San Juan Jabloteh are poised to lift the 2019 Under-13 title in the Youth Pro League before the end after a goal each from star forwards Lindell Sween and Thane Devenish secured a 2-0 win against visiting Point Fortin Civic on Sunday.
Jabloteh U13s (18 points) are now five points clear of rivals and second-positioned W Connection (13 points), who were held to a goalless draw by mid-table North East Stars. Central FC and Sando are third and fourth, respectively, with 11 points.
The Keith Jeffrey-coached Jabloteh youngsters picked up where they left off before the Easter break and remains the only perfect team in all divisions after six games with three left in the league competition.
Sween put Jabloteh U13s ahead with his sixth goal of the season arriving on 47 minutes at San Juan North Secondary before overall leading scorer Devenish, who surprisingly shuffles as goalkeeper or forward, put the match out of Civic’s reach with his eight goal of the campaign on 69 minutes.
Civic, however, struck back in the Under-15 and Under-17 divisions, edging Jabloteh 3-2 and 4-3, respectively, to move atop the respective standings.
Jalen Redman (4 & 20) scored an early brace and Simon Modeste (34) added the third Civic U15’s item before the half to lift the Point Fortin outfit top of the standings with 15 points, two ahead of Jabloteh (13 points) who scored late on either half through Kyle Dwarika (40) and Israel Joseph (80).
Police FC and Terminix La Horquetta Rangers follow closely in third and fourth, respectively, on the U15 ladder with 12 points.
Civic also boast 15 points at the top of the U17 standings, but the Point Fortin outfit are only two points clear of W Connection, Club Sando, the previous leaders who slipped two spots into third after a goalless draw with Morvant Caledonia United, and Central.
Connection U17s defeated North East Stars 4-0 and Central edged Defence Force FC 2-1 while Civic celebrated their fifth win from six games with a hard-fought 4-3 result over hosts Jabloteh.
Elsewhere, Terminix La Horquetta Rangers celebrated their first win of the season at U13 level with a shock 5-2 win over host Police FC at Police Academy.
Ky-mani Anthony (37), Kyle Moreno (43) and Tarique Abdulla (46) set the momentum for Rangers before a second-half double by Jeremiah Gabriel (55 & 60) reduced the deficit for Police. But a quick-fire double by Rangers’ Joshua Figaro (62 & 63) cemented the win for the visitors.
Police, however, hit back with huge wins in the U15 and U17 divisions against Rangers.
Nathaniel O’Garro (34, 51 & 66) led with a hat-trick with his fifth, sixth and seventh goals for Police U15s in a 7-0 win over Rangers that also saw Tristan Stafford (33), Kayshawn Hutchinson (42), Jaron Pascall (72) and Abdul-Qudoos Hypolite (78) put their names on the score sheet.
Police followed up with a 5-0 win against the visiting Rangers with Stephan Hoyte (4) opening the scoring early before Matthias Hinkson (16), Jesus De Lecia (29), from the penalty spot, Jardel John (71) and Dwight Jordan (82) each celebrated a goal.
Police will host Morvant Caledonia United when YPL action continues next Sunday (May 5). Connection will welcome Defence Force FC at Ato Boldon Stadium and further south Point Fortin Civic will host Terminix La Horquetta Rangers at Mahaica Oval.
Central FC are at home when they host Club Sando at Edinburgh 500 in Chaguanas, and North East Stars must visit San Juan Jabloteh at San Juan North Secondary.
Youth Pro League 2019
Match Day Six results (April 28)
Club Sando 1 (Leonel Linares 11’) vs Morvant Caledonia United 0, at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;
Defence Force FC 3 (Aydon Caruth 51’, Micah Nelson 58’, 62’) vs Central FC 4 (Micha’el John 38’, 56’, Liam O’Connor 54’, Kerry Baptiste 66’), at Queen’s Royal College;
W Connection 0 vs North East Stars 0, at Gilbert Park, Couva;
San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Lindell Sween 47’, Thane Devenish 69’) vs Point Fortin Civic 0, at San Juan North Secondary;
Police FC 2 (Jeremiah Gabriel 55’, 60’) vs Terminix La Horquetta Rangers 5 (Ky-mani Anthony 37’, Kyle Moreno 43’, Tarique Abdulla 46’, Joshua Figaro 62’, 63’), at Police Academy, St. James.
Club Sando 4 (Tyrese Griffith 23’, 47’, Daylon Riley 35’ pen., Zico Correia 56’) vs Morvant Caledonia United 2 (Neegus Jack 17’, Giovani Warner 73’), at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;
Defence Force FC 1 (Fabian Ayres 80’) vs Central FC 3 (Terron Miller 13’, Anthony Mohammed 30’, Hezikiam John 65’), at Queen’s Royal College;
W Connection 1 (Jkwon Bailey 46’) vs North East Stars 0, at Gilbert Park, Couva;
San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Kyle Dwarika 40’+5, Israel Joseph 80’) vs Point Fortin Civic 3 (Jalen Redman 4’, 20’, Simon Modeste 34’), at San Juan North Secondary;
Police FC 7 (Tristan Stafford 33’, Nathaniel O’Garro 34’, 51’, 66’, Kayshawn Hutchinson 42’, Jaron Pascall 72’, Abdul-Qudoos Hypolite 78’) vs Terminix La Horquetta Rangers 0, at Police Academy, St. James.
Club Sando 0 vs Morvant Caledonia United 0, at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium;
Defence Force FC 1 (Abbaas Abdul-Latif 62’) vs Central FC 2 (Rasean Britto 20’, Elijah Payne 76’), at Queen’s Royal College;
W Connection 4 (Adica Ash 4’, 85’, Jabari Lee 70’, Tushawn Lawson 75’) vs North East Stars 0, at Gilbert Park, Couva;
San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Tyrell Wiley 28’ pen., Jerry Morris 42’, 79’) vs Point Fortin Civic 4 (Malik Taitte 19’, Joash Baird 26’, Stefan Auguste 63’ Own Goal, Darion Campbell 82’), at San Juan North Secondary;
Police FC 5 (Stephan Hoyte 4’, Matthias Hinkson 16’, Jesus De Lecia 29’ pen., Jardel John 71’, Dwight Jordan 82’) vs Terminix La Horquetta Rangers 0, at Police Academy, St. James.