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Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« on: January 29, 2022, 02:15:30 PM »
Tiger Tanks U-20 tourney in line for approval
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


The Ascension Football Tournament's scheduled start in March may not happen after all. At least so it seems.

The tournament, despite receiving the go-ahead by the return-to-sport order by Minister of Health Terrance Deyalsingh and his colleague Shamfa Cudjoe, the Minister of Sports and Community Development on Monday, did not receive endorsement from the T&T Football Association.

Guardian Media Sports was reliably informed on Thursday that only the Tiger Tanks Under-20 National Football Tournament which will be put on by businessman Denis Latiff, was given the go-ahead to have a competition to date. However, this can change in the coming days or weeks.

The Tiger Tanks tourney is scheduled to kick off on March 3 and will feature 10 teams from Trinidad and another five from the sister isle of Tobago over an eight-week period.

It is understood the Tiger Tanks under-20 competition received the green light in June last year, after the Normalisation Committee of the TTFA which is led by businessman Robert Hadad, sent an official request to the sports' governing body - the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and received it.

However, attempts yesterday to contact both Hadad and Amiel Mohammed, the acting General Secretary of the T&TFA for a comment on the approval via Whatsapp, proved futile as both did not respond to the question: 'which tournaments have been sanctioned or which tournaments will receive sanction for the reopening of football.'

Both Richard Ferguson, the La Horquetta owner and his manager Kieron Edwards admitted last year that approval was granted for the tournament in 2020, but Hadad allegedly indicated during a radio interview last year, that he was no longer willing to sanction the Ascension tournament.

Colin Wharfe, Chairman, Competition Steering Committee Tiger Tanks Under-20 Men's Football Tournament said the normalisation committee will confirm in writing to all desirous of staging competitions soon.

According to Wharfe: "Things are fluid at the moment, the primary thing is that now that the regulations are in place, the operational and implementational reality of those need to be put in place and applications need to be submitted.

It's a whole bunch of operations that need to be executed upon and either somewhere between the start and the end of that process.

It is my understanding that the NC will provide written confirmation of their approval to engage in the qualifying sporting activity.

So there are a number of individuals who have either already started organising competitions, and there are people who are also interesting in starting competitions What they will have to do is go through the protocols to get approval from the NC, especially if you want it to be held under the auspices of the TTFA."

Quizzed further on whether the Tiger Tanks tourney will be held under the auspices of the TTFA, Wharfe said: "Until we get confirmation that it is going to be held, and we do not have confirmation from the NC to proceed to hold competitive matches. Because as I said, the process to do so is predicated on the operationalization of the healthcare return-to-play protocols promulgated by the minister and they need to know what those are in substance and operationally."

Wharfe noted also that he will not be able to offer an answer if the tournament will not be held under the auspices of the TTFA.
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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2022, 01:51:52 PM »
Tiger Tanks U-20 tourney kicks off on April 2
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)


The inaugural Tiger Tanks Under-20 Men’s Invitational Football Tournament will kick off on April 2.

The tournament received the green light from both Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, and Minister of Sport and Community Development, Shamfa Cudjoe.

The competition will be held under the auspices of the normalisation committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, whose Chairman, Robert Hadad, is excited that, “U-20 players will receive much-needed match fitness and be able to showcase their talents in an effort to attract interest from clubs and colleges, both locally and internationally”.

The tournament will operate under the Safe-Zone mandate, in compliance with government protocols.

Sixty-seven matches are expected to be played over the next 12 weeks and teams and players will vie for cash and individual awards and prizes.

Competition kicks off on April 2 and will comprise two groups, with ten teams from Trinidad and five from Tobago. The winner of each group will then play each other, home and away, to determine the tournament champion. Games will only be played on weekends, at available national stadia and other designated safe zone venues.

Action gets under way from 2 pm next week Saturday in Group II at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Tobago. Group I will commence the following Saturday (April 9) at three stadia in Trinidad.

Angus Eve, Head Coach of the senior men’s and Under-20 national football squads, said: “This is music to my ears, that this tournament has finally been approved as it will give much needed match fitness to the national U-20 players in preparation for their upcoming tournament in June. T&T will finally have competitive football in a key demographic very soon.”

Likewise, Anton Corneal, technical director of the TTFA, was also pleased with the impending restart of youth football following a two-year- absence due to the Covid- 19 pandemic. “I would like to thank the persons that took the time and dedication to put on such a league,” stated Corneal.

“The restarting of football in our country faced many challenges, inclusive of Covid protocols, and the series of sanctions needed by the league administrators. Hopefully, in the very near future, all zonal and national leagues will also be up and running,” he added.

Tiger Tanks Managing Director Denis Latiff remarked that, “This tournament is something that we wanted to be associated with for a long time especially given our involvement in the on-going development of youth football in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Participating teams:

GROUP I (Trinidad) — Caledonia AIA, Central FC, Club Sando FC, Defence Force FC, Petit Valley/Diego Martin FC, Police FC, QPCC FA, San Juan Jabloteh FC, Trendsetter Hawks FA, W Connection FC.

GROUP II (Tobago) — Bethel United, FC Tobago Phoenix, St. Clair Coaching School, Stokely Vale FC, Youth Stars United.
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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2022, 01:26:08 PM »
Return to sport a pillar of hope for young men
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


Trendsetter Hawks FA attacker Malachi Celestine believes the inaugural Tiger Tanks Under-20 Men’s Invitational Football Tournament can serve as a pillar of hope for young men who may have turned to a life of crime, owing to the absence of sport for the past two years.

Celestine, who hails from Sea Lots, Port of Spain, was among a host of club representatives present at the National Cricket Centre in Couva on Thursday for the competition’s official launch.

The 19-year old footballer is eager to resume domestic play. He believes it’s a golden opportunity for youngsters to get back involved in sport and rid themselves of any negative traits they may have picked up during the lengthy time away.

Sport, more so contact sport, was only given the green light to resume, with restrictions, in January, by the Ministry of Sport and Community Development and Ministry of Health, after a two-year ban because of covid19.

Celestine, who attended East Mucurapo Secondary, hopes this tournament serves as a catalyst for change for some young men.

He said, “I see this competition as taking youths out of the ghetto and putting them back into society in a positive light. It might make a lot of youths change their mind because a lot of them thought that football was not going to start back any time soon.

“It (downtime) was tough on the guys (young players) with all this (killing) that’s taking place in Trinidad. Everybody had to stay home and we couldn’t come out and play ball. So this should, hopefully, inspire more young players, to return to sport and change their ways.”

Caledonia AIA U20 midfielder Nathaniel Babwah, who hails from Morvant, shared similar sentiments and also anticipates the start of the inaugural tourney.

The competition kicks off in Tobago on April 2 and features 15 teams; ten from Trinidad and five from Tobago.

“I am ready. It was hard not playing football for two years, because of covid19. But I am grateful that this opportunity has come around and I am ready to represent my team. I want to get Caledonia back to the top.

“I also agree with Malachi that the tournament, and more like these, will help young men return to sport,” said Babwah, a Malick Secondary graduate.

The tournament kicks off with the opening round of matches at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago on April 2.

Fifteen teams: ten from Trinidad (group one) and five from the sister-isle (group two), vie for top honours. Group two kick starts the tourney while group one begins their campaign, one week later, in Trinidad.

The winner of each group will play each other, home and away, to determine the tournament champion. Games will be played on weekends with over 60 expected to be contested over the next three months.

Tiger Tanks U20 Invitational Football Tournament Teams

Group One – Caledonia AIA, Club Sando FC, Petit Valley/Diego Martin FC, QPCC FA, Trendsetter Hawks FA, Central FC, Defence Force FC, San Juan Jabloteh FC and W Connection.

Group Two – Bethel United, St Clair Coaching School, Youth Stars United, FC Tobago Phoenix and Stokely Vale FC
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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2022, 12:07:15 AM »
Tiger Tanks U-20 football kicks off in Tobago on Saturday.
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday).


THE INAUGURAL Tiger Tanks Under-20 Men’s Invitational Football Tournament kicks off with first round matches at the Montgomery Recreational Ground in Bethel, Tobago on Saturday from 2 pm.

Action gets underway with St Clair’s Coaching School taking on Stokely Vale FC. Later on, Bethel United will go up against FC Tobago Phoenix from 4.15 pm at the same venue. Youth Stars United are on a bye.

These five Tobago teams make up group two while group one comprises ten teams from Trinidad. Trinidad’s leg of the tournaments begins Saturday 9 and 10 at venues yet to be announced.

After 67 matches are contested over the next three months, the winners of each group will play each other, home and away, to determine the tournament champions.

The tournament launch was held at the National Cricket Centre in Couva on March 25. This comes after the TT government rolled back on its covid19 restrictions in January, allowing team sports, particularly contact sports, to resume following a two-year hiatus.

Tiger Tanks U-20 Teams -

Group One –

Caledonia AIA, Club Sando FC, Petit Valley/Diego Martin FC, Queen's Park FA, Trendsetter Hawks FA, Central FC, Defence Force FC, San Juan Jabloteh FC and W Connection.

Group Two –

Bethel United, St Clair Coaching School, Youth Stars United, FC Tobago Phoenix and Stokely Vale FC.

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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2022, 11:23:41 AM »
TIGER TANKS Men’s U20 Invitational Tournament’21

Tobago Group Match Day #2 Games Fixture - SAT 4th

Youth Stars United vs Bethel United Montgomery Rec. Grd. 2:00 p.m.

FC Tobago Phoenix vs St. Clair's Coaching School Montgomery Rec. Grd. 4:15 p.m.

Stokely Vale F.C. on a Bye

Trinidad Group Match Day #1 Games Fixture - SAT 4th

Central F.C. vs Trendsetter Hawks Ato Boldon Stadium 2:00 p.m.

Club Sando vs W Connection F.C. Ato Boldon Stadium 4:15 p.m.

AC Port of Spain vs Defence Force F.C. HCS, Main Field 2:00 p.m.

Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd vs Police F.C HCS, Main Field 4:15 p.m.

Caledonia AIA vs San Juan Jabloteh HCS, Training Field 4:00 p.m.

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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2022, 12:05:19 AM »
Tobago Phoenix, St Clair's Coaching School feature in 4-4 draw.
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday).


FC TOBAGO Phoenix squandered an early two-goal lead against St Clair’s Coaching School and held on to 4-4 result when round two action of the Tiger Tanks Men’s Under-20 Invitational continued on Saturday.

At the Montgomery Recreation Ground in Bethel, Tobago, back-to-back goals from Jabari Alexander (10th) and Jariel Arthur (11th) provided Tobago Phoenix with the best possible start.

But a strong response from St Clair’s Quason Sharp (24th) and Victor Gregoire (37th) tied things up at the half-time break.

Three minutes into the second period, St Clair went ahead for the first time courtesy a strike from Adriel George. However, Tobago Phoenix’s Jeremiah Bristol levelled the field once more as he found the back of the net ten minutes later.

St Clair’s Collin Sargeant made it 4-3 in the 72nd minute but Arthur struck again, in the 84th, to square things off before the final whistle.

This result saw St Clair’s remain atop the group two (Tobago) standings on four points, having won their opener against Stokely Vale FC 5-0 last weekend. FC Tobago Phoenix are currently third (two points) following two drawn results thus far.

In the other Tobago meeting on Saturday, Youth Stars United (three points) got their campaign off to a winning start as they beat Bethel United 3-1. The latter scored first through Jamell Bartholemew 30 minutes in.

But a second half surge from Youth Stars saw Moses Bernard (62nd), Nicholas Sanchez (85th) and Mecil Murray (90-plus two) spur on a successful fightback.

Additionally, first round group one (Trinidad) matches also kicked off over the weekend. Police FC opened their account with a 3-0 thrashing of Petit Valley/Diego Martin United FC courtesy goals from Isaiah Edwards (57th), Jaron Pascall (62nd) and Jelani King (75th).

A brace from Larry Noel (16th and 65th) also gave Defence Force a 2-1 victory over AC Port of Spain, who got their lone item from Aiden Lynch (80th).

Meanwhile San Juan Jabloteh defeated Caledonia AIA 1-0 with Dwight Jordan scoring in the 27th while Trendsetter Hawks edged Central FC by the same score-line. Jeremiah Williams got his name on the scoresheet in the 27th.

Also, W Connection FC and Club Sando played to a 1-1 result. Nigel Carraby netted for Connection after seven minutes but Omari Campbell replied in the 15th.

Police FC currently lead the Trinidad-team standings followed by Defence Force FC, San Juan Jabloteh and Trendsetter Hawks FC respectively. All are on three points each.

Round three action for the Tobago teams and round two for the Trinidad squads continue on Saturday.

As it stands, St Clair’s Sargeant leads the goalscoring standings with three goals in two games.

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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2022, 10:57:02 AM »
SATURDAY 23RD APRIL, 2022

Dwight Yorke Stadium

2:00 pm F.C. Tobago Phoenix Youth Stars United
4:15 pm Stokely Vale F.C. Bethel United

Larry Gomes Stadium

2:00 pm San Juan Jabloteh Club Sando
4:15 pm Defence Force F.C. W Connection F.C.

SUNDAY 24TH APRIL, 2022

Police Barracks, Long Circular

2:00 pm Police F.C. AC Port of Spain

Larry Gomes Stadium

2:00 pm Trendsetter Hawks F.A. Caledonia AIA
4:15 pm Petit Valley/Diego Martin United Central F.C.

STANDINGS

TEAMS P W D L F A GD PTS
1 St. Clair's Coaching School 2 1 1 0 9 4 5 4
2 Youth Stars United 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
2 F.C. Tobago Phoenix 2 0 2 0 5 4 0 2
3 Bethel United 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
4 Stokely Vale F.C. 1 0 0 1 0 5 -5 0

TEAMS P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Police F.C. 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
2 Defence Force F.C. 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
3 San Juan Jabloteh 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
4 Trendsetter Hawks F.A. 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
5 Club Sando 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
6 W Connection F.C. 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
7 AC Port of Spain 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
8 Caledonia AIA 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
9 Central F.C. 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
10 Petit Valley / Diego Martin United 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0


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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2022, 11:34:07 AM »
Tiger Tanks U-20 football resumes on Saturday.
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday).


ACTION IN the inaugural Tiger Tanks Under-20 Football Tournament resumes this weekend with games scheduled in both the Trinidad and Tobago groups.

Match-day two in Trinidad continues on Saturday with third placed San Juan Jabloteh taking on fifth-ranked Club Sando at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima from 2 pm. Jabloteh won their opening match 1-0 against Caledonia AIA while Club Sando drew 1-1 with W Connection.

At 4.15 pm, second placed Defence Force, who beat AC Port of Spain 2-1 in their opener, lock horns with W Connection at the same venue.

In the Tobago group on Saturday, match-day three resumes with Youth Stars United, second on the table, up against third placed FC Tobago Phoenix at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet from 2 pm.

Youth Stars United were on a bye in the first round and opened their account with a 3-1 win over Bethel United two weeks ago.

FC Tobago Phoenix, however, are yet to register a win after producing a 1-1 result against Bethel United in their first match and then 4-4 versus group leaders St Clair’s Coaching School.

This match will be followed by Bethel United versus Stokely Vale FC from 4.15 pm. Bethel United have also drawn their first two games while Stokely Vale FC lost their opener 5-0 against St Clair’s Coaching.

Additionally on Sunday, Trinidad group leaders Police FC play host to AC Port of Spain at Police Barracks in St James (2 pm). Police beat Petit Valley/Diego Martin United 3-0 on match-day one.

The next two games – Trendsetter Hawks versus Caledonia AIA and Petit Valley/Diego Martin United up against Central FC – kick off at the Larry Gomes Stadium from 2 pm and 4.15 pm respectively.

Trendsetter Hawks defeated Central FC 1-0 in the earlier round.

SAT. 9:04:22

Central F.C. 0   vs 1   Trendsetter Hawks
Club Sando 1   vs 1   W Connection F.C.
AC Port of Spain   1 vs   2 Defence Force F.C.
Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd   0 vs   3 Police F.C
Caledonia AIA   0 vs   1 San Juan Jabloteh
Youth Stars United 3   vs   1 Bethel United
FC Tobago Phoenix 4   vs   4 St. Clair's Coaching School

Fixtures

23:04:22

San Juan Jabloteh    vs   Club Sando   Larry Gomes Stadium   2:00 p.m.
Defence Force F.C.   vs   W Connection F.C.   Larry Gomes Stadium   4:15 p.m.
FC Tobago Phoenix   vs   Youth Stars United   Dwight Yorke Stadium   2:00 p.m.
Stokely Vale F.C.   vs   Bethel United   Dwight Yorke Stadium   4:15 p.m.

24:04:22

Police F.C   vs   AC Port of Spain   Police Barracks, Long Circular   2:00 p.m.
Trendsetter Hawks   vs   Caledonia AIA   Larry Gomes Stadium   2:00 p.m.
Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd   vs   Central F.C.   Larry Gomes Stadium   4:15 p.m.

30:04:22

Club Sando   vs   Defence Force F.C.   Ato Boldon Stadium   2:00 p.m.   
W Connection F.C.   vs   Police F.C   Ato Boldon Stadium   4:15 p.m.   
Bethel United   vs   St. Clair's Coaching School   Dwight Yorke Stadium   2:00 p.m.
Stokely Vale F.C.   vs   Youth Stars United   Dwight Yorke Stadium   4:15 p.m.

1:05:22

Caledonia AIA   vs   Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd   Larry Gomes Stadium   2:00 p.m.
San Juan Jabloteh   vs   Trendsetter Hawks   Larry Gomes Stadium   4:15 p.m.
Central F.C.   vs   AC Port of Spain   T.B.C.   T.B.C.

7:05:22

Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd   vs   San Juan Jabloteh    Hasely Crawford Stadium   2:00 p.m.
Trendsetter Hawks   vs   Club Sando   Hasely Crawford Stadium   4:15 p.m.
Police F.C   vs   Defence Force F.C.   Police Barracks, Long Circular   4:00 p.m.
Youth Stars United   vs   St. Clair's Coaching School   Dwight Yorke Stadium   2:00 p.m.
Stokely Vale F.C.   vs   FC Tobago Phoenix   Dwight Yorke Stadium   4:15 p.m.

8:05:22

Central F.C.   vs   W Connection F.C.   Mannie Ramjohn Stadium   4:00 p.m.   
AC Port of Spain   vs   Caledonia AIA   Larry Gomes Stadium   4:00 p.m.   

14:05:22

Club Sando   vs   Police F.C   Mannie Ramjohn Stadium   4:00 p.m.
Trendsetter Hawks   vs   Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd   Hasely Crawford Stadium   2:00 p.m.
Defence Force F.C.   vs   Central F.C.   Hasely Crawford Stadium   4:15 p.m.
FC Tobago Phoenix   vs   Bethel United   Dwight Yorke Stadium   2:00 p.m.      
Stokely Vale F.C.   vs   St. Clair's Coaching School   Dwight Yorke Stadium   4:15 p.m.      
Youth Stars United on a Bye

15:05:22

San Juan Jabloteh    vs   AC Port of Spain   Hasely Crawford Stadium   4:00 p.m.
W Connection F.C.   vs   Caledonia AIA   Mannie Ramjohn Stadium   4:00 p.m.

21:05:22

Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd   vs   Club Sando   Hasely Crawford Stadium   2:00 p.m.
AC Port of Spain   vs   Trendsetter Hawks   Hasely Crawford Stadium   4:15 p.m.
St. Clair's Coaching School   vs   FC Tobago Phoenix   Dwight Yorke Stadium   2:00 p.m.      
Bethel United   vs   Youth Stars United   Dwight Yorke Stadium   4:15 p.m.      
Stokely Vale F.C. on a Bye                        

22:05:22

Central F.C.   vs   Police F.C.   Hasely Crawford Stadium   2:00 p.m.
W Connection F.C.   vs   San Juan Jabloteh    Hasely Crawford Stadium   4:15 p.m.
Caledonia AIA   vs   Defence Force F.C.   HCS, Training Field   4:00 p.m.

28:05:22

Club Sando   vs   Central F.C.   Mannie Ramjohn Stadium   4:00 p.m.
Trendsetter Hawks   vs   W Connection F.C.   Hasely Crawford Stadium   2:00 p.m.
AC Port of Spain   vs   Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd   Hasely Crawford Stadium   4:15 p.m.
Police F.C   vs   Caledonia AIA   Police Barracks, Long Circular   4:00 p.m.
Defence Force F.C.   vs   San Juan Jabloteh    Larry Gomes Stadium   4:00 p.m.
Bethel United   vs   Stokely Vale F.C.   Dwight Yorke Stadium   2:00 p.m.
Youth Stars United   vs   FC Tobago Phoenix   Dwight Yorke Stadium   4:15 p.m.
St. Clair's Coaching School on a Bye

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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2022, 12:13:47 PM »
Youth Stars United atop Tobago in Tiger Tanks U-20 football
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YOUTH Stars United's second victory in as many games, placed them atop the team standings, in the Tobago zone of the Tiger Tanks under-20 invitational football tournament.

The eastern boys edged FC Tobago Phoenix 1-nil at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

In a hotly-contested match, Youth Stars' defence marshalled by Antonio Blackman and Mercil Murray, along with goal Keeper Deshawn Robley, stood firm against Phoenix's relentless attacks.

Against the run of play, a Youth Stars defender lobbed the ball forward in a quick counterattack, which caught the Phoenix defenders off-guard. Youth Stars captain Moses Bernard, was first to the ball, and slotted it past the Phoenix custodian, for the only goal of the match.

Phoenix's push for the equaliser took a major blow, when Jariel Arthur, their most influential player on the day, had to leave the field, due to injury midway into the second half.

Commenting after the game, Youth Stars coach Hayden Mc Phearson expressed his satisfaction with the tournament and his team's momentum.

“Our team spirit is very high," he said. "Everybody is positive and coming out to training, and working very hard. They have bought into our philosophy and are really enjoying themselves.

“I tell them the teams may have more skilful players, but our team spirit and fitness can make the difference. At this present time, we think we can go all the way and win the championship.”

Mc Pheason added, “this tournament is really good for the youths of Trinidad and Tobago. It is excellent exposure for the players going to the next stage of their careers.”

While Phoenix is on two points from three games, their coach Nigel De Souza is not daunted by the task ahead. He said, “We have generally played well, but lack of concentration at key moments during games, has cost us goals.

“We are not out of contention for the championship. We have two weeks before our next game, to put in some hard work, and get the required results."

Stokely Vale FC have not registered a point in the tournament after two games, but gave a much-improved account of themselves versus Bethel United, in the later game.

Complacency in the Stokely Vale defence, however, allowed Japhire Edwards to breach their defensive line in the 65th minute, to give Bethel a 1-0 victory.

Round four matches at the Dwight Yorke Stadium on Saturday, will feature Bethel United versus St Clair Coaching School at 2.00 pm, followed by Stokely Vale FC against Youth Stars United at 4.15 pm.

The top team in Tobago after two rounds of matches will oppose the winner among the ten teams in the Trinidad zone, on a home-and-away basis, to determine the champions.
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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2022, 12:27:54 PM »
Trendsetter Hawks, Youth Stars maintain lead in Tiger Tanks football
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday)


TRENDSETTER Hawks and Youth Stars Utd maintained first place in their respective groups in the Tiger Tanks Men’s Under-20 Invitational tournament over the weekend.

On Sunday, Hawks defeated Caledonia AIA 4-2 in the Trinidad Group at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima behind a double from Malachi Celestine.

Celestine opened the scoring in the 20th minute, before Joshua Figaro’s strike in the 30th minute gave Hawks a 2-0 lead at halftime.

In the 58th minute, Akeil John got his name on the score sheet to give Hawks a commanding 3-0 lead.

Keel Morris gave Caledonia a glimmer of hope with a 78th minute strike, but Celestine restored the Hawks 3-0 cushion with another item in the 88th minute.

Caledonia showed fight and scored another in stoppage time through Jardel Mitchell, but it was too late.

On Saturday, Youth Stars Utd edged FC Tobago Phoenix 1-0 at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet as action continued in the Tobago group.

Moses Bernard’s early strike in the 15th minute was enough for Youth Stars Utd to emerge with the win.

Hawks are leading the ten-team Trinidad Group and Youth Stars Utd are in front in the five-team Tobago Group.

OTHER RESULTS

Saturday

Tobago - Bethel Utd 1 (Japhire Edwards 65th) vs Stokely Vale FC

Trinidad – San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Kyle Waldron 14th, 37th) vs Club Sando 1 (Daniel Richards 68th); Defence Force 2 (Larry Noel 32nd, Jaheim Faustin 37th) vs W Connection FC 1 (Ricardo Williams 61st)

Sunday

Trinidad: Police FC 0 vs AC Port of Spain 0; Central FC 2 (Tristan Lewis 40th, Rasean Britto 90th) vs Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd FC 0
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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2022, 03:52:23 AM »
Defence Force, St Clair’s go top in Tiger Tanks football
By Jellani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


DEFENCE Force FC and St Clair’s Coaching School moved into the lead of their respective groups when action continued in the Tiger Tanks Men’s Under-20 Invitational Football tournament, on Saturday.

In the Trinidad group at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Defence Force FC defeated Club Sando 2-1.

Jelani Peters opened the scoring for Defence Force in the 26th minute, a lead they held until the halftime whistle.

In the 53rd minute, Tyrell Inniss found the back of the net to give Defence Force a 2-0 cushion.

Club Sando pulled a goal back in the 60th minute through Liam Dayal to set up an exciting final 30 minutes of play.

However, no more goals were scored as Defence Force held on for the 2-1 victory to move into first place in the standings with three wins in as many matches.

In the second match of the double header played at Ato Boldon Stadium, Police FC grabbed a late winner against W Connection FC.

Nicholas Dyett was the hero scoring in the 78th minute.

In the Tobago group, St Clair’s Coaching School got past Bethel Utd 2-0 in the first match of a double header at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet.

St Clair’s Coaching were fortunate to take a 1-0 lead through a 36th minute own goal by Bethel.

There was nothing lucky about the second goal as Quason Sharpe put St Clair’s Coaching 2-0 in front with a 56th minute strike. St Clair’s Coaching School now have seven points after starting the campaign with two wins and a draw.

In the other match at the venue, the contest between Youth Stars Utd and Stokely Vale FC ended 0-0.

Three matches were held in the Trinidad group, on Sunday.

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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2022, 11:59:47 PM »
Army silence Police 4-1 in Tiger Tanks football.
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


DEFENCE FORCE maintained their perfect record in the Trinidad group of the Tiger Tanks Men’s Under-20 Football Invitational tournament with a victory, on Saturday.

Defence Force cruised past Police 4-1 at the Police Barracks in St James, and now have four wins from as many matches.

Aaron Johnson opened the scoring in the seventh minute and Malachi Daniel made it 2-0 for Defence Force in the 21st minute.

It was 3-0 at halftime as Jelani Peters found the back of the net in the 31st minute.

Nathaniel De Silva scored for Police in the 90th minute but, in stoppage time, Jerry Morris rounded off the scoring with a fourth goal for Defence Force.

At the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, San Juan Jabloteh defeated Petit Valley/Diego Martin United 2-1.

Jesus Phillip (45th minute) and Dwight Jordan (52nd) gave Jabloteh a 2-0 lead early in the second half, before Joshua Mason pulled a goal back in the 80th minute.

In the second match at Mucurapo, Club Sando defeated Trendsetter Hawks 2-1.

Nathaniel O’Garro scored in the 36th minute for Club Sando, but Khaleem Prince equalied in the 42nd minute for Hawks.

Club Sando found the winner with a 68th minute strike from Rhowen Stewart-Williams.

At Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, FC Tobago Phoenix left it late earning the winner against Stokely Vale FC in stoppage time through an Oshea Williams effort.

St Clair’s Coaching School and Youth Stars Utd battled to a 1-1 draw. St Clair’s Coaching School lead the Tobago group by goal difference ahead of Youth Stars.

Collin Sargeant was on target for St Clair’s in the eighth minute but Antonio Blackman ensured Youth Stars ended the contest with a point with a 52nd minute item.

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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2022, 01:44:39 PM »
Leaders Defence Force edge Jabloteh 1-0.
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LEADERS Defence Force, recovered strongly after last week’s shock loss to bottom-of-the-table W Connection with a solid 1-0 victory against San Juan Jabloteh, in the Trinidad zone of the Tiger Tanks Under-20 Invitational Tournament, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Sunday.

Defence Force extended their lead at the top thanks to a scrappy finish from Larry Noel in the 44th minute.

They dominated the early moments of the game and created more scoring chances than their opponents. Jelani Peters had the opportunity to put Defence Force ahead from a right-flank cross after eight minutes, but the defender headed the ball over the bar from three yards out.

Jabloteh struggled to stamp their authority on the game and failed to put pressure on the Defence Force back line. In addition to the goal conceded, they suffered an injury blow in the 45th minute when their goalkeeper Thane Devonish had to be replaced by Rajala Mitchell due to a sprained finger.

The second half proved to be more of the same as Mitchell pulled off a string of saves to prevent Defence Force from extending their lead. Jabloteh had a rare chance to equalise from a free-kick in the 84th minute but captain Dwight Jordan skied it high over the bar to their coach’s despair. Defence Force held on to claim all three points.

After seven matches, Defence Force have a tally of 18 points, followed by Club Sando and Trendsetter Hawks (13 points apiece), and Jabloteh (12).

At the Manny Ramjohn Stadium on Saturday, Club Sando were dramatically triumphant in a see-saw game against Central FC to leap into second place. Omari Asher got them off the mark in the 25th minute but Central replied with two quick goals from Akhenaton Ashby (38th minute) and Dwight Yorke (43rd minute) to go into the halftime in pole position. Nathaniel O’Garro brought Club Sando level in the 48th minute and clinched the game-winner in the 90th minute.

At Jabloteh’s expense, Trendsetter Hawks leaped into third after a 2-0 win against last week’s big winners, W Connection. Isaiah Williams headed past his namesake in the Connection goal, Isaiah Williams, to put Hawks 1-0 up in first half stoppage time. Jeremiah Williams netted Hawks’ second in the 64th minute to wrap up their fourth win of the campaign.

Elsewhere, Petit Valley/Diego Martin United claimed a slender 1-0 victory over AC Port-of-Spain at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo and Police shared the spoils with Caledonia AIA in a 2-2 draw at the St. James Police Barracks.

In Tobago, the two teams at the bottom of the table, Bethel United and Stokely Vale FC, played to a 1-1 stalemate while FC Tobago Phoenix beat Youth Stars United 1-0 to draw level with them on points. Leaders of the pack, St. Clair’s Coaching School, were on a bye.

TIGER TANK MEN’S UNDER-20 INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS –

TRINIDAD GROUP

CLUB SANDO (3) - Omari Asher (25th), Nathaniel O’Garro (48th, 90th) vs CENTRAL FC (2) - Akhenaton Ashby 38th, Dwight Yorke 43rd.

TRENDSETTER HAWKS (2) - Isaiah Williams 45th, Jeremiah Williams 64th vs W CONNECTION (0).

PETIT VALLEY/DIEGO MARTIN UNITED (1) - Joshua Miller 65th vs AC PORT OF SPAIN (0).

POLICE FC (2) - Jardel John 8th, Giovanni Elliott 36th vs CALEDONIA AIA (2) - Isaiah Vallenila 51st, Ravi Coates 60th.

DEFENCE FORCE (1) - Larry Noel 44th vs SAN JUAN JABLOTEH (0).

TOBAGO GROUP –

BETHEL UNITED (1) - Shawnim Baker 77th vs STOKELY VALE (1) - D’Reem Taylor 89th.

FC TOBAGO PHOENIX (1) - Seth Redman 69th vs YOUTH STARS UNITED (0).

St. Clair’s Coaching School - Bye.

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Re: Tiger Tanks U-20 Tournament Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2022, 04:10:48 PM »
Defence Force claim Tiger Tanks U-20 title
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Defence Force FC swept Tobago champions St Clair’s Coaching School over two legs to capture the inaugural Tiger Tanks Men’s U-20 Invitational Tournament. Saturday’s second-leg saw Defence Force win 2-0 at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, to capture the title, 5-0 on aggregate.

Defence Force took a two goal advantage into Saturday’s second-leg Championship playoffs having won the first leg 2-0 at the Dwight Yorke Stadium. Defence Force FC’s goals that game cam,e courtesy Larry Noel in the 13th minute and Jaden McKree in the 58th minute.

On Saturday, Trinidad champions Defence Force FC again shut out the Tobago winners, this time 3-0, with Larry Noel netting in the 26th, Jelani Peters in the 37th while Jaden Williams completed the scoring in the 81st minute.

TIGER TANKS U-20 PRIZE WINNERS

WINNER ~ $20,000 (Defence Force FC)

RUNNER-UP ~ $10,000 (St. Clair's Coaching School)

MOST GOALS ~ $1,500 (Larry Noel/Defence Force FC)

BEST GOALKEEPER ~ $1,500 (Justin Myrie/St. Clair's Coaching School)

BEST DEFENDER ~ $1,500 (Tyrell Inniss/Defence Force FC)

BEST MIDFIELDER ~ $1,500 (Christian Jordan/St. Clair's Coaching School)

BEST ATTACKER ~ $1,500 (Larry Noel/Defence Force FC)

BEST COACH ~ $1,500 (Cornell Glen/Club Sando)

MOST DISCIPLINED TEAM ~ $2,000 (Petit Valley/Diego Martin United)
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