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NFA U-16s beat Canadians 2-0

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Northern Football Association (NFA) under-16 team, now on a tour in Canada as part of the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the twinning of the city of Port-of-Spain with the Canadian City of St Catherine, scored another decisive win 2-0 last night.

Playing against a Niagara Region Under-17 team, the NFA team had as its inspirer Josiah Edwards, a national under-15 striker.

Edwards gave the NFA the lead with a 20th minute strike that took them to the half-time interval in front 1-0. The second half was a lot quicker but good defensive work by the NFA defensive quartet kept the hosts at bay, until Edwards slipped past the opposition defence in the 75th minute to score his second goal and seal the match.

Speaking afterwards, team captain Luke Savery said it was the first time his team had played on an artificial surface which presented some early challenge, but his boys settled and executed coach Marlon Philip’s plan to perfection.

On Saturday the NFA troops won it’s first game beating the Niagara Titans 4-1, courtesy strikes by Saeed Pompey Charles 20th and 60th minutes, and other goals from Daniel Lake and Brandon Alves.

The NFA team was guest with the Twinning Association of St Catherine at the world famous Niagara Falls all of yesterday.

The team will play its third an final match today, before heading to the Mississauga region for two other games.


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