Stokely Vale of the National Super League lived up to its tag as "Giant Killers" when it dumped T&T Pro League's St Ann's Rangers out of the T&T Football Federation FA Trophy competition at the round-of-32 hurdle with a 3–2 triumph in the second match of a double-header at Plymouth Recreation Ground.
Keshorn Joseph scored a pair of goals for Stokely Vale while Rundell Winchester added the other to cancel out Devon Modeste's double for Rangers, which became to third Pro League to be beaten by the Tobago club in less than a month.
Both Police (5–0) and Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA, (6–5) on penalties following a 3–3 draw, were beaten by Stokely Vale in the just concluded Toyota Classic competition.
The two other Pro League clubs in action in Wednesday's late matches, Central FC and North East Stars, both won, but in contrasting fashion.
In the second match at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Cyrano Glen netted a hat-trick to earn Central FC a come-from-behind 4–3 win over Eastern Football Association's Malabar FC. Kaashif
Thomas, Elijah Manners and Jayson Joseph one goal each for North East Stars to beat Super League's Westside Superstarz 3–0.
Keon Goodridge, Donavan Derrick and Keston Jordan were on target for Joe Public (Super League) to whip Marabella Family Crisis Centre 1 at Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya.
In the early matches, national Under-23 striker Trevin Caesar scored a second-half hat-trick for an understrength Caledonia AIA to begin its defence with a resounding 8–0 mauling of Northern Football Association outfit, Petit Valley United at Diego Martin North Secondary Ground, yesterday.
Fellow T&T Pro League clubs, Defence and T&TEC FC also cruised into the next phase of the competition with 8–0 and 3–0 victories over Queen's Park and Edinburgh 500 respectively
Other winners included Enterprise Youths, Cunupia FC, 1st FC Santa Rosa, Pt Fortin Civic Centre and Shiva Boys Hindu School which stunned National Super League's Eagles United, 7–6 on sudden-death penalty-kicks after a 3–3 draw at the David Williams Recreation Ground, Penal.
Today, the round-of-16 draw will take place at Harvard Sports Club, Serpentine Road, at 2.30 pm ahead of last-16 matches on Wednesday before the tournament takes a Christmas break and will resume on January 9.