Benedict Barrett netted a double to lead Queen's Park Cricket Club to a 5-1 demolition of Northern Football Association rivals, RSSR FC in their T&T Super League Cup quarterfinal match played at St Mary's College Ground, Serpentine Road, St Clair on Sunday.
Out-of-favour national midfielder, Sean Division got the 'Parkites' on their way in the 15th minute, but Hakim Gulston drew RSSR FC level nine minutes later before Barrett got his first of the match on the stroke of half-time for a 2-1 lead.
Four minutes after the restart, Barrett extended the Parkites lead to 3-1 while Keston George made certain of victory in the 57th minute followed by a fifth item to cap off a stellar display from Kevaughn John in the 78th minute.
In Sunday's two other matches, Cunupia FC got a goal six minutes into time added on from Isaiah Mejias to slip past Police FC 2-1 at Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva while Petit Valley/Diego Martin United continued its fairy-tale run with a 3-2 penalty-kicks win over high-flying San Fernando Giants after a 0-0 deadlock at St Margaret's Recreation Ground, San Fernando.
On Saturday at the Arima Municipal Stadium, Arima, FC Santa Rosa secured the first semifinal spot at stake with a comfortable 3-0 defeat of T&T Prison Service.
Noel Williams opened the scoring for Santa Rosa in the 29th minute for the Easterners to lead 1-0 at the half-time interval before Akeem Garcia, and Kevon Cornwall added second-half items in the 67th and 71st minute respectively. League action will resume this weekend with defending champions Guaya United, who were knocked out of the Cup competition by Giants hosting Petit Valley/Diego Martin United in one of two matches on Saturday while table leader Queen's Park is in action on Sunday at home Matura ReUnited at St Clair.
On August 9
QPCC 5 (Sean De Silva 15th, Benedict Barrett 45th, 49th, Keston George 57th, Kevaughn John 78th) vs RSSR FC 1 (Hakim Gulston 24th)
Cunupia FC 2 (Michael Darko 66th, Isaiah Mejias 96th) vs Police FC 1 (Colin Williams 63rd)
San Fernando Giants 0 vs Petit Valley/Diego Martin United 0 – Petit Valley/Diego Martin won 3-2 on penalty-kicks
On August 8
FC Santa Rosa 3 (Noel Williams 29th, Akeem Garcia 67th, Kevon Cornwall 79th vs T&T Prison Service 0
Upcoming Super League matches
Club Sando Cultural Roots Utd vs Erin FC, Dibe Recreation Grd, Long Circular, 6 pm
Guaya United vs Petit Valley/Diego Martin United, Guaya Recreation Grd, Guaya, 5pm
Cunupia FC vs San Fernando Giants, Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, 4pm
QPCC vs Matura ReUnited, St Mary's College Ground, Serpentine Road, St Clair, 4pm
Bethel United vs FC Santa Rosa, Mt Gomery Grd, Mt Gomery, 6pm
RSSR FC vs UTT, Venue to be confirmed
Police FC vs T&T Prison Service, St James Police Training Barracks, St James, 4pm