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T&T "A" striker J'Eleisha Alexander, right, in action against T&T "B" on Sunday in the Jewels of the Caribbean tournament at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Sunday. - Angelo Marcelle

Bishop High School East student Orielle Martin scored two goals for the third straight game, as she led the T&T under-17 girls' football 'A' team to a comfortable 4-0 win over St Vincent and the Grenadines in their Jewels of the Caribbean under-17 invitational match at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar on Monday.

It was the T&T's 'A' team's third straight victory in the tournament. SVG came into Monday's clash on the back of tight victories over T&T's 'B' team (1-0) and Grenada (2-1) respectively. SVG came unstuck against the hosts though, and they were trailing by a 3-0 margin at halftime as the T&T "A" team continued their fine goal-scoring run in the tournament.

Martin, who debuted for T&T's women's team in a Gold Cup qualifier versus Mexico on December 5, opened the scoring with a ninth-minute penalty and also rounded off the scoring for the hosts in the 66th minute – taking her tournament tally to six goals to lead all scorers.

T&T also got a 15th-minute penalty conversion from Madison Campbell, with Jasmine McNish also getting on the score sheet in first-half stoppage-time.

After a 1-0 loss to SVG and a heavy 6-0 defeat to their T&T "A" counterparts, T&T's 'B' team got their first point in the four-team tournament as they played to a goalless draw with Grenada in the first match of Monday's double-header.

T&T's "A" team will look to repeat the trick at the Malabar venue on Wednesday, when they meet SVG in the final of the invitational tournament from 3 pm.

T&T's "B" team will play Grenada in the third place playoff from 1 pm as they hunt their first goal and win of the tournament.