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Race at the top tightens as Bishop’s relegated

By October 28, 2018

Bishop’s High School will not be part of the Secondary Schools Football League’s Premiership Division next season after their 11th loss this season ensured relegation. 

St Mary’s College, who are also in a relegation scrap, sitting at 12th among three teams on eight points this season, proved Bishop’s tormentors during this week’s round of games, dismissing them in a 4-0 affair.

Bishop’s came to the Premiership with high hopes but just two draws in 13 games have taken away that enthusiasm. Conceding 36 goals, while scoring just 12 hasn’t helped either.

At the other end of the table, Presentation College, despite a stumble against Fatima College, have extended their lead atop the standings.

Beginning the day three points ahead of San Juan North Secondary, Presentation found themselves behind against Fatima but responded well to earn a 2-2 draw.

That draw took them to 29 points and fortunately for them, a battle for second spot went the way of the team that lie in the third, meaning their stumble did not hurt too much.

Naparima College started the day third on 22 points, three behind San Juan North on 25, but earned a hard-fought 3-2 win over them to leapfrog them on goal difference.

While Naparima have regained second spot and earned two points on the leaders, the difference between Presentation, the defending champions, and their rivals, is now four rather than three, with San Juan giving up a glorious opportunity to move to 28 points and just a point off the lead.

Trinity College Moka are a little off the pace of the front three with 19 points and they did themselves no real favours after a 1-1 draw with neighbours, Trinity College East. Trinity College East are eighth in the table with 14 points but want to earn a few more just to be safe, even if it isn’t likely six teams will pass them before they complete their fixtures this season.

Valencia Secondary, the other team to have come to the Premiership this season have had some good moments this season, however, they have been on the wrong end of maybe too many close games.

Saturday was no different, as St Benedict’s got the better of them by the odd goal in five.

In the other game on Saturday, East Mucurapo earned a valuable 2-1 win overSt Augustine Secondary.

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Presentation College

11

9

2

0

25

7

18

29

2

Naparima College

11

7

4

0

21

8

13

25

3

San Juan North Secondary

11

8

1

2

22

13

9

25

4

Trinity College Moka

11

5

4

2

17

18

-1

19

5

St Anthony's College

10

5

2

3

17

11

6

17

6

St Benedict's College

11

5

2

4

15

14

1

17

7

Carapichaima East Secondary

11

5

1

5

21

21

0

16

8

Trinity College East

10

3

5

2

10

7

3

14

9

East Mucurapo

11

4

2

5

14

18

-4

14

10

Queen's Royal College

10

3

4

3

13

9

4

13

11

St Augustine Secondary

11

4

1

6

20

20

0

13

12

St Mary's College

10

2

2

6

11

16

-5

8

13

Fatima College

12

2

2

8

11

20

-9

8

14

Valencia Secondary School

11

2

2

7

14

25

-11

8

15

Bishop's High School

13

0

2

11

12

36

-24

2

Paul-Andre Walker

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