Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 15th 2017 Contents sports A29
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Baker aiming for three times lucky
Otis Baker will lead the charge for defend-
ing champion Toco Secondary the Blue
Waters T&T Secondary Schools Track and
Field Association's (TTSSTFA) Secondary
Schools Cross Country and Health Fair
at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-
Spain, today from 2 pm.
Baker will be aiming to take the boys
16 & over 6km crown after he was beaten
into second place in 2015 and 2016. The
reigning Secondary Schools 5K winner
had to settle for second behind Joshua
James of Valencia Secondary in 2015 and
then denied by Daniel Gibbs of East Mu-
curapo Secondary, last year.
Baker is part of a 60-member strong
Toco Secondary team which includes
Jamal Goita, second in Boys U 16 4 km in
last year, and Cassandra Joseph and Xea
Bruce, who were irst and second in the
girls U 14 division and U 16 4km, a year
Former Girls Over-18 6km champ Mick-
ayla Ottley and last year's girls open 6km
third place inisher Okelia Williams are
also in the Toco line-up. Boys' U 18 third
place inisher in 2016, Valentonio Elder,
and Carifta medallists Tyrell Edwards and
Cheziah Phillip are also listed to compete
for the champion school.
Reigning boys U 16 4km victor, Mat-
thew Pulchan, is among six registered to
compete of Point Fortin West Secondary.
Matelot Community College, Valencia
Secondary, Arima Central Secondary,
ASJA Boys College-San Fernando, Maple
Leaf International, Fatima College and
St Mary's College are among the schools
which registered early for the race.
Two-time girls U 16 4km winner Joanna
Rogers and last year's third place inisher
Caliyah Wallace, both of Francois Girls
College, are expected to face the starter
along with sprinter Rae-Ann Serville of St
Joseph Convent, Port-of-Spain.
The run is the irst event on the calen-
dar of the TTSSTFA. The U 16 competi-
tors will do battle over 4km while the 16
& over runners will vie for honours in a
After the run, students and supports
can participate in Fun Aerobics and get
free check-ups and health products from
the various display booths including Blue
Waters, VEMCO Gatorade, Bermudez,
Institute of Health and Fitness, Herbalife
and Kiss Baking.
Civic, Club Sando, Army
advance in FCB Cup
Jabari Mitchell scored the winner for Point Fortin
Civic to upset North East Stars 1 0 in their quar-
ter- inal match of the First Citizens Cup at the Larry
Gomes Stadium in Malabar, Arima, yesterday.
Mitchell netted the lone goal in the 50th minute
to eliminate Stars, the leader in the Pro League,
and move his team to next weekend's semi inal
round, to face Defence Force, which defeated San
Juan Jabloteh on penalty kicks on Friday night.
In the second match of the quarter- inal dou-
ble-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva,
Jabloteh winger Kadeem Hutchinson scored what
could arguably stand the most spectacular double
in the history of the Cup but inished on the losing
end after an electrifying clash against 10-men de-
fending champion Defence Force.
Devorn Jorsling, the veteran Defence Force tal-
isman and last season's First Citizens Cup " Most
Valuable Player" (MVP), delivered at the death to
level the game at 3 3 before leading the Army/Coast
Guard out it into the semi- inals with a 4 2 win on
kicks over Jabloteh.
The Army/Coast Guard combination had taken
a 1 0 lead on 26 minutes when winger Reon Moore
completed a wonderful team move with a low drive
past Jabloteh number one, Javon Sample.
But Defence Force were reduced to 10 men on
the stroke of the half when centre-back Jamali Gar-
cia received his second yellow of the game for up-
ending Keithy Simpson on the edge of the penalty
Hutchinson lifted Jabloteh in front in the second
half with a top-drawer brace -- both spectacular
volleys in a space of three minutes -- after dragging
an effort miserably wide from eight yards out, two
minutes after replacing Panama mid ielder Jairo
Lombardo on the hour mark.
Hutchinson, arriving at the back post, thumped
a left side Kennedy Hinkson cross past Defence
Force goalie Andre Marchan to level the scores at
1 1 in the 69th minute.
Then in the 72th minute the winger put to shade
his earlier strike with an acrobatic scissors-kick to
send a right side Jevon Morris cross past Marchan
and Jabloteh were in front 2 1.
That lead, however, lasted until the 80th minute
when Hashim Arcia, with a composed inish, found
the bottom corner to Sample's left to make it 2 2
after being picked out by Jorsling inside the area.
Defence Force then faced the exit when Jabloteh's
Jamaican mid ielder Keithy Simpson coolly rolled
the ball into the soldiers' net following a spill by
'keeper Marchan with four minutes left.
But in the second of four minutes stoppage-time,
Jorsling controlled an Arcia pass inside the box and
ired past the legs of Sample to level it 3 3 to send
the game into a shootout.
Defence Force were the better side on the shoot-
out with Jorsling, Arcia, Curtis Gonzales and late
forward substitute Dylon King clinical from the
Elijah Manners and Kennedy Hinkson had kept
Jabloteh level until misses by Akeem Benjamin and
Nkosi David on the third and fourth kicks respec-
tively, saw the San Juan side, like their neighbours
Morvant Caledonia, bow out the First Citizens Cup.
North East Stars 0 vs Point Fortin Civic 1 (Jabari
Club Sando 3 (Akim Armstrong 36th penalty, 88th,
Josiah Trimmingham 42nd) vs Morvant Caledonia
United 1 (Kerry Daniel 33rd),
Defence Force 3 (4) (Reon Moore 26th, Hashim Arcia
80th, Devorn Jorsling 90'+1) vs San Juan Jabloteh 3
(2) (Kadeem Hutchinson 69th, 72nd, Keithy Simpson
86th). Defence Force won the game 4-2 on penalty
W Connection vs Central FC, 3.30pm, Mannie
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