Defending champions Shiva Boys Hindu College romped to their fourth victory on the trot, this time a 5-1 thumping of Queen’s Royal College in their fourth round Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division match in Penal yesterday afternoon.
Shiva, unbeaten and now on 12 points, maintained their two-point lead at the top of the 16-team standings even as Presentation College San Fernando kept pace in second position with a clinical 3-0 win over Signal Hill Secondary at Guaracara Park.
For Shiva, Junior Assoon (8th), June Phillip (54th), Tyrell Baptiste (50th), Quinn Rodney (30th) and Yohannes Richardson (63rd) all scored in the rout of coach Nigel Grovesnor’s Royalians.
Fyzabad grabbed third spot with nine points when they edged Trinity College East 2-1 on a severely water-logged field in Trincity.
Sharkeel Louison netted a brace in the 7th and 55th minutes to ensure the “Fyzo” triumph, with Josiah Lord striking a late consolation effort—in the 87th minute—after he had missed two other good opportunities, including a one-on-one with the Fyzabad keeper which he scooped against the crossbar in the 60th minute.
St Augustine, with a game in hand, are level on seven points with Carapichaima East Secondary after the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw at Warren Street. Theophilus Bourne gave “Chaima” a quick start with his first-minute item before Zion Holder fired home the equaliser for “Gustine” from the penalty spot in the 65th minute.
St Anthony’s College are also on seven points after they drew 2-2 with coach Angus Eve’s Naparima College at Westmoorings yesterday.
Bottom-of-the-table St Benedict’s College earned their first points of the season when they managed a 1-1 outcome with St Mary’s College at Serpentine Road.
In other SSFL news, the round one September 9 CIC/St Augustine match, postponed because of a waterlogged field at Serpentine Road, is now rescheduled to October 2 at the same venue, from 3.40 p.m.
The SSFL also announced changes to playing dates because of upcoming holidays this month.
Championship Division games scheduled for October 13 will now be moved to October 12th to accommodate the celebration of the First Peoples of T&T public holiday.
And Premier Division games scheduled for October 18 will be pushed forward one day to facilitate the commemoration of the Divali holiday.
Yesterday’s SSFL Premier Division SCORES
Trinity College East 1 (Josiah Lord 87th) Fyzabad Secondary (Sharkeel Louison 7th, 55th)
St Mary’s College 1 (Nathaniel Williams 47th) St Benedict’s College 1 (Jaycee Paras 83rd)
Shiva Boys Hindu College 5 (Junior Assoon 8th, June Phillip 54th, Tyrell Baptiste 50th, Quinn Rodney 30th, Yohannes Richardson 63rd) QRC 1
Presentation College 3 Signal Hill Secondary 0
Fatima College 1 (Andrew Peter-Abraham) Speyside High 0
St Augustine Secondary 1 (Zion Holder-penalty 65th) Carapichaima East 1 (Theophilus Bourne 1st)
St Anthony’s College 2 Naparima College 2 (Rondell Payne, Ronaldo Mc Intosh)
San Juan North Sec 7 (Ronaldo Boyce 20 th, Brandon Semper 2nd, 39th, 42nd, Kareem John 6th, Kyle Thomas 81st, Jordan Britto 85th)Trinity College Moka 0