Carlon Hughes fired in a hat-trick to leads defending champions Guaya United to a 4-1 spanking of Matura ReUnited when the T&T Super League continued on Sunday at the Guaya Recreation Ground.
Hughes opened the scoring in the 21st minute for his team to lead 1-0 at the half-time interval before former national striker, Gary Glasgow made it 2-0 in the 58th.
Hughes then completed his treble with strikes in the 71st and 86th minutes for a 4-0 advantage before Kerwin Vincent got a consolation item for Matura ReUnited, in the 86th.
With the win, Guaya United improved to 25 points from 12 matches, level with Cunupia FC and two behind joint leaders, FC Santa Rosa and Queen’s Park Cricket Club.
Cunupia FC missed out on a chance to remain in a three-way after playing to a goalless draw with Prison Service at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.
In other matches on Sunday, Police came from behind to beat the University of T&T 2-1; RSSR FC and Club Sando Cultural United drew 1-1, while the match between Bethel United and Petit Valley/Diego Martin United at Mt Pleasant Recreation Ground, Mt Pleasant.
Guaya United 4 (Carlon Hughes 21st, 71s, 82nd, Gary Glasgow 58th) vs Matura ReUnited 1 (Kerin Vincent 86th)
RSSR FC 1 (Kerron Mitchell 45th) vs Club Sando Cultural Roots Utd 1 (Marcus Griffith 79th)
Cunupia FC 0 vs Prison Service 0
Police FC 2 (Joshua Leach 43rd, Kadeem Riley 63rd) vs UTT 1 (Michel Holder 2nd)
Bethel United vs Petit Valley/Diego Martin United - match called off due to power outage after 30 -minutes
QPCC 5 (Keston George 14th, Rashard Griffith 53rd, Sean De Silva 66th, Benedict Barrett 70th, Devon Modeste 88th) vs Erin FC 1 (Sylvester Teesdale 87th)
FC Santa Rosa 6 (Kheelon Mitchell 53rd, 78th, Giovanni Abraham 71st, Kishun Seecharan 74th, 76th, Noel Williams 83rd) vs San Fernando Giants 0
Teams P W D L GF GA Pts
1. FC Santa Rosa 12 9 0 3 35 10 27
2. QPCC 12 8 3 1 28 13 27
3. Cunupia FC 12 7 4 1 27 10 25
4. Guaya Utd 12 7 4 1 24 10 25
5. Matura ReUnited 12 6 2 4 24 26 20
6. Police FC 12 5 4 3 16 14 19
7. Prisons Service 11 4 5 2 13 13 17
8. UTT 12 4 2 6 17 21 14
9. RSSR FC 12 3 5 4 14 16 14
10. Club Sando Cultural 12 2 3 7 8 19 9
11. Bethel Utd 11 1 5 5 14 25 8
12. Erin FC 11 1 3 7 12 22 6
13. P.V.D.M Utd 11 1 3 7 9 22 6
14. San F’do Giants 12 0 5 7 8 28 5
FC Santa Rosa vs Cunupia FC, Arima Municipal Stadium, Arima, 8pm
UTT vs Guaya United FC, UTT Ground, O’Meara Road Campus, 7 pm
Club Sando FC vs QPCC, Dibe Recreation Ground, Long Circular, St James, 6pm
Matura ReUnited vs RSSR FC, Valencia Secondary School, 4 pm
Erin FC vs San Fernando Giants, Erin Recreation Ground, Erin, 6pm
Prison Service FC vs Bethel United, YTC Ground, Arouca, 3.30pm
Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd vs Police FC, St Anthony’s College Ground, 4 pm
Big Cannons, Parkites record big Super League wins.
By Andrew Gioannetti (Newsday)
NATIONAL midfielder Sean De Silva picked up where he left off on Saturday after missing nearly a month of TT Super League action by scoring a goal and recording two assists in a 5-1 win for joint league leaders’ Queen’s Park over Metal X Erin FC.
Queen’s Park made their long journey to Erin in south Trinidad count by securing a convincing win that kept them within reach of FC Santa Rosa, who remain league leaders on goal-difference. Keston Geroge scored the lone first half goal, before Rashard Griffith, Sean De Silva, Benedict Barrett and Devon Modeste all added one each in the second period for Queen’s Park. Sylvester Teesdale scored Erin’s only goal in the dying moments.
The Parkites, however, could not celebrate too much as FC Santa Rosa recorded an even bigger win on the day as they continued their tremendous run.
At the expense of winless San Fernando Giants, FC Santa Rosa smashed six unanswered goals to seal a seventh consecutive league victory. Since losing to Queen’s Park 2-1 on July 7, FC Santa Rosa have won every match since.
Attacker Kheelon Mitchell continued his impressive goal-scoring form with a pair of goals to take his tally to nine this season. Winger Kishun Seecharan also scored a double, while Giovanni and Noel Williams scored the other goals. All six goals were scored in the second half.
Meanwhile, Cunupia FC, which entered Match Day 12 as the third joint leader, dropped two points in a goal-less draw against Prison Service.
Match Day 13 will start on Friday and conclude on Sunday.
The TT Super League has said the knockout competition will start on September 2.
Metal X Erin FC 1 (Sylvester Teesdale 87th) v QPCC 5 (Keston George 14th, Rashard Griffith 53rd, Sean De Silva 66th, Benedict Barrett 70th, Devon Modeste 88th)
San Fernando Giants 0 v FC Santa Rosa 6 (Kheelon Mitchell 53rd, 76th, Giovanni Abraham 71st, Kishun Seecharan 74, 76th, Noel Williams 83rd)
Guaya United FC 4 (Carlon Hughes 21st, 71st, 82nd, Gary Glasgow 58th) v Matura Reunited 1 (Kerin Vincent 86th)
RSSR FC 1 (Kerron Mitchell 45th+3) v Club Sando FC 1 (Marcus Griffith 79th)
Cunupia FC 0 v Prison Service 0
Bethel United FC v Petit Valley– Match abandoned at 30 minutes due to failure of venue lighting
Police FC 2 (Joshua Leach 43rd, Kadeem Riley 63rd) v UTT 1 (Michel Holder 2nd)
Fixtures–Match day 13
UTT v Guaya United FC, UTT Ground, O’Meara, 7 pm
FC Santa Rosa v Cunupia FC, Arima Velodrome, 8 pm
Matura Reunited v RSSR FC, Valencia Secondary, 4 pm
Club Sando v Queen’s Park, Dibe Recreation Ground, Long Circular Rd, 6 pm
Metal X Erin FC v San Fernando Giants, Erin Recreation Ground, 6 pm
Prison Service v Bethel United, YTC Ground, Arouca, 3.30 pm
Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd v Police FC, St Anthony’s College Ground, Westmoorings, 4 pm
Rescheduled match–Match day 9
Prison Service FC v Metal X Erin FC, YTC Ground, Arouca, 3.30 pm