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Newcomers start Premier Division in impressive fashion

By September 12, 2019

Malick Secondary started their season in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division with more certainty than would have been expected of a just-promoted team.

Going away to Speyside Secondary, who have now been part of the Premier Division for the last two seasons, should have been challenging for the newcomers but they had no issues, dispatching them 5-0 and serving notice that they may be forces to reckon with this season.

That result wasn’t the biggest of the Premier Division’s first round of games though, as Presentation College, also visitors, smashed Trinity College Moka for six while East Mucurapo did the same against Queens Royal College.

In other results from round one, Pleasantville Secondary were 1-0 winners in their away fixture against San Juan North Secondary, while Trinity College East also made it tough for home sides with a 2-1 win over St Benedict’s College.

Speaking of home sides, St Augustine Secondary, a team with rich history in the Premier Division also found the going tough, failing to find a winner in a 1-1 draw with St Anthony’s College.

Naparima College, last year’s triple champions were one of only two home teams to make their advantage count, dispatching perennial rivals St Mary’s College 3-0.

The results means east Mucurapo and Presentation College are the leaders of the 15-team group with a big six-goal goal difference. Next comes newcomer Malik Secondary, while the fourth-place team is Naparima College.

 

Pos Team P W D L F A +- Pts
1 East Mucurapo Secondary 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 3
2 Presentation College 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 3
3 Malik Secondary 1 1 0 0 5 0 5 3
4 Naparima College 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
5 Trinity College East 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
6 Pleasantville Secondary 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
7 St Anthony's College 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
8 St Augustine Secondary 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
9 Carapichaima East Secondary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 St Benedict's College 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
11 San Juan North Secondary 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
12 St Mary's College 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0
13 Speyside Secondary 1 0 0 1 0 5 -5 0
14 Queen's Royal College 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0
15 Trinity College Moka 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0

  

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