Princes Outgun Signal Hill 3-0

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Trinidad Guardian

PRINCES Town Senior Comprehensive continued their dream run in this year's Royal Bank Intercol football competition when they outgunned Signal Hill SC 3-0 in a quarter-final encounter at Shaw Park, Tobago yesterday.

A double by striker Andre "Zato" Marshall (47th and 88th minutes) and one from prolific goalscorer Bevon Lewis (25th) had their 200 strong band of supporters, backed by a rhythm section in a frenzy last evening.

That was the first time in seven years that the "Hill" had been defeated by a Trinidad team in the Intercol.

Presentation College, Chaguanas' 1-0 victory in the quarter-finals of 1991 was the last time the Tobagonians were defeated at home.

Lewis, who notched a hattrick in P/Town's 4-3 extra time victory over defending champions St Benedict's College last Thursday, put his team 1-0 ahead when he went past three defenders before slotting past goalkeeper Adrian John.

Signal Hill's Darren Toby missed a chance to level the scores in the 42nd minute when he struck a penalty attempt against the crossbar.

Marshall then put P/Town further ahead in the 47th minute when the "Hill" defence failed to clear properly and the ball fell perfectly in the striker's path to hit home.

Marshall then completed the climb over the "Hill" when a long pass stuck in a muddy patch near the 18-yard box for him to shoot past a stranded John.

The 1994 Intercol winners, and runners-up last year who arrived in Tobago on Tuesday to prepare for the match, now await the winners of today's quarter-final between St Anthony's College and QRC.

Next Wednesday the semi-final is carded for the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

Intercol action today will see North Zone's Malick Senior Comprehensive looking to follow in P/Town's footsteps with a win over El Dorado Senior Comprehensive in the first match of a quarter-final double header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium from 3 pm.

Striker Devon Jorsling will lead Malick's charge but they can expect a tough battle from the Blue Thunder, who got past Barataria SC 2-0 in the previous round.

An all-North clash follows at 5 pm between Queen's Royal College and St Anthony's.

The Tigers are coming off a 6-1 thrashing of Presentation College, San Fernando in the second round last Monday and will be keen to score a similar win over the Royalians, who they defeated twice during the league competition one by an 8-2 margin.