pres does have to fight up with boy.  Talk about a raw deal the southerners does get up there.  The ref play about 15 mins time-added-on when there were very few time stopping infringements during the second half.

The schedule was madness.  How could a team whether it was Arima or Pres play on Monday then travel to Tobago to play on Wednesday?  Basically 2 games in 48 hours.  The semis should have been no earlier than Thursday and winner of the Arima/Pres game should have had home field advantage to eliminate the travel.

And the North, Central and Tobago teams would've played one game and into the final eh.  I not sure how it was last year, but year before was the same thing.  If is only five teams, they should at least rotate every year so the south and east zone winners wouldn't always play more games (away) to reach the finals.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: real madness on November 05, 2012, 10:25:07 AM
Pres beat Arima 1-0 through a Civaughn Dimsoy goal.

Hear nah...as is having to play away is not enough, even with the impressive unbeaten record in the zone...but the officiating does be a next thing Pres does have to fight up with boy.  Talk about a raw deal the southerners does get up there.  The ref play about 15 mins time-added-on when there were very few time stopping infringements during the second half.

The schedule was madness.  How could a team whether it was Arima or Pres play on Monday then travel to Tobago to play on Wednesday?  Basically 2 games in 48 hours.  The semis should have been no earlier than Thursday and winner of the Arima/Pres game should have had home field advantage to eliminate the travel.

And the North, Central and Tobago teams would've played one game and into the final eh.  I not sure how it was last year, but year before was the same thing.  If is only five teams, they should at least rotate every year so the south and east zone winners wouldn't always play more games (away) to reach the finals.

If it was up to me and they insist on a knockout, Central would play Tobabo every year for a berth in the semis.  Those two zones play the least amount of games in zonal play.  Ideally I would prefer a round robin for the Big 5 so each team play 4 games: 2 home and 2 away.  The team with the most points win just like the days of the Big 7.
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Post by: kaiser on November 05, 2012, 01:33:11 PM
Pres beat Arima 1-0 through a Civaughn Dimsoy goal.

Hear nah...as is having to play away is not enough, even with the impressive unbeaten record in the zone...but the officiating does be a next thing Pres does have to fight up with boy.  Talk about a raw deal the southerners does get up there.  The ref play about 15 mins time-added-on when there were very few time stopping infringements during the second half.

The schedule was madness.  How could a team whether it was Arima or Pres play on Monday then travel to Tobago to play on Wednesday?  Basically 2 games in 48 hours.  The semis should have been no earlier than Thursday and winner of the Arima/Pres game should have had home field advantage to eliminate the travel.

And the North, Central and Tobago teams would've played one game and into the final eh.  I not sure how it was last year, but year before was the same thing.  If is only five teams, they should at least rotate every year so the south and east zone winners wouldn't always play more games (away) to reach the finals.

If it was up to me and they insist on a knockout, Central would play Tobabo every year for a berth in the semis.  Those two zones play the least amount of games in zonal play.  Ideally I would prefer a round robin for the Big 5 so each team play 4 games: 2 home and 2 away.  The team with the most points win just like the days of the Big 7.


  I think they have a draw before the season to know who plays where, nothing sinister going on, i think it's the luck of the draw; last year Caps played two games to reach the final, this year they went straight to the semis
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: real madness on November 05, 2012, 06:11:48 PM
Caps won on penalties.  It was 1-1 after regulation time.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Jay10 on November 05, 2012, 07:25:44 PM
So Pres lost to a team that " don't play with any structure" according to their coach  ::)

This was a weak CAPS side that only won the zone by default over a side that beat them twice in the regular season.

The team though had heart and that carried them through. Congratulations on the title and for making Central proud  :beermug: :beermug:
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Post by: weary1969 on November 05, 2012, 08:30:10 PM
Congrats 2 my Central team
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Post by: Football supporter on November 05, 2012, 09:14:46 PM
Congrats to a successful Central team, from one who hopes to emulate them!!  :beermug:
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Post by: ZANDOLIE on November 05, 2012, 10:36:42 PM
Good stuff Caps, after 9 times as Central champs its time to win a national title!
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Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 06, 2012, 03:08:09 AM
is Rondon the coach of caps still?
congrats to them
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Post by: Flex on November 06, 2012, 04:56:16 AM
Caps takes Big-5 title on penalties.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Carapichaima East Secondary continued its sensational run this season, when the school became the first Central team to lift the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) Big-Five championship title, after dropping favourites Presentation College of San Fernando on penalty kicks, subsequent to a 1-1 stalemate, yesterday.
 
A late 30-yard strike from Carapichaima’s Leon Wiley with five minutes remaining took the match to spot kicks, with the underdogs eventually emerging with a 4-3 penalties win, in the second match of a double-header at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
 
The opening match, which commenced over half an hour after the original kick-off time due to an ongoing conflict with officials, saw champion of the Girls’ south league championship Debe Secondary cop the Big-Four title with a straightforward 4-1 victory over Tobago’s Bishop’s High.
 
“Caps” did well to survive long periods of possession from Presentation College, which began as favourite to win the title, as it entered with a 100 percent winning streak from the season’s start.
 
But like its stunning win over last year’s champion St Anthony’s College, in the semifinal, Carapichaima was destined to stop the southern prestige school in its tracks.
 
Both teams were, in fact, more evenly matched in the opening stages. However, with a clash between two players, Carapichaima’s goalkeeper Demetrius Edwards and Presentation forward Civaughn Dimsoy, the tides changed.
 
Edwards, who may have suffered a broken leg, was substituted for Juamal Ramkumar, who only minutes later had to retrieve the ball from inside the net when he was beaten by a left-footed strike from midfielder Anjel Williams. Williams connected cleanly from a cross from Akil Pierre, which reached him at the edge of the 18-yard box.
 
“Pres” continued to press and restricting the Central Zone team to shots from distance, and with both teams struggling to find the final vital pass, the match had by all indications, had been decided.
 
Persistence paid off though as strikes from afar which failed to really test the Presentation custodian, eventually caught him off guard with a wicked shot in the 85th minute by Wiley. The Carapichaima faithful were in bliss at the prospect of a comeback after the school suffered a loss in the 2011 final to St Anthony’s.
 
The match went straight to penalty kicks, and with Presentation College missing its final two shots, Treverson Calliste smashed the ball in to the jubilation his team and supporters.
 
Caps’ manager Steve Gopeesingh, speaking after the match almost scoffed at the thought that his team may have been considered underdogs. “We are always considered underdogs in the press. No one ever hears about our 87 match winning streak in the (Central) zone,” said Gopeesingh.
 
“We’re all happy obviously, since we did it to St Anthony’s and now Pres. We moved like Sandy!” he added.
 
The team had to do without the efforts of the league leading goal scorer Shaquille Holder, who bagged 28 goals in league competition this year.
 
To the defence of Presentation, coach Shawn Cooper also fielded a team without its topscorer Shackiel Henry. Both forwards are currently on national Under-20 duties.
 
Taylor hat-trick hands Debe Big-Four crown
 
In the opening match, Debe kept control and composure as expected from a champion. The South Zone winner, which was the only girls’ team this season to secure a victory in every match of the campaign, was up 3-0 at half time, and never looked back.
 
National youth team midfielder, Taylor, found the back of the net with a swooping freekick on the 17th minute with Bishop’s custodian misjudging the height and pace on the ball.
 
Just over five minutes later, Debe, remaining in attack found a second, from a close-ranged finish again from Taylor, who connected with a brilliant low, pacey cross from Ray-Ann Montano.
 
With half-time approaching, Debe put the match to an early rest. This time it was Patrice Vincent, who has consistently found the back of the net for Debe for the past two seasons, scoring the team’s third goal, again from close range. The ball arrived from a corner kick and with Bishops’ defenders failing to clear, Vincent capitalised with a rocket into the top of the net.
 
Despite the deflating and momentous task ahead, Bishops returned with the right frame of mind and had its best spell of the match at the start of the second half.
 
Just over 15 minutes into the restart, Bishops found its first and only goal via Krystal Taylor, who assisted in the only goal of the semifinal win over St Francois.
 
The final goal of the match came in added time from the penalty spot, when Taylor, who was in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper was shoved from behind, giving the referee an easy decision to make. Taylor, in fact, was removed from the field to receive treatment before returning to put away her hat-trick and her fifth goal in the two Big-Four matches.
 
The win came as no surprise to those who followed the country’s most dominant school girls team in recent years. Debe reached to the final after defeating the only other unbeaten school in the league, East Zone’s St Augustine Secondary 3-0, in the semifinal.

(http://www.guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/field/image/Carapichaima%20East%20Champion.png)
Carapichaima East Secondary players and staff celebrate their penalty kicks victory over Presentation College of San Fernando in the BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools Fotoball League Big-Five Championship, yesterday. The match finished 1-1 and “Caps” took the shootout 4-3. Photos: Ashley Allen

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Post by: Andre on November 06, 2012, 02:06:21 PM
any team that beat preshentation, sando have my support  :pissedoff:
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Post by: Big Magician on November 06, 2012, 04:46:43 PM
cheers to CAPS
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Post by: Flex on November 07, 2012, 06:00:38 AM
Roxborough, Mason Hall reach InterCol semis.
T&T Guardian Reports.


A Kyle George double was enough to hand Roxborough Secondary a 2-1 victory over defending champion Signal Hill in the Coca-Cola Tobago InterCol for a spot in the semifinal, when the two team’s met in the second match of a double-header at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, yesterday.
 
Mason Hall also won by a similar 2-1 result over newly-promoted Bishop’s in the first match, as it joined Speyside and league winner Scarborough Secondary in the last four stage of the competition, which will kick off on Saturday.
 
In the latter fixture, George gave Roxborough the perfect start with a strike in the third minute, which he doubled in the 76th minute. Shaquille Gibson pulled one back in the 89th minute for Signal Hill but last year’s Tobago InterCol champion was unable to level the score, as Roxborough sealed a berth to the semifinal, where it meets Scarborough.
 
In the first match, which kicked off InterCol action, Mason Hall found a comfortable opening and went in at the end of the first half with a 2-0 lead, when Monari Walker and Akim Legall scored just minutes apart halfway through the opening period. Walker scored in the 23rd, followed by Legall’s effort in the 27th minute, as created an uphill task for Bishop’s.
 
Bishop’s was unable to break through the Mason Hall defence throughout the match but was also given a lifeline in the first minute of stoppage time when Che Diaz converted a spot kick. But, the scoring was done as Mason Hall found the last four spot against Speyside.
 
Today, the Central Zone and East Zone quartefinal matches will kick off. In Central, former powerhouse, Presentation College of Chaguanas faces a tricky test Tabaquite in the first match of a double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 3pm.
 
When both teams met in league action this season, Presentation won the first round encounter, 2-0 while Tabaquite showed more fight in the second round match for a 2-2 draw to set up an interesting clash today.
 
Two hours later at Couva,  Couva West will be going after a third win against Gasparillo this season, after winning their league meetings 6-0 and 1-0 while at Carapichaima East Secondary Ground, Chaguanas North, the zonal league runner-up entertains Senior Division champions, Vishnu Boys Hindu College, from 3.30 pm.
 
At the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, a double-header will also take place with giants, St Augustine and San Juan North both in action. In the opener, St Augustine, runner-up to Arima North in the league faces Toco, which ended bottom of the seven-team zonal table, but managed a 1-1 with the “Green Machine” in the first round, before a 4-0 bashing in the second round.
 
Two hours later, zonal third placed finishers San Juan North and El Dorado West lock horns with both teams enjoying a win each during the league campaign.

Yesterday's InterCol Results

Mason Hall 2 (Omari Walker 23rd, Akeem Legall 27th) vs Bishops 1 (Che Diaz 90th)

Signal Hill 1 (Shaquille Gibson 89th) vs Roxborough Sec 2 (Kyle George 3rd, 75th)
 
Upcoming zonal quarterfinal matches [Today]

Central

Presentation vs Tabaquite, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, 3 pm
Couva West vs Gasparillo, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, 5 pm
Chaguanas North vs Vishnu Boys, Carapichaima East Ground, 3.30 pm
 
East

St Augustine vs Toco, Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, 2 pm
San Juan North vs El Dorado West, Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, 4 pm
 
Tomorrow
 
North

Fatima vs Diego Martin North, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, 3 pm
East Mucurapo vs Trinity, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, 5 pm
 
Friday

South

Shiva Boys vs Moruga, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, 3 pm
Naparima vs Pleasantville, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, 5 pm

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Post by: Andre on November 07, 2012, 09:07:10 AM
Naps go win out.
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Post by: Flex on November 08, 2012, 07:06:31 AM
El Do West dumps San Juan on penalties.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


El Dorado West first squandered a 3-0 first-half lead before beating last year’s zonal finalist San Juan North 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 3-3 draw at the end of regulation time in their East Zone of the Secondary Schools Football League Coca-Cola InterCol. This was in a quarterfinal double-header at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, yesterday.
 
During the league campaign, both San Juan and El Dorado West had registered a win against each other but yesterday, the latter came out the aggressor and stormed into a 3-0 advantage via goals from Stephon Lewis (23rd), Keshun Seecharan (35th) and Jermal Osbourne, two minutes later.
 
However, three minutes before the half, Corie Dhanoolal pulled a goal back for San Juan to give his team hope while Andel Andrews made it 3-2 in the 80th followed by a Brent Sam penalty conversion seven minutes later, to stun El Do West and send the match into the dreaded penalty shootout where San Juan failed to complete the turn around.
 
In the opener, St Augustine, runner-up to Arima North in the league blanked Toco 4-0 led by a double from captain Nicholas Marcano and one each by Ricardo John and Devonish Jordan and will meet El Dorado West in the semifinals at the same venue next Friday.
 
At Carapichaima East Secondary Ground, Chaguanas North, the Central Zone league runner-up also got a double from Deon O’Garro in the 25th and 67th and minutes, while Ainsely County added the other in 53rd in their 3-0 trouncing of Senior Division champion, Vishnu Boys Hindu College, to set up a semifinal date with Couva West.
 
Couva strolled past Gasparillo 3-0 over at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. Jaffet Williams scored in the 64th and 70th for Couva and Seon Edwards, added a third on the stroke of full-time while Gasprillo missed a last minute penalty.
 
Earlier on at Couva, former zonal powerhouse, Presentation College of Chaguanas suffered shock 4-2 penalty-kicks loss to Tabaquite in the first match of a double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.
 
Tabaquite had goalkeeper Jervon Garcia to thank for its victory as he made two saves in the shootout while Tabaquite also missed its second of five attempts.
 
Jabari Ramkissoon had given Tabaquite a 65th minute lead after a 0-0 first-half, but with two minutes left on the clock Brian Charles conjured up an equaliser for Presentation to force penalty kicks where his team stumbled.
 
Tabaquite now moves on to face newly crowned national Big Five and zonal champion Carapichaima East in the first Central semifinal next Thursday at Couva.
 
Today, the North Zone quarterfinals will kick off with a double-header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 3 pm.
 
In the first match, Fatima will look for its third win of the season over debutants Diego Martin North, having won their two league meetings, 1-0 and 4-1 while at 5pm, zonal league runner-up, East Mucurapo and Trinity College, lock horns with both team drawing their clashes this season, 2-2 and 0-0.

Yesterday’s Results  

Central:
 
Presentation 1 (Brian Charles 88th) vs Tabaquite 1 (Jabari Ramkissoon 65th).
Tabaquite won 4-2 on penalty-kicks.
 
Couva West 3 (Jaffet Williams 64th, 70th, Seon Edwards 90th) vs Gasparillo 0
 
Chaguanas North 3 (Deon O’Garro 25th, 67th, Ainsley County 53rd) vs Vishnu Boys 0

East:
 
St Augustine 4 (Nicholas Marcano 18th, 82nd, Ricardo John 44th, Devonish Jordan 67th) vs Toco 0
 
San Juan North 3 (Corie Dhanoolal 42nd, Andel Andrews 80th, Brent Sam 87th pen) vs El Do West 3 (Stephon Lewis 23rd, Keshun Seecharan 35th, Jermal Osbourne 37th)
- El Do West won 4-2 on penalty-kicks

Today:
 
North:
 
Fatima vs Diego Martin North, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, 3pm
East Mucurapo vs Trinity, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, 5pm
 
Tomorrow:
 
South:
 
Shiva Boys vs Moruga, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, 3pm
Naparima vs Pleasantville, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, 5pm

El Do West eliminate San Juan.
T&T Newsday Reports.


EL DORADO West, the East Zone debutants in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), yesterday booked their spot in the East Zonal Semi- Final round of the Coca Cola Intercol.

El Dorado West, formerly El Dorado Junior, needed kicks from the penalty spot to oust San Juan 4-2 after both teams battled to a 3-3 draw at the end of full time.

This was the second game of an East Zonal Quarter Final double-header at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.

El Dorado held a comfortable 3-0 lead, courtesy items from Stephon Lewis (23rd minute), Keshorn Seecharan (35th) and Jomol Osbourne (37th).

But San Juan responded in emphatic fashion, with Corey Dhanoolal (42nd), Andel Andrews (80th) and Brent Sam (a penalty in the 87th) getting their names on the scoresheet to force the game into penalties. However, El Dorado had the final say as they progressed to the next phase.

Earlier at Arima, St Augustine had no such worries as they drubbed Toco 4-0, due to a pair from Nicholas Marcano (18th and 82nd) and one apiece from Ricardo John (44th) and Jordan Devonish (67th).

Chaguanas North had little trouble in their Central Zonal Quarter-Final match against Vishnu Boys, the Central Senior Championship winners, at the Carapichaima Ground, as they cruised to a 3-0 victory. Couva West also recorded a 3-0 win, over Gasparillo, in the second of back-to-back matches at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

The earlier game resulted in a 4-2 win by Tabaquite over Presentation Chaguanas, via kicks from the penalty spot, after the scoreline read 1-1 at the end of regulation time.

Today, the focus will be on the North Zonal quarter-finals, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo. From 3 pm, Fatima will meet Diego Martin (whom they defeated twice in the Championship Division) followed by the contest between Mucurapo and Trinity (both teams drew their two meetings thus far in 2012).

The League, yesterday morning, announced that the Tobago Zonal semi-finals has been rescheduled, once again, to Saturday, instead of next Thursday as was previously noted.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 09, 2012, 03:44:03 AM
Trinity College upsets Mucurapo.
T&T Guardian Reports.


A lone first half strike from Josh Toussaint was enough to see underdogs Diego Martin record one of the upsets of the Trinidad Coca-Cola thus far, as he led the second-from-bottom league finishers to a 1-0 win over Fatima College in the North Zone’s quarterfinal, yesterday.
 
The result was equally shocking as the 2-1 come-from-behind victory secured by Trinity College over favourites East Mucurapo, in the second match of the national stadium’s double-header.
 
In the opening match-up, the right-footed Toussaint, who led his team in goals scored this season, recorded his all-important item in the 27th minute, with a deft left-footed shot outside the penalty area. It was a match where both teams were arguably even matched, despite Fatima winning the two league encounters by a combined 5-1 tally earlier in the campaign.
 
The win put Diego Martin into the North Zone semifinal, where it will meet the winner of Saturday’s quarterfinal clash St Anthony’s College and newly-promoted Malick Secondary, which will kick off at 3 pm, at the same venue. In the second match of yesterday’s double-header, Trinity, which finished the league campaign in last place, but held Mucurapo to two draws, came from a goal down to secure a famous win.
 
Aaqil Campbell, who scored many a match winner this season for East Mucurapo, put them ahead in the ninth minute. It was not long after that Trinity found the goal, which would spur it on to the eventual victory. Dominic Jangoo stepped up from the penalty spot. He took a soft strike which was parried by Aaron Enil, before Jangoo was successful on the rebound.
 
Mucurapo as it did during and after its goal, continued to dominate the match, and even against the run of play, again suffered a setback, when it fell 2-1 down in the 77th minute, from a clean hit high into the net from Stephan Spicer, which followed a set play.
 
It took some fine saves from shot stopper Christopher Matthaus and a strong Trinity back line, which prevented a comeback from the clever Mucurapo attack. But, it was Trinity’s day as they found a berth into the semifinal, where it meets either St Mary’s College and QRC. The latter two teams will meet in the second double-header on Saturday from 5 pm.
 
Today, action will open in the South Zone, where a double-header will take place at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. At 3 pm, league runner-up Shiva Boys will open its account against season-long winless team Moruga Secondary. In the second match at 5 pm, Naparima College will face Pleasantville.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 09, 2012, 07:26:41 PM
Naps go win out.

well that will be hard...they lost to pville today.  Shiva Boys won against Moruga.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 10, 2012, 04:57:45 AM
Shiva move on, P'ville upset Naps.
By Kern De Freitas (Express).


Shiva Boys Hindu College made light work of Moruga Secondary yesterday in their 2012 Coca Cola InterCol outing, whipping the underdogs 5-0 to move on in South Zone action at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

And Naparima College became yet another big casualty as they lost to Pleasantville Secondary 5-4 on kicks from the penalty mark yesterday in the late match of the "Manny Ramjohn" double header after a 2-2 regulation draw.

Shiva Boys struggled early on playing on a soggy pitch, but with ten men they took a 1-0 advantage to the dressing room at half-time, and added four more goals after the break.

D'sette Thomas opened Shiva's account just before the interval, while Shavon Diaz roared to a second-half hat-trick, and Shiva Boys captain Dwight Pope added the other from the penalty spot.

Resuming the match with confidence and a goal to the good, Diaz doubled the lead in the 56th despite Moruga pleas for off-side, collecting a long pass from the Shiva Boys half and chipping chunky goalkeeper Romano Steeling as he charged out of goal.

Moruga did have their chances and persisted with efforts to score, but the goals kept coming the other way. Joshua Joseph in the Moruga defence was perhaps harshly penalised for handball when he slipped in the 68th and Pope buried his penalty.

And Diaz put a cap on the encounter with items in the 70th and 80th, first stealing the ball from a tired Moruga defence, and then finishing off a long run down the left flank from substitute Levi Garcia, both shots coming from close range.

Moruga showed lots of spunk from kick-off, but in all honesty the match was beyond them, even after Shiva Boys were reduced to ten men, Nathaniel Garcia rightly being sent off for a crunching tackle on Aaron Julien, Moruga's best player yesterday.

In fact, in a half spent defending, Moruga had one chance at goal, a defensive error by Shiva Boys that left goalkeeper Sha-keem Darius and a defender battling for the ball, but the onrushing Donnel Charles could not steal it with the goal empty.

The teams had to endure a marshy "Manny Ramjohn" outfield in a clash that started in driving rain. It took them half hour to fall into any sort of rhythm, but play improved once the water started to recede.

Only after Garcia's (N) sending off the go-ahead goal came, with Julien off the field getting treatment after the tackle. Thomas it was in the 42nd minute, cleaning up from close range after Shaquille Williams was denied by the Moruga defence.

Shiva Boys' Judah Peters also missed three golden chances on either side of the goal before the break.

But the player deficit was even less a factor in the second half, as Shiva Boys hit their stride then the Moruga net a further four times to ensure their semi-final berth.

Moruga ended with ten men after Devon Molino was sent off late for his second bookable offence.

Their season is over, but Shiva Boys move on to face Pleasantville Secondary in the South Zone semi-finals.

Yesterday's InterCol Scores:

Shiva Boys 5 (D'sette Thomas 42nd; Shavon Diaz 56th, 70th, 80th; Dwight Pope [pen] 68th) vs Moruga 0

Naparima College 2 (Martieon Watson [pen] 28th; Akeem Humphrey 48th) vs Pleasantville 2 (Shivon Lesse 33rd; Jared London 67th)

Diaz nets Shiva hat-trick.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Forward Shavon Diaz whipped in a hat-trick to secure a semifinal spot for last year’s league champion Shiva Boys Secondary as it trounced Moruga Secondary 5-0 in the Coca-Cola Trinidad InterCol South Zone competition, yesterday.
 
The easy win for Shiva Boys, preceded yet another InterCol shock via a 5-4 penalty-kick victory for Pleasantville over Naparima, which followed a 2-2 stalemate in the second match of a double-header at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
 
The opening match saw much excitement, not least for the dismissal of Shiva’s topscorer Nathaniel Garcia, who was ejected in the first half after being shown a straight red card. Garcia was dismissed in the 42nd minute after lashing out at Moruga’s Aaron Julian.
 
However, instead of the dismissal putting Shiva on the backfoot, the South Zone runner-up followed up with the match’s first goal, a minute before the end of the first half complements of a strike from Judah Peters.
 
Leading 1-0 at the half, the ten-man Shiva Boys returned with more fire power, and swelled its lead in the 58th minute, with Diaz’s first effort. Ten  minutes later, Dwight Pope converted the team’s third goal, which led the way for Diaz’s hat-trick, which he sealed with his last two goals in the 71st and 81st minutes.
 
Two minutes later, Moruga went from down to out with the sending off of Devon Molino, following his reception of a second yellow card, which sealed another big loss for Moruga. Moruga finished the league campaign, which a miserable one point from 12 matches.
 
The second match was whistled off and went straight to penalties after the two teams, Pleasantville and Naparima, played to a 2-2 draw. Pleasantville, which ended the league campaign in second-to-last position, with 10 losses, two of which were inflicted by Naparima by a combined score of 9-0, came from behind twice to seal the spot kick victory.
 
Shivon Lesse, who scored Pleasantville’s first equaliser scored the all-important spot kick. Martieon Watson opened the scoring in the 28th minute after converting a penalty. Just five minutes later, Watson equalised for Pleasantville, as both teams went into half time locked at 1-1.
 
Naparima then regained the lead through an effort from Akeem Humphrey, which lasted 20 minutes. Jared London bagged Pleasantville’s second equaliser, which was enough to see both teams complete the 90 minutes, without another breakthrough.
 
The match ended with Pleasantville going down to 10 men after Anin Pereira was shown a straight red card for directing abusive language to an official. After 90 minutes, no additional time was added as both teams went straight to the penalty spot.
 
Lesse’s final spot kick gave Pleasantville the unexpected berth into the semifinal stage where it will meet the day’s first match winner, Shiva Boys, on Friday.

The other two semifinalists will be determined on Wednesday. South Zone league champion Presentation College of San Fernando will meet either Fyzabad or Mayaro of the Senior Division. St Benedicts and Princes Town will compete in the second semifinal match. The two matches will be played at 3 pm and 5 pm, at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
 
Today, action will continue in Tobago where the two spots are up for grabs for the final. Mason Hall, which dropped newly-promoted Bishop’s High, will meet Speyside Secondary, which finished second in the league, at 3 pm. The other match will feature league champion Scarborough Secondary versus Roxborough, which upset Signal Hill 2-1 in Tuesday’s other semifinal. The second match will kick off at 5 pm.
 
Yesterday’s Results
 
• Shiva Boys 5 (Judah Peters 44th, Sevon Diaz 58th, 71st, 81st, Dwight Pope 68th) v Moruga 0

• Pleasantville 2 (Shivon Lesse 33rd, Jared London 67th) v Naparima 2 (Martieon Watson 28th pen, Akeem Humphrey 48th)
- Pleasantville won 5-4 on penalty kicks.

Fixtures [Today]

Tobago- Semifinals

• Mason Hall v Speyside, Dwight Yorke Stadium, 3 pm
• Roxborough v Scarborough, Dwight Yorke Stadium, 5 pm
 
Monday

East-Quarterfinals

• Arima North v Valencia, Larry Gomes Stadium, 2 pm
• El Dorado East v Trinity East, Larry Gomes Stadium, 4 pm
 
North- Quarterfinals

• St Anthony’s v Malick, Hasely Crawford Stadium, 3 pm
• St Mary’s v QRC, Hasely Crawford Stadium, 5 pm

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Big Magician on November 10, 2012, 08:06:00 AM
BIG PLAYERS
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Richard G. on November 10, 2012, 09:14:33 PM
Tobago- Semifinals

• Mason Hall 3v Speyside 4, Dwight Yorke Stadium, 3 pm
• Roxborough v Scarborough, Dwight Yorke Stadium, 5 pm (Final score I don't know. I left when it was either 5-0 or 6-0 Scarborough Sec.)

Blessings and enjoy the night.
Richard G.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 11, 2012, 05:58:05 AM
Scarborough, Speyside in Tobago final.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Scarborough Secondary thumped Roxborough Secondary 5-0 yesterday at the Dwight Yorke Stadium to advance to the Tobago Zone final of the Coca Cola Intercol competition.

Scarborough, who clinched the Tobago Zone of the Secondary Schools Football League earlier this season, are on course for a clean sweep of the sister isle this season, and will be favoured to win the final.

In the other match of yesterday’s doubleheader, Speyside Secondary got past Mason Hall Secondary 4-2 to book their place in the title match which kicks off on November 19.

Both teams ended the SSFL season locked on nine points but Speyside proved better on the day to set up a meeting with Scarborough.

The school from the capital of Tobago proved to be too much to handle for Roxborough with their captain Davion David opening the scoring with a clinical strike.

Jem Gordon doubled the advantage while Kellon James made it 3-0 soon after. Agyei Duncan joined the party with the fourth goal of the match and Gordon rounded off the scoring with his brace.

Scarborough, Speyside into Tobago InterCol final.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Scarborough Secondary soared into the final of the Coca-Cola Tobago InterCol competition after handing Roxborough Secondary a 5-0 whipping in the second match of a last four double-header, staged at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, yesterday.
 
The simple win saw Scarborough seal a place in the title deciding match against Speyside, which defeated Mason Hall, 4-3 in an exciting opening fixture. Scarborough, which emerged league winners, while unbeaten this campaign, opened the semifinal with a 4-0 half-time lead, through goals from Davion David (3rd), Mickael Gordon (19th), Kelon James (26th) and Agyei Duncan 48th).
 
Gordon scored again with five minutes left to record a brace and an emphatic win, against Roxborough, a team which defeated the Tobago title holders in the quarterfinal stage.

The opening match, however, was not as straightforward. Speyside, which opened the scoring in the 12th minute via a Terquil Mahabal effort, found itself back to square one when Akini James leveled for Mason Hall with a minute left in the first half.

Speyside took its second lead of the match when Brandon Benjamin found the back of the net in the 47th minute. But, Speyside again lost its lead, and went down 3-2, with Mason Hall scoring in the 58th and 72nd minutes, through Chevi McMillan and Hakeem Legalle, respectively.
 
However, Speyside, which ended their league campaign in second position responded with another goal from Benjamin in the 79th minute, before he scored the match winner in the 84th minute, to seal a hat-trick. The two teams, Speyside and Scarborough will meet in the final on Sunday, at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, from 4 pm.
 
Quarterfinal action will continue tomorrow in the East and North Zones, with double headers in each division. Up North, defending National InterCol champions St Anthony’s College will open its account against newly promoted Malick Secondary, from 3 pm, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

St Mary’s College will face Queen’s Royal College (QRC), in the second fixture at 5 pm. At the Larry Gomez Stadium, the second two quarterfinals will be contested, when Arima North tackles Valencia, at 2 pm, followed by El Dorado East’s clash with Trinity College East.
 
There will be no action on Tuesday. However, a day later, the final round of last-eight matches will play in the South Zone. Presentation College of San Fernando will meet either Fyzabad or Mayaro, from 3 pm, before St Benedict’s takes on Princes Town at 5 pm. The two matches will play at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
 
Results

• Scarborough 5 (Davion David 3rd, Mickael Gordon 19th, 85th, Kelon James 26th, Agyei Duncan 48th) v Roxborough 0

• Speyside 4 (Terquil Mahabal 12th, Brandon Benjamin 47th, 79th, 84th) v Mason Hall 3 (Akini James 44th, Chevi McMillan 58th, Hakeem Legalle 72nd)
 
Fixtures [Tomorrow]

North Quarterfinals

• St Anthony’s College v Malick, Hasely Crawford Stadium, 3 pm
• St Mary’s v QRC, Hasely Crawford Stadium, 5 pm
 
East

• Arima North v Valencia, Larry Gomes Stadium, 2 pm
• El Dorado East v Trinity College East, Larry Gomes Stadium, 4 pm

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 13, 2012, 03:48:36 AM
Tigers, Saints cruise into North InterCol semis.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


Midfielder Jamali Garcia scored a set-piece double to hand defending champion St Anthony’s College a berth into the Coca-Cola Trinidad North Zone InterCol semifinal, after the Tigers recorded a comprehensive 2-0 victory over newly promoted Malick Secondary, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain.
 
Garcia, who scored in either half put St Anthony's into the final four, where they meet St Mary's College, which dropped Queen's Royal College (QRC) 2-0, in the second double-header match at the national stadium.
 
The opening match did not feature end-to-end excitement, but with the return of national under-20 players Keane McIvor and Xavier Rajpaul, St Anthony's put on a complete performance against a Malick outfit which seemingly lacked structure.
 
The Tigers defense limited Malick to hopeful advanced passing, while the attack notably though Adrian Millette attempted to thread a perfect attack. However, the final touch was missing from either team.
 
St Anthony's took the advantage when they were awarded a penalty with two minutes left in the match. Millette beat a host of Malick defenders before having his ankles clipped from behind. Garcia stepped up and shot confidently as he wrong footed Lester Durham in Malick's goal.
 
With no more than five minutes spent in the second half, Lester had to pick the ball out from inside the net when Garcia found his second with a powerful header. Garcia beat three Malick defenders in the air to a corner kick from Adriel Kerr to hand his team a comfortable lead.
 
Malick, in particular, its attackers Encoce David and Kyle Adams gave a strong account with their work rate and decision making, but struggled to find support. St Anthony's continued to create chances, and Millette may found one to his credit, had his finishing been as clinical as his build-up play.
 
With 10 minutes left in the match, Millette connected with a ball which snuck through the midfielder, and outpaced the entire Malick back line, before rounding Durham, but his eventual shot was diverted by backtracking defender Cedric Commisiong who recovered well.
 
The full time whistle saw the Tigers record yet a win which came one match after its 33-match unbeaten streak was broken by eventual champions Carapichaima East Secondary, in the Big-Five competition.
 
In the second match, St Mary's College required two late goals from wide forwards Sebastien Cabral and Jamiel Williams to oust old rival QRC. Cabral scored from close range after being found by the team's leading scorer Rashaad Hyacinth.

Hyacinth combined well with a wide played, who played a cheeky ball into his path, before he passed it on to Cabral. Five minutes after the opener, Williams, lurking in penalty area connected from a cross before guiding the ball clinically into the net with a right footed swerving effort.
 
On Wednesday, St Anthony's and St Mary's will meet in the second semifinal match in a Hasely Crawford Stadium double-header, at 5 pm.
 
The first match will feature Diego Martin North Secondary and Trinity College, which shocked, Fatima and East Mucurapo, with wins in the quarterfinal.
 
Over in the East, Arima North and Trinity College East secured wins, which put them into the semifinal where they meet each other.
 
Arima North welcomed Valencia High in to the top flight schools' football with a 5-0 whipping, at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima. Jamal Francois scored the only first half goal, before Kwasi Winsor, Rondell Elie, Shilo John and returning U-20 national player Marcus Gomez, sealed an emphatic win for the reigning East Zone league and InterCol champions.

Trinity East, playing in the second fixture, recorded a late goal compliments of Antonio Auguste (82nd), as they ended El Dorado East 1-0. The two semifinalists will meet at the same venue on Friday, from 4 pm.
 
The match will follow St Augustine Secondary's clash with El Dorado West, which kicks off at 2 pm.
 
The final round of quarterfinal matches in the South Zone will play on Wednesday, when Presentation College of San Fernando tackles Mayaro Secondary, from 3 pm, in the first match of a double-header at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
 
In the second match at 5 pm, St Benedict's will take on Princes Town.
 
Taylor brace hands Debe Trinidad InterCol title
 
Less than two weeks after scoring a double to drop St Augustine Secondary out of the Big-Four competition, national youth midfielder Kayla Taylor scored another two goals to land the South champions the BGTT/ First Citizens Trinidad InterCol trophy, yesterday.
 
Taylor came on as a substitute in the second half, before scoring in the 54th and 67th minutes, to hand the country's most dominant force in girls' football, the second biggest trophy on the calendar.
 
The result saw Debe complete its 13th straight victory since the season began. So far, it has picked up the South Zone league title, the Big-Four, and now the Trinidad InterCol title.
 
Debe will be seeking to complete a perfect season, when it takes on Tobago champions Bishiop's High, in the National InterCol final. The match will kick off at 3 pm, at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
 
Boys InterCol quarterfinal Results
 
North Zone
 
St Anthony's College 2 (Jamali Garcia 43rd, 54th) v Malick 0
 
St Mary's College 2 (Sebastien Cabral, Jamiel Williams) v QRC 0
 
East
 
Arima North 5 (Jamal Francois 23th, Kwasi Winsor 50th, Rondell Elie 61st, Marcus Gomez 75th, Shilo Johnson 80th) v Valencia High 0
 
Trinity East 1 (Antonio Auguste 82nd) v El Dorado East 0
 
Girls Trinidad InterCol final
 
Debe 2 (Kayla Taylor 54th, 67th) v St Augustine 0.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 14, 2012, 04:14:57 AM
Tigers, Saints clash for final’s spot.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Defending zonal and national InterCol champions St Anthony’s College and long-time rival St Mary’s College will renew their rivalry when both teams meet in the Battle of the Saints for a spot in the North Zone Coca-Cola InterCol final, in the second match of a double-header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, today from 5 pm.
 
Two hours earlier, Diego Martin North Secondary and Trinity College will meet. The winners of today’s semifinal will meet in the zonal final, at the same venue, next Thursday for a spot in the national playoffs.
 
The clash between St Anthony’s, dubbed the “Westmooring Tigers” and the “Saints” comes just two days after both teams won comfortably in quarterfinal action.
 
The “Tigers” faced newly-promoted Malick Secondary, and emerged a 2–0 winner courtesy a double from the team’s skipper Jamali Garcia. St Mary’s too, won its match via a 2–0 scoreline, albeit with late goals from Sebastien Cabral and Jamiel Williams.
 
The two teams, known for their fantastic fan support and rivalry, are expected to produce an electric atmosphere, as they meet for the third time this season with St Mary’s failing to secure a win in the previous meetings St Anthony’s won the first leg 3–0 away, before winning 2–1 at home and will be fancied to advance to yet another zonal final.
 
The Nigel Grosvenor-coached “Tigers” will also have good memories of their last encounter with “Saints” at today’s venue having won 1–0 in the zonal InterCol final last year when both teams faced off. The other finalist will be determined between Diego North and Trinity, which finished the league campaign in second-to-last and last place, respectively.
 
Six days ago, Diego and Trinity secured respective victories over Fatima College and East Mucurapo Secondary. In their league meetings this season, league debutants, Diego Martin North emerged with a 1–0 victory while Trinity claimed a 2–1 win, to epitomise the unpredictability of the country’s prestigious schools’ football knockout competition.
 
The semifinals today will play simultaneously with the final round of quarterfinal round of matches to be contested in the South Zone. From 3 pm and 5 pm, a double-header will be played at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, opening with runaway league champion Presentation College of San Fernando’s clash with newly promoted Mayaro Secondary.
 
Presentation, which will welcome the return of national under-20 striker Shackiel Henry, will start as favourites while the second match featuring St Benedict’s College and Princes Town Secondary is too tricky to call. In their first round league meeting, the match ended 1–1 while St Benedict’s won 4–1 away in the second round and enters today match as slight favourites.
 
The winners of today’s south quarterfinal advance to a showdown in Friday’s second semifinal at the same venue, from 5 pm. The first semifinal features Shiva Boys and Pleasantville from 3 pm.
 
Today’s InterCol Games

North Zone semifinal

Venue: Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo
Diego Martin North vs Trinity, 3 pm
St Anthony’s vs St Mary’s, 5 pm
 
South Zone quarterfinal

Venue: Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella
Presentation vs Mayaro, 3 pm
St Benedict’s vs Princes Town, 5 pm

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 14, 2012, 09:52:33 PM
Pres won 4-1 against Mayaro and Benedicts won by the same scoreline over P town.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 15, 2012, 06:26:57 AM
Tigers, Diego Martin in sudden-death semifinal win.
By  Andrew Gioannetti (Guardian).


St Anthony’s College took one step further to reclaiming the Coca-Cola North Zone and National InterCol trophies after the “Tigers” won its third battle of the Saints derby this season, following a 5-4 penalty kick victory over rivals St Mary’s College, after a goalless encounter, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, yesterday.
 
The result sent the Westmoorings-based College into the title match, where it meets Diego Martin North Secondary, which trumped Trinity College on penalty kicks in a thrilling double-header opener.

The second match was not as eventful, but in the end, St Anthony’s College, which won every match last season, and lost just one (Big-Four semifinal) in this campaign, got the job done once again.

The “Saints”, attempted the counter-attack as it aimed to maintain the opposition’s potent offence, and did just that, as it held the “Tigers” to the final whistle in a battle of tactics from coaches Nigel Grosvenor (St Anthony’s) and Jason Edwards (St Mary’s).

In the end, it was a spot kick from midfield substitute Kadeem Corbin, who sealed the familiar spot in the final for St Anthony’s College.
 
The opening encounter brought together two teams, Diego Martin North and Trinity College East, which secured perhaps the upsets of this year’s InterCol over Fatima College and East Mucurapo, respectively, in the quarterfinal stage.
 
Diego Martin’s Keston Frederick sent the match to spot kicks when he scored the equalising goal in the final minute of play, with a wonderful lobbing strike over Trinity custodian Christopher Matthias.

Trinity, which are effectively relegated with a last placed league finish had by all indications, found a spot in the final, as it held on to the narrow lead since the fifth minute of play when Christon Gaspard found the back of the net.
 
Diego Martin had been a thorn in Trinity’s side throughout the campaign. In fact, the only two wins Diego Martin recorded in the league since its promotion came via 1-0 results against the same Moka-based school.

Meanwhile, down South, runaway league champion Presentation College of San Fernando found an expected berth into the semifinal stage when it whipped newly-promoted Mayaro Secondary 4-1, in the Manny Ramjohn Stadium’s double header opener.
 
The victory put Presentation into the semifinal where it meets the day’s other winner, St Benedict’s College which defeated Princes Town by the same scoreline.
 
In the feature match, defending South Zone InterCol champions made light work of its Mayaro opponents, as it came from behind in champions’ fashion with two goals in either half.
 
Mayaro opened in the 4th minute through a strike from Moriba Descartes, which last only up to the half-hour mark, when “Pres” started the rout. Rakeem levelled in the 31st, before they took the lead in the 40th minute, from the team’s second leading goal-scorer Chivaughn Dimsoy.

Five minutes into the second half, Under-20 national forward Shackiel Henry made a welcomed return with a goal to make it 3-1, before a Mayaro player put the match to rest with an own goal in the 51st minute.
 
In the second quarterfinal match, lethal attacker Yafeu Rougier scored in either half, tallied an effort from Kyle Ribiero and an own goal in the final minute, to hand Princes Town yet another heavy defeat in a mirror result of their second leg league encounter.

The wins for “Pres” and St Benedict’s put them into Friday’s semifinal, where they meet each other at the same venue, from 5 pm.
 
Two hours earlier, Shiva Boys and Pleasantville will challenge for the other final spot. Shiva and Pleasantville dropped Moruga and Naparima, respectively in the last-eight stage.
 
Semifinal action will continue in the Central and Tobago Zones, with double-headers (see fixtures below).
 
Results
 
North Zone semifinals
 
Diego Martin North 1 (Keston Frederick 90th+) v Trinity College 1 (Christon Gaspard 5th)
- Diego Martin won 11-10 on penalty kicks
 
St Anthony’s College 0 v St Mary’s College 0
- St Anthony’s won 5-4 on penalty kicks
 
South Zone quarterfinals
 
Presentation College 4 (Rakim Francis 31st, Civaughn Dimsoy 40th, Shakiel Henry 49th, OG 90th) v Mayaro 1 (Moriba Bescartes 4th)
 
St Benedict’s 4 (Kyle Celestine 11th, Yafeu Rougier 33rd, 63rd, OG 90th+) v Princes Town 1 (Kiel Ribiero 40th)
 
Fixtures Today
 
Central Zone InterCol semifinals
 
Tabaquite v Carapichaima East, Ato Boldon Stadium, 3 pm
Couva West v Chaguanas North, Ato Boldon Stadium, 5 pm
 
Tobago InterCol [Semifinals]

Mason Hall v Speyside, Plymouth Recreation Ground, 3 pm
Roxborough v Scarborough, Plymouth Recreation Ground, 5 pm

Tomorrow South Zone InterCol [Semifinals]

Shiva Boys v Pleasantville, Manny Ramjohn Stadium
Presentation v St Benedict’s College, Manny Ramjohn Stadium

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 15, 2012, 06:28:48 AM
Debe, Tobago’s Bishops vie for girls crown today.
T&T Guardian Reports.


A new champion will be crowned today in the Girls’ BGTT/First Citizens Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL) National InterCol final, when Tobago winner Bishop’s High, takes the trip to South Trinidad, to face favourites Debe Secondary, at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, from 3.30 pm.
 
Debe, which already took the South Zone league title, the Big-Four competition and the Trinidad InterCol title, in yet another successful season, will be aiming for a whitewash of trophies against the Tobago’s underdogs.
 
The fixture comes just over a week after the two teams met in the Big-Four final, which Debe won by an emphatic 4-1 scoreline. None other than top national junior forward Kayla Taylor was on target with a splendid hat-trick to lead her team to victory.
 
More recently, Taylor bagged a brace to secure Debe the Trinidad InterCol title, on Monday, with a 2-0 victory over St Augustine Secondary.
 
Bishop’s, meanwhile, defied the odds after claiming the Tobago title with a 3-2 win over Scarborough Secondary, for the first time in the school’s history. It will be another first for the girls clad in maroon and white if they manage to secure the National title, the most prestigious in local schools’ football.
 
Bishop’s won the Tobago InterCol title, compliments of a double from captain Kristen Julien and a late strike from April Ewing.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 16, 2012, 03:56:16 AM
Debe girls claim National InterCol title.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Unbeaten South Zone champion, Debe Secondary added yet another major title to its illustrious trophy cabinet yesterday, as it defeated Bishop’s High of Tobago by a three-goal margin for the second time in less than two weeks, to claim the BGTT/First Citizens Girls’ National InterCol title.
 
The victory, which took place at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, came ten days after Debe demolished Bishop’s 4–1 at the same venue.
 
On Monday, Debe sealed its third title this season with a 2–0 victory over the formidable St Augustine Secondary.
 
Incredibly, national youth attacker Kayla Taylor, who scored eight goals in three finals this season added another to her bag, when she scored yesterday’s second goal.
 
The two teams, however, seemed to be heading into the break with the scores deadlocked, but a 39th minute strike from another junior national player Patrice Vincent, a minute before the half, gave Debe a 1–0 lead.
 
Debe returned even stronger in the second half, and doubled up with yet another goal from Taylor in the 65th. Two minutes before full time, Vincent got her second as Bishop’s was left to accept yet another bitter loss to perhaps the most successful school in girls’ football.
 
Debe Secondary topped the South Zone league championship without slipping up. It won every match, before advancing to the South Zone InterCol stage, where in the final it had possibly its trickiest test against last year’s National InterCol winner Vessigny. In the end Debe won 3-2 despite a late surge from the rivals.
 
Subsequently, Debe defeated Bishop’s of Tobago in the Big-Four final, to avenge last season’s 1–0 loss to El Dorado.
 
The final hurdle Debe faced before reaching the final was against St Augustine Secondary, which scored far more goals than any other school this year, but the East Zone champion met its match, and suffered a 2–0 defeat.
 
 
RESULTS [BGTT/First Citizens Girls’ National InterCol]

Debe Secondary 3 (Patrice Vincent 39th, 78th, Kayla Taylor 65th) vs Bishop’s High (Tobago) 0

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 16, 2012, 03:57:25 AM
Holder hat-trick sinks Tabaquite.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Recently crowned Big-Five champion Carapichaima East Secondary took one step further to claiming another title when it thrashed newly-promoted Tabaquite Secondary 7–1, for a berth in the Coca-Cola Central InterCol final, yesterday.
 
The win for “Caps” was decided in the first match of a double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, which was followed by a similarly one-sided affair with Chaguanas North whipping Couva West 5–1. The victory also secured Chaguanas action in next Tuesday’s title decider, to be staged at the same venue.
 
“Caps”, which narrowly took the Central Zone league title for the ninth consecutive season, was relentless with top forward Shaquille Holder scoring a hat-trick. Holder who was on National U-20 duty, while his school lifted its first ever Big-Five title, returned to initiate the scoring in the 12th minute. His strike was doubled two minutes later by Marvin Martin.
 
Two more goals came in the first half, compliments of a brace from a similarly in-form Leon Whyle (30th, 39th). Twenty minutes into the second half Keon Nicholls made it 5–0, before Holder put the match to rest with a further two items in the final ten minutes.
 
In the second match, Chaguanas North Secondary, which was edged out for a second place league finish by “Caps” were also ignited by a hat-trick from Jaron Humphrey. David Maloney scored from the penalty spot in the 20th minute for Chaguanas, followed by an effort in the final seconds of the first period through Humphrey.
 
Two minutes into the restart Jaffet Williams pulled one back, but Chaguanas was spurred on with quick-fire goals from Humphrey who completed his hat-trick just before the hour mark. The scoring was finalised in the 73rd minute via a Justin Marshall effort.
 
Today, action will resume in the East and South Zones where a double-header will be staged at the respective stadia.
 
The Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima, will play host to the East Zone semifinals, beginning at 2 pm with a clash between St Augustine Secondary and El Dorado West Secondary. St Augustine advanced to the last four phase with an easy 4–0 victory over relegated Toco eight days ago, while El Dorado West, overcame San Juan North on penalties after a 3–3 thriller. St Augustine won the league double over today’s opposition by a combined 8–0 scoreline.
 
The second match between East Zone league champions Arima North and Trinity East Secondary is expected to be a more constricted affair, with not much separating the two teams this season. Arima was held 2–2 in the first leg, before edging the fifth-placed finishers 1–0 in the second. Arima is the East Zone InterCol title holder. The school dropped San Juan North 1–0 in the final last year.
 
In the South Zone, defending InterCol and recently crowned league champion Presentation College of San Fernando will come up against St Benedict’s College, in the second match at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, from 5 pm. Coming off a disappointing loss to eventual champion Carapichaima North Secondary in the Big-Five competition, the Shawn Cooper-coached school will be eager to bounce back with a win for a spot in Wednesday’s zonal final.
 
St Benedict’s has not had the best of luck against “Pres” this season. En route to a league victory which comprised a win in each of its 12 matches, Presentation got the better of St Benedict’s with two 3–1 wins. In the first South Zone match, league runner up Shiva Boys will take on second-from-bottom Pleasantville, at 3 pm.
 
Shiva, too, won both legs 3–1 and 1–0 in league action.
 
And, while Shiva starts the match as favourites, Pleasantville will be aiming for another upset, a week after its penalty kick victory over Naparima. The match ended 2–2 after regulation time. Shiva Boys, as expected, whipped Moruga 5–0 in the other quarterfinal match last week.
 
Today’s InterCol fixtures
 
East Zone semifinals

St Augustine vs El Dorado West, Larry Gomes Stadium, 2 pm
Arima North vs Trinity East, Larry Gomes Stadium, 4 pm
 
South Zone semifinals

Shiva Boys vs Pleasantville, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 3 pm
St Benedict’s vs Presentation, Manny Ramjohn Stadium, 5 pm

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 17, 2012, 03:55:00 AM
Pres to meet Shiva in South final.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Defending zonal InterCol champion Presentation College of San Fernando took one step further to retaining its crown after sealing a comfortable 4-2 victory over St Benedict’s College, in the semifinal match of the Coca-Cola South Zone InterCol competition, yesterday.
 
Presentation was the second team to seal a spot in the South title match after Shiva Boys Hindu College opened the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, double-header with an easy 4-0 win at the expense of Pleasantville Secondary.

The opening match saw Presentation take control from the onset, before St Benedict’s attempted to mount a late comeback.
 
In only the sixth, the run-away South Zone league champion took the lead through a strike from Mathias Hall. It took less than 20 minutes for “Pres” to record its second, this time from Keagan Ellis, who pipped in his second of the season. With the score locked at 2-0 at the half time, Presentation was in cruise control. In the 57th minute, the lead swelled to 3-0 with the school and zonal top scorer Shackiel Henry bagging yet another item to his name.
 
It was Henry’s second goal in as many matches, following up from this effort against recently promoted Mayaro Secondary, which lost 4-1 against the champions in Wednesday’s quarterfinal. Henry, who was on duty with the national U-20 team, while his team lost to eventual champion Carapichaima East in the Big-Five preliminary match, recorded his 27th item for the school this season, yesterday.
 
After Henry’s goal, St Benedict’s surged forward and managed to pull two goals back thanks to standout attacker Yafeu Rougier, who scored in the 74th and 81st minutes, but it was not enough as they dropped to a successive third loss to “Pres” this season.
 
In the other South Zone semifinal, Shiva Boys also defeated its opponent Pleasantville for the third time this season, this time by the biggest margin, 4-0. All goals came from different scorers. Shavon Diaz and Judah Peters scored in the first half, followed by effort from Nathaniel Garcia and a penalty from Dwight pope.
 
In the East, St Augustine and defending zonal InterCol champion Arima North will meet in the final after completing contrasting wins over El Dorado West and Trinity College East, respectively. St Augustine opened with an expected 4-1 triumph over “El Do”, while Arima North required a penalty shootout to defeat Trinity.
 
Antonio Auguste scored a last minute effort to take the match straight to stop kicks, after Marcus Gomez seemingly won the match with a goal in the 80th minute. However, with the players lined up for their spot kicks, a missed Trinity effort, meant that Gomez would win the match if he converted. He did, which sealed final action for Arima North yet again.
 
The final will be contested on Monday at the Larry Gomez Stadium, from 4 pm. The South Zone final between Presentation and Shiva, will be at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, at 4 pm.
 
Today’s InterCol Results

East Semifinals

St Augustine 4 (Maurice Ford 83rd, Nicholas Marcano 58th, Ricardo John 73rd, 84th) v El Dorado West 1 (Stephon Lewis 83rd)

Arima North 1 (Marcus Gomez 80th) v Trinity College 1 (Antonio Auguste 90th pen)
After Penalties - Arima North 5 v Trinity College 4

South Semifinals

Shiva Boys 4 (Shavon Diaz 21st, Judah Peters 28th, Nathaniel Garcia 46th, Dwight Pope 82nd pen) v Pleasantville 0
 
Presentation College S/do 3 (Mathias Hall 6th, Keagan Ellis 23rd, Shackiel Henry 57th) v St Benedict’s 2 (Yafeu Rougier 74th, 81st)

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 19, 2012, 01:03:51 PM
Pres will now do battle wit Pville fuh de South intercol title. Shiva get disqualified for fielding ah player who was red carded in de previous match.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 19, 2012, 01:42:45 PM
Pres will now do battle wit Pville fuh de South intercol title. Shiva get disqualified for fielding ah player who was red carded in de previous match.

dont know how teams does make dat mistake.  last year pres lose south league title off de same scenes.  how de hell yuh doh know man suspended?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Richard G. on November 19, 2012, 04:21:13 PM
Speyside Secondary upset Scarborough Secondary 2-1 to win Tobago Zone Intercol Final today (November 19th). Bachannal after the match as Speyside supporters went on to the field. Army personnel tried to keep them off. One Scarborough Sec player was 'jacked up' by the same army personnel (he shoulda have been slapped hard front and back hand). Congrats to Speyside Secondary. 1st Tobago Zone Championship U-19.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on November 19, 2012, 04:46:26 PM
I disagree there. The Army guy was too overzealous in his "attack" on the youth man. After the army man first grabbed his throat he did it again, fighting through his other soldiers and grabbed the boys throat again.... Totally uncalled for.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Richard G. on November 19, 2012, 05:25:31 PM
Not doubting that the army man was 'excited to slap up someone', but the player's actions including being very threatening to either one or many fans and/or a player/players. Added to that he took his boots off and threw in through the plexi-glass covering the bench. He was looking to get his backside dropped. Not good behavior by many but he was asking for someone to slap him (the scar. sec players). I dare say the army man showed a minimal amt. of restraint by not taking the player down to the ground.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on November 19, 2012, 05:28:39 PM
If he had taken him down to the ground and thereby restrained him then ok. But that is not what he did. There was no attempt to restrain but he was in attack mode.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Richard G. on November 19, 2012, 05:39:04 PM
Typical army man mentality. You have to wonder why were there army personnel there, and not police or even security. Ah well....Well done Speyside.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on November 19, 2012, 05:52:05 PM
Yeah Congrats Speyside.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 20, 2012, 03:38:12 AM
'Green Machine' win rough East final.
By Roger Seepersad (Express).


"Green Machine" St Augustine Secondary were crowned Coca Cola Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) East Zone InterCol champions after edging eight-man Arima North Secondary 1-0 in the zonal final at Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar yesterday.

St Augustine led 1-0 at the half after Nicholas Marcano's free kick from just outside the penalty area went all along the ground into the bottom corner of the net past Shundell Mayers in goal for Arima.

The goal came after St Augustine had created some good chances to score in the first half and after Arima were reduced to ten men when Francois Jomoul was sent off in the 17th minute for obscene language.

Even with ten men Arima, the East Zone League champions, fought hard in the second half to try and level the scores but the St Augustine defence somehow kept Arima at bay.

Arima's assault on goal started in the 57th minute with Kwasi Windsor's scintillating run down the right side.

When he eventually crossed the ball, most of the Arima players were waiting inside the box and two shots on goal followed, with one blocked by the defence and the other saved by St Augustine goalkeeper Romario Romain.

Windsor himself got into the action when his effort was deflected by a St Augustine defender.

The action kept going at the other end two minutes later, with St Augustine's Aikim Andrews passing to Shannon Gomez who found Jordan Devonish with just the Arima keeper to beat, but Devonish's shot went well wide of goal.

Arima kept attacking with Sampson Taryk's shot sailing just wide of the mark.

St Augustine had another good opportunity to double their lead in the 69th minute after they won a free kick just outside the penalty area after Andrews went down.

Marcano, the St Augustine goalscorer from the first half failed to replicate his earlier success, hitting this one hard and way over the bar. But it was Arima who then really lost the plot and had two more players ejected from the game.

In the 75th minute, Kern Roberts was shown the red card for violent conduct, while Marcus Gomez was ejected for a second yellow card.

Arima's captain Rondell Elie was also cautioned in the match, while St Augustine's Akeem Garcia and Marcano were also shown yellow cards.

Windsor kept playing attacking football up front and was still creating good chances to score but Arima did not have the personnel to support him.

In the other zonal final yesterday, Speyside Secondary defeated Scarborough Secondary 2-1 at Dwight Yorke Stadium, Tobago.

Speyside will now meet St Augustine in the National InterCol quarter-final on Friday at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago.

Yesterday's InterCol Scores

East Zone Final

Arima 0 vs St Augustine Secondary 1 (Nicholas Marcano 43rd)

Tobago Zone Final

Speyside 2 vs Scarborough 1

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 20, 2012, 01:41:53 PM
Pres will now do battle wit Pville fuh de South intercol title. Shiva get disqualified for fielding ah player who was red carded in de previous match.

dont know how teams does make dat mistake.  last year pres lose south league title off de same scenes.  how de hell yuh doh know man suspended?

It was unacceptable with Pres last year, but somewhat understandable with Shiva this year.  As I heard it...apparently the Shiva player had gotten a yellow card in the league game and another one in the Intercol game.  Apparently they approached the SSFL for confirmation on whether the two cards stood or whether the player could take the field.  They said they got clearance from the administrators to play the youthman.  From the time he took the field the Pville mgt was already deciding to protest.  PVille won the protest and is now scheduled to play Pres tomorrow.  However, Shiva who claims to have it in black and white that they got permission to play the guy...protested the protest and a meeting was scheduled for today to decide the finalists.  No word on that one yet.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 20, 2012, 04:03:50 PM
now the semifinal between pville and shiva will be replayed tomorrow
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 21, 2012, 03:47:08 AM
Chaguanas North gets revenge on ‘Caps’
T&T Guardian Reports.


Chaguanas North Secondary yesterday captured its first ever piece of major silverware after defeating Carapichaima East Secondary 4-3 on penalty kicks, in the Coca-Cola Central InterCol, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

It was a case of retribution for the Chaguanas school, which never managed to lift the league or InterCol titles, while the much more celebrated Carapichaima had its target of sealing all titles this season end abruptly.
 
Carapichaima won the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Central Zone title earlier this season after seeing its 2-1 loss to Chagaunas North reversed by the league’s disciplinary committee, due to the latter team fielding an ineligible player.
 
And, despite appeals from Chaguanas North which indicated they were given permission to field the said player, the decision by the disciplinary team was never overturned. However, yesterday, Chaguanas North effectively exacted revenge from the penalty spot after both teams were locked at 1-1.
 
Chaguanas attacker David Maloney opened in the 48th minute but the lead lasted all of 25 minutes, before Caps’ leading scorer Shaquille Holder grabbed the all-important equaliser.

The spot-kick win put the Central Zone league runner-up into the National InterCol semifinal, where they meet the winner of Friday’s clash between inaugural Tobago winner Speyside Secondary and East Zone’s St Augustine.
 
Today, what was originally scheduled to be the final of the South Zone InterCol competition between Presentation College of San Fernando and Shiva Boys, will instead be a replay of a semifinal between Shiva and Pleasantville Secondary, which reached to the league’s disciplinary committee subsequent to an appeal from the latter team.
 
The two teams met in the first semifinal match last Friday, with Shiva ending the match 4-0 victors. However, following the match, Pleasantville appealed to the committee advising that a Shiva Boys player who received a red card in his school’s 5-0 win over Moruga in the quarterfinal stage was not eligible to play in the semifinal.

Shiva, however, claimed that they were instructed that the player was in fact eligible to play from a member of the league’s committee, which ultimately led to the decision that the match should be replayed rather than the win be awarded to Pleasantville.
 
The winner of today’s semifinal will meet runaway league champion and Big-Four finalist Presentation College in the final sometime next week.

Tomorrow, reigning InterCol champion St Anthony’s College will face already relegated and surprise finalist Trinity College in the North Zone title match, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain, at 4 pm.

Finally, on Friday, the National InterCol quarterfinal will kick off when first ever Tobago champion Speyside Secondary faces the more recognizable “Green Machine” of St Augustine Secondary.

Chaguanas new Central Intercol champs.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Chaguanas are the new Coca Cola Intercol Central Zonal champions, after they dethroned Carapichaima 4-3, via kicks from the penalty spot, in yesterday’s decider at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

The scores were locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time, with David Maloney putting Chaguanas in front after 49 minutes before Shaquille Holder equalised in the 74th.

But Chaguanas were more clinical with their spot-kicks as they earned their first major title in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).

Yesterday’s result was a measure of revenge for the Chaguanas camp, who felt aggrieved earlier this season when, due to a disciplinary ruling by the League, Carapichaima were awarded crucial points which meant they successfully defended their SSFL Championship Division Central Zone crown, and hence proceeded to claim the Big Five title.

On Monday, St Augustine edged 2011 winners Arima 1-0 for the East Zonal title while, in the sister isle, Speyside copped the Tobago Zonal trophy by virtue of a 2-1 victory over Scarborough at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet.

Chaguanas, St Augustine and Speyside have progressed to the National Intercol competition, which will feature the five Zonal Intercol winners, starting on Friday. Today the spotlight will be at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, with Presentation San Fernando meeting Shiva Boys’ for the South crown.

In the semis, Presentation eliminated St Benedict’s 3-2 while Shiva Boys’ disposed of Pleasantville 4-0.

During the Championship Division, Presentation earned 1-0 victories over Shiva on September 26 and October 20.

The last Zonal Final will take place tomorrow featuring St Augustine and Diego Martin, for the North title.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 21, 2012, 06:08:25 AM
now the semifinal between pville and shiva will be replayed tomorrow

Doh jake moke nah !
Today's Express saying Pres vs Shiva today.  I get new fixtures yesterday saying Pres vs PVille.  :-\
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 21, 2012, 06:14:24 AM
Shiva; Pleasantville match to be re-played.

Today, what was originally scheduled to be the final of the South Zone InterCol competition between Presentation College of San Fernando and Shiva Boys, will instead be a replay of a semifinal match between Shiva Boys and Pleasantville Secondary, which reached to the league’s disciplinary committee subsequent to an appeal from the latter team.

The two teams met in the first semifinal match last Friday, with Shiva ending the match 4-0 victors. However, following the match, Pleasantville appealed to the committee advising that a Shiva Boys player who received a red card in his school’s 5-0 win over Moruga in the quarterfinal stage was not eligible to play in the semifinal.

Shiva, however, claimed that they were instructed that the player was in fact eligible to play from a member of the league’s committee, which ultimately led to the decision that the match should be replayed rather than the win be awarded to Pleasantville.

The winner of today’s semifinal will meet runaway league champion and Big-Four finalist Presentation College in the final sometime next week.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 21, 2012, 06:24:30 AM
Shiva; Pleasantville match to be re-played.

Today, what was originally scheduled to be the final of the South Zone InterCol competition between Presentation College of San Fernando and Shiva Boys, will instead be a replay of a semifinal match between Shiva Boys and Pleasantville Secondary, which reached to the league’s disciplinary committee subsequent to an appeal from the latter team.

The two teams met in the first semifinal match last Friday, with Shiva ending the match 4-0 victors. However, following the match, Pleasantville appealed to the committee advising that a Shiva Boys player who received a red card in his school’s 5-0 win over Moruga in the quarterfinal stage was not eligible to play in the semifinal.

Shiva, however, claimed that they were instructed that the player was in fact eligible to play from a member of the league’s committee, which ultimately led to the decision that the match should be replayed rather than the win be awarded to Pleasantville.


The winner of today’s semifinal will meet runaway league champion and Big-Four finalist Presentation College in the final sometime next week.



You see the kinda shit that does go on in this place.  That is another reason why our football cant progress at the rate it supposed to.
If a player get a red card in a game...unless the issuance of the card is under protest (which was never specifically said)...why then should a team approach the league admins and ask is he could be allowed to play in the next game.  And on top of that, get consent from one of the league officials that said the player is allowed to play when that is in direct contradiction of the rules.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 21, 2012, 06:13:26 PM
shiva beat pville 2-0.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 22, 2012, 06:07:08 AM
Shiva blanks Pleasantville again.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Shavon Diaz and Kyle Thomas scored second-half items as Shiva Boys moved a step closer to retaining their South Zone Secondary Schools Football League Coca-Cola InterCol crown, after blanking Pleasantville 2-0 in their semifinal at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, yesterday.
 
Diaz opened the scoring on the hour mark against a plucky Pleasantville line-up while Thomas added the insurance item 12 minutes later to secure a second win in six days over the same team.
 
This after both teams were forced to replay last week’s semifinal match which ended in favour of Shiva 4-0.
 
Following Shiva’s win last Friday, Pleasantville appealed to the SSFL’s Disciplinary Committee on the grounds that a Shiva Boys player, who received a red card in his school’s 5-0 win over Moruga in the quarterfinal stage was not eligible to play in the semifinal.
 
Shiva, however, claimed that they were instructed that the player was in fact eligible to play from a member of the league’s committee, a decision which was supported by the league’s disciplinary committee and which ultimately led to the decision that the match be replayed rather be given as a win Pleasantville.
 
Due to the match being replayed, the final which was originally carded for yesterday will now be played on Monday against reigning South Zone league champion Presentation College of San Fernando which edged St Benedict’s College 3-2 in Friday’s other semifinal. The match will take place at Marabella from 4 pm.
 
Today, St Anthony’s College will be favourites to complete the North Zone double for yet another season when it faces surprise finalist and league debutant, Diego Martin North at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 4 pm.
 
While the “Westmooring Tigers” will be fancied to claim a second straight zonal double they will know all too well, that their Diego Martin North rivals, will not be a team to be taken lightly, after both teams played to 0-0 draws twice during the league campaign.
 
In the previous round, the Tigers, the reigning zonal and national InterCol holders, battled past St Mary’s 5-4 on penalty-kicks while league debutants, Diego Martin North overcame Trinity College, 11-10 on sudden-death penalties after a 1-1 draw at the end of regulation time.
 
At stake for the winner of today’s final is a semifinal meeting with the South Zone winner on Wednesday at Marabella from 4 pm.
 
Newly crowned Central Zone InterCol winners, Chaguanas North is already through to the semis where it awaits the winner of tomorrow’s lone quarterfinal between Tobago winner, Speyside and East champion, St Augustine which takes place at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, from 4 pm.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 22, 2012, 07:07:47 AM
"Following Shiva’s win last Friday, Pleasantville appealed to the SSFL’s Disciplinary Committee on the grounds that a Shiva Boys player, who received a red card in his school’s 5-0 win over Moruga in the quarterfinal stage was not eligible to play in the semifinal.
 
Shiva, however, claimed that they were instructed that the player was in fact eligible to play from a member of the league’s committee, a decision which was supported by the league’s disciplinary committee and which ultimately led to the decision that the match be replayed rather be given as a win Pleasantville."


I listened to Dexter Francis' post game interview and up to now he hasn't stated the reason for approaching the SSFL to seek permission for the player who was red-carded to play.  All he saying is that they got permission for him to play.  I find it rather strange that they got permission from "a member of the league's committee" to play a red carded player.  This coming after the fiasco caused in the Central zone a couple weeks ago when a similiar incident occurred between Caps and Chag North where again a committee member gave a red carded player permission to play in the finals which Caps lost to Chag North.  Caps eventually went on to win the League Title, even though Chag North eventually won the protest afterwards.
I would think that the SSFL would have learnt how to treat with members taking it upon themselves to tell schools which players are eligible to play when in direct contravention of the bylaws.

The question that begs a response is if the league's disciplinary committee supported the decision to allow the player to take the field, then why would they call for a rematch?  PVille should have just lost the protest and we move on to the finals that should have been played yesterday.  Now them boys have to play the finals on Monday and one of the teams have to play again on Wednesday against a well rested North champs who play today.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 23, 2012, 06:20:12 AM
St Anthony's bag North InterCol title.
By Roger Seepersad (Express).


St Anthony's College successfully defended their Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Coca Cola North Zone InterCol title, yesterday, defeating Diego Martin North Secondary 4-2 on penalties after the sides were deadlocked 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.

St Anthony's came back from a 1-0 first half deficit to take a 2-1 lead in the second period before Diego Martin North Secondary equalised through a penalty late in the game to tie up the scores.

Aaron Joseph put Diego ahead in the 33rd minute before the Tigers roared back with items from Adrian Millette in the 56th and substitute Dwayne Caliste in the 65th. It looked like game, set and match, but Diego found a way back in the 85th minute, from the penalty spot, when Josh Toussaint converted to level the scores to force a penalty shootout.

Diego missed their first kick in the shootout and had their third saved by St Anthony's keeper Javon Sample, while the Tigers scored four in a row to seal the win and a place in the national semifinals, next week.

St Anthony's dominated possession for the majority of the game, and could have gone ahead 1-0 in the second minute of the match when the Diego Martin defence fell asleep, allowing Xavier Rajpaul a free header inside the box. His effort, however, was off target.

Ten minutes later, Diego Martin were awarded a penalty, but Christian Vincent could not deliver the goal, placing his effort well wide.

Diego had another chance to take the lead half hour into the game when a free kick found Christopher Biggette inside the penalty area. His shot rebounded off a defender and fell to Joseph whose shot was well wide of goal.

Diego Martin would eventually make up for the lapse, finally taking the lead three minutes later when Toussaint's bullet slipped out of Sample's hands and was slotted home from close range by Joseph.

After that, the Tigers went on an all-out assault, with shots coming in from all sides, the best of which came off of Rajpaul's boot. He found space to turn and shoot at the edge of the penalty area, but his effort sailed wide.

St Anthony's had a golden opportunity to level the scores in the first minute of the second half when Brandon Lastiquot brought down a St Anthony's player in the penalty area. However, the resulting penalty, taken by Tigers captain Jamali Garcia, was well saved by Diego keeper Perry Lee O'Cconor.

The Tigers maintained the pressure, and eventually equalised from a corner. Adrian Millette got his head to the ball, sending it past O'Connor at the near post.

St Anthony's looked like taking the lead, and eventually did so through Caliste who came on as a substitute early in the second half.

The Westmoorings Tigers finished the game with ten men after Kwesi Allen was ejected in the 90th minute for his second yellow card.

St Anthony's will now meet the South champions in a National InterCol semifinal, next Wednesday, at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella from four p.m.

The South zone InterCol champions will be decided on Monday when league winners Presentation College San Fernando take on Shiva Boys' Hindu College in the final, at Manny Ramjohn Stadium from p.m.

Today, Tobago Zone InterCol champions, Speyside Secondary will be in action against East InterCol winners, St Augustine East Secondary in the National quarterfinal, at Dwight Yorke Stadium, Tobago from four p.m.

The winners of today's National quarterfinal will face Central Zone InterCol champions, Chaguanas North Secondary in a National InterCol semifinal, on Tuesday, at Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, also from four p.m.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Richard G. on November 23, 2012, 09:32:08 PM
Speyside 3 St. Augustine East Sec 6 (yes...9 goals were scored). I got in when the score was already 2-0 'Gustine (missed about 25 mins of first half....coaching Bishop's U-14 boys team). Speyside got one late in the first half then scored two more within 15 mins of the 2nd half restart to take the lead 3-2. 'Gustine pulled one back approx. 10 mins later. One of Speyside's central defenders got sent off for his 2nd yellow card offence which allowed 'gustine to run rampant for the last 20 mins. St. Augustine East Sec will now face Chaguanas North Secondary in one half of the National InterCol semifinal.

Blessings and enjoy the night.
Richard G.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 24, 2012, 06:48:16 AM
Speyside whipped 6-3 as ‘Gustine’ heads to semis.
By Clayton Clarke (Guardian).


Akeem Garcia netted a late double to help St Augustine Secondary whip Speyside 6-3 in the Coca-Cola InterCol quarterfinal clash at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago, yesterday.

The Green Machine took the lead in as early as the third minute when Aikim Andrews slotted home his team’s first goal. 
 
His teammate Triston Hodge got the second item from the penalty spot in the 24th minute after Speyside’s goalkeeper Tevin Joseph brought down Garcia in the penalty box. Hodge stepped up and hit a left-footed shot to the right side of the goal. Joseph had no chance as he dove to his left.
 
St Augustine’s Nicholas Marcano troubled the Speyside defender with his curling free-kicks and corners. The tall and well-built player had several shots on goals but they went abegging.

Speyside came alive as Brandon Benjamin and Marcus Caesar were on the attack for the home team. Benjamin eventually found the back of net in the 34th minute with a diving header off a free kick on the right-hand side. However, it was St Augustine going in at the half with 2-1 advantage.
 
On the resumption both outfits came out attacking. Caesar got on the scoresheet with a chip over the advancing keeper Romario Romain in the 51st minute, to send the Speyside supporters dancing. The cheering urged on the boys from east Tobago as Benjamin got his second goal in the 57th minute to take a 3-2 lead and swing the momentum in favour of the Kerry Lynch-coached team.
 
However, St Augustine responded immediately with Garcia hitting the first of his double in the 61st to level the scores 3-3. Ricardo John (77th) came some 16 minutes later to give “Gustine” a 4-3 lead with Garcia returning in the 81st to head in a cross, and put his team further ahead 5-3.
 
The Speyside players tried to step up their game but their chances were dented when central defender Kendel Dates was sent off after his second card. Marcano’s determination was rewarded when he completed the six-goal feast in the 90th minute.
 
St Augustine Secondary will face Chaguanas North in the semifinals. Coach Michael Grayson shared that his team did not know much about Speyside before the game. “We spent the first 10 minutes trying to assess them. After that, we knew how to play them,” said Grayson.
 
He added he was worried when Speyside were up 3-2 saying: “I got a little scared but was not too concerned. Some of our players were not playing their game.”

Grayson was happy though that his side were able to score six goals for the first time this season and added that the players will have to work on their ball possession and improve on their finishing ahead of their clash with Chaguanas North.
 
Results

St Augustine 6 (Aikim Andrews 3rd; Triston Hodge 24th, Akeem Garcia 61st, 81st, Ricardo John 77th; Nicholas Marcano 90th) vs Speyside High 3 (Brandon Benjamin 34th, 57th, Marcus Caesar 51st).

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 24, 2012, 06:59:07 AM
From a forum member

Just watch St Agustine vs Speyside in the Colleges.

St Agustine have three players that are very good in my books. Unfortunately.

I cannot get names only numbers central midfielders 11 & 8. Wide player 7 very tricky
and a number 9 who did well up front but he was up against weak defending.

Micheal Grayson brought on the 11 when the score was 3-3, and he change the game completely. he set up two and scored one to make it 6-3.

Grayson moved the 7 from wide Right to wide left and his cutting inside upset Speyside defending.
the 8 is a holding type midfielder who have real energy and supports the team well defensively and in attack.
 
Speyside had a deadly striker I think he scored two goals, but he is very dangerous. Nice turn on his first touch, finish with both feet and is good in the air.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on November 24, 2012, 07:15:06 PM
From a forum member

Just watch St Agustine vs Speyside in the Colleges.

St Agustine have three players that are very good in my books. Unfortunately.

I cannot get names only numbers central midfielders 11 & 8. Wide player 7 very tricky
and a number 9 who did well up front but he was up against weak defending.

Micheal Grayson brought on the 11 when the score was 3-3, and he change the game completely. he set up two and scored one to make it 6-3.

Grayson moved the 7 from wide Right to wide left and his cutting inside upset Speyside defending.
the 8 is a holding type midfielder who have real energy and supports the team well defensively and in attack.
 
Speyside had a deadly striker I think he scored two goals, but he is very dangerous. Nice turn on his first touch, finish with both feet and is good in the air.


No. 7 Aikem Andrews - National U17
No. 8 Shannon Gomez National U17 & U20
No. 9 Akeem Garcia National U 17 & U20

And yes agreed that No. 11 was the game changer.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 26, 2012, 04:06:13 PM
Pres leading Shiva 2-1 and a SHiva boys fan has apparently attacked a linesman and the game has been halted
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: real madness on November 26, 2012, 04:19:40 PM
The individual has been detained.  The Guard and Emergency Branch was called in to restore order but the game was called off.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on November 26, 2012, 06:04:07 PM
lol  :rotfl: i just see the fight serious ting. Linesman buss some cuff and kick on the man too  :devil: , i recording that tomorrow, too good  :rotfl: . Police rel beat that
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 26, 2012, 06:30:22 PM
although this incident was a shiva boys fan, whole season this squad has been very indisciplined.  they have received endless red cards all season, i think in one game 3 men got sent off.  i expect better from them since dexter francis is their coach. their fans are proving to be the same as the season progress, remind me of benedicts fans.

whoever won this game would have to play 3 games in 5 days if dey reach the finals....pure bullsh!+ from the SSFL again.  i think the SSFL, TTFF and NAAA compete real hard to be the duncest sports organization in the country.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 26, 2012, 07:52:58 PM
more details: http://www.presfootball.com/news/south-final-ends-in-chaos-and-without-result.html
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on November 26, 2012, 08:01:10 PM
is a forking knife they say he pull? wtf wrong with people dread, he was drunk or something? Good work officers mash him up! Alyuh see that tackle  :devil:

http://www.youtube.com/v/lKiu_7GtnuQ&feature=share
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 26, 2012, 08:13:41 PM
Shocking that an adult would do this in front of schoolchildren. He should be banned for life from football (although of course, there is no way to enforce that here)

I also believe that there should be an alcohol ban at school football matches. Its crazy when you see the number of police at school games while Pro League and Super League often have no police in attendance.

But I also appreciate that I don't understand the passions of school football.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 26, 2012, 08:50:21 PM
I have never seen anything like that in TT football. The Santos incidence in the closest I can think of. But yes, they should not sell alcohol at intercol.  If the fans can't hold they alcho then stop selling it.


But I also appreciate that I don't understand the passions of school football.

FS, I understand the passion because I played 3 years of high school ball. I was heaven. That is about all that is keeping the passion going for football at this day and age. I also remember when senior football was the thing. I played 3 yrs with Essex. I find it hard to belief why there is such apathy for senior football for TT. Imagine, even we pardner Coops abandon we.

But the linesman is the best. He did not fraid to take that big guy on.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: truetrini on November 26, 2012, 09:30:53 PM
T&T Police always looking like some cheap security with them bad looking uniforms.  Also why do they handcuff a man with his hands in front and not behind his back?  Poor policing.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 26, 2012, 10:07:47 PM
I have never seen anything like that in TT football. The Santos incidence in the closest I can think of. But yes, they should not sell alcohol at intercol.  If the fans can't hold they alcho then stop selling it.


But I also appreciate that I don't understand the passions of school football.

FS, I understand the passion because I played 3 years of high school ball. I was heaven. That is about all that is keeping the passion going for football at this day and age. I also remember when senior football was the thing. I played 3 yrs with Essex. I find it hard to belief why there is such apathy for senior football for TT. Imagine, even we pardner Coops abandon we.

But the linesman is the best. He did not fraid to take that big guy on.

I actually laughed when he rushed back in.....but not before picking up his flag.  :rotfl: Like it was some kind of equivalent to a police baton or something.  :rotfl:
Title: Assistant referee attacked InterCol final abandoned.
Post by: Flex on November 27, 2012, 03:47:05 AM
Assistant referee attacked InterCol final abandoned.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Yet again there will be a delay in the determination of South Zone’s champion team, after the Coca-Cola South Zone InterCol final between Presentation College of San Fernando and Shiva Boys Hindu College had to be abandoned after an assistant referee Kevin Charles was attacked by a spectator and subsequently taken to hospital, yesterday.
 
The match which was originally carded to be played last week, but was delayed due to a replay of the semifinal between Shiva Boys and Pleasantville Secondary, kicked off yesterday, but had to be cancelled with 10 minutes remaining in the encounter after a moment of madness from an unruly observer, who opted to scale over the stadium’s railings to attack the match official.
 
The incomplete fixture was staged at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. It was abandoned just after the 80th minute of play when the assistant referee on the sideline was allegedly struck in the head with a glass bottle from the spectator. The attack resulted in a bloody wound to the head of the official, before a scuffle ensued between the two parties.
 
Police eventually caught up with the attacker and arrested him, while the referee was taken to hospital. The police, some of whom were attacked, also had to deal with incidents of brawls in the crowd. The remaining minutes of the match will be played tomorrow behind closed doors at the same venue.

The semifinal between the winner of the encounter and the defending champion St Anthony’s College was originally carded for the same day, but will obviously be postponed due to the incident.
 
Presentation may well have been on its way to the a yet another National semifinal as it held the 2-1 lead before the match was abandoned. All goals were scored in the first half, with “Pres” taking the first lead through a penalty kick, before Shiva equalized via a Kyle Thomas strike. National forward Shackiel Henry subsequently scored to give Presentation its second lead of the match.
 
Nevertheless, the first semifinal will be played today when first time Central Zone champion Chaguanas North meets East Zone winner St Augustine Secondary, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, at 4 pm.

Chaguanas North will be out in full force hoping to emulate the result which saw it defeat the nine-time consecutive league champion and Big-Five winner Carapichaima East Secondary on penalty kick, following a 1-1 draw at full time in the Central Zone InterCol final.
 
St Augustine’s “Green Machine” will also seek to build on its attacking prowess but improve defensively following the 6-3 victory it claimed over Tobago champion Speyside Secondary in the preliminary stage of the National InterCol on Friday.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on November 27, 2012, 04:21:54 AM
is a forking knife they say he pull? wtf wrong with people dread, he was drunk or something? Good work officers mash him up! Alyuh see that tackle  :devil:


All around jokey situation... first policeman rush een and take him down with ah nice tackle, although he lose points fuh technique it was effective.  After that is procedures straight out ah de Keystone Kops training manual.  It take three policemen to subdue one man, and ah older man at that.  And even after they subdue him they still could only manage to handcuff him in front and not behind he back (though they struggle for the better part of the video to do just that). 

Next fuh de linesman... before de police arrive tuh he rescue was handbags at 10 paces, he even try slapping de man with de flag lol.  After police take down de man he find enough courage tuh now be more than vex and still want to pelt hand.  He was so vex that they usher him away, he work up some vexation and rush back in, even jostling de police woman tuh get at the occupied attacker.  Then when they taking him away, he pulling off he shirt like Rodman.  Police suppose tuh rest some lash on both ah dem tuh quiet dem down.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 27, 2012, 05:54:36 AM
It good !!!!!!!!!

Next time, buss he f00cking head and run like ah mudda.....

Ah hate Refs and lines men.

F00ck them all...

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on November 27, 2012, 06:46:37 AM
I wonder if police get train to take down suspects? I watch enough cops to know they doing shit.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Insider on November 27, 2012, 07:07:19 AM
Not making excuse for what happened.

However, there were too many referee errors against Shiva boys'.

I believed that the referee was supposed to give Shiva a penalty but he refused.


Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Arimaman on November 27, 2012, 08:04:25 AM
It good !!!!!!!!!

Next time, buss he f00cking head and run like ah mudda.....

Ah hate Refs and lines men.

F00ck them all...


Idiotic statement....  Without refs and linesmen, games don't exist.  I wasn't at the game but "all" refs make mistakes.  Until you sit in the middle of that pitch and make a call STFU.....  Go learn the game before you talk...
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 27, 2012, 08:48:45 AM
Not making excuse for what happened.

However, there were too many referee errors against Shiva boys'.

I believed that the referee was supposed to give Shiva a penalty but he refused.




Insider were u at the game? cuz i hearing different things from different people..and only one person so far said he thought there were bad calls..Obviously most of the people i spoke to are Pres supporters so i taking that with a grain of salt. But even those with no affiliation to the school didn't say that there were bad calls. Was actually a pres man that said there were a few bad calls but that always happens in any game and didn't agree that there wasa legit penalty claim

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: soccerman on November 27, 2012, 10:27:14 AM
Sad to see this in school football the entire episode looked real jokey, I even feel bad for the police who had to struggle to put the man in handcuffs. I surprize dey ain reach fuh de pepper spray, dat woulda calm down homeboy real fast....but den de whole staidum woulda have to clear out lol.

But the best is the linesman trying to take off his shirt when going back to the dressing roomlol, like he woulda look like ah rel badman wid he shirt off. I say like he watch too much Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum or even Rodman like Bakes say.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dinner Mints on November 27, 2012, 10:48:08 AM
Allyuh doh watch 'Cops' or what? One skinny hoodrat alone taking 2 or 3 police to subdue. Boss man wasn't a youngster, but he wasn't a small fella either.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 27, 2012, 10:51:32 AM
It good !!!!!!!!!

Next time, buss he f00cking head and run like ah mudda.....

Ah hate Refs and lines men.

F00ck them all...



Sam, yes we does want to clout them refs many a times. But I really hope your statement is really tong-in-cheek. The fan was wrong. Yes the ref started behaving like  a leggo-beast, but he was defending himself with his dear life.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 27, 2012, 10:59:33 AM
Allyuh doh watch 'Cops' or what? One skinny hoodrat alone taking 2 or 3 police to subdue. Boss man wasn't a youngster, but he wasn't a small fella either.

tell them. I read many posts about how them police lazy, this and that. I would like one or all of you to join the police force for week and go and patrol up East Dry River. Running up hills, steps and alleys after bandits. You running after a man in Belle Eau rd in belmont and he could take you thru gonzales, St. Barbs, down quarry st, thru a lane, up Prescott Alley, thru ah backyard, you somewhere on Basilon st and you end up in the plannings in Nelson st. And you eh catch him yet.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Toppa on November 27, 2012, 11:57:01 AM
Allyuh doh watch 'Cops' or what? One skinny hoodrat alone taking 2 or 3 police to subdue. Boss man wasn't a youngster, but he wasn't a small fella either.

tell them. I read many posts about how them police lazy, this and that. I would like one or all of you to join the police force for week and go and patrol up East Dry River. Running up hills, steps and alleys after bandits. You running after a man in Belle Eau rd in belmont and he could take you thru gonzales, St. Barbs, down quarry st, thru a lane, up Prescott Alley, thru ah backyard, you somewhere on Basilon st and you end up in the plannings in Nelson st. And you eh catch him yet.

aaahahahaha!!! lmao! This rel make me laugh and is tru too.  :rotfl:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Observer on November 27, 2012, 12:12:35 PM
It good !!!!!!!!!

Next time, buss he f00cking head and run like ah mudda.....

Ah hate Refs and lines men.

F00ck them all...



Sam I know yuh on kicks, because we cannot play without them.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: soccerman on November 27, 2012, 12:51:39 PM
Officiating a game is not easy even youth games, not a bad way way to earn some extra money on the side though. I have nuff respect for officials, it's not an easy job but I made a promise to myself never to become an official after I was asked to lines since the ass't ref didn't show up (don't blame him looking back).

Yuh wave de flag for an offside, de team in offense want to rant and rave eventhough the player was clearly offside. If the player onside and the defense thinks he's off, dey want tuh cuss and get on and this is coming from players, coaches and supporters. Despite all that as a linesman you have to access multiple things and make split sec decisions while always keeping in line with the last defender. Almost any close call someboy vex since decisions are subjective. After that I decided to stick to coaching because dat refing ting is not for me! If you haven't tried it, try officiating an intense game at any level and you'll have a new sense of respect for refs in general.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 27, 2012, 01:44:14 PM
Not making excuse for what happened.

However, there were too many referee errors against Shiva boys'.

I believed that the referee was supposed to give Shiva a penalty but he refused.




Insider were u at the game? cuz i hearing different things from different people..and only one person so far said he thought there were bad calls..Obviously most of the people i spoke to are Pres supporters so i taking that with a grain of salt. But even those with no affiliation to the school didn't say that there were bad calls. Was actually a pres man that said there were a few bad calls but that always happens in any game and didn't agree that there wasa legit penalty claim



insider said "I believed that the referee was supposed to give Shiva a penalty but he refused"...that sounds like a comment based on hearsay.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Big Magician on November 27, 2012, 03:40:51 PM
Listen and listen good...we LUCKY this was not worse...its years I saying better security needed at SSFL matches..because this is the closest we get to real football fans and tribalism in the sport....it can boil over in a wink.....

Not in the PRO League...maybe a community league....

and I must say the SSFL president and officials should SUSPEND The league with Immediate EFFECT....NO WINNERS...ABANDONED IN 2012. NO WINNERS...
send the message loud and clear to the teams,schools and fans that this would not be allowed....what you going to play the 10 mins left of the match for ???
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 27, 2012, 08:04:54 PM
According to South Zone Secretary, Gerald Elliot:
On the advice of the TTFF, the SSFL South Zone Intercol finals will be replayed in its entirety tomorrow at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium from 4:00pm, behind closed doors.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 27, 2012, 08:19:15 PM
According to South Zone Secretary, Gerald Elliot:
On the advice of the TTFF, the SSFL South Zone Intercol finals will be replayed in its entirety tomorrow at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium from 4:00pm, behind closed doors.

not surpised based on FIFA rules...so when yuh side losing fans should storm and get a replay...i like that rule. ;)
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Big Magician on November 27, 2012, 09:14:15 PM
SUSPEND THE LEAGUE
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2012, 05:23:33 AM
‘We will not replay match’
By: JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH (Newsday).


VICE principal of Presentation College, San Fernando, Preston Kissoon revealed yesterday that the school’s football team will not play today’s remaining 10 minutes of the South Zone Coca Cola Intercol encounter against Shiva Boys Hindu School this afternoon, as stated by the Secondary Schools’ Football League (SSFL).

The game which took place on Monday at the Manny Ramjohn was abandoned after an irate supporter Godfrey Adams stormed the field and struck assistant referee Kevin Charles with a bottle in the head.

Speaking to Newsday yesterday, president of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), Ewing Davis stated that Monday’s match will be officially resolved when both teams meet behind closed doors at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, today. The teams will only be made to play the remaining 10 minutes.

However, the Presentation “Lions” vice-principal expressed concerns on this decision and openly stated that his school will be taking part in no such action. He went on to say that “Pres” will not even consider playing over the entire game behind closed doors because of lingering risk to his players and students and staff.

“We will not be playing any 10-minute match or even a rematch. We think that we have been treated unfairly. If we are to give in to this decision then every one of our players would be at risk. Security may be beefed up, but even if we do play, who is going to ensure our safety after the game” he questioned.

When asked what decision the Presentation administration would accept, Kissoon said “We want to be awarded with the win. If this doesn’t happen then we are not going to risk it. The school is in deep concern over our players and coaches’ safety. It is either we take the win or forfeit. We are willing to forfeit, but we’re not getting back on the field with Shiva Boys in any instance pertaining to this match.”

After 80 minutes in the match Presentation had led 2-1. The match though was marred by criticisms of the standard of the officiating. An appeal for a handled ball in the Presentation penalty area was said to have been ignored by the match and his assistant, that led to the entire incident. Adam, clearly upset by the assistant’s decision, rushed onto the field and smashed a beer bottle on Charles’ head.

Meanwhile former FIFA referee instructor Osmond Downer said while it is unfortunate what happened on Monday but caloled for the game to be replayed. “If a match is abandoned for whatever reason or purpose, the entire match must be replayed, unless competition (SSFL) rules state otherwise.

This is not the rules of football I am speaking about, this is the law of the game,” he explained. He added “FIFA regulations state that the match must be replayed. There is no such thing as playing simply 10 minutes, but as I said, it is up to what this particular competition’s rules states.”

In response to Presentation’s plight to have the win awarded to them, Downer admitted that a decision such as this could never happen since the game is still incomplete.

“Presentation cannot claim full points from this. This game is unfinished. How can you want a win when the match is not finished. If this is what they are standing on, they will have no other choice but to forfeit the match. This win cannot be awarded to ‘Pres’, in no way this can happen,” he concluded.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2012, 05:24:53 AM
St Augustine edge Chaguanas to advance in Intercol.
T&T Newsday Reports.


ST AUGUSTINE Secondary squeezed into the final stage of the Coca Cola National Intercol after they clinched a narrow 4-3 win via penalty kicks over Chaguanas North Secondary at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, yesterday evening.

After the 90-minute both teams were locked at a 2-2. Kicks from the penalty spot were then forced to decide the outcome of this year’s hotly-contested semi-final. St Augustine meant business and capitalised on two misses from the Chaguanas kickers to grab the important victory 4-3.

St Augustine Secondary will now have to play a waiting game to reveal who will face them in this championship match of this year’s tournament edition. After the National Intercol South Zone final between Presentation College (San Fernando) and Shiva Boys Hindu College (Penal) was unexpectedly abandoned on Monday, a result from this clash still remains pending.

Whatever the outcome of this crucial encounter, Presentation or Shiva Boys will then do battle with St Anthony’s in the national semi-finals. However, this semi-final was originally scheduled to kick off today but due to the incident Monday, a date will be announced soon.

Also, the 2012 Coca Cola National Intercol final have been rescheduled to Monday, according to a media release from the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).

The final was scheduled to take place on Friday, but due to the continuation of the South Zonal Intercol final today, between Presentation San Fernando and Shiva Boys at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, the fixtures have seen a few alterations.

The National Intercol semi-final, between defending champions St Anthony’s and the South Zonal winner, will now take place on Friday at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium. And the National final will be held on Monday.

Green Machine in Inter-Col final.
By Kern De Freitas (Express).


The Green Machine of St Augustine Secondary rolled into Central yesterday and claimed a berth in next week's Coca Cola InterCol final when they edged Chaguanas North Secondary 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva.

They could not shake the new Central Zone champions in 90 minutes, as they were locked 2-2 at the full-time whistle.

St Augustine hit the target four times kicking second, while Jaron Humphrey and goalkeeper Maalik Campbell hit the crossbar for Chaguanas to prompt celebrations from the St Augustine players and fans.

The Chaguanas North goals came from David Maloney in the 11th minute and Jesse Frank made it 2-1 to Chaguanas from the penalty spot. At the other end of the field, Ricardo John provided St Augustine's first, and Aikim Andrews locked things up at 2-2 shortly after halftime.

Chaguanas had much to be hopeful for after 45 minutes, with a one-goal lead over their fancied opponents. Their 2-1 half-time lead came courtesy daring and enterprise, but coach Nicholas Griffith would have known it would not be easy for his team to maintain their advantage.

Chaguanas showed how they upset "Big Five" champions Carapichaima East Secondary. They showed courage in attack despite making their first trip to the national InterCol stage.

They went ahead through David Maloney, when St Augustine lost the ball and were too slow to recover. It gave Deon O'Garro enough room to start the counter-attack, and St Augustine goalkeeper Romario Romain spilled the resulting cross, which allowed Maloney to finish from close range.

Ricardo John ensured Chaguanas did not keep their advantage, producing a beautiful strike in the 28th minute from just over 18 metres that Campbell, in the Chaguanas goal, was powerless to stop.

Frank restored the Chaguanas lead from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute.

But less than two minutes after the resumption, national youth player Andrews weaved his way through two defenders, and cheekily finished his left field run on the angle with Campbell at his mercy.

St Augustine enjoyed the attacking steam for much of the second half, but could not translate that into goals; John was caught offside at least three times, Michael Williams missed a sitter from close range, and Andrews also handed Chaguanas a late reprieve from space on the right.

Chaguanas themselves had late chances, but twice Maloney missed from close range, while the troublesome O'Garro was heavily marked by the St Augustine back line. His header close in was well handled by Romain.

The best efforts, though, of both teams would not allow the match to be decided in regulation time. St Augustine had another gear, however, to be perfect from the spot, putting themselves in yet another final.

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UP AND OVER: St Augustine Secondary winger, Aikim Andrews, right, skips over a tackle from Chaguanas North Secondary's Juma Aberdeen, during their Coca Cola National InterCol semifinal, at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva, yesterday. Andrews scored for St Augustine as the teams finished locked at 2-2 after regulation time, before St Augustine prevailed 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark. —Photo: DEXTER PHILIP

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2012, 05:26:49 AM
Shiva Boys, ‘Pres’ coaches condemn violent attack
By JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH (Newsday).


COACHES of the Presentation College and Shiva Boys Hindu College football teams, Sean Cooper and Dexter Francis respectively, have openly expressed their sympathy towards assistant referee Kevin Charles, who was attacked by an unruly football fans Godfrey Adams during Monday’s South Intercol final between the school at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

Both coaches expressed displeasure with Adam’s actions and called for a swift investigation into the incident.

After 80 minutes of play in the zonal final, Adam unexpectedly ran onto the field and smashed a bottle onto Charles’ head after he refused to alert the referee on a supposed hand-ball decision in the Presentation penalty box. Adams’ action forced three officers to subdue him at the edge of the field. However, when the officers attempted to escort the offender out of the stadium, a crowd of angry supporters wrestled Adam away from the officers to beat him.

The incident sparked a frenzy among the crowd and led to the game being called off. Secondary Schools officials have since said the remaining 10 minutes will be played today at a closed door match at the same venue. In response to the fan’s unruly actions, coach of the San Fernando-based team Sean Cooper, condemned Adams’ behaviour.

“Well I did not know what was happening until I saw the commotion on the side-line. Pertaining to this matter, a referee’s decision is final. We (Pres) have had several questionable calls that went against us this season and we were forced to accept them. You would never see one of our spectators doing such things,” he indicated.

But, the Presentation coach admitted that it was good the incident happened in the way it did, than upset spectators wait until the game concluded to violently display their thoughts on the field.

“It’s a sad thing but think about if this person and other irate supporters waited for the game to finish and then storm the field. Both team’s players and officials would have been at an even greater risk. This is not good for football, especially in the school’s division. I’m just happy that all my players and staff are Ok,” added. Vice-principal of the prestigious south school, Preston Kissoon, expressed total dissatisfaction with the incident. He was particularly concerned for the player’s safety and advised the school to sit out any future match against Shiva Boys.

Kissoon boldly stated that Presentation will not succumb to this type of decision and has put forward a proposal to the SSFL that they (Pres) will either take full points or a win or forfeit the zonal final. Coach of the Shiva Boys team, Dexter Francis also condemned the violent actions undertaken by Adam.

“It’s unfortunate. To be honest this entire situation has spiralled out of control. What kind of example is this big man (Adam) setting for youngsters? Youths copy actions of adults, and to do such a thing at a school’s football game is very unacceptable. If we allow this to slide then are setting a bad precedent for our young players and spectators especially,” he stated.

Principal of Shiva Boys, Dexter Sakal expressed sadness toward Monday’s scenario and dubbed Adam’s actions as “unfortunate and unjust”.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bourbon on November 28, 2012, 06:32:02 AM
Video reach 101goals.com.

Video reach UK Guardian.

And dis backward kinda administration and dotish excuses keep going on and on.

This year in particular I notice the league had a lot of controversy....players who not elligible or suspended....replayed games....and now this madness...to be iced off by a side saying that their security would be at risk in a CLOSED stadium.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 28, 2012, 06:43:26 AM
This is the latest correspondence from the SSFL...

November 28, 2012


The Principal

………………………………….

Dear Sir,

Subject: Advise of the TTFF

Please be advised after meeting with the TTFF (governing body for football in T&T) we (the SSFL) were informed that the aborted game between Presentation and Shiva Boys must be replayed in its entirety.

Therefore, on behalf of the SSFL, I wish to inform you that the game will be replayed
tomorrow from 4:00pm at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium. Also note that the SSFL will
hold fast to the position of only the players & Technical staff will be allowed in the
Stadium for the game. Each school is allowed no more that twenty-five (25) persons
(including players & staff).
 
 Thank you in advance and look forward to your continued cooperation

Respectfully,
 
For General Secretary
SSFL
N.B. Please disregard earlier notice
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 28, 2012, 06:47:24 AM
Pres has sent out an update that they will not be playing the replay.
While I agree with not playing I am interested to hear the reasons for not playing...now see kissoon gave reasons in the newsday..lemme take a read now
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 28, 2012, 06:55:05 AM
I understand that the rules state the game should be replayed. Disagree with the rule, but that is the rule. However with no official correspondence being sent to the school till today to say you hadda replay the match this afternoon is utter madness..
Forfeit let shiva take it if they want it that bad..Hopefully the players are 100% behind this decision
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 28, 2012, 06:59:15 AM
Pres has sent out an update that they will not be playing the replay.
While I agree with not playing I am interested to hear the reasons for not playing

A letter was sent to Jaiks making specific mention to the safety concerns for the players and staff.  Mention was also made of the psychological effect on the players themselves, bearing in mind that the team was in preparation to play a final since last week Wednesday.  Exams have already started and the players have their academic duties to perform.  We at Pres are grooming youngsters for life and not just for football. The letter would have also hinted at the spurious and inconsistent decisions taking by the south zone SSFL regarding the way Shiva Boys found themselves in the finals in the first place.

Another thing is that the Referees Association had indicated that they were not going to send any officials to play over the game.  I don't know if talks with the TTFF has resolved this issue as yet.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 28, 2012, 07:02:52 AM
thanks pardners...fully support the decision
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 28, 2012, 07:04:35 AM
I understand that the rules state the game should be replayed. Disagree with the rule, but that is the rule. However with no official correspondence being sent to the school till today to say you hadda replay the match this afternoon is utter madness..
Forfeit let shiva take it if they want it that bad..Hopefully the players are 100% behind this decision

Agreed.  I glad you see that way as well.  We just hope that others are as understanding.  We have a meeting in the college from 10am this morning to confirm the way forward.  The recommendation on the table is to give Shiva the game.  We just have to break the news to the players gently now.  Most of the guys were looking forward to the game, this being their last opportunity to play for the college.

I can't help but remember the concern on the faces of some of the parents on Monday night after the fracas...especially the mother of the Ellis twins.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: weary1969 on November 28, 2012, 07:35:27 AM
SUSPEND THE LEAGUE

CO-SIGNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 28, 2012, 07:45:55 AM
I understand that the rules state the game should be replayed. Disagree with the rule, but that is the rule. However with no official correspondence being sent to the school till today to say you hadda replay the match this afternoon is utter madness..
Forfeit let shiva take it if they want it that bad..Hopefully the players are 100% behind this decision

Agreed.  I glad you see that way as well.  We just hope that others are as understanding.  We have a meeting in the college from 10am this morning to confirm the way forward.  The recommendation on the table is to give Shiva the game.  We just have to break the news to the players gently now.  Most of the guys were looking forward to the game, this being their last opportunity to play for the college.

I can't help but remember the concern on the faces of some of the parents on Monday night after the fracas...especially the mother of the Ellis twins.

i see the angle pres coming from but what they plan to achieve from it?  this reminds me of 1990 when bro michael in "protest" against the poor field conditions in the national intercol semi final defeat against signal hill forced the team to let st augustine score as many goals as possible.  game ended 11-1,  did that have an impact except ppl thinking pres get serious licks?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 28, 2012, 07:46:58 AM
SUSPEND THE LEAGUE

CO-SIGNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

dont think that would be fair, punish shiva not everybody.  st augustine make the finals and they should be punished for shiva wrongdoings?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 28, 2012, 08:00:59 AM
'Hyper' fan pleads guilty
Referee's assistant hit on head

By Innis Francis innis.francis@trinidadexpress.com
Story Created: Nov 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM ECT
Story Updated: Nov 28, 2012 at 5:54 AM ECT
A 53-year-old Penal man appeared in the First San Fernando Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with maliciously wounding referee's assistant Glen Charles.
Charles was allegedly struck on the head during Monday's Coca Cola InterCol South Zone final between Presentation College San Fernando and Shiva Boys Hindu College, at Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.
Defendant Godfrey Adams, of Dil Mohammed Trace, Penal Rock Road, pleaded guilty to hitting Charles on the head with a bottle during the match.
Court prosecutor Ramdath Phillip said Charles was performing linesman duty at the match when Adams left his seat in the stands, ran onto the playing field and struck the official.
Adams sustained a laceration to the head and was treated at San Fernando General Hospital and discharged.
Phillip said police officers at the stadium chased after Adams and held him a short distance away.
Adams's attorney, Subhas Panday, said he spoke with Adams and he admitted that he got a bit "emotional when he saw his team losing".
Presentation was leading Shiva Boys 2-1 when the incident occurred in the 80th minute of the game.
Panday said: "In view of the context the incident occurred, in a football InterCol, everybody is hyper. There is extreme tension and he thought the linesman was not being fair. I cannot condone it. He went overboard but he had no malicious intentions." 
Panday asked that Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan impose a non-custodial sentence on Adams.
Phillip said Adams had no previous matters but had a pending matter for disorderly behaviour in 2010.
Rambachan asked that a criminal background trace be done on Adams to determine if the matter was still pending.
The matter was adjourned to today.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 28, 2012, 08:29:49 AM
Too much drama and meetings yesterday to make any posts.  I could now give my account of what happened in the game on Monday.

I reached the stadium about 3:15pm on Monday. At first I thought the game was called off again as there were about 10 cars in the car park and the stadium was almost deserted. No tassa, no drums, no horns, no setta people.  I sat in the first top seat of the lower (uncovered) section of the covered stands.  Mr. Godfrey Adams...the same man who caused the fracas sat in the isle seat opposite me...only the stairs between us.  There were two other guys there at the time.  No one seemed to know each other but conversation started up.  Adams started by saying that Shiva was an attacking team and Pres was a more defensive team so we were in for a good game of football.  Others started to put in their own two cents.  A little while later the female stadium security officer came and told him to remove his feet from the back of the seats in front of him.  He willingly obliged and profusely apologized to her.  (I say this is a cool fella boy...he ent give the woman no back talk). By then a lot of Shiva supporters were filling up the seats nearby.  They came looking for seats in a hostile mood, saying they ent want no Pres supporters near here.  Anyway the game started and I realised that I in hostile territory and I moved to sit on the isle seat to at the other end...more Presmen there.

My synopsis of the game...  The referee started off good.  There were some questionable decisions at times but you get that at every game.  I thought that some calls were unwarranted and he could have let the game go one without the stoppages, as they seemed to be very minor infringements.  Of course that is from my perspective in the stands.  The good thing though was that he was VERY consistent in his calls...for both teams.  The thing was that most of the infringements went against Shiva Boys who were showing to be more aggressive in their approach. They were showing as though they wanted it more than Pres in the early stages.  Pres gradually got more involved in the game and won a penalty that was put away. That was the first big issue the crowd had with the referee, but it was a good call in my opinion.  In the second half was more of the same from the ref. Funny thing is that there were some tackles by both teams that I thought another ref would have shown yellow cards for, but this one just spoke to the players.  The turning point came when a Shiva midfielder was shown a yellow card for the manner in which he challenged for the ball.  He extended his leg to win a 50-50 ball with studs showing, the ref now trying to stamp his authority on the game issued the yellow.  That started to rile the crowd and a youthman walked down the steps at the side of me cussing and saying he go make a jail today.

All through the second half Mr Adams by now drinking beers that came in the stadium from who knows where, cause they not allowed to sell beers, and or glass bottled drinks in the stadium at school events.  He was cussing at some of the decisions, and the same policeman who dive and tackle him was behind me with a female officer.  They were contemplating approaching him, but didn't, taking into consideration the atmosphere and everything.  Is when the clock started winding down and the linesman refused to raise his flag for what they thought was a hand ball in the Pres area...all hell break loose (slow mo replay showed there was no handball).  Adams say he cyah take it no more and he go buss the muddah so and so head today.  The mudda talk is what get the police moving one time.  They started down the steps next to me, but Adams was already nearly down to the bottom of the steps.  Usually there is security by the bottom stairs leading unto the track, but there were none there that day, so he had free access to the field.  All the time I thought the man just grandcharging eh.  Is when I see him walking across the track and emptying the contents of the Stag bottle as he approaching the linesman whose back was turned...I say nah this man serious boy.  Well  :busshead: he connect the bottle behind the linesman head, and that started the melee. The linesman did well to defend himself though. 

More police came on the scene and fight break out between police and angry spectators.  One police draw he gun and crowd scatter one time, except for the modern badboys who take off they jersey and daring the police to shoot them in front of the crowd. 

We later learnt that the linesman is a Prisons Officer, which is why he was able to defend himself so.  I just wondering if Adams get put away for a couple weeks or months...crapo smoke he pipe in whichever prison they send him to... :whip: :whip: :whip:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 28, 2012, 09:00:07 AM
I understand that the rules state the game should be replayed. Disagree with the rule, but that is the rule. However with no official correspondence being sent to the school till today to say you hadda replay the match this afternoon is utter madness..
Forfeit let shiva take it if they want it that bad..Hopefully the players are 100% behind this decision

Agreed.  I glad you see that way as well.  We just hope that others are as understanding.  We have a meeting in the college from 10am this morning to confirm the way forward.  The recommendation on the table is to give Shiva the game.  We just have to break the news to the players gently now.  Most of the guys were looking forward to the game, this being their last opportunity to play for the college.

I can't help but remember the concern on the faces of some of the parents on Monday night after the fracas...especially the mother of the Ellis twins.

i see the angle pres coming from but what they plan to achieve from it?  this reminds me of 1990 when bro michael in "protest" against the poor field conditions in the national intercol semi final defeat against signal hill forced the team to let st augustine score as many goals as possible.  game ended 11-1,  did that have an impact except ppl thinking pres get serious licks?

We not thinking about no Intercol trophy again for this year.  Our concern is for that our players, the staff, students and players parents.  At the beginning of the term we gave certain commitments to parents concerning their children's safety and education.  We not going against that.  Especially when Shiva supporters leaving the fracas saying "it ent done yet!" 

When you go to play Shiva on their home ground...the dogpatch, it does be very intimidating for supporters and players of opposing teams.  Men does be on the line jeering at players and officials.  The crowd always unruly.  They told Dexter Francis that he cant come back in Penal if he ent bring the title for them on Monday gone.  Them same people was in the stadium Monday, and waiting outside the stadium after the melee.  So who going to guarantee peoples safety outside of the stadium if that game ent go the way of Shiva Boys ?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Arimaman on November 28, 2012, 09:21:17 AM
I salute Pres for taking the proper stance of not playing the game  :applause:

This is ridiculous... Is a "game" people playing is not life or death.  I can only assure you that as a former player, current coach and referee, the game is difficult for the referee and he can only see it from "his" perspective and the angles in which he sees the game.

If this ass**le lived in the US, he would be facing a felony charge.  They have made it abundantly clear you cannot touch officials. 

In any case, why people so ignorant and stupid dread.  He should get at least a year in jail.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Big Magician on November 28, 2012, 10:49:06 AM
SUSPEND THE FACKING LEAGUE... fair or unfair..its the RIGHT thing to do
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dinner Mints on November 28, 2012, 10:59:05 AM
this reminds me of 1990 when bro michael in "protest" against the poor field conditions in the national intercol semi final defeat against signal hill forced the team to let st augustine score as many goals as possible.  game ended 11-1
That game was kicks, though. Forwards playing defence. Defenders playing forward. Man score by accident from de halfway line. They wanted to send the Under-14's but it wasn't allowed.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Observer on November 28, 2012, 12:08:59 PM
I believe the FIFA ruling states that if the game plays for 75+ min, and is abandoned, the result stands regardless.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 28, 2012, 12:18:09 PM
We just launched an official protest against the SSFL decision to replay the game in its entirety or remaining minutes.
According to the media reports, in the court Mr. Adams admitted to being a Shiva Boys supporter, and he brought the game into disrepute by his actions.
There were a number of other arguments put forward which should work in our benefit.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 28, 2012, 12:26:04 PM
This is the latest correspondence from the SSFL...

November 28, 2012


The Principal

………………………………….

Dear Sir,

Subject: Advise of the TTFF

Please be advised after meeting with the TTFF (governing body for football in T&T) we (the SSFL) were informed that the aborted game between Presentation and Shiva Boys must be replayed in its entirety.

Therefore, on behalf of the SSFL, I wish to inform you that the game will be replayed
tomorrow from 4:00pm at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.
Also note that the SSFL will
hold fast to the position of only the players & Technical staff will be allowed in the
Stadium for the game. Each school is allowed no more that twenty-five (25) persons
(including players & staff).
 
 Thank you in advance and look forward to your continued cooperation

Respectfully,
 
For General Secretary
SSFL
N.B. Please disregard earlier notice


Elliot show up in the college this morning to talk about the letter he sent out to the principals, that was received around 6am this morning.
Fuss them is some assholes...yuh know they date the letter Nov 28th, 2012...stating that the game will be played tomorrow, but still expecting that the game would have been played TODAY ?  ::)
So we coulda just show up in the stadium tomorrow, ready to play, and win the game on a technicality.  He feel real stupid when it was pointed out to him.  Anyway he was told by the principal that an official protest was lodged, and by no means are agreeing to any replay of the game.  The players wanted to play at first, but when they were apprised of the circumstances in coming to our decision, they unanimously agreed with the decision.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 28, 2012, 01:00:22 PM
I understand that the rules state the game should be replayed. Disagree with the rule, but that is the rule. However with no official correspondence being sent to the school till today to say you hadda replay the match this afternoon is utter madness..
Forfeit let shiva take it if they want it that bad..Hopefully the players are 100% behind this decision

Agreed.  I glad you see that way as well.  We just hope that others are as understanding.  We have a meeting in the college from 10am this morning to confirm the way forward.  The recommendation on the table is to give Shiva the game.  We just have to break the news to the players gently now.  Most of the guys were looking forward to the game, this being their last opportunity to play for the college.

I can't help but remember the concern on the faces of some of the parents on Monday night after the fracas...especially the mother of the Ellis twins.

i see the angle pres coming from but what they plan to achieve from it?  this reminds me of 1990 when bro michael in "protest" against the poor field conditions in the national intercol semi final defeat against signal hill forced the team to let st augustine score as many goals as possible.  game ended 11-1,  did that have an impact except ppl thinking pres get serious licks?

We not thinking about no Intercol trophy again for this year.  Our concern is for that our players, the staff, students and players parents.  At the beginning of the term we gave certain commitments to parents concerning their children's safety and education.  We not going against that.  Especially when Shiva supporters leaving the fracas saying "it ent done yet!" 

When you go to play Shiva on their home ground...the dogpatch, it does be very intimidating for supporters and players of opposing teams.  Men does be on the line jeering at players and officials.  The crowd always unruly.  They told Dexter Francis that he cant come back in Penal if he ent bring the title for them on Monday gone.  Them same people was in the stadium Monday, and waiting outside the stadium after the melee.  So who going to guarantee peoples safety outside of the stadium if that game ent go the way of Shiva Boys ?

i agree with the move if safety is the driver behind the decision...talk about exams sound more like excuses.  as for pres stance, the sad thing is things will not change as a result of their actions despite it being the right move.  the SSFL is a bunch of clowns.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on November 28, 2012, 01:07:38 PM
'Hyper' fan pleads guilty
Referee's assistant hit on head

By Innis Francis innis.francis@trinidadexpress.com

Panday said: "In view of the context the incident occurred, in a football InterCol, everybody is hyper. There is extreme tension and he thought the linesman was not being fair. I cannot condone it. He went overboard but he had no malicious intentions." 
Panday asked that Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan impose a non-custodial sentence on Adams.

No malice whatsoever... his reasons were purely scientific, he wanted to see how much force was necessary to knock some favorable calls into the linesman.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on November 28, 2012, 01:13:01 PM
We later learnt that the linesman is a Prisons Officer, which is why he was able to defend himself so.  I just wondering if Adams get put away for a couple weeks or months...crapo smoke he pipe in whichever prison they send him to... :whip: :whip: :whip:


So what yuh saying... de ability tuh windmill yuh arms and swing from behind yuh back is a prerequisite among Prisons Officers?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 28, 2012, 01:23:19 PM
this reminds me of 1990 when bro michael in "protest" against the poor field conditions in the national intercol semi final defeat against signal hill forced the team to let st augustine score as many goals as possible.  game ended 11-1
That game was kicks, though. Forwards playing defence. Defenders playing forward. Man score by accident from de halfway line. They wanted to send the Under-14's but it wasn't allowed.

yeah when Pres score Mikey egt vex.  If he wasnt ah catholic priest cuss words woulda fly out his mouth.
Title: Re: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on November 28, 2012, 01:46:16 PM
'Hyper' fan pleads guilty
Referee's assistant hit on head

By Innis Francis innis.francis@trinidadexpress.com
Story Created: Nov 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM ECT
Story Updated: Nov 28, 2012 at 5:54 AM ECT
A 53-year-old Penal man appeared in the First San Fernando Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with maliciously wounding referee's assistant Glen Charles.
Charles was allegedly struck on the head during Monday's Coca Cola InterCol South Zone final between Presentation College San Fernando and Shiva Boys Hindu College, at Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.
Defendant Godfrey Adams, of Dil Mohammed Trace, Penal Rock Road, pleaded guilty to hitting Charles on the head with a bottle during the match.
Court prosecutor Ramdath Phillip said Charles was performing linesman duty at the match when Adams left his seat in the stands, ran onto the playing field and struck the official.
Adams sustained a laceration to the head and was treated at San Fernando General Hospital and discharged.
Phillip said police officers at the stadium chased after Adams and held him a short distance away.
Adams's attorney, Subhas Panday, said he spoke with Adams and he admitted that he got a bit "emotional when he saw his team losing".
Presentation was leading Shiva Boys 2-1 when the incident occurred in the 80th minute of the game.
Panday said: "In view of the context the incident occurred, in a football InterCol, everybody is hyper. There is extreme tension and he thought the linesman was not being fair. I cannot condone it. He went overboard but he had no malicious intentions." 
Panday asked that Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan impose a non-custodial sentence on Adams.
Phillip said Adams had no previous matters but had a pending matter for disorderly behaviour in 2010.
Rambachan asked that a criminal background trace be done on Adams to determine if the matter was still pending.
The matter was adjourned to today.

 " no malicious intentions "

Such shit.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 28, 2012, 03:38:41 PM
'Hyper' fan pleads guilty
Referee's assistant hit on head

By Innis Francis innis.francis@trinidadexpress.com

Panday said: "In view of the context the incident occurred, in a football InterCol, everybody is hyper. There is extreme tension and he thought the linesman was not being fair. I cannot condone it. He went overboard but he had no malicious intentions." 
Panday asked that Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan impose a non-custodial sentence on Adams.

No malice whatsoever... his reasons were purely scientific, he wanted to see how much force was necessary to knock some favorable calls into the linesman.

Boy that made me laugh..
allyuh talking like mikey never cuss tho..i remember he had to take me to hospital once in school after i bit straight through my lip playing football a lunchtime, mikey get a bad drive and is level cuss fly out.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: soccerman on November 28, 2012, 05:18:38 PM
I believe the FIFA ruling states that if the game plays for 75+ min, and is abandoned, the result stands regardless.

I thought it was 45+ that the result will stand but that could just be a rule here in US youth soccer because I know in conditions of inclement weather, lightening, etc the score stands if the game is canceled past half time. Regardless though I think the result should stand if 80 mins was played as opposed to re-playing the entire game.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: fari on November 28, 2012, 05:34:07 PM
this reminds me of 1990 when bro michael in "protest" against the poor field conditions in the national intercol semi final defeat against signal hill forced the team to let st augustine score as many goals as possible.  game ended 11-1
That game was kicks, though. Forwards playing defence. Defenders playing forward. Man score by accident from de halfway line. They wanted to send the Under-14's but it wasn't allowed.

i remember that...a skinny fella who used to be a sub score that goal...cant remember his name


i agree with the decision by jaiks and the admin.  some things are more important than trophies...let shiva boys get they lil pips...what else they have going for them??? ::)
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 28, 2012, 08:04:41 PM
this reminds me of 1990 when bro michael in "protest" against the poor field conditions in the national intercol semi final defeat against signal hill forced the team to let st augustine score as many goals as possible.  game ended 11-1
That game was kicks, though. Forwards playing defence. Defenders playing forward. Man score by accident from de halfway line. They wanted to send the Under-14's but it wasn't allowed.

i remember that...a skinny fella who used to be a sub score that goal...cant remember his name

i agree with the decision by jaiks and the admin.  some things are more important than trophies...let shiva boys get they lil pips...what else they have going for them??? ::)

Justin Ram.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 28, 2012, 08:10:03 PM
'Hyper' fan pleads guilty
Referee's assistant hit on head

By Innis Francis innis.francis@trinidadexpress.com
Story Created: Nov 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM ECT
Story Updated: Nov 28, 2012 at 5:54 AM ECT
A 53-year-old Penal man appeared in the First San Fernando Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with maliciously wounding referee's assistant Glen Charles.
Charles was allegedly struck on the head during Monday's Coca Cola InterCol South Zone final between Presentation College San Fernando and Shiva Boys Hindu College, at Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.
Defendant Godfrey Adams, of Dil Mohammed Trace, Penal Rock Road, pleaded guilty to hitting Charles on the head with a bottle during the match.
Court prosecutor Ramdath Phillip said Charles was performing linesman duty at the match when Adams left his seat in the stands, ran onto the playing field and struck the official.
Adams sustained a laceration to the head and was treated at San Fernando General Hospital and discharged.
Phillip said police officers at the stadium chased after Adams and held him a short distance away.
Adams's attorney, Subhas Panday, said he spoke with Adams and he admitted that he got a bit "emotional when he saw his team losing".
Presentation was leading Shiva Boys 2-1 when the incident occurred in the 80th minute of the game.
Panday said: "In view of the context the incident occurred, in a football InterCol, everybody is hyper. There is extreme tension and he thought the linesman was not being fair. I cannot condone it. He went overboard but he had no malicious intentions." 
Panday asked that Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan impose a non-custodial sentence on Adams.
Phillip said Adams had no previous matters but had a pending matter for disorderly behaviour in 2010.
Rambachan asked that a criminal background trace be done on Adams to determine if the matter was still pending.
The matter was adjourned to today.

There should be legislation that recognizes attacks on match officials, coaches etc as a separate and specific offence above and beyond generic assault etc.

Bakes?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 28, 2012, 08:18:16 PM
I believe the FIFA ruling states that if the game plays for 75+ min, and is abandoned, the result stands regardless.

I thought it was 45+ that the result will stand but that could just be a rule here in US youth soccer because I know in conditions of inclement weather, lightening, etc the score stands if the game is canceled past half time. Regardless though I think the result should stand if 80 mins was played as opposed to re-playing the entire game.

Nah, iz more than 45+. As a general observation, "a lot" of soccer in the U.S. doesn't conform to all the FIFA rules. Your state association may have exercised some discretion.

High school ball in the States is such a example ... the rules emanate from the local governing authorities rather than the overarching FIFA rule (of course, where there is conformity to some degree, but distinctions exist ... NCAA ball is another example, although under the NCAA the rule is substantially beyond 45+.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 28, 2012, 08:23:38 PM
Pres has sent out an update that they will not be playing the replay.
While I agree with not playing I am interested to hear the reasons for not playing

A letter was sent to Jaiks making specific mention to the safety concerns for the players and staff.  Mention was also made of the psychological effect on the players themselves, bearing in mind that the team was in preparation to play a final since last week Wednesday.  Exams have already started and the players have their academic duties to perform.  We at Pres are grooming youngsters for life and not just for football. The letter would have also hinted at the spurious and inconsistent decisions taking by the south zone SSFL regarding the way Shiva Boys found themselves in the finals in the first place.

Another thing is that the Referees Association had indicated that they were not going to send any officials to play over the game.  I don't know if talks with the TTFF has resolved this issue as yet.

Amen.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 28, 2012, 08:37:54 PM
Too much drama and meetings yesterday to make any posts.  I could now give my account of what happened in the game on Monday.

I reached the stadium about 3:15pm on Monday. At first I thought the game was called off again as there were about 10 cars in the car park and the stadium was almost deserted. No tassa, no drums, no horns, no setta people.  I sat in the first top seat of the lower (uncovered) section of the covered stands.  Mr. Godfrey Adams...the same man who caused the fracas sat in the isle seat opposite me...only the stairs between us.  There were two other guys there at the time.  No one seemed to know each other but conversation started up.  Adams started by saying that Shiva was an attacking team and Pres was a more defensive team so we were in for a good game of football.  Others started to put in their own two cents.  A little while later the female stadium security officer came and told him to remove his feet from the back of the seats in front of him.  He willingly obliged and profusely apologized to her.  (I say this is a cool fella boy...he ent give the woman no back talk). By then a lot of Shiva supporters were filling up the seats nearby.  They came looking for seats in a hostile mood, saying they ent want no Pres supporters near here.  Anyway the game started and I realised that I in hostile territory and I moved to sit on the isle seat to at the other end...more Presmen there.

My synopsis of the game...  The referee started off good.  There were some questionable decisions at times but you get that at every game.  I thought that some calls were unwarranted and he could have let the game go one without the stoppages, as they seemed to be very minor infringements.  Of course that is from my perspective in the stands.  The good thing though was that he was VERY consistent in his calls...for both teams.  The thing was that most of the infringements went against Shiva Boys who were showing to be more aggressive in their approach. They were showing as though they wanted it more than Pres in the early stages.  Pres gradually got more involved in the game and won a penalty that was put away. That was the first big issue the crowd had with the referee, but it was a good call in my opinion.  In the second half was more of the same from the ref. Funny thing is that there were some tackles by both teams that I thought another ref would have shown yellow cards for, but this one just spoke to the players.  The turning point came when a Shiva midfielder was shown a yellow card for the manner in which he challenged for the ball.  He extended his leg to win a 50-50 ball with studs showing, the ref now trying to stamp his authority on the game issued the yellow.  That started to rile the crowd and a youthman walked down the steps at the side of me cussing and saying he go make a jail today.

All through the second half Mr Adams by now drinking beers that came in the stadium from who knows where, cause they not allowed to sell beers, and or glass bottled drinks in the stadium at school events.  He was cussing at some of the decisions, and the same policeman who dive and tackle him was behind me with a female officer.  They were contemplating approaching him, but didn't, taking into consideration the atmosphere and everything.  Is when the clock started winding down and the linesman refused to raise his flag for what they thought was a hand ball in the Pres area...all hell break loose (slow mo replay showed there was no handball).  Adams say he cyah take it no more and he go buss the muddah so and so head today.  The mudda talk is what get the police moving one time.  They started down the steps next to me, but Adams was already nearly down to the bottom of the steps.  Usually there is security by the bottom stairs leading unto the track, but there were none there that day, so he had free access to the field.  All the time I thought the man just grandcharging eh.  Is when I see him walking across the track and emptying the contents of the Stag bottle as he approaching the linesman whose back was turned...I say nah this man serious boy.  Well  :busshead: he connect the bottle behind the linesman head, and that started the melee. The linesman did well to defend himself though. 

More police came on the scene and fight break out between police and angry spectators.  One police draw he gun and crowd scatter one time, except for the modern badboys who take off they jersey and daring the police to shoot them in front of the crowd. 

We later learnt that the linesman is a Prisons Officer, which is why he was able to defend himself so.  I just wondering if Adams get put away for a couple weeks or months...crapo smoke he pipe in whichever prison they send him to... :whip: :whip: :whip:


Both of these things are absolute foolishness that in a less permissive environment would have dire consequences.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Raul on November 28, 2012, 08:38:58 PM
'Shiva' is the Hindu God of destruction...
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on November 28, 2012, 08:49:53 PM
There should be legislation that recognizes attacks on match officials, coaches etc as a separate and specific offence above and beyond generic assault etc.

Bakes?

There's precedent for that. Typically simple assault requires an act or attempted act that causes bodily injury, and simple assault becomes aggravated assault if the act involves a weapon, or otherwise causes serious bodily injury.  When simple assault is committed against certain individuals however, it becomes aggravated assault, irrespective as to whether a weapon is used, or as to the nature of the injuries.  Consider the following statutory language, typical of what you'd normally find in most US jurisdictions:



Quote
§ 2702.  Aggravated assault.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of aggravated
     assault if he:
            (3)  attempts to cause or intentionally or knowingly
        causes bodily injury to any of the officers, agents,
        employees or other persons enumerated in subsection (c), in
        the performance of duty;
           ------
        (c)  Officers, employees, etc., enumerated.--The officers,
     agents, employees and other persons referred to in subsection
     (a) shall be as follows:
            (1)  Police officer.
            (2)  Firefighter.
            (3)  County adult probation or parole officer.
            (4)  County juvenile probation or parole officer.
            (5)  An agent of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and
        Parole.
            (6)  Sheriff.
            (7)  Deputy sheriff.
            (8 )  Liquor control enforcement agent.
            (9)  Officer or employee of a correctional institution,
        county jail or prison, juvenile detention center or any other
        facility to which the person has been ordered by the court
        pursuant to a petition alleging delinquency under 42 Pa.C.S.
        Ch. 63 (relating to juvenile matters).
            (10)  Judge of any court in the unified judicial system.
            (11)  The Attorney General.
            (12)  A deputy attorney general.
            (13)  A district attorney.
            (14)  An assistant district attorney.
            (15)  A public defender.
            (16)  An assistant public defender.
            (17)  A Federal law enforcement official.
            (18)  A State law enforcement official.
            (19)  A local law enforcement official.
            (20)  Any person employed to assist or who assists any
        Federal, State or local law enforcement official.
            (21)  Emergency medical services personnel.
            (22)  Parking enforcement officer.
            (23)  A magisterial district judge.
            (24)  A constable.
            (25)  A deputy constable.
            (26)  A psychiatric aide.
            (27)  A teaching staff member, a school board member or
        other employee, including a student employee, of any
        elementary or secondary publicly funded educational
        institution, any elementary or secondary private school
        licensed by the Department of Education or any elementary or
        secondary parochial school while acting in the scope of his
        or her employment or because of his or her employment
        relationship to the school.
            (28)  Governor.
            (29)  Lieutenant Governor.
            (30)  Auditor General.
            (31)  State Treasurer.
            (32)  Member of the General Assembly.
            (33)  An employee of the Department of Environmental
        Protection.
            (34)  An individual engaged in the private detective
        business as defined in section 2(a) and (b) of the act of
        August 21, 1953 (P.L.1273, No.361), known as The Private
        Detective Act of 1953.
            (35)  An employee or agent of a county children and youth
        social service agency or of the legal representative of such
        agency.
            (36)  A public utility employee or an employee of an
        electric cooperative.

The rationale for extending protection to these individuals is that they are providing a service of intrinsic value to the community (my words, but same basic idea), and therefore they need added protection in the performance of their duties.  Not sure that I would agree with adding match/game officials to that list... not convinced that the service they provide rises to the same level as the 'enumerated' individuals above.
Title: Official Response to the SSFL by Presentation College
Post by: Tallman on November 28, 2012, 10:10:14 PM
28th November, 2012.
 
Mr. Azard Khan
General Secretary
Secondary Schools Football League
 
u.f.s. Mr. Gerard Elliot
Secretary
South Zone Secondary Schools Football League
 
Dear Sir,
 
It is with grave concern that I view the decision taken by the SSFL that the disrupted South Zone Intercol Final between Presentation College, San Fernando and Shiva Boys’ College be replayed.
 
My investigations have revealed a frightening sequence of events that transpired at the game played on Monday 26th November, 2012 at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, events that appear to have been pre- planned and orchestrated. Your decision to have the teams replay the game will not only condone criminal behaviour but may actively encourage it. It may well become the practice for the supporters of teams that are behind on score sheets to indulge in hooliganism and criminality in order to disrupt games if they perceive that this will work in favour of their teams by forcing replays.
 
Any investigation will show that no students or fans of Presentation were involved in the activities that disrupted the game. Indeed, the violent attack on the assistant referee occurred after some Shiva supporters had decided that one of our players had committed an infraction. When the assistant referee did not signal an infringement, this did not find favour with the supporters of the Shiva Boys team. I need not remind you of the issues of crime and violence that face our nation at this time.
 
As leader of an educational institution, I cannot be party to the message that is being sent to the nation at large that violence can be overlooked in the interest of achieving one’s aims. I am sure that the fatal stabbing of a student outside the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in 2009 after a secondary school match cannot possibly have escaped your memory. I am also seriously disturbed by a radio report on the incident which revealed that the alleged attacker had said that he was very upset that the game result appeared to be going in favour of Presentation College.
 
The argument that the loyalty of the alleged perpetrator could not be ascertained must surely be brought into question now. If it is proven that he did, indeed, make this admission, the only possible just decision with regard to the match result must rule that Presentation College, San Fernando are the rightful winners of the match. To insist that Presentation College San Fernando should participate in a replay of the game defies all principles of justice and fair play. We are, therefore, not going to be party to this transgression of justice and we will not be participating in the farce which is being perpetrated upon us.
 
I wish to add, at this point, that I have not been invited to be a party to any investigation into the incident. Additionally, there has been, to the best of my knowledge, no comprehensive investigation into the incident. Surely questionable conduct on the part of the SSFL, to put it mildly.
 
It would be remiss of me if I did not use this opportunity to raise additional concerns that I have about the conduct of the SSFL.
 
The SSFL has consistently failed to provide an environment that prioritizes the safety of players, fans and officials at games. After the disrupted match on Monday 26, no attempt was made by the SSFL officials to bring any sense of calm or order in the face of the chaos that ensued. No attempt was made to ensure that the players, officials or the spectators should be protected from any further violence or danger. No announcement was forthcoming other than that the match had been “cancelled” and that spectators should leave the stadium. The SSFL has failed to provide a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of our students during any further participation in this year’s competition despite the unfortunate and tragic events of the competition’s past. I have always been especially concerned with post-game security in the environs of the different stadia/ playing fields and this year’s incident and that of 2010 indicate that my concerns are well placed.
 
Furthermore, the inconsistencies in the decision-making process both regarding the playing/re- scheduling of games and the manner in which these decisions are communicated to schools by the SSFL have created unnecessary controversy within the league. Many of these inconsistencies may well be regarded as instances of injustice or, at the very least, bias by the schools participating in the games.
 
You should also be aware that the now extended duration of the league competition has placed our students/athletes at a disadvantage in terms of the successful completion of their academic curriculum this term. In fact, our students’ performance in their end of term examinations is being seriously affected by this seemingly unending series of re-scheduled matches. This is of grave concern to all the stakeholders of our school and should also be to any organizations which prioritise the players’ overall wellbeing and development over other concerns.
 
I also wish to underscore the fact that the additional costs we have had to incur with postponements and suggested replays have placed a heavy financial burden on an already strained school budget. I remind you also of the costs we have had to shoulder this season with regard to payments for a Police presence at our home games, a cost which should have rightly been borne by the SSFL.
 
I would like to wish the SSFL all the best and look forward to the opportunity to contribute to any reformation of systems that can effectively manage school football in Trinidad and Tobago.
 
Sincerely
Errol Jaikaransingh
Principal Secondary
 
c.c. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education
Chairman, Catholic Education Board of Management
Brand Marketing Coordinator, Coca Cola Caribbean Bottlers, Trinidad and Tobago
Head of Public Affairs, BGTT
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 28, 2012, 10:23:13 PM
There should be legislation that recognizes attacks on match officials, coaches etc as a separate and specific offence above and beyond generic assault etc.

Bakes?

There's precedent for that. Typically simple assault requires an act or attempted act that causes bodily injury, and simple assault becomes aggravated assault if the act involves a weapon, or otherwise causes serious bodily injury.  When simple assault is committed against certain individuals however, it becomes aggravated assault, irrespective as to whether a weapon is used, or as to the nature of the injuries.  Consider the following statutory language, typical of what you'd normally find in most US jurisdictions:



Quote
§ 2702.  Aggravated assault.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of aggravated
     assault if he:
            (3)  attempts to cause or intentionally or knowingly
        causes bodily injury to any of the officers, agents,
        employees or other persons enumerated in subsection (c), in
        the performance of duty;
           ------
        (c)  Officers, employees, etc., enumerated.--The officers,
     agents, employees and other persons referred to in subsection
     (a) shall be as follows:
            (1)  Police officer.
            (2)  Firefighter.
            (3)  County adult probation or parole officer.
            (4)  County juvenile probation or parole officer.
            (5)  An agent of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and
        Parole.
            (6)  Sheriff.
            (7)  Deputy sheriff.
            (8 )  Liquor control enforcement agent.
            (9)  Officer or employee of a correctional institution,
        county jail or prison, juvenile detention center or any other
        facility to which the person has been ordered by the court
        pursuant to a petition alleging delinquency under 42 Pa.C.S.
        Ch. 63 (relating to juvenile matters).
            (10)  Judge of any court in the unified judicial system.
            (11)  The Attorney General.
            (12)  A deputy attorney general.
            (13)  A district attorney.
            (14)  An assistant district attorney.
            (15)  A public defender.
            (16)  An assistant public defender.
            (17)  A Federal law enforcement official.
            (18)  A State law enforcement official.
            (19)  A local law enforcement official.
            (20)  Any person employed to assist or who assists any
        Federal, State or local law enforcement official.
            (21)  Emergency medical services personnel.
            (22)  Parking enforcement officer.
            (23)  A magisterial district judge.
            (24)  A constable.
            (25)  A deputy constable.
            (26)  A psychiatric aide.
            (27)  A teaching staff member, a school board member or
        other employee, including a student employee, of any
        elementary or secondary publicly funded educational
        institution, any elementary or secondary private school
        licensed by the Department of Education or any elementary or
        secondary parochial school while acting in the scope of his
        or her employment or because of his or her employment
        relationship to the school.
            (28)  Governor.
            (29)  Lieutenant Governor.
            (30)  Auditor General.
            (31)  State Treasurer.
            (32)  Member of the General Assembly.
            (33)  An employee of the Department of Environmental
        Protection.
            (34)  An individual engaged in the private detective
        business as defined in section 2(a) and (b) of the act of
        August 21, 1953 (P.L.1273, No.361), known as The Private
        Detective Act of 1953.
            (35)  An employee or agent of a county children and youth
        social service agency or of the legal representative of such
        agency.
            (36)  A public utility employee or an employee of an
        electric cooperative.

The rationale for extending protection to these individuals is that they are providing a service of intrinsic value to the community (my words, but same basic idea), and therefore they need added protection in the performance of their duties.  Not sure that I would agree with adding match/game officials to that list... not convinced that the service they provide rises to the same level as the 'enumerated' individuals above.

Scrolling back up the thread, it seems that Arimaman has that protection where he is. Not sure whether it is a minority of states that have the protection but it applies elsewhere ... for instance, in North Carolina under N.C. Gen. Stat. sect. 14.33 (b)(9).

(I'll paste the language rather than reference when the device I'm using more easily permits.)

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on November 28, 2012, 11:41:28 PM
Scrolling back up the thread, it seems that Arimaman has that protection where he is. Not sure whether it is a minority of states that have the protection but it applies elsewhere ... for instance, in North Carolina under N.C. Gen. Stat. sect. 14.33 (b)(9).

(I'll paste the language rather than reference when the device I'm using more easily permits.)



Yeah it seems that the grading is more serious if yuh assault a ref in NC:

Quote
(9)        Commits an assault and battery against a sports official when the sports official is discharging or attempting to discharge official duties at a sports event, or immediately after the sports event at which the sports official discharged official duties. A "sports official" is a person at a sports event who enforces the rules of the event, such as an umpire or referee, or a person who supervises the participants, such as a coach. A "sports event" includes any interscholastic or intramural athletic activity in a primary, middle, junior high, or high school, college, or university, any organized athletic activity sponsored by a community, business, or nonprofit organization, any athletic activity that is a professional or semiprofessional event, and any other organized athletic activity in the State.

Again... not sure I agree with that.

---------------

As for the Jaikaransingh letter Tallman post above...

Quote
My investigations have revealed a frightening sequence of events that transpired at the game played on Monday 26th November, 2012 at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, events that appear to have been pre- planned and orchestrated.

Nothing from what Pardners post suggests that this was pre-planned.  One or two Shiva fans just let the moment get to them and took leave of their senses.  I think a replay at a neutral site is a fair consequence, and Shiva should be forced to play a number of games either at away sites or all their fans otherwise banned from some of their matches next season.
Title: Shiva to meet Tigers in InterCol semis.
Post by: Flex on November 29, 2012, 03:37:54 AM
Shiva to meet Tigers in InterCol semis.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Shiva Boys was handed a spot in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) National Coca-Cola InterCol semifinal against title-holder and North champion, St Anthony’s College, after it was awarded the win by default in its semifinal match against Presentation College, which was ordered to be replayed, yesterday.
 
Presentation College of San Fernando, followed through on statements made by vice-principal Preston Kissoon that it will not replay the semifinal encounter with Shiva which was abandoned in the 80th minute on Monday, following the invasion of the field at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, by a spectator which resulted in assistant referee Kevin Charles, sustaining a head injury.
 
At that time, Presentation was ahead 2–1 and ten minutes away from completing the South Zone League and InterCol double. However following the incident, a decision was first made by the SSFL executive to play the final ten minutes of the match, which was also scheduled to be played, yesterday.
 
But later on, the T&T Football Federation (TTFF), the body responsible for all football in T&T, advised the SSFL that the South Zone InterCol final be replayed in its entirety, behind close doors. A decision which Presentation also objected to.

In a release from the SSFL assistant secretary, Gerald Elliot, stated its executive was informed via letter from the Principal of Presentation College, San Fernando that the team would not be participating in the rescheduled match on Wednesday (yesterday) at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium.
 
As a consequence, the SSFL made a decision to award the outcome of the SSFL South InterCol final to Shiva Boys, which now faces the “Westmoorings Tigers” in the national semifinal tomorrow with the match being shifted from Marabella to the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, for the right to face East Zone champion, St Augustine Secondary, in the national final on Monday at a venue to be determined.
 
With regards to Charles, the SSFL said it would like to empathise with him and his team, who were involved in the incident.
 
The release also stated that “at these matches, the safety of all our stakeholders, players, spectators and referees are paramount to the SSFL and as such there were a 12 police officers, 15 private security officers and an ambulance with two paramedics in attendance while similar is provided at all other matches held under the auspices of the SSFL executive.”

(http://www.guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/field/image/Shiva.png)
Shiva Boys’ Shaquille Jogie, left, tries to evade Presentation College’s Yohance Alexander during the InterCol South Zone final at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella on Monday. Presentation was ahead 2–1 when the match ended in the 80th minute after assistant referee Kevin Charles was attacked by a spectator. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 29, 2012, 03:46:10 AM
Grayson: The Boys did well under the circumstances.
By KEVIN SUNICH (Newsday).


ST AUGUSTINE head coach Michael Grayson was elated after his team claimed a hard fought 4-3 win from penalty kicks against Chaguanas North in the Coca Cola Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) National Intercol semi-final on Tuesday at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

“Gustine” had to come from behind twice to make it 2-2 at the end of regulation against a determined Chaguanas team which was on a high heading into the encounter having taken care of Carapichaima in the quarter-finals.

The “Green Machine” which will return to the final after a couple of years, went into the encounter without four of their players including skipper Shannon Gomez who were all in camp with the National U-17 team which departed for the Cali, Colombia yesterday.

The TT team will be competing in the 11th Tournament of the Americas which runs until the December 10.

“We were not sure if we were going to perform the way they were accustomed to since we were missing the players. We were tentative at the start of the match which resulted in us throwing away the first chance a one on one with the keeper.

Nevertheless the boys played well enough especially in the second half when they started putting the ball on the ground and that was the deciding factor as we were able to keep possession and move the ball around,” said Grayson.

While he will be without the U-17 players for the final the “Gustine” coach feels that his present squad has what it takes to get them the National Intercol title. “We just have a couple days to get ready but I think the boys are prepared enough to handle which ever team we meet in the final.”

Grayson said he will be dealing specifically in the goal scoring area when he takes his team through their final couple of sessions. “We have to work on this area since we need to come out with a win. With one game to go either we put them away and win or we throw them away and loose so that is where our work will centre around for this final,” said the coach.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 29, 2012, 03:49:19 AM
SSFL decision wrong says former Fifa instructor.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Former FIFA and Concacaf referee’s instructor Desmond Downer has questioned the Secondary School Football League (SSFL) for its decision to replay only the final ten minutes of the Coca-Cola South Zone InterCol final between Shiva Boys’ Hindu College and Presentation College of San Fernando, after it was abandoned on Monday.
 
The match was called off after an altercation between assistant match referee Kevin Charles and a spectator, with Presentation leading 2-1. Following a meeting with executive members of the SSFL yesterday, it was decided to complete the last ten minutes behind closed doors.
 
Downer, third vice-president of the T&T Football Referees Association (TTRFA), said yesterday that the Fifa regulations, which the league encompasses, states that the match should be replayed, not restarted.
 
Downer cited Law 7 of the Fifa “Laws of the Game,” which states: “An abandoned match is replayed unless the competition rules provide otherwise.” The SSFL rules, however, do not specify whether an abandoned match should be replayed or continued, neither does the constitution, according to one senior league executive, Gerald Elliot.
 
Contacted, Ewing Davis, SSFL president, chastised the actions of the unruly spectator but offered neither agreement nor disagreement with the former top official, saying he would prefer to have a personal discussion with Downer before making any further statements.
 
Davis added that the match “technically was not abandoned,” and should be continued rather than restarted. He implied that the officials deemed that the match was unable to be completed but ought to be continued at a later date.
 
“The SSFL does not condone violence between schoolchildren, and it is unfortunate that it (the assault) occurred, but we will be having discussions to ensure that incidents such as those do not reoccur,” said David.
 
Although the incident resulted in clashes between police and students, it stemmed from the attack on the official from a man who appeared to be in his 30s. When asked whether such incidents would affect the number of willing referees at SSFL matches, Davis replied, “I would not want to believe so. I think if that’s the case, T&T would be setting a bad precedent.”

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on November 29, 2012, 04:56:01 AM
Guardian good yes... "Desmond" Downer.


...as for ordering the full-match replay, can't blame the League for that.  Presentation decide not to participate... to what end?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 29, 2012, 05:08:45 AM
In principle, the Tigers should show solidarity with Pres and let Shiva lift the title with an asterisk.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 29, 2012, 05:56:28 AM
pres also received a letter on the 28th saying the game is to be replayed "at 4pm tomorrow"..so game should really be played today! The SSFL is just a waste, they can't get simple things such as a letter right. Copy of the letter is on FB
That is one of the ellis twins in the pic..not Alexander.
Proud of the team and proud to be Pres
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: NYtriniwhiteboy.. on November 29, 2012, 06:09:21 AM
Pardners may be able to answer this. But has contact been made with the schools left in the competition? I don't expect them to boycott and stand with pres as asylumseeker suggests but would say something if they even play under protest to show that they disagree with how things have gone
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dumplingdinho on November 29, 2012, 06:39:18 AM
Pardners may be able to answer this. But has contact been made with the schools left in the competition? I don't expect them to boycott and stand with pres as asylumseeker suggests but would say something if they even play under protest to show that they disagree with how things have gone

allyuh need to wake up...play under protest for what?  u think they care about what happened in the south zone?  the real issues here are safety and the SSFL poor administration but u think st augustine and st anthonys thinking about the big picture?  they thinking about winning a national intrecol title and nothing else.

i hope shiva collect about 10 goals in dey tail but if they losing all they have to do is storm de field and slap de ref and get a replay.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 29, 2012, 07:13:44 AM
So, if I understand this correctly, Presentations stance towards violence has shown every schoolchild that violence is actually very productive. After all, Pres was winning 2-1 and now Shiva are in the semis.

This whole thing is a mess. You can't blame the Shiva team for the actions of their fans, but this was an ideal opportunity to show supporters, and school children, that violence doesn't pay.

Everyone involved here should receive an "F" grade.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 29, 2012, 07:29:26 AM
Times have changed. The SSFL, the stadium authority and the security services have to set strict rules and guidelines. After that, enforce the law. For intercol, no alchohol to be sold period.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 29, 2012, 07:32:01 AM
'Shiva' is the Hindu God of destruction...

Don't blame Shiva. Blame it on those who can't hold their liquor. TT is one kind of a weird place. A Hindu school where almost 90 percent of footballers appear not to be Hindus. What a paradise!!!. This is not tong-in-cheek!
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 29, 2012, 07:38:06 AM
We later learnt that the linesman is a Prisons Officer, which is why he was able to defend himself so.  I just wondering if Adams get put away for a couple weeks or months...crapo smoke he pipe in whichever prison they send him to... :whip: :whip: :whip:


So what yuh saying... de ability tuh windmill yuh arms and swing from behind yuh back is a prerequisite among Prisons Officers?

I will take this is an attempt at humour Bakes.  ::)
'...de ability tuh windmill yuh arms and swing from behind yuh back' as you put it, is not a prerequisite among Prisons Officers, but the manner of response to a threat is the main thing.  And yes they trained to use their baton in a particular way.  Who knows another linesman might've chosen to run, maybe even pelt the flag at the man and then choose to go hand to hand combat with the assailant.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 29, 2012, 07:58:18 AM
Pardners may be able to answer this. But has contact been made with the schools left in the competition? I don't expect them to boycott and stand with pres as asylumseeker suggests but would say something if they even play under protest to show that they disagree with how things have gone

There were some discussions with other schools, but not to deal with the issue of playing under protest.  It was more in line with the administration of the league and some decisions by the SSFL.  It was more like the coaches bouncing ideas off each other.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: real madness on November 29, 2012, 08:01:49 AM
Pardners may be able to answer this. But has contact been made with the schools left in the competition? I don't expect them to boycott and stand with pres as asylumseeker suggests but would say something if they even play under protest to show that they disagree with how things have gone

There were some discussions with other schools, but not to deal with the issue of playing under protest.  It was more in line with the administration of the league and some decisions by the SSFL.  It was more like the coaches bouncing ideas off each other.

Pardners,

What happened yesterday? According to the Newsday (http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,169915.html) both teams did not show up.  Other media outlets state Shiva won by default.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 29, 2012, 08:09:01 AM
Pardners may be able to answer this. But has contact been made with the schools left in the competition? I don't expect them to boycott and stand with pres as asylumseeker suggests but would say something if they even play under protest to show that they disagree with how things have gone

There were some discussions with other schools, but not to deal with the issue of playing under protest.  It was more in line with the administration of the league and some decisions by the SSFL.  It was more like the coaches bouncing ideas off each other.

Pardners,

What happened yesterday? According to the Newsday (http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,169915.html) both teams did not show up.  Other media outlets state Shiva won by default.

I can't speak for Shiva, but we got a letter dated 28th Nov, saying that the game was to be replayed in its entirety tomorrow (meaning today 29th Nov).  However, there was a meeting with Gerald Elliot in the college yesterday (28th Nov) where he was alluding to the fact that they really meant to replay the game yesterday self on the 28th.  He felt quite embarrassed when he was told that all Pres had to do was show up in uniform today (29th) at the stadium and win the game on a technicality.  I have to assume though that Shiva would have gotten a similiar letter with the same date.

Pres was always of the conviction that they would not be participating.  Apart from the letter from the Principal, I believe an official protest was lodged against the SSFL decision to replay the game.  Last I heard is that they would meet to determine the outcome of the protest.  It's my strong belief though...based on how they have interacted with us over the past couple seasons...that the protest will not amount to anything.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 29, 2012, 09:09:59 AM
Courtesy of Pres Watch

BREAKING NEWS: Minister of Sports Anil Roberts has called an emergency meeting with Presentation principal Errol Jaikaransingh and Shiva boys Principal Dexter Sakal.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: fari on November 29, 2012, 09:13:36 AM
Courtesy of Pres Watch

BREAKING NEWS: Minister of Sports Anil Roberts has called an emergency meeting with Presentation principal Errol Jaikaransingh and Shiva boys Principal Dexter Sakal.

wonder what will be the outcome of this
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 29, 2012, 09:18:07 AM
Courtesy of Pres Watch

BREAKING NEWS: Minister of Sports Anil Roberts has called an emergency meeting with Presentation principal Errol Jaikaransingh and Shiva boys Principal Dexter Sakal.

wonder what will be the outcome of this

Let's wait and see  :-\
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 29, 2012, 11:12:20 AM
The Ministry of Education should have a seat @ today's meeting, no?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on November 29, 2012, 03:00:59 PM
I will take this is an attempt at humour Bakes.  ::)
'...de ability tuh windmill yuh arms and swing from behind yuh back' as you put it, is not a prerequisite among Prisons Officers, but the manner of response to a threat is the main thing.  And yes they trained to use their baton in a particular way.  Who knows another linesman might've chosen to run, maybe even pelt the flag at the man and then choose to go hand to hand combat with the assailant.

Attempt at humor yes... because that linesman didn't show no kinda discipline or training in how he responded to the threat.  Apparently the sheer fact that he didn't turn heel and run away is a sign of training to you, but in the least I would expect to see him negate the threat more effectively than just pelting handbags.  Did he even throw one punch that landed?  He didn't even self ketch he wind until the police had the man on the ground all of a sudden he want to stand over him and grandcharge?  Look like they eh even teach him how to take off he shirt in Prisons... because even that he was struggling with.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: zuluwarrior on November 29, 2012, 06:00:48 PM
I was just listening to Andre Baptiste show on i95FM , from what the assistant Secretary of the college league said no decision was reached between the teams ,they are awaiting on Prez Principal to say if they are prepared to play over the game or not.

Also Prez coach called the show he said the team want to play ,they just came from practicing .
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 29, 2012, 06:35:24 PM
Scrolling back up the thread, it seems that Arimaman has that protection where he is. Not sure whether it is a minority of states that have the protection but it applies elsewhere ... for instance, in North Carolina under N.C. Gen. Stat. sect. 14.33 (b)(9).

(I'll paste the language rather than reference when the device I'm using more easily permits.)



Yeah it seems that the grading is more serious if yuh assault a ref in NC:

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(9)        Commits an assault and battery against a sports official when the sports official is discharging or attempting to discharge official duties at a sports event, or immediately after the sports event at which the sports official discharged official duties. A "sports official" is a person at a sports event who enforces the rules of the event, such as an umpire or referee, or a person who supervises the participants, such as a coach. A "sports event" includes any interscholastic or intramural athletic activity in a primary, middle, junior high, or high school, college, or university, any organized athletic activity sponsored by a community, business, or nonprofit organization, any athletic activity that is a professional or semiprofessional event, and any other organized athletic activity in the State.

Again... not sure I agree with that.

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I'm for it. Completely. Conduct of this nature is particularly egregious ... compromising the integrity of the field of play, compromising ppl's safety on dey wuk, threatening the overall spirit in which sports are played and decisions made ... Sure, the services they render are different to the services provided by a government actor but the impact is no less deleterious.
 
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Ask yourself whether you would want to work in a job in which your chances of being physically attacked are 1 in 7? You probably wouldn't want that job. Of course, we do know that mail carriers are the exception that proves the rule, as we can assume that a disproportionately high number of mail carriers have been attacked by dogs. However, mail carriers aside, how many people would be willing to accept such a high frequency of attacks in their profession or avocation.

http://www.momsteam.com/team-experts/west-virginia-expected-to-criminalize-assaults-on-sports-officials

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The nature of the offender, however, holds much more promise in youth leagues because prosecutions are more likely to deter rational thinkers than people who lack self-control. Despite the usually impulsive nature of attacks on officials, I suspect that in places where prosecution for youth sports violence is a real possibility, publicity does indeed encourage self-control in some parents and coaches. These adults are normally family people trying to earn a living and raise their children, they are the kind of people who make good neighbors until the game starts, and they value their jobs and their place in the community. They are not career criminals, and the youth-league assault is typically their first brush with the law. Most of all, parents and coaches sense what indictment, prosecution and sentencing would mean for them and their families. The potential for deterrence can be strong.

http://askcoachwolff.com/2011/04/01/would-more-criminal-prosecutions-deter-assaults-on-youth-sports-officials/

There is lots of discussion that could be had around this issue.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 29, 2012, 06:39:54 PM
Something else ... maybe a ref could respond ... but is the victim assistant ref here open to some possible disciplinary sanction because of his physical response to the situation and his attempt to attack Adams?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on November 29, 2012, 07:29:49 PM
I'm for it. Completely. Conduct of this nature is particularly egregious ... compromising the integrity of the field of play, compromising ppl's safety on dey wuk, threatening the overall spirit in which sports are played and decisions made ... Sure, the services they render are different to the services provided by a government actor but the impact is no less deleterious.

Come on man, doh make mih laugh... "particularly egregious"?  Why stop at the officials then... why not make an assault on anyone on the field an equal offense? If yuh run and kick down the goalkeeper that too is an aggravated offense. Then of course that would necessitate the rationalization that people engaged in sports deserve some heightened degree of protection from your average Joe Blow.  Doubt that would fly very far.  "Compromising the integrity of the field of play"?  This is sport.. not the UN Security Council.  The same field of play where man does be diving and kicking down next man and officials missing and overlooking call left and right?  "Integrity" yuh say?  And if yuh mean integrity as in 'sanctity'... why that deserve more protection than the 'integrity' of the post office?  Nah... come better than that.
 
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Ask yourself whether you would want to work in a job in which your chances of being physically attacked are 1 in 7?

If they get assaulted then there's punishment for the offender.  People whining as though yuh could just attack a ref with impunity.  Mind you we ent talking about those who getting away with it, we talking about who get caught and prosecuted... so who is a ref that s/he deserve protection the same as a police or fireman?  Parking lot attendants does get assaulted, as do supermarket cashiers, bouncers, convenience store clerks... should we make it an aggravated offense to assault them as well?  What makes the ref's job any more inherently dangerous than the 7-11 clerk?

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The nature of the offender, however, holds much more promise in youth leagues because prosecutions are more likely to deter rational thinkers than people who lack self-control. Despite the usually impulsive nature of attacks on officials, I suspect that in places where prosecution for youth sports violence is a real possibility, publicity does indeed encourage self-control in some parents and coaches. These adults are normally family people trying to earn a living and raise their children, they are the kind of people who make good neighbors until the game starts, and they value their jobs and their place in the community. They are not career criminals, and the youth-league assault is typically their first brush with the law. Most of all, parents and coaches sense what indictment, prosecution and sentencing would mean for them and their families. The potential for deterrence can be strong.

http://askcoachwolff.com/2011/04/01/would-more-criminal-prosecutions-deter-assaults-on-youth-sports-officials/

There is lots of discussion that could be had around this issue.

Sure there is lots of discussion that could be had... as demonstrated by my responses thus far.  I just don't buy that people engaged in play, be it free or for money are somehow on the same level of importance or substance as those providing a service of direct and tangible benefit to the public.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on November 29, 2012, 07:33:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/K6Rhfv4e0O4&list=UL

Them police could take lessons from some ah dese fat men working stadium security up here... is all kinda form tackle flying, lol
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: soccerman on November 29, 2012, 08:05:09 PM
Bakes solider lucky he didn't get tazed like de fella in Philly lol
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: soccerman on November 29, 2012, 08:09:46 PM
Dem handcuffs woulda go on nice and easy
http://www.youtube.com/v/VqtPUhYdz6M
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on November 29, 2012, 08:17:22 PM
Bakes solider lucky he didn't get tazed like de fella in Philly lol

Hahaha... ent?  Dem men and dem jokey.  And on top ah dat yuh getting charge with trespassing.  Imagine if yuh gone tuh ah baseball game and stretch fuh ah ball and fall they not only kicking yuh out but charging yuh too LOL.  That might be the other extreme, but police in Trinidad like they fall into two categories, "Robocop" and "Keystone Kop".
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 29, 2012, 09:41:34 PM
Apparently the game between Pres and Shiva will be replayed on Saturday behind closed doors.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 30, 2012, 03:45:47 AM
Apparently the game between Pres and Shiva will be replayed on Saturday behind closed doors.

That is the final word.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 30, 2012, 04:44:24 AM
Full South InterCol final must be replayed.
By Roger Seepersad (Express).


Presentation College San Fernando and Shiva Boys Hindu College will have to replay the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Coca Cola InterCol South Zone final to determine who will advance to the National semifinal.

That was the consensus following a meeting between the parties and the Minister of Sport Anil Roberts, in Port of Spain yesterday.

The teams met on Monday in the original South Zone final at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, but the game was abandoned ten minutes before the final whistle when a spectator attacked assistant referee Kevin Charles.

Pres were leading 2-1 when the incident occurred, forcing a premature end to the game.

The match was scheduled to be replayed on Wednesday behind closed doors, but Pres protested the decision to replay the game and did not turn up.

First vice president of the SSFL, Anthony Creed said the decision whether or not to replay the game will be made today.

He said the parties had frank and good discussions at yesterday's meeting.

Presentation College San Fernando principal, Errol Jaikaransingh, who was in the meeting with Roberts, said the Minister asked what could be done so that the game could be replayed.

Jaikaransingh said he had to have consultations with stakeholders before he could make that decision.

If Pres maintain their stance that they will not replay the game, they will forfeit the match and Shiva will advance to the National semifinal.

The replay can take place either today or tomorrow, but Jaikaransingh said today is not likely.

Pres and Shiva have until 12 noon today to decide whether or not they will replay the match.

The Pres and Shiva footballers were hard at work at their respective training sessions, yesterday, not knowing their fate.

Shiva manager, Sheldon Maharaj said his team were preparing, and would be ready for anything.

"If we have to play tomorrow (today), we will be ready," he said.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 30, 2012, 08:00:55 AM
Anil Roberts was not at the meeting. He was at the Cabinet Meeting and Post Cabinet Meeting. The Permanent Sec chaired the meeting with the principals et al.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: weary1969 on November 30, 2012, 11:14:42 AM
Anil Roberts was not at the meeting. He was at the Cabinet Meeting and Post Cabinet Meeting. The Permanent Sec chaired the meeting with the principals et al.


Well he obviously eh have nutten 2 do if he was at that meeting. Y the Minister Of Sport have to be involve in a matter at that level? They obviously have to learn the difference between strategic and operational leadership.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: pardners on November 30, 2012, 11:50:07 AM
Weary, I'm sure you would have heard how Elliot was stupified last night when Andre Baptiste challenged him on the Shiva red card issue. 
He started off boldface talking about the disciplinary committee and Appeals Committee, but when Andre put it to him that he talking shit...he start to back track saying how they taking they time to make sure and get it right this time.

I was waiting to call in when Andre was interviewing him on the phone, but changed my mind when I heard Andre dealing with him in that manner.  Good thing too cause he ent take no more calls on the issue.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 30, 2012, 01:18:17 PM
Anil Roberts was not at the meeting. He was at the Cabinet Meeting and Post Cabinet Meeting. The Permanent Sec chaired the meeting with the principals et al.


Well he obviously eh have nutten 2 do if he was at that meeting. Y the Minister Of Sport have to be involve in a matter at that level? They obviously have to learn the difference between strategic and operational leadership.

Precisely why I referenced the Ministry of Education above rather than the Minister of Education.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: weary1969 on November 30, 2012, 05:28:42 PM
Weary, I'm sure you would have heard how Elliot was stupified last night when Andre Baptiste challenged him on the Shiva red card issue. 
He started off boldface talking about the disciplinary committee and Appeals Committee, but when Andre put it to him that he talking shit...he start to back track saying how they taking they time to make sure and get it right this time.

I was waiting to call in when Andre was interviewing him on the phone, but changed my mind when I heard Andre dealing with him in that manner.  Good thing too cause he ent take no more calls on the issue.

D fella clueless 2 d nth power
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: weary1969 on November 30, 2012, 05:31:16 PM
Anil Roberts was not at the meeting. He was at the Cabinet Meeting and Post Cabinet Meeting. The Permanent Sec chaired the meeting with the principals et al.


Well he obviously eh have nutten 2 do if he was at that meeting. Y the Minister Of Sport have to be involve in a matter at that level? They obviously have to learn the difference between strategic and operational leadership.

Precisely why I referenced the Ministry of Education above rather than the Minister of Education.

D Minister of Education as well have no business there. There is an SS3 in Victoria where both schools are situated. It have a Chief Education Officer this is anissue for them fellas.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: weary1969 on December 01, 2012, 09:40:40 PM
Shiva win on penalties.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on December 01, 2012, 10:01:18 PM
So, basically, a Shiva fan got the game abandoned and Shiva won the re match. Is this justice? It may not have been the fault of the Shiva players, but the attack on the linesman certainly benefited them. So, whats the lesson here? If you're losing, attack an official and earn a 2nd bite at the cherry?  :banginghead:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 01, 2012, 11:44:01 PM
So, basically, a Shiva fan got the game abandoned and Shiva won the re match. Is this justice? It may not have been the fault of the Shiva players, but the attack on the linesman certainly benefited them. So, whats the lesson here? If you're losing, attack an official and earn a 2nd bite at the cherry?  :banginghead:

Yeah, it rings hollow.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 02, 2012, 05:43:34 AM
Penal boys beat Pres on penalties in replayed South InterCol final.
By Kern De Freitas (Express).


SHIVA PREVAIL

It was overwhelming joy for Shiva Boys Hindu College and gut-wrenching pain for Presentation College San Fernando as the Penal-based side lifted the South Zone InterCol title yesterday after prevailing 4-2 in a penalty shootout at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

Neither team could gain the ascendency in regulation time in rainy conditions in an empty stadium, with the match played behind closed doors.

The teams finished locked at 0-0, but Shiva Boys goalkeeper Kwesi Weston saved Anthony Charles' penalty kick, and Yohance Alexander booted his attempt wide after "Pres" started the shootout, while Shiva Boys were perfect from the spot.

It belatedly ended the South Zone battle and Presentation's season after controversy and uncertainty surrounded the event, following Monday's spectator attack on an assistant referee during the encounter that forced it to be abandoned with Presentation leading 2-1.

Shiva Boys will now meet St Anthony's College in a National InterCol semifinal, tomorrow, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain from 4.30 p.m., with the winners to meet St Augustine Secondary in the final.

Presentation might feel hard done after Monday's incident interrupted their charge for victory with ten minutes to go, but in the end, their chances did lie at their own feet.

Perhaps fittingly, the match had to be decided with kicks from the penalty mark after the teams cancelled each other out. Neither side could boast of dominance in the match as the momentum swung back and forth, with the rain making things more challenging.

The second half ended with neither team breaking the deadlock, and although chances were few, there certainly was quality.

One such chance could have handed Shiva Boys the opener after Shavon Diaz forced a save out of Presentation goalkeeper Kelvin Henry from an acute angle, but Anthony Charles in the Pres defence was there to help out.

Four minutes later Shiva Boys had a vociferous shout for penalty turned down in a sustained period of pressure and Diaz also had a tame shot at the Pres near post.

Around the hour mark Presentation took over with some crisp passing, but Civaughn Dimsoy was not clinical enough to take advantage of good positioning, and Shiva Boys did a good job of attending to Pres talisman, striker Shakiel Henry, to make sure he would not have an easy evening.

With consistent rain growing in strength as full time approached, Presentation had a powerful free kick late on from 35 metres force a great save out of Shiva Boys goalie Kwesi Weston.

With no crowd of supporters behind the teams, the stadium was uncharacteristically quiet. Still, the determination of the teams to overcome a difficult week was fully apparent, particularly in their defensive displays on a spongy, sluggish outfield drenched by rain.

With captain Kegan Ellis marshalling the defence, Presentation looked mostly solid, and if there was a mistake, Henry was there to clean up.

For Shiva Boys it was a similar scene; Weston was a lot more solid than his outing on Monday in the abandoned final, during which he was substituted at half-time. And Shiva Boys captain, Dwight Pope made sure there were no fatal slip-ups behind him.

In terms of attack, Presentation perhaps had the edge.

But the best chance in the first half came from Shiva's Nathaniel "Spanish" Garcia in the 34th, but his close range header off a Kyle Thomas feed that originated from a short corner kick, was not on target.

Garcia ended the half with a free-kick blasted into the wall from 20 metres to maintain the 0-0 scoreline.

That's how things stayed after 90 minutes, before Shiva Boys won at the spot to beat Presentation for the first time this season in four attempts.

Shiva stuns Presentation
...wins first South InterCol title.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Shiva Boys Hindu College created history yesterday as it lifted the Coca-Cola National South Zone InterCol title for the first time after defeating favourites Presentation College of San Fernando 4-2 on penalty kicks after a goalless encounter.
 
The match, which was staged at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, minus full support for either team, resulted in a spot in Monday’s National InterCol semifinal for Shiva against defending champion St Anthony’s College.
 
The match did not feature as much flair and excitement, which was on display at the original hosting of the final on Monday, which was abandoned after 80 minutes after a referee’s assistant Kevin Charles was attacked by an unruly spectator. Monday’s match was called off, at which point Presentation held a 2-1 lead.
 
Presentation almost did not participate in a replay of the South Zone final as it held the view that it should have been awarded a win, due to the fact that the supporter, who struck the official allegedly admitted to being a supporter of Shiva Boys.
 
The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) subsequently awarded Shiva a place in the national semifinal. However, Presentation later consulted with several players, who unanimously agreed to replay the match.
 
Not only did the abandoned final stir controversy but so did the semifinal which Shiva was made to play twice. Shiva won its original match against Pleasantville Secondary 4-0, before the latter team appealed to the SSFL claiming that Shiva fielded an ineligible player, who received a red card in the previous match. In unusual circumstances, the SSFL called for a replay, which Shiva won 2-0.
 
There, however, were no grudges to be held in yesterday’s final. No red cards were produced and there were no incidents of foul play in the handful of spectators, officials and media, who were allowed access to the stadium.
 
Shiva Boys was second best to Presentation in the league, and by a wide ten-point margin. Presentation entered the match with a record of just one loss in all SSFL competitions, ironically from penalty kicks, when the “Lions” were dropped in the Big-Five final by Carapichaima East Secondary.
 
Yesterday, Presentation was out in full force with its best players, some of whom included Civaughn Dimsoy and Shackiel Henry, who arguably could have produced and finished more opportunities. Skipper Kegan Ellis, too, was guilty of missing a close-ranged opportunity in the final 15 minutes, despite his ever tireless efforts.
 
Shiva, too, despite creating a couple of chances particularly in the early stages of the second half, did not impress. The school’s top attacker and national Under-17 player Nathaniel Garcia, could have scored with ten minutes left in the first half had his header been on target. Ten minutes into the second half, Garcia again almost put his team up, had it not been for the heroics of Presentation custodian Kelvin Henry.
 
The match ended with Shiva edging Presentation in many ways apart from the score. Shiva followed up by converting all of its attempts from the penalty spot, while Presentation failed in its second and third attempt.

Shiva goalkeeper Quesi Weston scored the first, followed by successful shots from Anderson Cornwall and Dwight Pope. The final shot taken by Shaquille Jogie found the back of the net to the jubilation of the Shiva players.
 
Shiva meets St Anthony’s College, tomorrow, for a spot in the InterCol final, of which one place is already occupied by East Zone champion, St Augustine Secondary. The semifinal will be staged at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain, from 4 pm.

(http://guardian.co.tt/sites/default/files/field/image/shi.png)
Shiva Boys Hindu College players and staff celebrate its first Coca-Cola South Zone InterCol triumph following a 4-2 penalty kick win over Presentation College, San Fernando, after both teams ended full time goalless. Shiva will meet St Anthony’s College in the national semifinal, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo tomorrow at 4 pm. Photo: Anthony Harris.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: royal on December 02, 2012, 05:51:30 AM
So, basically, a Shiva fan got the game abandoned and Shiva won the re match. Is this justice? It may not have been the fault of the Shiva players, but the attack on the linesman certainly benefited them. So, whats the lesson here? If you're losing, attack an official and earn a 2nd bite at the cherry?  :banginghead:

this is why in the States the game would have been resume and not replayed at high school level. Now a fan can disrupt a game if his team losing and have it replayed........ nonsense 
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 02, 2012, 09:11:56 AM
Yeah, it rings hollow.

For fans of Presentation, maybe.  As a neutral, if you ask me entirely too much is being made over this... the replay was the only fair result given how much time remained.  The lesson learned is that more security measures must be taken at these games, it has already been pointed out that police and stadium security had opportunities to intercept the attacker before he reached the field, but failed to properly assess the threat before it materialized.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 02, 2012, 03:22:58 PM
Yeah, it rings hollow.

For fans of Presentation, maybe.  As a neutral, if you ask me entirely too much is being made over this... the replay was the only fair result given how much time remained.  The lesson learned is that more security measures must be taken at these games, it has already been pointed out that police and stadium security had opportunities to intercept the attacker before he reached the field, but failed to properly assess the threat before it materialized.[/b]

See Royal above. Given how much time remained, it is a travesty that a replay was contemplated. Period.

Furthermore, the vagaries of stadium security should not affect the non-offending team.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 02, 2012, 05:38:33 PM
See Royal above. Given how much time remained, it is a travesty that a replay was contemplated. Period.

Furthermore, the vagaries of stadium security should not affect the non-offending team.

What would have happened had this been the states is immaterial.  If Downer is to be believed then FIFA rules call for a replay.  As for the "non-offending team" talk... which team is the "offending" team here?  Your issue of non/offending team isn't open and shut either, just as some of you insist all a fan of a losing team has to do is to disrupt a game/attack an official, same too, all a fan of a winning team has to do is to pull the same stunt once his team goes ahead.  Here both teams had an equal chance, to win the game, Presentation didn't.  Hard luck.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 02, 2012, 10:45:02 PM
I'm for it. Completely. Conduct of this nature is particularly egregious ... compromising the integrity of the field of play, compromising ppl's safety on dey wuk, threatening the overall spirit in which sports are played and decisions made ... Sure, the services they render are different to the services provided by a government actor but the impact is no less deleterious.

Come on man, doh make mih laugh... "particularly egregious"?  Why stop at the officials then... why not make an assault on anyone on the field an equal offense? If yuh run and kick down the goalkeeper that too is an aggravated offense. Then of course that would necessitate the rationalization that people engaged in sports deserve some heightened degree of protection from your average Joe Blow.  Doubt that would fly very far. "Compromising the integrity of the field of play"?  This is sport.. not the UN Security Council.  The same field of play where man does be diving and kicking down next man and officials missing and overlooking call left and right?  "Integrity" yuh say?  And if yuh mean integrity as in 'sanctity'... why that deserve more protection than the 'integrity' of the post office?  Nah... come better than that.
 
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Ask yourself whether you would want to work in a job in which your chances of being physically attacked are 1 in 7?

If they get assaulted then there's punishment for the offender.  People whining as though yuh could just attack a ref with impunity.  Mind you we ent talking about those who getting away with it, we talking about who get caught and prosecuted... so who is a ref that s/he deserve protection the same as a police or fireman?  Parking lot attendants does get assaulted, as do supermarket cashiers, bouncers, convenience store clerks... should we make it an aggravated offense to assault them as well?  What makes the ref's job any more inherently dangerous than the 7-11 clerk?

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The nature of the offender, however, holds much more promise in youth leagues because prosecutions are more likely to deter rational thinkers than people who lack self-control. Despite the usually impulsive nature of attacks on officials, I suspect that in places where prosecution for youth sports violence is a real possibility, publicity does indeed encourage self-control in some parents and coaches. These adults are normally family people trying to earn a living and raise their children, they are the kind of people who make good neighbors until the game starts, and they value their jobs and their place in the community. They are not career criminals, and the youth-league assault is typically their first brush with the law. Most of all, parents and coaches sense what indictment, prosecution and sentencing would mean for them and their families. The potential for deterrence can be strong.

http://askcoachwolff.com/2011/04/01/would-more-criminal-prosecutions-deter-assaults-on-youth-sports-officials/

There is lots of discussion that could be had around this issue.

Sure there is lots of discussion that could be had... as demonstrated by my responses thus far.  I just don't buy that people engaged in play, be it free or for money are somehow on the same level of importance or substance as those providing a service of direct and tangible benefit to the public.

You don't hold sporting pursuit in high enough esteem. Legislative initiatives in the various jurisdictions (within and outside the US) recognize that this has nothing to do with a comparative of utility between public/quasi-public functionaries and sports officials. That is not the benchmark on which the legislative protection should be assessed or is/was assessed. Yeah, we know ... referees are not Attorneys General or firemen. So what? They were exposed in a manner that the law had previously been deficient in addressing (in the progressive jurisdictions). In other jurisdictions, absent the legislation, there is a sense of impunity held by some bad actors that they could f--k up a ref and dahis that. Officials perform a social and quasi-public good that merits the special treatment. You think it's bad law. I disagree.

The field of play possesses its own "integrity" because the activities on the field of play are governed by rules that apply to the specific game. For this reason, courts also look askance at entertaining charges for conduct occurring on the field of play that would had it occurred elsewhere would be properly entertained in a court. Things cut both ways.

Just as courts err, so too do referees ... so the consequence of flawed calls is par for the course. The integrity of courts is no less or no more maligned upon the occurrence of error ... so then why impugn the integrity of sport because of error?

Sport is entertainment openly extended to the public, and refs are placed front and center in a manner that renders them uniquely vulnerable. They are not gladiators performing for caesar. 
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 02, 2012, 11:08:24 PM
You don't hold sporting pursuit in high enough esteem.

No I don't, clearly not as highly as you do... and I'm comfortable with that.

Legislative initiatives in the various jurisdictions (within and outside the US) recognize that this has nothing to do with a comparative of utility between public/quasi-public functionaries and sports officials.

You don't know what the legislative initiatives as you call them, are premised on.

That is not the benchmark on which the legislative protection should be assessed or is/was assessed. Yeah, we know ... referees are not Attorneys General or firemen. So what? They were exposed in a manner that the law had previously been deficient in addressing (in the progressive jurisdictions). In other jurisdictions, absent the legislation, there is a sense of impunity held by some bad actors that they could f--k up a ref and dahis that. Officials perform a social and quasi-public good that merits the special treatment. You think it's bad law. I disagree.

No different from any "sense of impunity" that they'd feel about f--king up the average Joe and getting away with it.  The ref is just an average Joe in a uniform.  Therefore, why should special legislation be enacted to protect refs from the same attitude that jeopardizes the rest of us?

The field of play possesses its own "integrity" because the activities on the field of play are governed by rules that apply to the specific game. For this reason, courts also look askance at entertaining charges for conduct occurring on the field of play that would had it occurred elsewhere would be properly entertained in a court. Things cut both ways.

Has nothing to do with any kinda "integrity" and more to do with assumption of the risk by actors.  Anything egregious and outside the scope of the rules more often than not subjects the transgressor to criminal penalties outside of the sanction of sport.  This is premised on the belief that egregious behavior is outside the scope of anything the other participants have bargained for by their participation in the sport.  I can name any number of incidents, in any number of sports where this has been true.

Just as courts err, so too do referees ... so the consequence of flawed calls is par for the course. The integrity of courts is no less or no more maligned upon the occurrence of error ... so then why impugn the integrity of sport because of error?

Sport is entertainment openly extended to the public, and refs are placed front and center in a manner that renders them uniquely vulnerable. They are not gladiators performing for caesar. 

"Uniquely vulnerable"?  Hardly.  The incident of assaults on officials are sufficiently rare as to serve as a reminder that additional legislative protection is unnecessary.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 02, 2012, 11:32:23 PM
asylumseeker:
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Legislative initiatives in the various jurisdictions (within and outside the US) recognize that this has nothing to do with a comparative of utility between public/quasi-public functionaries and sports officials.

Bakes:
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You don't know what the legislative initiatives as you call them, are premised on.

Beware of blanket statements.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 05, 2012, 03:55:25 AM
(http://newsday.co.tt/galeria/2012-12-04-back_-_St_Anthonys_vs_Shiva_Boys_1.jpg)
St Anthony's College Keane Mc Ivor, right, is challenged for the ball by Shiva Boys' Anderson Cornwall in yesterday's Coca Cola Intercol semi-final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. St Anthony's won the game 4-2 on penalties. ...Author: Azlan Mohammed

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: jr sams on December 05, 2012, 07:57:01 AM
Justice?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 05, 2012, 09:29:00 AM
asylumseeker:
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Legislative initiatives in the various jurisdictions (within and outside the US) recognize that this has nothing to do with a comparative of utility between public/quasi-public functionaries and sports officials.

Bakes:
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You don't know what the legislative initiatives as you call them, are premised on.

Beware of blanket statements.


Heal thyself, physician.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 05, 2012, 04:29:57 PM
asylumseeker:
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Legislative initiatives in the various jurisdictions (within and outside the US) recognize that this has nothing to do with a comparative of utility between public/quasi-public functionaries and sports officials.

Bakes:
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You don't know what the legislative initiatives as you call them, are premised on.

Beware of blanket statements.


Heal thyself, physician.

smh yes ... I eh asking yuh, ah telling yuh ... because it is as such. This is qualitatively different from you knowing what you suppose I don't know.

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The incident of assaults on officials are sufficiently rare as to serve as a reminder that additional legislative protection is unnecessary.

Patently false. The incidence of assaults on officials is not "sufficiently rare". 

Anyway:

http://www.naso.org/Portals/0/downloads/reports/SpecReptAssault.pdf

http://www.naso.org/Resources/Legislation/StateLegislation.aspx
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 05, 2012, 05:21:25 PM
smh yes ... I eh asking yuh, ah telling yuh ... because it is as such. This is qualitatively different from you knowing what you suppose I don't know.

And I not asking you either... did you see a question mark at the end of my statement? 

There are 18 jurisdictions which have legislation directed at protecting sports officials.  One would have to take a look at the legislative history (complete with comment and minutes) to determine the motivation and intent behind the particular legislation.  This is elementary stuff, to be honest, I don't need to have an argument with you on this.  Unless you have looked at the legislative history and can point to comments that substantiate your claim that "[Legislatures] recognize that this has nothing to do with a comparative of utility between public/quasi-public functionaries and sports officials." then you cannot speak to the motivation behind these laws.  And yes, I know what you don't know because even a cursory review of the legislative history shows that in at least the 10 of those 18 states that I picked at random (CA, IL, KY, MT, DE, PA, NJ, NV, NC, TX) there is no "recognition" of this "comparative utility" that you mention.  So yes, I know that yuh don't know what yuh talking about.

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The incident of assaults on officials are sufficiently rare as to serve as a reminder that additional legislative protection is unnecessary.

Patently false. The incidence of assaults on officials is not "sufficiently rare". 

Anyway:

http://www.naso.org/Portals/0/downloads/reports/SpecReptAssault.pdf

http://www.naso.org/Resources/Legislation/StateLegislation.aspx

You pointing to a ten-year old document, that itself borrows liberally from a Marquette Law Review article (http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1257&context=sportslaw) from 1998, to argue that there is a high incidence of assaults on sports officials TODAY?  Neither of the documents seek to quantify the incidence of assaults on sports officials, relative to the incidence of assault in the larger context.  This is how you determine whether the occurrence is rare or not. Both documents list a relative handful of assaults on sporting officials, compared to assaults on the larger civilian population.  I understand that this might be confusing to you, but that actually supports my argument that the incidence is rare.  Unfortunately for you, no amount of false bravado or assumed authority on your part changes that.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: kaiser on December 05, 2012, 05:44:03 PM
In other news related to the post St Anthony's College Tigers win intercol  :wavetowel: they beat gustine 2 to 0
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 05, 2012, 06:03:06 PM
In other news related to the post St Anthony's College Tigers win intercol  :wavetowel: they beat gustine 2 to 0

Dey t'ief... we want ah replay.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: che on December 05, 2012, 06:49:11 PM
In other news related to the post St Anthony's College Tigers win intercol  :wavetowel: they beat gustine 2 to 0

Dey t'ief... we want ah replay.

SO Bakes, why you did not run on the field and attack the ref to force a replay?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 05, 2012, 07:26:39 PM
SO Bakes, why you did not run on the field and attack the ref to force a replay?

Me?  Everybody know I'z just ah internet badman lol
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 05, 2012, 10:15:26 PM
smh yes ... I eh asking yuh, ah telling yuh ... because it is as such. This is qualitatively different from you knowing what you suppose I don't know.

And I not asking you either... did you see a question mark at the end of my statement? 

There are 18 jurisdictions which have legislation directed at protecting sports officials.  One would have to take a look at the legislative history (complete with comment and minutes) to determine the motivation and intent behind the particular legislation.  This is elementary stuff, to be honest, I don't need to have an argument with you on this.  Unless you have looked at the legislative history and can point to comments that substantiate your claim that "[Legislatures] recognize that this has nothing to do with a comparative of utility between public/quasi-public functionaries and sports officials." then you cannot speak to the motivation behind these laws.  And yes, I know what you don't know because even a cursory review of the legislative history shows that in at least the 10 of those 18 states that I picked at random (CA, IL, KY, MT, DE, PA, NJ, NV, NC, TX) there is no "recognition" of this "comparative utility" that you mention.  So yes, I know that yuh don't know what yuh talking about.

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The incident of assaults on officials are sufficiently rare as to serve as a reminder that additional legislative protection is unnecessary.

Patently false. The incidence of assaults on officials is not "sufficiently rare". 

Anyway:

http://www.naso.org/Portals/0/downloads/reports/SpecReptAssault.pdf

http://www.naso.org/Resources/Legislation/StateLegislation.aspx

You pointing to a ten-year old document, that itself borrows liberally from a Marquette Law Review article (http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1257&context=sportslaw) from 1998, to argue that there is a high incidence of assaults on sports officials TODAY?  Neither of the documents seek to quantify the incidence of assaults on sports officials, relative to the incidence of assault in the larger context.  This is how you determine whether the occurrence is rare or not. Both documents list a relative handful of assaults on sporting officials, compared to assaults on the larger civilian population.  I understand that this might be confusing to you, but that actually supports my argument that the incidence is rare.  Unfortunately for you, no amount of false bravado or assumed authority on your part changes that.

Fella, you are a comedian, yes. Wake up and unchain yuhself, nah. All you've done is confirm what I stated originally.  Also, did you miss, the "anyway"?
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Bakes on December 05, 2012, 10:58:37 PM

Fella, you are a comedian, yes. Wake up and unchain yuhself, nah. All you've done is confirm what I stated originally.  Also, did you miss, the "anyway"?

Since yuh slow...

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"[Legislatures] recognize that... 
 

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in at least the 10 of those 18 states that I picked at random... there is no "recognition"...

In other words, they didn't do what you claimed they have done... but keep making up shit to convince yuhself that yuh know what yuh talking about.  And I already addressed your "anyway".


Moving on.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on December 06, 2012, 03:20:19 AM
Try yuh bess eh ... normally yuh not this dimwitted. Right here you state:
... I just don't buy that people engaged in play, be it free or for money are somehow on the same level of importance or substance as those providing a service of direct and tangible benefit to the public.

... I subsequently described this same level of importance or substance as a "comparative of utility". All that on the record.

Dahis just a sophisticated way of saying:
....
Yeah, we know ... referees are not Attorneys General or firemen. So what?

I'm about as slow and as patient as I have to be with your viscous twat (I was even gracious enough to let your "incident" for "incidence" slide).

Of course the leg history doesn't reference comparative utility! It doesn't because it is my term as applied to your words ... and because as I explicitly stated here:

Legislative initiatives in the various jurisdictions (within and outside the US) recognize that this has nothing to do with a comparative of utility between public/quasi-public functionaries and sports officials. That is not the benchmark on which the legislative protection should be assessed or is/was assessed. Yeah, we know ... referees are not Attorneys General or firemen. So what?  

So doh come rong here trying to attribute shit I didn't assert to me.

False bravado, assumed authority ...? Iz only you went to school or wha? Yuh more clueless than a deaf lesbian in a whorehouse. Unless I had looked at the leg history? LOL. At that point yuh shoulda done know ... way before this thread was conceived. I initiated the topic?!

Had your over-lubricated ego been less eager and had you stuck to describing substance we would not be at this point. If yuh want to be the brightest light in the room doh stand next to the frigging sun.

Yuh right: move on.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 06, 2012, 05:03:17 AM
Tigers roar to victory
...St Anthony’s stop ‘Green Machine’ for 6th title
By Kern De Freitas (Express).


Red was the colour of celebration yesterday, as St Anthony’s College clawed their way to yet another national Coca Cola InterCol title after a testing 2-0 victory over St Augustine Secondary at Hasely Crawford Stadium.

It was not easy for the “Tigers” from Westmoorings to stall the “Green Machine” and the North Zone champions got some breaks, but in the end they did look the better team overall.

The result means St Anthony’s are joint first atop the all-time list of InterCol winners with Naparima College and Signal Hill Secondary with six such titles, and second on the overall list of national wins (including “Big Five”) with nine, alongside St Augustine and Naparima, and one behind leaders Signal Hill (ten).

The Tigers were also the last team to defend their InterCol title, which they also did in 2003.

St Anthony’s dominated the first half and had more chances as St Augustine defended deep, waiting to counter-attack. But the Tigers were not clinical enough, and St Augustine created problems for them with long overhead balls, and sometimes a diagonal run from the left.

St Augustine striker Ricardo John was unfortunate to be called for offside before St Anthony’s took advantage of some lax defending to edge in front. The Green Machine fans were celebrating in the 37th minute when John headed in on the third St Augustine try with the St Anthony’s defence all at sea, until they realised the assistant referee had raised his flag.

To add insult to injury, St Anthony’s took the lead seven minutes later. One too many times, St Augustine were caught sitting deep, waiting on the Tigers to make a mistake and this time they did not.

Having won the ball deep in St Augustine’s half, the Tigers shuffled around the passes until Carlton Long had space to slip the ball from centre to right, and a surging Millette slammed it into the roof of the net with his right foot.

That ended the half in their favour, and left St Augustine with work to do.

However, the determination that has been the hallmark of St Augustine’s InterCol campaign this year surfaced in the second period, particularly through the hard work of Jordan Devonish, whose approaches from both the centre and the right represented clear and present danger.

Twice in the space of two minutes they missed close shots on goal, one called for offside and the other by Devonish, who would later fire overbars from good shooting range off a cross from Kwesi Williams in the 64th minute. But it just wasn’t going to be their night.

Although his pass provided the opener, Long just did not have his shooting boots on. He missed twice more from inside the penalty area with a free shot on offer.

Keane McIvor sealed the affair in the 82nd from 20 metres thanks to a pass from Kadeem Corbin. McIvor completed the counter-attack when given too much room outside the penalty area, and he made space on his left foot, unattended and drilled past Romain with the help of a slight deflection.

Andrews had the last chance of the match with a few minutes remaining, hitting wide from the left of goal.

In the end the effort meant little as the Tigers hoisted the trophy for a second successive year to the chants cheers and drums of jubilant supporters. It gave them yet another taste of history.

Tigers claim 6th National Intercol title.
By Kevin Sunich (Newsday).


ST ANTHONY’s College outplayed St Augustine 2-0 in the final to retain their Coca Cola Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) National Intercol title at the Hasely Crawford Stadium yesterday.

Adrian Millette and Kean Mc Ivor found the net to give the defending champs their sixth intercol title. The match which was witnessed by a fair sized crowd, most of whom were supporters of the Westmooring Tigers had a Carnival style atmosphere.

The Tigers enjoyed the better of the first half as they had more chances and more possession. The “Green Machine” who also had a couple of chances in the first period resorted to sitting back and allowing the North Zone champions to do as they wanted. Adrian Millette should have scored in the 20th minute however, his shot went just wide of the target.

The Tigers point man Shaquille Long then saw his point blank range shot saved by Romain Romario.

Gustine who had a couple of chances go wide of the mark could count themselves unlucky as a Ricardo John goal in the 35 minute was disallowed after the linesman raised his flag on the play which came from a left side free-kick.

The home team would however, take the lead just before the final whistle as Millette ran onto a pass on right side of the box before firing past Romario which sparked wild celebration by the St Anthony’s supporters.

Gustine started the second with more purpose and got two early chances. First John ran onto a through pass, however, he was denied by a defender in the box. A minute later Jordan Devonish ran onto a pass, evaded an advancing Sample in the box, but over ran the ball and it was cleared by a defender.

At the other end Trevin Latapy went just wide of the target for Tigers in the 55th minute.

They had another chance in the 66 minute however, Long’s shot from a left side cross went high over the bar from the top of the six-yard box.

Gustine’s captain Nicholas Marcano went just over the bar from a 35-yards right side free-kick in the 69th minute.

The St Anthony’s rhythm section was so loud that it corked the St Augustine supporters.

Gustine after starting the second half on the attack soon resorted to once again sitting back and allowing the Tigers to their way.

Mc Ivor then put the icing on the cake with a beauty, hammering a left foot shot from 35-yards out which flew past a helpless Romario in the 82nd minute to make it 2-0.

Gustine had a couple of chances last but the St Anthony’s defence was equal to the task as they held on for the win.

Tigers head coach Nigel Grosvenor said it was just reward for the team this season. “It has not been easy for us this season. We have lost a number of players due to injury this season and this is a welcome title. We have worked very hard and the boys did what they had to do and it resulted in this title.

Meanwhile Gustine’s coach Michael Grayson said they have only themselves to blame for the defeat.

“When you don’t put away your chances it will hurt you. We had our chances in the first half and we failed to convert and that could have been the turning point,” said Grayson.

He said the result however, would have been different had his three national Under-17 players been on the pitch and not in Colombia.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 06, 2012, 05:04:08 AM
Francis: Shiva Boys keep improving.
By Kevin Sunich (Newsday).


SOUTH Intercol champions Shiva Boys Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) season came to an end on Monday as they went under 4-2 on penalty kicks to defending Coca Cola National champions St Anthony’s in the semi-final.

While they were dethroned by Presentation College in the league, coach Dexter Francis said it was a good season for his boys. Shiva would have gotten some consolation when they defeated Pres in the national quarter-final, a replayed fixture. The initial meeting was abandoned with ten minutes to go and Pres up 2-1 as a result of a fan assaulting the linesman.

Francis said the team has shown improvement every season since they entered the championship division. “In the first year we came fifth and we showed a lot of improvement as we came second the following season. We took it a step further by winning the title in 2011.

However, we came short this season and placed second. We were then able to claim the South Intercol title. All in all I think there is always room for improvement but the guys are doing well,” said the coach.

He feels that his boys will improve even further next season. “I should have more than half of my squad from this season so things look good. It is a grooving thing.

We have from under 12 and under 14, it is a process for things to move on. You need to have continuity and you must have development and this is what Shiva keeps doing,” added Francis.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Dutty on December 06, 2012, 01:12:50 PM
Tigers roar to victory
...St Anthony’s stop ‘Green Machine’ for 6th title
By Kern De Freitas (Express).



Congrats to them...once again  :applause:

Might as well gih dem the trophy for the next year and confirm the legendary status early
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 07, 2012, 04:40:46 AM
Grosvenor: 2012 InterCol title 'most satisfying'
By Mark Pouchet (Express).


"This has been the most satisfying of our InterCol wins because we weren't expected to win."

That's how St Anthony's College coach Nigel Grovesnor summed up his feelings  about his school's sixth lien on the National InterCol title, which they won Wednesday when they beat St Augustine Secondary 2-0 at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.

"This one is special because we were not expected to win. Last year we lost ten players, but we were still able to be competitive make the semi-final of the national league and then win this."

Grovesnor is  the architect behind St Anthony's dominance for the past 15 years, which has seen them win six crowns, a record only matched by Naparima College. Overall they have nine national titles, including three "Big Five" wins, a record bettered only by Signal Hill Secondary (ten), and matched by Naparima and St Augustine, and San Fernando Tech, who dominated in the 1970s and 1980s.

" Although the first one (InterCol title) we won in 1997 will always be the best, this victory was the most satisfying of all, because last year at least we had a quality team and a deep bench.  This year we had a lot of players filling in. So it was hard and grueling but we stood our ground," Grovesnor said.

According to the longstanding St Anthony's coach, his school's ability to produce consistent results at this level is due to their foundation and transitional programme.

"When I started at the school here, I started from the ground level, placing a lot of emphasis from the under-14s come up, the youth programmes. Because of that foundation, we find that it is easy for the guys to come and fill in for experienced  players who have to leave. That's what happened this year and that has been happening quite consistently since I have been here," he said.

Looking forward to next year's competition, despite the fact that he will be losing experienced players like captain Jamali Garcia and striker Adrian Millette next year, Grosvenor is confident of giving another year of rock solid performances in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) competition.

"I always go into each year with a certain amount of confidence," Grovesnor said, "Next year won't be any different. We are going to focus on our physical and mental preparation. For me, and this is how I like my team to look at it, every year presents a new challenge, and so we try to find new things to focus on so the guys don't get bored.

"So I am looking forward to next year . There is no guarantee we will win or be as successful as this year. But one thing is that we will certainly try to win," he concluded.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 07, 2012, 04:40:58 AM
Tim Kee supports lifetime ban for football hooligan.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Football Federation president Raymond Tim Kee is supporting a lifetime ban on the football hooligan who assaulted Kevin Charles, an assistant referee, at an InterCol match between Presentation College San Fernando and Shiva Boys’ Hindu College at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.
 
Tim Kee was delivering the feature address on Wednesday night at the Central Football Association (CFA) appreciation dinner at the Plaza De Montrose, Chaguanas. Tim Kee said he was deeply disturbed at the act of violence on Charles. He said the banning of the perpetrator would send a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated.
 
Tim Kee also knocked security officials on the day of the match. He said the security should have had their eyes trained on the crowd instead of spending their time watching the match. Tim Kee suggested that if the ban takes effect photos of the individual may be posted outside matches in a bid to keep the guilty party out.
 
In his address Tim Kee also advised referees to ensure that errors are minimised as not to anger the crowd. He said people are passionate about football and noted that in some countries some individuals commit suicide or even murder when decisions do not go their way. He said referees should be careful about the way they conduct the quality of the game and ensure that there was integrity at all times.
 
Clyde George of SPORTT urged referees to read up on the rules and ensure that they train at all times. George said knowledge and training were two essential tools needed to ensure that they are prepared at all times for the games. The Most Promising Referee award was given to Aton Guerro while the Referee of the Year was Oswald Myers.

Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Observer on December 09, 2012, 08:08:46 AM
Not sure how many St Anthonys players are on the National U17, but, hats off to Grayson, he released his players to the National squad, understanding the importance of the National Team & his role in player development.   :applause:
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Errol on December 09, 2012, 08:21:29 AM
Not sure how many St Anthonys players are on the National U17, but, hats off to Grayson, he released his players to the National squad, understanding the importance of the National Team & his role in player development.   :applause:

Grovesnor is the St Anthony's coach bro not Grayson and there are no St Anthony's college players on the under 17 team that's in Colombia.



Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Observer on December 09, 2012, 08:32:24 AM
Not sure how many St Anthonys players are on the National U17, but, hats off to Grayson, he released his players to the National squad, understanding the importance of the National Team & his role in player development.   :applause:

Grovesnor is the St Anthony's coach bro not Grayson and there are no St Anthony's college players on the under 17 team that's in Colombia.





Errol I never said Grayson coached St Anthonys! The article stated, Grayson had 3 players on the U17 team, so I applauded. I do not know if St Anthonys have any on the squad.
Title: Re: 2012 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: ZANDOLIE on December 09, 2012, 12:55:15 PM
Not sure how many St Anthonys players are on the National U17, but, hats off to Grayson, he released his players to the National squad, understanding the importance of the National Team & his role in player development.   :applause:

T&T U-17 Squad for Colombia Tour, November 28th – December 10th, 2012

Players

D’eandre Villaroel (Fatima College)/ San Juan Jabloteh           
Stephon Seepersad (Naparima College)/ W. Connection
Josiah Trimmingham (San Juan North Secondary)/ San Juan Jabloteh
Mateon Watson (Naparima College)/ W. Connection
Shannon Gomez (St. Augustine Secondary)/ San Juan Jabloteh
Leland Archer (Fatima College)/ St. Ann’s Rangers
Maurice Ford (Belmont Boys Secondary)/ St. Ann’s Rangers
Brendon Creed (Fatima College)/ SKHY F.C.
Jabari Mitchell (Naparima College)/ W. Connection
Jarred Dass (Naparima College)/ W. Connection
Dominic Jangoo (Trinity College)/ SKHY F.C.
Matthew Woo Ling (Fatima College)/ W. Connection
Kishun Seecharan (El Dorado West Secondary)/ 1st FC Santa Rosa
Anderson Toussaint (Princess Town West Secondary)/ SFA Centre of Excellence
Akeem Garcia (St. Augustine Secondary)/ San Juan Jabloteh
Yafeu Rougier (St. Benedict’s College)/ W. Connection
Weah Adams (Roxborough Secondary)/ Roxborough Lakers FC
Andre Fortune (US based)/ Needham B. Broughton High School
Mani Walcott (US based)/ Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Kyle Braithwaite (US based)/ D.C. United

No St Anthony's players are listed on the squad. Interesting. Perhaps the coaches might recruit one or two players from there to help strengthen the U-17s for next year 

Title: Hooliganism invades T&T football.
Post by: Flex on December 16, 2012, 06:09:34 AM
Hooliganism invades T&T football.
By Reshma Ragoonath (Guardian).


In certain sports blood and violence is expected, but often it occurs within the confines of a ring or a cage. But those elements found their way onto the field in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) in what can only be described as an act of football hooliganism.
 
Sports Minister Anil Roberts condemned the incident, which he described as a “blemish” on T&T’s proud history of sportsmanship. On November 26, football fan Godfrey Adams, 53, of Penal, breached security at the stadium during the Coca Cola InterCol South Zone final between Presentation College, San Fernando, and Shiva Boys’ Hindu College and struck linesman Kevin Charles on the head with a glass bottle.
 
Appearing in court, he pleaded guilty to wounding Charles and was fined $2,500 and ordered to pay $9,000 in compensation. Shiva Boys went on to win the match in the replay on December 1 at the stadium.
 
Read More (http://www.socawarriors.net/league/league-news/ssfl/12027-hooliganism-invades-tat-football.html)

Title: South’s Weston, Taylor cop SSFL MVP awards
Post by: Tallman on December 18, 2012, 08:56:10 AM
South’s Weston, Taylor cop SSFL MVP awards
T&T Guardian


South Zone players, Qwesi Weston of Shiva Boys Hindu College and Kayla Taylor of Debe Secondary were recognised as the top players of the recently concluded season, when the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) staged its annual awards ceremony, at the Plaza de Montrose, Chaguanas, yesterday.
 
Weston, which played reliably in the positions of a goalkeeper and a striker, helped Shiva Boys to its first ever Coca-Cola South Zone InterCol title and a national semifinal. He got the nod ahead of four other top players. They were national youth attackers Shackiel Henry, who scored over 25 goals for Presentation College of San Fernando and Marcus Gomez, who was pivotal in Arima North’s East Zone league victory this season, along with Weston’s teammate Nathaniel Garcia and captain of successive national InterCol champions St Anthony’s College, Jamali Garcia, all of whom made up the top five players of the year.

In the senior girls’ division, Taylor, who scored 26 goals in all competitions this season led the country’s most recognised force in girls’ football, Debe Secondary, to yet another league, Big-Four and national InterCol title.
 
Taylor, who also won the prize in 2010, had been outstanding for the past several years and was expected to receive the award.
 
She, along with St Joseph’s leading scorer Maya Matouk, St Augustine attacker Naomi Guerra and Natiesha Radgman of Bishop’s High of Tobago’s, which finished runner-up in the Big-Four and national InterCol competitions, were the top five players of the year in the girls’ division.
 
The treasured trophy of the SSFL would be handed to St Anthony’s College, which for the second year running and for a record sixth time in its history (joint with Naparima College), won the national InterCol. The “Tigers”, led by coach Nigel Grosvenor defeated St Augustine Secondary 2-0 in the final, some two weeks ago.
 
The league, despite being graced with several exciting moments, experienced several hiccups this season, not limited to the several postponements and replays in matches, which caused gripes between affected schools. There was also the unfortunate attack on an assistant referee by a fan during the South Zone InterCol final, which was abandoned and eventually replayed.

Read More... (http://socawarriors.net/league/league-news/ssfl/12038--souths-weston-taylor-cop-ssfl-mvp-awards.html)