Police take easy win on opening night of Turbo football
By Treiston Joseph
Police Football Club was on a roll on the opening night of the Turbo Football Knockout Championships on Wednesday evening at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.
With the type of form Police has been in lately, it was easy pickings against Eagles FC as the law enforcement men pulled off a 6-0 win to pluck the wings of the Eagles. While it took some time for Police to find their footing even after Junior Gordon’s 34th minute goal to end the first half, the second half was a totally different tale.
Police simply ran rough shot over Eagles in the second half with Travis Jones notching one in the 48th minute, while Kester Dundas dropped a solo effort in the 63rd minute.
However, it was Rawle Haynes who really fired Police to their easy win by dropping a hat-trick with three goals on the trot in the 64th, 75th and 77th minutes.
Captain of the Police side Dwain Jacobs spoke on the comfortable win, “Out of the last tournament we won, conversion rate was a key issue for us and we worked on what coach thought us and we were able to produce that tonight and we look forward to continue playing winning football.”
Meanwhile, Pele FC was able to pull off a tough 2-1 win against Northern Rangers. Northern Rangers drew first blood with a shot from Sherwin Vincent in the 12th minute that rifled past Pele’s custodian.
However, Darrhan Persaud would find the back of the net in the 35th minute to level the score at one-all to end the first half.
The second half was pretty much a stalemate between the two sides and with time almost done, Akosi Jarvis snatched a winner in the 92nd minute to end the match and send Pele to the quarter-final round.
The tournament will continue on Tuesday with more round-of-16 action at the Ministry of Education ground.