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Saturday 21 October 2017
Football

Leaders Shiva Boys trounce QRC in SSFL

A Carapichaima player (left) tries to get past his St Augustine opponent during yesterday’s clash at St Augustine Ground.

Defending champions of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division, Shiva Boys College, looked ruthless as they continued their impressive run of form by trouncing Queen’s Royal College (QRC) 5-1 in Penal, yesterday.

Shiva Boys earned their fourth straight win of this season as they accumulated a maximum total of 12 points from the first four games.

The hosts looked comfortable throughout the encounter and took the lead in the ninth minute when Junior Asson found the back of the net. Quinn Rodney added Shiva’s second in the 31st minute as they went into the halftime interval with a two-nil lead. After the break, the hosts took hold of the match as Tyrel Baptiste added the third goal for Shiva Boys in the 50th and, five minutes later, Jude Phillips struck the fourth. Yohanese Richardson also found himself on the score-sheet for Shiva after he netted the fifth in the 72nd minute. QRC got a consolation goal when Marquis Lewis ruined Shiva’s clean sheet in the 83rd minute. Presentation College San Fernando remained two points behind the leaders as they defeated Signal Hill 3-0 at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre. Pres Sando are also undefeated as they won three matches and drew one, after four rounds. San Juan North played host to Trinity Moka and demolished the visitors 7-0.

St. Anthony’s and Naparima squared off in Westmoorings but the contest ended in a 2-2 draw. Naparima’s Rondell Payne opened the scoring in the 34th minute but his joy was shortlived as he received his second yellow card, in the 46th, leaving the visitors a man down.

Ronaldo McIntosh doubled the lead in the 48th minute but they then gave away a penalty in the 51st; St Anthony’s Jodel Browne stepped up and slotted the ball home to halve the deficit. The home fans got behind their team and raised the team’s spirits as they were rewarded when national youth team midfielder Che Benny bagged the equaliser in the 75th minute.

In the other games, Fatima got past Speyside, 1-0 at their home grounds in Mucurapo while Fyzabad got an away win when they defeated Trinity East 2-1 in Trincity, courtesy of a double by Sharkell Louison (seventh and 55th), while Josiah Lord (87th) netted for Trinity East.

St Mary’s College battled to a 1-1 draw with St Benedict’s on their home field and St Augustine were also held to a 2-2 draw by Carapichaima in St Augustine.

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