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NYFL 2023: Rained-out quarters set for Tue, with Crown Trace, Union Hall and Jaguars trying to advance

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The quarterfinal fixtures of the 2023 Republic Cup National Youth Football (NYFL) will resume tomorrow, on Indian Arrival Day, as tournament organisers adjust to yesterday’s rained-out matches.

Only two matches were played in full on Sunday, as Defence Force made light of a 2-2 halftime score to trounce Ste Madeleine Strikers 8-2 in an Under-20 clash while Cox Coaching School cruised to a 4-0 win over Eastern Counties representatives, FC Duranta Youth Academy, in the Under-13 division.

Pro Series midfielder Thomas Decle (right) has a crack at goal while Beatnix SC midfielder Christian Baptiste looks on during Republic Cup NYFL U-17 quarterfinal action in St Augustine on 27 May 2023.
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The rains interrupted the following games at halftime, with South Zone Under-15 champs Cox Coaching School leading Central runners-up Evolution Football Academy 4-0, while Crown Trace FC and Malick Blue Lions were goalless in their Under-20 match-up.

The remaining matches never got started at all.

The clash between Cox Coaching School and Evolution FA has not been rescheduled—presumably because the latter team conceded the result, although Wired868 was unable to independently confirm as much.

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However, the other rescheduled quarterfinal matches will play tomorrow at the Republic Bank Sports Club in Barataria and the St Augustine Secondary School ground on Warren Street.

Crown Trace, the dominant outfit in Central, have a busy day with three of their teams trying to advance to the semifinals—after their under-13s were eliminated by QPCC on Saturday morning.

Crown Trace assistant coach Eric Alfred (right) rallies his troops.
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South Zone Under-15 runners-up, Union Hall FC, will also try to avoid a double defeat to East Zone champs FC Ginga, after the latter outfit prevailed via kicks from the penalty mark in their Under-13 clash.

From the five East Zone teams that played in the knockout stage so far, only Defence Force (U-20) and Ginga (U-13) prevailed—while Trincity Nationals (U-13) and the Under-17 pair of Tinto’s Sporting Academy and Beatnix Sports Club were eliminated.

Eastern Jaguars, the East Zone Under-20 runners-up, face an uphill challenge to stay alive when they tackle QPCC at the Republic Bank Sports Club in Barataria from 4pm tomorrow.

The lone fixture carded for Wednesday is an Under-15 quarterfinal clash between North Zone champs, Pro Series, and East Zone runners-up, Arima Semi-Pro Blasters Youth Academy.

Arima Blasters player Khamal Cromwell (left) tries to initiate an attack while Arima Araucans midfielder Aaron Gibbs looks on during Republic Cup NYFL East Zone U-15 action in Tacarigua on 16 April 2023.
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The following are the upcoming quarterfinal fixtures:

2023 Republic Cup NYFL Quarterfinal fixtures


(Tuesday 30 May)

Crown Trace FC vs QPCC FC, 11.15am, Republic Bank Sports Club

FC Ginga vs Union Hall FC, 1.30pm, Republic Bank Sports Club

(Wednesday 31 May)

Pro Series vs Arima Semi-Pro Blasters YA, 4.15pm, Eddie Hart #1

QPCC left back Darius Jordan (left) celebrates his opening goal with Luke Correia (centre) and Steven Griffin during Republic Cup NYFL U-17 action against Trendsetter Hawks at Serpentine Road on 13 May 2023.
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(Tuesday 30 May)

A: (Central 1) Crown Trace FC vs (North 2) QPCC, 9am, Republic Bank Sports Club;


(Tuesday 30 May)

Premier SC vs Eastern Counties United, 12pm, St Augustine Secondary School;

Crown Trace FC vs Malick Blue Lions, 2.15pm, St Augustine Secondary School;

*—Match resumes for second half with score at 0-0;

QPCC vs Eastern Jaguars, 4pm, Republic Bank Sports Club.

Premier SC forward Malachi Webb (left) sizes up Tinto’s Sporting Academy defender Anthony Phillips during Republic Cup NYFL U-17 quarterfinal action in St Augustine on 27 May 2023.
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NYFL Semifinal Match-ups (so far)


QPCC vs FC Ginga

Cardinals FA vs Cox Coaching School

Cardinals FA attacker Kayden Moraldo (left) tries to evade a Santa Cruz United opponent during Republic Cup NYFL U-13 action at Serpentine Road on 13 May 2023.
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Cox Coaching School vs Pro SeriesArima Semi-Pro Blasters YA

Crown Trace FC/ QPCC FC vs FC Ginga/ Union Hall FC

FC Ginga attacker Orlian Carrion Herrera (right) tries to hold off a Tinto’s Sporting Academy opponent during Republic Cup NYFL U-15 action in Tacarigua on 16 April 2023.
(Copyright Stephen John)


Premier Sports Club vs Crown Trace FC / QPCC

Point Fortin Youth Academy vs Pro Series

Point Fortin YA attacker Jeremiah Niles.
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Defence Force vs Crown Trace FC/ Malick Blue Lions,

Premier SC/ Eastern Counties United vs QPCC/ Eastern Jaguars

Editor’s Note: Click HERE for the results from the Republic Cup NYFL quarterfinal matches played thus far.