GUAYA UNITED maintained their lead in the CNG National Super League Premiership Division on Sunday with a 5-3 triumph over Matura Re United in their Match Day 15 battle, at the Guaya Recreation Ground, Guayaguayare.
However, Matura saved face in the second half with strikes from Shervin Charles (66th), Kelsa Matthews (69th) and Dorian Robinson (90th).
Defence Force stayed in second spot after edging WASA FC 1-0 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium Training Field in Marabella, courtesy of a 53rd minute strike from Michael Edwards.
National youth team midfielder Levi Garcia scored two late strikes as Marabella Family Crisis Centre defeated Petrotrin Palo Seco 3-2 to move up to third place.
At the Palo Seco Velodrome, ex-Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 striker Juma Clarence put Marabella in front after eight minutes but Palo Seco responded through Sylvester Teesdale (49th) and Virgil Williams (72nd). Marabella did not give up hope, as Garcia levelled the scores in the 82nd, and then netted the game-clinching goal in the 86th.
At the Police Barracks in St James, Onasi Forde netted five times as 1976 FC Phoenix overcame hosts Police 6-4. Forde got his name on the scoresheet in the 18th, 50th, 53rd, 67th and 74th, while Nigel Thomas scored in the 31st. For Police, Colin Williams scored twice (fourth and 11th) while ex-national midfielder Trent Noel (79th) and Jason Boodram (80th) got one apiece.
Siparia Spurs recorded a 4-2 win over Bethel United at the Petrotrin Ground in Fyzabad. Donrick Mascall (16th and 31st), Jesse Edwards (80th) and Andy London (89th) found the back of the net for Siparia, while Denzil James (21st) and Daniel Craig (59th) replied for the visitors.
Club Sando Moruga and NLCB La Horquetta SA scored 2-1 victories away to cellar-placed outfits Real Maracas and Stokely Vale respectively.
At the Maracas Recreation Ground, Dillon Bartholomew (ninth) put Maracas ahead before Club Sando Moruga responded through Nigel John (22nd) and Trevon Mitchell (73rd) while, at the Plymouth Recreation Ground, Nathan Julien (fifth) and Antonio Auguste (90th) scored for La Horquetta and Akeilon Murphy (90th) netted for Stokely Vale.
There will be a quartet of rescheduled matches on Thursday.
Teams - (by wired868)
Club Sando: 1.Kevin John (GK); 2.Kevon Forrester, 3.Curvin Weston (30.Dellandre John 72), 4.Dareem Ramkhalawan, 6.Silus Cooper, 7.Neil Maharaj (8.Tereek Joseph 45), 10.Nigel John, 12.Aaron Julien (27.Kellon La Fortune 67), 13.Glendon Phillip, 14.Andre Phillip, 15.Trevon Mitchell.
Unused substitutes: 5.Kareem Gill, 23.Akel Baptiste.
Coach: Desmond Bailey
Real Maracas: 22.Junior Granger (GK); 4.Marvin Manswell, 7.Shaquille Smith (12.Curt Danclair 71), 9.Dillon Bartholomew, 11.Ricardo Bennett (18.Andell Allsop 66), 15.Kadeem Graham, 16.Kerwyn Bartholomew, 20.Aaron Peters, 23.Marc Leslie, 27.Ronald Alexander, 29.Gabriel Ragout (26.Sylvester Padilla 83).
Unused substitutes: 1.Kelon Rampersad (GK), 3.Anthony Frank, 5.Manuel Rezende.
Technical Director: Marlon Charles
CNG National Super League Premiership Division
(Sunday September 27)
Real Maracas FC 1 (Dillon Bartholomew 9) v Club Sando Moruga 2 (Nigel John 25, Trevon Mitchell 73)
Siparia Spurs 4 (Donrick Mascall 16, 31, Jesse Edwards 80, Andy London 89) v Bethel Utd 2 (Denzil James 21, Daniel Craig 59)
Defence Force FC 1 (Michael Edwards 53) v WASA FC 0 at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium training field;
Guaya United 5 (Carlon Hughes 13, 54, Ryan Stewart 44, 49, Kevin Jagdeosingh 45) v Matura ReUnited 3 (Shervin Charles 66, Kelsa Matthews 69, Dorian Robinson 90)
Police FC 4 (Colin Williams 4, 11, Trent Noel 79, Jason Boodram 80) v 1976 FC Phoenix 6 (Onasi Forde 18, 50, 53, 67, 74, Nigel Thomas 31)
Petrotrin Palo Seco 2 (Sylvester Teesdale 49, Virgil Williams 72) v Marabella Family Crisis Centre 3 (Juma Clarence 8, Levi Garcia 82, 86)
Stokely Vale FC 1 (Akeilon Murphy 90) v NLCB La Horquetta SA 2 (Nathan Julien 5, Antonio Auguste 90)
Upcoming Premiership Division fixtures
(Thursday October 1)
Matura ReUnited v Stokely Vale FC, 4 pm, Matura Recreation Ground;
1976 FC Phoenix v Defence Force, 5 pm, Canaan Recreation Ground;
Bethel United v NLCB La Horquetta SA, 5 pm, Montgomery Recreation Ground;
Real Maracas FC v Police FC, 5 pm, Maracas Recreation Ground.