Malick Maintain Lead In North While Pres Hold "Naps" 2-2

Shaun Fuentes
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Trinidad Guardian

North Zone leaders Malick Senior Comprehensive maintained their lead over second place Mucurapo when they completed a 3-1 beating over St Anthony's College at Westmoorings yesterday in the second round of the BWIA secondary Schools Football league.

However, Mucurapo kept right on their heels when they managed to sneak out a 1-0 victory over St Mary's College courtesy of a goal in the 11 minute of play by their prolific marksman Kareem Young. Despite a strong fightback in the second half in which the Saints went in desperate search of the equalizer. However, prolific striker Scott Sealy and crew were left shaking their heads in despair following a series of missed opportunities. On one occasion. Sealy's well measured center found a lurking Brandon Barry who agonizingly directed his shot over bar.

Meanwhile, defending national league champions Queen's Royal College who went into yesterday's round of matches in sixth position jumped ahead of CIC when they notched their fourth win of the season in a 3-1 triumph over newly promoted Tranquillity Government . Goals by Kenrick Ramirez, Khalid Romain and Carron Williams did the trick for the Royalians.

Fatima remained in third spot despite a drubbing cellar placed Morvant/Laventille 5-0.

Down South Presentation College ended their dismal run of seven consecutive defeats, collecting their first point in a 2-2 draw with zonal leaders Naparima College at UnionHall. "Pres" displayed grit and determination and despite being last in the Zone they earned top marks for their resistance, expressing their virtuosity with endless energy on a slippery outfield. After "Naps" took the lead through a free kick by skipper Leon Brown, "Pres" drew level when Shawn Crawford laid off a pass to Anthony Saunders whose cross was converted on the far post by Andres Alexander Three minutes after Jason Hector regained the lead for the visitors . However, the day would end in a delightful way for Brother Michael Samuel's team when Bevon Dottin found himself in a one on one situation with 'keeper Daniel Bishop and snatched a deserving equalizer for the Carib Street boys.

The other encounter of major interest between St Benedict's College and Princes town failed to come off because of unsuitable playing conditions at P/Town due to heavy rain showers during the mid afternoon period. In the other affairs played in the South yesterday, Pleasantville Senior were held to a 1-1 draw by "Beach boys" Mayaro composite at home, while Fyzabad composite collected full point against Moruga, coming away 2-1 winners.

In East/Central action El Dorado Senior took over control of proceedings when they slammed Barataria Senior 3-0 at home. Quamie Thomas led the way with a double to ensure his team took advantage of Arima's failure to capture full points against St Augustine Senior. The "Dial Dynamos" could only muster a 1-1 tie. This means that "El Do" now hold a three point lead over their closest rivals.

Presentation College Chaguanas dominated lowly North Eastern College 5-1. "Pres" made a bright start to proceedings taking the lead as early as the first minute through Dillon Thomas. They would stretch their lead in the 31 minute when Ahmed mohammed converted from the penalty spot. A struggling North Eastern who have now conceded 41 goals in their eight matches played pulled one back two minutes after tha half-time interval through Salino Ruiz. However, another item of the boot of Thomas in the 85minute and a second from Mohammed a minute from the final whistle completed the onslaught for the homesters.

The league action takes a break till November 3 and the Intercol phase of the competition begins this Saturday and runs till the 28th of October.