Under 17 Closer To Next Round

Marc Purcell
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Talk about breathing easier. After a humiliating 3-0 lost to Bermuda last week. T&T rebounded to record a 2-0 win over Barbados on Friday night. That win placed them right back into the thick of things. The Netherlands Antilles did T&T a huge favor when they defeated Bermuda 1-0. All the teams are tied going into the final games scheduled for last night.

The winner of the tournament move on to the final round scheduled for El Salvador. The winner of the Concacaf tournament moves onto the Under 17 World Championship in New Zealand next year.

Current table:

TEAMS           M  W L D  GF GA GD PTS
Barbados        2  1 1 -   6  4 +2  3
Bermuda         2  1 1 -   3  1 +2  3
Trinidad & Tob. 2  1 1 -   2  3 -1  3
Neth.Antilles   2  1 1 -   3  6 -3  3

Remaining matches: Sunday December 6: Bermuda v Barbados, T&T v Neth. Antilles.

Yorke subdued in Villa return.

Dwight Yorke must of felt funny on Saturday. It was the first time he got suited up in the visitor's dressing room at Villa Park. It was also the first time that he ran onto the field where he had so many good memories in the opponent's uniform. Some folks were expecting a chorus of boos as soon as he made his appearance out of the tunnel. However, there was a segment of the sell out crowd that showed there gratitude for Yorke and the success he brought to the club while in a Villa uniform. That didnot underscore the fact that every time Yorke touched the ball there would be strong disapproval from sections of the crowd.

In what many called the game of the year, Aston Villa and Manchester United played to a respectable 1-1 tie. United scored first in the 47th minute on a strike by English international Paul Scholes. Villa equalized in the 55th minute. Yorke had some good touches on the ball but found himself tightly marked by his former Villa teammates. With the tie Manchester United still remain in second place one point behind Villa.

In other Premiership action, Shaka Hislop and West Ham got shelled 4-0 by Leeds. West Ham has enjoyed much success at Elland Road home ground of Leeds for sometime. The lost drops West Ham into sixth placed in the table.

Rougier scores in Hibs win.

Tony Rougier scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 Hibernian win over Greenock Morton on Saturday. Rougier who had a habit of scoring late in games last year kept up to form when he scored in the 90th minute to preserve the win for Hibs.

Rougier didnot start but came on as a replacement for Russell Latapy in the 73rd minute. The win keeps Hibernian on top of the Scottish First division with three points separating them from second placed Ayr United.

In the shooting range...

Clint Marcelle and Barnsley played to 0-0 tie with Watford. Jerren Nixon and FC Zurich played to a 0-0 with FC Sion. Nixon will be action on Tuesday when they host the return encounter with AS Roma in UEFA cup action. Leon Lewis and Amadorra defeated Leiria 1-0 in Portuguese action.