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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, June 13, 2016
Makesi Lewis became the first Police
FC player in the T&T professional league
era to win the Golden Boot after finish-
ing on top of Digicel Pro League 2015/16
scoring chart with 20 goals.
The 29-year-old Lewis' personal acco-
lades for the recently concluded Pro
League season include the Wendy's Player
of the Month award for April---the first
award of its kind to a Police player in the
season---which was awarded to him at
the Pro League Office in St Augustine.
Also receiving their monthly awards
on Friday were North East Stars duo Kerry
Baptiste and Anthony Wolfe---both former
Golden Boot winners in March and May.
"Just to be among players like Kerry
Baptiste and Anthony Wolfe makes this
a good moment for me," said Lewis.
But despite being proud of his personal
achievements and recent call-up to the
national team, Lewis believes his club
underachieved by finishing sixth in the
league, one spot higher than the previous
"It's a proud feeling to achieve the top
scorer spot in only my first full season
back, but we underachieved by only fin-
ishing sixth. We had a good team, but
we were affected by a number of injuries
as well as goalkeeping problems without
(first choice) goalkeeper Adrian Foncette
who went on trials during the season."
Lewis did not score in Police last three
league games since netting a double
against Club Sando in a 5-3 win in April,
but his tally saw off a late challenge by
Jason Marcano who finished with 17 goals
for league champions Central FC.
Marcano scored two hat-tricks and a
double in the "Couva Sharks" last four
league games while Lewis was shifted
into midfield in the final round with
coach Richard Hood forced to mix and
match due to injuries.
Lewis believes he could have amounted
30 league goals had his side not been
plagued by injuries. "I didn't mind sac-
rificing my position in the interest of the
team but I could have reached 30 goals
if we weren't forced to change things
around because of injuries."
Lewis believes with a full squad and
players back to full fitness, the lawmen
should be competing for league title next
season and at least one of the knockout
Lewis, who was recently recalled to
the T&T national team for a three-game
international tour which ended in losses
against Peru (4-0) on May 23, Uruguay
(3-1) on May 27 and China (4-2) on June
3, said he would like to be part of the
"Soca Warriors"' FIFA World Cup 2018
qualifying campaign which resumes in
September against Guatemala (Sep. 2)
and away to USA (Sep. 6).
Lewis, who had a few minutes off the
bench against Uruguay and China, said
he was grateful for the "amazing expe-
rience" and thanked "Soca Warriors"
coach Stephen Hart for honouring his
achievement in the Pro League with the
Carenage Blasters II continued its
surge up the T&T Table-Tennis Asso-
ciation Inter-Team Division Two
when it defeated University of T&T
3-0 in their highly anticipated
encounter at the Central Regional
Indoor Sports Arena, Chaguanas on
For Blasters II, national youth team
duo Nikoli Barbour-Alexis and Jesse
Dookie were in ominous form as they
registered wins over Brittany Joseph
12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 9-11, 11-3 and Kamal
Hunte, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7 for a 2-
0 lead before Finn Bos manners Lamani
Clarke 11-9, 13-11, 7-11, 12-10.
The win lifted Blasters II, to a 5-2
record and 12 points, the same as
Himalaya Tough Guys and WASA
Sports Club I, while UTT has nine
points, the same as D'Abadie Youths
I, and WASA II, one behind Arima
Hawks and University of the West
On Friday, host UWI had two
impressive wins, 3-1 over Central War-
riors and D'Abadie Youths II, led by
Kourdell Powell who won both his
matches on each occasion.
In their clash with Central Warriors,
Powell defeated Mujaahid Khan 13-15,
11-4, 11-2, 11-8 and Shahjaha Khan 11-
4, 11-9, 11-4 while Che-Pierre Four-
nellier defeat Shahjaha Khan as well,
11-6, 11-8, 11-6.
Siddiq Ramsingh had the lone victory
for Central Warriors, 11-3, 12-10, 12-
10 against UWI captain, Ambika Sitram.
Powell then continued his unbeaten
streak by outplaying D'Abadie Youths
II's Darryl Rampersad 11-4, 11-5, 11-7
and Daveon Humphreys, 11-9, 8-11,
Humphreys beat Sitram 12-10, 12-
10, 7-11, 10-12, 11-1 for a 1-0 D'Abadie
Youths II lead while Fournellier won
his match 11-5, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5 from
The quest for top round-robin hon-
ours in Division Three is also close with
Petrotrin, Montrose United I and Couva
Table-Tennis Club (CTTC), all locked
on ten points, but the latter has played
one match more.
At Warrenville on Friday, Montrose
I whipped Arima Hawks II 3-1 led by
Sharaz Ali against Desmond Benjamin
9-11, 11-1, 11-6, 11-5, and Doodnath
Persad, 12-10, 15-13, 11-5.
Musa Mohammed got the other cru-
cial win 11-8, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9 against
Curtis Williams, after Persad had
brought Hawks II level at 1-1 when he
overcame Sharazz Ali, 11-9, 11-8, 11-
8. At Valsayn, Couva Table-Tennis Club
and Harvard both recorded 3-0 wins
in their clash with La Familia.
For Couva, Satesh Jodhan beat Kem-
pes Charles 11-2, 11-6, 11-5; Subash
Ragbir battled past Tristan Char 11-7,
5-11, 11-6, 11-5 and Rajkumar Beepat
beat Ryan Johnson, 14-12, 11-8, 11-7.
For Harvard, Dwight Gonzalves
humbled Johnson 11-5, 11-2, 11-6;
George Lee Shee rallied past Kempes
Charles, 5-11, 9-11, 11-1, 11-6, 11-9 and
Phillip Mc David beat Rose-Anne Julien
11-9, 11-2, 11-4.
Arima Table-Tennis Club stayed
within sight of top spot after a hard
fought 3-2 victory over Montrose Unit-
ed II thanks to two key wins from Abra-
ham Francis, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-
2 over Reeza Ali, and 11-2, 11-6, 11-6
over Dave Ramoutar.
Emmanuel Chumsingh got the other
win for Arima TTC, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9,
11-5 against Ali after he went under to
Ramoutar, 4-11, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9, 7-11
in the opener.
Kevin Ramrattan won Montrose
United II other match, 11-7, 11-6, 9-
11, 12-10 versus Shane Gordon.
Golden boot Makesi
grabs Wendy's award
Police FC forward Makesi Lewis, left, accepts his Wendy's Player of the Month
reward for April from Sheyna Weston, marketing manager at Desk Restaurants,
the franchise holder of Wendy's (Trinidad and Tobago), at the TT Pro League
Office in St Augustine on Friday.
Blasters II joins three-way lead
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