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Monday 2nd November 2015
Repsol Tower, 8-12 Dere Street, Port of Spain.
Defence Force claimed their second
straight title at the 5th Annual SW
Touring/THA Tobago Invitational
Masters (Over 40) Football Tourna-
ment which ended at the Plymouth
Recreational Grounds on Sunday.
The Army Coast-Guard Combination
edged Have-A-Time 4---3 on penalty
kicks after both sides played to a goal-
less draw at the end of regulation time.
Playing at home, Have-A- Time were
hoping to win the title and be the first
team from the sister-isle to do so,but
the Soldiers spoiled their plans.
Ex national and Defence Force goal-
keeper Earl "Spiderman" Carter pulled
off a number of spectacular saves to
deny Have-A-Time striker Bert Leith
in the opening 20 minutes.
The homesters enjoyed the better of
the exchanges in the first half. In the
fifth minute Carter was quickly off his
line to prevent Leith a clear chance at
goal early. And later Carter was again
called upon to hold on to Leith's right
side shot in the 12th minute saving.
The Army barely had a sight at their
opponent's goal in the opening half and
found themselves having to fend off a
persistent Have-A-Time offence. In the
closing minute of the half Leith, who
singlehanded carried the home team's
attack, found himself with some room
in the goal area, but scuffed his attempt
In the second half, the home team
continued to press for the opening goal
but Defence Force stood firm in defence
and countered when the opportunity
came. Have-A-Time custodian Maurice
Goddard kept a clean sheet for his side
denying Defence Force with four minutes
left in the game.
With the game ending scoreless, kicks
from the penalty mark were used to
determined the champions. Have-A-
Time's first kick from Shawn Job was
missed while the Army's captain Kelshall
Alexander beat the dive of Goddard to
put his team in the lead.
Renford Charles and Marvin Joseph
were both successful for Defence Force
from the kicks while Maurice Goddard
and Robert Dennis netted for Have-A-
Time to leave the score at 3-2 in favour
of Defence Force.
However on the final round of kicks
Warren Nelson netted for Have-A-Time
to take the tally to 3-3. But Dexter Durant
made no mistake by beating Goddard
to earn Armu the title 4-3. THA Sec-
retary of Education, Youth Affairs and
Sport Huey Cadette presented Defence
Force with the championship trophy.
Cadette played 1976 Phoenix.
Speaking after collecting his MVP
award, Carter said he had to step up for
his team-mates. He added that he was
injured last year which prevented him
His replacement Darryl Julien was
equally competent and walked away
with the MVP and best Goal Keeper
awards as well.
The winners collected the winners's
trophy and US$2,000 cheque while
Have-A-Time took home for US$1500.
Carter walked away with the Best Goal
Keeper and Most Valuable Players
Awards while Kevin Olivera of Sunday
Krew bagged the Most Goals Awards
with his tournament tally of six goals.
Carter and Olivera each were rewarded
In the semi-finals earlier in the day,
the outcomes were determined by kicks
from the penalty spots. Defence Force
got past Toyota 8:7 in sudden death
penalty kicks after both squads were
locked at 2-2 after full time and 5-5
after the five kicks. The Alexander-
led team got the edge after netting its
eight attempt while Toyota missed.
Have-Time overcame Sunday Krew 4-
2 from the mark after the match finished
1-1at the final whistle.
Defence Force advanced to the semis
after beating Empire of Barbados 1-0
in their quarterfinal clash while Toyota
clipped Wildey's of Barbados 2-1. Have-
A-Time took care of another Barbadian
outfit, Flow, 2-1 and Sunday Krew dis-
missed 2012/2013 champs Juventus of
St. Johns 3-0. The start of the quar-
terfinal games were delayed due to high
wind and heavy rains.
Many of the games were played in
rain in contrast the bright sunshine
Army retains SW Touring/THA Masters Football crown
Club Sando holds SFA leaders Giants
San Fernando Giants
were held to an entertain-
ing 4-4 draw by Club
Sando when matches in
the the Southern Football
Super League continued
on the weekend.
For Giants, Odelle Fitz
Allen and Tafri Smith
scored two goals each while
Isaiah Mc Intosh also got
brace for Club Sando in the
share of the points.
The point earned lifted
Giants to 24 from ten
matches, seven ahead of
Gasparillo Youths which
outgunned Bridge Force
United 6-4 led by a hat
trick from Leric Charles.
In the other matches,
Cedar Hill whipped Leg-
ends 4-1 and Penal All Stars
held Erin FC to a 2-2 draw.
SFA PREMIER DIVISION RESULTS
PenalAllStars 10 0 2 8 11 42 2
•San Fernando Giants 4 (Odell Fitz Allen 2, Tafri
Smith 2) v Club Sando 4 (own goal, Isaiah Mc
Intosh 2, Kevan Cumberbatch)
•Gasparillo Youths 6 (Leric Charles 3, Quamie
Charles 2, Anton St Martin) vs Bridge Force Utd 4
(Ricardo Cooper, Ajamu Matterson 2, Jervaughn
•Cedar Hill 4 (Assem Farrell 2, Dillon Skette, Adrian
Suphal) vs Legends SC 1 (Brent Plenty)
•Penal All Stars 2 (Kevin Daniel 2) vs Erin FC 2
(Marcus Bruce 2)
which prevailed first two days of
the tournament stayed at
Canaan/Bon Accord Recreational
In the Losers' Plate finals Old
Magic of Tobago beat TSTT 1-0
courtesy a Sherwin O'Neil goal.
THA Assistant Secretary of Edu-
cation, Youth Affairs and Sport
Jomo Pitt was part of Old Magic's
line up. The 2015 edition featured
13 teams (three of the 16 registered
sides did not show up) with three
from Barbados and one each from
Grenada and Guyana.
The theme for this year's tourney
is "The Return to Sporting Paradise".
One of the goals for the event is to
expose visiting participants and
spectators to the unique identity
of Tobago's culture, entertainment
The tournament was sponsored
by the THA's Divisions of Tourism
& Transport and Division of Edu-
cation, Youth Affairs & Sport,
Screen Stars, Hyper Malta, Dasani
Waters, Power-ade, Bumpy's Roast
Meat, Hunte's Bar Services and
Most Valuable Player-Earl
Carter (Defence Force)
Best Goal Keeper-Earl Carter
Most Goals-Kevin Oliviera
(Sunday Krew)-six goals.
Defence Force bt Have-Time 4-3
on Penalty kicks after game
Defence Force bt Toyota 8-7 (5-
5) on penalty kicks after game
Scorers: Steve Mayers-2 (DF);
Rodney Stokes (Toyota)
Have-A-Time bt Sunday 4-2 on
PK. Game ended 1-1
Scorers: Eldon Paul (HAT)
Defence Force 1 (Kelshal
Toyota 2 (Wendel Periera,
Edmund Homer)-Wildey's 1
Have-A-Time 2 (Burt Leith,
Liston Winchester) bt Flow
Sunday Krew 3 (Bernard
McCall-2, Kevin Oliviera)-
Juventus of St. John's 0
Finals: Old Magic (TOB)1
(Sherwin O'Neil)- TSTT (TRI) 0
Semifinal: Old Magic (TOB) 1
(Frankie Skeete) bt GT Masters
(GUY) 1 ...4-3 on penalties.
Play-off #1: GT Masters (GUY)
bt 1976 Phoenix (TOB) by
Play-off#2: TSTT (TRI) 1 (Jerry
Gill)-Real Old Men (GRN) 0
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