Trinidad: Malvern, Magnolias take indoor hockey crowns |
November 14, 2004
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By KERN DE FREITAS
Monday, November 15th 2004
A Wayne Legerton beaver-trick led Stag Malvern Hockey Club to a handsome 9-3 victory over Queen's Park in the Men's Open Division zonal final of the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board's Toyota National Championships at the Woodbrook Youth Facility on Saturday night, following up Thursday's knockout final triumph over the same opponents.
A similar contribution from Gayle-Ann Nieves took Carib Magnolias comfortably past Maritime Checkers 5-1in the Women's Open Zonal final, after they had also swept the Indoor Knockout finals over Checkers as well.
Legerton had strikes in the sixth, 26th, 28th and 30th minutes, and was ably assisted by Albert Marcano (12th, 19th) and Colin Byron (29th). Mikel Pierre opened Malvern's scoring after 15 seconds, and had their last item in the 32nd to take the title, after a 4-0 half-time lead. Nicholas Govia (25th, 26th, 33rd) found the net for Queen's Park on all three occasions.
Checkers also had a hard time stopping Nieves, whose four goals (19th, 22nd, 26th, 40th), along with Nicole Bradshaw's 12th minute strike gave them the win after leading 2-0 at the half. Mindy Charles-Woods got on the scoresheet for Checkers in the 24th.
On Thursday, the Malvern Men hammered Queen's Park 11-4, with six goals from Legerton, while two goals a-piece from Byron and Pierre and one from Anthony Marcano rounded out their scoring. Gary Griffith found the net twice for Queen's Park, while Ryan Govia and Ryan Cowie each contributed an item. And in the Women's Open on the same day, Magnolias won a 4-3 thriller over Checkers, Nieves notching a double.
Before Saturday's final, the Notre Dame Men squeezed into third place after a 3-1 penalites win over their Fatima counterparts, the scores being level at 2-2 at the end of full time. And in the Women's third place playoff, Notre Dame won 2-0 on penalties over Ventures after the teams remained 1-1 after full time.
St Augustine Girls High School had two first half strikes to get past South East Port of Spain (SEPOS) 2-1 in the girls final, but the SEPOS boys would not be outdone, trouncing St Anthony's College to take the Boys Schools title.
In the third place playoff, Holy Name Convent pipped St Francois Girls College 3-2, while the St Mary's College boys rolled over their St George's College rivals in their playoff.
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