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Diego, SJC among top hockey sch
Diego Martin Central Secondary School and St Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain topped the boys’ and girls’ categories at the National Secondary Schools Hockey tournament this week.
The boys’ Under-15 divisions contained two pools of four teams. In Pool B, both Diego Martin Central and Mucurapo West finished at the top with seven points each, but the latter placed first with a superior goal difference of 10 to Diego Martin Central’s six.
In Pool C, Fatima ‘A’ went through the round robin stage unbeaten to finish on top the table with South East Port of Spain qualifying for the semi-finals with six points. Its only defeat came at the hands of Fatima ‘A’. Both teams would end up meeting again in the third-place play-off with Fatima ‘A’ edging out South East, 1-0.
In the final, it was a rematch between Diego Martin Central and Mucurapo West, which the Diego Martin school also won 1-0. Among the ladies Under-15, St Joseph’s Convent went unbeaten in its four games, amassing ten points along the way.
They managed to win their first three games but drew 0-0 with South East Port of Spain in the final round-robin match. Still, the latter couldn’t catch them as South East had to settle for silver with eight points.
In the Under-20 girls’ division, Holy Name Convent swept the four-team table, to gain 18 points from two rounds of matches.
St Joseph’s Convent was no match for their rivals as they finished 11 points behind in second, winning two matches, losing three and drawing one.
In the Under-20 boys’ category, the final between Fatima ‘A’ and Diego Martin Central went all the way to penalties. Fatima ‘A’ won the shoot-out one-nil to claim the title.
In the Primary Schools Indoor tournament on Friday, Maloney Government and Dunross Preparatory won the girls’ and boys’ divisions respectively.