Shiva Boys stay ahead of the pack

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League leaders Shiva Boys Hindu College dropped points but stayed ahead of the pack after picking up another point in a 0-0 draw with San Juan North Secondary  in Wednesday’s round of matches in the Shell/First Citizen’s Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division.

With the points deduction from the protest and then the point earned in a drawn match, Shiva Boys improved to 13 points, the same as Presentation College, San Fernando which failed to capitalize as they suffered  2-1 loss to Naparima College in the South Zone derby at  Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

Presentation which began the afternoon top of the table after Shiva’s protest defeat took the lead as early as the second minute through national Under-20 player Jordan Riley, but Judah St Louis then got “Naps” level with the first of two well struck free-kicks before he netted from dead-ball in the 37th for a 2-1 half-time lead after which his team held on for the win.

Taking full advantage at the confusion at the top of the standings were Fatima College, St Anthony’s College, Trinity College East, St Augustine Secondary and Carapichaima East, who all won.

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

Naparima 2 (Judah St Louis 4th, 37th) vs Presentation 1 (Jordan Riley 2nd)

Signal Hill 2 (Akiel Holdford 18th, Akil Frank 46th) vs St Benedict’s 1 (Kyjuan Sampson 52nd)

Fatima 1 (Stephon Marcano) vs Trinity Moka 0

San Juan North 0 vs Shiva Boys 0

Trinity East 3 (Tyrese Williams, Nikkel Orr, Sergio Bustamante) vs QRC 1 (Kalev Kiel)

St Anthony’s 8 (Tyrese Bailey 15th, 29th, 38th pen, 65th, Jodel Brown 79th, 82nd, Che Benny 12th, Haile Beckles 47th) vs Speyside 0

St Augustine 3 (Akeem Hosten, Alan Hoggan, Anthony Samuel) vs Fyzabad 1 (o.g)

Carapichaima East 3 (Isaiah King 31st, 83rd, Daniel Pascall 43rd) vs St Mary’s 1 (Michele Poon-Angeron 30th)

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Photo: San Juan North Secondary utility player Kyle Thomas (left) gets the better of Shiva Boys Hindu College attacker Tyrell “Sexyman” Baptiste during SSFL Premier Division action at Bourg Mulatresse on 27 September 2017.
(Courtesy Annalisa Caruth/Wired868)

Additional Reporting by Wired868.com
Call them the draw specialists if you will.

San Juan North played to their fifth draw of the 2017 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) season today when they held defending champions Shiva Boys Hindu College to a goalless draw at home in Bourg Mulatresse this afternoon.

Shiva, who had a 100% record before the League penalised them for using midfielder Kierron Mason in their opening game against Naparima College, were frustrated by a dogged San Juan outfit which played the last 20 minutes with 10 men.

With just under quarter of the regulation time left, referee Rashby McPhie gave substitute Tigana O’Brien his marching orders for dissent after a foul on Shiva playmaker Judah Garcia. However, Bourg did not wilt under the pressure and, steadied by robust defender Kyle Thomas, the hosts dug deep to keep their stylish opponents at bay.

The lanky Mason came close to recouping the three points his team lost in a SSFL board room. However, the Bourg wall stood strong.

With a mere five minutes left on the clock, Shiva Boys coach Hayden Ryan and his free-flowing charges probably realised that they were not going to get all three points. As a marauding Mason fired at San Juan goalie Shawndell Byer from point blank range, only for the custodian to prove equal to the task. Click for More