FLOW INTO MORVANT

Morvant/Caledonia United process of reuniting with their community continued this weekend during their Round Two Match Day Seven encounter against San Juan Jabloteh and Flow was a prepared and willing partner.

Flow continues to show their sponsorship support of the Youth Pro League (YPL) when they visited the Morvant area with their cameras to capture what some may say was the “El Classico” of the Youth Pro League as Morvant/Caledonia United took on San Juan Jabloteh. Jabloteh on the verge of a three division sweep in the Flow YPL, and Morvant/Caledonia United seeking to put some spokes in their wheels in the U14 and U16 Divisions having already won the U18/Reserve Division, made for what would be an exciting game day. Some of Jabloteh old boys were on hand to see their Club clinch all Divisions in the Flow YPL with two more matches in hand.

Flow was out with their camera man and interviewer along with the snow cone man giving away free snow cones, a testament to its great taste were the number of young people who flocked him with the intent of getting one in hand quickly, and the hot sun was also a good reason to swamp the snow cone man as well.

Parents were out in their numbers supporting their children along with members of the community who came out to see the young people play. What was obvious was the fact that the Flow YPL brought life back to the community. On speaking with one person who lives a stone’s throw away from the Morvant Recreation Ground, she said, “I am glad to see the Pro League in Morvant. There is such a stigma here and while we cannot deny that there is crime all around, this part of Morvant is safe and we hope to keep it so.” She also said “I would like the Pro League to come in and help with the play park that is run down, do something for the community. Football related courses for the young men and young women, let them know that there are other things to get involved in that could help to mould them into better citizens. I am more than glad to see the Pro League here, more than glad.”

Flow Youth Pro League also brought out the entrepreneurs in the community, as Ms. Brown came out with her popcorn machine placed it in her garage and the sales began. There was also free wifi available in the stands which the members in the community said that they are more than happy to have courtesy the San Juan/ Laventille Regional Corporation

One thing was certain, that although Morvant/Caledonia United suffered defeat against San Juan Jabloteh, they won their biggest victory when they were able to actually return home where they belong.

SAM FIRES JABLOTEH TO U18/RESERVE DIVISION TITLE IN FLOW YPL


National youth team striker and Brent Sam scored the lone goal as San Juan Jabloteh eked out a 1-0 top-of-the-table win over Central FC to claim the Under-18/Reserve Division crown in the 2016 Flow Youth Pro League at San Juan North Secondary Ground, Bourg Mulatresse on Saturday.

Going into the contest, Jabloteh held a seven point lead over Central FC with four matches left for each club, and the latter needed a win to stay alive in the title race.

However, the lanky Sam, the brother of former England-based national striker Hector Sam got the decisive item for Jabloteh in the 62nd minute to grab all three points and push its tally to an unassailable 38 from 15 matches, ten more than Central FC with only three matches left for each team.

In other Under-18/Reserve Division results, Defence Force stayed third with 24 points after a 2-0 defeat of W Connection with a goal each from Aaron Noel in the tenth minute and Ahkil Noel in the 69th while St Ann's Rangers and Pt Fortin Civic battled to a 2-2 draw, Morvant Caledonia United and Police FC also drew 1-1 and Club Sando won by default from host North East Stars due to an unprepared playing surface.

In the Under-16 age-group, Jabloteh also remained on course to lift the title via an 8-1 humiliation of Central FC inspired by hat tricks from Tyrese Bailey (11th, 21st, 65th) and Kesan St Rose (24th, 28th, 37th) ahead of its meeting with second placed Morvant Caledonia on Sunday.

Jodel Brown added a first-half brace in the 31st and 34th minutes for Jabloteh while Tyrique Muhammed converted a 67th consolation penalty for Central FC.

With three matches left, Jabloteh now has 41 points, just three ahead of Morvant Caledonia United,

5-2 victors over Police FC at Morvant Recreation Ground, Park Street, Morvant.

Leading the way for Morvant Caledonia was Akeem Mason with a hat trick, in the 30th, 54th and 76th after Trevis Byron had banged in a double, in the 19th and 24th.

Police FC which trailed 3-1 at the half-time interval got it replies through Marcus Pivitt in the 35th and an own goal from Jalani Augustus in the 70th.

And in the Under-14 Division, Jabloteh rebounded from its 1-0 loss to Club Sando, its second of the campaign with a comfortable 3-0 blanking of Central FC.

Dorian Sampson did the early damage for Jabloteh with goals in the fourth and 29th minutes while David Daniel added an insurance item in the 65th to lift their club to 39 points, eight ahead of Morvant Caledonia United and within sight of its divisional crown.

Morvant Caledonia also won 3-0 over Police FC thanks to a pair of goals from Nickell Alexander, in the 20th and 51st and Stefan Auguste in the 60th on Saturday, but then was held to a 1-1 draw by W Connection in its match on hand on Monday at the same Park Street venue, and must now beat the table leaders on Sunday to stay in the title race.

Morvant/Caledonia United held by Police

Morvant/Caledonia United Held by Police

Surrounded by the lush green hills of Morvant and under a bright sunlit sky the U18/Reserve teams of Morvant/Caledonia United and Police FC took to the Morvant Recreation Ground in Park Street.

Consistent with their goal of reuniting with their community, Morvant/Caledonia United was for the first time really AT HOME in the Flow Youth Pro League. The Flow flags bellowing in the wind and the snow-cone man on site all made for a great game day. The venue had all the trimmings of what a home game should look like as there were enough stands to accommodate at least 600 people seated, even picnic tables were available. A look at what is to come in the future for the club. However, the approximately one hundred spectators did justice to the occasion, a combination of family, friends, and supporters of the teams.

The whistle tweeted at 4:03 to signal the start to this encounter between what we may call the minnows in the Flow Youth Pro League but it was not short of goal to goal action by both teams.

Police FC showed their intention to arrest Morvant/Caledonia United at home as they strung their passes together as early as the 8th minute of play but at this time they had no warrant for the arrest as it came to a stop in the hands of goal keeper Brandon Calliste of Morvant/Caledonia United. Cali attempted to counter but shared the same fate as their Police rivals. Isaiah Irish of Morvant/Caledonia United had a good chance of giving Cali the lead in the 18th minute of play when he lobbed the ball over the head of Police’s goalkeeper Theon Brown who was way off his line, but he was not able to control his nerves and steered the ball wide of the goal post. Police’s number 60, Gabriel Wiseman got another shot on goal in the 22nd minute which also caught the hands of the goalkeeper. Keither Carter and Anfernee Stokes of Morvant/Caledonia United kept guard as Police FC continued to press, their good defending saw Police being awarded a corner which was nicely taken by #26 Kadeem Riley. The corner got the head of #2 Xavier Wheeler who made it count and saw Police taking the lead in the 25th minute of play and that is how it ended at the sound of the half time whistle.

The restart of play saw Police making four substitutions as coach Richard Hood took out #26 Kareem Riley, #5 Isaiah Thomas, #13 Wendell Joseph and #19 Kyle Thomas and replaced them with # 22 Criston Thomas, # 33 Isaiah Thomas, #40 Dylon King and #8 Isaiah Lamont hoping to bring some change to the match. Morvant/Caledonia United’s coach Sidney Baptiste also made two substitutions at the half as #46 Jirel Maloney was replaced by #30 Dwight Yorke and #64 Anfernee Stokes was replaced by #73 Theon Williams probably with the same hope as coach Hood. It wasn’t too long before Morvant/Caledonia United was able to equalize as in the 47th minute Isaiah Irish was able to penetrate Police’s defence and bring the game on equal footing.

The game continued with both sides making valiant attempts at goal. In the 60th minute it seemed like Cali was about to go ahead as #60 Gabriel Wiseman took a blasting shot at goal however it went way over the top of the goalpost. Cali continued to take shots at goal which were never able to penetrate its target. As the sun began to subside so too did the intensity of the match. At the sound of the whistle that signalled the end of the match both teams were left with one point each as it ended 1-1, but without a doubt while Morvant/Caledonia United was held, Police FC was unable to make an all out arrest.

CLUB SANDO U14’S TOPS JABLOTEH AGAIN

Club Sando proved its first round win over San Juan Jabloteh was no fluke as it recorded the double over the 2016 Flow Youth Pro League Under-14 Division leaders at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella on Sunday.

Winners of their first round encounter 3-2 at the San Juan North Secondary School Ground, Bourg Mulatresse, San Juan earlier in the season, Club Sando got a 34th strike from Nesean Duncan after which it held on for all three points.

Despite the loss, Jabloteh still enjoys a comfortable lead at the top of the ten-team table with 36 points from 14 matches, as closest challengers Morvant Caledonia United (27 points), W Connection (25) and Defence Force (22) all failed to win their respective matches.

Morvant Caledonia suffered a 3-1 loss away to St Ann's Rangers at Haig Street Recreation Ground, Carenage, W Connection was held to a 0-0 draw by Pt Fortin Civic at Gilbert Park, Couva, and Defence Force went under to Central FC 4-2 at Ato Boldon Stadium, Training Field, Couva.
However, Morvant Caledonia and W Connection have a match in hand.

Jabloteh had much better fortunes in the Under-16 and Under-18/Reserve Divisions as they continued their expected march towards the title.
In the Under-16 age-group, Tyrese Bailey netted a 32nd minute goal, his third in two matches for Jabloteh to eke out a 1-0 win over Club Sando, pushing its points tally to 38 from 14 matches,  three clear of Morvant Caledonia United, which hammered St Ann's Rangers 4-0 led by a double from Jerome Arindell in the 40th and 67th while Curtis Romany (19th) and Darian Moreno (72nd) also netted.

And in the Under-18 Division, Sean Bonval scored twice to inspire Jabloteh to an easy 3-0 triumph over Club Sando,

Bonval opened the scoring as early as the fifth minute for a 1-0 half-time led after which Josiah Trimming made it 2-0 in the 48th followed by Bonval's second in the 54th.

The win lifted Jabloteh to 35 points, seven ahead of  Central FC, 3-1 victors against Defence Force, with a goal each from Ricardo John (54th), Raheam Borde (56th) and Jabari Hodge (90th) to cancel out Christopher Yea Chan 15th minute opener.

Sunday June 12 Flow Youth Pro League Results:

Under-14 Division:
W Connection 0 vs. Pt Fortin Civic 0
Central FC 4 (Daniel Warner 25th, Shavon Guy 31st, Jardel John 34th, 65th) vs. Defence Force 2 (Justin Araujo-Wilson 4th, 62nd)
St Ann's Rangers 3 (Darius Douglas 12th, Jean-Heim Mc Fee 43rd, Keron Manswell 47th pen) vs. Morvant Caledonia Utd 1
Police FC 1 (Justin Modeste 40th) vs. North East Stars 1 (Keil Lopez 44th)
Club Sando 1 (Neseasn Duncan 34th) vs. San Juan Jabloteh 0

Under-16 Division:
W Connection 1 (Jarell Steadman 52nd) vs. Pt Fortin Civic 0
Central FC 1 (Sherwin Williams 56th) vs. Defence Force 1 (Ryan Mouttet 31st)
Morvant/Caledonia United 4 (Curtis Romany 19th, Jerome Arindell 40th, 67th, Darian Moreno 72nd) vs. St Ann's Rangers 0
North East Stars 3 (Darnell Charles 32nd, Keyon Boney 54th, 67th) vs. Police FC 0
San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Tyrese Bailey 32nd) vs. Club Sando 0

Under-18/Reserve Division:
W Connection 2 (Yohance Alexander 79th, Shobal Celestin 90th) vs. Pt Fortin Civic 1 (Tyrell Baptiste 48th)

Central FC 3 (Ricardo John 54th, Raheam Borde 56th, Jabari Hodge 90th) vs. Defence Force 1 (Christopher Yea Chan 15th)

St Ann's Rangers 3 (Tyler Kirton 40th, 60th, 73rd) vs. Morvant Caledonia United 2 (Jomoul Francois 76th, Rahim Gordon 80th)

Police FC 1 (Joshua Leach 78th) vs. North East Stars 0

San Juan Jabloteh 3 (Sean Bonval 5th, 54th, Josiah Trimmingham 48th) vs. Club Sando 0