Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 24th 2015 Contents A34
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Andujar of Dominican
Republic on points in
the final leg of the
Tuesday Night Boxing
at the Castle event,
has made to the
game globally, and
we wish him all the
West Indies Cricket
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Defence Force s efforts to extend its
lead at the top of the league by six
points, suffered a setback when Club
Sando fought down to the wire to earn
a share of the points when competition
in the Digicel T&T Pro League contin-
ued at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva
on Friday night.
Striker Devon Modeste converted a
90th minute penalty kick that guaranteed
Club Sando to a 1-1 draw with title hope-
fuls Defence Force in the first game of
In the second game, that also con-
cluded following a converted penalty by
forward Nathan Lewis for San Juan
Jabloteh, after letting a Sean Bonval-
inspired two-goal cushion slip, bounced
back to defeat Police FC 4-2.
Lewis, who ended the night with two
goals, gave the sixth place Jabloteh a 1-
0 lead after just six minutes, when he
smashed in a rebound from close up.
Winger Sean Bonval, in his first start
for the San Juan Kings, was brilliant in
the opening stages, which included put-
ting his team 2-0 up three minutes with
a headed goal from a throw in.
The 19-year-old Bonval was also
instrumental in the opening item after
his unstoppable run down the left and
into the box created the scoring chance
for striker Jamal Gay, who was denied
by goalkeeper Paul before Lewis fired in
However Police rebounded through a
goal each from scoring aces Makesi Lewis
and Kareem Freitas, separated by the
break, to level the scores 2-2.
Lewis, who was denied a second two
minutes from the half, was picked out
at the centre of the area in the 37th minute
by Jibri Mc David following a powerful
run down the left, and fired in a left-
footed strike past Jabloteh goalie Shemel
Louison to reduce the deficit.
Freitas equalised on 49 minutes when
his glancing header off a Christon Thomas
free kick sunk into Louison s goal.
Police were awarded the free-kick after
Jabloteh left-back Jerome Mc Intyre had
sent Kevin Lewis tumbling to ground.
Lewis was replaced injured.
The excitement didn t stop there.
Jabloteh were back in front 3-2 on the
hour mark when Lewis, who had earlier
been denied along with Gay by keeper
Paul, sent a strike beyond the Police
Paul was later ejected by a direct red
card out of referee Nicholas Gloudon s
pocket after hacking down Lewis in the
area on 90 minutes.
Jamaican defensive midfielder Adrian
Reid stepped up to the spot and converted
past defender Anton Hutchinson for a
4-2 score, putting a second comeback
attempt out of Police s reach.
Hutchinson had taken the responsibility
of "keeper as Police, with first choice
goalie Adrian Foncette currently on trials
in Turkey, stood without a back-up goal-
keeper on the substitutes" bench.
Police substitute Keon Wilson had two
bites of the cherry five minutes from
time at the edge of the six-yard area but
couldn t find the back of the net.
And a minute earlier an attempted
clearance by Jabloteh penalty scorer Fabian
Reid sliced a dangerous Freitas cross onto
his own crossbar, causing a scare for the
In the earlier game, referee Dennis
Changiah pointed to the penalty spot,
ruling a foul against Defence Force, who
were two minutes away from stretching
a six-point lead at the top of the DPL
Goalkeeper Sheldon Clarke, who had
made a superb 23rd minute save to deny
Kevon Woodley, picked the correct side.
But Modeste clinical penalty strike flew
beyond the Clarke s reach to earn the
seventh positioned Sando their 11th point
of the season.
Meanwhile, Defence Force (28 points),
with their one point earned, are now four
points clear of defending DPL champions
Central FC (24 points), which must tackle
last season s runners-up W Connection
(22 points) from 4 pm this afternoon at
the same Ato Boldon Stadium.
Defence Force, without instrumental
midfielder and the team s top scorer this
season, Jerwyn Balthazar, had broken the
deadlock through a headed goal in the
57th minute from midfielder Sean Narcis,
who failed to continue beyond the 83rd
minute with suspected muscle spasm.
The veteran defensive midfielder put
the ball past goalkeeper Kelvin Henry at
the back post, but had right-back Curtis
Gonzales to credit.
Gonzales provided the perfect delivery
from a cross that left the Sando defence,
including Henry beaten.
Striker Hashim Arcia, 27, a pre-season
acquisition, got his first Defence Force
start of the season in the absence of Balt-
hazar, but definitely needs more time in
shaking off the rust and becoming his
Arcia created a 12th minute scoring
chance for Ross Russell Jr, who fired wide,
before sending a half-volleyed attempt
just high on 24 minutes.
Defence Force substitute Kellon Serrette
had the best chance to snatch victory
after he was played towards goal in stop-
page-time, but Sando goalkeeper who
had much earlier blanked substitute
Richard Roy, produced another shutout.
Balthazar along with midfielder Kerry
Joseph are on international duty this
weekend with the Trinidad and Tobago
Futsal team in Cuba for Caribbean qual-
ifying stage of the FIFA Futsal World Cup
Defence Force 1 (Sean Narcis 57') vs Club Sando 1
(Devon Modeste 90' penalty)
San Juan Jabloteh 4 (Nathan Lewis 6', 60', Sean
Bonval 9', Adrian Reid 90'+3) vs Police FC 2 (Makesi
Lewis 37', Kareem Freitas 49')
St Ann's Rangers vs Morvant Caledonia United @ Larry
Gomes Stadium, 3.30 pm
Central FC vs W Connection @ Ato Boldon Stadium,
Match Referee: Nicholas Gloudon
Sando converts late
penalty to deny Army
Central FC's Andre Ettienne, left, eludes the tackle of Defence Force's Ross Russell
Jr in their 2015/2016 Digicel T&T Pro League clash at the Hasely Crawford Stadium,
Mucurapo on Tuesday night. The match ended 0-0. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS.
MADRID---Six cyclists from
the Giant-Alpecin team were
hospitalised and are in stable
condition after being hit by a car
while training in Spain, the team
Giant-Alpecin said on its
website that cyclists Warren
Barguil of France, Germans John
Degenkolb and Max Walscheid,
American Chad Haga, Swede
Fredrik Ludvigsson, and Ramon
Sinkeldam of the Netherlands
were involved in the incident
near the Spanish town of Calpe.
It said that while training "a
car coming from the other
direction rode into the group of
riders head on."
The team added that all six
riders are in stable condition
after being taken to two local
Team doctor Anko Boelens
said on the team's website that
"everyone is conscious, stable
The emergency services for
the Mediterranean region of
Valencia said on their Twitter
account that an "English woman
driving a car ran over six cyclists"
of Giant-Alpecin after "driving
into on-coming traffic." (AP)
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