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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

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