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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, December 18, 2014
Three different players were on target as Cale-
donia AIA brough newly Toyota Classic champi-
ons, Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh back down to
earth with a 4-1 spanking at the Hasely Crawford
Stadium, Mucurapo on Tuesday night.
In the other match at Mucurapo, Defence Force
struggles continued in a 1-1 draw with beaten Toyota
Classic finalist Pt Fortin Civic.
With the win Caledonia climbed above defending
champions, DirecTV W Connection (ten points)
into second spot with 11 points, two behind leaders
and First Citizen Cup winners Central FC while
Police FC (nine) and Jabloteh (eight) slipped to fourth
and fifth respectively, followed by North East Stars
and Defence Force, both with seven apiece.
On Tuesday, Jabloteh entered the contest in a
buoyant mood having defeated Pt Fortin 4-2 on
penalty-kicks after a 1-1 draw in their Toyota Classic
final on Friday at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
to end a six-year trophy drought.
And second year coach, Keith Jeffrey was hopeful
his youthful squad would carry on from where they
left off, however, instead his team suffered a second
straight lopsided league loss, after a 4-0 blowout
to Central FC a week ago at the same venue.
Caledonia which went into the match, unbeaten
in its last three league outings and two straight 1-
1 draws took a 2-0 lead into the half via goals from
Nathan Lewis in the 20th minute and Kareem Joseph
in the 26th.
Caledonia s Pernell Schultz made it 3-0 in the
56th when he beat goalkeeper Toyota Classic "Most
Valuable Player" award recipient Shane Mattis from
the penalty spot after he was brought in the box
by Garth Thomas and three minutes later Jabloteh
defender Dario Holmes wayward back pass eluded
Mattis to extend the lead to 4-0.
Jabloteh did manage a consolation on the night,
in the 64th minute through substitute forward Johan
Peltier, following an excellent build-up.
Defence Force dominated early on and saw efforts
from midfielder Jerwyn Balthazar (28th) and forward
Richard Roy (34th) came back into play off the
frame of the post to leave both teams goalless at
But within seconds of the restart, the "Teteron
Boys" finally broke the deadlock through Richard
Roy who connected on Jemel Sebro s right side
cross past goalkeeper Marvin Phillip.
Pt Fortin then created chances through defender
Kevin Rouse, who headed wide of an open net in
the 51st minute and defender Weslie John, who was
denied in the 80th minute by an excellent Sheldon
Clarke save to get level.
However, with nine minutes left, the equaliser
eventually came through an own goal as towering
Defence Force sweeper Glynn Franklyn s attempted
clearance from a dangerous cross, sliced past a help-
less Clarke and into his own net for a 1-1 score and
share of the points.
Today, Central FC will have a chance to remain
top of the league ahead of the Christmas break
when it faces Japs North East Stars in the feature
match of a double-header at the Ato Boldon Sta-
dium, Couva from 8 pm.
Two hours earlier at the same venue, W Con-
nection will hope to keep the pressure on its Couva
neighbours and retake second spot for the least
when it tackles surprise package so far this campaign
W Connection is expected to be at full-strength,
Police will be without veteran striker Hector Sam,
who sits out the last of his three-match suspension.
Following today s matches the league takes a break
until January 9.
Tuesday's Digicel T&T Pro League results:
Caledonia AIA 4 (Nathan Lewis 20th, Kareem
Joseph 26th, Pernell Schultz 56th pen, own goal
59th) vs San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Johan Peltier
Defence Force 1 (Richard Roy 46th) vs Pt
Fortin Civic 1 (own goal 81st)
Digicel T&T Pro League standings:
WConnection531 1 103 10
Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
W Connection vs Police FC, 6 pm
Central FC vs North East Stars, 8 pm
STRENGTH: Caledonia AIA's Jameel Neptune, right, barges down on goal under
pressure from Shaquille Bertrand, left, of Play Whe San Juan Jabloteh during their
Digicel T&T Pro League match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Tuesday
night. Caledonia won 4-1. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
Caledonia brings Jabloteh down to earth
....Central, W Connection play today
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