Sat, Aug


TRENDSETTER HAWKS took the Under-10 Division, Blast claimed the Under-12 category and Point Fortin Civic Centre captured the Under-14 section as the Republic Bank National Youth Football League ended at the Casuals Corner, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port- of-Spain on Saturday.

In the Under-10 Final, Trendsetter Hawks earned a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Cap Off Youths. Tyreke Harding put Cap Off Youths ahead after four minutes before Jahiem Marshall equalised two minutes later, and Abdul Quddoas Hypolite netted the winner in the 22nd minute.

SKHY got the third-place prize after getting past St Clair Coaching School 5-4 in kicks from the penalty spot.

The semi-finals also took place on Saturday, with Trendsetter Hawks blanking St Clair Coaching School 4-0, while Javion Alexander notched a double (13th and 33rd) as Cap Off Youths overcame SKHY 2-0.

Blast were indebted to an item from Jerry Morris, in the 27th, to defeat Hawks 1-0 to win the Under-12 Final. The bronze medal went to Jabloteh, who whipped Santa Rosa FC 3-1.

Blast crushed Santa Rosa 6-0 in the first semi-final, with Nickel Alexander scoring a double (10th and 19th), while Morris (fifth), Tyrel Willey (20th), Trevon Weekes (35th) and Josiah Daniel (40th) also got their names on the scoresheet.

Real Gill scored in the 28th as Hawks defeated Jabloteh 1-0 in the other semi-final.

Point Fortin needed penalty kicks to get the better of Jabloteh 4-3 in the Under-14 title-decider. Both teams were 1-1 at the end of regulation time, with Ezekiel Kesar (sixth) netting for Point Fortin and Kishawn St Rose replying for Jabloteh.

Marabella Family CC cruised past 1976 FC Phoenix 4-0 in the third-place play-off.

Point Fortin had the distinction of winning two penalty shootouts on Saturday, as they beat Phoenix 4-2 in spot-kicks, after a 1-1 regulation time scoreline.

The other semi-final was a more one-sided affair, with Jabloteh breezing past Marabella 4-1. St Rose registered a hat-trick for Jabloteh, in the 16th, 27th and 38th, while Tyrese Bailey got the other in the 32nd. Kevin Small found the back of the net for Marabella in the 34th.