David Neptune netted with ten minutes left in the match as Barrackpore United FC edged Moruga FC 2-1 to lift the Southern Football Association League Cup final at Barrackpore Recreation Ground on Wednesday night.
Going into the contest, Moruga was after its second title of the season having won the Executive Cup last month, however, it was Barrackpore which took the lead into the half when Christopher Mohammed scored in the 39th.
Moruga clawed its way back into the contest in the 57th through a strike from Anderson Toussaint from the penalty spot to set up an interesting final 30 minutes.
And just when it seemed the match would go to penalties, Neptune notched the winner for his team to take home the title and $4,000 winners’ cheque while Moruga got $2,000.
In the two legged semifinal, Barrackpore had a much easier time as it routed Penal All Stars 7-1 on aggregate after 4-0 and 3-1 triumph.
In the first-leg, Keion La Rode, Stephen James and Chrislan Lane got a each while Andrew Samuel netted for All Stars, and in the second-leg, Rendell Brown netted a pair and Kiel Rebiero and Lane one apiece in the second-leg win.
On the other hand, Moruga advanced via a 4-3 penalty-kicks win over University of T&T after their second-leg semifinal ended in an entertaining 3-3 draw at the end of regulation-time for a 5-5 aggregated score.
Kyle Morgan netted twice for Moruga and Amin Julien the other while Jamal Creighton got all three goals for UTT in regulation-time.
When both teams met in first-leg semifinal play, Creighton and Isaiah Mejias netted for UTT, to cancel out Morgan’s brace.
Today, (Saturday), the SFA Premier Division “Big-Six” competition will conclude with Marabella Family Crisis Centre only needing a point against Barrackpore to clinch the crown.
As it stands, Marabella leads the table by virtue of its superior goal-difference of plus-ten to Barrackpore’s plus-five, with both teams on ten points from four matches.
And Marabella will clinch the title with a draw when both teams meet on Saturday at Barrackpore, while the latter needs a win.
SFA League Cup Results
Wednesday League Cup final
Barrackpore 2 (Christopher Mohammed 39th, David Neptune 80th) vs Moruga FC 1 (Anderson Toussaint 57th pen)
Barrackpore Utd FC 3 (Keion La Rode, Stephen James, Chrislan Lane) vs Penal All Stars 1 (Andrew Samuel)
UTT 2 (Jamaal Creighton, Isaiah Mejias) vs Moruga FC 2 (Kyle Morgan 2)
Barrackpore 4 (Rendell Brown 2, Kiel Rebiero, Chrislan Lane) vs Penal All Stars 0
Moruga FC 3 (Kyle Morgan 2, Amin Julien) vs UTT 3 (Jamal Creighton 3)
Moruga won 4-3 on penalty-kicks
Upcoming fixtures - Today
SFA Big Six Final Round
Pt Fortin Civic vs Moruga FC, Techeir Ground, Pt Fortin, 3 pm
Barrackpore United FC vs Marabella Family CC, Barrackpore, 3 pm
UTT vs Giants, Tarouba, 3 pm.
SFA Big-Six standings
Teams P W D L F A Pts
Marabella 4 3 1 0 14 4 10
Barrackpore 4 3 1 0 8 3 10
Moruga 4 2 1 1 11 7 7
Pt Fortin Civic 4 1 0 3 6 11 3
Giants 4 1 0 3 8 14 3
UTT 4 0 1 3 3 11 1