Jarique Williams got the lone goal as Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh edged lone title challengers Caledonia AIA 1-0 to claim the Malta Carib Youth Pro League Under-13 Division title on Sunday.
The San Juan youngsters did not have to wait long for their goal though as Williams scored as early as the second minute after which his team held on for the win to push its total to an unassailable 46 points from 16 while Caledonia stayed on 38 points and cannot catch the table toppers with only two rounds left.
Jabloteh could be set for more celebrations as its Under-15 players moved to within a point of capturing their age-group title after clobbering Caledonia 6-0 capped off by a late double from Levi Clarke, in the 56th and 72nd minute.
This after Kyle Thomas (19th), Andre Raymond (40th), Rakim Cabie (41st) and Kesean St Rose (52nd) netted for a comfortable 4-0 lead.
With the win, Jabloteh Under-15s improved to 39 points after 16 matches, six clear of Japs North East Stars which needed a 70th minute equaliser from Jalani Augustus to earn a 1-1 draw with Central FC at New Settlement Ground, Caroni after Sherwin Williams’ 30th minute opener.
When matches resume on Sunday, Jabloteh will have a chance to wrap up the division when it faces third from bottom Defence Force while North East Stars tackles seventh spot St Ann’s Rangers.
However, the race for the Under-17 crown looks set to go down to the final round of matches with the trio of news leader North East Stars (35 points), Jabloteh (35) and W Connection (34) separated by a mere point with two rounds to go.
Stars’ got anw goal in the 38th and a 70th minute Ronaldo Francois strike to blank Central FC 2-0 at Caroni and now leads on goal-difference from Jabloteh, which was held to a 1-1 draw by Caledonia.
Dominic Douglas put Jabloteh ahead in the 34th minute but Brandon Semper got the equaliser for Caledonia in the 50th minute from the penalty-spot.
W Connection, meanwhile, stayed in the hunt with a 4-0 thrashing of Police FC with two goals from Ken Bhola (46th, 55th) while Jarod Gordon (65th) and Shobal Celestine (77th) added one each.
Sunday June 29nd Malta Carib Youth League Results:
St Ann’s Rangers 3 (Jean-Heim Mc Fee 10th, Keron Manswell 18th, Nikosi Corbin 44th pen) vs Club Sando 2 (Adriel Fahey 66th pen, Noah Simmons 69th)
Police 3 vs W Connection 0 - by default
North East Stars 3 vs Central FC 0 - by default
Jabloteh 1 (Jarique Williams 2nd) vs Caledonia AIA 0
Pt Fortin Civic 1 (Ezekiel Kezar 55th) vs Defence Force 0
Club Sando 2 (Dillon Yearwood 47th, 86th) vs St Ann’s Rangers 1 (Brandel Timothy 25th)
W Connection 4 (Christian Ransomme 35th, 59th, Mark Ramdeen 43rd, 52nd) vs Police FC 0
Central FC 1 (Sherwin Williams 30th) vs North East Stars 1 (Jalani Augustus 70th)
Jabloteh 6 (Kyle Thomas 19th, Andre Raymond 40th, Rakim Cabie 41st, Kesean St Rose 52nd, Levi Clarke 56th, 72nd) vs Caledonia AIA 0
Pt Fortin Civic 2 (Ronald Charles 51st, Amari Cobham 69th) vs Defence Force 1 (Elisha Taylor 39th)
St Ann’s Rangers 1 (Jameel Cunningham) vs Club Sando 1 (Ryan Davis)
W Connection 4 (Ken Bhola 46th, 55th, Jarod Gordon 65th, Shobal Celestine 77th) vs Police FC 0
North East Stars 2 (own goal 38th, Ronaldo Francois 70th) vs Central FC 0
Jabloteh 1 (Dominic Douglas 34th) vs Caledonia AIA 1 (Brandon Semper 50th pen)
Pt Fortin Civic 2 (Eljay Clarke 68th, Darnel Hospedales 88th) vs Defence Force 1 (Kevon King)