Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 25th 2014 Contents 4 in its last league match but went on to reach the First Citizens Cup final before
going under to Central FC by a similar 1-0 margin and will be a well rested bunch
after their Toyota Classic meeting last Friday with last year s runner-up with Club
Sando was also rained out.
In the opener at Macoya, Caledonia AIA coming off as 3-0 triumph against
1976 Phoenix FC in the Toyota Classic does battle with St Ann s Rangers.
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With surprise Digicel T&T Pro League leaders,
San Juan Jabloteh on a bye, the chasing quintet of
Central FC, Police, Caledonia, Defence Force and
Japs North East Stars will all have their eyes set on
taking over top spot when matches resume today
after a two-week break.
The break was to facilitate the recently concluded
18th Caribbean Football Union Cup Finals in Montego
Bay, Jamaica and the opening round of the 2014 Toyota
Classic competition which began on Friday last.
Currently, the youthful Jabloteh sits atop the nine-
team table with eight points from four matches, while
Central FC and Police are next with seven points each,
followed by Caledonia, Defence Force and Stars, all
with six points apiece.
However, Caledonia and Defence Force have only
played three matches each, while defending champions
DirecTV W Connection are next with four points, also
from three matches followed by Pt Fortin Civic with
one, and pointless St Ann s Rangers.
Today, Central FC and Defence Force will lock horns
in the feature match of a double-header at the Ato
Boldon Stadium, Couva from 8 pm with the league
lead at stake for the winner.
However, the "Teteron Boys" who were whipped
by Caledonia 3-1 in their last league fixture on Novem-
ber 4, are still expected to enter the match the more
confident of both teams after bashing Super League
club, Petrotrin Palo Seco 6-0 led by a Devorn Jorsling
hat-trick in the Toyota Classic round-of-16 on Saturday
at Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya.
On the other hand, the Central "Sharks" were beaten
in their last Pro League outing, 2-3 by Police on
November 9 but went on to make a successful defence
of their First Citizens Cup title while their Toyota
Classic encounter against Super League s La Horquetta
SA was postponed to Friday due to heavy rainfall that
made the Couva venue unplayable last Friday.
From 6 pm at Couva today, defending champions
W Connection will be keen to make up for the dis-
appointment of their shock 3-4 penalty-kicks loss to
Super League s WASA after a 1-1 in the kick off of
their Toyota Classic defence on Saturday night with
victory over southern rivals, Pt Fortin Civic.
Despite their poor start to the campiagn, which has
left it without a league win from their three matches,
Pt Fortin will be buoyed for the contest after a 3-0
blanking of St Ann s Rangers in their Toyota Classic
last-16 match on Sunday at Mahaica Oval.
Up at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, Police will
be keen to extend its two-match league winning streak
and three overall, when it faces Stars from 8 pm.
The resurgement lawmen started the season with
a 0-0 draw against Jabloteh, before a 4-2 loss against
Defence Force was followed by impressive wins against
Rangers (3-2) and a stunning 3-2 defeat of Central
FC while it ousted Guaya United 2-1 in the Toyota
Classic on Sunday at the St James Barracks.
Stars was edged out 1-0 by Jabloteh on November
Crayus Rampersad scored a goal in each half to
lead Edinburgh 500 FC to a comprehensive 5-1 bash-
ing of cellar-placed Leeds FC and certain of second
spot in the CRIL-sponsored Central Football Asso-
ciation Premier Division on Saturday.
Rampersad got the opener at the Edinburgh 500
Recreation Ground as early as the 15th minute but
had to wait until the 57th to double his team s lead
only for Dillon Skeete to cut the lead in half four min-
This was quickly followed by a 62nd minute own
goal and a strike from Stephen Julien four minutes
later to put the match out of reach before Calvi Grazette
added his name to the scorers a minute from full-
With the win, Edinburgh carried its points tally to
33 from 14 matches, nine behind already crowed cham-
pions Cunupia FC, but out of reach of the chasing
duo of Enterprise Youths (26) and Perseverance United
FC (23) who have two and three matches left to play.
For the runner-up spot, Edinburgh 500 will collect
$7,500 while third collects $6,000 and fourth, $3,000.
The match between Edinburgh 500 and Leeds FC,
which stayed bottom of the nine-team table with four
points was the only one played in the last round as
Cunupia FC, Perserverance United and Enterprise Life
Sports all got default wins over Arawak Combined FC
on Thursday, and Saturday, over Harlem Strikers and
Arawak Combined FC again respectively.
Cunupia which earned $16,000 for the Premier
Division triumph also qualified as the first team to
the T&T Football Federation "Champion of Cham-
pions" Tournament, a qualifier to the National Super
It was also the third title from as many competitions
for far for Cunupia which also won the CFA FA Tropy
and Hugo Francis Memorial Cup already this season
while it is also through to the semifinals of the Sanitank
League Cup against Xtrafoods Chaguanas on Wednes-
day while Enterprise Life Sport and Enterprise Youths
meet in the other. The final is carded for Saturday
Rampersad secures second spot for Edinburgh
CRIL CFA Premier Division results:
Harlem Strikers vs Edinburgh 500 - Did Not Play
Cunupia FC 3 vs Arawak 0 Combined FC - Cunupia
won by default
Perseverance Utd FC 3 vs Harlem Strikers 0 -
Perseverance Utd won by default
Edinburgh 500 5 (Crayus Rampersad 15th, 57th,
own goal 62nd, Stephen Julien 66th, Calvi Grazette
89th) vs Leeds 1 (Dillon Thomas 61st)
Enterprise Life Sport FC 3 vs Arawak Combined 0
Sanitank Cup semifinals:
Wednesday December 3
Xtrafoods Chaguanas vs Cunupia FC
Enterprise Life Sport vs Enterprise Youths
Final: Saturday December 6
Today's Digicel T&T Pro League matches:
Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
W Connection vs Pt Fortin Civic, 6pm
Central FC vs Defence Force, 8pm
Venue: Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya
St Ann's Rangers vs Caledonia AIA, 6pm
Police vs North East Stars, 8pm
Current CFA Premier Division standings:
Enterprise Youths 14 8 2 4 24 20 26
Arawak Combined 14 2 1 11 16 47 7
Pro League up for grabs
Leaders Jabloteh on bye
Defence Force striker and captain, Devorn Jorsling, left, shrugs off the challenge
of Petrotrin Palo Seco's Angus John in their Toyota Classic round-of-16 clash at
the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya on Saturday. Jorsling scored a hat-trick in his
team's 6-0 win. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
Current Digicel T&T Pro League standings:
Pt Fortin Civic
St Ann's Rangers
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