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Dream Team crush Eastern Police 10-3
« Reply #120 on: August 14, 2019, 01:06:06 PM »
Dream Team crush Eastern Police 10-3
By Narissa Fraser (T&T Newsday)


Dream Team showed Eastern Division Police what they can do, with a ruthless 10-3 drubbing in the 2019 Fishing Pond League on Sunday, at the North Oropouche Recreation Ground.

Dream Team, a former league winner, showed no mercy to the newcomers in a Group B clash.

In Group A, North Oropouche FC made a winning start on their home ground, securing a 2-0 result against Fishing Pond Youths, with goals from Ravi Gayasingh and Immanuel Russell.

On Saturday, All Stars were outshone 5-3 by the Manzanilla Challengers in Group B, at the Manzanilla Recreational Ground. Javon La Foucade, Shelaard Greaux, Dwayne Baptiste and Salem Lloydie, with a double, got their names on the scoresheet for the Challengers. All Stars had a double from Jordan Hernandez and a solitary strike from Kwesi Fisher but still slipped to their second straight defeat. Action continues this weekend with doubleheaders at the Manzanilla Recreation Ground and North Oropouche Ground.

Weekend fixtures

Saturday: G Madrid vs Block One United (5.15pm); Gremio vs Manzan United (7pm, Manzan Ground)

Sunday: Manzan Challengers vs Pinto United (6pm); Boys Town vs Eastern Division police (8pm, North Oropouche Ground)
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Re: Minor League Thread.
« Reply #121 on: August 24, 2019, 02:09:05 PM »
Seed of Greatness, Pinto win in Fishing Pond
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


SEED of Greatness handed Block One United another defeat as action continued in the Fishing Pond Football League,on Saturday, at the Manzanilla Recreation Ground. Goals from Keron James and Tyreke Agard put Seed of Greatness in front, with Deion Robinson pulling one back for Block One United before the break. However, Ronaldo Ragoo put the result beyond doubt with a second half strike for Seed of Greatness.

Also, on Saturday, Manzan United continued their red-hot start with a 3-1 victory over defending champions Gremio. The 2018 winners were smashed by Seed of Greatness in their opening match and have now slumped to their second straight defeat.

On Sunday, at North Oropouche Ground, Pinto United snatched a last-gasp winner over former champs Dream Team courtesy Sean Bernard. A vicious long range strike from Noel Charles had given Pinto the lead in the first half but Daniel Baptiste restored parity before the halftime interval. With both teams battling for the go-ahead goal, a draw looked the likely outcome when Bernard struck late to give Pinto the win.

In the second match of the doubleheader, last year's losing finalist Boys Town pummelled Eastern Division Police 7-2.

Teams are vying for a $20,000 first prize.

Weekend fixtures:

Saturday - Fishing Pond vs Manzan United (6pm), SP Boys vs Manzan Challengers (8pm)

Sunday - Boys Town vs All Stars (6pm), Block One United vs North Oropouche (8pm)

Venue: North Oropouche Ground
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Big Yard whips 13 Posse in Kayo final
« Reply #122 on: October 06, 2019, 09:04:56 AM »
Big Yard whips 13 Posse in Kayo final
By Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian)


Three dif­fer­ent play­ers were on tar­get to earn Big Yard a 3-1 tri­umph over ri­vals 13 Posse in the Stan­ley Gomez Knock­out fi­nal of the 2019 BPTT Care­nage All-Star Foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion at the Haig Street Recre­ation Ground, Care­nage on Wednes­day night.

Kadeem Hutchin­son put Big Yard ahead in the $12,000 fi­nal, but Josi­mar Bel­grave drew 13 Posse lev­el.

For­mer na­tion­al youth play­er Che Ben­ny then re­stored Big Yard's nar­row lead be­fore Glen Walk­er fired in the third item to seal the vic­to­ry and the $7,000 first prize, while 13 Posse earned them­selves $5,000 for the sec­ond spot.

In the semi­fi­nals on Sun­day last, Ben­ny scored the lone goal to earn Big Yard a 1-0 win over T&T De­fence Force 1st En­gi­neer­ing Bat­tal­ion while Josi­mar Bel­grave, his broth­er Eli­jah Bel­grave and Levi Ser­ries were all on tar­get for 13 Posse a 3-2 win over Emer­ald FC.

Ster­ling O’Brien and Ri­car­do Ben­nett got a goal each in the loss for Emer­ald.

When the two quar­ter­fi­nal match­es con­test­ed 13 Posse held off Mt Pleas­ant 4-3, and Emer­ald FC got the bet­ter of One Unit­ed 7-6 on sud­den-death penal­ty-kicks af­ter a 1-1 full-time score.

A week ear­li­er when the knock­out be­gan there was no short­age of goals as Big Yard, Emer­ald FC, 13 Posse and T&T De­fence Force 1st En­gi­neer­ing Bat­tal­ion won their match­es.

On Wednes­day, Emer­ald FC trounced Care­nage Role Mod­els 3-0, 13 Posse spanked Ra­zor Edge 5-1, Big Yard pound­ed Green Pas­tures 8-0 and 1st En­gi­neer­ing Bat­tal­ion si­lenced Scor­pi­on FC 3-1.

Tonight (Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 5), Scor­pi­on FC and 1st En­gi­neer­ing Bat­tal­ion will do bat­tle in the $23,000 ‘Big-Eight’ League fi­nal from 7 pm with $15,000 on of­fer for the cham­pi­ons, and $8,000 for the sec­ond.

Ear­li­er this month in the semi­fi­nals, Scor­pi­on used a dou­ble from Ty­rone Charles, and one from Shaquille Long to get past One Unit­ed 3-2, with Corneal Thomas and Jameel Nep­tune on tar­get for the lat­ter while Kevin Ca­pri­eta net­ted the lone item to earn 1st En­gi­neer­ing Bat­tal­ion a 1-0 tri­umph against Emer­ald FC. One Unit­ed de­feat­ed Emer­ald 2-0 for third place in the league.
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Dream Team, Pinto clash for $20k today
« Reply #123 on: November 24, 2019, 11:53:12 AM »
Dream Team, Pinto clash for $20k today
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


DREAM TEAM will face Pinto United today with $20,000 up for grabs in the final of the Fishing Pond Football League at the Manzanilla Recreation Ground. The match kicks off at 6.30pm. The losers will take home $5,000.

Pinto United, coming off a battling 2-1 victory over Boys Town in the semi-finals are confident of winning their first Fishing Pond title, even without their injured star Brian Sequa. The attacker damaged his knee in the semi-finals and will not be fit in time for today’s match-up.

Pinto captain Clint Mark told Newsday Sequa’s absence will be felt but he believes they can overcome.

“We have back-up players, he will surely be missed but we have players capable,” he said.

Dream Team coach Hayden Diaz said it would be interesting to see how Pinto cope without Sequa’s attacking brilliance.

“Technically, since that team playing they don't have a long bench. That is a very good player they lose so it should affect them. In the last game they replaced him with an over-40 player but against them youths, it go be tough,” he said.

Mark said the team is drawing inspiration from their win over Boys Town which saw them rally from a goal down and the loss of Sequa, to hit back with two goals.

“That gave us a lot of confidence. We showed we can win without him,” Mark declared.

Today’s final will be the second meeting between Dream Team and Pinto for the season. Pinto won a close encounter 2-1 in the round robin phase but Mark feels Dream Team are an even tougher opponent now.

“We defeated them 2-1. We learned some lessons. We know they have a strong attack so our defence has to be strong too. It was a last minute goal. It was a tough game but we were on the luckier side with a last minute strike. I believe they a bit stronger right now.”

Known for their vociferous band of travelling supporters, Mark is hoping they will show up again to give the team that extra boost.

Diaz, looking to win his second Fishing Pond crown, said this Dream Team is very different in personnel from the team that won in 2013.

“It's a young generation, not the same team. More youths so it's the first final with them for Dream Team.”

Diaz said for several team members it will be their first final at the youth level and he is hoping the experienced players, such as skipper Kern Diaz and defender Markie Sylvester, keep the younger players calm.

Wary of the opponent’s strengths, Diaz urged his players to seize the initiative in the match.

“Stay focused, stay compact in first 20 minutes. They (Pinto) are a team with a little bit of luck in them. If they get the upper hand it will be difficult. We have to be on top of our game at all times.”
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Caution FC crowned Mayaro double champs
« Reply #124 on: November 29, 2019, 04:07:16 PM »
Caution FC crowned Mayaro double champs
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Cau­tion Foot­ball Club was crowned dou­ble cham­pi­ons of the BPTT Raza­ck Jan Memo­r­i­al Ma­yaro Foot­ball League when it cap­tured the knock­out tro­phy to add to their league ti­tle in a keen­ly-con­test­ed fi­nal at the Or­toire Recre­ation Ground last Sat­ur­day.

Trail­ing 2-0 to a ram­pant Maguaya Unit­ed FC in the first half, Cau­tion FC dom­i­nat­ed the sec­ond pe­ri­od to score three unan­swered goals to cap­ture the Knock­out crown and cash prize of $5,000.

Ar­chi­tects of Cau­tion FC’s stel­lar sea­son, man­ag­er/play­er Dami­an Williams and coach/play­er Edean­ho Pierre, both cred­it­ed the team’s suc­cess to hard work and per­son­al sac­ri­fices by the play­ers.

"We have been im­prov­ing as a team since we joined the league about five years ago. It has been hard work and sac­ri­fice and we are now reap­ing the re­wards as a club. As part of this league, we are very grate­ful for the sup­port by BPTT in pro­vid­ing this av­enue for the youths," said Pierre, Williams nod­ding in agree­ment.

Cau­tion FC who cap­tured the league ti­tle ear­li­er in the month took home the cham­pi­onship tro­phy and a fur­ther $10,000 at the prize dis­tri­b­u­tion cer­e­mo­ny which fol­lowed the knock­out fi­nal.

Maguaya Unit­ed dom­i­nat­ed the youth di­vi­sions, cap­tur­ing both the Un­der-15 and U-17 ti­tles, tak­ing home cheques of $5,000 for each vic­to­ry. They were run­ners-up in both the knock­out and league com­pe­ti­tions in the se­nior di­vi­sion. The club al­so field­ed three teams in the U-13 di­vi­sion where all five teams were award­ed $1,000 each from a de­vel­op­ment fund.

The BPTT Ma­yaro Foot­ball League, named af­ter late sports ad­min­is­tra­tor and com­mu­ni­ty work­er Raza­ck Jan, is fa­cil­i­tat­ed by the All-Ma­yaro Sports Foun­da­tion (AMSF) and ad­min­is­tered by Il­lu­sions In­ter­na­tion­al Sports Club. The league is run in four di­vi­sions: U-13, U-15, U-17 and Se­nior.

Matthew Pierre, Com­mu­ni­ty Li­ai­son Of­fi­cer, BPTT, thanked the or­gan­is­ers for com­plet­ing a suc­cess­ful sea­son with a to­tal of 20 teams par­tic­i­pat­ing.

"We are very hap­py that this league can boast of three youth di­vi­sions, which au­gurs well for the sus­tain­abil­i­ty of foot­ball in Ma­yaro," Pierre said.

AMSF pres­i­dent Bartholomew Lynch said com­pe­ti­tion in the var­i­ous di­vi­sions was very keen with a high stan­dard of play.

"This league is a nurs­ery for sev­er­al of our na­tion­al play­ers and our part­ner­ship with BPTT is pro­vid­ing a cat­a­lyst for the con­tin­ued de­vel­op­ment of foot­ball in the south-east­ern com­mu­ni­ties, not for­get­ting the build­ing of com­mu­ni­ty spir­it among the peo­ple," Lynch point­ed out.

Ho­n­our roll


Se­nior Di­vi­sion

League: 1 Cau­tion FC, 2 Maguaya Unit­ed, 3 Seed of Great­ness FC

Knock-Out: 1 Cau­tion FC, 2 Maguaya Unit­ed

MVP: Vic­tor Wait­he

Best Goal­keep­er: Ja­marie War­rick

Play­er with Most As­sists: Der­rick Ali

Most Goals: Deron Lewis

Most Dis­ci­plined Team: RL­RA Des­tiny Youths


U-17 Di­vi­sion

League: 1 Maguaya Unit­ed, 2 SP Boyz, 3 New­lands War­riors

MVP: Mick­el Morales

Best Goal­keep­er: Quin­dell Lazar

Play­er with Most As­sists: Nathaniel Bel­con

Most Goals: Mar­cus Green­way


U-15 Di­vi­sion

League: 1 Maguaya Unit­ed, 2 Ste Madeleine Strik­ers FC, 3 SP Boys FC

MVP: Kyrise Fron­tin

Best Goal­keep­er: Mekkel Phillip

Play­er with Most As­sists: Tevin Pan­tor

Most Goals: Omarie Camp­bell


U-13 Di­vi­sion

De­vel­op­ment Fund Award Re­cip­i­ents: Mafek­ing Unit­ed, Maguaya Unit­ed A, Maguaya Unit­ed B, Maguaya Unit­ed C, SP Boyz.
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