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Youngsters FC stack double titles in Barrouallie Football

Youngsters FC stack double titles in Barrouallie Football


Youngsters FC backed their mouths by carting off both the Knockout and League titles of the 2014 Barrouallie Football Tournament.{{more}}

The cocky bunch of footballers completed the double last Sunday afternoon at the Keartons Playing Field, by making deposits in the Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines league competition.

In a match-up of some of the more talented footballers in the land, Youngsters FC edged out System 3 one-nil. It took an early strike from the boot of Clinton Griffith to settle the encounter. Griffith made good a loose ball that was parried by System 3 custodian Jovan Lynch, following a left side corner.

Again, System 3, as they have done with regularity in the National Club Championships, gave up a goal early in the proceedings.

However, this time around, there was no coming back, as Youngsters held on to the win, and went one better than their 2013 placing, when they had to settle for the second spot behind Topsidaz.

The finals, however, did not live up to expectations, as both units were unable to consistently string passes together.

However, there were moments of individual brilliance, especially on the part of Youngsters FC’s pair of Chavel Cunningham and Kyle Edwards.

In reaching the finals, Youngsters FC had defeated Topsidaz one-nil and System 3 had the better of Combined Youths, 4-3 in kicks from the spot, after they drew 1-1.

Youngsters, in between last Sunday’s triumphs had a champagne moment the previous Wednesday, claiming the Hairoun Beer Knockout title.

A late penalty converted by Chavel Cunningham ensured their first piece of silverware.

Also sharing the afternoon’s spotlight with Youngsters was Parkside Rollers, who copped the Under-17 Division, dismissing ADARE One by way of kicks from the penalty spot.

Both outfits had finished the encounter one goal apiece, but Parkside Rollers prevailed 7-6 in the spot kicks decider.

Amidst the joy, Parkside Rollers had to endure the pain of seeing one of their players, Wasim Providence, lifted off the field in agony, after he suffered a broken leg.

Providence had earlier netted from the penalty spot to give his team the one-nil lead, after which Trivis Fraser equalized for ADARE One.(RT)