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JOHN-PAUL ROCHFORD was in good form for North East Stars—before he heads off to Barbados for a week in October to participate in the Digicel Kickstart Academy where he will undergo training under coaches from English Premier League champions Chelsea FC.



The 15-year-old John-Paul, younger brother of Central FC and former Trinidad and Tobago Youth World Cup player Jean-Luc Rochford, is also one of three T&T youth footballers that have been selected for a Digicel Clinic.

Rochford, a Trinidad and Tobago Under-17 footballer, scored twice as North East Stars, were 4-1 winners over St Ann’s Rangers in the Under-17 division of the Malta Carib Youth Pro League last Saturday. Rochford’s goals came in the 42nd and 44th minutes, while Devon Charles (37th minute) and Keishawn Hackshaw (55th minute) had a goal each for Stars, who topped the division. Rochford was named the match’s Most Valuable Player.

MALTA CARIB YOUTH PRO LEAGUE RESULTS:

UNDER-13 DIVISION

Point Fortin Civic 2 (Ezekiel Kezar 38’, Kanye Francis 57’) vs Central FC 0

W Connection 1 (Cephas St Rose 17’) vs Caledonia AIA 2 (Gervan Williams 7’, Kareem Trotman 19’)

St Ann’s Rangers 3 (Saleem Peters 47’, 54’, Keron Manswell 60’) vs North East Stars 0

San Juan Jabloteh 8 (Kaihiam Thomas 1’, 22’, 34’, Real Gill 12’, Daniel David 24’, Tyrique Sutherland 28’, De Shawn Strong 40’, John Jardel 43’) vs Defence Force 0

Police FC 3 vs Club Sando 0 (Police won by default)

UNDER-15 DIVISION

Point Fortin Civic 3 vs Central FC 0 (Civic won by default)

W Connection 3 (Jevaughn Humphrey 10’, Nikel Rawlins 33’, Christian Randsome 61’) vs Caledonia AIA 0

St Ann’s Rangers 1 (Jahmali George 64’) vs North East Stars 4 (Devon Charles 37’, John-Paul Rochford 42’, 44’, Keishawn Hackshaw 55’)

San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Kesean St Rose 90’) vs Defence Force 1 (Darius Dickson 13’)

UNDER-17 DIVISION

Point Fortin Civic 2 (Ronaldo Edwards 50’, Tyrell Baptiste 73’) vs Central FC 3 (Chris Vialva 54’, 66’, Aaron Kennedy 71’)

W Connection 0 vs Caledonia AIA 1 (Rahim Gordon 55’)

St Ann’s Rangers 0 vs North East Stars 5 (Isiah Lee 8’, 52’, Renaldo Francois 15’, Own Goal 37’, Malick Mitchell 78’)

San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Matthaeus Granger 12’, Romario Villafana 37’, Jeankeon Alexander 69’) vs Defence Force 0

Police FC 4 (Christian Stoll 34’, Krishon Alexander 44’, Isiah Mc Lean 85’, Andrew Abraham 90’) vs Club Sando 1 (Kristoff Burkett 60’) Police FC 0 vs Club Sando 2 (Ronald Mc Intosh 14’, Akeel Phillip 40’)