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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
'Calypso Stickmen' stun Argentina
Australian-based Akim Toussaint
scored two irst-half ield goals to
lead T&T 'Calypso Stickmen' to a 5 2
upset of Argentina in the third and
inal match of the opening night of
competition in the Indoor Pan Amer-
ican Cup Men's Tournament at the
Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana
on Monday night.
The early moments favoured Ar-
gentina but after wasting two pen-
alty corners opportunities, the South
Americans needed their goalkeeper
Francisco Demonte to make a huge
save to keep the momentum going.
Not to be outdone at the other
end, T&T custodian Ron Alexander
dove to stop a Juan Eleicegui shot
after being set up by a brilliant run
T&T would eventually break the
deadlock in the 14th minute when a
mid ield intercept and spirited run
by Jordan Riviera found Toussaint
and his poised inish gave the 'Ca-
lypso Stickmen' the 1 0 lead.
Remarkably, Toussaint doubled
the lead in the same minute of a
mishandled pushback by the Argen-
Argentina continue to falter on
their penalty-corners with Alfreda
Sosa shooting wide and Eleicigui
mis-trapping at the top, before Le-
andro Leotta inally scored from the
ield with a blistering shot that found
the mesh in the 18th.
The second-half featured three
early goals for T&T with Dwain Quan
Chan (23rd), Jordan Viera (24th) and
captain Solomon Eccles (26th) that
put Caribbean nation in the drivers
seat at 5 2 ahead.
Despite the three-goal gap Argen-
tina continued to push forward and
managed to get a second item two
minutes from full-time time when
Alfredo Sosa scored from a penal-
Yesterday, the Raphael Go-
via-coached T&T men were back in
action and improved to a perfect six
points with a 4 0 triumph over Guy-
ana via second-half items from Aidan
De Gannes in the 25th, Jordan Rey-
nos, a 28th minute penalty and Mick-
ell Pierre and Jordan Vieira, both in
the 40th minute.
In yesterday's two early matches,
Canada also improved to 2 0 with a
6 1 defeat of Barbados while Mexico
came up against Argentina last night.
Today, T&T meets Barbados from
3.15pm followed by Mexico and Guy-
ana at 5.45pm, and Argentina and
Canada to close off the night from
The six-team round-robin series
will continue daily until Friday, at
the end of which, the top two teams
will contest the inal, from which
the tournament winner will qualify
to the Indoor World Cup in Berlin,
Germany, next February.
third straight loss
T&T women's indoor hockey
team dropped to a 0 3 record in its
Women Indoor Pan American Cup
seven-team series at the Cliff An-
derson Sports Hall, in Georgetown,
This after the Alanna Lewis-cap-
tained 'Calypso Stickwomen' went
under to Argentina yesterday and
Uruguay on Monday night by sim-
ilar 4 0 margins to add to their 7 2
loss to USA on Monday morning.
In the loss against Argentina,
Emma Yanzi scored a second-half
brace in the 21st, a penalty-stroke
and 26th minute after Carina Guz-
man, irst minute opener was fol-
lowed by Julianna Ferreyra's eighth
And Uruguay on Monday night
Maria Teresa Viana Ache (20th),
captain Augustina Nieto (25th),
Camila de Maria (38th) and Con-
stanza Barrandeguy (39th) were on
target for the winners.
In yesterday's irst women's en-
counter Canada blanked Guyana
2 0 to improve to maximum six
points, three behind the Argentines
while Uruguay (six points) came up
against USA in the late match.
In Monday night other matches,
Argentina blanked Guyana 3 0 and
Canada spanked Barbados 5 1.
Today (Wednesday), T&T meets
Canada from 2pm followed by Ar-
gentina and USA at 4.30pm and
Guyana and Barbados at 7pm.
The seven-team round-robin se-
ries will continue daily until Friday,
at the end of which, the top two
teams will contest the inal, from
which the tournament winner will
qualify to the Indoor World Cup in
Berlin, Germany, next February.
Club Sando, W Connection end 1 1
W Connection failed to close the gap
on leaders North East Stars in the
T&T Pro League after it was held to
a 1 1 draw by Club Sando at the Man-
nie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella,
Suriname's Dimitrie Apai ired W
Connection ahead in the 16th min-
ute, but Akim Armstrong converted
a 31st minute penalty after which
both teams failed to ind a winner.
With the draw, W Connection
improved to 24 points from 12
matches, three behind Stars, while
Club Sando stayed third with 19, also
from 12 matches.
Also yesterday, three-time de-
fending champions Central FC got
a double from Mickaeel Jem Gor-
don to beat San Juan Jabloteh 3 1 at
Gordon netted in the 41st and
83rd minute after team-mate Sean
De Silva opened the scoring in the
35th. Kadeem Hutchinson netted for
Jabloteh in the 64th.
And at St Augustine Secondary
School Ground, Warren Street, MIC
IT St Ann's Rangers and Police Fc
battled to a 2 2 draw. ---NS
T&T's Jordan Reynos goes past an Argentina player during their 2017 Indoor Pan American Cup Men's Tournament
match at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, in Georgetown, Guyana on Monday night. T&T won 5-2.
PICTURE YAN HUCKENDUBLER
Maple defeated Malvern 3-1 at St Mary's Ground St Clair on Sunday to celebrate the clubs various anniversaries.
Maple celebrated its 100th and Malvern its 75th.
Before the trophy presentation the clubs long-standing members: Selby Browne, Everard Cummings, Michael
Saldenha, past Malvern footballers, behind Sam Phillips, (Defence Force), Anton Corneal, Ellis Sadaphal and
Godfrey Harris past footballers of Maple posed for an historic photo.
Central FC 3 (Sean De Silva 35th, Mickaeel
Jem Gordon 41st, 83rd) vs San Juan
Jabloteh 1 (Kadeem Hutchinson 64th)
W Connection 1 (Dimitrie Apai 16th) vs Club
Sando 1 (Akim Armstrong 31st pen)
St Ann's Rangers 2 (Kathan St Hillaire 27th,
Micah Lansiquot 72nd) vs Police FC 2 (Todd
Ryan 53rd, Kareem Freitas 87th)
Current T&T Pro League standings
1.N/EastStars 12 8 3 1 25 9 27
2. W Conn.
3.ClubSando 12 5 4 3 16 12 19
4.MorvantCal. 12 4 4 4 9 9 16
5.DefenceForce 12 4 3 5 13 18 15
7.CentralFC 11 3 4 4 14 15 13
9.PtFortinCivic 11 2 3 6 6 16 9
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