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Ce­line Lo­raine scored the win­ner for Sig­nal Hill Sec­ondary School to be crowned the Girls' "Big Five" cham­pi­on in the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League on Wednes­day.

The lead­ing scor­er for Sig­nal Hill this sea­son hit the tar­get in the 28th minute to take her team past ri­val Pleas­antville Sec­ondary, 1-0 at the Ply­mouth recre­ation ground in To­ba­go.

The To­ba­go cham­pi­on team, cap­tained by Ashante Wil­son Camp­bell, was over­joyed with vic­to­ry and be­ing able to ex­act re­venge on the South Zone win­ner, who on­ly a year ago de­feat­ed them in the "Big Five" fi­nal (2-0).

"This is a very im­por­tant vic­to­ry for us as you know we are do­ing it in ho­n­our of Abriela Adams. Com­ing in­to the fi­nal, I knew we would have been suc­cess­ful and thank you Lord for the vic­to­ry," said Camp­bell, re­fer­ring to her for­mer team­mate who was mur­dered two years ago.

"We came to fight 100 per cent and know that we pre­pared for this and we came out vic­to­ri­ous. We worked on the more tech­ni­cal part of our game. We def­i­nite­ly were the fit­ter team, we left every­thing out on the field."

The de­fend­ing cham­pi­on In­ter­col, Pleas­antville, though dom­i­nat­ing teams this sea­son win­ning by huge mar­gins, found it tough to get one in the back of the net. Sig­nal Hill, mean­while, learned from mis­takes made last year hav­ing lost to Pleas­antville in the girls In­ter­col fi­nal (2-0) as well.

"We were fa­mil­iar with the play­ers on the team. Every­body knew who they had to mark, what they have to do in or­der to come out with the vic­to­ry," said Camp­bell, who al­so thanked the team's staff and her Sig­nal Hill school.

RE­SULT
Sig­nal Hill 1 (Ce­line Lo­raine) vs Pleas­antville 0.


SOURCE: T&T Guardian