Nicholas Dillon hat-trick gives Central Reserves comfortable win over Connection

​Central FC forward Nicholas Dillon (right) during action against MLS club LA Galaxy on September 23, 2015 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad for their second-leg group stage match of the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League.

Thursday 17 March 2016

Nicholas Dillon scored three goals on Wednesday to help Central FC to a comfortable 4-1 win over W Connection in a rescheduled Round One Match Day Two game of the Under-18/Reserve division of the 2016 Youth Pro League.

The win push Central three spots up to occupy the summit of U18/Reserve standings with 6 points—two points ahead of Club Sando, Defence Force and North East Stars—after two games.

Dillion, who turns 19 on March 25 and is a “Couva Sharks” senior team forward, opened the scoring in as early as the 2nd minute at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Dillon, who usually occupies the substitutes’ bench for the senior team and has just one goal this season in the top flight in a 1-0 win over Point Fortin Civic last October, doubled Central’s advantage on the 54 minute before Connection’s Ruel Tyson reduced the deficit in the 86th minute.

But Isaiah Lopez responded a minute later to restore Central’s two-goal advantage before Dillion, a Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 forward and former trialist at MLS club Portland Timbers, made it 4-1 in stoppage-time by completing his hat-trick—taking his tally to 5 goals from two games in the U18/Reserve league.

Wednesday’s result at the Ato Boldon Stadium
W Connection 1
 (Ruel Tyson 86’) vs Central FC 4 (Nicholas Dillon 2’, 54’, 90’+, Isaiah Lopez 87’)


UNDER-18/RESERVE standings

#

Team

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Points

1

Central FC

2

2

0

0

9

1

8

6

2

Club Sando

2

1

1

0

4

2

2

4

3

Defence Force

2

1

1

0

5

4

1

4

4

North East Stars

2

1

1

0

3

2

1

4

5

Point Fortin Civic

2

1

0

1

6

5

1

3

6

Police FC

2

1

0

1

5

5

0

3

7

San Juan Jabloteh

2

1

0

1

3

3

0

3

8

W Connection

2

0

1

1

2

5

-3

1

9

Morvant Caledonia United

2

0

0

2

4

8

-4

0

10

St. Ann’s Rangers

2

0

0

2

1

7

-6

0


UPCOMING FIXTURES

Youth Pro League 2016

Round One Match Day Three fixtures

Date

Game

U14

U16

U18/R

Venue

Sunday
March 20

North East Stars
vs W Connection

10am

2pm

4pm

Ojoe Road Recreation Ground, Sangre Grande

Sunday
March 20

Police FC
vs St. Ann's Rangers

10am

2pm

4pm

Police Barracks Ground, St. James

Sunday
March 20

Point Fortin Civic
vs San Juan Jabloteh

10am

2pm

4pm

Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin

Sunday
March 20

Morvant Caledonia United
vs Central FC

10am

2pm

4pm

Frederick Settlement Ground, Caroni

 

Round One Match Day Three fixtures

Date

Game

U14

U16

U18/R

Venue

Wednesday
March 30

Club Sando
vs Defence Force

10am

2pm

4pm

Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva