Akeem Garcia continued his impressive scoring form in the Under-14 Division of the Oasis Youth Pro League with a pair of goals in San Juan Jabloteh’s 4-2 whipping of bmobile Joe Public on Sunday.
Garcia netted his goals in the 54th and 60th minutes after Josiah Trimmingham and Kyle Lancaster found the target in the fifth and 32nd minute, respectively. Kevon Goddard scored for Joe Public in the eighth and 30th minute for a brief 2-1 lead.
The win pushed Jabloteh to 28 points from ten matches, seven clear of Caledonia AIA, who blanked W Connection with first-half goals from Javon Quamina (23rd) and Quinton Bowen (34th).
Tobago United made full use of Joe Public’s demise by blanking FC South End 5-0 led by two goals each from Keston Purcel and Brendon Creed to join the Eastern Lions on 17 points in third spot.
In the U-16 Division, the top three, W Connection, Jabloteh and Joe Public all won their matches.
The “Savonetta Boys” crushed Caledonia 5-2 inspired by a brace from Adam Noel to increase its point tally to 20 from ten matches, the same as Jabloteh who have played a match less.
Jabloteh shut out South End 2-0 while Joe Public, a further point behind in third spot from nine matches, humbled St Ann’s Rangers 4-1 with Leon Durity scoring two for the winners.
Two teams also share the lead in the U-18 group as Joe Public and W Connection are locked on 22 points from nine and ten matches, respectively.
The Eastern Lions edged Rangers 3-2 thanks to an 82nd minute winner form Alamun Mohammed and W Connection thrashed Caledonia 3-0 with Adisa Cumberbatch scoring a double. Matches continue today.
Rangers 5 (Jamal Philbert 12th, 48th, Jameel Antoine 24th, Omari George 32nd, 58th) vs Ma Pau 0.
Jabloteh 4 (Josiah Trimmingham 5th, Kyle Lancaster 32nd, Akeem Garcia 54th, 60th) vs Joe Public 2 (Kevon Goddard 8th, 30th).
Caledonia 2 (Javon Quamina 23rd, Quinton Bowen 34th) vs W Connection 0.
Police 3 vs NE Stars 0 - Police won by default.
Tobago 5 (Keston Purcel 5th, 52nd, Jonathan Brooks 30th, Brendon Creed 55th, 56th) vs SouthEnd 0.
Police 5 (Mackesi Quashie 21st, Tafari Williams 23rd, 32nd, Keil Pierre 30th, Akeel Spears 56th) vs Ma Pau 1 (Nicholas De Silva 65th).
W Connection 5 (Adam Noel 7th, 25th, Yohancie Alexander 24th, Jaffett Williams 30th, Rondell Phillip 72nd) vs Caledonia AIA 2 (Andell Andrews 48th, Jomal Williams 58th).
Joe Public 4 (Marcus Gomez 4th, Leon Durity 41st, 66th, Shaquille Betrand 70th pen) vs Rangers 2 (Xavier Rajpaul 37th, 57th pen).
Jabloteh 2 (Shaquille Holder 25th, N’Kosi David 57th) vs SouthEnd 0.
D/Force 2 (Shaquille Mc Dowald 23rd, Akeem Mc Lean 78th) vs Tobago Utd 1 (Rushayne Marrett 5th).
Police 1 (Japhia Ellis 15th) vs Ma Pau 1 (Shaquille Nesbitt 69th).
W Connection 3 (Kellon Alexander 15th, Adisa Cumberbatch 20th, 23rd) vs Caledonia 0.
Joe Public 3 (Kyle Bartholomew 25th, Neil Mitchell 45th, Almaun Mohammed 82nd) vs Rangers 2 (Josiah Alleyne 11th, Shaundel Neptune 79th).
SouthEnd 1 (Kwesi Gabrielle 86th) vs Jabloteh 1 (Odue Hazel 30th).
D/Force 3 (Jamal Roberts 13th, Phillip Coker 90th +1, Ross Russell Jr 90th+2) vs Tobago Utd 0.
Diminutive Duo torments defences.
San Juan Jabloteh stands alone a top the Oasis Youth TT Proleague standings with 25 points going into the second round of the League and seems to be unstoppable. (VIDEO)
The San Juan based team has swept aside all challengers and are poised to wrap up the league race early in the second round, enjoying a huge seven point lead with nine games to go.
The young ‘San Juan Kings’ have scored 34 goals in their nine games and have conceded only 4,two of those goals came in a come from behind 2-2 draw with a skillful Caledonia outfit, their only blemish to date.
Twenty-four of their goals have come from the boots of just four players, the hard working Akeem Garcia, the goal hungry Akim Andrews, the speedy Daniel Banfield and the skillful Kadeem Corbin.
The industrious Garcia and Andrews have eight goals a piece while Banfield and Corbin have scored four each.
For all their firepower up front and defensive discipline at the back it has been their style of play that has caught the eye of the football public this season. Their ability to put the ball on the ‘carpet’ and move it around the field is a sight to behold.
This is due in no small measure to their dynamic ‘Diminutive Duo’, Kadeem Corbin and Micah Lansiquoth. These two youngsters though small in stature have tormented defence after defence this season with their sublime skill and almost telepathic understanding.
When youth.ttproleague.com spoke to the two young men they had just finished helping their team edge the previously unbeaten Tobago United 1-0 at their San Juan North Secondary home ground.
Micah and Kadeem were very chatty and spoke freely about their dreams and hopes when it comes to football.
Twelve year old Micah who attends Carenage Boys Primary school said, “right now I’m just enjoying my football and hopefully I will be called up for the national under-14 team because although I’m smallie I know I’m as good as, or better than boys who are bigger that me”. “I am the new Latapy,” he joked.
Kadeem whose nickname is ‘Metro’ was quick to butt in, “I am the new Latapy I have all the skill and can score goals too,” the Petit Valley resident stated.
On his goals he said, “I want to make the national team and hopefully play in a World Cup both youth and senior” Kadeem who attends the Diego Martin North Secondary also said that he would like to help his school to ascend to championship football so he can play at intercol level, “I really would like to help my school get promoted so I could play Intercol."
As one watches the dynamic duo clown around off the field one could see why they have such a magical connection on the field.