Presentation stays out front in Premier Division

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Presentation CollegePresentation College San Fernando maintained the top position in the Premier Division of the First Citizen’s/Shell Secondary Schools Football League yesterday when it pushed past Trinity College Moka 3-1 at the Trinity ground in Maraval.

The win move the southerners to 25 points, two points ahead of their rivals Naparima College who were also winners on the day, edging Carapichaima 2-1 at their Lewis Street Recreation Ground home.

Under coach Angus Eve, the dangerous Ronaldo Mc Intosh fired in two goals in the 53rd and 57 th minutes to assure them a come from behind victory, after the vistors snatched an early lead in the 8th minute from Theophilus Bourne. At QRC Ground in St Clair, the home team continued their decline on the standing, falling to their seven defeat 1-3 at the hands of arch rivals St Mary’s College under new coach Nigel Grovsnor at home.

Like they did in their previous two matches, the Royalians scored first when Mickel Williams found the nets in the 34th minute.

Thereafter it was all the Saints who found the equaliser on the stroke of half-time from Devon Charles, the scorer of two goals in their last 6-0 triumph over Speyside. And then Tyrese Spicer handed them the lead with his item in the 51st. The Royalians’ form this season was summed up by a horrific own-goal by Jabari Mitchell in the 69th minute which planted them firmly at the bottom of the standing with just five points from 10 matches.

Premier Division Scores

QRC 1 (Miguel Williams 34), St Mary’s College 3 (Devon Charles 45, Tyrese Spicer 51, Jabari McKell OG 69) at QRC Grounds;

Fyzabad Secondary 0, Signal Hill 0 at Fyzabad;

Naparima College 2, Carapichaima East 1 at Lewis Street;

Fatima College 1 (Andrew-Peter Abraham 47), St Anthony’s College 2 (Haile Beckles 29, 69) at Fatima;

Shiva Boys HC 4, St Augustine Secondary 3;

Trinity College Moka 1, Presentation College 3 at Moka;

San Juan North 1 (Renaldo Boyce 20), Trinity College East 0 at San Juan;

Speyside High 1, St Benedict’s College 0 at Speyside;

Additional Reporting by Wired868.com

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