Nathan Julien registered a beaver-trick as Prison Service FC twice came from behind to beat Queen’s Park Cricket Club, 4-2 when competition in the T&T Super League continued at Youth Training Centre, Ground, Arouca on Sunday afternoon.
With FC Santa Rosa winning on Saturday, the onus was on the Parkites to pick up maximum points as well to stay level at the top.
In an effort to keep pace the visitors got the perfect start when Keston George netted in the 18th minute for a 1-0 half-time lead.
Two minutes after the restart Julien drew his team level with his first of his four, only for Benedict Barrett to restore the Parkites advantage in the 63rd.
However, Julien would get his team even once more in the 69th minute and in the 73rd he completed his hat-trick to put the hosts ahead 3-2.
Seven minutes from full-time, Julien banged in a fourth item, his 14th of the season to push the lead to 4-2, but with three minutes left Devon Modeste converted a penalty to give the Parkites hopes of salvaging a point.
In the end, Prison Service held on for the stunning win to climb to 33 points from 17 matches, in third spot, four behind Queen’s Park while its opponent on Sunday, FC Santa Rosa leads with 40 points.
At the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar, Cunupia Fc got second-half strikes from Mikheil Peters (75th) and Kevon Woodley, his league-leading 16th in the 78th minute to blank Police FC and move up to fourth with 30 points.
And over at Mt Gomery Ground, Tobago, Bethel United got a goal each from Densyl James, Jabari Mc Millan and Kaleb Douglas in a 3-1 defeat of Erin FC in a clash of cellar-placed teams.
The win lifted Bethel three places while Erin stayed rooted at the base of the 14-team standings.
Cunupia 2 ( Mikheil Peters 75th, Kevon Woodley 78th) vs Police FC 0
Prison Service FC 4 (Nathan Julien 47th, 69th, 73rd, 83rd) vs QPCC 3 (Keston George 18th, Benedict Barrett 63rd, Devon Modeste 87th pen)
Bethel United 3 (Densyl James 25th, Jabari Mc Millan 76th, Kaleb Douglas 81st) vs Erin FC 1 (Frae Gervais 42nd)
Club Sando Cultural Roots vs Prison Service, Dibe Recreation Ground, Long Circular, 6pm
Guaya United vs Cunupia FC, Guaya Recreation Ground, 5pm
Erin FC vs UTT, Erin Recreation Ground, 6pm
Matura ReUnited vs Petit Valley/Diego Martin United, Venue to be determined
Police FC vs Bethel United, St James Police Barracks, 4pm
RSSR FC vs San Fernando Giants, Venue to be determined
QPCC vs FC Santa Rosa, St Mary’s College Ground, Serpentine Road, St Clair, 4pm