Mon, Jul

Pleasantville reigns as SSFL girls champs

Goals from Alex­cia Ali and Chris­sy Mitchell sealed the Girls Cham­pi­onship's "Big Five" ti­tle for Pleas­antville Sec­ondary in the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) on Sun­day.

The fi­nal was played at Ply­mouth, To­ba­go and it was the vis­i­tor go­ing away with a 2-0 vic­to­ry over Sig­nal Hill, who suf­fered its first loss in this year's com­pe­ti­tion.

Ali and Mitchell con­tin­ued where they left off af­ter scor­ing in Pleas­antville's 5-2 win over Cen­tral Zone win­ner Cara­pichaima East in the semi­fi­nals last Sun­day. That same evening, Sig­nal Hill reached the fi­nale af­ter elim­i­nat­ing Bish­op Anstey East, 4-0. So the ti­tle match was ex­pect­ed to be en­ter­tain­ing.

Play in the fi­nal was pret­ty much even be­tween both teams in the ear­ly part of the match with nei­ther be­ing able to hit the tar­get it seemed to be head­ing to a goal­less first half un­til Ali found the back of the net in the 40th minute, to put her team ahead, 1-0 on the stroke of half­time.

On the re­sump­tion, the To­ba­go Zone cham­pi­on Sig­nal Hill pressed for an equalis­er but it nev­er came. On the oth­er end though, Mitchell put Pleas­antville in­to a com­fort­able po­si­tion with her team's sec­ond goal in the 58th minute.

The score re­mained un­changed as time ex­pired and it was the South cham­pi­on Pleas­antville cel­e­brat­ing its sec­ond ti­tle of the sea­son, hav­ing played un­de­feat­ed in the two rounds of the zon­al league com­pe­ti­tion.

Pleas­antville will next chase the South Zone In­ter­col crown. The quar­ter­fi­nals start on the week­end in each of the five zones.