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Title: Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on October 30, 2005, 07:19:20 AM
W Connection, Jabloteh win on penalty kicks.
By: Nigel Simon (Guardian).
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W Connection and San Juan Jabloteh showed how penalty kicks should be taken as they beat Defence Force and Joe Public, respectively, to reach the final of the inaugural Toyota Classic competition.
They won semifinal matches at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, on Friday night.
W Connection beat Defence Force for the sixth time this season, the third in a Cup competition, 4-3 on penalty-kicks after a goalless draw.
Jabloteh and Joe Public also played to a goalless draw before the San Juan club took the shoot-out 5-4.
W Connection reached its third final of the season (its 18th straight Cup final) but had only itself to blame for not winning the game in regulation time, as many chances were squandered.
Defence Force goalkeeper Cleon John, however, must also be given credit for a number of timely saves.
In the shoot-out, team captain, Earl Jean, Andre Toussaint and Brazilians William De Olliviera and Ronaldo Viana all converted.
But whereas the “Savonetta Boys” were cool and precise, Defence Force was the opposite.
Devon Jorsling missed his team’s first attempt which hit the post, while Anton Pierre kicked straight to the Colombian goalie, Alejandro Figueroea.
In between the misses, Dexter Pacheco, Kurt Williams and Addison Belfon scored for Defence Force.
Jabloteh was also perfect with its shooting through Aurtis Whitley, Kerry Baptiste, Josh Johnson, Nigel Daniel and Trent Noel.
The Easter Lions seemed on course to do the same until Jamaican goalkeeper, Jacomento Barrett, the hero in the quarterfinal win over Caledonia AIA Fire, fired wide of goalkeeper Duarance Williams and the post.
The final on Friday will be played at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, from 8.30 pm.
It will be the third clash in a final between the teams this season.
In their two tournament finals this season, Jabloteh won the Pro Bowl 1-0 over W Connection while the latter won the First Citizens Bank Cup on penalty kicks.
The winner will collect $30,000 and a trophy donated by the sponsors Toyota, while second placed gets $20,000.
Defence Force and Joe Public will meet in the night’s first match from 6.30 pm, for the third and fourth places for $1,500 and $5,000, respectively.
W Connection and Jabloteh will meet in a dress rehearsal for the final, when T&T Professional Football League final round matches take place on Tuesday.
W Connection with 46 points can move within a point of wrapping up the PFL crown with a win over Jabloteh (34 points) at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar from 4 pm.
A win over Jabloteh will push W Connection’s lead to the top with 15 points and five matches left to play.
In other matches carded for Tuesday (Divali), also from 4 pm, Tobago United host last year’s league winner, National Quarries North East Stars, at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, Tobago, while United Petrotrin meets Defence Force at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

Friday’s Toyota Classic Semifinal Results:

W Connection 0 vs Defence Force 0.
W Connection won 4-3 on penalty-kicks.

San Juan Jabloteh 0 vs Joe Public 0.
San Juan Jabloteh won 5-4 on penalty-kicks.
Title: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: Flex on December 07, 2005, 07:07:02 AM
Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
T&T Newsday Reports.
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San Juan Jabloteh coach Terry Fenwick and defender Ian Gray had their suspensions slashed by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) Appeals Committee. The pair were among a number of football personalities who were slapped with bans and, in Fenwick’s case, an additional fine of $24,000 following a brawl in the November 4 Toyota Classic final between Jabloteh and W Connection at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
Fenwick was initially hit with a ten-match ban by the T&T Pro League Disciplinary Committee while Gray was handed a six-match suspension. But, after the TTFF Appeals Committee comprising chairman Jack Austin Warner and attorney Om Lalla discussed the matter on November 26, they ruled that Fenwick’s ban was "inconsistent with the provisions for sentence under FIFA’s Disciplinary Code Article 48."
As a result, Fenwick’s suspension was reduced to four matches while his fine was cut in half to $12,000. In Gray’s case, the TTFF found that, in pursuant to FIFA’s Disciplinary Code Article 49, his ban was sliced in half to three games.
Section P 9.5 of the Pro League Rules and Regulations states ‘the decision of the TTFF Appeals Committee shall be final." According to Pro League chairman Larry Romany, "the League considers the matter closed. "The League remains committed to FIFA’s Disciplinary Code and will continue to take a strong stance to ensure that players, teams and coaches adhere to the highest standards of discipline and fair play," Romany added.
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: andre samuel on December 07, 2005, 07:48:24 AM
This is total crap!!

Some years ago, Travis Mulraine hit a book out of a referee's hand and get ban for ah long time.

Marvin Philip had ah run-in with Ramdan on de field and get ban for 2 years

Fenwick elbow ah players in he face in full view of all to see (including cameras) and get ban for 4 games and get fine 12,000.

this place man in truth,

ah love it!!
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: Sam on December 07, 2005, 07:52:41 AM
Marvin Phillips get reduce to, he playing for Defence Force now.

Mulraine deserve to be banned, he never learns, even de national players dont like him...

Goulart was agrevating de man, I to woulda cuff he ass down...
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: oconnorg on December 07, 2005, 07:54:07 AM
This is total crap!!

Some years ago, Travis Mulraine hit a book out of a referee's hand and get ban for ah long time.

Marvin Philip had ah run-in with Ramdan on de field and get ban for 2 years

Fenwick elbow ah players in he face in full view of all to see (including cameras) and get ban for 4 games and get fine 12,000.

this place man in truth,

ah love it!!

iz not crap.. Is F*ckery... They are spineless... I have less respek from dem now... Stupes... Fenwick Deserved the fisrt line of punishment... This what they reduce it to now is a Slap on the wrist... BULL SHIT
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: duscam on December 07, 2005, 12:36:15 PM
TRAVIS MULRAINE IS A GANGSTER, THUG NOT EVEN DERVING TO BE PLYING PRO BALL....
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: Ponnoxx on December 07, 2005, 03:55:29 PM
 And  I say that this would never happen...look how things does go....Marvin Phillip get nearly a year for spitting on a ref
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: weary1969 on December 07, 2005, 04:59:28 PM
Utter rubbish. I asked Dexter Skeene if it is a URP they running but it is not even that. the ban was a farse because he continued to coach from the stands. Now they reduce the ban, why they do not declare him a hero and call it a day.
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: oconnorg on December 07, 2005, 05:37:59 PM
Man I jess whats that Elbow Fenwick dish out.. TTFF disciplinary committe is a 4king joke.. A 4king joke.....STUPEEEES
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: Jefferz on December 07, 2005, 05:49:14 PM
Man I jess whats that Elbow Fenwick dish out.. TTFF disciplinary committe is a 4king joke.. A 4king joke.....STUPEEEES


das disgusting jed... f**kING OUTRAGIOUS. Dem send da hot hed Jose Marino off d pitch cuz he tell was sushing d opposing crowd!? DIS man is a professional manager an he blantantly elbow ah player off the opposing team in he face middle of the game PLAIN for everyone to see while cameras runnin, he geh play ah d day for weeks now and he STILL geh AWAY.        So i suppose if Fenwick take a cutlass an chop de man leg he would only geh ban for a few months!?    dis is a peice of rotting BULLSHIT 
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: ballfever on December 07, 2005, 09:12:37 PM
Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
T&T Newsday Reports.
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Fenwick was initially hit with a ten-match ban by the T&T Pro League Disciplinary Committee while Gray was handed a six-match suspension. But, after the TTFF Appeals Committee comprising chairman Jack Austin Warner and attorney Om Lalla discussed the matter on November 26, they ruled that Fenwick’s ban was "inconsistent with the provisions for sentence under FIFA’s Disciplinary Code Article 48."
As a result, Fenwick’s suspension was reduced to four matches while his fine was cut in half to $12,000.

dis ain't no story dat a man conjure up, or sumtin dat happen behind closed doors....dis happen in de full glare of rollin' tv cameras, so for d'appeals committee to cut d sentence in half for ah offence dat any body wit half a brain coulda see have no place in football is ah insult to d'intelligence of any body who ever play any sport an' realise how important discipline is to d'game :bs: :bs: :cursing: :bs: :bs:

on anudder note: somebody pleez enlighten mih on what is dis 'FIFA's Disciplinary Code Article 48'. curiosity killin' mih! :-\
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: morvant on December 07, 2005, 09:16:19 PM
ballfever there u go :beermug:

Art. 48 Violence
1 A player who deliberately assaults someone, but without harming him physically
or damaging his health, will be suspended for at least two (2) matches. An official
who commits such an infringement will be suspended for at least four (4) matches.
2 If a person assaults someone by spitting at him, he will be suspended for at least
six (6) matches.
3 In any case, the body will also impose a fine amounting to at least CHF 5,000.
Art. 49 Brawl
1 Involvement in a brawl is sanctioned with a suspension for at least six (6)
matches.
2 The scope of the suspension extends to all official international matches.


Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: ballfever on December 07, 2005, 09:52:45 PM
ballfever there u go :beermug:

Art. 48 Violence
1 A player who deliberately assaults someone, but without harming him physically
or damaging his health, will be suspended for at least two (2) matches. An official
who commits such an infringement will be suspended for at least four (4) matches.
2 If a person assaults someone by spitting at him, he will be suspended for at least
six (6) matches.
3 In any case, the body will also impose a fine amounting to at least CHF 5,000.
Art. 49 Brawl
1 Involvement in a brawl is sanctioned with a suspension for at least six (6)
matches.
2 The scope of the suspension extends to all official international matches.




thx morvant, ah learn something dey. now here's where dey f*ck up: :devil:
all ah dem clauses state ah MINIMUM suspension and fine (at least 4 matches, at least 6 matches, etc.) it eh ha' nuttin dey dat say dat de penalties can't be longer, so de appeals committee just didn't have de testicular fortitude, de BRASS BALLS  to do dey wuk and uphold de suspension and fine....either dat or as mih granmudda say, it ha more in d morta dan d pestle..  :thinking:

More kicks again...ah man spittin' gettin 6 games, buh a deliberate attack gettin' 2? yuh see why terry prefer to elbow rather than hawk up a good one!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: truetrini on December 07, 2005, 11:51:06 PM
Jack Warner-Jabloteh=reduced ban more corruption!
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: fishs on December 08, 2005, 03:57:20 AM
HOW COME DE POLICE EHNT CHARGE DE MAN FOR BODILY ASSAULT !!!

ANYWHERE ELSE HE WOULDA BE IN FRONT OF MAGISTRATE LOOKING FUH BAIL
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: Themanfriday on December 08, 2005, 06:59:28 AM
The person that was assulted is the one that must press charges first. Then and only then will it go before court. If the person doesn't say anything about it then it's droped
Title: Re: Coach Fenwick, Gray ban slashed.
Post by: truetrini on December 08, 2005, 07:07:12 AM
The person that was assulted is the one that must press charges first. Then and only then will it go before court. If the person doesn't say anything about it then it's droped

so all dem dead men..who talking fuh dem?
Title: Toyota Classic round-up reports.
Post by: Flex on October 14, 2006, 03:41:20 PM
North East outlast WASAs reservoir on penalties.
By: Randy Bando (ttproleague).


North East Stars were held to a 1-1 score line at the end of full time, and needed penalties to get past Super League team WASA in the second match of a double header of the Toyota Classic down at the Larry Gomes Stadium.
The preliminary round match finished 6-5 on penalties in favor of the 2006 First Citizens Cup finalists.
The Sangre Grande boys took a bizarre lead in the 3rd minute when midfielder Marc Leslie saw WASAs goal keeper Barry Villaroel off his line and shot at goal from some 45 yards out to put the score at 1-0.WASAs Jerome Dickinson had a 23 yard shot out of nothing in the 17th minute when North Easts replacement keeper Curtis Granger held it calmly to his chest.
The St Joseph based team was determined for an equalizer and to their credit was awarded a 22minute free kick. Billydee Scantlebury took the challenge and sent in a low 25 yard shot that went past a thick of players to beat Granger far post. The North East custodian was looking out for the deflection and in his thinking so, gave the Watermen the equalizer to level the score at 1-1.
The Everald Gally Cummings coached team had to go to the extreme as WASAs players such as Dickinson, Scantlebury and Dhanoolal was putting up the best of resistance.
Cummings charges then had a few chances before that interval like in the 26th minute when Kevin Jeffrey returned a pass to Jesse Martinez who failed to put power and placement on his 18 yard shot and goalkeeper Villaroel made a simple stop.
In the 44th minute Walter Moore floated a decent cross into the penalty area but Kenwyn Matthew headed over bar from just outside the six yard area.
On the resumption of play North East was after the win but some timely interceptions by Marvin Faustin and Jesse Reyes made it difficult for the Grande boys.
In the 48th minute Marc Leslie sent a low corner into the penalty area to Kevin Jeffrey who flicked on a pass to Kayode Mc Kinnon, he however took forever to shoot eventually palcing it wide.
In the 60th minute Mc Kinnon played a low cross from the right side and goalkeeper Villaroel spilled it to Jeffrey but he shot high in front of an open goal.
Mc Kinnon then had two efforts well handled by Villaroel in the 61st and 64th minutes. The first was from a free kick when he tried to lob the keeper and the second was when his well struck shot was deflected and wrapped up by the WASA custodian.
The Pro League team seemed to have full control of the game with ball possession and attacks, but the score line didnt changed.
It seemed that Coach Cummings introduction of Shandel Samuel in the 64minute wasnt enough, so he added the experienced Kendall Velox in the 73rd minute.
The Sangre Grande team had a couple of free kicks before the final whistle but well over bar and referee Lee Davis gave all the time that he had to offer before blowing the final whistle and directing both teams to the penalty spot.

North East Stars- Curtis Granger (GK), Charles Pollard (Capt.), Akeno Morgan, Howard Lowe, Jesse Martinez (Kendall Velox), Kayode Mc Kinnon, Kenwin Matthew, Kevin Jeffrey, Marc Leslie, Vernon Bailey (Shandel Samuel), Walter Moore.

Coach Everald Gally Cummings

Penalty kicks North East Stars

G - Howard Lowe
G - Kendall Velox
G - Akeno Morgan
G - Walter Moore
G - Kevin Jeffrey
G - Marc Leslie
X- Kayode Mc Kinnon

WASA- Barry Villaroel (GK), Kien Hernandez (Capt.), Anthony Dhanoolal, Billydee Scantlebury, Kevon Henry, Mervyn Brooks, Jesse Reyes, Alvris Faura (Keston Thomas), Akil Harley, Jerome Dickinson, Adrian Nunez (Marvin Joseph).

Coach Kenrick Elie

Penalty kicks WASA

G - Billydee Scantlebury
G - Marvin Joseph
G - Jerome Dickson
G - Mervyn Brooks
G - Kevon Henry
X - Jessie Reyes
X- Kien Hernandez

Match Referee Lee Davis

North East Stars v WASA

1 GOALS 1
1 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
6 SHOTS ON TARGET 2
19 FOULS 9
6 CORNERS 2
2 OFFSIDES 1
6 PENALTIES 5
Conrads early goal sends Tobago United packing.
By: Randy Bando (ttproleague).
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Neal and Massy Caledonia AIAs Conrad Smith scored a superb curling shot and the only goal of the game to knock Tobago United out of the Toyota Classic preliminary round in the first game of a double header at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.
Conrads goal came in the 9th minute with a play started by World Cup midfielder Densil Theobald playing his first game after returning to the Morvant based team from Scotlands Falkirk. Theobald played a left sided free kick into the penalty area and Conrad did well to skip one defender and placed a curling right footed shot into the far corner stunning the Tobago team with an early 1-0 lead.
But it was the visiting team that had the first shot on goal from skipper Dwayne Jack fresh from two internationals with the Trinidad and Tobago team.
In the 3rd minute Jack went for placement with a 30 yard free kick but the Caledonia goal keeper Jhonny Cardona had an easy task getting both hands to the ball.
Tobago looked a bit different as they showed calm and built from the back.
Coach Peter Granville had to make an early substitution and brought on Sherwin Lee in the 18th minute for injured Garth Woodley.
Caledonias star midfielder and World Cup player Densill Theobald seemed settled in the middle and concentrated a lot on passing the ball around. He had a tame 24th minute shot from outside the penalty area that was easily parried down by the Tobago custodian Rondell Renwick.
Tobago Uniteds substitute Sherwin Lee got early momentum and raced down the right side in the 25th minute and had a near post shot that skidded off the chest of goal keeper Cardona for a corner.
The Tobago Men continued to search for the equalizer and in the 26th minute Sherwin Lee sent a low pass into the penalty area that met the foot of Ancil Elcock and he skied it over bar from close range.
Midfielder Handell Manswell did well holding the ball in midfield and taking the game to the Caledonia defence.
On a counter attack in the 34th minute Caledonias Julio Cesar De La Rosa sent long ball forward directed to striker Kendall Jagdeosingh who went past the Tobago defence but goal keeper Renwick reacted quickly and was first to the ball.
The Peter Grandville coached team continue to surge forward with Lee who sent a long cross into the penalty area but Ancil Elcocks first touch failed him and defender Leslie Holligan wasted no time in clearing the ball forward.
The Morvant men had the last real chance of the first half when Theobald on the left side passed to Conrad Smith and he chipped it wide to Nigel Pierre on the right side who volleyed his shot into the ground from inside the penalty area and it went just wide of the far upright.
In the second half Caledonias Jagdoesingh was fouled be defender Dwayne Jack about 25 yards out and midfielder Thoebald took the free kick and sent a low shot into the wall, not harming goal keeper Renwicks goal.
The Morvant based team had another free kick in the 61st minute from the edge of the penalty area and Nigel Pierre couldnt get it past the Tobago wall.
Goal scorer Conrad Smith came close to a double but his 66th minute shot rebounded off the upright after some neat passing with Kareem Joseph to strip the Tobago defence.
Substitute Nigel Codrington proved that his legs were fresh and made some promising runs down the flanks. A 74th minute Codrington cross destined for Smith to score was intercepted by defender Darryl James in a breath.
Granvilles charges then missed two opportunities in extra time, first from a free kick and then from the rebound when Keon Samuel headed over bar.
Caledonia was the first to score and the last to attack when Densil Theobald played a through ball to substitute Hayden Tinto who had a low shot pushed into play by a diving goal keeper Renwick before referee Shane De Silva blew her final whistle.

Caledonia AIA- Jhonny Ortiz Cardona (GK), Uz Taylor (Capt.), Leslie Holligan, Julio Ceasar De Le Rosa, Kareem Joseph, Densill Theobald, Stephen David Abdallah Phillips (Shawn Bishop), Conrad Smith (Hayden Tinto), Nigel Pierre, Kendall Jagdeosingh (Nigel Codrington).

Technical Director Jamal Shabazz

Tobago United- Rondell Renwick (GK), Dwayne Jack (capt.), Olatunji Quadri, Ancil Elcock, Darryl James, Kevin Adams, Marvin Phillips, Handell Manswell, Keon Samuel, Kwame Wiltshire (Joel Alleyne), Garth Woodley (Sherwin Lee) (Gerron Mc Knight) (Matthew Williams).

Technical Director Peter Grandville

Match Referee Shane De Silva

Caledonia AIA v Tobago United

1 GOALS 0
1 YELLOW CARDS 2
0 RED CARDS 0
8 SHOTS ON TARGET 3
17 FOULS 13
9 CORNERS 2
2 OFFSIDES 2
Jabloteh needed penalties to kick out Super League Defence Force.
By: Gordon Pierre (ttproleague).


C.L. Financial San Juan Jabloteh needed penalties to beat Defence Force Super League team 5-3 in the first game of a double header at the Hasley Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain.
On a field that was less than ideal after a sudden heavy down pour just hours before the game. Defence Force Super League outfit provided stubborn resistance to the Pro League second placed team San Juan Jabloteh.
Jabloteh led in every area except in goals scored, the San Juan team missed numerous chances. Peter Prosper was the first culprit miss trapping when left all alone after an Aurtis Whitley through pass.
It was not all one way traffic, in the 12th minute Army Sherman "Ants" Phillip had a good shot saved by Daurance Williams after an enterprising run down the left side.
In the26th minute Defence Force goalkeeper Selwyn George was to make a brilliant save from point blank to deny a Keyeno Thomas header after Kerry Baptiste swung a right side corner. He was force to make another brilliant save from a Whitley shot from the resultant corner.
The half time talk by Jabloteh coach Terry Fenwick did wonders because Jabloteh came out with urgency in the second half. Jason Marcano missed two good opportunities in the 49th and 54th minutes respectively.
Two minutes later Lester Peltier got the ball into the back of the Defence Force net, but he was ruled to be offside. Peter Prosper indifferent game in front of goal continued when he headed wide of an open goal after a header pass by Marcano in the 59th minute.
Defence Force could count themselves unlucky not to be awarded a penalty after Sterling Obrian seemed to have been brought down in the penalty area in the 63th minute.
Keseon Thedore tried to steal a Defence Force win with good long range efforts in the 67th and 70th minutes.
In the 73th minute Jabloteh should have scored but substitute Anthony Wolfe shot wide from point blank range. In the end it was Goalkeeper Daurance Williams that was to be the hero for Jabloteh saving Christopher Duritys penalty allowing Jabloteh to win 5-3 on penalties after a 0-0 full time score.
C.L Financial San Juan will now meet Superstar Rangers in the quarter-final of the Toyota Classic next Friday.

San Juan Jabloteh- Daurance Williams, Keyeno Thomas, Cyd Gray, Ian Gray, Nigel Daniel (26th Marcelle Francois), Lester Peltier, Trent Noel, Kerry Bapiste, Aurtis Whitley, Jason Marcano (73rd Akiel Guevara), Peter Prosper (60th Anthony Wolfe).

Defence Force (Super League)- Selwyn George, Emmanuel Noel (65th Joel Williams), Jahavon Neptune (73rd Kwesi Smith), Christopher Durity, Sterling Obrian, Keseon Thedore, Keston Williams, Aklie Edwards, Kayode Thomas (Marvin Gordon), Joel James, Sherman Phillip.

Referee: Russell Cassimere

Defence Force v San Juan Jabloteh

0 GOALS 0
0 YELLOW CARDS 0
0 RED CARDS 0
3 SHOTS ON TARGET 6
8 FOULS 15
2 CORNERS 10
3 OFFSIDES 4
Army eases past Police.
By: Jovan Ravello (ttproleague).


The Defence Force Pro League team easily beat the Super Leagues Police outfit 4-1 in their Toyota Classic match, the second of a double-header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo last night.
Supporters barely had time to settle into their seats between matches before Defence Force recorded the evenings first regulation time strike.
Defence Force vice-captain Michael Edwards took on the Police midfield, shaking off two challenges before letting fly a low, powerful shot that was too hot for Police captain and goalkeeper Anthony Marshall to handle, the ball trickling under his body and over the line just beyond his reach.
Soon after the Army locked up shop while simultaneously pressing the Super League leaders back into their own half. With some superb defensive play and a sharp brand of short passing the Army men made life hard for Police forcing them to chase the ball in midfield.
Police had its first real chance of the match when Fabien Garcia saw his free-kick, won atop the 18 yard box, deflect off the wall, beat Army 'keeper Kevin Graham but crash out off the bar.
Edwards was made the villain in the 16th minute when his attempted interception of Hayden Jones' through ball to Neri Joseph bounced wickedly off his shin over Grahams head and into a vacant net.
This slip by what had been a near perfect back-line appeared to unnerve Defence Force that is until in the 20th minute Ronald St Louis found himself in the box after some strong wing work on the left side but his shot went awry.
Edwards looked determined to atone for his earlier mistake when he made his way out of defence to the edge of the Police area to slip a ball to Devorn Jorsling, the resulting shot hitting the bar and going into touch.
Police began to take charge of proceedings midway into the first-half but the Army defence continued to contain them.
In the 33rd Anton Joseph put his shot just wide after a clever move down the middle of the park and in the 36th Kevon Carter played Dexter Pacheco in but his shot was scuffed well wide.
Police retorted in the 38th when Fabian Garcia played a slide rule pass to set Kurt Danclair free who with Joseph to his left opted instead to shoot, his shot however caused Graham no worry and was parried wide.
After the flurry of chances the teams seemed content to remain deadlocked to the halftime interval as the both adopted a short passing game until referee Richard Piper sent them into the dressing rooms.
The small but enthusiastic crowd did not have long to wait after the half-time interval as Carter found himself with room just outside the area and sent a well placed shot past Marshall and into the back of the net in the 47th minute.
Defence Force learnt its lesson from the first half and did not take its foot off the gas, maintaining the pressure on either side of the pitch.
Police was not prepared to lie down but had to do some damage control and did not venture as much in the attacking third as they did in the first-half.
Defence Force had no such qualms and continued to press for a third.
The pressure got to Police and this manifested itself when Kurt Danclair was sent to an early shower by Piper.
Danclair, picked up a yellow card for a rash challenge in the 83rd minute and seemingly still annoyed at Pipers decision contrived to show dissent three minutes later giving Piper no choice but to flourish the red card.
In the 86th minute, Jerwyn Baltahzar, an 87th minute substitute for Kevon Carter, beat Polices porous offside trap before drawing out the Police keeper and playing a pass to Akil Pierre, himself a sub for Jorsling in the 75th, who calmly finished from just inside the area.
And the rout was complete when, in the 90th minute, Pierre got his second in as many minutes putting away Ronald St Louis left side cross and the match as a contest in the process.

Defence Force- Kevin Graham, Anton Pierre, Rawle Fletcher, Kelshall Alexander, Michael Edwards, Devorn Jorsling (Akil Pierre 75th), Kevon Carter (Jerwyn Balthazar 87th), Anton Joseph, Ronald St Louis, Ronald Boyce, Dexter Pacheco (Balondemu Julius 66th).

Coach: PO Anthony Barrington

Police FC- Anthony Marshall, Newt Hinds (Sean Mc Clashie 60th), Grayson Edwards, Kheon Archie, Jason James (Kelon Williams 55th), Neri Joseph, Fabien Garcia, Kurt Danclair, Keron Foster, Hayden Jones (Christopher Sam 88th), Dwight Elliot.

Coach: Ralph Nelson.
Eastern Lions eat Harvard raw.
By: James Saunders (ttproleague).
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A Massacre is the best word that can be used to describe what took place as Joe Public hammered eight goals past Super League outfit Harvard F.C. in Toyota Classic action at the Mannie Ramjohn stadium.
At the end of 90 minutes and whatever time was added on by the referee of the one-sided football affair it seemed that it was the Harvard Boys who were more jubilant, not in victory but that they were put out of their misery after the scoreboard read 8-1 in favour of the Eastern Lions.
Choosing to rest some of their regulars and give a run to their coach and former goalkeeper Micheal Mc Commie it was the current league leaders who signaled their intent to stamp their supremacy as early as the 9th minute when Gary Glasgow nodded in a deep Arnold Dwarika cross to make it 1-0.
Two minutes later the impressive looking Joe Public team would increase the lead when striker Gary Glasgow acrobatically volleyed Brazilian Jorge Da Silvas penetrative cross from the right back across goal to the head of Jamaican Roen Nelson who converted the first of a beaver-trick he would go on to score.
Less than a minute later Arnold Dwarika who had a superb game in midfield caught the Harvard custodian napping, however athough his cheeky chip shot managed to beat the keeper it bounced just wide of the uprights.
However just as it seemed that the game would be all Joe Public Harvard give their fans a glimmer of hope in the 13th minute when Christon Freitas against the run of play ran unto a through ball turned stopper Jason Springer inside out before slamming the ball past an unprotected Aleanjandro Figueroa to make the score 2-1.
The goal seemed to lift Northerners spirits and confidence and they started creating a few stirs in the Public defence with some individual dribbling moves by their attackers.
The Eastern Lions quickly dispelled any notion of a comeback and in the 21st minute when a pinpoint Dwarika cross from the right-side picked out Nelson who made no mistake heading in at the near post to make it 3-1 Joe Public.
Leading his team from the pitch in a somewhat unfamiliar rightwing position coach Micheal Mc Comie together with the midfield duo of Dwarika and captain Dale Saunders combined expertly to control possession for the Lions and were unfortunate not to increase the lead before halftime.
After the break the League leaders came out firing on all cylinders and raced to a 5-1 lead less than five minutes after the restart with Nelson getting his hat-trick and Dwarika adding to the tally.
Harvard refused to die and at times showed some individual brilliance but on the majority of occasions lacked the cohesiveness to create any real chances to trouble Figueroa.
The introduction of substitute Carey Harris for Mc Comie only helped to further sink Harvard as some impressive work by the speedy winger on the right side caused a lot of problems for the now tired looking defence who half cleared the ball to the top of the penalty area to a welcoming Nelson who drove an unstoppable shot high into the top corner of the net to push his team 6-1 ahead in the 62nd minute.
Arnold Dwarika could have made it seven in 71st but the crossbar denied his curling free-kick.
The midfielder who surely must be contending for a spot on Dutchman Wim Rijsbergens national squad turned provider three minutes later when a move he orchestrated ended with Gary Glasgow tapping home from six yards to make it 7-1.
By then the game was entirely Joe Publics with Harvard struggling just to get a touch of the ball and after what seemed to be and endless game of possession by Mc Comies men who passed the ball no less than twenty times between themselves uninterrupted, substitute Devon Mitchell squared from the left to an unmarked Dwarika who capped off a fine eight goal performance by his team.
Judging from Lions ruthlessness in front of goal Joe Publics next opponents would be well advised to pray for a miracle.

Joe Public- Aleanjandro Figueroa, Michael Mc Comie (Carey Harris), Seon Powers, Wolry Wolfe (Devon Caseman), Abbssi Mc Pherson, Jason Springer, Roen Nelson (Devon Mitchell), Gary Glasgow, Arnold Dwarika, Dale Saunders, Jorge Da Silva.

Coach: Michael Mc Comie

Harvard- Damian Fraser, Damien Pompy (Dwight Dowdy), Seon Jack, Sayid Freitas, Shaton Ollivierre (Lindon Bartholomew), Duran Felician, Kareem Freitas, Saleem Rahman, Marlon Grant, Christon Freitas (Marvin Mc Eachie), Nasif Joefield, Ishmael Muhammad.

Coach: Rayshawn Mars.

Joe Public v M&M Harvard

8 GOALS 1
1 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
10 SHOTS ON TARGET 3
8 FOULS 8
4 CORNERS 5
2 OFFSIDES 0
United Petrotrin edge Starworld Strikers.
By: Vinod Narwani (ttproleague).


United Petrotrin needed a stoppage time item from the boot of Sylvester Teesdale to seal a 3-2 win over Starworld Strikers in their first round Toyota Classic encounter at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella on Friday.
It was his second goal of the game, which also saved the Oilmen from going into spot kicks after squandering a 2-0 first-half lead.
The encounter, which saw both teams putting up a lacklustre display at the very beginning, had its moments as the clash of the south-based teams made the handful of supporters wonder if a goal was ever going to be scored.
A Starworld corner in the 10th minute was just headed off target by Nigerian player Stanley Iyiaka.
Iyiaka again had another chance at goal five minutes later, his shot hit straight to Petrotrin custodian Perry Martin to ensure that the rivals would not draw first blood.
Teesdale then teased the Starworld players with his dribbling skills, only to shoot wide in the 29th minute.
Keon Daniel had a clear chance at goal for the men in red, but was denied by Starworld goalie Marvin Phillip in the 37th minute.
The Anthony Rougier-led side soon opened their account as Kevon Clement sent a ball from the left flank across goal, which the Starworld keeper failed to take and Jerrol Forbes capitalized on the mistake by slamming home for a 1-0 lead.
The second goal was based on some good work, Romauld Aguillera in the centre playing to Forbes on the left, whose distribution across goal was buried home by Teesdalethe Oilmen taking a 2-0 lead.
Starworld showed a sense of urgency in the second half as Marlon Stoute passed the ball to Jason Charles on the left, his touch across the box finding Nigel Hart for the lifeline item.
Then in the 64th minute, Lindsie Sherwood hit a bullet from outside, only for Martin to prevent Strikers from drawing level.
However, Sherwood was not to be denied 14 minutes later following a scramble in the area, which saw him latching onto the ball and kicking it into the back of the onion bag for both sides to be level at 2-2.
Things started getting worse for the Brian Williams-coached unit as Anthony Haynes was sent off in the 80th minute for striking a Starworld player.
This caused fans to react angrily at match referee John Danouse for what they felt was an erroneous decision after he consulted the lineswoman.
In the end, though, substitute Beville Josephs impeachable flick found Teesdale, whose clinical finishing beat Phillip and brought joy to the Oilmen in stoppage time.

Teams

United Petrotrin[/b] Perry Martin, Simeon Augustus (Marlon Lewis 60th), Kevon Clement, Romauld Aguillera, Sylvester Teesdale, Anthony Rougier (capt), Devon Bristol, Anthony Haynes, Keon Daniel, Jerrol Forbes (Beville Joseph 70th), Kennedy Hinkson.

Coach Brian Williams

Starworld Strikers Marvin Phillip, Andre Charles (capt), Errol Charles, Marlon Stoute, Jamal Ayres, Nigel Hart (Derron Matthews 75th), Ghmyo Harper, Jason Charles, Lindsie Sherwood, Randolph Jerome, O. Stanley Iyiaka.

Coach Michael Maurice

Match referee John Danouse

United Petrotrin v Starworld Strikers

3 GOALS 2
2 YELLOW CARDS 1
1 RED CARDS 0
7 SHOTS ON TARGET 6
18 FOULS 11
3 CORNERS 2
3 OFFSIDES 3
Toussaint late winner saves Connection.
By: Joel Villafana (ttproleague).


Thanks to a quick double by W Connection skipper Earl Jean and a winning header by Septembers MVP Andre Toussaint in the dying minutes of the game gave the defending Toyota Classic champions W Connection a 3-2 win over a plucky Crab Connection in the 2nd match of a double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
This game was played at an intense pace, and one should have known as the opening burst in the very first minute of the game saw W Connections Huhgton Hector brought the best out of the Crab goalkeeper Clevion Fredrick.
The recently crowned First Citizens Cup champions took early control and with Gefferson Goulart and Earl Jean in the squad the Savonetta Boys went on to attack.
St. Lucian born midfielder George Isaacs made a few daring runs down the flanks and his shots were saved by the goalkeeper, Crab Connection soon came into their own and were matching W Connection stride for stride.
Marvin Oliver, the former North East Stars man glanced a header wideand in the 36th minute Joseph Peters slammed a shot just outside the 18yard giving Crab a surprise 1-0 lead.
Connection going into the dressing rooms a goal down, soon found the equalizer in the 52nd when Earl Jean tugged a cross from Andre Pacheco pass the goaliethe score 1-1.
Brent Edwards cracked a beauty for Crab, after a goal mouth scramble, but the goal of the game came in the 54th minute, when the same combination responsible for the first goal came togetherPacheco swung a low cross and Earl Jean threw his body full length to head it home.
It was Brent Edwards that shook the back of the net for Crab, as the ball fell nicely for him and he volleyed it home 2-2.
The game looked to be heading to penalties, before Andre Toussaint headed the Connection boys into a 3-2 lead in the 88th minute and thats how it stayed.

Teams

W Connection[/b]Kerwyn Beckles, Elijah Joseph (Christopher Harvey) Ronaldo Viana (Andrei Pacheco) Nickolson Thomas, Brenton DeLeon, Gefferson Goulart, Jerren Johnson, Christian Viveros, Earl Jean, Hughton Hector, George Issacs (Andre Toussaint).

CoachStuart Charles Fervier

Crab ConnectionShawn Jack, Trevis Halls, Brent Edwards, Rennie Brito, Marlon Warner, Irvin Trim (Brian Wallace) Sheldon Thomas (Dustin Felicien) Marvin Oliver, Roger Patrick, Clevion Frederick, Joseph Peters.

CoachMiguel Hackett

RefereePhillip Jordan

W Connection v Crab Connection

3 GOALS 2
0 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
5 SHOTS ON TARGET 5
7 FOULS 7
4 CORNERS 9
3 OFFSIDES 1
Christon Thomas leads Rangers get past Phoenix.
By: Joel Villafana (ttproleague).


A double blow by Superstar Rangers winger Christon Thomas within the first five minutes was just enough to see the St. Anns based unit squeeze past Angostura 1976 F.C. Phoenix 2-1 in the opening round of the Toyota Classic.
Thomas found the back of the net in the 1st and 5th minutes of the opening game of the double header at the Ato Boldon stadium to give Rangers a comfortable 2-0 lead early on.
Rangers made the best of the very first move of the game when Colin Roberts lobbed a pass beat the Phoenix defence, and the speedy Thomas collected the ball, controlled and struck the back of the net to give the Pro League outfit a 1-0 lead before the small crowd had chance to settle down.
Rangers intent was clear, as the launched into attack mode following the early opener, 3 minutes later, Jason Eastman dissected the Phoenix defence and found an unmarked Shem Mc Farlene, but his shot went over the bar.
The Tobago based Phoenix were not allowed to settle and found themselves 2-0 down when Thomas once again found himself free in the area and headed home a left sided free kick.
Phoenix coached by Tobagos Terry Williams showed character, despite being 2-0 down they kept on plugging and began stroking the ball around, however, it was Rangers that was creating the goal scoring opportunitiesin the 12th minute Shem Mc Farlene made a brilliant run down the flank laid a ball across the face of the goal and no one was in attendance to benefit.
Shem was all over in the first half and had another chance, after weaving his way out of traffic, he hit a rocket just on top of the d and forced a save from Phoenix goalkeeper Jeffrey Delpeche.
Ashely Mc Millan was the man pulling the strings for the Tobagonians and he had a chance in the 32nd minute after the Rangers defence failed to clear the ball, but his shot went wide.
Anthony Streetes men kept in attack mode, as Colin Roberts lined up a shot in the minute 35, but his long-range crack from about 30 yards out rebounded out of play.
Phoenixs Shelton Williams then brought out the best in rangers goalkeeper Shurland Awai, as he pulled off a spectacular save to keep rangers in the lead.
Rangers comfortably ahead at the half, but the Tobago Super League team came out fighting and in the 54th minute pulled one back, when the hard working Mc Millan was sent through and he placed it far post, out of the reach of goalkeeper AwaiPhoenix now within one of forcing the game into a penalty shootout.
The Terry Williams coached team were making fundamental mistakes in the final third and failed to find an equalizer, while Rangers continued to create chances on the other end, but Shem Mc Farlene and Kerwin Jemmot were guilty of not putting away the chances that came their way.
Coach Streete brought on the big Todd Ryan in the latter stages, and he added some late impetus, but also muffed a few chances towards the end, and when referee Neil Brizan blew the final whistle Superstar Rangers were celebrating a 2-1 win and a quarter final spot next week Friday.

Teams

Superstar Rangers[/b]Shurland Awai (gk), Dean Pacheco, Colin Roberts, Lorne Joseph, Kerwyn Jemmott (Todd Ryan) Kerwin Cooper, Jason Eastman, Shem Mc Farlene, (Marlon Bowen) Errol Mc Farlene, Milton Gomez, Christon Thomas (Sean Christmas).

CoachAnthony Streete

Angostura 1976 PhoenixJeffrey Delpeche (gk), Rackley Joseph, Simon Nedd (Stephon Hector) Kevin Keith, Lesley Bristol, Shelton Williams, Nigel Thomas, Gary Bruce, Junior Roberts, Dave Grimshaw, Ashely Mc Millan (Nigel Alexander).

CoachTerry Williams

Match RefereeNeil Brizan

Superstar Rangers v Angostura Phoenix
2 GOALS 1
3 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
6 SHOTS ON TARGET 2
14 FOULS 13
7 CORNERS 4
1 OFFSIDES 3
Title: Re: Toyota Classic round-up reports.
Post by: TrinInfinite on October 14, 2006, 03:48:58 PM
flex ur a boss bredda :beermug: hardest bredda, yuh cant be missing goal scoring opportunities like dat, small ting, rangers take it...
Title: Re: Toyota Classic round-up reports.
Post by: dumpalewie on October 14, 2006, 05:39:37 PM
Considering that we had a problem in our midfield against Panama, maybe it is time to really reconsider Dwarika??? ???
Title: Re: Toyota Classic round-up reports.
Post by: weary1969 on October 14, 2006, 07:51:29 PM
Dwarika yeah right brudder the problem with the midfield cannot be fixed by Dwarika.
Title: Re: Toyota Classic round-up reports.
Post by: trinbago on October 14, 2006, 09:49:23 PM
What I am most impressed with is the number of reporters the TTProleague has apparently hired. This is a lot of good reporting and match analysis. Good job Randy Bando !!

Well done TTProleague !! :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: Toyota Classic round-up reports.
Post by: rippin on October 16, 2006, 01:50:08 PM
Just out of curiousity, how old is Dwarika?

Big up to the proleague for the match reporsts. They need to hire touches though.

Big up to Crab Connection too. Seem like they deserve to be in the PFL more than Tobago United.
Title: Preview of Toyota Classic Quarter finals
Post by: kingman on October 20, 2006, 07:10:10 AM
Pro League teams to battle in Toyota Classic
By: Randy Bando


With all the Super League teams making their exit from the Toyota Classicthis Friday eight Pro League big guns will face off in two exciting double headers in Toyota Classic quarter final action.

At the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, North East Stars will face United Petrotrin in the first match of a double header. Both teams met earlier this week in League action and the Sangre Grande Stars came away with a 2-1 win and will take a psychological advantage into this match.

2006 First Citizens Cup runners up North East Stars reached the Toyota Classic quarterfinals after a 6-5 penalty win over Super League outfit WASA.

Coach Everald Cummings would be looking for a much more clinical performance from his team against Petrotrin although winning against the Oilmen earlier this week.

On the other hand United Petrotrin sitting eighth on the current League standings have been showing great form in their last couple of matches.

The Brian Williams coached team got past Starworld Strikers 3-2 in their preliminary round match in the Toyota Classic to book their quarter final spot.

In the second match down south defending Toyota Classic champions W Connection face Defence Force. Septembers coach of the month Stuart Charles Fervier would surely be looking further ahead to another Cup Title, but his star studded team has been having less than rigid performances lately.

The Savonnetta Boys had to battle tooth and nail to beat Super League team Crab Connection 3-2 in the preliminary round and earlier this week they managed a narrow 1-0 victory over Superstar Rangers in League action.

As for the Army Men they are coming off a hattrick of wins and would surely have to do bring their A game in order to upset the defending champions.

Earlier this week the Barrington coached team dumped cellar placed Tobago United 3-1 in League action and prior to that they hammered Super League leaders Police F.C. 4-1 to stroll into the Toyota Classic quarter finals.

Captain Anton Pierre and his Army men will however have to step it up if they are to stop the W Connection.

In the evenings second double header at the Hasley Crawford Stadium CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh will face troublesome Superstar Rangers.

Earlier this week the San Juan Kings played to a grueling 3-3 draw with top of the table Joe Public in League action registering their third draw in as many matches against the Macoya based team.

Surely former England international and head coach of the San Juan unit Terry Fenwick would be asking a lot more from his players as they meet an improved Superstar Rangers.

Rangers have been showing improvements in their recent performances, the St. Anns based unit troubled powerhouse W Connection earlier this week although losing 1-0 in a League fixture. The St Anns Boys also battled Super League team Angostura 1976 FC Phoenix and came away 2-1 winners in their preliminary round match of the Toyota Classic before entering the quarter finals.

League leaders Joe Public and Neal and Massy Caledonia AIA will clash in the second match at the Hasely Crawford stadium.

Joe Public are coming off a draw against San Juan Jabloteh this week and also punished Super League team M&M Harvard last week in their preliminary round match of the Toyota Classic 8-1.

Coach Michael Mc Commie will have to put aside his League ambitions and focus on the match up against their nemesis this season Caledonia AIA.

In the three meetings between the teams this season, Caledonia have dominated winning twice, and Joe Public winning once.

Caledonia AIA edged Tobago United 1-0 for this quarter final spot and are will be all geared up for victory against the Eastern Lions. Coach Jamal Shabazz would be without the services of goal scoring defender Radanfah Abu Bakr but would sure appreciate the presence of World Cup midfielder Densil Theobald in his squad together with striker Kendall Jadeosingh.

The Morvant based team enjoyed a 4-1 trashing of south based team Starworld Strikers earlier this week in League action, where Jagdeosingh netted a double.


Oct. 20   QUARTERFINALS                     
        North East Stars vs United Petrotrin                             Mannie Ramjohn    6:00pm    
           Vibe CT 105 W Connection vs Defence Force             Mannie Ramjohn    8:15pm    
          San Juan Jabloteh vs Superstar Rangers                        Hasely Crawford    6:00pm    
          Joe Public vs Neal & Massey Caledonia AIA                  Hasely Crawford    8:15pm    


Kingman
Title: Toyota Classic results
Post by: Trini _2026 on October 21, 2006, 12:04:09 PM
Rangers upset Jabloteh via penalties
.and qualify for Toyota Classic semis
Vinod Narwani reports October 21, 2006


On a night where the 'underdog' ruled, Superstar Rangers got the better of CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh 5-4 via spot-kicks to advance to their first ever Toyota Classic semi-final.

At the end of regulation time at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, both teams were deadlocked at 1-1 and the match had to be decided by penalties, and jablotehs Aurtis Whitley proved to the villain on the night, as he was the only man that had his spot kick saved and that proved to be the difference between the two teams.

Jabloteh enjoyed more ball possession in the opening half, often getting near the Rangers area; but they were unable to penetrate and hardly gave the Rangers goal keeper Shurland Awai much to do.

However, the St. Anns-based team, in fact, took the lead in the 12th minute through the boot of Todd Ryan; he took a shot from just inside the area all along the ground, and Jablotehs keeper Brian James, seemed to have it covered, but was beaten by a freakish bounce that caused the ball to change its course, bamboozling James before finding the back of the net to give rangers a 1-0 lead.

That eventually led to Rangers coach Anthony Streete admitting after the match that the goal was "fortunate", but quickly added such things are part of football.

Jabloteh found the net in the 20th minute, but the goal was disallowed; Trent Noels bullet from outside was brilliantly saved by Awai, only for it to be headed in by Peter Prosper who was not only off-side, but thought to have also fouled the goalie in the process and the goal was disallowed.

Rangers should have buried the insurance goal in the 38th minute when Ricardo Aleong who came on as a 26th minute substitute for Dean Pacheco, made a pass to Kerwin Jemmott on the left, his ball across the goal was slammed over the top by captain Errol McFarlene.

A minute later, Jabloteh had a chance to equalize, Jason Marcano played one from the right to Prosper inside the area, but his desperate attempt with feet outstretched did not threaten Awai.

Jabloteh continued to press for the equalizer in the second half, with Aurtis Whitley taking a shot from outside that went over the crossbar in minute-52.

The Anthony Streete-coached unit again had a chance to redeem themselves for their first-half miss when Ryan received a neat ball in the 58th minute, turned towards the box only to shoot off-target.

Jemmott then nearly got the second item for the boys in blue, his shot hitting James right post in the 63rd minute.

Things soon started going against the underdogs, Colin Roberts being sent off for his second yellow card of the match in the 76th minute after a rough tackle on Marcano.

And five minutes later, Jason Eastman fouled Cyd Gray inside the box to give Jabloteh a penalty; Noel converted the item with ease to level the scores at 1-1.

Jabloteh were also down to 10 men eventually, but it happened to be in stoppage time when Ian Gray got marching orders from referee Richard Piper for pulling Lorne Josephs shirt when he was sprinting towards goal.

In the end, the first spot-kick proved costly for Jabloteh when Awai superbly saved Whitleys shot.

All others converted theirs, with the one taken by substitute Don Morris bringing joy to Rangers as it confirmed victory over the local footballing powerhouse.

Superstar rangers will now go on to meet Defence Force in the Toyota Classic semi-finals next Friday.

 

Superstar Rangers
Rafer Ross, Dean Pacheco (Ricardo Aleong in 26th), Colin Roberts, Lorne Joseph, Todd Ryan, Kerwin Jemmott, Kerwyn Cooper, Jason Eastman, Errol McFarlene (Don Morris in 87th), Shurland Awai (GK), Milton Fabian Correa Gomez.

Coach Anthony Streete

San Juan Jabloteh
Brian James (GK), Trent Noel, Aurtis Whitley, Wendell Joseph (Akiel Guevara in 60th), Jason Marcano, Ian Gray, Nigel Daniel, Peter Prosper, Anthony Wolfe, Keyeno Thomas, Cyd Gray.

Technical Director Terry Fenwick.

Match Referee Richard Piper


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Army thrashes Connection on penalties...
a new Toyota Classic champion to be crowned
Randy Bando reports..October 21, 2006


Defence Force came away 4-2 winners on penalties, as they knocked out defending champions Vibe CT 105 W Connection in the second game of a double header in the Toyota Classic quarter finals at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.

The Tetron based men was on target from the spot while Connections stars Andre Toussaint and Brazilian Gefferson Goulart failed to get the ball at the back of the net, after the match ended in a goalless draw.

The game started in favor of the south based team and in the first minute of play Defence Force goalkeeper Kevin Graham had to make a crucial punch to deny a 20 yard Earl Jean free kick.

Connection attacked again in the 3rd minute with play maker Gefferson Goulart starting things off and Andrei Pacheco tapped a low pass wide to Andre Toussaint but he fired high from inside the 18 yard.

Defence Force goal keeper Graham showed off a couple of spectacular saves in the 18th, when he punched out a Pacheco left footed blast and then recovered well to push over bar a lob from Goulart.

The Savonetta Boys got the ball in the back of the net in the 22nd minute, but the linesman ruled the Earl Jean goal from a William Da Silva Oliveira free kick offside.

The Army Men building well from the back but failed to complete their plays in trhe final third. Captain Anton Pierre doing well marshalling his defence, in the 33rd minute his 25yard shot flashed well wide of goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams post.

Connection answered with a 27th minute item from Gefferson Goularts searching 30 yard free kick which found Hughton Hector who did well to get the better of defender Rawle Fletcher but his shot failed to threaten the Army goal.

The Army Men continued working hard front and back trying hard not to leave room for mistakes and gave Connection a 38th minute scare when striker Devon Jorsling received a through ball turned and shot from inside the penalty area but his effort sailed over bar. Jorsling failed to hit the target just 3 minutes later after receiving a Corey Rivers pass on top of the 18 yard area, but doing just enough to apply pressure on the Connection defence.

But W Connections Christopher Harvey headed just over bar from an Oliveira corner in the 45th minute making it the final attack before the break.

The Savonetta boys started the second half with a promising 49th minute play from Hughton Hector who crossed into the penalty area but captain Earl Jean headed into the ground and it was easy pickings for goalkeeper Graham to collect.

The game was full of strong tackles, free kicks and fancy skills and proved to be a lot of excitement for the south venue supporters.

W Connection trying to please their local fans got close again in the 56th minute when Christopher Harvey headed into the ground and goalkeeper Graham had to do well to tip the shot wide.

But soon after the Army looked to take control of the game with some long passing and wide plays that seemed to put the Savonetta Boys on their back feet at times.

In the 59th minute unmarked Jerwyn Balthazar headed just wide from a Kevon Carter cross and in the 62nd minute Jorsling miskicked from just above the 6 yard putting his effort wide.

Carter had his shot on target in the 65th minute but goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams threw himself to push it wide.

The Anthony Barrington coached team pushing forward in the 70th minute got the best chance of the game when Balthazar broke the offside trap to receive a Jorsling low inside pass, went around goalkeeper Williams but poked his effort a hairline away from goal.

Connections Brazilian wingback Oliveira threatened the Defence Force perimeter with a 27 yard free kick which he blasted just low of the upright in the 77th minute as they tried hard to get the game winner. Eight minutes later Olivera had to be stretched off the field and replaced by Christian Almas after clashing with a Defence Force defender.

W Connection got the chance of the game in the 89th minute but striker Andre Toussaint missed the target after getting the better of Anton Pierre after a well worked play by Earl Jean and Goulart.

The Army men got the last chance of the game from an Anton Pierre 30 yard free kick which powered past everyone even on running teammate Jorsling and out of play in added on injury time.

Moments after the grueling 90 minutes of the quarter final match referee Neil Brizan blew the final whistle to lead the teams on a penalty shootout.

W Connection was the first to kick and the first to miss when diving goalkeeper Graham, left the Connection fans worried, brilliantly saving striker Andre Toussaints spot kick. Connections chances ran sour when star midfielder and Brazilian player Gefferson Goulart missed the entire goal on the third kick and Defence Force failed to miss once. The Army Men started their celebrations from as early as the Goulart miss and went on to win the match 4-2.

 
 
Title: Re: Toyota Classic results
Post by: Trini _2026 on October 21, 2006, 12:05:04 PM
Caledonia delivers, burns Joe Public 1-0
Gordon Pierre reports..October 21, 2006


Caledonia AIA delivered on their promise to burn Joe Public in the Toyota Classic with a 1-0 win at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, on Friday thanks to a decisive 81st minute header by Guyanese striker Nigel Codrington The game saw Caledonia having the lion share of ball possession and goal, scoring chances.

But Joe Public had the first chance at goal when Roen Nelson shot hit the side netting in the 4th minute. Five minutes later Caledonia would respond, Kareem Joseph shot went straight at the Publics goalkeeper Aleanjandro Figueroa.

Kareem Joseph then shot wide in the 24th minute after a beautiful build-up and cross by Nigel Pierre. In the 32nd minute Kendall Jagdeosingh should have scored but he shot straight at keeper Figueroa after finding himself free after a left-sided free kick taken by Sheldon Emmanuel.

After that opportunity, the first half settled down to a game of possession but no goal scoring opportunities for either team.

The second half started off at a pace with Caledonias Jagdeosingh shooting straight into two Joe Public defenders inside of the first minute after the restart and just two minutes later Sheldon Emmanuel shot over bar after an enterprising run down the left side.

The Eastern Lions seemed caged in their own half and were forced to resist wave after wave of Caledonias attack. This forced Publics coach Michael Mc Comie to make a double change in the 57th minute, bring on Jason Springer for Seon Power and Silas Spann younger brother of national player Silvo Spann for Arnold Dwarika. A visible disgusted Dwarika did not go to the substitutes bench but retired immediately to the dressing room.

The double change had little effect on the running of the game, as the Caledonia trio of Denzil Theobald, Conrad Smith and Stephan David totally dominated the midfield. However, in the 76th minute Reon Nelson had a golden opportunity to steal victory for Joe Public but hit overbar after being sent through.

Four minutes later Public was made to pay when Nigel Pierre found second half substitute Nigel Codgrington with a perfect cross, which the Guyanese striker clinically headed home to make it 1-0 Caledonia.

In the 88th minute Public had one last chance to score but Gary Glasgow headed over bar when free inside the six yard box.

In the end the score remained 1-0 and saw Caledonia keep their promise of continuing Joe Publics early elimination from knock-out competitions this year. The Men from Morvant will meet United Petrotrin in the semi-final of the Toyota Classic next Friday.

Joe Public
Carey Harris, Dale Saunders, Arnold Dwarika (Silas Spann 57th ),Lyndon Andrews, Gray Glasgow, Roen Nelson, Abbssi Mc Pherson, Wolry Wolfe, Seon Power (Jason Springer 57th), Terrance Mc Allister(Sean Cooper 83rd), Aleanjandro Figueroa,

Caledonia AIA
Jhonny Ortiz Cardona, Leslie Holligan, Julio Ceasr De La Rosa, Uz Taylor, Sheldon Emmanuel, Kareem Joseph, Denzel Theobald, Stephan David, Kendall Jagdeosingh (Nigel Codrington 74th ), Conrad Smith (Shawn Bishop 65th), Nigel Pierre (Abdallah Phillips 89th)

Caledonia AIA Joe Public
1 GOALS 0
1 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
4 SHOTS ON TARGET 2
12 FOULS 12
5 CORNERS 3
2 OFFSIDES 2

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Petrotrin come from behind..upset Grande Stars
James Saunders reports.October 21, 2006


United Petrotrin have booked their place in the semi-finals of the Toyota Classic thanks to a gutsy come from behind 2-1 victory over North East Stars at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

Romauld Aguillera and veteran Anthony Rougier completed what can be described as a spirited never say die performance by the Oilmen who were 1-0 down at halftime after a 45th minute penalty against them was converted.

The game, which started slowly with both teams taking the cautious route, was played on even terms throughout with no side really outplaying the other.

However despite being the first of the teams to concede a goal it was Brian Williams' men who got the better chances early on in a half.

Only 14 minutes had gone on the clock when Stars keeper Curtis Granger could only parry a powerful low cross from the right, however the keeper recovered well as he had to fling his body in the way of a follow up cross by striker Sylvester Teesdale to preserve his sides clean slate.

Petrotrins best chance of the half came in the 25th minute when the same striker was gifted an errant back pass just out side North Easts penalty area however with time and space at his disposal the striker who would have been well advised to go in closer to get a better shot chose to blast his attempt overbar.

The Oilmen were made to pay for their wastage when moments before the interval under 20 player Larry Bacchus making his cup debut handled a ball inside his own area.

Kevin Jeffrey stepped up to blast his spotkick to the left of Martin who guessed wrong.

After the interval, the Sangre Gande boys picked up some momentum and started to create some chances of their own.

Jeffrey was unlucky in the 48th when he rounded Perry Martin in the Petrotrin goal only to see his toe poke roll just wide.

Despite some promising spells from Cummings men the best chances continued to fall to the south team who searched desperately for an equalizer.

Teesdale was again the culprit in the 62nd minute when he beautifully controlled a ball on his chest inside the area only to hit his volleyed attempt straight at Martin who parried over bar.

Moments later substitute Marlon Lewiss optimistic strike from way out on the right almost embarrassingly sneaked in at Grangers near post when it crashed into the upright with the keeper scrambling to get into position.

Just as it seemed that Stars would hold on to their slender one goal advantage, Petrotrin finally got the equalizer they were looking for when midfielder Romauld Aguillera capped of a fine evening performance when he ran unto a cross floated into the heart of North East defence and guided his header past Granger who seemed to think that the ball was going out to make the score 1-nil.

The Sangre Grande team came to life after they conceded but the Petrotrin defense marshaled by Martin stood firm sucking up all the pressure.

The Oilmen would pull ahead with what would proved to be the game winner in the 77th minute when referee Phillip Jordan pointed to the spot after a North East defender was adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area.

Skipper Rougiers inch perfect penalty kick would give his side a 2-1 advantage and move them a step closer to the much coveted $30,000 first prize.

United Petrotrin will now face Caledonia AIA in the Toyota Classic semi-finals.

North East Stars   United Petrotrin
1 GOALS 2
3 YELLOW CARDS 2
0 RED CARDS 0
4 SHOTS ON TARGET 5
28 FOULS 15
2 CORNERS 3
2 OFFSIDES 1

 

Coach North East: Everald Gally Cummings

Coach Petrotrin: Brian Williams

Match Referee: Phillip Jordan


Title: Re: Toyota Classic results
Post by: Bally on October 21, 2006, 12:12:47 PM
RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: :beermug: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Title: Re: Toyota Classic results
Post by: dreamer on October 21, 2006, 12:14:18 PM
Good to see Theobald serious again. I think he got the message and heard loud and clear
Title: Re: Toyota Classic results
Post by: Trini _2026 on October 21, 2006, 12:21:29 PM
Good to see Theobald serious again. I think he got the message and heard loud and clear
yes good to see
Title: Re: Toyota Classic results
Post by: rippin on October 21, 2006, 12:25:03 PM
What the jail? Connection and Jabloteh? I see the jabloteh headline ah smile. Then I see the Connection headline and was throughly confused.
Title: Re: Toyota Classic results
Post by: morvant on October 21, 2006, 12:32:04 PM
cali doin it big

with bleeder and conrad in de middle it go be hard to penetrate
Title: Under-dogs prevail in Toyota Classic.
Post by: Flex on October 21, 2006, 04:16:55 PM
Caledonia delivers, burns Joe Public 1-0.
By: Gordon Pierre (ttproleague).
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Caledonia AIA delivered on their promise to burn Joe Public in the Toyota Classic with a 1-0 win at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, on Friday thanks to a decisive 81st minute header by Guyanese striker Nigel Codrington The game saw Caledonia having the lion share of ball possession and goal, scoring chances.
But Joe Public had the first chance at goal when Roen Nelson shot hit the side netting in the 4th minute. Five minutes later Caledonia would respond, Kareem Joseph shot went straight at the Publics goalkeeper Aleanjandro Figueroa.
Kareem Joseph then shot wide in the 24th minute after a beautiful build-up and cross by Nigel Pierre. In the 32nd minute Kendall Jagdeosingh should have scored but he shot straight at keeper Figueroa after finding himself free after a left-sided free kick taken by Sheldon Emmanuel.
After that opportunity, the first half settled down to a game of possession but no goal scoring opportunities for either team.
The second half started off at a pace with Caledonias Jagdeosingh shooting straight into two Joe Public defenders inside of the first minute after the restart and just two minutes later Sheldon Emmanuel shot over bar after an enterprising run down the left side.
The Eastern Lions seemed caged in their own half and were forced to resist wave after wave of Caledonias attack. This forced Publics coach Michael Mc Comie to make a double change in the 57th minute, bring on Jason Springer for Seon Power and Silas Spann younger brother of national player Silvo Spann for Arnold Dwarika. A visible disgusted Dwarika did not go to the substitutes bench but retired immediately to the dressing room.
The double change had little effect on the running of the game, as the Caledonia trio of Densill Theobald, Conrad Smith and Stephan David totally dominated the midfield. However, in the 76th minute Reon Nelson had a golden opportunity to steal victory for Joe Public but hit overbar after being sent through.
Four minutes later Public was made to pay when Nigel Pierre found second half substitute Nigel Codgrington with a perfect cross, which the Guyanese striker clinically headed home to make it 1-0 Caledonia.
In the 88th minute Public had one last chance to score but Gary Glasgow headed over bar when free inside the six yard box.
In the end the score remained 1-0 and saw Caledonia keep their promise of continuing Joe Publics early elimination from knock-out competitions this year. The Men from Morvant will meet United Petrotrin in the semi-final of the Toyota Classic next Friday.

Joe Public - Aleanjandro Figueroa, Carey Harris, Dale Saunders, Arnold Dwarika (Silas Spann 57th ), Lyndon Andrews, Gray Glasgow, Roen Nelson, Abbssi Mc Pherson, Wolry Wolfe, Seon Power (Jason Springer 57th), Terrance Mc Allister (Sean Cooper 83rd).

Caledonia AIA - Jhonny Ortiz Cardona, Leslie Holligan, Julio Ceasr De La Rosa, Uz Taylor, Sheldon Emmanuel, Kareem Joseph, Densill Theobald, Stephan David, Kendall Jagdeosingh (Nigel Codrington 74th ), Conrad Smith (Shawn Bishop 65th), Nigel Pierre (Abdallah Phillips 89th)

Caledonia AIA v Joe Public

1 GOALS 0
1 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
4 SHOTS ON TARGET 2
12 FOULS 12
5 CORNERS 3
2 OFFSIDES 2
Rangers upset Jabloteh via penalties.
.and qualify for Toyota Classic semis.
By: Vinod Narwani (ttproleague).


On a night where the 'underdog' ruled, Superstar Rangers got the better of CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh 5-4 via spot-kicks to advance to their first ever Toyota Classic semi-final.
At the end of regulation time at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, both teams were deadlocked at 1-1 and the match had to be decided by penalties, and Jablotehs Aurtis Whitley proved to the villain on the night, as he was the only man that had his spot kick saved and that proved to be the difference between the two teams.
Jabloteh enjoyed more ball possession in the opening half, often getting near the Rangers area; but they were unable to penetrate and hardly gave the Rangers goal keeper Shurland Awai much to do.
However, the St. Anns-based team, in fact, took the lead in the 12th minute through the boot of Todd Ryan; he took a shot from just inside the area all along the ground, and Jablotehs keeper Brian James, seemed to have it covered, but was beaten by a freakish bounce that caused the ball to change its course, bamboozling James before finding the back of the net to give rangers a 1-0 lead.
That eventually led to Rangers coach Anthony Streete admitting after the match that the goal was "fortunate", but quickly added such things are part of football.
Jabloteh found the net in the 20th minute, but the goal was disallowed; Trent Noels bullet from outside was brilliantly saved by Awai, only for it to be headed in by Peter Prosper who was not only off-side, but thought to have also fouled the goalie in the process and the goal was disallowed.
Rangers should have buried the insurance goal in the 38th minute when Ricardo Aleong who came on as a 26th minute substitute for Dean Pacheco, made a pass to Kerwyn Jemmott on the left, his ball across the goal was slammed over the top by captain Errol McFarlene.
A minute later, Jabloteh had a chance to equalize, Jason Marcano played one from the right to Prosper inside the area, but his desperate attempt with feet outstretched did not threaten Awai.
Jabloteh continued to press for the equalizer in the second half, with Aurtis Whitley taking a shot from outside that went over the crossbar in minute-52.
The Anthony Streete-coached unit again had a chance to redeem themselves for their first-half miss when Ryan received a neat ball in the 58th minute, turned towards the box only to shoot off-target.
Jemmott then nearly got the second item for the boys in blue, his shot hitting James right post in the 63rd minute.
Things soon started going against the underdogs, Colin Roberts being sent off for his second yellow card of the match in the 76th minute after a rough tackle on Marcano.
And five minutes later, Jason Eastman fouled Cyd Gray inside the box to give Jabloteh a penalty; Noel converted the item with ease to level the scores at 1-1.
Jabloteh were also down to 10 men eventually, but it happened to be in stoppage time when Ian Gray got marching orders from referee Richard Piper for pulling Lorne Josephs shirt when he was sprinting towards goal.
In the end, the first spot-kick proved costly for Jabloteh when Awai superbly saved Whitleys shot.
All others converted theirs, with the one taken by substitute Don Morris bringing joy to Rangers as it confirmed victory over the local footballing powerhouse. Superstar rangers will now go on to meet Defence Force in the Toyota Classic semi-finals next Friday.

Superstar Rangers

Shurland Awai (GK), Rafer Ross, Dean Pacheco (Ricardo Aleong in 26th), Colin Roberts, Lorne Joseph, Todd Ryan, Kerwyn Jemmott, Kerwyn Cooper, Jason Eastman, Errol McFarlene (Don Morris in 87th), Milton Fabian Correa Gomez.

Superstar Rangers Penalites

G - Milton F. Correa Gomez
G - Kerwyn Jemmott
G - Shurland Awai
G - Ricardo Aleong
G - Don Morris

Coach Anthony Streete

San Juan Jabloteh - Brian James (GK), Trent Noel, Aurtis Whitley, Wendell Joseph (Akiel Guevara in 60th), Jason Marcano, Ian Gray, Nigel Daniel, Peter Prosper, Anthony Wolfe, Keyeno Thomas, Cyd Gray.

Technical Director Terry Fenwick.

San Juan Jabloteh Penalites

X - Aurtis Whitley
G - Akiel Guevara
G - Keyeno Thomas
G - Nigel Daniel
G - Trent Noel

Match Referee Richard Piper

Superstar Rangers v San Juan Jabloteh

1 GOALS 1
5 YELLOW CARDS 1
1 RED CARDS 1
3 SHOTS ON TARGET 3
18 FOULS 9
3 CORNERS 8
2 OFFSIDES 5
Petrotrin come from behind.
..upset Grande Stars
By: James Saunders (ttproleague).


United Petrotrin have booked their place in the semi-finals of the Toyota Classic thanks to a gutsy come from behind 2-1 victory over North East Stars at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.
Romauld Aguillera and veteran Anthony Rougier completed what can be described as a spirited never say die performance by the Oilmen who were 1-0 down at halftime after a 45th minute penalty against them was converted.
The game, which started slowly with both teams taking the cautious route, was played on even terms throughout with no side really outplaying the other.
However despite being the first of the teams to concede a goal it was Brian Williams' men who got the better chances early on in a half.
Only 14 minutes had gone on the clock when Stars keeper Curtis Granger could only parry a powerful low cross from the right, however the keeper recovered well as he had to fling his body in the way of a follow up cross by striker Sylvester Teesdale to preserve his sides clean slate.
Petrotrins best chance of the half came in the 25th minute when the same striker was gifted an errant back pass just out side North Easts penalty area however with time and space at his disposal the striker who would have been well advised to go in closer to get a better shot chose to blast his attempt overbar.
The Oilmen were made to pay for their wastage when moments before the interval under 20 player Larry Bacchus making his cup debut handled a ball inside his own area.
Kevin Jeffrey stepped up to blast his spotkick to the left of Martin who guessed wrong.
After the interval, the Sangre Gande boys picked up some momentum and started to create some chances of their own.
Jeffrey was unlucky in the 48th when he rounded Perry Martin in the Petrotrin goal only to see his toe poke roll just wide.
Despite some promising spells from Cummings men the best chances continued to fall to the south team who searched desperately for an equalizer.
Teesdale was again the culprit in the 62nd minute when he beautifully controlled a ball on his chest inside the area only to hit his volleyed attempt straight at Martin who parried over bar.
Moments later substitute Marlon Lewiss optimistic strike from way out on the right almost embarrassingly sneaked in at Grangers near post when it crashed into the upright with the keeper scrambling to get into position.
Just as it seemed that Stars would hold on to their slender one goal advantage, Petrotrin finally got the equalizer they were looking for when midfielder Romauld Aguillera capped of a fine evening performance when he ran unto a cross floated into the heart of North East defence and guided his header past Granger who seemed to think that the ball was going out to make the score 1-nil.
The Sangre Grande team came to life after they conceded but the Petrotrin defense marshaled by Martin stood firm sucking up all the pressure.
The Oilmen would pull ahead with what would proved to be the game winner in the 77th minute when referee Phillip Jordan pointed to the spot after a North East defender was adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area.
Skipper Rougiers inch perfect penalty kick would give his side a 2-1 advantage and move them a step closer to the much coveted $30,000 first prize. United Petrotrin will now face Caledonia AIA in the Toyota Classic semi-finals.

North East Stars v United Petrotrin

1 GOALS 2
3 YELLOW CARDS 2
0 RED CARDS 0
4 SHOTS ON TARGET 5
28 FOULS 15
2 CORNERS 3
2 OFFSIDES 1

Coach North East: Everald Gally Cummings

Coach Petrotrin: Brian Williams

Match Referee: Phillip Jordan
Army thrashes Connection on penalties.
...a new Toyota Classic champion to be crowned.
By: Randy Bando (ttproleague).


Defence Force came away 4-2 winners on penalties, as they knocked out defending champions Vibe CT 105 W Connection in the second game of a double header in the Toyota Classic quarter finals at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
The Tetron based men was on target from the spot while Connections stars Andre Toussaint and Brazilian Gefferson Goulart failed to get the ball at the back of the net, after the match ended in a goalless draw.
The game started in favor of the south based team and in the first minute of play Defence Force goalkeeper Kevin Graham had to make a crucial punch to deny a 20 yard Earl Jean free kick.
Connection attacked again in the 3rd minute with play maker Gefferson Goulart starting things off and Andrei Pacheco tapped a low pass wide to Andre Toussaint but he fired high from inside the 18 yard.
Defence Force goal keeper Graham showed off a couple of spectacular saves in the 18th, when he punched out a Pacheco left footed blast and then recovered well to push over bar a lob from Goulart.
The Savonetta Boys got the ball in the back of the net in the 22nd minute, but the linesman ruled the Earl Jean goal from a William Da Silva Oliveira free kick offside.
The Army Men building well from the back but failed to complete their plays in trhe final third. Captain Anton Pierre doing well marshalling his defence, in the 33rd minute his 25yard shot flashed well wide of goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams post.
Connection answered with a 27th minute item from Gefferson Goularts searching 30 yard free kick which found Hughton Hector who did well to get the better of defender Rawle Fletcher but his shot failed to threaten the Army goal.
The Army Men continued working hard front and back trying hard not to leave room for mistakes and gave Connection a 38th minute scare when striker Devon Jorsling received a through ball turned and shot from inside the penalty area but his effort sailed over bar. Jorsling failed to hit the target just 3 minutes later after receiving a Corey Rivers pass on top of the 18 yard area, but doing just enough to apply pressure on the Connection defence.
But W Connections Christopher Harvey headed just over bar from an Oliveira corner in the 45th minute making it the final attack before the break.
The Savonetta boys started the second half with a promising 49th minute play from Hughton Hector who crossed into the penalty area but captain Earl Jean headed into the ground and it was easy pickings for goalkeeper Graham to collect.
The game was full of strong tackles, free kicks and fancy skills and proved to be a lot of excitement for the south venue supporters.
W Connection trying to please their local fans got close again in the 56th minute when Christopher Harvey headed into the ground and goalkeeper Graham had to do well to tip the shot wide.
But soon after the Army looked to take control of the game with some long passing and wide plays that seemed to put the Savonetta Boys on their back feet at times.
In the 59th minute unmarked Jerwyn Balthazar headed just wide from a Kevon Carter cross and in the 62nd minute Jorsling miskicked from just above the 6 yard putting his effort wide.
Carter had his shot on target in the 65th minute but goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams threw himself to push it wide.
The Anthony Barrington coached team pushing forward in the 70th minute got the best chance of the game when Balthazar broke the offside trap to receive a Jorsling low inside pass, went around goalkeeper Williams but poked his effort a hairline away from goal.
Connections Brazilian wingback Oliveira threatened the Defence Force perimeter with a 27 yard free kick which he blasted just low of the upright in the 77th minute as they tried hard to get the game winner. Eight minutes later Olivera had to be stretched off the field and replaced by Christian Almas after clashing with a Defence Force defender.
W Connection got the chance of the game in the 89th minute but striker Andre Toussaint missed the target after getting the better of Anton Pierre after a well worked play by Earl Jean and Goulart.
The Army men got the last chance of the game from an Anton Pierre 30 yard free kick which powered past everyone even on running teammate Jorsling and out of play in added on injury time.
Moments after the grueling 90 minutes of the quarter final match referee Neil Brizan blew the final whistle to lead the teams on a penalty shootout.
W Connection was the first to kick and the first to miss when diving goalkeeper Graham, left the Connection fans worried, brilliantly saving striker Andre Toussaints spot kick. Connections chances ran sour when star midfielder and Brazilian player Gefferson Goulart missed the entire goal on the third kick and Defence Force failed to miss once. The Army Men started their celebrations from as early as the Goulart miss and went on to win the match 4-2.

W Connection - Jan Michael Williams, William Da Silva Oliveira (Christian Almas 85th), Gefferson Goulart, Christopher Harvey, Brenton De Leon (Kern Cupid 75th), Hughton Hector, Andrei Pacheco (Nickcolson Thomas 66th), Jerren Johnson, Christian Viveros, Andre Toussaint, Earl Jean (capt).

Technical Director Stuart Charles Fervier

W Connection Penalties

X - Andre Toussaint
G - Earl Jean
X - Gefferson Goulart
G - Christian Almas

Defence Force - Kevin Graham, Anton Pierre (capt), Rawle Fletcher, Michael Edwards, Claude Adams, Anton Joseph, Corey Rivers, Jerwyn Balthazar, Ronald Boyce, Devon Jorsling, Kevon Carter.

Coach Anthony Barrington

Defence Force Penalties

G - Anton Pierre
G - Claude Adams
G - Devon Jorsling
G - Anton Joseph

Match Referee Neil Brizan

W Connection v Defence Force

0 GOALS 0
3 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
4 SHOTS ON TARGET 1
21 FOULS 23
8 CORNERS 6
7 OFFSIDES 2
2 PENALTIES 4
Big Guns blame poor finishing for Toyota Classic exit.
By: Randy Rando (ttproleague).
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The top four Pro League teams all failed to make it past the quarter finals of this years edition of the Toyota Classic and each camp is placing the blame on their strikers failing to convert their chances on a night full of upsets.
Defending Toyota Classic Champion Vibe CT 105 W Connection and rivals CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh lost on penalties, while League leaders Joe Public and North East Stars went down in regulation time.
W Connection failed to get past Defence Force in the second match at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium and went down 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 full time score.
Champion coach Stuart Charles Fervier spoke with ttproleague.com and said, "Although I am disappointed, I have to say it was a well fought game and both teams played well. The Army came out and played with a lot of determination and I have to congratulate them."
"At the end of full time, I think the draw proved the Army lifted their game to a higher standard and played us a great game, although there werent any goals. We played a good game and had a couple of clear chances, but we didnt convert and so did the Defence Force."
"I have to give them credit for doing better than us in the penalty shootout and I want to wish them the best for the rest of the tournament."
"Our finishing let us down in the match, and this happens in football from time to time. My players gave 100% on the field, but just didnt get it right in front of goal. So now we just have to go back to the training field and continue to work on this part of our game," ended the former Trinidad and Tobago coach.
While at the Hasley Crawford Stadium San Juan Jabloteh also made their exit via the penalty spot to Superstar Rangers, after they batted to a 1-1 draw after fulltime.
A disappointed Terry Fenwick told ttproleague.com, "Generally speaking, we dominated the game and like in the past most teams would set themselves defensive against us and try to work on the counter attack. After ten minutes into the game the ball bounced awkwardly over goalkeeper Brian James giving them an unbelievable flop goal."
"We controlled seventy five percent of the field for the entire 90 minutes and played the better game. I think that we did well to limit them to the one goal but just didnt get our chances in the back of the net."
"They came out with a lot of confidence in the penalty shootout and their goal keeper did well to deny Whitley, which was the deciding factor."
"Congrats to the lads and I hope that they go on to win the Toyota Classic trophy," ended the Englishman.
League Leaders Joe Public was edged out 1-0 by Neal and Massy Caledonia AIA in the second match at the Hasley Crawford Stadium and made their exit in the quarterfinals just as they did in this years edition of the First Citizens Cup.
Coach Michael Mc Commie sees his teams loss as a positive angle and believes they now have more time to prepare for the remaining League games.
Mc Commie said, "We were very unfortunate after creating most of the clear cut chances and holding on to a bigger percentage of the ball possession."
"I think we played the better game although we made one or two defensive errors. The one half chance Caledonia got late in the game, they capitalized on it. I think because of a lack in concentration from the defenders."
"Congratulations to the Caledonia and I wish them good luck; as for us, I think its time to regroup as we have more time to prepare and concentrate on the League title. The guys are really disappointed with the loss and its my job to get them focused on the League. Maybe this is a blessing for us, as one door closes another opens," ended Mc Commie.
First Citizens Cup beaten finalist North East Stars failed to get past United Petrotrin in their quarterfinal clash going down 2-1, and also made a surprise exit.
Manager of the team Daryl Mahabir said, "I think we gave Petrotrin too much room and allowed them to build confidence as the game went on."
"We played a very attractive brand of football, building a lot from the back and creating some chances but just didnt score. The defence made a couple of mistakes that gave away two easy goals, one of which I think was a handball."
"We shouldnt be making these defensive errors in a knockout competition and we paid for our mistakes after having the better game. Petrotrin used the chances and got the better of us at the end of the day," ended the Sangre Grande team owner.
Local diamonds on show.
Pro League's Classic teaser.
By: Lasana Liburd (Express).
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Trinidad and Tobago national football team coach Wim Rijsbergen was the most illustrious spectator at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Friday night for a Pro League Toyota Classic quarterfinal double header.
Rijsbergen, a former Dutch World Cup defender, kept his own counsel when questioned by the Express on the quality of the fixture and the players who took part.
In the past, he reiterated that there is "much work to be done" in the local game and his assertion seems beyond reproach.
But, after a scrappy 2-1 win for the "Soca Warriors" over Panama this month, he also waxed lyrical about the benefits of polishing diamonds. Perhaps he noted a few on Friday.
The results themselves were encouraging for the game although quarter-final losers CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh and Joe Public might not agree.
Jabloteh, the defending champions, commanded much of the fixture against Superstar Rangers but still bowed out on penalty kicks while there was little difference between Public and their victors and eastern rivals, Caledonia AIA.
In both cases, it was a triumph for determination and belief over club history and financial strength. But there was also the suggestion that the Pro League actually did have enough talent to spread around.
There were no outstanding individual performances-although Caledonia striker Nigel Pierre was pretty close-but that did not mean potential was absent. Diamonds in the dirt? There were a few.
Even hardened football observers experience a flutter at the sight of Rangers midfielder Kerwyn "Hardest" Jemmott in football gear.
Surely no national player had as many "second chances" as the ex-Malick enigma. But his frame was lean and his passes were still clean.
The Jabloteh midfield is no pushover. Aurtis Whitley was not overrun by England's celebrated pairing of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard at the 2006 World Cup while Trent Noel featured as a holding midfielder in two of Rijsbergen's three outings thus far.
Yet, Jemmott regularly created space to work neat passes even as his teammates struggled to keep possession. Late in the second half, Hardest had enough in his tank to venture forward and rap the Jabloteh upright with a crisp drive.
The gifted midfielder's penchant for sudden leaves of absence means that he struggles to win the trust of local coaches let alone international ones. But, if Rijsbergen insists on classifying players as either stones or diamonds, Jemmott is overqualified for the former tag.
Whitley was not at his best on Friday but has little to prove beyond commitment. His versatility and on-field personality alone demands his inclusion at international level and the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF) must provide a proper explanation if he misses out on an excursion to Austria in mid-November.
Nigel Daniel, a versatile full back, was one of Jabloteh's best two performers on the night with his characteristic eagerness to impose himself on the match. Winger Jason Marcano shone too.
Brave and pro-active, Marcano acquitted himself well and tormented Rangers' full backs with his pace and dribbling skills. It is a potent combination if married to sound decision making and tactical awareness.
The evening's second match was more balanced and offered Public and Caledonia's players the opportunity to showcase their talent within a solid structure.
It was the "Eastern Lions" who seemed to relish the stage more. Pierre was certainly in the mood. Beefy but graceful, the former St Anthony's College star transfer from Queen's Park CC to Public-almost a decade ago-was possibly the most acrimonious move in the history of the local professional game.
On Friday, Pierre gave a glimpse of the talent that made him such a coveted player and left him with an enviable international record.
Pierre has 24 goals-including three World Cup qualifying strikes-from 56 national games and, in 2001, was the last player to outscore all-time record goal scorer Stern John in a calendar year with meaningful competition. John's other potential successors, Kenwyne Jones, Jason Scotland and Cornell Glen, have a combined total of 19 goals from 92 national caps.
Pierre is not the same player he was five years ago but then neither is John and it has not stopped him from racking up the appearances and goals. His whipped right side cross led to the game's lone item from substitute Nigel Codrington. He might relish a bigger assignment.
Whitley was 28 with only 15 caps under his belt when Beenhakker resurrected his international career to good effect for player and country last year. In comparison, a 27-year-old Pierre is hardly an outrageous gamble.
Densill Theobald, a fixture under previous boss Leo Beenhakker, also played his part in pacing AIA to victory and looked trim and lively. He has a kindred spirit in utility player Conrad Smith who shared his appreciation for possession and rapid ball movement although the latter was replaced in the second half as Caledonia's midfield fell flat.
At times, Caledonia and Public looked ready for take off.
Public defended resolutely but veteran playmaker Arnold Dwarika lacked the consistent support of his attacking partners. Caledonia played in spurts but rarely managed the cohesion to control proceedings after a promising start. It was not sensational stuff but an interesting night out all the same for a few hundred supporters. Maybe food for thought for a rookie national coach as well.
Title: Re: Under-dogs prevail in Toyota Classic.
Post by: TrinInfinite on October 21, 2006, 05:35:59 PM
yes hardest, yuh capitalize and set yuh captain up and almost score, hardest getting back he form, jabloteh get bun  ;D
Title: Re: Under-dogs prevail in Toyota Classic.
Post by: dreamer on October 21, 2006, 05:55:17 PM
Oh Lorse, Rangers, allyuh eh realize what allyuh cause. TI start up wit dis Hardes' business again. ;D
Title: Re: Under-dogs prevail in Toyota Classic.
Post by: WestCoast on October 21, 2006, 05:56:10 PM
somebody had "Kidnap" he form ??? ;D
Title: Re: Toyota Classic results
Post by: Trini _2026 on October 21, 2006, 06:02:38 PM
cali doin it big

with bleeder and conrad in de middle it go be hard to penetrate

yeah that is a strong combo
Title: Re: Toyota Classic results
Post by: TrinInfinite on October 21, 2006, 06:11:47 PM
rangers oui, ah like tuh see dem in de final, hardest leading a young team to win the classic :beermug:
Title: Re: Toyota Classic results
Post by: jai john on October 21, 2006, 06:41:26 PM
rangers oui, ah like tuh see dem in de final, hardest leading a young team to win the classic :beermug:

Gi dem TI  :devil:
Title: Re: Toyota Classic results
Post by: che on October 21, 2006, 06:51:36 PM
Go! Army GO!  :salute:
Title: Re: Under-dogs prevail in Toyota Classic.
Post by: Tongue on October 21, 2006, 09:21:40 PM
yes hardest, yuh capitalize and set yuh captain up and almost score, hardest getting back he form, jabloteh get bun  ;D

form is only temporary...so doh blite him
Title: Re: Under-dogs prevail in Toyota Classic.
Post by: weary1969 on October 21, 2006, 10:11:02 PM
Whitley one more thing to do when you turn up for practice. Use some time to shoot penalties.

Cyah be sad when Jabloteh lose. Once the thug in charge no luv from me
Title: Re: Under-dogs prevail in Toyota Classic.
Post by: trinbago on October 21, 2006, 11:20:21 PM
yes hardest, yuh capitalize and set yuh captain up and almost score, hardest getting back he form, jabloteh get bun ;D

Here we go again ::) !!
Title: Re: Under-dogs prevail in Toyota Classic.
Post by: Rastaman on October 22, 2006, 11:11:39 AM
yes hardest, yuh capitalize and set yuh captain up and almost score, hardest getting back he form, jabloteh get bun ;D

Here we go again ::) !!

Well Well Well......lets all hope that we don't have to apologise to TI by the end of the season ;D

Good luck Hardest keep it up :beermug:
Title: Jabloteh produce Classic.
Post by: Flex on October 28, 2007, 06:33:45 AM
Jabloteh produce Classic.
...clash with Joe Public in final.
By: Ian Prescott (Express).
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The first mistake Defence Force made was allowing Cyd Gray's speculative long pass to reach Peter Byers, CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh's goal-scoring terror.
Then, it all went downhill. Defence Force's Akil Edwards upended the burly Antiguan, resulting in a penalty and getting himself sent off in the process.
Edwards raised his hand, pleading his innocence, but referee Lee Davis showed no hesitation. Penalty!!!
Trent Noel, Jabloteh's dead-ball specialist, competently converted the spot-kick, giving Jabloteh a 2-1 advantage in the 77th minute.
Who, at that stage, would believe that such a close contest would result in a good, old-fashioned rout?
By the final whistle, Jabloteh ran away emphatic 6-1 winners, scoring five goals in the final 15 minutes at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar on Friday night.
They now meet bmobile Joe Public in Friday's final from 8.30 p.m. at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, after the Eastern Lions edged Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA 1-0 on a 17th minute Kerry Baptiste goal in the second semi-final.
Commenting afterwards on his team's emphatic victory, Terry Fenwick, Jabloteh's English coach, felt he had the more talented and fitter players.
And he also admitted they fully exploited their one-man advantage.
Once given the numerical superiority, Jabloteh began running at pace at the Army defenders. Near the end, it was all exhibition stuff.
Jason Marcano put Jabloteh into a 3-1 advantage in the 80th, tucking away Noel's corner-kick at the far post.
Then, five minutes later, Dwayne Jack, the Tobagonian defender, scored the best goal of his life, drilling a left footer from about 35 metres out and almost ripping through the top of the Defence Force net.
Had goalie Kevin Graham gotten a touch, he might have been in hospital today.
Two of Jabloteh's goals even came in the three minutes added on for injuries.
First, Noel played a combination with a teammate, walked through the Army backline and stroked the ball away from Graham.
It was then 5-1 and finally Elton John guided a header down the centre of goal, after combining with Noel and another teammate.
After the game, Defence Force coach Kerry Jameson was said to be in a foul mood and missed the post-match media conference.
But before the bottom fell out of his squad's performance, Jameson must have been confident of reaching the final.
Early on, both teams entertained the sizeable crowd by holding the ball and playing good football.
Byers put the San Juan club ahead in the 12th minute, clinically side-footing Gregory Gayson's pass with the left foot and beating the dive of Graham.
But Defence Force rallied to be level at 1-1 in the 44th minute, Anton Joseph's stab deflected into goal past Cleon John, the former Army custodian.
Then came the classic football in the last ten minutes. Who knew Jabloteh had so many fans? Singing the popular reggae song: "She's Royal" at the end, their supporters were certainly treated to a royal performance.

Teams

San Juan Jabloteh:[/b] Cleon John, Trent Noel (capt), Carlon Murray, Khaleem Hyland, Gregory Gason (Atullah Guerra 67th), Elton John, Jason Marcano, Ian Gray, Peter Byers (Lester Peltier 78th), Cyd Gray, Jason Cudjoe (Dwayne Jack 61st).

CoachTerry Fenwick

Defence Force: Kevin Graham, Anton Pierre (capt), Keston Williams, Devon Jordan, Michael Edwards, Devon Jorsling (Bevon Lewis 83rd), Kevon Carter, Anton Joseph (Sherman Phillips 63rd), Jerwin Balthazar, Akil Edwards, Richard Roy.

CoachKerry Jamerson

Toyota Classic Semi-Final Results:

San Juan Jabloteh 6 (Peter Byers 12th, Trent Noel 77th-pen, 90th, Jason Marcano 80th, Dwayne Jack 85th, Elton John 90th+) v Defence Force 1 (Anton Joseph 44th).

Joe Public 1 (Kerry Baptiste 17th) v Caledonia AIA 0
Title: Re: Jabloteh produce Classic.
Post by: Themanfriday on October 28, 2007, 08:57:59 AM
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Then, five minutes later, Dwayne Jack, the Tobagonian defender, scored the best goal of his life, drilling a left footer from about 35 metres out and almost ripping through the top of the Defence Force net.
Had goalie Kevin Graham gotten a touch, he might have been in hospital today.

Ah love dat one dey
Title: Re: Jabloteh produce Classic.
Post by: heete on October 28, 2007, 06:10:18 PM
dis was a bess game any reports?
Title: Eastern Lions crowned 2007 Toyota Classic champs, Army claim third place.
Post by: Flex on November 03, 2007, 04:41:19 PM
Eastern Lions crowned 2007 Toyota Classic.
...champions in dramatic style.
By: Randy Bando (ttproleague).
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Ninety minutes plus and Roen Nelson hammered high into the roof of San Juan Jabloteh net for a 2-1 Joe Public win in the final of the 2007 Toyota Classic competition at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Friday night.
The last few minutes of the match was the highlight of the night when in the 90th minute Jablotehs Khaleem Hyland equalized for a 1-1 score, only to see their chance erased shortly afterwards by the Nelson goal.
With an all north clash, the Port of Spain venue was chosen as the battle ground of this years final where the winner took home $35,000 and the runners-up $20,000.
Former San Juan Jabloteh midfielder Kerry Baptiste opened the scoring for the Lions with a deflected free kick in the second period sending the Joe Public fans wild with astonishment.
Coach Terry Fenwick of San Juan Jabloteh had predicted a tough final but the English born coach never forecasted going under to the Michael Mc Comie coached Lions.
Defeat was hard to accept for the San Juan based club, whose players left the pitch without collecting their medals in the official handout.
The opening moments proved nothing but a harsh tackling game with nothing of real substance which set the stage for a very hard match for referee Neil Brizan who later had to dish out a few cards, which included a red.
Jabloteh managed to edge Joe Public on forward movement but only had a 30 yard try by Jason Cudjoe which sailed wide in the 11th minute to show for their efforts.
Two minutes later Joe Publics veteran attacking midfielder Arnold Dwarika curled wide of goalkeeper Cleon Johns post from above the area.
The match ran through with a few insertions of goalscoring chances and one of those came in the 22nd minute when Jablotehs Khaleem Hyland had a crack from 30 yards out which lost pace as and sunk just wide of goalkeeper Alejandro Figueroas upright.
Brizan issued his first yellow of the match to Trent Noel for a tackle on Arnold Dwarika who had to be stretchered off for treatment but returned shortly afterwards.
Goalkeeper Cleon John pulled off a brilliant one handed save to push out a Lyndon Andrews crack on goal from just outside the area in the 25th minute.
Andrews then received a booking in the 31st minute for a crunching tackle on midfielder Jason Marcano as the hard tackling game progressed on.
Joe Publics Kerry Baptiste muscled off Trent Noel to punch wide off the Cleon Johns near post in the 34th minute as the tit for tat continued.
Peter Byers had a tame looping header in the 41st minute wrapped by Figueroa after a Jason Marcano cross ball, but prior to that Joe Publics Kerry Baptiste and former Jabloteh player failed to punish his old club after sliding just short of Gregory Richardson neat low cross.
In the 43rd minute Lester Peltiers effort swooshed just wide of goalkeeper Figueroas crossbar after turning his marker well above the area causing woos around the stadium but that was all the fans saw for the remaining minutes of the half.
Nine minutes into the second Jablotehs Cleon John made a good block on Seon Powers point blank header as the match turned from a scrappy to more of a constructive twist.
Substitute Ataulla Guerra created an opening for Jason Marcano before whipping wide of the far post in Jablotehs best opening chance of the second period.
Joe Public found a bit more stride in their forward movement than the San Juan based team but just wasnt able to create clear cut chances.
Jablotehs Cleon John came up huge another time making a low diving save to push out a 66th minute 25 yard Roen Nelson smash for a corner.
But in the 76th minute Cleon John created what could be called the foundation of Joe Public victory.
The Jabloteh custodian collected a high ball outside his area forcing referee Neil Brizan to award a free kick.
No other than Kerry Baptiste took the free kick and punished his former club after it deflected off Trent Noel and into the back of the net for a 1-0 advantage in favor of the Eastern Lions.
Desperate for a comeback, Fenwick introduced striker Shandell Samuel but he only lasted ten odd minutes after receiving a direct red card from referee Neil Brizan for a foul on Joe Public captain Dale Saunders in the 85th minute leaving Jabloteh down to ten for the remaining minutes.
Despite down to ten men, Jablotehs Khaleem Hyland struck on the 90th minute, heading past goalkeeper Alejandro Figueroa from a left sided cross ball to level the scores at 1-1.
But that didnt last as Jablotehs fight came to an end shortly afterwards in added on time when Jamaican striker Roen Nelson blasted from inside the area to beat Cleon John for a 2-1 finishJoe Public lifting their first knockout trophy since their return to the TT Pro League last season.

Teams

San Juan Jabloteh[/b] Cleon John; Carlon Murray, Ian Gray, Jason Cudjoe (Wendell Joseph 87th), Cyd Gray; Trent Noel (capt), Khaleem Hyland, Elton John, Lester Peltier (Atullah Guerra 55th); Jason Marcano (Shandell Samuel 75th), Peter Byers.

Goal ScorerKhaleem Hyland 90

CoachTerry Fenwick

Joe Public Alejandro Figueroa; Keyeno Thomas, Dale Saunders (capt), Seon Power (Kerry Noray 66th); Terrance McAllister, Carlos Gonzales, Silas Spann, Arnold Dwarika (Roen Nelson 46th), Lyndon Andrews, Kerry Baptiste; Gregory Richardson.

Goal ScorerRoen Nelson 90+

Match RefereeNeil Brizan

Man of the MatchCleon John (San Juan Jabloteh)

A: 7,500

San Juan Jabloteh v Joe Public

 1 Goals 2
 2 Shots on Target 7
 5 Shots Wide 3
 1 Offsides 0
 4 Corners 7
 12 Fouls 14
 3 Yellow Cards 2
 1 Red Cards 0

McComie: Fenwick is weak. (http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=31926.msg368180#msg368180)[/url]
keeper George saves Army for Toyota Classic third.
By: Randy Bando (ttproleague).


A splendid performance by goalkeeper Selwyn George from the penalty spot helped Defence Force to a 3-2 penalty win over Caledonia AIA in the Toyota Classic third place play-off on Friday evening at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
George made an error in the second period allowing Caledona the opening item in what finished a 1-1 score in regulation time.
But the stocky built goalie produced three saves from the spot denying Abdallah Phillip, Dwight Peters and Marvin Oliver to take away the Toyota Classic third place prize money of $10,000.
Caledonia who missed out in the final of the First Citizens Cup last month, walked away with $5,000 for their efforts in fourth place.
Defence Force should have taken the lead from as early as the 7th minute but Kevon Carter first time effort from Michael Edwards cross got past goalkeeper Jhony Ortiz Cardona but crashed off the upright and back into play.
Caledonia the had their first attempt on goal six minutes later with a stretched effort by wingback Sterling Arjoon which sailed over.
But less than a minute later striker Carlyle Mitchell sliding attempt to meet an Anthony Abrams low cross into the Defence Force area was in vain after which was a great goal scoring opportunity.
Defence Forces Devon Jorsling had a one on one with goalkeeper Cardona after a cross inside the area by Kevon Carter but the Army striker disappointingly loosed out to the Caledonia custodian on the 20 minute mark.
Caledonia using the opportunity to seed a few second choice players without regulars Hayden Tinto, Charles Pollard, Howard Lowe, Walter Moore found difficulties getting past the Army backline.
Army had another good chance when point-man Richard Roy swung a low cross inside the Caledonia area only to see teammates Kevon Carter and Devon Jorsling making cross overs in what should have been shooting opportunities.
A few minutes later in the 31st Caledonias Johny Ortiz Cardona denied Jorsling at close range with just the keeper to beat.
Cardona was brilliant again pushing over a powerful 24 yard free kick by Ronald Boyce in the 34th minute.
Defence Forces Devon Jorsling miserable afternoon continued after he was unmarked in the Caledonia area and headed over from Carters right sided cross in the 43rd minute for the last attempt on goal in the first period and his last of the match after he was replaced after the break.
The second half was a bit slower than the first but had a couple of high rise moments with striker Anthony Abrams pushing an attempt over the Defence Force goal in the 51st under pressure by Christopher Durity.
Durity the had a low blast from 22yards out eleven minutes later to beat a full stretched Cardona but for the second time the Soldiers were denied by the woodwork after his shot crashed off the far upright.
But in the 64th minute Marvin Oliver shot the Stallions ahead after goalkeeper Selwyn George made a clumsy advance out of his area for a long ball to beat him and his defender allowing the Caledonia midfielder open space and an open net to finish into despite a late effort by Anton Pierre to clear off the line.
Caledonia with the 1-0 goal in hand saw Coach Jamaal Shabazz introduce fresh legs up front five minutes after their goal replacing Anthony Abrams and Carlyle Mitchell with Nigel Codrington and Daniel Kerry.
Army then leveled the score 1-1 in the 73rd minute when substitute Sherman Phillip collected a right sided cross to turn and shoot past goalkeeper Cardona causing the remainder of the match a heated affair.
In added on time Richard Roy after a neat exchange of passes above the area shot just wide of Cardonas far post in the last best chance forcing the third place play-off into penalties.
Keston Williams opened the scoring before teammate Christian Baptiste clipped the crossbar for a miss, but Sherman Philip and Richard Roy completed the scoring to have Army a 3-2 win. Defence Force also holding a positive result ahead of their FA Trophy second round clash with Caledonia on November 11.

Teams

Caledonia AIA[/b] Jhony Ortiz Cardona, Marvin Oliver (capt), Sterling Arjoon, Mackenzie Cadette, Uz Taylor, Kester Jacobs, Marcus Ambrose, Dwayne Jacobs (Dwight Peters 86th), Marvin Oliver, Abdullah Phillips, Anthony Abrams, Carlyle Mitchell (Daniel Kerry 69th)

GoalscorerMarvin Oliver 64

CoachJamaal Shabazz

Defence Force Selwyn George, Anton Pierre (capt), Keston Williams, Michael Edwards, Christopher Durity, Devon Jorsling (Sherman Phillips 46th), Kevon Carter, David Alleyne, Anton Joseph (Ronald St Louis 65th), Akile Edwards (Christian Baptiste 72nd), Richard Roy

GoalscorerSherman Phillips 73

CoachKerry Jamerson

Man of the MatchSelwyn George (Defence Force)

Match RefereePhillip Jordan

A: 7,500

Caledonia AIA v Defence Force

 2 Penalties 3
 1 Goals 1
 1 Shots on Target 7
 4 Shots Wide 5
 2 Offsides 3
 2 Corners 4
 18 Fouls 12
 2 Yellow Cards 0
 0 Red Cards 0

Penalty Kickers

Caledonia AIA2 v Defence Force3[/b]
Sterling Arjoon (scored) Keston Williams (scored)
Abdallah Phillips (saved) Christian Baptiste (missed)
Nigel Codrington (scored) Sherman Phillips (scored)
Dwight Peters (saved) Richard Roy (scored)
Marvin Oliver (saved)

Up-close report (http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=31918.msg367999#msg367999) with Soca Warriors Online member Omarldinho.
Title: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: Flex on December 06, 2008, 05:09:33 AM
Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
By: Lasana Liburd (Express).


Clico San Juan Jabloteh motored into the Toyota Classic Cup semi-finals yesterday evening with an emphatic 5-0 win over Tobago United at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.

The T&T Pro League and Lucozade Big Six champions are undefeated since a 3-0 loss to St Ann's Rangers at the same venue on November 11-four weeks and nine games ago. An upset never looked likely yesterday.

It might prove a tame end to a less than stellar spell in the top flight from the representatives from the "Sister Isle" who showed up with just 14 players and lacked the legs and inspiration to cope.

Tobago captain and marquee player Collie Hercules was starved of possession in threatening areas and the contest was effectively over when Willis Plaza shot Jabloteh ahead in the 20th minute. It was a worthy game-winner.

Plaza, one of five teenagers in Jabloteh's starting line-up, surprised Tobago goalkeeper Richard Reynolds with a firm low left footer from distance that flew into the far corner. The young attacking midfielder was instrumental in Jabloteh's second too, although Tobago had two opportunities to clear before Plaza set up striker Jerol Forbes for a close-range finish.

It was Forbes' 19th goal this season and Tobago stopper Jamal Jack helped him to number 20 with some suicidal defending as Forbes stripped the defender to tap home Jabloteh's third, two minutes before the interval.

Forbes completed his hat-trick in the 50th minute after being sent clear by Cyrano Glen, younger brother of 2006 World Cup standout and Jabloteh teammate Cornell Glen.

Jabloteh coach Terry Fenwick withdrew captain Trent Noel at the interval and Forbes was also rested before the hour mark. They will surely have more important assignments within the next nine days.

Jason Marcano stayed on, though, and produced his second late item in successive games with a neat "banana" shot that curled around the outstretched hands of Tobago's substitute goalkeeper Javid Joseph and nestled in the far corner.

It might be a good time for Marcano to request a raise judging by the ecstatic reaction to his goal by the Jabloteh board members. Of course, they might counter that Marcano's salary already covers the occasional brilliant goal.

But are Tobago United value for money?

The Trinidad and Tobago Pro League must make a decision soon on the fate of the domestic league's recurring whipping boys.

Yesterday's Games

San Juan Jabloteh 5 (Willis Plaza 22, Jerol Forbes 30, 43, 50, Jason Marcano 88) v Tobago United 0

Joe Public 1 (Gregory Richardson 45) v St Ann's Rangers 2 (Devon Modeste 49, Marvin James 52)

United Petrotrin 0 v Caledonia AIA 2 (Densill Theobald 51, Kareem Joseph 80)

W Connection 1 (Igor Santos 65) v North East Stars 2 (John Stewart 27, Brent Sancho 39)
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: Sando on December 06, 2008, 06:29:41 AM
Jabloteh on a roll, like they plan to win everything. Wonder if suspended Fenwick coach this win or Angus take over already.

All de big teams lost yesterday, except Jabloteh.

I vex W Connection out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: morvant on December 06, 2008, 07:21:18 AM
correction CALI win ;D

yuh cyar hate jablo even if yuh wanted to.  that side real productive and have trini football going in all the right directions.
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: weary1969 on December 06, 2008, 07:27:08 AM
I guess being in d national team is d left direction because dey players eh gettin selected.
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: arrow on December 06, 2008, 08:03:07 AM
Sancho score on the other team  :o
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: Bally on December 06, 2008, 08:15:25 AM
Big up rangers
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: morvant on December 06, 2008, 08:20:30 AM
Big up rangers

bally what you know about devon modeste. i grow up with ah feller with that name and wanted to know if it was him
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: ZANDOLIE on December 06, 2008, 08:43:34 AM
Who say Fenwick and Eve would make great National U-20 coaches
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: palos on December 06, 2008, 08:58:47 AM
Who say Fenwick and Eve would make great National U-20 coaches

Me.  In fact...I call fuh Fenwick to get a shot as senior National coach long time but as long as JW in charge and Fenwick wukkin fuh Jerry Hospedales dem....dat eh happenin.
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: ZANDOLIE on December 06, 2008, 09:47:14 AM
I eh know about senior team yet, but I'm sure he would jump on that if just to redeem his sh*t reputation in England.

He seems to be able to make the youngsters work for him.

The man is a ca-ca-hole, but he can produce.

Only thing he can't do is make Cornell Glen score more goals than Jerol Forbes. Right Palos? :o ;)
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: palos on December 06, 2008, 10:07:04 AM
I eh know about senior team yet, but I'm sure he would jump on that if just to redeem his sh*t reputation in England.

He seems to be able to make the youngsters work for him.

The man is a ca-ca-hole, but he can produce.

Only thing he can't do is make Cornell Glen score more goals than Jerol Forbes. Right Palos? :o ;)

He can't or won't?  8)
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: Dinner Mints on December 06, 2008, 10:07:27 AM
The man is a ca-ca-hole, but he can produce.

My favorite kinda coach.
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: Sando on December 06, 2008, 10:18:03 AM
Who say Fenwick and Eve would make great National U-20 coaches

Would like top see that to, put as Palos pointed out, he works for Jerry Hospedales a man the TTFF will surely like to forget.
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: Sando prince on December 06, 2008, 11:25:30 AM
Anyone surprised Jab trounce Tobago?..lol
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: Sam on December 06, 2008, 11:28:59 AM
Tobago is de worst f00cking team in de Caribbean, I feel T&T under 17 women team could pepper them..
Title: TOYOTA CUP
Post by: weary1969 on December 06, 2008, 09:22:19 PM
How all yuh treatin meh boi Sancho so d man score for NE v WC. Onward 2 d semis v Rangers
Title: Re: TOYOTA CUP
Post by: Warrior30 on December 07, 2008, 12:00:30 AM
'Stars', AIA in Toyota semis
Ian Prescott iprescott@trinidadexpress.com

Sunday, December 7th 2008


   

scored winner: Brent Sancho
On a rainy Friday night in Marabella, when very few dared to venture outside, a little team from Sangre Grande fought and brought down giants.

Sounds like fairy-tale? Well, for North East Stars it must have been after the Sangre Grande village team ended W Connection's 26-match unbeaten sequence by booting the 2005 winners and first-ever champions of the Toyota Classic out at the quarter-final stage of the 2008 competition two nights ago.

Stars built a comfortable early lead, and doggedly held a slender 2-1 advantage to the end, even after the expulsion of their Guyanese striker Randolph Jerome left them a player short for 48 minutes. They now face St Ann's Rangers in next Friday's semi final round, while last year's defeated finalists CLICO San Juan Jabloteh will take on Neal and Massy Caledonia AIA - who also beat United Petrotrin 2-0 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium on Friday.

Jerome's aggression was typical of the commitment which the "Sangre Grande" Stars brought into their game against W Connection. And after throwing himself around a couple times, he picked up a second yellow card from referee Russell Cassamir and was ejected. Obviously dejected, Jerome only reluctantly left the field. But his comrades fought on.

Stars survived a testing opening period in which W Connection's Colombian Oscar Torijano looked like opening them up on a couple of occasions. Like, when the Colombian blew by defender Brent Sancho, but unfortunately ran out of turf before getting a shot on goal. And keeper Andrew Durant was sharp to the danger and intercepted a cross at his near post when after a similar drive, Torijano looked to pick out lively St Kitts & Nevis midfielder George Issac in a central position.

But through Jerome and on-loan Rochester Rhinos midfielder Leslie "Tiger" Fitzpatrick, NE Stars began attacking as well, and soon shocked the home fans when taking a comfortable 2-0 lead before the half ended.

First, John Stewart stunned the Southerners who have become unaccustomed to losing this season. Stewart, had Stars ahead at 1-0 when putting a rebound in the back of the W Connection net in the 27th minute after keeper Miguel Lloyd had made the initial block from Sean Cooper's shot. And in the 39th, W Connection were in further trouble when the nervous keeper tipped Marc Leslie's corner kick onto the head of veteran T&T defender Sancho who nodded the ball into the net.

Shock reverberated around the stadium, since almost no one could recall W Connection ever trailing by two goals so early in a match. Between goals, they might have been level just two minutes after conceding had keeper Durant not turned Torijano's shot around the post, after the Colombian raced onto Houghon Hector's through ball. And Durant, a tireless worker, especially in the second half, also had to bring off a double save soon after to preserve his team's lead.

Coming out minus Jerome at the start of the second half, Stars must have known they were about to face a character examination. As expected, Connection took the game to them. But Durant always seemed there to get his body in the way of shots, and on one occasion, made gathering a 30-metre shot by Brazilian Ronaldo Viana look like child's play. However, Connection brought on the added firepower of Brazilian attacker Igor Santos. It finally did the trick when, with almost his first touch, the substitute ghosted into the penalty area and beat Durant with a low shot to the back of the net in the 65rd to make the score 2-1.

Issac had the chance to pull the home team level five minutes later but did not have the power to beat the NE Stars custodian.

And within the final 10 minutes, Christian Viveros, the outstanding, young Colombian utility player, missed the best chance to pull W Connection even when he headed Issac's cross onto the woodwork before it went out. Stars also generated one good chance from Akeil Guevera's header but Lloyd made the save. And even though they faced plenty pressure down the stretch, N E Stars held firm to pick up a well-won semi-final spot next Friday at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium. Even fairy-tales come through sometimes.

FRIDAY'S TOYOTA CLASSIC QUARTER-FINAL RESULTS:

(Manny Ramjohn Stadium)

North East Stars 2 (John Stewart, 27th; Brent Sancho, 39th) W Connection 1 (Igor Santos, 65th)

Caledonia AIA 2 (Densil Theobald, 51st; Kareem Joseph, 80th) United Petrotrin 0

(Larry Gomes Stadium)

San Juan Jabloteh 5 (Jerol Forbes, 30th, 43rd, 50th), Willis Plaza 22nd, , Jason Marcano, 88th) Tobago United 0

St Ann·s Rangers 2 (Devon Modeste, 49th, Marvin James, 52th) Joe Public 1 (Gregory Richardson, 45th)

TRINIDAD EXPRESS
Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: ZANDOLIE on December 07, 2008, 01:08:38 AM


My favorite kinda coach.
:beermug:

Title: Re: Jabloteh trounce Tobago.
Post by: freakazoid on December 07, 2008, 04:52:53 AM
tobago utd and manchester utd have 1 thing  in common , both have  no locals
Title: Five-star Jabloteh stroll into Classic semis.
Post by: Flex on November 01, 2009, 09:22:56 AM
Five-star Jabloteh stroll into Classic semis.
By: Lasana Liburd (tnttimes.com).


Defending champions San Juan Jabloteh strolled into the Toyota Classic Competition quarter-final round this evening with a comprehensive 5-0 spanking of Defence Forces Super League squad at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.

The soldiers never dropped their heads but they were hopelessly outmatched and must have spent much of the last half hour praying for the final whistle.

There are different opinions of what constitutes sportas anyone who has covered slugs with salt or spent an afternoon relieving rain flies of their wings falls might admit. And those fans of a good mauling would have been royally entertained in Malabar yesterday.

Target practice allyuh! yelled an excited Jabloteh supporter, as a Noel Williams effort shook the Defence Force crossbar. Is food we get!

It is certainly true that Jabloteh have not enjoyed many free meals this season.

Four trophies have been distributed already this yearincluding the Caribbean Club Championship crownand yet the San Juan Kings remain empty headed. The year, 2009, started with a stunning blow as Jablotehs title sponsor, CL Financial, crumbled while the subsequent departures of former head coach Terry Fenwick and several key players including ex-captain and 2008 Pro League Player of the Year, Trent Noel, might have increased their sense of loss.

Thirty-eight-year-old rookie Jabloteh coach Earl Jean pointed to his teams qualification for the 2010 Caribbean Club Championship as an important achievement for this season. But Jean admitted his desire for a trophy.

We qualified for CONCACAF for next year, the former St Lucia international told the TnT Times, but we want to come out of this season with something. We cannot afford to bask in past glories.

Read Full Story (http://tnttimes.com/golive/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=160:five-star-jabloteh-stroll-into-classic-semis&catid=40:football&Itemid=66)
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Title: Re: Five-star Jabloteh stroll into Classic semis.
Post by: Sando on November 01, 2009, 10:11:55 AM
Nice report Lasana !!!

And thanks for putting the line ups, subs and shirt numbers.

The only thing missing is, in what minute did Jabloteh score ? I think Travis Mulraine is missing and Williams first goal ? in what times did they score.

This Noel Williams fella on fire now. He scoring in every game. For a left back or left wing he decent.

I also like the fact that Earl Jean tell them fellas (Hector & Jerrel) straight up on how dotish they play. They need to step up especially Jerrel as his future is bright and he needs to grab it with both hands.
Title: Jabloteh in Toyota semis against Ma Pau, North East against Lions.
Post by: Flex on February 16, 2011, 02:43:40 PM
Jabloteh in Toyota semis against Ma Pau, North East against Lions.

Misses by W Connections Romauld Aguillera and Hughtun Hector on kicks from the penalty spot on Tuesday night at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium saw San Juan Jabloteh advance into the semi-final round of the 2010-2011 Toyota Classic with a 5-4 penalty win after a 2-2 draw.

And at the Marvin Lee Stadium, in another quarterfinal clash, DIRECTV North East Stars defeated Defence Force 2-1 with Jamaican forward Sean Fraser putting the Sangre Grande club ahead in the 76th minute and then cushioned by a Keston Williams own goal in the 81st minute.

Defender Michael Edwards pulled back a goal for the Soldiers in the 88th minute, however it wasnt enough to avoid exit.

The Stars will meet Joe Public Super League outfit in the first semi-final round clash on Friday 18 February at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

Joe Public, coached by Rajesh Latchoo, who is also the head coach of the Joe Public Pro League club, registered a 2-1 win over Police FC in the first quarterfinal clash at the Marvin Lee Stadium with goals by Devon King and Julien Landeau.

As for Jabloteh, the San Juan club will meet bitter rivals Ma Pau SC in the second semi-final clash at the Malabar venue.

Ma Pau, just as Jabloteh, earned their semi-final spot on kicks from the penalty spot 5-4 but following a goalless draw against Caledonia AIA.

Jabloteh thought they secured their semi-final spot in regulation time with goals by Karlon Murray and substitute Johan Peltier, however that thought was erased by an injury-time double by Connections Hector forcing the encounter to be decided by kicks from the spot.

Hector was the liveliest of the Connection players from the start and in the 21st minute he forced a fingertip save by Cleon John from distance.

However in the 26th minute Murray headed Jabloteh in front jumping high at the far post to meet what seemed to be a harmless cross and put it over goalkeeper Murilo Da Costa for a 1-0 advantage.

Connection's Clyde Leon then missed the target when he launched Kemuel Rivers' cross from the left well overbar in the 32nd minute.

End to end action continued and six minutes later the Connection Brazilian goalie had to pull off a fine save denying Jason Marcano who attempted to find the far post after a strong run.

Jabloteh was later reduced to ten-men on the hour mark when goalscorer Murray picked up his second yellow for a foul on Matthew Bartholomew at the edge of the area.

In the 64th minute Jabloteh were on the defence when Hector raced down the right and whipped in a cross towards the far post to find Pacheco, however the finishing touch saw the ball into the side netting to goalkeeper John's delight.

Hector was at it again moments later when he provided another dangerous cross, however Leon guided his attempt overbaras the T&T international miserable night continued.

Jabloteh then cushioned themselves in five minutes from time when Marcano made one of his never give up runs down the right weaving and muscling his way past three Connection players before finding Peltier inside the area, and the substitute made no mistake beating goalkeeper Da Costa for a 2-0 score.

But in injury time, Hector blasted a freekick past goalkeeper John to reduce the deficit 2-1 and then leveled the scores 2-2 moments later.

John made a superb blockout against Bartholomew at point blank however the free ball fell to a handful of Connection players allowing Hector a knock in.

Hector was the hero of his side but not on kicks from the penalty spot when  in the sixth kick he placed his shot off target allowing Jabloteh to celebrate the 5-4 win.

W Connection (4) 22 (5) San Juan Jabloteh
Hughtun Hector 90'+, 90'+ ; Karlon Murray 26', Johan Peltier 85'

Kicks from the penalty spot

San Juan Jabloteh 5 v 4 W Connection
Mikhil Awai (scored) - Romauld Aguilllera (missed)
Jason Marcano (scored) - Matthew Bartholomew (scored)
Christan Thomas (scored) - Andrei Pacheco (scored)
Ataullah Guerra (scored) - Clyde Leon (scored)
Marvin Oliver (saved) - Keron Cummings (scored)
Elijah Manners (scored) - Hughtun Hector (missed)

Teams

W ConnectionMurilo Da Costa, Elijah Joseph (capt), Nickholson Thomas (Christian Viveros 71st), Clyde Leon, Andrei Pacheco, Hughtun Hector, Silvio Spann (Keron Cummings 63rd), Hashim Arcia (Matthew Bartholomew 46th) (Yellow), Akeem Benjamin, Kemuel Rivers (Yellow), Romauld Aguillera.

CoachStuart Charles Fevrier.

San Juan JablotehCleon John, Marvin Oliver (capt), Ataullah Guerra (Yellow), Karlon Murray (Yellow + Yellow = Red), Anton Hutchinson, Joel Leslie Russell (Elijah Manners 36th), Mikhil Awai, Kennedy Hinkson, Jason Marcano, Hector Sam (Johan Peltier 61st), Christan Thomas.

CoachTerry Fenwick.

Toyota Classic Full Quarterfinal Round Results

Joe Public (Super League) 21 Police FC
Devon King 16, Julien Landeau 53  ;  Kaaron Foster 44

Defence Force  12 North East Stars
Michael Edwards 88  ;  Sean Fraser 76, Keston Williams (own goal) 81

Caledonia AIA 0 (4)(5) 0 Ma Pau SC
Ma Pau won 5-4 on kicks from the penalty spot

W Connection 2 (4)(5) 2 San Juan Jabloteh
San Juan Jabloteh won 5-4 on kicks from the penalty spot

Ince saves Ma Pau for a Toyota semifinal spot, Police knocked out.     
 
Former England based goalkeeper Clayton Ince was in flying form on Tuesday night when he pulled off saves on kicks from the penalty spot to help Ma Pau SC advance into the semi-final round of the 2010-2011 Toyota Classic.

The Ma Pau assistant coach/goalkeeper made saves against Caledonia AIAs Conrod Smith, Nuru Abdullah Muhammed and Stephan David to earn his side a 5-4 kicks from the penalty spot victory following a goalless draw in the first of a quarterfinal double header at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

The former Walsall goalies voice was heard throughout the goalless quarterfinal clash as he marshaled the Woodbrook based Pro League from between the uprights before going on to save his side on kicks from the spot after seven kicks and book a place in the semi-final against San Juan Jabloteh on Friday 18 February at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

Simultaneously at the Marvin Lee Stadium, in the first clash of another quarterfinal double header, Joe Public Super League advanced into the semi-final round (against DIRECTV North East Stars) after defeating Police FC 2-1.

Former Jabloteh youth player Julien Landeau scored the winner in the 53rd minute for the Rajesh Latchoo(who is also the head coach for the Joe Public Pro League club which suffered a 1-0 defeat in the Round of 16) coached Super League outfit.

Joe Public opened the scoring through Devon King in the 16th minute however the scores were leveled before the break with Police midfielder Kaaron Foster finding the back of the net in the 44th minute.

In the Ma Pau, Caledonia clash there were little goalmouth action with midfielder Densill Theobalds red card sending off proving the highlight of regulation time.

The Morvant/Laventille club, Caledonia, was reduced to ten-men in the 32nd minute when referee Neil Brizan awarded Thoebald the direct red for what the match official adjudged to be a stamp on opposing midfielder Kerry Noray following a challenge in the middle. 

Seconds into the second period Caledonia's Akim Armstrong struck the side netting and on the hour mark Ma Pau also failed to hit the target.

Seven minutes from time Caledonia's Jamaican goalkeeper Kevin Graham had to pull off a spectacular save to deny Dwane James before his defence cleared the loose ball in another rare attempt on goal.

In other quarterfinal results North East Stars defeated Defence Force 2-1 at the Marvin Lee Stadium with Jamaican forward Sean Fraser putting the Sangre Grande club ahead in the 76th minute and then cushioned by a Keston Williams own goal in the 81st minute.

Defender Michael Edwards pulled back a goal for the Soldiers in the 88th minute, however it wasnt enough to avoid exit.

And in the second clash at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, 10-men San Juan Jabloteh were made to work for a 5-4 kicks from the penalty spot victory over rivals W Connection after a 2-2 draw.

Midfielder Hughtun Hector pulled back two goals for Connection in injury time to level the scores after Jablotehs Karlon Murray (26th minute) and Johan Peltier (85th minute) had the San Juan club ahead 2-0 at the end of normal time.

However Hector failed to keep his side alive in the sixth kick when he missed the entire target to hand Jabloteh a 5-4 victory and a place in the semi-final against Ma Pau.

Caledonia AIA (5) 00 (4) Ma Pau SC

Kicks from the penalty spot

Ma Pau SC 5 v 4 Caledonia
Seon Power (scored)  -  Walter Moore (scored)
Rennie Britto (saved)  -  Ryan Stewart (scored)
Coneal Thomas (scored)  -  Jean-Luc Rochford (scored)
Leslie Fitzpatrick (scored)  -  Conrad Smith (saved)
Lyndon Andrews (scored)  -  Keyon Edwards (scored)
Shandel Samuel (saved)  -  Nuru Abdullah Muhammed (saved)
Dwane James (scored)  -  Stephan David (saved)

Teams

Caledonia AIAKevin Graham, Stephan David (capt), Nuru Abdullah Muhammed, Daneil Cyrus, Ishmael Daniel, Hayden Vincent (Conrad Smith 72th), Walter Moore (Yellow), Kareem Joseph (Jean-Luc Rochford 67th), Densill Theobald (Red), Keyon Edwards, Akim Armstrong.

CoachJamaal Shabazz.

Ma Pau SCClayton Ince, Coneal Thomas (capt), Lyndon Andrews, Rennie Britto, Cyd Gray, Dwane James, Leslie Fitzpatrick, Seon Power (Yellow), Kerry Noray, Trevin Caesar (Yellow), Shandel Samuel.

CoachMichael McComie.

SOURCE - ttproleague.com
Title: Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Football supporter on November 23, 2011, 07:18:19 AM
Tobago teams progress in Toyota Classic

Both Phoenix and Stokely Vale progressed to the next round of the Toyota Classic last night.

In games rearranged to kick off at 4pm to allow the clubs time to catch flights back to Tobago, Phoenix overcame Joe Public 3-1 after going a goal behind and Stokely Vale also beat fellow Super League opposition, WASA, when they also came from a goal down to win with 3 goals in the last 20 minutes.

Generally, the Toyota Classic kicked off with some exciting matches. North East Stars fell a goal behind to Westside before banging home 4 goals in reply, notably with Kaydion Gabriel, just released from the U-23 squad, making his point with 2 goals.

However, in a hard fought game which saw 3 red cards, Westside never gave up and scored 2 more goals to give the North East fans a tense final 10 minutes.

Other Pro League clubs doling out defeats to Super League clubs were San Juan Jabloteh, Caledonia AIA and St Anns Rangers.

Jabloteh smashed 5 goals past Real Maracas, with Willis Plaza adding to his impressive total this season, with a hat trick, with Hector Sam and Luke Gullick adding goals.

St Ann's Rangers won by a single Devon James own goal against Eagles, while Caledonia had to wait until the 75th minute for Trayon Bobb to settle the match against Club Sando.

Pro League leaders, T&TEC and 2nd place W Connection will now enter the fray with the next round taking place on Friday 25th at Mannie Ramjohn and Saturday 26th at Larry Gomes.

The Semi Final takes place on 2nd December with the final on December 9th.

It was noted that with games at 4pm and 7pm, the double headers left supporters with nothing to do for a hour between games.

At Larry Gomes, there was no entertainment provided, not even a DJ, and there was no signage or promotion, save for a Toyota banner erected by North East Stars.

Many supporters left after the first game, however the North East Stars Estrellas made up for lack of numbers with their non stop chants, banter and general noisemaking throughout the match.

With the next rounds taking place on the weekend, hopefully there will be greater numbers attending.
Title: Re: Tobago teams progress in Toyota Classic
Post by: Flex on November 23, 2011, 09:29:50 AM
Thanx for the update FS.....

Continue doing a good job.... I am impress by your consistent updates and as a foreigner in T&T you give us nonestop updates on the league even more than some of the locals.

Cheers.

REPORT HERE (http://www.socawarriors.net/league/league-news/tt-pro-league/10061-jabloteh-crush-maracas-caledonia-edge-sando.html)
Title: Re: Tobago teams progress in Toyota Classic
Post by: Deeks on November 23, 2011, 10:36:19 AM
FS, thanx man. This is great. You badder than Raffie Knowles!!!!
Title: Re: Tobago teams progress in Toyota Classic
Post by: Big Magician on November 23, 2011, 11:59:56 AM
FS...cheers
Title: Jabloteh crush Maracas, Caledonia edge Sando
Post by: Tallman on November 23, 2011, 12:02:41 PM
Jabloteh crush Maracas, Caledonia edge Sando
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Adams Construction San Juan Jabloteh cruised into the quarter-final round of the 2011 Toyota Classic with a more than comfortable 5-0 preliminary round win over Super League club Real Maracas at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Striker Willis Plaza found the back of the net three times for the Earl Carter coached side while former England based forward Hector Sam and England born Luke Gullick notched a goal each.

Jabloteh meets cross-town rivals Caledonia AIA of Morvant/Laventille in the quarter-final round on Saturday 26 November from 8pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

Guyanese winger Trayon Bobb netted the lone item in the 75th minute to hand Caledonia a 1-0 hard-fought win over Super Leagues Club Sando.

Sando had a couple opportunities through Trevon Mitchell, one of which he forced a low save out of goalkeeper Zane Coker with a wonderful half volley just two minutes inside.

And in the fourth minute on the other end, Caledonias Abdallah Phillips was denied by the crossbar and in the seventh wingback Kareem Joseph was denied by goalkeeper Alexei Julien.

Caledonia continued to create the opportunities with Makesi Lewis hitting inches wide on two occasions and teenager Trayon Bobb denied by the upright in the 16th minute.

In the 26th minute Club Sandos Andy London did everything right on a breakaway against the Morvant/Laventille club defense and eluded goalkeeper Coker, but failed to let off a shot towards an open net.

Caledonias Keyon Edwards who picked up a knock in the first half, was probably the most disappointing player on the night after finding himself in a number of openings, but just wasnt his usual self.

But at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Jablotehs most lethal forward this season, Willis Plaza netted his first of the hattrick in the 9th minute followed by Sam in the 34th minute and Gullick in the 36th minute for a 3-0 score at the break.

Plaza spared no mercy against Maracas netting late items in the 81st and 85th minutes to complete his hattrick.

Full Preliminary Round results
Joe Public 13 Tobago Phoenix
Ricardo Bennett 39 ; Dominique Kerr 43, 56, LeJandro Williams 90

WASA FC 13 Stokely Vale
Michael Celestine 31(pen)  ; Krishawn Joseph 71(pen), Rundell Winchester 78, Jerron Quashie 89

St. Anns Rangers 10 Eagles United
Devon James 76(own goal)

San Juan Jabloteh 50 Real Maracas
Willis Plaza 9, 81 85 Hector Sam 34, Luke Gullick 36

North East Stars 43 Westside Stars
Kaydion Gabriel 14, 51, Kevin Jagdeosingh 20, 59  ;  Kareem Freitas 11, Christian Freitas 72, Kevon Dove 82

Caledonia AIA 10 Club Sando
Trayon Bobb 75
Title: Re: Tobago teams progress in Toyota Classic
Post by: Football supporter on November 23, 2011, 03:03:07 PM
By the way, there was a camera filming at Larry Gomes, but I'm not sure who it was. I'd love to see the footage. North Easts first goal came from superb passing and the second goal was an absolute screaming volly from the edge of the box.
Title: Re: Tobago teams progress in Toyota Classic
Post by: Sam on November 23, 2011, 07:25:14 PM
By the way, there was a camera filming at Larry Gomes, but I'm not sure who it was. I'd love to see the footage. North Easts first goal came from superb passing and the second goal was an absolute screaming volly from the edge of the box.

Stop trying to sell North East Stars.... they almost get they ass buss by a team who 5th in de Super League, it does not say much for your defence.....  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Tobago teams progress in Toyota Classic
Post by: Football supporter on November 23, 2011, 08:13:40 PM
By the way, there was a camera filming at Larry Gomes, but I'm not sure who it was. I'd love to see the footage. North Easts first goal came from superb passing and the second goal was an absolute screaming volly from the edge of the box.

Stop trying to sell North East Stars.... they almost get they ass buss by a team who 5th in de Super League, it does not say much for your defence.....  :rotfl:

Admittedly, I am bias, though I try to remain neutral! On the other hand, I see people here shouting about fantastic goals from UK, USA and probably Mongolia too, so why shouldn't I shout about a fantastic goal I saw? In fact, its actually far more important than the EPL, Serie A or whatever, because its a Trini, playing in T&T. Not enough people give the ProLeague credit (the football, not the administration!)

And yes, we shipped 3 goals but still won, and guess what, that makes us better than Arsenal, who lost 4-3 to bottom of the table Blackburn, so thanks Sam, you just confirmed North East are better than The Gunners (I wish  :rotfl:)
Title: Connection ousts Phoenix, T&TEC survives Stokley scare in Toyota quarterfinals.
Post by: Flex on November 26, 2011, 06:12:32 AM
Connection ousts Phoenix in Toyota Classic quarterfinals.
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A well struck set piece by Kemuel Rivers separated W Connection from Tobago Phoenix on Friday night handing the Stuart Charles Fevrier coached side a 1-0 win over the Tobagonians in the quarter-final round of the 2011 Toyota Classic at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

Phoenix coming off a 3-1 win in the preliminary round against fellow Super League outfit and leaders Joe Public, failed to rise out of the flames a second consecutive time.

Meantime Connection advanced into the semi-final round carded for Friday 02 December and will meet the quarter-final winner between San Juan Jabloteh and Caledonia AIA which will play on Saturday 26 November from 8pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

Connection was denied in the 13th minute by goalkeeper Jeffrey Delpeche pushing behind an effort by Kerron Cummings from outside the area and four minutes later teenaged left winger Neil Benjamin tested the Phoenix goalie with a low shot on the slippery surface which saw Delpeche spill on the first attempt before gathering on the second grab.

Delpeche was called into action again in the 22nd minute fisting away a blistering cross by Rennie Britto before the rebound was hammered well overbar by Hashim Arcia from inside the area.

Connection finally broke Delpeche in the 29th minute for a 1-0 advantage when Rivers left-footed strike from a free-kick some 24 yards out lifted over the wall and past the gloves of Phoenixs goalie.

Kevin Keith was adjudged to have foul Kern Cupid by referee Michael London who awarded Connection the free-kick.

And two minutes from the break and a good buildup by the Tobagonians, Darren Mitchell who tested Jan Michael Williams with a tame effort and another shot wide of the far post earlier, was on target rifling a volley but unable to beat the Connection goalie.

Connection failed to add another eleven minutes inside the second period through substitute Matthew Bartholomew, who replaced Keon Quow at the break.

Bartholomew failed to bury a strike when he met Arcias cross with a tame side footed effort allowing goalkeeper Delpeche to recover and gather just outside the goaline.

Phoenix never gave up creating a few good openings.

Two minutes after replacing Kevin Keith, Makeil Mc Kenzie showed good skill inside the Connection area dribbling past two defenders however he finished with a miserable miss-kick behind in the 81st minute, followed by an 86th minute deflected shot from distance by Mc Kenzie which flew just wide.

And in the 90th minute substitute LeJandro Williams was denied by a fine Williams save.

Connection also had its miserable moments with the worst in the 79th minute when substitute Andre Quashie failed to unleash a shot with goalkeeper Delpeche at his mercy after inside the area taking a touch too many on Bartholomews pass inside the area.

Teams

W ConnectionJan Michael Williams (capt.), Elijah Joseph, Kemuel Rivers, Rennie Britto, Kern Cupid, Hashim Arcia, Keon Quow (Matthew Bartholomew 46th), Keron Cummings, Kenaz Williams, Jelani Grosvenor, Neil Benjamin (Andre Quashie 69th).

CoachStuart Charles Fevrier.

Tobago PhoenixJeffrey Delpeche, Shelton Williams (capt.), Dave Grimshaw, Andel Brown, Simon Nedd (Yellow Card), Darren Mitchell, Kevin Keith (Yellow Card) (Makeil McKenzie 79th), Aaron Quashie (Stephano Wright 59th), Andel Noray (LeJandro Williams 65th), Javon Carrington, Nigel Thomas.

CoachTerry Williams.

T&TEC survives Stokley scare in Toyota quarterfinals.

Never let your foot off the gas even when youre in front was probably the lesson learnt by T&TEC FC on Friday night at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in the quarter-final round of the 2011 Toyota Classic against Tobagonian side Stokely Vale despite winning 4-3.

T&TEC at one point were leading 4-1 but a lackluster ending by the Electric Boys and a puzzling change in goal by coach Dexter Cyrus replacing Akini Adams with Perry Martin saw Stokley Vale reduce the deficit 4-3 and struck the crossbar in injury time.

Striker Sylvester Teesdale had T&TEC in front just eight minutes inside when he headed past goalkeeper Ryan Stewart off Javed Mohammeds right side corner for a 1-0 advantage.

T&TEC then lost its early advantage in the 19th minute when Travis Winchester leveled the scores 1-1 burying a shot into the roof of the net after Adams made a spill on a shot from outside the area.

But ten minutes from the break T&TEC jumped ahead again with a powerfully struck free kick at the edge of the area by Andrei Pacheco leaving the Tobagonians stunned for a 2-1 scoreline.

T&TEC added a third and fourth item when in the 55th minute Kern Peters capitalized on a spill by goalkeeper Stewart from Kelvin Modestes freekick banging in a shot from close range and less than a minute after coming on in the 77th minute, Jamal Ayres joined in on the fun with a superb finish for a 4-1 scoreline.

By that stage one would have expected the Tobagonians to surrender but not for Winchester and company.

Travis Winchester completed a double by the 79th minute with a solid finish against substitute goalie Perry Martin making it 4-2 and in the 88th minute substitute Rundel Winchester made it 4-3.

T&TEC was later rescued by the crossbar in injury time when Rundel headed onto the crossbar from inside the area off a freekick.

In the end T&TEC held on to advance into the semi-final round against the quarter-final winner between North East Stars against St. Anns Rangers from 6pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Saturday 26 November.

2011 Toyota Classic
Quarter-Final Round results


Friday 25 November
Mannie Ramjohn Stadium


W Connection 10 Tobago Phoenix
Kemuel Rivers 29

T&TEC FC 43 Stokley Vale
Sylvester Teesdale 8, Andrei Pacheco 35, Kern Peters 55, 68  ; Travis Winchester 19, 79, Rundel Winchester 88

Teams

T&TEC FCAkini Adams (Perry Martin 75th), Kern Peters (capt.), Akeem Adams, Corneal Thomas, Javed Mohammed, Kelvin Modeste, Andrei Pacheco (Jamal Ayres 67th), Sylvester Teesdale, Kerlon Furgeson (Bevon Bass 56th), Marcus Joseph, Aubrey David.

CoachDexter Cyrus.

Stokely ValeRyan Stewart, Trevonne James (capt.), Kenton Robley (Yellow Card), Antonio Balfour, Wayne Watson, Tyrone Manning, Travis Winchester, Khrishawn Joseph, Onasi Ford (Jerron Quashie 77th), Keron Phillips, Omar Charles (Yellow Card).

CoachDesmond Alfred.
Title: Re: Connection ousts Phoenix, T&TEC survives Stokley scare in Toyota quarterfinals.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2011, 07:02:24 AM
Rangers beat North East in Toyota Classic quarterfinal shootout.
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Midfielder Devon Modeste equalized twice for St. Anns Rangers before paving the way for a 3-0 penalty win over DIRECTV North East Stars on Saturday night at the Larry Gomes Stadium in the quarter-final round of the 2011 Toyota Classic.

Modestes second item forced the match into penalty kicks following a 2-2 draw in the end and led the way, converting his teams first kick from the penalty spot while North East Stars failed on three consecutive kicks (Akeil Guevara, Seon Power and Anthony Wolfe) sending Rangers into the semi-final round of the competition against T&TEC FC on Friday 02 December at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium from 6pm.

Nine minutes into the second period, following a goalless first half, Anthony Wolfe fired a ten-man Stars ahead 1-0 with a wonderful strike from the right after he was picked out by midfielder Akeil Guevara but Modeste responded in the 68th minute leveling the scores 1-1.

The Rangers midfielder hammered a first time volley past goalkeeper Andrew Durant off Trent Noels cross-ball which came off the head of defender Charles Pollard.

Rangers came close to taking the advantage in the 78th minute with McFarlane spilling just wide of the far upright following a sequence of missed attempts inside the area.

And paid for it two minutes later when Stars jumped ahead again with Kevin Jagdeosing headed past goalkeeper Shane Mattis for a 2-1 advantage after Marc Leslie flicked on a right corner by Wolfe.

But Modeste was at it again in the 87th minute forcing a good save out of Durant when he headed at goal off Noels corner and a minute later he leveled the scores againthis time from the penalty spot after winning the foul inside the area.

Modeste converted comfortably to the left of the Stars goalie putting the scores 2-2.

He was inches wide of his third in the second minute of injury time with a shot from distance before the final whistle was blown sending the match directly into kicks from the penalty spot.

Stars stepped up first and Guevaras strike was saved by goalkeeper Mattis, followed by Modestes converted kick against Durant. Powers effort then struck the inside of both uprights and out of the goal area and teammate Wolfe struck the upright.

While Rangers second and third kickers, Mikhail Awai and Kaashif Thomas both found the back of the net to secure a 3-0 penalty win in the end.

The first half highlighted by the direct red card sending off of wingback Keryn Navarro had its highlights.

Rangers Noel executed a couple curling freekicks just wide in the early stages and in the 25th minute, from an open play, he whipped a curling effort wide of the North East goal.

North East Stars also created chances with Guevara firing wide of the far post after meeting a hard worked cross by Kaydion Gabriel who was challenged by a hard Elijah Belgrave tackle.

And in the 30th minute goalkeeper Mattis pulled off a magnificent save, blocking out Charles Pollards header on goal off a Kendall Velox left side corner.

Mattis followed up with superb save three minutes later gloving out a well struck Anthony Wolfe free-kick from 25 yards out which was destined for the upper left corner.

And in the 38th minute North East Stars suffered the dent with attacking right-back Navarro picking up a direct red card for what the officials deemed an intentional blow to nippy Shaquille Nesbitte.

Navarro pleaded with referee Michael Ragoonath who was in consultation with assistant Anaaz Mohammed who signaled the foul but that didnt change the course of decision by the officials which left Coach Emerson Alcantara furious.

Kicks from the penalty spot

North East Stars 0    -    St. Anns Rangers 3
Akeil Guevara (saved)    -    Devon Modeste (scored)
Seon Power (missed)    -    Mikhail Awai (scored)
Anthony Wolfe (missed)    -    Kaashif Thomas (scored)

Teams

North East StarsAndrew Durrant, Charles Pollard (capt.), Seon Power, Anthony Wolfe, Kaydion Gabriel (Stephan Cruickshank 80th), Marc Leslie, Kendall Velox (Yellow Card), Keryn Navarro (Red Card), Keion Goodrich, Akeil Guevara, Kevin Jagdeosingh.

CoachEmerson Alcantara.

St. Anns RangersShane Mattis, Errol McFarlane (capt.), Clevon Mc Fee (Theon James 65th), Trent Noel, Elijah Belgrave, Jaime Ruiz James (Kaashif Thomas 62nd), Devon Modeste, Mikhail Awai, Shaquille Nesbitte, Nicholas Valentine, Akil Clarke (Yellow Card).

CoachAnthony Streete.

Jabloteh into Toyota semis against bitter rivals Connection.

Right-wingback Reshad Wint didnt execute a perfect defensive role, but made up seven minutes from time to head Adams Construction San Juan Jabloteh to a 2-1 comeback victory over crosstown rivals Caledonia AIA in the quarter-final round of the 2011 Toyota Classic on Saturday night at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

Wint made a brave dive into the area in the 83rd minute powerfully heading past Caledonia goalie Zane Coker when he met Elijah Manners cross from the left snatching victory and a place in the semi-final round where Jabloteh meets bitter rivals W Connection from 8pm at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium on Friday 02 December.

Caledonia, coming off previous victories against Jabloteh this season in two meetings, seemed on course for another when in the 50th minute, Guyanese winger Trayon Bobb had the Morvant/Laventille side up 1-0 when he smashed a shot into the roof of the net beating goalkeeper Cleon John who had little chance against the pace from close range.

But in the 80th minute Jabloteh midfielder Marvin Oliver, who was less than himself on Saturday night, leveled the scores 1-1 against his former club.

Twenty one minutes into the match Oliver spilled disappointingly over-bar from the edge of the six yard area after the ball was knocked down into his path from a Jabloteh set piece which should have given his side the early advantage.

And Jablotehs number one Cleon John had to follow up with a strong save in the 25th minute denying Akim Armstrong from the anlge.

Caledonia without striker Jamal Gay who scored doubles against Jabloteh in the previous two meetings this seasoncurrently on St. Kitts with the T&T Olympic squadsuffered huge blow in with Armstrong replaced by Shaquille Smith in the 33rd minute after suffering an injured right knee in a clash with Hector Sam two minutes earlier.

In the 35th minute Caledonias Bobb was denied by an excellent save from John blocking out a blistering effort by the Guyanese international and on the other end Jablotehs English born Luke Gullick had three attempts failing to change the 0-0 scoreline before the break.

Following Bobbs opening item in the 50th minute, Caledonia wingback Kareem Joseph had to clear a tame effort by Hector Sam off the goal-line in the 51st minute.

Sam was denied again in the 58th minute by the glove of Coker after heading towards goal when he was played by a Kennedy Hinkson cross from the right.

Jabloteh later snatched a 2-1 victory joining W Connection, T&TEC FC and St. Anns Rangers in the semi-final round.

Bobb had a last ditch effort for Caledonia in the 87th minute, however he was denied by goalkeeper John.

2011 Toyota Classic
Quarter-Final Round results

Saturday 26 November
Larry Gomes Stadium


North East Stars 2 (0)2 (3) St. Anns Rangers
Anthony Wolfe 54, Kevin Jagdeosingh 82 ;  Devon Modeste 68, 89

San Juan Jabloteh 21 Caledonia AIA
Marvin Oliver 80, Reshad Wint 83  ;  Trayon Bobb 50

Teams

San Juan JablotehCleon John, Marvin Oliver, Willis Plaza, Reshad Wint, Karlon Murray, Elijah Manners (Yellow Card), Luke Gullick (Andrew Smith 56th), Kennedy Hinkson, Hector Sam (Devon Jamerson 85th), Elton John, Jamal Jack.

CoachEarl Carter.

Caledonia AIAZane Coker, Stephan David (capt.), Colin Nelson, Burton Sheldon Emmanuel, Abdallah Phillips, Kareem Moses, Trayon Bobb (Yellow Card), Makesi Lewis (Kevon Lewis 75th), Akim Armstrong (Shaquille Smith 33rd), Keda Roderick, Kemron Purcell (Yellow Card).

Head CoachJamaal Shabazz.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Football supporter on November 28, 2011, 05:11:34 PM
OK, a little (probably biased additions)

First....Mattix save was really good, from a powerful header.
Second.... Jagdeosingh latched onto a great pass for a one on one chance. After his speed took him past the Rangers defender he was pulled down and ref awarded free kick. Straight red for being last man? Nope.

Navarro made a run past Nesbitte (who is coming along superbly and will be a massive player if he continues to develop) who impeded Navarros' run into the box. Navarro pushed past Nesbitte and, in my opinion - and the spectators around me- Nesbitte took a dive holding his head. Of course, we will only know what actually happened if we can see footage, but it appeared there was definately contact, but not to the face. The referee didn't stop the game, but the assistant referree - who was ref at the previous North East game, I believe (and did not receive a good report) - said enough to the ref to convince him to award a straight red, leaving Stars with 52 minutes to play with 10 men.

Obviously, this changed the balasnce of the game, with Nesbitte (although not utilised enough) being the main worry down the wing.

Although the first Stars goal was deserved, their second was really against the run of play, with North East struggling to hold on.

Then, with only a couple of minutes left on the clock, a clash of heads in the North East box left Pollard on the floor clutching his head. However, the ref didn't stop the game, and the assistant didn't seem to notice the man down. Rangers pushed the ball back into the box and Pollard, dazedly climbing to his feet brought down Modeste for a penalty. Modeste looked sharp all game, and took his penalty well.

Now obviously, the above comments will be viewed as biased, but thats how myself and the independent supporters saw the incidents. If Navarro lashed out as the ref believed, then a red was correct. However, the assistant linesman didn't see fit to punish the initial obstruction that led to the incident. In my opinion, the ref got it wrong by not sending off the Rangers defender, who was the last defender, and could have evened things up by showing Navarro a yellow (after all, the ref didn't see the incident). I think a more experienced ref would have effected the game different. As was mentioned today, there are 150 experienced officials currently not being used, while we have inexperienced officials making bad calls.

That said, whatever happened in the 90 minutes, Rangers deserved the win as they scored 3 out of 3 pens.  North East had their chance and blew it!

 
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on November 29, 2011, 07:19:51 AM
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Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on November 30, 2011, 06:55:06 PM
T&TEC prepares psychologically ahead of Toyota semi-final round
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T&TEC FC is taking all precautionary measures on a serious note following last Fridays close shave 4-3 result against Super League side Stokely Vale in the quarter-final round of the 2011 Toyota Classic.

T&TEC will meet St. Anns Rangers from 6pm at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in the semi-final round on Friday 02 December but will not forget their 4-1 advantage slip to a 4-3 result in the end against the Tobagonian side Stokely Vale which was also denied by the crossbar in injury time.

We started off on the front foot, the way we wanted to play, said T&TEC captain and central defender Kern Peters. We got the early goal and then dropped our heads a bit when Stokely Vale leveled the scores. But we dominated for most of the game especially following Pachecos goal.

And after going up 4-1 we dropped our game and allowed the scoreline to reach 4-3. This is not the first time it has happened to us, leading 4-1 and then losing that huge advantage.

It happened to us against Jabloteh also (ending 4-4 in the group stage of the 2011 First Citizens Cup). I see it as a concentration problem. The game isnt done in the 70th minute or so. We have to play out to the 90 plus.

The 25 year old Peters said that the team management is doing its part by having psychologist Mr. Brian Skinner on board and has worked with the team from time in the past couple months. Peters further added that Skinner has worked with the team this week ahead of Fridays semi-final clash against Rangers coming off the scare in the last match.

Rangers defeated DIRECTV North East Stars 3-0 on penalties following a hardfought 2-2 draw to reach the semi-final round and Peters who stands out in defence for T&TEC and was one of four goalscorers last Friday said, Definitely they(Rangers) will be coming in on a high after getting a victory against North East Stars. But its the semi-final and we need to earn a win. We are not focusing on Rangers too much. We are simply going to focus on our game of attacking and exciting football and execute in the best way.

Head coach Dexter Cyrus has a strong roster despite the unavailability of midfielder Romauld Aguillera and goalkeeper Clayton Ince on the injury list, and Kevon Neaves still working his way back to full fitness after a hamstring injury.

Available to Cyrus will be Sylvester Teesdale, Andrei Pacheco, Akeem Adams, goalkeeper Akini Adams, Peters, Corneal Thomas, Javed Mohammed, Kelvin Modeste, Jamal Ayres, Kerlon Furgeson, Bevon Bass, Marcus Joseph and Aubrey David as key ingredients.

2011 Toyota Classic
Semi-Final Round
Friday 02 December

Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
T&TEC FC vs St. Anns Rangers6pm
W Connection vs San Juan Jabloteh8pm

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Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Deeks on November 30, 2011, 07:05:14 PM
I would have like to be there.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Coop's on November 30, 2011, 07:08:36 PM
What's amazing me is how well these Tobago teams matching up with their Trinidad counterparts,it seems Football in Tobago is alive and well but as usual we not looking there at all.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Deeks on November 30, 2011, 07:48:41 PM
Coops, point well taken!!!
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on November 30, 2011, 08:00:04 PM
What's amazing me is how well these Tobago teams matching up with their Trinidad counterparts,it seems Football in Tobago is alive and well but as usual we not looking there at all.

If dat is de case, den why did Tobago United always finish last in de Pro League? Why did Tobago United opt to go wit ah bunch of Guyanese and other foreign players?

Now dat Tobago doh have ah Pro League team, dey better players have tuh find ah Trinidad-based club in order to be seen.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on December 01, 2011, 06:37:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/47S_kLmbun8
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Coop's on December 01, 2011, 07:10:16 PM
What's amazing me is how well these Tobago teams matching up with their Trinidad counterparts,it seems Football in Tobago is alive and well but as usual we not looking there at all.

If dat is de case, den why did Tobago United always finish last in de Pro League? Why did Tobago United opt to go wit ah bunch of Guyanese and other foreign players?

Now dat Tobago doh have ah Pro League team, dey better players have tuh find ah Trinidad-based club in order to be seen.
       Tallman,you know the best players in Tobago never wanted to play for Tobago United,those guys in Tobago fed up with the bullshit that going on with Football in Trinidad,they know they are not even considered so why try,these guys rather remain in Tobago do their days work and play Football in the evening,check the coaching courses being run by the TTFF you ever hear one take place in Tobago,how many of their Coaches taking part in the one in T&T,look at St Clair coaching school the best team in Tobago,they don't even worry to go any where because it's a waste of time,Bertil don't stand a chance in T&T Football any more,you don't even hear about him and he is so cool with that after all he did for Football.
       Tobago players have always done well for our country,why they have to come to Trinidad to be seen,this is one country the same way they can come here we can go there,we don't need a visa for that,Signal Hill has been dominating the SSFL for years tell me where all those players today,look at that at that last WC qualifying game we played against Guyana i'm sure if it was played in the Dwight Yorke Stadium we would have gotten a crowd.
        I am not from Tobago but if we talking about the best players in the country lets look at Tobago too,lets do some screening over there and we will find some raw talent.       
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Deeks on December 01, 2011, 08:09:34 PM
Coops,  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on December 01, 2011, 09:10:46 PM
What's amazing me is how well these Tobago teams matching up with their Trinidad counterparts,it seems Football in Tobago is alive and well but as usual we not looking there at all.

If dat is de case, den why did Tobago United always finish last in de Pro League? Why did Tobago United opt to go wit ah bunch of Guyanese and other foreign players?

Now dat Tobago doh have ah Pro League team, dey better players have tuh find ah Trinidad-based club in order to be seen.
       Tallman,you know the best players in Tobago never wanted to play for Tobago United,those guys in Tobago fed up with the bullshit that going on with Football in Trinidad,they know they are not even considered so why try,these guys rather remain in Tobago do their days work and play Football in the evening,check the coaching courses being run by the TTFF you ever hear one take place in Tobago,how many of their Coaches taking part in the one in T&T,look at St Clair coaching school the best team in Tobago,they don't even worry to go any where because it's a waste of time,Bertil don't stand a chance in T&T Football any more,you don't even hear about him and he is so cool with that after all he did for Football.
       Tobago players have always done well for our country,why they have to come to Trinidad to be seen,this is one country the same way they can come here we can go there,we don't need a visa for that,Signal Hill has been dominating the SSFL for years tell me where all those players today,look at that at that last WC qualifying game we played against Guyana i'm sure if it was played in the Dwight Yorke Stadium we would have gotten a crowd.
        I am not from Tobago but if we talking about the best players in the country lets look at Tobago too,lets do some screening over there and we will find some raw talent.       

I eh following yuh. Yuh say de best players in Tobago eh want tuh play fuh Tobago United because dey fedup ah de bullshit wit Trinidad football. So den how do you explain de participation of Stokely Vale and Phoenix in de Super League? And dey actually came 2nd and 3rd dis year. As far as I understand de whole Tobago United is nutten more dan ego business and ah power struggle.

I agree dat Tobagonian players shouldn't HAVE tuh go tuh Trinidad tuh be scouted. Our scouting process is not up to standard, and what you say about Tobago could be applied to rural/country areas in Trinidad. But at de same time, you go tell me dat if ah man serious about progressing in football, he eh go find he ass wherever it is dat give him ah better chance of making de grade? Look how Daneil Cyrus and Keon Daniel in de MLS now.

Actually one of de coaching courses was held in Tobago.

Tobago gets ah raw deal in many aspects, not only football, but yuh still have to work within de system as best as you can.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Coop's on December 02, 2011, 06:23:06 AM
What's amazing me is how well these Tobago teams matching up with their Trinidad counterparts,it seems Football in Tobago is alive and well but as usual we not looking there at all.

If dat is de case, den why did Tobago United always finish last in de Pro League? Why did Tobago United opt to go wit ah bunch of Guyanese and other foreign players?

Now dat Tobago doh have ah Pro League team, dey better players have tuh find ah Trinidad-based club in order to be seen.
       Tallman,you know the best players in Tobago never wanted to play for Tobago United,those guys in Tobago fed up with the bullshit that going on with Football in Trinidad,they know they are not even considered so why try,these guys rather remain in Tobago do their days work and play Football in the evening,check the coaching courses being run by the TTFF you ever hear one take place in Tobago,how many of their Coaches taking part in the one in T&T,look at St Clair coaching school the best team in Tobago,they don't even worry to go any where because it's a waste of time,Bertil don't stand a chance in T&T Football any more,you don't even hear about him and he is so cool with that after all he did for Football.
       Tobago players have always done well for our country,why they have to come to Trinidad to be seen,this is one country the same way they can come here we can go there,we don't need a visa for that,Signal Hill has been dominating the SSFL for years tell me where all those players today,look at that at that last WC qualifying game we played against Guyana i'm sure if it was played in the Dwight Yorke Stadium we would have gotten a crowd.
        I am not from Tobago but if we talking about the best players in the country lets look at Tobago too,lets do some screening over there and we will find some raw talent.       

I eh following yuh. Yuh say de best players in Tobago eh want tuh play fuh Tobago United because dey fedup ah de bullshit wit Trinidad football. So den how do you explain de participation of Stokely Vale and Phoenix in de Super League? And dey actually came 2nd and 3rd dis year. As far as I understand de whole Tobago United is nutten more dan ego business and ah power struggle.

I agree dat Tobagonian players shouldn't HAVE tuh go tuh Trinidad tuh be scouted. Our scouting process is not up to standard, and what you say about Tobago could be applied to rural/country areas in Trinidad. But at de same time, you go tell me dat if ah man serious about progressing in football, he eh go find he ass wherever it is dat give him ah better chance of making de grade? Look how Daneil Cyrus and Keon Daniel in de MLS now.

Actually one of de coaching courses was held in Tobago.

Tobago gets ah raw deal in many aspects, not only football, but yuh still have to work within de system as best as you can.
       
What's amazing me is how well these Tobago teams matching up with their Trinidad counterparts,it seems Football in Tobago is alive and well but as usual we not looking there at all.

If dat is de case, den why did Tobago United always finish last in de Pro League? Why did Tobago United opt to go wit ah bunch of Guyanese and other foreign players?

Now dat Tobago doh have ah Pro League team, dey better players have tuh find ah Trinidad-based club in order to be seen.
       Tallman,you know the best players in Tobago never wanted to play for Tobago United,those guys in Tobago fed up with the bullshit that going on with Football in Trinidad,they know they are not even considered so why try,these guys rather remain in Tobago do their days work and play Football in the evening,check the coaching courses being run by the TTFF you ever hear one take place in Tobago,how many of their Coaches taking part in the one in T&T,look at St Clair coaching school the best team in Tobago,they don't even worry to go any where because it's a waste of time,Bertil don't stand a chance in T&T Football any more,you don't even hear about him and he is so cool with that after all he did for Football.
       Tobago players have always done well for our country,why they have to come to Trinidad to be seen,this is one country the same way they can come here we can go there,we don't need a visa for that,Signal Hill has been dominating the SSFL for years tell me where all those players today,look at that at that last WC qualifying game we played against Guyana i'm sure if it was played in the Dwight Yorke Stadium we would have gotten a crowd.
        I am not from Tobago but if we talking about the best players in the country lets look at Tobago too,lets do some screening over there and we will find some raw talent.       

I eh following yuh. Yuh say de best players in Tobago eh want tuh play fuh Tobago United because dey fedup ah de bullshit wit Trinidad football. So den how do you explain de participation of Stokely Vale and Phoenix in de Super League? And dey actually came 2nd and 3rd dis year. As far as I understand de whole Tobago United is nutten more dan ego business and ah power struggle.

I agree dat Tobagonian players shouldn't HAVE tuh go tuh Trinidad tuh be scouted. Our scouting process is not up to standard, and what you say about Tobago could be applied to rural/country areas in Trinidad. But at de same time, you go tell me dat if ah man serious about progressing in football, he eh go find he ass wherever it is dat give him ah better chance of making de grade? Look how Daneil Cyrus and Keon Daniel in de MLS now.

Actually one of de coaching courses was held in Tobago.

Tobago gets ah raw deal in many aspects, not only football, but yuh still have to work within de system as best as you can.
       I am not hard to follow but points well taken,Yorke never played for a club in Trinidad and he made it,it have many others like him that's all i'm trying to say.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Sando on December 03, 2011, 04:54:34 AM
T&TEC FC 4 vs St. Anns Rangers 3

W Connection 1 vs San Juan Jabloteh 0
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Deeks on December 03, 2011, 07:58:19 AM
What!!! is a all South final. Is South football making a come back? Sando!!!
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: soccerrama on December 03, 2011, 10:33:02 AM
T&TEC FC 4 vs St. Anns Rangers 3

W Connection 1 vs San Juan Jabloteh 0

THe above results are wrong, please find correct results
T&TEC 2 vs Rangers 1  (Kern Peters 14', Kerlon Ferguson 51')
                                (Errol Mc Farlane 58')

W Connection 4 vs Jabloteh 2  (Shahdon Winchester 37',40', Hashim Arcia 45', Kern Cupid 57' penalty)
                                          (Jamal Jack 14', Elijah Manners 72' penalty)


 




Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Deeks on December 03, 2011, 12:22:31 PM
And you know I believed the scoreline.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on December 03, 2011, 03:38:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/VkhaI7z-1nY
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Sando on December 03, 2011, 04:19:29 PM
Sorry guys, honest mistake, will make sure next time.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on December 03, 2011, 05:30:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/E09USAzePX0
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on December 04, 2011, 05:58:01 AM
Winchester leads Connection to 4-2 win over Jabloteh in Toyota semis.
ttproleague.com.


Striker Shahdon Winchester scored a first half double in the space of three minutes to pull W Connection back and later complete a 4-2 win over rivals Adams Construction San Juan Jabloteh in the second clash of a 2011 Toyota Classic semi-final double header at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium on Friday night to secure a spot in the Final.

Jabloteh jumped ahead with a 1-0 score in the 14th minute when defender Jamal Jack headed past the goal-line after the Connection defense failed to properly clear after a shot by Luke Gullick in a play started by Elton Johns set piece.

Goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams made a good attempt but only managed to pull the ball out just as in entered the goal.

W Connections Hashim Arcia was unleashed towards goal with only goalkeeper Cleon John to beat with a through ball by Shahdon Winchester in the 32nd minute, however the forward was denied by the legs of the Jabloteh goalie.

But in the 37th minute Winchester took charge with a well taken first time strike from inside the area beating John to level the scores 1-1.

Winchester who initially slipped in approach to Kenuel Rivers whipped cross, showed good athleticism to pounce on the ball with a the first-time blast after some poor defending by Jabloteh.

Winchester then wrapped up his early double in the 40th minute giving his side a 2-1 advantage when Jabloteh again failed to defend on a crossball, this time from the right by Matthew Bartholomew. Winchester was with the simple task of finishing inside the near upright which he did comfortably.

Connection made it 3-1 by the 45th minute with Winchester heavily involved after being held up by defender Karlon Murray, fed onrushing Arcia who hammered a shot beating the gloves of Cleon John.

The match was well out of Jablotehs reach by the 58th minute when wingback Kern Cupid converted a penalty into the roof of the net giving goalkeeper John little chance and enjoying a 4-1 score-line.

Connection won the penalty a minute earlier when Rivers freekick from the left skidded off the wet surface and onto the outstretched arm of defender Jamal Jackwho ironically gave away the initial free-kick.

Coach Stuart Charles Fevrier spared no mercy introducing Winchesters T&T Olympic squad teammate Jerrel Britto in the 63rd minute, replacing Arcia.

As the match progressed, two atrocious penalty decisions were called and a few over-bar strikes.

Jabloteh substitute Jason Marcano quietly returning back to fitness was over-bar in the 64th minute and Willis Plaza in the 74th minute, separated by Connections Rennie Britto who fired over with goalkeeper John at his mercy.

Jabloteh were awarded a penalty in the 76th minute by referee Michael Ragoonath who dished out a yellow card in the process to Winchester for a suspected handball inside the area which video replays revealed opposite to the referees decision.

Nevertheless Elijah Manners stepped up and converted powerfully past goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams reducing the deficit 4-2 by the 77th minute.

Ragoonath signaled another penalty in the 81st minute after Manners went down inside the area to the amusement of spectators again questioning the officiating.

But Manners who stepped up again for the kick from the spot was measured by a fully sprawled Williams pushing the effort wide.

In the end Connection moves on to the Final of the 2011 Toyota Classic against semi-final one winner T&TEC FC from 8pm at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium on Friday 09 December.

T&TEC defeated St. Anns Rangers 2-1 in the earlier semi-final at the Marabella venue with goals by defender Kern Peters and Kerlon Ferguson while Errol McFarlane Jr. pulled a goal back for Rangers.

Teams

W ConnectionJan Michael Williams (capt.), Elijah Joseph, Kemuel Rivers, Rennie Britto, Matthew Bartholomew, Gerrard Williams, Kern Cupid, Hashim Arcia (Jerrel Britto 63rd),  Andre Quashie (Jomal Williams 72nd), Mekeil Williams, Shahdon Wiinchester.

CoachStuart Charles Fevrier.

San Juan JablotehCleon John (capt.), Karlon Murray, Elijah Manners, Marvin Oliver, Luke Gullick (Jason Marcano 49th), Willis Plaza, Kennedy Hinkson, Hector Sam (Andrew Smith 75th), Jamal Jack (Yellow Card), Sheldon Bateau.

CoachEarl Carter.

T&TEC edge Rangers 2-1 to reach Toyota Final.

T&TEC secured its second Final of the season on Friday night with a hard-fought 2-1 win over St. Anns Rangers at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in the first of a 2011 Toyota Classic semi-final double header at the south venue.

Defender Kern Peters registered an early item and striker Kerlon Ferguson the second following the break giving the 2011 defeated First Citizens Cup Finalist a good cushion to hold off a strong second half by Rangers.

T&TEC advanced into the Final of the Toyota Classic which will be played at the same Marabella venue from 8pm against second semi-final winner W Connection in an all-south clash on Friday 09 December.

Connection secured its place in the Final with a 4-2 win over archrivals Adams Construction San Juan Jabloteh.

In the first semi-final Rangers were on the defensive in the opening moments with Ferguson and Jamal Ayres testing goalkeeper Shane Mattis.

T&TEC then took the advantage in the 14th minute when Peters headed brilliantly past Mattis off defensive midfielder Javed Mohammeds well weighted cross against Rangers.

One minute later Rangers Errol McFarlane, who pulled a goal back in the 58th minute, had a header opportunity on a well placed Shaquille Nesbitte right side crosshowever the front-man headed directly at on debut goalkeeper Marvin Phillip under little pressure.

Rangers goalie was later forced to make a fine save against Andrei Pacheco in the 39th minute pushing the effort behind for a corner.

But six minutes after the break Ferguson doubled T&TECs advantage when he buried a low shot past Mattis from just inside the area for a 2-0 score.

McFarlane who had a deflected shot wide of T&TECs goal just before the break, finally found the back of the net in the 58th minute, pulling a goal back for a 2-1 score when he slid in to direct wingback Elijah Belgrave pass inside the area past goalkeeper Phillip.

On the hour mark Ferguson headed wide of the Rangers post after he was picked out by Aubrey Davids long cross, and in the 63rd minute Ayres headed across the face of goal on Sylvester Teesdales cross.

Ferguson was wide of the target again in the 70th minute after twisting away from his marker and hitting wide of the upright.

And three minutes later goalkeeper Phillip pulled off a point blank save against McFarlane as Rangers fought back.

Rangers didnt quit its late resurgence and two minutes from regulation time Devon Modeste hooked an effort wide of the T&TEC near post after a good buildup.

And in the final minute of four minutes added on time, T&TEC substitute defender Akeem Adams tested goalkeeper Mattis from 30 yards out to close off the first of the semi-final double header.

Results.

T&TEC FC 21 St. Anns Rangers
Kern Peters 14, Kerlon Ferguson 51 ; Errol McFarlane Jr. 58

W Connection 42 San Juan Jabloteh
Shahdon Winchester 37, 40, Hashim Arcia 45, Kern Cupid 57 ; Jamal Jack 14, Elijah Manners 72 (pen)

Teams

T&TEC FCMarvin Phillip, Kern Peters (capt.), Anthony Noriega, Aubrey David, Javed Mohammed (Yellow Card) (Kelvin Modeste 67th), Eustace Darius (Akeem Adams 75th), Corneal Thomas, Sylvester Teesdale, Andrei Pacheco, Jamal Ayres (Keeron Benito 81st), Kerlon Ferguson.

CoachDexter Cyrus.

St. Anns RangersShane Mattis, Errol McFarlane Jr. (capt.) (Theon James 82nd), Kareem Moses, Clevon McFee (Nicholas Valentine 67th), Trent Noel, Elijah Belgrave, Jaime Ruiz James (Kaashif Thomas 62nd), Devon Modeste, Mikhail Awai.

CoachAnthony Streete.

RELATED NEWS

Stuart Charles praises W Connection players.
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (Newsday).


Coach of W Connection, Stuart Charles commended his players on their 4-2 win over San Juan Jabloteh in the semi-final of the Toyota Classic at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella on Friday night.

Charles was pleased with the manner in which his team played and is looking forward to the final against TTEC on December 9 at the same venue. TTEC booked their place in the finals with a 2-1 win overs St Anns Rangers 2-1 in the other semi-final.

This is a very important win for the players and the club. Its our first final for the season and this provides us with a great opportunity to get back to our winning ways, said Charles yesterday.

The W Connection coach explained that the match was keenly contested and hailed his younger players for rising to the occasion.

It was not an easy match at all. I must credit the players individually, especially the younger ones for their good performance on the day. They played persistently and were not deterred when Jabloteh opened the scoring in the early minutes.

They (Jabloteh) had the lead in the first 10-15 minutes, but the youngsters held their guard and put their heads together, and simply came away with the victory, Charles explained.

He commended the Jabloteh players for a well-fought match and admitted that they played the better football in the early stages.

Jabloteh scored first and they played more aggressively. They have the more experienced players due to our young team. But we showed them that our young squad can step up to the challenge, when faced with it.

We scored three great goals and the Connection players must be commended for the stalwart achievements against such a big team, Charles continued.

He divulged that all attention will now be directed towards the final against TTEC.

We have some quality time to prepare for the match and we intend to do just that. We have very persistent players and we have to put in the necessary preparations for the Toyota Classic final.

TTEC has a great squad this year and we know they wont go down that easily, the coach added.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on December 05, 2011, 12:38:56 PM
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Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on December 05, 2011, 04:58:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/k7jXqWH5iXY
Title: A classic match-up
Post by: Tallman on December 06, 2011, 11:45:30 AM
A classic match-up
ttproleague.com


Back in 1999 when a full professional football league was introduced in Trinidad and Tobago many persons were very critical and vocal about W Connection Football Club being accepted as one of the eight teams in the inaugural league.

Many questioned how a fete match team could be accepted to play professional football. The talk all over was W WHO. The critics had a field day.

Despite all that distraction W as it is now fondly referred, won its first six league games only to be defeated by San Juan Jabloteh in the seventh game.

This was to be the start of a now famous rivalry in local football in the years to follow. Every time these two teams meet, the match is referred to as El Classico compared to famous rivalries around the world such as Man U verses Man City in England, Real verses Barca in Spain and Rangers verses Celtic in Scotland.

Beating Jabloteh to reach the 2011/12 Toyota Classic final against T&TEC must have been a tremendous feeling for the Connection camp and fans alike. How significant was that victory? What opportunity does it present for the Connection family, its players, staff, and fans? Last season represented by far its worst in its history despite playing some quality football.

The success story of this club reads very much like a fairy tale and its reading really puts into perspective the reason for the desire of this seasons young Connection team (average age 21 years the youngest in its history and in the league at present) to win this final and return the club to its winning ways.

In the twelve seasons before this one W has won twenty six major titles in local and Caribbean Football and has been runners up on nineteen occasions. It has won every competition it has taken part in at least once. The Club has never failed to reach at least one cup final in every season. In terms of cup competitions it has been involved in thirty-five (35) cup finals prior to this one and has won twenty-two of them.

Friday 9th December W faces T&TEC from 8pm at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in what promises to be a mouth watering final of this tournament put on by Toyota and the TT Pro League.

T&TEC in its first season in professional football has built up a very powerful and experience squad. Their success thus far during the early part of the season looks very similar to Connections back in 1999. They are top of the league table (by one point over Connection) and are into their second consecutive Cup final having lost their first to Caledonia AIA in the First Citizens Bank Cup, a trophy Connection has won a record six times. In 1999 early in the season W were top of the table and reached the first two cup finals then, both of which they lost to San Juan Jabloteh and Joe Public respectively.

Being in final number two for T&TEC thus far, they will not want to follow the similar history pattern of Connection in 1999 although they may well desire to emulate Ws rich history of achievements in the years to come. Connections class of 1999 included one Gefferson George who was one of the three goal-keepers at the club back then. He is now part of the T&TTEC staff in the capacity of goalkeeper coach while T&TEC current squad includes no fewer than eight players that have been part of the Connection legacy over the years, the most recent one being goalkeeper Marvin Phillip who joined them just ahead of last weeks semi final. The others are Andre Pacheco, Romauld Aguillera, Bevon Bass, Akeem Adams, Brenton De Leon, Kelvin Modeste and Aubrey David.

T&TECs assistant coach Desmond Bailey also spent a season and a half at Connection in a similar capacity.

On Connections side of things two individuals who epitomize the W Connection spirit and rich history from inception in 1999 will be relishing the occasion despite seeing it all.

Head Coach and Technical Director Stuart Charles Fevrier has presided over Ws dynasty. Fondly referred to as The Sir Alex Ferguson of the TT Pro League by his peers, Stuart continues to have the hunger and desire for success more so with his young charges this season. He remains a fiercely competitive individual when it comes to football and winning competitions. Winning on Friday will still mean the world to him.

Elijah Blade Joseph played when Connection lost it first final as well as when they lifted their first trophy in 1999.

Over four hundred games and twelve years later he is expected to still marshalling the defense on Friday night for his beloved Connection, the only club he has played for during his professional career. At age thirty seven, his love and passion for playing the game competitively is very much evident. Blade has not only become a legend at Connection but is also a legend when it comes to the professional game in Trinidad and Tobago.

Winning the 2011/12 Toyota Classic Cup will be significant for both clubs in different ways. For the electricity boys it will represent their first major piece of silverware in the professional league as a club. For W it will be their 27th. At the same time however it will also represent the first major title in the new youngsters era at Connection as they strive to create a legacy of the own, in a club steeped in the tradition of success. While in terms of finals appearances it will be T&TECs 2nd and Connections 36th these statistics will count for nothing when the referee blows the first whistle come Friday night at 8pm. This is because of the desire of the two teams and the significance victory means for both.

One thing seems certain for sure, is that it should to be a Classic final to remembered despite who ever turns out to be the winner on the night.

(http://www.ttproleague.com/images/stories/toyota-classic-2011/ttec-v-connection.jpg)
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on December 08, 2011, 05:57:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/HqxdhRzAUlA
Title: T&TEC vs W Connection Toyota Classic Final Thread (09-Dec-2011).
Post by: Sam on December 08, 2011, 08:06:26 PM
T&TEC FC vs W Connection
Toyota Classic Final
8pm - Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

I will be there. I will have on a Yorke Manchester United shirt.


A classic match-up.
ttproleague.com.


Back in 1999 when a full professional football league was introduced in Trinidad and Tobago many persons were very critical and vocal about W Connection Football Club being accepted as one of the eight teams in the inaugural league.

Many questioned how a fete match team could be accepted to play professional football. The talk all over was W WHO. The critics had a field day.

Despite all that distraction W as it is now fondly referred, won its first six league games only to be defeated by San Juan Jabloteh in the seventh game.

This was to be the start of a now famous rivalry in local football in the years to follow. Every time these two teams meet, the match is referred to as El Classico compared to famous rivalries around the world such as Man U verses Man City in England, Real verses Barca in Spain and Rangers verses Celtic in Scotland.

Beating Jabloteh to reach the 2011/12 Toyota Classic final against T&TEC must have been a tremendous feeling for the Connection camp and fans alike. How significant was that victory? What opportunity does it present for the Connection family, its players, staff, and fans? Last season represented by far its worst in its history despite playing some quality football.

The success story of this club reads very much like a fairy tale and its reading really puts into perspective the reason for the desire of this seasons young Connection team (average age 21 years the youngest in its history and in the league at present) to win this final and return the club to its winning ways.

In the twelve seasons before this one W has won twenty six major titles in local and Caribbean Football and has been runners up on nineteen occasions. It has won every competition it has taken part in at least once. The Club has never failed to reach at least one cup final in every season. In terms of cup competitions it has been involved in thirty-five (35) cup finals prior to this one and has won twenty-two of them.

Friday 9th December W faces T&TEC from 8pm at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in what promises to be a mouth watering final of this tournament put on by Toyota and the TT Pro League.

T&TEC in its first season in professional football has built up a very powerful and experience squad. Their success thus far during the early part of the season looks very similar to Connections back in 1999. They are top of the league table (by one point over Connection) and are into their second consecutive Cup final having lost their first to Caledonia AIA in the First Citizens Bank Cup, a trophy Connection has won a record six times. In 1999 early in the season W were top of the table and reached the first two cup finals then, both of which they lost to San Juan Jabloteh and Joe Public respectively.

Being in final number two for T&TEC thus far, they will not want to follow the similar history pattern of Connection in 1999 although they may well desire to emulate Ws rich history of achievements in the years to come. Connections class of 1999 included one Gefferson George who was one of the three goal-keepers at the club back then. He is now part of the T&TTEC staff in the capacity of goalkeeper coach while T&TEC current squad includes no fewer than eight players that have been part of the Connection legacy over the years, the most recent one being goalkeeper Marvin Phillip who joined them just ahead of last weeks semi final. The others are Andre Pacheco, Romauld Aguillera, Bevon Bass, Akeem Adams, Brenton De Leon, Kelvin Modeste and Aubrey David.

T&TECs assistant coach Desmond Bailey also spent a season and a half at Connection in a similar capacity.

On Connections side of things two individuals who epitomize the W Connection spirit and rich history from inception in 1999 will be relishing the occasion despite seeing it all.

Head Coach and Technical Director Stuart Charles Fevrier has presided over Ws dynasty. Fondly referred to as The Sir Alex Ferguson of the TT Pro League by his peers, Stuart continues to have the hunger and desire for success more so with his young charges this season. He remains a fiercely competitive individual when it comes to football and winning competitions. Winning on Friday will still mean the world to him.

Elijah Blade Joseph played when Connection lost it first final as well as when they lifted their first trophy in 1999.
Over four hundred games and twelve years later he is expected to still marshalling the defense on Friday night for his beloved Connection, the only club he has played for during his professional career. At age thirty seven, his love and passion for playing the game competitively is very much evident. Blade has not only become a legend at Connection but is also a legend when it comes to the professional game in Trinidad and Tobago.

Winning the 2011/12 Toyota Classic Cup will be significant for both clubs in different ways. For the electricity boys it will represent their first major piece of silverware in the professional league as a club. For W it will be their 27th. At the same time however it will also represent the first major title in the new youngsters era at Connection as they strive to create a legacy of the own, in a club steeped in the tradition of success. While in terms of finals appearances it will be T&TECs 2nd and Connections 36th these statistics will count for nothing when the referee blows the first whistle come Friday night at 8pm. This is because of the desire of the two teams and the significance victory means for both.

One thing seems certain for sure, is that it should to be a Classic final to remembered despite who ever turns out to be the winner on the night.

Lets go T&TEC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: T&TEC vs W Connection Toyota Classic Final Thread (09-Dec-2011).
Post by: Sam on December 09, 2011, 03:10:33 AM
TEAMS

W Connection
Jan-Michael Williams(goalkeeper/capt.), Elijah Joseph, Kemuel Rivers, Rennie Britto, Matthew Bartholomew, Gerrard Williams, Kern Cupid, Hashim Arcia, Jerrel Britto, Andre Quashie, Jomal Williams,  Mekeil Williams, Shahdon Wiinchester.

Coach: Stuart Charles-Fevrier.

T&TEC FC
Marvin Phillip(goalkeeper), Kern Peters(captain), Anthony Noriega, Aubrey David, Javed Mohammed, Kelvin Modeste, Eustace Darius, Akeem Adams, Corneal Thomas, Sylvester Teesdale, Andrei Pacheco, Jamal Ayres, Keeron Benito, Kerlon Ferguson, Kerry Baptiste, Jayson Joseph, Marcelle Francois, Vurlon Mills, Kevon Neaves, Akini Adams.

CoachDexter Cyrus.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: dinho on December 09, 2011, 11:25:19 AM
I down there later.. Let's go T&TEC!!
Title: Re: T&TEC vs W Connection Toyota Classic Final Thread (09-Dec-2011).
Post by: King Deese on December 09, 2011, 12:00:27 PM
So now, who is Connection's playmaker. Who on this current team is going to execute to perfection the coach's attacking plans going forward now that HH is on trial abroad or is he. By the by, how is that working out for him?
Title: Re: T&TEC vs W Connection Toyota Classic Final Thread (09-Dec-2011).
Post by: Mango Chow! on December 09, 2011, 03:40:12 PM
I rel sorry I missin' this game especially as Manny Ramjohn is one o' meh fravourite stadium.....ah woulda hit Mona's fuh a late lunch and den get full in Mario's after!.....but ah feel T&TEC go poison meh side again.   
Title: Connection cautions T&TEC Its a new game
Post by: Tallman on December 09, 2011, 05:28:03 PM
Connection cautions T&TEC Its a new game
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Its a new game on Friday and nothing to do with the results of the past, said W Connection head coach Stuart Charles Fevrier ahead of Fridays 2011 Toyota Classic Final clash against T&TEC FC from 8pm at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

Fevrier responded to questions on his concerns ahead of Fridays Final having suffered defeats in both previous meetings against the current Digicel Pro League Championship leaders T&TEC.

The games we lost against T&TEC could have gone anyway in my opinion, he continued.

They never dominated us. In fact we had more possession in the first match against them.

Connection first suffered a 3-1 penalty defeat following a 1-1 draw in the semi-final round of the First Citizens Cup on 30 September and one month ago in Round One Match Day Six of the Digicel Pro League Championship went under to a 2-0 defeat by a pair of Sylvester Teesdale goals against the Electric Boys.

I think our players are well prepared. We have a young bunch and we are very confident in our players, added Fevrier who is equipped with his full bunch.

Experienced goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams should get the nod ahead of Aquilius Sylvester and Andre Marchan, while U23 standouts Jomal Williams, Shahdon Winchester, Mekeil Williams and Jerrel Britto along with the likes of Rennie Britto, Kemuel Rivers, Rennie Britto, Matthew Bartholomew, Gerrard Williams, Kern Cupid, Hashim Arcia and Andre Quashie and new signing in Akeem Roach are all available.

Its a nice challenge for our players, Fevrier went on to explain.

T&TEC are on top of the League and they have a very deep squad. They have put a lot of effort in acquiring a lot of players, while we have gone to developing young players this season.

This game gives us an opportunity to win silverware, but we have more reasons than one to win.

It gives our youngsters the opportunity to play at their best. And it gives us an opportunity to showcase our young talent in a Final.

Fevriers advice to his young charges on Friday will be enjoy it, according to the well respected coach.

He said that his players should not worry about the past results against T&TEC.

In terms of my players, I want them to enjoy it. We have done the work getting here and now we should focus on enjoying being in a Final, ended the W Connection coach.

(http://www.ttproleague.com/images/stories/toyota-classic-2011/w-connection-vs-ttec-2.jpg)
Title: Cyrus predicts slug-fest Toyota Classic Final
Post by: Tallman on December 09, 2011, 05:30:00 PM
Cyrus predicts slug-fest Toyota Classic Final
ttproleague.com


T&TEC FC head coach Dexter Cyrus predicts a strong battle between his side and W Connection on Friday in the Final of the 2011 Toyota Classic which kicks off from 8pm at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

I think the game might end up in a slug fest, Cyrus told www.ttproleague.com.

I dont want to be too tactical and take away from the beauty of the game.

I think its going to end up in a slug fest because W Connection havent beaten us in the two previous meetings. I think they are going to come at us and we are going to take it to them, he said.

The Electric Boys met Connection twice before registering a 3-1 penalty defeat following a 1-1 draw in the semi-final round of the First Citizens Cup on 30 September and one month ago a comfortable 2-0 win in Round One Match Day Six of the Digicel Pro League Championship with pair of goals by Sylvester Teesdale.

T&TEC, current leaders of the 2011-12 Digicel Pro League Championship table, are coming off a comfortable 2-0 win over Caledonia AIA last Tuesday in Match Day Seven of the League and are definitely not underdogs reaching its second consecutive Final this season.

Despite coming off a 2-1 semi-final win against St. Anns Rangers and Tuesdays 2-0 League win, Cyrus says his team is underprepared.

We didnt have the opportunity to prepare for the Final with a League game stuck in the middle of the week.

It leaves us at a disadvantage. It takes away from the Final. It takes away from us as a team, said Cyrus who led T&TEC to the Final of the 2011 First Citizens Cup where it lost 2-1 to Caledonia AIA.

However he was delighted to explain that his defense is boosted by the arrival of goalkeeper Marvin Phillip.

Cyrus said, Our defense is the key to us really winning matches. And with the addition of goalkeeper Marvin Phillip who is already proving why he is the number one in the country, is a boost for us.

Captain and central defender Kern Peters, Anthony Noriega, Aubrey David, Javed Mohammed, Kelvin Modeste, Eustace Darius, Akeem Adams, Corneal Thomas, Sylvester Teesdale, Andrei Pacheco, Jamal Ayres, Keeron Benito, in-form striker Kerlon Ferguson and recent signings in midfielder Jomal Williams and striker Kerry Baptiste are all hunting starting roles for T&TEC.

The T&TEC coach added that although he has a lot of respect for W Connection and its longstanding coach Stuart Charles Fevrier, he coaches fearless.

When youre thinking about playing W Connection, youre thinking about what Stuart Charles Fevrier would do.

He is very experienced. He is a tactician. He is someone I have to be on my toes with and be very aware of what he is doing and what he is thinking.

But nevertheless I coach fearless. I coach from my heart and I think the team feeds off that, ended Cyrus.

(http://www.ttproleague.com/images/stories/toyota-classic-2011/ttec-team-image.jpg)
Title: Re: T&TEC vs W Connection Toyota Classic Final Thread (09-Dec-2011).
Post by: Deeks on December 09, 2011, 06:01:34 PM
No radio, no tv, no streaming! What a waste!!!!! Allyuh realise is teams in yellow winning now. Golden jaguars. Now TTEC.
Title: Re: T&TEC vs W Connection Toyota Classic Final Thread (09-Dec-2011).
Post by: Deeks on December 09, 2011, 08:08:47 PM
Score?
Title: Re: T&TEC vs W Connection Toyota Classic Final Thread (09-Dec-2011).
Post by: soccerrama on December 09, 2011, 08:39:07 PM
Connection won 5 - 4 on penalties.

Full time 0-0

Connection scored all their penalties, Jan Michael Williams saved one of T&Tec's penalties
Title: Re: T&TEC vs W Connection Toyota Classic Final Thread (09-Dec-2011).
Post by: Deeks on December 09, 2011, 09:08:20 PM
Tight game. Congrats to Connection. Congrats to TTEC for all their efforts. Especially for a first year team. I hope TTec in this for the long run and not do like Petrotrin-PaloSeco.
Title: Re: T&TEC vs W Connection Toyota Classic Final Thread (09-Dec-2011).
Post by: Big Magician on December 09, 2011, 10:13:46 PM
good stuff... play de fitball
Title: Re: T&TEC vs W Connection Toyota Classic Final Thread (09-Dec-2011).
Post by: dinho on December 10, 2011, 01:02:28 AM
Good game... T&TEC started out the much better team in the first 15 mins and had a couple good chances but then W. Connection came into their own.. Stroking the ball around, switching the sides and pressing the T&TEC back line when losing possession..

That caused T&TEC to resort to long ball football and forcing the play and losing possession for long periods... In the first half, Pacheco had a bullet from the top of the 18 which Jan Michael Williams did well to parry... Then W. Connection had a one v one which was cleared off the line by T&TEC, it was good end to end football.

Second half, T&TEC started brightly enough but W. Connection kept up the high press and forced them to concede possession consistently and tested Phillips on a few occasions. T&TEC was only coming with a setta long ball and hospital pass out the back to the forwards that was getting them nowhere and W was having the better of the exchanges.

As for the keepers, this was a matchup between the two best keepers in T&T. Truth be told, Marvin Phillips look kinda shaky in this game.. He wasn't assertive in certain situations, didnt come for crosses and his distribution was poor. But he produced the save of the match to deny Jerrel Britto late in the 2nd half. Jan Michael Williams on the other hand was excellent, confident in the area, distributed well and made some good saves.. Then capped it off with a stunning PK save.

I was very impressed by Shahdon Winchester's hold up play, strength on the ball and technical ability, i mean this fellah is seriously talented. Nobody could get him off the ball with his back to goal and he controlled and distributed well.. But the youth lacking in clinical ability and consistency, he need that bit more "oomph" to get to that level. First 15 mins watching him, i was wondering how this man not playing in a big league, but as the game progressed i saw where he was lacking. Was also impressed by Andrei Pacheco in central mid for T&TEC, he was clearly a cut above in terms of abillity. Some other players that look good were Cupid in the right back for W, the T&TEC stopper/captain, a composed tall man in the middle for W and Javed Mohammed on the left for T&TEC.

All in all a good game and congrats to W. Connection on the win.

Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Sando on December 10, 2011, 08:57:08 AM
dinho, How Javed Mohammed looking in an overall aspect ?
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: soccerrama on December 10, 2011, 09:40:16 AM
As for the keepers, this was a matchup between the two best keepers in T&T. Truth be told, Marvin Phillips look kinda shaky in this game.. He wasn't assertive in certain situations, didnt come for crosses and his distribution was poor. But he produced the save of the match to deny Jerrel Britto late in the 2nd half. Jan Michael Williams on the other hand was excellent, confident in the area, distributed well and made some good saves.. Then capped it off with a stunning PK save.

Good report of the game, couldn't have said it better, but the save by Marvin was off Joevin Jones & not Jerrel Britto.
Title: Re: 2011 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: dinho on December 10, 2011, 10:48:21 AM
dinho, How Javed Mohammed looking in an overall aspect ?

He look decent, i mean nutten spectacular but he put in a shift. I think defensively he was a lil bit of a liability, there was one play where the W. Connection right winger carry him for a run and he just escort him all the way into his own PK box before putting in a last ditch challenge.

Also forgot to mention that Kerry Baptiste came on in the second half for his T&TEC debut.
Title: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 21, 2012, 03:47:53 AM
Connection to face Defence Force in Toyota opener.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Defending champion W Connection will face Defence Force of the National Super League as it opens its account in the eighth annual $60,000 Toyota Classic, which kicks off on Friday.

The launch and draw of the 2012 edition, which took place yesterday at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, saw eight Digicel TT Pro League clubs pitted with eight Super League teams in the four groups of the knockout competition, which concludes on December 7.

Two-time champion W Connection, which dropped T&TEC in last years final after a 0-0 stalemate, was placed in Group C (Yaris), where it faces the eighth placed Super League club.

And, instead of a round-robin format, the winner between the two teams, will face the victor in the match between Group Cs other two teams Super League leader WASA FC and another Pro League club, St Anns Rangers.
 
The preliminary round which kicks off on Friday, was expected to continue into Saturday. However, due to the six Super League matches which will be played on Sunday, the Toyota Classic organisers are currently making efforts to facilitate all preliminary round matches on Friday. Details of this weekends fixtures are yet to be finalised.
 
Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene, speaking at the launch admitted that he was excited for yet another year of the classic knock-out competition, insisting that the sponsors ongoing support is testament to its faith and confidence in the quality of players.
 
He further called on players to accept their responsibility to strive for excellence on and off the field, by suggesting that there is more at stake in the Toyota Classic than the trophy and prize money.

Undoubtedly, it is a competition aimed at bringing out the best in the players and coaches of both league (Pro League and Super League), said Skeene.
 
He added: I also wished there was a TT Pro League in my day and, therefore, sometimes look on with a tinge of envy. I say all of this to urge the current generation of footballers not to throw away the opportunities they have, Always focus on the positives and dont be complacent.
 
Among some of the dignitaries at yesterdays launch were popular names in local football, including representatives of the all but three competing clubs.

Newest addition to the TT Pro League, Central FC was present with its administrative manager Norris Ferguson pulling the card which saw it into Group D (Camry), an exciting one which includes fellow league member Defence Force,  Westside Superstarz and 1976 FC Phoenix of Tobago.

Central will face Westside, which currently sits second in the Super League, for a place against the winner of Defence Forces clash with Phoenix. In Group A, North East Stars will meet newly promoted Super League club Siparia Spurs, with defending Super League champion Joe Public facing up against last years Classic finalist T&TEC.
 
In Group B, Caledonia AIA and 1st FC Santa Rosa will vie for a quarterfinal spot against the winner of Tobagos Stokely Vale and Police Sports Club. There will be no extra time in the competition, so penalties immediately following the full time whistle will determine the team which progresses.
 
The runner-up team will secure $20,000 for its effort, which the most valuable player will earn $1,500. The leading scorer and the coach of the tournament will both walk away with $1,000.

Preceding the draw for the preliminary round of competition, a dummy cheque to the tune of $60,000 was prepared by Toyota marketing officer, Nora Shade and presented by fellow Toyota representative Sean Shaffie to Skeene and the Super League technical director Douglas James.

Fixtures

Group A

North East Stars (Pro) v Siparia Spurs (NSL)
T&TEC FC (Pro) v Joe Public (NSL)

Group B

Caledonia AIA (Pro) v 1st FC Santa Rosa (NSL)
Police FC (Pro) v Stokely Vale (NSL)

Group C

W Connection (Pro) v Defence Force (NSL)
St Anns Rangers (Pro) v WASA FC (NSL)

Group D

Central FC (Pro) v Westside Superstarz (NSL)
Defence Force (Pro) v 1976 FC Phoenix (NSL)

Quarter Finals
Tuesday - November 27

Semi-Finals
Friday - November 30

Finals
Friday - December 7

Title: Caledonia makes heavy work of Santa Rosa FC
Post by: SWF Reporter on November 23, 2012, 07:39:26 PM
Caledonia makes heavy work of Santa Rosa FC
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com)

Caribbean champions Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA made heavy work of Super League outfit, FC Santa Rosa, in Toyota Classic Cup action this evening as the Eastern Stallions stumbled to a 3-2 win at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.
Caledonia enjoyed the lions share of the possession but lacked urgency in the final third and was almost embarrassed by the plucky and tactically disciplined Eastern Football Association (EFA) outfit.
The Morvant/Laventille teams starting formation resembled a 4-2-4 with wingers Trayon Bobb and Nathan Lewis used high up the pitch while Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Ataullah Guerra played just behind striker Conrod Smith.
But Santa Rosa, led by former Joe Public and national youth team coach Keith Look Loy, stayed compact and closed off the passing lanes in and around Smith.
Caledonia went ahead in the 21st minute after goalkeeper Andrew Durant, a former Pro League journeyman, failed to hold on to a Guerra drive and Bobb slide home the loose ball.
But if the Eastern Stallions were waiting for Santa Rosa to lose shape, they were left disappointed. Instead, the cheeky lower league outfit responded with a fine equaliser provoked by the introduction of substitute Vurlon Mills.
Read more: http://www.wired868.com/2012/11/23/caledonia-makes-heavy-work-of-santa-rosa/
Title: Re: Caledonia makes heavy work of Santa Rosa FC
Post by: Flex on November 24, 2012, 07:00:18 AM
I watch Phoenix vs Defense Force game.

Phoenix have two excellent players, one is an attacker and he is a handful. Should be on the T&T
team- Darren Mitchell. Certainly better than Roy (Defense Force). Also a wide player on the left. Good positioning hard worker knows the position Andel Brown.

Spoke at length with Russ Russell. Do you know he had the U20s for only two weeks. Two training sessions a week because of colleges league. That is pure nonesense, now wonder the team struggled.

His Defense Force team looked well organized and played some beautiful football. He knows what he is doing.

From a forum member.



Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 24, 2012, 07:28:59 AM
Friday Results (Nov, 23rd)

23-11-2012, 6:00pm, North East Stars (Pro) 2 (Elijah Manners 17, Kaydion Drogba Gabriel 83) v Siparia Spurs (NSL) 0, Manny Ramjohn Stadium

23-11-2012, 8:00pm, W Connection (Pro) 5 (Shahdon Winchester 3, Joevin Jones 26, 89, Jerrel Britto 31, 63) v Defence Force (NSL) 0, Manny Ramjohn Stadium

23-11-2012, 6:00pm, T&TEC FC (Pro) 1 (Glen Sutton 55) v Joe Public (NSL) 1 (Brent Antoine 30), Ato Boldon Stadium
After Penalties: T&TEC FC 4 v Joe Public 3

23-11-2012, 8:00pm, Central FC (Pro) 1 (Ladule Losarah 14) v Westside Superstarz (NSL) 1 (Troy Thompson 16), Ato Boldon Stadium
After Penalties: Central FC 3 v Westside Superstarz 4

23-11-2012, 6:00pm, Caledonia AIA (Pro) 3 (Trayon Bobb 27, Densill Theobald 75-Pen, Odelle Armstrong 87) v 1st FC Santa Rosa (NSL) 2 (Ian Alleyne 61, Duane Muckette 90), Hasely Crawford Stadium

23-11-2012, 8:00pm, St Anns Rangers (Pro) 1 (Devon Modeste 41) v WASA FC (NSL) 2 (Terrence Smith 77, Glen Walker 90), Hasely Crawford Stadium

23-11-2012, 6:00pm, Stokely Vale (NSL) 5 (Rondell Winchester 19, 75, Atiba Peters 36 own-goal, Tyrone Manning 49, Rohan Seabro 55) v Police FC (Pro) 0, Dwight Yorke Stadium

23-11-2012, 8:00pm, 1976 FC Phoenix (NSL) 0 v Defence Force (Pro) 4 (Jerwyn Balthazar 3, Corey Rivers 31, Devorn Jorsling 39, 54), Dwight Yorke Stadium

Upcoming Games

27-11-2012, 6:00pm, North East Stars v T&TEC FC, Manny Ramjohn Stadium
27-11-2012, 8:00pm, W Connection v WASA FC, Manny Ramjohn Stadium
27-11-2012, 6:00pm, Caledonia AIA v Stokely Vale, Hasely Crawford Stadium
27-11-2012, 8:00pm, Defence Force v Westside Superstarz, Hasely Crawford Stadium

Title: Re: Caledonia makes heavy work of Santa Rosa FC
Post by: StarKid on November 24, 2012, 07:46:41 AM
Russ is a good coach just he did get what it takes to help the under20 team.
long the days when u can pick a team two weeks before tournament and win.
everyone is training hard and developing. you really have to be on your game
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: injunchile on November 24, 2012, 08:40:42 AM
All This hype about Central FC and they get knock out easily. The football is played on the field and in the football world PR counts for nothing if you cant make it matter when it matters.
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: madness1969 on November 24, 2012, 11:36:17 AM
this is there first yr man....  ;)
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 24, 2012, 02:20:35 PM
All This hype about Central FC and they get knock out easily. The football is played on the field and in the football world PR counts for nothing if you cant make it matter when it matters.

You was there? There was nothing easy about that game. Central have the usual problem...tons of possession and little end product. When Central were 3-1 up on penalties after Phillip made two good saves, it should have been game over. Maybe they just inherited The English Penalty Disease!! But I agree, we should be beating teams like Westside and St Anns. But at this stage of the building process, things are on track.
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: injunchile on November 24, 2012, 02:58:08 PM
Well said- Football supporter. If the truth be told I liked the PR and the vision of the club as well as the community effort and linking the community with the club. But in the footballing world and with a big name Foreign coach, folks like me will hold you to a higher standard .
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 24, 2012, 05:02:33 PM
Well said- Football supporter. If the truth be told I liked the PR and the vision of the club as well as the community effort and linking the community with the club. But in the footballing world and with a big name Foreign coach, folks like me will hold you to a higher standard .

To be honest, my philosophy is that if you can't win on the pitch, you can still be winners off the pitch. Of course we want to win games, but initially we need to build a brand, attract supporters and sponsors and devise a youth development programme. We are learning, making mistakes and learning again. If you look at Grahams record, you will see that his strongest attributes is his ability to develop young players, which is why we wanted him. Also, if you check my recent video interview, I stressed that we never asked him to win the league or cups in the first season......but God knows, I'd like him too!! 
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Jack Horner on November 25, 2012, 10:05:54 AM
All This hype about Central FC and they get knock out easily. The football is played on the field and in the football world PR counts for nothing if you cant make it matter when it matters.

 :rotfl:  :rotfl:

We will hear all kind of excuses from Mr Harrison soon, he already saying his team dominated.

He don't understand that in the end results matters, that's all.

I have no excuses for Joe Public, we are also out even though we lost some of the our best players to Pro League teams, we are still out.

I do know however that we are on our way to winning the Super league, we are third with 2 games in hand and have the best goal average.

While Central FC is on their was to reality and at the bottom of the league table.

It's nice to see Super League teams destroying and eliminating Pro league teams.

Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 27, 2012, 07:25:24 PM
Hearing that Stokely Vale beat Caledonia on penalties and North East Stars put around 6 past T&TEC (Drogba scored 2)
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2012, 11:00:22 AM
Quarter Final Round of the 2012 Toyota Classic

Caledonia AIA 3 (Kareem Joseph 48-Pen, Aubrey David 85, Trayon Bobb 89) v Stokely Vale 3 (Deon Thomas 20, Rundel Winchester 29, Travis Winchester 50)
After Penalties: Caledonia AIA 5 v Stokely Vale 6

Defence Force 7 (Jemel Sebro 11, 34, Josimar Belgrave 39, 66, 81, Ross Russell Jr. 71, Devorn Jorsling 86) v Westside Superstarz FC 0

North East Stars 6 (Kaydion Gabriel 1, 42, Kerry Baptiste 51, Micah Lewis 62, Cornell Glen 74, 84) v T&TEC FC 2 (Tigana Sparks 50, Daniel Garcia 87)

W Connection 4 (Jerrel Britto 35, 86, Hashim Arcia 45, Shahdon Winchester 90) v WASA FC 0

Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 28, 2012, 07:17:17 PM
Toyota Classic thrills as Stars unplug T&TEC, Caledonia bows against Stokely Vale on penalties.
ttproleague.com.


North East Stars and Stokely Vale advanced out of the Toyota Classic quarter-final round on Tuesday night and would meet each other in the semi-final round on Friday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium from 7pm.

Stars pulled the plug on T&TEC FC with a 6-2 win at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium and at the Hasely Crawford Stadium following a 3-3 thriller between Caledonia AIA and Super League outfit Stokely Vale, the Tobagonians surfaced 6-5 penalty winners.

Stokely Vale surprised the Caribbean Club Champions with opening goals by Ian Thomas (20th minute) and Rundell Winchester (29th minute) before Kareem Joseph (48th minute) pulled a goal back for the Morvant-Laventille club in the second period.

The Tobagonians returned its two-goal advantage by the 50th minute through a strike by Travis Winchester, however late goals by Caledonias Guyanese born players Aubrey David (85th minute) and Trayon Bobb (89th minute) leveled the scores 3-3.

And from kicks from the penalty mark, the fourth positioned Super League outfit Stokely Vale reached the semi-final round becoming only the second, second tier club to achieve such a feat after Joe Public in 2010.

While at the Marabella venue, North East Stars afforded themselves an easier ticket to the semi-final round.

Two goals each from attacker Kaydion Gabriel and striker Cornell Glen and one each from Kerry Baptiste and Micah Lewis gave the Angus Eve coached Stars a healthy win despite conceding second half goals by Tigana Sparks and Daniel Garcia.

Gabriel punished some slack T&TEC defending in only the first minute to score against goalkeeper Akini Adams for a 1-0 advantage.

He wrapped up his second in the 42nd minute with a comfortable finish past Adams and into the far netting following another lapse by the T&TEC defense to give his side a 2-0 cushion before the break.

It got worse for T&TEC just before the halftime whistle when Eustace Darius picked up his second yellow card from referee Cecil Hinds for a foul on Glenton Wolfe.

Althout short a player, Tigana added a spark to T&TEC five minutes inside the second period for a 2-1 score by beating goalkeeper Cleon John.

However one minute later Baptiste had the ball in the back of the T&TEC net on the other end, hitting past a scattered defense from the right for a 3-1 score.

T&TEC under re-installed Head Coach Dexter Cyrus in his first match back in the technical area produced a valiant second period and missed out on an item in the 56th minute when Stars defender Seon Power made an excellent clearance off the line to deny Glen Sutton.

And in the 68th minute North East Stars demonstrated yet another time, how finishing is done.

A short pass from Cornell Glen to Lewis was controlled well inside the area and curled past goalkeeper Adams for a 4-1 score.

Glen then notched his first of the night from the penalty spot in the 74th minute for a 5-1 comfort after Lewis was brought down just inside the area by substitute Adarryl John.

The ex-Trinidad and Tobago international then got to his double six minutes from time when he pounced on a slip-up in defense by T&TEC and buried a shot past Adams for a 6-1 score-line.

T&TEC didnt bow out. Instead the Electric Boys added one more for a 6-2 finish with substitute Brent Garcia beating goalkeeper John to the ball to find the back of the net. All courtesy Sylvester Teesdales break away on the right and perfectly placed cross behind the North East Stars defense.

Teesdale missed out on one himself in the 90th minute hitting a volley inches away from the far post.

North East Stars 62  T&TEC FC
Kaydion Gabriel 1, 42, Kerry Baptiste 51 , Micah Lewis 68, Cornell Glen 74(pen), 84 ;  Tigana Sparks 50, Daniel Garcia 87

Caledonia AIA 3(5)3(6) Stokely Vale
Kareem Joseph 48(pen), Aubrey David 85, Trayon Bobb 89 ;  Ian Thomas 20, Rundell Winchester 29, Travis Winchester 50
(Stokely Vale won 6-5 on kicks from the penalty mark)

Teams

North East StarsCleon John, Seon Power (capt.), Kareem Moses, Glenton Wolfe, Kennedy Hinkson (Yellow Card), Keryn Navarro (Jeromie Williams 69th), Devon Jamerson (Jason Joseph 46th), Micah Lewis (Elijah Manners 74th), Kerry Baptiste, Cornell Glen.

CoachAngus Eve.

T&TEC FCAkini Adams, Keeron Benito (capt.), Anthony Noriega, Cebastian Bailey (Adarryl John 55th) (Yellow Card), Eustace Darius, Tigana Sparks (Daniel Garcia 77th), Kern Peters, Bevon Bass (Marc Hunte 46th), Brent Garcia, Sylvester Teesdale, Glen Sutton.

CoachDexter Cyrus.

Contrasting victories for Defence Force, Connection against Super League opponents in Toyota Classic QF 

Defence Force advanced into the semi-final round of the 2012 Toyota Classic in style by hammering Super League club Westside Superstarz 7-0 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Soldiers will meet defending champions DIRECTV W Connection from 9pm on Friday night in semi-final two at the very same Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Connection secured its semi-final spot with a 4-0 win over Super League leaders WASA FC in the second quarter-final clash at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium following North East Stars 6-2 triumph over fellow Pro League club T&TEC FC.

North East Stars will take on Super League club Stokely Vale from 7pm on Friday in semi-final one. Stokely Vale upset Caledonia 6-5 on penalties at the Hasely Crawford Stadium following a 3-3 draw.

But Defence Force made an easy meal out of Superstarz with Josimar Belgrave netting a hat-trick (39th, 66th & 81st minutes), Jemel Sebro a first half double (11th & 34th minutes) and Ross Russell Jr. (71st minute) and Devorn Jorsling (86th minute) a goal each.

While at the Marabella venue Connection had a tough test before getting past WASA goalie Michael Woods.

Woods pulled off two brilliant back to back saves in the 5th minute first shutting out Hashim Arcias strike before pushing behind the rebound effort by Clyde Leon.

The former Caledonia and North East Stars goalie was superb again in the 26th minute denying Arcia from the penalty spot and a rebound strike from Kurt Federick after a handball in the area.

However Woods was motionless in the 35th minute when from a freekick on the right by Joevin Jones, Jerrel Britto got a perfect flick off the head to send the ball inside the far upright for a 1-0 Connection advantage.

Woods was left to dry again on the stroke of halftime as Connection took to the break with a 2-0 advantage.

Arcia picked up a ricochet Britto effort and executed some great skill before burying his shot into the bottom corner.

Three minutes after the break Arcia found the back of the net again by directing in Brittos low past Woods however the flag had already gone against the Connection player for offside.

Connection kept the pressure on WASA and Britto forced another save out of Woods in the 50th before Joevin Jones struck the crossbar five minutes later.

WASA had an opening in the 64th minute but failed to find the back of the Connection net when Kern Cupid cleared an effort off the line and the rebound strike was charged away by goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams.

Connection responded with a goal in the 86th minute for a 3-0 score as Jerrel Britto celebrated his second. And Shahdon Winchester added Connections fourth for the 4-0 finish in injury time when he picked up a quick release by substitute Rennie Britto and

W Connection 40 WASA FC
Jerrel Britto 35, 86, Hashim Arcia 45, Shahdon Winchester 90+

Defence Force 70 Westside Superstarz
Jemel Sebro 11, 34, Josimar Belgrave 39, 66, 81, Ross Russell Jr. 71, Devorn Jorsling 86

Teams

W ConnectionJan Michael Williams (capt.), Elijah Joseph, Kern Cupid, Hashim Arcia (Rennie Britto 64th), Clyde Leon, Leslie Joel Russell, Silvio Spann (Andre Quashie 69th), Jerrel Britto, Kurt Frederick, Joevin Jones (Christian Viveros 76th), Shahdoon Winchester.

CoachStuart Charles Fevrier.

WASA FCMichael Woods, Keston Thomas (capt.) (Michael Waldron 57th), Damien Pompey, Akil Harley, Kerron Smith, Fabien Garcia, Jahan Hernandez, Shane Calderon, Dillon Kirton (Cleveland Cambridge 46th), Dillon Peterson (Glen Walker 58th), Ethan Robinson.

CoachAnthony Dhanoolal.

Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 28, 2012, 07:54:14 PM
CoachAnthony Dhanoolal

Did not know he was coaching?
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 30, 2012, 03:15:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/PUDmwXs1RWs

http://www.youtube.com/v/KkLtEBDTc-Y
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: loyalist on November 30, 2012, 08:51:03 PM
is Cyrus back with T&TEC?
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 30, 2012, 08:54:03 PM
is Cyrus back with T&TEC?


Yes
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Sando on December 01, 2012, 06:23:06 AM
North East Stars 1 (Cornell Glen 42nd) v Stokely Vale 1 (Tyrone Manning 62nd)

North East Stars win 4-1 on penalties.

Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Sando on December 01, 2012, 02:34:26 PM
What is wrong with W Connection?

They lost 3-0

Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 01, 2012, 07:06:20 PM
Army oust Connection to join North East Stars in Toyota Classic Final.
ttproleague.com.


Defence Force marched into the Final of the 2012 Toyota Classic by defeating defending champions DIRECTV W Connection 3:0 on Friday night in semi-final two at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

The comfortable win came courtesy a first half goal by defender Rodell Elcock and second half goals by Kevon Carter and substitute Jerwyn Balthazar which sealed the comfortable victory.

The Soldiers move into the Final against semi-final one winners North East Stars on Friday 7 December from 8pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

North East Stars defeated Super League club Stokely Vale 4:1 on kicks from the penalty spot after a hard-fought 1:1.

But for Defence Force, 7:0 winners over Westside Superstarz in the quarter-final round, the journey to the Final seemed a bit easier.

Elcock fired the Soldiers ahead in the 30th minute with precise timing to volley a Curtis Gonzales cross past Connection goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams from just inside the area for a 1:0 advantage.

That score-line lasted well into the second period and after Richard Roy missed an excellent opportunity in the 73rd minute, Carter doubled Defence Force's advantage 2:0 in the 75th minute.

The speedy winger made one of his telling runs down the left before turning past Colombian Christian Viveros and firing past Williams to find the back of the net.

Midfielder Balthazar then wrapped up the 3:0 score in the 85th minute with a clinical finish from outside the area beating Williams and the ball hitting inside the left upright before nestling into the right netting.

It's the first time in the tournament's 8-year history that Defence Force reached the Final. Meantime it's a second for North East Stars and Head Coach Angus Eve. Eve was an assistant coach to Michael Mc Comie at Ma Pau SC in 2010 when that club defeated North East Stars on penalties in the Final.

W Connection 0 - 3 Defence Force
Rodell Elcock 30', Kevon Carter 75', Jerwyn Balthazar 85'

Teams

W Connection--Jan Michael Williams (capt.), Clyde Leon, Elijah Joseph (Akeem Benjamin 68th), Hashim Arcia, Leslie Russell, Silvio Spann, Christian Viveros, Jerrel Britto, Kurt Frederick (Rennie Britto 68th), Shahdon Winchester.

Coach--Stuart Charles Fevrier.

Defence Force--Kevin Graham, Corey Rivers (capt.), Rodell Elcock, Keston Williams, Devin Jordan, Curtis Gonzales, Richard Roy (Devorn Jorsling 73rd), Kevon Carter, Josimar Belgrave (Jerwyn Balthazar 54th), Aklie Edwards, Jemel Sebro (Jahvon Neptune 63rd).

Coach--Ross Russell.

Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 01, 2012, 07:09:02 PM
North East Stars shoots into Toyota Classic Final.
ttproleague.com.


Sangre Grande based club North East Stars held off a courageous challenge from Super League club Stokely Vale on Friday night to advance into the Toyota Classic Final with a 4:1 penalty win.

Stokely Vale's tournament 'Cinderella' story ended on kicks following a 1:1 semi-final draw at the Hasely Crawford Stadium--the very same venue that the Tobagonians defeated Caledonia AIA 6:5 on penalties after a 3:3 draw in the quarter-finals last Tuesday.

The difference--North East Stars had goalkeeper Cleon John between the uprights and he made two shut-outs denying Rohan Sebro and Domminic Mc Dougall in Stokely's second and third kicks.

While North East Stars were clinical from the spot with Cornell Glen, Elijah Manners, Kerry Baptiste and captain Seon Power all beating goalkeeper Victor Thomas for the 4:1 kicks from the penalty mark finish and securing a spot in the Final on Friday 7 December at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Thomas was beaten in the 42nd minute of play by Glen's delicate finish from a tight angle for a 1:0 Stars advantage before Tyrone Manning tied the scores 1:1 at the hour mark from a powerfully struck header.

The tightly contested encounter limited chances at goal on either side of the half.

Stars' defender Kareem Young had the first opening but placed a Jayson Joseph freekick wide of the post in the 11th minute, and on the other in the 28th minute Stokely Vale's Deon Thomas mustered a shot from outside the area to force a tip behind by goalkeeper John.

Glen then snatched the opener after a Kaydion Gabriel switched the side with a long cross to Micah Lewis who sent a low pass across the six yard area finding the Trinidad and Tobago 2006 World Cup striker who showed great composure to find the far netting.

Seven minutes inside the second period Manning, scorer of the equalizer and Stokely's only item on kicks from the spot, was denied by the upright.

Manning met Mc Dougall cross inside the area heading towards goal only to see his effort crash onto the upright after beating goalkeeper John.

And a minute later John had to make a save against striker Rundell Winchester.

Winchester, double goalscorer against Police FC in his team's 5:0 preliminary round win and scorer of one against Caledonia, only troubled the Stars defense with his sturdy presence.

But Manning proved too much in a reproduction of the play in which he was denied by the upright. Recorded as the 60th minute Manning towered inside the area before powerfully heading Mc Dougall's cross past the North East Stars goalie making it anyone's game.

However after locking the scores at 1:1 that's how it remained at the final whistle forcing the match to kicks from the spot.

Glen had an excellent opportunity in the 71st minute when he was played in by a perfectly placed Glenton Wolfe cross from the left behind the Stokely Vale defense, however Glen only managed to head high over bar.

And a minute later Glen forced a great save out of goalkeeper Thomas    with a blast from outside the area.

Kicks from the penalty spot

North East Stars (4)  -  Stokely Vale (1)
Cornell Glen (scored) - Tyrone Manning (scored)
Elijah Manners (scored) - Rohan Sebro (saved)
Kerry Baptiste (scored) - Domminic Mc Dougall (saved)
Seon Power (scored)

Regulation time score

North East Stars 1 - 1 Stokely Vale
Cornell Glen 42'  ;  Tyrone Manning 60'

Teams

North East Stars--Cleon John, Seon Power (capt.), Kareem Young, Glenton Wolfe, Kennedy Hinkson, Keryn Navarro, Jeromie Williams, Micah Lewis (Elijah Manners 76th), Jayson Joseph (Kerry Baptiste 69th), Kaydion Gabriel, Cornell Glen (Yellow Card).

Coach--Angus Eve.

Stokely Vale--Victor Thomas, Trevonne James (capt.) (Antonio Balfour 90th), Wayne Watson, Rundell Winchester (Yellow Card), Deon Thomas, Jamain Walters, Rohan Sebro (Yellow Card), Deon Thomas (Yellow Card) (Onasi Ford 69th), Omar Charles, Travis Winchester (Darron Williams 75th), Tyrone Manning.

Coach--James Campbell.

Title: Defence Force delivers Classic cut-tail to W Connection
Post by: SWF Reporter on December 01, 2012, 08:29:58 PM
Classic cut-tail: Defence Force spanks Connection for final berth
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868.com)

Stand-in Defence Force coach Marvin Gordon praised his men for an impressive performance last night as the army/coast guard combination trounced DIRECTV W Connection 3-0 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain to advance to the Toyota Classic Cup final.
The Defence Force team, which was beaten 2-1 by Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA in the 2012 First Citizen Cup final, should start as the favourite when it tackles North East Stars next Friday in the Classic final at the same venue in Port of Spain. The Stars edged Stokely Vale on penalty kicks yesterday evening to clinch the other final berth.
It was the Teteron Boys that made the most emphatic statement yesterday.
In the first game of the domestic top flight season, Connection whipped Defence Force 2-0 in the Digicel Charity Shield exhibition affair at Marabella. But, to be fair to the soldiers, Connection had already started its competitive season by then due to its participation in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Last night was the first meaningful meeting between Connection, the defending Pro League champions, and last seasons Digicel Pro Bowl champion team, Defence Force.
And the outcome was an entertaining clash of styles between the Connection artists and the more direct Defence Force troops.
We know their style of play, Gordon told Wired868. The main thing was to prepare in terms of our marking and tracking and to be patient and disciplined when we didnt have the ball and play our football when we got it.
Connection uses a classic 4-3-3 formation with a narrow midfield and attacking trio rather than leaving one striker isolated with retreating wingers in the more common version used today by a host of Pro League teams including Defence Force, Caledonia and North East Stars.
The Savonetta Boys use the close proximity of their attackers to good effect in keeping possession while probing for a gap in the opposing defence.
Read more: http://www.wired868.com/2012/12/01/classic-cut-tail-dforce-spanks-connection-for-final-berth/
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on December 01, 2012, 10:14:49 PM
Interesting situation here. Toyota Classic Final between North East Stars and Defence Force is Friday 7th December. I believe North East Stars are playing W.Connection on Wednesday 5th December in the F.A. Trophy. I also believe that all three teams will be missing a substantial number of players due to the Caribbean Cup.
To add to the fixture pile up, the next rounds of the F.A. Trophy are Dec 12th and 19th, while there are Pro League games scheduled for 14th/15th Dec and 21st/22nd Dec

There really is no coordination between the TTFF and Pro League. Don't know who is to blame, but North East could have to play 6 games in 21 days with a weakened squad. How is that fair?
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on December 07, 2012, 06:48:18 PM
Probably just my English cup tie fever speaking, but isn't anyone interested in the slightest about the final taking place tonight?

I know there are several cup competitions, but a final is a final! And this one has added interest as last time these teams played, North East gave up a 3 goal lead. And there's added spice because Stars played in the F.A. trophy on Wednesday, beating w.Conn with two late goals after going 1-0 down.

Both teams have key players missing due to national call ups, but will Cornell Glen have a point to make following T&T not scoring past Haiti?

Unfortunately, I couldn't make the game, but I think there will be a good atmosphere.
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on December 07, 2012, 06:50:59 PM
North East winning 1-0 half time. Glenton Wolfe (17)

Defence Force score twice: Rodell Elcock (58) (85)

Stars equalise: Keryn Navarro (90+1)

North East win on penalties 4-2  to make up for losing on penalties in 2010 to Ma Pau
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Big Magician on December 08, 2012, 12:54:59 AM
well...well done NES
Title: Re: 2012 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Tallman on December 08, 2012, 04:45:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/INmAVEkJRXE

http://www.youtube.com/v/1-YAWOYCFDs
Title: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 05, 2013, 03:08:41 AM
Defending champ Stars meet Guaya in opener.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Defending Toyota Classic champion and Digicel Pro League (DPL) club North East Stars will tackle loud neighbours, Guaya United, of the Super League, in the 2013 Toyota Classic, Round of 16, on Sunday from 3.30pm at the Guayaguayare Secondary School Ground, Guayaguayare.

This, among other Round of 16 matchups, was revealed by way of a seeded draw during the launch of the Toyota Classic at the Hasely Crawford Stadium VIP Lounge yesterday.

On Friday, the tournament, now in its ninth edition, kicks off with double headers in central and east Trinidad. Two-time Toyota Classic winners and current Digicel Pro League (DPL) leaders, DirecTV W Connection, will host fifth-placed Super League (SL) outfit Real Maracas from 6 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium, followed by SL leaders Club Sando against sixth positioned DPL outfit Police FC from 8 pm.

At the Marvin Lee Stadium on Friday, fourth positioned SL team 1976 FC Phoenix will tackle defending DPL champion Defence Force from 6 pm, and from 8 pm Caledonia AIA and St Anns Rangers will meet in the only DPL clash of the Round of 16. Only last weekend Caledonia trashed the St Anns club 6-1 in league action and the Toyota Classic provides Rangers an early opportunity for revenge.

The Macoya venue will come alive again on Saturday, with recently crowned First Citizens Cup champions Central FC against sixth positioned SL outfit Joe Public from 6 pm, and SL third positioned Malabar FC against DPL San Juan Jabloteh from 8 pm.

But the action on Saturday begins a lot earlier, when second-placed DPL club, Point Fortin Civic hosts SL club Stokely Vale from 3.30pm at the Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin. All the teams in the Super League want to clash with the Pro League teams, said Club Sando head coach Anthony Streete during yesterdays draw.

The former St Anns Rangers head coach and W Connection assistant coach added, It augurs well for the competition because the Pro League teams will be out for a tough battle this time aroundwe guarantee that.

Streete said it is the ambition of Club Sando, as well as other Super League clubs, to join the Pro League, and the Toyota Classic, which brings together all nine DPL clubs and the top seven SL clubs in this case, provides a good opportunity to showcase themselves.

Its so nice to be here because we have been waiting for this a longlong time, he continued. We want to compete with the Pro League teams because thats the objective of our clubto get into the Pro League. We come here to show what Club Sando is made of and this would be the ideal trophy to take home to Sando.

The people of Sando want to do good things, and I joined the team to do good things; and this is a good stepping stone to showcase ourselves.

The winners prize remains at $50,000 and $20,000 to the runners-up, and according to TT Pro League CEO, Dexter Skeene, the Toyota Classic has been a critical part of the Leagues calendar.

In addition to being a unique tournament which encompasses the Super League clubs, it provides a gauge as to the development of the clubs as well as offering synergies and development of the working relationship between the League and the T&T Football Association, said Skeene.

He was also pleased to announce that for the Toyota Classic, the League will be utilising as many grounds as possible in the communities, to take advantage of the local crowds, to continue the momentum which has begun during this season.

Last Thursday, following inspection visits at the Guayaguayare Secondary School ground and the Sangre Grande, Ojoe Road Recreation ground, conducted by TT Pro League officialsheaded by Skeene, Guaya Uniteds home ground received the green light, however the home of the defending Toyota Classic champions didnt meet suitable playing and hosting standards.

The Toyota Classic competition continues throughout the month, with the quarter-final round on November 16 and 17, the semi-final round on November 22, and the final November 29.

2013 Toyota Classic Round of 16

Friday

W Connection vs Real Maracas, 6 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium
Club Sando vs Police FC, 8 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium

1976 FC Phoenix vs Defence Force, 6 pm, Marvin Lee Stadium
Caledonia AIA vs St. Anns Rangers, 8 pm, Marvin Lee Stadium

Saturday

Central FC vs Joe Public, 6 pm, Marvin Lee Stadium
Malabar FC vs San Juan Jabloteh, 8 pm, Marvin Lee Stadium

Point Fortin Civic vs Stokely Vale, 3.30 pm, Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin

Sunday

Guaya United vs North East Stars3.30 pm, Guayaguayare Secondary School Ground

Quarter Final Round

November 16 and 17

Semi Final Round

November 22

Final

November 29

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 05, 2013, 05:15:36 AM
So, just explain to me how Central F.C., a "seeded team" are playing "at home" against Joe Public at Joe Public's home ground? It would be disadvantageous enough on grass, but on the Macoya surface that they train and play on every week, this tie only has advantage for the "away" team. How can that possible be an advantage to the "home" team?
Instead, Club Sando get to play their "home" game at Ato Boldon. Ridiculous.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Tiresais on November 05, 2013, 06:03:41 AM
I guess another stupid outcome from the decision to force teams to play in 90% empty stadiums to justify their costly construction?
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 05, 2013, 06:27:43 AM
I guess another stupid outcome from the decision to force teams to play in 90% empty stadiums to justify their costly construction?

TT Pro League didn't build the stadiums. They happen to be the closest we have to decent playing surfaces, and not enough priority for their use is given by SPORTT to the Pro League. The fact that the stadiums are empty is due, in most part, to the way professional football has evolved in T&T. We are starting to see teams with local support coming through. However, we need to closely examine the playing fields, facilities and safety provisions at the community fields before we get too excited.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Jack Horner on November 05, 2013, 06:39:14 AM
Well well well, I guess Mr Sancho and Mr Harrison took my advice and grease Dexter Skeen marbles so the fixtures would land JP vs Central.

Even an under strength Joe Public can get the better of Central.

I cant wait for this game.

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 05, 2013, 06:42:46 AM
Well well well, I guess Mr Sancho and Mr Harrison took my advice and grease Dexter Skeen marbles so the fixtures would land JP vs Central.

Even an under strength Joe Public can get the better of Central.

I cant wait for this game.



Yes, Jack, it was a great idea of yours! Of course, your full strength side only managed to draw with our reserves last Wednesday! It must be very exciting for you, I'm sure, after all, the worse you can do is finish second in this game. A big improvement for your boss who always seems to finish third  :rotfl:
Come over and say hello at the game, bro, we can share a beer or two.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Tiresais on November 05, 2013, 06:46:46 AM
Well well well, I guess Mr Sancho and Mr Harrison took my advice and grease Dexter Skeen marbles so the fixtures would land JP vs Central.

Even an under strength Joe Public can get the better of Central.

I cant wait for this game.




Yes, Jack, it was a great idea of yours! Of course, your full strength side only managed to draw with our reserves last Wednesday! It must be very exciting for you, I'm sure, after all, the worse you can do is finish second in this game. A big improvement for your boss who always seems to finish third  :rotfl:
Come over and say hello at the game, bro, we can share a beer or two.

Grudge match! Record it on video!
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 05, 2013, 06:59:08 AM
Well well well, I guess Mr Sancho and Mr Harrison took my advice and grease Dexter Skeen marbles so the fixtures would land JP vs Central.

Even an under strength Joe Public can get the better of Central.

I cant wait for this game.




Yes, Jack, it was a great idea of yours! Of course, your full strength side only managed to draw with our reserves last Wednesday! It must be very exciting for you, I'm sure, after all, the worse you can do is finish second in this game. A big improvement for your boss who always seems to finish third  :rotfl:
Come over and say hello at the game, bro, we can share a beer or two.

Grudge match! Record it on video!

This is not a grudge match for Central. Joe Public have never even played in the Pro League since Central joined. There is no history between the clubs. Mr Horner hates Central, and that's fine. Thousands hate Joe Public for various reasons. That's fine too. This game is just a stepping stone to winning a second trophy for Central. Of course, in football, there are no guarantees and staging the game at Marvin Lee is a very curious decision, but we would hope that the best team on the day wins, and, of course, we would hope that's Central!
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 07, 2013, 03:47:10 AM
Connection, Central driven by individual feats.
ttproleague.com.


The engines of Couva based football clubs, DIRECTV W Connection and Central FC, can be considered revved, ahead of this weekends 2013 Toyota Classic Round of 16 which brings together the best seven (7) Super League clubs against the TT Pro League clubs.

Connection two-time Toyota Classic winners (2005 and 2011) and present Digicel Pro League leadershave been firing on all cylinders in the league championship with 5 wins in as many matches.

Meanwhile Centralthird on the league standings with 8 pointsare the recently crowned 2013 First Citizens Cup champions.

Obviously we are over the moon in winning our first title in our short history, said Central FC managing director Brent Sancho, following the Toyota Classic seeded-random draw on Monday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium VIP Lounge.

Two and a half weeks ago Central defeated Defence Force 2-1 in the Final of the First Citizens Cup at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. Eventual MVP, Tobagonian Rundell Winchester set up an equalizing item scored by Dwight Quintero, before hitting the winner himself.

On Monday the 19 year-old Winchester added another piece of metal to his cabinet after being revealed as the Wendys Player of the Month for October.

But beginning on Friday, its an entirely new tournament, and a lot of fierce match-ups, as the nine (9) DPL and (7) SL clubs eye the Toyota Classic trophy. The winners will also receive $50,000 and $20,000 to the runners-up in the Final on November 29.

As far as Central FC is concerned, every tournament is different, very game is different and every game situation is different, Sancho continued.

We have set goals at the start of the season and the Toyota Classic is one of them.

On Friday Connection will host the Super Leagues Real Maracas from 6pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in a double header which will see SL leaders Club Sando tackle Police FC from 8pm.

Im sure that the inclusion of the Super League will make it interesting, said W Connection assistant coach Earl Jean.

We are not underestimating any team, continued the former St. Lucia and W Connection forward, although looking well ahead to the Final.

We have respect for the other teams. Its true that we have won the tournament twice and we are very confident at the moment. We are on a good run and we are enjoying it. But its always difficult to maintain the standards that we have. We are expecting tough games, but we are confident that we can make it to the Final.

Simultaneously at the Marvin Lee Stadium on Friday, 1976 FC Phoenix of the SL will meet defending DPL champions Defence Force 6pm, and from 8pm Caledonia AIA and St. Anns Rangers will meet in the only all-Pro League clash of the Toyota Classic Round of 16. Only last weekend Caledonia trashed the St. Anns club 6-1 in league action, and the Toyota Classic provides Rangers an early opportunity for revenge.

On Saturday, Toyota Classic action returns to the Marvin Lee Stadium, when Central takes on SL outfit Joe Public from 6pm, and SLs third positioned Malabar FC against leading DPL goal-scorer Kerry Baptiste and San Juan Jabloteh from 8pm.

Earlier in the day, the Mahaica Oval in Point Fortin is the venue for a 3:30pm kickoff between DPL second positioned Point Fortin Civic against the SLs Stokely Vale.

And on Sunday, the Round of 16 comes to a close at another community fieldthe Guayaguyare Secondary School Groundwhen home team and second positioned SL outfit, Guaya United, welcomes defending Toyota Classic champions North East Stars from 3:30pm.

The Toyota Classic [allows us] to deal with teams outside of our league, Sancho added. The Super League has shown this season that they can not only compete on the field, but off the pitch in terms of what they have been doing with the crowd support. So we look forward to the challenges.

2013 Toyota Classic Round of 16

Friday 8 November

W Connection vs Real Maracas6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium
Club Sando vs Police FC8pm, Ato Boldon Stadium

1976 FC Phoenix vs Defence Force6pm, Marvin Lee Stadium
Caledonia AIA vs St. Anns Rangers8pm, Marvin Lee Stadium

Saturday 9 November

Point Fortin Civic vs Stokely Vale3:30pm, Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin

Central FC vs Joe Public6pm, Marvin Lee Stadium
Malabar FC vs San Juan Jabloteh8pm, Marvin Lee Stadium

Sunday 10 November

Guaya United vs North East Stars3:30pm, Guayaguayare Secondary School Ground

Quarter Final Round

Saturday

16 November
Sunday

17 November

Semi Final Round

Friday

22 November

Final

Friday

29 November

Title: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: SWF Reporter on November 09, 2013, 08:20:49 PM
What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868)


Club Sando registered the first Super League triumph of the 2013 Toyota Classic competition last night with an emphatic 3-1 win over Police FC at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Nippy Sando striker Teba McKnight scored in each half while former Trinidad and Tobago and San Juan Jabloteh full back Nigel Ganja Daniel also got on the score sheet. Police captain Todd Ryan had initially given the Lawmen the lead from the penalty spot.

It was the only upset of the first night of matches as Defence Force and DIRECTV W Connection easily dispatched Super League teams 1976 Phoenix (3-0) and Real Maracas (2-0) respectively while Caledonia AIA continued its mini-resurgence with a 3-0 triumph over St Anns Rangers.

Defence Force, the defending Pro League champions, has had a miserable start to the season and, at present, is just three points off the foot of the League table. But coach Ross Russells troop had too much firepower for Tobago outfit, Phoenix, at the Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya.

Winger Jemel Sebro and forward Richard Roy both scored their first goals of the 2013/14 season and Roy got a double for good measure as Defence Force advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Caledonias match-up with Rangers is the only meeting between Pro League teams in the Classic competitions first round. But it was a straightforward affair in Macoya as a goal each from Noel Williams, Marcus Ambrose and Kithson Bain eased the Eastern Stallions into the next round.

In Couva, Connection was never troubled against Maracas although the Savonetta Boys did not make things easy for themselves.

Somehow, midfielder Silvio Spann contrived to get sent off in a game controlled by Connection as referee Neal Brizan showed him a second yellow card after an ill-advised tumble in the opposing penalty box.

But Hashim Arcia ensured there would be no upset with a close range header after a Jerrel Britto cross in the 22nd minute while Colombian Yhon Reyes made it 2-0 with a neat lobbed finish in the 51st minute.

No such luck for Police in the closing game at Couva, though.

Police captain and Mister Dependable Todd Ryan opened the scoring in the 24th minute. But that was good as it got for the Lawmen as Sando recovered to swagger into the next stage of the competition.

Sando, led be the duo of ex-Police technical director Muhammad Isa and former St Anns Rangers coach Anthony Streete, has made little secret of its ambition to become a Pro League team.

And, yesterday, Club Sando walked into Pro League territory, shifted furniture around to suit itself and put its feet up.

Police custodian Adrian Foncette did well to keep out a free kick from Sando left back and former Connection employee, Kemuel Rivers, in the 37th minute. But, from the resulting corner kick, Rivers picked out team captain Teba McKnight, another former Connection player, whose powerful header crossed the line despite a valiant effort from opposing defender Christon Thomas.

Sando celebrated with a synchronised dance move at the sideline. And boy was it a McKnight for dancing.

Three minutes into the second half, San Fernando fans were dancing again as McKnight ran on to a through pass and forced a low shot under Foncettes body and into the back of the net.

By the hour mark, Sando should have been three goals clear as Ryan Frederick failed to take either of two decent chances and the Lawmen imploded in fury at the impertinent lower league outfit that was making a mockery of all attempts to arrest its progress.

Thomas resorted to Police brutality with a lunge over the ball and into Rivers that referee Larry Lalchan punished with a straight red card in the 66th minute.

Five minutes later, Police left back Dexter Alleyne joined Thomas in the dressing room as he tired of being given the slip by Sando winger Devon Modeste, a former Rangers stalwart, and clattered into him for his second yellow card.

But Sando had no intention of curbing its provocation of the outnumbered Police outfit. By then, Streete had brought a certain Nigel Ganja Daniel on to the field.

And, in the 76th minute, Ganja was alight as a right side McKnight cross landed at the feet of the versatile former Pro League champion and Daniels shot deflected under the boot of Police defender Brendon Christopher for Sandos third.

Police managed a less illustrious hattrick as Anton Hutchinson got the Pro League teams third red card with a lunge at Modeste in stoppage time.

It did not damper Sandos celebration and one supporter enthusiastically waved a flag that read: We not stopping.

There was certainly no stopping McKnight on the night.

(Teams)

Club Sando: 1.Andre Marchan (GK); 13.Kern Cupid, 20.Dwayne Charles, 22.Coneal Thomas, 6.Kemuel Rivers; 4.Anthony Parris, 9.Jesse Downing (12.Nigel Daniel 64), 19.Ryan Fredericks (18.Andre Phillip 87); 24.Devon Modeste, 11.Teba McKnight (captain) (10.Andy London 80), 8.Kerron Smith.

Unused substitutes: 33.Alexei Julien (GK), 3.Kirwyn Jackson, 14.Randy Britto, 26.Ryan Dipsingh.

Coach: Anthony Streete

Police FC: 18.Adrian Foncette (GK); 19.Christon Thomas [Red Card], 5.Anton Hutchinson [Red Card], 25.Kemron Purcell, 17.Dexter Alleyne [Red Card]; 6.Kenaz Williams (11.Kareem Perry 74), 21.Todd Ryan (captain), 39.Joel Lewis (7.Brendon Christopher 74), 10.Trent Noel, 8.Akiba Peters, 20.Elijah Belgrave.

Unused substitutes: 31.Theon Browne (GK), 1.Errol Charles, 27.Dwayne Salazar, 28.Aaron Stewart, 40.Jabari Williams.

Coach: Richard Hood

Toyota Classic results

(Fri Nov 8.)

W Connection 2 (Hashim Arcia 23, Yhon Reyes 51), Real Maracas 0 at Couva

Club Sando 3 (Teba McKnight 38, 58, Nigel Daniel 76), Police 1 (Todd Ryan 24 pen) at Couva

Defence Force 3 (Jemel Sebro 29, Richard Roy 54, 64), 1976 Phoenix 0 at Macoya

Caledonia AIA 3 (Noel Williams 4, Marcus Ambrose 72, Kithson Bain 79), St Anns Rangers 0 at Macoya

Title: Re: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: Football supporter on November 09, 2013, 09:41:17 PM
Central F.C. 3-0 Joe Public

Malabar 4 -3 Jabloteh

Point Fortin 11-0 Stokely Vale
Title: Re: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: loyalist on November 10, 2013, 12:00:06 AM
McNight is not Twenty-two. He may be Thirty-two.
Title: Re: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: Tallman on November 10, 2013, 08:04:04 AM
McNight is not Twenty-two. He may be Thirty-two.

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Title: Re: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: SWF Reporter on November 10, 2013, 08:38:49 AM
Thanks. I got McKnight's age online. I will just leave it out until I can be certain.
Title: Re: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: loyalist on November 10, 2013, 08:58:27 AM
No worries, i just know him personally as we played with and against each other in school, club, and national teams. Good report though, thanks.
Title: Re: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: Tiresais on November 10, 2013, 09:35:49 AM
Good article. I wonder how Jack Horner feels right now :p
Title: Re: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: Jack Horner on November 10, 2013, 10:38:33 AM
Congrats to Central FC, despite playing an under strength JP team, a win is a win. I miss the game and will be in Trinidad tomorrow.

I was told that JP played very well until ref gave Ricardo Bennett a red card, after which Central scored 2 goals.

I will view the tape and see what really happen, I was very disappointed and I know Fenwick instigate things.

I was also glad to see JP players Tinto, Highley, Goodridge, Toussaint, Alexis, Weslie and Joseph helping their teams. JP did very well and to date many clubs are benefitting.

I expect to see a new winner this year, maybe Malabar FC, Club Sando or Point Fortin Civic.

Gorien Highley should be in the Pro League.

Title: Re: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: Football supporter on November 10, 2013, 10:57:09 AM
Congrats to Central FC, despite playing an under strength JP team, a win is a win. I miss the game and will be in Trinidad tomorrow.

I was told that JP played very well until ref gave Ricardo Bennett a red card, after which Central scored 2 goals.

I will view the tape and see what really happen, I was very disappointed and I know Fenwick instigate things.

I was also glad to see JP players Tinto, Highley, Goodridge, Toussaint, Alexis, Weslie and Joseph helping their teams. JP did very well and to date many clubs are benefitting.

I expect to see a new winner this year, maybe Malabar FC, Club Sando or Point Fortin Civic.

Gorien Highley should be in the Pro League.



Thanks Jack. Watch the tape, then give us your verdict. It looked like a straight kick to the head of Jamaal Jack which, I think, gets a straight red?
Obviously, because JP had an understrength side, Fenwick evened things up by not starting Benjamin and Winchester. I think your keeper made some important saves to keep the score respectable.  :beermug:
Title: Re: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: amielisadore on November 10, 2013, 11:20:49 AM
JP were compact but didn't have any real possession in the match. 80 % of the match was played in the JP defensive third and Aberdeen did make a few good saves and collections.

Bennet's red card did open it up a bit. It was surely a straight red though. He stamped into Jack's lower abdomen.

Quintero-Winchester partnership now has 8 goals in 388 mins this season. That's a goal in every half.  :beermug:
Title: Highley entertaining: Malabar stuns Jabloteh in seven-goal thriller
Post by: SWF Reporter on November 10, 2013, 11:28:40 AM
Highley entertaining: Malabar stuns Jabloteh in seven-goal thriller
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868)


The unmistakable scent of marijuana wafted through the nights breeze at the Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya last night and, inadvertently or not, everyone got a sniff or three.

But, by the final whistle, the Centre of Excellence was high off Gorian Highley as the former youth prodigy scored a second half hattrick to lift Super League club, Malabar FC, to a 4-3 triumph against Pro League opponent, San Juan Jabloteh in the first round of the Toyota Classic competition.

It was the second Super League upset of this tournament so far, after Club Sandos 3-1 triumph over Police FC on Friday night. And Guaya United can make it three wins for the lower league division today if it can make home advantage count against North East Stars from 3.30 pm at the Guayaguayare Secondary Ground.

Super League club Joe Public did not enjoy it so much as the Eastern Lions were whipped 3-0 by Central FC in Macoya while the Toyota Classic was an absolute nightmare for the Stokely Vale team, which was mauled 11-0 by Point Fortin Civic at the Mahaica Oval.

Ironically, Point Fortin failed to gain promotion to the Super League earlier this year before opting to skip a level by finding the resources to secure a berth in the Digicel Pro League. And Stokely Vale found out exactly how much the southern club has improved as the Tobagonians trailed 7-0 by halftime while Point Fortin registered double figures with 20 minutes to spare.

Playmaker Marcus Joseph led the rout with a first half hattrick while striker Andre Alexis and winger Matthew Bartholomew both notched doubles.

At Macoya, defender Dwight Pope gave Central an early opening but it was only after the 57th minute ejection of Public substitute Ricardo Bennett, for a clumsy high boot at Central defender Jamal Jack, that the game really opened up.

Centrals teenaged forwards were both on the score sheet as Dwight Quintero doubled his teams advantage with a deflected strike in the 63rd minute and then threaded a pass through for substitute Rundell Winchester to grab a third for the Couva Sharks in the 67th minute.

Jabloteh might have thought it was heading for a similarly straightforward victory as the San Juan Kings stormed into a two-goal lead within the first 21 minutes and led 3-1 at the break.

Jabloteh attacker Rennie Britto had a hand in all three goals for his team. He teed up captain Kerry El Corbeux Baptiste for a typically predatory close range finish in the ninth minute; it was Baptistes 11th goal from eight outings this season.

And Britto, a journeyman whose former employers include DIRECTV W Connection, Central and Ma Pau, showed his own finishing ability as he steered the ball into the far corner, after being sent clear in the 21st minute.

Malabar earned a lifeline in the 33rd minute as winger Hayden Tintos angled effort deflected off Jabloteh right wing back Nyron Jones and past goalkeeper Kevin Dodds.  The item was harshly adjudged to be a Jones own goal and not credited to Tinto.

Seconds later, the Super League team should have been level as Tobago-born striker Kevon Woodley, another former Pro League journeyman, steamed into the penalty box but blasted his effort off the underside of the bar.

And, as Malabar bemoaned its bad luck, Jabloteh immediately increased its advantage as left wing back Lekon Elies low, precise cross was converted by Britto in the 35th minute.

At halftime, Malabars Rastafarian coach Julius Edwards might have whispered a silent prayer to Haile Selassie. But it was Highley who came to his rescue.

Highley made the score 2-3 in the 51st minute as he fanned over the ball with his left foot before surprising Jones and Dodds with an angled effort from outside the box that arrowed into the far corner.

And, nine minutes later, the former Arima Secondary Comprehensive schoolboy and Connection youth team player pulled Malabar level with a composed, curled effort around Dodds from inside the area, after a Tinto through ball.

Jabloteh could and should have reclaimed the lead.

Midfielder Jelani Felix saw a speculative left foot effort hit the far upright in the 56th minute, Baptiste missed a sitter in the 78th minute as he failed to connect cleanly with another Britto cross while, in the 82nd minute, Britto failed to beat Malabar goalkeeper Zane Coker in a one-on-one situation.

It was Brittos last taste of action as Coker clattered into him and the diminutive attacker had to bodily lifted off the field and replaced by Shane Hospedales.

Highley showed no sympathy.

Five minutes from the end of regulation time, the three-man Jabloteh defence failed to properly clear its lines and Highley swung his left boot a third time and the ball whizzed to Dodds right.

And Jabloteh could find no way out of the Malabar matrix.

(Teams)

Malabar FC (3-1-4-2): 69.Zane Coker (GK); 22.Dinell Lopez, 3.Keston Pierre (captain), 15.Sherwayne Morris; 7.David Power Bernard; 26.Noel George (82.Shandel Samuel 86), 18.Kendall Velox (13.Calvin Shepherd 72), 9.Cyrano Glen, 10.Hayden Tinto; 19.Kevon Woodley, 20.Gorian Highley.

Unused substitutes: 1.Shane Mattis (GK), 6.Julio Noel, 11.Dorian Daniel, 17.Jameel Neptune, 90.Nicholas Armstrong.

Coach: Julius Edwards

Jabloteh (3-5-2): 1.Kevin Dodds (GK); 25.Alfie James, 18.Jevon Morris, 12.Jamal Spencer; 16.Nyron Jones (17.Kerry Daniel 64), 19.Dillon Kirton (14.Shaquille Bertrand 65), 9.Jelani Felix, 20.Kevon Piper, 3.Lekon Elie; 7.Rennie Britto (22.Shane Hospedales 83); 10.Kerry Baptiste (captain).

Unused substitutes: 13.Savion Kirton, 5.Daryl Mark, 6.Dario Holmes, 11.Akel James.

Coach: Keith Jeffrey
 
Toyota Classic results

Round of 16

(Sat Nov 9)

Central FC 3 (Dwight Pope 5, Dwight Quintero 63, Rundell Winchester 67), Joe Public 0 at Macoya

Malabar 4 (Nyron Jones OG 33, Gorian Highley 52, 61, 85), San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Kerry Baptiste 9, Rennie Britto 21, 35) at Macoya

Point Fortin 11 (Weslie John 24, Marcus Joseph 36, 40, 44, Andr Toussaint 43, Kelvin Modeste 45, Matthew Bartholomew 50, 57, Andr Alexis 63, 82, Andrei Pacheco 70), Stokely Vale 0 at Mahaica Oval

(Fri Nov 8.)

W Connection 2 (Hashim Arcia 23, Yhon Reyes 51), Real Maracas 0 at Couva

Club Sando 3 (Teba McKnight 38, 58, Nigel Daniel 76), Police 1 (Todd Ryan 24 pen) at Couva

Defence Force 3 (Jemel Sebro 29, Richard Roy 54, 64), 1976 Phoenix 0 at Macoya

Caledonia AIA 3 (Noel Williams 4, Marcus Ambrose 72, Kithson Bain 79), St Anns Rangers 0 at Macoya

Title: Re: Highley entertaining: Malabar stuns Jabloteh in seven-goal thriller
Post by: Football supporter on November 10, 2013, 07:58:02 PM
Guaya 2 - 0 North East Stars

Jagdeosingh 22" 59"
Title: Re: Highley entertaining: Malabar stuns Jabloteh in seven-goal thriller
Post by: g on November 10, 2013, 08:06:29 PM
upsets galore!
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 11, 2013, 05:34:16 AM
Guaya sends defending champs N/E Stars skidding out of Toyota Classic.
ttproleague.com.


Ex-employees Kevin Jagdeosingh and Ryan Stewart served as spokes in the wheels of North East Stars on Sunday, on a very sloppy Guayaguayare Secondary School Ground surface, as Guaya United defeated the defending Toyota Classic champions 2-0 in the 2013 preliminary round.

Jagdeosingh, also the brother of ex-Stars forward and Trinidad and Tobago footballer, Kendall Jagdeosingh, scored on either side of the half to send the Ron La Forest coached-Super League outfit into the quarter-final round.

While Stewart, a former Caledonia and Stars standout, was the general in midfield for Guaya, which also had other former Pro Leaguers as Beville Joseph, Carlon Hughes and John Stewart in its starting line-up.

Guaya advances to meet second positioned Digicel Pro League club Point Fortin Civic, which defeated Super League side, Stokely Vale, 11-0 in their preliminary round clash on Saturday at the Mahaica Oval.

Other quarter-final fixtures include: Caledonia AIA against Super League leaders Club Sando, recently crowned First Citizens Cup champions Central FC against Defence Forcetheir third meeting this seasonand two-time Toyota Classic champions DIRECTV W Connection against Malabar FC.

Jagdeosingh, headed Guaya in front in the 22nd minute, after meeting a hard-worked Hughes cross which goalkeeper Cleon John only managed to touch onto the crossbar.

And in the 59th minute, Jagdeosingh doubled Guayas advantage when he directed in a cross from the leftin what a couple onlookers deemed a Hand of God item.

However in clear view, assistant referee Marvin Pierre didnt object to the item.

Pierre was undisturbed in another incident, five minutes before the break, when Anthony Wolfe pleaded for a foul after going down inside the area against a John Stewart tackle.

But everything, including a fierce Guayaguayare crowd, a sloppy surfacebecause of constant rainfall during the dayand a motivated opponent were all against the visiting Sangre Grande club.

Stars also had themselves to blame despite failing to find footing on the eventually muddy surface.

Less than a minute into the contest, speedy Stars forward, Trevin Caesarthe most dangerous on the daywas denied by goalkeeper Kevon Saunders.

Guaya responded in the 9th minute when Earlon Thomas headed a dangerous Ryan Stewart free-kick just wide, and in the 11th minute Jagdeosingh had a crack high over bar.

Saunders was also a hero for Guaya, pulling off two excellent saves to deny Caesar before the break and preserve his sides advantage.

Caesar, who struck wide of the upright in the 38th minute, showed his electrifying speed down the middle on a counter-attack in the 44th minute, blowing past two defenders but Saunders, quickly off his line, made a blockout.

A minute later, Saunders was forced into action and produced another save against the Tobagonian forward.

Caesar wasnt done trying, but just couldnt hit the target as Guaya defended with everything.

The former T&T Under 23 forward, who has been called up by T&T Senior Team coach Stephen Hart for the Warriors second leg friendly against Jamaica on November 19 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, struck the side netting in the 68th minute after he was set free by a Kennedy Hinkson throughball.

Hinkson found Caesar again in the 87th minute with a right side cross, but the Tobagonian struck wide again.

And 17 minutes earlier Anthony Wolfe was denied by the crossbar after meeting a Hinkson cross with a header.

Three minutes stoppage time played by referee Gordon Maloney didnt do the Sangre Grande club, which survived a Ryan Stewart free-kick in the 87th minute, much favours.

2013 Toyota Classic Full Preliminary Round Results

W Connection 20 Real Maracas
Hashim Arcia (23), Yhon Lopez (51)

Club Sando 31 Police FC
Teba McKnight (38), (48), Nigel Daniel (76)  ;  Todd Ryan (24)

1976 FC Phoenix 03 Defence Force
Jemel Seabro (29), Richard Roy (54), (64)

Caledonia AIA 30 St. Anns Rangers
Noel Williams (4), Marcus Ambrose, (72)  Kithson Bain (79)

Saturday 9 November

Central FC 30 Joe Public
Dwight Pope (5), Dwight Quintero (63), Rundell Winchester (67)

Malabar FC 43 San Juan Jabloteh
Own goal (33), Gorian Highley (52), (61), (85)  ;  Kerry Baptiste (9), Rennie Britto (21), (35)


Point Fortin Civic 110 Stokely Vale
Weslie John (24), Marcus Joseph (36), (40), (44), Andr Toussaint (43), Kelvin Modeste (45), Matthew Bartholomew (50), (57), Andr Alexis (63), (82), Andraie Pacheco (70)

Sunday 10 November

Guayaguayare United 20 North East Stars
Kevin Jagdeosingh (22'), (59')  ;

Teams

Guaya United1. Kevon Saunders, 17. Ryan Stewart (capt.), 4. Kevin Jagdeosingh, 5. John Stewart, 7. Jody Allsop (70. Kheelon Ferrier 81st), 9. Earlon Thomas, 10. Carlon Hughes, 14. Sherlon Campbell, 18. Leston Paul, 19. Beville Joseph (Yellow Card), 77. Leroy Jones

Unused substitutes80. Marius Des-Cartes (GK), 2. Marcus Ramkhelawan, 3. Akeil Alvarez, 6. Zavion Navarro, 8. Kerdell Alfred, 27. Kheelon Mitchell

CoachRon La Forest

North East Stars22. Cleon John (capt.), 5. Aquil Selby (Yellow Card), 6. Jeromie Williams, 9. Akiel Guevara (7. Elijah Manners 62nd), 11. Anthony Wolfe, 12. Jason Joseph, 18. Kaashif Thomas (2. Kareem Moses 62nd), 19. Glenton Wolfe, 20. Trevin Caesar, 23. Kennedy Hinkson, 25. Keryn Navarro (3. Kevon Villaroel 81st)

Unused substitutes1. Stefan Berkeley (GK), 4. Keithy Simpson, 16. Neil Mitchell, 47. Andrew Smith

CoachAngus Eve

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 11, 2013, 06:10:31 AM
I like this Toyota Classic it just proveing my point,i'm not seeing the games but i could just imagine the lessons and wake up call these Pro teams are getting,these Super League teams are often criticized for the grounds/facilities they play on,the quality of coaches they have,the skills of the players etc etc i could just imagine the crowds and entertainment at it's best,this is what people in T&T wants to see.

Watch out for the Colleges,i tell alyu the local Coaches not easy. :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Highley entertaining: Malabar stuns Jabloteh in seven-goal thriller
Post by: Tiresais on November 11, 2013, 02:34:30 PM
Good to see the small community teams playing well!
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 11, 2013, 04:02:26 PM
Super Leaguers ready for Point Fortin clash on Sunday.
ttproleague.com.


Supporters helped Guaya conquer Stars in Toyota Classic says Ron

Guaya United head coach Ron La Forest believes that his players lived up to expectations on Sunday by ousting defending Toyota Classic champions North East Stars 2-0 in the preliminary round.

Ron also believes that his teams strong fan support contributed to the win, which sends the second positioned Super League outfit through to the quarter-final round of the 2013 Toyota Classic against second positioned Digicel Pro League club Point Fortin Civic on Sunday at the Mahaica Oval from 3pm.

Our players arent really committed to the coaches, said La Forest. Its that they have a requirement to deliver to the people of Guaya. They know they have a crowd to answer to, and if you were there on Sunday, you would have seen and heard the reaction of the crowd towards our players.

The Guaya coach dismissed the claims by some that a muddy surface at the Guayaguayare Secondary School Ground served as an advantage to his team.

He said, Both teams played on it. They (North East Stars) have their fitness programme and so do we. I have to give kudos to my physical trainers and my players.

It rained for two days and the ground was heavy but it was playable. I was happy in terms of the fitness of our players and from Sundays game I can say that my players are starting to mature. They are starting to blossom as we go along.

You couldnt tell who were Pro League, who werent, said La Forest, a former Trinidad and Tobago international.

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Title: Re: Highley entertaining: Malabar stuns Jabloteh in seven-goal thriller
Post by: socalion on November 11, 2013, 04:52:16 PM
Interesting times indeed ...for local football . wishing Ron la and his Guaya team the very best keep the good work going ..... keep the guys focus .... come on super leaguers  make dem pro leaguers sweat all the way . no given for them !!  loving it :)
Title: Re: What a McKnight: Club Sando spanks Police in Toyota Classic first round
Post by: Sam on November 11, 2013, 06:11:22 PM
Lets go Central.

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 11, 2013, 06:14:53 PM
I like this Toyota Classic it just proveing my point,i'm not seeing the games but i could just imagine the lessons and wake up call these Pro teams are getting,these Super League teams are often criticized for the grounds/facilities they play on,the quality of coaches they have,the skills of the players etc etc i could just imagine the crowds and entertainment at it's best,this is what people in T&T wants to see.

Watch out for the Colleges,i tell alyu the local Coaches not easy. :rotfl: :rotfl:

Thank God North East Stars coach by a local coach to.

Malaba FC gets over 160 thousand dollars from Anil Roberts in support, they should be doing good.

De Pro League teams playing in deserted Stadium based out of communities and de Super League teams have all de community field and reaping support when it should be de other way around.

I expect Angus Eve to get fired soon.

Title: Guaya season: Handy Jagdeosingh floors Stars
Post by: SWF Reporter on November 11, 2013, 06:22:40 PM
Guaya season: Handy Jagdeosingh floors Stars
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868)


A Kevin Jagdeosingh double of contrasting style, one off his head and the other punched in with his right hand, brought the Toyota Classic first round to an end with another upset as Super League outfit, Guaya United, downed Pro League team North East Stars 2-0 in an east coast derby at Guayaguayare yesterday.

Guayas Green Army will now line up alongside fellow Super League teams Club Sando and Malabar FC in next weekends Classic quarterfinals.

Guaya will face Point Fortin Civic while Sando tackles Caledonia AIA, Malabar takes on DIRECTV W Connection and Defence Force and Central FC square off.

The Green Army will not be short of confidence.

Come Guaya; let North East Stars go back Grande crying! shouted one supporter, soon after kick off yesterday.

There were no tears at the final whistle but then resignation from the visitors had set in some time before. If there was any consolation for Stars coach Angus Eve, it is that not many teams could have resisted Guaya in those conditions.

The Guayaguayare school ground yesterday looked like a scene from a dark thriller: overcast skies, persistent drizzle, mud everywhere and a partisan sharp-tongued home crowd.

It did not help either that match referee Gordon Maloney failed to get his two biggest decisions right.

Still, Guaya, steered by former Joe Public and Ma Pau coach Ron La Forest, deserved its win.

Buoyed by the impressive central midfield partnership of captain Ryan Stewart and two-time former Trinidad and Tobago World Youth captain Leston Paul, Guaya stayed compact, pressured everything in its own half and almost always avoided the puddles as they moved the ball around menacingly on the heavy, sloppy ground.

From back to front, the Green Army was a united front of perspiration and resilience.

And yet Stars was unlucky to fall behind.

The Sangre Grande/Manzanilla team was on the front foot when Guaya countered successfully through striker Carlon Hughes in the 22nd minute. Hughes, under pressure from defender Aquil Selby, managed to get in an awkward left side cross, which flew between Stars custodian and captain Cleon John and his own goal.

John clawed the ball away from his goalmouth but only steered it into Jagdeosinghs path; and the right winger easily nodded home for the opening item.

Stars best opportunity came in the 41st minute as right back Kennedy Hinkson, who was excellent throughout, found teammate and Manzanilla resident Anthony Wolfe inside the penalty box. But the latters progress was stopped by makeshift Guaya defender, Beville Joseph, who chopped him down from behind and the momentum carried the pair sliding across the area in the mud.

Remarkably, Maloney signalled for a corner kick.

But the visitors bemusement at that decision turned visitors turned to fury in the 59th minute as Jagdeosingh, a former Stars player and the elder brother of Thailand-based Soca Warrior Kendall Jagdeosingh, doubled Guayas advantage.

A left side cross fizzed into the area and Jagdeosingh had again sprinted in from the right flank to meet it. He appeared to have miscalculated the trajectory of the ball though. And, as Jagdeosingh strained his neck to connect with the cross, it was his right fist that made contact.

Somehow, Maloney and his assistant, Marvin Pierre, failed to spot the handled ball and a goal was given.

There was another talking point in the 70th minute as Joseph headed an attempted clearance off his own bar after a Wolfe header had finally beaten the grasp of in-form Guaya goalkeeper Kevon Saunders. The Stars players insisted the ball had crossed the line although that appeal seemed hopeful at best.

Eve introduced Kareem Moses and Elijah Manners off the bench and pushed Hinkson further upfield. But his choice to replace Kaashif Thomas, one of Stars best players on the day, always seemed a gamble and Manners was very poor.

Of course, it is not easy for a player to come on in a match of that intensity and in such treacherous conditions.

The Guaya back four looked like an uncomplicated bunch from a bygone era. If it moves, they kick it; if it lies still, they walk on it.

In central midfield, Stewart and Paul mixed physical strength with clever footwork and sound decision making while, upfront, Hughes and strike partner Earlon Thomas ran on to each others passes like a long-married couple.

The Grande team could have played for another 90 minutes and it probably still would not have breached the Green Army in those conditions once it had fallen behind.

Stars striker Trevin Caesar, as spritely and ambitious as ever, took out his frustration with a late tackle on Guaya right back Leroy Jones, which went unpunished by Maloney. But Caesar might have preferred a yellow card to the retribution that followed.

He spent the closing minutes of the game glancing nervously towards a section of crown that hurled incessant and violent abuse in his direction.

Boy, you dont want to go home or what?! yelled a supporter. Not in Guaya boy You mad?!

Unsurprisingly, Caesar was soon having a plaster applied to his chin as either Jones or a teammate made sure revenge was swift.

Civic will have its work cut out against this bunch next week.

(Teams)

Guaya United (4-4-1-1): 1.Kevon Saunders (GK), 77. Leroy Jones, 19. Beville Joseph, 14.Sherlon Campbell, 5.John Stewart; 4.Kevin Jagdeosingh, 17.Ryan Stewart (captain), 18.Leston Paul, 7.Jody Allsop (70.Kheelon Ferrier 81); 9.Earlon Thomas; 10. Carlon Hughes.

Unused substitutes: 80. Marius Des-Cartes (GK), 2.Marcus Ramkhelawan, 3.Akeil Alvarez, 6.Zavion Navarro, 8.Kerdell Alfred, 27.Kheelon Mitchell.

Coach: Ron La Forest

North East Stars (4-2-2-2): 22.Cleon John (GK) (captain); 23.Kennedy Hinkson, 5.Aquil Selby, 19.Glenton Wolfe, 25.Keryn Navarro (3.Kevon Villaroel 81); 6.Jeromie Williams, 12.Jayson Joseph; 18.Kaashif Thomas (2.Kareem Moses 62), 9.Akiel Guevara (7.Elijah Manners 62); 11.Anthony Wolfe, 20. Trevin Caesar.

Unused substitutes: 1.Stefan Berkeley (GK), 4.Keithy Simpson, 16.Neil Mitchell, 47.Andrew Smith.

Coach: Angus Eve

Referee: Gordon Maloney
 
Toyota Classic results

(Sun Nov 10)

Guaya United 2 (Kevin Jagdeosingh 22, 59), North East Stars 0 at Guaya

(Sat Nov 9)

Central FC 3 (Dwight Pope 5, Dwight Quintero 63, Rundell Winchester 67), Joe Public 0 at Macoya

Malabar FC 4 (Nyron Jones OG 33, Gorian Highley 52, 61, 85), San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Kerry Baptiste 9, Rennie Britto 21, 35) at Macoya

Point Fortin 11 (Weslie John 24, Marcus Joseph 36, 40, 44, Andr Toussaint 43, Kelvin Modeste 45, Matthew Bartholomew 50, 57, Andr Alexis 63, 82, Andrei Pacheco 70), Stokely Vale 0 at Mahaica Oval

(Fri Nov 8.)

W Connection 2 (Hashim Arcia 23, Yhon Reyes 51), Real Maracas 0 at Couva

Club Sando 3 (Teba McKnight 38, 58, Nigel Daniel 76), Police 1 (Todd Ryan 24 pen) at Couva

Defence Force 3 (Jemel Sebro 29, Richard Roy 54, 64), 1976 Phoenix 0 at Macoya

Caledonia AIA 3 (Noel Williams 4, Marcus Ambrose 72, Kithson Bain 79), St Anns Rangers 0 at Macoya

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: ZANDOLIE on November 11, 2013, 06:29:28 PM
Well well well, I guess Mr Sancho and Mr Harrison took my advice and grease Dexter Skeen marbles so the fixtures would land JP vs Central.

Even an under strength Joe Public can get the better of Central.

I cant wait for this game.



how was the game?
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 11, 2013, 06:48:23 PM
I like this Toyota Classic it just proveing my point,i'm not seeing the games but i could just imagine the lessons and wake up call these Pro teams are getting,these Super League teams are often criticized for the grounds/facilities they play on,the quality of coaches they have,the skills of the players etc etc i could just imagine the crowds and entertainment at it's best,this is what people in T&T wants to see.

Watch out for the Colleges,i tell alyu the local Coaches not easy. :rotfl: :rotfl:

Thank God North East Stars coach by a local coach to.

Malaba FC gets over 160 thousand dollars from Anil Roberts in support, they should be doing good.

De Pro League teams playing in deserted Stadium based out of communities and de Super League teams have all de community field and reaping support when it should be de other way around.

I expect Angus Eve to get fired soon.



Here's the funny thing. Central playing Santa Rosa on Thursday in F.A. Trophy. Can't use Ato because they have school football on Weds, Toyota Classic on Fri and Sat. We're hunting around because we WANT to play in the community. Some fields just too poor (Gilbert Park, PLIPDECO, Caldrac) Some have no changing facilities or ways of securing the perimeter to charge gate fees (New Settlement, Edinburgh 500)

Looks like we may have to opt for Woodford Lodge, which gets very waterlogged.

Again, if we got support from the regional corporation like Point Fortin, more games could be played in the community.

But I am still concerned about safety. I note that the Guaya pitch had puddles, which can't be good for first class football and the Point vs Guaya match will attract two sets of very vocal supporters. Who will keep them apart?

There have been incidents at Ato Boldon recently when the referee for the Point Fortin game had his tyres slashed and on Friday, a car was broken into in the parking lot. As attendances increase, security must be beefed up.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 11, 2013, 07:41:15 PM
I like this Toyota Classic it just proveing my point,i'm not seeing the games but i could just imagine the lessons and wake up call these Pro teams are getting,these Super League teams are often criticized for the grounds/facilities they play on,the quality of coaches they have,the skills of the players etc etc i could just imagine the crowds and entertainment at it's best,this is what people in T&T wants to see.

Watch out for the Colleges,i tell alyu the local Coaches not easy. :rotfl: :rotfl:

Thank God North East Stars coach by a local coach to.

Malaba FC gets over 160 thousand dollars from Anil Roberts in support, they should be doing good.

De Pro League teams playing in deserted Stadium based out of communities and de Super League teams have all de community field and reaping support when it should be de other way around.

I expect Angus Eve to get fired soon.


      I will still maintain if you are playing good entertaining Football don't matter where you play the crowds will come out,this is what the Super League teams are providing.
      If you all listen to what Ron Laforest had to say after the game you will understand where i'm coming from,they talking about the surface was muddy (excuse) he said both teams played on the same surface,they both have fitness trainers.
     Why fire Angus?NE doing better than they did in the past.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 14, 2013, 02:25:23 PM
The famous Terry Fenwick elbow on Goulart during a Toyota Classic final match with Jabloteh vs W Connection which Connection won.

A Classic goal in a Classic match--------and a "Classic" elbow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiQr0vXZR6w&feature=em-upload_owner)

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Tiresais on November 14, 2013, 03:47:26 PM
Seriously what was that about?
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 15, 2013, 03:02:47 AM
Club Sando targets Caledonia scalp.
T&T Guardian Reports.


National Super League trio, Club Sando, Guaya United and Malabar FC will all be hoping to emulate last years run by Stokely Vale when the quarterfinal round of the Toyota Classic gets going tonight.

In the lone encounter carded for today, Club Sando will get its first shot at Caledonia in six days when both teams face off at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 6 pm.

Last week in the round-of-16, the Anthony Streete-coached Club Sando, recent winners of the Super League knockout crown, 43 over Guaya dumped Pro League outfit, Police 31 led by a double from captain and former Pro League player, Teba Mc Knight.

And while Caledonia, 30 winners over Joe Public, may well pose a stiffer opposition coach Streete and his group Club Sando squad, comprising a number of former Pro League campaigners, will no doubt be up for the challenge against the Morvant/Laventille Stallions who were ousted at the same hurdle last year by Stokel Vale, 65 on penalty-kicks after a pulsating 44 draw.

Caledonia and Club Sando are also scheduled to meet in the round-of-32 in the T&T Football Association FA Trophy competition on Wednesday.

Tomorrow, a double-header is carded for Couva with W Connection, two-time Toyota Classic winners in 2005 and 2011, and current leaders of the Digicel T&T Pro League with maximum 15 points from five matches, meeting Malabar from 5 pm.

FIXTURES

Toyota Classic quarterfinal

Today

Caledonia AIA vs Club Sando, 6 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
 
Tomorrow

W Connection vs Malabar FC, 5 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
Central FC vs Defence Force, 7 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
 
Sunday

Pt Fortin Civic FC vs Guaya United, 3 pm, Mahaica Oval, Pt Fortin

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 15, 2013, 05:10:58 AM
The famous Terry Fenwick elbow on Goulart during a Toyota Classic final match with Jabloteh vs W Connection which Connection won.

A Classic goal in a Classic match--------and a "Classic" elbow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiQr0vXZR6w&feature=em-upload_owner)

Fenwick good yes !!!!

 :rotfl: :rotfl:

In them time W Connection was de team to beat, they had better foreigners.

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 15, 2013, 06:29:10 PM
Quarter Final

Caledonia 2  2  Club Sando

Williams 9'        McKnight 42'
Wade  87'        Fredericks 86'

Pens:

Caledonia 10 - 11 Club Sando
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Tiresais on November 16, 2013, 12:19:29 AM
Great result for Sando there, anyone at the game?
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: soccerrama on November 16, 2013, 07:19:54 PM
W Connection  4    Malabar FC  1     Joo Jordao Jr.(10), Jerrel Britto (17), (19), Gerard Williams (74)
                                                          ----------------------------------------------------
                                                          Kevon Woodley (65)

Central FC     1           Defence Force 5     Keon Trim (60)
                                                          -------------------------------------------
                                                          Richard Roy (9), Devorn Jorsling (73), (86), Kevon Carter (82), 
                                                          (89')                                                           
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 16, 2013, 07:51:29 PM
Well, I have to say that this was such a one sided game from the 10th minute until the 70th.

18 year old keeper Jevon Sample was probably at fault for the first goal when an awful backpass played in Roy. Sample reached the shot but his wrists weren't strong enough. Army started off very fast, but after their first goal, Central started to take control of the game, although Sample made several good saves.

Army relied on their fast breaks to stretch the Central defence, playing their second game in 48 hours without Jan-Michael Williams and Rundell Winchester.

The second half started with Central in total control. A double substitution after 55 minutes saw Peltier and Keion Trim replace Hector Sam and Toric Robinson as Fenwick went for all out attack.
Trim equalised after 60 minutes and the momentum was firmly with Central.

Despite several chances, Central were still getting caught on the break. Jorslings fresh legs were introduced and he scored against the run of play after 73 minutes. Central nearly equalised shortly after when Trim slid a shot into the side netting. Another fast break saw Carter kill off Central after 82 minutes and although Central continued to push forward, their tiredness left gaps big enough for the army to drive tanks through. Jorsling made it 4  after 86 minutes, while Carter made it 5 after 89 minutes.

I sat with Carlos Edwards who arrived after 15 minutes of the game. He said "To those outside who didn't see this game, it would sound like a one sided game. But until the 80th minute, it was a really tight game."

The positive for Central is that they only have one game per week for the next few weeks, while Connection, Army and Point will be playing Wednesday and Friday!
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Tiresais on November 17, 2013, 12:56:51 AM
Sounds like a tough evening when all said and done :(
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 17, 2013, 07:44:15 AM
Sounds like a tough evening when all said and done :(

I suppose it sounds like I'm making excuses, and in the end, Army got the job done. But I can't understand how we have 7 days in a week, yet two games in 3 days with an international game in between. Makes no sense.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 17, 2013, 09:05:32 AM
Sounds like a tough evening when all said and done :(

I suppose it sounds like I'm making excuses, and in the end, Army got the job done. But I can't understand how we have 7 days in a week, yet two games in 3 days with an international game in between. Makes no sense.
    Even though they are excuses they are good excuse,Army played so many games without Jorsling because he was on a promotion course,i went DF HQ and i saw some of their Footballers on guard duty,they have been looseing games u never hear excuses from them,my friend Sam said he don't want Army to win any thing.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 17, 2013, 10:16:11 AM
Quarter Final

Caledonia 2  2  Club Sando

Williams 9'        McKnight 42'
Wade  87'        Fredericks 86'

Pens:

Caledonia 10 - 11 Club Sando

Shabazz is a pussy, his flaws is showing now, thank gosh de TTFA got ride of this kakahole of a coach, let Caledonia keep him forever, win or lose.

Coops, I like Army, hate Ross Russell.

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Tiresais on November 17, 2013, 04:22:46 PM
Sad to hear that, what did Ross Russell do? Discipline is certainly a useful skill!
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 25, 2013, 05:07:11 AM
Historic Sando, W Connection for Toyota Classic Final.
ttproleague.


Jones inspires Connection; Jordan errors costs Defence Force

Joevin Jones led with a goal and was involved in two others, all in the second half on Friday, to inspire DIRECTV W Connection to a comfortable 3-0 win over Guaya United in semi-final two of the 2013 Toyota Classic at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Connection, the present Digicel Pro League leaders, joined Super League leaders, Club Sando, for the Final, which will be contested next weekend at the very same venue.

Sando created history, in front of some 3,000 plus spectators in semi-final one at the Couva venue on Friday night, by becoming the first Super League club to ever reach the Final of the Classic which brings together both leagues in the tournaments 9-year history.

It was in the fifth and final minute of stoppage time that Devon Modeste, virtually absent all night, headed in a controversial Sando winner for a 3-2 score.

Wild celebrations boiled over from the stands and onto the pitch, and it seemed as though the Sando supporters, technical staff and players had just won a title.

While the hearts of Defence Force surely sank into their stomachs at the sound of referee Cecil Hinds final whistle.

Modeste had earlier whipped in a cross from the left, directed at Teba Mc Knight, who failed to collect and in the process took defender Devin Jordan down with him, but Hinds allowed play on.

Foul, or no foul, there is an old saying that goes something like: Dont stop playing unless you hear the whistle.

Jordon, who stayed down momentarily, suggesting that he was fouled, clearly ignored that old saying and his team paid the price when Sando attacker Ryan Fredericks whipped back in the loose ball over a fully committed goalkeeper Kevin Graham for Modeste to head into an open net.

It was also Jordan that Kerron Smith easily turned inside the area and drove a low shot past Graham for a 14th minute 1-0 Sando advantage after collecting a low Kemuel Rivers cross.

And in the 72nd minute Anthony Parris converted from the penalty spot for a 2-0 Sando cushion after he was taken down inside the area by Jordan. Referee Hinds didnt hesitate on giving the decision in that instance.

Overall the players of head coach Ross Russell should cast blame on themselves for not putting away a match they dominated with the ball and created a superior amount of chances.

The soldiers had a chance to level the scores in the 33rd minute following a neat buildup, but Jerwyn Balthazar, who eventually pulled a goal back in the 77th minute, volleyed overbar.

Sando goalie Andre Marchan then produced a good save to keep out a Carter header off Curtis Gonzales free-kick in the 39th minute, and in the 45th minute another eventual goalscorer, Devorn Jorsling, the usually potent striker headed wide of an open net from a Jemel Sebro cross.

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Title: Modeste Club Sando stuns Defence Force; Joevin Jones jams Guaya
Post by: SWF Reporter on November 25, 2013, 06:50:15 AM
Modeste Sando stuns D/Force; Joevin jams Guaya
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868)


It will be DIRECTV W Connection versus Club Sando in the 2013 Toyota Classic final next week as yesterdays electric semi-final contest at Couvas Ato Boldon Stadium pitched up an intriguing finale to one of local footballs most intriguing cup competitions.

For the first time in the Classics history, a Super League team, Club Sando, will appear in the final; and the south club did so in the most dramatic manner with a last gasp winner to edge defending Pro League champions, Defence Force, 3-2.

Connection powered its way into the final in contrasting style with a majestic 3-0 triumph against another Super League opponent, Guaya United, in the second game of the Couva double header.

There were roughly 2,700 fans at the Ato Boldon Stadium and the high spirits and partisan support was enough to put any fete match competition to shame.

Coincidentally, Connection starlet Joevin Jones revelled in the conditions with another thrilling showing that further mocked any lingering doubts that he is best suited at left back.

Jones, the son of former Strike Squad defender Kelvin Jones, has played 33 times for his country without a single goal. But 20 of his caps were earned at left back, nine as a winger and four as an orthodox central midfielder.

Connection coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier believes Trinidad and Tobago national head coach Stephen Hart should try him at number 10.

The national team played him on the wing last game and he didnt do badly, said Fevrier. But I personally feel he is at his best when he is given freedom.

Guaya can attest to that as JJ scored a spectacular opener and then created a goal apiece for Hashim Arcia and Neil Benjamin as Connection proved to be a step too far for the gutsy Super League club.

Donkey always looks good until he enters a horse race, said one observer.

It was a harsh and simplistic critique of Guayas Classic adventure; but it was not totally without merit either.

Club Sando has a hell of a challenge next.

Apart from the obviousthat Sando scored three goals to Defence Forces twoit is still hard to tell how the Super League team got past the army/coast guard combination last night.

That game was real painful, Defence Force striker Devorn Jorsling told Wired868. If we played Sando ten times (again), they wouldnt win. But this is a fairytale season for them and they deserve to reach in the final, having beaten three Pro League teams.

To me, they are not really a Super League team because they have so many ex-national and Pro League players.

As Jorsling conceded, Defence Force defended poorly on the night.

Twice, central defender Devin Jordan was the culprit. Jordan allowed Kerron Smith to turn him too easily to fire home the opener in the 14th minute and then, in the 70th minute, Jordan conceded possession on top his own 18-yard box and then tripped Sando midfielder Anthony Parris in the penalty area from the same play.

Parris dusted himself off to double Sandos lead from the penalty spot.

Yet, the scoreline was misleading as Defence Force often looked in control up to that point.

Curtis Gonzales and Jerwyn Balthazar were excellent in central midfield and, although the soldiers never dominated Sandos full backs, wingers Kevon Carter, Jemel Carter and substitute Kerry Joseph were certainly a threat.

And, when Balthazar scored a smart diving header from Carters cross in the 76th minute, one sensed that Sando was in trouble.

Eight minutes later, Defence Force pulled level as Jorsling nodded in from close range after Carter flicked on a dangerous Joseph cross. And it took a fine reflex save from Sando custodian Andre Marchan to deny Carter in stoppage time as the Super League seemed to be praying for penalties.

But Devon Modeste, who had been quiet up to that point, had other ideas. The Defence Force backline was in disarray as Sando charged in the closing seconds; and Modeste dashed in from the left flank to meet Ryan Fredericks right side cross with a precise downward header into an unprotected goal.

And Sando had created some Classic history.

Who say San-doh?! asked the clubs animated cheerleader-in-chief, through a megaphone.

San-doh! screamed the supporters.

The majority of the patrons on the night were actually enlisted in the Green Army but Guaya simply did not have the firepower to deal with Connection.

Even before kick-off, a misinterpretation of the rules had cost Guaya its coach. Ron La Forest was sent off in the clubs quarterfinal win against Point Fortin and read in the newspapers that he would not be allowed on the bench.

In fact, there is no such law and Central FC coach Terry Fenwick took charge of his teams First Citizens Cup final win despite being ejected in the semifinal. But La Forest left his assistant, Calvin Hughes, in charge of, arguably, the biggest game in Guayas history.

When I read in the papers that I would be suspended, said La Forest. I didnt want to jeopardise my team.

There was another early concession from Guaya as Hughes sacrificed the clubs trademark 4-4-1-1 system in favour of an additional central defender. Connection employs a fluent and narrow three-man attacking line-up whose movement often frees space for Jones to make late surges like a fourth attacker.

Guaya tried to plug the gaps with Sherlon Campbell playing as a sweeper behind four defenders.

It was a tactic that might have worked better on Guayas small school ground as opposed to the more expansive Couva stadium.

The teams were goalless at the half but Guaya goalkeeper Kevon Saunders was forced into a series of crucial, last ditch saves while Connections Colombian attacker Yefer Lozano had struck the bar, Arcia muffed a sitter and Jones and Silvio Spann both went close to scoring.

The Guaya midfield pairing of Ryan Stewart and Leston Paul was, as usual, as solid as rent while wingers Kevin Jagdeosingh and Jody Allsop both had a peek at goal. But, collectively, Guaya could not match its opponents in white shirts.

And, five minutes into the second half, the Green Army was reeling from a devastating blow from Connections stealth bomber as JJ collected the ball, 25 yards from goal, and shuffled his way through a packed Guaya defence as effortlessly as a child jumping rope at recess.

Jones spun left to evade Allsop, then back right to eliminate Beville Joseph; a faked shot fooled Marcus Ramkhelewan and some nifty footwork took him past John Stewart and Campbell. Saunders never stood a chance as Jones, now inside the area, unleashed a left footed rocket for a breath-taking opening goal.

Guaya needed a miracle now and it did not help that the clubs own wizard, Stewart (R), was forced to limp off the field with a thigh injury in the 63rd minute.

Within seconds of Stewarts substitution, Connection doubled its lead on the break. Jones brilliant pass from the outside of his left boot sent Arcia clear and the forward finished emphatically with one touch into the top right hand corner. Bois!

And, despite an entertaining second half cameo from Paul, Benjamin completed the rout in the 74th minute as he ran on to another delightfully threaded Jones pass and expertly rounded Saunders to score.

The Guaya team didnt play a bad game, said Fevrier. But we have more experienced players and I think that made the difference.

Connection will play another Super League team in the final but there is little chance that Club Sando will be surprised by anything that Fevriers men cook up.

Sando head coach Anthony Streete was a Connection assistant coach, just six months ago, and nine of Sandos starters yesterday were former Connection players.

Streete explained he has deep admiration for the Connection club that offered him a job within 24 hours of his departure from St Anns Rangers. Streete and Fevrier were also former colleagues as players at Trintoc.

I always said Connection has the best set up in the country, he said. You have to play football to beat Connection and I like that. I also believe more in tactical football than rough play.

Not that the Toyota Classic final will not have an edge to it.

Fevrier claimed that six of Sandos players yesterday, Kern Cupid, Kemuel Rivers, Jesse Downing, Parris, Fredericks, and Marchan, reneged on their contracts with Connection over the past 18 months before they ended up at Sando.

He blamed this exodus for Connections latest wave of South American and Caribbean players, which filled the gaps.

(Sandos) players had more formal coaching and Pro League experience (than Guaya), said Fevrier. So, I feel their tactical understanding of the game will be better Obviously they want to beat us because they came from us.

But we come like their parents and we want to show them that our club is still here and still solid.

The Toyota Classic final should be a captivating family feud.

(Teams)

W Connection (4-2-1-3): 18.Jelani Archibald (GK); 24.Joao Ananais (39.Alvin Jones 83), 19.Joel Russell, 25.Christian Ocoro Viveros, 2.Kurt Frederick; 3.Gerard Williams (captain), 7.Silvio Spann (28.Yhon Stiven Lopez 82); 10.Joevin Jones; 65.Neil Benjamin,14.Hashim Arcia, 27.Yefer Steven Lozano (40.Jomal Williams 72).

Unused substitutes: 22.Aquelius Sylvester (GK), 6.Celio Da Silva, 13.Devaughn Elliot, 29.Jem Gordon.

Coach: Stuart Charles-Fevrier

Guaya United (1-4-4-1): 1.Kevon Saunders (GK); 14.Sherlon Campbell; 77.Leroy Jones, 2.Marcus Ramkhelawan, 19.Beville Joseph (9.Earlon Thomas 70), 5.John Stewart; 4.Kevin Jagdeosingh, 17.Ryan Stewart (captain) (6.Zavion Navarro 63), 18.Leston Paul, 7.Jody Allsop; 10.Carlon Huges (27.Kheelon Ferrier 66).

Unused substitutes: 80.Marius Des-Cartes (GK), 8.Kerdell Alfred, 13.Marvin Brown, 26.Kendes Garcia.

Coach: Calvin Hughes

Referee: Michael London

Toyota Classic Semi-final results (Sat Nov 24)

Club Sando 3 (Kerron Smith 14, Anthony Parris 72 pen, Devon Modeste 90+), Defence Force 2 (Jerwyn Balthazar 76, Devorn Jorsling 84) at Couva

W Connection 3 (Joevin Jones 50, Hashim Arcia 64, Neil Benjamin 74), Guaya United 0 at Couva

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: King Deese on November 25, 2013, 11:11:06 AM
Anthony Parris and Ryan Fredericks(Club Sando), Joevin Jones and Jomal Williams(WConnection), Leston Paul and Ryan Stewart(Guaya), Curits Gonzales, Jerwyn Balthazar and Ross Russell, Jr.(Defence Force). Which midfielder(s) elevated his game and his team's game to another level that was worthy of a national team call up? And why? Include any other midfielder who was not mentioned. Just curious.
Title: Re: Modeste Club Sando stuns Defence Force; Joevin Jones jams Guaya
Post by: Tiresais on November 25, 2013, 11:54:30 AM
Congrats to Sando! Looks like the Northern/Central teams had better watch out for the South this year
Title: Wired868 selects a Toyota Classic All-Star team
Post by: SWF Reporter on November 26, 2013, 07:42:56 AM
Wired868 hails our Toyota Classic All-Stars
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868)


Present Pro League leaders DIRECTV W Connection and Super League leaders Club Sando will square off from 8 pm on Saturday November 30 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva to contest the 2013 Toyota Classic crown.

The winning team on the night pockets $50,000 while second place is worth $20,000.

But spare a thought for the individual stand-out performances that helped to make this years Classic such a thrilling contest. Wired868 did.

Wired868s Classic All Stars:

Kevon Saunders (Guaya United/Goalkeeper):
Saunders distribution needs work but he is solid where it counts. The Guaya goalkeeper is brave, alert and, just as importantly, lucky.

Joao Ananais (W Connection/Right back):
Ananais had an uncertain start to his Connection career but has since found the right mix between attack and defence. He is always composed in possession and uses the ball well.

Sherlon Campbell (Guaya United/Defender):
The man or the ball might pass Campbell but rarely both. A quick, clever and uncompromising defender.

Andre Ettienne (Point Fortin Civic/Defender):
Ettienne is usually the last thing a striker sees before the medics scoop him up. He could have had a role in 300 but he would have survived and made everyone look bad.

Kemuel Rivers (Club Sando/Left back):
Rivers always looks enthusiastic about his job and is elegant in possession. He rarely has a bad game.

Ryan Stewart (Guaya United/Midfielder):
Is it possible that the best orthodox midfielder in the local game plays in the Super League? Guaya fans call their captain Veron and there is not much wrong with that assessment; he even scores free kicks.

Jerwyn Balthazar (Defence Force/Midfielder):
He is the Pro Leagues answer to Happy Feet. An intelligent, composed midfielder, Balthazar never stops moving and his enthusiasm is infectious.

Joevin Jones (W Connection/Playmaker):
JJ is simply the Pro Leagues most gifted footballer. Not sure what to do? Just pass him the ball. Like a good shift supervisor, he always figures it out.

Kevon Carter (Defence Force/Winger):
Carter has not been at his flying best so far this season. Yet, he still has two Classic goals with a few assists for good measure. Be very afraid of this wing demon when he hits his stride.

Teba McKnight (Club Sando/Forward):
Skilful, versatile and, above all, a true team player; McKnight would probably wash the wares for Sando if had to. He is the glue that holds a talented team together.

Devon Modeste (Club Sando/Winger):
Modeste is probably Trinidad and Tobagos second-best utility player after Joevin Jones but he rarely gets any credit for that. His skilful play and precise delivery, especially from corner kicks, have been vital for Sando.

Notable mentions:

Jelani Archibald (W Connection/Goalkeeper):
Connection finally looks ready to move on since the seismic departure of former goalkeeper and captain Jan-Michael Williams, thanks to this 22-year-old Kittian.

Kern Cupid (Club Sando/Right back):
Steady and capable, Cupid remains one of local footballs best right backs.

Leston Paul (Guaya United/Midfielder):
Paul operated admirably as Ryan Stewarts deputy in central midfield. But he can run the show too. At just 23, Paul is definitely a future senior Soca Warrior.

Gerard Williams (W Connection/Midfielder):
The Pro Leagues answer to Claude Makelele. The St Kitts and Nevis international does the dirty work with relish and is remarkably consistent.

Anthony Parris (Club Sando/Midfielder):
Dont forget his name. This versatile 22-year-old midfielder is going places.

Gorian Highley (Malabar FC):
If you give him a peek at your goal, its already too late.

Title: Re: Wired868 selects a Toyota Classic All-Star team
Post by: Sam on November 26, 2013, 07:53:40 AM
Good stuff Lasana, but ah find yuh coulda give we a lil more on de players.

What about Jelani Archibald, Leston Paul, Kevin Jagdeosingh, Rundell Winchester, Dwight Quintero and Gorian Highley.

Title: Re: Wired868 selects a Toyota Classic All-Star team
Post by: amielisadore on November 26, 2013, 11:07:26 AM
That's a well balanced team. And na Sam, Winchester had only played about 30 mins of the Classic and Quintero didn't offer much for most of the two games he played. Lasana also made mention of everyone on your list bar Jagdeosingh.
Title: Re: Wired868 selects a Toyota Classic All-Star team
Post by: Sam on November 26, 2013, 11:35:02 AM
Sorry they Lasana, good team.

I just read de entire article, still woulda like a lil more on de players, but great read and good idea.

Title: Re: Wired868 selects a Toyota Classic All-Star team
Post by: Coop's on November 26, 2013, 02:20:46 PM
Good stuff Lasana, but ah find yuh coulda give we a lil more on de players.

What about Jelani Archibald, Leston Paul, Kevin Jagdeosingh, Rundell Winchester, Dwight Quintero and Gorian Highley.


     We know about them already,lets hear about those diamonds in the Super League who we don't know about.
Title: Re: Wired868 selects a Toyota Classic All-Star team
Post by: Controversial on November 26, 2013, 02:42:01 PM
Good stuff Lasana, but ah find yuh coulda give we a lil more on de players.

What about Jelani Archibald, Leston Paul, Kevin Jagdeosingh, Rundell Winchester, Dwight Quintero and Gorian Highley.


     We know about them already,lets hear about those diamonds in the Super League who we don't know about.

 :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: Wired868 selects a Toyota Classic All-Star team
Post by: Tiresais on November 27, 2013, 04:09:30 AM
Excellent stuff!
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: King Deese on November 29, 2013, 08:49:21 PM
If I am not mistaken. Today is the 29th of November, the day of the Classic. One of the biggest games of the year. A funny thing happened on the way to that game. Nobody gave a damn to update the thread that basically informs those of us abroad who are unable to see the game. Some of us rely on the updates of those who have the privilege to see the game with the ability to relay those updates to us as it happens.

Un-f@#king- believ-able.

Jokey forum. :bs:
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 29, 2013, 09:50:15 PM
If I am not mistaken. Today is the 29th of November, the day of the Classic. One of the biggest games of the year. A funny thing happened on the way to that game. Nobody gave a damn to update the thread that basically informs those of us abroad who are unable to see the game. Some of us rely on the updates of those who have the privilege to see the game with the ability to relay those updates to us as it happens.

Un-f@#king- believ-able.

Jokey forum. :bs:

The Final is on Saturday 30th at 8pm  ???
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: maxg on November 30, 2013, 12:53:56 AM
bwta
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: King Deese on November 30, 2013, 10:02:12 AM
If I am not mistaken. Today is the 29th of November, the day of the Classic. One of the biggest games of the year. A funny thing happened on the way to that game. Nobody gave a damn to update the thread that basically informs those of us abroad who are unable to see the game. Some of us rely on the updates of those who have the privilege to see the game with the ability to relay those updates to us as it happens.

Un-f@#king- believ-able.

Jokey forum. :bs:

The Final is on Saturday 30th at 8pm  ???

What!!!! Don't get excited. I am reiterating a date that was previously printed by the guardian and the tt proleague website.
Title: "Look at people" ..... Advertizers may be now really taking notice.
Post by: dreamer on November 30, 2013, 10:38:28 AM
TT Pro League
Crowds flock at Toyota Football Classic


A section of the crowd during last weekend's Toyota Classic semi-final round at the Ato Boldon Stadium
http://www.socawarriors.net/league/league-news/competitions/competition-news/t-t-classic/13358-crowds-flock-to-toyota-classic-encounters.html

Look at people, said one surprised off-duty match official, who turned up to witness last weekends Toyota Classic semi-final matches at the Ato Boldon Stadium, involving Pro League heavyweights Defence Force and DIRECTV W Connection against  the Super Leagues top two, Club Sando and  Guaya United, which managed to attract close to 3000 fans.

 Sando defeated Defence Force 3-2 and will meet W Connection, 3-0 winners over Guaya, in the Final from 8pm on Saturday at the very same Couva venue. But it was the semi-final round crowd that left many pleased.

Its a spectacular atmosphere! It could only do well for football, said retired Trinidad and Tobago football icon, Leonson Lewis, who witnessed both semi-final matches.

Its a long-time I havent seen a crowd like this at a local game, and it really, really speaks well for the future of football, he beamed, as the large crowd that has been a trademark of the Toyota-sponsored knock-out tournament roared in the background at the on-field action.

 Trinidad and Tobago Senior Team head coach Stephan Hart, himself among the masses witnessing the matches, couldnt conceal his pleasure with the size of the crowd which, at times, disrupted his view from the VIP box, as patrons searched for seats in the packed main stand.

Im delighted to see such tremendous support at a local game and the teams could only grow from that, said Hart.

Some of the things were seeing here the energy from the crowd. It pushes the teams and thats important, the Soca Warriors boss pointed out.

 While the recent surge in attendance has surprised many, particularly for the popular Toyota Classic, which matches the best Super League teams against the more established Pro League outfits, one man isnt dropping his jaw at the tide of spectators flooding the gates.

 In fact, TT Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene, while admitting that the competition has exceeded expectations, said that the large crowds are not coincidental.

It has reinforced in our minds that strategically we are on target, we at the League and Toyota have always been saying that this brand extension the Toyota Classic, which pits the Pro League teams against the Super league teams was a novel idea and would develop into a major tournament. We also took the decision to take the games to the fields in the communities, which has built the following, said Skeene.

 The Pro league administrator, who also believes that the crowds are a key performance indicator, further stated, The Pro League continues to improve as the best leagues in the world are judged on quality of football, competitiveness, viability and crowd support. So we are making strides with this growth in attendance.

The chanting, screaming , drum beating spectators, many of whom have followed teams like Guaya United in their hundreds all the way to Point Fortin and Couva, seemed to echo Skeenes sentiments as they lapped up every bit of action on the field and even challenged rival fans and players.

If you dont have spectators, (then whats) the energy in the game in any sport? If you take that out of the game, its like a closed door concert a waste of time! So Im really encouraged to see the crowd, said Kirth Regis, an off-duty fireman who attended the semi-final matches.

 Lewis agreed, adding, The crowd is the motivation on the day of the game, and sometimes you come to the stadium and see such good football with no crowd. It takes away from the game, [because] the crowd makes even the good football seem better.

 All we have is a local team and we play a boss game. We proud of our team in Guaya, shouted Clyde Phillips, one of several hundred green clad supporters who remained dancing on the field even after watching his team go down 3-0 against W Connection.

 It is the type of support, spirit and sense of community that Pro League and local football administrators would love to see continue long after the final whistle in Saturdays final when Club Sando faces W Connection.

 The day of footballs deliverance may not yet be at hand, but judging from the support the Toyota Classic has been able to drum up, a revival is clearly on the way.

 As local football and community teams continue to make disciples in the stands, administrators, fans and players cannot be faulted for believing that footballs second coming may be around the corner

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 30, 2013, 10:51:19 AM
If I am not mistaken. Today is the 29th of November, the day of the Classic. One of the biggest games of the year. A funny thing happened on the way to that game. Nobody gave a damn to update the thread that basically informs those of us abroad who are unable to see the game. Some of us rely on the updates of those who have the privilege to see the game with the ability to relay those updates to us as it happens.

Un-f@#king- believ-able.

Jokey forum. :bs:

The Final is on Saturday 30th at 8pm  ???

What!!!! Don't get excited. I am reiterating a date that was previously printed by the guardian and the tt proleague website.

To be fair, KD, it was originally carded for the 29th but was changed two weeks ago.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: maxg on November 30, 2013, 11:15:47 AM
But that doh mean is any reason to jump here bad mouthing ppl, disrespecting forum and carry on so. It's just wrong, and reflective of present day..yuh don't know, yuh want to know, so yuh go get to find out by cussing up the ppl and place, yuh want to find out from...that make sense ?
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 30, 2013, 11:22:36 AM
If that article is true, then YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 30, 2013, 11:23:04 AM
But that doh mean is any reason to jump here bad mouthing ppl, disrespecting forum and carry on so. It's just wrong, and reflective of present day..yuh don't know, yuh want to know, so yuh go get to find out by cussing up the ppl and place, yuh want to find out from...that make sense ?
    :thumbsup: What beats me he said nothing to the Guardian/Proleague who are the ones that had to do the updating,the forum is in the same position that he is in,we depend on the Media for updates,as far as he knows he is still correct.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: palos on November 30, 2013, 01:57:24 PM
Encouraging
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: King Deese on November 30, 2013, 07:12:50 PM
Just as I thought.

Ask a football question as in my previous thread relating to midfielders from the last four teams that made it to the  semifinals of the Toyota Classic and I get no response. Say something otherwise and you jumping ugly.

Un-f@#king-believe-able.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on November 30, 2013, 08:45:46 PM
Club Sando 0 -2 W.Connection
                    Arcia 11', Williams 79'

Attendance : (I guess) 2,000

W scored early with a cracking 20 yard shot from Arcia and looked majestic for 30 mins. They kind of relaxed a bit a showed Sando a slight ray of hope.
Sando started strongly in the 2nd half and the second 45 was a lot more even though you always felt that W could up a gear. Quite an enjoyable game with one or two little incidents between players as you would expect in a final. Sando clearly have some decent players and had several chances to equalise.
However, another beautiful distance shot from Williams around 80 mins put the game beyond reach, though Sando still pushed forward valiantly.
Tons of support for Sando, but from the media area, I didn't hear any for W except the goals, which were both spectacular and I imagine even the Sando fans applauded.

W looked very very good for large parts of the first half - great composure, movement and passing.

Sando need to scrape together some cash and join the ProLeague.

Strange W.Connection banner reading One Dream, One Sport, One Country with several flags from other nations such as Brazil & St Lucia. Not sure I understand the contradiction there!
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: King Deese on November 30, 2013, 11:19:19 PM
Thanks for the update F.S.

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 01, 2013, 07:32:50 AM
W makes Connection with Toyota Classic trophy again.
ttproleague.com.


but on the backdrop sounds of Sando


DIRECTV W Connection are the Toyota Classic champions for a third time in tournaments nine-year history.

On Saturday forward Hashim Arcia scored one and set up another as Connection held off Super League leaders Club Sando 2-0 in the Final of the 2013 Toyota Classic to be crowned proud champions.

But that didnt silence the chanting of hundreds of Sando supporters many of which were clad in supporters jerseys that made the journey to the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Sando! Sando! Sando! they cheered nonstop. And there was no stopping the loyal Sando supporters even as the curtains came down.

I give (my players) real credit, said Club Sando head coach Anthony Streete proudly, despite losing the Final.

Im going to the dressing room now and really applaud them, because to reach (the Final), we became the first Super League team to reach the Toyota Classic [Final] and thats a proud moment for me and the supporters.

Last weekend Sando became the first ever Super League outfit to reach the Final of the Classic, by defeating Defence Force 3-2 in the semi-final round, while Connection ousted Guaya United 3-0.

I give all credit to all the supporters, continued Streete. I thank them for sticking behind the team, and I ask them to continue.

Arcia netted his third goal of the tournament to hand Connection a 1-0 lead in as early as the 11th minute after he collected a Neil Benjamin Jr. pass on the right and sent a perfect strike into goalkeeper Andre Marchan's far netting.

The lanky forward, who sent a strike just wide of the upright three minutes into the match, also played the pass to second half substitute Jomal Williams for Connections second item in the 79th minute.

Jomal, who replaced Colombian midfielder Yefer Lozano in the 66th minute, executed a superb strike from 24 yards out to beat former club-mate, goalkeeper Marchan in the upper corner for a 2-0 Connection cushion.

A lot of people had the strange thought that a Super League team can beat us(W Connection), so we put our feet on the ground and went for (the victory), said Arcia.

Connection head coach Stuart Charles Fevrier also thought it was important to prove that the Super League wasnt better than the Pro League, although many of Club Sandos players and even its coach, Streete, are all former members of the professional league.

It was important for us to win for many reasons, said Fevrier who led Connection to the inaugural Toyota Classic title in 2005 and again in 2011. Today we had to defend professional football as well. To me that was an important reason. We won because we were the only professional team left in the competition and we felt that the onus was on us to defend local professional football.

Three minutes after the Arcia item, Connection had a great opportunity to find the back of the net again, however Joevin Jones disappointingly guided Benjamins cross high and wide with Marchan at his mercy within the six yard area.

Benjamin had an opening himself after making a steal in the 29th minute but curled his intended effort towards the far post, too high.

Former W Connection player Kern Cupid was very ambitious for Sando in the 20th minute with a strike overbar from 22 yards out. And from a similar position in the 34th minute Ryan Fredericks also struck overbar as Sando looked for the equaliser.

Sando had a decent buildup on a counterattack in the 39th minute but lost their patience by the final third and only won themselves a wide effort from 26 yards out by Devon Modeste.

The former St. Anns Rangers attacker then won his side a free-kick in the 42nd minute but Kemuel Rivers' take was also wide of the Connection goal.

In the 45th minute Rivers, another former Connection player, dribbled his way into the area and squared a cross which was inches to high for the liking of Modeste inside the six yard area as Sando again failed to find the back of the net.

Two minutes inside the second period Sando were unlucky in front of goal after Connection goalkeeper Julani Archibald spilled Cupid's cross which was headed up by defender Russell. Teba Mc Knight, another former Connection player, hooked the spilled ball across the area to find teammate Kerron Smith who wasted just wide of the far upright.

Mc Knight was limited in a match dominated by the presence of Connection skipper and defensive midfielder Gerard Williams, who was by far the MVP of the Final. Even Arcia was overlooked for the award.

Instead it was Sandos Cupid that members of the tournament sponsor Toyota Trinidad and Tobago selected as their MVP of the Final.

But the humble St. Kitts/Nevis international was simply elated to lead Connection to the title as captain.

This isnt my first (title with W Connection, said G. Williams. But its my first (title) as captain. So I feel great tonight.

I was motivated for the game. I wanted to win the trophy for the team as captain for the first time. Im thankful that we played as a team and we deserve it in the end.

Sometimes it is difficult being captain, but with the responsibilities, you have to just work had and try your best so everybody can look up to you and see you as a better leader, ended the 25 year-old.

W Connection survived an indirect free-kick two yards inside the area in the 63rd minute and in the 74th minute needed brilliant save out of Archibald to deny Rivers from a free-kick just outside the area.

Connection later doubled their advantage, but were lucky not to concede in the 86th minute thanks to back-to-back saves by Archibald.

First the St. Kitts/Nevis international goalie kept out a Rivers strike, then the follow-up header by Mc Knight before the second rebound was hit just wide of the far upper corner by former Connection midfielder Devon Drayton.

And in the 90th minute Cupids strike from distance earned him applause after it swooshed just wide of the far upright.

It was the total opposite reaction from the Sando fans towards referee Neil Brizan though. The official, who once stopped the match for fan-interruption was booed by angry Sando fans.

Nevertheless an entertaining tournament and Final prevailed.

I think the game was a good game, admitted Streete. W Connection showed their experience and dominance in the football. I told my players before the match to just go out and enjoy themselves and have a good game because we did good to reach (the Final).

We reached (the Final) and yes we wanted to win but we knew we were coming up against a good team, a better team in the sense of maturity. But I think my players stood up to the task and gave a good performance.

It was business for Connection however.

The most important thing from our standpoint was to win the game to get the result. We had all the hard work in the other games, and today was the day to crown ourselves champions.

Results

Club Sando 0 2 W Connection
Hashim Arcia 11', Jomal Williams 79

Teams

Club Sando1. Andre Marchan, 11. Teba McKnight (capt.), 4. Anthony Parris, 5. Devon Drayton (Yellow Card), 6. Kemuel Rivers (Yellow Card), 8. Kerron Smith (9. Jesse Downing 77th), 13. Kern Cupid, 19. Ryan Fredericks, 20. Dwayne Charles, 22. Corneal Thomas, 24. Devon Modeste (Yellow Card)

Unused substitutes33. Alexei Julian (GK), 10. Andy London, 21. Randy Britto, 18. Andre Phillip, 25. Odelle Armstrong

CoachAnthony Streete

W Connection18. Jelani Archibald, 3. Gerard Williams (capt.), 15. Mekeil Williams, 10. Joevin Jones, 14. Hashim Arcia, 7. Silvio Spann (6. Celio Da Silva Santos 83rd), 19. Leslie Joel Russell, 24. Joao Ananias Jordao Jr., 27. Yefer Lozano (40. Jomal Williams 66th), 65. Neil Benjamin Jr. (29. Mickaeel Gem Gordon 74th) 2. Kurt Frederick (Yellow Card)

Unused substitutes22. Aquelius Sylvester (GK), 25. Christian Viveros, 39. Alvin Jones, 28. Jhon Stiven Reyes Lopez

CoachStuart Charles Fevrier

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Sando on December 01, 2013, 07:59:20 AM
Interesting that Club Sando team players - Andre Marchan, Teba McKnight, Anthony Parris, Devon Drayton, Kemuel Rivers, Kerron Smith, Kern Cupid, Randy Britto and Odelle Armstrong were all W Connection players.

I liked W Connection but they have disappoint me in the CCL for two years and I kind of leave them out now, still like them over - Army, Cali, Police and Rangers, but that's about it. Connection looked hidious in the CCL, they played 70's style football.

I really wanted Club Sando to win. They did really well to reach the finals and they brought fans to see football again, Guaya United also. They bring life to the Pro League now its back to stale football with no set fixtures.

Sando did well also considering the size and depth of W Connection side. Connection had 5 foreigners on their team and Sando still held their own.

Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on December 01, 2013, 08:11:06 AM
Interesting that Club Sando team players - Andre Marchan, Teba McKnight, Anthony Parris, Devon Drayton, Kemuel Rivers, Kerron Smith, Kern Cupid, Randy Britto and Odelle Armstrong were all W Connection players.

I liked W Connection but they have disappoint me in the CCL for two years and I kind of leave them out now, still like them over - Army, Cali, Police and Rangers, but that's about it. Connection looked hidious in the CCL, they played 70's style football.

I really wanted Club Sando to win. They did really well to reach the finals and they brought fans to see football again, Guaya United also. They bring life to the Pro League now its back to stale football with no set fixtures.

Sando did well also considering the size and depth of W Connection side. Connection had 5 foreigners on their team and Sando still held their own.



Just so you know, Sando, any supporters can go and watch Pro League. You don't need special permission! As for set fixtures, you guys managed with the changing schedules in the Toyota!

Don't get me wrong, Super League is a very good standard. In fact it is now mirroring many overseas pyramids. The top 10 teams in the Championship are on a par with the bottom 5 or 6 EPL teams. Sando & Guaya could compete successfully in the Pro League.

But to make both leagues stronger, people need to attend games regularly. If the Pro League can average 1,000 plus attendances, things will start to improve.
Title: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: SWF Reporter on December 01, 2013, 11:56:19 AM
Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868)


Club Sandos 2013 Toyota Classic fairytale run ended last night at the final rung of the competition in the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. And at the final whistle, DIRECTV W Connection players were celebrating a 2-0 win that did not flatter the Pro League team.

Connection makes a habit of snatching silverware. Before last night, the Savonetta Boys had managed 19 major cup crowns in its 14 year history to go with four League titles and three Charity Shields.

In contrast, Sando, the leading outfit in the second tier Super League competition, has never won a major national title. And, after ousting Pro League clubs Police FC, Caledonia AIA and Defence Force in the earlier rounds, Sando found Connection to be a hurdle too much.

(Connection) settled from the first whistle because they are a seasoned team while we came in the game late in both halves, Sando coach Anthony Streete told Wired868. I was comfortable with how my team played and I told them I was proud of them.

Sando trains three days a week from 7 pm, so as to give its players the chance to shake off the pressures of their regular 8-to-4 jobs before they report for training. At Connection, football is the only profession and the team routinely checks into a hotel on the eve of important games like last nights final.

Connection played the Super Leagues top four clubs en route to the Classic cup and the results, four wins with 11 goals scored and just one conceded, told its own story.

On the night, our professionalism and the professional nature of our team and our players is what gave us the result, said Connection coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier. I am happy we defended the professional league well.

Connection wasted little time in asserting itself last night.

The game was just 11 minutes old when Hasim Arcia put the Pro League team ahead with a strike of commendable technique, power and ambition.

Connections teenaged attacker Neil Benjamin and Colombian Yefer Lozano exchanged passes before the ball was played wide to Arcia, who was just outside the right hand side of the Sando penalty box. Sando left back Kemuel Rivers was slow to apply pressure and Arcia took full advantage with one touch to settle the ball before unleashing a stinging drive that arrowed itself into the far corner.

It was an impressive encore after Arcias emphatic first-time finish in Connections semi-final win over Guaya United last weekend.

Hashim is one of the players at the club who has improved the most over the years, said Fevrier, who credited his attackers sound tactical awareness. I am hoping he will be able to get back on to the (Trinidad and Tobago) national team because he is a very useful player with a great attitude.

Sando almost conjured up an equaliser late in the first half but Rivers, a former Connection left back, crossed the ball a foot too high for Devon Modeste. The first period ended on a flashpoint as Sando defensive midfield Devon Drayton, who had already been booked, was dragged away from the Connection box by his teammates after he took exception to an unseen incident during a corner kick.

Referee Neal Brizan sensibly allowed the flash of emotion to pass without more than a stern warning. Drayton, like Rivers, seven other Sando starters and coach Streete, was a former Connection employee with more than a bit to prove.

Brizan might have some explaining to do with regards to his decision in the 62nd minute though when he whistled for an infringement inside the Connection penalty area.

No one was sure as to what happened but Sando captain Teba McKnight was on the ground and Brizan ruled that a foul had been committed. But, oddly, the referee gave Sando an indirect free kick rather than a penalty; and Sando defender Coneal Thomas could not get his shot past Connection captain and spiky midfielder Gerard Williams.

The Super League club was making a game out of it by now, though.

Streete opted to start the match with his most creative midfielder Ryan Fredericks on the left flank in an effort to find him room away from the dogged Williams. But Sandos attacking impetus improved noticeably when Fredericks shifted back into the centre with McKnight upfront and Kerron Smith and Modeste on either flank.

Sando came closer still to an equaliser in the 72nd minute as defender Joel Russell tripped Fredericks on top of the Connection 18-yard-box. But Kittian international goalkeeper Julani Archibald did well to tip Rivers free kick over the bar.

Seven minutes later, Connection substitute Jomal Bebo Williams put the game beyond Sandos reach with an emphatic drive into the top left hand corner after a pass from Arcia.

And Archibald denied Sando a consolation item with flying saves to deny Rivers and Modeste in the 85th minute.

We had some chances but I will give the Connection keeper credit because he did a fantastic job, said Streete. (For us) to reach this far by beating three Pro League teams was a great achievement for my team.

Fevrier gave credit to Sando too and suggested that the Toyota Classic runner-up club and Super League outfit Guaya United were good enough for the Pro League.

I was very impressed with the performance of the Super League teams this year, said Fevrier. Although Sando lost to us, they lost with respect. I hope two of the four (Super League) teams at least can join the Pro League.

I think Guaya and Sando have demonstrated that they can play (at this level).

Guaya will get another chance to advance its case for promotion on Wednesday when the south east Trinidad club hosts Connection in the TTFA FA Trophy quarterfinals.

In the meantime, Connection owner David John Williams will have to find room in the trophy cabinet for his clubs 20th major cup title, which is a record in Trinidad and Tobagos Pro League era.

(Teams)

W Connection (4-2-1-3): 18.Julani Archibald (GK); 24.Joao Ananias, 19.Joel Russell, 15.Mekeil Williams, 2.Kurt Frederick; 3.Gerard Williams, 7.Silvio Spann (6.Celio Da Silva 82); 10.Joevin Jones; 65.Neil Benjamin (29.Jem Gordon 74), 14.Hashim Arcia, 27.Yefer Lozano (40.Jomal Williams 65).

Unused substitutes: 22.Aquelius Sylvester (GK), 25.Christian Ocoro Viveros, 28.Yhon Lopez, 39.Alvin Jones.

Coach: Stuart Charles-Fevrier

Club Sando (4-2-3-1): 1.Andre Marchan (GK); 13.Kern Cupid, 22.Coneal Thomas, 20.Dwayne Charles, 6.Kemuel Rivers; 4.Anthony Parris, 5.Devon Drayton; 24.Devon Modeste, 11.Teba McKnight (captain), 19.Ryan Fredericks; 8.Kerron Smith (9.Jesse Downing 76).

Unused substitutes: 33.Alexei Julien (GK), 10.Andy London, 12.Nigel Daniel, 21.Randy Britto, 18.Andre Phillip, 26.Ryan Dipsingh.

Coach: Anthony Streete

Referee: Neal Brizan

Toyota Classic final (Sat Nov 30)

W Connection 2 (Hashim Arcia 11, Jomal Williams 79), Club Sando 0 at Couva

Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: Bakes on December 01, 2013, 01:32:30 PM
"Arcia Sizzles..." yet I had to wait until the 8th paragraph to even know who Arcia is, let alone get an account of his exploits.  Very poor article construction.
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: frico on December 01, 2013, 07:02:38 PM
"Arcia Sizzles..." yet I had to wait until the 8th paragraph to even know who Arcia is, let alone get an account of his exploits.  Very poor article construction.
So bloody true,I was never good at writing,but I feel I could do better.
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: SWF Reporter on December 01, 2013, 07:27:11 PM
This was the story headline: "Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown..."
Whenever you guys are ready to write some brilliant sport reports, just let me know :beermug:
Title: Re: Wired868 selects a Toyota Classic All-Star team
Post by: SWF Reporter on December 01, 2013, 07:32:49 PM
Thanks guys. Bear in mind those are the players I felt performed well in this tournament but not necessarily the best players who were involved.
Kevin Jagdeosingh was almost in my squad. I like him. He plays on the right flank and can cross the ball really well and he is a composed finisher. Not really dazzling on the ball or anything. But a solid player.
Title: Re: Wired868 selects a Toyota Classic All-Star team
Post by: Sando on December 01, 2013, 07:34:17 PM
Nice work Lasana, appreciate the report and you are constant with it.

Much better reports from you than any T&T dailies.

Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: Bakes on December 01, 2013, 07:52:05 PM
This was the story headline: "Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown..."
Whenever you guys are ready to write some brilliant sport reports, just let me know :beermug:

Why would we let you know?  That presumes that you write "some brilliant sport reports."  Just accept the criticism in stride.
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: King Deese on December 02, 2013, 08:58:58 AM
Fevrier said he thought it was important to defend the pro league against a super league team and that is commendable of him but it makes me wonder. What was his thinking going into the CCL? His defense of the pro league against foreign teams far and wide was abysmal. They will get another chance it looks like, let's see what happens then.

I wanted Guaya to play Connection in the final but you don't always get what you want. Anyways, good game Connection. Congrats.
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: SWF Reporter on December 02, 2013, 09:05:21 AM
Bakes, the story headline does not mention Arcia. Arcia was mentioned on the thread but not the headline. So how can I take the criticism on board? Frico says he feels he can do better as a writer. So I'm saying if ever he wants to try he should let me know.
Title: Re: Wired868 selects a Toyota Classic All-Star team
Post by: SWF Reporter on December 02, 2013, 09:06:19 AM
Thanks Sando :beermug:
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on December 02, 2013, 12:20:13 PM
Fevrier said he thought it was important to defend the pro league against a super league team and that is commendable of him but it makes me wonder. What was his thinking going into the CCL? His defense of the pro league against foreign teams far and wide was abysmal. They will get another chance it looks like, let's see what happens then.

I wanted Guaya to play Connection in the final but you don't always get what you want. Anyways, good game Connection. Congrats.

Guaya vs Connection in the F.A. Trophy on Weds will be interesting. After all the rain here, playing the ball on the ground won't be an option. It will be a real old fashioned cup tie with giant killers on the prowl. Unfortunately, the same can be said for Palo Seco vs Central!!
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: maxg on December 02, 2013, 12:58:25 PM
Come on SWF.. Yuh doh hear how ppl here does criticize footballers too. Bout how they ent good, and cyah do nuttin, Coaches still not going to dress them or send them tickets to no game. You wha put pen in critic hand.   :devil:
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: Bakes on December 02, 2013, 01:55:03 PM
Bakes, the story headline does not mention Arcia. Arcia was mentioned on the thread but not the headline. So how can I take the criticism on board? Frico says he feels he can do better as a writer. So I'm saying if ever he wants to try he should let me know.

Point noted that Arcia wasn't mentioned in the story headline itself... but you did create the thread topic heading, right?  Therein lies the confusion. Only reason I even clicked on the thread was because the name is unique and I had never before heard of the footballer.  So imagine my chagrin then when I came in expecting to learn more of him/his exploits and I had to wade thru 8 paragraphs before I finally found a reference.  So don't think this is me just nitpicking for the sake of.  But I will withdraw my comment about the article construction.
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on December 02, 2013, 02:05:57 PM
This was the story headline: "Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown..."
Whenever you guys are ready to write some brilliant sport reports, just let me know :beermug:

Why would we let you know?  That presumes that you write "some brilliant sport reports."  Just accept the criticism in stride.

6! :rotfl:
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: Tiresais on December 02, 2013, 02:14:14 PM
Guys you're being pretty harsh here - T&T need sports writers to come through without biases and links to names unsaid, and this guy has a good track record. You need to check your attitude and be more polite, he's still a human being with feelings.

Also you've not heard of Arcia? I'm on the other side of the Atlantic and he's been on my radar since I first heard of the TT Pro 2 years ago...
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: frico on December 02, 2013, 02:23:58 PM
I felt exactly how Bakes felt,having to read 8 paragraphs before the name Arcia appeared on the report.I,like Bakes,also wanted to know a little more about the player because of the name,I had never heard of him before.I felt deprived of information of a player whose name triggered my imagination.
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on December 02, 2013, 02:33:11 PM
Guys you're being pretty harsh here - T&T need sports writers to come through without biases and links to names unsaid, and this guy has a good track record. You need to check your attitude and be more polite, he's still a human being with feelings.

Also you've not heard of Arcia? I'm on the other side of the Atlantic and he's been on my radar since I first heard of the TT Pro 2 years ago...

Hoss is only 2 people tell de man sumting it eh no biggie.  Every man jack who is ah member open to get some lix every now and then, Double L could handle heself doh worry). I cah pretend as if I wasn't puzzled by the name but not seeing it aswell (especially since I didn't click the link).
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: Bakes on December 02, 2013, 02:57:44 PM
Guys you're being pretty harsh here - T&T need sports writers to come through without biases and links to names unsaid, and this guy has a good track record. You need to check your attitude and be more polite, he's still a human being with feelings.

Also you've not heard of Arcia? I'm on the other side of the Atlantic and he's been on my radar since I first heard of the TT Pro 2 years ago...

Don't be an ass... Lasana is  grown man who has faced greater criticism than this before.  Save all that shit talk about "attitude" and "human being with feelings" talk for somewhere where it belongs.  I have praised the writer copiously in the past and I have critiqued him in equal measure.  None of this is personal so save de violins and dramatics fuh elsewhere. And kudos to you for having heard of Arcia before... yuh cookie on the way.
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: maxg on December 02, 2013, 03:29:39 PM
everytime Liverpool get it eh...  ;)

nice one doh... "cookie'   :rotfl:
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: King Deese on December 02, 2013, 03:33:28 PM
Fevrier said he thought it was important to defend the pro league against a super league team and that is commendable of him but it makes me wonder. What was his thinking going into the CCL? His defense of the pro league against foreign teams far and wide was abysmal. They will get another chance it looks like, let's see what happens then.

I wanted Guaya to play Connection in the final but you don't always get what you want. Anyways, good game Connection. Congrats.

Guaya vs Connection in the F.A. Trophy on Weds will be interesting. After all the rain here, playing the ball on the ground won't be an option. It will be a real old fashioned cup tie with giant killers on the prowl. Unfortunately, the same can be said for Palo Seco vs Central!!


Wait. So, both teams will be playing on a field that is water logged, with poor drainage. There's a possibility that that game could be cancelled as well. I thought jackarse say he developed football in the Caribbean. Shouldn't all football fields in the Caribbean, including community recreation grounds, be equipped with proper drainage systems as well as fifa standard playing surfaces for the purpose of bringing the game to the underlying communities and peoples interested in enrolling their kid(s) in a football program for the purpose of developing the game, elevating families out of poverty, steering kids away from a life of crime and all the other ills of society. At the end of the day the kids are the future of the game. wtmc!!!!
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on December 02, 2013, 04:34:38 PM
Fevrier said he thought it was important to defend the pro league against a super league team and that is commendable of him but it makes me wonder. What was his thinking going into the CCL? His defense of the pro league against foreign teams far and wide was abysmal. They will get another chance it looks like, let's see what happens then.

I wanted Guaya to play Connection in the final but you don't always get what you want. Anyways, good game Connection. Congrats.

Guaya vs Connection in the F.A. Trophy on Weds will be interesting. After all the rain here, playing the ball on the ground won't be an option. It will be a real old fashioned cup tie with giant killers on the prowl. Unfortunately, the same can be said for Palo Seco vs Central!!


Wait. So, both teams will be playing on a field that is water logged, with poor drainage. There's a possibility that that game could be cancelled as well. I thought jackarse say he developed football in the Caribbean. Shouldn't all football fields in the Caribbean, including community recreation grounds, be equipped with proper drainage systems as well as fifa standard playing surfaces for the purpose of bringing the game to the underlying communities and peoples interested in enrolling their kid(s) in a football program for the purpose of developing the game, elevating families out of poverty, steering kids away from a life of crime and all the other ills of society. At the end of the day the kids are the future of the game. wtmc!!!!

KD, I think that was the purpose of the millions gained from the WC hosting and the FIFA development funds, but I believe the man in charge thought the money would be better spent by funding the People's Partnership and then his own political party!!
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: SWF Reporter on December 02, 2013, 08:56:40 PM
Lol. I can handle the criticism man. No worries. Frico and Bakes, like you two like to speed read my articles man... Problem is that I do write long pieces. So put your feet up next time :beermug:
I experiment with my work and I won't please everyone. Sorry you two had to wait for me to get into Arcia. But bear with me if you can. He is a good player and developing nicely although he isn't a kid anymore.
You will get more first hand appraisals on local players at Wired868 than any other local news source. But everyone has his own delivery and I have mine.
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: Bakes on December 03, 2013, 01:14:31 PM
Ah speed read this one  :D
Title: Re: 2013 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Tallman on December 05, 2013, 09:15:23 AM
PRELIMINARY ROUND: Caledonia vs St. Anns Rangers
http://www.youtube.com/v/hsUpfy0VCSE

PRELIMINARY ROUND: Defence Force vs Phoenix FC
http://www.youtube.com/v/TZnyIL68XuA

QUARTERFINAL: Caledonia vs Club Sando
http://www.youtube.com/v/ihHQIh_GJCs

QUARTERFINAL: W-Connection vs Malabar
http://www.youtube.com/v/S3FoErIm7Ro

SEMIFINAL: Guaya United vs W-Connection
http://www.youtube.com/v/NRGGtHUYvdw
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: Tiresais on December 05, 2013, 10:07:43 AM
Guys you're being pretty harsh here - T&T need sports writers to come through without biases and links to names unsaid, and this guy has a good track record. You need to check your attitude and be more polite, he's still a human being with feelings.

Also you've not heard of Arcia? I'm on the other side of the Atlantic and he's been on my radar since I first heard of the TT Pro 2 years ago...

Don't be an ass... Lasana is  grown man who has faced greater criticism than this before.  Save all that shit talk about "attitude" and "human being with feelings" talk for somewhere where it belongs.  I have praised the writer copiously in the past and I have critiqued him in equal measure.  None of this is personal so save de violins and dramatics fuh elsewhere. And kudos to you for having heard of Arcia before... yuh cookie on the way.

There are nicer ways to go about it, no need to get arsey.
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: Tallman on December 07, 2013, 10:21:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/GZN3WAPKHm4
Title: Re: Arcia sizzles as Connection beats Club Sando to Classic crown
Post by: King Deese on December 07, 2013, 12:23:00 PM
Football in slow motion.
Title: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 19, 2014, 05:44:59 PM
W Connection to start Toyota Classic defence against Stern John's WASA.
ttproleague.com.


Defending champions and three-time winners W Connection will begin defence of the Toyota Classic against Super League outfit WASA FC a team equipped with ex-Trinidad and Tobago forward and all-time top scorer, Stern John.

John, scorer of 70 international goals in 115 caps for T&T, is also the 8th highest international goal scorer according to the list of top international association football goal scorers by country, behind such players as Miroslav Klose (Germany), Pel (Brazil), Kunishige Kamamoto (Japan), Ferenc Pusks (Hungary) and Ali Daei (Iran).

John, T&T's second most capped player behind Angus Eve, is also the all-time top CONCACAF (national team) goal scorer.

The 38-year-old John, who played for a number of high-profile English clubs including Bristol City, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, Sunderland, Southhamton, Conventry City and Derby County, is still remembered today as one of the most prolific forwards of the Major League Soccer, for his goal scoring feats during his time (1998-1999) at Columbus Crew.

He (John) is a great player and a player I always looked up to with his goal scoring ability and so on, said W Connection forward Jamal Clarence. But I don't think he is going to be a problem for us. We have some top defenders in our team.

W Connection, Toyota Classic winners in 2005, 2011 and 2013, will meet WASA FC from 8 p.m. at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Saturday 22 November in the preliminary round as determined by a draw conducted during the official launch on Tuesday morning at Toyota Trinidad and Tobago Limited's (South) Showroom in San Fernando.

We are well prepared as a team [to defend our title], continued the 25-year-old Clarence, a former T&T Under 20 and Under 23 standout and member of the T&T squad at the 2009 FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Egypt.

We aren't taking any team for granted. As a team we have been thought not to be too cocky but most of the guys would be pretty much confident. WASA aren't the top team in Trinidad and Tobago but we are not underestimating them.

The Toyota Classic, a unique tournament which pools the Pro League clubs (San Juan Jabloteh, Central FC, Police FC, Caledonia AIA, Defence Force, North East Stars, W Connection, Point Fortin Civic and St. Ann's Rangers) against the best of the National Super League (Club Sando, WASA FC, Petrotrin Palo Seco, Guaya United, La Horquetta SA, 1976 Phoenix FC and Defence Force), will begin on Friday 21 November and culminate with the Final on December 12.

The Toyota Classic 2014 champions will receive $50,000 and $20,000 to the runners-up, while the Top Goal Scorer and Coach of the tournament will each receive $1,000 and $1,500 to the Most Valuable Player overall.

The action will commence at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Friday when recently crowned First Citizens Cup champions, Central FC, tackle Super League outfit and Toyota Classic debutants, La Horquetta SA, from 6 p.m., followed by last season's 2-0 defeated finalists and present Super League leaders, Club Sando, against former winners North East Stars from 8 p.m. at the Couva venue.

The preliminary round action will continue over the weekend with present Pro League leaders, San Juan Jabloteh, against Super League's Tobago outfit, 1976 Phoenix FC, from 6 p.m. at the Marvin Lee Stadium, followed by tournament debuting Petrotrin Palo Seco of the Super League against Defence Force of the Pro League from 8 p.m. at the same venue.

Also on Saturday Caledonia AIA will welcome Defence Force's Super League outfit from 6 p.m. at the Ato Boldon Stadium prior to the 8 p.m. clash between W Connection and WASA.

On Sunday, St. Ann's Rangers will travel to the Mahaica Oval against Point Fortin Civic from 3 p.m., in the only all-Pro League preliminary round clash, while Police FC will welcome Guaya United from 4 p.m. at the St. James Barracks ground.

We hope that the next three weeks fills our hearts with delightful football," said Sean Shaffie, Marketing Manager of Toyota Trinidad and Tobago Limited, in his opening remarks during Tuesday's launch.

Shaffie said it's interesting times in T&T football, with the national women's team fighting to qualify for the World Cup 2015 and the men's senior team doing well by qualifying for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and hopefully the 2016 Copa America.

He added, "For this reason it is important that the Pro League administrators are equipped with the necessary tools to take T&T football to the very top and reach its potential. It is [the] reason that Toyota has instilled confidence with Dexter Skeene (TT Pro League CEO) and his dedicated staff to get us there.

"It is very hard work and many times it feels like not much is being accomplished. [But] it is during times like these we must stay the course with faith that glory days in T&T football is ahead. We have confidence that it will be achieved."

TT Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene praised the "immeasurable" support of Toyota for supporting the vision and mission of the League during the launch, as well as the ongoing support of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) - administrators of the National Super League, the Super League clubs, and the recent support of the Secondary Schools League.

Skeene said, "The Brand values of Toyota and the TT Pro League are similar. Competitions such as the Toyota Classic have a vital role to play. The Toyota Classic has always been a critical part of the Pro League calendar. In addition to being a unique tournament, which encompasses the Super League clubs, it provides a gauge as to the development of the clubs as well as offering the opportunity for synergies and development of the working relationship between the League and the TTFA.

"I wish to also thank Toyota for the Herculean effort which they have displayed over the past years in providing the Pro League Player of the Year with a Yaris vehicle. We are still having discussions with a view to continuing this noteworthy aspect of rewarding our top achiever/player with a prize, which shows that we value our players highly, and which sends the message that their efforts are held in high esteem and that they receive an honour which does justice not only to the title, but to the profession of football. Maybe one day a Toyota Prado."

This seasons Toyota Classic will also boast a new feature, where each club in the competition will choose a secondary schools team within their community; and for the Final, the two secondary schools teams that were selected by the finalists will face off against each other in the first game of the Final.

Anticipating a highly energised and unpredictable tournament, Skeene said, "It takes several key factors to create a sustainable professional football league, one of which is a competitive competition in which the result is not predictable. [...] if you view the results thus far [in the Pro League], the 2014-15 season have been very unpredictable and the games have been evenly matched with exciting contests producing different outcomes. No one is sacred and everyone has the potential to create a result in their favour."

Toyota Classic 2014 Preliminary Round

Friday 21 November
Ato Boldon Stadium

Central FC vs La Horquetta SA6 pm

Club Sando vs North East Stars8 pm

Saturday 22 November
Marvin Lee Stadium

San Juan Jabloteh vs 1976 Phoenix FC4 pm

Petrotrin Palo Seco vs Defence Force (Pro League)6 pm

Ato Boldon Stadium

Caledonia AIA vs Defence Force (Super League)6 pm

WASA FC vs W Connection8 pm

Sunday 23 November
St. James Barracks

Police FC vs Guaya United--4 pm

Mahaica Oval

St. Ann's Rangers vs Point Fortin Civic--3 pm

Quarter Final Round

Friday 28 November

Saturday 29 November

Semi Final Round

Friday 5 December

Final

Friday 12 December

Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: elan on November 22, 2014, 06:40:30 PM
Stern John for WASA mash up W Connection.
Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: breezers on November 23, 2014, 05:10:15 PM
Any scores?
Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: breezers on November 23, 2014, 05:39:23 PM
http://wired868.com/2014/11/23/stern-kos-w-connection-warriors-blast-from-the-past-buoys-wasa-fc/
Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 24, 2014, 04:41:56 AM
D/Force maul Phoenix 6-0 in Toyota Classic but title holders W Connection beaten on kicks.
ttproleague.com.


With the exception of defending champions W Connection, the prowess of Defence Force, San Juan Jabloteh and Caledonia AIA were beyond their Super League opponents when the 2014 Toyota Classic got on the way on Saturday with the preliminary round.

Defence Force, the biggest winners of them all, trashed Petrotrin Palo Seco 6-0 in the second match of a double header at the Marvin Lee Stadium following San Juan Jabloteh's, also comfortable, 4-0 win over 1976 FC Phoenix at the Macoya venue.

Devorn Jorsling bagged a hat-trick for Defence Force, netting in the 30th, 45th and 69th minutes, while teammates Kerry Joseph, Jemel Sebro and Darryl Trim added one each in the 53rd, 77th and 81st minutes respectively to send Palo Seco packing.

Defence Force's Super League outfit also felt the brunt of the Pro League, falling 3-0 against Caledonia, in the first match of a double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

And the scoreline could have been richer had Dominican forward Julian Wade put away just a couple of his chances, one of which he shockingly hit wide of an open net in the 16th minute.

Nathan Lewis, who was denied by the upright once on either half and even had a strike cleared off the line by Super League's Defence Force's Dwight Scott in the second period, broke the soldiers in the 32nd minute for a 1-0 advantage by blasting his strike past goalkeeper Dillon Prince.

It was not until the 76th minute that Caledonia got to its second item for a 2-0 cushion with Pernell Schultz, who earlier struck the crossbar, deservingly the scorer.

Substitute Kyle Adams then sealed the 3-0 win in the 82nd minute to send Caledonia through to the quarterfinals.

Simultaneously at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Caledonia's crosstown Pro League rivals and present Digicel Pro League leaders San Juan Jabloteh were also celebrating a Super League scalp in that of Tobago's 1976 FC Phoenix.

The Tobagonians trailed 1-0 from as early as the 17th minute when Simon Nedd scored an own goal by knocking in a Brendon Boucaud rebound which crashed off the crossbar.

Jabloteh followed-up with a first half double by Troy Moses, netting in the 31st and 40th minutes, for a comfortable 3-0 lead before the break.

In the 60th minute Jabloteh failed to improve the advantage when it seemed that the San Juan clubs Tobagonian forward Andell Noray felt a bit of sympathy for his former club when he struck the crossbar from the penalty spot.

But teammate Johan Peltier showed to mercy by making it 4-0 on the 69th minute to complete the scoring.

The Pro League, however, had one loss on the night, after 2005, 2011 and 2013 Toyota Classic winners W Connection fell 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark against Super League leaders WASA FC following a 1-1 draw.

Trinidad and Tobago's all-time national team top scorer and 2006 World Cup forward Stern John, a 74th minute substitute for WASA,  grabbed the glory when he scored the winning kick against a side that really booted themselves out of the tournament.

Connection's Hashim Arcia sent his kick on the third onto the crossbar and on the fourth teammate Neil Benjamin Jr. skied his hit over bar as the finishing problem that marred the Pro League teams regulation time performance continued.

Connection had taken an early 1-0 lead in the 7th minute of play when right full-back Alvin Jones smashed in a right-footer past a fully spread goalkeeper Glenroy Samuel.

But despite dominating on chances Connection failed to find the back of the net again after ninety minutes plus stoppage time and had only themselves to blame.

Jones got close to a second in the 37th minute when his powerful free kick took a deflection to fly inches wide of Samuel's goal.

And before that teammates Tremain Shayn Paul and Akeem Garcia were also just wide of the target.

Connection also lost the advantage early inside the second period when former Trinidad and Tobago international Gary Glasgow pulled WASA level, 1-1, in the 49th minute with a delicate finish from the top of the six yard area.

Three minutes later WASA thought they had the lead when Mario Kissoon found the back of the net on a second bite from close up.

However referee Neal Brizan disallowed the goal and awarded Connection a free-kick, ruling that goalkeeper Julani Archibald was fouled in the process.

Kissoon was later replaced by Stern John with just sixteen minutes left and on his first involvement, seconds onto the pitch, the former Major League Soccer (MLS) star and England-based forward had an attempt at goal, hitting just wide from distance. But that was it for his involvement until stepping up for the winning hit on kicks from the penalty spot.

As for the Stuart Charles-Fevrier coached-Connection, sporting a new kit arguably the best looking uniforms ever to be worn in Trinidad - failed to execute on the night..

Paul troubled the back support of the netting in the 67th minute when his effort from distance flew inches wide of the target.

Substitute Jerrel Britto also sent an effort inches wide of the target in the 81st minute and four minutes later Samuel was forced into a low save to deny Paul.

But the most disappointing misses came in stoppage time when substitute forward Keon Boucher struck high over bar from close up after Samuel blocked out a stinger of a free-kick by Jones, and then at the death Britto also spilled over bar with the goal at his mercy after making contact to a low cross from the right by Jones. In the end Connection paid the price of exit.

The preliminary round will continue on Sunday 23 November when St. Anns Rangers travel to the Mahaica Oval against Point Fortin Civic from 3 pm in the only Pro League tie of the round, while Police FC will welcome last seasons semi-finalists Guaya United of the Super League from 4 pm at the St. James Barracks.

Due to unforeseen conditions at the Ato Boldon Stadium following heavy rainfall, last Fridays preliminary round clashes between recently crowned First Citizens Cup champions Central FC against Super League outfit and Toyota Classic debutants La Horquetta SA; and last seasons defeated finalists Club Sando against former winners North East Stars will be contested next weekend.

Toyota Classic 2014 Saturdays Preliminary Round

San Juan Jabloteh 4 (Simon Nedd own goal 17', Troy Moses 31', 40') vs 1976 FC Phoenix 0

Petrotrin Palo Seco 0 vs Defence Force (Pro League) 6 (Devorn Jorsling 30', 45'+, 69', Kerry Joseph 53', Jemel Sebro 77', Darryl Trim 81')

Caledonia AIA 3 (Nathan Lewis 32', Pernell Schultz 76', Kyle Adams 82') vs Defence Force (Super League) 0

WASA FC 1 (Gary Glasgow 49') vs W Connection 1 (Alvin Jones 7')

Yesterday

Pt Fortin Civic 3 (Marcus Joseph 37', Andre Toussaint 58', Andrei Pacheco 62') vs St Anns Rangers 0

Kicks from the penalty mark

W Connection   3                WASA FC 4
Alvin Jones (scored)            Gary Glasgow (scored)
Mekeil Williams (scored)       Dorean Daniel (scored)
Hashim Arcia (crossbar)       Glen Walker (over bar)
Neil Benjamin Jr. (over bar)  Ethan Robinson (Scored)
Gerard Williams (scored)      Stern John (scored)

Teams

Caledonia AIA: 33. Zane Coker, 21. Densill Theobald, 2. Taylor Benjamin, 8. Keron Bethelmy, 10. Hayden Tinto (4. Conrad Smith 71st), 12. Kareem Joseph, 13. Julian Wade (15. Franz Husbands 71st) (31. Kyle Adams 77th), 16. Pierre Hitner, 22. Jameel Neptune, 27. Nathan Lewis, 28. Pernell Schultz

Unused substitutes: 1. Shemel Louison (GK), 9. Keyon Edwards, 14. Keon Russell, 31. Kyle Adams, 32. Kyle Bartholomew

Assistant Coach: Jerry Moe

Defence Force (Super League): 27. Dillon Prince, 8. Christopher Durity (C), 4. Keron Bruno (Ronald St Louis 67th), 6. Kevon Blackman, 9. Michael Edwards,14. Dwight Scott, 15. Tevin Eve (26. Khalid Crichlow 83rd), 16. Dexter Thornhill, 19. Javon Neptune, 20. Brandon Fountain (Jamil Bailey 66th), 22. Jamaal Goodridge

Unused substitutes: 40. Justice Morris (GK), 3. Jamal Maughn, 28. Christian Baptiste, 47. Aaron Lester

Coach: Kelshall Alexander

Teams

WASA FC: 34. Glenroy Samuel, 2. Damien Pompey (21. Dominic Hutchinson 72nd), 5. Akil Harley, 8. Kevon Henry, 15. Cleveland Cambridge, 20. Dillon Peterson (18. Dorian Daniel 80th), 22. Justin Garcia, 23. Gary Glasgow, 26. Glen Walker, 28. Ethan Robinson, 6. Mario Kissoon (25. Stern John 74th)

Unused substitutes: 1. Michael Woods (GK), 9. Kareem Freitas, 10. Jahham Hernandez, 18. Dorian Daniel, 19. Duran Felician

Coach: Marvin Faustin

W Connection: 18. Julani Archibald, 3. Gerard Williams (C), 2. Kurt Frederick, 5. Mekeil Williams, 10. Yefer Steven Lozano (Jerrel Britto 64th), 11. Tremain Shayn Paul, 14. Hashim Arcia, 26. Maurice Ford, 29. Akeem Garcia (23. Keon Boucher 68th), 39. Alvin Jones, 65. Neil Benjamin Jr.

Unused substitutes: 12. Jerrel Britto, 13. Devaughn Elliot, Anselm Jackson, 19. Leslie Joel Russell, 22. Aquelius Sylvester (GK), 23. Keon Boucher, 36. Triston Hodge

Coach: Stuart Charles Fevrier.

Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 25, 2014, 02:58:18 AM
Point Fortin oust Rangers from Toyota Classic
T&T Newsday Reports.


POINT FORTIN Civic advanced to the quarter-final round of the Toyota Classic competition on Sunday after a convincing 3-0 victory over St Anns Rangers, in their first round battle at the Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin.

This game was the only clash, featuring Pro League teams, in the first round.

A trio of former national midfielders found the back of the net for the hosts, with Marcus Joseph breaking the deadlock in the 37th minute, followed by second half strikes from Andre Toussaint (59th) and Andrei Pacheco (63rd).

Also on Sunday, Police earned a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Guaya United at the Police Barracks in St James.

Beville Joseph put Guaya ahead after 11 minutes but Elijah Belgrave equalised for the hosts on the half-hour mark, and Jibri McDavid notched the winner in the 68th.

The shock result of the first round occurred at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on Saturday evening, with 2013 winners W Connection sent packing by WASA FC.

Defender Alvin Jones put Connection in front in the seventh minute but ex-national midfielder/striker Gary Glasgow knotted up the scores in the 50th. The scores were 1-1 at the end of regulation time and kicks from the penalty spot were required to determine the winner.

Glasgow, Dorean Daniel, Ethan Robinson and the evergreen Stern John converted their kicks for WASA, while Jones, Mekeil Williams and Gerrard Williams replied for Connection.

In the shootout, WASAs third kicker Glen Walker sent his effort high while, for the Connection outfit, Hashim Arcia struck the uprights and Neil Benjamins kick was overbar.

The earlier game at Couva on Saturday resulted in a comfortable 3-0 win for Caledonia AIA over Defence Forces Super League team, with strikes from Nathan Lewis (32nd), Pernell Schultz (76th) and Kyle Adams (82nd).

There was better luck for the Defence Forces Pro League squad, as they hammered Petrotrin Palo Seco 6-0 in the second of back-to-back games at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya.

Former international striker Devorn Jorsling registered a hat-trick, scoring in the 30th, 45th and 69th, while Kerry Joseph (53rd), Glynn Franklyn (77th) and Daryl Trim (81st) added one apiece.

Earlier at Macoya, Troy Moses scored twice (31st and 40th), while there were other contributions via a Simon Nedd own goal (17th) and Johann Peltier (69th).

Fridays scheduled quarter-final at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, featuring Central FC against La Horquetta SA, and last years runners-up Club Sando against North East Stars, did not take place due to unsafe conditions, following a heavy downpour.

Those pair of matches will take place on November 28, at a venue to be determined.

Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 30, 2014, 06:36:08 AM
Guerra doubles up for Central FC
T&T Express Reports.


Coming off the bench, Trinidad and Tobago international Atuallah Guerra scored twice to add some gloss to a tame Central FC performance, as the Sharks saw off Super League La Horquetta SA 3-0 at the Ato Boldon Stadium on the way to a semi-final spot in the 2014 Toyota Classic knockout football competition.

Guerras goals added a little polish to an otherwise stale Sharks performance, although Central FC comfortably kept the lead once Keion Goodridges shot kissed off the far upright to put them ahead in the 19th minute. Central head coach Zoran Vranes did not field his A squad, although regulars Jason Marcano, Leston Paul, Sean De Silva, Darren Mitchell and goalie Jan-Michael Williams all started.

Briefly, La Horquetta threatened to pull level with a spell of pressure in the first quarter of the second half, when their attacking midfielder Taje Commissiong stood out. Meanwhile, Guerra was given the final half hour to make an impact, and did.

The T&T international team gave Central a 2-0 advantage in the 76th minute with a low shot past goalkeeper Sean Marshall, capitalising on the defenders failure to routinely intercept Quian Grosvenors low pass across the penalty box. Guerras powerful 86th minute free-kick then made it 3-0, putting the result befond doubt.

League leaders Central and Sando move in Toyota Classic quarter finals.
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Leaders of their respective leagues, Central FC (Digicel Pro League) and Club Sando (National Super League) completed the quarter final round match-ups of the 2014 Toyota Classic by ousting La Horquetta SA and North East Stars respectively on Friday night.

Central, against La Horquetta in the first match of a rescheduled preliminary round double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, defeated the Super League outfit 3-0.

Defender Keion Goodridge opened the scoring in the 19th minute for the Couva Sharks before a late double by Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Ataullah Guerra, scoring in the 76th and 84th minutes, completed the job for the Zoran Vranes coached Pro League leaders.

In the second of the double header, another Couva based team, the Anthony Streete coached-Club Sando, celebrated its place into the quarter final round.

Jack Weedons late goal in the 87th minute separated Sando last seasons 2-0 defeated finalists against W Connection from former winners North East Stars.

Sando will next face San Juan Jabloteh, a former club of both Streete and Weedon, from 8 pm on Monday 1 December at the Ato Boldon Stadium to wrap up the quarter final round following a 6 pm clash between Central FC and Point Fortin Civic.

The quarter final round kicks off today (Saturday 29 November) with Police FC against Defence Force from 3 pm at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium and Caledonia AIA against WASA FC from the same time at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

Toyota Classic 2014 Preliminary Round Results

San Juan Jabloteh 4 (Simon Nedd own goal 17', Troy Moses 31', 40') vs 1976 FC Phoenix 0

Petrotrin Palo Seco 0 vs Defence Force (Pro League) 6 (Devorn Jorsling 30', 45'+, 69', Kerry Joseph 53', Jemel Sebro 77', Darryl Trim 81')

Caledonia AIA 3 (Nathan Lewis 32', Pernell Schultz 76', Kyle Adams 82') vs Defence Force (Super League) 0

WASA FC 1 (Gary Glasgow 49') vs W Connection 1 (Alvin Jones 7')

Kicks from the penalty mark

W Connection   3                WASA FC 4
Alvin Jones (scored)            Gary Glasgow (scored)
Mekeil Williams (scored)       Dorean Daniel (scored)
Hashim Arcia (crossbar)       Glen Walker (over bar)
Neil Benjamin Jr. (over bar)  Ethan Robinson (Scored)
Gerard Williams (scored)      Stern John (scored)

St. Ann's Rangers 0 vs Point Fortin Civic 3 (Marcus Joseph 37', Andre Toussaint 59', Andrei Pacheco 63')

Police FC 2 (Elijah Belgrave 30', Jibri Mc David 68') vs Guaya United 1 (Beville Joseph 11')

Central FC 3 (Keion Goodridge 19, Ataullah Guerra 76, 84) vs La Horquetta SA 0

Club Sando 1 (Jack Weedon 87) vs North East Stars 0

Upcoming Quarter Final Round Matches

Saturday 29 November

Police FC vs Defence Force3 pm, Manny Ramjohn Stadium

Caledonia AIA vs WASA FC3 pm, Larry Gomes Stadium

Monday 1 December

Central FC vs Point Fortin Civic6 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium

San Juan Jabloteh vs Club Sando8 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium

Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 30, 2014, 06:36:51 AM
Club Sando take another scalp
By Ian Prescott (Express).


Even North East Stars coach Angus Eve could find no argument to deny that Club Sando deserved their place in the 2014 Toyota Classic semi-finals.

Super League leaders Club Sando scored a 1-0 victory over Stars at Ato Boldon Stadium on Friday night, continuing their giant-killing in the tournament, which saw them defeat three Pro League teams in the 2013 competition, before losing 2-0 to Pro League champions W Connection in the final.

Jack Weedon put in a superbly-taken free-kick in the dying stages to win the match. Goalkeeper Cleon John seemed to be anticipating free-kick specialist Nigel Daniel putting the ball to his left. Instead, Weedon, who initially looked like a decoy, took the shot first time, putting the ball to the right corner and beating the startled Stars goalie.

The winning goal came as no surprise to the Club Sando supporters who grew more vocal, as their players dominated the professional team for long spells.

One set of players wanted the game more than the other, said Eve, who branded the approach of his players as unprofessional.

They thought they could just come on the field and win the game simply because they play in a higher division than the other team, Eve said.

Stars were offered, but refused an early gift within the opening five minutes, when Jomoul Francois intercepted a poor back pass, got past goalie Alexei Julien, but still placed his shot wide. Having survived the early scare, Club Sando grew confident and their followers, louder.

The lower division team took over the first half, so much so, that within half hour, Stars coach Eve made a double switch, taking off Francois and bringing on Keron Cummings and Kennedy Hinkson to boost the midfield, which was being overrun. Having made the changes, Eve got better production in the second half when striker Tyronne Charles twice missed the far corner shooting across goal.

In making those two changes I was sending a message to the players that I was not standing for the lack of professionalism they were displaying, Eve declared.

It was a good game. Not many clear chances were created, but the build-up was good, especially by Club Sando. It could be argued that Club Sando are the equivalent of a Pro League team themselves, having the players, but not the finances to play at the highest level.

As national coach Stephen Hart watched from the stands, a couple of national Under-20s made their mark, Neveal Hackshaw defending for Stars, while midfielder Akeem Humphrey was particularly prominent for Club Sando. And at age 40, former Guyanese captain Charles Pollard still played a big role at the back for Club Sando and was seen scolding defender Devorn Drayton, after he made a second poor pass across the penalty area.

Technical director Muhammad Isa felt that over 90 minutes, the Anthony-Streete trained Club Sando deserved victory.

I thought we had a very good first half and we did enough in the second half to win the game, stated Isa, a former Trinidad and Tobago national football coach.

Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 01, 2014, 04:20:36 PM
Caledonia, D/Force out as WASA, Police book Toyota Classic semis spots.
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WASA FC became only the fifth Super League team to ever reach the semi-final round of the Toyota Classic, in the tournament's decade-long existence, after edging Caledonia AIA 2-1 at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Saturday.

Defunct Joe Public (2010), Stokely Vale (2012), Guaya United and Club Sando (2013) were the only other teams to reach the semi-final round of the tournament that pools the best of the Super League against Pro League clubs.

Guyana national team attacker Purnell Schultz had put Caledonia ahead in the 38th minute but Mario Kissoon leveled the scores 1-1 in the 45th minute for WASA.

Then in the second period, Ethan Robinson's 63rd minute goal stood the winner while goalkeeper Glenroy Samuel denied his former employers a comeback with a few second half shutouts.

At the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Police FC also booked its place in the semi-final round but with a 4-3 kicks from the penalty spot win over Defence Force following a 1-1 draw.

Christon Thomas had Police in front by the 10th minute but a 72nd minute equaliser by Richard Roy eventually led to a shootout.

However Police were better at the target with Todd Ryan, Clevon Mc Fee, Christon Thomas and Hector Sam finding the back of the net with only Elijah Belgrave hitting wide of the target on the second.

As for Defence Force, Devorn Jorsling, Richard and Dave Long scored from the spot but Curtis Gonzales (denied by the upright) and Kerry Joseph (wide) failed to find the back of the net in the third and fourth respectively.

The quarter final round will continue on Monday 1 December at the Ato Boldon Stadium when Central FC tackles Point Fortin Civic from 6 pm with the winner booking a semi-final spot against WASA FC on Friday 5 December and Club Sando against San Juan Jabloteh from 8 pm with the winner advancing to meet Police FC.

Quarter Final Round Results


Caledonia AIA 1 (Purnell Schultz 38) vs WASA FC 2 (Mario Kissoon 45', Ethan Robinson 63)

Police FC 1 (Christon Thomas 10') vs Defence Force 1 (Richard Roy 72')

Kicks from the penalty mark

Defence Force 3                   Police FC 4
Devorn Jorsling (scored)         Todd Ryan (scored)
Richard Roy (scored)              Elijah Belgrave (missed)
Curtis Gonzales (upright)        Clevon Mc Fee (scored)
Kerry Joseph (missed)            Christon Thomas (scored)
Dave Long (scored)               Hector Sam (scored)
Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 03, 2014, 03:48:41 AM
Civic and Jabloteh complete Toyota Classic semis match-ups.
ttproleague.com.


Point Fortin Civic and Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh both progressed to the semi-final round of the 2014 Toyota Classic after managing wins over Central FC and 10-man Club Sando respectively on Monday.

Civic trumped Central 4-2 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in the first match of the rescheduled quarter final round double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium before Jabloteh edged last seasons defeated finalists Club Sando 1-0.

Jamaican midfielder Adrian Reids 41stminute penalty, following a handball in the Sando area, stood the winner against the Super League leaders equipped with a number of former Pro League players and former St. Anns Rangers coach Anthony Streete.

Sando, although having forward Kevon Woodley ejected for dangerous play in the second period, dominated the goal scoring chances but failed to find the back of the net on a night that included being denied by goalkeeper Shane Mattis on a second half penalty.

Jabloteh too had themselves to blame for the difficulty, missing out on a couple clear cut chances and Reid missing out on his double from the spot blanked by the glove of goalkeeper Alexei Julian near the end.

And just as Sando, Central endured a miserable night near the goal and paid the price of exit.

Civic goalkeeper Marvin Phillip produced a number of brilliant saves, the majority in the second half, and his presence between the uprights also saw Centrals Marvin Oliver and Akeem Benjamin, both usually clinical from the spot, denied by the crossbar on the first kick on penalties and wide on the third, respectively.

Meanwhile Civics Andre Ettienne, Andrei Pacheco, Kevon Rouse and Steven Joseph were clinical to finish 4-2 kicks from the penalty spot winners, trumping Centrals scorers Jason Marcano and Qian Grosvenor.

Jabloteh will be the first of Mondays winners to return to the Couva venue on Saturday when the San Juan Kings goes up against Police FC in semi-final one from 5 pmfollowed by WASA FC against Civic from 7 pmin semi-final two.

Also, new to the Toyota Classic this season, each competing teams were required to select a Secondary Schools Football Leagues (SSFL) team from within their community.

The SSFL teams chosen by the 2014 Toyota Classic finalists will meet in the first match of a double header on the Final day on December 12.

Jabloteh selected East Intercol champions San Juan North Secondary while Police have Fatima College; Civic have Point Fortin East Secondary; and WASA with St. Augustine Senior Secondary.

Quarter Final Round Results

San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Adrian Reid 41 pen) vs Club Sando 0

Central FC 0 vs Point Fortin Civic 0

Kicks from the penalty mark

Central FC  2                   Point Fortin Civic 4
Marvin Oliver (cross bar)      Andre Ettienne (scored)
Jason Marcano (scored)        Andrei Pacheco (scored)
Akeem Benjamin (over bar)   Kevon Rouse (scored)
Qian Grosvenor (scored)       Steven Joseph (scored)

Toyota Classic 2014 Upcoming Semi Final Round Matches
Saturday 6 December 2014

Ato Boldon Stadium

San Juan Jabloteh vs Police5 pm
WASA FC vs Point Fortin Civic7 pm

Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 07, 2014, 05:54:49 AM
Point Fortin Civic and Jabloteh to battle for Toyota Classic crown on Dec 12.
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Ato Boldon Stadium, COUVA Jamille Boatswain scored three times on Saturday night as Point Fortin Civic eliminated Super League powerhouse WASA FC 4-0 in semi-final two of the 2014 Toyota Classic to set up a meeting with former winners Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh in the Final on December 12.

Boatswain netted in the 10th, 54th and 90th minutes, scoring against former Trinidad and Tobago youth goalkeeper Glenroy Samuel, with his hat-trick only interrupted by a 69th minute goal from teammate Garyl Doldron, to bring to an end, WASAs surprise journey in the tournament, and in the process, book Civics first Final under the Pro League.

Earlier, Jabloteh, winners in 2008 and runners-up in 2005, 2007 and 2009, topped 10-man Police FC 4-3 on kicks from the penalty spot in semi-final one but not after surviving thrilling 2-2 draw against a resilient performance by the Lawmen.

Police team captain, Todd Ryan, who was later truly missed on kicks from the penalty spot, was ejected from the match just 11 minute inside after picking up successive yellow cards from referee Cecil Hinds for abusive language.

But that didnt nullify the entertainment that was to follow as coach Richard Hoods Lawmen produced a performance that was just shy of sending them through to a second Final this year.

Police, last seasons defeated 2014 Digicel Pro Bowl finalists, were denied by the crossbar in the first half following a crack from 30-yards out by forward Jameel Perry.

And after holding Jabloteh out in the first half, Hoods men opened the scoring in the 64th minute thanks to a strike by fullback Christon Thomas for a 1-0 lead.

However that lead cancelled out by a superb Kerry Baptiste goal in the 69th minute for a 1-1 score after rewinding the clock to 2009 when he led, now defunct, Joe Public to the title in a year that he set a scoring record and led the Eastern Lions to five titles.

Jabloteh then took the lead in the 71st minute when Garth Thomas capitalised on a poor clearance by goalkeeper Adrian Foncette by hitting into an open net for a 2-1 advantage.

However Jabloteh head coach Keith Jeffrey wasnt smiling at the final whistle as it wasnt done yet for his side, which conceded a stoppage time goal from former player Hector Sam, tying the score at 2-2.

Jabloteh finally celebrated reaching the Final after edging Police 4-3 from the penalty spot.

Preceding the Final, which will be contested from 8 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium, East Intercol champions San Juan North Secondary and Point Fortin East Secondary will meet from 6 pm in an exhibition match.

New to the Toyota Classic this season, each competing team were required to select an SSFL team from within their community, with the SSFL teams selected by the Finalists to compete against each other prior to the Final. 

Finalists, Jabloteh and Civic, must interrupt preparations ahead of Fridays Final when they contest Central FC and St. Anns Rangers, respectively, in Round One Match Day Seven of the Digicel Pro League on Tuesday 9 December.

Jabloteh will host Central from 6 pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium followed by Defence Force against defending champions W Connection from 8 pm at the Port of Spain venue.

At the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Rangers and Civic will tackle each other from 6 pm followed by Caledonia AIA against Police FC from 8 pm.

Toyota Classic 2014 Semi Final Round Results

San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Kerry Baptiste 69, Garth Thomas 71) vs Police FC 2 (Christon Thomas 64, Hector Sam 90+)
Jabloteh won the match 4-3 on penalty kicks

WASA FC 0 vs Point Fortin Civic 4 (Jamille Boastwain 10, 54, 90, Garyl Doldron 69)

Title: Re: 2014 Toyota Classic Thread.
Post by: Flex on December 14, 2014, 05:28:36 AM
Jabloteh beats Civic to 2014 Toyota Classic crown.
ttproleague.com.


San Juan community gets first title after 6 years

Ato Boldon Stadium, COUVA Point Fortin residents showed up by hundreds more, and noisier than the opposition on Friday night. But it was the community of San Juan that awaited the arrival of the 2014 Toyota Classic crown and a celebration that took six miserable years to come.

Before kick-off, Civic were seeking their first title since joining the TT Pro League last season, while Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh defeated Toyota Classic finalists in 2009 last captured silverware in 2008, under the then charge of former England international Terry Fenwick, who led the San Juan club to the Pro League title, the Toyota Classic and the now defunct Big Six.

On Friday night Jabloteh got the perfect start when Andell Noray scored a blast just three minutes into the final. But that lead was cancelled out by a rocket in the 70th minute from Point Fortin Civics Andrei Pacheco, leveling the scores 1-1 in the gritty affair.

And with the scores tied at 1-1 at the final blow of referee Neal Brizans whistle, it was down to kicks from the penalty spot.

Jamaican goalkeeper Shane Mattis dominated the occasion, producing two excellent saves from the penalty spot, to help Jabloteh defeat Civic 4-2 on penalty kicks to capture the Toyota Classic crown and $50,000 winners prize.

Civics captain and central defender Andre Ettienne, seemingly a victim of final jitters on the night, was the first to be stopped by Mattis, who produced a low save after Johan Peltier had put Jabloteh ahead on the first kick.

Shaquille Bertrand, Kerry Baptiste and Jamaican midfielder Adrian Reid also found the back of the net for Jabloteh although Civic and Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Marvin Phillip got glove to the two latter.

But Mattis, the eventual Toyota Classic final MVP, who was also brilliant from the spot in two matches during the 2014 First Citizens Cup, produced another low save to deny Steven Joseph on Civics fourth kick to decide the winner after conceding against Andrei Pacheco and Kevin Rouse.

Shane Mattis has always been a keeper, once he is fully fit, that will be excellent, explained Jabloteh head coach Keith Jeffrey. And I have made him fully fit and he will always be a match winner for us.

Its about time I won something, said the 34-year-old Mattis following the match.

Mattis, a substitute goalkeeper to Clayton Ince when the now defunct Ma Pau SC won the Toyota Classic in 2011, continued. Ive been playing so long in Trinidad and never won anything as a player in a game only on the bench. [Tonight] I was pretty confident, believing I could pull off a couple saves [on penalty kicks].

Mattis said that he and his teammates were mentally prepared to do what was required to top Civic for the title.

The Keith Jeffrey coached-Jabloteh grabbed the 1-0 lead while supporters were still turning up at the stadium, after capitalizing on a mistake in defence by Ettienne.

Noray swooped in on a giveaway and from inside the box the lanky Tobago-born forward smashed a left footer into the roof of the net with little chance to goalkeeper Phillip.

Noray was alive for the entire first half and had the bulk of Jablotehs chances, one of which he forced a low save out of Phillip in the 27th minute from distance.

In the 38th minute Noray directed a free-kick into the body of Phillip but failed to duplicate his performance in the second period before he was replaced injured by Brendon Figuera in the 81st minute.

Garth Thomas also had a scoring opportunity for Jabloteh before the break but the right-back bundled a Baptiste corner wide of goal at the back post.

And in the first of three minutes of stoppage time after 90 minutes, Baptiste failed to seal the win in regulation time.

The 34-year-old former Golden Boot winner and 2009 TT Pro League Player of the Year was denied by the legs of substitute Kevin Rouse after Fabian Reid played a neat pass across the area.

Two minutes earlier F. Reid tested Phillip from distance but only won a save out of the Civic goalie.

And before that it was Civic that dominated a portion of the game, led by a 59th minute strike from distance by Andre Toussaint, which gave the Point Fortin supporters something to cheer, after Mattis went into full stretch to put it behind for a corner.

But the stadium erupted into excitement, with 20 minutes left, when Pachecos rocket from 20 yards out hit the underside of the crossbar before landing into Mattis net to level the score 1-1.

That goal set us back a little bit, Mattis shared. But we really motivated to win.

Civic continued with a neat string of passes five minutes later which ended with midfielder Akeem Redhead duplicating an earlier attempt of his which flew wide of the far post.

I think we could have won it on regulation time, said Point Fortin Civic head coach Reynold Carrington, whose side took away the runners-up $20,000 and medals, while forward Jamille Boatswain picked up the Most Goals Award with his three goals in the tournament.

The momentum was with us and failed to capitalise on the half chances that we had.

I think the pain wont really sink in just yet. Tonight its going to be a hard night. We owed ourselves a victory not just our community. We have been working hard but came up empty handed.

The effort was good but not good enough. It was a good final. I think from the beginning of the competition it was intense and very competitive. I think both teams that [reached the final] came out and let everything on the field and it was just unfortunate that we were the losers.

Carrington added that it is still important that his side get positive results in two remaining Digicel Pro League matches before the Christmas break.

Jabloteh head coach Keith Jeffrey, meanwhile, is now eyeing a much bigger prize in the 2014-2015 Digicel Pro League championship.

He said, Its important that the community got something. I know the San Juan community have been longing for some success and [the Toyota Classic title] has come at the right time. This victory will propel the team forward, making the players believe that they can go all the way. Because the league is a close league, and you must believe to win the league.

Jabloteh will return to action in the league on Tuesday 16 December against crosstown rivals Caledonia AIA from 6 pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Round One Match Day Seven while Defence Force will host Civic from 8 pm.

Simultaneously at the Ato Boldon Stadium, defending champions W Connection will meet Police FC from 6 pm and from 8 pm leaders Central FC will host North East Stars.

Toyota Classic Final

Point Fortin Civic 1 (Andrei Pacheco 70') vs San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Andell Noray 3'), regulation time score

Kicks from the penalty spot

San Juan Jabloteh 4                Point Fortin Civic 2
Johan Peltier (scored)              Andre Ettienne (saved)
Shaquille Bertrand (scored)      Andrei Pacheco (scored)
Kerry Baptiste (scored)           Kevin Rouse (scored)
Adrian Reid (scored)               Steven Joseph (saved)

Exhibition Match

Point Fortin East Secondary 3 vs San Juan North Secondary 1

Teams

Point Fortin Civic1. Marvin Phillip, 4. Weslie John, 5. Andre Ettienne (C), 2. Garyl Doldron, 3. Steven Joseph, 6. Akeem Redhead, 7. Kelvin Modeste, 19. Andrei Pacheco, 18. Trent Lougheed (Yellow Card) (23. Kevin Rouse 55th), 11. Andre Toussaint, 20. Jamille Boatswain (21. Andre Alexis 83rd).

Unused substitutes24. Miguel Payne (GK), 16. Ancil Wells, 17. Keswin Goolie, 13. Tevin Belfor, 15. Rondell Paul.

CoachReynold Carrington

San Juan Jabloteh30. Shane Mattis (Yellow Card), 13. Coneal Thomas, 18. Jevon Morris, 4. Garth Thomas, 10. Kerry Baptiste (C), 6. Dario Holmes, 14. Shaquille Bertrand, 24. Adrian Reid, 15. Duran Dilworth (9. Johan Peltier 66th), 7. Andell Noray (23. Brendon Figuera 81st), 17. Fabian Reid.

Unused substitutes36. Raheem Belgrave (GK), 11. Bryan Bayliss, 22. Calib Sturge, 19. Dillon Kirton, 25. Troy Moses.

CoachKeith Jeffrey.

Match RefereeNeal Brizan.

Title: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on November 03, 2015, 03:29:31 AM
Jeffrey challenge underdogs to rise in Toyota Classic.
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Head coach of defending Toyota Classic champions San Juan Jabloteh, Keith Jeffrey, has challenged underdog teams to rise in this seasons 2015 edition.

The Toyota Classic, the only knockout tournament which incorporates all Pro League teams and some of the Super Leagues current best, was launched today (Monday) at the Hasely Crawford Stadium VIP for its 2015 edition.

Following the draw, Jeffrey said, Last season it was Point Fortin Civic versus San Juan Jabloteh and we are asking lesser known teams to come out and deliver, to see if we can move away from the W (Connection)-Central finals. The competition is already unique, so let us see what other clubs can do.

Based on a seeded draw, the ten (10) Pro League clubs (Central FC, North East Stars, Police FC, Defence Force, Point Fortin Civic, W Connection, San Juan Jabloteh, St. Anns Rangers, Morvant Caledonia United and Club Sando) and the top six (6) Super League Premier Division teams after Match Day 16 (Guaya United, Defence Force, 1976 FC Phoenix, Siparia Spurs, Marabella Family Crisis and FC Santa Rosa) were pooled into four (4) groups.

It is in tournaments like the Toyota Classic which provides the forum for the coaches and players to perform with something at stake, TT Pro League Chief Executive Officer Dexter Skeene reminded during the launch. These brand extensions like the Toyota Classic are critical to the development and sustainability of the TT Pro League.

In Group A, Point Fortin Civic will renew their rivalry against reigning Digicel Pro League champions Central FC, and 1976 FC Phoenix of Tobago will take on Morvant Caledonia United; with both winners advancing to meet in the quarter-final round.

While Group B features former champions North East Stars against Siparia Spurs, and three-time former champions and recently crowned First Citizens Cup champions, W Connection, against 2013 defeated finalists, Club Sando; with both winners advancing to meet in the quarter-final round.

Guaya United, fresh from capturing the Super League Premier Division knockout title on Sunday, must tackle Police FC of the Pro League, while Marabella Youth Crisis will meet the defending Toyota Classic champions, San Juan Jabloteh; with both Group C winners advancing to meet in the quarter-final round.

Group D will feature the only all-Super League clash with Defence Force (Super League) against FC Santa Rosa, and the other match-up an all-Pro League clash between St. Anns Rangers and Defence Force; with both winners advancing to meet in the quarter-final round.

Last season the Jeffrey-led Jabloteh outscored Civic on penalties 4-2 following a 1-1 draw in the final of the Toyota Classic for the San Juan clubs first title in 6 years.

Now looking ahead to his preliminary round clash with Marabella Youth Crisis this season, Jeffrey said, I have no idea about the Super League teams but I guess if they are in the top six, they will have something to offer.

This season the Toyota Classic will feature an increased champions prize of $75,000, dwarfing the previous $50,000 offered, while the runners-up will receive $20,000.

Skeene commend Toyota (Trinidad and Tobago) and its general manager Andre Baptiste for their unwavering support for the Toyota Classic, the concept that brings together the best 16 football clubs in the country in a unique and innovative tournament that is aimed at showcasing the best players and coaches in the TT Pro League and the Super League.

The TT Pro League CEO said the Toyota Classic, the brainchild of Baptiste, was also created with the purpose of developing a loyal fan base who will continually attend TT Pro League matches.

The goal is to improve attendances and shift the event type supporter to one that grows the long term fan base of the clubs. A major element is a relationship with community. The currency that runs football is fans and the League and its directors understand this and are taking steps to build the support of the teams and create loyal supporters. The thrust is now to utilize fields in the communities represented by the clubs.

Skeene added that the League will continue to expand its target audience with marketing strategies geared to cater to families, including aspects for children. He said that incentives such as awarding $5,000 to the club with the most and vocal supporters. Also, in keeping with bringing stakeholders together, the League will invite two Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) teams to play the first game of the double header on final night, where they will compete for a trophy and cash prize.

Toyota (T&T) marketing manager Sean Shaffie, speaking during todays Toyota Classic 2015 launch, said, () the development of football has been the major focus for us (Toyota) over the years. It is with this desire that we teamed up with the Pro League to bring about a change in culture by instilling a professional attitude in the sport, to prepare our potential talents to embrace the dynamism of world football. We believe with the right approach, there are many more (players) who can make it on the world stage and Toyota will play its part in helping the realisation of those talents. We applaud the efforts of the Pro League and will continue to encourage them to achieve excellence.

2015 Toyota Classic Groups

Group A
1.Point Fortin Civic
2.1976 Tobago Pheonix
3.Morvant Caledonia United
4.Central FC

Group B
1.North East Stars
2.W Connection
3.Club Sando
4.Siparia Spurs

Group C
1.Guaya United
2.Marabella Youth Crisis
3.San Juan Jabloteh
4.Police FC

Group D
1.Defence Force (Super League)
2.St. Anns Rangers
3.Defence Force (Pro League)
4.FC Santa Rosa

Round of 16 (Preliminary Round) (Match dates, times and venues will be published on Tuesday 03 November)

Point Fortin Civic vs Central FC (A1)
1976 Tobago Phoenix vs Morvant Caledonia United (A2)
North East Stars vs Siparia Spurs (B1)
W Connection vs Club Sando (B2)
Guaya United vs Police FC (C1)
Marabella Youth Crisis vs San Juan Jabloteh (C2)
Defence Force (Super League) vs FC Santa Rosa (G1)
St. Anns Rangers vs Defence Force (Pro League) (G2)

Quarter Final Round

Winners A1 vs Winners A2 (E)

Winners B1 vs Winners B2 (F)

Winners C1 vs Winners C2 (G)

Winners D1 vs Winners D2 (H)

Semi Final Round

Winners E vs Winners F
Winners G vs Winners H

Final

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on November 06, 2015, 04:52:17 AM
N/E Stars hit eight past Siparia in Toyota Classic.
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Morvant-Caledonia steer Phoenixs flight back to Tobago after 8-goal thriller and Santa Rosa edge Super League counterpart Defence Force to advance into quarters.

The Toyota Classic 2015 got off to an exciting start on Wednesday night with former champions North East Stars crushing Super League opponents Siparia Spurs 8-0 and Morvant Caledonia United outscoring 1976 FC Phoenix 5-3 at separate venues.

Former St. Anthonys College forward Jomoul Francois scored his first professional beaver-trick for North East Stars. The 20-year-old midfielder netted in the 13th, 63rd, 64th and 75th minutes in the second match of a Marvin Lee Stadium double-header after FC Santa Rosa had edged Super League counterparts Defence Force 1-0 courtesy a 72nd minute Devon King item to advance into the quarter-final round.

Also scoring for North East Stars on either side of the half was current T&T Senior Team midfielder Keron Cummings, who ended with a double after finding the back of Siparias net in the 14th and 47th minutes.

Former T&T youth player Gorean Highley had opened the scoring for the Roland Clarke-coached North East Stars in the 9th minute of the match which also had Dillon Jaggasar on the scoresheet for the Sangre Grande-based Pro League outfit in the 71st minute.

Earlier at the Ato Boldon Stadium, it wasnt as easy for Morvant Caledonia United (MCU) despite dominating the opening stages and having a three-goal lead within the first 22 minutes.

Phoenix made a surprising comeback to level the scores, before MCU finally ended the Tobagonians effort with two additional goals in the second half.

Eugine Kirwan handed MCU a 1-0 lead by the 3rd minute. The Antigua forward buried the ball past Phoenix goalkeeper Joel Sampson from inside the area following a left side move by Jameel Neptune which was initiated by midfielder Densill Theobald.

Akeem Roach then extended MCUs lead 2-0 by the 12th minute. The 19-year-old former Defence Force attackers strike off Kareem Josephs effort which cannoned off the upright was too much for Sampson and a desperate attempted clearance on the line by defender Simon Nedd.

MCU veteran midfielder Theobald joined in on the fun by scoring in the bottom left corner of Sampsons net for a 3-0 lead following a flowing move then feed by St. Kitts/Nevis international Kennedy Isles.

But Phoenix leveled the scores 3-3 after firing back with three uninterrupted goalsall from excellent playsscored Stefano Wright in the 31st minute, Dominic Mc Dougall in in stoppage time of the first half and Lejandro Williams, the son of Phoenixs coach Terry Williams, in the 53rd minute against T&T goalkeeper Marvin Phillip in goal for MCU.

However as both sides heaped the chances in the second half, MCU made better use with Roach completing his double in the 67th minute with a solo effort to put his side back in front 4-1.

Four minutes earlier, MCU veteran fullback and captain Kareem Joseph struck the upright a second time on the night.

Phoenix also had frame involved three minutes from time, but it was a superb low save by Phillip that saw Williams free-kick clip the base of the upright before heading out for a corner.

MCU finally completed the 5-3 victory in stoppage time when Isles, who went close in the 47th and 60th minutes, made no mistake in hitting past Sampson off substitute Sheldon Holders pass.

Round of 16 action continues on the weekend, beginning with a double-header at the Mahaica Oval on Friday. Former champions W Connection will take on 2013 finalists Club Sando from 5:30 pm before home side Point Fortin Civic welcomes Central FC from 8 pm.

On Saturday St. Anns Rangers will meet Pro League counterpart Defence Force from 3 pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

Then on Sunday, the Guayaguayare Recreation Ground will come alive when home side Guaya United welcomes Police FC from 3 pm, and simultaneously at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Super League side Marabella Family Crisis Centre will take on defending Toyota Classic champions San Juan Jabloteh.

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Pro League team whip Super League Phoenix 5-3.
By Ian Prescott (Express).


Caledonia scare

Pro League outfit Morvant/Caledonia United let a three-goal lead slip before rallying to whip Tobago 1976 Phoenix of the semi-professional National Super League 5-3 at the Ato Boldon Stadium, as the 2015 Toyota Classic kicked off on Wednesday with round of 16 matches.

The knockout football competition offers a $75,000 first prize and matches 10 professional teams against the top six semi-pro team sides from the National Super League.

At Marvin Lee Stadium, FC Santa Rosa won 1-0 over Defence Force (Super League). Despite having most of the possession, Defence Force succumbed to a 72nd minute goal from former Joe Public striker Devon King who scored from close range after Jean-Paul Aqui-Blanc re-directed Nicholas Armstrong's cross into his path.

Later, in the second match of a double-header, North East Stars made a meal of Super League Siparia Spurs, winning 8-0. Jomoul Francois, the 20-year-old former St Anthony's College player scored four times in the rout. Trinidad and Tobago international Keron Ball Pest Cummings netted a double, while Gorean Ratty Highley and Dillon Jaggasar also scored.

Down at Couva, it looked plain sailing for Morvant/Caledonia when the Pro League team took a 3-0 lead against second tier Phoenix. Eugine Kirwan, an Antiguan striker, netted from inside the penalty area in the third minute after combining with Jameel Neptune.

Morvant/Caledonia led 2-0 with less than a quarter-hour gone when Akeem Roach, the 19-year-old former Defence Force attacker put in a rebound in the 12th minute. Morvant captain Kareem Tiny Joseph, made his usual overlapping run from right-back and smacked his shot off the crossbar, before Roach followed up to score.

And well before the half hour mark, veteran midfielder Theobald beat goalkeeper Joel Sampson with a shot into the bottom left corner for a 3-0 lead in the 22nd minute, after combining with Kennedy Isles, the former St Ann's Rangers and St Kitts/Nevis international.

But the Morvant team have struggled to put together a total game this season. In their 4-2 loss last Friday to Club Sando in the First Citizens Cup third-placed playoff, they only came to life in the second half.

Against Phoenix, the Tobagonians were allowed back into the match as Marvin Phillip, the Trinidad and Tobago international goalie was beaten three times.

Phoenix scored twice in the final quarter of the first half through Stefano Wright (31st), and Dominic Mc Dougall (45th). Going in trailing 3-2 at the half, the Super League team rallied further and were level at 3-3 in the 53rd minute through the prolific Leandro Williams.

Both teams had the chance to win thereafter, although the Morvant team looked the more likely winners.

Forward-running Joseph struck the woodwork a second time, before Roach ended a solo run with his second goal of the match in the 67th minute, giving the Pro League club a 4-3 lead. Phoenix again threatened in the dying stages of regulation time, when Williams' free-kick forced goalie Phillip to push the ball onto the woodwork. Having escaped, Caledonia made sure in added-on time with Isle putting Sheldon Holder's pass into Sampson's goal.

Toyota Classic Results

1976 Tobago Phoenix 3 (Stefano Wright 31, Dominic McDougal 45, Lejandro Williams 53) v Morvant Caledonia United 5 (Eugine Kirwan 3, Akeem Roach 12, 67, Densill Theobald 22, Kennedy Isles 90)

North East Stars 8 (Jomoul Francois 13, 63, 64, 75, Keron Cummings 14, 47, Gorean Highley 9, Dillon Jaggasar 71) v Siparia Spurs 0

Defence Force (Super League) 0 v FC Santa Rosa 1 (Devon King 72)

Upcoming Games (Today)

5.30 p.m, W Connection v Club Sando, Mahaica Oval
8.00 p.m, Point Fortin Civic v Central FC, Mahaica Oval

Saturday

3.00 p.m, St. Anns Rangers vs Defence Force (Pro League), Larry Gomes Stadium

Sunday

3.00 p.m, Guaya United vs Police FC, Guayaguayare Recreation Ground
3.00 p.m, Marabella Crisis Centre vs San Juan Jabloteh, Manny Ramjohn Stadium

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on November 08, 2015, 02:59:57 AM
Connection and 10-man Central progress in Toyota Classic via penalties.
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Former champions W Connection and Couva-rivals Central FC both narrowly advanced into the quarter-final round of the Toyota Classic 2015 via penalty kicks at the Mahaica Oval on Friday night.

Connection, Toyota Classic champions in 2005, 2011 and 2013, defeated Club Sando 5-3 from the spot after a 0-0 draw in the first match of a Round of 16 double-header at the Point Fortin venue.

Then in the later match, which also ended in a 0-0 stalemate, Central, who finished the heated encounter with 10-men, surfaced 3-2 winners after a dramatic shoot-out involving home side Point Fortin Civic.

Civic, leading 2-1 on kicks, had a gift of an opportunity to apply further pressure on Central after goalkeeper Miles Goodman had blanked Willis Plazathe Trinidad and Tobago international seemingly lost his composure due to a three-minute wait for the top of the netting to be repaired after a thunderous kick from Civics Andrei Pacheco had beaten goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams.

However Civic failed to find the back of the net again with winger Akeem Redhead blasting his attempt into the night sky before Williams denied substitute Jared Bennett and Bevon Bass struck the base of the upright.

Unlucky for Troy Moses, who scored along with Pacheco, and goalkeeper Goodman, who produced another save to deny Centrals Leston Paul, that the Couva Sharks, courtesy converted kicks from Ataulla Guerra, Andre Ettienne and Darren Mitchell, were the ones celebrating a quarter-finals spot.

Central, the defeated First Citizens Cup finalists a week ago, moves into the quarter-final round where they will meet Morvant Caledonia United, 5-3 winners over Super League opponents 1976 FC Phoenix last Wednesday.

While Connection, fresh from last weeks First Citizens Cup crowning, will meet Toyota Classic 2012 champions North East Stars, who hammered Super League side Siparia Spurs 8-0 in their Round of 16 fixture last Wednesday.

Shahdon Winchester, Jomal Williams, Dwight Quintero, Kurt Frederick and Gerard Williams were all clinical from the spot to beat Sando goalkeeper Alexei Julien.

While Sando, this seasons First Citizens Cup third place winners, paid the price of defeat after Akeem Humphrey, who had a brilliant regulation-time performance, hammered his sides third kick onto the crossbar.

Kevon Woodley, Kemuel Rivers and Kern Cupid, who were part of six former Connection players fielded by Sando, converted their kicks.

Connection started the game without regular captain Alvin Jones, while the clubs leading scorer in all competitions this season, Jomal, was utilised off the bench.

Coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier had called on the services of Jomal following a goalless first half which included stand-in captain Neil Benjamin Jr. fluffing an attempt wide in the 3rd minute with goalkeeper Julien at his mercy after collecting a defence-splitting pass by vice-captain Winchester.

Under half hour later Benjamin returned the favour with a low pass across the area but Winchesters effort lacked the desired sting, affording Julien a comfortable gather.

There were further attempts by either side, but little to trouble opposite goalkeepers, forcing the repeat of the 2013 final, which Connection won, to be decided from the spot.

As expected, the second match of the double header didnt lack intensity between home-side Civic and Central. The contest also had some teeth to it, forcing referee Cecile Hinds to intervene on numerous occasions, including ejecting Central midfielder Elijah Manners with a direct red card in the 67th minute for a lunging tackle on Civics Glenn Sutton.

It was a tough day at the office for Central, the reigning league and Caribbean champions, as Civic slugged it out in every area of the pitch, taking full advantage of the absence of Centrals star midfielder Marvin Oliver, who missed the match due to being suspended by his club for an internal matter.

Central head coach Ross Russell fielded former Civic defensive ace Andre Ettienne and midfielder Ataulla Guerra for the first time after lengthy lay-offs due to injury but even that failed offer much against the side they defeated 3-0 in league action at the same venue on September 26.

Guerra had troubled goalkeeper Goodman from distance in the fifth minute when the ball took an awkward bounce and two minutes later Jason Marcano had the ball into the back of the net, but the offside flag had already been lifted.

Marcano failed to win the luck of the flag again in the 73rd minute after his deflected strike, following a run and cross from the left by Marcus Joseph, ended in the back of the Civic net.

Goodman, who kept out a low Marcus Joseph volley at the near post in the 18th minute, produced another excellent save on the hour mark to keep out a Plaza effort off a Marcano free-kick.

Despite their improved efforts, including a stoppage-time Andrei Pacheco free-kick which clipped the top of the upright and attempts earlier by Troy Moses and Redhead which were blanked by opposing goalkeeper Williams, Civic eventually fell on penalties.

Round of 16 action continues today (Saturday) at the Larry Gomes Stadium with St. Anns Rangers against Pro League counterpart Defence Force from 3 pm.

Then on Sunday, the Guayaguayare Recreation Ground will come alive when home side Guaya United welcomes Police FC from 3 pm, and simultaneously at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Super League side Marabella Family Crisis Centre will take on defending Toyota Classic champions San Juan Jabloteh.

Results

W Connection 0 (5) vs Club Sando 0 (3) (B2)
W Connection won the match 5-3 on penalties

Kicks from the penalty mark

W Connection 5 v Club Sando 3
Shahdon Winchester (scored) - Kevon Woodley (scored)
Jomal Williams (scored) - Kemuel Rivers (scored)
Dwight Quintero (scored) - Akeem Humphrey (post)
Kurt Frederick (scored) - Kern Cupid (scored)
Gerard Williams (scored)

Point Fortin Civic 0 (2) vs Central FC 0 (3) (A1)
Central won the match 3-2 on penalties

Kicks from the penalty mark

Point Fortin Civic 2 v Central FC 3
Troy Moses (scored) - Ataullah Guerra (scored)
Andrei Pacheco (scored) - Willis Plaza (saved)
Akeem Redhead (missed) - Andre Ettienne (scored)
Jared Bennett (saved) - Leston Paul (saved)
Bevon Bass (post) - Darren Mitchell (scored)

Teams

W Connection: 18.Julani Archibald; 2.Kurt Frederick, 3.Gerard Williams, 5.Triston Hodge (4.Maurice Ford 77th), 8.Briel Thomas (Yellow Card) (19.Dwight Quintero 65th), 9.Shahdon Winchester (Yellow Card), 11.Neil Benjamin Jr. (Capt.), 14.Andre Toussaint, 17.Aikim Andrews, 25.Christian Felipe Ocoro Viveros, 34.Jabari Mitchell (10.Jomal Williams 60th)

Unused substitutes: 1.Terrence Lewis (GK), 13.Kion Joseph, 21.Shannon Gomez, 46.Anfernee Frederick

Coach: Stuart Charles Fevrier

Club Sando: 33.Alexei Julien; 5.Devon Drayton, 6.Kemuel Rivers, 7.Akeem Humphrey, 8.Jeromie Williams, 11.Teba Mc Knight (Capt.) (20.Keith Williams 82nd), 13.Kern Cupid, 16.Kevon Woodley (Yellow Card), 17.Jared London, 22.Corneal Thomas, 24.Devon Modeste (19.Ryan Frederick 77th)

Unused substitutes: 9.Jessie Downing, 15.Amrit Gildharry, 18.Shane Hospidales, 26.Shaquille Holder, 34.Kelvin Henry (GK)

Coach: Anthony Streete

Match Referee: Kevin Smart

Teams

Point Fortin Civic: 1.Miles Goodman; 15.Nedeon Noel (Yellow Card), 2.Garyl Doldron (28.Jared Bennett 68th), 11.Tigana Sparks, 19.Andrei Pacheco, 27.Kern Peters, 12.Glenn Sutton (Yellow Card), 8.Akeem Redhead, 16.Kelvin Modeste (Capt.) (Yellow Card) (7.Nickcolson Thomas 46th), 25.Troy Moses, 99.Corey Cyrus (10.Bevon Bass 82nd)

Unused substitutes: 52.Akini Adams (GK), 21.Rondell Paul, 14.Kerwin Stafford, 23.Mickell Charles

Coach: Leroy De Leon

Central FC: 21.Jan-Michael Williams; 2.Elton John (Yellow Card), 4.Andre Ettienne, 7.Jason Marcano (11.Darren Mitchell 79th), 12.Jamal Jack, 17.Marcelle Francois, 25.Elijah Manners (Red Card), 33.Willis Plaza, 45.Ataullah Guerra, 99.Marcus Joseph (14.Nicholas Dillon 82nd), 22.Leston Paul

Unused substitutes: 6.Kerry Baptiste, 30.Akel Clarke (GK), 19.Nathaniel Garcia, 26.Mickaeel Jem Gordon, 23.Jean-Luc Rochford

Coach: Ross Russell

Match Referee: Cecile Hinds

Upcoming Round of 16 matches

Saturday 7 November 2015

St. Anns Rangers vs Defence Force (Pro League) (D2)3 pm, Larry Gomes Stadium

Sunday 8 November 2015

Guaya United vs Police FC (C1)3 pm, Guayaguayare Recreation Ground

Marabella Family Crisis Centre vs San Juan Jabloteh (C2)3 pm, Manny Ramjohn Stadium

Quarter Final Round

Central FC vs Morvant Caledonia United (E)
North East Stars vs W Connection (F)
Winners C1 vs Winners C2 (G)
FC Santa Rosa vs Winners D2 (H)

Semi Final Round

Winners E vs Winners F
Winners G vs Winners H

Final

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on November 09, 2015, 03:44:45 AM
D/Force oust Rangers to set Toyota Classic quarters date with Santa Rosa.
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Defence Force settled a burning score against Rangers, the side they failed to defeat in two previous meetings, by overcoming the St. Anns club 3-1 on Saturday afternoon in a round-of-16 clash of the 2015 Toyota Classic.

The victory also earned the Pro Leagues Defence Force a quarter-final meeting with Super League side FC Santa Rosa with a chance at avenging a 1-0 loss conceded by the Defence Force's Super League counterpart last Wednesday when Santa Rosa progressed.

Richard Roy converted from the penalty  spot yesterday to give Defence Force a 1-0 lead on the 26th minute at the Larry Gomes Stadium after Rangers' goalie Stefan Berkeley was adjudged to have fouled Ross Russell Jr. in the process of keeping out a rebound effort.

Berkeley had spilled a long-range strike from defender Glynn Franklyn before making contact with Russell in contest for the spilled rebound.

Rangers head coach and former Defence Force man, Angus Eve, was still expressing his fury at the touchline over referee Rodphin Harris' decision to award the penalty when the soldiers doubled their tally by the half-hour mark.

Russell made good on a Kishon Seecharan cross by hitting past Berkeley from inside the box for the 2-0 cushion.

However Rangers sliced the soldiers lead in half in the 39th minute when Sayid Freitas sent a free-kick around a poorly-positioned wall and into the bottom corner of Sheldon Clarkes net for a 2-1 score.

That goal came ten minutes after Rangers forward Rasheed Simon struck wide of the target in a situation where he should have done better after a lapse by the Defence Force back-line allowed him a free run at goal inside the area.

Then just before the break Keron Cornwall failed to replicate a free-kick goal, hitting narrowly over-bar, following a foul on goal-scorer Freitas just above the box.

But Defence Force restored their two-goal advantage with a 3-1 score by the 63rd minute when midfielder Kerry Joseph headed past Berkeley off a Marvin Jones left-side corner.

The result snapped a two-match winless run against Rangers, who defeated Defence Force 2-1 last May in their final Digicel Pro League match of the 2014-15 season and held the soldiers to a 1-1 draw in September at the start of the 2015-16 DPL campaign.

Berkeley, who denied Seecharan with a low save on the 22nd minute, pulled off another low save, this time with the leg, to keep out a 77th-minute strike by Jerwyn Balthazar, who had struck the base of the upright moments inside the second period.

Other decided quarter-final match-ups of the 2015 Toyota Classic includes Central FC versus Morvant Caledonia United while 2012 champions North East Stars must tackle 2005, 2011 and 2013 champions W Connection.

The final match-up will be determined today (Sunday) after Guaya United welcomes Police FC from 3 pm at the Guayaguayare Recreation Ground, and simultaneously at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Super League side Marabella Family Crisis Centre take on defending Toyota Classic champions San Juan Jabloteh.

Results

St. Anns Rangers 1 (Sayid Freitas 39) vs Defence Force (Pro League) 3 (Richard Roy 26, Ross Russell Jr. 30, Kerry Joseph 63)

Teams

St. Ann's Rangers: 1.Stefan Berkeley (Yellow Card); 2.Shakiyl Phillip, 4.Jelani Peters (Yellow Card), 5.Miguel Romeo (Capt.), 23.Sayid Freitas, 7.Sedale Mc Lean, 9.Keron Cornwall, 45.Kadeem Corbin (11.Josh Toussaint), 19.Rasheed Simon, 16.Richard Williams, 6.Shaquille Moses

Unused substitutes: 14.Jemel Berot, 17.Kadeem Hutchinson, 18.Trevin Latapy, 21.Keon Peters, 22.Christopher Biggette (GK), 29.Jameel Antoine

Coach: Angus Eve

Defence Force: 25.Sheldon Clarke; 8.Curtis Gonzales, 2.Glynn Franklyn, 17.Ross Russell Jr., 13.Marvin Jones, 4.Dave Long, 12.Jemel Sebro (Yellow Card) (7.Jelani Felix), 23.Kerry Joseph (Yellow Card) (18.Sean Narcis), 26.Richard Roy (9.Devorn Jorsling), 30.Kishon Seecharan, 99.Jerwyn Balthazar (Capt.)

Unused substitutes: 6.Rodell Elcock, 16.Kellon Serrette, 21.Aklie Edwards, 80.Aaron Enill (GK)

Coach: Marvin Gordon

Match Referee: Rodphin Harris

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 09, 2015, 07:18:48 AM
How long has Toyota been involved with this event?
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on November 09, 2015, 11:57:22 AM
How long has Toyota been involved with this event?
Since inception (2005).
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 09, 2015, 12:43:14 PM
How long has Toyota been involved with this event?
Since inception (2005).

 :beermug:

Are they involved with any of the national teams?
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Deeks on November 09, 2015, 01:46:28 PM
So there is a possibility of a DF vs DF final?
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on November 09, 2015, 04:29:06 PM
Jabloteh trounce Crisis 7-0 in Toyota Classic while Guaya edge Police.
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Fabian Reid scored twice and had four assists today (Sunday) all within the first half to lead defending Toyota Classic champions, San Juan Jabloteh, to a 7-0 romp over Super League side, Marabella Family Crisis Centre in their round-of-16 clash at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.

But down in Guayaguayare, home-side and recently crowned Super League Knock-out champions, Guaya United, rallied from a goal down to defeat Pro League outfit Police FC 2-1 to progress into the quarter-final round of the 2015 Toyota Classic, to be contested November 27-28, where they must face 2008 and 2014 champions, Jabloteh.

Police took the lead through Kareem Freitas in the 44th minute however a goal each from inspirational captain and player/coach Ryan Stewart, in the 76th minute, and Jody Allsop, in the 86th minute, saw Guaya exact revenge over the side that defeated them by the same score in last seasons Toyota Classic round-of-16.

Meanwhile Jabloteh were frolicking against in Marabella against a home-side, who were, ironically, suffering a Crisissix goals down by the end of the first half.

Reid (F) led the onslaught by the 3rd minute when he rounding goalkeeper Rondell Renwick to put Jabloteh ahead 1-0 following a feed from Kennedy Hinkson.

The 24-year-old Jamaican playmaker then executed his first of four assists on the afternoon by returning the favour for Hinkson to score past the hapless Marabella Family Crisis Centre goalie in the 25th minute.

Jabloteh then added four more goals in a space of five minutes to add to Crisis Centres miseries at the break.

The Super League side, despite fielding a couple former Pro League players such as Larry Bacchus, Javed Mohammed and Ghymo Harper were clearly in unfamiliar territory.

Nathan Lewis, picked out by an exquisite Reid (F) back-heel, made it 3-0 in the 41st minute against a side that produced little resistance.

Lewis had Reid (F) to thank again in the 43rd minute when he completed a double for a 4-0 Jabloteh lead after another defence-splitting pass.

Reid (F) made it 5-0 with a cool finish in the 44th minute to complete his own double before Tyrone Charles, who scoffed two earlier chances, rounded Renwick in the 45th to hit into an open net for a 6-0 score.

Crisis Centre endured some nervy moments in the second period but it wasnt until the 90th minute that substitute Jamal Gay made it 7-0.

Gay added to Renwicks miseries by rounding the Crisis Centre goalie and hitting into the vacant net after latching onto a pass inside the area by substitute Keyon Edwards.

It turned out a valuable first goal in Jabloteh strip for the former European-based player, who had goal ruled offside two minutes after replacing an injured Rickcardo Harriott in the 80th minute.

Other decided quarter-final round match-ups of the 2015 Toyota Classic includes Central FC versus Morvant Caledonia United; 2012 champions, North East Stars, against 2005, 2011 and 2013 champions W Connection; and Super Leagues FC Santa Rosa against Defence Force (Pro League).

Results

Guaya United 2 (Ryan Stewart 76, Jody Allsop 86) vs Police FC 1 (Kareem Freitas 44)

Marabella Family Crisis Centre 0 vs San Juan Jabloteh 7 (Fabian Reid 3, 44, Kennedy Hinkson 25, Nathan Lewis 41, 43, Tyrone Charles 45, Jamal Gay 90)

Teams

Marabella Family Crisis Centre: 23.Rondell Renwick; 3.Larry Bacchus, 6.Javed Mohammed, 7.Dwane Edwards (70.Renefor Martin 59th), 9.Juma Clarence, 10.Kevin Moodie (11.Kerville Jeremiah 73rd), 13.Keston Grant (Yellow Card), 19.Ghymo Harper (Capt.), 33.Kurlan Khan, 49.Yohance Alexander (Yellow Card), 77.Arvid Applewhite

Unused substitutes: 1.Tevin Moore, 5.Brandon Neptune, 8.Wade Caesar,

Team manager: Terrence Boissiere

San Juan Jabloteh: 36.Raheem Belgrave; 10.Tyrone Charles, 5.Rickcardo Harriott (7.Jamal Gay 80th), 23.Kennedy Hinkson, 27.Nathan Lewis, 18.Jevon Morris, 24.Adrian Reid, 13.Fabien Reid (14.Sean Bonval 64th), 21.Aquil Selby (Yellow Card), 4.Garth Thomas (8.Keyon Edwards 73rd), 11.Damian Williams

Unused substitutes: 35.Andrew Durant (GK), 6.Ramone Mc Gregor, 15.Jerome Mc Intyre, 16.Kaashif Thomas

Coach: Keith Jeffrey

Match Referee: Melville Wallace

Upcoming Matches

November 27-28, 2015

Central FC vs Morvant Caledonia United (E)
North East Stars vs W Connection (F)
Guaya United vs San Juan Jabloteh (G)
FC Santa Rosa vs Defence Force (Pro League) (H)

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on November 09, 2015, 04:34:01 PM
So there is a possibility of a DF vs DF final?

DF (Super league) were knocked out in the round of 16 by FC Santa Rosa.

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on November 09, 2015, 04:39:55 PM
How long has Toyota been involved with this event?

Here is a List of TnT-Toyota Classic Cup Champions Since 2005 (http://www.socawarriors.net/mens-senior-team/242-uncategorised/5346-a-list-of-tnt-toyota-classic-cup-champions-since-2005.html)

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on November 10, 2015, 06:04:57 AM
How long has Toyota been involved with this event?

Here is a List of TnT-Toyota Classic Cup Champions Since 2005 (http://www.socawarriors.net/mens-senior-team/242-uncategorised/5346-a-list-of-tnt-toyota-classic-cup-champions-since-2005.html)

Allyuh rell wukkin. Dahis part of the site I need to explore a lil more.
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on November 23, 2015, 03:31:42 AM
Jabloteh slay Guaya to meet Army in Toyota Classic.
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Forward Tyrone Charles was used off the bench with just fourteen minutes left but grabbed a double against wounded lions when defending Toyota Classic champions San Juan Jabloteh triumphed 5-0 over top Super League side Guaya United last night.

The victory puts the San Juan Kings into the Toyota Classic semi-final round next weekend against Defence Force, who needed the help of ex-Trinidad and Tobago forward Devorn Jorsling to edge Super League side FC Santa Rosa 2-1 in the first match of a quarter-final double-header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium tonight.

Despite the result, it was an electrifying contest and a well-deserved win for the Keith Jeffrey-coached Jabloteh, who had whipped another Super League side, Marabella Family Crisis Centre, 7-0 in the Round-of-16 two weeks ago.

As expected, Guaya turned up at the Port-of-Spain venue with, seemingly, the entire countryside of Guayaguayare in tow, their talented captain and player/coach Ryan Stewart, and a goalkeeper named Erskine Johnson.

Stewart was up to his usual self, dispatching brilliant passes from midfield but it was the talent of Johnson that kept the defending champions, Jabloteh, without a goal until the 50th minute.

Johnson, who denied Kennedy Hinkson, Jevon Morris and a stoppage-time strike from Fabian Reid, all in the first half, was hung out to dry five minutes into the second period when Jabloteh grabbed a 1-0 lead.

In a play kept alive by a defensive error by wingback Leroy Jones, who missed a simple interception, Jablotehs Nathan Lewis was able to continue the play before feeding forward Jamal Gay, who held his composure, to hit past Johnson from inside the area.

The cookie crumbled from there on for Guaya, but it was always in the making, particularly from the performance of Lewis, whose speed and usual popping of a few tricks down the flanks proved too much for the Heart of a Lion Guaya United.

Lewis constant busts of speed down the flank also forced a premature substitution from Guaya coach Akeno Morgan, who replaced Kendell Campbell for the legs of Russell Alfred with six minutes left in the first half. Maybe if Morgan had a suitably better replacement for the exhausted legs of Jones, he would have made a similar change in the second period.

Jamaican Fabian Reid, who went inches wide of the target in the 10th minute, gave Jabloteh 2-0 cushion on the 60th minute. Reid's strike from an acute angle on the right, following a neat chest down and pass from Hinkson, surprised Guayas Green Army supporters when it flew past Johnson at near post.

Johnson, however, wasnt deflated just yet. The Guaya goalie did well to deny Reid (F) a second in the 68th minute then produced consecutive saves a minute later to blank Reid again and a follow-up attempt from Gay.

But there was little Johnson could do for his side in the 75th minute when Jabloteh improved their lead 3-0. Johnsons teammates had allowed Morris to power his way all the way from his own half and into the Guaya area before he blasted the ball into the far netting from the right.

It was clearly the end for Guaya, who had two missed headers from forward Carlon Hughes moments earlier.

However, Jabloteh werent done yet. The San Juan Kings smelt blood and had an appetite for it in the closing stages.

Substitute Tyrone Charles made it 4-0 in the 79th minute with a simple tap in to complete a neat build involving substitute Kaashif Thomas, Lewis and Gay.

Charles, wasted overbar in the 86th minute with substitute Sean Bonval free on goal, but redeemed himself in the 89th minute to complete the 5-0 Jabloteh win as Guaya and their hundreds of "Green Army supporters made their quiet exit.

In the earlier contest at the Port-of-Spain venue it wasnt all gloom and doom for Super Leagues FC Santa Rosa, who also had their coach Keith Look Loy and substituted goalscorer Devon King ejected from the technical area by referee Rashby Mc Phie for dissent.

Look Loy had told ttproleague.com earlier this week that he anticipated his teams most difficult game ever in the history of the club and the focus was simply on representing the club and the Super League well win, lose or draw.

A 2-1 scoreline, although in favour of Defence Force, presumably sufficed.

Defence Force were ahead 1-0 by the 15th minute. Jelani Felix, shifted into the role of creative midfielder in absence of injured regular playmaker Jerwyn Balthazar, had time, lots of it, and space to deliberate before firing into goalkeeper Kitwana Mannings bottom corner from distance.

However in the only minute of stoppage-time in the first half, Santa Rosa levelled the scores 1-1 when King converted from the penalty spot.

Defence Force had themselves to blame, not only because goalkeeper Sheldon Clarke had given away a penalty just before the break, but because they were miserable in front of goal.

Earlier this week, Defence Force head coach promised an attacking team and a basket of goals against the Santa Rosa, the side that edged the Defence Force Super League side 1-0 in the Round-of-16. To be exact, Gordon targeted 7 or 8 goals.

But had midfielder Kerry Joseph beaten goalkeeper Manning on two clear-cut chances in the 24th and 29th minutes, and defender Rodell Elcock put a free header on target in the 33rd minute for Defence Force during a lopsided first half, maybe it would have set the tone for that desired basket of goals.

Goalkeeper Clarke had clear coverage of an aerial ball played into his box, but recklessly stretched out his leg, fouling King in the process and forcing referee Mc Phie to point to the spot.

King, whose left sleeve was torn by the studs of Clarkes boot in the incident, clinically rifled the ball into the top corner from the spot.

However, King failed to continue further than two minutes inside the second period due to a suspected groin injury. But his goal, a half-time team-talk by Look Loy, and the fact that they held Defence Force to a 1-1 draw at the break, may have all contributed to an improvement in belief from Santa Rosa.

As the game progressed, Santa Rosa looked an improved side from the first half while Defence Force were again failing to produce after mounting continuous attacks on their opponents, including Joseph spilling overbar from the edge of the six-yard area in the 58th minute.

Coach Gordon had made a bizarre move on the restart, exhausting his three changes at once by replacing ineffective forwards Richard Roy and Kellon Serrette and goalscorer Felix with forward Devorn Jorsling, defender Marvin Jones and midfielder Sean Narcis, respectively.

It was not until the 78th minute that the former Pro League Player of the Year, Jorsling, produced the winner by slotting the ball past Manning after meeting a long diagonal feed from Ross Russell Jr.

Ross Russell senior, the head coach of Central FC, will lead the Couva Sharks into action against Morvant Caledonia United in the first match of quarter-final Day Two double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium today (Sunday 22 November) from 4 pm.

Then from 6 pm, North East Stars, 8-0 winners over Siparia Spurs in the Round-of-16, will meet three-time former champions, W Connection.

Toyota Classic Results

Defence Force 2 (Jelani Felix 15, Devorn Jorsling 78) vs FC Santa Rosa 1 (Devon King 45+1)

Guaya United 0 vs San Juan Jabloteh 5 (Jamal Gay 50, Fabian Reid 60, Jevon Morris 75, Tyrone Charles 79, 89)

Teams

Defence Force (Pro League): 25.Sheldon Clarke; 8.Curtis Gonzales, 17.Ross Russell Jr., 4.Dave Long, 7.Jelani Felix (18.Sean Narcis 46th), 23.Kerry Joseph, 26.Richard Roy (9.Devorn Jorsling 46th), 30.Kishun Seecharan, 6.Rodell Elcock, 16.Kellon Serrette (13.Marvin Jones 46th), 21.Aklie Edwards (Capt.)

Unused substitutes: 2.Glynn Franklyn, 80.Aaron Enill (GK)

Coach: Marvin Gordon

FC Santa Rosa: 22.Kitwana Manning; 3.Kerron Reid, 5.Alfie James, 8.Shaka Pilgrim, 11.Durwin Ross, 13.Jovan Rochford (Capt.), 15.Osei Sandy, 16.Jacinto Rampersad (14.Avery Cabralis 33rd), 20.Al Davidson, 21.Jean-Paul Aqui-Blanc, 25.Devon King (12.Nicholas Armstrong 48th)

Unused substitutes: 4.Jeremy Mc Meo, 17.Kearn Noel, 19.Gary Bart, 23.Claudius Howard, 30.Darren Shah (GK)

Coach: Keith Look Loy

Teams

Guaya United: 1.Erskine Johnson; 2.Kelvin Smith, 4.Kheelon Ferrier, 7.Jody Allsop, 10.Carlon Hughes, 11.Leroy Jones, 14.Sherlon Campbell (8.Kurdell Alfred 48th), 17.Ryan Stewart, 24.Kendell Campbell (5.Russell Alfred 39th), 25.Keston Jordan, 27.Kheelon Mitchell (9.Earlon Thomas 79th)

Unused substitutes: 3.Akeel Paul, 19.Beville Joseph, 20.Kerneal Hagley, 30.Daniel Hagley (GK)

Coach: Akeno Morgan

San Juan Jabloteh: 30.Shemel Louison; 5.Rickcardo Harriott, 7.Jamal Gay, 23.Kennedy Hinkson (10.Tyrone Charles 76th), 27.Nathan Lewis (14.Sean Bonval 80th), 18.Jevon Morris, 24.Adrian Reid, 13.Fabian Reid, 21.Aquil Selby, 11.Damian Williams, 6.Ramone Mc Gregor (16.Kaashif Thomas 73rd)

Unused substitutes: 36.Raheem Belgrave (GK), 8.Keyon Edwards, 4.Garth Thomas, 17.Josiah Trimmingham

Coach: Keith Jeffrey

Upcoming Matches

Sunday 22 November

Morvant Caledonia United vs Central FC4 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium
North East Stars vs W Connection6 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on November 24, 2015, 03:01:22 AM
Central and Connection set up Toyota Clsico after QF wins over Cale and N/E Stars.
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Couva-rivals Central FC and W Connection will meet in the semi-final round of the Toyota Classic 2015 on November 29 after quarter-final wins over Morvant Caledonia United and 10-man North East Stars, respectively, on Sunday.

It will be the second Couva-Clsico within six days and fourth of the season as Central and Connection are also scheduled to meet on Tuesday from 8 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Round One Match Day Four of the 2015-16 Digicel Pro League.

Last evening Ataulla Guerra scored on either side of the break at the Ato Boldon Stadium to lift Central FC to a 2-1 win over his ex-employers, Morvant Caledonia United, in the first match of the final quarter-final double-header before Connection completed the semi-final matchups with a 3-0 win over North East Stars, who were reduced to 10 men early in the second half.

Central will take on Connection from 6 pm in Semi-Final Two on Sunday 29 November at the Hasely Crawford Stadium following a 4 pm kick-off between Defence Force and defending Toyota Classic champions San Juan Jabloteh in Semi-Final One.

On Saturday, Jabloteh whipped top Super League side Guaya United 5-0 after Defence Force edged another Super League side FC Santa Rosa 2-1 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium to secure an all-Pro League cast in the semi-finals.

Connection, who, like Central needed penalties to reach the quarter-finals, took a 1-0 lead into the break after Jomal Williams broke the offside trap to collect a Briel Thomas cross and fired into goalkeeper Shane Mattis far netting in the 44th minute after an evenly contested first half against North East Stars.

But things took a twist for the worst for North East Stars in the 53rd minute when central defender Glenton Wolfe was ejected following his second yellow card. Referee Rodphin Harris adjudged that Wolfe had struck Quintero in the face in the process of shielding the ball from the Connection forward.

Although down a player, the Roland Clarke-coached North East Stars 8-0 winners over Super League outfit Siparia Spurs in the Round-of-16 didnt roll over. However their defence clearly missed the experience and defensive ability of Wolfe as Connection found the back of the net twice in the second period to complete the rout.

Andre Toussaint made it 2-0 for the three-time Toyota Classic champions, Connection, when he smashed a clever heeled pass from Neil Benjamin Jr. past Mattis.

Then on the 73rd minute Quintero, who was denied superbly by Mattis in the 18th minute, added the Savonetta Boys third with a simple tap in following an attack involving substitute Shahdon Winchester and opening goalscorer Jomal Williams for a 3-0 finish over the 2012 Toyota Classic champions.

Stars, wielding the talent of Trinidad and Tobago international and former Connection player, Keron Cummings, and ex-T&T youth player, Duane Muckette, in midfield, mounted numerous attacks but came closest to an item two minutes inside the second period when T&T international Jesus Perezs attempt glanced off the base of the upright.

In the earlier contest, another T&T talent, Guerra, who recently returned to action following a lengthy lay-off due to injury, handed Central FC a 1-0 lead over his ex-employers Morvant Caledonia United (MCU) in the 14th minute.

Guerra rounded goalkeeper Marvin Phillip inside the area in a one-on-one situation after a feed from Willis Plaza to score.

Plaza later wasted two close-up chances, and although he did well to create a number of openings, his side lost the advantage just before the half-time whistle.

MCUs Guyana international, Sheldon Holder, who had an excellent diving headed goal cancelled out for offside, levelled the scores 1-1 in stoppage-time of the first half after he broke the offside trap to control a pass sent into the box and rifled his shot past goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams at the near post.

It was a deserving goal, especially after keeper Phillip had risked it all to preserve his sides lifeline. Phillips face had taken the full impact from a strike by Sean De Silva. Unlucky for the T&T shot-stopper, he needed the assistant of the medical staff again following the resulting corner after colliding with the upright when he pulled off a save to tip behind a Jason Marcano header.

Phillip was brilliant again, denying Plaza and substitute Marcus Joseph in the 62nd and 71st minutes, respectively. But even with his heroics, the MCU players failed to earn the clubs founding member and current technical director, Jamaal Shabazz, a win in celebration of his 52nd birthday.

Guerra completed his double in the 78th minute for a 2-1 Central win when he struck a left-footed strike to beat Phillip following a corner swung in from the right by Marcano.

Substitute Marcus Joseph had a great opportunity to add to Centrals tally in stoppage-time by his attempt crashed off the base of the upright moments after a 30-yard Kareem Joseph free-kick on the other end clipped the top of goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams crossbar.

MCU will now shift their focus solely on the Digicel Pro League (DPL) when they host St. Anns Rangers from 6 pm on Thursday (Nov. 26) at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Round One Match Day Four.

Two hours later (8 pm) at the same venue Police FC will tackle Jabloteh.

The DPL Round One Match Day Four action kicks off on Tuesday (Nov. 24) when Club Sando and Defence Force clash from 6 pm, followed by the W Connection versus Central FC Couva-Clsico.

Also on Tuesday, Point Fortin Civic will host North East Stars from 6 pm at the Mahaica Oval.

Toyota Classic Results

North East Stars 0 vs W Connection 3 (Jomal Williams 44, Andre Toussaint 60, Dwight Quintero 73)

Morvant Caledonia United 1 (Sheldon Holder 45+1) vs Central FC 2 (Ataullah Guerra 14, 78)

Teams

Morvant Caledonia United: 1.Marvin Phillip; 3.Ranaldo Bailey, 4.Ordelle Flemming, 10.Sheldon Holder (24.Gregory President 82nd), 12.Kareem Joseph, 13.Kyle Bartholomew, 14.Kennedy Isles (29.Kareem Knights 87th), 18.Akeem Roach, 21.Densill Theobald, 22.Jameel Neptune (11.Abdallah Phillips 80th), 23.Shaquille Edwards

Unused substitutes: 2.Shomari Antoine, 5.Daniel Whyte, 20.Jamaal Harvey, 30.Anthony Whyte (GK)

Coach: Jerry Moe

Central FC: 21.Jan-Michael Williams (Capt.); 4.Andre Ettienne, 7.Jason Marcano (19.Nathaniel Garcia 83rd), 8.Sean De Silva (11.Darren Mitchell 79th), 10.Marvin Oliver (99.Marcus Joseph 63rd), 12.Jamal Jack, 17.Marcelle Francois, 24.Kevon Villaroel, 33.Willis Plaza, 22.Leston Paul, 45.Ataullah Guerra

Unused substitutes: 30.Akel Clarke, 6.Kerry Baptiste, 14.Nicholas Dillon, 15.Kaydion Gabriel

Coach: Ross Russell

Referee: Cecile Hinds

Teams

North East Stars: 1.Shane Mattis; 4.Jesus Perez, 6.Duane Muckette, 8.Neveal Hackshaw (21.Neil Mitchell 82nd), 10.Keron Cummings, 14.Chike Sullivan (39.Taryk Sampson 57th), 19.Glenton Wolfe, 23.Brendon Figuera, 24.Adrian Noel, 25.Keryn Navarro (Capt.), 40.Jomoul Francois (5.Alanzo Adlam 70th)

Unused substitutes: 22.Cleon John (GK), 27.Quincy Charles, 28.Dillon Jagasar, 29.Hakim Baird

Coach: Roland Clarke

W Connection: 1.Terrence Lewis; 2.Kurt Frederick, 4.Maurice Ford, 5.Triston Hodge, 8.Briel Thomas, 10.Jomal Williams, 11.Neil Benjamin Jr., 14.Andre Toussaint (9.Shahdon Winchester 67th), 16.Alvin Jones (Capt.) (13.Kion Joseph 74th), 17.Aikim Andrews, 19.Dwight Quintero (46.Anfernee Frederick 80th)

Unused substitutes: 18.Julani Archibald (GK), 12.Dimitri Apai, 21.Shannon Gomez, 23.Kevon Goddard

Coach: Stuart Charles Fevrier

Match Referee: Rodphin Harris

Semi-Final Round

Sunday 29 November

San Juan Jabloteh vs Defence Force4 pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium
Central FC vs W Connection6 pm, Hasely Crawford Stadium

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on November 30, 2015, 04:31:15 PM
W Connection outlast Central on penalties to meet D/Force in Toyota Classic final.
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W Connection celebrated wins on an off the field yesterday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium with club president David John-Williams voted in as the new Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president just over two hours before the Savonetta Boys outlasted 10-man Couva-rivals Central FC 6-5 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in the semi-final round of the Toyota Classic.

Connection, winners of this seasons First Citizens Cup, advanced to Defence Force in the Toyota Classic 2015 final on Sunday 6 December from 6:30 pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

As John-Williams basked in victory after two rounds of voting at the TTFA elections hosted in the VIP lounge of the Port of Spain venue earlier in the day, Defence Force were leading defending Toyota Classic champions San Juan Jabloteh 1-0 in semi-final one of the Toyota Classic.

Devorn Jorsling had scored in the 41st minute, right-footing a Curtis Gonzales cross past Jabloteh goalkeeper Shemel Louison in a play which began from a quickly taken Jelani Felix free-kick.

Felix later struck the crossbar and Jabloteh looked dangerous on a few occasions, but it was Jorslings first-half strike that separated both sides in the end after a dismal contest.

In the second semi-final, but first match witnessed by John-Williams in his new position as TTFA president, W Connection and Central battled through 90 minutes of play, inclusive of 4 goals and a red card, then sixteen penalty kicks before winners were finally produced.

Connection goalkeeper Julani Archibald produced the winning save on penalties in the second kick of sudden death to deny a poorly taken strike by Central defender Jamal Jack after both sides were neck and neck throughout.

Archibald had redeemed himself. It was his errant pass in the 47th minute of play allowed Willis Plaza to score into an open net for a 2-1 Couva Sharkslead.

Connection, the most successful club in the Toyota Classic with 3 titles, had taken a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute when Neil Benjamin Jr. chipped an advancing goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams from just inside the area for a 1-0 score after racing onto an Andre Toussaint feed from midfield.

However Central midfielder Ataulla Guerra equalised for a 1-1 score two minutes later when he smashed a low drive past Archibald after combining with Plaza in a right side move initiated by Nathaniel Garcia.

With 13 minutes left in regulation time and a goal down, Connection head coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier summoned the services of former Central forward Dwight Quintero at the expense of defensive midfielder Briel Thomas and the 21-year-old delivered.

Quintero executed a glancing header off an Alvin Jones free-kick to send the ball into the bottom corner of the Central net, levelling the scores 2-2 in the 81st minute.

Goalkeeper Williams, who produced a brilliant save in the 65th minute to keep out a Jomal Williams free-kick at the bottom corner, had little chance on Quinteros header.

Central were reduced to 10-men when referee Keon Yorke issued Nathaniel Garcia an automatic red card with three minutes left after flashing the midfielders second yellow card of the match for a foul on Jomal Williams.

Central were inches shy of grabbing a late winner after a Guerra strike from distance in the 89th minute skidded off the outside of the base of goalkeeper Archibalds upright to the relief of Connection, who went on to win a nerve-wrecking penalty shootout 6-5.

Both sides had met last Tuesday in the Digicel Pro League and played to a 1-1 draw at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

W Connection president David John-Williams, however, had a somewhat easier journey to victory as elected TTFA president. He received 25 votes from the 45 delegates present in the second ballot of the TTFA elections while Raymond Tim Kee, who was seeking a second term, received 19 votes.

In round one John-Williams received 18 votes, ahead of Tim Kee (13), Clynt Taylor (8.), Selby Browne (3) and Ramesh Ramdhan (3).

While John-Williams get set for his challenge as new TTFA president, W Connection will prepare over the next week for Sundays (December 6) final against Defence Force at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. The champions will receive $70,000 while the runners-up will take away $20,000.

The action kicks off from 4:30 pm between St. Marys College (CIC) against Fatima College in contest for the Toyota Classic Challenge Trophy and $10,000.

Results

San Juan Jabloteh 0 vs Defence Force 1 (Devorn Jorsling 41)

Central FC 2 (Ataullah Guerra 19, Willis Plaza 47) vs W Connection 2 (Neil Benjamin Jr. 15, Dwight Quintero 81)

Kicks from the penalty mark

W Connection 6 v Central FC 5
Alvin Jones (scored) - Ataullah Guerra (scored)
Jomal Williams (scored) - Elijah Manners (scored)
Shahdon Winchester (scored) - Andre Ettienne (overbar)
Dwight Quintero (hit upright) - Willis Plaza (scored)
Gerard Williams (scored) - Darren Mitchell (scored)
Kurt Frederick (scored) - Marcus Joseph (scored)
Neil Benjamin Jr. (scored) - Jamal Jack (saved)

Teams

San Juan Jabloteh: 30.Shemel Louison;  7.Jamal Gay, 10.Tyrone Charles, 27.Nathan Lewis, 18.Jevon Morris, 13.Fabian Reid (8.Keyon Edwards 71st), 23.Kennedy Hinkson (4.Garth Thomas 80th), 21.Aquil Selby, 22.Caleb Sturge, 24.Ardian Reid, 11.Damian Williams (Capt.)

Unused substitutes: 36.Raheem Belgrave (GK), 12.Jordan Devonish, 6.Ramone Mc Gregor, 15.Jerome Mc Intrye, 16.Kaashif Thomas

Coach: Keith Jeffrey

Defence Force: 25.Sheldon Clarke; 2.Glynn Franklyn, 8.Curtis Gonzales, 17.Ross Russell Jr., 4.Dave Long, 7.Jelani Felix, 99.Jerwyn Balthazar (Capt) (26.Richard Roy 79th), 18.Sean Narcis (52.Stephan Campbell 55th), 9.Devorn Jorsling, 6.Rodell Elcock, 21.Aklie Edwards (12.Jemel Sebro 66th)

Unused substitutes: 80.Aaron Enill (GK), 16.Kellon Serrette, 30.Kishun Seecharan

Coach: Marvin Gordon

Match Referee: Cecile Hinds

Teams

Central FC: 21.Jan-Michael Williams (Capt.); 4.Andre Ettienne, 10.Marvin Oliver (11.Darren Mitchell 58th), 12.Jamal Jack, 15.Kaydion Gabriel, 19.Nathaniel Garcia, 25.Elijah Manners, 33.Willis Plaza, 45.Ataullah Guerra, 22.Leston Paul, 99.Marcus Joseph

Unused substitutes: 30.Akel Clarke, 6.Kerry Baptiste, 26.Mickaeel Jem Gordon, 7.Jason Marcano, 5.Akeem Benjamin, 23.Jean-Luc Rochford

Coach: Ross Russell

W Connection: 18.Julani Archibald; 2.Kurt Frederick, 5.Triston Hodge, 3.Gerard Williams, 8.Briel Thomas (19.Dwight Quintero 78th), 9.Shahdon Winchester, 10.Jomal Williams, 11.Neil Benjamin Jr., 14.Andre Toussaint (17.Aikim Andrews 78th), 16.Alvin Jones (Capt.), 21.Shannon Gomez

Unused substitutes: 1.Terrence Lewis (GK), 12.Dimitri Apai, 23.Kevon Goddard, 46.Anfernee Frederick, 43.Malick St Prix

Coach: Stuart Charles Fevrier

Match Referee: Keon Yorke

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on December 07, 2015, 06:15:24 AM
W Connection spank D/Force to claim fourth Toyota Classic crown.
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W Connection lifted their fourth Toyota Classic title on Sunday night in style, with a 4-0 triumph over 10-man Defence Force at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Jomal Williams, the eventual Toyota Classic 2015 final MVP, led with a goal and assist, while Shahdon Winchester, Neil Benjamin and substitute Aikim Andrews also scored a goal each as the Savonetta Boys secured their second major trophy of the 2015-16 season after the First Citizens Cup in October.

This season is already much better than last season when we only won the (Digicel) Charity Shield, said W Connection technical director/head coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier after Sundays victory.

Charles-Fevrier, the Toyota Classic 2015 Coach of the Tournament, added, We set out our objectives to win more silverware this season and its good that we have been able to win the first two trophies. We are quite pleased with that.

I thought we deserved to win. We definitely showed that we were the better team on the night. Defence Force dug deep but tonight they were definitely outclassed by us.

They (Defence Force) are one of the quality teams in the league and can always bounce back, but tonight was definitely our night.

Sundays Toyota Classic crowning comes one week after W Connection boss, David John-Williams, was elected as president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and subsequently handed over his duties as president and chief executive officer of the Couva-based club to his daughter Renee John-Williams.

Charles-Fevrier said he communicated to his players that with David John-Williams now assuming his responsibility as TTFA president, it meant every player and staff member now have a greater commitment to W Connection.

I guess tonight we demonstrated that, Charles-Fevrier said. I want everyone at W Connection to understand its not only for today, but for the rest of the season and beyond because its a four-year term (David John-Williams will be serving as TTFA president). Also we really wanted to win this (Toyota Classic) trophy because its our first time playing with him as president (of the TTFA). That was an added incentive.

Charles-Fevriers side grabbed the lead on the 21st minute through attacker Jomal Williams against Defence Force.

Williams, unmarked inside the left of the box, controlled a diagonal cross from Alvin Jones, which skipped past the intended target of midfielder Andre Toussaint, and curled his strike beyond goalkeeper Sheldon Clarke, who had made a brilliant one-handed save ten minutes earlier to keep out a Jones free-kick blast.

Conversely, Connection were lucky not to concede a minute before opening the scoring.

Devorn Jorsling, one of three Defence Force attackers unmarked in the Connection area following an enterprising play, failed to direct his right-footed volley on target off a right side cross from Curtis Gonzales.

Jorsling would later add to his sides demise when he forced the hand of referee Crystal Sobers into issuing him a red cardreducing Defence Force to 10 men with just a minute left in the first period.

Sobers had issued Jorsling a yellow card, ruling a foul against Defence Force after halting an attacking move. A furious Jorsling, unable to restrain his feelings, then saw red for dissent, by which time Connection were already leading 2-0.

The sending off was a soft sending off but, all in all, I thought the better team on the night won the game, conceded Defence Force head coach Marvin Gordon.

Gordon said his players attitude in the lead up to Sundays final was brilliant and from all indications he felt his team was prepared to win the final.

But today (Sunday) I thought defensively we were really poor, admitted Gordon. We werent marking and tracking enough. Credit to W Connection, they play one way, which is play the ball and move a lot of give and go, and we didnt defend properly.

Forward Shahdon Winchester had scored Connections second item on the night in the 39th minute with a simple tap-in past a hapless Clarke, whose defence was left beaten by a move involving Andre Toussaint and eventual goal-assist, Briel Thomas.

Goalkeeper Julani Archibald was also brilliant for Connection in keeping a clean sheet. The St. Kitts/Nevis international pushed wide a Jelani Felix attempt in the 32nd minute before the resulting corner was headed just over by Defence Force defender Rodell Elcock.

Archibald made another save in the 41st minute to deny Defence Force when he pushed overbar a header by Jerwyn Balthazar.

With two-goal deficit and down to 10 men, Defence Force coach Marvin Gordon called on the services of former Connection midfielder Hashim Arcia and forward Richard Roy, replacing fullback Aklie Edwards and winger Kerry Joseph, respectively, on the 51st minute.

Arcia, making his debut for Defence Force, last played competitively nearly seven months ago while representing Connection. The talented midfielder shook off some rust but even with his quality in the attacking third, Defence Force failed to rebound.

Connection, however, didnt stop scoring and had the Defence Force backline to thank for hanging out Clarke to dry on a number of occasions.

Neil Benjamin made it 3-0 in the 66th minute with an easy finish after a defensive blunder by Curtis Gonzales allowed Connection substitute Dwight Quintero to attack the box before slipping a feed to Benjamin on the right.

Moments earlier Quintero and Jomal Williams had attempts just wide of the target in the 61st and 63rd minutes respectively.

Clarkes goal was rocked in the 73rd minute when a right-footed attempt by Aikim Andrews cannoned off the upright and Benjamin troubled the side netting four minutes later.

The Defence Force goalie made saves in the 80th minute and third and final minute of stoppage-time to deny Jomal Williams and Quintero, but his efforts were separated by Connections fourth goal.

Connections teenaged winger Aikim Andrews made it 4-0 in the 88th minute with a cool finish off a squared Jomal Williams feed to equal the Toyota Classics highest scoring final wins of now defunct clubs United Petrotrin (2006 final versus St. Ann's Rangers) and Joe Public (2009 final versus San Juan Jabloteh).

However Connection, now champions of 2005, 2011, 2013 and 2015, improved their position with the most Toyota Classic titles (4), ahead of Jabloteh (2) and defunct Joe Public (2).

Earlier on Sunday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, St. Marys College (CIC) were hailed as the Toyota Classic Challenge Trophy 2015 champions after defeating Fatima College 4-0.

Daniel Conocchiari opened the scoring in the 7th minute for St. Marys before goals by teammates Chinua Bernard (19th minute), Tyrese Spicer (42nd minute) and Ethan Shim (44th minute) completed the scoring before the break.

Results

W Connection 4 (Jomal Williams 21', Shahdon Winchester 39', Neil Benjamin 66', Aikim Andrews 88') vs Defence Force 0

2015 Toyota Classic Challenge Trophy

St. Mary's College 4 (Daniel Conocchiari 7, Chinua Bernard 19, Tyrese Spicer 42, Ethan Shim 44) vs Fatima College 0

Teams

W Connection: 18.Julani Archibald; 2.Kurt Frederick, 5.Triston Hodge, 3.Gerard Williams, 8.Briel Thomas, 9.Shahdon Winchester (19.Dwight Quintero 57th), 10.Jomal Williams, 11.Neil Benjamin Jr. (12.Dimitri Apai 80th), 14.Andre Toussaint (17.Aikim Andrews 69th), 16.Alvin Jones (Capt.), 21.Shannon Gomez

Unused substitutes: 1.Terrence Lewis (GK), 4.Maurice Ford, 13.Kion Joseph, 23.Kevon Goddard

Coach: Stuart Charles Fevrier

Defence Force: 25.Sheldon Clarke; 2.Glynn Franklyn, 6.Rodell Elcock, 8.Curtis Gonzales (3.Jamali Garcia 70th), 17.Ross Russell Jr., 7.Jelani Felix, 99.Jerwyn Balthazar (Capt.), 52.Stephan Campbell, 9.Devorn Jorsling, 21.Aklie Edwards (10.Hashim Arcia 51st), 23.Kerry Joseph (26.Richard Roy 51st)

Unused substitutes: 80.Aaron Enill (GK), 4.Dave Long, 18.Sean Narcis, 12.Jemel Sebro

Coach: Marvin Gordon

Match Referee: Crystal Sobers

Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Majestic on December 07, 2015, 07:45:04 AM
is Silvio Spann injured? did he retire? unattached?
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Tallman on December 08, 2015, 05:14:11 PM
WATCH: Highlights of W-Connection's 4-0 win over Defence Force (https://www.facebook.com/socawarriors.net/posts/10153815897329314) to claim the 2015 Toyota Classic title.
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Deeks on December 08, 2015, 06:28:51 PM
What is this:  Is it a new school competition?

2015 Toyota Classic Challenge Trophy

St. Mary's College 4 (Daniel Conocchiari 7, Chinua Bernard 19, Tyrese Spicer 42, Ethan Shim 44) vs Fatima College 0
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 08, 2015, 07:01:51 PM
is Silvio Spann injured? did he retire? unattached?

Think he is retired. Hasn't played this season or the 2014/15 season.
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: amielisadore on December 08, 2015, 07:05:08 PM
What is this:  Is it a new school competition?

2015 Toyota Classic Challenge Trophy

St. Mary's College 4 (Daniel Conocchiari 7, Chinua Bernard 19, Tyrese Spicer 42, Ethan Shim 44) vs Fatima College 0


Sponsors one off game. Not sure if the sponsors just chose the teams.
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Sando prince on December 09, 2015, 07:28:43 PM
WATCH: Highlights of W-Connection's 4-0 win over Defence Force (https://www.facebook.com/socawarriors.net/posts/10153815897329314) to claim the 2015 Toyota Classic title.

 :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: 2015 Toyota Classic Thread
Post by: Flex on December 13, 2015, 09:51:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/HIlxhIDO9rk