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NSL: QPCC inch closer to Premiership promotion without kicking a ball

Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) were gifted three points yesterday to help their promotion chase to the CNG National Super League (NSL) Premiership Division, as their opponents Xtra Foods Chaguanas FC failed to show up for the Match Day 16 clash at the Dibe Recreation Ground, Long Circular.

Photo: Queen's Park Cricket Club (QPCC) football team head coach Shawn Cooper gestures from the sidelines during the 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship. (Courtesy Mexsport/CONCACAF)
Photo: Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) football team head coach Shawn Cooper gestures from the sidelines during the 2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.
(Courtesy Mexsport/CONCACAF)

Coach Shawn Cooper’s undefeated “Parkites”, who lead T&T Prison Service FC by two points with just two games remaining in the NSL Championship, were geared and anxious to continue their unbeaten run. But their ninth-placed opponents could not manage the 7 pm start, even though they apparently requested it.

First prize in the NSL Championship Division is $140,000.

Star-studded Barrackpore United benefitted from a default victory of their own to continue their escape from demotion as cellar-placed Malabar FC failed to show. Maybe the Malabar team was not too keen on facing the likes of Conrad Smith, Dwane James and Championship top scorer and ex-Malabar attacker Mikheil Peters in the south land yesterday.

The two no-shows meant Malabar and Chaguanas FC are both favourites for relegation back into the zonal divisions.

PriceSmart are not the only ones offering giveaways this time of year, it seems.

Photo: Prisons FC striker Curtis Carrington (centre) drives the ball past Cunupia defender Dale Simon for a late equaliser in their opening game of the season at the Youth Training Facility, Arouca. Looking on are YTC inmates. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Prisons FC striker Curtis Carrington (centre) drives the ball past Cunupia defender Dale Simon for a late equaliser in their opening game of the season at the Youth Training Facility, Arouca.
Looking on are YTC inmates.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Prisons FC were most present at YTC in Arouca yesterday, though, as they scored two goals inside the first 10 minutes en route to a thrilling 4-2 win over seventh place UTT. Second half goals by Terrence Gene and Curtis Carrington ensured that Prisons stayed hot on the heels of QPCC.

Elsewhere, Jabari “Jah Jah” Carasquero haunted his old club Petit Valley United as he helped Saddle Hill Hotspur to a 2-0 win at the Hasely Crawford Stadium training field. Carasquero was aided by ex-Wrexham and Trinidad and Tobago striker Hector Sam who scored his 17th goal of the Championship season to seal Saddle Hill’s triumph.

At Edinburgh, third-placed Cunupia missed the chance to keep pace with the frontrunners as they played to a 1-1 draw with Edinburgh FC. An extra time item by Cunupia’s Stevon Stoute cancelled out a first half effort by Calvi Grazette.

CNG NSL Championship Division results

(Saturday November 5)

Cunupia FC 1 (Stevon Stoute 90), Edinburgh 500 FC 1 (Calvi Grazette 26), Edinburgh;

Barrackpore United SC 3, Malabar FC 0, by default, Barrackpore;

Saddle Hill Hotspur 2 (Hector Sam 15, Jabari Carasquero 65), Petit Valley United FC 0, HCS Training Field;

T&T Prison Service FC 4 (Questelle Walters 4, Ricardo Alleyne 10, Terrence Gene 53, Curtis Carrington 71), UTT 2 (Joseph Brown 8, Isaiah Mejias 45), YTC, Arouca;

QPCC 3, Xtra Foods Chaguanas FC 0, by default, Dibe Recreation Ground;

Photo: Cunupia FC striker Steve Stoute (left) takes on Prisons FC defender Sean Diaz during 2015 CNG National Super League Championship Division action at the Youth Training Facility, Arouca. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868
Photo: Cunupia FC striker Steve Stoute (left) takes on Prisons FC defender Sean Diaz during 2015 CNG National Super League Championship Division action at the Youth Training Facility, Arouca.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868

Upcoming Championship fixtures

(Tuesday December 8)

Malabar FC v Cunupia FC at D’Abadie, 7 pm;

Edinburgh 500 FC v Saddle Hill Hotspur at Edinburgh 500 Rec Grd, 7 pm;

Xtra Foods Chaguanas FC v Petit Valley United FC at New Settlement Grd, 7 pm;

UTT v QPCC at UTT, O’Meara, 7 pm;

T&T Prison Service FC v Barrackpore United SC at YTC, Arouca, 3:30 pm;

Photo: Petit Valley midfielder David Charles (left) holds off QPCC's Ryan De Silva (centre) while Benedict Barrett looks on during 2015 CNG NSL action at the Queen's Park Oval. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Petit Valley midfielder David Charles (left) holds off QPCC’s Ryan De Silva (centre) while Benedict Barrett looks on during 2015 CNG NSL action at the Queen’s Park Oval.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

CNG NSL Championship Division standings

(Tabulated as played-won-drew-lost-goals for-goals against-points)

QPCC FC                16-12-4-0-36-16-40

Prisons FC              16-12-2-2-41-13-38

Cunupia FC            16-9-6-1-34-15-33

Saddle Hill             16-7-2-7-41-35-23

Barrackpore Utd  16-6-2-8-31-26-20

Petit Valley Utd    16-5-3-8-29-37-18

UTT                          16-5-2-9-36-34-14

Edinburgh 500      16-4-2-10-17-33-14

Chaguanas FC       16-3-4-9-19-41-11

Malabar FC            16-3-1-12-22-56-10

AboutR.Walcott

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Roneil Walcott is a Journalism and Public Relations student at COSTAATT and a freelancer at Wired868. Walcott is an avid sports fan and former Harvard Cricket Clinic member and ex-St. Mary’s College cricket player.

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12 comments

  1. My only question about this Lasana is what are the repercussions? They have “no showed” a couple of games what penalty will they face?

  2. Maybe the after-effects of financial doping.

  3. i dont need no explanation…saw it with my own eyes before..im serious.

  4. wham to Malabar ??..dey Money Done ??.. so silly …based the club on handouts from an ex minister

    • Paging Adrian Romain to explain 🙂

    • I will explain :I left the club on 10 Pts in 5 th place to pick up a contract overseas few players decided not to continue there services with the club the commitment was out of the door from many players so I guess this is the end result of what happens without players that don’t want to play under a coach they aren’t comfortable with .

    • It’s also a double edged sword for small successful clubs. Malabar’s players got better options at Barrackpore, WASA etc. So if this move happens the day before the transfer window closes, you work with what you have, if anything at all

    • Agreed but people sit and criticize the pro league and state there club can do better but I can tell anyone the professionalism at pro level to these teams it’s far apart it’s important we put something in place that teams will be up to date of what’s happening in the higher divisions professionally ..