Fri, Sep

UTT surges to Tier 2 top with 4-2 win.

The University of T&T (UTT) took the top position in Tier 2 of the T&T Premier Football League after two rounds of matches on Sunday afternoon.

This climb came after they defeated Petit Valley Diego Martin United (PVDM Utd) 4-2 at St Anthony's College Ground, Morne Coco Road, Westmoorings.

The win came from goals by Kevaughn Connell in the 10th, Nicholai Holder in the 18th, Reinaldo Atwell in the 87th and Marcus Griffith in the 90+2 minutes that took them to three points and a better goal difference.

The two goals from United came from Kiron Manswell (81st minute) and Jelani Ferary in the 85th.

Southerners San Fernando Giants, who pulled off a surprising upset of Guaya United 2-1 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella on Saturday, sealed the second position on the 11-team standing with three points and a goal difference of one, as opposed to UTT's goal difference of two.

The Giants got a double from the boot of Darnell Hospedales in the 56th minute (penalty) and 82nd to hold off the Guayaguayare men, who got a lone strike from Kirtson Baird in the 57th minute.

Meanwhile, third-place Defence Force had their second drawn match of the League, coming from a 1-1 tie with FC Phoenix at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago.

The Army Coast-Guard Combination men were off to a perfect start when Jerwyn Balthazar put them ahead in the 35th minute. However, late in the encounter, the Tobago-based team got the equalizer from Michael 'Jem' Gordon from the penalty spot in the 76th minute.

In another game at the weekend, Police FC and Bethel SC played to a 2-2 tied at the St James Police Barracks training ground. Goals for the Lawmen came from Kareem Grant (30th) and Josiah Phillip (71st), while Bethel's items came courtesy of a brace from Teejay Cadiz in the third and 46th minutes.


2*San Fernando Giants*1*1*0*0*2*1*1*3
3*Defence Force*2*0*0*2*1*1*0*2
4*FC Phoenix*2*0*0*2*2*2*0*2
5*TT Police*2*0*0*2*2*2*0*2
6*Bethel SC*2*0*0*2*3*3*0*2
7*Guaya United*2*0*1*1*1*2*-1*1
8*Harlem Strikers*1*0*0*1*0*0*0*1
9*PVDM Utd*1*0*1*0*2*4*-2*0