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Point Fortin Civic will be hoping to cut
four-time Digicel T&T Pro League cham-
pion DirecTV W Connection lead at the
top of the nine-team table to seven points,
when it welcomes Caledonia AIA to the
Mahaica Oval from 3.30 pm today.
W Connection, with 33 points at the top,
sits out this weekend matches as its fixture
against defending champion Defence Force
will be rescheduled.
The soldiers, coming off a month-long
self-imposed suspension from all sporting
activities issued by the T&T Defence Force,
will only return to action on Tuesday in a
rescheduled round two match against Central
FC from 6 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium,
League newcomer Pt Fortin is second on
the table with 23 points from 14 matches
followed by Police with 21 and Caledonia,
a further point behind.
And despite last night s matches, the men
from "Deep South" will still be in second
spot by the time they kick-off against the
Jamaal Shabazz-coached Caledonia.
Speaking ahead of today s encounter for-
mer national and W Connection midfielder
Reynold Carrington, the coach of Pt Fortin,
said his team hopes to maintain the pressure
on the leader.
He said, "Our whole intention is to keep
the pressure on and judging from our last
game (2-0 against San Juan Jabloteh) we
can say that we have improved a lot and we
are starting to get better footing in this round
than we did in round one. It s also good to
also see our new players have fitted well
with the rest of the squad."
But he admitted, "Caledonia wouldn t be
an easy opponent. They defeated us in the
first round and it s a result we would want
to turn around in our favour on Saturday
The resurgent Pt Fortin is the league s in-
form club with four wins and two draws
from its last six matches with its last defeat,
ironically coming against Caledonia (2-1).
Since then, Caledonia s form has been
inconsistent with wins draws against Central
FC and Police, both 1-1 a loss to Stars, 0-
2 and wins over Jabloteh (1-0) and Rangers
(3-0) in their last two matches.
Th Morvant/Laventille club is also pushing
for a top-two finish, and is undefeated in
its last three matches, which makes the
Mahaica Oval-clash an interesting one to
"I think it s going to be a huge game for
both teams and the league," said Shabazz.
"We certainly want to go all out (in this
one) because despite not being in our best
form, we are still picking up important points
along the way. We hope that this game
against Point will be the game that defines
our real rhythm."
The Caledonia boss also knocked Point
Fortin s seasonal spectators adding, "It
seems Civic and their fans have a glass door,
because they only come out when their team
Shabazz will be without the services of
American midfielder Ralph Lundy, who
scored twice in his team s last outing a 3-
0 win St Ann s Rangers after he picked up
an ankle injury in training, and striker Jamal
Gay, who only returned to training this week
after suffering a broken nose during his
team s 1-0 win over Jabloteh on January 31.
Tobago s Bethel United, a team stuck in the rel-
egation zone for the better part of the season, will
host Siparia Spurs in a virtual six-pointer when
the lone blink/bmobile National Super League fix-
ture kicks off at Montgomery Recreation Ground,
from 4 pm.
Siparia, despite sitting sixth out of 13 teams is not
safe from the drop. Only four points separate the
club and both FC Santa Rosa and Bethel United, the
top two teams in the three-team relegation zone.
Spurs has also played 22 matches, one more than
Santa Rosa and Bethel. Defence Force currently occu-
pies the bottom spot, and no confirmation has been
made on whether the team will replay its outstanding
fixtures or suffer default losses.
Following this weekend s matches, only one round
(rescheduled Match Day 21 fixtures) will be played,
next weekend, which will determine the champion
and the relegated teams. Following the final match-
day, a committee will decide Defence Force s fate in
this season s competition.
Defence Force was scheduled to meet Club Sando,
tomorrow, but the fixture has once again been post-
poned. Therefore, runner-up Guaya will have the
opportunity to re-take the lead and go level with
Club Sando on matches played, when the 2012/2013
Eastern Counties champion takes the trip to Arouca,
to face a revitalised FC Santa Rosa.
Pt Fortin faces
Caledonia AIA's Tyrone Charles, centre, tumbles under pressure from St Ann's Rangers' Kennedy Isles, left, and Keron Alexander during
their Digicel T&T Pro League match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, on February 7. Caledonia won 3-0.
PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
clash in fight
ClubSando 2217326524 54
GuayaUnited 21 17 1 3 54 25 52
MalabarFC 2215347732 48
StokelyVale 22 9 2 11 35 47 29
RealMaracas 22 8 4 1037 30 28
SipariaSpurs 22 6 6 1045 47 24
JoePublicFC 21 5 6 1029 38 21
FCSantaRosa 21 5 5 11 28 47 20
BethelUnited 21 5 5 11 29 51 20
DefenceForce 16 5 3 8 23 44 18
Bethel United v Siparia Spurs, Montgomery
Recreation Ground, 4 pm
FC Santa Rosa v Guaya United, YTC Ground,
Arouca, 4 pm
Westside Superstarz v Stokely Vale, Debe
Recreation Ground, Long Circular Road, 4 pm
Real Maracas v Joe Public, Maracas Recreation
Ground, St Joseph, 4 pm
Club Sando v Defence Force - Postponed
1976 FC Phoenix - Bye
Joe Public v Malabar FC,
Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, 4 pm
Stokely Vale v WASA FC,
Plymouth Recreation Ground, 4 pm
FC Santa Rosa v Club Sando,
UTT Ground, O'Meara, 4 pm
Real Maracas v Bethel United,
Palo Seco Velodrome, 4 pm
Siparia Spurs v Guaya United,
Palo Seco Velodrome, 4 pm
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