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National striker Devon Jorsling scored a second-half hat-trick on Wednesday as the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force spanked Canada’s Defence Force 5-0 at Paramaribo, Suriname to progress to the second round of the Armed Forces Continental Football Championship.

And the TT Defence Force topped Group “B”, following a narrow 3-2 over the hosts in their earlier encounter on Saturday last.

Rawle Fletcher got the opening strike for the Ross Russell-coached outfit after 35 minutes while Jorsling got his name on the scoresheet in the 73rd and 74th.

Veteran Michael Edwards netted the team’s fourth in the 76th while the in- form Jorsling completed his treble in the 90th.

The semi-final stage will take place on Saturday, and Trinidad and Tobago will be facing the second-placed team from Group “A”, which comprises of Barbados, Brazil, Ecuador and the United States.

The top two finishers from this Continental Championship will represent the Americas at the Fifth Edition of the Military World Games, scheduled to be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from July 12-24 2011.


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A double by Albert Dexter Thornhill and an item by wingback Aklie Ewards helped Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force to a 3-2 win over Suriname Defence Force in their opening Armed Forces Continental Football Championship in Paramaribo, Suriname on Saturday.

According to the Pro League club’s PRO Christopher Durity, Defence Force held a 3-0 advantage before conceding two late items against the hosts.

Assistant Coach Marvin Gordon was in charge for Saturday’s victory.

The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force will be boosted ahead of their second and final group match against Canada with the arrival of Head Coach Ross Russell and striker Devorn Jorsling who joined the team on Sunday.

Both Coach Russell and forward Jorsling boasts confidence after helping Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Senior Team qualify for the Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals after topping Group F with wins against St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Tuesday), Guyana (Thursday) and Haiti (Saturday).

Their focus will now turn to helping the TTDF past the group stage and into the next round of the Armed Forces Continental Football Championship.

In the other group Barbados, Brazil, Ecuador and the USA challenge each other.

The top two finishers out of the Continental Football Championship will represent the Americas at the Fifth Edition of the Military World Games scheduled to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 12 – 24 July, 2011.