Naparima College took another step towards reclaiming the Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division title with a 5-0 mauling of cellar-placed Speyside at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar on Saturday.
Judah St Louis opened scoring for Naps in the 17th minute as they held a narrow 1-0 lead at the break. In the second half Nigel Rawlins (17th), Ronaldo Mc Intosh (59th), Tyrike Andrews (84th) and Isa Bramble (90th +2) plundered four more goals for the Angus Eve-coached Naparima, winners of the title in 2014 and 2015, and elevated their team to 29 points with two matches left to be played.
Naps remain two points ahead of St Anthony’s College who were at Warren Street, St Augustine where they spanked St Augustine 4-2 with a goal each from Jaydon Prowell, Che Benny, Krishon Alexander and Haile Beckles.
Prowell opened the scoring in the 12th minute and four minutes later Benny doubled the score for the visitors before Nykoaba James sliced the deficit in half in the 24th.
Alexander regained a two-goal lead for the “Westmooring Tigers” in the 65th and Beckles extended it to 4-1 in the 77th while Jirel Maloney got a late item for St Augustine on the stroke of full-time to add some respectability to the scoreline.
Third placed Presentation College of San Fernando with 22 points from ten matches and defending champions, Shiva Boys with 20 points were both idle yesterday as their scheduled matches against Trinity East and St Benedict’s College were postponed along with the Signal Hill versus Trinity College, Moka encounter carded for Tobago.
At the other end of the table, Queen’s Royal College got a double from John-Paul Rochford in vital 2-1 win over Carapichaima East to increase its chances of survival.
On Serpentine Road in St Clair, the contest between St Mary’s College and Fatima College exploded into life in the second half following a goalless opening 45 minutes between the traditional rivals.
Fatima marched away with a handsome 5-1 win with Joshua Araujo-Wilson (60th & 69th) as well as Jean-Heim Mc Fee (70th & 75th) also netting braces. Fatima’s fifth and final goal was scored by Zakhary Welch in the 90th while Trey La Motte was CIC’s lone goalscorer in the 72nd minute.
Additional Reporting by Wired868.com
If the modest crowd that turned out at the Larry Gomes Stadium today expected a pretty display from the two-time Premier Division champions, ‘Naps’, then they would have been left slightly disappointed—as the football match was never a beautiful game.
However, former Trinidad and Tobago standout and Naps coach Angus Eve certainly was not complaining about the result as his team put a sound licking on their Tobago opponents. Go Here