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Race at the top set to go down to last game

By November 04, 2018
A Presentation College player looks to the heavens. A Presentation College player looks to the heavens.

With one game to go for the teams at the top of the Secondary Schools Football League’s (SSFL) Premiership Division, there is still no idea who will be champions, as just three points separate the top three. 

Carapichaima East Secondary have cemented fourth spot in the competition, but ahead of them, defending champions Presentation College have a one-point lead over perennial rivals, Naparima College, While San Juan North, two points off second place, are still very much interested.

Presentation College maintained their one-point advantage at the end of round 13 courtesy of a 3-1 win over St Anthony’s College at at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

Naparima have not let them get away though, clipping Queen’s Royal College 1-0 at Lewis Street.

San Juan North, knowing exactly what lies ahead of them, were unwilling to give up any ground either and a similar 1-0 win over St Benedict’s College at home, was enough to keep the pressure on the top two.

Carapichaima East, did not need to win today to stay ahead of fifth-placed St Benedict’s but they did, beating Trinity College East by, you guessed it, 1-0.

With 26 points at the start of the day, St Benedict’s on 21 and with one game to go, were not catching them. Queen’s Royal College on 19 from 12 games when the day began, were also too far away.

Already relegated Bishop’s High School, with nothing to play for, were thrashed 5-0 by East Mucurapo, leaving the victor’s in an almost dead heat with St Augustine Secondary for eighth and ninth positions. East Mucurapo have scored more goals though.

Valencia Secondary, the second promoted team to the SSFL this season will have another year in the competition after a 3-0 win over St Augustine Secondary gave them an unassailable 12 points.

Fatima College, with one game to go, have eight points and get a maximum of 11. They were idle this week.

Above them, St Mary’s College have all but ensured they won’t be relegated, winning 5-1 away to Trinity College Moka and 11 points. While Fatima can get to 11 points, they will have to hope they can make up eight goals in a game. In addition, St Mary’s still has two games to go.

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Presentation College

13

10

2

1

29

11

18

32

2

Naparima College

13

9

4

0

25

9

16

31

3

San Juan North Secondary

13

9

2

2

24

14

10

29

4

Carapichaima East Secondary

13

7

2

4

24

21

3

23

5

St Benedict's College

14

6

3

5

22

21

1

21

6

Queen's Royal College

13

5

4

4

18

11

7

19

7

Trinity College Moka

13

5

4

4

21

29

-8

19

8

St Augustine Secondary

13

5

2

6

25

24

1

17

9

East Mucurapo

13

5

2

6

22

21

1

17

10

Trinity College East

13

3

7

3

13

11

2

16

11

St Anthony's College

13

4

3

6

22

23

-1

15

12

Valencia Secondary School

13

3

3

7

19

28

-9

12

13

St Mary's College

12

3

2

7

19

21

-2

11

14

Fatima College

13

2

2

9

11

21

-10

8

15

Bishop's High School

14

0

2

12

12

41

-29

2

Paul-Andre Walker

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