HFX Wanderers’ Akeem Garcia scored the opening goal with a well-placed penalty during a 2-0 win over Guelph United in the Preliminary Round of the 2022 Canadian Championship.

HFX Wanderers FC took a step closer to the Voyageurs’ Cup on Tuesday, booking their ticket to the Canadian Championship quarter-finals win over League1 Ontario outfit Guelph United.

Trinidadian striker Garcia got the CPL team on the board first with a penalty kick just over 20 minutes in, and Aidan Daniels doubled their lead at the hour mark with a screamer from outside the box to cap off a deceptive set-piece routine.

Although Guelph defended well and managed to get the ball up-field a few times, they ultimately couldn’t quite find the breakthrough they wanted. The Wanderers, therefore, will move on to the last eight, where they will take on MLS outfit Toronto FC.

The driving force behind the CPL side’s possession dominance on Tuesday was the way they commanded the centre of the park. With the trio of the captain, Trinidadian Andre Rampersad, Aidan Daniels, and Pierre Lamothe all playing primarily in the central channels, they were able to utterly dominate that part of the pitch and break up almost all of Guelph’s attempts to play directly through the middle.

All three players were in the double figures for duels as they each looked to step up on players trying vainly to dribble into midfield. Halifax seemed to establish a pattern of Rampersad winning the ball (he did so ten times) and pushing it toward Daniels or Lamothe, both of whom would drive forward before trying to feed it to wingers Sam Salter or Cory Bent.


Irina-Camelia Begu yesterday was fined US$10,000 by the French Tennis Federation after she threw her racket and it bounced off the clay and into the stands during a match at the French Open on Thursday.

West Indies left-arm seamer Obed McCoy produced an outstanding performance as Rajasthan Royals trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets, yesterday, to surge into tomorrow’s final of the Indian Premier League.

The 25-year-old McCoy, with just 13 T20 International to his name, belied his experience with a spell of three for 23 from four overs which helped limit RCB to an insufficient 157 for eight from their 20 overs, despite Rajat Patidar’s 58 off 42 deliveries.

The NLCL U-19 Community Cup is now down to the best eight teams, who will contest the quarter-final (knockout) matches this weekend at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

Proceeding to the knockout phase were six teams from Trinidad. They are Soccer Made Simple FC, Cox Football Academy, Malabar Young Stars, Gasparillo Youths, Cantaro United and Point Fortin Youth Football Academy. Advancing to the final eight from the sister isle of Tobago were Jaric Titans and Eagles FC.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul scored a career-best 184 while Vishaul Singh struck his ninth first-class century to give Guyana Harpy Eagles a 191-run first-innings lead against the Jamaica Scorpions yesterday, heading into the final day of the West Indies Championship match at Diego Martin Sporting Complex.

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are out of contention for the West Indies 4-Day Championship title after falling to a heavy innings and 22-run defeat against Barbados Pride on the third day of their fourth-round match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, yesterday.

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s title hopes were hanging by a thread yesterday after the Barbados Pride took a 161-run first innings lead before reducing the hosts to 51 for three at stumps with two days left in their fourth-round West Indies Four-Day Championship encounter at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.