• Sunday Apr 28, 2013

    Valencia closes in on CCL berth

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Haiti's Valencia took a massive step towards qualifying for the 2013/14 CONCACAF Champions League with a pulsating 4-3 win over Portmore United, while Boys' Town reignited its campaign with a 2-0 victory over Bayamon FC on Sunday at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.

    Valencia leads Group Two with maximum six points from two games, three ahead of the Jamaican pair of Boys' Town and Portmore United. Puerto Rico's Bayamon FC is still looking for its first points.

    A top-of-the-table clash between Valencia and Portmore produced a seven-goal thriller on a cool and windy evening.

    The Haitians jumped out to a sizeable advantage, scoring three goals before 35 minutes had passed.

    Jean Robert's 21st minute goal was sandwiched by an Augustin Walson brace. The 24-year-old struck in the sixth and 34th minutes to take his tournament total to three.

    Portmore United staged a furious second-half rally in an attempt to salvage at least a point. Sue-Lae McCalla pulled one back in the 69th minute and captain Adrian Reid nodded home 12 minutes later to slice the deficit to one.

    Substitute Joseph Roody sealed the win for Valencia, though, with his first goal of the competition in the 83rd minute.

    Ricardo Morris netted for Portmore's third in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

    In the nightcap, Boys' Town topped Bayamon courtesy of a double strike from Marvin Stewart, who scored in each half.

    Stewart converted from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute after referee Brian Willett whistled for a handball in the box.

    The 29-year-old made his presence felt again in the 53rd, slotting home from close range off an assist from substitute Adrian King.

    The competition continues on Tuesday with Portmore taking on Bayamon at 6:00 pm, followed an encounter between Valencia and Boys' Town at 8:00 pm.

    Group One
    In Couva, Trinidad, Caledonia AIA kept alive its hopes of qualifying for next season's CONCACAF Champions League on Sunday with a 3-1 over Antigua Barracuda FC at Ato Boldon Stadium.

    Jamal Gay (21') and Densill Theobald (34') scored in the first half to give the 2012 Caribbean Club Championship champion a 2-0 lead.

    Andre Manders pulled one back for Antigua in the 88th minute, before Caledonia's Keyon Edwards netted an insurance goal two minutes later.

    Barracuda and W Connection, which beat Caledonia 4-0 on Friday, will square off in the last group game on Tuesday.

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