Presentation College,San Fernando were crowned champions of the 2017 Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division by way of a hardfought 2-1 victory over Fatima College in their final league encounter on Saturday.
A 63rd minute item by substitute Nathaniel Dyer did the trick for the Shawn Cooper-coached outfit against a stubborn Fatima team.
The victory meant that the “Pres Lions” had finally copped the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division title in a topsy-turvy season when, on the final match-day, any one of three teams still had a mathematical chance of being crowned champions.
“The institution is bigger than us and this win was for the institution,” said Cooper.
“I think the principal and the staff at Presentation College worked tirelessly in keeping the boys focused both on and off the field as student athletes.”
But Fatima ensured that Presentation’s victory was no walk in the park and, on an exciting final day in the Premier Division.
The teams were all tied up after the first half, Jordan Riley’s penalty being cancelled out by a leveller from opposing skipper and National Under 15 playerJoshua Araujo-Wilson.
Title challengers Naparima College could only do much as an 8-2 thumping of Trinity Moka still was not enough to take them to the top.
But their victory managed to propel them above title hopefuls St Anthony’s College who succumbed away to CIC in the “Battle of the Saints” at Serpentine Road. More