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Shoot-out: Marcus and Caesar clash for Pro League scoring title

Point Fortin Civic attacker Marcus Joseph and North East Stars striker Trevin Caesar will hope to take their scoring boots to Couva tomorrow on Tuesday May 19 when the Digicel Pro League season comes to a halt at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Photo: Point Fortin Civic attacker Marcus Joseph. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)
Photo: Point Fortin Civic attacker Marcus Joseph.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/ Wired868)

At present, Joseph, who is played in a handful of positions for Civic this season, is the League’s top scorer with 15 goals although the diminutive Caesar trails by just one goal.

Fifth placed North East Stars face ninth placed St Ann’s Rangers from 6 pm while fourth placed Civic meets sixth placed Caledonia AIA from 8 pm at the same venue.

Caesar is tied with Central FC’s Willis Plaza and DIRECTV W Connection’s Joevin Jones at 14 goals but the latter two players have already finished their regular season.

The local domestic season ends at 8 pm on Friday night when Police FC tackles W Connection in the Digicel Pro Bowl final. Connection, who is the reigning Pro League champion, is also the Pro Bowl title holder.

Photo: North East Stars striker Trevin Caesar (left) tries to burst past Defence Force attacker Balondemu Julius. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: North East Stars striker Trevin Caesar (left) tries to burst past Defence Force attacker Balondemu Julius.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Before the final team trophy is distributed on Friday, Joseph and Caesar have a score to settle as they vie to take Defence Force striker Devorn Jorsling’s place as local football’s most prolific scorer.

 

Pro League Top Scorers (For the last five seasons)

2009: Kerry Baptiste (Joe Public) 35 goals

2010/11: Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force) 15 goals

2011/12: Richard Roy (Defence Force) 15 goals

2012/13: Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force) 21 goals

Photo: Veteran San Juan Jabloteh poacher Kerry Baptiste (second from left) celebrates a strike against St Ann's Rangers earlier this season. Baptiste is the Pro League's all-time leading scorer after prolific spells at Jabloteh, Joe Public, T&TEC and North East Stars. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Veteran San Juan Jabloteh poacher Kerry Baptiste (second from left) celebrates a strike against St Ann’s Rangers earlier this season.
Baptiste is the Pro League’s all-time leading scorer after prolific spells at Jabloteh, Joe Public, T&TEC and North East Stars.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Pro League’s All-Time Top Five Scorers

114 goals: Kerry Baptiste (San Juan Jabloteh)

105 goals: Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force)

103 goals: Arnold Dwarika (retired)

90 goals: Earl Jean (retired)

76 goals: Aurtis Whitley (retired)

 

Digicel Pro League fixture

(Tue May 20)

North East Stars vs St Ann’s Rangers, 6 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Point Fortin Civic vs Caledonia AIA, 8 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.

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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