Friday was a bad night for South teams, and so two East sides--San Juan Jabloteh and Joe Public--will now contest the First Citizens Cup semi-finals on September 25 against North outfits Defence Force and Ma Pau.
First Citizens Cup
DEFENCE FORCE booked a September 18 First Citizens Cup quarter-final meeting with Caledonia AIA after edging Tobago United 2-1 in a preliminary round play-off on Friday at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.
Credit to Defence Force goalie Selwyn George on Wednesday night erasing what was a terrible afternoon for goalkeepers in the double header of the 2008 First Citizens Cup qualifiers at the Larry Gomes Stadium.
W Connection stuck a six on Friday night at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium against Joe Public in a thriller encounter of the 2008 First Citizens Cup final—Yes, their sixth overall win of the most prestigious knockout title on the TT Pro League calendar and the first place cash prize of $65,000.00.
In spite of his club Caledonia AIA going under 2-0 to eventual First Citizens Cup winners W Connection in the final of the competition, midfielder Marvin Oliver was unanimously voted as the MVP of the month long knockout tournament.
Bmobile Joe Public and CLICO San Juan Jabloteh will renew hostilities in roughly a week's time after the two top north-east T&T Pro League clubs booked a First Citizens Cup semi-final round meeting with victories in the round of eight on Friday night.
Striker Randolph Jerome held his nerve to beat goalkeeper Brian James after Starworld Strikers won a penalty in the second half to take home the First Citizens Cup third place and $20,000 in cash.