Premier Division campaigners Trinity College East were severe on East rivals Holy Cross College yesterday in their first match of the Coca Cola National InterCol play-off at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima, firing six goals past them in a 6-0 victory to advance to the next round of matches.
After a poor campaign in which they finished eighth on the 15-team standings in the League, the boys from Henry Street Arouca were in a no-nonsense mood with the talented Nickel Orr spearheading the attack with a hat-trick and an equally talented Kerdell Sween notching a double. In front its home team at the Malabar venue Orr got the opening goal after just six minutes, before adding another in the 41st.
In another game at the same venue, newly promoted Valencia High also marched on to the next round in the intercol by virtue of clobbering Five Rivers Secondary 3-1. After ensuring a berth in next year’s premier division for the first time, Valencia made light work of a team that they defeated twice already for the season, by forging in front in the 32nd minute from Jeremy Adolphus’ goal.
But the Arouca boys found the equalizer when Jamal Thompson shot past the Valencia goalkeeper in the 50th minute, only to discover afterwards that his effort was all in vain. Kerdell De Verteuil gave Valencia the advantage for a second time in the 67th before Daniel La Croix drilled the final nail in their coffin with a 70th minute item.
Trinity College East 6 (Nickel Orr 6th, 41st, 62nd, Romario Williams 44th, Kerdell Sween 71st, 89th) vs Holy Cross 0
Valencia High 3 (Jeremy Adolphus 32nd, Kerdell De Verteuil 67th, Daniel La Croix 70th) vs Five Rivers 1 (Jamal Thompson 50th)
Presentation (Chag) 4 (Kemuel Hagley 5th, Veron Aqui 40th, Stephen Allong 66th, Joshua Bobb 82nd) vs Couva East 0
Pleasantville Sec 5 (Sherwin Andrews, Dillon Yearwood (2), Jishawn Joefield) vs Fyzabad Anglican 0
Princes Town Sec 2 vs Point Fortin 3
Trinity East hit Holy Cross for six.
T&T Newsday Reports.
Trinity East cruised into the East Zone semi-final round, of the Coca Cola Intercol, with a convincing 6-0 win over Holy Cross in the first game of a double-header at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima yesterday.
Mickel Orr registered a hat-trick for the Premier Division outfit, while Kurdell Sween notched a double and Romario Williams got the other.
In the latter game at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Valencia eliminated Five Rivers courtesy of a 3-1 scoreline. Jeremy Adolphus, Kurdel De Verteuil and Daniel La Croix were the goal-getters for Valencia, while Jamal Thompson got the lone item for Five Rivers.
Pleasantville and Point Fortin East registered contrasting victories in their South Zone quarter-final matches at the Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin.
In the opening fixture, Dillon Yearwood netted a hat-trick as Pleasantville blanked Fyzabad Anglican 5-0. Yearwood scored in the 65th, 66th and 76th minutes, while Sherwin Andrews (sixth) and Jishawn Joefield (80th) contributed one apiece.
However, Point Fortin East earned a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Princes Town West in the second of back-to-back games at the Mahaica Oval.
Zidane Geoffroy put Princes Town West in front after 48 minutes before Tyrese Jones replied four minutes later. Brent Williams gave Princes Town West their second lead of the match, in the 61st, but Jones responded once again in the 69th.
The game had one final twist, as Stephan Joseph netted the winner, for Point Fortin East, in the 81st.
Presentation Chaguanas had an easy time in disposing of Couva East 4-0 at the Carapichaima East Ground. Kemuel Hagley, Veron Aqui, Joshua Bobb and Stephen Allang got their names on the scoresheet for Pres Chaguanas.
Today will feature five quarter-final matches, including double-headers in the North and Tobago Zones.
At the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, St Mary’s will oppose East Mucurapo from 1.30 pm while, two hours later, Fatima will face off against Malick.
In the sister isle, two games will be staged at Bon Accord with Bishop’s High tackling Roxborough at 3 pm and Signal Hill meeting Scarborough at 5 pm.
And, in the Central Zone, Gasparillo and Cunupia will square off, from 3.30 pm, at the Carapichaima East Ground.