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.
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
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)