The trinidad Guardian / Tranquility Secondary, St Augustine and Signal Hill, on the weekend, were crowned champion of the North, East and Tobago zones, respectively, in the Girls Championship Division in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL).
On Sunday afternoon, the three teams scored shut-out victories with Tranquility topping Success Laventille, 5-0, Signal Hill making light work of Scarborough Secondary beating them 4-0 and St Augustine defeating Bishop Anstey East, 5-0.
Led by Shania Lewis and Selecia King, who sank a double each and one from Iysha Lewis, the Tranquility unit which dropped only one match for this season claimed the North Zone title comfortably, with 27 points from its 10 matches. Second-place Bishop closed with eight wins, a draw and a loss.
Tranquil’s success brought happiness to coach Curtis Johnson-Brereton, who was thrilled about his team’s performance.
“I feel very proud of winning the North Zone,” said Brereton. “This is the best group of girls I have ever trained and won a title as a coach. Previously I have won with St Francois Girls as their trainer but is my first win as a coach.”
He thanked the team’s manager Anastasia Griffith for her contribution thus far this season saying: “Anastasia is the best manager I have ever worked with. We sit and plan what the players have to do for each game and approach it through their strengths.”
Brereton and his staff have already stepped up its training eyeing the “Big Four” title.
“The aim is to try to win the Intercol and the Big Four to make the school proud,” he said.
To achieve this, Tranquility will have to take down Tobago powerhouse Signal Hill in the Big Four semifinal on Sunday.
Signal Hill sealed the Tobago zonal crown with a competent win over Scarborough Secondary, to remain unbeaten after 10 matches for a full 30 points. The win was masterminded by Jelese Alexander and Celine Loraine who poured in a pair of goals each.
East champion St Augustine, which also played undefeated this season winning all eight matches, awaits the winner of the South Zone which is yet to be completed due to persistent bad weather conditions over the past week.
The matches carded in the South Zone last weekend, Point Fortin East versus San Fernando East and Penal Secondary against St Joseph Convent, did not play because of inclement weather.
Fyzabad team will no longer play any part of this year’s school league after Principal Troy Jebodhsingh suspended all the other football teams at the school for the unfortunate situation that unravelled last week concerning the Boys’ Premier Division team.
Tobago zone Signal Hill 4 (Jelese Alexander 2, Celine Loraine 2) vs Scarborough Secondary 0 Goodwood Secondary 2 (Tyra Meyers 2) vs Speyside High 4
North zone Tranquility Secondary 5 (Shania Lewis 2, Selecia King 2, Iysha Lewis) vs Success Laventille 0 San Francois Girls 0 vs St Joseph Convent 3 Bishops Anstey POS 3 vs Diego Martin Central 0
East zone Bishop Anstey East 0 vs St Augustine 5 Valencia vs San Juan North Secondary, did not play