Tyrese Cooper scored the winner for Speyside High School to keep them in the race for the Tobago Zone title in the Girls Championships of the Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League.
Speyside eked out a narrow win against Pentecostal Light and Life on Thursday at the Signal Hill recreation ground, thanks to Cooper, who helped her team hold on to the second spot with 24 points from 10 matches, from eight wins and two losses in the two-team race for the top position. The champion team will advance to the Big Five competition.
Leading the zone is the unbeaten Signal Hill team with 27 points from nine matches. The leader claimed another huge win that afternoon over Scarborough Secondary, 7-0.
Celine Loraine again was on the scoresheet for Signal Hill with a pair of goals so too Derisha Bristol (2) while their teammate Shernelle Osbourne, Avonelle Loraine and Twinkle Thomas scored one each.
In the other match, host Goodwood battled to a 3-3 draw with Bishop's High at Goodwood recreation ground.
In a rescheduled match played in the North Zone, visiting team Holy Name Convent defeated Diego Martin Central, 6-3 but the result had no bearing on the top position as Bishop Anstey, Port-of-Spain has already booked its place in the Big Five competition, following the previous rounds of matches.
The North winner will meet Central champion Carapichaima East in the quarter-finals. The winner will progress to play South winner Pleasantville Secondary in the semifinal round while the champion teams from the East and Tobago zones will meet in the other semifinal. The semifinalists will be finalised this week after the zones' final round of matches.