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Defending champion Carapichaima East Secondary moved to the top of the table on goal-difference in the Central Zone after a 2-0 win away to Tabaquite while Couva West was upstaged by Gaparillo 1-0.

Christopher Prime and Kadeem scored a goal each for Carapichaima East to register its fourth win from as many matches this season, and  remain only one of two teams with 100 per cent winning records.

Carapichaima now has 12 points, the same as Couva West, but a better goal-difference of plus-15 to plus-eight and two matches in hand.

 At Gasparillo, Trifon Browne’s first-half item was enough for the home side to get past Couva West 1-0 while Presentation College got it second win over pointless Waterloo Secondary, 3-0.

Benjamin stuns Signal Hill

Brandon Benjamin scored a goal on either side of the interval as Speyside Secondary pulled off a 2-1 upset win over reigning Tobago Zone champion, Signal Hill at Speyside.

Coming off a 2-2 draw with rival, Scarborough Secondary Signal Hill was hopeful of getting back on winning track.

However, ten minutes before half-time Benjamin netted for the host to lead 1-0 and five minutes into the second-half he added another as Signal Hill found itself in a 0-2 hole.

However, the zonal champion, which also trailed Scarborough 2-0 on Saturday, managed to cut the lead in the half on the hour mark thanks to Makeil McKenzie.

But in the end Speyside, held on for its most famous win in school history which allowed Scarborough, 3-1 victors over Mason Hall at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet to open a three point lead at the top with 13 points from five matches.

Valdez Perez (12th), Shaquille Scott (28th) and  national Under-17 defender Dario Holmes (31st)  netted in the in the first-half while Makeil Mc Kenzie got on target for Mason Hall in the 56th minute.

Down South, leader Presentation College (16 pts) was held to a 1-1 draw by Shiva Boys’ in the first match of a double-header at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella while title holder Naparima College also moved to 16 points after a 2-1 win over Princes Town West.

St Benedict’s got  its first win of the season, 1-0 over Vessigny thanks to Yafeu Rougier strike in the other match.

Quintero’s double helps El Do stop Trinity.
By Rachael Thompson-King (Guardian).

Dwight Quintero emerged the star player for El Dorado East Secondary as his two goals came off blunders by opposing goalkeeper Romario Romaine, which helped his team seal a 3-0 win over Trinity College East in the East Zone in the BGTT/First Citizen Secondary Schools Football League, yesterday.

This was in the opening match of a double-header played at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima.

Play in the first half was evenly matched until Quintero scored the opener a minute before halftime. He completed the goal after Romaine was unable to hold on to the ball despite a brilliant save moments before.

Bethelmy, who is El Do’s second leading goal-scorer with six behind teammate Shaquille Bertrand (8), got the Blue Thunder’s second item, 19 minutes into the second session, connecting a penalty.

Quintero’s second item was similiar to his first with keeper Romain again being unable to secure the ball properly and the former managed to slip the ball past him off the rebound.

Quintero remains the third highest scorer for “El Do” with his double moving his tally of goals to five. Over in Toco, the hosts held San Juan North, to a 2-2 draw.

Tigers triumphs over Fatima.
By: Andrew Gioannetti & Liam Gordon (Guardian).

St Anthony’s College remain on top of the BGTT First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League, following their 2-0 win over Fatima College at St Anthony’s Ground, Westmoorings, yesterday.

The hosts took the lead in the 20th minute when Darryl Trim capitalised on a poor defensive clearance to finish easily past John Barclay in goal for Fatima, for his fifth goal of the season.

After St Anthony’s took the lead, the team began to build momentum and focussed on maintaining possession and were awarded near to the end of the first half when Kyle Pierre was brought down by a harsh challenge inflicted by Fatima’s Kieran Matthews in the penalty area.

Stepping up to take the penalty, Dwight Ceballo converted past Barclay, despite the goalkeeper correctly anticipating the direction of the shot. Leading 2-0 into the second half, the “Tigers” remained comfortable on the ball, forcing Fatima in their half for the majority of the match.

Not many more opportunities arose for the home side and the score remained 2-0 for St Anthonys which recorded their eighth win in as many matches, staying perfect along with Carapichaima from the Central Zone.

In the other matches, Alvin Jones got his second goal of the season in the final minute of play from the penalty spot, to give his East Mucurapo team the 2-1 home win over St Mary’s, to stay five points behind St Anthony’s.

Mucurapo’s top scorer Aaqil Campbell was again on target, when he netted in the 57th minute to open for the school.  Anthony Palmer equalised for St Mary’s in the 76th minute, but it was not enough to avoid dropping the Saints to their fifth loss of the season.

QRC and Malick settled for a point in a 1-1 draw in the other fixture. Akil Morris’ opening item in the first minute of play, put him on eight goals for the season. Lester Durham scored for Malick two minutes before the half.

Results

South Zone

Presentation 1 (Amare Thomas 21st) vs Shiva Boys’ 1 (Aswad Lake 39th)

St Benedict’s 1 (Yafeu Rougier 80th) vs Vessigny 0

Naparima 2 (Adan Noel, Jaeel Jeffery) vs P/Town 1 (Kyle Simms)

Central Zone

Presentation 3 (Yadava Persad 4th, Keon Beckles 25th, Shaun Mahabir 77th) vs Waterloo 0
 
Gasparillo 1 (Trifon Browne) vs Couva West 0

Carapichaima East 2 (Christopher Prime 41st, Kadeem Boyce 47th) vs Tabaquite 0

Tobago Zone

Speyside 2 (Brandon Benjamin 35th, 50th) vs Signal Hill 1 (Akeil Guy 60th)

Scarborough 3 (Valdez Perez 12th, Shaquille Scott 28th, Dario Holmes 31st) vs Mason Hall 1 (Makeil Mc Kenzie 56th)

East Zone

El Dorado 3 (Dwight Quintero 44th, 64th, Keron Bethelmy 80th) vs Trinity 0

Toco 2 (Darius Peters, Steve Bobb) vs San Juan 2 (Renaldo Fox, Durnell Blackman)

North Zone

St Anthony’s 2 (Darryl Trim 20th, Dwight Ceballo 45th+1) v Fatima 0

East Mucurapo 2 (Aaqil Campbell 57th, Alvin Jones 90th) v CIC 1 (Anthony Palmer 76th)

QRC 1 (Akil Morris 1st) v Malick 1 (Lester Durham 43rd)