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NSL: QPCC edge Prisons 1-0 to go top of Championship

The leadership of the CNG National Super League (NSL) Championship Division changed hands today as Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) edged Prisons FC 1-0 at YTC in Arouca.

Photo: QPCC forward Benedict Barrett (centre) is surrounded by Petit Valley players (from right) Sydney Charles, Mashama Baptiste and Quason Hartman while referee Glendon Superville looks on at the Queen's Park Oval. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: QPCC forward Benedict Barrett (centre) is surrounded by Petit Valley players (from right) Sydney Charles, Mashama Baptiste and Quason Hartman while referee Glendon Superville looks on during a previous NSL contest at the Queen’s Park Oval. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

A second half goal from attacker Jerome Charles condemned Prisons to their first league defeat of the season and put the “Parkites” two points clear at the top of the Championship standings, although Prisons have a game in hand.

There was a shuffle between third and fourth too, as a Hector Sam hattrick helped Saddle Hill Hotspur skip to third place with a 5-0 mauling of Xtra Foods Chaguanas FC.

Saddle Hill remain tied on points with Cunupia United but now enjoy a superior goal difference. Cunupia were also on winners’ row this evening, as they edged Barrackpore United 2-1 thanks to strikes by Andrew Tinto and Eduardo Guedes.

The latter result, coupled with a surprise win by Edinburgh 500, saw Barrackpore slip to the bottom of the Championship standings.

Barrackpore managed just one win and a solitary draw from eight outings this season and are in danger of being relegated to the zonal level.

Photo: Edinburgh 500 defender Kelonne Cazoe (left) tries to hold off Malabar FC attacker Mikheil Peters during a previous CNG National Super League Championship Division contest at D'abadie Recreation Grounds.  (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Edinburgh 500 defender Kelonne Cazoe (left) tries to hold off Malabar FC attacker Mikheil Peters during a previous CNG National Super League Championship Division contest at D’abadie Recreation Grounds.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

The bottom two Championship teams will be demoted at the end of the season.

Edinburgh 500 gave themselves a fighting chance of beating the drop this evening with a 2-1 win over Petit Valley United at home.

In today’s other fixture, the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) continued their charge into mid-table as a Jamal Creighton double helped the schoolboys to a 4-1 win over Malabar FC in D’Abadie.
Championship Division results

(Tuesday October 20)

Prisons FC 0, QPCC 1 (Jerome Charles 51) at YTC, Arouca;

Edinburgh 500 2 (Calvi Grazette 26, 83), Petit Valley Utd 1 (Eric Charles 29) at Edinburgh 500 Recreation Ground;

Barrackpore Utd 1 (Trifon Browne 42), Cunupia FC 2 (Andrew Tinto 8, Eduardo Guedes 37) at Barrackpore Recreation Ground;

Malabar FC 1 (Mikheil Peters 34), UTT 4 (Theon James 48, Jamal Creighton 57, 65, 71) at D’Abadie Recreation Ground;

Saddle Hill Hotspur 5 (Shaton Ollivierre 15, Hector Sam 25, 70, 85, Kevon Durham 30), Xtra Foods Chaguanas FC 0 at Ato Boldon Stadium;

Photo: Cunupia FC attacker Andrew Tinto (centre) tries to hold on to La Horquetta SA captain Atiba Hackette (left) while teammate Kern Roberts looks on in CNG NSL Knock Out action at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Cunupia FC attacker Andrew Tinto (centre) tries to hold on to La Horquetta SA captain Atiba Hackette (left) while teammate Kern Roberts looks on in CNG NSL Knock Out action at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Upcoming fixtures

Thursday October 22

(NSL Knock Out quarterfinal)

(Thursday October 22)

Tobago FC Phoenix 1976 v Siparia Spurs, 5 pm, Canaan Recreation Ground;

(NSL Premiership Division)

Police FC v WASA FC, 4 pm, St James Barracks;

Real Maracas FC v Defence Force, 4 pm, Maracas Recreation Ground;

Sunday October 25

(NSL Knock Out semifinals)

Guaya United v Tobago Phoenix/Siparia Spurs, TBA, TBA;

Prisons FC v Petrotrin Palo Seco, TBA, TBA.

Photo: Defence Force captain Chris Durity (left) looks for passing options while Tobago FC Phoenix 1976 player Onasi Forde (centre) looks on during CNG National Super League action last week at the Canaan Recreational Grounds, Tobago. (Courtesy Allan V. Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Defence Force captain Chris Durity (left) looks for passing options while Tobago FC Phoenix 1976 player Onasi Forde (centre) looks on during CNG National Super League action last week at the Canaan Recreational Grounds, Tobago. (Courtesy Allan V. Crane/Wired868)

Championship Standings (Tabulated as Played-Won-Drew-Lost-Goals For-Goals Against-Points)

QPCC FC                 9-6-3-0-18-9-21

Prisons FC              8-6-1-1-21-7-19

Saddle Hill             9-5-2-2-23-14-17

Cunupia FC            8-5-2-1-16-9-17

Petit Valley Utd    9-3-2-4-17-17-11

Malabar FC            8-3-1-4-14-19-10

UTT                            9-2-2-5-16-18-8

Chaguanas FC       9-2-2-5-11-21-8

Edinburgh 500     8-2-0-7-4-19-6

Barrackpore Utd  8-1-1-6-10-17-4

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