NATIONAL STRIKER Keron Clarke scored a hat-trick, to become the leading scorer of the TT Super League One with 10 goals, after he guided Santa Rosa to a crushing 5-1 victory over Siparia Spurs on Sunday at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima.
Clarke found the back of the net in the 20th, 40th and 60th minutes, after Rashad Griffith opened the scoring in the 12th. Griffith also managed to round off Santa Rosa’s goals with his second in the 69th, while Dwayne Edwards copped the consolation goal for Siparia in the 89th.
Guaya United remained atop the league with 23 points despite being held to a 2-2 draw by WASA at St Joseph.
Kylon Gay scored in the 52nd minute for WASA, however, a quick response by Guaya changed the dynamic of the match as goals were scored by Carlon Hughes (54th) and Sherlon Campbell (69th).
Guaya looked as though they would walk away with the three points but WASA’s Glen Walker (75th) had other ideas.
Defence Force slipped on their opportunity to narrow the gap on the league leaders as they were held to a 2-2 draw by 1976 Phoenix FC.
Dexter Thornhill got the ball rolling in the 32nd minute for Defence Force, but hosts Phoenix FC responded through Dominic Kerr (48th) and thought they secured the win in the 81st minute as Dave Grimshaw had the net bulging.
Thornhill dug deep and managed to find a late equaliser, three minutes into added time, giving each side a point on the day.
UTT managed to stay third on the standings thanks to two quick goals from Joseph Brown (74th) and Shaquille Smith (75th) against the bottom of the table team, Bethel FC, at O’Meara. Ex-national defender Makan Hislop netted in the 78th for Bethel FC as the game ended 2-1 in UTT ’s favour.
Prisons FC overtook Central 500 Spartans to become league leaders of the League Two, with 12 points and a superior goal difference, after defeating Youth Stars 2-0 on Saturday. Malique Lewis scored an own goal in the second minute and Brandon Calliste sealed the victory in the 88th. Kareem Beckles (33rd, 53rd) scored a double as Perseverance Ball Runners emerged victorious over Marabella FCC by a 2-1 scoreline.
Junior Asson opened the scoring during the game for Marabella FCC but they were unable to hold on to the lead.