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Saturday 16 December 2017
Football

Shiva Boys continue winning ways in SSFL

Jayie Sheppard (centre) celebrates after scoring for Presentation San Fernando against Carapichaima East yesterday.

Shiva Boys Hindu College looked dominant once more as they extended their winning run in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division to five games after they defeated Trinity College Moka 2-0 in Moka yesterday.

The defending champions are demanding the respect they deserve after maintaining their 100 percent record during the start of the 2017 season. Presentation San Fernando remain the only other team who are undefeated this season as they kept pace with the league leaders by defeating Carapichaima East Secondary 2-1 in Carapichaima.

‘Pres’ are second on the table with 13 points and currently trail the leaders Shiva by two points after the fifth round.

St Augustine Secondary looked as though they would be the third team to keep an unbeaten record after Stephon Eallie beat the Naps’ goalkeeper from the half-line with a fantastic free-kick in the 42nd minute.

The visitors looked comfortable away from home and thought they picked up the three points when Anthony Samuel struck the second for the “Green Machine”, after he got on the end of a cross, in the 63rd.

However, Naps were spurred on by those setbacks as Juda St Louis led a resurgence as he struck a late hat-trick to grab all three points.

St Louis’ first goal came in the 76th when he dispossessed a St Augustine player and then followed the play until the ball worked its way back to him, on top of the box, where he smashed it into the back of the net.

Naparima were then awarded a penalty and the midfielder stepped up from the spot and made no mistake for the equaliser in the 80th.

St Louis then completed a Man-of-the-Match performance when he struck a brilliant free-kick, from 30 yards out in the 90th minute, to send the home fans in a frenzy.

In the other SSFL Premier Division matches, Fatima got past QRC 2-0 at the Queen’s Royal College Grounds while St Benedict’s and San Juan North battled to a 1-1 draw at the Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin. Signal Hill hosted St Mary’s College in Tobago but were defeated 3-2 in their encounter, while Trinity East travelled to Speyside and triumphed 3-0.

The match between St Anthony’s College and Fyzabad Secondary did not play due to a waterlogged field at Westmoorings.

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