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Army whips Bethel 3-1
Defence Force moved into third on the T&T Super
League table in League One on Thursday when they
shut-out Bethel FC 3-1 at the Mt Gomery Recreation
Ground in Tobago.
The army/coastguard combination outfit will now attempt
to take the lead tomorrow when they come up against Queen's
Park CC at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 4pm as
Round Six action resumes with matches across T&T.
Playing in the sister isle of Tobago for the first time
this season, the Army Coast Guard Combination were
determined to recover points they dropped in earli-
er matches, and they got the perfect start when Kevon
Blackman fired them into the lead in the 36th and Ste-
phen Antoine gave them a two-goal cushion in the 45th.
The Army thought it had a two-goal advantage going to
the interval, but the hometeam got surprised two
minutes into time added on time, when Rohan
Sebro caught its defence in celebratory mood,
and fired his shot past the Army goalkeeper to
reduce its deficit to a 2-1 half-time scoreline.
Both teams exchanged attacks for most of the
second period, until Aaron Lester sealed the win in
the 90th minute to push the Army to 12 points and
in third place on the standing with an inferior goal dif-
ference to FC Santa Rosa. The standing is still being led by
Guaya United (15 points) which will go into action against
Bethel FC at Mt Gomery from 6pm, while Santa Rosa
will square off with 1976 Phoenix FC at the Canaan Bon
Accord Recreation Ground from 5pm.
In other games, WASA will host Club Sando at St Joseph
from 4:30pm: UTT will face Police at the O'Meara Campus
Ground in Arima and newcomers Cunupia FC will come
up against Siparia Spurs, 4pm at Larry Gomes Stadium.
Today in League Two action, leaders Central 500 Spar-
tans will meet Petit Valley United FC from 4pm at the Diego
Martin North Secondary School: Youth Stars face Marabella
Family Crisis Centre at the Roxborough Complex at 5pm
and Harlem Strikers will have a date with Perseverance Ball
Runners at Frederick Settlement at 6pm. ---Walter Alibey
claims U-21 title
Nabeel Mohammed was yesterday awaiting
the permission of the weather conditions to
determine his fate in the Boys Singles Un-
der-21 division of the Sagicor Junior Ten-
nis Championship at the Country Club
He was scheduled to face Keshan Moonasar
to secure the title in the u-21 round robin
play-off late yesterday, but after persistent
rains match officials were hoping for the rain
to stop to dry the courts and resume action.
Mohammed, considered one of the country's
top rising stars, having won multiple titles in all
categories for various tournaments so far, positioned
himself for additional silverware by beating his closest
rival Aidan Carter in an early match yesterday in straight
sets 6-4, 6-2.
Meanwhile, Carter who has dom-
inated the local junior tennis circuit
has had an unblemished record in
the play-off, beating Moonasar,
Samuel West and Brandon Gregoire,
before being stopped by Mohammed under stormy skies.
Since his loss however, Mohammed has made amends,
beating Gregoire and Carter by impressive scores that
would give him the edge in a head-to-head finish with
Carter, should he beat Moonasar in his last match. West
in another game eeked out a hard-fought 7-6(5), 6-0
triumph over Gregoire.
Yin Lee Assang also signalled intentions of copping
the Women's u-18 crown by clobbering Jade Tom
Yew 6-4, 1-6, 10-6 in the semifinal, while the Boys
u-16 title was sewed up by Elijah Leslie who prevailed
over Andre Crawford 6-4, 2-6, 10-7.
Reggae Boyz hold off
Mexico in nil-all draw
DENVER ---maica produced a ster-
ling defensive display to frustrate
powerhouses Mexico in a nil-all stale-
mate and earn a precious
point in their second
match of the CONCACAF
Gold Cup on Thursday
Playing in the Group C
encounter at Sports Au-
thority Field in a re-match
of the 2015 Gold Cup final,
the Reggae Boyz held off
the reigning champions to
remain unbeaten and fur-
ther enhance their chances
of a spot in the next round.
Jamaica and Mexico are
both on four points after two
games but El Tri lead Group C
by virtue of more goals scored.
El Salvador, who beat Car-
ibbean side Curacao 2-0 in the
other contest the venue, are third
in the standings on three points
with the Dutch outfit already
eliminated with defeats in their
Goalkeeper Andre Blake, who
plays for Philadelphia Union in the MLS,
was the standout for Jamaica as Mexico
outshot them 14-5.
Erick Torres came closest for Mexico when
he narrowly sent his 11th minute free kick over
the bar before lashing his header against the post
in the 23rd minute.
Jamaica's best chance came in the first half when
Oniel Fisher got on to the end of a Cory Burke cross
at the far post but then failed to control it.
The Reggae Boyz will now turn their attention to
El Salvador at the Alamodome in Houston, in their
final preliminary game on Sunday. (CMC)
Leaders T&T will come up
against Guyana in their
third round Cricket West
Indies (CWI) U-17 clash
at the Queen's Park Oval
today, hoping to continue
their impressive run.
The local boys are at the top of the
standings on 12 points after win-
ning their first two matches
of the tournament. They
have so far taken care of
Barbados and Jamaica in
their two games but today
they come up against Guyana,
who has traditionally given
them problems over the years.
However, another factor can
come into play today and that
is rain, which has already made
an unwelcome appearance in
this tournament. In the last
round all three matches were
affected but T&T were still
able to get past Jamaica on
Duckworth/Lewis and the
Windwards just failed by one
run against Guyana under the
same method. The weather
forecast for tomorrow shows
a strong possibility of thunderstorms
in the afternoon, which is not promis-
ing. However, the drainage at the Oval is
excellent and this would give the players
hope going into the clash.
Manager of the T&T team Surujdath Ma-
habir is happy with what he has seen so far
but is calling for even better performances.
At the Oval: Trinidad and Tobago vs Guyana
At Lara Academy: Windwards vs Leewards
At NCC: Barbados vs Jamaica
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