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

Jabloteh U14s maintain 9-point lead but coach ‘Dada’ says it's not celebration time yet

San Juan Jabloteh Under-14 players and their coach Anthony “Dada” Wickham, top row, far right, pose for a photocall during the Flow Youth Pro League 2016 season.

Tuesday June 7

With five games left this season and nine points clear at the top of the Flow Youth Pro League (YPL) 2016 Under-14 standings, San Juan Jabloteh could secure the division title long before the end.

The young San Juan Kings were 6-1 winners over visiting North East Stars last Sunday at the San Juan North Secondary school ground, celebrating their 12th win from 13 games and 36 points at the U14 summit – nine points clear of closest challengers, Morvant Caledonia United (27 points), who 2-1 winners over Defence Force on the weekend.

Dorian Sampson (33rd & 42nd minutes) grabbed a double for Jabloteh while Mica Peters (11th minute), Tyrese Pierre (54th minute), Tafari Haynes (68th minute) and Adam Livingston (70th minute) each had a goal to their name.

But Jabloteh’s U14 coach Anthony “Dada” Wickham believes his side aren’t in the clear just yet.

“Right now we are not thinking of celebrating because our last three games are against our main rivals Caledonia, W Connection and Defence Force,” said Wickham.

“If we win our next two games (against Club Sando and Central FC) and our closest rivals Caledonia drops points, then we can secure the title early.”

The Jabloteh U14s will next face Club Sando – the only side the defeat Wickham’s players this season – on Sun. June 12 at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium before taking on Central FC one week later on June 19.

Wickham’s side will later face Caledonia on June 26, W Connection on July 3 and Defence Force on July 10 in their final games of the 2016 campaign.

“We were a bit overconfident against Sando [in Round One] after going two goals up,” explained Wickham. “But we won’t make that mistake again.”

Last season, Wickham led Jabloteh to the Youth Pro League Under-13 title as the San Juan club made a clean sweep by also winning the YPL Under-15 and Under-17 titles.

A treble repeat is also the attempt this season with Jabloteh also leading the Under-16 and Under-18/Reserve divisions. See full YPL Round Two Match Day Four results and standings below.

Wickham said that although his team lost six players who transferred to neighbouring rivals, Caledonia, this season, they are still a strong unit thanks to the commitment of the players and the dedication of the coaching staff.

Wickham added that the physical training regimen provided by Jabloteh senior team trainer Gilbert Bateau, who also works with the U16 and U18/Reserve teams, contributed in U14s ability to last throughout the season.

“We already had skilful players,” Wickham continued. “The nucleus of the team have been playing together since they were Under-10 at my club Trendsetter Hawks and they know exactly what is required of them and playing in our way—which is a team effort.

“They understood team football and training was number one.”

Full upcoming Flow Youth Pro League Round Two Match Day fixtures (Watch WI Sports Flow Channel 14 for live YPL action)

All teams return to FLOW YPL play on Sunday June 12 at various venues across Trinidad.

W Connection will host Point Fortin Civic at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva in the U-14 (10am), U-16 (2pm) and U-18/Reserve (4pm) divisions;

Central FC will welcome Defence Force at the Ato Boldon Stadium training field in Couva in the U-14 (10am), U-16 (2pm) and U-18/Reserve (4pm) divisions;

St. Ann’s Rangers and Morvant Caledonia United will travel to Haig Street Recreation Ground in Carenage in the U-14 (10am), U-16 (2pm) and U-18/Reserve (4pm) divisions;

And Club Sando welcomes leaders San Juan Jabloteh at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella in the U-14 (10am), U-16 (2pm) and U-18/Reserve (4pm) divisions.

Flow Youth Pro League 2016
Round Two Match Day Four (Sunday June 5) results 
Under-14 division
W Connection 3 (Acelino Medford 21’, Josiah Allen 25’, Tyrique Joseph 29’) vs St. Ann’s Rangers 1 (Kaylon Taylor), at Gilbert Park, Couva;

Defence Force 1 (Justin Wilson 79’) vs Morvant Caledonia United 2 (Trent Weeks 47’, Terry Morris 56’), at Trinity College East, Trincity;

Central FC 1 (Daniel Warner 65’) vs Police FC 0, at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella;

San Juan Jabloteh 6 (Mica Peters 11’, Dorian Sampson 33’, 42’, Tyrese Pierre 54’, Tafari Haynes 68’, Adam Livingston 70’) vs North East Stars 1 (Shanar Batson 41’), at San Juan North Secondary, San Juan;

Point Fortin Civic 3 (Kanye Francis 14’, 60’, Jamali Cobham 25’) vs Club Sando 2 (Noah Simmons 18’, 50’), at Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin.

Under-16 division
W Connection 2 (Jarelle Steadman 4’, Mark Ramdeen 78’) vs St. Ann’s Rangers 3 (Jerelle Hibbert 7’, Che Benny 31’, Jesse Williams 73’), at Gilbert Park, Couva;

Defence Force 1 (Jabari Mc Keil 3’) vs Morvant Caledonia United 4 (Akeem Mason 13’, Trevis Byron 32’, Dwight Yorke 63’, 70’), at Trinity College East, Trincity;

Central FC 4 (Latiys Emery 9’, Tyrese Spicer 19’, 70’, Rakim Cabie 56’) vs Police FC 2 (Marcus Pivitt 38’, Kareem Grant 46’), at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella;

San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Tyrese Bailey 44’, 75’) vs North East Stars 0, at San Juan North Secondary, San Juan;

Point Fortin Civic 1 (Omari Cobham 75’) vs Club Sando 1 (Nickel Rawlins 34’), at Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin.

Under-18/Reserve division
W Connection 2 (Ronaldo Jacob 17’, Shobal Celestin 90’) vs St. Ann’s Rangers 0, at Gilbert Park, Couva;

Defence Force 1 (William Ward 20’) vs Morvant Caledonia United 0, at Trinity College East, Trincity;

Central FC 2 (Raheam Borde 56’, Ricardo John 88’) vs Police FC 2 (Giovanni Abraham 35’, Joshua Leach 73’), at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella;

San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Josiah Trimmingham 28’ penalty, Sean Bonval 44’) vs North East Stars 1 (Renaldo Francois 55’), at San Juan North Secondary, San Juan;

Point Fortin Civic 2 (Ronaldo Edwards 27’, Akinola Gregory 64’) vs Club Sando 1 (Jelani Halls 29’), at Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin.


FLOW YPL U-14 standings

Rank

Teams

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Points

1

San Juan Jabloteh

13

12

0

1

44

12

32

36

2

Morvant/ Caledonia United

12

9

0

3

29

14

15

27

3

W Connection

12

7

3

2

22

7

15

24

4

Defence Force

13

7

1

5

40

17

23

22

5

Point Fortin Civic

13

5

4

4

15

15

0

19

6

St. Ann's Rangers

13

4

1

8

20

27

-7

13

7

Club Sando

12

4

1

7

21

33

-12

13

8

Central FC

13

4

1

8

13

27

-14

13

9

Police

12

2

1

9

6

31

-25

7

10

North East Stars

13

1

3

9

12

39

-27

6

 

FLOW YPL U-16 standings

Rank

Teams

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Points

1

San Juan Jabloteh

13

11

2

0

38

3

35

35

2

Morvant/ Caledonia United

13

10

2

1

41

14

27

32

3

North East Stars

13

7

2

4

30

16

14

23

4

Club Sando

13

5

5

3

22

14

8

20

5

W Connection

13

5

3

5

24

19

5

18

6

Defence Force

13

5

2

6

18

25

-7

17

7

St. Ann's Rangers

13

3

4

6

10

21

-11

13

8

Central FC

13

3

3

7

17

25

-8

12

9

Point Fortin Civic

13

2

4

7

12

24

-12

10

10

Police

13

0

1

12

9

60

-51

1

 

FLOW YPL U-18/Reserve standings

Rank

Teams

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Points

1

San Juan Jabloteh

13

10

2

1

34

14

20

32

2

Central FC

13

6

7

0

36

18

18

25

3

Point Fortin Civic FC

13

7

1

5

23

22

1

22

4

Defence Force

13

6

3

4

29

21

8

21

5

North East Stars

13

6

3

4

18

15

3

21

6

W Connection

13

4

3

6

18

21

-3

15

7

Club Sando

13

4

2

7

18

24

-6

14

8

Police

13

3

4

6

16

24

-8

13

9

Caledonia AIA

13

1

5

7

17

32

-15

8

10

St. Ann's Rangers

13

1

4

8

13

31

-18

7