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QUEEN’S PARK regained the top spot in the Championship Division of the CNG National Super League on Wednesday with a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Saddle Hill Hotspur in a rescheduled Match Day 10 fixture.

At the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Queen’s Park raced to a 2-0 advantage with strikes from Alex Knaggs (sixth minute) and Jerome Charles (12th). Cyrano Glen pulled one back for Saddle Hill in the 36th but Charles restored the Parkites’ two-goal lead in the 49th. 

New signing, Trinidad and Tobago’s leading goalscorer Stern John, got Saddle Hill’s second goal in the 61st but Akil Glasgow notched the fourth goal for Queen’s Park in the 83rd. 

John’s former national teammate Hector Sam scored Saddle Hill’s third in stoppage time but Queen’s Park held on for the win. 

Three matches in the Championship Division were contested on Tuesday. 

The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT ) climbed to fifth spot after hammering Petit Valley United 5-2 at the UTT Ground in O’Meara, Arima. 

Jamal Creighton (30th and 90th) scored twice for UTT while Dwayne Nicome (35th), Joseph Brown (72nd) and an own goal (78th) added to Petit Valley’s woes. 

The visitors got their strikes from Eric Charles (23rd) and Keston Bibby-Cummings (56th). Matthew Ramirez netted a double as Xtra Foods Chaguanas registered a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Malabar FC at the D’Abadie Recreation Ground. 

Xae-Pierre De Four put Malabar in front after 11 minutes but Chaguanas restored parity courtesy of a 37th minute own goal. And Ramirez tilted the balance firmly in Chaguanas’ favour with goals in the 53rd and 85th minutes. 

Barrackpore United got goals from Antonius Myers (15th), Mikheil Peters (25th) and on-loan ex-national striker Conrad Smith (90th) as they blanked Edinburgh 500 FC 3-0 at the Barrackpore Recreation Ground. 

The other scheduled Match Day 10 fixture on Tuesday – Cunupia FC versus Prisons FC at the Edinburgh 500 Recreation Ground, was cancelled as the match officials failed to turn up. 

Match Day 11 contests will be staged on November 11.