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

Newcomers Malick slip against bottom-of-the-table CIC

By September 26, 2019

Malick Secondary have finally made a misstep, slipping to their second defeat in as many games in this year’s Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division.

On Wednesday, Malick, promoted to the Premier Division just this season, lost 2-1 to St Mary’s College, the team with the worst record in the league after five games.

While they had lost the week before by the same margin, that was to the defending triple champions Naparima College and no shame can be found in that, however, maybe the pressure of staying consistent with the top teams like Presentation College is a bridge too far.

That result means Malick, on six points, have now been overtaken by Carapichaima East Secondary, who moved to eight points after their 1-0 win over Pleasantville Secondary.

Naparima College (12 points) have continued to hold onto their one-point lead on the table after a 3-2 win over St Augustine Secondary.

Keeping pace with Naps are Presentation College, who beat East Mucurapo Secondary 3-0.

St Anthony’s College have also maintained their third place standing, sitting in striking distance of Presentation and Naparima on 10 points from one game fewer.

Pleasantville Secondary, after their defeat to Carapichaima, lie sixth on the table with six points, the same as Queen’s Royal College, who are seventh.

East Mucurapo’s loss leaves them eighth on five points. Also on five points are Trinity College East, who were hammered 3-0 by St Anthony’s.

San Juan North finally notched three points from a game this season, moving from 14th to 10th. Their jump up the tables was almost as massive as their 5-0 win over Trinity College Moka, who now sit 12th.  

The game between Speyside secondary and Queen’s Royal College was not played with the two lying 11th and seventh respecitively.

 

 

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

+-

Pts

1

Naparima College

5

4

1

0

13

5

8

13

2

Presentation College

5

4

0

1

17

2

15

12

3

St Anthony's College

4

3

1

0

13

3

10

10

4

Carapichaima East Secondary

4

2

2

0

6

4

2

8

5

Malik Secondary

4

2

0

2

9

5

4

6

6

Pleasantville Secondary

5

2

0

3

6

7

-1

6

7

Queen's Royal College

4

2

0

2

8

11

-3

6

8

East Mucurapo Secondary

4

1

2

1

9

6

3

5

9

Trinity College East

4

1

2

1

5

7

-2

5

10

San Juan North Secondary

4

1

1

2

7

4

3

4

11

Speyside Secondary

4

1

1

2

5

15

-10

4

12

Trinity College Moka

5

1

1

3

5

16

-11

4

13

St Augustine Secondary

5

0

3

2

8

11

-3

3

14

St Benedict's College

4

1

0

3

5

11

-6

3

15

St Mary's College

5

1

0

4

4

13

-9

3

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

  • Decision on new coach for Reggae Girlz to be made in a few days Decision on new coach for Reggae Girlz to be made in a few days

    Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says his organization will be announcing a new head coach for the Reggae Girlz in a matter of days.

    According to Ricketts, the JFF’s technical committee, which has the prevue of selecting a coach, will make its decision after discussions with stakeholders on Tuesday.

    According to Ricketts, the decision will be made to replace former head coach Hue Menzies, who announced his intention to leave the programme via the media more than a week ago, despite not receiving a formal resignation.

    “We haven’t gotten anything official,” said Ricketts.

    “But he has gone public [with his resignation], so we just have to take it that he will not be a part of the programme,” he said.

    Menzies announced his intention to leave the programme after four years, citing a lack of communication from the JFF regarding a new contract that had expired in August, as well as unpaid salaries and reimbursements.

    Menzies had refused to coach the team until all unpaid monies were sent his way.

    The former coach’s stance meant he missed the first round of Olympic Qualifiers with the Reggae Girlz.

    Those qualifiers still went well under the guidance of assistant coach Lorne Donaldson, with the final round of qualifiers set to take place from January 28 to February 9, 2020.

    Donaldson’s performance is reported to have made him frontrunner for the job, however, the assistant has hinted at reservations about taking the new post.

  • Ribery set to miss 10 weeks after ankle surgery Ribery set to miss 10 weeks after ankle surgery

    Fiorentina star Franck Ribery is set to miss 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on his ankle on Saturday.

    Ribery, 36, suffered the injury during Fiorentina's 1-0 loss to Lecce in Serie A on November 30.

    Fiorentina announced on Saturday that the French attacker had undergone surgery and they expect him to resume full training in around 10 weeks' time.

    "Franck Ribery today underwent surgery for stabilisation of the tibiofibular syndesmosis," a club statement read.

    "The operation, carried out by Professor Gabel, was a complete success.

    "The player will return to Florence on Sunday and begin his rehabilitation plan. He will resume exercise in two weeks.

    "[He] is expected to resume full training in around 10 weeks' time."

    Ribery has scored two goals and provided two assists in 11 league matches this season.

    Fiorentina, who are struggling in 13th in Serie A, host league leaders Inter on Sunday.

  • Simeone hopeful Morata is back on the goal trail for Atletico Simeone hopeful Morata is back on the goal trail for Atletico

    Diego Simeone believes there are few strikers in football with the ability of Atletico Madrid frontman Alvaro Morata.

    Spain international Morata found the breakthrough in Saturday's 2-0 win over Osasuna – Atleti's first victory in four LaLiga outings that moved them back up to fourth in the table.

    The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Juventus forward scored in seven consecutive games for club and country as October became November but ended a six-game drought when he powered Kieran Trippier's free-kick past inspired Osasuna goalkeeper Sergio Herrera.

    Simeone has been linked to making attacking reinforcements during the January transfer window, with Timo Werner, Edinson Cavani and Olivier Giroud all touted as possible Atletico targets, but he offered a ringing endorsement of his current number nine.

    "Hopefully he'll return to the way he was before the [international] break," he told a post-match news conference.

    "He was scoring in almost every game.

    "There aren't many people like that in football and we want to make the most of him."

    Manuel Sanchez made his Atletico debut at left-back and Simeone felt the 19-year-old's impressive showing was fitting as it came on the evening long-serving defender Juanfran bade farewell to the club's faithful before kick-off.

    "I loved him," he said.

    "It's not easy. He's young, growing and has been working a lot with us.

    "He has to keep growing and this was an important moment for his career.

    "Today, Juanfran said goodbye and another debuted. Someone new was born."

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.