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Caps, Green Machine, Saints steer clear
Carapichaima East Secondary, reigning champion of the Big-Five competition, dominated from start to finish, to ease past newly-promoted Vishnu Boys, to steer clear at the top of the BgTT First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League, at Frederick Settlement Ground, Caroni. Simon Joseph bagged a brace within 15 minutes of the match, before Kadiz Chandler added a third in the 38th minute to give Caps the 3-0 halftime advantage. Yaseen Rivas (53rd) and Larry Brown (78th) were both on target to add to the rout. The win put Caps on six points from two wins, while Presentation College Chaguanas, winner of its opening round fixture against Vishnu slumped to a 2-1 loss to Chagauanas North. Chaguanas North stole all three points when Horacio Charles found the back of the net in added time. Couva North, which was not prepared to field a team on the opening round, did so yesterday but was humiliated 11-0 by Tabaquite, a team which lost 4-1 to the title-holder last weekend.
In the North Zone, at Serpentine Road, St Clair, St Mary’s College looked a team ready to return to the glory days, when it shook off a typically resiliant Diego Martin North to go top of the standings with its third win in as many matches, this time by a 3-1 scoreline. The ever lively Rashad Hyacinth scored a wonderful shot and a penalty in either side of the half, respectively, before substitute winger Aaron Noel struck a left footed rocket to hand Diego Martin its second loss in two matches. Reigning league and Coca-Cola InterCol champion St Anthony’s College which won two of its matches to date was on a bye. Down South, the reigning league champion Presentation College was on a bye, as St Benedict’s College and Shiva Boys both made up ground with their first wins of the campaign. Star forward Yafeu Rougier scored in the first minute to signal a one-sided affair at La Romaine, which finished 4-1 in favour of St Benedict’s over winless Princes Town. In the East Zone, league leader St Augustine maintained its perfect record, with a 2-0 win over Trinity East. National youth player Aikim Andrews was the difference between the two teams, with his goals in either.
Signal Hill holds Scarborough 1-1
Exciting action continued in the sister isle, when defending champion Scarborough Secondary was held to a 1-1 draw by rival Signal Hill Secondary at the Shaw Park Recreation Ground. Kellon James put Scarborough ahead in the 16th minute when he headed in cross from the right hand side, before captain Shaquille Smith got the equalizer for Signal Hill in seven minutes later. Smith eluded several defenders and tapped the ball throughout the arms of the advancing keeper Shaheem Carrington. A titanic clash of the two heavy weights of the Tobago zone was anticipated and the match lived up to expectation. Playing at its home ground, Scarborough enjoyed the better start with captain Chrislon Morgan leading the charge in the midfield while lanky defender Aaron Benjamin marshaled the back line.
For Signal Hill, the speedy Akeil Frank was on the attack and eluded many of his taller opponents. James made inroads in the Signal Hill defence from the left wing but had to be substituted with 39 minutes spent with a leg injury. The first half ended 1-1. Scarborough continued to pressure its opposition on the resumption with Jase George tormenting Signal Hill custodian Njeri Fermin. But, the Bertille St Clair coached-Signal Hill team responded as Kyle Solomon and Devon Trim push for a second goal. Frank had a good chance but his powerful shot was saved by Carrington. For Scarborough, George and Morgan led several counter attacks with Morgan’s long range shot in the 73rd minute. The effort went just high of the cross bar. George had his chances but was denied by Fermin. Scarborough had several corners in the final minutes but could not find the winner. Frank scored what Signal Hill thought was their winner in the 87th minute but was offside. Speaking after the match Signal Hill’s Assistant coach Glenroy Irvine said he was disappointed with the draw. “We had no reason we could not get a second goal." Scarborough’s coach Daniel Ogwu was not pleased with the result. “We were poor in marking and gave Signal Hill too much room. In addition many of our players need to work on their fitness.
St Mary’s 3 (Rashad Hyacinth 2, Aaron Noel) v Diego Martin North 1 (Josh Toussaint pen)
East Mucurapo 3 (Akim Roach pen, Aaqil Campbell, Kadeem Hutchinson) v Malick 0
Fatima 4 (Maquis Hoyte 2, Brendan Creed pen, OG) v QRC 2
St Benedict’s 4 (Yafeu Rougier 1st, Shemar Ravello 30th, Kyle Celestine 37th, Tyler Williams 85th) v Princes Town 1
Pleasantville 1 v Naparima 0
Shiva Boys 4 v Mayaro 1
St Augustine 2 (Aikim Andrews 19th, 53rd) vs Trinity East 0
San Juan North 3 (Josiah Trimmingham 9th, O’Neil Jarvis 24th, Brent Sam 36th pen) vs El Do East 0
Arima North 4 (Kwesi Windfor 21st, 27th, Tariq Sampson 7th, Neville Hackshaw 26th) vs Valencia 0
Carapichaima East 5 (Simon Joseph 8th, 14th, Kadiz Chandler 38th, Yaseen Rivas 53rd, Larry Brown 78th) v Vishnu Boys 0
Chaguanas North 2 (Jesse Frank 28th, Horacio Charles 90th+) v Presentation College Chaguanas 1 (Raheem Collins 44th)
Tabaquite 11 v Couva West 0
Pentecostal L&L 1 (Jokiah Lecock) v Bishop’s 0
Speyside 7 v Goodwood 2
Scarborough 1 (Kellon James 17th) v Signal Hill 1 (Shaquille Smith 26th)
Teams Pld W D L F A Pts
St Mary’s 3 3 0 0 8 4 12
St Anthony’s 2 2 0 0 6 1 6
East Mucurapo 3 2 0 1 6 3 6
Fatima 3 1 0 2 7 9 3
QRC 3 1 0 2 6 8 3
Diego Martin 2 0 0 2 2 6 0
Malick 2 0 0 2 1 5 0
St Augustine 3 3 0 0 7 2 9
Arima North 3 2 0 1 11 7 6
El Do West 2 1 0 1 9 3 3
San Juan North 2 1 0 1 7 5 3
Trinity East 2 1 0 1 3 4 3
El Do East 3 1 0 2 2 5 3
Valencia 3 0 0 3 0 13 0
Pres San/do 2 2 0 0 5 0 6
Shiva Boys 3 1 2 0 7 4 5
St Benedict’s 2 1 1 0 5 2 4
Mayaro 3 1 1 1 4 5 4
Pleasantville 3 1 0 2 1 5 3
Princes Town 2 0 1 1 2 5 1
Naparima 3 0 1 2 2 5 1
Carapichaima 2 2 0 0 9 1 6
Chag North 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
Tabaquite 2 1 0 1 12 4 3
Pres Chag 2 1 0 1 5 2 3
Couva West 1 0 0 1 0 11 0
Vishnu Boys 2 0 0 2 2 9 0
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