Westside Superstarz, led by a brace from Qian Grosvenor, soared to the top of the Blink/bmobile National Super League standings on Wednesday, the closing day of Match Day One, when the club eased past Tobago’s 1976 FC Phoenix 3-0 at the St Anthony’s College Ground, Westmoorings.
A former St Anthony’s College standout, Grosvenor added to Akim Ash’s opening goal in the 60th minute, with efforts in the 68th and 70th minutes.
The win saw Westside go top of the 13-team standings on goal-difference, contrary its start last season when it lost its season opener, before going on a strong run which saw it at the top of the standings for large spells.
Tobago’s only other club in the competition, Stokely Vale, meanwhile, opened its season with a 2-1 win over Defence Force. Again, all goals came in the second half.
Dominic McDougall, the club’s top scorer last season scored just after the hour-mark, which was doubled seven minutes later by a Krishawn Joseph effort. Defence Force pulled one back late through Michael Edwards in the 88th minute.
With Round One just concluded, Westside sits top just ahead (on goal-difference) of Real Maracas, Club Sando, Malabar FC and Stokely Vale, all of which secured wins on Sunday.
Results - Match Day One
Westside Superstarz 3 (Akim Ash 60th, Qian Grosvenor 68th, 70th) v 1976 FC Phoenix 0
Stokely Vale 2 (Dominic Mc Dougall 61st, Krishawn Joseph 68th) v Defence Force 1 (Michael Edwards 88th)
Club Sando 2 (Devon Modeste 48th, Kwami Wiltshire 64th)
Real Maracas 3 (Shane Glasgow 5th, Purnell Schultz 53rd, Claude Brusco 90th) v Siparia Spurs 1 (Chris Collins 14th)
Joe Public 0 v Guaya United 0
Malabar FC 2 (Hayden Tinto 9th, Cyrano Glen 30th) v FC Santa Rosa 1 (Kendall Sealy 26th)
Match Day Two Fixtures
Guaya Utd v Stokely Vale, Guaya Recreation Ground, 3.30 pm
Joe Public v WASA FC, Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, 4 pm
Westside Superstarz v Bethel United, St Anthony’s College Ground, Westmoorings, 4 pm
Siparia Spurs v Defence Force, Palo Seco Velodrome, 4 pm
Club Sando v Malabar FC, Guaracara Park, Marabella, 4 pm
Santa Rosa - Bye