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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #60 on: December 23, 2017, 05:49:08 AM »
NFA enjoy successful 2017.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Northern Football Association (NFA) ended a successful 2017 season on Saturday with the North Under-15 team travelling to La Fillette and beating Blanchisseuse Secondary 3-0 .

The NFA U-15s won the inter association U-15 title earlier this year, with 13 of its players making it to the national squad. The NFA U-13s also took the Elite inter zone title. At senior level, the season ended with all 182 matches completed within schedule. The NFA also hosted a coaching upgrade for its youth coaches.

Two clubs, Cantaro Utd and St Ann’s All Stars, have been promoted to the Premier Division for next season, while RSSR have qualified for the Champion of Champions playoff for possible elevation to the TT Super League.

The zone expects to have two full divisions participate in next season’s competitions, while the Zone’s U-16 team will tour Canada.

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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2018, 12:50:28 AM »
CFA seeks sponsor for exciting FA Cup.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Regis hailed as Central’s Godfather

The Central Football Association considered one of the best-run Regional Association Leagues will kick-off its 2018 FA Cup play-off on August 12 with a doubleheader at St Mary’s Recreation Grounds.

The CFA has had mixed fortunes this year, first losing its instrumental FA Cup sponsor and partner Ramsingh Sportworld due to the economic grind, but has forged relationships with its members that have ensured a level of safety for players and officials, as well as enable attendances at matches are not affected.

The association’s secretary general Clynt Taylor yesterday called on corporate T&T to support the organisation’s its FA Cup tournament which was funded by Ramsingh’s Sportsworld for well over a decade. So far, through Nal Ramsingh, the CFA has received $18,000 to be used as prize monies, trophies and medals, as well as other support, for which Taylor said the CFA is very grateful.

The FA kicks off with Eagles United FC taking on Leeds FC in the opening game at 5 pm. In the second match at 7 pm Family Soccer FC, the second place team in the League will square-off with Perseverance Ballrunners.

Champs Real Central FC, which was formerly Perseverance United last year, will open its campaign six days later (August 18) in a clash with the winner of the Eagles/Leeds FC match. They face an uphill task to retain their title though, with Central Soccerworld at the top of the standings on 24 points after 10 matches and are unbeaten to date in excellent form.

Central Soccerworld will face the winner of the Ballrunners/Family Soccer encounter on August 15 in its opening match.

Taylor told Guardian Media Sports yesterday that in spite of his association’s search for a partner for the FA Cup, the CFA’s relationship with its members has been a bright spark in the midst of the dark. He singled out Christopher Regis, the Eagles manager whose contribution to providing police escort service to teams affected by the out-of-control crime scourge, has gained the recognition of all in the CFA and participating communities.

With Regis’ help, teams are taken to and from matches safely. Regis’, the hard-working Eagles boss who appears to be a lover of family and community, also ensures that there is a police presence at matches.

According to Taylor “We are very pleased with the work that Regis has done and continues to do, and we want to work with him and encourage him to keep up the fight to ensuring that the young people in the various communities are well served.”

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CFA's FA Cup to be settled at Ato Boldon
« Reply #62 on: September 05, 2018, 06:10:18 AM »
CFA's FA Cup to be settled at Ato Boldon
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


The new 'Home of Foot­ball' at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Bal­main, Cou­va will be the venue for Cen­tral Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion's (CFA) Ram­s­ingh Sport­world FA Cup fi­nal and third and fourth place play-offs match­es on Sep­tem­ber 14.

Com­pet­ing for the ti­tle prize and brag­ging rights will be Gi­ants FC, which got the bet­ter of cur­rent lead­ers of the League Cen­tral Soc­cer­world in the se­mi-fi­nals 5-4 on penal­ties, and Harlem Strik­ers, which got goals from Leroy Whiley and Vic­tor De Sil­va in a 2-0 tri­umph over Leeds FC in the round of four two weeks ago.

Both Leeds FC and Cen­tral Soc­cer­world will be the con­tenders for third-fourth, by virtue of los­ing in the semis.

Yes­ter­day Clynt Tay­lor, the CFA's Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al and Gre­go­ry Mc Sween, a mem­ber of his ex­ec­u­tive, said the League, con­sid­ered one of the bet­ter run Re­gion­al As­so­ci­a­tion com­pe­ti­tions in T&T, has agreed to spread its wings and open up to all po­ten­tial foot­ball teams and clubs in the cen­tral area. Tay­lor, who was a com­pet­i­tive can­di­date at the TT Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion's pres­i­den­tial elec­tions in 2015, has been lead­ing the charge in the CFA be­com­ing a mod­el for oth­er as­so­ci­a­tions. He be­lieves if young peo­ple are giv­en a prod­uct of worth, they will grav­i­tate to it, there­by en­sur­ing the CFA suc­cess­ful­ly fights the scourge of crime sweep­ing through the land.

Ac­cord­ing to Tay­lor, his as­so­ci­a­tion is hop­ing to get be­tween 5000- 10, 000 fans for the event which will be fund­ed by Nal Ram­s­ingh, a long-stand­ing spon­sor of cen­tral foot­ball. Tay­lor said apart from pro­mot­ing his League as the place to be in cen­tral foot­ball, his as­so­ci­a­tion al­so in­tends to raise funds to main­tain its youth de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes and oth­er ini­tia­tives mov­ing for­ward.

The day's ac­tiv­i­ties are ex­pect­ed to fea­ture live en­ter­tain­ment from So­ca artistes Bun­ji Gar­lin and Fay-Ann Lyons, as well as per­for­mances from Ravi B, KI, Harlem Strik­ers Tas­sa Group and more en­ter­tain­ment from DJ Ex­treme Sounds, all in an af­ter foot­ball lime, while en­try for the match will be $20 for adults and free for chil­dren un­der the age of 12 years.
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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #63 on: October 17, 2018, 11:33:57 AM »
WATCH: Compadres FC defeat Harlem Strikers on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regulation time to win the 2018 Central Football Association FA Cup.

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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #64 on: October 17, 2018, 06:33:23 PM »
WATCH: Central Soccer World takes 3rd place in the 2018 Central Football Association FA Cup Competition with a 3-0 win over Real Central FC.

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Laventille United are the Kings of North
« Reply #65 on: December 17, 2018, 12:53:32 PM »
Laventille United are the Kings of North
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Miscellaneous Laventille United have captured silverware after finishing winners of the 2018 Northern Football Association Premier Division.

Laventille topped the eight-team table with 34 points from their 14 league matches, finishing five points clear of second placed Cantaro United with Patna/River Estate FC finishing third with 24 points.

Their first place finish automatically put Laventille United  through to the Champions of Champions qualifiers where they will compete against the winners of the other regional associations for two spots in the Trinidad and Tobago Super League that are up for grabs.

Under head coach Cedric Hazelwood, Laventile maintained solid form throughout the season, winning eleven matches and losing only two during their campaign.  Kareem Charles was the club’s top marksman with 19 goals during the season. He was ably supported by the likes of defender Brad Clifton, Kester Hewitt, Michael John and goalkeeper Rodney Stowe among the rest of the squad. Among their results were an 8-1 victory over Malvern and a 3-1 win over RSSR in October as well as a 2-0 and 2-1 wins over Cantaro and Belmont in November. They also whipped Paramin 7-3 last month with Charles notching a hattrick.

This season has been our most successful to date and we’re far from finished because we are eyeing qualification into the National Super League,” Hazelwood said. “I must pay homage to our club owner Mr Sham Mohammed and the Miscellaneous Group for staying true to word and supporting us throughout the season. The club was provided with the necessary resources to really improve our showing this season and the players responded by producing the match-winning performances the eventually brought us the title,” he added.

Laventille United also came in for praise from former national team midfielder and Under 20 head coach Russell Latapy who paid a visit to the club earlier this year at one of their matches at Sogren Trace.

“I’m delighted for the Miscellaneous Laventille United team and really proud to see the boys come out on top this season. I know they showed promise from last season and I was encouraged to see the way they were going about things when I saw them earlier in the year,” Latapy said. “Seeing their enthusiasm and love for the sport reminded me of my time playing in Laventille as a youngster and I think their successful season is a very positive development for the Laventille community. The journey continues and they will have maintain their drive and passion as they go in search of further achievements as a club,” Latapy added.

Former Trinidad and Tobago World Cup midfielder Densill Theobald, who addressed the players at their 2017 End of Season Awards ceremony last December, also offered some glowing words to the team.

“I think it’s a remarkable effort by the Laventille United team to in a sense defy the odds and finish on top of the league. In these times a lot of clubs are facing challenges and it can be discouraging but for them to come through a full season, winning eleven matches and now with a chance to move up to the Super League, shows strong character and organization. I think this a great bit of news for Laventille on a whole to have a club winning the Premier Division in the North Zone,” Theobald said. “These guys are a shining light for Laventille right now.”
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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2018, 04:16:45 AM »
Laventille United crowned North Zone kings.
By Stephon Nicholas (Newsday).


Latapy, Theobald laud champions…

MISCELLANEOUS Laventille United have captured silverware after finishing winners of the 2018 Northern Football Association (NFA) Premier Division.

Laventille topped the eight-team table with 34 points from their 14 league matches, finishing five points clear of second placed Cantaro United, with Patna/River Estate FC finishing third with 24 points.

Their first place finish automatically put Laventille United through to the Champions of Champions qualifiers, where they will compete against the winners of the other regional associations for two spots in the TT Super League.

Under head coach Cedric Hazelwood, Laventile maintained solid form throughout the season, winning 11 matches and losing only two during their campaign. Kareem Charles was the club’s top marksman with 19 goals during the season. He was ably supported by the likes of defender Brad Clifton, Kester Hewitt, Michael John and goalkeeper Rodney Stowe among the rest of the squad. Among their results were an 8-1 victory over Malvern and a 3-1 win over RSSR in October, as well as 2-0 and 2-1 wins over Cantaro and Belmont in November. They also whipped Paramin 7-3 last month with Charles notching a hat-trick.

“This season has been our most successful to date, and we’re far from finished because we are eyeing qualification into the National Super League,” Hazelwood said. “I must pay homage to our club owner Mr Sham Mohammed and the Miscellaneous Group for staying true to word and supporting us throughout the season. The club was provided with the necessary resources to really improve our showing this season and the players responded by producing the match-winning performances the eventually brought us the title,” he added.

Laventille United also came in for praise from former national team midfielder and Under 20 head coach Russell Latapy who paid a visit to the club earlier this year at one of their matches at Sogren Trace.

“I’m delighted for the Miscellaneous Laventille United team and really proud to see the boys come out on top this season. I know they showed promise from last season and I was encouraged to see the way they were going about things when I saw them earlier in the year,” Latapy said. “Seeing their enthusiasm and love for the sport reminded me of my time playing in Laventille as a youngster, and I think their successful season is a very positive development for the Laventille community. The journey continues and they will have (to) maintain their drive and passion as they go in search of further achievements as a club,” Latapy added.

Former TT World Cup midfielder Densill Theobald, who addressed the players at their 2017 end of season awards last December, also offered some glowing words to the team.

“I think it’s a remarkable effort by the Laventille United team to, in a sense, defy the odds and finish on top of the league. In these times, a lot of clubs are facing challenges – and it can be discouraging – but for them to come through a full season, winning eleven matches and now with a chance to move up to the Super League, shows strong character and organization. I think this a great bit of news for Laventille on a whole to have a club winning the Premier Division in the North Zone,” Theobald said. “These guys are a shining light for Laventille right now.”

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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #67 on: December 20, 2018, 10:24:25 PM »
WATCH: St. Francois Nationals claim the 2018 North Zone FA Trophy with a 2-0 win over Cantaro United

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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #68 on: December 21, 2018, 04:54:44 AM »
St Francois takes Fruta Cup.
T&T Guardian Reports.


First-half goals by Odelle Arm­strong and Ka­reem Fred­er­ick earned the men from St Fran­cois Na­tion­als their first ti­tle for the sea­son, claim­ing the Fru­ta FA Cup on Wednes­day night at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um in Mu­cu­rapo, Port-of-Spain with a 2-0 tri­umph over Can­taro FC.

Arm­strong's goal al­so en­sured he fin­ished as one of three lead­ing scor­ers for the play­offs on four goals. St Fran­cois Na­tion­als, sea­soned cam­paign­ers in the North­ern Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (NFA) and lo­cal foot­ball for many years, failed to se­cure the cov­etous Pre­mier­ship and Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion ti­tles, won by Mis­cel­la­neous Laven­tille Utd and North Coast SCC, re­spec­tive­ly.

On Wednes­day though, they en­sured that they did not fin­ish the sea­son emp­ty-hand­ed, down­ing Can­taro FC. Apart from Arm­strong, Joshua Rogers was al­so among the lead­ing scor­ers in the play-off with two goals, while Fred­er­icks, Ra­heem Bor­de, An­dre Joseph, Jared Har­ry and Rod­nel John, each scored a goal apiece.

The game con­clud­ed an­oth­er suc­cess­ful sea­son in the NFA, as the top play­ers now look for­ward to an NFA All-Star con­test with T&T Pro League cam­paign­ers Club San­do at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um, Bal­main, Cou­va Sat­ur­day at 7 pm. NFA of­fi­cials will now at­tempt to sort out mat­ters with the Dis­ci­pli­nary Com­mit­tee and oth­er NFA com­mit­tee is­sues be­fore the cur­tain comes down on the sea­son.

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St Francois Nationals clinch Fruta FA Cup.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


ST FRANCOIS Nationals clinched the Fruta-sponsored Northern Football Association (NFA) FA Cup title, with a 2-0 win over Cantaro FC in Wednesday’s final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

Former Defence Force and Caledonia AIA striker Odelle Armstrong broke the deadlock in the 31st minute, and Kareem Frederick got St Francois’ second goal in the 45th.

According to a media release from the organisers All Sport Promotions, “There are a couple matters that the disciplinary committee and NFA committee have to meet to officially complete the (2018) season.”

However, Miscellaneous Laventille United and North Coast SCC copped the Premier and Championship Division titles respectively.

Tomorrow, the attention will turn to the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, as the NFA Select All-Star team will face Club Sando in an exhibition game from 7 pm.

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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #69 on: December 21, 2018, 07:29:08 PM »
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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2019, 06:02:45 PM »
Denoon cries NFA victimisation.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Nevick De­noon, coach of North­ern Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (NFA) cam­paign­ers Mor­vant El­e­ments, is claim­ing vic­tim­i­sa­tion for the past two years for a stance tak­en against the Re­gion­al As­so­ci­a­tion tour­na­ment.

The team's cry range from out­right threats by ref­er­ees dur­ing match­es, to hav­ing their home match­es played at the Dibe Recre­ation Ground in Long Cir­cu­lar, St James al­though they were giv­en the as­sur­ance that their home match­es would have been sched­uled for the Queen's Park Sa­van­nah in Port-of-Spain.

The team, which once pro­vid­ed the na­tion­al team in the past with top play­ers, has had to ap­ply for their home match­es to be played at the Sa­van­nah be­cause of the un­suit­able con­di­tion of their home ground in the Mor­vant com­mu­ni­ty. "Dur­ing the week, to reach Long Cir­cu­lar, Dibe, any­body go­ing up there for 7 pm will know it's a re­al trick, and com­ing from Mor­vant is an­oth­er in­con­ve­nience. We were told pri­or to that, that all our home games, as our field was not pre­pared, would be at the Queen's Park Sa­van­nah. Sub­se­quent to that, it didn't oc­cur and we failed to pro­duce the type of foot­ball that we want­ed to, be­cause of that sit­u­a­tion which brought us to a point where we al­most quit the zone."

How­ev­er, An­tho­ny Har­ford Pres­i­dent of the North­ern Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (NFA) told Guardian Me­dia Sports that, "While De­noon is mak­ing that claim pub­licly he has not sub­mit­ted any writ­ten com­plaint to the league to date. As far as for his team play­ing at the Dibe Recre­ation Ground, Mr De­noon com­plaint to the NFA and asked for help and we as­sist­ed and his team with a venue in the Sa­van­nah for their week­end match­es and dur­ing the week they play at one of our nat­ur­al venues since the League do not play week match­es at the Sa­van­nah. So far, El­e­ments is un­beat­en at the venue, so I don't un­der­stand the com­plaint."

De­noon who turned 60 on Sun­day, al­so ex­plained that the un­think­able hap­pened last sea­son when his team nev­er got the chance to play against the win­ning Pre­mier Di­vi­sion team last year, though the teams were list­ed on the fix­ture to face-off each oth­er twice.

De­noon said, "We didn't play against the cham­pi­on team, first round and sec­ond round, and no de­ci­sion has been made to date. I tried since De­cem­ber to find a res­o­lu­tion and had been told the com­mit­tee would meet on it. I look at the fix­ture list and re­alised that the com­mit­tee is be­ing head­ed by Pe­ter Ram­per­sad, but when I called him (Pe­ter) he said he is not a mem­ber, so I re­al­ly don't know what is go­ing on," De­noon said.

How­ev­er, Har­ford ex­plained to us that de­spite both teams (North Coast Unit­ed and Mor­vant El­e­ments) present for their match, the lat­ter re­fused to play be­cause the ref­er­ee who showed up was not as­signed to do the match. Al­though the NFM dis­ci­pli­nary Com­mit­tee award­ed the match and points to North Coast, El­e­ments have ap­pealed the de­ci­sion and the NFA's Ap­peals Com­mit­tee is yet to meet on the mat­ter."

De­noon is call­ing on T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent David John-Williams and oth­er au­thor­i­ties to help with their plea, as the end re­sult has been a se­vere blow for his foot­ball team based in Petu­nia Dri­ve, Morant as well as the Mor­vant com­mu­ni­ty which con­tin­ues to be se­vere­ly af­fect­ed by crime.

Four months af­ter the com­ple­tion of the NFA League, the Mor­vant out­fit is un­sure of its fi­nal po­si­tion on the stand­ings, and now faces pay­ing a reg­is­tra­tion fee of $6,500 to as­sure their par­tic­i­pa­tion.

Har­ford ex­plains that the $6,500 reg­is­tra­tion rep­re­sents in­sur­ance for the team and TTFA fees.

The NFA which has been hold­ing it prize-giv­ing awards in April is yet to do so be­cause of the pend­ing ap­peal be El­e­ments which lies fourth on the stand­ing with 19 points and a plus-two on goals. Even if El­e­ments wins its ap­peal and its fi­nal match, the club will to­tal 25 points, the same as Pe­tit Val­ley Unit­ed, but will stay in fourth place be­cause on an in­fe­ri­or goal dif­fer­ence.

At present North Coast is on 32 points and Trend­set­ter Hawks on 30. The win­ning NFA team in the sec­ond di­vi­sion gets $20,000, the run­ner-up $15,000 and third place $12,000. There no cash prize for fourth place.

De­noon point­ed out that team's in­creased cost for trav­el­ling added to the re­cruit­ment of a num­ber of young play­ers to re­place the old­er ones, have left them fi­nan­cial­ly dried, and be­cause of this De­noon is call­ing on cor­po­rate T&T to come out and as­sist his play­ers and com­mu­ni­ty, even if it means by pro­vid­ing foot­ball boots, balls and uni­forms.

In ad­di­tion to the NFA, the team is al­so prepar­ing to par­tic­i­pate in the Caribbean Char­i­ty Shield Soc­cer Clas­sic in Grena­da from Au­gust 18-21 and its mem­bers have been hold­ing fund-rais­ing ven­tures to fund their trav­el and stay.

Rashawn Mars, sec­re­tary of the NFA said the Ap­peals Com­mit­tee will meet on El­e­ment's case soon. How­ev­er, he said if they (El­e­ments) were to win their ap­peal it will not af­fect the win­ner of the league. He ex­plained the Mor­vant team was ham­pered by their in­abil­i­ty to con­sis­tent­ly field full teams for games.

Har­ford said, "I per­son­al­ly spoke to De­noon last week and told him that his mat­ter will be dealt with soon. We are aim­ing for the Ap­peals Com­mit­tee to meet next week. Dou­glas James is chair­man with Richard Piper and Kevon Long the oth­er mem­bers."

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Trendsetter Hawks eye top spot in NFA Premiership
« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2019, 08:55:05 AM »
Trendsetter Hawks eye top spot in NFA Premiership
By Andrew Gioannetti (T&T Newsday)


LEADERS of the Northern Football Association (NFA) Premiership Division, Cantaro United are on a bye for round 11, while the next four highest teams in the standings will be eager to make up ground this weekend.

Patna/River Estate and North Coast SCC, both teams languishing just above the foot of the table, following mixed results, will face off in the only match scheduled for today, at Patna Ground, from 3.30 pm.

The mouth-watering matches in the round, however, kick off tomorrow, featuring the current second placed team, Trendsetter Hawks, who will make the trip to New Ground to face mid-table team, St Francois Nationals. The Hawks are equipped with the league's leading goal-scorer, and former Malick Secondary forward Ryan Porter, who is on nine goals from as many matches. St Francois Nationals, who have been leaky in defence, however, has a potent attacking threat in the likes of Joshua Rogers, the second leading scorer with one fewer goal.

Trendsetter were on top form heading into their last match, but lost that encounter 2-1 at home to Belmont FC, the latter of which got right back into the title hunt with the win.

A win for Trendsetter Hawks will see them leapfrog Cantaro at least for the round, while Belmont FC will also have a chance to go top with a victory, when the club takes on Cultural Roots at TSTT Ground, Queen's Park Savannah.

All Premiership Division matches this weekend kick off at 3.30 pm.

RECENT RESULTS

Premiership Division ­– Round Ten

Misc. Laventille United 1 vs Patna/River Estate SSCC 3
Cantaro United FC 9 vs Paramin Scholars Utd 1
Trendsetter Hawks 1 vs Belmont FC 2
North Coast SCC 2 vs St Francois Nationals 2

Championship Division – Round Ten
Harvard FC 0 vs Seekers FC 1

Round Nine

Seekers FC vs RSSR FC, Seekers won 3-0 by default.
Combined Forces 2 vs Petit Valley/Diego Martin United 7
Malvern FC 1 vs Frontline FC 5
Morvant Elements vs Harvard FC, Harvard FC won 3-0 by default.

FIXTURES

Today

Premiership Division – Round 11
Panta/River Estate SSCC vs North Coast SCC, Patna Ground, 3.30 pm

Tomorrow

Belmont FC vs Cultural Roots Utd, TSTT Ground. 3.30 pm
Paramin Scholars Utd vs Misc. Laventille United, Malvern Ground, 3.30 pm
St Francois Nationals vs Trendsetter Hawks, New Ground, 3.30 pm

STANDINGS

Premiership Division

Pl*W*D*L*F*A*Pts
Cantaro Utd*9*6*2*1*35*14*20
Trendsetter Hawks*9*6*1*2*29*10*19
Belmont FC*9*5*2*2*15*12*17
Cultural Roots*8*4*2*2*19*12*14
St Francois*9*3*4*2*20*19*13
Patna/River Estate*9*3*2*4*16*18*11
North Coast SCC*9*2*4*3*14*16*10
Misc. Laventille Utd*9*1*1*7*15*38*4
Paramin Scholars*9*0*2*7*10*34*2

Championship Division

Teams*Pld*W*D*L*F*A*Pts
Frontline FC*9*7*1*1*41*15*22
Petit Valley/DM Utd*8*6*2*0*39*10*20
Seekers FC*10*6*1*3*29*24*19
Harvard FC*10*6*1*3*20*16*19
Malvern FC*9*3*2*4*15*20*11
Morvant Elements*9*2*1*6*17*40*7
RSSR FC*8*2*0*6*13*25*6
Combined Forces*9*0*0*9*14*38*0
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Jessop, Freitas lead Cultural Roots to NFA title
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Jessop, Freitas lead Cultural Roots to NFA title
By Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian)


Kevon Jes­sop and Chris­ton Fre­i­tas were both on tar­get as Cul­tur­al Roots Unit­ed claimed its sec­ond North­ern Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion Pre­mier Di­vi­sion ti­tle with a 2-0 vic­to­ry over its clos­est ri­vals Trend­set­ter Hawks in front of its home fans at Dibe Recre­ation Ground, Long Cir­cu­lar, St James on Wednes­day night.

Start­ing the match a point be­hind Hawks with two match­es in hand, Cul­tur­al Roots which on­ly gained pro­mo­tion back to the top flight in 2017 af­ter win­ning the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion the pre­vi­ous year, got a goal from Jes­sop in the 15th minute be­fore Fre­itas added the oth­er two min­utes lat­er.

The win meant that Cul­tur­al Roots leapfrogged Hawks in­to top po­si­tion with 32 points from 14 match­es and two left to play while Hawks end­ed their 16-match cam­paign with 30 points.

Third-placed Can­taro Unit­ed FC had a chance to take the ti­tle race down to an­oth­er round of match­es, as they went in­to their fix­ture with Pat­na/Riv­er Es­tate Unit­ed with 31 points from 14 match­es.

How­ev­er, Pat­na/Riv­er Es­tate dashed its hopes with a 3-1 spank­ing with strikes from Nicholas Alexan­der, Jesse Ed­wards and Akel La Bor­de to can­cel out Stephan David sixth-minute open­ing item.

The ti­tle win con­tin­ued a fine re­turn to the lime­light for the Rayshawn Mars-coached Cul­tur­al Roots who were al­so win­ners of the NFA FA tro­phy in 2018 be­fore col­lab­o­rat­ing with Club San­do for a one year stint in the Na­tion­al Su­per League last sea­son and then re­turn­ing to the NFA this cam­paign in stun­ning fash­ion.

Last week­end, the key twist in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion ti­tle race oc­curred when then lead­ers Trend­set­ter Hawks and sec­ond-placed Can­taro Unit­ed SCC both fal­tered which paved the way for Cul­tur­al Roots Unit­ed to claim a sec­ond league crown in the club's his­to­ry.

This af­ter, Hawks was clipped 3-1 by North Coast SCC with a goal each from Kyle Jack, Dameion Williams and Ron Quin­tero on Sun­day, and re­mained on 30 points from 15 match­es at the top of the nine-team ta­ble, one ahead of Cul­tur­al Roots who have two match­es in hand, while Can­taro Unit­ed is third with 28 points from 14 match­es af­ter a 1-1 draw with Bel­mont FC.

Corneal Thomas net­ted a dou­ble to lead Front Line FC to a 5-1 spank­ing of Har­vard FC and pro­mo­tion to the 2020 NFA Pre­mier Di­vi­sion as Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion win­ners on Thurs­day night.

How­ev­er, it could have all be so dif­fer­ent had Pe­tit Val­ley/Diego Mar­tin Unit­ed, which went in­to the fi­nal round with a one-point lead on the ta­ble did not stum­ble in its en­counter with RSSR FC, los­ing 1-0 at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Train­ing Field, Mu­cu­rapo. RSSR had pre­vi­ous­ly de­feat­ed Front Line 4-3 in its penul­ti­mate match as well.

At St Ann's, Kyle David­son fired Front Line in­to a 14th minute lead while Kei­th Williams made it 2-0 in the 25th with his 18th goal of the cam­paign be­fore Jer­ron Mor­ris (77th), and Thomas, with a late dou­ble in the 80th and 90th to fin­ish with a sea­son-best tal­ly of 23, capped off the scor­ing to spark off wild cel­e­bra­tions as Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion win­ners.

The win lift­ed debu­tants, Front Line FC to 34 points from its 14 match­es, two ahead of Pe­tit Val­ley/Diego Mar­tin Unit­ed.

YES­TER­DAY'S NFA RE­SULTS

Pre­mier Di­vi­sion
Cul­tur­al Roots Unit­ed 2 (Kevon Jes­sop 15th, Chris­ton Fre­itas 17th) vs Trend­set­ter Hawks 0
Pat­na Riv­er Es­tate 3 (Nicholas Alexan­der 25th, Jesse Ed­wards 35th, Akel La Bor­de 73rd) vs Can­taro Unit­ed FC 1 (Stephan David 6th)

Sun­day, De­cem­ber 1:
North Coast SCC 3 (Kyle Jack 20th, Dameion Williams 26th, Ron Quin­tero 90th) vs Trend­set­ter Hawks 1 (Josi­ah Joseph 37th)
Bel­mont FC 1 (Matin Sedighi 21st) vs Can­taro Unit­ed FC 1 (Stephan David 46th)
St Fran­cois Na­tion­als 3 vs Paramin Schol­ars 0 - by de­fault

Cham­pi­onship

No­vem­ber 28:
RSSR FC 1 vs Pe­tit Val­ley/Diego Mar­tin Unit­ed 0
Front Line FC 5 (Kyle David­son 14th, Kei­th Williams 25th, Jer­ron Mor­ris 77th, Corneal Thomas 80th, 90th) vs Har­vard FC 1 (Shaquille Pe­ters 45th)

Cur­rent NFA stand­ings

Pre­mier Di­vi­sion

Teams*P*W*D*L*F*A*Pts
1. Cul­tur­al Roots*14*10*2*2*42*14*32
2. Trend­set­ter Hawks*16*9*3*4*43*17*30
3. Can­taro Utd*15*8*4*3*48*23*28
4. Bel­mont FC*14*7*3*3*25*21*24
5. St Fran­cois Na­tion­als*14*5*6*3*27*24*21
6. North Coast SCC*14*4*5*5*27*26*17
7. Pat­na/Riv­er Es­tate*15*5*2*8*25*31*17
8. Mis­cel­la­neous Lav'tille*13*1*2*10*20*57*5
9. Paramin Schol­ars*15*0*4*11*14*58*4

Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion

Teams*P*W*D*L*F*A*Pts
1. Front Line*14*11*1*2*62*24*34
2. P.V/D.M*14*10*2*2*62*19*32
3. Har­vard*14*7*2*5*26*27*23
4. Seek­ers FC*14*7*1*6*36*33*22
5. RSSR FC*14*6*0*8*28*38*18
6. Mor­vant El­e­ments*13*4*1*8*25*53*13
7. Malvern SC*14*3*2*9*21*42*11
8. Com­bined Forces*14*2*1*1*25*50*7

Up­com­ing match­es

Pre­mier Di­vi­sion

On De­cem­ber 7
Mis­cel­la­neous Laven­tille Unit­ed vs Bel­mont FC, Soogrim Trace, Laven­tille, 7 pm

De­cem­ber 8
North Coast SCC vs Cul­tur­al Roots Unit­ed, Blan­chisseuse, 3.30 pm

De­cem­ber 10
Bel­mont FC vs North Coast SCC, Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Train­ing Field, Mu­cu­rapo, 8 pm

De­cem­ber 11
Cul­tur­al Roots Unit­ed vs Mis­cel­la­neous Laven­tille Unit­ed, Dibe Rec. Grd, Long Cir­cu­lar, St James, 7 pm
Can­taro Unit­ed vs St Fran­cois Na­tion­als, Can­taro Grds, San­ta Cruz, 7 pm
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