Kareem Joseph first equalized for Caledonia AIA in the first half before converting a second period penalty to help the Morvant/Laventille club lift the 2011 First Citizens Cup for the first time with a hard-fought 2-1 win over T&TEC FC on Friday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
First Citizens Cup
“My players were really expecting to come away winners (against Caledonia) and be in the Final,” said Adam’s Construction San Juan Jabloteh head coach Earl Carter following his team’s 2-1 First Citizens Cup semi-final defeat against Caledonia AIA at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
Defeated semi-finalist head coach Michael McComie of Ma Pau SC has criticized his players’ poor performance which led to the team’s 1-0 defeat against defending champions Defence Force on Friday night at the Marvin Lee Stadium.
T&TEC FC, making its debut in the Pro League this season, is already enjoying life at the top when it secured a place in the Final of the 2011 First Citizens Cup with 4-3 penalty win over six-time winners W Connection last Friday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in the semi-final round.
Aklie Edwards precisely headed a Devon Jorsling corner kick at the back post to give Defence Force the only goal in their First Citizens Cup semi-final clash with rivals Ma Pau on Friday night at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya.
T&TEC FC and St. Ann’s Rangers settled for a point each on Friday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in their 2011 First Citizens Cup Group A clash following a goalless draw.
First half goals by Gayson Gregory and Kerry Baptiste gave Bmobile Joe Public a 2-0 revenge win over DIRECTV North East Stars on Saturday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in their quarterfinal clash of the 2010 First Citizens Cup.
With last year’s winners Joe Public opting out of the TT Pro League this season and runners-up Defence Force unable to play during the current state of emergency, the 2011 First Citizens Cup is up for grabs.
Veteran Kendall Velox came out of retirement and inspired Directv North East Stars to a First Citizens Cup quarterfinal spot, the Sangre Grande team coming from behind to beat FC SouthEnd 2-1, at the Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, on Saturday night.