Caledonia, D/Force out as WASA, Police book Toyota Classic semis spots

Police FC fullback Christon Thomas, #19, pictured during a match against Central FC this season.
Saturday 30 November 2014

WASA FC became only the fifth Super League team to ever reach the semi-final round of the Toyota Classic, in the tournament's decade-long existence, after edging Caledonia AIA 2-1 at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Saturday.

Defunct Joe Public (2010), Stokely Vale (2012), Guaya United and Club Sando (2013) were the only other teams to reach the semi-final round of the tournament that pools the best of the Super League against Pro League clubs.

Guyana national team attacker Purnell Schultz had put Caledonia ahead in the 38th minute but Mario Kissoon leveled the scores 1-1 in the 45th minute for WASA.

Then in the second period, Ethan Robinson's 63rd minute goal stood the winner while goalkeeper Glenroy Samuel denied his former employers a comeback with a few second half shutouts.

At the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Police FC also booked its place in the semi-final round but with a 4-3 kicks from the penalty spot win over Defence Force following a 1-1 draw.

Christon Thomas had Police in front by the 10th minute but a 72nd minute equaliser by Richard Roy eventually led to a shootout.

However Police were better at the target with Todd Ryan, Clevon Mc Fee, Christon Thomas and Hector Sam finding the back of the net with only Elijah Belgrave hitting wide of the target on the second.

As for Defence Force, Devorn Jorsling, Richard and Dave Long scored from the spot but Curtis Gonzales (denied by the upright) and Kerry Joseph (wide) failed to find the back of the net in the third and fourth respectively.

The quarter final round will continue on Monday 1 December at the Ato Boldon Stadium when Central FC tackles Point Fortin Civic from 6 pm – with the winner booking a semi-final spot against WASA FC on Friday 5 December – and Club Sando against San Juan Jabloteh from 8 pm – with the winner advancing to meet Police FC.

Toyota Classic 2014

Preliminary Round Results

San Juan Jabloteh 4 (Simon Nedd own goal 17', Troy Moses 31', 40') vs 1976 FC Phoenix 0

Petrotrin Palo Seco 0 vs Defence Force (Pro League) 6 (Devorn Jorsling 30', 45'+, 69', Kerry Joseph 53', Jemel Sebro 77', Darryl Trim 81')

Caledonia AIA 3 (Nathan Lewis 32', Pernell Schultz 76', Kyle Adams 82') vs Defence Force (Super League) 0

WASA FC 1 (Gary Glasgow 49') vs W Connection 1 (Alvin Jones 7')
Kicks from the penalty mark
W Connection   3                WASA FC 4

Alvin Jones (scored)            Gary Glasgow (scored)
Mekeil Williams (scored)       Dorean Daniel (scored)
Hashim Arcia (crossbar)       Glen Walker (over bar)
Neil Benjamin Jr. (over bar)  Ethan Robinson (Scored)

Gerard Williams (scored)      Stern John (scored)

St. Ann's Rangers 0 vs Point Fortin Civic 3 (Marcus Joseph 37', Andre Toussaint 59', Andrei Pacheco 63')

Police FC 2 (Elijah Belgrave 30', Jibri Mc David 68') vs Guaya United 1(Beville Joseph 11')

Central FC 3 (Keion Goodridge 19’, Ataulla Guerra 76’, 84’) vs La Horquetta SA 0

Club Sando 1 (Jack Weedon 87’) vs North East Stars 0

Quarter Final Round Results
Police FC 1 (Christon Thomas 10') vs Defence Force 1 (Richard Roy 72')

Kicks from the penalty mark

Defence Force 3                   Police FC 4

Devorn Jorsling (scored)         Todd Ryan (scored)
Richard Roy (scored)              Elijah Belgrave (missed)
Curtis Gonzales (upright)        Clevon Mc Fee (scored)
Kerry Joseph (missed)            Christon Thomas (scored)
Dave Long (scored)               Hector Sam (scored)

Caledonia AIA 1 (Purnell Schultz 38’) vs WASA FC 2 (Mario Kissoon 45', Ethan Robinson 63’)

Upcoming Quarter Final Round Matches
Monday 1 December
Ato Boldon Stadium
Central FC vs Point Fortin Civic—6 pm
San Juan Jabloteh vs Club Sando—8 pm

Semi Final Round
Friday 5 December

Friday 12 December