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Football / U-20 screening, Tobago
« on: July 26, 2014, 09:23:08 AM »
It was a "No Show" by the staff today with no communication - very dismaying!

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Football / Trinidad and Tobago Football Development Unit
« on: February 25, 2014, 04:08:58 PM »
The MoS has placed an advert in today's Guardian for a number of positions from Director of Football Development, Technical Director (National), to Licensed A- E coaches.

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Football / Greg Dyke on his soapbox
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:40:08 PM »
Any thoughts on his address today?

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Football / National Youth League
« on: June 21, 2013, 05:04:50 PM »
It seem as though the NYL has not been funded this year. That competition is usually well on the way by this time. The Coordinators have indicated that they have no information as to whether the NYL will take place this year. Another step forward? :frustrated: :cursing: :bs:

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Football / Tobago defeats Guyana
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:57:06 PM »
Tobago 2 (Andel Noray 4th, Tyrone Manning 7th) vs Guyana 1 (23rd)

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Football / Centres of Excellence Programme 2010
« on: March 15, 2010, 05:56:01 PM »
Can anyone fill me in on this programme? It seems as though the TTFF is preparing to start their National Centres of Excellence Programme 2010 sometime this month. The programme would be conducted for boys U14 and U16, and girls U13 and U15. Is it an annual thing? ??? ???

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Football / TFA round-up 2008
« on: July 10, 2008, 06:51:39 AM »
The Community Cup competition concluded last night at the Dwight Yorke Stadium. Stokely Vale defeated St. Clair Coaching School 3-2 on penalty kicks following the 1-1 scoreline at the end of regulation. Coaching School had a goal disallowed five minutes from time.

Sidey's were third place winners also on penalty kicks, following the 2-2 scoreline.

First round of the Premier League begins tomorrow with two games tomorrow and four on Sunday.

Fri. 11 July: Dominion S.S. Golden Lane F.C. vs Sidey's at Dwight Yorke Stadium Training Ground; 4:30 pm
                Georgia F.C. vs Roxborough Lakers at the River Bank Oval; 4:30 pm

Sun. 13 July: Mega Brite Bethel United vs St. Clair's Coaching School at Montgomery; 4:00 pm
                   Charlotteville Unifiers vs Earlbrokes at Charlotteville; 4:00 pm
                   Hills United vs Castara Retreats Goal City at Dwight Yorke Stadium; 4:00 pm
                   Stokely Vale vs Classic Tours Goodwood United at Dwight Yorke Stadium; 6:00 pm

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Football / TFA round-up
« on: June 25, 2008, 03:19:57 AM »
TFA Community Cup 1/4 Final results (1st leg):

Stokely Vale 3 vs Bethel Utd 0
St. Clair Coaching School 5 vs Moriah 0
Sidey's 3 vs Hills Utd 0
Mt. Grace 1 vs Roxborough Lakers 1

Return leg on Thursday, June 26.

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Football / TFA season opens
« on: May 28, 2008, 07:20:46 PM »
The 2008 season of the Tobago Football Association (TFA) kicks off on Thursday May 29, 2008 at the Dwight Yorke Stadium. The Opening Ceremony begins at 5:00pm with the feature match between the 2007 Premier League champions, Stokely Vale and 2007 FA Cup champions, Roxborough Lakers scheduled for a 6:00pm kick off.

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Football / TFA Update
« on: April 03, 2008, 10:41:59 AM »
The Tobago Football Association (TFA) squad begins preparations for their opener against the Central Football Association (CFA). The squad begins training today at Shaw Park from 4:30 pm under the guidance of newly appointed coach Bertyl "Plep" Baird. The match versus the CFA will be played at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, on Sunday 13th April, 2008. Kick off is set for 6:00 pm. The TFA has additional games scheduled for 20th April, and 4th May. The TFA team is also carded to participate in a quadrangular tournament in August, after the first round of this season's games has been completed. Details to follow.

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Football / Vale and Lakers battle for award
« on: January 04, 2008, 05:46:36 AM »
Vale and Lakers battle for award
Friday, January 4th 2008
   

Rawle 'Axeback' Titus, former vice president of the Senate will deliver the feature address at the Tobago Football Association 2007 prize giving function.

Hazel Douglas, Digicel's representative, one of the association's main sponsors will give brief remarks. The event is schedule for the Dwight Yorke Stadium, VIP Lounge on Wednesday from 6.30 p.m.

The winners for the Most Valuable Player, Team of the Year and Coach of the Year awards will be announced on the night.

In contention for the Most Valuable Player award are Charlotteville Unifiers' Kevorn Murphy, Stokely Vale's Michael Carrington and Roxborough Lakers' Sellon Gray while Stokely Vale and Roxborough Lakers and their coaches are the contenders for the Team of the Year and Coach of the Year awards respectively.

Source: Tobago News

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Football / Ralston "Cibby" James Memorial Classic
« on: December 14, 2007, 09:59:49 AM »
The annual Ralston "Cibby" James Memorial Classic would be held at the Dwight Yorke Stadium on Saturday, 15 December, 2007. The days proceedings are scheduled to get underway promptly at 4:00pm with the memorial activities. This would be followed by the first match between Castara Goal City and 2007 TFA FA Cup winners Roxborough Lakers at 5:00pm. TFA Premier League winners, Stokely Vale will take on the Ralston James XI at 7:00pm. The Ralston James XI would include primarily Tobago born players who are campaigning in Trinidad.

"Cibby" was fatally shot in the chest and stomach on 16 December 2002, mere hours helping W Connection advance to the Concacaf Club championship. His assailants are still free today, as no arrests have been made. This beloved son of Plymouth, Tobago, would live on in the memories of those he encountered.

Come out, show your support and be entertained with some good football!

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Football / UTT Thread
« on: December 12, 2007, 01:07:17 PM »
I heard that while I was away in Trinidad last weekend, Gally brought his UTT team to Tobago to play two games. They defeated Tobago United 1-0, and a Tobago Colleges U-20 team 2-1. I have been unable to gather any other information.

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Football / TFA invites 23 players for training
« on: November 16, 2007, 04:18:33 PM »
The TFA has invited 23 players to prepare for Wednesday friendly against the Guyana National team. The player are to meet at the Dwight Yorke Stadium Saturday at 3:00pm. Following Sundays' final round of games, the players would have two training sessions - Monday and Tuesday. The short-listed players are:

Goalkeepers

Michael Alfred
Sheehan Warner
Jeffrey Delpeche

Defenders

Jeromie Williams
Makesi Jackson
Kevern Murphy
Simon Nedd
Dave Grimshaw
Downie Marcelle
Jahur Martin
Denzil James

Midfielders

Dominic McDougall
Kevin Keith
Sellon Gray
Shelton Williams
Michael Carrington
Kino Proctor
Kwesi Beckles
Trevin Caesar

Strikers

Kayode Legall
Keon Samuel
Leandro Williams
Daniel Cyrus

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Football / Photo finish in TFA
« on: November 16, 2007, 05:47:41 AM »
Photo finish in TFL
Friday, November 16th 2007
   

The race for championship honours in the Tobago Football League is heading for yet another photo finish for the third consecutive year and will be determine in the final round of games.

Four points separate the table topper, Stokely Vale who are on 47 points, from the fourth place team St Clair Coaching School.

Second place Charlotteville are on 46 points while Castara Retreat Goal City who are in third place are on 45 points.

None of the contenders have to meet each other in the final round of games. However, they will be very wary of their lesser opponents who will be hoping to rain on their party, if only to have the consolation of finishing their schedule with a victory against one of the top four.

Table toppers Stokely Vale who have faltered in their last three games and dropped some vital points, allowing their challengers to erase the eight points advantage they enjoyed, face the inconsistent but very dangerous Mega Brite Bethel United. Charlotteville will be odds on favourite to triumph against their neighbours Sidey's FC despite losing to Roxborough Lakers in their last game. St Clair Coaching School will have to be at their best against Lakers while Goal City, still brimming with confidence from their 1-0 victory against Stokely Vale should easily claim the three points against lowly placed Earlbrookes.

Last week in the top of the table clash, Goal City placed themselves in a strong position for the title when they edged Vale 1-0 in a very exciting match at the Dwight Yorke Stadium.

In a game in which ball possession was evenly balanced and both teams were sound in defence, Kayode Legall's first half item proved the winner. Charlotteville also faltered, missing the opportunity to knock the 'Vale' off their perch when they went down to Roxborough Lakers 3-0 while Earlbrookes outplayed Mason Hall Police Youth Club 2-0.

At the bottom of the table, NLCB Mt Grace earned a well deserve 1-0 victory against Georgia FC to keep their hopes alive of staying in the Premier Division for a second year. They now hold a four-point advantage over cellar place Mason Hall.

Source: Tobago News
   

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Football / Stokely Vale's destiny in their hands.
« on: November 15, 2007, 06:14:38 PM »
The weekly round up
Friday, 16 November, 2007.

                                      Stokely Vale's destiny in their hands.

The results on the penultimate matchday did not alter the standings at the top nor bottom of the League significantly. Defending champions Stokely Vale who remain atop by a slim one point margin, are in charge of their destiny with one game remaining. If Vale wins, the title belongs to them for the second year running. However, if they don't get full points, and Charlotteville Unifiers do, then the title goes to Charlotteville for the second time in three years.

Should Unifiers fail to take full points, then the title would return to Stokley Vale. This will also open the door for St. Clair's Coaching School to take the runner-up position. They would be required to earn full points from their two remaining fixtures. Castara Goal City has an outside chance to climb into the runner-up position. It would depend on slip-ups by both Charlotteville Unifiers and St. Clair's Coaching School, and Goal City being able to take maximum points from their remaining matches.

As the anticipation builds, this final weekend promises to test the nerves and credentials of the "big four", with so much at stake.

In other football news, a Tobago representative team will play host to the Guyana National team in a friendly encounter. The match is scheduled for Wednesday, 21 November, 2007, at the Dwight Yorke Stadium. The Tobago team should be announced soon, and would get together on Monday and Tuesday to prepare for a stern examination by the Guyanese.

Matchday # 12

*  Charlotteville Unifiers scored a slender 1-0 win over Earlbrokes with Siyani Thomas scoring the winner.
*  A Steven Walters screamer was all Roxborough Lakers would need to defeat the lowly Mt. Grace United for  their sixth consecutive League win.
*  Stokely Vale rallied behind goals from Michael Carrington, Curtis Job and Adrian Morrison to propel them to a 3-1 victory over Pepsi Hills United. Nigel Alexander gave Hills United the early lead, and Carrington provided the leveller before the half ended. Job scored the winner and Morrison notch the insurance in the second half to seal Hills United fate.
*  St. Clair's Coaching School demolished Mason Hall P.Y.C. 4-0. Keon Price scored a brace, while Vernon Wilson and Junior Noel added one apiece.

Results

Tuesday
13:11:07, 5:00pm Mason Hall P.Y.C. 0 v St. Clair’s Coaching School 4 (Keon Price 2, Vernon Wilson, Junior Noel), Dwight Yorke Stadium

13:11:07, 7:00pm Stokely Vale 3 (Michael Carrington, Curtis Job, Adrian Morrison) v Pepsi Hills Utd 1 (Nigel Alexander), Dwight Yorke Stadium

13:11:07, 4:00pm Roxborough Lakers 1 (Steven Walters) v Mt. Grace Utd 0, Richmond

13:11:07, 4:00pm Charlotteville Unifiers 1 (Siyani Thomas) v Earlbrokes 0, Charlotteville

Premier League Standings

P W D L F A Pts

Stokely Vale 21 16 2 3 65 20 50
Charlotteville Unifiers 21 16 1 4 49 21 49
St. Clair's Coaching School 20 13 5 2 49 19 44
Castara Retreats Goal City 20 14 2 4 43 25 44
Roxborough Lakers 20 8 7 5 31 23 31   
Sidey’s 21 7 4 10 31 43 25
Earlbrokes 21 7 3 11 32 37 24
Bethel United 20 6 5 9 29 36 23
Pepsi Hills United 21 6 4 11 29 48 22
Georgia FC 21 3 7 11 27 47 16
NLCB Mt Grace 21 2 6 13 16 44 12
Mason Hall PYC 21 2 2 17 11 49 8

Big Six League


P W D L F A Pts

Golden Lane 5 4 1 0 7 2 13
Goodwood 5 3 2 0 7 3 11
1976 FC Phoenix 5 2  0  3 6 8 6
Youth Stars 5 1 2 2 5 6 5
Bethel Uprising 5 1 1 3 5 8 4
HV Milan 5 1 0 4 3 6 3

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Football / TFA Premier League heads for nail-biting finish.
« on: November 09, 2007, 03:26:19 AM »
The weekly round up
Friday, 9 November, 2007

The League table is nicely poised for a nail-biting finish as leaders Stokely Vale and Charlotteville Unifiers stumbled to defeat. Castara Goal City is now two points adrift of Unifiers who trail Stokely Vale by one point. St. Clair's Coaching School remains in striking distance three points behind Goal City, with a game in hand. The bottom three team are already clear, with very little change likely to the order in which they would finish.

Matchdays # 10


*  Sidey's playing hosts to the struggling Georgia F.C. team were held to a goalless draw.
*  Roxborough Lakers continue their revival with a resounding 3-0 thrashing of title contenders Charlotteville Unifiers. Shamiir Reid, an own goal, and Kirn Harris accounted for the goals. This result offered a little breathing space for current leaders Stokely Vale.
*  Bethel United vs Castara Goal City, and Roxborough Lakers vs St. Clair's coaching School games were postponed.
*  Earlbrokes strolled to an easy 3-0 win over basement dwellers - Mason Hall P.Y.C. Nolan Orr hit two, while Deon Thomas registered the other for Earlbrokes.

Matchdays # 11

* A Khislon Blackman goal settled the issue for Mt. Grace United in their tightly contested encounter with Georgia F.C. The 1-0 win was only the second for Mt. Grace United in a disappointing season. Their Premier League survival now rest on the play-offs.
*  Castara Goal City heightened the drama at the top of the table by taking full points from Stokely Vale - their second 1-0 win over Vale. Kayode Legall netted the winner to bring Goal City back into contention for league honours.
*  In a mid-table battle, Roxborough Lakers eased past Earlbrokes by the score of 2-1. An Elon McConney brace ensured the result, though Nolan Orr snatched a late consolation for Earlbrokes.
*  Downie Marcelle grabbed a late winner as Bethel United held off a determined Mason Hall P.Y.C. 3-2. Mason Hall's Delano Davis and Rondell James cancelled out earlier goals by Downie Marcelle and Julien James.
*  Further disappointment was in store for the Charlotteville Unifiers whose abandoned matchdays # 5 game with St Clair's Coaching School was decided in Coaching Scool's favour. The match was abandoned when the Unifiers players left the field following the dismissal of a second player in the opening 15 minutes of the game. Coaching School were leading 2-0 at the time.

Results

Saturday
03:11:07, 4:00pm Sidey’s 0 v Georgia F.C. 0, Speyside

03:11:07, 4:00 pm Bethel Utd v Castara Goal City, Montgomery (postponed)

03:11:07, 4:00pm Roxborough Lakers 3 (Shamir Reid, own goal, Kirn Harris) v Charlotteville Unifiers 0, Richmond

Tuesday
06:11:07, 4:00pm Roxborough Lakers v St. Clair’s Coaching School, Training Ground (postponed - Field not marked)

06:11:07, 4:00pm Earlbrokes 3 (Nolan Orr 2, Deon Thomas) v Mason Hall P.Y.C. 0, Richmond

Wednesday
07:11:07, 5:00pm Mt. Grace Utd 1 (Khislon Blackman) v Georgia F.C. 0, Dwight Yorke Stadium

07:11:07, 7:00pm Castara Goal City 1 (Kayode Legall) v Stokely Vale 0, Dwight Yorke Stadium

Thursday
08:11:07, 4:00pm Earlbrokes 1 (Nolan Orr) v Roxborough Lakers 2 (Elon McConney), Richmond

08:11:07, 4:00pm Bethel Utd 3 (Downie Marcelle 2, Julien James) v Mason Hall P.Y.C. 2 (Delano Davis, Rondell George), Montgomery

Premier League Standings

P W D L F A Pts

Stokely Vale 20 15 2 3 62 19 47
Charlotteville Unifiers 20 15 1 4 48 21 46
Castara Retreats Goal City 20 14 2 4 43 25 44
St. Clair's Coaching School 19 12 5 2 45 19 41
Roxborough Lakers 19 7 7 5 30 23 28   
Sidey’s 21 7 4 10 31 43 25
Earlbrokes 20 7 3 10 32 36 24
Pepsi Hills United 20 6 4 10 28 45 22
Bethel United 20 6 5 9 29 36 23
Georgia FC 21 3 7 11 27 47 16
NLCB Mt Grace 20 2 6 12 16 43 12
Mason Hall PYC 20 2 2 16 11 45 8
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Charlotteville waste move to occupy pole position
Friday, November 9th 2007
   

Charlotteville Unifiers wasted an opportunity to occupy the pole position in the Tobago Football Association Premier Division League Championship tournament.

A victory against Roxborough Lakers would have kicked Stokely Vale off the pole position, which they have held since the start of the season.

Supporters and well-wishers were baffled to see Charlotteville start such an important game in their quest for championship honours short and Lakers made them pay.

Ten minutes into the game at the Richmond recreation ground, Dyke Reid scored a beauty to open the scoring and they extended the lead to two-nil before the end of the half, courtesy a well-placed shot from Shamir Reid. Charlotteville eventually had their full compliment of players about 15 minutes into the game. On the resumption, Charlotteville who were now at full strength took the fight to their opponents and though they pressed for long periods they just could not breech the stubborn Lakers defence.

The game became more physical in the latter stages, as frustrated by their inability to score the goals, the Charlotteville players became more aggressive, resulting in one player being sent off and Charlotteville back where they started, with 10 men.

Lakers eventually sealed the issue when Kern Harris found the back of the net with a bullet.

Though the defending champions hold a one point lead at the top, they can ill afford to slip up against their remaining opponents, Mega Brite Bethel United, Castara Retreat Goal City and Pepsi Hill United, who on their best day can be a handful. On the other hand, Charlotteville, once they keep their focus should have little problems in winning their last two games against neighbours Sidey's FC and Earl Brookes.

Scores - Roxborough Lakers 3 - Dyke Reid 2, Affiba McKenna 1 - Mason Hall PYC 0; Charlotteville Unifiers 4 - Kevern Murphy 1, Kevorn Martin 1, Cher Burris 1, Kervin McKenna 1 - Mega Brite Bethel United 1-Downie Marshal 1; Castara Retreats Goal City 5 - Kasron Quashie 2, Jessie Henry 1, Kenyon Manswell 1, Kayode Legall 1 - Pepsi Hill United 2-Kareem Campbell 1, Donnel Wills 1; Stokely Vale 1, Keno Kerr - St Clair Coaching School 1, Keon Price 1; Georgia FC 0 - Sidey's FC 0; Roxborough Lakers 3, Dyke Reid 2, Shamir Reid 1, Kern Harris 1 - Charlotteville Unifiers 0.
   
Source: Tobago News

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Football / W Connection 3 v Tobago Utd 0
« on: November 06, 2007, 06:22:05 PM »
Goal scorers: A Toussaint, J Frias and H Hector.

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Football / TFA news round up.
« on: November 02, 2007, 05:34:27 AM »
The weekly round up.
By: DR.


Friday, 2 November, 2007 - Charlotteville Unifiers gained some ground in their pursuit of Stokely Vale by defeating them in the head to head match-up on the last matchday. Stokely Vale, however, would be trying to avoid further slip-ups as the title race enters its final stages. At the other end of the table, the bottom three are becoming clearer, with Georgia F.C. succumbing to heavy defeats.

Matchdays #8

*  Georgia F.C. bounced back, holding Bethel United to a 0-0 draw. Georgia can still hope to pull themselves away from the bottom, but they must continue to pick up points.
*  Charlotteville Unifiers continued their unbeaten run in the second round of the League competition with a 6-1 pounding of Pepsi Hills United. Unifiers got goals from Keon McKenzie, Akeilon Murphy, Duane "Figo" Murray, Damion McKenna and a brace from Kevon "Showtime" Martin. Kareem Campbell got the consolation item for Hills United.
*  A Deon Thomas double gave Earlbrokes a much needed 2-0 victory over the Struggling Mt. Grace United.
*  Sidey's edged table-proppers Mason Hall P.Y.C. by the slim 1-0 margin. A Ryan Gray goal settled the issue.
*  Roxborough Lakers v St. Clair's Coaching School, and Castara Goal City v Stokely Vale games were postponed because of scheduling conflicts with the National FA Cup competition first round.

Matchdays #9

*  Sidey's rounded out a successful week scoring a convincing 3-0 win over Mt. Grace United. A brace by Carrion Bishop and a Ryan Gray strike secured the points for Sidey's.
*  Earlbrokes scored an emphatic 7-2 win over Georgia F.C.. Braces from Deon Thomas and Tyrone Manning, along with goals from Nolan Orr, Brindsley Reid and Brian Martin led the way for the victors. Georgia F.C's goals came from Kerron Phillips and Elroy Phillips.
*  Mason Hall P.Y.C. lost yet again, this time to Roxborough Lakers. Dyke Reid scored a double, with Affiba McKenna adding another for the Lakers.
*  Charlotteville Unifiers continued their ruthless demolition of all-comers, whipping the Bethel United outfit by a 4-1 scoreline. Kevern Murphy, Kevon "Showtime" Martin, Kervin McKenna and Cha Burris getting on the score sheet for Unifiers, while Downie Marcelle got the sole item for Bethel.
*  Castara Goal City rebounded with a 5-2 whipping of Pepsi Hills United. A Kasron Quashie brace along with goals from Kayode Legall, Kenyon Manswell and Jesse Herry accounted for the Goal City scoring. Hills United got one apiece from Donald Wills and Kareem Campbell.
*  Stokely Vale were held to a 1-1 draw by St. Clair's Coaching School. Keno Kerr scored for Vale, while Keon Price got Coaching School's goal.

The excitement is building in the title race as Charlotteville Unifiers continue their relentless pursuit of defending champions and season-long League leaders - Stokely Vale. Unifiers chances of success lay firmly in their own hands, and with Vale showing signs of buckling, the championship race is heading for an exciting finish.

Results

Friday
26:10:07, 5:00pm Georgia F.C. 0 v Bethel Utd 0, Dwight Yorke Stadium

26:10:07, 7:00 pm Pepsi Hills Utd 1 (Kareem Campbell) v Charlotteville Unifiers 6 (Kevon "Showtime" Martin 2, Keon McKenzie, Akeilon Murphy, Duane "Figo" Murray, Damion McKenna), Dwight Yorke Stadium

Sunday
28:10:07, 4:15pm Earlbrokes 2 (Deon Thomas 2) v Mt. Grace Utd 0, Richmond

28:10:07, 4:15pm Sidey’s 1 (Ryan Gray) v Mason Hall P.Y.C. 0, Speyside

28:10:07, 4:30pm Roxborough Lakers v St. Clair’s Coaching School, Dwight Yorke Stadium (postponed)

28:10:07, 6:30pm Castara Goal City v Stokely Vale, Dwight Yorke Stadium (postponed)

Tuesday
30:10:07, 4:15pm Sidey’s 3 (Carrion Bishop 2, Ryan Gray) v Mt. Grace Utd 0, Speyside

30:10:07, 4:15pm Earlbrokes 7 (Deon Thomas 2, Tyrone Manning 2, Nolan Orr, Brinsley Reid, Brian Martin) v Georgia F.C. 2 (Kerron Phillips, Elroy Phillips), Richmond

Wednesday
31:10:07, 4:15pm Mason Hall P.Y.C. 0 v Roxborough Lakers 3 (Dyke Reid 2, Affiba McKenna), Training Ground

31:10:07, 4:15pm Charlotteville Unifiers 4 (Kevern Murphy, Kevon "Showtime" Martin, Kervin McKenna, Cha Burris) v Bethel Utd 1 (Downie Marcelle), Richmond

31:10:07, 5:00pm Castara Goal City 5 (Kasron Quashie 2, Kenyon Manswell, Kayode Legall, Jesse Herry) v St. Pepsi Hills Utd 2 (Donald Wills, Kareem Campbell), Dwight Yorke Stadium

31:10:07, 7:00pm Stokely Vale 1 (Keno Kerr) v St. Clair’s Coaching School 1 Keon Price), Dwight Yorke Stadium

Premier League Standings

P W D L F A Pts


Stokely Vale 19 15 2 2 62 18 47
Charlotteville Unifiers 18 15 1 2 48 16 46
Castara Retreats Goal City 19 13 2 4 42 25 41
St. Clair's Coaching School 18 11 5 2 43 19 38
Sidey’s 20 7 3 10 31 43 24
Roxborough Lakers 17 5 7 5 25 22 22   
Pepsi Hills United 20 6 4 10 28 45 22
Earlbrokes 18 6 3 9 28 34 21
Bethel United 19 5 5 9 26 34 20
Georgia FC 19 3 6 10 27 46 15
NLCB Mt Grace 19 1 6 12 15 43 9
Mason Hall PYC 18 2 2 14 9 39 8

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Football / TFA Premier Division heading for tight finish
« on: November 01, 2007, 09:12:14 PM »
TFA Premier Division heading for tight finish
Friday, November 2nd 2007
   

The Tobago Football Association (TFA) Premier Division Championship tournament is on course for a similar climax like last year, where the winner was decided in the final round of games.

Second place Charlotteville Unifiers registered a hard fought victory against table toppers Stokely Vale to pull within three points with a game outstanding.

Coaching School gave Castara Goal City a sound 5-0 thrashing to jump to fourth position, one point behind third place Goal City with a game in hand.

Charlotteville registered two goals in the first 20 minutes courtesy Kevon Martin and Kerwin Murphy and from then on its was an uphill task for the team from Plymouth, coached by James 'Flabbert' Campbell.

Charlotteville preserved their lead for the first half in an evenly balanced and entertaining period of play though the score line did not reflect this.

On the resumption Stokely Vale came out with a mission, to erase the deficit and took the attack to their opponents whose second half strategy seemed to be to defend their lead at all cost and launch quick and surprise counter attacks once in a while.

The attacking Stokely Vale created some good chances through some deft passes and sensible utilisation of space but they just could not get past the last line of defence, the goal keeper. Eventually, from one of their numerous incursions into the 18 yards box, one of their players was brought down and Michael Carrington scored the resulting penalty in the 79th minute. With ten minutes remaining the Plymouth boys attacked with full force for the equaliser but Charlotteville were not to be denied as they held on for the victory to keep their title hopes alive.

NLCB Mt Grace were defeated by Earlbrookes 2-0 to remain firmly entrenched in the cellar position and seemed destined to return to the Zonal Conference.

Scores - Bethel Credit Union Bethel United 0 - Georgia FC 0; Sidey's FC 1 - Ryan Gray - Mason Hall Police Youth Club 0; Earlbrookes 2 - Brinsley Reid 1, Deon Thomas 1 - Mt Grace 0; Charlotteville Unifiers 2 - Kevorn Martin 1, Kevorn Murphy 2 - Stokely Vale 1 - Michael Carrington; Coaching School 5 - Al Carnes 2, Kern Prince 1, Denzil James 1 Keron Samuel 1 - Goal City 0.

Source: Tobago News

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Football / Unifiers three point adrift
« on: October 31, 2007, 06:51:25 AM »
Unifiers one three point adrift

Wednesday, October 31 2007

CHARLOTTEVILLE UNIFIERS closed to within three points of long time Tobago Football Association Premier League leaders Stokely Vale with a 6-1 pounding of Pepsi Hills in the race for the title.

Unifiers got an early goal from Kevon Martin who doubled up later in Friday’s match.

Keon McKenzie, Damian McKenna, Akeilon Murphy and Dwayne Murray added one goal each while Kareem Campbell got the consolation.

The victory pushed Unifiers to 43 points, three back of The Vale who have played one match more then the Charlotteville team.

Also on Friday, Georgia and Mega Brite Bethel United drew 0- 0.

On Sunday, Sideys added to Mason Hall Police Youth Club woes and their possibility of being demoted when they eked out a 1-0 victory on Rayan Gray’s goal.

And Earlbrokes edged away from the “drop zone” with a 2-0 shut out of NLCB Mt Grace United.

Brindsley Reid and Deon Thomas scored one goal each for the winners.

Meanwhile, Golden Lane continued their push for promotion after winning their latest match to move two points clear of second placed Classic Tours Goodwood United in the Big 6.

Current Standings

Premier League



P W D L F A Pts

Stokely Vale 18 15 1 2 61 17 46

Charlotteville Unifiers 17 14 1 2 44 15 43

Goal City 18 12 2 4 37 23 38

Coaching School 17 11 4 2 42 19 37

Pepsi Hills United 19 7 3 9 26 39 24

Sidey’s 19 6 3 10 28 43 21

Bethel United 18 5 5 8 25 30 20

Roxborough Lakers 16 4 7 5 23 22 19

Earlbrokes 17 5 3 9 20 32 18

Georgia FC 18 3 6 9 25 39 15

NLCB Mt Grace 18 1 6 11 15 40 9

Mason Hall PYC 17 2 2 13 9 36 8



Big 6

Golden Lane 5 4 1 0 7 2 13

Goodwood United 5 3 2 0 7 3 11

1976 FC Phoenix 5 2 0 3 6 8 6

Youth Stars 5 1 2 2 5 6 5

Bethel Uprising 5 1 1 3 5 8 4

Hope Village Milan 5 1 0 4 3 6 3

Source: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

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Football / TFA News Round Up.
« on: October 17, 2007, 06:32:34 AM »
TFA News Round Up.
By: DR.
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Bethel United hold Coaching School
Friday, October 12th 2007

Bethel United have only themselves to blame as they allowed a two goal lead to slip and could only come away with a draw against Coaching School in their home fixture at the Montgomery Recreation Ground last Sunday.

Dwayne Marcelle' 21 st minute item gave Mega Brite Bethel United a 1-0 halftime lead. Then in the 74 th minute, Jason Surrey doubled the lead from close range. The Carnbee Trace based team never gave up and the inclusion of Denzil James in the latter stages of the second half proved decisive.

The Coaching School mid-fielder scored a brace in the final ten minutes of the game to give his team a share of the points. His first was a header from close range in the 81st minute. Then in the 88th, he left Bethel's custodian Keston Saul, a mere spectator, as his 35-metre blast sizzled into the back of the net.

In other matches played, Stokely Vale remained top of the standings on 36 points after blanking Sidey's 2-0 behind a Micheal Carrington's strike and an own goal from Kirton Warrick at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in the second game of a double header. In the first game, Charlotteville Unifiers overcame Mason Hall PYC three goals to one to occupy third place on the eleven team standings. Castara Retreat Goal City are second on 29 points while Coaching School lies fourth, one point adrift. The encounter between Pepsi Hills United and Earlbrokes at Richmond did not materialise because of the late arrival of Hills at the venue.

Source: Tobago News
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Stokely Vale win inaugural Community Cup
Friday, October 12th 2007

It was a pulsating encounter between two perennial rivals with the balance of play flowing back and forth. Curtis Job capitalizes on a goal-keeping error by Coaching School's custodian, Kyle Joseph, to put his team in front with only four minutes on the clock. Joseph failed to hold a low drive from Micheal Carrington and the "Ghost" was on spot to ram in the rebound.

Coaching School's response was almost immediate as four minutes later Keon Price stooped low to nod in a perfect cross from the left flank. For the rest of the half, the game became a war of attrition with both teams cancelling each other out.

The best chance fell to Stokely Vale in the 44th minute. Micheal Carrington was brought down in the penalty area by Al Caines. With the player sent off for a second booking, up stepped Darien Skeete to blast the ball wide of the post.

However, in the 59th minute Stokely Vale made amends through prolific midfielder, Carrington whop took on the Coaching School's defence to beat Joseph all ends up. Coaching Schools never gave up and launched several dangerous raids which were repelled by their opponents.

Source: Tobago News   
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The weekly round-up

Following the Community Cup Final, the second round of the TFA's Premier League resumed on Saturday. Front runners Stokely Vale aiming to maintain their lead over the other title chasers - Castara Goal City, Charlotteville Unifiers and St Clair's Coaching School. The race at the other end of the table seems to be even tighter.

Matchdays #2 saw the top St Clair's Coaching School stumble as they were held to a 2-2 draw by the resurgent Bethel United, while the other title hopefuls prevailed. In the bottom half of the table, Earlbrokes bettered their survival chances by earning an easy 3 points from the default win over Pepsi Hills United.

Matchdays #3. Coaching School and Stokely Vale dropped valuable points drawing with Georgia F.C. and Roxborough Lakers respectively. Stokely Vale's lead has been reduced to 5 points with Castara Goal City (32 pts) and Unifiers (31 pts and a game in hand) following closely behind. Pepsi Hills United defeated Sidey's to move further from the foot of the table, while inanother relegation battle, Bethel United were held to a 2-2 draw by Earlbrokes.

Results

Saturday
06:10:07, 4:00pm Mt. Grace Utd v Georgia F.C., Training Ground (Postponed)

06:10:07, 4:00 pm Castara Goal City 1 (Kayode Legall 41) v Roxborough Lakers 0, Dwight Yorke Stadium

Sunday
07:10:07, 4:15pm Earlbrokes v Pepsi Hills Utd, Training Ground (Earlbrokes won by default)

07:10:07, 4:30pm Charlotteville Unifiers 3 (Kevon "Showtime" Martin [2], Keon McKenzie) v Mason Hall P.Y.C. 1 (Delano Davis), Dwight Yorke Stadium

07:10:07, 6:30pm Stokely Vale 2 (Michael Carrington, own goal) v Sidey’s 0, Dwight Yorke Stadium

07:10:07, 4:15pm St. Clair’s Coaching School 2 (Densyl James [2] ) v Bethel Utd 2 (Dwayne Marcelle, Jason Surrey), Mt. Gomery

Tuesday
09:10:07, 4:15pm Pepsi Hills Utd 4 (Esron Hinds [2], Eustace Stewart, Nigel Alexander) v Sidey’s 3 (Pavel Warrick [2], Ryan Gray), Training Ground

09:10:07, 4:15pm Bethel Utd 2 (Dennieson Roachford, Downie Marcelle)v Earlbrokes 2 (Deon Thomas, Brinsley Reid), Mt Gomery

Wednesday
10:10:07, 4:15pm Mason Hall P.Y.C. 0 v Castara Goal City 2 (Odinga Walker, Jesse Henry), Training Ground

10:10:07, 5:00pm St. Clair’s Coaching School 1 (Donnell Grant) v Georgia F.C. 1 (Shey Jery), Dwight Yorke Stadium

10:10:07, 7:00pm Stokely Vale 1 (Dwayne Leacock) v Roxborough Lakers 1 (Dyke Reid), Dwight Yorke Stadium

10:10:07, 4:15pm Mt. Grace Utd 2 (Rodney Nelson, Jerril Gibbs) v Charlotteville Unifiers 4 (Kervin McKenna 2, Kevon Martin, Keon McKenzie), Goodwood

Premier League Standings

P W D L F A Pts[/b]

Stokely Vale 14 12 1 1 48 11 37
Castara Retreats Goal City 14 10 2 2 27 15 32
Charlotteville Unifiers 13 10 1 2 29 11 31
St. Clair's Coaching School 14 8 4 2 33 17 28
Earlbrokes 14 4 3 7 18 28 15
Sidey’s 14 4 3 7 24 35 15
Georgia FC 13 3 5 5 18 19 14
Roxborough Lakers 13 2 7 4 15 18 13
Bethel United 14 3 4 7 17 25 13     
Pepsi Hills United 14 3 3 8 13 28 12
NLCB Mt Grace 13 1 5 7 12 26 8
Mason Hall PYC 14 2 2 10 8 29 8

12/10/07
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Stokely Vale vs St. Clair’s Coaching School

The crowd had now grown to close to 1,000(my estimate) at start of the Cup final. From the kick off, the action was end to end, and play was very open. Four minutes into the game, Stokely Vale were awarded a free kick about 12 yards outside the box. It was a well struck free kick that the keeper got to, but could not hold on to. Curtis “Imo” Job was first to the loose ball and tapped it home for the early lead. This sent the “Barracks’” faithfuls into a frenzy. Four minutes later, Coaching School would restore parity Keon Price. Caines eluded his marker on the left flank and his early cross was met by an unmarked Price who banged home the equalizer from 12 yards out. This would bring Coaching School to life. They were enjoying the better of the exchanges and created a few anxious moments for the Stokely Vale rearguard. Midway through the half, Anthony regained possession at the halfway line on the left side, cut back inside playing a probing cross into the box that was headed over by a wide-open Price at the far post. Price again brought the best out of keeper Alfred who dove to his left deflect his drive wide. One minute before the break, picked up the ball outside the box on the left side, eluded Caines and broke free into the box where Caines brought him down and was shown the red card by referee Lester Alleyne. Skeete stepped up to take the resulting penalty, and missed wide left. They match was evenly poised at the break 1-1.

On the resumption, Coaching School had reorganized their team and their approach. Nicholson dropped back into midfield with the solitary Price up front. Stokely Vale were being frustrated as Coaching School were getting bodies behind the ball in defence and a bit more patient in attack. Ten minutes into the second half, the apparently injured Skeete was replaced by Osmond. Shortly after, Price missed a golden opportunity to but his team ahead. He was played thru the inside left channel by James for a one on one with the advancing keeper. He delayed too long, dribbled into the path of the recovering defender, and was dispossessed. Carrington was once again looking interested, and was finding the ball more frequently, which always gives Stokely Vale that cutting edge. McDougall, the speedy right-winger got behind the defence and his cross found a wide-open Kerr who shot wide from six yards out at the hour mark. “Imo” headed over soon afterwards from a corner kick. Carrington then latched onto a through ball down the middle from Leacock, but was denied by the keeper moving brilliantly to his right. In the 64th minute, Carrington again ran free to the left of the goal; however, this time his low drive beat the keeper to his left to restore Stokely Vale’s lead. Desperation began setting in as Coaching School resorted to brutal tactics picking up a handful of cards in the remaining minutes. They never looked likely to score as the Vale’s supporters awaited the final whistle. The final twenty minutes was a bit of an anticlimax, and gave a disappointing end to a game that promised more until the final goal.

Results

Stokely Vale are the 2007 Community Cup winners by a 2-1 margin.

Stokely Vale: Michael Alfred, Trevonne James, Shawn Job, Darron Williams, Kenton Robley, Curtis Job, Keno Kerr, Domminic McDougall (Khrishawn Joseph 84), Dwayne Leacock, Darien Skeete (Norrel Osmond 55), Michael Carrington.
Unused Subs: Jhayde Williams, Keion Jack, Bradon Roberts, Chad Sandy, Oliver Duncan.

St. Clair's Coaching School: Kyle Joseph, Kalon Morris, Hugo Blake, Diego Nicholson, Al Caines, Densyl James, Vernon Wilson (Donnell Grant 87), Kino Proctor, Roderick Anthony, Jevorn Morton, Keon Price (Kherron McLeod 84).
Unused subs: KevinHope, Nicholas Roberts, Roarke Benjamin, Keron Duncan, Clifford Kerr.
Red Card: Al Caines 44.
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Charlotteville Unifiers vs Pepsi Hills Utd


The match got off to a late and uninspired start in front of a paltry crowd. Unifiers were first to settle down, and seemed in control of the early proceedings, but it was Hills United who had the first chance of taking the lead. In the 13th minute, against the run of play, their #9 ran onto a through ball and shot into the side netting from the corner of the 6-yard box on the right. Unifiers finally got their just reward in the 20th minute when McKenzie played searching pass to the back of the Hills defence for a streaking Kevern Murphy to controlled well and beat the advancing keeper for the opening item. Three minutes later, Kevern turned his marker and fired a low right-footed shot from the edge of the box past the diving keeper. Hills were awarded a free kick from just inside the “D” two minutes later. The resulting kick was struck into the wall, and the danger averted. Unifiers were now in full control of the game, and missed several opportunities to increase their lead. Hills were given a lifeline just past the half hour mark, when a long diagonal pass found the #20 who controlled well under pressure then dispatched a low left footed drive into the bottom corner of the net, 2-1. Unifiers continued to mount wave after wave of attack, but Hills came closest to scoring again one minute before the break. A screaming free kick from forty yards out by #14 Cox, was stopped by the keeper, but # 9 was first to respond forcing a point blank save from the keeper.

Unifiers started the second half where they left off in the first, combining well and penetrating the Hills defence with great ease. Five minutes after the resumption, Murphy’s left footed shot beat the keeper only for Cox to make a goal line clearance. Murphy completed his hat trick in the 53rd minute. He beat the goalkeeper and defence to a left side cross, a Hills defender missed his attempted clearance as the ball trickled into the goal. The rampant Unifiers continued to lay siege to the Hills goal in search of goalsand were rewarded with the most comical at the one-hour mark. From a right sided corner kick, the keeper missed the ball, which was headed back across the goal for McKenzie (who was laying on the ground) to head over the line. Kevon “Showtime” Martin was largely anonymous, even when the outcome was already certain. The boys from Charlottevile ran off with an easy 4-1 win and the 3rd place prize.

Results

Charlotteville Unifiers: Quincy Moore, Jahur Martin, Kervin McKenna, Marquel Carrington (Damion McKenna 63), Edson Marcelle, Nocoise Martin, Cha Burris (Rodney Murray 80), Keon McKenzie, Kevon Martin, Akeilon Murphy, Kevern Murphy

Goal Scorers: Kevern Murphy 20, 23, 53, Keon McKenzie 60

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Football / Bethel United hold Coaching School
« on: October 12, 2007, 10:19:19 AM »
Bethel United hold Coaching School
Friday, October 12th 2007
   

Bethel United have only themselves to blame as they allowed a two goal lead to slip and could only come away with a draw against Coaching School in their home fixture at the Montgomery Recreation Ground last Sunday.

Dwayne Marcelle' 21 st minute item gave Mega Brite Bethel United a 1-0 halftime lead. Then in the 74 th minute, Jason Surrey doubled the lead from close range. The Carnbee Trace based team never gave up and the inclusion of Denzil James in the latter stages of the second half proved decisive.

The Coaching School mid-fielder scored a brace in the final ten minutes of the game to give his team a share of the points. His first was a header from close range in the 81st minute. Then in the 88th, he left Bethel's custodian Keston Saul, a mere spectator, as his 35-metre blast sizzled into the back of the net.

In other matches played, Stokely Vale remained top of the standings on 36 points after blanking Sidey's 2-0 behind a Micheal Carrington's strike and an own goal from Kirton Warrick at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in the second game of a double header. In the first game, Charlotteville Unifiers overcame Mason Hall PYC three goals to one to occupy third place on the eleven team standings. Castara Retreat Goal City are second on 29 points while Coaching School lies fourth, one point adrift. The encounter between Pepsi Hills United and Earlbrokes at Richmond did not materialise because of the late arrival of Hills at the venue.

Source: Tobago News

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Football / Stokely Vale win inaugural Community Cup
« on: October 12, 2007, 10:17:54 AM »
Stokely Vale win inaugural Community Cup
Friday, October 12th 2007
   

It was a pulsating encounter between two perennial rivals with the balance of play flowing back and forth. Curtis Job capitalizes on a goal-keeping error by Coaching School's custodian, Kyle Joseph, to put his team in front with only four minutes on the clock. Joseph failed to hold a low drive from Micheal Carrington and the "Ghost" was on spot to ram in the rebound.

Coaching School's response was almost immediate as four minutes later Keon Price stooped low to nod in a perfect cross from the left flank. For the rest of the half, the game became a war of attrition with both teams cancelling each other out.

The best chance fell to Stokely Vale in the 44th minute. Micheal Carrington was brought down in the penalty area by Al Caines. With the player sent off for a second booking, up stepped Darien Skeete to blast the ball wide of the post.

However, in the 59th minute Stokely Vale made amends through prolific midfielder, Carrington whop took on the Coaching School's defence to beat Joseph all ends up. Coaching Schools never gave up and launched several dangerous raids which were repelled by their opponents.

Source: Tobago News

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Football / A revelation!
« on: August 12, 2007, 04:37:58 PM »
Wim, McCommie, Lincoln, whomever, come and get this fella. His name is Dwayne Murray and he plays for Charlottevile Unifiers. The young man is 21 years old, and he is better than anyone you have in the middle of the park. Remember this name! :angel:

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Football / PFL results
« on: June 30, 2007, 05:15:21 PM »
Glen help Jabloteh beat Tobago.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Soca Warriors striker Cornell Glen marked his returned from injury and professional football with the opening goal in CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh’s 3-2 win over host Tobago United in the T&T Pro League at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, yesterday.
Glen who re-joined Jabloteh after being released by US Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy earlier this year opened the scoring in the 20th minute, but five minutes before the half, Kayode Legall levelled the match for the host.
Ten minutes into the second-half, national midfielder Trent Noel restored Jabloteh’s lead while defender Carlon Murray made it 3-1 two minutes later.
Tobago kept up battling and managed to reduce the deficit to 3-2 in the 69th minute thanks to Kerron Phillips.
However, Jabloteh held onto the lead and with the win pushed its point tally to 20 points from nine matches, one ahead of defending champions bmobile Joe Public and Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA.
At the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, the “Eastern Lions” inspired by a double from national midfielder Kerry Baptiste whipped Superstar Rangers 3-1.
Baptiste got his goals in the 30th and 82nd minute while Nigel “Croc” Pierre added a third on the stroke of full-time. Devon Modeste had given Rangers some hope of a revival with a 77th minute strike.
In the day’s other early match, Defence Force got goals from Devon Jorsling and Richard “Shaka” Roy in a 2-0 shut-out over United Petrotrin.
Jorsling netted as early as the fourth minute while Roy got the other 13 minutes from the end.
In yesterday’s late match, Caledonia AIA came up against VIBE CT 105 W Connection at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
Joe Public win 3-1.
By: Ian Prescott (Express).


Joe Public and Superstar Rangers played an open, enjoyable game on the artificial turf at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, but one best remembered for missed opportunities by both teams.
Yesterday's match among two of the top five teams in the T&T Pro League was eventually decided by two decisive strikes from Kerry Baptiste, on either side of a Devon Modeste equaliser for Rangers. Finally, veteran striker Nigel Pierre totally killed off Rangers with a third Joe Public goal in the dying stages. As decisive as 3-1 sounds, with better finishing, the match could have gone to either team.
Not surprisingly, the game was an open one. There was no Arnold Dwarika and Gary Glasgow who only came on in the second half, but Joe Public had plenty of attacking power in Baptise, back from representing Trinidad and Tobago at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, midfielder Lyndon " Chubby" Andrews, and veteran striker Nigel "Pistol" Pierre.
Rangers, too, had plenty ammunition, dropping Errol McFarlane Jr, the league's top-scorer, to central midfield to compensate for the loss of injured Kerwin Jemmott, who was in the stands. That allowed Josimar Belgrave to start up front with Joseph "Ghouti' Peters, while Marc Borde was alsongside McFarlane.
Early on, Joe Public threatened several times, mainly through Kwamie Wiltshire, who took some time to settle before playing a good game. Wiltshire had at least three chances of getting a goal, but, despite good approach work, stuttered in front of goal. His waste did not go unnoticed by teammates, one shouting: "Brother, yuh getting chances," obviously expecting the young T&T international to do better.
Rangers also had many decisive moments in front of goal and also had two chances desperately cleared off the line by Joe Public defenders. Both times, Corneal Thomas and Shawn Cooper should have scored, but panicked.
Finally, Baptise put Joe Public ahead in the 31st minute, taking a diagonal pass from Wiltshire and burying an angled shot across keeper Shane Matthis and into the far side of the goal.
After trailing at the half, Rangers levelled in the 59th through Modeste, the midfielder squeezing a shot under keeper Figueroa from close in.
Both teams came close afterwards, until Baptiste's running chip over keeper Matthis restored Joe Public's advantage in the 81st minute. Even then, most would have bet on McFarlane burying the rebound after Belgrave's "hot" shot forced the goalkeeper to fend off the ball straight at McFarlane, who drilled his shot wide.
Rangers rued that miss when Glasgow, initially in an offide position, passed to Pierre who buried a low shot past Matthis in the 89th minute to give Joe Public a 3-1 lead and kill off Rangers.

Joe Public: — Alejandro Figueroa, Carey Harris, Devon Caseman, Lyndon Diaz (Gary Glasgow), Sean Cooper, Jason Springer, Dale Saunders (capt), Lyndon Andrews, Kerry Baptiste, Kwamie Wiltshire, Nigel Pierre.

Superstar Rangers: — Shane Mattis, Nigel Henry, Kerwin Cooper, Coneal Thomas, Devon Modeste (Ricardo Aleong), Josimar Belgrave, Marc Borde, Todd Ryan, Milton Correa Gomez, Joseph Peters, Errol Mc Farlane (capt).
Jorsling leads Army to victory over sliding Oilmen.
By: Randy Bando (ttproleague).


Striker Devon Jorsling registered one and set up another as Defence Force handed struggling United Petrotrin a 2-0 defeat in their final match of Round One of the Pro League.
Jorsling humiliated the ‘Oilmen’ in front of their home fans at the Pale Seco Recreation Ground on Saturday afternoon when he netted just four minutes into the match, which ended in their third consecutive loss after the month long break.
Jorsling easily tapped the ball low into the back of the net after beating goal keeper and Petrotrin captain Perry Martin from inside the area after he lashed on to Akil Edwards pass from a counterattacking run down the left side for the early 1-0 advantage.
The Brian Williams coached team did not allow their heads to drop, against the run of play Petrotrin was close to equalizing when Peter Prosper playing his second match of the season for the ‘Oilmen’ this season flashed an attempt across the face of goal and at the far post was a sliding Andre Alexis who failed to connect.
The home team had another go at goal in the 35th through Sylvester Teesdale who tested goalkeeper Kevin Graham from inside the area and one minute later Prosper flopped disappointingly.
The powerfully built forward had the best opportunity of the match—one on one with the goalie only to poke the ball on the wrong side of the upright.
Defence Force retired to the dressing rooms clinging on to their 1-0 advantage, as the home team remained hopeful.
Soon after the break the southerners sprung to life when Andre Alexis threatened the ‘Army’ goal but his effort flew wide.
T&T national duo of Keon Daniel and Romauld Aguillera in the middle of the park was not in regular form, as they created very little for the men up front.
While coach Kerry Jamerson was all smiles as his men in the middle Christopher Durity, Akil Edwards and Corey Rivers were making sure they maintained their lead.
However in the 61st minute goal keeper Graham had to come up big twice in a row to deny a blast from Sylvester Teesdale and then the rebound attempt by Andre Alexis. The Defence Force goalie was up to the task proving his worth in goal.
Coach Brian Williams then summoned Jerrol Forbes and Abiola Clarence as he looked for the equalizer and strength in his offence but things never changed.
Substitute Forbes tested goalkeeper Graham from distance in the 70th but the ‘Army’ goalie maintained his clean sheet with an easy save.
‘Army’ then erupted the ‘Oilmen’s’ pressure lines when they registered a second.
Jorsling was again heavily influential when he set up second half substitute Richard Roy who made no mistake slamming the ball past a stranded goalkeeper Perry Martin in the 77th for a 2-0 cushion.
In the dying moments of the match Petrotrin’s Abiola Clarence netted one for the home team but the referee’s assistant was quick to disallow for a handball by the dreadlocked substitute.
‘Army’ on route for their third goal with just a couple minutes to go were rejected by goal keeper Martin who wasn’t about to let in another when he punched out an effort by goal scorer Richard Roy and was up again making sure the rebound effort by substitute Anton Joseph stayed well wide.
‘Army’ finished completed their 2-0 victory and re-starting strong after the month long break, but its certainly worrying times for the oilmen as they try to assess what has gone wrong.
Meanwhile, two goals in ten minutes by Guyanese forward Randolph Jerome led North East Stars to a fighting 3-2 win over fellow strugglers Police F.C at the Sangre Grande Recreation ground on Sunday. Noel Williams (30) and Jamal Clarence (68) both scored for Police while Veteran Kendall Velox would score what would be the game winner in the 75th minute to give his team a 3-2 advantage.

Defence Force: — Kevin Graham, Anton Pierre (capt), Keston Williams, Michael Edwards, Corey Rivers, Akil Edwards, Christopher Durity (Anton Joseph 84th), Devon Jorsling, Kevon Carter, David Alleyne, Sean Narcis (Richard Roy 70th).

United Petrotrin: – Perry Martin (capt), Devon Drayton, Husani Thomas, Romauld Aguillera, Kelvin Hernandez (Jerrol Forbes 65th), Keon Daniel, Marlon Lewis, Sylvester Teesdale, Andre Alexis (Abiola Clarence 65th), Peter Prosper, Kevon Rouse.

Saturday’s Pro League Results:

Jabloteh 3 (Cornell Glen 20th, Trent Noel 60th, Carlon Murray 62nd) vs Tobago United 2 (Kayode Legall 40th, Kerron Phillips 69th).

Joe Public 3 (Kerry Baptiste 30th, 82nd, Nigel Pierre 90th) vs Superstar Rangers 1 (Devon Modeste 77th).

Defence Force 2 (Devon Jorsling 4th, Richard Roy 77th) vs United Petrotrin 0.

W Connection 0 vs Caledonia AIA 0.

Sunday's Pro League Result:

North East Stars 3 (Randolph Jerome 51st, 61st, Kendall Velox 75th) vs Police F.C. 2 (Noel Williams 30th, Jamal Clarence 68th).

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Football / PFL scores today.
« on: May 05, 2007, 07:22:50 PM »
Tobago United still trying to get things right.
By: DR (Soca Warriors Online).


Another second half surrender gave the spoils to Joe Public, who ran out 3-0 winners. The opening stanza was even as a small section of the spectators got behind the home team registering their support. It was not until the 12th minute, that the first chance was created by Joe Public. McPherson finished off his run down the left flank with a low cross at the six yard box and it was Pierre beating his marker to the spot only to steer his shot to the wrong side of the near post. In the 24th minute, the roars went up as Woodley went down in the box under the challenge of Thomas, but the referee waved play on. Pierre had another opportunity when he controlled Springer's right side cross well on his chest and he volleyed straight at the keeper from 12 yards out. Just past the half hour mark, Hercules eluded two defenders, cutting in from the right, but beat the near post. Immediately following the restart, Glasgow and Pierre breached the Tobago United's defence with only James to beat, however Glasgow stumbled and was dispossessed inside United's penalty area. Public were now in the ascendancy. McKinnon, Pierre and Dwarika combined well to release Dwarika who shot weakly from only 10 yards out. Later a Dwarika's free kick was headed to Glasgow's feet by Pierre inside the 6 yard box, but the keeper sniffed out the danger, diving bravely to his feet before he could get his shot off. The whistle sounded to end the half 0-0.
Tobago United had done enough to stay in the game, while Joe Public had no rewards from the chances that came their way. One of the Nigerian players, Aminu Erinle walked by so I inquired of his status with the team. His brief response was that he no longer plays for Tobago United, and doesn't have any interest in playing in the country anymore (more in another story).
Play resumed after a 25 minute half-time break. Joe Public started brighter than their opponents, and were soon rewarded. Following a Tobago United goal kick, Noreiga's headed his clearance behind United's defence for Glasgow to run onto, beating the keeper low to his left. A few minutes later, Dwarika picked up the ball on the left side midway in United's half of the field. He cut back inside, beaten McKenna who held him back and was cautioned. From the resulting free kick, Dwarika rolled the ball to his right for Saunders to run onto, sending a screamer into the left upper 90. This brought the crowd to its feet. The only bright spot for United in a very poor second half effort came when substitute Palmer found some space just outside the box and was only denied by the brilliance of Figueroa. Public continued their second half onslaught when Glasgow struck the upright with a swerving near post effort from a short corner. Thornhill put the final nail in the coffin when he broke free on the right side and beat the keeper at the near post. The final score was 3-0 in Joe Public's favour.
The new-look United team still appeared short on conditioning, and their second half lapses in concentration were punished  severely.

Tobago United: - Durrant, Dublin, James, Adams, M. Phillips, Orr, K. Phillips (Palmer 65), McKenna (P. Joseph 82), T. Joseph, Hercules, Woodley (Thomas 72)

Subs Not Used: - Baird,Wiebers, Legall, Smith, W. Phillips.

Yellow cards: - Orr 16, McKenna 53.

Goals: None.

Joe Public: - Figueroa, Springer, Thomas, Noreiga, McPherson, Andrews, Saunders, McKinnon, Dwarika (Cooper 82), Glasgow, Pierre (Thornhill 74).

Subs Not Used: - Barrett, McAllister, Caseman, Harris, Baptiste.

Yellow cards: -Springer 38.

Goals: -Glasgow 50, Saunders 54, Thornhill 89.

Att: - 250.
Caledonia overthrow Defence Force.
By: Ian Prescott (Express).


Marvin Oliver came up with another spectacular late goal to give Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Defence Force yesterday in the T&T Pro League.
The 31-year-old Oliver had done the same thing to defending champions b-mobile Joe Public on Tuesday, to put Caledonia jointly into the lead with both the "Eastern Lions" and CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh going into yesterday's round of matches.
The match at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar swung dramatically in the second half after the Defence Force had taken a deserved 2-1 lead going into the break.
Caledonia got off to a dream start, grabbing the lead through striker Dwight Peters in just the third minute. He picked up the ball near the halfline and finished off a brilliant solo run with a low shot past Army keeper Selwyn George.
But by the end of the first half, Defence Force had completely repaired the damage and earned themselves a 2-1 advantage. First, striker Bevon Lewis drew them level in the sixth minute, then striker Devon Jorsling put the Army ahead in the 41st, with a spectacular shot from 35 metres.
Kerwyn Beckles, Caledonia's young goalie acquired from Vibe CT 105 W Connection, never moved as Jorsling's shot rushed into the corner of the net.
Beckles was also motionless six minutes earlier, when Army midfielder Ronald Boyce tried his luck from 35 metres out and struck the right upright.
Coach Jamaal Shabazz waited 62 minutes before making a double change, bringing on national midfielder Densill Theobald and striker Jameel Perry.
Theobald's introduction immediately put some energy into Caledonia's game, as he was able to combine well with Oliver, who was doing almost everything in midfield well.
That left George having to make several unorthodox saves, tipping the ball off the head of Oliver on one occasion and later diving into a crowd of players to stop an attempt from Theobald.
With the pressure on the Defence Force goal, Caledonia left themselves open at the back for a counter attack, which allowed Richard Roy to race into their penalty area, only to fire directly at Beckles.
The miss was extremely costly. AIA pulled themselves level in the 78th through Perry, who drilled into the Army's net from just 18 metres out. The Defence Force were under total seige in the final ten minutes, but looked to have held on for a 2-2 draw until deep into injury time when Oliver chested down a cross in the penalty area and spanked the ball past George from just six yards out, sparking a wave of celebrations from the AIA supporters.
W Connection were also in winning form yesterday, as Ronaldo Viana notched a brace to give his team a 3-1 victory over Police at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

Defence Force: - Selwyn George, Anton Pierre (capt), Jahvon Neptune, Rawle Fletcher, Michael Edwards, Akil Edwards (Richard Roy 37th), Anton Joseph (Ronald St Louis 56th), Christopher Durity (Keston Williams 68th), Ronald Boyce, Devon Jorsling, Bevon Lewis.

Caledonia AIA: - Kerwin Beckles, Leslie Holligan, Charles Pollard, Sheldon Emmanuel (capt), Walter Moore, Stephan David, Marvin Oliver, Kareem Joseph, Devon Millington (Jameel Perry 63rd), Dwight Peters (Densill Theobald 63rd), Hayden Tinto (Carlyle Mitchell 78th).

Full Results

Caledonia AIA 3 (Dwight Peters 3, Jameel Perry 79, Marvin Oliver 90) v Defence Force 2 (Bevon Lewis 6, Devon Jorsling 40)

San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Lester Peltier 15, 18) v United Petrotrin 2 (Sylvester Teesdale 23, Devon Drayton 35)

Tobago United 0 v Joe Public 3 (Gary Glasgow 50, Dale Saunders 54, Dexter Thornhill 89)

W Connection 3 (Gefferson Goulart 51, Ronaldo Viana 72, 79) v Police F.C 1 (Christopher Sam 80)

Today Game

06:05:07, 4:00pm North East Stars v Superstar Rangers, Sangre Grande Rec..

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Football / Tobago Utd lose key players
« on: April 06, 2007, 04:30:43 AM »
His best players leaving for free??? On information and belief, this team is a semi-pro outfit. I understand players are being told not to leave their day jobs :devil:

   
Tobago Utd lose key players

Friday, April 6th 2007
   

Tobago's lone professional football club, Tobago United has lost two of its best players for the 2007 season.

Kwame Wiltshire and Noel Williams who were outstanding for the Peter Granville coached team in 2006 and earned their first national caps recently have terminated their contracts with the Club.

Wiltshire will be sporting the colours of the 2006 Trinidad and Tobago Pro League champions team Joe Public for the upcoming season schedule to commence next month while Noel is still weighing his options. Both players are from Trinidad.

Though it is still to be confirmed, the Club may also lose their most celebrated player in Dwayne Jack who is expected to sign up with a Trinidad club soon. Efforts to contact the Tobago born player for his status with the club proved futile up to press time while Granville told the Tobago News that he could not comment because Jack has not indicated to him that he was contemplating leaving the Club.

However, Granville is not being stressed out by the loss of the players because he said that this was what professional football was all about. The bigger clubs will always lure the star players away from the smaller clubs.

Granville said their preparations for the season was in progress and he was presently looking at some players though he has made no signings as yet.

Among the players that Granville is interested in are Shelton Williams, Dominic Kerr and goalkeeper Jeffrey Delpeche, all from Tobago's Super League team, Angostura 1976 Phoenix, Simon Nedd and Kevin Keith.

He is also watching Trinidad players Pierre Joseph and Coly Hercules. Tobago United has been campaigning in the Pro League for the last three years but to date they are yet to win a League Championship game.

However, despite this dilemma, credit must be given to Granville and his management team for not withdrawing from the League despite their very poor record and the huge financial cost it takes to effectively manage a pro team.

Tobago News

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Football / CLICO Cup results
« on: March 24, 2007, 08:43:08 PM »
In the opening game of the mini-tournament, Jabloteh defeated St. Clair Coaching School a 3-0 margin. A brace by A. Wolfe, and a goal by #11 player (Maybe  ???Guerra ???). Wolfe may have been making a guest appearance.

Millwall Academy team defeated Tobago United 2-0 with goals by T. Killbey and M. Noone. Fellas them little boys from Millwall schooled Tobago United. :-[ :-[

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T&T U-17s running on hills.
... face Mexico in friendly on Sunday.
By: Shaun Fuentes (TTFF).


Members of the Trinidad and Tobago’s National Under 17 team would have viewed W Connection’s 3-0 defeat to Mexican club giants Chivas on Wednesday night and will prepare themselves mentally for what head coach Anton Corneal hopes is a challenging warm-up affair against Mexico’s National Under 17s on Sunday afternoon.
The junior “Soca Warriors” are continuing their build up towards the CONCACAF final round of qualification for the FIFA Under 17 World Championship in Korea.
Following their recent two-match tour to Honduras, the U17s will face the Mexicans at Fatima College Grounds, Mucurapo from 4pm on Sunday and then on Tuesday from 6pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.  The Mexicans are the defending World Under 17 champions from 2005 and have the same coach in Jesus Ramirez. The nucleus of their current squad also comes from Chivas which Ramirez said recently is an advantage to their preparations.
“You can’t ask for better friendlies than this,” Corneal told TTFF Media on Thursday as he looked ahead to the two games. “It will give us a chance to get more exposure against a top team and one which will be similar to Costa Rica which is in our qualifying group. This will give us an idea on what part of our game we need to keep building on. We need to improve on our defense against dead ball situations better than we did against Honduras.”
Corneal, who has Hutson Charles as an assistant coach in his staff, added that there are now 24 players in camp and the final 20-man team will be selected over the next few weeks leading up to the opening qualifier against Costa Rica scheduled for April 28 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Currently the team, skippered by goalie Jesse Fullerton, has been undergoing strength endurance training with team trainer Gilbert Bateau.
“We have been doing strength endurance work but, because of the games this weekend we have curtailed it a bit and will resume after the second game.
“Part of the endurance training entails running hills and we usually do this on the Maracas and Caura Valleys three days a week for about 90 minutes in the evening,” Corneal explained.
Over the past few months, the former T&T national said he has witnessed a change in attitude by the players, adding that he is seeing an increase in desire to improve and strive for success. we will continue regular preparations after the games.
“What we have seen is a change in attitude towards preparations in training.. The players they are consciously working hard and that is a good base to have. These players want it badly. Maybe it can be a trickle down from our experience at the 2006 World Cup, They know it will take a lot of work but they are willing to do all it takes in an attempt to fulfill  their dreams.”
One new player, US-born midfielder Isiah Ferguson out of New York is expected to make his debut against the Mexicans who will arrive in the country on Saturday as they have encountered problems in obtaining visas to enter the country, similar to what was encountered by Club Chivas for last  month’s Champions Cup match with W Connection.


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