El Dorado Win 4-0

Mark Pouchet, Forbes Persaud
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Trinidad Express

Goals did not rain down as expected on the St Augustine Grounds.

In fact, there was a drought.

And Carapichaima Senior Comprehensive made sure of the drought.

Buoyed by their 3-2 victory over Barataria last round, Carapichaima managed to hold "Gustine" to a goalless draw.

At Barataria, El Dorado pushed further away from the "Green Machine", shutting out home team Barataria Senior Comprehensive Secondary 4-0.

On a hard, uneven surface which made ball control difficult, both the "Blue Thunder" and the homesters failed to get an edge in the game's early stages.

But Terrence Mc Allister found the net for El Do in the 17th minute. Talented midfielder Abede Fernandez weighed a perfect cross to the national Under-15 striker who made no mistake putting his effort past goalkeeper Ryan Searles.

The diminutive striker Junior Pamponette then scored a low 30 yard right footer for the second item.
And captain Kirth Hutchings completed the rout with his double.

Firstly beating the diving Searles inside the penalty box.

Then in the second half Hutchings's final item came when he let loose his low left foot shot from inside the 18-metre area.

Back at St Augustine, the game's best scoring opportunities all came in the first 45 minutes of play.
For the homesters, Dwayne Moore came close twice.

His first effort forced Eric Mark to parry the ball onto the crossbar.

He followed this up with a close range soft shot to straight into Mark's safe hands.

Carapichaima strikers Arnold Fergurson and Maurice Parks were also guilty of not capitalising when it counted, both failing to direct their efforts goalward.

The second half proved to be as unproductive as the first.

And if the dry spell continues for coach Kenny Thomas's team, the "Green Machine'' could well kiss the East/Central Zone title goodbye.