Latapy Scores In Hibs Rout

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1999-01-04
Source: 
TTFOL

Russell Latapy continues to be the best investment that Hibernian has made in recent times. That was evident when he scored in Hibernian 5-1 beating of Raith Rovers on Saturday. Latapy scored his second goal of the season in the 22nd minute. He collected the ball just inside his half. He ran past a few Raith players and fired a shot that left the goalkeeper stranded.

The win gave Hibernian there seventh win in a row and left them unbeaten in there last sixteen games. Latapy's play has not gone unnoticed by the Scottish clubs in the Premiership. According to some circles Glasgow Celtic have shown interest in the former national captain. However, it seems very unlikely that Latapy will leave the Edinborough side in the near future.

Yorke and Man U advance

This new year will not be easy for Dwight Yorke and Manchester United. On Sunday Yorke was scheduled to make his return from injury in the third round of the FA Cup tie with Middlesborough. Manchester who lost a couple weeks ago to the same side returned the favour with a convincing 3-1 to send them into the next round.

In the fourth they will face long time rivals Liverpool with the young English standout Micheal Owen. That is not the only major game that Yorke will face. Manchester United will take on Italian powerhouse Inter Milan in the Champion's League quater-finals. Look for those two series to be highlight of the new year.

In other FA cup action, Clint Marcelle started for Barnsley versus Swindon. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Eight teams in new Pro league.

Eight teams have been chosen to participate in the new Craven A Professional Football League which will kick off in March.

The teams: Defence Force, Joe Public, CL Financial Jabloteh, Futgof, Point Fortin Uprising FC, Doc Khewaalas, Williams Connection and Police.

T&T finishes the year up

Trinidad and Tobago finished in 51st place in the latest Fifa World rankings. They finished up four places from last year. They remained in fourth place in Concacaf behind Mexico, the USA and Jamaica.

January and February will be two busy months for the the Under 17 and Olympic teams as they seek to qualify for the World Youth championship and Olympic games. I will make the complete schedule available in the next update on Thursday.