Morvant Caledonia United hoisted their first trophy since successfully defending the FA Trophy in 2013, and first under the name change from Caledonia AIA, by capturing the 2016 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield (LSGS) with a 4-1 penalty shootout win over W Connection after a scintillating 2-2 regulation time result in the final on Sunday night.
In June 2012, after 120 minutes of play and a late 1-1 draw with both goals scored in extra-time, Morvant Caledonia United outscored W Connection 4-3 in a penalty shootout at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium to be crowned Caribbean Club champions for the first and only time since then. It was the last time both sides met in a final.
Defending champions Central FC and two-time former winners W Connection both advanced from quarter-final round play in the 2016 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield on Friday night at the Ato Boldon Stadium to set up a semi-final showdown against each other on April 15.
Former champions Morvant Caledonia United and W Connection will tackle each other when the final of the 2016 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield (LSGS) unfolds on Sunday April 24 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
Morvant Caledonia United and St. Ann’s Rangers sealed the final quarterfinal round match-ups of the 2016 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield after progressing from the qualifying round with wins over Point Fortin Civic and Club Sando, respectively, on Tuesday night Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
W Connection are hoping to defeat Central FC for a second time in four days when the Couva rivals clash in semi-final two of the 2016 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield (LSGS) from 8pm on Friday at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
The Lucozade Sport Goal Shield is back after a hiatus in 2015 and title holders Central FC are eager to retain the title. But competition can be stiff with Couva rivals and two-time (2009 & 2013) former champions W Connection chasing a third major trophy this season after the First Citizens Cup and Toyota Classic.
Morvant Caledonia United and Police FC both stormed into the Lucozade Sport Goal Shield semi-final round where they will meet each other from 6pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Friday April 15.
Out of action Trinidad and Tobago international and W Connection footballer, Clyde Leon, and the Trinidad and Tobago Heart Foundation will benefit from W Connection’s 1-0 Digicel Charity Goal Shield (2014) win over rivals Central FC.