Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 18th 2013 Contents T&T s women s Under-17 team pulled off
its second victory in Caribbean Football
Union World Cup qualifying when they held
off Antigua/Barbuda 4-1 at the Paul E Joseph
Stadium in St Croix on Friday afternoon.
Fresh off their win over St Kitts/Nevis a
couple days earlier, T&T had to come from
a goal down after Antigua grabbed an 18th
minute lead through Sonja Henry.
The early setback did not deter the T&T
girls and they deservedly found the equaliser
in the 38th minute when Chevonne John col-
lected a through ball from Dennecia Prince
and beat her defender before slotting home.
John wasted no time in putting T&T ahead,
finding the target two minutes later.
T&T eased to a 3-1 lead before half time
when Chelcy Ralph, one of the late arriving
players a day earlier, when she was on stop
to nail a rebound after the Antiguan goalkeeper
failed to hold onto a cross ball.
Ralph put T&T 4-1 ahead with a clinical
finish from close range in the 75th minute.
T&T now faces hosts US Virgin Islands
from 6 pm on Sunday and need to win in
order to finish as a top seed for the Final
round in September. USVI defeated St Kitts
5-0 in the earlier game on Friday.
"It was another good display by the girls
but I was particularly pleased with the way
they were able to regroup and take charge of
the game after conceding early," said head
coach Marlon Charles. "We showed good
composure and the team continues to grow
in confidence and get better every match.
This is something we want to maintain as we
look ahead to the rest of the campaign," he
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In front of a packed house at Sabina Park, the
Jamaican Tallawahs defeated the Barbados Tridents
by six wickets to march into the semi-finals of the
Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tour-
After their spin wizzard Muttiah Muralitharan had
spun a web around the Tridents on a spinner s par-
adise to restrict them to 113 for four, the Jamaican
batsmen found the belly for the fight and although
losing hero Chris Gayle early in the piece, everyone
held together to bring home the victory.
The loss mean s that Keiron Pollard s Tridents
have now tasted defeat in their last three matches
and head to he semis, low on confidence. Dwayne
Smith batted through the innings to score an unbeaten
52 off 53 balls and Raymond Reifer got 22 off 24 balls
to lead the Tridents effort. Scoring was difficult on
a pitch that turned prodigiously and Smith realised
this and set up stall for the innings. He struck four
fours and a six, as Muralitharan finished with 3/12
off his four overs.
Tallawahs then got off to a flyer with Ahmed She-
hzad hitting a quick 28 off 25 balls with four fours
and a six. Gayle left and this caused the normal panic
and Tallawahs were under pressure, until Andre
Russell came in and freed up the game.
The big right hander struck an unbeaten 33 off
just 17 balls inclusive of two fours and three sixes
and Jermaine Blackwood smooted 21 off 31 balls to
bring home the win.
Today the Tallawahs finish their preliminary pro-
gramme with a game against the Red Steel at 3 pm
Tridents 113/4 (20) (Dwayne Smith 53no, Raymond Reifer 22,
Ashley Nurse 15, Muttiah Muraltharan 3/12, Nikita Miller 1/19)
vs Tallawahs 120/4 (18.2) (Andre Russell 33no, Jermaine
Blackwood 21no, Ahmed Shehzad 28, Shakib Al Hasan 1/21,
Shoaib Malik 1/19). Tallawahs won by 6 wkts.
T&T U-17 women get
second win over Antigua
progresses to semis
Joint league leader Club Sando will be expected
to take full points, when the club plays the rock-
bottom FC Santa Rosa, in Match Day Eight of the
blink/bMobile National Super League, at the Ato
Boldon Stadium, Couva.
The match as with all others will kick off at 4 pm.
The only team not in action today is Westside Super-
starz, which may be seeking to regroup after a series
of disappointing results, following a promising start
to the season.
Club Sando, which holds a lead at the top of the
13-team standings has the advantage over newly pro-
moted Guaya United, on goal difference, after both
teams have secured six wins and one draw in seven
matches thus far. The South-based club most recently
secured a 6-0 thrashing of Defence Force, with joint
league leading scorer Teba McKnight (six goals) on
target with a double. FC Santa Rosa, is off a 3-1 loss
to this season s surprise package Guaya.
Guaya faces ninth placed Siparia Spurs today, at
the former team s fortress, the Guaya Recreation
Ground, in Guayaguayare.
In another highly anticipated encounter, the star
studded Malabar FC, which sits fourth in the stand-
ings, will meet 2011 triple crown winner and the in-
form Joe Public, ar UTT Ground, O Meara.
Malabar FC v Joe Public FC, UTT Ground, O'Meara, 4 pm
WASA FC v Stokely Vale, WASA Ground, St Joseph, 4 pm
1976 FC Phoenix v Defence Force, Canaan, Bon Accord, 4pm
Club Sando v FC Santa Rosa, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, 4 pm
Bethel Utd v Real Maracas, Montgomery Recreation Ground, 4 pm
Guaya United v Siparia Spurs, Guaya Recreation Ground, 4 pm
Leader Club Sando
hosts Santa Rosa
T&T Under-17 girls team of Amaya Ellis, front row, from left Chelcy Ralph, Shanelle
Arjoon, Chevonne John, Dennecia Prince, Abishai Guy and in back row, Renee Mike, Zoe
Swift, Jasandra Joseph, Tamara Johnson and Nicolette Craig pose ahead of their match
against Antigua/Barbuda in the Caribbean Football Union World Cup qualifier in St Croix
on Friday. T&T won 4-1.
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