Trendsetter Hawks sealed the first spot available to the Pizza Hut Elite (Under-17) Division 'Big-Four' of the 2019 Republic Bank National Youth League with a 3-0 defeat of Marabella Family Crisis Centre on Saturday last.
The trio of Daniel David (49th), Malachi Celestine (59th) and Micai Peters (67th) all scored in the second-half for Hawks, in their sixth straight from as many matches to climb to maximum 18 points, five ahead of Petit Valley/Diego Martin United, 4-1 winners over Jaric Titans to move to within a point of a certain top-four round-robin finish on the eight-team table as well.
In the two other matches in the Elite Division, Prisons FC trounced Queen's Park Cricket Club Football Academy 3-0 with Malique Moreau (50th, 55th) and Salim Griffith (80th) on target to stay third with 11 points, and also close in on qualification, while Giving Back FC blasted Crown Trace FC 9-0 to stay in the hunt with seven points, in the fifth spot.
The zonal quest o reach the national quarterfinals are also in full swing in the North, East, South and Tobago Zones.
In the 11-team North Zone, Pro Series dropped its first points in a 1-1 draw with Trendsetter Hawks I in the Under-11 Pizza Hut Age-Group 11-team.
However, Pro Series still leads the battle for three qualification places with 19 points, ahead of perfect Queen's Park Cricket Club (18), Hawks I (16), Football Academy (15) and Santa Cruz United (12)
In the six-team North Zone Under-13 Holiday Snacks Division, Hawks II (12 pts) will be joined by the winner of the clash between joint second placed teams QPCC FA or Hawks I, both with nine points.
And in the Pizza Hut Under-15s competition, Hawks I certain of qualification with maximum 18 points from six matches and two left to play along with RSSR which has 15 points and match in hand, as well as one other club from five.
In the East Zone Under-11 competition, FC Ginga with 13 points from five matches holds a narrow one-point lead over SKHY while La Horquetta XF (11) and the duo of Matura United and Febeau Gov't, both with nine are all in the mix for two available spots.
In the Under-13s FC Santa Rosa with 13 points from five matches topped its qualifiers ahead of Matura United (ten) which got second ahead of Trincity Nationals based on head-to-head results, a 1-0 outcome.
And in the Under-15s, FC Ginga and Trincity Nationals have secured the two qualifications spot with 13 points from five matches each, four more than FC Santa Rosa and Malabar Young Stars with only one match day left.
Down South, Marabella Family Crisis Centre, Pt Fortin Youth FA, and Gasparillo Youths all have nine points at the top, however, Marabella has only played three matches to its rivals four.
In the Under-13 Division, San Fernando SA has a 100 per cent winning record after four matches for 12 points, two clear of Giving Back FC while Pt Fortin Youth FA is third with a maximum of nine points. The Under-15s race is much closer with Ste Madeleine Strikers (seven), Giving Back S.C (six) and Moruga FC (six) separated by a mere point.
Elite Under-17 Division
Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd 4 vs Jaric Titans 1
Trendsetter Hawks 3 (Daniel David 49th, Malachi Celestine 59th, Micai Peters 67th) vs Marabella Family CC 0
Prisons FC 3 (Malique Moreau 50th, 55th, Salim Griffith 80th) vs QPCC F.A 0
Giving Back FC 9 (Mikhel Kent 65th, 70th, Jahfari Cooper 20th, Christian Bobb 22nd, Brendan Maitland 25th, Trevon Augustine 45th, Elijah Atherton 48th, Deshaun Quashie 50th, Josiah Phillip 63rd) vs Crown Trace 0
Venue: Queen's Park Savannah:
Trendsetter Hawks 1 (Jaquan Phillip 23rd) vs Pro Series 1 (Hashim Portillo 25th)
QPCC F.A 4 (Anthony Mansoor 8th, Samuel Smyth 17th, benjamin Harrigan 36th, 45th) vs Rosary Boys FC 1 (Nickel Pierre 20th)
Football Factory 3 (Keon Kissoon 8th, 28th, Keanu Sealey 40th0 vs Trendsetter Hawks II 0
North Coast SCC 1 (Noah Felix 31st) vs Rosary F.A 0
Santa Cruz Utd 2 (Isaiah Audain 24th, 31st0 vs Excellente F.A 1 (Giovanni Bartholomew 40th)
Laventille United 3 vs T&T Maestros 0 - by default
Trendsetter Hawks I 6 (Russell Francois 5th, 10th, 49th, Ishmael Castang 15th, Antonio Sealey 29th, Shaheim O'Brian 47th) vs Empre FC 0
Trendsetter Hawks II 1 (Micaiah Thomas 6th) vs St Mary's College 0
QPCC F.A 3 vs T&T Maestros 0 - by default
RSSR 3 (Zair Samuel 15th, Junior Turner 19th, Tashawn Hislop 34th) vs St Mary's College 0
Trendsetter Hawks I 3 (Akeil Auguste 13th, Larry Noel 43rd, Christian Calder 62nd) vs Santa Cruz Utd 1 (Jamal Perouse 32nd)
QPCC F.A 2 (Zane Marshall 32nd, Logan Clarke 69th) vs Laventille United 1 (Shermer Gray 50th)
Trendsetter Hawks II 3 vs T&T Maestros 0 - by default
Venue: Constantine Park, Macoya:
FC Ginga 3 (Mikel Murray, Jamari Baker, Zwade Alleyne) vs San Juan Jabloteh 0
Extreme LH 2 (Jason Jackson 31st, Aidan La Rode 39th) vs Crown Trace FC 1 (Makesi Kendall 18th)
SKHY FC 10 (Joshua Miguel, Jakwon Howell, Ezekiel Bernard, Isaiah Morris 2, Che Bourne, o.g, Nathan Thomas 2. Jalani Ottley) vs Malabar Young Stars 2
San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Kazyiah Haywood, Luke Ferreira) vs Crown Trace FC 0
Febeau Gov't 3 (Kyon Williams 17th, Michael Greenway 26th, 47th) vs Diem Sport Academy 0
Matura United 1 (own goal) vs Maracas United 0
Trincity Nationals 1 (Oymide Jackson 31st) vs FC Ginga 0
FC Santa Rosa 2 (Aaron Kong 42nd, 47th) vs Crown Trace 0
Matura United 3 (own goal 11th, Darius Elahie 17th, Jequan Brown 46th) vs Express FC 0
Trincity Nationals 2 (Siddiq Damree 31st, Harrison Parks 65tyh) vs FC Santa Rosa 1 (Kristian Homer 13th)
FC Ginga 11 (Johnathon Robinson 3, Malchi Hazel 3, Ronaldo Rogers 2, Adam Neptune 2, Anthony Samuel) vs Diem Sporting Academy 0
Malabar Young Stars 2 v(Nyron Dyer 48th, o.g 63rd) vs Cooper's Coaching Academy 1 (Kyle Clarke 4th)