QUEEN’S PARK whipped recently-crowned Premier Division champions Sports and Games FC Santa Rosa 1-0 on Sunday, in the final day of action in the National Super League.
Santa Rosa, who sealed the title a week earlier, were undone by a 71st minute goal by Jason Devenish, at the St Mary’s Ground in St Clair.
Nonetheless, the champs finished the season with a tally of 51 points from 26 games, four more than Defence Force, who were also in losers’ row on Sunday.
At the WASA Ground in St Joseph, the hosts prevailed by a 2-1 margin. Dwight Crichlow found the back of the net in the 34th minute while Nathan Julien doubled the lead in the 70th.
Stephan Antoine got the lone goal for the Army-Coast Guard combination, in the 89th.
Club Sando Moruga had an easy time on Sunday, as they earned a 3-0 victory, by default, over Petrotrin Palo Seco at the Grand Chemin Recreation Ground in Moruga.
Fourth-placed Guaya United got a second-half double from Kevin Jagdeosingh to defeat hosts Matura ReUnited 2-1 at the Arima Velodrome. Matura went ahead through Dorian Robinson in the 27th but Jagdeosingh hit back for the visitors with strikes in the 71st and 90th.
Finishing in fifth spot on the standings were Siparia Spurs, who got the better of Real Maracas 3-2 at the Maracas Recreation Ground in St Joseph.
Andy London, who was the top scorer in the Premier Division with 26, scored twice for Siparia, in the 41st and 45th, while Marcus Kelly found the back of the net in the 12th. Veteran midfielder Ryan Stewart scored twice for Maracas, in the 30th and 83rd. In a meeting of lower- placed squads, Bethel United registered a 4-3 victory over table- proppers Marabella Family Crisis Centre at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre.
Akeel Scott (69th and 84th), Teejay Cadiz (46th) and Densyl James (76th) netted for Bethel United while Kurlan Khan (28th), Andrei Pacheco (59th) and Daniel Smith (74th) replied for Marabella. Police and 1976 FC Phoenix played to a 2-2 draw at the St James Barracks.
Ricardo Peltier (45th), brother of ex-national winger Lester Peltier, and Jason Boodram (52nd) struck for the lawmen, while Shelton Williams (36th) and Lejandro Williams (65th) scored for Phoenix.
Santa Rosa beaten 1-0 by QPCC.
T&T Express Reports.
THE top two teams in the Premier Division of the National Super League both lost on Sunday's final day of competition. But nothing changed.
Sports & Games FC Santa Rosa won the competition despite a 1-0 defeat against Queen's Park on the final day of the season, while Defence Force fell 2-1 to WASA on Sunday, but still ended up second.
A 3-0 default win over Petrotrin Palo Seco gave Club Sando Moruga third spot, while former champions Guaya United beat Mathura Reunited 2-1 to finish fourth.
SUPER LEAGUE RESULTS:
WASA FC 2 (Dwight Crichlow – 34', Nathan Julien 70') vs T&T Defence Force FC 1 (Stephan Antoine 89')
Matura Re United 1 (Dorian Robinson 27') vs Guaya United FC 2 (Kevin Jagdeosingh 71' & 90' )
Club Sando Moruga 3 vs Petrotrin Palo Seco 0 (DEFAULT)
Real Maracas FC 2 vs Siparia Spurs 3
QPCC 1 (Jason Devenish 71') vs Sports & Games FC Santa Rosa 0
Marabella Family Crisis 3 Bethel United 4
Police FC 2 vs 1976 FC Phoenix 2