A double strike from Joe Public’s Keston Henry guided the “Eastern Lions” to the top of the Bmobile-sponsored National Super League when they crushed Economy Strikers 6-1 at the Sangre Grande Recreation Ground, yesterday.
Henry’s double came in the 50th and 81st minute while Wendell Joseph (41st), Keon Wilson (52nd), Devon King (76th) and Deon Peters (89th) sealed the win. The lone item for Economy Strikers came off the boot of veteran striker Jimmy Bobb in the 46th minute. In another game Alcoa Carenage United got a 65th minute goal from Adrian Mitchell to edge M&M Harvard 1-0 in the first game of a double header at Defence Force Headquarters, Chaguaramas.
In the second match of a Chaguaramas double header, Defence Force continued their struggle by playing to a 1-1 tie with minnows University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). The Army Coast-Guard Combination opened the scoring in the 44th minute with a Jeremiah Headley strike before Brenton Dean earned UTT their first point of the tournament by knotting the scores in the 75th.
Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 footballers returned to winning form after draws in their last two matches, whipping Harlem Strikers 4-0 at Frederick Settlement, Caroni. The U-20s got their opening goal from Jamaal Gay in the eighth minute before Trent Loughee gave them a two-goal cushion in the 56th. Mikiel Williams added a third in the 62nd and Jamaal Clarence sealed the deal in the 65th.
Club Sando took advantage of a struggling St Francois Nationals outfit by hammering them 7-0 at the Palo Seco Recreation Ground. Andy London and Keith Williams both scored doubles while Jason James, Jason Sambury and Derron Matthews were the other scorers.