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Jorsling celebrates his goal.Caledonia AIA debutants Devorn Jorsling and Ataullah Guerra both found the back of the net on Tuesday evening at the Ato Boldon Stadium pulling the Morvant/Laventille side to a 2-1 comeback win over W Connection in their second League meeting.

The prediction was an uphill task for Caledonia having lost in two previous meetings against Connection this season. And also the fact that Connection were still fresh from lifting the 2011-12 season Toyota Classic trophy last Friday.

In just the 3rd minute Shahdon Winchester capitalized on a mixup between Caledonia goalie Zane Coker and defender Aquil Selby for an early 1-0 Connection advantage slotting into an open net in Tuesday's Digicel Pro League Round Two Match Day One fixture.

And in another play orchestrated by Winchester in the 7th minute, Matthew Bartholomew fired wide of the near post when he met Hashim Arcia's low cross from the left.

Caledonia had an excellent opportunity to level the scores in the 13th minute but striker Jamal Gay's shot on goal off Kareem Joseph's hard worked low cross.

But two minutes later, Christmas buy, striker Jorsling, leveled the scores 1-1 with a low leftfooted strike inside the six yard area past goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams.

And in the 20th minute Connection were rescued by an officiating error from assistant referee Victor who waved off a shout for goal by Caledonia after goalkeeper Williams clearly pulled out the ball after it crossed the line.

And on the other end Bartholomew, who flashed a shot wide of the far post earlier on, was probably the most disappointed player at the break - hitting the side netting in the 42nd minute and a minute later from another play directed his shot too close to goalkeeper Coker who made a save with his legs to send both teams level at the half.

Caledonia then jumped ahead on the hour mark with a 2-1 advantage when Guerra, who had a quiet first half, executed a superb scissor-kick from just inside the area to find the back of the net.

Jorsling was involved meeting Gay's pass before feeding the ball wide to Abdallah Phillips who provided the cross for Guerra - another Christmas addition at Caledonia.

Guerra's former club Adam's Construction San Juan Jabloteh were also in winners row on Tuesday evening with a 2-1 comeback win against DIRECTV North East Stars at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

And at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Police FC in its first match of the season walked away with a point against visiting St. Ann's Rangers at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium following a goalless draw.

Inactive leaders T&TEC remains with 13 points at the top, followed by Jabloteh(9 points) moving up to second and Connection(9 points) slipping in third with a lesser goals difference.

Connection would argue that they should have come away with a point against Caledonia when in the 90th minute of play a penalty shout was waved by referee Anaaz Mohammed, over ruling his first assistant Victor's flag after substitute Neil Benjamin was pulled down inside the area.

Despite a general poor opinion on the officiating, Caledonia supporters saw it as "even steven" after being denied a second item in the first half.

2011-12 Digicel Pro League Championship
Round Two Match Day One Results
Tuesday 13 December

W Connection 1 -  2 Caledonia AIA
Shahdon Winchester 3'  ; Devorn Jorsling 15', Ataullah Guerra 60'

Police FC 0 - 0 St. Ann's Rangers

North East Stars 1 - 2 San Juan Jabloteh
Anthony Wolfe 13'  ; Marvin Oliver 31', Sheldon Bateau 51'


W Connection-Jan Michael Williams (capt), Akeem Benjamin, Kemuel Rivers, Matthew Bartholomew, Gerrard Williams, Kern Cupid, Hashim Arcia (Keron Cummings 64th), Andre Quashie (Jomal Williams 72nd), Mekeil Williams, Joevin Jones (Neil Benjamin 75th), Shahdon Winchester.

Coach-Stuart Charles Fevrier.

Caledonia AIA-Zane Coker, Stephan David (capt), Nuru Abdullah Muhammad, Aquil Selby, Burton Sheldon Emmanuel (yellow card), Abdallah Phillips (Micah Lewis 76th), Kareem Joseph, Walter Moore, Devorn Jorsling (Keda Roderick 84th), Jamal Gay (Trevin Caesar 75th), Ataullah Guerra.

Coach-Jamaal Shabazz.