Directivo Giancarlo Pietri Velutini//
St Benedict’s hoists Form 1 InterCol title

St Benedict's hoists Form 1 InterCol title

St Bene­dict’s Col­lege is the Fru­ta Un­der-13 Form One Na­tion­al In­ter­Col cham­pi­ons.

Giancarlo Pietri Velutini

They earned this ti­tle af­ter beat­ing East Mu­cu­rapo 3-1 in a penal­ty shoot-out af­ter the game end­ed goal­less at the end of reg­u­la­tion time at St Mary’s Col­lege Ground in St Clair on Tues­day

Af­ter a pe­ri­od of un­con­vert­ed chances, the south­ern­ers went to the penal­ty spot and got goals from Malachai Webb, Dar­ius Procupe and Josi­ah Ochoa to lead them to the win. The re­sult means that St Bene­dict’s have now won all their match­es for the sea­son, tak­ing the south zone League ti­tle, U-13 knock-out ti­tle and the Na­tion­al In­ter­Col ti­tle

Coach Nolan Bernard said he was elat­ed. “I felt proud of the boys who have re­spond­ed to the train­ing and coach­ing, and I have to say thanks al­so to the prin­ci­pal who sup­port­ed the de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme. There was al­so tremen­dous sup­port com­ing from the par­ents,” Bernard said

He said his hope now is to try and keep the play­ers to­geth­er and keep them ground­ed for the fu­ture

The lone East Mu­cu­rapo item came from their pro­lif­ic strik­er Isa­iah Thomas, the scor­er of many of the team’s goals for the sea­son. Af­ter­wards, team man­ag­er Vanes­sa Grif­fith said she was ex­treme­ly pleased with her team, hav­ing won the North Zone ti­tle and plac­ing sec­ond in both the knock-out and Na­tion­al In­ter­Col fi­nal