Matura get come from behind win over Marabella
Kerin Vincent netted a late winner as Matura Re United came-from-behind to beat Marabella Family Crisis Centre 2-1 to regain top spot in the T&T Football Association National Super League Premier Division on Sunday.
Starting the day in fourth spot, Matura Re United found itself trailing to a fourth minute opener for Marabella Family from Devon Drayton at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Training Field, Marabella,
However, that lead was short-lived as Kitwana Abosi drew Matura level in the 19th minute and with nine minutes left in the evenly matched contest, Vincent continued his good early season scoring form, with the decisive item.
The victory lifted Matura Re United to 18 points from nine matches at the top of the 14-team table after two of the previous top three teams, Sports & Games FC Santa Rosa, and Petrotrin Palo Seco both tasted defeated.
Up at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, previous table-topper, Santa Rosa fell to a shock 1-0 loss to Siparia Spurs courtesy a 34th minute strike from Andy London.
At the Maracas Recreation Ground, visitors Club Sando Moruga used a five minute spell to defeat Real Maracas, 3-2.
Aaron Peters handed Real Maracas a 38th minute lead, but in the second-half, Club Sando Moruga hit back with strikes from Nigel John (57th), Kyle Morgan (58th) and Glendon Phillip (62nd) for a 3-1 lead. Spurred on by its home crowd, Christian Thomas added a second item for Real Maracas in the 79th minute for 3-2 deficit, but in the end the visitors held on for the upset.
Over at Canaan Ground, Bon Accord, 1976 FC Phoenix whipped Petrotrin Palo Seco 3-1 with goals from Keston Agard, Shelton Williams and Aki Frank while Rennefor Martin netted a late consolation item for Petrotrin Palo Seco.
And at St Mary’s College Ground, Serpentine Road, St Clair, Chike Phillip’s 33rd goal was enough for Queen’s Park to stun WASA FC 1-0. In the other match completed, Police FC got second-half strikes from Dwayne Salazar and Jasimar Ashers to blank last year’s runner-up Guaya United FC 2-0 while the clash between Defence Force and Bethel United at Chaguaramas was postponed until September 9, due to a water logged field.