12 Jul 2012
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Substitute Kevin Eastman scored a second-half double to lead Harlem Strikers to a 2-0 shut-out of Edinburgh 500 in the Central Football Association season opener at Edinburgh 500 Recreation Ground, Chaguanas on Sunday.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, Eastman opened the scoring in the 48th before sealing the victory with an 87th minute item and securing the Joseph Rattansingh Memorial Trophy which was at stake.
Sunday’s activities started with a parade of the teams with newcomers Enterprise Youths receiving the Hugo Francis Memorial Trophy by T&T Football Federation President, Lennox Watson as the winners of the Parade.
CFA President Bryan Layne welcomed all the teams, guest and spectators while Chaguanas Mayor, Orlando Naggasar conveyed best wishes.
The CFA 2012 season was declared opened by Minister Rudy Indarsingh. This year 12 teams will be competing in the CFA Premier Division with the hope of qualifying for the T&TFF “Champion of Champions”, a qualifier to the National Super League.
CFA clubs for 2012 season: Harlem Strikers, Leeds United, Cap Off Youths, St Mary’s United, Couva Sports, Perseverance Ball Runners, Edinburgh 500,Cunupia FC (formerly Predators FC), Las Lomas United and KC Perseverance United, Flamengo FC and newcomer Enterprise Youths FC.
CFA upcoming matches
Leeds vs Cap Off Youths, 5pm.
St Mary’s Utd vs Perseverance Ball Runners 7pm, Hugo Francis Recreation Grd, Woodford.
Enterprise Youths vs ADL Couva Sports, 7pm, Edinburgh 500 Recreation Grd.
Las Lomas vs Flamengo, 5pm
Harlem Strikers vs Cunupia, 7pm, Frederick Settlement, Couva.
KC Perseverance vs Las Lomas, 5pm
ADL Couva Sports vs Edinburgh 500, 7pm, Couva Recreation Grd.
Enterprise Youths vs St Mary’s Utd, 5pm
Perseverance Ball Runners vs Cap Off Youths, 7pm, Hugo Francis Recreation Grd, Woodford.