Valtrin United kicked off its quest for a second title this season in the Emerald Apartments and Plaza-sponsored Eastern Football Association with an 11-0 humiliation of Boss in round one of the knockout competition on Thursday.
Dwight Critchlow, Nathan Lewis and Kerdyn Moe all scored hattricks for Valtrin, the FA Trophy winner. Lionel St Clair and Jadeno Theobold added one each on the NUGFW ground, Valsayn.
Joe Public and Upper Santa Cruz also won it first round matches in contrasting styles. Joe Public blasted Crowne United 6-1 on Squadron ground, Arouca, and Santa Cruz won by default from Malabar Superstars, which failed to show up on the Crowne Street ground.
Meanwhile, the EFA Under-17 FA Trophy competition will begin tomorrow with two matches—Tunapuna Titans facing Trincity Nationals at Constantine Park and Creek meeting Joe Public at the Larry Gomes Enclosure, Malabar, both from 3 pm.
EFA FIRST ROUND KNOCKOUT RESULTS
Valtrin 11 (Dwight Critchlow 9th, 14th, 73rd, Nathan Lewis 19th, 33rd, 39th, Kerdyn Moe 6th, 29th, 37th, Lionel St Clair 20th, Jadeno Theobold 86th) vs Boss FC 0.
Joe Public 6 (Calvi Grazette 10th, 64th, Shane Hospedales 20th, Michael Hospedales 48th, Mathew Francis 56th, Avery Cabralis 84th) vs Crowne Utd 1 (Aaron Blackman 32nd)
Upper Santa Cruz 3 vs Malabar Superstars 0 - by default.
Second Round matches
Thursday October 29th
Scifo’s vs Joe Public, Squadron Ground.
Creek vs T&T Prisons, Arima Velodrome
St John’s Utd vs Sanctuariers, St John’s Road Ground
WASA vs Tunapuna Titans, WASA Ground.