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BIGGEST WIN FOR PARADISE

Paradise Hockey Club had a superb weekend as action in the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board League Championship Divisional tournament continued last week.

All five teams were in action and none loss, winning three and drawing two. However, the Under 19 boys were the stars of the cast as they bombed out their Paragon counterparts 15-2 to write their name in the Club's history book.

It was the most goals scored by any single team since the inception of the Club 35 years ago.

Their goal-scorers were Nave Roach- 6, Seaundelle Felix- 3, Omari Braithwaite- 3, Javaughn Carter- 1, Jabari Trim- 1, Simba George- 1.

The Championship men were involved in a dog fight with Paragon. Twice they took the lead, first, in the eighth minute courtesy Jarrel Thompson and in the 27th minute, thanks to Vernel Rivers but on both occasions Paragon were able to nullify the lead soon after as honours were shared in the first half.

In the second half Paradise definitely enjoyed the better of the exchanges and were rewarded midway in the half when Nave Roach gave a clinical finish to give them the lead and what turned out to be the winning goal.

Also savouring the sweet taste of victory were the Under 19 girls who humbl;ed Paragon 4-1 courtesy items from Zoe Demas, Kellise Graham, Dixie-Ann Daniel and Nicollette Blackman.

The Championship women should have walked away winners against Paragon but they failed to convert any of the good scoring opportunities they created and had to settle for a goalless draw while the Trinity men gave a remarkable second half performance and showed their resilience to erase a two-goal first half deficit and salvage a draw. Their goals came from Thompson, Christon Harrypersad and Videl Rivers.

Three of the Club's teams, Championship men and women and Trinity men will be back in action at the Dwight Yorke Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) against their Defence Force counterparts.

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