Yorke Puts Two Past Jamaica

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-06-01
Source: 
TTFOL

Call it I will see you next time, Dwight Yorke came out firing on all cylinders on Sunday afternoon. Yorke scored two goals for the Caribbean All Star team to beat World Cup qualifiers Jamaica 2-1. Jamaica dominated the opening minutes of the game. They went ahead in the 35th minute on a Frank Sinclair goal. The Jamaicans however ran into the brick wall of young T&T goalie Clayton Ince and the defense anchored by Sherwyn Jullien. Dwight Yorke and the Caribbean All-Stars came out with more purpose in the second half. Yorke scored in the 60th minute on a header. Three minutes later Yorke took advantage of some poor defensive work on the parts of the Jamaicans to put the All-Stars up for good.

Stern John scores hat trick

Stern John returned after a three week absence to record his second hat trick of the season. John, who was out with a dislocated elbow, scored all his goals in the second half for Columbus in there 4-1 win over San Jose. John's first goal came in the 62nd minute when he one timed a pass from teammate Jeff Cunnigham, into the far post netting. That proved to be the game winner after both teams went into the dressing room tied 1-1 at the half. John's second goal came ten minutes later when he was on the end of a 30 yard pass that split the Clash defense. John once again one-timed the shot past the hapless San Jose goalie who grabed nothing but air as the ball whizzed past him. Stern's third goal came when he found himself open on a throw in. He chested the ball down and once again beat the San Jose goal keeper with a right footed rocket.

In the USA....

Starting in the MLS, Evans Wise came on in the 53rd minute in New England's game with New York. Most of the action the game happened in the second half as New York went ahead in the 69th minute and New England tied it up with just six minutes from time. The game then progressed to a shot out to decide who would win the match up. Evans Wise scored but that could not help New England as they lost 3-2 in the shoot out.

Brian Haynes and Dallas completed a convincing 2-0 win over Miami. Haynes started for Dallas and came off in the 78th minute.

In A-league action, on Saturday Wendell Regis and Hershey defeated Avery John and the Trini crew at Raleigh 4-2. Head coach Alvin Corneal said: "We're just not playing with enough desire, We have to develop a killer instinct. We have to start progressing. We get these chances to score, and we do not follow through." On Sunday Raleigh lost again to Staten Island 3-0.

In Toronto Terry St. Louis and the Lynx completed there third win in a row by beating the US-Pro 40 2-1. St. Louis contributed to the opening goal when Terry put pressure on the Pro-Select defender who lofted the ball towards the goalie. The goalie chested the ball down which fell nicely to a Toronto foward who slotted in the ball.

In the battle of the defenders, Craig Demmin and the Rochester Rhinos toped Shawn Boney and Conneticuit 1-0 in overtime. Last week Demmin was named to the A-league team of the week.

Gary Glasgow, Lester Felician and the rest of the Trini crew at New Orleans lost to Minnesota 3-1.