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TTSL round-up: QPCC go top after last gasp Gardiner winner against Club Sando

The Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) FC took advantage of a stumble by leaders FC Santa Rosa to move two points clear at the top of the table this evening, after a 2-1 win over lowly Club Sando at Long Circular Road, Dibe.

Former Trinidad and Tobago international midfielder Sean De Silva put the “Parkites” ahead in the 33rd minute, with his first item since returning from trials in Argentina. However, Jamal Burke conjured up a 76th minute equaliser for Club Sando, who are 11th in the 14 team standings.

Photo: QPCC midfielder Sean De Silva (left) prepares to take a throw in front of a smattering of “Parkites” supporters during TTSL action against San F’do Giants at Serpentine Road on 14 July 2018.
(Copyright Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

QPCC got the last word though, as Kern Gardiner grabbed an injury team winner to put the Parkites back in the TTSL driver’s seat.

Santa Rosa, who drew 1-1 with third place Cunupia FC on Friday, now slip to second place.

Late goals were in fashion today as Jovon Vincent scored in the third minute of second half stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw for RSSR away to Matura ReUnited, while Darron Alexis’ item in the second minute of second half stoppage time second a point for 13th place San Fernando Giants in their bottom of the table clash with Metal X Erin FC.

TTSL Results

(Friday 24 August)

FC Santa Rosa 1 (Alfie James 41), Cunupia FC 1 (Ricaldo Castellano 42) at Arima Velodrome;

UTT vs Guaya United, 7pm, UTT, O’Meara Campus;

*DNP

(Saturday 25 August)

Club Sando 1 (Jamal Burke 76), QPCC 2 (Sean De Silva 33, Kern Gardiner 90+1) at Dibe Rec Grd, Long Circular;

Matura ReUnited 2 (Kenwin Matthew 11, Kendes Garcia 80), RSSR 2 (Hakim Gulston 47, Jovon Vincent 90+3) at Valencia Secondary School;

Metal X Erin FC 1 (Jason Gross 49), San F’do Giants 1 (Darron Alexis 90+2) at Erin Rec Grd.

Photo: FC Santa Rosa midfielder Akeem “Froggy” Garcia (left) tries to initiate an attack during TTSL action against Cunupia FC at the Arima Velodrome on 24 August 2018.
(Copyright Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)

Upcoming Fixtures

(Sunday 26 August)

Prisons vs Bethel United, 3.30pm, YTC, Arouca;

Petit Valley/ Diego Martin United vs Police FC, 4pm, St Anthony’s College.

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