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Rangers leapfrog Central to sixth in Pro League

St Ann’s Rangers has lost its star striker Hector Sam and team manager Adrian Romain to Central FC this month while it appears that winger Jason Marcano will also head down the Uriah Butler Highway to the rookie Digicel Pro League club before the transfer window closes next week.

Rangers chairman Richard Fakoory might have enjoyed tonight’s results then as his team leapfrogged Central FC to sixth place in a minor shuffle near the foot of the Pro League table.

Photo: St Ann’s Rangers coach Dean Pacheco gave his chairman reason to smile tonight.

Rangers edged table proppers T&TEC FC 1-0 at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella today while Police FC and Central FC played to a goalless draw in the second fixture at the same venue.

The only goal in 180 minutes of football was scored by Rangers utility player Devon Modeste and it was his seventh Pro League goal of the season, which is more than half of the 11 goals scored by Rangers. It is far from modest returns, particularly when one considers that Modeste started the season at right back.

With Modeste upfront and new captain Jamal Jack in central defence, Fakoory might feel that he held on to his best players despite the stream of departures to Pro League rivals. Three other ex-Rangers players, Christon Thomas, Jevon Morris and Elijah Belgrave, were also on show tonight with Police.

In a game of few chances, T&TEC left back Angus John was denied by Rangers goalkeeper Akel Clarke in the first half while Fabian Garcia wasted a good scoring opportunity in the 70th minute.

In contrast, Rangers mustered just one real opportunity and Modeste made no mistake with a glancing header off a Cecil Jeffrey free kick in the 63rd minute to settle the contest.

The “Electricity Boys” finished with 10 players as Glen Sutton was ejected in the 76th minute of a scrappy contest.

The fixture between Police and Central certainly did not lack energy.

The Couva “Sharks” have been predictably busy in the transfer window this season but the “Lawmen” have been no slouches either.

Photo: New Central FC defender Omar Charles (centre) has added energy to the rookie Pro League team.
(Courtesy Wired868.com)

Tonight, Police coach Richard Hood fielded former Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA pair of defender Kemron Purcell and flanker Kerry Fredericks along with his acquisitions from Rangers while Karlon Murray and Anton Hutchinson joined the “Blues” during their pre-season.

Police’s current fifth position in the League does not flatter the ambitious squad and the Lawmen nearly opened the scoring in spectacular fashion as Central goalkeeper and captain Marvin Phillip acrobatically tipped over a Thomas volley in the 15th minute.

Hood’s men could not maintain their promising start though as the Sharks forced them back and wrested control of the game by the second half.

Twice, Sam went close to the opener while Rennie Britto failed to convert the best chance of the match as he hit the heel of the upright from close range after being freed by a clever Hayden Tinto pass.

Veterans Marvin Oliver (Central) and Trent Noel (Police) were the best players on the field but, in the end, they had to settle for a point each.

It was the first League point for new Central coach Terry Fenwick, who lost 3-0 to defending champions DIRECTV W Connection last Saturday on his debut with the club.

But it was not enough to stop the Sharks from sliding to seventh place, one below Rangers, in the eight-team table.

(Teams)

Police (4-5-1): 33.Keston Mata; 18.Jevon Morris, 25.Kemron Purcell, 20.Elijah Belgrave, 8.Akiba Peters; 23.Kerry Fredericks (37.Vernell Ramirez 61), 10.Trent Noel, 21.Todd Ryan (captain), 5.Anton Hutchinson, 19.Christon Thomas (28.Aaron Stewart 88); 15.Jameel Perry (40.Kenaz Williams 80).

Unused substitutes: 16.Adisa Alleyne, 9.Keon Quow, 12.Ricardo Peltier, 17.Dexter Alleyne.

Coach: Richard Hood

 

Central FC (4-3-2-1): 1.Marvin Phillip; 16.Carey Harris, 37.Omar Charles, 3.Keion Goodridge, 24.Akeem Adams; 6.Marc Leslie (15.Sayid Freitas 89), 25.Justin Fojo, 10.Marvin Oliver; 11.Rennie Britto, 7.Hayden Tinto (12.Simba Aberdeen 85); 23.Hector Sam (18.Cyrano Glen 69).

Unused substitutes: 13.Shane Mattis, 14.Tyrone Charles, 19.Adrian Noel, 26.Quincy Charles.

Coach: Terry Fenwick

 

Referee: Cordero Gould

Digicel Pro League 

(12 January 2013)

St Ann’s Rangers 1 (Devon Modeste 63), T&TEC 0 at Marabella

Central FC 0, Police 0 at Marabella

Pos   Team Pld W T L GoalsDiff Pts
0 2012/13 0 0 2 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 4 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 5 3 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 7 4 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 5 4 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 5 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 8 4 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 5 4 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 6 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 3 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 5 4 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 4 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 4 4 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 5 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 4 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 4 3 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 5 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 5 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 4 2 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2012/13 0 0 5 3 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 5 4 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 3 3 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 2 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 4 2 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 6 2 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 3 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 2 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 5 1 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 1 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 2013/14 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 Defence Force 21 14 4 3 52:220 46:13
0 W Connection 12 10 2 0 27:50 32:2
0 Caledonia AIA 21 13 3 5 53:270 42:18
0 Point Fortin Civic FC 12 5 2 5 17:140 17:17
0 W Connection 21 11 5 5 46:190 38:20
0 North East Stars 11 5 2 4 11:80 17:14
0 North East Stars 21 10 8 3 32:170 38:17
0 Police FC 12 5 2 5 18:200 17:17
0 Central FC 21 8 6 7 31:320 30:27
0 Caledonia AIA 11 3 5 3 17:140 14:14
0 Police FC 21 3 7 11 25:430 16:40
0 Central FC 10 3 5 2 13:110 14:11
0 St Ann's Rangers 21 2 7 12 22:490 13:43
0 Defence Force 8 4 1 3 15:140 13:10
0 T&TEC 21 2 2 17 13:650 8:53
0 San Juan Jabloteh 11 3 1 7 18:270 10:22
0 St Ann's Rangers 11 1 0 10 11:340 3:30
0 Westside Superstarz 2 2 0 0 6:00 6:0
0 Club Sando 10 8 2 0 26:70 26:2
0 Club Sando 2 1 1 0 5:30 4:1
0 Guaya United 8 7 1 0 22:80 22:1
0 Malabar FC 2 1 1 0 5:40 4:1
0 Malabar FC 10 6 3 1 32:190 21:6
0 Guaya United 2 1 1 0 4:30 4:1
0 Westside Superstarz 9 5 0 4 21:120 15:12
0 Real Maracas 1 1 0 0 3:10 3:0
0 Joe Public 9 4 3 2 17:130 15:9
0 Stokely Vale 2 1 0 1 5:50 3:3
0 1976 FC Phoenix 8 3 4 1 10:80 13:7
0 Joe Public 2 0 2 0 0:00 2:2
0 Real Maracas 8 4 1 3 13:120 13:10
0 Defence Force 2 0 1 1 2:30 1:4
0 Stokely Vale FC 9 4 0 5 17:190 12:15
0 Siparia Spurs 2 0 1 1 2:40 1:4
0 Bethel United 9 2 2 5 12:230 8:17
0 WASA FC 2 0 1 1 0:20 1:4
0 WASA FC 10 1 3 6 8:140 6:21
0 FC Santa Rosa 1 0 0 1 1:20 0:3
0 Siparia Spurs 9 1 2 6 20:260 5:20
0 1976 FC Phoenix 1 0 0 1 0:30 0:3
0 Bethel United 1 0 0 1 0:30 0:3
0 Defence Force 8 1 2 5 11:260 5:17
0 FC Santa Rosa 9 0 1 8 7:290 1:25
0 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 Guatemala 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 Aruba 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 United States 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
0 Panama 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:0
1 Naparima College 13 10 1 2 40:12+28 31:7
1 Panama 5 5 0 0 9:0+9 15:0
1 Central FC 20 14 4 2 48:14+34 46:10
1 Canada 3 3 0 0 21:0+21 9:0
2 San Juan North Secondary 13 9 1 3 30:15+15 28:10
2 United States 5 3 1 1 12:2+10 10:4
2 W Connection 21 11 7 3 44:18+26 40:16
2 Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 0 1 7:8-1 6:3
3 St Anthony's College 12 9 0 3 36:16+20 27:9
3 Guatemala 5 3 1 1 6:2+4 10:4
3 Defence Force FC 20 11 6 3 45:13+32 39:15
3 Guyana 3 1 0 2 3:11-8 3:6
4 St Benedict's College 13 6 5 2 16:8+8 23:11
4 Trinidad and Tobago 5 1 1 3 7:70 4:10
4 San Juan Jabloteh 20 11 2 7 36:29+7 35:23
4 Guatemala 3 0 0 3 2:14-12 0:9
5 Trinity College East 13 6 5 2 25:19+6 23:11
5 Jamaica 5 0 2 3 2:7-5 2:11
5 North East Stars 21 9 5 7 32:43-11 32:26
6 Shiva Boys Hindu College 13 7 0 6 24:240 21:18
6 Aruba 5 0 1 4 1:19-18 1:13
6 Police FC 21 9 4 8 46:42+4 31:28
7 St Mary's College 13 5 3 5 16:15+1 18:18
7 Club Sando 20 7 2 11 22:36-14 23:35
8 St Augustine Secondary 13 4 6 3 20:200 18:15
8 Morvant/Caledonia Utd 21 5 2 14 22:47-25 17:44
9 Fatima College 13 4 3 6 20:28-8 15:21
9 Point Fortin Civic 21 4 4 13 18:44-26 16:43
10 Presentation College (San Fernando) 13 4 1 8 16:20-4 13:25
10 St Ann's Rangers 21 2 4 15 22:49-27 10:49
11 Carapichaima East Secondary 13 3 3 7 10:25-15 12:24
12 Chaguanas North Secondary 13 2 4 7 8:31-23 10:25
13 East Mucurapo Secondary 12 2 1 9 9:25-16 7:28
14 Arima North Secondary 13 2 1 10 15:27-12 7:31

About Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 15 years experience at several local and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

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