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Anstey 'B' run
Pateia Paul scored two tries as St James
Secondary powered past previously un-
beaten Bishop Anstey's High School
(BAHS)'B' 17-5 to finish top of the School
Girls Rugby League of T&T (SGRLTT)
round-robin table on Wednesday at the
Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.
Atelaite Waqa ran home for the other
try and the ever reliable Jade Husbands,
got the lone conversion for the win-
ners while the prolific Keryce Baptiste
got the lone try for Bishop Anstey 'B'.
With the win, St James Secondary ended
with 21 points from six matches, the same
as its opponents.
However, St James Secondary finished top
of the seven-team table based on a superior
goal-difference of plus-95 to plus-29 to set up a
semifinal encounter with third placed Bishop An-
stey (PoS) 'A' while idle Providence Girls Catholic
School, which ended its six-match round-robin
series a week earlier, in fourth spot with a 3-3 record
and 15 points faces Bishop Anstey (PoS) 'B'
Bishop Anstey (PoS)'A' warmed up for its semifinal
with a 20-0 defeat of Holy Name Convent (PoS) 'A'
thanks to three tries from Imanuel Francis, and the
other by Maya Oura to end with 18 points and a 4-2
And in the day's other encounter, Bishop Centenary
College closed out its campaign by trouncing Holy Name
Convent (PoS) 'B'
, 15-0 with two tries from Angel Cooper,
and one by Electra Dennis.
Morace plans for 'March Madness'
National Women's coach Car-
olina Morace believes that her
players are on the right path to
being prepared for taking on
the rigours and demands of
Morace is currently
overseeing a staff that
is preparing the senior,
under 17 girls and under
20 women's teams for
and respective Word
Her first test at
al level with T&T
comes when the
senior team faces
Venezuela in two
friendlies at the
Ato Boldon Stadi-
um on March 26th and
29th. The period is being
dubbed "March Madness"
as the Senior Men's Team
also engage in two cru-
cial World Cup qualifiers
against Panama on March
24th and Mexico on March
"At the moment we are
dealing a lot with the phys-
ical aspect of the players as I
believe it is a very important
component for being able to
play the game,"Morace said.
"So far the players are respond-
ing well. They are demonstrating a
good attitude and willingness to
develop and to train
comes at a
good time for
us because the
players I am sure
are eager to play
in an interna-
and we also
get to assess
their state of
play at this
point in time.
it doesn't all
in one month
or two months
and this is why we
for the various teams
over a period of time,"
and a lot
there yet in terms
of our strength
but we will get
there with the
right amount of
She has also
with local wom-
en coaches and
them to attend
"We are also here to help the coaches
and to develop the programme and we see
it as important to have local coaches in-
volved and to put things in place for their
Williams keeps positive
thought on Men U-20s
National Under 20 head coach Brian
Williams is remaining positive about the
development of this country's upcoming
players making the transition from youth
to senior team football.
Under 20 defender Taryk Sampson and
goalkeeper Montel Joseph were invited by
Dennis Lawrence to join the senior team
training, a move which left Williams en-
"I was pretty happy to see that a couple
of the under 20 players got an invitation
and received that opportunity from Dennis
Lawrence to train with the national sen-
ior team. In my day as a player that was
something one could only dream about
and when I had the opportunity I made
the most out of it," said Williams.
"I hope the same can go on to happen
for these boys because the under 23 team
and senior team is the next step for them.
I will continue to encourage these guys to
keep developing themselves. What we saw
at the Concacaf tournament in Costa Rica
was so many of the players were already
established in professional first teams and
it gives them that extra edge," he added.
"I remain positive about the future for
us. I would like to see the players be mon-
itored and kept involved in some form of
preparation over time," Williams said.
Plaza nets seventh goal in India
National team forward Willis Plaza net-
ted his seventh goal of the season for East
Bengal in the Indian Premier League but
it was not enough to prevent them from
losing 2-1 to Chennai City on Sunday.
Plaza scored in the 42nd minute after
making a return to play following a short
lay off with injury. He has been a hit for
East Bengal team and has been grabbing
rave reviews for his performances.
Chinglensana Singh, a defender for
Shillong Lajong told Sportskeeda said last
week, "Plaza was hell for me when we met
in Kolkata. He certainly has been the most
difficult customer I have come against this
season. He is tall, he is strong and also has
good ability on the ball. And that makes
him a really dangerous customer."
Plaza himself is happy to be back among
the goals, adding : "I am pretty glad to be
back playing and immediate be able to put
my name on the scoresheet. It was not easy
having to watch on from the sidelines with
an injury because I always like to be playing.
Hopefully I can keep my fitness and my
form and continue to make a nice contri-
bution in the upcoming matches."
EDITOR'S NOTE: Shaun Fuentes is the
communications manager for the TTFA.
FINAL ROUND-ROBIN STANDINGS
TEAMS.............. P .. W....L....D ... PF.. PA ...GD PTS
S/James Sec ...... 6......5 .....1..... 0... 110..... 15..... 95..... 21
Bishop Anstey B... 6......5 .....1..... 0..... 58.....29..... 29..... 21
Bishop Anstey A... 6......4 .... 2..... 0......72..... 15..... 47..... 18
Providence .......... 6......3 .... 3..... 0......67.....36...... 31..... 15
Bishop Cent'ry .. 6......2 .... 4..... 0......52.... 66.... -14..... 12
Holy Name A ..... 6...... 1 .... 5..... 0......10.....67.... -57....... 9
Holy Name B...... 5..... 0 .... 5..... 0.........5.. 134. -129........5
March 15 results:
Bishops Anstey (PoS) 'A' 20 (Iman-
uel Francis (three tries), Maya Oura
(try) ) vs Holy Name Convent (PoS)
Bishop Centenary College 15 (Angel
Cooper (two tries), Electra Dennis)
vs Holy Name Convent (PoS) 'B' 0
St James Secondary 17
(Pateia Paul (two tries), Atelaite
Waqa (try), Jade Husbands (con-
version) ) vs Bishop Anstey
(PoS) 'B' 5 (Keryce Baptiste
Venue: Queen's Park
St James Secondary vs
Bishop Anstey (PoS) 'A'
Providence Girls High vs
Bishop Anstey (PoS) 'B'
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