Defending Secondary School Boys Football League Champions, Shiva Boys’ Hindu College, were virtually ambushed by a very game Trinity College East yesterday, allowing Presentation College an opportunity to leapfrog them in the standings.
Beginning the game with a lead that measured just goal difference, Shiva were under immense pressure to keep winning, and they started in a manner that suggested they would weather that storm.
However, Judah Garcia’s strike was responded to in no uncertain fashion with goals from Kordell Sween, Tyrese Williams, and Kishon Hackshaw doing the 3-1 damage.
Naparima College, who also had the same points as the leaders when the eighth round of games began, also stumbled as St Benedict’s College’s visit only brought them one point after an enthralling 3-3 draw.
San Juan North avoided a slip up as they ran our comfortable 3-0 winners over Fatima College, while Speyside’s rotten form continued.
Speyside were at home in Tobago to title hopefuls, Presentation College, who got goals through Jaiye Sheppard and Darnell Hospedales.
Trinity College Moka were not in the same kind of form as their neighbours after they were demolished 6-2 by St Anthony’s College.
Carapichaima East also lost at home, going down 2-0 to Signal Hill, who recently fell into the league’s relegation zone.
St Augustine Secondary continued the trend of getting by the home side after they downed Queen’s Royal College (QRC) 3-1.
The other game of the round between Fyzabad Secondary and St Mary’s College was not played.
The results mean Presentation now occupy the league’s top spot with 19 points, while St Anthony’s have jumped to second with 17.
Naparima, after their draw, find themselves still in third, while Shiva have slipped all the way to fourth after their loss.
Shiva are ahead of St Augustine on goal difference, after the latter’s three points took them to 16.
Signal Hill, who were in the relegation zone, have jumped to 12th with their surprise win, while QRC now find themselves in the bottom two.