The trio of Jared Flament, Gabriel Ragout and N'Kosi Telemaque all scored a pair of goals as Acono hammered Cureta Sumbadora Village 7-0 to sound a warning to all rivals in the revamped Maracas St Joseph Sports Foundation Community Football League on Saturday.
Brandon Munroe added the other goal in the win for Acono at the Maracas St Joseph Recreation Ground, Maracas Royal Road, Loango, to move to the top of the table on goal-difference from Under-23s, Police Youth Club and La Rue Pomme.
On Sunday, Dwight Elliot netted the second league hat-trick to secure a 3-0 win for Police Youth Club over University of Southern Caribbean, while La Rue Pomme edged El Chorro 2-1.
Isayah Majias and Dillon Bartholomew were the scorers for La Rue Pomme, to make amends for an own goal by Jay Kylon.
When the competition officially kicked off on April 14 under the patronage of Member of Parliament for St Ann's East, Honourable Dr Nyan Gabsby Dolly and Member of Parliament for Tunapuna, Deputy House Speaker, Honourable, Esmond Forde, Under-23s spanked La Seiva Village FC 6-1.
For the Under-23s Leroy Whyle registered the first hat-trick of the league campaign while Claude Brusco, John Deivys, and Alexis Ambrose chipped in with on each. La Seiva Village FC 1got its lone strike from three-time International Soca Monarch winner, Aaron 'Voice" St Louis.
This year's league competition will consist of 12 teams, ten from the community teams, along with USC and a team representing the Community Policing Initiative.
Most of the young men that participate in the league will be between the ages of 17 to 25-year-olds with the league running from April 14 to July 26, and matches taking place on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
According to League Director Corey Selvon, the league was “re-energized” in direct response to the upsurge in crime and criminal activity in Maracas St Joseph and environs.
The League is being sponsored by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts and The National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB).
In her brief address, Dr Gadsby encouraged participants to take the opportunity to embrace and engage in sporting and cultural events as her government continues to be a facilitator of community building activity throughout T&T.
Dr Gadsby also promised attractive cash and non-cash prizes for the successful community teams in the league. Winners of the league will take home $10,000 while the second gets $5,000, third $3,000 and fourth, $2,000. There will also be a cash award of $800 for the Most Valuable Player, Golden Booth, and Golden Glove.
Sunday April 14:
Under-23s 6 (Leroy Whyle 3, Claude Brusco, John Deivys, Alexis Ambrose) vs La Seiva Village FC 1 (Aaron 'Voice" St Louis)
Saturday April 27:
Acono 7 (Jared Flament 2, Gabriel Ragout 2, N'Kosi Telemaque 2, Brandon Munroe) vs Cureta Sumbadora Village 0
EL Lluengo 0 vs El Tucuche 0
Sunday April 28:
Police Youth Club 3 (Dwight Elliot 3) vs University of Southern Caribbean 0
La Rue Pomme 2 (Isayah Majias, Dillon Bartholomew) vs El Chorro 1 (Jay Kylon o.g)
Sunday May 5:
Cureta Sumbadora Village vs La Seiva Village FC, 5pm
EL Lluengo vs Police Youth Club, 7pm