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Boca Jrs retain Fyzabad crown
Four different players were on target as Boca Juniors spanked Avocat United 4-1 to retain the Tiger Tanks Trinidad Unlimited sponsored Fyzabad Community Football League title at the Petrotrin Fyzabad Recreation Ground on Thursday. Going into the encounter, Boca Juniors was tied on 18 points with Gallows United FC which trounced New Comers 4-0 on Tuesday to keep its faint title hopes alive. But that was soon squashed as Chris Collins volleyed in a Kensley Maurice centre in the 22nd minute to give Boca Juniors the perfect start.
Five minutes later, Rodney Young doubled the lead when he converted a penalty after Avocat goalkeeper, Nigel Richards brought down Collins in the 18-yard box which left referee Michael London with no choice but to whistle for the infringement.
The Boca Juniors spectators were not done celebrating Young’s goal when Maurice slammed home a third in the 30th minute for a 3-0 cushion which it carried into the half. Three minutes after the resumption, national player Juma Clarence got back Avocat back into the contest from the penalty-spot with his seventh item of the tournament to tie Young as the league’s top scorer but Boca Juniors responded with a superb free-kick from Keon Figaro in the 52nd minute to make certain of his team’s victory which guaranteed a successful title defence which was witnessed by Denis Latiff, managing director of Tigers Tank Trinidad Limited, himself a former player in the league. On Tuesday, Devon Kokaram, Danakah Jimdar, Simba Cross and Dezi Lara were all among the scorers for Gallows in its 4-0 shut-out of New Comers while Standard SC got hat-tricks from Sanjay Ramdanhie and Chandradath Badoon in its 10-3 demolition of Fyzabad United FC.
On Saturday, a Seven-A-Side competition will take place while knockout matches kick off on Tuesday.
Gallows Utd 4 (Devon Kokaram 8th, Danakah Jimdar 34th, Simba Cross 61st, Dezi Lara 63rd) vs New Comers 0
Standard 10 (Sanjay Ramdanhie 7th, 29th, 65th, Chandradath Badoon 43rd, 50th, 68th, Kasey Vidal 2nd, Nigel Dhanraj 4th, Navin Dhanraj 37th, Steffan Seeparsad 62nd) vs Fyzabad Utd 3 (Jerome Diaz 35th, Paul Ramsey 52nd, Kegan Lewis 59th)
Boca Juniors 4 (Chris Collins 22nd, Rodney Young 27th pen, Kensley Maurice 30th, Keon Figaro 52nd) vs Avocat Utd 1 (Juma Clarence 48th pen)
New City 2 (Jeremy Primus 5th, Christian Thomas 38th) vs New Comers 1 (Andy Alves 64th).
Current League standings
Teams P W D L F A Pts
Boca Jrs 7 7 0 0 29 4 21
Gallows Utd 7 6 0 1 26 8 18
New Comers 7 4 0 3 14 11 12
New City 7 3 2 2 14 16 11
Standard 7 3 1 3 19 16 10
Avocat Utd 7 2 1 4 13 20 7
Fyzabad Utd 7 1 0 6 11 33 3
Gons 7 0 0 7 2 21 0
7 Juma Clarence (Avocat Utd), Rodney Young (Boca Jrs)
6 Kafele Geoffroy (Gallows Utd)
5 Chris Collins (Boca Jrs)
4 Atiba Nicholas (Gallows Utd), Lester Edwards, Keon Figaro (Boca Jrs), Chandradath Badoon, Steffan Seeparsad (Standard), Jeremy Primus (New City).
3 Vishnu Rambajan, Carlis Green (Gallows Utd), Andrew Bailey (New Comers), Sanjay Ramdanhie (Standard),
Saturday: Seven-A-Side Tournament @ Petrotrin Fyzabad Recreation Ground.
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