issa-sbf-white-logo.png
ssflogo2.png

San Juan North joins defending champions, Naps stall continues

By October 18, 2018

Naparima College have continued to find winning tough in the wake of pressure at the top of the Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division after a third successive draw. 

Promoted side Valencia pulled off an amazing feat, going to Naparima to earn a 1-1 result.

Ahead of Naparima are defending champions, Presentation College, who were on a bye for Wednesday’s round of games, and San Juan North Secondary, who have been finding ways to win close games along the way.

On Wednesday, San Juan clipped Queen’s Royal College 1-0. The other promoted side, Bishop’s High, have not found a way to squeeze points out of the more established teams in the way Valencia have, losing 2-0 at home to Trinity College East.

St Benedict’s Collegeearned a 2-0 home victory over East Mucurapo Secondary, whileFatima College continue their slow climb up the tables with a 2-1 win over Carapichaima East Secondary.

Trinity College Moka leapfrogged St Benedict’s College on the SSFL tables after beating them 3-2 away.

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Presentation College

9

8

1

0

22

5

17

25

2

San Juan North Secondary

9

8

1

0

19

6

13

25

3

Naparima College

10

6

4

0

18

6

12

22

4

Trinity College Moka

9

4

3

2

15

17

-2

15

5

St Anthony's College

8

4

2

2

16

10

6

14

6

Trinity College East

8

3

4

1

9

5

4

13

7

St Benedict's College

8

3

2

3

10

8

2

11

8

East Mucurapo

9

3

2

4

12

16

-4

11

9

Queen's Royal College

9

2

4

3

10

9

1

10

10

St Augustine Secondary

9

3

1

5

15

17

-2

10

11

Carapichaima East Secondary

9

3

1

5

17

20

-3

10

12

Fatima College

10

2

1

7

9

17

-8

7

13

Valencia Secondary School

9

2

1

6

11

21

-10

7

14

St Mary's College

8

1

2

5

6

13

-7

5

15

Bishop's High School

10

0

1

9

10

29

-19

1

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

Related items

  • JFF expresses regret over killing of Irvino English JFF expresses regret over killing of Irvino English

    The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the Kingston and St. Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) have released statements of condolence in the wake of the tragic death of former national football player Irvino English.

  • Inter 2-1 Ludogorets (4-1 agg): Conte's men get job done at empty San Siro Inter 2-1 Ludogorets (4-1 agg): Conte's men get job done at empty San Siro

    Inter recovered from a goal down to beat Ludogorets 2-1 at an empty San Siro and seal a 4-1 aggregate victory in Thursday's Europa League last-32 tie.

    Antonio Conte's men took a two-goal lead into the second leg, which was played behind closed doors due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

    Cauly profited from some sloppy defending to halve the deficit with 26 minutes played, but Cristiano Biraghi squeezed in a deflected effort from an angle after being played in by Eriksen to level things up on the night.

    Romelu Lukaku edged the Italian club ahead with a strange goal just before half-time and competition favourites Inter saw things through to book a place in Friday's last-16 draw.

    Lukaku, who had also scored a late penalty in last week's first leg after Christian Eriksen's opener, failed to beat Plamen Iliev from a one-on-one five minutes into this return match. 

    Bulgarian champions Ludogorets gave themselves some hope when Cauly held off Diego Godin and fired past Daniele Padelli at his neat post via the underside of the crossbar.

    But Inter restored their two-goal aggregate margin 188 seconds later as Biraghi's drilled effort from the left went in via a deflection off visiting defender Georgi Terziev.

    Lukaku then atoned for his earlier miss by scoring a bizarre fourth goal of the tie for Inter, with the ball ricocheting off his body while on the floor after his initial header was saved.

    Alexis Sanchez played a big part in that goal and struck the frame of the goal with a 25-yard drive early in the second half.

    Lukaku was also denied by a mixture of Iliev and the post five minutes later but, a near-miss from substitute Mavis Tchibota aside, Inter had little trouble in seeing out a second victory on the bounce ahead of Sunday's trip to Juventus.

     

    What does it mean? Inter regain some momentum

    Successive wins against Ludogorets, either side of Sunday's postponed league clash with Sampdoria, has given Inter some much-needed momentum after back-to-back losses.

    This weekend's trip to Juventus has officially been given the go ahead and Conte's men know that defeat in Turin could kill off their Scudetto title hopes, making it a truly huge game.

    Lukaku's fine form continues

    Lukaku's goal may have been fortunate, but he linked up well with Sanchez in the build-up and now has 23 for the season in all competitions.

    The Belgium international joins Samuel Eto'o as the only Inter players to have scored at least two goals in four different competitions in a single season, excluding qualifiers.

    Calamity defending for Ludogorets' opener

    Godin claimed he was shoved off the ball by Cauly for the visitors' goal, but the VAR officials agreed with the referee's assessment and let it stand.

    Not only was the veteran centre-back caught out, captain Andrea Ranocchia also failed to close down the Ludogorets goal-scorer and Padelli was easily beaten at his near post.

    What's next?

    Inter travel to Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday in another behind-closed-doors match, while Ludogorets head to Arda the same day as they close in on a ninth successive Bulgarian First League title.

  • FIFA confirms new loan restrictions from July FIFA confirms new loan restrictions from July

    FIFA has announced its proposed restrictions on international loan transfers will come into effect in July 2020, pending approval from the FIFA Council.

    The Football Stakeholders Committee has endorsed the introduction of international loan limits for players aged 22 and over.

    Clubs will be allowed a maximum of eight in and out from 2020-21, with that figure decreasing to six in 2022-23, with no more than three in and three out between the same clubs.

    FIFA said the regulations would "ensure that [loan transfers] have a valid sporting purpose for youth development".

    With the new rules for international deals set to be introduced in July, member associations have three years to set regulations for domestic loans.

    These domestic laws would have to be "in line with the principles established at international level".

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.