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W makes Connection with Classic trophy again

but on the sounds of Sando

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On Saturday forward Hashim scored one and set up another as Connection off Super League leaders Sando 2-0 in the Final of the 2013 Classic to be crowned proud

But that didn’t silence the of hundreds of Sando supporters of which were clad in jerseys that made the to the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Sando! Sando!” they nonstop. And there was no stopping the Sando supporters even as the came down.

“I (my players) real credit,” Club Sando head Anthony Streete proudly, losing the Final.

“I’m to the dressing room now and really them, because to reach Final), we became the first League team to reach the Classic [Final] and that’s a moment for me and the supporters.”

Last Sando became the first Super League outfit to the Final of the Classic, by defeating Force 3-2 in the semi-final round, Connection ousted Guaya 3-0.

“I give all credit to all the continued Streete. “I them for sticking behind the and I ask them to continue.”

Arcia his third goal of the tournament to Connection a 1-0 lead in as early as the 11 th after he collected a Neil Jr. pass on the right and sent a strike into goalkeeper Marchan’s far netting.

The lanky who sent a strike just of the upright three minutes the match, also played the to second half substitute Williams for Connection’s second in the 79 th minute.

Jomal, who replaced midfielder Yefer Lozano in the 66 th executed a superb strike 24 yards out to beat former goalkeeper Marchan in the upper for a 2-0 Connection cushion.

“A lot of had the strange thought that a League team can beat Connection), so we put our feet on the ground and for (the victory),” said

Connection head coach Charles Fevrier also it was important to prove that the League wasn’t better the Pro League, although many of Sando’s players and even its Streete, are all former members of the league.

“It was important for us to win for reasons,” said Fevrier who led to the inaugural Toyota Classic in 2005 and again in 2011. we had to defend professional football as To me that was an important reason. We won we were the only professional left in the competition and we felt the onus was on us to defend local football.”

Three minutes after the item, Connection had a great to find the back of the net again, Joevin Jones disappointingly Benjamin’s cross high and with Marchan at his mercy the six yard area.

Benjamin had an himself after making a in the 29th minute but curled his effort towards the far post, too

Former W Connection player Cupid was very ambitious for in the 20 th minute with a strike from 22 yards out. And a similar position in the 34th Ryan Fredericks also overbar as Sando looked for the

Sando had a decent buildup on a in the 39 th minute but lost their by the final third and only won a wide effort from 26 out by Devon Modeste.

The former St. Rangers attacker then won his a free-kick in the 42 nd minute but Kemuel take was also wide of the goal.

In the 45 th minute Rivers, another Connection player, dribbled his way the area and squared a cross was inches to high for the liking of inside the six yard area as again failed to find the of the net.

Two minutes inside the period Sando were in front of goal after goalkeeper Julani Archibald Cupid’s cross which was up by defender Russell. Teba Mc another former Connection hooked the spilled ball the area to find teammate Smith who wasted just of the far upright.

Mc Knight was limited in a dominated by the presence of Connection and defensive midfielder Gerard a possible nominee for the match as well as teammate Arcia.

it was Sando’s Cupid that of the tournament sponsor Toyota and Tobago selected as their MVP of the

But the humble St. Kitts/Nevis international was elated to lead Connection to the as captain.

“This isn’t my (title with W Connection,” G. Williams. “But it’s my (title) as captain. So I feel tonight.

“I was motivated for the game. I to win the trophy for the team as captain for the time. I’m thankful we played as a team and we deserve it in the

“Sometimes it is difficult being but with the responsibilities, you have to work had and try your best so can look up to you and see you as a better leader,” the 25 year-old.

W Connection survived an free-kick two yards inside the in the 63 rd minute and in the 74 th minute needed save out of Archibald to deny from a free-kick just the area.

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Connection later their advantage, but were not to concede in the 86 th minute thanks to saves by Archibald.

First the St. international goalie kept out a strike, then the follow-up by Mc Knight before the second was hit just wide of the far upper by former Connection midfielder Drayton.

And in the 90 th minute Cupid’s from distance earned him after it swooshed just of the far upright.

It was the total opposite from the Sando fans referee Neil Brizan The official, who once stopped the for fan-interruption was booed by angry fans.

Nevertheless an entertaining tournament and prevailed.

“I think the was a good game,” admitted “W Connection showed experience and dominance in the football. I my players before the match to go out and enjoy themselves and have a game because we did good to (the Final). We reached Final) and yes we wanted to win but we knew we coming up against a good a better team in the sense of But I think my players stood up to the and gave a good performance.”

It was for Connection however.

“The important thing from our was to win the game to get the result. We had all the hard in the other games, and today was the day to ourselves champions.

Club 0 2 W Connection

Hashim Arcia Jomal Williams 79’

Sando 1. Andre Marchan(gk), 11. Mc Knight(capt.), 4. Anthony Parris, 5. Drayton(Yellow Card), 6. Kemuel Card), 8. Kerron Smith(9. Downing 77 th minute), 13. Kern 19. Ryan Fredericks, 20. Dwayne 22. Corneal Thomas, 24. Devon Card)

Unused substitutes 33. Julian(gk), 10. Andy London, 21. Britto, 18. Andre Phillip, 25. Armstrong

Coach Anthony Streete

W 18. Jelani Archibald(gk), 3. Gerard 15. Mekeil Williams, 10. Joevin 14. Hashim Arcia, 7. Silvio Celio Da Silva Santos 83 rd 19. Leslie Joel Russell, 24. Ananias Jordao Jr. 27. Yefer Jomal Williams 66 th minute), 65. Benjamin Jr.(29. Mickaeel Jem 74 th minute) 2. Kurt Frederick(Yellow

Unused substitutes 22. Aquelius 25. Christian Viveros, 39. Alvin 28. Jhon Stiven Reyes

Coach Stuart Charles

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