San Juan Jabloteh.
‘San Juan Kings’

Possible Starters:
Cleon John - GK Robert Primus - D Devon Jamerson - D Karlon Murray - D
Nigel Daniel - D Trent Noel - M Khaleem Hyland - M Ataullah Guerra - M
Lester Peltier - M Jason Marcano  - F Peter Byers - F

03-Jul-2008 Jabloteh slam national snubs.
03-Jul-2008 Jabloteh five points clear.
29-Jun-2008 Hercules holds Jabloteh.
25-Jun-2008 San Juan Jabloteh go top.
27-May-2008 Islanders eliminate Jabloteh.
10-May-2008 Islanders beat Jabloteh in first-leg.
05-May-2008 Jabloteh overcome Caledonia hurdle.
01-May-2008 Fenwick denies accusation.
20-Apr-2008 Jabloteh too good for Rangers.
09-Apr-2008 Jabloteh survive to draw.
06-Apr-2008 Jabloteh whip Ma Pau in season opener.
04-Apr-2008 Falkirk consider link with Jabloteh.
29-Mar-2008 Celtic deny Jabloteh partnership.
27-Mar-2008 San Juan Jabloteh hold Falkirk 2-2.
18-Mar-2008 Dunfermline edge Trinidad champs.
07-Mar-2008 Scotland's Dunfermline to play Jabloteh.
27-Feb-2008 Jabloteh withdraw national players.
20-Feb-2008 Oliver’s move to Jabloteh finalized.
25-Jan-2008 AIA demand transfer fee for Oliver.
24-Jan-2008 Jabloteh seals partnership with Celtic.
24-Jan-2008 AIA warn Jabloteh over Oliver approach.
23-Jan-2008 Jabloteh sign Marvin Oliver.
19-Dec-2007 Jabloteh lifts 2007 League Championship.
15-Dec-2007 Jabloteh whips Stars 2-0 to take lead.
04-Dec-2007 Pro League clear Fenwick.
26-Nov-2007 W Connection haunt league leaders.
22-Nov-2007 Joe Public rattle Jabloteh again.
07-Nov-2007 Jabloteh cruise past Deportivo Barber.
06-Nov-2007 Terry Fenwick denies racist abuse.
04-Nov-2007 McComie: Fenwick is weak.
28-Oct-2007 Jabloteh produce Classic.
25-Oct-2007 Jabloteh boot out champs Petrotrin.
06-Oct-2007 Jabloteh clutches FCB Cup third place.
30-Sept-2007 W Connection slip pass Jabloteh.
22-Sept-2007 Jabloteh takes revenge on Rangers.
16-Sept-2007 San Juan Jabloteh made to work hard.
02-Sept-2007 Superstar Rangers shock Jabloteh.
31-Aug-2007 San Juan Jabloteh back on top.
30-Aug-2007 Pro League bid to end Jabloteh friction.
27-Aug-2007 Jabloteh cry discrimination.
27-Aug-2007 Title contenders hold Connection.
15-Aug-2007 Sheldon stunner as Cali hold Jabloteh.
01-Aug-2007 Defence Force hold leaders Jabloteh.
22-Jul-2007 Jabloteh hold their advantage.
12-Jul-2007 Pro-League tempers explode.
08-Jul-2007 Jabloteh sink Caledonia AIA.
03-Jul-2007 Jabloteh pummel Tobago United.
01-Jul-2007 Glen help Jabloteh beat fighting Tobago.
12-May-2007 Glen signs back up with Jabloteh.
22-Apr-2007 San Juan Jabloteh get first win.
21-Apr-2007 Jabloteh trio not yet signed by Pompey.
17-Apr-2007 Jabloteh steal point from Connection.
15-Apr-2007 Caledonia beat S.Juan Kings in opener.
11-Apr-2007 Jabloteh pair off to Portsmouth.
22-Mar-2007 Pompey offers Peltier 4-year contract.
17-Mar-2007 Peltier returns to Jabloteh for now.
13-Mar-2007 Arsenal could go for Jabloteh's Peltier.
07-Mar-2007 Wolves' head back to Sangre Grande. 
06-Mar-2007 Striker Kerry Noray joins Caledonia.
06-Mar-2007 Baptiste signs with Joe Public.
03-Mar-2007 Jabloteh striker on Arsenal trial.
27-Feb-2007 Millwall extends Peltier & Marcano trial.
15-Feb-2007 Jabloteh pair off on Millwall trials.
01-Feb-2007 San Juan Jabloteh signs foreign trio.
29-Jan-2007 Connection beat Jabloteh in CFU final.
26-Jan-2007 Jabloteh secure spot in CFU final.
15-Jan-2007 Antiguan Byers recruited by Jabloteh.
12-Jan-2007 Marcano now looks beyond Digicel Cup.
10-Jan-2007 Fenwick: We are not bad boys.
06-Jan-2007 Jabloteh helping football rivals.
22-Dec-2006 Noel sweeps Jabloteh awards.
15-Dec-2006 10-man Jabloteh tramples New Vibes.
13-Dec-2006 Jabloteh devoured SV Britannia raw.
11-Dec-2006 Jabloteh cruise in CONCACAF Cup.
29-Nov-2006 Connection steal late win over Jabloteh.
26-Nov-2006 Peter Prosper double sinks ‘Cali’
23-Nov-2006 F.A. Cup round-up reports.
23-Nov-2006 Jabloteh beat Joe Public in FA Cup.
19-Nov-2006 Cyd Gray stuns Joe Public.
12-Nov-2006 Jabloteh take down Rangers in Big Six.
10-Nov-2006 Jabloteh & Public to meet in FA cup.
30-Sept-2006 Jabloteh take fourth place in F.C Cup.
23-Sept-2006 Connection pulls double on Jabloteh.
20-Sept-2006 Jabloteh slip-up, Connection moving in.
18-Sept-2006 Eve upbeat about Jabloteh’s chances.
13-Sept-2006 Jabloteh sneak past North East.
10-Sept-2006 Super sub-Jorsling denies Jabloteh.
26-Aug-2006 Jabloteh maintain pressure.
14-Aug-2006 Hot striker Wolfe struggles.
09-Aug-2006 Jabloteh kicked off the top.
31-Jul-2006 Jabloteh, Joe Public in deadlock.
23-Jul-2006 Jabloteh back on top.
16-Jul-2006 Howling Wolfe hits another Hattrick.
15-Jul-2006 Jabloteh climb to first place.
28-May-2006 Jabloteh Pro Bowl champions again.
20-May-2006 Jabloteh go after Pro-Bowl cup.
14-May-2006 Jabloteh progress in Pro-Bowl.
08-May-2006 Jabloteh draw's blank.
04-May-2006 Jabloteh tames W Connection.
01-May-2006 Jabloteh fall to Samuel strike.
26-Apr-2006 We told them so, says Fenwick.
24-Apr-2006 Jabloteh keep winning.
20-Apr-2006 Wolfe leads Jabloteh past Rangers.
17-Apr-2006 Jabloteh move ahead of pack.
10-Apr-2006 Jabloteh post victory.
28-Mar-2006 Ruthless Jabloteh mean business.
24-Mar-2006 Jabloteh goal spree in Tobago.

23-Feb-2006 - Yesterday San Juan Jabloteh celebrated the members of its Professional Football League outfit who were part of the Soca Warriors historic journey to the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany at a function hosted at the Lawrence Duprey Stand, Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain. ... More.

10-Jan-2006 - San Juan Jabloteh have already began preparing for the 2006 season and have signed former North East Stars players Anthony and Glenton Wolfe. ... More.

22-Dec-2005 - On a night when Aurtis Whitley won T&T Pro League team CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh's Most Valuable Player award, it was also revealed that the club's major sponsor had pumped some $20 million into the club in the last nine years. ... More.

07-Dec-2005 - San Juan Jabloteh coach Terry Fenwick and defender Ian Gray had their suspensions slashed by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) Appeals Committee. ... More.

01-Dec-2005 - Nippy forward Jason Marcano scored a 72nd minute goal to secure a come from behind 2-1 win for San Juan Jabloteh over Defence Force in a keenly fought Simpaul’s Travel Service TTFF FA Trophy at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, yesterday. ... More.

30-Nov-2005 - San Juan Jabloteh is boasting of a host of young players currently playing in Secondary Schools League Competition (SSFL). ... More.

29-Nov-2005 - San Juan Jabloteh and Defence Force Professional Football League clubs both advanced to tomorrow’s T&T Football Federation Simpaul Travel FA final after similar 2-0 semifinal wins. ... More.

11-Nov-2005 - English coach Terry Fenwick is unavailable to coach CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh for a significant part of next season after picking up a ten-match ban from the Disciplinary Committee of the T&T Pro League on Wednesday. ... More.

06-Nov-2005 - Brazilian Gefferson Da Silva Goulart goal over San Juan Jabloteh was enought to help W Connection clinch the 2005 Toyota Cup. ... More.

30-Oct-2005 - W Connection and San Juan Jabloteh showed how penalty kicks should be taken as they beat Defence Force and Joe Public, respectively, to reach the final of the inaugural Toyota Classic competition. ... More.

27-Oct-2005 - Kerry Baptiste scored a first-half double to lead second placed CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh to a 3-2 win over cellar-placed Tobago United in the penultimate round of matches in the T&T Professional Football League Senior Division on Tuesday night. ... More.

02-Oct-2005 - For the second straight year, W Connection prevailed by penalty kicks to lift the First Citizens Bank (FCB) Cup at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella on Friday. The "Savonetta Boys" walked away with a 3-1 triumph over CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh after both teams were goalless after regulation time. No extra time was played under tournament rules. ... More.

25-Sept-2005 - Jabloteh blank United Petrotrin 2-0 in the first match of Friday’s semifinal double-header played at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella and will now meet W Connection in the FCB-Cup final carded for Friday. ... More.

21-Aug-2005 - Tobago United seemed to have come with a plan of defending with numbers at the back, and then launching into attack quickly on the break. It worked well for just about 40 minutes, but when they shot themselves in the foot by conceding an own goal, San Juan Jabloteh took control, and went on to win yesterday's T&T Pro League match 4-0 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. ... More.

Fenwick sacks Jabloteh four.

By: Nigel Simon.
08-Jun-2005 - Less than one month after taking over the reigns at T&T Professional Football League club CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh, English-born coach Terry Fenwick has sacked four players.
The players are ex-nationals Nigel “Croc” Pierre, Ansil Elcock, Vernon “Zartie” Bailey and Michael Celestine.
Contacted yesterday, Fenwick confirmed the sacking.
“Yes, unfortunately we have parted ways with a few guys who have served the club well in the past.
“At this point in their careers, I don’t feel they are good enough for my team,” added Fenwick.
Fenwick was happy to announce the promotion of youth team players ex-Queen’s Royal College midfielder Jason Devenish, Terryl Elwyn of San Juan Senior Secondary and national Under-20 defender Carlon Murray to the senior team along with the acquisition of and Devaughn Dummette of Guyana.
“I just felt that the time was right to bring in fresh blood and hopefully they would help to take us in the right direction.
“Devenish, Elwyn and Murray have been with the youth teams for a while now and will be given the chance to prove themselves.”
Pierre and current Jabloteh defender Keyeno Thomas were snapped up by ex-Jabloteh coach Ricky Hill at the start of the 2003 season and helped the team to the league title.
However, since the start of the season, Pierre has not been able to re-discover his goalscoring touch as was often left out of the starting team by Michael Grayson, who was the team’s stand-in coach.
Bailey started his career at Jabloteh before moving to Joe Public and then back to Jabloteh before being fired while Celestine came through the youth ranks of Jabloteh.

On location: Metros top Jabloteh.

MetroStars Media Relations.
16-Mar-2005 - Port of Spain, Trinidad - Forward John Wolyniec scored two goals and midfielder Mark Lisi netted the game winner in the 86' as the MetroStars defeated San Juan Jabloteh, 3-2, in an international club friendly played in front of 1,750 at Port of Spain's Hasely Crawford Stadium. This match marked the first of two games for the MetroStars Preseason Training in Trinidad presented by Continental Airlines, with the second coming on Friday, March 18 versus W. Connection.
Jabloteh jumped on the board first in the 26' after Kerry Baptiste drilled home an Ansil Elcock cross past Metros goalkeeper Zach Wells on the far post. However, Wolyniec answered with the equalizer just three minutes later when he hammered a Gilberto rebound past Jabloteh 'keeper Daurance Williams. The play was set up by Amado Guevara who struck a beautiful through ball that Gilberto chased down and fired on net. Williams deflected Gilberto's attempt, but Wolyniec was there for the putback.
The score remained at 1-1 until the 47' when Jabloteh forward Nicholas Addlery got behind the Metros defense and snuck one past Wells to make it 2-1 in favor of the home team.
Wolyniec again knotted the score, this time on a chip shot that soared just over the head of the outstretched Williams in the 61'. Forward Sergio Galvan Rey was credited with the assist after making a nice feed to the streaking Wolyniec from the left side.
Josh Johnson, one of Jabloteh’s substitutes, got the ball into the net in the 57th minute, but the play was ruled off-side.
The match turned extremely physical in the second half and a number of cautions were handed out to both squads. A brutal foul committed by Trent Noel in the 78' on Metros defender Ademir Dos Santos earned Noel a red card, and the subsequent dissent over the call by teammate Charles Pollard warranted a yellow, which was Pollard's second of the game.
The Metros capitalized on their two-man advantage minutes later after Lisi teed off from 23 yards away and hooked the ball past the diving Williams. The game winner was Lisi's first of the preseason.
Jabloteh lost another player in the 88' after Celestine was booked for his second yellow card of the contest, giving the Metros an 11-8 advantage for the final minutes of the contest.      

Scoring Summary:

JAB- Baptiste (Elcock) 26'
MET- Wolyniec (Gilberto, Guevara) 29'
JAB- Addlery 47'
MET- Wolyniec (Galvan Rey) 61'
MET- Lisi 86'

Discipline Summary:

JAB - Eve (Caution; Professional Foul) 32'
MET - Bradley (Caution; Professional Foul) 42'
JAB- Pollard (Caution; Dissent) 73'
MET- Guevara (Caution; Dissent) 73'
JAB- Celestine (Caution; Professional Foul) 75'
JAB- Noel (Sent Off; Professional Foul) 82'
JAB- Pollard (Second caution, Sent Off; Dissent) 82'
JAB- Celestine (Second caution, Sent Off; Professional Foul) 88'
MET- Lisi (Caution, Dissent) 89'

Attendance: 1,750

San Juan Jabloteh: Duarance Williams, Charles Pollard, Trent Noel, Keyeno Thomas, Angus Eve (Travis Mulraine 64'), Kerry Baptiste (Michael Celestine 59'), Ansil Elcock, Nicholas Addlery (Josh Johnson 59'), Nigel Daniel (Devon Mitchell 59'), Nigel Pierre, Aurtis Whitley (Nigel Codrington 78 - Marcelle Francois 86').

Substitutes Not Used: Brian James, Vernon Bailey, Dexter Franklyn, Jerol Forbes, Cyd Gray.

MetroStars: Zach Wells, Tim Ward (Chris Corcoran 59'), Carlos Mendes, Jeff Parke Chris Leitch (Ademir Dos Santos 69'), Amado Guevara capt. (Pierre Bazie 76'), Michael Bradley (Mark Lisi 64'), Gilberto (Tim Regan 45'), Mahktar N'Diaye (Osni Neto 59'), John Wolyniec, Sergio Galvan Rey

Substitutes Not Used: Jason Hernandez, Seth Stammler, Ramon Bailey, T.J Tomasson, Jeff Agoos.

Jabloteh snaps up Michael Grayson as Technical Director.

By Joel Villafana - ttproleague News.
17-Feb-2005 - Former Starworld Strikers head coach Michael Grayson is now the assistant coach of CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh and Youth Technical Director.
Mr. Grayson readily accepted Jabloteh’s offer—and while he will be the assistant coach of the senior professional team—his main focus will be the development of Jabloteh’s young players.
In his new role as Jabloteh’s Youth Technical Director, Mike Grayson will be responsible for the clubs youth programmes and the progress of their youth teams.
Grayson is no stranger to working closely alongside young footballers—as he is fresh from leading a successful St. Augustine Senior Comprehensive school team to the 2004 League and Intercol titles.
Mike Grayson was also coach of the Arima Senior Comprehensive School where he was also a teacher.
He has been coaching since 1980—and has led local club teams like Tacarigua United and Tunapuna Spain and most recently Starworld Strikers.
Grayson also had a national stint as assistant youth coach under Keith Look Loy, with the National under 20 team.
The 49 year old coach told that he was honoured to be approached by San Juan Jabloteh. “Its really an honour, I see this as an upward move for me, and as far as I am concerned CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh is the best run professional organization in the country, so this is a real plus for me and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
“I know they expect the best and they have set high goals and I am always one who wants to give of my best,” added Grayson.
The former Starworld Strikers coach believes he brings a lot with him and has a great deal to offer when he starts with Jabloteh this season.
“My experience, my enthusiasm and my high work rate are all qualities I plan to bring to the table.”
He concluded, “this is certainly an exciting time in my career as Jabloteh has a number of quality players, national players and it’s always a pleasure to work with some of the best players available.”
Jabloteh’s Vice President and the man responsible for technical affairs Mr. Dennis Phillip told that he considers the club fortunate to land a coach like Michael Grayson.
“Michael has all the credentials and experience required for the post of youth technical director, his experience as not only a football coach but as a senior teacher was vital in him acquiring the job.”
Mr. Phillip went on to say, “youth development has been neglected in Trinidad and Tobago for far too long, and we at Jabloteh have found that it has been inadequate to have a senior Technical Director looking after both the senior team and the youth teams, hence the reason we decided to hire someone to give their undivided attention to youth development, youth coaching and the spotting of young talent and Michael Grayson is the best man for the job locally.” Mr. Grayson will officially start pre-season work on Monday 14th February, 2004.

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Head Coach:
Terry Fenwick - England.

Assistant Coach:
Angus Eve - Trinidad.
Brian James - Goalkeeper Coach.

Cleon John.
Duarance Williams.

Cyd Gray - Tobago.
Karlon Murray.
Dwayne Jack - Tobago.
Devon Jamerson.
Ian Gray.
Joel Russell.
Ken Francis.
Kashif Thomas.
Nigel Daniel.
Noel Williams.
Robert Primus.
Sheldon Bateau.

Ataullah Guerra.
Anton Hutchinson.
Elton John.
Elijah Manners.
Julien Landeau.
Jason Cudjoe.
Jason Marcano.
Kierron Navarro.
Khaleem Hyland.
Lester Peltier.
Marvin Oliver.
Micah Lewis.

Trent Noel.
Wendell Joseph.

Daniel Joseph.
Earl Jean - St Lucia.
Gason Gregory
- Antigua.
Michael Alexis.
Peter Byers - Antigua.
Shandell Samuel - St Vincent.

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Last PFL/Big Six Game Played:
01-Jul- 08 - San Juan Jabloteh  3  0  United Petrotrin.

Home Field:
Hasley Crawford Stadium - North Trinidad/ Seating: 26,000.

This existing stadium has been appraised by the FIFA inspection team as being in creditable condition, with only some improvements being deemed necessary for the competition. Situated to the west of the island, in close proximity to Port of Spain, it overlooks the Gulf of Paria creating a truly refreshing and unique atmosphere for this sport. Built in 1982, and named after the first Olympic gold medallist in this country, Hasely Crawford, this stadium is the premier location for football and athletic meets. It has been the site of many memorable moments in our sporting history and, as such, has been chosen as the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the final of the FIFA under 17 Youth World Cup.


Jabloteh vs Newcastle United (England). 

2.  L-Sporto Cup; 17-Oct, 2001.
Jabloteh 8 v  0 St Francois Nationals.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Collin Samuel 3, Angus Eve, Peter Prosper, Michael Celestine, Ataullah Guerra, Cyd Gray.

3.  L-Sporto Cup; 24-Oct- 2001.
Jabloteh 12 v 0 Young Hearts.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Michael Celestine 14th, Aurtis Whitley 16th, Angus Eve 39th, Bernard McCall 46th, Rolston James 34th, 47th, 76th, 78th, Collin Samuel 58th, 59th, Collie Hercules 62nd, 68th.

Jabloteh 4 vs 2 W Connection.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Kerry Noray 35th, 65th, Cornell Glen 42nd, 45th.

5.  Nov-2002 - 2002 Season Final.
Jabloteh 1 vs 1 W Connection.
Jabloteh Goal Scorer:
Aurtis Whitley 30th.

Jabloteh 5 vs 3  St Clair Coaching School.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Kerry Baptiste 2, Kerry Noray, Michael Celestine, Angus Eve.

Jabloteh 3 vs 0 Dundee (Scotland).
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Cornell Glen 2, Angus Eve.

8.  PFL GAME: 
Jabloteh 9 vs 1  Defence Force.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Kerry Baptiste 3, Cornell Glen 2, Angus Eve 2, Travis Mulraine, Kurt Williams (o.g).

9. Concacaf Champions Cup.
Jabloteh 3 vs 1 Arnett Gardens (Jamaica).
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Aurtis Whitley 20th, 40th, Cornell Glen 50th.

10. Concacaf Champions Cup.
Jabloteh 3 vs 1 Arnett Gardens (Jamaica).
03-Dec-2003. (Return-Leg Game)
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Kerry Baptiste 38th, Trent Noel 46th, Nigel Peirre 67th.

11. Concacaf Champions Cup.
Jabloteh 2 vs 1 W Connection.
Jabloteh Goal Scorer:
Angus Eve 19th, 41st.

Jabloteh 1 vs 0 Grenada President's XI.
Jabloteh Goal Scorer:
Kerry Noray 68th.

13. Concacaf Champions Cup.
Jabloteh 5 vs 2 Chicago Fire (USA).
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Cornell Glen 8th, 12th, 37th, Kerry Noray 52nd, 74th - Ansil Elcock (39th - own goal).

14. Concacaf Champions Cup.
Jabloteh  3 vs 1 Walking Boys Company (Suriname).
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Kerry Baptiste 32nd, Nigel Daniel 57th, Devon Mitchell 90th.

15. Concacaf Champions Cup.
Jabloteh 0 vs 0 Walking Boys Company (Suriname).
26-Sept-2004. (Return-Leg Game).

16. Concacaf Champions Cup.
Jabloteh 1 vs 1 Tivoli Gardens (Jamaica).
Jabloteh Goal Scorer:
Nigel Daniel 89th.

17. Concacaf Champions Cup.
Tivoli Gardens (Jamaica) 1 v 0 Jabloteh.

Jabloteh 2 v 3 MetroStars (USA).
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Kerry Baptiste 26th, Nicholas Addlery 47th.

19. Concacaf Champions Cup.
Sap FC (Antigua) 0 v 4 Jabloteh.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Trent Noel 25th, Lester Peltier 47th, Peter Prosper 70th, Anthony Wolfe 90th.

20. Concacaf Champions Cup.
SV Britannia (Aruba) 0 v 8 Jabloteh.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Jason Marcano 21st, 51st, Trent Noel 16th, Kerry Baptiste 18th, Wendell Joseph 35th, Lester Peltier 45th, Alexis Michael 74th, Akiel Guevara 79th.

21. Concacaf Champions Cup.
New Vibes (USVI) 0 v 5 Jabloteh.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Lester Peltier 2nd, 26th, Trent Noel 14th, 23rd, Michael Alexis 90th.

22. Concacaf Champions Cup.
Jabloteh 2 vs 0 Baltimore Sportif (Haiti).
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Peter Prosper 27th, Wendell Joseph 60th.

23. CONCACAF Champion Cup: 
W Connection 1 v 0 San Juan Jabloteh.

24. Pro League Game: 
San Juan Jabloteh 1 v 0 Joe Public 0.
Jabloteh Goal Scorer:
Peter Byers 87th.

25. CONCACAF Champion Cup: 
Hasely Crawford Stadium.
San Juan Jabloteh 5 v SV CSD Barber (Netherlands Antilles) 0.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Ataullah Guerra 21st, 79th, Gaeson Gregory 25th, Peter Byers 50th, Shandell Samuel 54th.

26. CONCACAF Champion Cup: 
Hasely Crawford Stadium.
San Juan Jabloteh 5 v SV Deportivo Nacional (Aruba) 1.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Peter Byers 2nd, Elton John 57th, Gaeson Gregory 62nd, Dwayne Jack 70th, Ataullah Guerra 87th.

27. CONCACAF Champion Cup: 
Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.
San Juan Jabloteh 1 v Baltimore De St Marc (Haiti) 0.
Jabloteh Goal Scorer:
Gaeson Gregory 63rd.

28. CONCACAF Champion Cup: 
Marvin Lee Stadium.
San Juan Jabloteh 0 v Harbour View FC (Jamaica) 0.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
After Penalties: San Juan Jabloteh 9 v Harbour View FC 10.

29. Friendly:
Dunfermline Athletic (Scotland) 2 v San Juan Jabloteh 1.
Jabloteh Goal Scorer:
Peter Byers 65th.

30. Friendly:
Falkirk (Scotland) 2 v San Juan Jabloteh 2.
Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Trent Noel, Jason Marcano.

31. CONCACAF Champion League:
Pureto Rico Islanders 1 v San Juan Jabloteh 0.

32. CONCACAF Champion League:
San Juan Jabloteh 0 v Pureto Rico Islanders 0.

Defence Force persevere, beat Jabloteh.

By Mark Pouchet.
30-Sept-2004 - The Defence Force showed the value of sticking to strategy as they gained two late goals and an unlikely 2-0 win yesterday in their Trinidad and Tobago Pro League game against defending champions CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh yesterday.
For 84 minutes, as much through wasteful Jabloteh forays and extremely resilient defending by the Army/Coast Guard combination, the Defence Force coached by former Strike Squad standout Kerry Jamerson, remained committed to their plan of stout defensive play and quick counter-attacks.
The Defence Force backmen, with former national player Anton Pierre marshalling the troops adeptly, got a testing workout ahead of their FCB Cup final against Vibe CT W Connection tomorrow at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium.
Eventually, after absorbing unrelenting pressure from a very attack-minded Jabloteh side, substitute forward Odelle Armstrong netted twice from breaks to knock the wind out of the Bourg Mulatresse team and earn three points for his side.
Earlier in the game, Jabloteh had established their dominance with their quick passing game and high pressure play.
The loose balls always seemed to zero in on a Jabloteh player like a laser-guided missile and the deft touches of Aurtis Whitley and Nigel "Croc" Pierre gave Pierre (Anton) and company a lot of work to do.
But they withstood the Jabloteh forays with timely clearances and interceptions, getting the ball to safety so that they could reorganise or finding outlets so they could launch speedy counter-attacks.
That tactic frustrated Jabloteh's goal attempts for the duration of the match.
After a goalless first half, D/Force goalkeeper Cleon John unnerved them more with two saves from Travis Mulraine and Josh Johnson.
And when Armstrong caught them out first with a looping header over Jabloteh keeper Daurance Williams from a Kurt Williams right side cross, and then with his own skill at the end of regulation time, getting around Ian Gray with a nice touch before shooting low past Williams (D), the strategy had paid off, Jabloteh however will not truly be affected by the results of this match as both teams have effectively qualified for the Big Six playoffs which will decide the league title. That competition is scheduled to begin on October 24.

San Juan Jabloteh:
Duarance Williams, Ronald Primus, Ian Gray, Travis Mulraine, Vernon Bailey (Cyd Gray 45th), Nigel Daniel (Josh Johnson 87th) Angus Eve (capt), Trent Noel, Kerry Baptiste, Aurtis Whitley (Kerry Noray), Nigel Pierre.

Defence Force:
Cleon John, Kelshall Alexander, Anton Joseph, Anton Pierre, Claude Adams, Kurt Williams (capt), Ronald St Louis, Kwesi Smith (Shelton Williams 77th), Christon Baptiste (Michael Edwards 64th), Jerwyn Balthazar, Devon Jorsling (Odelle Armstrong 62nd).

Jabloteh takes 3-1 lead in Concacaf Club opener.

By Gregory Trujillo - T&T Guardian Newspapers.
24-Sept-2004 - San Juan Jabloteh escaped with a 3-1 win over Walking Boys Company of Suriname to go into the return leg of the Caribbean Zone of the Concacaf Club Championships in a fairly respectable position on Sunday away from home.
The T&T Pro League title holder had to come from behind to turn over the Surinamese champion on Wednesday at Hasely Crawford Stadium .
Clifton Sanvliet gave Walking Boys the start they needed by scoring in the 13th minute.
Kerry Baptiste equalised for the home team in the 32nd, Nigel Daniel netted the go-ahead goal in the 57th and Devon Mitchell sealed the issue in the 90th.
“I’m happy with the result although one more goal would have been nice,” said Jabloteh’s English coach Stephen Rutter, who took over from countryman Ricky Hill at the beginning of the season.
“Performance wise, I was quite pleased but we made life difficult for ourselves by conceding a poor goal early on,” he added.
Walking Boys gave the Caribbean Football Union champion a scare when Sandvliet booted home a well-struck, acrobatic volley from a right-side cross that beat a diving goalkeeper Daurance Williams on the first post.
When the ball was crossed by Gino Brandon, there were about four Jabloteh players around Sandvliet but neither of them challenged for the ball, giving the forward an uncontested shot at goal.
The equaliser was brilliant. Daniel found Aurtis Whitley (Otis Seaton) with an excellent pass in the middle of the field.
Whitley in turn split the visitors’ defence with a with a long, low through pass to Baptiste inside the box.
Baptiste, running in at top speed, did well to round ‘keeper Andre Zebeda and slot the ball into an open net.
“The move that led to the pass from Daniel to Whitley was great,” said coach Rutter. “How we created the space to find Seaton in the middle of the field was excellent. It was something we were working on.
“And then Seaton pass to Baptiste was fabulous. He was running very fast and his control to go around the goalkeeper was first class. It was a great goal to score.”
Jabloteh was a bit lucky to go two up when Nigel’s free-kick from about 15 metres outside the box came off the head of a player in the four-man Walking Boys wall and sunk into the far post with Zabeda stranded on the other side of the goal, the free kick which came after midfielder Travis Mulraine was fouled 20 metres out.
“We were slightly lucky the deflection went inside instead of going wide,” Rutter pointed out. After the goal, Jabloteh slowed down and did not carry on at the same tempo.
Mitchell did give them a chance of being in a better position in the return on Sunday when he was on spot to head home the final item from inside the six-yard box.
Following a free kick wide on the right from Trent Noel, the Walking Boys defenders failed to react and left Mitchell wide open to finish off the move.
Rutter feels confident that his side will put on a good showing in Suriname in spite of not knowing what kind of conditions to expect.
“We don’t know what the surface will be like. It could be better than Hasely Crawford or poorer. My players are capable of adapting to all sorts of surfaces and different conditions. This is where the international experience, especially with the national players, are important.”
The 2005 CONCACAF Champion Cup breakdown will feature two clubs each from Mexico and the USA, one team qualifying from the Caribbean Football Union and three clubs advancing from the Union Centroamericana de Fútbol’s Torneo Interclubes (UNCAF) later this year.
The eight-team Champions’ Cup pairing will be determined by a draw to be held at the offices of CONCACAF General Secretariat in New York City in early 2005.
The winner of the 2005 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup will qualify to the next FIFA Club World Championship to be held in Japan in December of next year.
The CONCACAF Champions’ Cup is the longest running international club competition in the region and has crowned the champion club of the Confederation since its inception in 1962.


San Juan Jabloteh:
Duarance Williams – Cyd Gray, Keyeno Thomas, Ian Gray, Travis Mulraine, Nigel Daniel (Ansil Elcock 88th), Angus Eve (capt - Stokely Mason 90th), Kerry Baptiste (Josh Johnson 80th), Trent Noel, Aurtis Whitley, Devon Mitchell.

Walking Boys Company: Andre Zebeda – Romeo Ceder, Clifton Tjin Liep Sheie, Ailton Souza Paiva, Sandro Elicio Ribero, Jranilson Araujo, Jzael Jorge Dos Santos, Clifton Sandvliet, Sergio Aroepa (Paul Cotin 61st), Eersteling Donavan, Gino Brandon (Iwen Ave 75th).

A New Man in Town—Steve Rutter on a Jabloteh Mission.

By: Joel Villafana -
15-Jul-2004 - He considers himself much more than a coach—his background in physical education and military training has seen him develop into what he a calls holistic person.
Steven Rutter was appointed as Jabloteh’s Head Coach in May this year and has become the Pro League’s Champions third English coach in four years—Mr. Rutter follows Terry Fenwick who spent two seasons with Jabloteh and Ricky Hill who left for personal reasons at the end of the last season.
He was born in 1962 in England, and after leaving school, he joined the Police Force and spent 7 years. As a young man he always had a strong desire for the game of football and it was in his years in the police service he played football and got involved in physical training and instructing.
At the age of 27 he began playing football on a full time basis at English 2nd division club Yeovil and soon enough he progressed to become a player/coach at Yeovil.
While at Yeovil, Rutter knew he was never going to be a high profile player—and because of his education and background it was easy for him to get involved in coaching.
After his stint at Yeovil, he got a job at the Professional Football Association in England—where he coached England’s national youth teams and the womens team.
This also saw him traveling all over the world performing coaching courses which is what brought him to Trinidad—as he was contracted to do courses for Concacaf.
Rutter admitted when the offer from Jabloteh came it was a mind boggling decision to make—he was not only confronted with other offers, one of which would have seen him in charge of setting up a national coaching educational structure for China—but it would mean leaving England and coming to Trinidad leaving behind his wife Betty and two young children.
However, according to the 42 year old Englishman the opportunity at Jabloteh was one that was filled with challenge—he said “ordinarily coaching in England will not provide him with the chance to play in the Concacaf club championships and even qualify for the world club championships and be exposed to different styles of football.”
So now at Jabloteh—Rutter’s mission is clear—retain the league title—compete at Concacaf’s Club Championship and qualify for the World Club Championship in Tokyo in 2005.
Too much to ask for?—Well according to Rutter his main focus is to get Jabloteh to concentrate on the basics, “the flair and individual talent comes naturally here, but if there is no structure everything breaks down, that disciplined structure is missing and my goal is to instill the discipline so we will be able to compete with the international clubs,” says Rutter.
He admits in his short stint so far he has seen signs of progress but only in patches, Rutter believes the local players are now understanding the importance of the fundamentals and are making less and less mistakes.
“I have not seen anything to suggest that we cannot win the title, nevertheless Jabloteh is not head and shoulders above anyone else in the league,” Rutter admitted. He promised though that once Jabloteh are a couple points at the top of the table when the last round of matches come around—he will put his money on the champions to retain the title.
Rutter told the Pro League website he has adjusted well to T&T and is enjoying his time here. He described the people as fabulous and concluded by saying at the end of this season he will be a happy man if he guides Jabloteh to not only successfully defending the league title—but will like to set up a blue print for the club’s long term development programme. Have no fear T&T-The future looks bright.

Ricky Hill confirms Jabloteh exit.

T&T Express Reports.
22-May-2004 - San Juan Jabloteh coach Ricky Hill confirmed his split from his Trinidad and Tobago employers on Thursday evening after two months away from the post.
Hill, who steered Jabloteh to the Pro League title last season, returned to England before the start of their 2004 campaign because of family problems.
He conceded on Thursday that his sudden departure has cost him his job but denied leaving Jabloteh in the lurch for another post or being forced out.
Hill explained that his wife had fallen ill while there had been some anxiety from his children Shona, 20, and Shane, 16.
And, although he hoped to return, he accepted that Jabloteh may no longer desire his services.
"I asked for a period of time to resolve things," he told the Trinidad Express, "but unfortunately that period has elapsed and I am no closer to resolving the situation. I had a great time in Trinidad regarding the camaraderie with the players.
"I hope I have helped lay a foundation and wish them all the success in the future."
Still, Hill was dismayed that Jabloteh chairman Jerry Hospedales chose to go public with the issue and hinted at friction in his interaction with the Jabloteh executive committee.
"I do not know what the motive for him going public was," said Hill. "I kept the club informed of my situation which I do not think to be unusual in this or any business.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the coaching side of things¦ but I hope that, whoever the new coach is, the board and committee gives him the space to carry on his job without too much interference."
He explained that ex-England and Leeds manager Howard Wilkinson recently left his post at Shanghai in China for similar reasons.
Liverpool's Gerald Houllier, Manchester City's Kevin Keegan and Coventry's Gordon McAllister are other high profile England-based coaches who took time off from their post for various reasons over the past two seasons.
Hill, who resides in Luton, said that he hopes to restart his coaching career as soon as possible.
But he confessed that opportunities cannot be taken for granted in England where there are few non-white coaches.
Hill, one of the pioneer "black" players of the 1970s, worked as a youth team coach at Sheffield Wednesday (under Ron Atkinson) and Tottenham while he also had a four month stint at the helm of Luton Town.
But he lashed out that the silent racism in Britain, which has seen former top players of the minority race like John Barnes and Luther Blissett regularly bypassed while contemporaries like Glen Hoddle and Peter Reid have received numerous jobs.
"There are very few black coaches employed in England at any level," said Hill, "whether it is in the youth, reserve or senior teams. It is a barrier we are working hard to break down."
Hill, who was born in England of Jamaican parents, was grateful for the chance to play his trade in Trinidad and Tobago and is disappointed that his last match in charge was a 4-0 hammering away to Chicago Fire, which ended a promising start to their CONCACAF Club Championship campaign.
Jabloteh won the first match of their two-leg series 5-2 against Fire at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, but were eliminated by goal aggregate.
"To leave on a 4-0 defeat is an immense disappointment," said Hill. "It is something that I would have liked to put right this season but it seems highly unlikely."

Jabloteh gets new English coach.

By: Gregory Trujillo.
18-May-2004 - T&T Professional Football League champion team CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh will have a new head coach from June 1. Word is that the person to take over from Englishman Ricky Hill, who was born in Jamaica, is no stranger to these parts. He is Steve Rutter, also an Englishman.
Rutter, who conducted coaching courses hosted by CONCACAF in 2002 and 2003 at the Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence in Macoya, Tunapuna, will be the third English coach in four years to hold the position of Head Coach at the club.
Steve Rutter was part of the England technical team for the Euro 2000 tournament, he was also the manager of Yeovil Town between 1991 and 1993.
After steering Jabloteh to their most successful season ever last year (they won everything except the FA Trophy), Hill flew back to England just before the start of the competition in April to deal with “personal matters”.
Subsequently, he could not see himself returning and for the past month Jabloteh officials were searching for a replacement.
Before Hill took up the job, another Englishman Terry Fenwick was in charge of the side, which has been dominating the Pro League together with Vibe CT 105 W Connection since the inception in 1999.
Rutter is a senior FIFA instructor and has conducted certified FA courses all around the world.
Among those taking the regional course last year was Angus Eve, the present skipper of Jabloteh.
Meanwhile, after dropping seven points in their last three matches, Jabloteh bounced back on Sunday under assistant coach Anthony Street to defeat W Connection 3-0 at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
Street said he thought it was a good performance by his team. “The guys stuck to their task. Once we know we’re coming up against W Connection, the players focus differently and put on their thinking caps. They don’t want ‘W’ to beat them at no time and they look forward to that game.”
“W Connection settled before us in the early going. But in the second-half I changed the tactics by bringing in Travis Mulrane in place of Joseph Peters to lock down the middle in front of the stoppers where WCFC controlled,” added Street.
“Travis came on and changed the game. So the plan worked.”
Street praised the efforts of Devon Mitchell, who was responsible for scoring the first two goals.
“As a youth player, Devon Mitchell has a lot of potential for the future. Playing time for him is minimum because of the quality of strikers we have. Most times he has to sit and watch Otis (Seaton), Kerry (Noray) or Nigel (Pierre) play. However, all three are on the injured list and he made full use of his chance. He showed aggression and I love him for that.” Street remarked.
In the second period, Street also moved Eve from midfield to strike with Mitchell and brought Trent Noel back in middle.
“He (Eve) showed his experience with his calmness and played a hand in the two goals scored by Mitchell, in addition to scoring the last goal,” said Street.
Jabloteh took the game over after the first two goals and controlled the game after Kerwyn “Hardest” Jemmott came for Noel and Stokely Mason replaced injured Vernon Bailey at right back. “With the two pair of fresh pair of legs we took the game over and it added strength to the defence,” Street ended.

Jabloteh held by Defence Force.

By Ian Prescott.
10-May-2004 - No one arrived late for yesterday's T&T Pro League match in which defending champions CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh and Defence Force played to a 1-1 draw at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
Advertised to begin at 4 p.m. the match started an hour late to accommodate the Senior Games which started earlier at the same venue.
When referee Richard Piper finally got the action going, it took a full 10 minutes before Jabloteh's Aurtis Whitley (Otis Seaton) made the first threatening move by either team. But Seaton's initial foray seemed to spark Jabloteh into action and two minutes later, he netted (12th minute) to take his season's tally to six goals in four matches.
Kerry Baptiste produced a burst of acceleration in midfield and meandered his way through the Army defence before cracking a powerful shot which goalkeeper Selwyn George did well to fend away. However, the Defence Force custodian only parried the ball to Seaton, who absolutely abused the sphere when he volleyed it powerfully into the back of the net.
Before the goal, the 'Army' were having the better of the earlier exchanges and leisurely stroked the ball around. But once in front, Jabloteh became competitive.
Midfielder Kerwyn Jemmott just missed putting Jabloteh further ahead with a chip over keeper George in the 28th minute and moments later, Trent Noel skilfully eluded a lunging tackle, but hit overbar from close up. Noel should have scored, and he knew it. Having relied heavily on a fortified back-line to keep them in the game, the Defence Force were rewarded for their resilience with a 43rd minute equaliser from midfielder Marvin Gordon, who ran down a through ball and slipped the ball past the Duarance Williams in the Jabloteh goal.
Jabloteh had the better of the second half, but again Jemmott missed a sitter when dragging a low shot wide and later, Stokely Mason also came close with two rasping shots.
While Jabloteh were failing to convert, Anton Joseph almost scored for Defence Force with a glancing header onto Christon Bapise's left-side cross in the 61st minute. The flick looked like a certain goal from the moment it left Joseph's head, until keeper Williams got a late touch to turn the ball away. The Jabloteh custodian also prevented Army substitute Ronald Boyce from stealing the match five minutes from the end, when he squeezed out a low shot at his near post.

Jabloteh ponder Hill's future.

By Ian Prescott.
07-May-2004 - Englishman Ricky Hill may be on his way out of CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh if a personal matter is not resolved soon. Hill, who was voted the 2003 T&T Pro League Coach of the Year after leading Jabloteh to a successful defence of the league title in his first year as coach, left Trinidad and Tobago for England earlier this year and has not since returned.
A month-and-a-half into the new season, Hill has not resumed work with Jabloteh and following Wednesday night's surprising 1-0 loss to Arima-Morvant Fire, chairman Jerry Hospedales hinted that the club may be forced to take drastic action to resolve their coaching situation. Since Hill's absence, assistant-coach Anthony Streete, a former top player with ECM Mowtown, has been in charge of the team.
Yesterday, Hospedales told the Express Hill had informed them that he had a personal problem and needed time to sort it out. Hospedales said that while Jabloteh have tried to be understanding and give Hill time to sort out his affairs, it was coming to a point where they may have to make a decision on his future with the club.
"We like Ricky Hill, " Hospedales admitted, " He has been good for us. But this is a professional club and while we have tried to be compassionate and accommodate him, it has been six weeks now and the matter is still not resolved. If Hill goes, it will not be because he got another job or that we did not want him."
Hospedales admitted that Jabloteh were not aware of the nature of Hill's problem, but as a professional he expected that the former Luton Town and England midfielder would understand that the matter has to be resolved soon.
"We don't know what the personal situation is either, but we have tried to accommodate him. If we don't have a coach it is surely going to affect the team. Maybe they could run on their own for a few weeks, but after that something has to happen."
Asked to confirm reports that former coach Terry Fenwick may be on the way back to the club after winning the 2002 championship, Hospedales said:
"People will automatically speculate about Fenwick coming back. But the matter with Hill is still not resolved. This is a very difficult one. To get a new coach will take months... I don't want to give it thought. I don't want to give it thought."

Champs humble by Arima Morvant Fire.

By Ian Prescott.
07-May-2004 - Arima Morvant Fire sprung the first major upset of the 2004 T&T Pro League season when they edged 2002 and 2003 champions CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh 1-0 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Wednesday night.
For the early part of this season, Fire have threatened to beat somebody without actually achieving the feat. And once again Arima Morvant Fire-formed via the merger of the Arima Fire and Caledonia AIA teams-set about making the running.
Fire got early reward for their good work when Densill Theobald swept a rebound into the Jabloteh net from the centre of the penalty area to give his team a morale-boosting win.
Goalkeeper Daurance Williams was taken out of the play when trying to defend the initial Romauld Aguillera shot which skidded low from atop the penalty and past his frantic dive. The ball rebounded off Jabloteh's right upright and fell to Theobald who hit into the unguarded net.
A collision between Jabloteh defender Ansil Elcock and his keeper almost gave Fire a second goal in the 32nd minute as both men went to cut out a crossball. The ball ended up striking Elcock awkwardly and almost got into the net.
Jabloteh never produced the flowing football which won them the title last season and were reduced to counter-attacking the Arima Morvant Fire goal.
But towards the end of the half, Jabloteh had their best moments when striker Otis Seaton hit a powerful shot overbar from the right side of the Fire penalty area. And soon after, Fire keeper Michael Woods was forced out of goal to cut off a through ball from Seaton.
Jabloteh emerged an aggressive bunch at the start of the second session in which they piled on the pressure on the Fire goal.
Angus Eve was the first to threaten in the 48th minute when he met a crossball with a powerful header which was cleared off the goal line. The Fire defence, which had conceded seven goals in three previous matches, refused to break, even when stretched by the Jabloteh pressure.
Goalkeeper Michael Wood and Botswana stopper Mgogi Gabonamong were especially good. Woods had an excellent game in goal for Fire and produced a good, low block to stop a powerful drive from Kerry Baptiste. The introduction of Josh Johnson on the right in the 64th minute gave Jabloteh added potency in attack and he was further able to stretch Fire with some telling crosses. But Woods was at the top of his game and his timely interceptions foiled everything Jabloteh threw at Fire.
At the other end, Randy Ramcharan caused a few flutters with his counter-attack up the Jabloteh left. And when he crossed into the penalty area in the 70th minute, substitute Conrad Smith should have done better than head straight to keeper Williams. It didn't really matter though.
Jabloteh’s coach Anthony Street, who is deputising for Englishman Ricky Hill said that the “Fire” win was due to stout defending and good goalkeeping by Woods. “We threw everything at them and they defended stubbonly,” he noted. Street believed that Jabloteh has to play top class football to retain the league title “as the standard of all the teams has improved.” Jamal Shabaaz, coach of Arima Morvant Fire, praised Theobald for his goal and a solid performance. Shabazz felt that his players worked hard for the win.

Jabloteh drub Drillers 8-0.

By Kern De Fretias.
21-Apr-2004 - CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh gave an indication of what could be expected in the defence of their Pro League title when they dismantled an ordinary South West Drillers team at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Monday evening.
And the 8-0 scoreline at the end of the match, helped by an Otis Seaton beaver-trick, basically summed up Drillers' night in their first game of the season.
North East Stars also got off to a fine start in their fixture at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima with a 3-0 win over Morvant-Arima Fire earlier in the afternoon.
At the Hasely Crawford Stadium, the Palo Seco-based team, formerly the South West Institute of Football (SWIF), who finished ninth last year, were looking for a better start to the new season. But they were in for a rude awakening.
Defending champions Jabloteh never allowed them to settle, stirring up Drillers' defence, before an unmarked Seaton collected a pass in the second minute and slotted home a low shot past custodian Andy Dean.
The first sign of life from Drillers came in the sixth minute, off the head of Anderson Lewis. But the effort was too weak to trouble Jabloteh 'keeper Daurance Williams. And the fluctuating rainfall did not make it any easier for the underdogs.
Forward Devon Mitchell doubled Jabloteh's lead in the 13th, as he eluded two defenders to meet a cross with his head that Dean had no chance of stopping.
Drillers continued to press for their first item, but found it difficult to get past the imposing figure of Jabloteh defender Vernon Bailey.
At the other end, though, Jabloteh were having no such problems, and in the 18th minute Seaton claimed his second, as he met an Angus Eve corner kick with a deft flick that beat Dean, to put Jabloteh up 3-0.
In the 23rd minute, Drillers were awarded a free kick 25 metres out for a foul on Brent Garcia, but the robust shot by Garcia was comfortably taken in the end by Williams.
Five minutes later, sloppy defence saw the South team fall further behind, as Seaton once again broke through Drillers' defence and released a scorcher that gave Dean no chance.
And within two minutes, Seaton grabbed his fourth and Jabloteh's fifth by pouncing on a loose ball and lobbing the advancing 'keeper.
Before then Jabloteh's defence had had little to do, but Drilliers let slip a golden chance in the 35th, as a pass by Garcia was wasted by Lewis, who shot wide from 18 metres out. Drillers held on until the half, though, without conceding further goals.
In the second half the southerners made a harder fight of it, and their keeper Dean produced two beautiful saves to deny Jabloteh, first in the 53th, then in the 55th. And in the 57th, Drillers failed to convert another opportunity, as a clear shot at the edge of the six-yard box, with just Williams to beat, was completely missed by Keston Dandohsingh.
In the 73rd minute, just when it seemed that Jabloteh would not get another goal, they made a double substutition, replacing Otis Seaton with Nigel Pierre and also brining on Kerwyn Jemmott into the Jabloteh attack.
That seemed to spark new life into the champs, as Drillers' defence was forced into action soon after, to block an 18-metre blast from Pierre, and then Dean parried an Eve attempt over the bar.
But they just prolonged the inevitable, as one minute later, in the 73rd, Mitchell weaved past two defenders and found Pierre, who lobbed Dean for his first goal of the game.
In the 82nd minute, there was a rare sight when a gem of a header coerced a superb save from Williams.
Four minutes from full time, Pierre collected a through ball and passed across the goal to Eve who calmly slotted home to give Jabloteh their seventh.
And Thomas rounded out the scoring in the final minute of full time with an easy tap in, to give Jabloteh a comprehensive win and a good start to their title defence.

Ricky Hill named Pro League Coach of the Year...
Lincoln Phillips praises Pro League.

By Ian Prescott - TnT Express.
04-Apr-2003 - Englishman Ricky Hill has been named Coach of the Year by the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League.
The announcement was made on Friday night when the professional football league held their 2003 season awards at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya.
Hill, a former England player, had a triumphant first year coaching in Trinidad and Tobago in which he led CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh to a succesful defence of the league title and also captured the FCB Cup and $25,000 winners' purse from Vibe CT 105 W. Connection.
Under Hill, Jabloteh also became Caribbean football champions for the first time in 2003 and they also reached the quarter-final stage of the CONCACAF Club Championship, where they achieved an historic high point by beating American Major League Soccer (MLS) US Cup champions, Chicago Fire, 5-2 in the first leg.
However, Chicago were able to overturn the deficit with a 4-0 home victory to win the tie 6-5 on aggregate.
Taking the other major award on Friday was Charles "Lily" Pollard, a Guyanese defender who plays for FA Trophy holders North East Stars.
Pollard beat out all-comers to capture the senior Most Valuable Player award.
While Jabloteh were lauded for winning the senior league championship, the most successful club on the night was the Savonetta-based W. Connection who swept the youth division awards.
Connection's much talked about youth programme produced champions in the Under-15, Under-17 and Under-20 divisions of the T&T Pro League.
Connection also produced the top goal-scorers in all three youth divisions.
Aaron Downing was the deadliest marksman in the Under-15 Division with 35 goals for the season, while their Gorian Highley got 16 goals among the Under-17 footballers. Highley, who also plays for Arima Senior Comprehensive, was earlier this year named the Most Valuable Player by the Secondary Schools Football League.
Jason Marcano, who had a few games in Connection's senior squad last season, was the youth division's Most Valuable Player.
Marcano scored 34 among the Under-20 players to become the top marksman in that division.
At senior level, Guyana's Randolph Jerome notched 26 goals for North East Stars, the most in the Pro League.
While Marcano and company were best at scoring many goals, the fastest goal for 2003 in the T&T Pro League came off the boot of Jabloteh defender Ian Gray.
While his Jabloteh teammates joked it was probably an own-goal, Gray himself could hardly remember when he scored it. The strike came within the first two minutes of play in a fifth-round match.
Giving the feature address at the awards ceremony was newly-installed Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation technical director Lincoln "Tiger" Phillips.
Having lived in the United States for 27 years, the former Howard University goalkeeper and American professional said his greatest contribution as T&TFF technical director will be in developing coaches and players.
"The game of football is about players. If we have no players...if we don't develop the players, we have no game," he commented.
Phillips was also high in praise for the T&T Pro League and champions San Juan Jabloteh, whom he said gave an excellent account of themselves in the CONCACAF Champions Cup first-leg match against Chicago Fire.
"The whole of the United States was shocked," he said, while explaining that the Americans would have never expected their champions to lose to a team from this country.
"The United States have no respect at all for football in Trinidad and Tobago. Very disrespectful," said Phillips.
He also called for total inclusion in the selection of T&T national teams and for a return of the days when "Indian" and "white" players also represented Trinidad and Tobago.
At Friday's function, Pro League chairman Larry Romany also recognised the importance of Jabloteh winning their first-leg game against Chicago Fire and the effect it will have on the 2004 T&T Pro League season.
Romany said the public is finally becoming aware of the high quality of football being played in the Pro League and in 2004 the organisation will be introducing many of their stars to the public through a marketing programme. The T&T Pro League's 2004 season begins next Sunday and runs until December.

Jabloteh sent home.

25-Mar-2004 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Fire began its 2004 schedule at Soldier Field the same way it ended its 2003 home campaign, as captain Chris Armas struck the series-winning goal in the 90th minute to give the Fire a 4-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago Champions CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh in the second leg of the 2004 CONCACAF Champions Cup Quarterfinals Wednesday at Soldier Field. A pair of goals from halftime substitute Dipsy Selolwane and Armas’ late tally tilted the quarterfinal series in favor of the Fire, who emerged victorious from the quarterfinals with a 6-5 advantage on aggregate goals. Chicago will now move on to face the winner of the CF Pachuca (MEX) - Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), which will begin on the road on Apr. 14 and conclude with a home date on Apr. 21 at Soldier Field.
“I’m very proud of our team. We had a quiet confidence that we could win this game. It’s unusual to think that way in the game of soccer when you’re down three goals because goals are hard to get,” said Fire Head Coach Dave Sarachan. “This game required patience, energy and a commitment to win and composure. I felt my team showed that tonight. There wasn’t a guy on the field that didn’t work as hard as they could work, and they got the job done.”
After it dropped the first leg by a 5-2 margin in Trinidad one week ago, the Fire entered tonight’s second leg needing three goals just to even up the series, and Chicago’s offensive mentality showed from the start as the “Men in Red” came out in an attack-minded 3-5-2 formation. The Fire would gain a man-advantage in the early going after Jabloteh defender Ian Gray earned his second yellow card. Gray’s late shoulder challenge on Nate Jaqua sent the Fire forward into the Soldier Field wall and onto the concrete that rings the field and the Jabloteh defender off the field with the subsequent ejection. The Fire’s attack continued to surge and paid off with a 42nd goal by forward Damani Ralph. The 2003 Gatorade Rookie of the Year received a pass on the right flank from fellow Jamaican Andy Williams and worked past a pair of defenders to find enough space to get off a wicked blast from 20 yards out that nestled under the upper left 90 to give the Fire the 1-0 lead heading into the halftime break.
The second half opened up with Selolwane taking the place of defensive midfielder Logan Pause, and the Fire’s leading scorer in the preseason would continue his torrid spring pace with a double in the opening 17 minutes of the stanza. The first goal of the half was created after Armas held the ball at the top of the penalty area and sent a pass to Selolwane, who struck a blazing shot from 25 yards out that beat goalkeeper Duarance Williams and put the Fire down just one goal in the series. That lead would evaporate 11 minutes later when Ralph darted up the middle of the field and played Selolwane behind the Jabloteh defense. The Botswanan international would come through again, easily dribbling around Williams in the right side of the penalty area to put the Fire up 3-0 in the game and evening the series at 5-5.
“It would be unfair to say that Dipsy is going to be a reserve for us all year,” said Sarachan. “He is competing for a starting position and he earned some good points tonight. When guys don’t get the call as a starter then the mentality becomes ‘I’ll do whatever I can to show the coach and my team and myself that I can do that.’ He brought that mentality tonight.”
The game would open up on both sides for the last half hour as the Fire gathered their legs for one last final push and San Juan Jabloteh showed glimpses of the flair that earned them a convincing win seven days ago. However, Chicago would once again take over the flow of the match and would gain the series winner in the 90th minute. Again Selolwane was at the heart of the play, as his through ball sprang Armas free inside the penalty area. As he did against the New England Revolution in last November’s Eastern Conference Final - the last game played at Soldier Field - Armas slotted the ball into the back of the net and notched the eventual series winner.
Overshadowed in the offensive onslaught was Fire goalkeeper’s Henry Ring first career shutout. Ring was only forced to make three saves on the evening thanks to a Fire defensive corps that shut down the potent Jabloteh attack, including forward Cornell Glenn who registered a hat trick in last week’s first leg.

Chicago Fire (3-5-2) Line-up:
GK-Henry Ring; D-Evan Whitfield, D-Jim Curtin, D-C.J. Brown, M-Chris Armas, M-Logan Pause (Dipsy Selolwane 46th), M-Andy Williams (Kelly Gray 92th+), M-Justin Mapp, M-DaMarcus Beasley; F-Damani Ralph, F-Nate Jaqua.

SJ Jabloteh (4-3-3) Line-up:
GK-Daurance Williams; D-Nigel Daniel, D-Ansil Elcock, D-Cyd Gray, D-Ian Gray; M-Kerry Baptiste (Ronald Primus 40th), M-Angus Eve (Capt) (Joseph Peter 66th), M-Trent Noel, M-Aurtis Whitley; F-Cornell Glen, F-Kerry Noray (Vernon Bailey 55th).

Chicago Fire Scoring:
CHI - Damani Ralph 1 (Andy Williams) 42
CHI - Dipsy Selolwane 1 (Chris Armas) 51
CHI - Dipsy Selolwane 2 (Damani Ralph) 62
CHI - Chris Armas 1 (Dipsy Selolwane 90)

Chicago Fire - SJ Jabloteh.
Shots 16 - 12.
Shots on Goal 9 - 3.
Saves 3 - 5.
Fouls Committed 19 - 22.
Offside 4 - 2.
Corner Kicks 6 - 5.

SJJ - Ian Gray (caution, Professional Foul) 21.
CHI - C.J. Brown (caution, Tackle from Behind) 26.
SJJ - Ian Gray (caution; Reckless Foul) 36.
SJJ - Ian Gray (ejection; Second Caution) 36.
SJJ - Aurtis Whitley (caution; Dissent) 49+.
SJJ - Cyd Gray (caution; Reckless Foul) 64.
CHI - Chris Armas (caution; Persistent Infringement).

Attendance: 6,143 - Soldier Field - Chicago IL.


San Juan Jabloteh blow-out Chicago Fire.

By: fleX.
18-Mar-2004 - Trinidad and Tobago 'star striker' Cornell Glen scored a hat-trick for San Juan Jabloteh as the T&T based club cruise pass MLS giants Chicago Fire 5-2 at the Hasley Crawford Stadium here in Trinidad. Kerry Noray also added a double for the T&T PFL-Champs. The Trinidad side will now enter next Wednesday leg at 'Soldier Field' Chicago with a three-goal cushion in the quarterfinal series of the regional club championship cup.. More.

W Connection’s reign in Caribbean ends...Jabloteh wins CONCACAF title on penalty kicks.

T&T Guardian Reports.
30-Dec-2003 - W Connection’s reign as champion CONCACAF (Caribbean Zone) club ended on Sunday — in the same way the club its lost hold on the FA Trophy a week ago. Exactly seven days earlier, WCFC lost on penalties to North-East Stars in the FA Trophy competition in similar fashion to CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh (4-2) at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
After losing the first leg match 2-1 on December 17 at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, WCFC rallied to lead Jabloteh by the same score at the end of both regulation time and sudden-death extra-time.
When skipper Reynold Carrington hugged goalkeeper Alejandro Figueroa as the goalkeeper walked off to face the spot kicks, a sense of discomfort and nervousness was obvious in the W Connection camp.
Suffering psychologically from the episode of seven days ago when the team’s penalty kickers made a mess of the situation, two WCFC players kicked poor shots to opposing custodian Daurance Williams.
After Brazilian Ronaldo Viana sank the first kick, countryman Jose Luis Seabra leisurely put a tame left-footer to the right of Williams, who had all the time in the world to dive and keep the ball out.
Another Braziliam, Gefferson Goulart, then scored his penalty before Kerwyn Jemmott blasted the fourth kick low and wide to give the Jabloteh footballers their first regional club championship.
All four kickers for Jabloteh — Trent Noel, Angus Eve, Kerry Baptiste and Cornell Glen — approached their task with confidence and they all scored with shots that gave ‘keeper Figueroa no chance.
Two power outages in the first-half extended the duration of the match to four hours, much to the dismay of the crowd numbering 4,000 — one which lasted 20 minutes, after only 11 minutes of play; and the other 10 minutes after the restart, that took more than 40 minutes to rectify — plagued the final.
While Jabloteh seemed to suffer most from the stoppages, WCFC seemed to have been affected very little from it and scored four minutes when the match restarted a second time through Goulart.
Connection, decimated by injury to the point where they were forced to recall Under-20 coach Leonson Lewis to first team action, offered little up front initially. Without injured Earl Jean, Kendall Davis, George Issac and flu-hit Arnold Dwarika, Connection gave regular sub Titus Elva a chance to start alongside Lewis.
Receiving a back-heeled pass in the 24th minute from St Lucian Titus Elva, the Brazilian (Goulart) made no mistake with a half-volley that sent the ball flying into the net near the far post, past an outstretched Williams.
That goal sparked some life into Jabloteh and the Easterners grabbed the equaliser in the 41st minute, after two close shaves (28th and 38th minutes) from headers by Cyd Gray and Keyeno Thomas.
Otis Seaton (Autis Whitley) was the architect. He outsprinted Rawle Fletcher down the left flank and centred the ball into the heart of the goal-mouth. Surrounded by two defenders, Figueroa partially stopped the ball.
Glen, standing close by, benefited most by sticking a leg out and stabbing the ball across the line in the 41st minute.
After the resumption, Jemmott, who was brought on by coach Leroy Spann to replace Lyndon Diaz, worked magic with his intelligent left-foot.
Six minutes into the half from an impossible angle, he booted a low, powerful shot that beat Williams all ends up.
Two minutes after the goal, the upright denied Jabloteh the equaliser, as an Eve free kick came off the wall and hit the post.
That same post was again in the way in the fourth minute of extra-time, following a well-taken placement by Baptiste.
Connection might have won in sudden-death extra-time had Williams not come up with two good saves. The big Jabloteh keeper was off his line to first tip over a shot after Titus Elva broke through the left and from the resulting corner, (taken by Silvio Spann), Williams somehow managed to keep national youth team defender Kenwyne Jones' downward header from rolling into his goal.

San Juan Jabloteh:
Daurance Williams; Keyeno Thomas, Ansil Elcock, Nigel Daniel, Cyd Gray; Trent Noel, Angus Eve (capt), Josh Johnson (Travis Mulraine 61st), Kerry Baptiste; Otis Seaton (Nigel Pierre 85th), Cornell Glen.

W Connection:
Alejandro Figueroa; Reynold Carrington (capt), Lyndon Diaz (Kerwyn Jemmott 47th), Rawle Fletcher (Silvio Spann 79th), Kenwyne Jones; Elijah Joseph, Jose Luis Seabra, Ronaldo Viana, Gefferson Goulart; Leonson Lewis (Jason Marcano 61st), Titus Elva.

Coach Hill delighted with Jabloteh.

T&T Guardian Reports..
30-Dec-2003 - English coach Ricky Hill has got the Jabloteh footballers to perform at their best and he is delighted that his side has added the Caribbean club championship title to the First Citizens Bank Cup.
“Obviously, we’re delighted to have managed to prize the title of Caribbean club champions away from W Connection, who held it over the last two years,” said the man who took over from countryman Terry Fenwick at the beginning of the season.
“It was one of our objectives from the start of the season and now that we have realised it, it is such a fantastic feeling for the players, technical staff, management and supporters of CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh,” he said.
Hill said that he was also delighted with the number of opportunities his side created but was not so pleased with the execution of those chances.
“I felt lady-luck wasn’t shining on us at times. If you consider we hit the post on three occasions and every time the ball came back into play it did not fall to one of our supporting players.
“I felt in stages we played quite well as a team, in spells of 10 to 15 minute periods, but at times we still showed naivety. “We switched off too often when the ball was out of play,” he explained.
The coach said it was tough on W Connection to have to contest another penalty shoot-out in consecutive finals.
“It’s a harsh way for any team to lose a game. But even more cruel for W Connection to lose twice within a week on penalty kicks in two cup finals.
“In my mind, because of last week’s final against North-East Stars when W Connection missed some penalties that gave us the edge. Subconsciously, their team was still being affected from what transpired the week before during the shoot-out.”
Hill revealed that his job is yet complete, since his team still has two more clashes with W Connection in the T&T Pro League.
“We have a job to complete in the league. The players have been magnificent over the last 10 months. Now, I am asking them again to go back to the well and dig deep and keep that same professionalism, enthusiasm and desire for one more month.”
Jabloteh holds a seven-point lead over the John-Williams boys with six matches to finish the programme, which will restart on Sunday following a break for the Christmas holidays.

Veteran Eve stings W Connection.

By Gregory Trujillo.
19-Dec-2003 - VIBE CT 105 W Connection will have to come from behind in order to retain the Caribbean Football Union club championship and qualify for the CONCACAF Champions Cup.
When the “Savonetta Boys” meet CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh in the return leg match on December 28, they will have to make up a one-goal deficit, having gone under 1—2 to their arch-rivals on Wednesday night at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.
Before the game started, players from both teams took a minute to honour the memory of slain striker Rolston James, who was murdered a year to the date after representing Connection on December 15, 2002. Tobago-born James had played with both clubs during his brief career.
Former national midfield standout Angus Eve netted both goals for Jabloteh in the 20th and 41st minutes while Brazilian Gefferson Goulart scored for W Connection in the 40th minute.
W Connection got the ball into the net a second time in the 69th minute but their claim for a goal was disallowed by referee Jaggernauth Goolcharan.
Coach of WCFC, Leroy Spann, members of the team’s his staff and players, were furious with Goolcharan when he called a foul on striker Earl Jean and gave the player a yellow card instead of pointing to the centre.
Jean, standing outside the box, jumped in anticipating a kick-out by goalkeeper Duarance Williams and the ball struck him and went into an open goal.
In the opinion of many, the goal was legitimate as Jean was not causing any obstruction.
“I believe the goal was good, “ said Spann after the match.”
Some spectators, including a World Cup referee, were of the opinion that it should have stood. The incident also left Connection a spent force and Figueroa at the mercy of his opponents. Figueroa later had to produce an acrobatic save to keep out Nigel Pierre's header, while Josh Johnson broke through but never came near the goal with an errant shot.
Substitute Travais Mulraine was by far the unluckiest of the Jabloteh attackers and twice missed with rasping shots from outside the penalty area.
Jabloteh was quicker to the ball and more aggressive from the kick-off and it was no surprise when it took the lead.
From a left side cross, W Connection’s central defender, Ronaldo Viana, miskicked the ball and Eve made him pay the penalty by slotting it past ‘Colombian keeper Alejandro Figueroa.
W Connection played back into the game when Arnold Dwarika dribbled two players and hit a cross into the path of Kendall Davis, who dummied for Goulart to slam an outside- of-the-right-foot shot away from Williams. Hardly before the cheers had died down, Jabloteh got back the lead.
A one-two build-up down the right flank brought a high ball from Eve move in the air and completely beat Figueroa.
WCFC had two good chances of levelling the score — a header by Jean, which sent the ball hitting a defender and a free-kick by Dwarika that came off the wall and was tipped around the post beautifully by Williams. Jemmott still had one final try for Connection in added-on time, but both Nigel Daniel and Jabloteh were too good on the night.
The Jabloteh players applied themselves better tactically. Their team play was also a bit more consistent than their opponents.’
Connection and their fans may have reason to feel that they had a geniune goal disallowed and this changed the course of the game. But it was clear that Connection made more mistakes and that was the main cause of the defeat.
“We will now be concentrating on the FA Trophy and still have a week to prepare for the return,” said coach Spann.
W Connection will play North-East Stars in the FA Trophy final on Sunday at Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, Tunapuna, from 3.30 pm.
So it will not be truly festive Christmas for players of T&T’s top two football clubs. While the country is in the customary festive mood, members of these two clubs will be hard at practice for the return match of their FA Trophy final on December 28 at a venue to be announced.
“Our aim is to try and win both legs and therefore we would be training in and around the Christmas,” said Englishman Ricky Hill, coach of Jabloteh.
“For my players, this year’s Christmas will be slightly different from what they have become used to, because we will be training throughout the period,” he added.

W Connection: Alejandro Figueroa, Lyndon Diaz, Elijah Joseph, Kenwyne Jones, Jose Luiz Seabra, Ronaldo Viana, Reynold Carrington, Gefferson Goulart, Arnold Dwarika (Kerwyn Jemmott 64th), Silvio Spann (Stokley Mason 58th), Kendall Davis (Earl Jean 46th).

Jabloteh: Duarance Williams, Keyeno Thomas, Ansil Elcock, Cyd Gray, Nigel Daniel, Trent Noel, Kerry Baptiste, Angus Eve (Devon Mitchell 76th), Autis Whitley (Travis Mulraine 79th), Josh Johnson, Cornell Glen (Nigel Pierre 61st).

Jabloteh move on, Arnett whipped.

By: Livingston Scott, Observer staff reporter.
04-Dec-2003 - Arnett Gardens FC's miserable season continued at Tony Spaulding Sport Complex last night when they succumbed to an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Trinidad and Tobago's San Juan Jabloteh.
The visitors thus took the two-way tie, 6-1 on aggregate, after winning the first CONCACAF Club Championship semifinal game by the same margin in Trinidad & Tobago last week.
Kerry Baptiste (38th), Trent Noel (46th) and Nigel Peirre (67th) netted for the winners, while Denton Sheddon (43rd) scored Arnett's lone goal.
With nine minutes on the clock loose marking by Arnett Garden allowed Keyeno Thomas room at the top of the area and Wayne Ellis had to foul in order to stop him. The Free kick taken by Nigel Daniel was block by the wall and Thomas hit it high as Jaboteh mounted some early pressure.
But Arnett, back-to-back National Pemier League champions and last season's beaten NPL finalists, have only themselves to blame. They failed to capitalise on their scoring opportunities, in contrast to their T&T counterparts, who were clinical in their execution.
Despite losing their last five competitive fixtures, coach Jerome Waite was positive after the defeat last night.
"We created chances and did not put them away and it came back to haunt us," Waite said.
"But it was a much improved performance despite the opponents beating us ... it's our best performance this season and I hope we can carry this into the rest of the season," he said.
In an evenly-contested match, San Juan Jaboteh launched an attack with Aurtis Whitley breaking and pulling the Arnett defense apart before passing wide to the overlapping Josh Johnson who kicked straight to Allan Reid.
Two minutes later, Johnson -- playing on the right -- twice returned the favour, but the striker's efforts on both occasions were too tame to beat Reid.
Keith Kelly then had a shot deflected wide; Ray Graham turned a header wide; Kwame Richardson shot over from inside the box, and Sheddon failed to beat Duarance Williams in a one-on-one situation as the hosts briefly came to life.
However, they were made to pay when Baptiste put the vistors ahead. Jaboteh's Cornell Glenn took on three Arnett defenders before passing wide to his right to Josh Johnson who cross inside to Kerry Baptiste who controlled on his left adjusted the ball to his right and then curled it inside Reid's left hand post to give his team the lead. The midfielder was picked out by the ever dangerous Josh Johnson on the right and he controlled before calmly slotting past Reid from inside the box.
Sheddon pulled one back before the break when he volleyed Richardson's miskicked shot into the roof of the net from five yards.
The visitors stunned Arnett in the first minute of the second half when Trent Noel got behind the defence to head past Reid from a set-play.
Another goal from substitute, Nigel Pierre, five minutes after entering the fray drove the final nail into Arnett's coffin.
"We're delighted to be through to the next round," said winning coach, Ricky Hill, "Arnett was a very good test, all credit to their team." San Juan will play another Trindadian club, W-Connection, in the final.

Arnett Gardens - Allan Reid, Wayne Ellis, Alex Thomas, Oneil Dunn, Keith Kelly (Cornel Chin-Sue 76th), Gerald Neil, Everton Bunsie, Gregory Messam (Jonathan Williams 62nd), Kwame Richardson, Ray Graham (Leon Strictland 76th), Denton Sheddon.

Arnett subs not used: S.Collins, E.Barnes, A.Morgon, A.Burke.

San Juan Jabloteh - Duarance Williams, Kerry Baptiste, Nigel Daniel, Ansil Alcock, Angus Eve, Cornell Glenn (Devon Mitchell 73rd), Cyd Gray, Josh Johnson, Trent Noel (Nigel Pierre 62nd), Keyeno Thomas, Aurtis Whitley.

Jabloteh subs not used: Veron Bailey, Michael Celestine, Ian Gray, Ronald Primus.

Jabloteh cruises in Champion Cup.

By Gregory Trujillo.
28-Nov-2003 - San Juan Jabloteh will go into its return CONCACAF Champions Cup qualifier with Arnett Gardens of Jamaica, in a better position than arch-rivals Vibe CT 105 W Connection will against Portmore United, the Jamaican champion club.
When the semi-finals took place on Wednesday, Jabloteh cruised to a 3-1 win over Arnett Gardens at Hasely Crawford Stadium, while W Connection struggled to earn a draw with Portmore United at Manny Ramjohn Stadium.
W Connection, the defending Caribbean Football Union champion, failed to make use of its home advantage against Portmore by wasting at least three good scoring opportunities.
It will get a chance to redeem itself today at the same venue, as the Jamaicans decided to stay on and play the return game here instead of home next Wednesday.
Jabloteh, however, will travel to Kingston for its second outing with Arnett Gardens on Wednesday with just a two goal cushion.
After getting a first-half double from red-hot Otis Seaton and another soon after the interval from Cornell Glenn, Jabloteh let Arnett Gardens off the hook by missing numerous chances and having a “fluke” goal scored against it.
Arnett Gardens was first to settle down in the match that started one-hour late because of a power outage.
Inside the first 10 minutes, the Jamaicans had two good opportunities of taking the lead — first Keith Kelly hit a right-footer wide from inside the box and then he failed to connect with a volley from even closer.
Slowly, Jabloteh built in confidence, as it began to dominate in its third of the field as well as in Arnett’s third.
The first Jabloteh goal in the 20th minute came as no surprise, as Seaton, a player with a high work-rate, always looked to be the one to give his side the lead.
Collecting a long ball from midfield from Nigel Daniel, the fast-moving Seaton turned quickly, faced his target, and rifled a low right-foot shot which slipped through through both the hands and legs of a shaky goalkeeper Julian McLish.
Jabloteh kept Arnett keeper Julian McLish busy after the goal but the Jamaican custodian stuck to his task by sticking out a hand to turn a Kerry Baptiste shot around the post, parry a bullet from Trent Noel that was too hot to handle, and just managed to stop another Baptiste shot from getting past.
In the 39th minute, Seaton had all the time in the world to confidently place the ball away from an advancing McLish, after receiving a perfect pass from Angus Eve in midfield.
With its tails up, Jabloteh was quick to settle after the break and Glenn increased the lead in the 50th minute when he chest-trapped, brought the ball under control, and slipped it to the left of a stranded Julian McLish.
Jabloteh did get the ball into the net twice afterwards, but Surinamese referee Enrico Wijngaaede ruled the first by Nigel Pierre off-side and then pulled up Glen for a foul before he passed for substitute Devon Mitchell to score.
While being completely outplayed, Arnett Gardens pulled a goal back in the 67th minute when Arnett midfielder Garth Boota swung a high, desperate ball from an impossible angle on the left flank across the goal and the ball lodged into the far past with ’keeper Kelvin Jack beaten all ends up.
According to Maurice 'Ranger' Walker of Arnett Garden FC website "They were fast, they were furious. They are fitter and technically sound. Fourteen of there 18 players are T&T national U-23 players. Then there's also senior nationals like Angus Eve and Ansil Elcock They have a US $1 million dollar budget at there disposal. They have lost one game this season. They defeated Dundee 3-0 without training for a month. Their coach Ricky Hill, a Jamaican living in England, was in Jamaica to watch Arnett play Jong Columbia a week ago. They are CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh, currently the Champion and top team in TnT football, added Mr. Walker.

Jabloteh stretch lead.

By Gregory Trujillo.
20-Oct-2003 - San Juan Jabloteh forged eight points clear at the head of the standings in the Trinidad and Tobago Professional Football League with a 4-0 win over Joe Public on Saturday under lights at Hasely Crawford Stadium.
And, arch-rival Vibe CT 105 W Connection slumped further away from the defending champion, as it was held 2-2 by North East yesterday at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
Former Joe Public striker, Nigel Pierre, sidelined for over three months while awaiting a transfer to Jabloteh, had his old team-mates bewildered in the 28th minute when he opened the scoring.
After chest-trapping a cross from Nigel Daniel, the national senior player let fly a bullet past goalkeeper Kevin Graham with the entire Joe Public defence caught looking at the move.
Ten minutes after coming out from the interval with a 1-0 advantage, Cornell Glen increased the lead with his 15th goal of the season.
Devon Mitchell came on as a substitute for Pierre in the 70th and immediately Jabloteh kicked into another gear with a quick double from the former Arima Fire player.
Both goals (73rd and 77th) were half chances and Mitchell made them count with clinical finishing.
Top players Otis Seaton, Travis Mulraine and Angus Eve were missing from the line-up but Hill believes that their absence has not affected the team.

W Connection hold Jabloteh.

By Ian Prescott.
11-Aug-2003 - Leaders San Juan Jabloteh maintained pole position atop the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League despite being held 1-1 by Vibe CT 105 W. Connection in a top-of-the-table clash at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, yesterday.
Jabloteh, the defending champions, took the lead two minutes into the second half through defender Nigel Daniel, but failed to hold the lead as Connection finished strongly late in the second session, despite being reduced to 10 men after the 83rd minute sending-off of defender Kenwyne Jones.
Disregarding their precarious position, Connection clawed their way back to level in the 86th through the fresh legs of St Lucian substitute George Issac.
Yesterday's encounter rarely reached the breathtaking pace characteristic of meetings between the teams, but instead was typified by stern defence and stifling midfield play for much of the 90 minutes.
Jabloteh dominated the early exchanges without causing much terror for their opponents. The defending champions tested Connection early with Cornell Glen getting goal-keeper Alejandro Figueroa's attention 12 minutes into the match with a long-ranged effort. Glen had earlier forced an acrobatic push from Connection's Colombian 'keeper and he also directed a Josh Johnson cross just wide—the forward's finish not matching his sweet connection with the ball.
The middle of the field was dominated by Jabloteh in the first 45 minutes.
Connection's only outlet was through Lyndon “Chubby” Andrews on the left flank. “Chubby” found space on the inside of Jabloteh's Cyd Gray for most of the half. On one occasion, Andrews eluded Gray and unleached a long-ranged effort which flew just wide of the Jabloteh first post.
Goal-keeper Kelvin Jack also had to be at his best to keep low shots from under-20 marksman Jason Marcano and later Kerwyn “ Hardest” Jemmott out of his citadel.
Jabloteh got the perfect start to the second half when Nigel Daniel blasted them ahead in the 47th. But Connection could have been levelled matters minutes later. Jack was scrambling like a crab across the Jabloteh goalline and only just kept out a long stinging shot from Silvio Spann.
Colombian Figueroa also found himself busy at the other end, pulling off a last second deflection of Otis Seaton's deliberate push towards the corner of the W. connection goal.
The pace had picked up...the football was starting to flow. Having brought on Arnold Dwarika, Spann and Issac, Connection were getting a greater share of the midfield play and both teams camee close to scoring. Just when Connection were starting to look really dangerous, they lost Kenwyn Jones who picked up twoo quick yellow cards--the second resulting when he felled the fleet-footed Glen, who was accelerating towards the Jabloteh goal.
Jabloteh were guilty of letting Connection back into the game when midfielder Travais Mulraine had his pass intercepted at the back. The ball eventually found Connection's Brazilian Gefferson Da Silva Goulart, who forwarded the sphere down the centre of the penalty area to Issac. The St Lucian striker never hesitated and drilled the ball past goalkeeper Kelvin Jack.
Still, Connection had to survive a final scare when good close control let Michael Celestine in at their goal. The Jabloteh sub beat Figueroa, but saw his shot rebound off the far edge of the crossbar.
Over at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Starworld Strikers hammered host Tobago United 4-0 with Andre Charles, Dexter Franklyn, Maurice Jackson and Kester Cornwall all on the scoresheet to move into third spot, two points behind W Connection, and one ahead of Defence Force who has a game in hand.

San Juan Jabloteh crush North East Stars.

By Lasana Liburd.
20-Jul-2003 - There were no "giant-killer" heroics by the North East Stars football team yesterday evening at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
And, as the clock expired, the Sangre Grande outfit looked punch drunk as their hosts, CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh, kept firing away.
If it were a boxing match, the referee would have been dutybound to blow the whistle and save the battered Pro League outfit. But football is not so humane and Stars were forced to bear the late humiliation.
The final score read 5-2 in favour of the defending league champions, Jabloteh, who now enjoy an eight-point lead over their nearest rivals, Vibe CT 105 W Connection.
Connection can narrow the gap today when they host Tobago United from 4 p.m. at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, though it remains a sizeable advantage.
Still, yesterday's final scoreline was a poor reflection of the contest.
The Stars were not the only team anxiously awaiting the final whistle.
The result apart, yesterday's fare was mostly forgettable as the two clubs endured a war of attrition on the slick surface.
In the past four weeks, the Stars have played eight times in the league and First Citizens Bank (FCB) Cup, while Jabloteh had two outings less due to a default and postponement.
It is a gruelling schedule and the loose, stuttering play from both outfits gave its own testimony.
Stars goalkeeper Trevor Nottingham and stopper Wilfred Joseph—both well into their 30s—felt the strain more than most.
Still, it was the underdogs who struck first in the 18th minute.
Jabloteh right back Ronald Primus was slow to push out as Stars striker Randolph Jerome broke their attempt at an offside trap before taking maximum advantage of Ansil Elcock's late effort to retrieve the ball.
There was the hint of a lowered shoulder by Elcock and Jerome went down easily to win the decision, before burying his penalty to the left of Jabloteh captain and custodian, Kelvin Jack, with the shortest of run-ups.
It was a goal which should have strengthened the Stars' resolve and prompted Jabloteh to return to their slick, fluent passing game.
Instead, passes regularly went astray, players dithered in possession and weak, telegraphed flicks failed to reach their destinations.
It did not make for an appreciable contest for the small crowd, although defensive lapses and misjudgements did create regular scoring chances.
Jabloteh levelled the score in the 34th minute after Cornell Glenn redirected an Otis Seaton shot, but Jerome responded with a close-range glancing header in first half stoppage time following a headed pass from captain Charles Pollard.
The Stars, who lost 5-0 and 5-3 in their visits to this ground last season, were ahead at the interval and at least one fan was enjoying every minute of it.
"This is not last year, yuh know," he said to a disbeliever. "This is not 2002. This is 2003."
But the Stars' determination gave way soon after the break and so, too, their advantage.
It was virtually one-way traffic after Jabloteh midfielder Kerry Baptiste headed home from a Nigel Daniel cross in the 53rd minute—his sixth goal in five consecutive matches.
Seaton scored his third penalty of the season to put the hosts ahead in the 65th minute, after a handled ball from Pollard, and the final outcome was sealed.
The body language from the Stars players was revealing.
Nottingham was on the ground so often that the visiting physio spent as much time in the Stars' penalty area as the Jabloteh strikers.
A tired Joseph was at the mercy of the younger and quicker Glenn and when coach Lloyd Solomon replaced him in the 88th minute, the damage had been done.
Three of the five goals emanated from runs down the right side of the Stars' defence.
Kerry Noray rounded off the scoring in the 83rd and 87th minutes after crossballs from Glenn and Josh Johnson, respectively, to complete the lopsided result.
Worse still, the Stars have just three days' rest before they—and Jabloteh—enter the second leg of their FCB Cup semi-final. It must be a worrying thought for the giant-killers.

San Juan Jabloteh bomb Defence Force.

Reports By: Ian Prescott.
23-May-2003 - The flag must have been flying at half mast at Defence Force headquarters in Teteron yesterday after the former national champions suffered the biggest-ever defeat on a football field.
It seems almost unbelievable, but Wednesday night’s 9-1 hammering of Defence Force by reigning champs CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh in the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League was real indeed. So real that it will go down as a record.
The 250 supporters at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, including national players Stern John, Brent Sancho and ex-Defence Force striker Jason Scotland were in awe at the aggressive display by Jabloteh against a clearly unfit and ragged Army-Coast Guard combination.
Goals from Kerry Baptiste (61st, 87th, 89th), Cornell Glenn (31st, 35th), Angus Eve (9th, 70th), Travis Mulraine (49th), and an own goal by Kurt Williams (57th) relegated the Army-Coast Guard squad to their greatest humiliation in local football history.
Substitute Sherman “Ants” Phillip (90th) salvaged some personal pride when he beat Jabloteh custodian Kelvin Jack in the final minute of the match.
Not since Trintoc ravaged them 5-0 at the Arima Velodrome on November 19, 1986, have Defence Force heads bowed so low. That defeat had marked the biggest humbling suffered by the Army team since the start of the then Trinidad and Tobago National League in 1974.
Coach Hudson Charles readily admitted that his charges were not competitive against Jabloteh. Charles, a key midfielder with the team which fell to Trintoc 17 years ago, also agreed that the Defence Force team of that era was a better bunch.
“We cannot compare these two teams.” he suggested. “The team which Trintoc beat 5-0 was at least competitive. But we (Defence Force) were not competitive against Jabloteh last night.”
Charles was correct. The 1986 Army team, which included Kenrick Fleary, Roderick “Rambo” Gibbs, Richard Frazer and Bertrand O’Brien had already captured the Cola Cola League Cup and the Stag Big Four title before being humbled by Trintoc.
Trintoc were a star-studded bunch. The South combination, which had Russell Latapy, Adrian Fonrose, “Marvellous” Marvin Faustin, Philbert Jones, Clayton Morris and Dexter Francis in their ranks, won the FA Trophy and then bombed the Army 5-0 in their final match of the season to clinch the National League.
That year also marked probably the best finish by a local team in international competition, when Defence Force lost the Inter-American Cup final 1-0 to Boca Juniors of Argentina. It was a match they should have won, too.
Now, after scaling such heights, the Army-Navy combination have reached the point where they are pushovers.
On Wednesday night, Jabloteh never allowed them to be competitive. From the onset, the defending Pro League champs were in full flight and took the lead from as early as the ninth minute when Angus Eve’s free-kick looped off the wall and beat Marlon Sylvester in the Defence Force goal.
Striker Cornell Glenn was a handful on the night and scored twice before the half ended. After striking the crossbar early, Glenn turned swiftly around his marker and beat goalie Sylvester from close up to notch his team’s second goal in the 31st minute.
At that stage, the Defence Force had not even remotely threatened the Jabloteh goal. It only got worse for the Army when Glenn forced defender Michael Edwards into a second rash tackle.
After picking up a yellow card for a hefty slide into Glenn, Edwards was given marching orders after an elbowing incident involving his tormentor.
Glenn would pick himself up to punish the Army with a long-range blast which beat Sylvester from almost 40 metres.
Just four minutes had elapsed in the second session when Mulraine shrugged off two hard tackles before sliding the ball past goalkeeper Sylvester for Jabloteh’s fourth goal.
A 57th minute mix-up saw Sylvester beaten again, this time by an errant back pass from defender Kurt Williams.
Four minutes later, Kerry Baptiste slid in a Kerry Noray pass. It was the first of three late goals Baptiste would score.
Eve also got a second in the 70th when he was picked out by a long, low pass down the centre of the Army defence. All Eve had to do was slide the ball away from Sylvester and into the goal.
Substitute Phillip had hardly gotten a touch before, but in the final minute of the match he outpaced the Jabloteh back line to score his team’s only goal.
Despite the impressive win, Jabloteh (seven points) trail unbeaten leaders W Connection (12 points), after a 4-0 win over last year’s bogey team Arima Fire at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

Terry Fenwick to keep track of T&T players.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
9-May-2003 - Pro Sports Caribbean official and former Trinidad and Tobago-based coach Terry Fenwick says he will continue to keep track of some of the promising players from the twin-island.
"I've obviously kept in touch with everything back in Trinidad. I'm very keen to look at the progress the young players are making because Trinidad and Tobago has got some really special kids that need to be given the right development. That will always be my interest and I'm sure once I get back into the game which at the moment I have a couple offers I'm considering which won't happen until the end of the season. I'm sure then I will come back to Trinidad for one or two players," Fenwick said
"Josh Johnson, Devon Mitchell and Cornell Glenn are some of the names that I can think of. With the right management and guidance I think these boys can do very well here. There are lot of players just that need to be coached and guided. Their natural abilities are terrific and that's what I took to Jabloteh and I expect them to really continue this.
Fenwick, who led CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh to the 2002 Professional League title in T&T, was speaking during Superstar Rangers' tour of Birmingham last month, when he hinted that he is considering a couple job offers which could materialize at the end of the current season.
Fenwick was in charge of English club Northampton Town for just over a month.
"Trinidad has just got to get away from the politics that have kept the football down and focus on their players and the development," he added.
Fenwick also wished new Jabloteh coach, Englishman Ricky Hill well in his first season with Jabloteh.
"I wish Ricky the best of luck. He's got some of the best players in Trinidad without a shadow of a doubt. I think he will turn that team in the Caribbean champions."
The ex-England international mentioned that his departure from Northampton may not have been a turn for the worse.
"At Northampton I actually realize about three days into the job that things weren't working out even at that early stage. There will be other opportunities and better things will happen and it might not be such a bad thing that I had to leave the club in such short space of time," he ended.

Jabloteh aiming to play in the USA - Duprey...English coach signs with champs.

By Gregory Trujillo.
15-Mar-2003 - CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh could be playing football in the United States, in the new future under new English coach Ricky Hill.
Lawrence Duprey, Chairman of CL Financial Group of Companies, announced yesterday that his company is presently preparing to build a stadium in Tampa, Florida, and “Jabloteh could field a team in the United States.”
CL Financial chairman Lawrence Duprey also revealed his intention to eventually transform Jabloteh into a feeder club for a United States Major League Soccer (MLS) team.
“The future of Jabloteh is bright. Soon we may have our own team in Florida,” he added.
Duprey was speaking yesterday at a media conference to introduce Hill to the national community in the CLICO Box, Queen’s Park Oval.
Hill, who was recommended by former coach Terry Fenwick, was appointed as Technical Director of Jabloteh on February 17.
The coach, whose parents are from Jamaica but was born in England, has the responsibility for directing and managing the football programme of the club.
In his capacity, he will have direct responsibility for the professional and the Under-20 teams, and will provide technical advice to the other youth teams — Under-17, Under-15, Under-13 and Under-11.
Hill had a distinguished professional career both at Luton Town, Leicester and French club, Le Harve. He played for England, not only at the Senior level, but also at junior level.
Subsequent to his retirement, he spent a considerable time in football programmes, coaching both junior and senior teams, in particular junior teams in which he was responsible for identifying several footballers now plying their trade in the English Leagues.
His stint in Trinidad — a two-year contract — is his second overseas assignment, having spent two years in the USISL Premier League of the United States and at the Florida Institute of Technology.
There was a spell as player/coach at Tampa Bay Rowdies in the American Professional Soccer League when Hill was named 1992-93 “Coach of the Year”.
Hill was appointed Sheffield Wednesday Under-19 coach in 1996 and appeared to flourish in that role until he was scooped up by Tottenham Hotspur in 1999.
Hill, who visited Trinidad and Tobago twice in the 1980’s, said he is very pleased to be here to continue the good work of Fenwick.
“It was always my ambition to come to the Caribbean to help nurture the natural talent we have here,” he stated.
He explained that he took the job at Jabloteh, at a time when arrangements were being made for him to assist Jamaican national coach Carl Brown.
“I am happy with the financial element of the package,” he noted. “My only downside is that my children and wife is still in England.” “My intention is to develop the players at Jabloteh, with the hope that when they leave here they could fit in anywhere in Europe and the rest of the world,” he said.

Jabloteh gets new English coach.

By Keith Clement.
30-Jan-2003 - Reigning national football champions, CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh, has been dealt a serious blow to the start of its 2003 season as 10 of the 19 players suspended by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) on Tuesday belong to that club.
The management of the team also completed four days of negotiations with another Englishman in Rich Hill, the club’s only choice to replace the TT$70,000 a month Terry Fenwick, two weeks before preparations for the 2003 season next month.
According to a source Hill was the only person interviewed for the post and since the management wants a foreign coach, the job is his.
Jabloteh has been severely weakened since the 10 players on suspension comprise the team’s nucleus: Goalkeeper and captain Kelvin Jack, chief defender Brent Sancho, Ian Gray, Cyd Gray, Nigel Daniel, Josh Johnson, Travis Mulraine, Trent Noel and strikers Cornell Glenn and Gary Glasgow.
The players are locked in a dispute with the TTFF over playing and practising conditions, match fees (outstanding and for upcoming games) and complimentary tickets.
Kirk De Freitas, the team’s manager, disagreed that his team will be short on talent, saying:
“We’re looking to address the situation in time for when practice begins. It will be tough but Jabloteh will survive.”
Asked if Jabloteh will follow the path of Joe Public and fire its players involved in the dispute with the Football Federation, De Freitas replied:
“No... No way. It is unfortunate what has happened. The Jabloteh players were advised to attend practice and play the game and then lodge their complaints. It’s sad it had to come to this.”
The Trinidad Guardian was informed that at least five key players were without contracts and negotiations were due to start soon. Asked about those players De Freitas said: “Yes, some players are without contracts but the club will address that situation soon.”
Meanwhile, the club has been interviewing Hill, a former international team-mate of Fenwick.
Hill, 43, who arrived in T&T on Sunday, is a former national with three international caps and has coached at Sheffield Wednesday and Tottenham Hotspurs at the Under-19 level.
After playing from 1974-89 for Luton Town, he returned to manage the team in 2000. He also played for Leicester City in 1991-92, but before that he played in T&T with the touring All Black team from England in the 1980s.
He said: “I’m impressed by the facilities here and will enjoy the challenge once an agreement is reached. After talking to the club I then have to talk to my wife and kids.”
According to a source, if successful, Hill could end up earning close to TT$50,000 — $60,000 a month, which will include accommodation, travel and other perks.

Dundee boss takes beating in good spirits.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
17-Jan-2003 - Dundee boss Jim Duffy praised the CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh outfit for giving his team a good work out in Friday's friendly at the Larry Gomes Stadium which ended in a 3-0 victory for the local Professional League champions.
A quick second half burst which saw a double by Cornell Glenn and former national captain Angus Eve inside ten minutes gave the visitors a stern welcome to the local game which was arranged by Pro Sports Caribbean.
The affair turned out to be a competitive one and only a few terrific saves by goalkeeper Kelvin Jack in the first half and Daurance Williams in the closing quarter of the match prevented the persistent Dundee from getting on the scoresheet.
The late introduction of Georgian midfielder Georgi Nemsadze and Argentina forward Fabian Caballero created problems causing several "oohs and ahhs" from the 600 fans at the game with their nippy display.
Duffy was disappointed with the loss but now hopes to leave on a positive note in Sunday's encounter against the T&T President's Eleven.
"We don't like to lose. We made elementary errors . We are always going to chasing games if we don't stop these errors. We should have been at least three goals up in the first half but we missed them. The (Jabloteh) defenders did well but we've got to punish teams when they give us the chances. Jabloteh came out very well in the second half but we had a crazy ten minutes and the game was finished as a contest but the good thing is the players kept on playing and we created more chances," Duffy told TTFF Media after the game.
"We certainly had good attitude out there but we made basic errors and we were punished. We have got to be more aggressive in front of goal and take our chances. We have had this problem back home and yes we are disappointed to lose the game. We created chances against a very disciplined, fit, quick team. There were some good points coming out of the game."
Commenting on Jabloteh's display, Duffy pinpointed the work of Brent Sancho, Cyd Gray and Ian Gray.
"They (Jabloteh" came out and did very well. They have good pace and strength all through their team and they took the chances well. It was a good game of football. We know it will be even harder on Sunday but we expect to be better.
"Most of them did well. The right full back was strong and quick and the two center backs played well together, when one went the other dropped off and you could see they work well together. Both goalkeepers also did well with vital saves and the front men were good. Certainly they are players capable of playing in the UK," said Duffy.
"We want to win on Sunday. We've got make sure we tighten up at the back and we can't make excuses for the players. Everyone knows that we've worked hard on this trip and the attitude of everyone has been terrific. We haven't been partying nor drinking alcohol so it has nothing to do with not being prepared enough," ended Duffy.

Final score.
San Juan Jabloteh 3 v Dundee 0.

San Juan Jabloteh Goal Scorers:
Cornell Glen 2, Angus Eve.

Larry Gomes Stadium, Trinidad.

Terry Fenwick returns to England.

By Lasana Liburd.
8-Jan-2003 - CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh will attempt to maintain their position as Trinidad and Tobago’s champion league club without the services of their coach Terry Fenwick.
Fenwick, who won 20 international caps for England and played in the 1986 World Cup, signed with struggling English Division Two club Northampton Town on Monday while on vacation from the Bourg Mulattrasse-based club.
At present, Northampton lie in 15th place among the 24 second division outfits. They have the joint worse goal differential—minus 17 goals—in the league and only one team has conceded more items.
The 43-year-old coach, who replaces Kevan Broadhurst at the helm, would be expected to stave off relegation.
Jabloteh chairman Jerry Hospedales wished Fenwick well yesterday via a news release which announced his release to facilitate “the immediate assumption of the position of manager of Northampton Town”.
Hospedales revealed that Fenwick asked him to be released through a telephone call on Monday night.
By then, English sports television network, Sky Sports, had already announced that Fenwick had signed for Northampton.
Hospedales, chairman of the Divestment Secretariat, insisted there were no hard feelings.
“We always knew that he was on the market and would be offered a job sometime,” he told the Express. “This is football business. On both sides, we are quite happy.”
Fenwick served as Jabloteh technical director for the past two years and helped the club to the Pro League 2002 crown, which was their first domestic league title.
It was his only tangible success in Trinidad and Tobago, while he regularly ran afoul of match officials and irked rival clubs with his aggressive transfer policy.
Fenwick was banned for three T&TFF FA Trophy games by the disciplinary committee following his fifth expulsion of the season after calling referee Jagdesh Bhimull “a disgrace to the game” during a comfortable 3-0 win over Club Sando.
Several local coaches and administrators were also wary of his role in the Anguilla-based sports marketing company, Pro Sports Caribbean Ltd, which he set up with fellow Englishman Peter Miller to export talented local players.
Hospedales said the Jabloteh board of directors had been pleased with his work at the club and termed his departure as a loss.
“Fenwick’s legacy to the club is a quality squad of committed players, infused with a keener understanding of their professional responsibilities,” he said. “One measure of his impact is the number of new players which the club can now deploy to national duty.
“Whilst his departure is a loss to the club, the board is confident that his new circumstance will afford expanded all the local talent to which he was exposed over his sojourn in Trinidad and Tobago.”
Fenwick’s prior coaching assignments were at English clubs Crystal Palace and Portsmouth between 1995 and 1998 where he worked under the guidance of his former manager Terry Venables.
His Portsmouth assignment ended disastrously after a fairly encouraging start, while he lasted just six months at Crystal Palace.
Fenwick, who represented Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester, Crystal Palace, QPR and Swindon as a player, was coaching an amateur football club when Jabloteh asked him to replace Ron La Forest in late 2000.
His assistant, Anthony Streete, will assume his duties at Jabloteh while the club searches for a suitable replacement

Jabloteh outscores Coaching School 5-3.

TnT Guardian Reports.
10-Dec-2002 - Tobago Semi- Pro champions, St Clair’s Coaching School, captured the inaugural Chief Secretary’s Challenge Trophy, on its 26th anniversary celebration, when it fell to reigning national champion CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh 5-3 at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, on Friday night.
The game kicked off, after an interesting display of skills and drills by the Coaching School members.
Jabloteh who experienced flight problems because of problems at Piarco International Airport, scored the game’s first goal in the 13th minute with a strike from Kerry Baptiste.
However, St Clair playing on a familar strip and with all the home crowd advantage, equalised through forward Kareem Robley seven minutes later. Baptiste doubled his score in the 30th minute, when he netted to give Jabloteh a 2-1 lead at half time.
Despite the threat of rain in the second half, Jabloteh continued their attack on Coaching School and Kerry Noray extended the lead in the 52nd minute.
However, Darren Toby of St Clair soon answered with a goal in the 55th to reduce his team’s deficit.
Then Michael Celestine and Angus Eve added their names to the score list for Jabloteh in the 65th and 66th minutes to ensure victory for the San Juan-based team.
Coaching School’s Bert Williams came through with a late goal in the 80th minute, yet it was too late as Jabloteh’s victory was already ensured.

Jabloteh cry foul over Nigel Pierre.

By Ian Precott.
2-Oct-2002 - CL FINANCIAL San Juan Jabloteh are accusing the board of the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League of hindering the transfer of national striker Nigel Pierre from Joe Public to the current league leaders.
With six matches left in the 2002 season, Jabloteh coach Terry Fenwick has accused the T&T Pro League of hampering their chances of winning the league title and also of hindering Pierre’s opportunity to earn an honest living.
According to Fenwick, Pierre became a free agent two weeks ago, thus negating any attempts by his former club Joe Public to seek a transfer fee. But despite all their efforts, Fenwick said Jabloteh have not been given clearance to use the player.
And Fenwick has accused David John-Willians, interim chairman of the T&T Pro League, of dodging the issue.
“He is dodging the issue. He is the interim chairman of the Pro League...he has to be involved in the determination of the matter. We just want a fair chance,” Fenwick told the Express yesterday.
In response, John-Williams indicated that the matter was being handled by the T&T Pro League, but declined further comment. Fenwick has accused the Pro League of shunning its duty and of shying away from a confrontation with the Joe Public team, which is owned by FIFA vice-president Jack Austin Warner.
“They (Joe Public) said they did not want to have anything to do with Nigel Pierre and Arnold Dwarika. But, up to now, we can’t get his (Nigel Pierre) registration from Joe Public.”
Fenwick further said that since a six-week period had passed since Pierre was fired, the player was now a free agent according to the rules of FIFA, the governing body for world football. “He is a free agent. They (Joe Public) can’t terminate his contract and months later try to get a remuneration for Pierre. We just want the PFL to play by the rules.”
Fenwick said they had been directed to the Pro League office in their attempt to have the matter resolved, but that avenue had been fruitless thus far.
“At every turn we are being put off by red tape,” he lamented.
Fenwick rates Pierre as being an integral part of Jabloteh’s attempts to win the title. Jabloteh have a slender four-point lead over the John-Williams-owned Vibe CT 105 W. Connection, with six matches to play.
Fenwick argued that the Pierre issue is similar to a situation in which Colombian goalkeeper Alejandro Figuerora left Jabloteh without a transfer fee 18 months ago to go to W Connection. “It is fair for W Connection and Figuerora, so why not Nigel Pierre and Jabloteh,” he asked.



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