Guaya United remains firmly bolted to the top of the T&T Super League despite drawing its game against Police over the weekend. Guaya would feel it squandered a chance to pull away at the top after Carlon Hughes scored two goals in two minutes in the first half.
He opened the scoring in the 23rd minute and doubled his side’s lead in the 25th. Hughes continues to be the league’s leading goal scorer, now with 17 goals to his name. The visitors held that advantage through to the second half.
It was only in the 65th minute, Jason Boodram pulled a goal back for the officers. It made for an interesting end to the game. Just as Guaya seemed on course for a narrow victory, Colin Williams struck in the 92nd minute to ensure Police shared the spoils.
Meanwhile, in the east, FC Santa Rosa failed to capitalise on Guaya United dropping points. Playing against Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC), there were two early goals in this match. Shabaka Mahluli gave QPCC the lead in only the seventh minute. However, the lead lasted only 12 minutes before Rashad Griffith equalised for FC Santa Rosa.
There was also interest in Defence Force’s trip to UTT where both teams are in a top five tussle. UTT was two goals up in the first half-hour courtesy Ishmael Daniel (16’) and Cyrano Glen (30’). Dexter Thornhill pulled a goal back for the army in the 63rd minute but UTT held on for a 2-1 victory.
With the top two teams getting a point each, it means Guaya United is on top with 33 points while FC Santa Rosa is four points behind in second. QPCC is third on the table with 24 points while Defence Force and UTT are both on 23 points each to round off the top five.
Club Sando Moruga edge Harlem in Super League Cup.
T&T Newsday Reports.
JESSIE EDWARDS registered a hat-trick as Club Sando Moruga edged Harlem Strikers 4-3 last Wednesday, in the First Round of the TT Super League’s Caribbean Football Trust Limited (CFTL)- sponsored League Cup competition.
At the Grand Chemin Recreation Ground, the hosts benefitted from an own goal in the 25th minute from Keston Raphael to take a 1-0 lead, before Akil London replied in the 35th.
Edwards then got his name on the scoresheet three times, within the space of 14 minutes – with items in the 41st, 43rd and 55th. London also notched a treble, as he struck again in the 71st and 90th, but Club Sando Moruga held firm until the final whistle.
Bethel United eliminated Petit Valley/Diego Martin United 6-5, via kicks from the penalty spot, after the scores were locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground.
Kleon Melville, Makan Hislop, Anton Simon, Daniel Craig, Teejay Cadiz and Densyl James netted their efforts for Bethel, while Keron Cummings, Josiah Alleyne, Brandon Joseph, Quason Hartman and Keion Goodridge replied for Petit Valley/Diego Marin. However, Kerwin Bonnette missed Petit Valley/Diego Martin’s sixth kick, handing victory to the hosts.
During regulation time, Cadiz (Bethel) and Ishaq Abdullah (Petit Valley/Diego Martin) were the goal-getters for the respective teams. In the other scheduled meeting last Wednesday, Youth Stars earned a 3-0 win, by default, over Marabella FCC at the Roxborough Complex.
Second Round Fixtures (WEDNESDAY) -
Prisons FC vs 1976 Phoenix FC, YTC Arouca, 4 pm;
Guaya United vs Youth Stars, Guayaguayare Recreation Ground, 5 pm;
UTT vs Bethel United, O’Meara Campus Ground, Arima;
Cunupia FC vs Siparia Spurs, Ato Boldon Stadium;
Central 500 Spartans vs WASA, Edinburgh 500 Recreation Ground, 6 pm;
FC Santa Rosa vs Club Sando Moruga, Arima Velodrome;
Defence Force vs Perseverance Ball Runners, Ato Boldon Stadium;
Queen’s Park vs Police, Debe Recreation Ground, St James, 8 pm.