Shaquille nets hattrick as Jabloteh edge Sando 4-3; Police shock Deportivo PF as Giants go first

A dramatic late hattrick by Shaquille John paced San Juan Jabloteh to a 4-3 win away to Club Sando today as the ‘San Juan Kings’ leapfrogged two places to third in the Ascension Invitational Tournament standings.

Sando, who started the match in fourth, led on three occasions through Michael Basdeo, Trevin Caesar and Shackiel Henry but, each time, Jabloteh found an answer. Midfielder Sean Bonval scored from the penalty spot in the 37th minute before John took over with three items in the final 20 minutes to seal a dramatic win at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium Training Ground in Marabella.

Photo: San Juan Jabloteh midfielder Sean Bonval tries to slide a pass through the Defence Force back line during Ascension Invitational action at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar on 21 August 2019.
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Elsewhere in the Ascension Division One, QPCC pulled off their first win of the season as an early strike by Saleem Henry helped the ‘Parkites’ to a 1-0 triumph against table proppers, Prison Service FC.

There was upheaval in Division Two as well as Deportivo PF slipped from first to second place after a 3-2 defeat away to Police FC in St James. Deportivo’s loss was the San Fernando Giants’ gain as Yohannes Richardson double and a solitary item from Kerville Jeremiah helped the Giants to a 5-3 win over Bethel United.

Jeremiah is the joint highest scorer in Division Two with eight goals alongside Deportivo utility player Andrei Pacheco who scored his third penalty of the season today.

Cunupia FC captain Kevon ‘Showtime’ Woodley leads all Division One scorers with six items although Jabloteh’s John is not far behind with five goals.

John has plenty company as Defence Force forward Devorn Jorsling, Morvant Caledonia AIA attacker Johnny Noreiga-Brito, Police FC frontman Jameel Perry and FC Santa Rosa playmaker John-Paul Rochford also have a handful of goals so far this season.

Cunupia Kevon Woodley La Horquetta Rangers Ross Russell Jr
Photo: La Horquetta Rangers full back Ross Russell Jr (left) stays close to Cunupia FC attacker Kevon Woodley during Ascension Invitational action in La Horquetta on 24 August 2019.
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Ascension Invitational

Division One results

(Friday 23 August)

FC Santa Rosa 3 (Osei Sandy 44, John-Paul Rochford 49, Kevon Cornwall 89 pen), Guaya United 1 (Akeil Paul 85) at Arima Velodrome;

(Saturday 24 August)

Police FC 1 (Jameel Perry 46), Defence Force 3 (Darius Ollivierra 57, Jameel Cooper 76, Reon Moore 78) at Larry Gomes Stadium;

Terminix La Horquetta Rangers 4 (Leslie Russell 10, Jomoul Francois 52, Kadeem Corbin 63, Ross Russell Jr 73), Cunupia FC 1 (Kevon Woodley 28) at La Horquetta;

Matura ReUnited 1 (Brendon Figuera 82), M’vt Caledonia AIA 5 (Joshua Sylvester 14, Shem Clauzel 28, Radanfah Abu Bakr 45+2, Lukas Risto 71, Sedale McLean 90+4 pen) at Matura Recreation Ground;

(Sunday 25 August)

Prison Service FC 0, QPCC 1 (Saleem Henry 18) at YTC, Arouca;

Club Sando 3 (Michael Basdeo 25, Trevin Caesar 60, Shackiel Henry 74), San Juan Jabloteh 4 (Sean Bonval 37 pen, Shaquille John 71, 86, 90+3 pen) at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium Training Field.

Photo: Morvant Caledonia defender Radanfah Abu Bakr (foreground) celebrates his team’s equalising goal during Ascension Invitational action at Serpentine Road on 11 August 2019.
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Upcoming fixtures

(Tuesday 27 August)

Terminix La Horquetta Rangers v Guaya United, 6pm, La Horquetta;

(Friday 30 August)

Terminix La Horquetta Rangers v Club Sando, 6pm, La Horquetta;

(Sunday 1 September)

Cunupia FC v Prison Service, 4pm, Larry Gomes Stadium;

Matura ReUnited v San Juan Jabloteh, 4pm, Matura Recreation Ground;

Guaya United v M’vt Caledonia AIA, 6pm, Guaya Recreation Ground;

Police FC v QPCC, 4pm, Police Academy, St James;

Defence Force v FC Santa Rosa, TBD.

FC Santa Rosa John-Paul Rochford
Photo: FC Santa Rosa playmaker John-Paul Rochford (right) looks to initiate an attack while Guaya Utd full back Patrick Parris looks on during Ascension Invitational action at the Arima Velodrome on 23 August 2019.
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Division Two results

(Saturday 24 August)

UTT 5 (Cyrano Glen 18, Kevaughn Connell 31, Che Benny 35, Kishun Seecharan 45, 90+1), RSSR FC 3 (Micah Lansiquot 15, 44, Glen Walker 50) at UTT, O’ Meara;

Police FC 3 (Nicholas Roach 13, Donavon Derrick 29, Mekhi Brooks 78), Deportivo PF 2 (Andrei Pacheco 52 pen, Nathaniel Garcia 90+2) at Police Academy, St James;

Moruga FC 1 (Nigel John 70), Harlem Strikers 2 (Corie Dhanoolal 14, Josiah Phillip 41) at Grand Chemin Recreation Ground;

Club Sando Uprising Yths 4 (Aalon Minors 13 pen, 80, Shavon Daniel Diaz 24, 36), Marabella FCC 0 at Guapo Recreation Ground;

(Sunday 25 August)

Petit Valley/D’go Martin Utd 0, Erin FC 1 (Tyrese Reefer 13) at St Anthony’s College Ground;

San F’do Giants 5 (Kerville Jeremiah 1, Akido Joseph 37, Yohannes Richardson 39, 47, Keston Grant 72), Bethel United 2 (Domonique Roberts 41, Tee Jay Cadiz 75) at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium Training Field.

Photo: The Ascension Angels perform during halftime of the Ascension Invitational contest between Terminix La Horquetta Rangers and Cunupia FC at Phase Two, La Horquetta on 24 August 2019.
(Copyright Nicholas Bhajan/CA-Images/Wired868)

Upcoming fixtures

(Sunday 1 September)

RSSR FC vs San F’do Giants, 4pm, Curepe Recreation Ground, Knowles Street;

Deportivo PF vs Bethel United, 4pm, Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin;

Erin FC vs UTT FC, 6.30pm, Erin Recreation Ground;

Harlem Strikers vs Police FC, 5.30pm, Frederick Settlement Ground;

Marabella FCC vs Petit Valley/D’go Martin Utd, 4pm, Marabella Recreation Ground;

Moruga FC vs Club Sando Uprising Yths, 4pm, Grand Chemin Recreation Ground.

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