Much like they started the schoolboy football season, Clarendon College ended flawlessly and undisturbed.
The Chapelton-based school, who copped the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup and All-island Olivier Shield titles, added a bit more history to their impressive 2023 campaign, as they won the fourth edition of the KFC Goodwill International Schools Under-18 Football tournament in Guyana, on Friday.
In what was their debut outing at the tournament, Clarendon College proved too good for rivals. They eased past Trinidad and Tobago's St Benedict’s College 2-1 in the showpiece contest at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.
With their usual fluid passing and high-pressing attacking ability, Clarendon College made light work of a very physical St Benedict’s team. The Jamaicans wore down their opponents defence and later found the go-ahead goal through Daniel Clark in the 32nd minute.
Clarendon College again showed more purpose on the resumption, and by virtue of that, again penetrated St Benedict’s harangued defence, as Justin Hayles doubled their lead in the 52nd minute.
The Trinidadians later pulled one back, but that was all they got from a Clarendon College outfit that had very little issues for the remainder of the contest.

Fatima College maintained their dominance at the top of the Secondary Schools' Football League (SSFL) premiership division with a convincing 3-0 victory over Bishop's High School on Saturday.

Michael Chaves scored a late brace to seal the win for Fatima, who now have 31 points from 12 matches.

Meanwhile, San Juan North dropped points for the third week running as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Malick Secondary at Bourg Mulatresse. This slip-up saw them drop from second to third in the standings.

Defending champions St Benedict's College capitalized on San Juan North's misfortune, moving into second place with a 4-2 win over Queen's Royal College.

The most entertaining match of the weekend came from Trinity College Grounds in Moka, where East Mucurapo and Pleasantville played out a thrilling 13-goal encounter. East Mucurapo emerged victorious, winning 8-5.

In other matches, Naparima College dropped points for a third consecutive match, drawing 2-2 with Speyside away in Tobago.

Trinity East beat St Anthony's College to round out the weekend's fixtures.

The SSFL premiership division is now heating up, with the top four teams separated by just five points. The battle for the title is sure to be intense in the coming weeks.

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