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Pro League opening games round up.
« on: September 15, 2013, 05:29:33 AM »
Wolfe marks N/E Stars return with double in 3-0 win over Caledonia.
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North East Stars joined winners’ row on the weekend by defeating rivals Caledonia AIA 3-0 in the second match of a Digicel Pro League Round One Match Day One double header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Saturday night.

Forward Anthony Wolfe, returning to North East following last season’s stint with Central FC, rewarded Head Coach Angus Eve with a second half double following Micah Lewis’ opening goal in the first period.

It was a generally praiseworthy performance by the Sangre Grande based club boasting the likes of former Caledonia players Trevin Caesar, Aquil Selby and Lewis, while it was clearly evident that the Morvant/Laventille club needs to lift its game in time for Tuesday’s Concacaf Champions League second leg Group 6 match against Mexico’s Deportivo Toluca at the very same Port of Spain venue.

The Stars were close to opening the scoring against Caledonia in the 6th minute when left-back Kevon Villaroel flashed a header just over-bar off a left-side Kaashif Thomas corner, and in the 9th minute Wolfe was wide of the target.

But by the 14th minute North East Stars took a 1-0 advantage on the run of play from a set piece.

Micah Lewis was well positioned at the top of the area to comfortably blast past Caledonia’s Grenadian goalie Shemel Louison, after the home side was unable to clear a free-kick into the area to safety.

In the 25th minute it looked as though Caesar had earned himself a goal when his strike hit the underside of the crossbar, bounced just inside the goal and back out. However there was no signal for a goal by the officials or an appeal by any of the Stars’ players.

Caledonia, which had a Tyrone Charles free-kick across the face of goal in the 10th minute and a Jamal Gay effort wide in the 26th minute, had a very good opportunity to level the score a minute before the break—a rare opportunity against the no-nonsense approach of Stars’ centre-backs Kareem Moses and Selby.

It was from a Stephan David effort from outside the area that goalkeeper Cleon John gloved onto his cross-bar with the rebound falling to Keyon Edwards at the edge of the six yard area. But to the disappointment of many, Edwards directed his effort onto the upright.

Teammate Nathan Lewis troubled John in the 53rd minute but was just wide with a right footed effort from the left of the area. And despite having the class of Densill Theobald off the bench following the break, Caledonia only forced John in action again in the 69th minute when a Kareem Joseph attempted cross had to be rooted out by the Stars’ goalie.

North East Stars doubled its advantage, 2-0, in the 55th minute from another set piece when Wolfe, free at the back post, headed in a free-kick swung in by Kennedy Hinkson.

Louison later made a miraculous recovery save in the 71st minute to cancel a Wolfe strike which had goal written all over it, after Ceasar on a counter-attack outraced defender Akeem Thomas to provide the Wolfe with the pass inside the area.

But Wolfe found retribution three minutes from time, for the 3-0 finish, hitting into the far netting a rebound effort by Lewis which came off the crossbar.

Results

Caledonia AIA 0—3 North East Stars
Micah Lewis 14’ Anthony Wolfe 55’, 87’

Teams

Caledonia AIA—1.Shemel Louison, 7.Stephan David (capt) (Yellow Card), 2.Aubrey David (20.Noel Williams 66th), 3.Nuru Abdullah Muhammad, 5.Akeem Thomas, 9.Keyon Edwards, 12.Kareem Joseph, 16.Tyrone Charles (11.Abdallah Phillips 76th), 23.Jamal Gay, 8.Keron Bethlemy (21.Densill Theobald 46th), 27. Nathan Lewis.

Unused substitutes—33.Glenroy Samuel, 6.Marcus Ambrose, 17.Akim Armstrong, 22.Miguel Alejandro Romeo.

Coach—Jamaal Shabazz.

North East Stars—22.Cleon John (capt), 2.Kareem Moses, 3.Kevon Villaroel, 5.Aquil Selby, 6.Jeromie Williams, 8.Micah Lewis, 11.Anthony Wolfe (17.Andres Cabrero Gomez 90th), 18.Kaashif Thomas, (12.Jayson Joseph 76th), 20.Trevin Caesar (7.Elijah Manners 80th), 23.Kennedy Hinkson, 25.Keryn Navarro.

Unused substitutes—1.Stefan Berkley, 9.Akiel Guevara, 19.Glenton Wolfe, 36.Marcus Gomez.

Coach—Angus Eve.

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Re: Wolfe marks N/E Stars return with double in 3-0 win over Caledonia.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 09:35:22 AM »
St. Lucian defender Frederick a hat-trick hero in Connection 7-0 rout over Rangers
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DIRECTV W Connection topped Round One Match Day One of the Digicel Pro League 2013-14 season in style by overpowering St. Ann’s Rangers in a one-sided 7-0 affair at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Connection’s St. Lucian left-back Kurt Frederick was the star of Saturday night, netting a superb second half hat-trick against an everything-gone-terribly-wrong Rangers.

The more than comfortably victory took Connection to the top of the standings with the obviously better goal-difference, ahead of Point Fortin Civic which defeated Police FC 4-1, and Central FC which defeated defending champions Defence Force on Friday night at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Brazilian midfielder Celio Da Silva Santos opened the scoring for the recently crowned two-time consecutive Digicel Charity Shield winners in the 16th minute for a 1-0 advantage by guiding in a deflected Stefano Rijssel corner past goalkeeper Akel Clarke.

Clarke conceded again in the 34th minute, when Rijssel doubled the Connection advantage, 2-0, with the first of his two goals on the night.

The Surinamese forward had a simple tap in against a hapless Clarke from a squared pass by teammate Jerrel Britto.

Clarke who made a save denying Hashim Arcia in the 13th minute, and watched a Joevin Jones strike fly over-bar in the 39th minute was replaced at the break by debuting Rangers’ coach Gilbert Bateau, father of Trinidad and Tobago and Belgium-based defender Sheldon Bateau.

However the introduction goalkeeper Kern Caesar didn’t solve Rangers’ problems. In fact, it was worse following the break. Even former Connection players Kerron Cummings and Jelani Grosvenor couldn’t save the St. Ann’s club the embarrassment.

Cummings had an attempt gloved behind by goalkeeper Alejandro Figueroa on the hour mark and in the 74th minute the ex-Central FC midfielder struck wide from distance.

It was in the 65th minute that Rangers suffered the first of Frederick’s three items.

The St. Lucian latched onto a long cross inside the area by substitute Neil Benjamin Jr. and blasted a low strike through the legs of goalkeeper Caesar for a 3-0 score.

Rijssel then completed his double by the 69th minute, lifting the score-line 4-0, from inside the area thanks to Benjamin’s involvement on the right.

Another Connection second half introduction Jomal Williams joined in on the fun, slamming home his team’s 5th item in the 75th minute after collection a Benjamin cross.

Team captain and T&T player, Jones, was denied his place on the score-sheet in the 77th minute, after hitting the crossbar to Caesar’s relief.

But ten minutes from time Rangers lost the substitute goalkeeper to a direct red card after pulling down goal-bound Benjamin outside the area.

Rangers’ left-back Caleb Sturge was tucked between the uprights and did commendably well despite conceding a pair of goals as Connection enjoyed the comfortable 7-0 win.

During the play from the resulting free-kick, in the 81st minute, which Sturge made a diving save to deny Jones, the ball was only cleared as far Frederick at the top of the area, and the Connection left-back rifled a low strike just inside the upright. Even a specialist goalie would have had little or no chance against the strike.

Frederick then sealed his hat-trick in the 84th minute by heading past Sturge from a well-placed Jomal Williams chip over the Rangers’ defense.

But Sturge would have left the field a bit of a hero on the night after pulling off two added-on time saves against a Jomal Williams strike and a Benjamin blast.

Results

St. Ann’s Rangers 0—7 W Connection
Celio Da Silva Santos 16’, Stefano Rijssel 34’, 69’, Kurt Frederick 65’, 81’, 84’, Jomal Williams 75’

Teams

St. Ann’s Rangers—1. Akel Clarke (22. Kern Caesar 46th) (Red Card), 7. Clevon Mc Fee (capt), 8. Joel Whiteman, 9. Conrad Smith (27. Jelani Grosvenor 46th), 10. Keron Cummings, 11. Jumol Harewood (14. Michael Yaw Darko 55th), 13. Caleb Sturge, 19. Akim Ash, 20. Qian Grosvenor, 23. Dwane James, 30. Akel De Freitas.

Unused substitutes—2. Marcus Roberts, 4. Jelani Peters, 5. Duran Dilworth, 16. Kennedy Isles.

Coach—Gilbert Bateau.

W Connection—21. Alejandro Figueroa, 10. Joevin Jones (capt), 2. Kurt Frederick, 3. Gerard Williams, 4. Daneil Cyrus, 6. Celio Da Silva Santos (28. Yhon Stiven Lopez 71st), 14. Hashim Arcia (40. Jomal Williams 60th), 19. Leslie Russell, 24. Joao Ananias Jordao Jr, 26. Stefano Rijssell, Jerrel.Britto (Neil Benjamin Jr.55th).

Unused substitutes—18. Julani Archibald, 7. Silvio Spann, 25. Christian Viveros, 39. Alvin Jones.

Coach—Stuart Charles Fevrier.

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Re: Pro League opening games round up.
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 09:38:51 AM »
Point Fortin wows supporters on Pro League debut with 4-1 win over Police
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Point Fortin Civic FC got off to a winning start on Friday night in the Digicel Pro League by mauling Police FC 4-1 in the second match of a double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

A double by Matthew Bartholomew and an item each by Andre Toussaint and Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Marcus Joseph were more than enough to win the hearts of over 2,000 fans that showed up at the Couva venue.

Toussaint, a former W Connection, Joe Public, T&TEC FC and Caledonia AIA forward, fired Point Fortin ahead in the 16th minute for a 1-0 advantage in the Round One Match Day One fixture.

The ex-T&T international was played at the edge of the six yard area, for an easy tap in, by Bartholomew, who knocked back a Lyndon Andrews' cross which left goalkeeper Adrian Foncette beaten.

Then Joseph, who forced the debuting Police goalkeeper into action twice earlier, handed the southerners a 2-0 cushion in the 36th minute.

Joseph, a former Joe Public midfielder, spanked a low left-footed strike towards the near post which Foncette allowed to slip into goal.

The former North East Stars goalie was beaten again two minutes later when Toussaint slipped a pass forward to send Bartholomew free behind the defense and the former T&T U20 and 23 forward made no mistake hitting into far netting for a 3-0 score before the break.

Police, which had its closest effort of the first half shave the top of the netting from a Trent Noel freekick, finally pulled a goal back in the 63rd minute.

Todd Ryan's glancing header off an Akiba Peters free kick from the left got past T&T and Point Fortin goalie Marvin Phillip to reduce the deficit 1-3.

On the opposite end Point Fortin had a chance to bury a fourth item in the 76th minute, but Bartholomew with goalkeeper Foncette at his mercy allowed himself to be closed-down against the recovering Police.

And despite burying a penalty in the 84th minute after a foul on Steven Joseph by Karlon Murray, Bartholomew missed another open play opportunity in the final play of five added on minutes.

Nevertheless Point Fortin, bettering that of a 3-1 Central FC win over defending champions Defence Force in the earlier match, debuts at the top of the table.

On Saturday Round One Match Day One continues when St. Ann's Rangers hosts DIRECTV W Connection from 5pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, and Caledonia AIA takes on North East Stars from 7pm in the second match of the Port of Spain double header.

Results

Police FC 1—4 Point Fortin Civic FC
Todd Ryan 63’  ;  Andre Toussaint 16’, Marcus Joseph 36’, Mathew Bartholomew 38’, 84’(PEN)

Teams

Police FC—29. Adrian Foncette, 21. Todd Ryan, 5. Anton Hutchinson (Yellow Card), 4. Karlon Murray, 8. Akiba Peters (Yellow Card), 2. Jasimar Ashers, 6. Kenaz Williams (15. Jameel Perry 62nd), 10. Trent Noel, 23. Christon Thomas (40. Joel Kevin Lewis 46th), 20. Elijah Belgrave, 7. Errol Charles.

Unused substitutes—Theon Browne; 26. Dwayne Salazar, 17. Dexter Alleyne, 37. Jabari Williams, 9. Keon Quow.

Coach—Richard Hood.

Point Fortin Civic FC—1. Marvin Phillip; 6. Kelvin Modeste (capt), 2. Garyl Doldron (Yellow Card), 3. Lyndon Diaz, 4. Wesley John, 5. Andre Ettienne, 17. Glen Sutton (8. Steven Joseph 62nd), 19. Andrei Pacheco, 10. Marcus Joseph (15. Keron Neptune 63rd), 9. Matthew Bartholomew, 11. Andre Toussaint (20. Sylvester Teesdale 75th).

Unused substitutes—22. Akini Adams; 29. Kevin Rouse, 18. Akeem Readhead, 14. Bevon Bass.

Coach—Reynold Carrington.

Match Referee—Larry Lalchan.

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Re: Pro League opening games round up.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2013, 11:02:49 AM »
Just correcting some errors on the reporting.  PFCC vs Police

Lyndon Diaz not Lyndon Andrews. The cross leading to the first goal was played in by Marcus Joseph.

Kerron Neptune was fouled for the penalty.

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Re: Pro League opening games round up.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 04:20:03 PM »
Coach—Angus Eve.

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Re: Pro League opening games round up.
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Wolfe marks N/E Stars return with double in 3-0 win over Caledonia.
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North East Stars joined winners’ row on the weekend by defeating rivals Caledonia AIA 3-0 in the second match of a Digicel Pro League Round One Match Day One double header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Saturday night.

Forward Anthony Wolfe, returning to North East following last season’s stint with Central FC, rewarded Head Coach Angus Eve with a second half double following Micah Lewis’ opening goal in the first period.

It was a generally praiseworthy performance by the Sangre Grande based club boasting the likes of former Caledonia players Trevin Caesar, Aquil Selby and Lewis, while it was clearly evident that the Morvant/Laventille club needs to lift its game in time for Tuesday’s Concacaf Champions League second leg Group 6 match against Mexico’s Deportivo Toluca at the very same Port of Spain venue.

The Stars were close to opening the scoring against Caledonia in the 6th minute when left-back Kevon Villaroel flashed a header just over-bar off a left-side Kaashif Thomas corner, and in the 9th minute Wolfe was wide of the target.

But by the 14th minute North East Stars took a 1-0 advantage on the run of play from a set piece.

Micah Lewis was well positioned at the top of the area to comfortably blast past Caledonia’s Grenadian goalie Shemel Louison, after the home side was unable to clear a free-kick into the area to safety.

In the 25th minute it looked as though Caesar had earned himself a goal when his strike hit the underside of the crossbar, bounced just inside the goal and back out. However there was no signal for a goal by the officials or an appeal by any of the Stars’ players.

Caledonia, which had a Tyrone Charles free-kick across the face of goal in the 10th minute and a Jamal Gay effort wide in the 26th minute, had a very good opportunity to level the score a minute before the break—a rare opportunity against the no-nonsense approach of Stars’ centre-backs Kareem Moses and Selby.

It was from a Stephan David effort from outside the area that goalkeeper Cleon John gloved onto his cross-bar with the rebound falling to Keyon Edwards at the edge of the six yard area. But to the disappointment of many, Edwards directed his effort onto the upright.

Teammate Nathan Lewis troubled John in the 53rd minute but was just wide with a right footed effort from the left of the area. And despite having the class of Densill Theobald off the bench following the break, Caledonia only forced John in action again in the 69th minute when a Kareem Joseph attempted cross had to be rooted out by the Stars’ goalie.

North East Stars doubled its advantage, 2-0, in the 55th minute from another set piece when Wolfe, free at the back post, headed in a free-kick swung in by Kennedy Hinkson.

Louison later made a miraculous recovery save in the 71st minute to cancel a Wolfe strike which had goal written all over it, after Ceasar on a counter-attack outraced defender Akeem Thomas to provide the Wolfe with the pass inside the area.

But Wolfe found retribution three minutes from time, for the 3-0 finish, hitting into the far netting a rebound effort by Lewis which came off the crossbar.

Results

Caledonia AIA 0—3 North East Stars
Micah Lewis 14’ Anthony Wolfe 55’, 87’

Teams

Caledonia AIA—1.Shemel Louison, 7.Stephan David (capt) (Yellow Card), 2.Aubrey David (20.Noel Williams 66th), 3.Nuru Abdullah Muhammad, 5.Akeem Thomas, 9.Keyon Edwards, 12.Kareem Joseph, 16.Tyrone Charles (11.Abdallah Phillips 76th), 23.Jamal Gay, 8.Keron Bethlemy (21.Densill Theobald 46th), 27. Nathan Lewis.

Unused substitutes—33.Glenroy Samuel, 6.Marcus Ambrose, 17.Akim Armstrong, 22.Miguel Alejandro Romeo.

Coach—Jamaal Shabazz.

North East Stars—22.Cleon John (capt), 2.Kareem Moses, 3.Kevon Villaroel, 5.Aquil Selby, 6.Jeromie Williams, 8.Micah Lewis, 11.Anthony Wolfe (17.Andres Cabrero Gomez 90th), 18.Kaashif Thomas, (12.Jayson Joseph 76th), 20.Trevin Caesar (7.Elijah Manners 80th), 23.Kennedy Hinkson, 25.Keryn Navarro.

Unused substitutes—1.Stefan Berkley, 9.Akiel Guevara, 19.Glenton Wolfe, 36.Marcus Gomez.

Coach—Angus Eve.


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Re: Pro League opening games round up.
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St. Lucian defender Frederick a hat-trick hero in Connection 7-0 rout over Rangers
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DIRECTV W Connection topped Round One Match Day One of the Digicel Pro League 2013-14 season in style by overpowering St. Ann’s Rangers in a one-sided 7-0 affair at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Connection’s St. Lucian left-back Kurt Frederick was the star of Saturday night, netting a superb second half hat-trick against an everything-gone-terribly-wrong Rangers.

The more than comfortably victory took Connection to the top of the standings with the obviously better goal-difference, ahead of Point Fortin Civic which defeated Police FC 4-1, and Central FC which defeated defending champions Defence Force on Friday night at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Brazilian midfielder Celio Da Silva Santos opened the scoring for the recently crowned two-time consecutive Digicel Charity Shield winners in the 16th minute for a 1-0 advantage by guiding in a deflected Stefano Rijssel corner past goalkeeper Akel Clarke.

Clarke conceded again in the 34th minute, when Rijssel doubled the Connection advantage, 2-0, with the first of his two goals on the night.

The Surinamese forward had a simple tap in against a hapless Clarke from a sq
St. Lucian defender Frederick a hat-trick hero in Connection 7-0 rout over Rangers
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DIRECTV W Connection topped Round One Match Day One of the Digicel Pro League 2013-14 season in style by overpowering St. Ann’s Rangers in a one-sided 7-0 affair at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Connection’s St. Lucian left-back Kurt Frederick was the star of Saturday night, netting a superb second half hat-trick against an everything-gone-terribly-wrong Rangers.

The more than comfortably victory took Connection to the top of the standings with the obviously better goal-difference, ahead of Point Fortin Civic which defeated Police FC 4-1, and Central FC which defeated defending champions Defence Force on Friday night at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Brazilian midfielder Celio Da Silva Santos opened the scoring for the recently crowned two-time consecutive Digicel Charity Shield winners in the 16th minute for a 1-0 advantage by guiding in a deflected Stefano Rijssel corner past goalkeeper Akel Clarke.

Clarke conceded again in the 34th minute, when Rijssel doubled the Connection advantage, 2-0, with the first of his two goals on the night.

The Surinamese forward had a simple tap in against a hapless Clarke from a squared pass by teammate Jerrel Britto.

Clarke who made a save denying Hashim Arcia in the 13th minute, and watched a Joevin Jones strike fly over-bar in the 39th minute was replaced at the break by debuting Rangers’ coach Gilbert Bateau, father of Trinidad and Tobago and Belgium-based defender Sheldon Bateau.

However the introduction goalkeeper Kern Caesar didn’t solve Rangers’ problems. In fact, it was worse following the break. Even former Connection players Kerron Cummings and Jelani Grosvenor couldn’t save the St. Ann’s club the embarrassment.

Cummings had an attempt gloved behind by goalkeeper Alejandro Figueroa on the hour mark and in the 74th minute the ex-Central FC midfielder struck wide from distance.

It was in the 65th minute that Rangers suffered the first of Frederick’s three items.

The St. Lucian latched onto a long cross inside the area by substitute Neil Benjamin Jr. and blasted a low strike through the legs of goalkeeper Caesar for a 3-0 score.

Rijssel then completed his double by the 69th minute, lifting the score-line 4-0, from inside the area thanks to Benjamin’s involvement on the right.

Another Connection second half introduction Jomal Williams joined in on the fun, slamming home his team’s 5th item in the 75th minute after collection a Benjamin cross.

Team captain and T&T player, Jones, was denied his place on the score-sheet in the 77th minute, after hitting the crossbar to Caesar’s relief.

But ten minutes from time Rangers lost the substitute goalkeeper to a direct red card after pulling down goal-bound Benjamin outside the area.

Rangers’ left-back Caleb Sturge was tucked between the uprights and did commendably well despite conceding a pair of goals as Connection enjoyed the comfortable 7-0 win.

During the play from the resulting free-kick, in the 81st minute, which Sturge made a diving save to deny Jones, the ball was only cleared as far Frederick at the top of the area, and the Connection left-back rifled a low strike just inside the upright. Even a specialist goalie would have had little or no chance against the strike.

Frederick then sealed his hat-trick in the 84th minute by heading past Sturge from a well-placed Jomal Williams chip over the Rangers’ defense.

But Sturge would have left the field a bit of a hero on the night after pulling off two added-on time saves against a Jomal Williams strike and a Benjamin blast.

Results

St. Ann’s Rangers 0—7 W Connection
Celio Da Silva Santos 16’, Stefano Rijssel 34’, 69’, Kurt Frederick 65’, 81’, 84’, Jomal Williams 75’

Teams

St. Ann’s Rangers—1. Akel Clarke (22. Kern Caesar 46th) (Red Card), 7. Clevon Mc Fee (capt), 8. Joel Whiteman, 9. Conrad Smith (27. Jelani Grosvenor 46th), 10. Keron Cummings, 11. Jumol Harewood (14. Michael Yaw Darko 55th), 13. Caleb Sturge, 19. Akim Ash, 20. Qian Grosvenor, 23. Dwane James, 30. Akel De Freitas.

Unused substitutes—2. Marcus Roberts, 4. Jelani Peters, 5. Duran Dilworth, 16. Kennedy Isles.

Coach—Gilbert Bateau.

W Connection—21. Alejandro Figueroa, 10. Joevin Jones (capt), 2. Kurt Frederick, 3. Gerard Williams, 4. Daneil Cyrus, 6. Celio Da Silva Santos (28. Yhon Stiven Lopez 71st), 14. Hashim Arcia (40. Jomal Williams 60th), 19. Leslie Russell, 24. Joao Ananias Jordao Jr, 26. Stefano Rijssell, Jerrel.Britto (Neil Benjamin Jr.55th).

Unused substitutes—18. Julani Archibald, 7. Silvio Spann, 25. Christian Viveros, 39. Alvin Jones.

Coach—Stuart Charles Fevrier.


uared pass by teammate Jerrel Britto.

Clarke who made a save denying Hashim Arcia in the 13th minute, and watched a Joevin Jones strike fly over-bar in the 39th minute was replaced at the break by debuting Rangers’ coach Gilbert Bateau, father of Trinidad and Tobago and Belgium-based defender Sheldon Bateau.

However the introduction goalkeeper Kern Caesar didn’t solve Rangers’ problems. In fact, it was worse following the break. Even former Connection players Kerron Cummings and Jelani Grosvenor couldn’t save the St. Ann’s club the embarrassment.

Cummings had an attempt gloved behind by goalkeeper Alejandro Figueroa on the hour mark and in the 74th minute the ex-Central FC midfielder struck wide from distance.

It was in the 65th minute that Rangers suffered the first of Frederick’s three items.

The St. Lucian latched onto a long cross inside the area by substitute Neil Benjamin Jr. and blasted a low strike through the legs of goalkeeper Caesar for a 3-0 score.

Rijssel then completed his double by the 69th minute, lifting the score-line 4-0, from inside the area thanks to Benjamin’s involvement on the right.

Another Connection second half introduction Jomal Williams joined in on the fun, slamming home his team’s 5th item in the 75th minute after collection a Benjamin cross.

Team captain and T&T player, Jones, was denied his place on the score-sheet in the 77th minute, after hitting the crossbar to Caesar’s relief.

But ten minutes from time Rangers lost the substitute goalkeeper to a direct red card after pulling down goal-bound Benjamin outside the area.

Rangers’ left-back Caleb Sturge was tucked between the uprights and did commendably well despite conceding a pair of goals as Connection enjoyed the comfortable 7-0 win.

During the play from the resulting free-kick, in the 81st minute, which Sturge made a diving save to deny Jones, the ball was only cleared as far Frederick at the top of the area, and the Connection left-back rifled a low strike just inside the upright. Even a specialist goalie would have had little or no chance against the strike.

Frederick then sealed his hat-trick in the 84th minute by heading past Sturge from a well-placed Jomal Williams chip over the Rangers’ defense.

But Sturge would have left the field a bit of a hero on the night after pulling off two added-on time saves against a Jomal Williams strike and a Benjamin blast.

Results

St. Ann’s Rangers 0—7 W Connection
Celio Da Silva Santos 16’, Stefano Rijssel 34’, 69’, Kurt Frederick 65’, 81’, 84’, Jomal Williams 75’

Teams

St. Ann’s Rangers—1. Akel Clarke (22. Kern Caesar 46th) (Red Card), 7. Clevon Mc Fee (capt), 8. Joel Whiteman, 9. Conrad Smith (27. Jelani Grosvenor 46th), 10. Keron Cummings, 11. Jumol Harewood (14. Michael Yaw Darko 55th), 13. Caleb Sturge, 19. Akim Ash, 20. Qian Grosvenor, 23. Dwane James, 30. Akel De Freitas.

Unused substitutes—2. Marcus Roberts, 4. Jelani Peters, 5. Duran Dilworth, 16. Kennedy Isles.

Coach—Gilbert Bateau.

W Connection—21. Alejandro Figueroa, 10. Joevin Jones (capt), 2. Kurt Frederick, 3. Gerard Williams, 4. Daneil Cyrus, 6. Celio Da Silva Santos (28. Yhon Stiven Lopez 71st), 14. Hashim Arcia (40. Jomal Williams 60th), 19. Leslie Russell, 24. Joao Ananias Jordao Jr, 26. Stefano Rijssell, Jerrel.Britto (Neil Benjamin Jr.55th).

Unused substitutes—18. Julani Archibald, 7. Silvio Spann, 25. Christian Viveros, 39. Alvin Jones.

Coach—Stuart Charles Fevrier.


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Re: Pro League opening games round up.
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 08:24:13 PM »
Some of us are not easily persuaded by opening fixtures as to the true quality of the teams , organizations, players, and coaches involved, especially in this football league that is ranked 10th in this region. You have to start beating teams outside your league if this league is to gain any respect. Anything other than that is like beating a dead horse.
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Re: Pro League opening games round up.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2013, 04:33:54 AM »
You got a sponsor to sponsor your football organization to loose 7-0 to a team and an organization that currently does not know it's ass from it's elbow? Don't get sued St. Ann's Rangers.

You would think they would at least sign a decent coach and maybe one or two decent players. Embarrassing indeed.

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Re: Pro League opening games round up.
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 07:32:31 AM »
You got a sponsor to sponsor your football organization to loose 7-0 to a team and an organization that currently does not know it's ass from it's elbow? Don't get sued St. Ann's Rangers.

You would think they would at least sign a decent coach and maybe one or two decent players. Embarrassing indeed.


This is what I am saying, Flex. Also, getting beaten 7 - 0 by any team is unacceptable to your fans, not to mention, your sponsors. You cannot take sponsorship money and go on vacation with it.
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Re: Pro League opening games round up.
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2013, 07:29:47 AM »
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