30 September 2013

SANTA ROSA UPSETS PHOENIX IN TOBAGO

A bold performanve by FC Santa Rosa in Tobago yesterday (Sunday 29 September 2013) launched the club into the quarter-final round of the Super League Cup (Sunday 29 September 2013) as the Big Cannons continued their revival in form with an upset win against hosts FC Phoenix at the Canaan/Bon Accord Recreation Ground.

The two teams had played to a 0:0 draw in league action at the same venue in mid-August. In the event, yesterday’s match was another tight affair, played hard and fast, the teams entering the half-time break tied 0:0. Substitute Michael “Ducky” Hospedales broke the deadlock with the league’s fouth placed team with a wonder strike after running on to a Jean Luc Rochford pass behind the Phoenix defence and driving home a left-footed rocket from outside the penalty area (73″). Phoenix equalized in the 90th after a controversial free kick.

A thrilling bout of kicks from the penaty mark then began, with Santa Rosa advancing to the next round 10:9. The Big Cannons have now gone undefeated in four matches (two wins and two draws). On Sunday 6 October the Big Cannons will host Real Maracas FC at a venue still to be determined as the club’s Stadio di Rosa (UTT, O’Meara) home field is not available on the date.

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