South Starworld Strikers.

Possible Starters: 
Reyel Jack - GK Ghymo Harper - D Rene Morris  - D Ronnie Forbes - D
Anton Ramnarine - D Jason Charles - M Jamal Ayres - M Anton Ramnarine - M
Darren Matthews - M Nigel Hart - F Kester Cornwall - F


11-Apr-2007 Police replace Starworld for 2007 season
18-Nov-2006 Franklyn enters the ‘Eastern Lions’ den.
30-Sept-2006 Strikers beat Jabloteh for third in F.C Cup.
23-Sept-2006 Starworld takes First Citizens Cup exit.
22-Sept-2006 Starworld double suspended plus fined.
20-Sept-2006 Inconsistent Army drub Starworld 3-1.
14-Sept-2006 Weakened Starworld escapes with 3-2 win.
10-Sept-2006 Oneke’s beaver demolishes Starworld.
06-Sept-2006 Marvin Phillip shine in First Citizen Cup win.
14-Aug-2006 Starworld struggle continues.
06-Aug-2006 Starworld takes a beaten from Joe Public.
18-Jul-2006 Stars to strong for Starworld.
10-May-2006 Starworld make's early Pro-Bowl exit.
06-Apr-2006 Gally is technical director at Starworld.

22-Mar-2006 - Defender Dexter Franklin and goalkeeper Marvin Phillip have left San Juan Jabloteh and Defence Force, respectively, and have returned to the fold at San Fernando Starworld Strikers for the upcoming T&T Pro League season. ... More.

14-Apr-2005 - NOTE: This year's (2005) competition kicks off minus Starworld Strikers who are out of the League, having experienced financial difficulties since last season. Starworld, fourth last season, have lost Everald 'Gally' Cummings and Michael Grayson from their coaching staff, while some of their top players have also moved onto other clubs.

Starworld Strikers trounce Tobago United 9-0.

T&T Newsday Reports.
03-May-2004 - Guyanese striker Randolph Jerome, the 2003 T&T Pro League top goalscorer, notched a hat-trick for his new club Starworld Strikers as the Southern-based team trounced Tobago United 9-0 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, yesterday. Jerome found the back of the net in the 13th, 19th and 69th minutes while midfielder Andre Charles added a pair in the 67th and 74th minutes, as Starworld moved to fourth in the eight-team standings after fourth round action.
Bevon Lewis 27th, Dexter Franklyn 37th, Lyndon “Chubby” Andrews 78th and Dale Saunders 86th scored the other goals.

Comeback W Connection beat Starworld in opener.

By Mervyn Stewart.
19-Apr-2004 - Andre Toussaint scored a double and Earl Jean and Elijah Joseph scored single strikes for W Connection as they stopped Starworld Strikers in a tough T&T Pro League opener at Ato Boldon Stadium, yesterday.
Starworld's new acquisition Randolph Jerome scored the first goal of the 2004 season when he beat an advancing goalkeeper Alejandro Figueroa after a right-side lob in the 26th minute from Anton Ramnarine. Nine minutes later it was 1-1 as a powerful 25-metre volley from Joseph gave Marvin Phillips in goal no chance.
The San Fernando-based team was having the better of the exchanges, and were unlucky to be reduced to ten men on the stroke of half time, as Ramnarine was given marching orders by referee Ramesh Ramdhan for a robust tackle on Toussaint.
At the interval, the score was 1-1.
Three minutes after the resumption, Starworld again took the lead, as Sean Julien netted from a Jerome right-side cross. The Savonetta-based outfit continued to pile the pressure on the ten-man outfit, and it was no surprise when Jean levelled the score 2-2 with a powerful shot from just outside the 18-metre box, in the 50th minute.
The game was still even as both teams looked for the decider, and in the 67th minute, Atiba Charles almost put W Connection on top. But his fierce header just skimmed the bar and went over.
There's an old saying, "pressure does bust pipe", and Connection had the ten-man team under steady pressure. But only good defence work by Sherwyn Julien, Errol Charles and Wesley Webb, plus good goalkeeping by Phillips kept the scores level. However, two goals in the final six minutes, from Toussaint, eventually gave the 2000 and 2001 double crown champions victory.

Randolph Jerome runs out for Strikers in PFL.

By Gregory Trujillo.
08-Apr-2004 - South Starworld Strikers has acquired the services of Randolph Jerome, Lyndon Andrews and Shurland David for the 2004 season of the Trinidad and Tobago Professional Football League.
Coach Everard “Gally” Cummings believes that with the trio strengthening his side, Starworld Strikers will be a force to reckon with.
“I think we have a squad this year that will be a top contender,” said Cummings yesterday four days before his side tackles former champion Vibe CT 105 W Connection in a key first round match on Sunday at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
“What I am certain of is that we will be more competitive than last year when we ran fourth,” he said.
“We are still in the process of building a team; one that will play good football and one that will possess players with nice personalities, discipline, enthusiasm and the will to succeed.”
Last season, Jerome, the leading goalscorer in the league, played for North East Stars, Andrews appeared from W Connection and David turned out for Caledonia AIA. In addition to the three, coach Cummings will also have the services of another newcomer Ryan Williams, who was a member a North East Stars.
“Williams is a nice player and will add a little more strength to the side,” said Cummings.
Veteran defender Sherwin Julien will be skippering the team, which also includes national youth goalkeeper Marvin Phillip, Sean Julien, Wesley Webb. Dwyane Charles, Errol Charles, Andre Charles, Kestor Cornwall, Marc Borde, Dale Saunders, Anton Ramnarine, Dexter Franklyn, Bevon Lewis, Vijay Samaroo, Kelvin Hernandez, Lindsie Sherwood and Jamaican Nicholas Addlery.
“So far, I am proud of the players we have, especially Saunders, Borde, Samaroo, skipper Julien and many others who have maintained a high standard of discipline on and off the field,” said Cummings, who is assisted by former nationals players Michael Grayson and Michael Maurice.
“I commend the club’s owner Ashmead Ali for sticking to his guns. He has a dream and wants to see it come through,” ended Cummings.

Starworld duo holds their own at Metrostars.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
28-Jan-2004 - Starworld Strikers duo Andre Charles and Bevon Lewis have reportedly showed promising signs during their stint with American Major League Soccer (MLS) side New York/New Jersey Metrostars over the past week.
Charles and Lewis have enjoyed solid seasons for the San Fernando-based pro team and earned call ups to the national team. According to Starworld boss Ashmeed Ali - Andre Charles, a former Princes Town Senior Comprehensive player has come in for some praise for his efforts so far at Metrostars. Former St Benedict's College standout Kester Cornwall was forced to miss the trial due to injury while Jamaican Under 23 international Nicholas Addlery was kept with the Jamaican team.
"The players have gone out there and have been giving it their best shot from what I have heard so far," Ali said. "The experience alone will be a worthwhile one and if they can tie up deals that will be a plus." The Metrostars preseason schedule include matches against DC United, Chicago Fire and Kansas City Wizards as well as a trip to Spain . Three players from the club, Eddie Pope, Jonny Walker and John Wolyniec were this week called to the United States squad by head coach Bruce Arena.

Kester Cornwall out US trial.

By Gregory Trujillo.
21-Jan-2004 - Kester Cornwall, the tall-scoring Starworld Strikers player, did not leave yesterday for the United States as planned for a trial with Metro Stars of the MLS (Major League Soccer).
Originally, Cornwall and clubmates Bevon Lewis and Jamaican Nicholas Addlery were the trio targeted by Metro Stars to undergo a four-day trial with the club.
But because of a slight injury sustained in his team’s match against CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh last week, it was felt that in his best interest he put off the trial until a later date.
Cornwall’s replacement was Andre Charles, who was recently called along with Lewis to join the national senior team in training. Chances are that the trio will also have a stint with DC United after leaving NY Metro Stars.

TnT Pro league best striker.

By Gregory Trujillo.
02-Nov-2003 - Nicholas Addlery is kicking up a storm in the T&T Professional Football League after just under one month on the job with Starworld Strikers.
From the minute he stepped onto the field in a match against Joe Public, the 21-year-old Jamaican has been awesome: So much so, that owner of the club Ashmeed Ali believes he is at present the best striker in the league.  A shy Addlery, who is playing as a professional for the first time, said his immediate goal is to help Starworld win the Pro League.
While this seems almost impossible as champion CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh and arch rival Vibe CT 105 W Connection are locked in a race for the championship, Addlery goes about his trade in a professional manner.
“He brought a professional attitude to the Starworld line-up and the entire team loves him,” said his knowledgeable coach Everard “Gally” Cummings, the man who was in charge of the infamous “Strike Squad” in 1989.
“A lot of players in the Professional League believe financial gains precede their attitude when its actually the other way around…and this is what impresses me about him,” said Cummings.
“In his very first practice session the players took to him.
“He didn’t come with an attitude. He was very humble and team-oriented, and he showed them what he could do on the football field.
“Once you have the right attitude, everything else falls in place.” Addlery has created such an impact that he has scored in all six of the games he has played. “He has scored in every game and that speaks for itself,” said Cummings, who was one of the first professional players in the country.
Speaking about some of his goals in life, Addlery said he wants to represent Jamaica at the highest level and wants to take care of his mother who lives in the United States.
Cummings believes it is a matter of time before Addlery is called up for senior national duty. “I have already spoken to Jamaican coach Carl Brown about him because he is quite interested in representing his country at senior level. “I saw the potential in him at 21 and all I did was to re-establish connections between Brown and him.
“They know he is here with us, and when they call players for trials they will be looking in his direction.”
Cummings also noted Addlery is fortunate as a player to have someone of the calibre of Bevon Lewis to be his striking partner.
“The pair has meshed very well and their presence has enabled the team to play a little more compact and with more confidence,” said Cummings.
Addlery, who is the first Jamaican to play in the local pro league, graduated in May with a degree in business administration from California University, Pennsylvania.
Born December 7, 1981, in Kingston, Addlery was recommended by Michael Grayson, one of the coaches at Starworld Strikers.
He was spotted by another Trinidadian Kendall Walkes while playing for his university where he notched 54 goals in his four-year stint. “Being here is the highlight of my career,” said a soft-spoken Addlery.
“The Pro League is the highest level of soccer I have played other than when I represented Jamaica at Under-20 level.” 
Owner Ali pointed out Addlery is the first foreign player he has contracted since his team ventured to play in the Pro League last season. “My aim is to develop T&T football and that is why I have stuck to an all-local side,” said Ali.
“Nicholas is a big boost to my team. Even though he is a Jamaican, the players treat him as a Trinidadian. “Whatever future aims he has, I am willing to help manage him along. He has developed a very good relationship with me and my family. It’s as though he has a family in T&T. “He has a brilliant business mind and a lot of creative ideas: not because he is on my team, but I rate him as the best player in the league.”
Asked if he misses home, Addlery said he didn’t. “I miss most my girlfriend Bridgette Brennan.” With 25 of the 36 round of matches completed in the league, the battle for top honours lies between Jabloteh and W Connection with six points separating them. North East Stars and Starworld Strikers come next with 49 and 41 points respectively.

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Last PFL Game Played:
07-Nov- 06 - Superstar Rangers  2  v  1  Starworld Strikers.

Home Field:
Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva - Central Trinidad/ Seating: 10,000.

Named after one of our most recent track and field stars, Olympic medallist, Ato Boldon, the site of this stadium lies in the central part of Trinidad, between Port of Spain and San Fernando, with easy access from both points.
It is a regular sight to see the cane being hauled by carriage and bull cart to the  factory  where sugar, molasses bagasse board are processed . Our fore fathers from India settled in these rural communities where sugar cane farming  and cattle rearing was their means of livelihood.


1.  First Citizens Bank Cup.

Starworld Striker 1 v  0 W Connection. 
Starworld Scorer:
Damian Hamilton.

2.   Pro League Game.
Starworld Strikers 7 v  0 Caledonia AIA.
Starworld Scorers:
Sean Julien 3, Dexter Franklyn, Kester Cornwall, Andre Charles, Anton Ramnarine.

3.   Independence Bowl Competition.

Starworld Strikers 1 v  0 Caledonia AIA.
Starworld Scorer:
Kester Cornwall.

4.   Pro League Game.
Starworld Strikers 2 v  1 Jabloteh.
Starworld Scorers:
Wesley Webb 45th, Nicholas Addlery 60th.

Starworld outshine Defence Force.

By Ian Prescott.
20-Oct-2003 - The long trip from San Fernando was well worth it for Starworld Strikers as they were able to come away 4-2 victors over the Defence Force after an eventful T&T Pro League match at the Hasely Crawford stadium yesterday.
Going into game, the teams were balanced on 29 points with Starworld just holding fourth position in the standings by the slimmest of margins–goal-difference.
After an even first half, the teams were balanced 1-1. Ronald Boyce shot the Defence Force into the lead in the 16th minute, only for former SWIF striker Bevon Lewis to find a 23rd minute equaliser.
But that all changed during an 11 minute stretch in which a burst of Starworld energy produced three second half goals to turn the match their way. The shock of conceding three quick goals spurred Hutson Charles into action, and the Defence Force coach immediately made a triple change, bringing on substitute striker Shelton Williams, striker Kerwyn Coa and midfielder Marvin Gordon. Gone in the clear-out was Kevin Carter, who had been scoring freely for the soldiers this season. Yesterday, Carter found himself a marked man and did not like it a bit–frequently complaining to referee Robin Murray about the extra attention paid to him by Starworld marker and international team-mate Errol Charles.
Even after dropping into the deepest of holes, coach Huston Charles seemed to think that his bunch could overcome a 4-1 deficit. But the damage had already been done. It all started in the 50th minute when Marc Borde slid in Dale Saunders’ right flank cross. Eight minutes later, Nicholas Addlery met another right side cross–this time from midfielder Marlon Stoute–with a glancing header which eluded Army goalkeper Cleon John at the far post. And a further three minutes later, marksman Bevon Lewis got his second goal of the game when he outpaced the Defence Force back line and rolled the ball low past John.
It all happened so suddenly. One minute, Defence Force were applying pressure in the Starworld penalty area and then they were facig a quick counter-attack when a clearance put Lewis through the centre of the Army defence.
The entire second half must have flashed past equally as quickly for coach Charles. On minute, his soldiers were level and having the better of play and then they were beaten. His best option at that moment might have been to appeal for bad light, and had it been a game of cricket, referee Murray might well have obliged. As rapidly fading light rendered the stadium darker and darker, ref Murray met with match commissioner Boris Punch to consider the situation and after a fairly long delay, the final eight minutes were played under floodlights.
“Mr Optimism”, Charles, never gave up and was seen constantly waving on his forces to attack with full force. In the minutes after the lights were switched on, substitute Williams’ shot crashed off the Starworld crossbar. Williams then hit a penalty-kick wide, after Coa was bundled over in the area. Fuelled by good play from midfielders Gordon and Kwesi Smith, the “Army” abandoned defence and eventually pulled a goal back through striker Vincent “Slappa” Garcia from a goal-mouth scramble.
Corey Rivers also had Starworld keeper Jefferson George scrambling to cover a hard, low free-kick. But by then, the effort was too little, too late.

Joe Public held by Starworld Strikers.

By Mark Pouchet.
13-Oct-2003 - Joe Public and Starworld Strikers played to a 1-1 draw in their rescheduled round 13 match yesterday when the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League took advantage of the cancellation of the T&T/Peru friendly international to update their fixture list.
However, across in the sister isle, the South West Institute of Football (SWIF) did not manage to make the trek to face Tobago United at Roxborough Sporting Complex.
At the Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, there was play in a game that featured two teams in mid-table.
A lot of to-ing and fro-ing characterised the match, which never saw one side dominate over the other.
That despite the fact that the Starworld Strikers’ attacking play looked more threatening than that of their opponents.
In their Jamaican striker Nicholas Addlery, the South side had a commanding, strong and skilful force on the ball who also put pressure on the Public defence with his hard-running.
With both sides finding it difficult to stroke the ball around with continuity, it was Addlery’s strength that gained his team the advantage after 41 minutes.
With a ball being played back into the Public 18-metre area, Addlery pounced on the opportunity, bumping shoulders with Public defender Seon Power.
That impact sent Power tumbling to the ground and Addlery was given a free shot at goal that he placed low to the Eastern Lions goalkeeper Kevin Graham’s right and into the corner of the net.
With both teams before that looking incapable of getting shots on target, that goal might have been the winner.
But a blunder by keeper Marvin Phillip gave Public the chance to get back into the game.
Ten minutes after the resumption, what should have proved a routine collection turned out to be a “butter-fingers” mishandling, a trickling ball going through Phillip’s hands before Public midfielder Garvin McKenna ran onto the ball to spank it into the roof of the open net.
McKenna thumped the crossbar soon after with a thundering drive, while Strikers’ forward Adrian Nunez dragged one across the face of the goal from close range.
Graham also pulled off a tremendous save close-up from Nunez, diving acrobatically to his left to parry to safety. But those were the precious few times that both teams ever threatened to score.

Strikers humble's Caledonia AIA.

21-Jul-2003 - Starworld Strikers, under coach Everald “Gally” Cummings, whipped Caledonia AIA at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium and Joe Public was held 1-1 by South West Institute of Football at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya. National youth goalkeeper Marvin Phillip had an outstanding match between the uprights for Strikers. He saved a penalty from Ronald St Louis when his team was leading 3-0 and also brought off two mor brilliant saves. Caledonia striker Abdullah Phillip missed two one-on-one chances against Phillip before the first goal was scored by Kestor Cornwall in the 31st. Cornwall netted again in the 49th to record a double. The other goals were scored by Marc Borde (42nd) and Dale Saunders (90th).

SWIF/Starworld battle to 2-2 draw.

TnT Express Reports.
23-Jun-2003- Defence Force now move into third spot after South Starworld Strikers were held to a 2-2 draw by neighbours South Western Institute of Football (SWIF) at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
Bevon Lewis put some life in the “Oilmen” after he lobbed an advancing Jefferson George in the 75th minute to reduce the lead to 2-1 and, two minutes later, midfielder Kevon Clement pulled them level with a low, deflected shot.
Starworld had only themselves to blame as they held a comfortable two-goal lead with 16 minutes remaining in the match.
The hosts had opened the scoring in the 18th minute through Errol Charles, who blasted a shot past the outstretched hands of SWIF goalie Andy Dean after a right side cross from Jahvon Neptune.
Dale Saunders could have extended their lead, one minute before the interval, only to see his 35-metre bullet hit the crossbar and rebound into play.
The San Fernando-based outfit were in complete command and, eight minutes into the second session, they extended their lead when the prolific Sean Julien drove a low right footer into the right corner from just inside the 18-yard box.
SWIF could have snatched victory in the 84th minute when Lewis had a powerful 20-metre drive rebound off the upright with George comprehensively beaten.

Senior Result:
S/Strikers 2 (Errol Charles 18th, Sean Julien 53rd) vs SWIF 2 (Bevon Lewis 75th, Kevon Clement 77th).

U-20 Result:
S/Strikers 6 (Marcus Emmanuel 3, Lindsie Sherwood, Jhymo Harper, own goal) vs SWIF 0.

Starworld Strikers stop Tobago United.

By Mervyn Stewart.
03-Jun-2003 - Starworld Strikers defeated Tobago United 3-0 to stay on the heels of the leaders in the 2003 Pro League season.
The match, which was Strikers’ fifth game of the season, was played at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella last Sunday afternoon with a fair crowd in attendance.
Everald “Gally” Cummings, technical director of the southern-based Strikers outfit, said he was particularly impressed with the team’s performance in the first half of the game as they were able to poach a two-goal advantage at the interval.
He also believed that the margin of victory could have been much wider if the officials had asked the visitors to change their uniforms, since both teams played in similar white strips.
The San Fernando outfit now have ten points, leaving them a point adrift of Vibe CT105 W. Connection (11) and three behind defending champions CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh.
The hosts started with a lot of zest and determination and as early as the ninth minute they took the lead when Kester Cornwall beat goalkeeper Brian James with a neat shot after a splendid set play which started in midfield with Vijay Samaroo, who eluded a defender and slipped a neat pass to Marc Borde, who in turned found Cornwall and he made no mistake with his shot. 
Ashmead Ali’s squad increased their advantage in the 20th minute when Javon Neptune blasted home a right-footer from just outside the six-metre box and the boys in white went away with a 2-0 scoreline at the interval.
In the second session, the southerners completely dominated, but poor finishing by their front line kept the scoreline at two.
Things changed, however, when Errol Charles brought their rhythm section and supporters to life when he unleashed a 20-foot bullet that gave James absolutely no chance.
The visiting Tobago outfit picked up a few yellow cards for some rash challenges and at no point in the game they looked like troubling the scorers.
Strikers now have three victories, a draw and a narrow one-goal defeat at the hands of Jabloteh to their credit.
In Sunday’s opening game, Strikers’ Under-20 outfit defeated their Tobago rivals by a 5-2 margin.

Senior Result:
Starworld Strikers 3 (Kester Cornwall 9, Jahvon Neptune 20, Errol Charles 87) vs Tobago Utd 0.

U-20 Result:
Starworld Strikers 5 (Donrick Mascall 20, 30, Kenwyne Richard 43, Damian La Fortune, Anthony Noriega) vs Tobago Utd 2 (Elroy Phillips, Dyke Reid).

Starworld Strikers shave drab affair.

By Lasana Liburd.
26-May-2003 - South Starworld Strikers kept pace with the top half of the Pro League football table yesterday with a slim 1-0 win over hosts Caledonia AIA at Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya.
Strikers president Ashmeed Ali would be pleased with his team’s third unbeaten match from four outings this season while coach Everald “Gally” Cummings will not mind their present position at fourth place.
But there was little else for either team or the approximately 100 spectators present to celebrate.
On a dry, uneven surface that tested technique, patience and common sense, players from both teams were often found wanting as the game struggled to rise above disheartening mediocrity.
As the minutes ticked away, the fans grew more and more restless.
“I want to see a local Ruud van Nistelrooy,” said one frustrated female fan.
“You can’t spend money and come here to see a nil-nil (game).”
The bold comment sparked an immediate response from another spectator and, for a fleeting moment, it seemed as if the action on the field would become a secondary concern.
Strikers attacker Kester Cornwall put football back in the focus with a fortuitous item in the 85th minute to clinch the three points on stake.
It was ironic that Cornwall managed the crucial strike.
Cummings and Caledonia AIA coach Jamaal Shabazz must have been on the verge of tears as they witnessed their attempts at possession play undermined by wasteful flicks and underhit passes as they struggled to come to terms with the field.
Cornwall, for much of the match, did not even seem interested in trying.
Shoulders sloped, head hung, the former St Benedict’s College hitman looked more like a public servant on Friday afternoon than a striker on the verge of national selection.
At the end of an even first half, Caledonia forward Conrad Smith twice threatened with a curling effort and a close range volley that should have been converted.
On the other end, though, the promptings of Strikers midfielders Vijay Samaroo and the tireless Marc Borde were let down by the inadequate responses of their forwards.
And Cornwall’s only mark was a word out of turn that was penalised by referee Patrick Hunte.
Cummings turned to the prolific Sean Julien and the speedy striker was a lively asset off the bench.
There was a mazy run past three defenders in the 60th minute before Julien’s hurried shot was blocked by Caledonia skipper and central defender Roger Henry.
Twelve minutes later, he beat Caledonia goalie Anthony Marshall with a crisp right footer after expertly controlling a deep, diagonal ball in his stride only to see the effort rebound off an upright.
The groan was collective from fans seeking to justify their decision to select the Macoya football ground over the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, and an exciting one day win for the West Indies cricket team.
“Oh gosh, we want a goal,” said the female patron.
Cornwall was an unlikely saviour.
By then, he had traded places with Borde for a presumably more sedate role on the right flank.
But, when young Caledonia midfielder Ryan Stewart failed to cut out a diagonal cross from Strikers substitute Errol Charles, Cornwall did not pass up his last chance.
A touch with the right boot gave him the necessary space from opposing defender Serginho Sandy and a swish with his left foot gave Marshall no chance between the uprights.
“It long awaited man!” shouted a grateful spectator.
It was enough to put Strikers among the top teams for at least another week. More will be required to keep them there.

San Juan Jabloteh edge Starworld Strikers.

By Lasana Liburd.
12-May-2003 - CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh striker Kerry Noray was still motionless at referee Robin Murray’s final whistle but his employers would have been relieved to see him regain his senses and leave the Hasely Crawford Stadium on his own feet.
All’s well which ends that way.
Jabloteh coach Ricky Hill must have had similar emotions.
In a five-goal shoot out, the defending champions were marginally better as they edged guests South Starworld Strikers 3-2 for their first win of the 2003 Pro League football season.
The result also marked the first triumph for the English coach, who replaced outgoing compatriot Terry Fenwick at the Jabloteh helm.
Hill would have enjoyed his chances at the kick off against an outfit Jabloteh walloped 11-2 on aggregate last season on the same surface.
But Strikers, led by new coach Everald “Gally” Cummings, came so close to rewriting the script.
Twice, the more modestly-assembled Strikers took the lead against their northern rivals and, even after being reduced to ten men, a draw was not beyond them.
Cummings must still be wondering how substitute Maurice Jackson managed to poke his shot wide of stranded Jabloteh custodian Kelvin Jack from point-blank range at the death.
Hands on his head, Jackson seemed incapable of answering that question himself.
It was a tame end to an enterprising afternoon from the south-based team.
Compact and fluent in possession, the Strikers enjoyed the better of the early exchanges, with pre-season purchases Wesley Webb (from Jabloteh) and Dale Saunders (Joe Public) offering a new air of self-belief.
And Jack had to be alert to deny a low Andre Charles drive in the 16th minute after his defence failed to negotiate a right side free kick.
Difficulty in dealing with set pieces proved to be a recurring theme throughout the match.
Charles would capitalise emphatically in the 41st minute as he glided in unmarked to volley past Jack from a teasing Vijay Samaroo corner kick.
But he was hardly the last to so benefit.
Jabloteh striker Errol McFarlane Jr should have equalised before the interval when a deep Angus Eve free kick found him unmarked in the six-yard box.
Ten minutes after the break, though, Cummings was shaking his head as Strikers goalie Jefferson George fisted an Eve corner which ricocheted into his own net off Jabloteh stopper Ian Gray.
It got worse for the visitors, eight minutes later, when Samaroo was ejected for his second bookable offence after a late tackle on Jabloteh substitute Cyd Gray.
The pendulum had swung and Jabloteh seemed certain to capitalise when, remarkably, Strikers took the lead again.
Noray, another substitute, pounced on a loose ball and instinctively flicked past George, only to see his shot rebound off the upright.
A hurried Strikers clearance turned into a goalscoring chance as Sean Julien took the ball behind the opposing defence, although his square pass looked to be a straightforward task.
Gray (I) was indecisive and journeyman Marc Borde, who was once on Jabloteh’s payroll, lashed home in the 65th minute from the weak defensive clearance.
It was a moment for the neutrals to savour as the underdogs again threatened a coup, but it was never going to last.
Noray put the scoreline right, four minutes later, as he materialised on the left side of the Strikers defence to flick home a Josh Johnson right side free kick.
And Jabloteh finally went ahead in the 79th minute after George inexplicably spilled an Eve inswinging corner and Gray (C) prodded over the goalline, before wheeling away to celebrate.
By then, the short-staffed Strikers had lost their composure and were resorting to aimless long punts into the opposing half of the field.
Still, they did manage a last effort in stoppage time—not suprisingly, from a free kick—only for Jackson to waste Anton Ramnarine’s offer.
Hill was livid.
At the touchline, his doctors worked frantically to revive Noray, who had gone down in a crumpled heap after colliding with George while chasing a deep free kick.
There were some nervous moments for coach and medical staff, but they were all smiles as they left the stadium.
Everyone loves a happy ending.

Gally joins South Starworld Strikers.

By Lasana Liburd.
18-Mar-2003 - Former Trinidad and Tobago stand-out football player and coach, Everald “Gally” Cummings, will return to competitive action this year as the technical advisor of Pro League outfit, South Starworld Strikers.
Cummings, who was at the helm of the famous 1989 “Strike Squad” national team, accepted a post at the South-based squad last week Monday which gives him authority over the senior team as well as their junior outfits.
His technical staff comprises incumbent coach Desmond “Darko” Bailey, goalkeeper coach Michael “Brow” Maurice, as well as former Arima Senior Comprehensive coaches Michael Grayson and Dave Weekes.
Grayson—a former national youth coach—and Weekes are also new additions to the Starworld club.
Cummings has set himself the target of bringing the public back out to watch local football, as well as creating an attractive team capable of a top-three Pro League finish.
“My first step is to get the public to come back to the game,” said Cummings. “Trinidadians like to see nice football and we will try our best to give them football they will enjoy...
“Last year, the team came in (the Pro League) for the first time and had a very good run. We are looking to do better and really play some decent football.
“We want disciplined and organised football and are looking at finishing at least in the middle or the first three.”
Cummings is also employed as a technical co-ordinator at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, but said he did not expect any conflict between the two positions.
It is his first active role in local football since 1994, when he held the position of technical director as Trinidad and Tobago regained their Caribbean title in a lopsided 7-2 win at home to Martinique.
Cummings was soon replaced by German Jochen Figge, before being eventually returned for a brief stint after the sacking of Yugoslav Zoran Vranes in 1996.
However, he likened his role then to that of a “welfare officer”, used only as a means of curbing the indiscipline which came to public attention during Vranes’ tenure.
Cummings enjoyed better times in his previous spell as head coach and as a player.
A former professional with the North American Soccer League, Cummings was a member of the 1973 national team that came within 90 minutes of a place in the 1974 Germany World Cup, only to be thwarted by hosts Haiti in a highly controversial 2-1 loss.
As a player, he is a former WITCO Sportsman of the Year and was named among Trinidad and Tobago’s top 100 sportsmen of the millennium, while he received the Humming Bird (Gold) Medal in the 1974 national awards and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.
He returned as coach in 1987 and took the Strike Squad within one point of the 1990 Italy World Cup.
His efforts earned him the Express Individual of the Year award for 1989.
Cummings admitted that he still felt hurt at not being allowed to continue his work at national level by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF).
However, he explained that Starworld president Ashmeed Ali and fans had persuaded him to get involved in the local game once more.
“I am trying to get back involved in the football in the best way I can,” said Cummings. “A lot of people in the public have also been asking me to help.
“Based on that and the problem with crime and so on, if I could help eliminate the anti-social element in our youth, I feel I need to get involved.”
Ali, who is also the Starworld manager, paid credit to Cummings’ contribution to Trinidad and Tobago football and was confident that he could help his club as it prepares for its second season in the top flight.
“I believe we need to bring back the crowds and I think Mr Cummings is in a tremendous position to do so,” he said. “I know the talent we have and, with the proper person at the helm, I think it will help my club and the entire nation.
“It is a great honour to have him amongst us and I am sure we will learn from him as we go ahead.”

Sean Julien - striker with much to celebrate.

By Reshma Ragoonath.
16-Nov-2002 - Pro League newcomers Starworld Strikers may have finished seventh in the league standings, but still had reason to celebrate, as their ace striker and captain, Sean Julien, ended the season with the most goals.
Julien’s 16 goals beat off the challenge of the more illustrious strikers like Jason Scotland of Defence Force and Francis Lastic of W Connection.
Although he has made such a marked achievement, this mild-mannered youngster remains modest. His highest goal tally in one game was a hattrick against Caledonia AIA.
What makes the feat more distinguished was the fact that both Julien and his team were campaigning in the league for the first time.
“Most teams did not cater for Sean. He has shown that South has a lot to offer and that’s what Starworld is about. It’s about highlighting the South youths and giving them opportunities to showcase their talent. As for Starworld, we will be coming out stronger and bigger next year” said manager Ashmeed Anthony Ali.
Julien, 21, has embarked on the road to stardom, one that was travelled by his older brother Sherwin Julien not so long ago. In fact, according to the Starworld striker, it was Sherwin who inspired him.
“I remember watching Sherwin on the field and thinking that soon I would be like him. When he was made captain of the national team in 1998, I was so proud. I knew that some day I would achieve what he did,” said Julien.
He said his brother played an important part in his football by helping him in his training and giving him advice on how to improve his game.
“Sometimes before a big game, Sherwin would give me pointers as to how to get around the players on the opposing team,” said Julien. Julien’s aim is to represent Trinidad and Tobago. However, despite his success, he failed to catch the eye of new national coach Hannibal Najjar. “I was disappointed. I want to play for the national team and make my country proud. But when I saw the list published in the paper I was sad.
However, Ali has given me support and I hope to get a chance to represent my country soon.”

Starworld Strikers launch school adoption plan.

By Zaid Mohammed.
23-Sept-2002 - Starworld Strikers Football Club, based in San Fernando, have initiated a novel programme to promote football at the community level.
The newest addition to the Professional League, Starworld Strikers will today embark on a “School Adoption Plan” in which students will be able to develop a link with the team and reap rich benefits.
“The relationship would enable the participating schools and students to get a range of attractive incentives including coaching assistance and free admittance at Pro League games,” said Ria Ali, project manager.
The management/finance graduate of the University of the West Indies (St Augustine) is being assisted by Communication Manager of Strikers, Marissa Jugmohan, whose specialty is management of information systems.
A support staff to implement the programme has been sourced and will include registered players, parents, relatives and other interested parties.
Ali said the “School Adoption Programme” is one way the game can develop from the grassroot level which will facilitate its national growth and also help the club grow.
The schools initially selected for the project are Grant Memorial Presbyterian School whose principal is the very recently controversial Lennox Sirjusingh; and Gasparillo Primary Government School.
Grant Memorial was selected, Ali said, because of its close proximity to Starworld Strikers and its home ground and because Sirjusingh has a long history of involvement in the sport.
He has served as a FIFA Badge referee and was a two-time president of the Southern Football Association and is extremely interested in developing the potential of his charges and increasing the opportunities available to them.
Grant Memorial will participate in the district football competitions for the first time this year fielding both boys and girls teams.
Ali said Gasparillo has been a fixture on the south football scene winning the Victoria district competition for many years and also has the distinction of their principal serving as a match commissioner in the Pro League.
The project also has the blessing of the SFA whose general secretary has indicated that the “School Adoption Programme” may be included in the SFA’s strategic plan next year.
She also has suggested that each member club of the SFA adopt a school within their area to enhance the overall objectives of planners.
Ali said the project will be first sold to the students by officials of Starworld Strikers using video presentations and display booths on the school compound. Students will also be issued identification cards entitling them to the benefits of the programme she said.
Apart from coaching assistance, participants in the programme will also stand to benefit from physical education classes; discounts at football camps and clinics hosted by Starworld Strikers; free admittance at Strikers games; door prizes at the Starworld games; free entry and participation on the club’s activities.

South Starworld Strikers enters PFL.

By Gregory Trujillo
10-Apr-2002 - All systems are in place for the entire southland to rally around Starworld Strikers in the new Professional Football League 2002.
To ensure his team receives full support on and off the field, president of the club, Ashmeed Anthony Ali, has requested that every time the name Starworld Strikers is called or appears in the press it should be introduced with "South".
Ali, founder of the club 15 years ago, said over the weekend that all his players are based in south and every effort will be made to bring a community spirit back into the sport.
"We have realised for the crowds to come back to football there is a need to have community-based teams," Ali said. He restructured his club four years ago.
"We want the South community to know that this is their team," stressed the man who is eager to take South Starworld Strikers to a higher level on the soccer field.
Starworld Strikers made a clean sweep of most of the top awards when the SFA held its presentation function recently. The club came away with the "Team of the Year", "Coach of the Year" (Desmond Bailey), "Youth Coach of the Year" (Terrance Marcelle) and "Manager of the Year" (Ashmeed Ali).
In addition, the club played undefeated in the Goodwill League in New York between July and September last year.
"I think the guys need to be seen at a higher level. At zone level their ability was not being noticed. I know for a fact that we have on our team many more Dwight Yorkes and Russell Latapays," said Ali.
Ali mentioned that for the club's baptism in the PFL, "we are coming with an all local team and we have the whole of South rallying around us". He said his intention is to develop the talented youths in the South.
"I just want to reach out to the youths because I have realised that the talented players coming of Intercol fail to go anywhere after leaving school," Ali said. "This God-given talent goes to waste."
Ali said his club has a package offered to the public. Anyone becoming a member of South Starworld Strikers can benefit in a number of ways.
Membership gives the opportunity to win a car at the end of the season, as well as a free trip for two to Tobago.
"You could also participate in discount shopping in top brand named stores, attend swimming classes, participate in pool tournaments and register in a club employment agency." The club will also provide academic and athletic scholarships and will be linked with local schools offering O'Levels and A'Levels Exams as well as SAT Exams at a cheaper rate.
At the end of the year, the club will host a fun-day for members and hold children's camps.
"I have a vision to reaching the youths through the medium of sports in order for them to achieve their maximum potential," Ali disclosed.
He predicted his team will win the PFL with his all-South selection of players.
His team will include Anthony Noreiga from San Fernando and Sean Julien from Point Fortin.
Noreiga was one of the star players for Intercol champions Princes Town last year and was recently called for training with the national senior team.

PFL new boys make good.

19-Feb-2002 - Team owner and manager Ahmeed Anthony Ali said that Starworld has been in existence for the past 15 years competing in the Southern Football Association (SFA).
Ali, a 47-year-old businessman heavily involved in importing and distribution, is hoping to represent San Fernando with pride and boasts several familiar names within his organisation.
Former and present school football stand-outs Kester Cornwall (St Benedict’s), Bevon Lewis (Fyzabad), Marcus Alleyne and Anthony Noriega (both Princes Town) are part of a young team who will play under coaches Jan Steadman (Naparima College) and Desmond Bailey—a former SFA coach of the year.
Twenty-three-year-old Lester Salick, who died Carnival Sunday in a vehicular accident involving national under-17 player Nkosi Blackman, was also a Starworld player.
Starworld opted against competing in the 2001 SFA season and instead spent more than two months in the United States, where they copped the Goodwill League tournament.
“The (SFA) competition was really poor for us,” said Ali. “We were beating up teams by 12 and 15 goals, even 21 goals. It didn’t make sense going back and playing at that level again.”
The PFL should be right up their street then.
“We hope to win it (the PFL),” said Ali. “Not hope, we will win it. We have a good team. The first San Fernando team to go in the PFL.”



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