Sat, Sep

Santa Cruz ‘keepers move into knockout stage

Santa Cruz Gatekeepers topped Group B of the Under-14 division to move into the national quarterfinal of the Republic Bank National Youth League, following three wins and a loss in North Zone action this weekend at Casual Corner, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.

Santa Cruz now joins Trendsetter Hawks, which topped Group A last weekend. A third team may advance from the North or East Zone but that will be determined following the completion of all matches in all zones. The group topper opened the day with a 2-0 win over last placed finisher, Step by Step. Jaheim Lewis scored one goal in that fixture before he scored another in his club’s second-leg 2-0 win over Step by Step which played a couple hours later.

Meanwhile, in the Under-10 division, SKHY edged Trendsetter Hawks in the final standings to move into the last-eight stage. And, in the Under-12 division, the Hawks were almost flawless in group stage action sealing four wins in as many matches to move into the knockout round.

Two wins were recorded a week prior, before the club continued its strong run on Saturday with a 1-0 and 8-0 wins over Rangers and Laventille United, respectively. Real Gil, Kaihim Thomas and Jaheim Frederick all scored two goals on the day.

Action will turn to the South and Central Zones in all three zones this weekend. The South Zone was postponed last weekend because of the oil spill. Venues will be finalized by tomorrow. The knockout round will start on August 16.

Results - North Zone


Trendsetter Hawks 0 v SKHY 0

Laventille United 3 (Luke Jacob 7th, Arnold Guildman 9th, Kasheem Jack 14th) v Tunapuna Titans 1 (Zeke Prescott 12th)

SKHY 2 (Dillon Riley 13th, Taylor Boyce 23rd) v Laventille United 0

Trendsetter Hawks 4 (Kareem Patrick 7th, Amir Gorkin 9th, Luke Williams 12th, Jaheim Marshall 24th) v Tunapuna Titans 0

Trendsetter Hawks 3 (Jaheem Williams 8th, Abdul-Quoddoas Hypolite 14th, Jaheim Marshall 27th) v Laventille United 0

Standings - Under-10

Teams Pld W D L F A Pts
SKHY 3 2 1 0 9 1 7
Trendsetter Hawks 3 2 1 0 7 0 7
Laventille United 3 1 0 2 3 6 3
Tunapuna Titans 3 0 0 3 2 14 0


P&D Coaching School 2 (Kieron Allen 23rd, Atiba David 29th) v Rangers 0

SKHY 2 (Justin Araujo 13th, 19th) v Laventille United 0

Trendsetter Hawks 1 (Real Gil 24th) v Rangers 0

SKHY 3 (Justin Araujo 7th, 11th, 30th, Naim Pompey 21st) v P&D Coaching School 2 (Ezekiel Armstrong 9th, 15th)

Trendsetter Hawks 8 (Adam Livingston 5th, Kevin Rock 9th, Kaihim Thomas 13th, 23rd, Jaheim Frederick 17th, 31st, Emmanuel Thomas 28th, Real Gil 34th) v Laventille United 0


Teams Pld W D L F A Pts
Trendsetter Hawks 4 4 0 0 17 2 12
Rangers 4 2 0 2 6 4 6
SKHY 4 2 0 2 6 6 6
P&D Coaching School 4 2 0 2 9 12 6
Laventille United 4 0 0 4 2 16 0


Santa Cruz Gatekeepers 2 (Jaheim Lewis 5th, Christian Flecher pen 13th) v Step by Step 0

P&D Coaching School 4 (Clint Allen 19th, Jabari Samuel 23rd, 40th, Jamal Bowen 31st) v Santa Cruz Gatekeepers 2 (Kareem McKenzie 15th, og)

Step by Step 2 (Jalani Ferary 15th, Josiah Letrend 27th) v P&D Coaching School 2 (Jamal Bowens 21st, Jabari Samuel 34th)

Santa Cruz Gatekeepers 2 (Kirk David 12th, Jaheim Lewis 34th) v Step by Step 0

Step by Step v P&D Coaching School - Step by Step won 1-0 by defeault

Santa Cruz Gatekeepers v P&D Coaching School - Gatekeepers won 1-0 by default

Standings - Group B

Teams Pld W D L F A Pts
Santa Cruz Gatekeepers 4 3 0 1 7 4 9
P&D Coaching School 4 1 1 2 6 6 4
Step by Step 4 1 1 2 3 6 4