Sun, May


Six dif­fer­ent play­ers found the tar­get as Po­lice FC crushed Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed FC 6-0 in Di­vi­sion One of the As­cen­sion In­vi­ta­tion­al Football Tour­na­ment at the St James Po­lice Acad­e­my, St James Po­lice Bar­racks on Sat­ur­day.

How­ev­er, it took the Law­men a while to open the scor­ing with Kay­dion Gabriel net­ting the open­er four min­utes from the half-time whis­tle.

A minute af­ter the re-start Ka­reem Fre­itas dou­bled the lead while Jameel Per­ry put the match be­yond doubt in the 53nd.

Keion Wil­son then con­vert­ed a penal­ty-kick in the 72nd fol­lowed by strikes from Adriel Kerr (74th) a­nd Joshua Leach (87th) to com­plete the drub­bing.

De­porti­vo makes it four in-a-row

Adan Noel scored a sec­ond-halfd dou­ble as De­porti­vo PF ham­mered Club San­do Up­ris­ing Youths 7-0 for their fourth straight win from as many match­es in Di­vi­sion Two.

Noel found the tar­get in the 71st and 89th af­ter An­drei Pacheco (11th pen), Je­re­mi­ah Ke­sar (50th) and Ju­dah Gar­cia (56th) had net­ted for 3-0 lead at Guapo Recre­ation Ground.

Nathaniel Gar­cia made it 6-0 in the 73rd and Ezekiel Ke­sar round­ed off the scor­ing in the 90th to hand Club San­do Up­ris­ing Youths, a sec­ond loss in four match­es.

The Uni­ver­si­ty of T&T (UTT) moved up to sec­ond with eight points thanks to a 3-0 de­feat of Po­lice FC at St James Po­lice Acad­e­my with a strike each from Kishun Seecha­ran (15th), Cyra­no Glen (51st) and Stevon Stoute (91st) while Moru­ga FC edged RSSR FC 1-0 cour­tesy a strike from Nigel John, two min­utes in­to time added on at the end of the first-half at Grand Chemin Recre­ation Ground.

Sat­ur­day Re­sults

Di­vi­sion One

Po­lice FC 6 (Kay­dion Gabriel 41st, Ka­reem Fre­itas 46th, Jameel Per­ry 52nd, Keion Wil­son 72nd pen, Adriel Kerr 74th, Joshua Leach 87th) vs Matu­ra Re­Unit­ed 0

Di­vi­sion Two

De­porti­vo P.F 7 (An­drei Pacheco 11th pen, Je­re­mi­ah Ke­sar 50th, Ju­dah Gar­cia 56th, Adan Noel 71st, 89th, Nathaniel Gar­cia 73rd, Ezekiel Ke­sar 90th) vs Club San­do Up­ris­ing Youths 0

Moru­ga FC 1 (Nigel John 47th) vs RSSR FC 0

UTT 3 (Kishun Seecha­ran 15th, Cyra­no Glen 51st, Stevon Stoute 91st) vs Po­lice FC


Deportivo Point Fortin trounce Club Sando Uprising.
By Narissa Fraser (Newsday).

DEPORTIVO Point Fortin increased their unbeaten run in the 2019 Ascension Invitational Football Tournament to four matches after hammering Club Sando Uprising Youths 7-0 at their home grounds in Gonzales Village, Point Fortin on Saturday evening. Deportivo now have an impressive total of 25 goals in the league.

It was a community rivalry as some players from both teams recently joined forces in the Community Football League (CFL) in April to represent the Guapo district of Point Fortin, and went on to win the league.

Deportivo made the Guapo Recreational Grounds their playground, dominating possession throughout the first half. They were awarded a penalty in the 11th minute which was effortlessly taken by the Division Two top goalscorer Andrei Pacheco to put the visitors 1-0 up.

The action became more intense in the second half as Uprising players and coaches alike were visibly frustrated, missing crucial chances to find the back of the net and displaying a lack of cohesion. Jeremiah Kesar put Deportivo 2-0 up just five minutes after the second half kicked off, and a bullet from Judah Garcia in the 56th minute made it 3-0.

The Uprising defence continued to struggle, conceding two goals in two minutes by Adan Noel in the 71st and Nathaniel Garcia in the 73rd. Noel added his name to the scoresheet once more in the 88th, and Ezekiel Kesar finished it off with a power strike in the final minute of regulation time.

Speaking with Newsday, Deportivo PF captain Hughton Hector said his team took advantage of all their chances, adding that a lack of organisation was Uprising’s downfall.

“They didn’t have that structure of how and when to go forward and to keep the ball and how to play it back around. I think it had too much individual playing and we counter-attacked on that and came out with the victory,” Hector said.

Coach Reynold Carrington told Newsday the team is aiming to upkeep its unbeaten run.

He said, “I think it was a good game, it was a good community rivalry between two teams with a lot of quality but we came out on top today and we are grateful for the three points. I think the quality of our players showed today and in the final third, we took our chances and played with a lot of discipline.”

Other Results –

Division One –

At Police Academy, St James: POLICE (Pro League) (6) - Jameel Perry 40th, 52nd; Kareem Freitas 46th; Kurdell Brathwaite 72nd; Adriel Kerr 73rd; Joshua Leach 87th vs MATURA REUNITED (0).

Division Two –

At Grand Chemin Recreation Ground: MORUGA FC (1) - Nigel John 45th vs RSSR FC (0).

At Police Academy, St James: UTT (3) - Kishun Seecharan 15th; Cyrano Glen 51st, Stevon Stoute 90th vs POLICE (Super League) (0)