Caution Football Club was crowned double champions of the BPTT Razack Jan Memorial Mayaro Football League when it captured the knockout trophy to add to their league title in a keenly-contested final at the Ortoire Recreation Ground last Saturday.
Trailing 2-0 to a rampant Maguaya United FC in the first half, Caution FC dominated the second period to score three unanswered goals to capture the Knockout crown and cash prize of $5,000.
Architects of Caution FC’s stellar season, manager/player Damian Williams and coach/player Edeanho Pierre, both credited the team’s success to hard work and personal sacrifices by the players.
"We have been improving as a team since we joined the league about five years ago. It has been hard work and sacrifice and we are now reaping the rewards as a club. As part of this league, we are very grateful for the support by BPTT in providing this avenue for the youths," said Pierre, Williams nodding in agreement.
Caution FC who captured the league title earlier in the month took home the championship trophy and a further $10,000 at the prize distribution ceremony which followed the knockout final.
Maguaya United dominated the youth divisions, capturing both the Under-15 and U-17 titles, taking home cheques of $5,000 for each victory. They were runners-up in both the knockout and league competitions in the senior division. The club also fielded three teams in the U-13 division where all five teams were awarded $1,000 each from a development fund.
The BPTT Mayaro Football League, named after late sports administrator and community worker Razack Jan, is facilitated by the All-Mayaro Sports Foundation (AMSF) and administered by Illusions International Sports Club. The league is run in four divisions: U-13, U-15, U-17 and Senior.
Matthew Pierre, Community Liaison Officer, BPTT, thanked the organisers for completing a successful season with a total of 20 teams participating.
"We are very happy that this league can boast of three youth divisions, which augurs well for the sustainability of football in Mayaro," Pierre said.
AMSF president Bartholomew Lynch said competition in the various divisions was very keen with a high standard of play.
"This league is a nursery for several of our national players and our partnership with BPTT is providing a catalyst for the continued development of football in the south-eastern communities, not forgetting the building of community spirit among the people," Lynch pointed out.
League: 1 Caution FC, 2 Maguaya United, 3 Seed of Greatness FC
Knock-Out: 1 Caution FC, 2 Maguaya United
MVP: Victor Waithe
Best Goalkeeper: Jamarie Warrick
Player with Most Assists: Derrick Ali
Most Goals: Deron Lewis
Most Disciplined Team: RLRA Destiny Youths
League: 1 Maguaya United, 2 SP Boyz, 3 Newlands Warriors
MVP: Mickel Morales
Best Goalkeeper: Quindell Lazar
Player with Most Assists: Nathaniel Belcon
Most Goals: Marcus Greenway
League: 1 Maguaya United, 2 Ste Madeleine Strikers FC, 3 SP Boys FC
MVP: Kyrise Frontin
Best Goalkeeper: Mekkel Phillip
Player with Most Assists: Tevin Pantor
Most Goals: Omarie Campbell
Development Fund Award Recipients: Mafeking United, Maguaya United A, Maguaya United B, Maguaya United C, SP Boyz.
SOURCE: T&T Guardian