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Spurs, WASA claim vital Super League points
A strike on the hour-mark from prolific teenaged forward Shackiel Henry doubled with a first-half effort from Andre Quashie handed Siparia Spurs a comfortable 2-0 win over Westside Superstarz to further distance the South-based club from a heated blink/bmobile National Super League relegation battle.
The fixture was one of three played on Sunday, together with a win for second-from-bottom and reigning champion WASA FC’s and a 2-2 draw between third-from-bottom Bethel and 1976 FC Phoenix. Bethel salvaged a late point thanks to an added-time goal from former T&T defender Makan Hislop.
Spurs’ win kept it four points ahead of the three-team relegation zone. WASA, meanwhile, claimed a 2-0 win over rock-bottom FC Santa Rosa, via late goals from Jabari Raphael (79th) and veteran striker and former T&T standout Gary Glasgow (89th). The victory was WASA’s second in succession, in what appears to be a last grasp at survival with few matches remaining in this season’s competition.
On Friday, Guaya United completed the double over former long-standing league leader Club Sando, with a 2-1 win. Guaya, with two matches in hand, will have the opportunity to win the league outright if it can take maximum points from the next seven matches.
Malabar FC, which leads the standings on goal-difference over Club Sando, was on a bye for the weekend.
At the conclusion of the league, three teams will be relegated while two will be promoted from the Champions of Champions Super League qualification tournament.
results, fixtures & standings
Guaya United 2 (Jody Allsop 42nd, 73rd) vs Club Sando 1 (Kerron Smith 30th)
Siparia Spurs 2 (Andre Quashie 39th, Shackiel Henry 60th) vs Westside Superstarz FC 0
1976 FC Phoenix 2 (Andel Browne 12th, Dominique Kerr 57th) vs Bethel United 2 (Duane Marcelle 32nd, Makan Hislop 90th)
WASA FC 2 (Jabari Raphael 79th, Gary Glasgow 89th) vs FC Santa Rosa 0
Real Maracas vs Stokely Vale - Did not play (Real Maracas won 3-0 by default)
Joe Public vs T&T Defence Force—Postponed
WASA FC vs Guaya United, WASA Ground, St Joseph, 4 pm
1976 FC Phoenix vs Stokely Vale, Canaan, Bon Acccord, 4 pm
FC Santa Rosa vs Real Maracas, YTC Ground, Arouca, 4 pm
Bethel United vs Joe Public, Montgomery Rec Ground, 4 pm
Club Sando vs Westside Superstarz, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, 6 pm
Teams Pld W D L F A Pts
Malabar FC 19 14 3 2 69 27 45
Club Sando 19 14 3 2 49 17 45
Guaya United 17 13 1 3 44 21 40
1976 Phoenix 20 7 8 5 29 35 29
Real Maracas 19 7 4 8 32 26 25
Stokely Vale 18 8 1 9 30 39 25
Westside 20 7 1 12 31 44 22
Joe Public 17 5 6 6 27 26 21
Siparia Spurs 19 5 6 8 36 36 21
Defence Force 16 5 3 8 23 44 18
Bethel Utd 19 4 5 10 24 49 17
WASA FC 19 3 6 10 21 28 15
FC Santa Rosa 18 2 5 11 18 43 11
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