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Three different players found the back of the net for Westside Superstarz, which was crowned Under-15 champion of the newly formatted 2013 Republic Bank Republic Cup National Youth Football League, which came to a close, at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, on Saturday.

All three finals were held, following both semifinals in the U-15, U-13 and U-11 divisions, which were won by Westside, WASA FC and Blast Semi-Pro, respectively. For Westside, which eased into the final with a 3-0 beating of St Clair Coaching School, Rivaldo Brown, Isaiah Holder and Matthaeus Granger were all on target in the final, which Westside won by the same 3-0 scoreline over Joe Public FC.

St Anthony’s College midfielder Shem Clauzel and Raheim Borde scored in the semifinals, before a St Clair CS own goal completed the easy win. In the Under-13 final, WASA FC held off a late surge from Cap Off Youths to take the title via a 2-1 scoreline. Jalani Augustus opened for the Waterboys in the 17th minute, five minutes before Gabriel John made it 2-0.

Tyrike Andrews pulled one goal back in the 38th minute for Cap Off Youths, which proved to be the final item of the match. WASA also reached to the final after a 2-1 win over Guaya United in the semifinal. Joh also scored in that fixture. The first final of the day saw Blast Semi-Pro meet Trendsetter Hawks. Terell Wiley scored the only goal, a winner for Blast in the 13th minute.

The new format for this year’s competition saw Under-15 and Under-13 teams fielding 11 players on a regular sized football pitch. Girls played among boys for the first time in the Under-11 division on a smaller field.

Results

Under-15 [Final]

Westside Superstarz 3 (Rivaldo Brown 4th, Isaiah Holder16th, Matthaeus Granger 40th) v Joe Public FC 0

Third place play-off

Malabar FC 1 (Afton Molino 45th) v St Clair Coaching School 1 (Akiel Holford 13th)
- Malabar FC won 6-5 on penalty kicks.

Semifinals

Joe Public 2 (Zion Holder 6th, Nikolai Orr 28th) v Malabar FC 2 (Akeem Hsten 7th, Christian Montrose 36th)
- Joe Public won 6-5

Westside Superstarz 3 (Shem Clauzel 32nd, Raheim Borde 43rd, Og 65th) v St Clair Coaching School 0

Under-13 [Final]

WASA FC 2 (Jalani Augustus 17th, Gabriel John 22nd) v Cap Off Youths 1 (Tyrike Andrews 38th)

Third place play-off

Jabloteh 3 (Jeanheim McFee 3rd, Tyrese Bailey 24th, 46th) v Guaya United 1 (Decklan Marcelle 45th)

Semifinals

WASA FC 2 (Gabriel John 8th, Darian Moreno 13th) v Guaya United 1 (Ronaldo McIntosh 20th)

Cap Off Youths 2 (Tyrike Andrews 15th, 32nd) v Jabloteh 2 (Tyrese Bailey 20th, Tyrese Sutherland 34th)

Under-11 [Final]

Blast Semi-Pro 1 (Terell Wiley 13th) v Trewndsetter Hawks 0

Third place play-off

SKHY FC 1 (Daylon Riley 19th) v St Clair Coaching School 0

Semifinals

Clast Semi-Pro 1 (Joshua Antoine 45th) v St Clair Coaching School 0

Trendsetter Hawks 1 (Tafari Haynes 5th) v SKHY FC 1 (Nicholas Smith 32nd)
- Trendsetter Hawks won 4-3 on penalty kicks.