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

 

NO STOPPING JABLOTEH IN THE FLOW YOUTH PRO LEAGUE

San Juan Jabloteh continued its strong push towards claiming all three divisional titles in the 2016 Flow Youth Pro League by winning their three age-group matches yet again at San Juan North Secondary School Ground, Bourg Mulatresse, San Juan on Sunday.

In the Under-18 Division, Sean Bonval netted a 44th minute decisive item to earn Jabloteh a 2-1 win over visiting North East Stars.

Josiah Trimmingham had opened the scoring for Jabloteh in the 28th minute from the penalty-spot before Bonval added a second just before half-time.

Ten minutes into the second-half, Ronaldo Francois pulled a goal back for Stars', but in the end Jabloteh held on for the win, its tenth in 13 matches to climb to 32 points, seven more than Central FC.

Down at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, Central FC needed an 88th minute equaliser from inform Ricardo John to salvage a 2-2 draw with Police FC.

Giovanni Abraham handed Police a 35th minute lead by former national youth player, Raheam Borde drew Central FC in the 56th.

Joshua Leach restored Police FC's slim advantage in the 73rd but John hit back for Central for a share of the points.

In the other matches, Pt Fortin Civic stayed third with 22 points after edging Club Sando 2-1 at Mahaica Oval, while Defence Force moved ahead of North East Stars on goal-difference, with both teams on 21 points, after a 1-0 defeat of  Morvant Caledonia United at Trinity College East, and W Connection won 2-0  over St Ann's Rangers.

Earlier on Tyrese Bailey netted a goal in each half to lead Jabloteh to a 2-0 defeat of North East Stars in the Under-16 Division to push its tally to 35 points from 13 matches, three clear of Morvant Caledonia United.

At Trincity, Dwight Yorke lived up his high profile name with a double, in the 63rd and 70th minutes in a come-from-behind whipping of Defence Force.

Jabari Mc Kiel had fired Defence Force into a third minute advantage but Akeem Morris (13th) and Trevis Byron (32nd) replied for Morvant Caledonia to lead 2-1 at the break.

And in the Under-14 category, Dorian Sampson netted a brace in the 33rd and 42nd minutes to lead Jabloteh to a 6-1 mauling of Stars.

Sampson got his goals in the 33rd and 42nd minutes after Nica Peters had netted in the 11th minute for a 3-1 lead with Shanar Batson on target for Stars, in the 41st.

Tyrese Pierre (54th), Tafari Haynes (68th) and Adam Livingston (70th) were all on target for Jabloteh in the second-half as it jumped to 36 from from 13 matches, nine clear of  Morvant Caledonia United, which slipped past Defence Force 2-1, and has a match in hand.

Flow Youth Pro League Results:

Under-14 Division:


W Connection 3 (Acelino Medford 21st, Josiah Allen 25th, Tyrique Joseph 29th) vs St Ann's Rangers 1 (Kaylon Taylor)

Morvant Caledonia United 2 (Trent Weeks 47th, Terry Morris 56th) vs Defence Force 1 (Justin Wilson 79th)

Central FC 1 (Daniel Warner 65th) vs Police FC 0

San Juan Jabloteh 6 (Dorian Sampson 33rd, 42nd, Nica Peters 11th, Tyrese Pierre 54th, Tafari Haynes 68th, Adam Livingston 70th) vs North East Stars 1 (Shanar Batson 41st)

Pt Fortin Civic 3 (Kanye Francis 14th, 60th, Jamali Cobham 25th) vs Club Sando 2 (Noah Simmons 18th, 50th)

Under-16 Division:


St Ann's Rangers 3 (Jarelle Hibbert 7th, Che Benny 31st, Jesse Williams 73rd) vs W Connection 2 (Jarelle Steadman 4th, Mark Ramdeen 78th)

Morvant Caledonia United 4 (Dwight Yorke 63rd, 70th,Akeem Mason 13th, Trevis Byron 32nd) vs Defence Force 1 (Jabari Mv Keil 3rd)

Central FC 4 (Tyrese Spicer 19th, 70th, Latiys Emery 9th, Rakim Cabie 56th) vs Police FC 2 (Marcus Pivitt 38th, Kareem Grant 46th)

San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Tyrese Bailey 44th, 75th) vs North East Stars 0

Pt Fortin Civic 1 (Omari Cobham 75th) vs Club Sando 1 (Nickel Rawlins 34th)


Under-18/Reserve Division:


W Connection 2 (Ronaldo Jaciob 17th, Shobal Celestin 90th) vs St Ann's Rangers 0

Defence Force 1 (William Ward 20th) vs Morvant Caledonia United 0

Central FC 2 (Raheam Borde 56th, Ricardo John 88th) vs Police FC 2 (Giovanni Abraham 35th, Joshua Leach 73rd)

San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Josiah Trimmingham 28th pen, Sean Bonval 44th) vs North East Stars 1 (Ronaldo Francois 55th)

Pt Fortin Civic 2 (Ronaldo Edwards 27th, Akinola Gregory 64th) vs Club Sando 1 (Jelani Halls 29th)


Current Youth Pro League standings:


Under-14 Division:
Teams*P*W*D*L*F*A*Pts
Jabloteh*13*12*0*1*44*12*36
Morvant/Caledonia*12*9*0*3*29*14*27
W Connection*12*7*3*2*22*7*24
Defence Force*13*7*1*5*40*17*22
Pt Fortin Civic*13*5*4*4*15*15*19
St Ann's Rangers*13*4*1*8*20*27*13
Club Sando*12*4*1*7*21*33*13
Central FC*13*4*1*8*13*27*13
Police FC*12*2*1*9*6*31*7
North East Stars*13*1*3*9*12*39*6

Under-16 Division:
San Juan Jabloteh*13*11*2*0*38*3*35
Morvant Caledonia*13*10*2*1*41*14*32
North East Stars*13*7*2*4*30*16*23
Club Sando*13*5*5*3*22*14*20
W Connection*13*5*3*5*24*19*18
Defence Force*13*5*2*6*18*25*17
St Ann's Rangers*13*3*4*6*10*21*13
Central FC*13*3*3*7*17*25*12
Pt Fortin Civic*13*2*4*7*12*24*10
Police FC*13*0*1*12*9*60*1


Under-18/Reserve Division:
San Juan Jabloteh*13*10*2*1*34*14*32
Central FC*13*6*7*0*36*18*25
Pt Fortin Civic*13*7*1*5*23*22*22
Defence Force*13*6*3*4*29*21*21
North East Stars*13*6*3*4*18*15*21
W Connection*13*4*3*6*18*21*15
Club Sando*13*4*2*7*18*24*14
Police FC*13*3*4*6*16*24*13
Morvant Caledonia*13*1*5*7*17*32*8
St Ann's Rangers*13*1*4*8*13*31*7

Next round of Flow Youth Pro League  matches:
Sunday June 12:
Under-14: 10am kick off
Under-16: 2pm kick off
Under-18/Reserve Division: 4pm kick off

W Connection vs Pt Fortin Civic, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
Central FC vs Defence Force, Ato Boldon Stadium, Training Field, Couva
St Ann's Rangers vs Morvant Caledonia United, Haig Street Recreation Ground, Carenage
Police FC vs North East Stars, St James Police Training Barracks,
Club Sando vs San Juan Jabloteh, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella

Police Fc vs Club Sando U 16

Yearwood Tricks Police FC in U16 encounter



Club Sando’s Dillon Yearwood, hat-trick assaulted Police Fc in their U16 encounter at the Police Barracks 6 – 0.

A rainy day for football, both teams found it difficult to adjust to the conditions .
The first half was evenly matched, seeing both teams going to the half time 0 – 0.

As the second half commended the goals started pouring in as the rain earlier. A long raking diagonal pass from Kodel Frontin over the Police Defence into the pathway of Dillon Yearwood, which he took under control nicely with a fierce shot in the side net to beat Police goalkeeper Justin Ottley. Ottley wasnthe more busy of the both goalkeepers, as Club Sando goalkeeper appeared to be a spectator throughout the match.

Justin Ottley made a couple great saves to help his team from an even more embarrassing score. The puddle of water in font on the goal played an important role as shots from Kent Hamilton and Keston Archibald stuck in the puddle in front of goal.

Justin Ottley dunk up field saw the ball headed forward by Club Sando’s player to Dillon Yearwood, were he eluded Police defence and once beats Justin Ottley at the far post.
Due to the muddy condition Club Sando had no choice but to play long direct passes, which worked well for them.

Justin Ottley made a one handed save, only to see the rebound fall to Kodel Frontin who struck the ball in the roof of the net. Smart move because he saw his shot stop in the puddle of water before.

Police without a shot on target for the entire second half, although Jananee Ramsaran tried with a long she going wide. Tough day for the Police team in their home grounds.

Club Sando got a free kick around 20 yards out and Rinaldo Mc Intosh stepped up and curled the ball over the wall and into the right side in the goal, leaving Justin Ottley diving attempt helpless.

Dillon Yearwood with a rocket of a shot outside of the 18yards flew pass Ottley who could only watch the ball in back of the net. Njisane Bayne Police Fc defender round up a poor Police Performance. He failed to clear the ball allowing Akiel Henry to latch on the ball and neatly chip the Justin Ottley in the Police goal.

Police Fc vs Club Sando U18/reserve

Club Sando Steals 3 Points from Police FC

Club Sando’s Junior Asson stole 3 points from Police Fc with a stunning lone goal at the Police Barracks vs Police Fc in their U18/Reserve fixture on Sunday 1 May leading  Club Sando’s to its  inevitable victory. 

Club Sando with the first attempt of the match, with Malik De La Rosa,  shot straight at Police goalkeeper with his first attemp which the goalkeeper had very little trouble saving. 

The slippery surface made it difficult to adapt throughout the match. The Police goalkeeper making a poor clearance from a back pass saw  Kevan Cummerbatch latched  onto the loose ball and drove  his shot wide across the goalpost.

Police Fc had the experience of Todd Ryan in their midfield who helped  control the game and sprayed around his passes on the field. Police the more dangerous in the first half,  looked more likely to score, and came close from a Todd Ryan free kick hitting the cross bar of Club Sando goal. 

Police continued  with the greater  possession of the ball, but found it hard to penetrate the Club Sando defence who were  equipped for the challenge. Despite Police possessing the ball more,  Club Sando got the better chances to score.  Israel Williams of Club Sando  free kick was saved diving to his left  by Police goalkeeper, who set the wall poorly. 

Police replied  with a  diving header just going over the bars from Giovanni Abraham about 8yards out. Kurdel Brathwaite for Police with a low powerful strike about 20 yards away, saw Club Sando goalkeeper diving brilliantly to his left to keep the score level -  so the game will stay going into the second half.

The second half started with end to end action but none of the teams was able to break the deadlock. Eventually Police defender lost concentration and failed to make a decision quickly enough. Junior Asson stole the ball from under his nose and totally wrecked  the two remaining defenders with his fancy dribbling skill and a prolific shot in the roof of the net for the lone goal of the game.

Police Fc pressing for the equalizer at all cause, but Club Sando kept focus and shot the Police team out , leaving the Police team with a disappointing 1-0 defeat.