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Olympian Njisane Phillip created history
when he became the first ever T&T cyclist to
earn a medal at a UCI World Cup, as he took
silver in the men s sprint event on the final
day of the world meet in Manchester, England,
In the end, after a brilliant run which saw
him twice defeat the likes of Briton Matthew
Crampton in the process, the 22-year-old
Olympic keirin finalist eventually finished behind
the familiar face of Germany s finest sprint
cyclist, Robert Forstemann in the final.
Forstemann won the event with two straight
wins against Phillip in the final. Prior to the
title sprints, Phillip was nearly flawless with
his successes over Crampton, after defeating
Michael D Almeida of France in two straight
rides in the quarterfinal, and Valentin Savitsky
(Russia) in the preliminary event. He qualified
with the third fastest time.
It was a big boost from Phillip s 12th placed
finish in the second round of one of his favoured
events, the kierin, after taking fourth in the
second of two heats, on Saturday.
His performance summoned praise from
Minister of Sport Anil Roberts, who said his
steady incline in the sport continued to put
T&T on the world map.
"Once again, Njisane has proven to himself
and the world that he is a force to be reckoned
with. His performance at the 2012 Olympic
Games was his introduction. Now he s a headline
act," said Roberts.
The Minister added, "Congratulations to the
young man and his team on this achievement
for Trinidad and Tobago. Cycling is definitely
one of the podium sports being targeted for
the 2016 Olympics and with the construction
of the Velodrome in Couva proceeding at a
good pace, we can expect to produce more
world class cyclists and even bid to host a World
Cup event in the near future."
T&T s other representative Varun Maharajh
took a 17th placed overall finish in the omnium
event. He, however, clocked two personal best
times in the omnium 4k individual pursuit
(4:52.818) and the omnium 1k time trial
Sarah Taylor s even hundred yesterday guid-
ed the England Women to a crushing 89-run
victory over the West Indies Women, as the
visitors clinched the three-match One-Day
International Series 2-0 at the Queen s Park
Oval, Port of Spain.
On Friday, Taylor also led the English charge
with an unbeaten 55 to guide her team to a
seven-wicket win in the second ODI, after the
first match on Tuesday was abandoned due to
rain. This time Taylor got enough time to get
her century, getting there in the last over as
the visitors posted a competitive 185 all out in
50 overs. Taylor was the last batter out, caught
at the long on boundary. Taylor s knock came
off 109 balls, which included eight fours.
Taylor came to the crease with the score on
8/1 and carried the team on her shoulders.
Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals,
that left England on 108/6 after 31 overs in
desperate need of a partnership. Taylor then
found an able partner in Holly Colvin, the pair
sharing in a 30-run partnership. Taylor was
strong on both sides of the wicket, hitting
boundaries and rotating the strike. With the
score on 138, spin bowler Anisa Mohammed
got the break through, as Colvin was caught
in the covers. Mohammed was the pick of the
Windies bowlers, grabbing 4/26 in her 10 overs.
West Indies was hoping to reduce England
to below 150, but Taylor, who continued to play
her shots, found another able partner in Danielle
Hazell. In the 44th over, Taylor got innovative,
flicking one to the fine leg boundary in T20
Two wickets in quick succession from part
time bowler Deandra Dottin, left England on
169/9 after 48 overs, with Taylor on 86 not
out. Taylor needed something special to get to
the precious landmark and she did just that.
In the 49th over, Taylor struck three fours
through the square leg region off Dottin in a
14-run over as Taylor got to 99 with six balls
remaining. With three balls left, Taylor brought
up her hundred in front of the small Queen s
Park crowd. Taylor was the last batter out,
caught on the long on boundary off the final
In reply, the Windies who struggled on Friday
in the second match, were quickly reduced to
24/5 when star batter Dottin was dismissed.
The tail offered some resistance, but the top
order left them with too much work to do. The
home team was eventually dismissed for 96 in
36.4 overs, as young Shaquana Quintyne top-
scored with an unbeaten 36.
T&T s senior men s national
team will close off its 2013 calen-
dar with a home and away friendly
international series against
Caribbean rival Jamaica, on
November 15 away in Montego
Bay, Jamaica, and back home in
Port-of-Spain, on November 19.
This was confirmed on Saturday
following initial discussions between
the T&T Football Association
(TTFA) and the Jamaica Football
Federation last month.
The T&T team, under head coach
Stephen Hart, will travel to Montego
Bay on November 12 for the first
match at the Catherine Hall Com-
plex before returning for the second
match at the Hasely Crawford Sta-
dium on November 19 at a kick off
time to be determined.
Hart described the two matches,
which fall on FIFA dates, as another
valuable pair of outings for T&T
which is gearing up for the 2018
World Cup qualifying campaign.
JFF President Captain Horace Bur-
rell also stated in Kingston on Sat-
urday that the fixtures would be
viewed as the launch of Jamaica s
2018 World Cup journey.
"It s always a match with a lot
to look forward to and a competitive
one of that when these two coun-
tries meet," said Hart.
"There is a lot of history and
rivalry between us and I expect it
to be no different later this month.
We are continuing to work towards
finding the right balance, the right
combination of players and the right
mindset and approach as it relates
to our preparations for future com-
petitions with the 2018 qualification
being the main objective and we
will treat these two matches in the
same manner," Hart added.
T&T s last win over the "Reggae
Boyz" was in 2001, a 2-1 win in
the Caribbean Cup (Copa Caribe)
at the Hasely Crawford Stadium
while the Jamaicans won the last
two previous meetings, 1-0 in
Kingston 2010 and 3-1 at the Mar-
vin Lee Stadium, Tunapuna, that
MONTEGO BAY---Canada became the
second team to earn a place in the Con-
cacaf Women s Under-17 Champi-
onship semifinals, defeating T&T 11-
0 on Saturday at Catherine Hall
The Canadians now have maximum
points from their two Group B encoun-
ters, along with the United States which
defeated Guatemala 7-0 in the late
Marie Mychele Metivier led the way
with three goals, giving her a tourna-
ment-best five. Marie Levasseur and
Nadya Gill added two apiece for the
second straight game.
It didn t take long for the North
Americans to open their goal account,
as Metivier netted her first in only the
seventh minute. The 16-year-old, sta-
tioned on the left side of the box,
received a cross from Sarah Kinzer and
found the back of the net.
Seven minutes later, Emily Borgmann
easily slotted home from eight-yards
out after latching onto a cunning ball
played over the top by the imposing
In the 21st minute, Metivier grabbed
her second of the game to make it 3-
0. Borgmann delivered a cross from the
right that the left-sided attacker
smashed in off the left post.
Fleming deservedly got her name on
the scoresheet in the 36th minute, first-
timing a right-sided cross from Lev-
asseur past goalkeeper Nicoletee Craig
from 13-yards out.
Before the interval would come to
end, Canada tacked on three more goals.
Levasseur struck in the 41st and 42nd
minutes. She headed in the first off a
cross from Metivier and, then, ran onto
a through ball by Kinzer for the sec-
As the half neared its conclusion,
Borgmann capped off the remarkable
performance by directing the ball into
the goal with her body off a Rachel
Jones cross from the left.
Realising that goal difference could
play a role in the group s final table,
Canada went right back to work in the
The mercurial Metivier seized her
hat-trick in the 54th minute, easily fin-
ishing from the edge of the six-yard
box off a feed from Fleming.
Just before the hour mark, Borgmann
made it 9-0. Levaseur fired off an
attempt that was saved by Craig, but
Borgmann made no mistake with the
Like she did in the group opener
against Guatemala, Nadya Gill entered
the game as a second-half substitute
and promptly made her presence felt
with two goals.
The talented 15-year-old beat Craig
from the right side of the box in the
And with ten minutes left in regu-
lation, she received a pass from Fleming
in the box, turned beautifully and kept
her balance to tuck a right-footed shot
inside the right post from 13 yards.
Next up for Canada is a North Amer-
ican derby with the United States on
Monday, while the Trinidadians will
look for their first win when they play
T&T U-17s 11-0
Njisane writes history
Njisane Phillip emerged with the silver medal in
the final of the men's sprint event at the UCI
World Cup in Manchester, England, yesterday.
England beat Windies to claim ODI series
ENGLAND 185 all out (50 overs)
LGreenwaystMAguilleirabAMohammed . . . . . . . . .4
TBeaumontcMAguilleirabSTaylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Extras: 1nb 6w 3lb 1b 0pen 11
Bowling: T Smartt 4-1-10-1, S Munroe 10-1-36-1, S
Taylor 7-0-35-1, A Mohammed 10-0-26-4, S Daley 10-
0-26-1, S Quintyne 6-0-29-0, Dottin 3-0-19-2
WEST INDIES 96 all out (36.4 overs)
MAguilleira*+cCEdwardsbDHazell . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Bowling: K Cross 6-2-26-0, N Farrant 7-2-14-1, J Gunn
6-2-6-1, H Colvin 8.4-2-17-4, D Hazell 6-1-14-1, N Sciver
Result: England won by 89 runs.
T&T to face Jamaica home and away
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