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An attacking unbeaten 43 from
Kassem Khan took Guyana from a
shaky position to the West Indies
Cricket Board Regional Under-19 title
against Jamaica at the Manchester
High School in Jamaica, on Sunday.
Chasing 246 for victory, Khan came
to the wicket with Guyana 149/5 after
30.2 overs. Khan and Sherfane
Rutherford shared in a 69-run sixth
wicket partnership, before the latter
fell for 45 off 61 balls with the score
on 218 in the 43rd over.
Khan continued his innings, finishing
with four fours and one six in his 50-
ball knock to guide Guyana to 250/6 in
46 overs, while Parmanand Ramchand
ended on six not out. Opening
batsman Shimron Hetmyer scored 55
to get Guyana off to a solid start.
Earlier, Jevoy Spence top scored
with 92 off 140 balls to propel Jamaica
to a competitive 245/6. Spence, who
struck nine fours and two sixes, was
ably supported by Brad Barnes who
cracked an unbeaten 51.
SCORES: At Manchester High:
Jamaica 245/6 (Jevoy Spence 92, Brad
Barnes 51 not out, Keemo Paul 2/39,
Akenie Adams 2/33) vs Guyana 250/6
(46 overs) (Shimron Hetmyer 55,
Sherfane Rutherford 45, Kassem Khan
43 not out, Barnes 1/42, Miguel Smith
1/43) Guyana won by four wickets
Khan steers Guyana to U-19 crown
T&T's bronze medal
team at the Pan
Canada on Sunday
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T&T Pro League outfit DirecTV W Connection FC
will kick off their 2015/2016 Scotiabank Concacaf
Champions League campaign against five-time Mex-
ican champions Santos Laguna at the 30,000 seater
Estadio Coronia tonight from 10 pm (TT time) in their
Group A curtain raiser. The other team in the group
is Costa Rican champions Deportivo Saprissa.
W Connection, which qualified for the group stages
of the tournament for a record four times, the most
by a Caribeban club, earned the right after ending as
runner-up to fellow Pro League outfit, Central FC in
the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship.
On Sunday, the T&T club headed by Technical Direc-
tor and head coach, St Lucian Stuart Charles-Fevrier
arrived in Torreon, Mexico after a long journey from
T&T and yesterday had a one hour session at the match
venue ahead of tonight s encounter.
This will be the Savonetta Boys fifth match up against
a Mexican team, having played Toluca in 2003 in the
editition, Chivas Guadalajara in 2007 and 2012, and
Pumas UNAM in 2009.
Known for causing notable upsets in the competition,
five-time Pro League and Caribbean champions W
Connection drew 3-3, and lost 2-3 to Toluca; won 2-
1 at home with just 10 men against Chivas Guadalajara
in 2007, later suffering a 3-0 defeat on the road; drew
2-2 at home against Pumas in 2009, and losing 2-1
on the road in a match that could have easily seen the
Caribbean giants qualify for the quarter final stage of
the Champions League having missed by one point.
In 2012, they drew 1-1 at home, but lost 4-nil to Chivas
To date, the team s 2007 ten-man victory at home
against the mighty Chivas has remained one of their
W Connection is unbeaten in half of its 16 CCL
matches with a record of three wins, five draws, and
eight losses, however with the Digicel T&T Pro League
2015/2016 yet to kick off, coach Charles-Fevrier and
his squad will be heavy under-dogs against Santos
Laguna, which is two matches into its new season
With the recent sale of striker Jerrel Britto and Mekeil
Williams to Guatemalan clubs, Hashim Arcia enrolling
into the T&T Defence Force and Daneil Cyrus seeking
an overseas contract, W Connection will now rely on
national senior and Under-23 talent in Alvin Jones,
Jomal Williams, Tristan Hodge, Shannon Gomez, Neil
Benjamin Jr., and Maurice Ford, who have all recently
returned from national duty at the recently concluded
28th Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
Speaking yesterday, team owner and club president
David John-Williams was quick to point out that even
though the squad may be a young one on paper, he
is quite confident in their ability.
He added. "Some may said we did not have the best
of seasons last year, but when you look at what we
were able to accomplish with this same young group
I believe we did quite well.
"We won the Charity Shield and then were run-
ners-up in the Pro League, FA Trophy and CFU Club
competitions, so I would put that down to a very com-
mendable campaign as we are in the rebuilding stage."
"This group reminds of the team we had back in
the 2011/2012 season when Jerrel Britto, Shahdon Win-
chester, Joevin Jones and Akeem Benjamin were all
teenagers and we managed to win the league. This
group has that capability as well."
With regards to his team s build-up to the clash
with Santos, John-Williams point out it has been an
up and down pre-season.
"We had number of players away with the senior
and youth national teams so were were only able to
put together the full squad we want for the CCL over
the last nine days, and during that time we did a lot
of work on our fitness levels," stated John-Williams.
Despite being at home Santos Laguna enters the
match under a lot of pressure as well as it is coming
off back-to-back domestic losses.
This after the 2015 Liga MX Clausura champion was
beaten 2-1 by Jaguares de Chiapas on Saturday after
a 3-1 loss to Leon a week earlier.
But with their two key players, forward Javier Orozco
and defender Jose Abella back in line for selection, the
host will fancy their chances.
Youthful W Connection
faces Mexico's Santos
Crown Trace Youths won the Under-9 Division of the Central Football Association Youth Competition at the
Central Regional Indoor Sports Arena on the weekend. President of the Central Football Association
presented the winners trophy to the team.
CROWN TRACE WINNERS
W Connection squad: Terrence Lewis, Kurt
Frederick, Gerard Williams, Maurice Ford, Triston
Hodge, Kion Joseph, Jomal Williams, Dimitrie Appai,
Alvin Jones, Aikim Andrews, Neil Benjamin Jr, Julani
Archibald, Jamal Charles, Shannon Gomez, Aquelius
Sylvester, Kevon Goddard, Felipe Ocoro Viveros, Jabari
Mitchell, Keston Julien, Anfernee Frederick,
Technical staff: Stuart Charles-Fevrier (technical
director), Earl Jean (assistant coach), Elijah Joseph
(assistant coach), Chandeo Boodoosingh, John Jerry
DirecTV W Connection (CFU Club Championship
August 4: Santos Laguna vs W Connection, 9.30pm
August 20: Deportivo Saprissa vs W Connection,
September 16: W Connection vs Deportivo
September 22: W Connection vs Santos Laguna,
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