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Central drop points against Stars; Connection down Defence Force

Defending Pro League champions, Central FC, dropped their first points of the season yesterday evening after a goalless draw with Ma Pau Stars at the Mahaica Oval in Point Fortin.

The result saw Central’s lead atop the standings narrow to three points as DIRECTV W Connection defeated Defence Force 2-0 at the same venue to move to second place. Central have 13 points from five outings while their Couva rivals, Connection, have 10 from five.

Photo: Central FC captain Leston Paul (background) tries to steal the ball from North East Stars midfielder Anthony Guppy during Pro League action at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium on 8 May 2016. Central won 4-0 to retain the Pro League title. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Central FC captain Leston Paul (background) tries to steal the ball from North East Stars midfielder Anthony Guppy during Pro League action at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium on 8 May 2016.
Central won 4-0 to retain the Pro League title.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

San Juan Jabloteh, who have nine points from four matches, will hope to benefit from the slip by the “Couva Sharks” on Tuesday when they play a Police FC outfit that have two draws and a defeat since the opening day. Jabloteh and Police clash from 6pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

While, on Sunday, St Ann’s Rangers have another opportunity to show off their ambitions this season as they face Point Fortin Civic from 6.30pm in the second match of a Mahaica Oval double header.

Rangers can join Connection on 10 points with a win against the table proppers although Civic would be desperate for their first win of this term.

Morvant Caledonia United and Club Sando, who are seventh and eighth respectively in the 10-team standings, square off from 4pm at the same venue.

The only winner in yesterday’s double header was Connection, as Andre Toussaint and Dimitrie Apai both scored their second goals of the week after they chipped in on a 7-0 rout of Civic on Tuesday.

Photo: W Connection attacker Andre Toussaint blazes wide in 2015 CONCACAF Champions League action against Deportivo Saprissa. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: W Connection attacker Andre Toussaint blazes wide in 2015 CONCACAF Champions League action against Deportivo Saprissa.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

It meant another luckless outing for Defence Force, who were stunned over the weekend to lose the services of midfielder Sean Narcis.

Narcis, a combative box to box midfielder, is a two-time Pro League champion with the Army/Coast Guard combination. He scored last Friday too in a 3-2 loss to Club Sando at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

However, later that night, Narcis was in an awful accident which left him with a severely injured left eye. He is due to operate on the eye soon but his playing career, according to medical reports, is over.

Wired868 joins the rest of the football community and the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force in wishing Narcis well in his recovery and the best of health.

Photo: Defence Force midfielder Sean Narcis (centre) heads past Club Sando goalkeeper Kelvin Henry (right) while Devon Modeste looks on during 2015/16 Pro League action. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Defence Force midfielder Sean Narcis (centre) heads past Club Sando goalkeeper Kelvin Henry (right) while Devon Modeste looks on during 2015/16 Pro League action.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Pro League results

(Friday 28 October)

W Connection 2 (Andre Toussaint 31, Dimitrie Apai 79), Defence Force 0 at Mahaica Oval;

Central FC 0, Ma Pau Stars 0 at Mahaica Oval.

Upcoming fixtures

(Sunday 30 October)

Club Sando vs Morvant Caledonia United, 4pm, Mahaica Oval;

Point Fortin Civic vs St Ann’s Rangers, 6.30pm, Mahaica Oval;

(Tuesday 1 November)

Police FC vs San Juan Jabloteh, 6pm, Ato Boldon Stadium.

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3 comments

  1. Very sad ….hope his recovery goes well

  2. Yeah. It’s really sad. Prayers go out to Sean Narcis.

  3. What a blow…I wish him a full and speedy recovery.