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Fatima College’s senior team had to undergo a rigorous reshuffling as a direct consequence of most of it’s members graduating last year. Therefore, this new senior team for the 2010/2011 academic year, consisted primarily of new comers, and perhaps that can be attributed to its unfortunate 5th place in the 2010 season. In that season, our team won 2 out of 6 games defeating Malick Secondary School (2-0) and Trinity College (3-0). Training for the upcoming 2011 season starts summertime. With the wealth of experience this new team has developed in the last season, and the hours of training they plan to put in, through the grace of God, we know that they will rise to occasion in the next tournament.

Nevertheless, the other football sides that represent the college, kept the fire of Fatima pride burning, by showing their skills on the football field. Fatima College’s under 14 football team played in the Secondary Schools Football League and won the North Zone knock-out, excelled in the North Zone league and placed second nationally, after a lossing to St. Augustine Senior Comprehensive in penalty shoot-outs. Even the Form 1 side did the school proud by placing third in the Form 1 league and succeeding to the quarter-finals in the Form 1 knock-out tournament. Evidently,that the fate of Fatima College’s football is looking quite bright.

Our Fatima football team extends great thanks to the new technical staff, Fr.Gregory and staff, and most importantly all the students that came out to support them. See you next year where we hope to have your continued support and prayers.

“After the first loss against Trinity College, Fatima supporters still had strong confidence that we would prevail, “By Striving, We Conquer” and would therefore do well in the league overall. Despite our challenges, Fatima managed to hold off against defending champions, St.Anthony’s College in a close battle in which we lost 2 -1. After the consecutive defeat, the supporters’ confidence in our side was put to the test, but was quickly revived by wins against Malick and QRC.At the opening of the second round, the captain, Keiron Matthews, led the team to the first match against St.Anthony’s. Although we lost, we managed to hold off against neighboring team, Mucarapo in a thrilling encounter with a 2-2 draw. In the last game against our brother school, CIC,  Arvin Prescod managed to score the first goal, putting the team ahead. Fatima held on to the lead until the final minute and thereby winning the game 1- 0. Fatima ascended to third place with 16 points, behind champions St.Anthony’s (36) and Mucarapo (26).

In the Intercol match, Fatima played Mucarapo in the semi-finals in a head stomping encounter, with Fatima falling behind. Arvin Prescod took it upon his shoulders to carry his team through to the finals by forcing his way through Mucarapo’s defense and scoring. The game drew 1-1 which lead to penalties in which Arvin Prescod, Brendon Creed and Xavier Rajpaul all scored. Unfortunately, Fatima was still knocked out as Mucarapo netted more goals in the end.

The team did the school proud and shocked many for finishing their campaign strongly.”

Keiron Matthews
Captain of Football side

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