Presentation College San Fernando repelled Scarborough Secondary taking a 2-1 win in the BGTT/First Citizen’s Secondary Schools Big Five semifinal encounter at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago, yesterday.
Civaughn Dimsoy (11th) and Angel Williams (40th) to put Presentation 2-nil up at the half. Mickaael Gordon managed to pulled one back for Scarborough in the 74th minute. Dimsoy opened the scoring with a right-foot shot, swerving the ball from the left hand side of the goal to the far post to beat goal keeper Kemmo Gardiner. Presentation kept up the attack as Williams showed great skill in eluding his Scarborough pursuers. A solid defense also help Presentation with captain Kegan Ellis, brother Mikail and Hakeem Huggins keeping Gordon and Scarborough skipper and playmaker Valdez Perez at bay. Dimsoy was in search of a second as his height and power proved challenging for the Scarborough defenders.
Williams and Akil Pierre added to the Pres attack as Scarborough's defender Arion Benjamin was kept busy. The home side introduced Renaldo Acosta who began making inroads to Presentation's back line but the Ellis brothers were not willing to let much past them.
Gordon pushed for an equaliser but was frustrated at times by the solid defense, and Scarborough were left dejected. Earlier, Bishop’s High advanced to the finals of the Girls Intercol Football final, edging St Francois Girls by 1-0 at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, yesterday.
Bishop's captain Kristen Julien led the attack with a strike in the 20th minute after collecting a pass from Krystal Taylor who did well to dribble past the St Francois defense. Julien found the back of the net to seal the victory for Bishop’s and place them in the national finals for the first time ever.
Spurred on by their supporters armed with drums, flags and chants, Bishop’s were on the attack and Julien, Anya Akili and Shervell Revello combined to pressure St Francois. The North Zone winners came out of the dressing room in search of the equaliser as Samantha Joseph led the charge but Bishop's defense, led by Chantelle Novai and April Ewing, kept St Francois at bay. In the 45th minute Joseph had a chance to level the scores as she received a cross but Ewing got a foot to ball which rebounded off the boot of Joseph to go for a free kick. Julien showed speed and skill as she pressed for a double but could not add to the tally.
In the last five minutes St Francois fought hard as substitute Kessy Frontin were on the attack but the Tobago girls held out for the win and will face powerhouse Debe High in Monday's final.
Bishops High 1 (Kristen Julien 20th) vs St Francois Girls 0
Presentation College 2 (CivaughnDimsoy 11th, Angel Williams 40th) vs Scarborough Secondary 1 (Mickaael Gordon 74th)