Naparima College were given a sour homecoming at Lewis Street by their northern opponents as they were held to a goal-less draw, on a day that the weather matched the mood at full-time.
The hosts came storming out of the blocks and pressured the Port-of-Spain outfit; spending most of the first 15 minutes in the attacking third. Mark Ramdeen looked as lively as he did in the opener against St. Mary’s, but he was much more efficiently closed down by the Mucurapo defenders.
Despite dominating possession and having a great territorial advantage, Naparima failed to convert their chances and went into the break score-less.
Seemingly, Naparima’s greatest chance to score in the second half would have been from a penalty, as Molik Khan was hacked down in the penalty area. But, to the surprise of everyone in the ground, the referee decided not to make the call.
Slideshow: Penalty incident on Molik Khan
Naparima continued to press Mucurapo and create chances, but the story of the day remained the same as they could not capitalize.
After a frustrating 94 minutes, the game finished 0-0.
Angus Eve, Naparima College Head Coach
“I think, today, we just didn’t finish our chances. We did everything right except score. With regards to Mucurapo, our scouting report was right — they didn’t give us much to do. But the story of today was that we didn’t take our chances.”
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