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2016 National Super League Thread
« on: April 10, 2016, 05:17:47 AM »
Flow Carenage Utd unbeaten in Super league qualifiers.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Flow Carenage United, the champion team of the Northern Football Association (NFA), leads the standings in the Champion of Champions Super League Qualifiers after two rounds of action with an unbeaten record. They are on six points after beating East champs Valtrin in the first round 2-1, and Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) winners Valencia 2-0 in round two.

Today, they will go after their third win against Young Stars, the Tobago champs. Kick-off is at 5 pm at the Carenage Recreation Ground.

Their match will be one of three games on the day as the top teams from the six regional associations—the Northern Football Association (NFA), Eastern Football Association (EFA), Central Football Association (CFA), Southern Football Association (SFA), Tobago Football Association (TFA) and the Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU)—battle for two places in this year’s Super League Tournament to start in June.

In their first-round win against Valtrin, the Carenage men got goals from Jaril Edwards and Kyle Andrews to receive maximum points, although Valtrin pulled a goal back from Marcus Gomez.

Also in winner’s row were Young Stars which prevailed by a 4-1 scoreline over San Fernando Giants while Valencia triumphed over Central winners Fire Services 2-1 at the Cyd Gray Recreation Ground in Roxborough.

United’s 2-0 victory in the second round at the Valencia Recreation Ground also saw the Southerners rebounding from their loss to the Young Stars, to a 2-1 win for their first three points of the tournament, while Valtrin secured full points for the first time, with a 2-1 victory over Young Stars at the Valtrin Recreation Ground. Apart from Carenage, all the other teams have won just once and are on three points.

Carenage United manager and coach Angus Eve has called on corporate T&T to come out in support of his team, saying they would require more financial support if they are to compete in the super league. His team has been part-sponsored by Member of Parliament for the area, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, otherwise Eve has had to dip into his pocket for its everyday operations.

He believes his team will be crucial in the fight against violent crimes, juvenile delinquency, school drop-outs and other social ills plaguing the country, as it will provide youngsters with an option. Eve, a former national coach and midfielder, told the Guardian he is also desirous of competing in the top-flight T&T Professional League.

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 06:16:14 AM »
so eve coaching two teams ????
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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 06:19:59 AM »
so eve coaching two teams ????

3, Naps too.

 ;D

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 10:35:36 AM »
"Eve, a former national coach and midfielder, told the Guardian he is also desirous of competing in the top-flight T&T Professional League."

Should be interesting watching them play Rangers!!

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 01:23:28 PM »
"Eve, a former national coach and midfielder, told the Guardian he is also desirous of competing in the top-flight T&T Professional League."

Should be interesting watching them play Rangers!!

FS, someone on Facebook wrote that some of the info in that guardian article is incorrect. He will coach ranger first half and Carenage 2nd half.

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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 07:33:41 AM »
"Eve, a former national coach and midfielder, told the Guardian he is also desirous of competing in the top-flight T&T Professional League."

Should be interesting watching them play Rangers!!

FS, someone on Facebook wrote that some of the info in that guardian article is incorrect. He will coach ranger first half and Carenage 2nd half.


Thanks. Makes a little more sense.

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 11:48:14 AM »
"Eve, a former national coach and midfielder, told the Guardian he is also desirous of competing in the top-flight T&T Professional League."

Should be interesting watching them play Rangers!!

FS, someone on Facebook wrote that some of the info in that guardian article is incorrect. He will coach ranger first half and Carenage 2nd half.


Thanks. Makes a little more sense.


FS,I think that person in face book was really being sarcastic about the coaching part.

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2016, 02:23:46 AM »
Valtrin go after Super League spot.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Eastern Football Association (EFA) champions Valtrin will be at home at its Real Spring recreation ground for the team’s final Super League qualifying clash with Valencia in key match from 6 pm.

The initial encounter between the teams on April 4 at the same venue was called off with the score at 1-1 but last week the Competition and Tournaments Committee of the T&T Football Association ordered that the match be replayed. This did not go down well with officials of other teams, who said reports from teams that played at the Valsayn venue, suggested that the easterners appeared to have problems dealing with their supporters.

Yesterday Valtrin manager Dexter Scott rubbished those claims, saying their supporters are no different from others and will stand up when they see injustice. In the first encounter, Valtrin appealed for a penalty when striker Nathaniel Joseph went down from a challenge by the Valencia goalkeeper, but the referee did not blow what appeared to be an infringment, resulting in the crowd storming the pitch.

There were also complaints the match should have been replayed from the at which point it was called. Scott said he did not have any problems playing the game from that point as they were totally in control and should have been awarded a penalty to go into the lead.

“This is what officials of the Competition and Tournaments Committee have decided and therefore we have to go with it,” Scott said.

Youth Stars, the Tobago winners, currently lead the standings with a superior goal difference to Carenage United on plus-3. Both teams are on 10 points after five matches, but Valtrin, which are on seven points from four matches, could take the top position on goal difference with victory today.

Scott said his players are ready and excited for the final match as they are seeing action in the Super League for yet another time. “We are not going to take Valencia lightly as we know they will be coming to mess things up for us. We are aiming at maximum points and as many goals as possible. We are going to play our normal style of football and hopefully we will get the required result that we are chasing,” Scott said.

The Valtrin boss said his team is aware of what is needed to compete at the Super League tournament. “We just have some minor things to work out but when that time comes, we will be ready. But before we can think about that, we have to beat Valencia today,” Scott said.

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2016, 05:03:03 AM »
Is there a Competition and Tournament Committe in TTFA? I don't think so. However, the decision makers got this wrong in my humble opinion. It was Valtrin's home game, their supporters stormed the field, they were responsible for security and therefore should forfeit the game.
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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2016, 06:25:22 AM »
Where is Valtrin from?

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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2016, 06:51:28 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2016, 07:05:10 AM »
How much of the match had been played at the time of the incursion?
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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2016, 04:44:44 AM »
Valtrin tops Super League but faces disciplinary charges.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Eastern Football Association (EFA) champions Valtrin climbed to the top of the standing in the Super League Qualifiers on Tuesday after Valencia failed to show for a rescheduled match at the Real Spring Recreation Ground in Valsayn, Valtrin’s home venue.

The match, which was called-off on April 4 due to a fracas, was ordered to be replayed by the competition and tournaments committee of the T&T Football Association, following a protest by the home team.

The no-show by the Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) winners meant Valtrin were handed full points and three goals, which would have placed them ahead on the table with a superior goal difference.

The standings were being led by Tobago champs Youth Stars with 10 points and a better goal difference than Carenage United of (+3).

Tuesday’s result, however, pushed the easterners to ten points and a superior goal difference of (+6) with only the top two teams advancing to the NGC-sponsored Super League. The T&T Guardian learnt, however, that Valtrin were not sure of qualifying as they had a disciplinary matter pending against them.

Sharon O’Brien, an official of the TTFA explained yesterday that if the Disciplinary Committee of the TTFA rules against Valtrin, it will cost them points and goals which will hamper their chances of qualifying for the Super League.   

Valtrin has been accused of using unregistered players from teams in the Central Football Association (CFA), which Fire Services, the winner of the CFA protested about two weeks ago. Contacted, CFA officials confirmed that one player, Jamal Lucas from CFA club Chaguanas FC, represented the east club without being transferred or registered.

Central officials have also complained that a number of teams in their region, have filed concerns against Valtrin for snapping up their players without seeking transfers. Documentation of this is currently in the process of being sent to the disciplinary committee of the TTFA for a decision.

One CFA official said when he went through his association’s transfer documents he realised Lucas was still a Chaguanas CF player.

“He was not transferred or registered with Valtrin. Due to the requests by the TTFA for confirmation on the legitimacy of Lucas to play in the Super League qualifiers, we realised that a number of players were taken up by Valtrin for the play-off but were not transferred,” the CFA official said. 

Yesterday, Valtrin manager Dexter Scott said he heard about the concern by Fire Services a long time ago but thought the matter had been dealt with. He described it as frivolous and felt it was meant to hamper his team’s stroll into the Super League for another year.

He also commented on the no-show of the Valencia team, saying it was unfortunate the match did not play on Tuesday as his players were looking forward to finish the qualifiers on a high. 

If Valtrin is found guilty, both the Youth Stars and Carenage United, the Northern Football Association (NFA) champs will qualify for the Super League.

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2016, 04:47:21 AM »
Valtrin claims Super League spot after CTC ruling.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Eastern Football Association (EFA) champions Valtrin have been confirmed as a qualifier to this year’s National Gas Company National Super League scheduled to take place later this year.

The east champs cruised to the top of the standings on a superior goal difference, after a re-scheduled match with Valencia, the Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) winners failed to show at the Real Spring Recreation Ground in Valsayn last week, awarding their full points and three goals for the top spot.

In addition Valtrin were also awaiting a ruling by the Competition and Tournaments Committee of the T&T Football Association after Fire Services of the Central Football Association (CFA) protested their use of an unregistered player – Jamal Lucas, during an encounter on April 4.

But yesterday the CTC ruled in favour of Valtrin, citing a blunder in the Eastern Football Association for an incomplete transfer document for Lucas.

It said the club should not have to suffer due to mistakes by the regional association. Linus Sanchez, the EFA president admitted the blunder was made during the Neville Ferguson-led EFA last year before the Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers on November 19.

However, it appears as though the mistake may have stemmed from Chaguanas FC, the club Lucas represented previously. Documents from Lucas’ transfer to Valtrin showed he was not given a release from the Central club last year.

Sanchez explained the constitution of the EFA gives his association the right to transfer a player from a club if there is a reluctance by the club to release him.

“The transfer document enables players to state if they want to leave a club and this was clearly highlighted by Lucas, but the area for the club to release him was blank. This suggests the club may have been unwilling to release him” Sanchez explained.

Attempts to reach officials of Chaguanas FC proved futile. General Secretary of the CFA Clynt Taylor confirmed Chaguanas FC management did not want to release Lucas.

He explained that when transferring a player the club seeking the player, must contact the club that the player is registered with and both must agree in writing.

This document is then brought to us (CFA) and we will conduct a search to ensure that the player is a bonafide member of the club he is leaving, before a fee of $200 is taken up as a charge.”

In his attempt to provide further clarity to the situation, Taylor said once the player has been confirmed officially as a member of a team in their zone, the fee is collected and the transfer certificate given.

The ruling means Valtrin have topped the standing with a superior goal difference of plus-6 with the Youth Stars in second position and Carenage United, which has lost just one game in the play-offs in third.

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2016, 03:12:56 AM »
Santa Rosa signs deal with Sports & Games.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


National Super League campaigners FC Santa Rosa has signed a sponsorship deal with Sports & Games. Details of the partnership were disclosed yesterday at a launch at AE Tactical Headquarters, Trincity Industrial Estate.

The club will now be known as Sports & Games FC Santa Rosa. The sportswear company will provide the club with assistance in marketing, employment opportunities for its players, outfit the team for the season and subsidise its expenses.

In return, the club will provide branding opportunities, ranging from the promotion of the company’s name and products its uniforms, banners and other signs on the fields as well as major promotion on its website and on social media.

Since its inception in 1992, the club has grown to be the pride of Arima, providing opportunities for budding players from the age of six years to realise their dreams. Under coach Keith Look Loy, a former national player, the club will enter the National Gas Company-sponsored National Super League for a sixth time.

Yesterday Look Loy said his club was very pleased to form the partnership, as it brings additional resources on the development process.

He explained; “This will assist in the development of the club's flag ship team, the Big Cannons. The Santa Rosa developmental and financial models do not include paying players. We are an amateur club with huge ambitions and we do all in our power to ensure our players are comfortable and could concentrate on playing football. Sports & Games will be providing employment for those of our players who need it.”

He said the sportswear giants support their approach to club development, emphasizing that this support will help to get people into seats and allow the team to generate income. “This is a huge step. In turn, we provide a platform for their marketing,” Look Loy explained.

Nicknamed ‘The Cannons’, the club comprises an Under-12, U-14 and U-16 team, as well as a senior team that was started in 2010 and participated in the Eastern Football Association’s (EFA) Second Division before earning promotion to the Super League in 2012/13. Last season, they finished 7th in the Super League, their best finish to date.

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2016, 02:41:46 AM »
NSL clubs boot out plan to scrap NGC Super League.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


A decision by the Tobago Football Association (TFA) to scrap the National Gas Company (NGC)  National Super League was shot down at Saturday’s Extraordinary General Meeting of the T&T Football Association (TTFA). There was no voting on the idea but Super League clubs are expecting that their voice will be heard. 

The TFA in a lengthy document, proposed a Champions League or an Inter Zone competition to replace the League as it believes it will allow the growth and development of the game at the zones by maintaining the top clubs while still enabling players to be scouted by professional clubs and national selectors.

Some of the objectives for the Champions League include; promoting and heightening inter-Association club competition without directly removing the club from the respective Regional Associations; providing an avenue for the development of the sport that will have a direct impact on the game at the regional level; providing additional incentives annually for clubs competing at the regional level, by clubs having to qualify yearly; providing an avenue for clubs to gain revenue and; reducing direct and indirect costs endured by clubs campaigning in the NSL.   

In its proposal the TFA explained the format of the Champions League will capture the interest of spectators worldwide and given the geographical divide of the regional bodies, it will hold the interest of regional players and spectators.

They are suggesting the format follow the general structure of the UEFA champion’s league but with 24 clubs from six zones with no region having more than four teams. The TFA is also suggesting that qualification for this tournament be determined by the T&C committee of the TTFA. 

They recommend that the CL be held in a round robin fomat with six groups of four teams where each team will play one another on a home and away basis with the top two advancing.

The Inter Zone will also be a round robin play-off  to satisfy objectives such as providing a higher level of football for the best players in the regions; bridging the gap between regional football, pro-League and/or national teams; providing national selectors with an opportunity to view top regional players and increasing inter-zone rivalry at every level.

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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2016, 07:54:34 AM »
Santa Rosa stay top in Super League
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SPORTS AND Games FC Santa Rosa remained in the top spot of the National Super League Premiership Division after Match Day Seven action on Sunday.

Santa Rosa were held to a goalless draw by Police at the St James Barracks, but they still managed to maintain their lead.

However Club Sando Moruga moved up two places to second after they pipped Guaya United 2-1 at the Grand Chemin Recreation Ground.

Donrick Mascall broke the deadlock for Club Sando Moruga after 16 minutes but Kieron James equalised in the 59th for Guaya. But the hosts secured full points when Glendon Phillip found the back of the net in the 71st.

Petrotrin Palo Seco slipped one spot to third after they battled to a 0-0 draw with Real Maracas at the Maracas Valley Recreation Ground, while WASA moved up one place to fourth after a 3-2 victory over Matura ReUnited at the WASA Ground, St Joseph.

WASA took a 3-0 half-time lead with a double from Glen Walker (24th and 45th) and an own goal from Kern Joseph (41st). Matura responded with items from Kerin Vincent (78th) and Brendon Figuera (83rd) but WASA held on to their lead until the final whistle.

Marabella Family Crisis Centre jumped from 11th to eighth after a comfortable 3-0 win over Siparia Spurs at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium Training Field in Marabella.

Dwayne Ed wards (16th), Kevin Moodie (29th) and Juma Clarence (65th) were the goal-getters for the hosts.

Defence Force got the better of Tobago Phoenix FC 1976 by a 4-3 margin at the Defence Force headquarters in Chaguaramas.

Josimar Belgrave netted a double for Defence Force, in the 54th and 61st, while Marlon Laidlow (20th) and Javon Neptune (70th) were the other goal-getters. For Phoenix, Jabarry Francis (34th and 58th) notched a pair while L’Che Edwards (90th) got the other.

In the other scheduled game on Sunday, Queen’s Park came from a 2-0 deficit to draw 2-2 with Bethel United at the St Mary’s Ground in St Clair. Kevon Woodley (46th and 51st) got both goals for Bethel but the Parkites responded with a double from Alex Knaggs (57th and 81st). Action on Match Day Eight will be contested on July 31.
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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2016, 08:33:28 AM »
Wow, this league in session. Maaan!!!

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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2016, 05:12:18 AM »
Santa Rosa stay top in Super League
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Sports and Games FC Santa Rosa maintained their lead in the NGC Super League Premier Division on Sunday, but they were made to work by third-placed Matura Re United, who held them to a 3-3 draw when action in the competition continued over the weekend.

Rashad Griffith scored a hat-trick for the “Cannons” but it was not enough for the win, as Matura managed to equalise in the 56th minute and hold on for the draw. The win sees the Arima-based team stay top on goal difference.

Kerin Vincent opened the scoring in the 12th minute for Matura, however Griffith equalised ten minutes later, and then sent his team into the lead with two goals in the 47th and 52nd minutes.

Matura however pulled one back in the 54th minute through Vincent once more and Shervin Charles grabbed the equaliser two minutes later.

Second-placed Club Sando Moruga also managed a draw when they took on 1976 FC Phoenix. LeJandro Williams sent Phoenix into the lead on the half hour, and Dareem Remkhalawan restored parity in the 42nd minute for Club Sando.

Last season’s runners-up Guaya United FC enjoyed a 4-2 win over Siparia Spurs with Carlos Hughes netting a hattrick (24th, 33rd and 82nd), while Jody Allsop (72nd), scored the fourth item. Deon Collins (38th) and Kyle Thomas (71st) scored for Spurs.

Bethel United whipped WASA FC 4-0 with Densyl James (53rd), Jevon Williams (73rd), Kevonn Adams (83rd) and Travis Winchester getting on the scorecards. And Real Maracas FC enjoyed a 2-0 win over Police FC thanks to strikes from Ryan Stewart (53rd and 83rd).

Reigning champions Defence Force edged Petrotrin Palo Seco 4-3. Dexter Thornhill (25th) and Josimar Belgrave (45th, 74th and 81st) scored for the “Army” while Wayne Huyghue (34th and 41st) and Bevon Bass (71st) scored for Petrotrin.

Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) were finally able to enjoy a win when they saw their way past Marabella Family Crisis Centre 3-1, with Kevaughn John (9th and 27th) and Jared Bennett (63rd) getting on the scoresheet.

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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2016, 11:43:56 AM »
Santa Rosa edge Parkites in seven-goal thriller
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SPORTS AND Games FC Santa Rosa edged Queen’s Park 4-3 on Sunday, to remain atop the 14-team standings in the National Super League Premiership Division.

In a Match Day 13 contest at the Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, Santa Rosa got a pair of goals from Rashad Griffith (second and 33rd minutes), as well as one apiece from Keron Clarke (46th) and Keston Henry (62nd).

Finding the back of the net for the Parkites were Jason Devenish (26th), Kevaughn John (57th) and Trevon Mitchell (71st).

With the result, Santa Rosa have a tally of 27 points, three more than Club Sando Moruga, who fell to a 2-0 loss to Petrotrin Palo Seco at the Palo Seco Velodrome.

Nkosi Simon (49th) and Bevon Bass (53rd) were the goal-getters for Palo Seco, who moved up a notch to third place.

The biggest margin of victory occurred at the Mt Gomery Recreation Ground, with Bethel United crushing cellar-placed Marabella Family Crisis Centre 5-1. Travis Winchester (fifth and 72nd) and Kevon Woodley (42nd and 89th) notched two goals apiece, while Kevon Adams (32nd) got the other for Bethel, after they conceded a second minute goal from Ghmyo Harper.

Guaya United also overcame an early setback to trounce Matura ReUnited 4-1 at the New Lands Ground in Guayaguayare.

Kerin Vincent broke the deadlock for Matura in the 40th but Guaya responded with a double from Carlon Hughes (45th and 75th) and one each from Cio Morris (59th) and Cleveland Jordan (81st).

In a clash of struggling teams, Siparia Spurs got past Real Maracas 4-2 at Irwin Park, Siparia. Andy London (44th and 52nd) scored twice for the hosts, while Kyle Thomas (42nd) and Chris Collins (46th) chipped in with one each. Real Maracas pulled back two goals, from Ryan Stewart (60th) and Keron Bethelmy (64th).

Reigning champs Defence Force and WASA battled to a 1-1 draw at the WASA Ground in St Joseph. Josimar Belgrave netted for Defence Force in the 31st, but WASA levelled the scores in the 75th through Nathan Julien.

Tobago FC Phoenix 1976 and Police played to a 1-1 draw at the Canaan Recreation Ground. Dwayne Salazar scored for the lawmen in the 73rd but Trevonne James equalised four minutes later



UTT crush Petit Valley/Diego Martin 4-1
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ISAIAH MEJIAS scored a pair as the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) crushed Petit Valley/Diego Martin FC 4-1 on Saturday, in the Championship Division of the National Super League.

In one of four rescheduled Match Day Two encounters, at the UTT O’Meara campus in Arima, Mejias got his name on the scoresheet in the second and 59th minutes, while Jamal Creighton (32nd) and Shaquille Smith (88th) were the other goal-getters for the hosts.

An own goal, in the third minute of second half stoppage time, prevented a clean sheet for the UTT squad, who notched their fourth win of the season.

Carenage United moved up three places to third after a narrow 1-0 win away to Youth Stars at the Cyd Gray Ground in Roxborough. Kendell Baptiste was on target for the visitors, in the 22nd. The other two games on the day ended with 1-1 scorelines.

In the meeting of former leaders Barrackpore United and Saddle Hill Hotspur at the Barrackpore Recreation Ground, Mikheil Peters put Barrackpore ahead in the seventh minute but ex-national striker Hector Sam equalised in the 61st.

And, at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, TT Prisons FC took the lead against Cunupia FC through Anthony Parris, in the 22nd, but Dillon Walker knotted the scores in the 43rd.
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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2016, 05:08:24 AM »
WATCH: Highlights of Defence Force’s 3-2 win over Bethel United

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2016, 07:52:17 AM »
WATCH: Highlights of Youth Stars 3-1 win over Queen’s Park in Round 1 of the National Super League Knockout Competition.

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Henry rescues a point for Santa Rosa
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2016, 10:54:27 AM »
Henry rescues a point for Santa Rosa
By Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian)


Keston Henry scored with five minutes left on the clock to salvage a 2-2 draw for FC Santa Rosa against 1976 FC Phoenix when matches in the T&T Football Association  National Super League Premier Division resumed on Sunday.

Going into the match at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, Santa Rosa held a three points lead over Club Sando Moruga while Phoenix was seventh, 11 points behind.

But despite their placing on the 15-team table, Phoenix was first to strike via Dominic Mc Dougall in the 16th minute, before Rashad Griffith replied for Santa Rosa in the 34th, only for Mc Dougall to get his second our minutes later for a 2-1 half-time lead.

The visitors from Tobago looked on course for a shock win over the table toppers, however, with five minutes left on the clock, Henry grabbed an equaliser for  Santa Rosa to improve to 28 points from 14 matches, only one more than Club Sando Moruga which left it late to pick up a 3-2 win over WASA FC thanks to a hat-trick from Nigel John.

John put Club Sando Moruga ahead in the tenth minute, but WASA hit back through Glen Walker in the 30th and then Akil Thomas, five minute into the second-half for 2-1 lead.

Spurred on by the home crowd, Club Sando Moruga rallied late for all three points with John drawing his team level in the 75th, followed by his winner a minute before the final whistle. 

Third placed Petrotrin Palo Seco is three points off the top after a last gasp 2-1 in over  cellar-placed Marabella Family Crisis Centre while defending champions Defence Force and Matura Re United are both locked on 23 points in fourth spot after an entertaining 2-2 draw at Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.

In other matches, Kenwin Matthew netted twice for Police to trounce Bethel United 3-0, Siparia Spurs pipped Queen's Park Cricket Club 3-2behind a double from Andy London, and  Real Maracas edged Guaya United 1-0 courtesy a 90th minute Marvin Oliver strike.

Tomorrow (Wednesday), the second round of the blink/bmobile knockout competition will resume with defending champion Guaya United facing Championship Division leader, University of T&T in one of the key matches.

Sunday's Results
Police 3 (Kenwin Matthew 6th, 45th, Jason Boodram 85th) vs Bethel Utd, 0
Siparia Spurs 3 (Andy London 2nd, 78th, Marvin Seuradge 24h) vs QPCC 2 (Nasyir Rodriguez 67th, Jared Bennett 90th) 
Petrotrin Palo Seco 2 (Tigana Sparks 4th, Bevon Bass 93rd) vs Marabella Family 1 (Kevin Moodie 34th)
Real Maracas 1 (Marvin Oliver 92nd) vs Guaya Utd 0
Club Sando Moruga 3 (Nigel John 10th, 75th, 89th) vs WASA 2 (Glen Walker 30th, Akil Thomas 52nd)
Matura Re United  2 (Shervin Chares 7th, 90th) vs Defence Force 2 (Josimar Belgrave 68th, 87th)
FC Santa Rosa 2 (Rashad Griffith 34th, Keston Henry 85th) vs 1976 Tobago Phoenix 2 (Dominic Mc Dougall 16th, 38th)
 
Latest NSL Premier Division standing
Teams    P    W    D    L    F    A    Pts

1. Santa Rosa    14    8    4    2    27    15    28
2. Club Sando Moruga    14    8    3    3    26    23    27
3. Petrotrin Palo Seco    14    8    1    5    35    20    25
4. Defence Force    14    6    5    3    32    30    23
5. Matura Re Utd    14    7    2    5    28    32    23
6. Police    14    5    4    5    20    17    19
7. WASA    14    5    3    6    19    24    18
8. Phoenix    14    3    8    3    22    19    17
9. Guaya Utd    14    4    4    6    20    21    16
10. Bethel Utd    14    4    3    7    24    26    15
11. QPCC    14    4    3    7    23    27    15
12. Real Maracas    14    5    2    7    20    19    17
13. Marabella Family    14    3    1    10    16    31    10
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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2016, 05:29:40 AM »
National Super League kicks off with $250,000 sponsorship deal
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All Sports Promotions Director, Anthony Harford made the announcement at a press conference on Monday, explaining that after a brief hiatus, blink | bmobile has once again agreed to continue its nine-year relationship with the league. Harford thanked the company for its support, particularly given the challenging economic times.

“Please accept my thanks and that of All Sport and on behalf of all the teams,” said Harford to TSTT’s senior manager Brand, Public Relations and External Affairs, Graeme Suite who was present for the announcement. “Sponsorship is very hard to come by; this year was particularly challenging, and we warmly welcome TSTT back.”

While Harford said he was unable to announce when the finals will take place, as is customary, due to conflicting national team schedules, he explained that nine clubs had already qualified for the knockout stage, while 14 would start the first round for advancement on Wednesday. Defending champions Guaya United have found themselves in the list of 14 vying for a second round berth.

He also shared that as part of blink | bmobile’s sponsorship, the finals will be taped for airing on local television. “In an effort to try and build the quality of the affair and people’s awareness of the Super League, we have decided this year, with TSTT’s help to videotape the entire final and condense it into a programme that gives the national community, those who don’t attend the final, a decent opportunity to see the quality of football that is played in the blink | bmobile Super League.” said Harford.

Speaking on behalf of blink | bmobile, Suite said the company was pleased to continue its partnership with the National Super League and looked forward to building on its success over the years. “We appreciate the role the league plays in the overall ecosystem for football in Trinidad and Tobago in terms of nurturing talent and identifying potential and we want to continue to have a role in that,” said Suite.

“We recently facilitated training camps for young players in the Gally Cummings Finishing Academy over the last two months as we recognise the sport opens many doors for young people who are committed to really working hard on becoming the best that they can be. The Super League is an extension of our commitment to the sport and to the players. We are really grateful for the opportunity that All Sports has given us and we have all the confidence in the way the league has always been administered over the years and we are very proud that he has considered us to be a worthwhile partner to maintain the league.”

The prize structure of the blink | bmobile National Super League Knockout is as follows:
1st: $100,000
2nd: $50,000
3rd: $25,000
4th: $25,000

Additionally, blink | bmobile will award high-end mobile devices to five outstanding players in the league.
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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2016, 04:59:00 AM »
WATCH: Highlights of Police FC’s 2-1 come-from-behind win over WASA FC

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2016, 07:13:39 PM »
WATCH: Highlights of Defence Force’s 7-1 thrashing of Club Sando Moruga

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2016, 07:33:34 PM »
WATCH: Club Sando Moruga’s Dernelle Mascall putting women football coaches on the map

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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2016, 05:34:23 PM »
WATCH: Highlights of FC Santa Rosa’s 5-1 win over Petrotrin Palo Seco

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Stoute brace sees Cunupia past Saddle Hill
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2016, 10:27:32 PM »
Stoute brace sees Cunupia past Saddle Hill
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STEVON STOUTE scored a pair as Cunupia FC trounced Saddle Hill Hotspur 6-2 on Saturday, at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, in a National Super League Championship Division Match Day 10 contest.

Saddle Hill opened the scoring in the second minute through Cyrano Glen but Cunupia replied with three goals in the first half, from Dellon Jaggasar in the 19th minute, Jonathan Marcelle in the 23rd and Stoute in the 42nd.

Kevon Durham trimmed the lead to 3-2 when he scored in the 64th, but Stoute restored the twogoal advantage in the 79th.

Gorean Highley found the back of the net in the 83rd and Michael Yaw Darko ended the scoring avalanche with a strike in the 90th.

The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) remained in first place, despite being held to a 1-1 draw by TT Prisons FC at the UTT O’Meara campus in Arima.

Dillon Bartholomew put UTT ahead in the 73rd but Kerry Frederick ensured that there would be a share of the points when he equalised in the 90th.

Barrackpore United earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Carenage United at the Barrackpore Recreation Ground.

Curtis Carrington gave the hosts a 13th minute lead but Clint Williams levelled the scores in the 88th.

The game seemed destined for a draw until Carrington notched the winner, in stoppage time.

In the day’s other fixture, Central 500 Spartans and Petit Valley/ Diego Martin United FC played to an entertaining 4-4 draw at the Hugo Francis Recreation Ground, Chaguanas.

Calvi Grazette (second), Donovan Derrick (31st), Keith Williams (35th) and Josiah Grazette (50th) were the goal-getters for Central 500 while Eric Charles (seventh and 58th), Anthony Joseph (52nd) and Curtis Smith (78th) replied for Petit Valley/Diego Martin.
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Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2016, 07:16:06 AM »
Cunupia moves ahead in Super League.
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Gorean Highley and Michael Yaw Darko scored a goal each to lead Cunupia FC to a 2-0 win over T&T Prisons FC and top spot in the T&T Football Association National Super League Championship Division on Saturday.

Highley, a former Digicel T&T Pro League standout at the now defunct Joe Public, W Connection and Ma Pau Stars (formerly North East Stars) opened the scoring in the tenth minute while Yaw Darko added the other two minutes before the half-time whistle at the Youth Training Centre, Ground, Arouca.

With the win, Cunupia FC moved to 19 points from ten matches, one ahead of previous leader, University of T&T which suffered a shock 3-2 loss at cellar-placed Petit Valley/Diego Martin United.

From as early as the fourth minute, the host sounded their intentions to play spoilers when Eric Charles opened the scoirng, but  UTT got back on level terms in the 22nd minute at Diego Martin North Secondary School Ground when Isaiah Mejias netted.

However, within three minutes, Samuel Delice restored the lead which it took into the break 2-1.

Seven minutes after the restart, Weah Adams equalised for UTT for a second time but Delice was in no mood to see his team drop two valuable points, and regained the lead in the 56th which they held on to until the final whistle as they seek to avoid the drop.

Despite the win, Petit Valley/Diego Martin stayed bottom of the table with eight points, from ten matches, the same as last year’s runner-up, T&T Prison Service.

At Pascal Recreation Ground, Diego Martin, Saddle Hill Hotspur denied Barrackpore United from going top, with a 3-1 upset.

The southerners looked set for all three points when Mikheil Peters scored after only four minutes, which they took into the break.

But after the re-start it was all Hotspurs as Cyrano Glen, the brother of former national striker Cornell Glen drew his team level in the 49th before he added a second in the 67th followed by an insure item from Hakeem King, eight minutes from the final whistle to ensure victory.

The win lifted Hotspurs to ten points from nine matches, while Barrackpore stayed third with 17, the same as Central 500 Spartans, who have a match in hand.

Up at Dibe Recreation Ground, Long Circular, there was no such hiccup as Youth Stars inspired by a hat-trick from Hakeem Legall blasted the faltering Carenage United 8-1.

Legall got his goals in the eight, 82nd and 88th to move ahead in the goalscoring title race with 11, two ahead of Peters, Yaw Darko and Stevon Stoute, while Jelani Mitchell chipped in with a double, and Henson Charles and Ackeel Sterling one each.

Carenage United also conceded an own goal, while Clint Williams got its consolation item.

Results

Cunupia FC 2 (Gorean Highley 10th, Michael Yaw Darko 43rd) vs T&T Prisons 0

Saddle Hill Hotspur 3 (Cyrano Glen 49th, 67th, Hakeem King 82nd) vs Barrackpore United SC 1 (Mikheil Peters 4th).

Petit Valley/Diego Martin Utd 3 (Samuel Delice 25th, 56th, Eric Charles 4th) vs UTT 2 (Isaiah Mejias 22nd, Weah Adams 52nd)

Youth Stars 8 (Hakeem Legall 8th, 82nd, 88th, Jelani Mitchell 13th, 83rd, own goal tenth, Henson Charles 38th, Ackeel Sterling 79th) vs Carenage United 1 (Clint Williams 33rd)

Knockout Quarterfinals Fixtures - Wednesday

Santa Rosa vs UTT, Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, 5pm
Carenage United vs 1976 FC Phoenix, Dibe Rec. Ground, Long Circular, St James, 5pm
Petrotrin Palo Seco vs Police FC,  Palo Seco Municipal Stadium, Palo Seco, 6.30pm
Youth Stars vs Bethel United, Cyd Gray Sports Complex, Roxborough, 6pm

Standings

Teams    P    W    D    L    F    A    Pts
Cunupia FC    10    6    1    3    25    14    19
UTT    10    5    3    2    21    14    18
Barrackpore    10    5    2    3    22    15    17
Central 500    9    5    2    2    19    14    17
Youth Stars    8    4    0    4    22    16    12
Carenage United    10    3    2    5    15    27    11
Saddle Hill    9    3    1    5    16    24    10
T&T Prisons    10    1    5    4    13    19    8
P.V/D.M Utd    10    2    2    6    14    25    8

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