Clico San Juan Jabloteh can retain the T&T Pro League title and capture its second Lucozade Sports “Big Six” crown, depending on the outcome of results in today’s penultimate round of competition, from 5 pm.
Second place W Connection, the only team with a chance to dethrone Jabloteh as league champions, is two points adrift in both competitions with only two matches left to play.
Today, the “San Juan Kings,” coming off a hard-fought 2-1 win over bmobile Joe Public on Tuesday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, meets North East Stars at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar.
At the same time, W Connection, also 2-1 winners on Tuesday over United Petrotrin, faces stumbling Joe Public at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya.
In the other match, Petrotrin host Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA at Palo Seco Recreation Ground.
If Jabloteh wins its match against Stars, and W Connection fails to pick up a win, then the Terry Fenwick-coached San Juan club will be crowned both the League and “Big Six” winners ahead of the top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.
Any other outcome for both clubs, then the Pro League and “Big Six” competitions will be decided on the final day of competition, as the points earned in the “Big Six” competition will be added to the league points to determine the overall league champion.
A separate prize is also at stake for the winner of the “Big Six” tournament.
In Tuesday’s win, Jabloteh got second half goals from Marvin Oliver (57th) and Jerol Forbes (65th) while Kerry Baptiste got a late consolation for Joe Public.
The “Savonetta Boys,” as W Connection are known, kept up their chances alive for both titles thanks to a 78th minute winner from Andre Toussaint at the Palo Seco Recreation Ground.
Clyde Leon had given W Connection a 39th minute lead, but ten minutes into the second half, Lyndon Diaz drew Petrotrin level, before Toussaint struck.
Stars climbed to third on both tables with a pulsating 3-2 win over Caledonia AIA at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya, in Tuesday’s other match.
Caledonia raced into a fourth minute lead when Conrad Smith found the back of the net, but on-loan signing Leslie “Tiger” Fitzpatrick got Stars back on even terms three minutes later.
Stars went ahead for the first time in the match through Anthony Wolfe in the 17th minute while Carlos Gonzales made it 3-1 nine minutes later.
In the second half, Guyanese international, Walter Moore got Caledonia back in contention when he scored in the 71st minute for a 3-2 score, but the Sangre Grande-based Stars managed to hold on.