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With the top two teams in the 2019/2020 T&T Pro League, De­fence Force and Po­lice FC fac­ing off on Sun­day, joint third-placed clubs, Mor­vant Cale­do­nia Unit­ed and Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers will each have a chance to climb to with­in a point when match­es re­sume on Fri­day night.

Cur­rent­ly, De­fence Force which last won the Pro League crown in the 2012/2013 sea­son leads the 11-club ta­ble with 13 points from five match­es, af­ter drop­ping their first points of the cam­paign in a 1-1 draw with San Juan Jabloteh on Tues­day night at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo.

Three points back in the sec­ond spot is Po­lice FC with ten points from six match­es fol­lowed by Mor­vant Cale­do­nia and Rangers with nine points each from six and five match­es re­spec­tive­ly, while Cen­tral FC is next with eight points from six match­es.

Tonight (Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 17), Mor­vant Cale­do­nia will come up against Pt Fortin Civic in the first match of a dou­ble-head­er at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo from 6 pm.

For Mor­vant Cale­do­nia first-year coach, for­mer na­tion­al cap­tain Den­sil Theobald it will be a chance for his team to put an end to their in­con­sis­tent form, high­light­ed by Tues­day's 2-1 loss to Cen­tral FC, while Pt Fortin will be buoyed by their first win of the sea­son in the pre­vi­ous round, 3-1 over fel­low strug­glers, Tiger Tanks Club San­do.

Two hours lat­er at Mu­cu­rapo, AC Port-of-Spain, com­ing off a 1-0 tri­umph against cel­lar-placed Cunu­pia FC comes up against de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons W Con­nec­tion, who are com­ing off a bye, af­ter a 1-0 loss to De­fence Force at Mu­cu­rapo.

Up at the La Hor­quet­ta Recre­ation Ground, Phase II, La Hor­quet­ta from 6 pm, free-scor­ing La Hor­quet­ta Rangers, 2-1 vic­tors against Po­lice FC on Tues­day last, en­ter­tain strug­gling Tiger Tanks Club San­do, who are win­less in their last five match­es, putting coach An­gus Eve un­der pres­sure.

Rangers will go in­to the match with­out the ser­vices of de­fend­er Caleb Sturge af­ter he was is­sued a 12th-minute red card in his team's win over Po­lice FC.

Tonight's Match­es (HCS)

Mor­vant Cale­do­nia AIA vs Pt Fortin Civic, 6 pm

AC Port-of-Spain vs W Con­nec­tion, 8 pm

Ter­minix La Hor­quet­ta Rangers vs Tiger Tanks Club San­do, 6 pm

at La Hor­quet­ta Rec. Grd, Phase II, La Hor­quet­ta

To­mor­row (Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um, Mal­abar)

Cunu­pia FC vs Cen­tral FC, 3.30 pm

On Sun­day (Lar­ry Gomes Sta­di­um, Mal­abar)

Po­lice FC vs De­fence Force, 4 pm

Cur­rent T&T Pro League Stand­ings:

Teams*P*W*D*L*F*A*Pts
1. De­fence Force FC*5*4*1*0*8*4*13
2. Po­lice FC*6*3*1*2*9*6*10
3. Mor­vant Cale­do­nia*6*2*3*1*6*5*9
4. L.H Rangers*5*3*0*2*17*8*9
5. Cen­tral FC *6*2*2*2*7*7*8
6. AC Port-of-Spain*5*2*1*2*7*11*7
7. W Con­nec­tion*4*1*2*1*5*4*5
8. Club San­do*6*1*2*3*4*8*5
9. San Juan Jabloteh*6*1*2*3*2*9*5
10. Pt Fortin Civic*4*1*2*1*5*4*5
11. Cunu­pia FC*5*0*2*3*4*8*2

Lead­ing Scor­ers

6 - Keion Wil­son (Po­lice FC)

4 - Keron Cum­mings (La Hor­quet­ta Rangers), Rashad Hy­a­centh (AC PoS)

3 - Shaq­keem Joseph (Club San­do), Sean Bon­val (Cen­tral FC), Aaron Richards (Mor­vant Cale­do­nia), Kervile Je­re­mi­ah (Pt Fortin Civic), Ja­mal Creighton (La Hor­quet­ta Rangers)