Morvant Caledonia blanks Rangers 2-zip

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 16:45

Joshua Alexan­der and Je­vick Mac Far­lane scored late for Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed to end a four-match win­less streak and achieve a 2-0 vic­to­ry over Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers, that moved them in­to sec­ond spot on the 11-team T&T Pro League stand­ing on Tues­day at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo.

The teams went in­to the en­counter lev­el on 10 points, with a chance to se­cure the run­ner-up po­si­tion, but at the end of the first 45 min­utes, the teams were locked at 0-0 as their de­fend­ers stood firm in the face of at­tacks from their op­po­nents. How­ev­er, with six min­utes left in the con­test, Alexan­der put Cale­do­nia ahead, be­fore Mac Far­lane added the in­sur­ance item in the 92nd minute to push the club to 13 points in­to sec­ond, but from two match­es more than lead­ers De­fence Force (14 points) who had no match sched­ule, while Rangers slipped to fifth.

 

The win was the first for Mor­vant Cale­do­nia team since their 1-0 win over San Juan Jabloteh on Jan­u­ary 3, and will no doubt serve as a con­fi­dence boost­er for first-time coach and for­mer na­tion­al cap­tain Den­sil "Bleed­er" Theobald whose next as­sign­ment is a top-of-the clash with the "Teteron Men" on Sat­ur­day at Ato Boldon Sta­di­um, Cou­va.

Ear­li­er, at Mu­cu­rapo, in the open­ing match, San Juan Jabloteh found their scor­ing touch in a 5-2 come-from-be­hind thump­ing of AC Port-of-Spain.

For­mer na­tion­al Un­der-20 cap­tain Jean-Luc Rochford pushed AC Port-of-Spain ahead as ear­ly as the fourth minute, but the na­tion­al youth team duo of Justin Arau­jo-Wil­son and Mic­ah Lan­siquot hit back with strikes in the 14th and 15th min­utes re­spec­tive­ly to put Jabloteh ahead 2-1.

AC Port-of-Spain then added to their woes when La Shawn Roberts turned the ball in­to his net and his team was trail­ing 3-1 at the half-time in­ter­val.

Eight min­utes in­to the sec­ond-half, Jabloteh put the re­sult be­yond doubt, thanks to Re­nal­do Fran­cois. How­ev­er, AC Port-of-Spain had oth­er ideas and got a sec­ond goal back through Sedale Mc Lean to keep the match alive.

But their faint hopes of mount­ing a come­back quick­ly fad­ed when Shakiyl Phillip net­ted a fifth item for Jabloteh, a penal­ty, five min­utes from the fi­nal whis­tle to hand coach Kei­th Jef­freys his sec­ond win of the sea­son from sev­en match­es.

At the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Cou­va, de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons W Con­nec­tion con­tin­ued their march up the ta­ble with a 2-0 win over cel­lar-placed Cunu­pia FC with goals from Kurt Fred­er­ick in the 18th minute, and Isa­iah Hud­son, in the 61st minute.

In the oth­er match, Pt Fortin Civic cel­e­brat­ed play­ing their first match at their Ma­haica Oval, Pt Fortin home this sea­son with a come-from-be­hind 2-1 vic­to­ry over for­mer three-time cham­pi­ons Cen­tral FC.

Nip­py Che Ben­ny si­lenced the Pt Fortin crowd when he put the vis­i­tors ahead in the 17th minute, but with­in four min­utes Kervile Je­re­mi­ah drew Civic lev­el be­fore Shakuile Williams net­ted the game-win­ner in the 35th minute.

TUES­DAY'S RE­SULTS

San Juan Jabloteh 5 (Justin Arau­jo-Wil­son 14th, Mic­ah Lan­siquot 15th, La Shawn Roberts 39th o.g, Re­nal­do Fran­cois 53rd, Shakiyl Phillip 85th pen) vs AC Port-of-Spain 2 (Jean-Luc Rochford 4th, Sedale Mc Lean 71st)

Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Utd 2 (Joshua Alexan­der 84th, Je­vick Mac Far­lane 92nd) vs La Hor­quet­ta Rangers 0

W Con­nec­tion 2 (Kurt Fred­er­ick 18th, Isa­iah Hud­son 61st) vs Cunu­pia FC 0

Pt Fortin Civic 2 (Kerville Je­re­mi­ah 22nd, Shakuile Williams 35th) vs Cen­tral FC 1 (Che Ben­ny 17th)

Lat­est Team Stand­ings

Teams*P*W*D*L*F*A*Pts

1. De­fence Force FC*6*4*2*0*8*4*14

2. Mor­vant Cale­do­nia*8*3*4*1*9*6*13

3. W Con­nec­tion*6*3*2*1*11*4*11

4. Po­lice FC*7*3*2*2*9*6*11

5. L.H Rangers*7*3*1*3*18*11*10

6. Pt Fortin Civic*6*2*3*1*8*6*9

7. Cen­tral FC *8*2*3*3*8*9*9

8. Jabloteh*7*2*2*3*7*11*8

9. AC Port-of-Spain*7*2*1*4*9*20*7

10. Club San­do*7*1*3*3*5*9*6

11. Cunu­pia FC*7*0*3*4*4*10*3

 

Top scor­ers:

6 - Keion Wil­son (Po­lice FC)

5 - Kervile Je­re­mi­ah (Pt Fortin Civic)

4 - Keron Cum­mings (La Hor­quet­ta Rangers), Rashad Hy­a­centh (AC PoS),

3 - Shaq­keem Joseph (Club San­do), Sean Bon­val (Cen­tral FC), Aaron Richards (Mor­vant Cale­do­nia), Ja­mal Creighton (La Hor­quet­ta Rangers)

 

Up­com­ing match­es

On Fri­day (HCS, Mu­cu­rapo)

Po­lice FC vs AC Port-of-Spain, 6 pm

W Con­nec­tion vs San Juan Jabloteh, Ato Boldon Sta­di­um, Cou­va, 6 pm

Pt Fortin Civic vs Cunu­pia FC, Ma­haica Oval, Pt Fortin, 7 pm

On Sat­ur­day

(Live on TTT)

Cen­tral FC vs La Hor­quet­ta Rangers, Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um, Mal­abar, 3.15 pm.

De­fence Force vs Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed, Ato Boldon Sta­di­um, Cou­va, 4 pm

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