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Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
« Reply #150 on: November 29, 2018, 07:02:04 PM »
WATCH: T&T Pro League Round 2 Matchday #8 Highlights (Club Sando 8-0 St. Ann's Rangers, Central FC 2-1 Defence Force, San Juan Jabloteh 1-1 W Connection, Morvant Caledonia United 1-2 Police FC)

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Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
« Reply #151 on: November 30, 2018, 05:31:09 AM »
Rangers standing in W Connection title path.
T&T Guardian Reports.


W Con­nec­tion bid for a sixth T&T Pro League ti­tle and first since the 2013-2014 cam­paign was slowed on Wednes­day night af­ter a 1-1 draw with for­mer cham­pi­ons, San Juan Jabloteh at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo.

With joint sec­ond placed Po­lice FC edg­ing Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed 2-1 in the night’s open­er at the same venue to join the lead­ers on 33 points, the pres­sure was on the ‘Savonet­ta Boys’ to get a win to go in­to their fi­nal match­day en­counter with Ter­minix St Ann’s Rangers, need­ing on­ly a draw to be de­clared cham­pi­ons.

How­ev­er, the open­ing goal for the W Con­nec­tion against a stub­born Jabloteh didn’t’ come un­til the 65th-minute cour­tesy Neil Ben­jamin Jr.

But the league lead­ers’ joy was short-lived as Jabloteh hit back two min­utes lat­er thanks to Nick­el Orr to even up the match at 1-1 af­ter which both teams failed to find the win­ner.

With one round of match­es left for the top three teams, W Con­nec­tion heads the ta­ble with 34 points from 17 match­es, one ahead of Po­lice FC and three-time win­ners, Cen­tral FC.

The "Law­men" led from as ear­ly as the fourth minute via Ka­reem Fre­itas. Fel­low strik­er Jameel Per­ry dou­bled the ad­van­tage in the 62nd be­fore Keion Goodridge net­ted a 90th-minute con­so­la­tion for Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed which stayed on 27 points and out of the race for a top-two fin­ish. This will guar­an­tee Con­ca­caf Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fy­ing foot­ball in the Caribbean Foot­ball Union com­pe­ti­tion.

Down at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um, Cou­va, na­tion­al mid­field­er Du­ane Muck­ette de­ci­sive strike in the 75th minute se­cured a 2-1 win for Cen­tral FC over De­fence Force to stay in the chase for a fourth Pro League ti­tle in five years.

Akim Arm­strong had giv­en Cen­tral FC the lead in the fourth minute, but Rodell El­cock got De­fence Force on lev­el terms on the stroke of half-time, be­fore Muck­ette’s win­ner.

And in the night’s oth­er en­counter at Cou­va, Shack­iel Hen­ry scored a sec­ond-half hat-trick as Club San­do rout­ed St Ann’s Rangers 8-0 to move sole­ly in­to the fourth spot with 30 points and two match­es left to play.

Hen­ry got his goals in the 61st, 68th and 90th while Akeem Humphrey (18th & 76th) and Keron Corn­wall (80th & 82nd) banged in dou­bles, and Ty­rone Charles, the oth­er four min­utes in­to time added one.

With last year’s league cham­pi­ons North East Stars be­ing sus­pend­ed for two out its match­es due to fi­nan­cial prob­lems, the league has tak­en a de­ci­sion to resched­ule their out­stand­ing match­es against Club San­do and De­fence Force pri­or to the fi­nal match day for all teams while a de­ci­sion was made to award St Ann’s Rangers a 3-0 de­fault win over Stars for a called off en­counter.

How­ev­er, when the fi­nal round of match­es do kick off, W Con­nec­tion will be heav­i­ly fan­cied to com­plete its ti­tle chase as it faces cel­lar-placed North East Stars; while Cen­tral FC and Po­lice clash; and Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed meet Club San­do.

And in the oth­er match­es. Pt Fortin Civic comes up against De­fence Force FC while Jabloteh faces Rangers.

Wednes­day’s Re­sults

Cen­tral FC 2 (Akim Arm­strong 15th, Du­ane Muck­ette 75th) vs De­fence Force 1 (Rodell El­cock 45th)

Club San­do 8 (Shack­iel Hen­ry 61st, 68th, 90th, Akeem Humphrey 18th, 76th, Keron Corn­wall 80th, 82nd, Ty­rone Charles 94th) vs St Ann’s Rangers 0

San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Nick­el Orr 67th) vs W Con­nec­tion 1 (Neil Ben­jamin Jr 65th)

Po­lice FC 2 (Ka­reem Fre­itas 4th, Jameel Per­ry 62nd) vs Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed 1 (Keion Goodridge 90th)

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Pro League goes down to the wire
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


At least three teams in contention on final day

THE 2018 Pro League will be decided on the final day of action on December 5, with W Connection, Police, Central FC and Club Sando all in the title hunt.

After 17 matches, W Connection have a tally of 34 points, followed by Police and Central FC with 33 apiece. Club Sando, who have a game in hand against 2017 league winners North East Stars tomorrow at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva from 5 pm, are on 30 points.

W Connection’s final match will be against North East, but Police and Central FC are set to square off against each other in their last league fixture.

Also, on the final day programme, Club Sando will meet Morvant Caledonia United and Terminix St Ann’s Rangers will face San Juan Jabloteh.

On Wednesday, five-time league kings Connection dropped two crucial points as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Jabloteh, in the second of back-to-back matches at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

In the earlier game at Mucurapo, Police beat Morvant Caledonia United 2-1, and three-time champions Central edged Defence Force by a similar margin, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

Connection needed a win to maintain the three-point gap between themselves and their nearest rivals, Police and Central.

But the Stuart Charles Fevrier-coached outfit struggled to break down a disciplined Jabloteh squad.

Connection winger Neil Benjamin struck the post in the 17th minute, after goalkeeper Christopher Bigette parried a long-range shot from Kadeem Corbin.

Six minutes before the half-time interval, in-form striker Marcus Joseph met a corner from Jomal Williams, but his header went inches over the bar.

Connection changed gears in the second half, and bombarded the Jabloteh defence with a series of attacks.

Williams went close with a right-footed effort in the 48th; Corbin poked wide of the mark after collecting a pass from Joseph in the 53rd, and followed up with a scissor-kick attempt overbar in the 55th.

Joseph’s header, from a cross by left-back Kurt Frederick, missed the target by inches.

The pressure eventually paid off in the 63rd, as Frederick raced down the left and sent a ball which was missed by Joseph, but Benjamin was on hand to hit home from close range.

Jabloteh were not intent on leaving the match empty-handed, and national Under-20 midfielder Nickel Orr responded with an equaliser in the 66th, as he waltzed past three defenders (Triston Hodge, Frederick and Gerard Williams) before slotting his left-footed shot beyond the reach of goalie Julani Archibald.

Police got goals from Kareem Freitas (fourth) and Jameel Perry (62nd), with Keon Goodridge (90th) responding for Morvant Caledonia United.

Central FC stayed in the race to earn their fourth league crown in five seasons with a hard-fought victory over the Army-Coast Guard combination.

Akim Armstrong put Central ahead in the 15th minute, but Rodell Elcock equalised for Defence Force in the 45th. Duane Muckette got his name on the scoresheet in the 75th to ensure three vital points for Central.

Shackiel Henry notched a hat-trick as Club Sando hammered Terminix St Ann’s Rangers 8-0 in the first match at Couva.

Henry found the back of the net in the 61st, 68th and 90th minutes.

Akeem Humphrey (18th and 76th) and Keron Cornwall (80th and 82nd) each scored twice, and Tyrone Charles completed the rout, in the fourth minute of second half stoppage time.

On Tuesday, Point Fortin Civic registered a 3-1 victory over North East, at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima.

In related news, there will be a rescheduled league fixture today, with Point Fortin hosting Defence Force at the Mahaica Oval from 7 pm.

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Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
« Reply #152 on: December 03, 2018, 02:48:47 PM »
WATCH: Club Sando moves to second place in the T&T Pro League standings after a 6-2 hammering of North East Stars

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Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
« Reply #153 on: December 06, 2018, 08:45:38 AM »
Earl Jean: Destiny in our hands...W Connection look to win Pro League tomorrow
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


EARL JEAN, assistant coach of Pro League leaders W Connection, has made it clear that his team’s destiny is in their own hands, as they prepare to face North East Stars in their final 2018 league match tomorrow.

It will be a clash of the top and bottom-placed teams, in the second game of a double-header at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, from 8 pm.

More importantly, Connection – depending on other results – might need a win to secure their sixth Pro League crown, to add to their successes in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011-12 and 2013-14.

Connection are atop the ten-team standings with 34 points, with Club Sando, Police and Central FC next on 33.

At 6 pm tomorrow, Club Sando will battle Morvant Caledonia United at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, in Mucurapo,while Police and Central FC will square off at Couva.

On paper, Connection have the easiest match-up against the struggling outgoing champs.

Jean said in an interview on Tuesday, “We’ve been working tirelessly. We’ve been very, very focused. It’s (a win) on paper but we also dropped points to them in the league.”

Connection and Stars drew 1-1 in their previous league clash on September 22.

Jean, the deputy to veteran coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier, continued, “We’re in the best position, that’s the position you want to be in, at the top of the league. Everything is in our hands so we’re quite contented about that. We would not take anything for granted.

“We have been making solid preparations for North East Stars because they have nothing to lose. I think our players are ready, they’re eager and excited. A lot of them haven’t won the league so it’s an opportunity for them.”

The former St Lucia and Connection striker insisted they do not want to rely on the results from tomorrow’s other key matches.

“For the last two weeks, we have been telling our players (that) we don’t study the other results. The league is in our hands. It has come down to one point so it’s about (us) taking our chances. We know that the teams are competitive, all the games would be tough, but it doesn’t matter.”

Connection have been ahead of the pack for the majority of the season, losing only once – 1-0 to Caledonia on November 11.

However, that defeat followed a dip in form which saw them draw four matches to blow the title race wide open.

Jean blamed that run on the loss of momentum which was caused by the international breaks.

“I know it took out a lot (from) them because at one time we had a very good run and then we started drawing,” Jean admitted. “What we can say for our players is that they put in a lot of effort and we cannot fault them for that.

“We have been very pleased with the way they’ve been working in the games. Our defence has been solid so it’s just to maintain our intensity.”

Connection have the stingiest defence among the 10 teams, having conceded eight goals in 17 matches.

Another crucial part of Connection’s season is the form of striker Marcus Joseph, who has scored 15 times, two more than Club Sando’s Tyrone Charles.

“Marcus (is having) a very good season,” Jean noted. “What happened to Marcus is that (he) got injured during a break and he suffered from that because he took a while to get back. He’s still getting some discomfort (to his knee).

“I know that he wants to win it and he has been playing, but we could still see that he’s down a bit. I’m confident that Marcus will score some goals. So long as our team play to the game-plan, everything would work out. We have to play for each other and not selfish.”
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Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
« Reply #154 on: December 06, 2018, 03:23:09 PM »
“Best climax”! Four clubs vie for Pro League crown on final Friday
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W Connection have dropped points but not their confidence in lifting the 2018 Pro League crown on the final day this Friday. And with four teams still with a chance at the title, the “Savonetta Boys” head coach Stuart Charles Fevrier believes it is the best climax to a very competitive season.

Club Sando, Police and Central FC, all one point adrift of the leaders, stand a chance at pipping Connection to the title and a place at the 2020 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship (the region’s qualifier tournament to the CONCACAF Champions League and CONCACAF League) which goes to the top two domestic finishers.

Sando will clash with Morvant Caledonia United from 6pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium followed by San Juan Jabloteh against Terminix St. Ann’s Rangers from 8pm at the Mucurapo Road venue, while at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Central and Police will lock horns from 6pm before Connection takes on last season’s champions North East Stars from 8pm.

“We couldn’t ask for a better climax,” said Fevrier who has full confidence in the ability of his team. “It gives you an idea of how competitive the league has been despite the challenges faced by teams.”

A win, however, for Sando and or Police or Central put them ahead of Connection, forcing the “Savonetta Boys” into a must-win situation against table-proppers North East Stars, a side fresh off their 21st loss of the season in all competitions (22 games)--a 4-1 defeat against Defence Force in a rescheduled league fixture on Wednesday.

Devorn Jorsling scored his 166th and 167th career Pro League goals lift Defence Force in front after Kordell Samuel, with his third goal from as many matches, had put North East Stars ahead at the Hasely Crawford Stadium after just seven minutes.

Jorsling, 34, the all-time Pro League top scorer, scored in the 11th and 28th minutes, his second off a rebound after goalkeeper Javon Sample charged down an effort from Hashim Arcia, before Darius Ollivierra cushioned the “Tetron Boys” 3-1 with a blast from the right off a Jerwyn Balthazar feed three minutes from the half.

Jorsling twice failed to complete his hat-trick in the second half, but substitute Kerry Joseph put the contest out of North East Stars’ reach with a rocket past Sample from the left in the 75th minute to complete the 4-1 win against a side that registered just one win in all competitions this season.

Connection, however, are taking no chances against the side anchored at the bottom of the standings. Fevrier and his Connection staff have been preparing for nothing less than a win against the side they defeated 7-1 in the season-opening Charity Shield on June 1.

North East Stars, less than a shadow of the league-winning team of last season under then coach Derek King, however showed signs of improvement losing just 2-0 fifteen days later against Connection in the group stage of the First Citizens Cup before holding Fevrier’s men to a shock 1-1 draw in the league on September 22.

“It’s a game we must win to be champions on Friday,” said the Connection coach. “It’s a game we have made very good preparations for. We cannot take them (North East Stars) lightly. They held us to a draw the last time and we must give them credit, but on that day we should have had done better having created many chances. We were poor in front of goal. It’s a new game on Friday and we have to be on top of our game.”

A win now for North East Stars against Connection will end Zoran Vranes’ men on high spirits against the side they will join at the 2019 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship as last season’s PL champions and runners-up respectively.

Sando’s ambition to qualify for the Caribbean Club Championship has been boosted by the team’s recent form of five straight wins and a seven-game undefeated run while Police and two-time former Caribbean champions Central are eager to return to CONCACAF status.

Like Fevrier, Sando head coach Angus Eve believes “it speaks volumes for the Pro League that four teams are vying for the title on the final day. He said it’s a great advert for the league that there is some semblance of parity.”

Eve, T&T’s most-capped international, heaped praise on the Ministry of Sport and Minister Shamfa Cudjoe for “seeing the importance of developing young people and keeping them away from the streets”. He said the Ministry’s financial assistance to clubs also helped in levelling the playing field and that two matches ago, seven teams were still in contention for a CONCACAF qualifying spot.

“We (Sando) were aiming for a Caribbean Club Championship spot so it was either first or second,” explained Eve, who said the ambition of the club’s chairman Eddison Dean is to develop young players for the national team and progressing to an international level of competition fits in Sando’s plans.

The Sando coach, on his team’s recent string of performances said winning is a by-product of a number of contributing factors as his team continues in the development of his young team led by experienced forward Tyrone Charles, who current leads the league Golden Boot race with 17 goals, two more than Police FC’s Kareem Freitas and Connection’s Marcus Joseph.

He said adding Cornell Glen as assistant coach proved a masterstroke as the former T&T international and 2006 World Cup forward has been excellent in working with the team’s offence. “We know his exploits as a forward. He was a good goalscorer and sometimes I think he still wants to play. His enthusiasm for the game is passed on to the players.”

Sando scored 25 goals in their last seven outings, more than any other team but Eve is wary of Morvant Caledonia, the team his side had to wrestle a 5-3 win over in September.

Eve will square off on the sidelines with Morvant Caledonia head coach Jerry More for a second time in four days after leading Naparima College to a penalty win over San Juan North Secondary, coached by Moe, in the National Intercol final to complete the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) 2018 treble as Premier Division, South Intercol and National Intercol champions.

Pro League 2018
Round Two Match Day Nine
(Friday 07 December)

Morvant Caledonia United vs Club Sando, 6pm at Hasely Crawford Stadium;

San Juan Jabloteh vs Terminix St. Ann’s Rangers, 8pm at Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Central FC vs Police FC, 6pm at Ato Boldon Stadium;

W Connection vs North East Stars, 8pm at Ato Boldon Stadium.

Pro League 2018 standings

# Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 W Connection 17 9 7 1 39 8 31 34
2 Club Sando 17 10 3 4 44 23 21 33
3 Police FC 17 10 3 4 37 20 17 33
4 Central FC 17 10 3 4 41 25 16 33
5 Defence Force FC 18 9 3 6 38 21 17 30
6 Morvant Caledonia Utd 17 7 6 4 33 22 11 27
7 San Juan Jabloteh 17 7 3 7 24 24 0 24
8 Point Fortin Civic 18 3 2 13 20 46 -26 11
9 Terminix St. Ann’s Rangers 17 3 1 13 13 62 -49 10
10 North East Stars 17 1 3 13 16 54 -38 6
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Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
« Reply #155 on: December 06, 2018, 07:02:34 PM »
WATCH: Defence Force finished the 2018 T&T Pro League season with a 4-1 victory over North East Stars. Prior to the match, the teams observed a minute of silence in honor of Michael McComie who passed away suddenly on Tuesday.

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« Reply #156 on: December 08, 2018, 09:03:57 AM »
Connection lifts Pro League 2018 crown over Couva rivals Central as Sando and Police crash out of top-two finish on final night
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W Connection, led by a hat-trick from Golden Boot winner Marcus “Lobo” Joseph, clinched the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League 2018 crown—an unprecedented sixth league title since the turn of the professional era in 1999—by a point on the final night yesterday with an cool 4-0 victory over table-proppers North East Stars at Ato Boldon Stadium after Couva rivals Central FC had forced Stuart Charles Fevrier’s men into a must-win situation against last season’s champions.

Three-time former PL champions Central (36 points), courtesy an Akim Armstrong strike at the Couva venue, had earlier taken the league lead by two points with a narrow 1-0 win over Police FC, who like Club Sando surrendered their chance at a top-two finish on the final night,.

At the end of the night’s action, however, the Couva Sharks had to settle for runners-up but will join Connection (37 points) at the 2020 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship for their credible effort while Sando and Police (both on 33 points and separated by goal-difference) finished third and fourth respectively.

The Caribbean Club Championship—which serves as the qualifier tournament to the CONCACAF Champions League and CONCACAF League—will see last season’s PL champions and runners-up North East Stars and multiple-time former Caribbean champions Connection, respectively, will represent T&T at the 2019 edition which begins in January.

North East Stars, a far cry from the outfit that won the PL last season under then coach Derek King, must improve in player personnel if they are to give a good account of themselves on international debut against the likes of former Caribbean champions Cibao FC and Atlético San Francisco of the Dominican Republic, Portmore United and Waterhouse FC of Jamaica, and Haiti’s Série d’Ouverture winners AS Capoise and Série de Clôture winners. Last night’s performance—their 22nd match without a win from 23 outings in all competitions this season—was a clear reminder of the challenges that await coach Zoran Vranes in the new year.

T&T forward Joseph put Connection ahead from as early as one minute 30 seconds played when he scored from the tightest of angles to beat North East Stars goalkeeper Javon Sample before Neil Benjamin Jr. cushioned the Fevrier’s men 2-0 off a Briel Thomas assist in the 13th minute after Jomal Williams and Kadeem Corbin were both denied by the post.

Allister Bernard unscored with the goal at his mercy around the half-hour mark before teammate Lashawn Roberts’ powerful effort three minutes from the half cannoned off the upright as North East Stars’ miserable night dragged on.

Sample made a number of fine saves on either side of the break including keeping out a powerful Alvin Jones free kick then a follow-up effort by the T&T international and two efforts from Jomal Williams separated by the half, however his side fell further behind 11 minutes into the second period when Benjamin turned provider for Joseph to make it 3-0.

Joseph completed his hat-trick in the 65th minute to make it 4-0 and moved ahead of Sando’s Tyrone Charles by one league goal with 18 to capture his second league Golden Boot after the 2013/14 season thanks to the Jomal Williams’ generosity in rolling a pass across the area for the Point Fortin forward to hit his 25th goal of the season in all competitions into a gaping net.

Charles finished with 17 league goals and nineteen in all competitions, one less than Police’s Kareem Freitas who had 15 in the league and 20 in all competitions, followed by Armstrong whose 14th league goal and sixteenth in all competitions arrived against Police to qualify Central for a fourth Caribbean Club Championship in five seasons.

Police brothers Jameel and Kareem Perry both had excellent openings midway through the first half but on both occasions T&T shot-stopper Marvin Phillip was alert to avert danger before Dillon Kirton drilled an effort wide of the Central custodian’s upright as the Couva Sharks looked porous at the back in the opening half.

An ambitious Christon Thomas attempt from 35 yards out sailed just high as the “Lawmen” grew in confidence before Central had their star player and T&T midfielder Duane Muckette limp off injured and was replaced by Xavier Rajpaul four minutes from the half.

Armstrong however punished Richard Hood’s side in the 68th minute following a mix-up by a defender and goalkeeper Adrian Foncette by poking the eventual winner into the net, at which time his former employers Sando were trailing a two-nil score against his ex-club Morvant Caledonia United at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Keron “Ball Pest” Cummings had put the “Eastern Stallions” in front six minutes from the half and Guyana international Sheldon Holder doubled the advantage in the 59th minute before completing his double and the 3-0 win in the 90th minute to dash Sando’s hopes of a top-two finish.

Later at the Port of Spain venue San Juan Jabloteh signed off with a 5-0 win over Terminix St. Ann’s Rangers with veteran attacker and multiple-time former league winner Jason Marcano scoring a hat-trick while Josiah Baird and Tyrese Baily each had a goal.

Jabloteh (27 points) finished unmoved in seventh, three points below Defence Force and Morvant Caledonia in fifth and sixth respectively, but above, in descending order, Point Fortin Civic (11 points), Rangers (10 points) and North East Stars (6 points).

Pro League 2018
Round Two Match Day Nine
(Friday 07 December)

Morvant Caledonia United 3 (Keron Cummings 39’, Sheldon Holder 59’, 90’) vs Club Sando 0, at Hasely Crawford Stadium;

San Juan Jabloteh 5 (Jason Marcano 11’, 27’, 50’, Josiah Baird 30’, Tyrese Bailey 59’) vs Terminix St. Ann’s Rangers 0, at Hasely Crawford Stadium;

Central FC 1 (Akim Armstrong 68’) vs Police FC 0, at Ato Boldon Stadium;

W Connection 4 (Marcus Joseph 2’, 56’, 65’, Neil Benjamin Jr. 13’) vs North East Stars 0, at Ato Boldon Stadium.

Pro League 2018 standings

# Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 W Connection 18 10 7 1 43 8 35 37
2 Central FC 18 11 3 4 42 25 17 36
3 Club Sando 18 10 3 5 44 26 18 33
4 Police FC 18 10 3 5 37 21 16 33
5 Defence Force FC 18 9 3 6 38 21 17 30
6 Morvant Caledonia Utd 18 8 6 4 36 22 14 30
7 San Juan Jabloteh 18 8 3 7 29 24 5 27
8 Point Fortin Civic 18 3 2 13 20 46 -26 11
9 Terminix St. Ann’s Rangers 18 3 1 14 13 67 -54 10
10 North East Stars 18 1 3 14 16 58 -42 6

Teams at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Friday
Game 1
Central FC:
1.Marvin Phillip (GK); 3.Ewan Grandison, 7.Hakim Baird, 8.Akim Armstrong, 10.Leston Paul, 12.Taryk Sampson, 13.Rhondel Gibson, 18.Densill Theobald (Capt.), 19.Jared London, 24.Duane Muckette (11.Xavier Rajpaul 41st minute), 29.Russel Alfred (9.Tyrik John 90th minute).

Unused substitutes: 30.Zane Coker (GK); 5.Dwight Pope, 17.Renaldo Alexander.

Coach: Stern John

Police FC: 18.Adrian Foncette (GK) (Capt.); 4.Kadeem Boyce, 7.Kareem Perry (15.Christian Thomas 65th minute), 8.Kurdell Brathwaite, 9.Jameel Perry (32.Keion Wilson 73rd minute), 10.Kareem Freitas, 12.Nequan Caruth (11.Micah Lewis 74th minute), 13.Dillon Kirton, 16.Brendon Creed, 19.Christon Thomas, 33.Kemrom Purcell.

Unused substitutes: 22.Theon Browne (GK); 3.Ryan O’Neil, 5.Kenaz Williams, 14.Michael Hyacinth.

Coach: Richard Hood

Match Officials
Referee: Kwinsi Williams
Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Lewis
Assistant Referee 2: Johann Corneille
Fourth Official: Gyasi Mc Donald
Match Commissioner: Wayne Caesar

Game 2
W Connection: 18.Julani Archibald (GK), 2.Kurt Frederick, 3.Gerard Williams (Capt.), 5.Triston Hodge, 6.Kevon Goddard, 7.Jomal Williams (11.Adan Noel 84th minute), 9.Kadeem Corbin, 16.Alvin Jones, 17.Neil Benjamin Jr. (24.Isaiah Hudson 85th minute), 19.Briel Thomas, 99.Marcus Joseph.

Unused substitutes: 33.Jason Belfon (GK); 15.Otev Lawrence. 23.Kennedy Hinkson, 26.Isaiah Garcia, 27.Kierron Mason.

Coach: Stuart Charles-Fevrier

North East Stars: 21.Javon Sample (GK); 7.Hayden Tinto (18.Josiah Daniel 77th minute), 8.Saleem Henry, 9.Kordell Samuel (20.Dareem Daniel 67th minute), 11.Kyle Bartholomew, 15.Lashawn Roberts, 17.Shakqeem Joseph, 22.Allister Bernard (10.Rivaldo Coryat 57th minute), 24.Rakim Cabie, 27.Ross Dowden, 29.Stephen Punnette.

Unused substitutes: (GK); 2.Jabari Brathwaite, 14.Keithen Carter, 23.Sherwyn Williams, 30.Kareem Davidson.

Coach: Zoran Vranes

Match Officials
Referee: Cecile Hinds
Assistant Referee 1: Ainsley Rochard
Assistant Referee 2: Keron Mayers
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Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
« Reply #157 on: December 08, 2018, 09:33:19 AM »
2018 Pro League Standings

P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
W Connection  18  10  7  1  43  8  37
Central FC  18  11  3  4  42  25  36
Club Sando  18  10  3  5  44  26  33
Police FC  18  10  3  5  37  21  33
Defence Force  18  9  3  6  38  21  30
Morvant Caledonia United  18  8  6  4  36  22  30
San Juan Jabloteh  18  8  3  7  29  24  27
Point Fortin Civic  18  3  2  13  20  46  11
St. Ann’s Rangers  18  3  1  14  13  67  10
North East Stars  18  1  3  14  16  58  6

2018 Pro League Goalscorers.

EIGHTEEN

Marcus Joseph (W Connection) - 18

SEVENTEEN

Tyrone Charles (Club Sando) - 17

FIFTEEN

Kareem Freitas (Police FC) - 15 (5-Pen)

FOURTEEN

Akim Armstrong (Central FC) - 14 (1-Pen)

NINE

Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force) - 9
Sheldon Holder (Morvant Caledonia United) - 9

EIGHT

Shackiel Henry (Club Sando) - 8
Jomoul Francois (San Juan Jabloteh) - 8

SEVEN

Duane Muckette (Central FC) - 7 (1-Pen)
Russell Alfred (Central FC) - 7
Jameel Perry (Police FC) - 7

SIX

Jomal Williams (W Connection) - 6
Kadeem Corbin (W Connection) - 6

FIVE

Keron Cornwall (Club Sando) - 5
Brent Sam (Defence Force) - 5
Hashim Arcia (Defence Force) - 5
Jerwyn Balthazar (Defence Force) - 5

FOUR

Densill Theobald (Central FC) - 4
Saydrel Lewis (Morvant Caledonia United) - 4
Quincy Ballah (Morvant Caledonia United) - 4
Kordell Samuel (North East Stars) - 4
Mikaeel Jem Gordon (Point Fortin Civic) - 4
Nathaniel Garcia (Point Fortin Civic) - 4
Christian Thomas (Police FC) - 4
Kerry Baptiste (St. Ann’s Rangers) - 4

THREE

Ewan Grandison (Central FC) - 3
Akeem Humphrey (Club Sando) - 3
Quinn Rodney (Club Sando) - 3
Aikim Andrews (Morvant Caledonia United) - 3
Renaldo Francois (Morvant Caledonia United) - 3
Allister Bernard (North East Stars) - 3
Justin Sadoo (Point Fortin Civic) - 3 (1-Pen)
Kareem Perry (Police FC) - 3
Kurdell Brathwaite (Police FC) - 3 (1 Own-Goal), (2-Pen)
Jamal Creighton (San Juan Jabloteh) - 3
Jason Marcano (San Juan Jabloteh) - 3
Sean Bonval (San Juan Jabloteh) - 3 (1-Pen)
Adan Noel (W Connection) - 3
Neil Benjamin Jr. (W Connection) - 3

TW0

Jameel Neptune (Central FC) - 2
Jared London (Central FC) - 2
Kaydion Gabriel (Central FC) - 2
Kemuel Rivers (Club Sando) - 2 (1-Pen)
Darius Ollivierra (Defence Force) - 2
Dylon King (Defence Force) - 2
Keion Goodridge (Morvant Caledonia United) - 2
Keron Cummings (Morvant Caledonia United) - 2
Malik Mieres (Morvant Caledonia United) - 2
Sedale Mc Lean (Morvant Caledonia United) - 2
Dareem Daniel (North East Stars) - 2
Kyle Bartholomew (North East Stars) - 2 (1-Pen)
Akeem Redhead (Point Fortin Civic) - 2
Judah Garcia (Point Fortin Civic) - 2
Micah Lewis (Police FC) - 2
Nickel Orr (San Juan Jabloteh) - 2
Kishon Hackshaw (St. Ann’s Rangers) - 2
Alvin Jones (W Connection) - 2
Gerard Williams (W Connection) - 2 (1 Own-Goal)

ONE

Dwight Pope (Central FC) - 1
Leston Paul (Central FC) - 1
Aaquil Campbell (Club Sando) - 1
Jabari Mitchell (Club Sando) - 1
Josiah Trimmingham (Club Sando) - 1 (1 Own-Goal)
Jayson Joseph (Club Sando) - 1
Nicholas Thomas (Club Sando) - 1
Aaron Lester (Defence Force) - 1
Adrian Welch (Defence Force) - 1
Jamille Boatswain (Defence Force) - 1
Kerry Joseph (Defence Force) - 1
Lashawn Roberts (Defence Force) - 1 (1 Own-Goal)
Rodell El­cock (Defence Force) - 1
Shaquille Bertrand (Defence Force) - 1
Thurlani George (Defence Force) - 1
Jomokie Cassimy (Morvant Caledonia United) - 1 (1 Own-Goal)
Joshua Alexander (Morvant Caledonia United) - 1
Kerry Daniel (Morvant Caledonia United) - 1
Melvin Doxilly (Morvant Caledonia United) - 1
Richard Williams (Morvant Caledonia United) - 1
Ross Russell Jr (Morvant Caledonia United) - 1
Adrian Noel (North East Stars) - 1
Jabari Brathwaite (North East Stars) - 1
Shakqueem Joseph (North East Stars) - 1
Sherwyn Williams (North East Stars) - 1
Akinola Gregory (Point Fortin Civic) - 1
Bevon Bass (Point Fortin Civic) - 1
Hughtun Hector (Point Fortin Civic) - 1
Jeremiah Kesar (Point Fortin Civic) - 1 (1 Own-Goal)
Ronell Paul (Point Fortin Civic) - 1
Nion Lammy (Point Fortin Civic) - 1
Kemron Purcell (Police FC) - 1
Michael Hy­acinth (Police FC) - 1
Shakuile Williams (Police FC) - 1
Darren Mitchell (San Juan Jabloteh) - 1
Dellon Jagessar (San Juan Jabloteh) - 1
Jamal Spencer (San Juan Jabloteh) - 1
Joel Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh) - 1
Josiah Baird (San Juan Jabloteh) - 1
Nical Stephens (San Juan Jabloteh) - 1
Tyrese Bailey (San Juan Jabloteh) - 1
Adrian Foncette (St. Ann’s Rangers) - 1 (1 Own-Goal)
Chadley David (St. Ann’s Rangers) - 1 (1 Own-Goal)
Nicholai Orr (St. Ann’s Rangers) - 1
Rondell Austin (St. Ann’s Rangers) - 1
Taje Commissiong (St. Ann’s Rangers) - 1
Caleb Sturge (W Connection) - 1
Kierron Mason (W Connection) - 1
Kennedy Hinkson (W Connection) - 1
Tris­tan Hodge (W Connection) - 1 (1-Pen)

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Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
« Reply #158 on: December 09, 2018, 01:35:58 AM »
Jean: Tough decisions coming.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


Connection secure sixth Pro League crown but…

W CONNECTION secured their sixth Pro League crown on Friday, after whipping 2017 champs North East Stars 4-0 in the second game of a double-header, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.

This title will be added to the club’s collection of Pro League trophies, having won in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2011-12 and 2013-14.

After finishing second in the League last season, Connection will feature in the 2019 Caribbean Football Union (CFU)/Caribbean Club Championships.

But Connection’s assistant coach Earl Jean has admitted the team’s hierarchy may have to make harsh decisions with regard to their immediate future.

During a post-game interview on Friday, Jean said, “We have to regroup as a club. We’re supposed to have some very important meetings because we have to decide where we want to go from here.”

The former St Lucia and Connection striker continued, “We have the Caribbean Club Championships coming up so now we’ll have to try and put a squad together. We will be making some changes and now it’s for us to sit down as a club to decide. Financially, the clubs have been in problems so it’s big decisions now on where we’ll go from here.”

The Pro League clubs (excluding Police and Defence Force) have been virtually reliant on Government subventions, in order to survive.

Jean has been a part of all six of Connection’s title-winning teams – as a player (2000, 2001 and 2005) and as an assistant coach (2011-12, 2013-14 and 2018).

“It’s always a tremendous feeling to win the title,” Jean said. “Sometimes you win it so many years playing and coaching, but every year is a special year. I think, because of the effort the players put in this year, I think it was a great achievement.”

Before Connection began their match against North East Stars, they were assured of a top-two finish and a spot in the 2020 Caribbean Club Championships.

In the earlier match at Couva, Central FC edged Police 1-0 to finish second, while in a simultaneous game at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Club Sando, who started the day in second spot, slipped to third after a 3-0 loss to Morvant Caledonia United.

Jean insisted that the squad was totally focused on their game, and not the other results on the evening.

“We were not concentrating on (the Police vs Central) game,” said Jean. “I heard somebody saying that Caledonia (were) winning. To me, we were just focused on winning (our) game.

“Sometimes the players will play too relaxed, so we were just focused on getting the three points and trying to win the championship.”

Asked about the team’s 2018 season, Jean replied, “We had a tremendous season. With all the international breaks, I think the players gave us 100 per cent every game, and we were really pleased about it. In the first round, we won about five consecutive games. It was a big effort.

The Connection assistant coach continued, “You can see that (most) of the teams were very close and the competition was fierce. Credit to all the other clubs in the Pro League.

“We give the players credit and the staff for sticking together in the difficult financial times we have right now. It worked out well for us in the end.”

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Re: 2018 T&T Pro League Thread
« Reply #159 on: December 12, 2018, 05:14:35 PM »
WATCH: San Juan Jabloteh ends the 2018 T&T Pro League season on a high after a 5-0 drubbing of St. Ann's Rangers.

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