ELIJAH Belgrave continued his prolific form in the Carenage All-Star Community Football League by scoring a hat-trick to propel 13 Posse to a nail-biting 4-3 win against First Engineer Battalion of the T&T Defence Force to be crowned the league’s Knockout champions for the 2018 season.
In the final played at the Carenage Recreation Ground on Wednesday evening, a packed crowd was treated to an exciting encounter with the Belgrave strike brothers, Elijah and Josimar, making the difference at the final whistle.
While Elijah stole the spotlight with his hat-trick, Josimar registered the fourth item for 13 Posse.
First Engineer Battalion, which has produced stalwart performances throughout the league and knockout competitions, put up a valiant showing but again came up short. The runners up got their goals through Jesse Bailey, Kele Moore and Kendell Garcia.
With the knock-out title already in their trophy bag, 13 Possie, is now the favourite to register the league double when the team comes up against Mt. Pleasant in the league final on Saturday.
The league final starts off at 6.45 pm at the Carenage Recreation Ground, to be followed by the presentation of prizes and trophies for top performance by teams and individuals.
The Carenage All-Star Community Football League, which is organised by Friends & Family Community Group, was revived this year after a two-year absence through the intervention of energy company BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT)