Monday, February 19, 2018

Whim Anglican vs Bon Accord for Atlantic Primary Schools title

A good crowd is expected to show today at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago when history will be created in the Atlantic Primary Schools Football League.

The boys' final, which gets under way at one p.m., will pit Whim Anglican against ten-time champions Bon Accord. This clash represents the first time two teams from the same district will be competing in the final.

Whim, who are the Atlantic Primary Schools cricket champions, will be looking to secure the double by adding the football title to their trophy shelves. Whim got to the final with an easy 2-0 victory over 11-time champions Arima Boys RC, in Tobago, two weeks ago.

Bon Accord, who topped the Tobago district, will start as favourites in the final after they crushed Tunapuna Boys RC 8-1 in their semifinal match-up.

In the girls' division, Tobago champions Pentecostal Light and Life face Caroni Education District's Longdenville Government in the championship match.

Light and Life will start as favourites, following an impressive run to the final. They demolished St Barb's Government in the round of 16, before edging St Mary's Home AC in the quarterfinals and totally outplaying Lower Cumuto Government in the semis.

In their semifinal fixture, Longdenville turned back reigning national champions, St Agnes 2-0, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.

Minister of Sport, Anil Roberts will be at the Yorke Stadium today to hand out the championship trophies to the winners. Also expected to be on hand are Atlantic's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nigel Darlow, Head of Sustainability and Communications Caroline Toni Sirju-Ramnarine, Manager Branding and Communications Derek Daniel, and Corporate Communications Officers Billson Hainsley and Anil Seunath, as well as Schools Supervisor II (Tobago) Gerard Franklin, Chairman of the National Primary Schools Football League Vincent Graham, and chief organiser Kelvin Nancoo.

Today's fixtures

Girls' final–Longdenville Government vs Pentecostal Light and Life, Dwight Yorke Stadium, Tobago, 11 a.m.

Boys' final–Bon Accord vs Whim AC, Dwight Yorke Stadium, Tobago, 1 p.m.