Kai Phillip put in the winning item for St Anthony's College to be crowned the Coca Cola Boys' Intercol North Zone champion in the Secondary Schools Football League at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo on Friday.
The final lived up to expectations yesterday between St Anthony's and East Mucurapo Secondary School but it was the "Westmoorings Tigers" emerging with a 2-1 victory to repeat as the zonal Intercol champion.
Phillip's teammate Kiron Manswell netted the opener in the 33rd minute for St Anthony's and the defending champion held on the 1-0 lead at the halfway mark.
On the resumption, the level of play remained intense but neither could find the back of the net until Malachi Celestine hit the target, producing the equaliser for East Mucurapo in the 65th, which thrilled its supporters as he kept his team alive.
However, Phillip ended their celebrations some 16th minutes later, beating the East Mucurapo custodian and put his team up, 2-1. The scores remained unchanged when time expired, resulting in the St Anthony's supporters racing onto the field to celebrate the victory and the title.
St Anthony's College 2 (Kiron Manswell 33rd, Kai Phillip 81st) vs East Mucurapo 1 (Malachi Celestine 65th).