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Classic quarterfinals match-up: Point Fortin hosts Guaya

Two of Trinidad and Tobago’s best supported clubs, Point Fortin Civic and Guaya United, will square off from 3 pm on Sunday November 17 at Mahaica Oval in what is likely to be the most exciting match of the Toyota Classic’s quarterfinal round.

Point Fortin, the Pro League’s second placed team, made light work of Super League opponent, Stokely Vale, in the round of 16 as Civic romped to an 11-0 win. But Point Fortin will not find things so easy this weekend against a Guaya team still beaming from a 2-0 win over mid-table Pro League club and defending Classic champion, North East Stars.

Photo: Point Fortin posse? Home!  Mahaica Oval should be stuffed on Sunday when Point Fortin Civic hosts Guaya United. (Courtesy Allan V. Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Point Fortin posse? Home!
Mahaica Oval should be stuffed on Sunday when Point Fortin Civic hosts Guaya United.
(Courtesy Allan V. Crane/Wired868)

Mahaica Oval will probably be the only sold out venue but there are intriguing matches throughout the round with five Pro League and three Super League teams left in the competition.

Red-hot DIRECTV W Connection will be a formidable test for Super League club Malabar FC when they square off from 5 pm on Saturday in the first game of a Couva double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Connection cruised to a 2-0 win over lower league club, Real Maracas, in the previous round while Malabar came from 3-1 behind to edge San Juan Jabloteh 4-3.

Pro League teams Central FC and Defence Force meet from 7 pm in second game of the Couva double header on Saturday.

Central whipped Joe Public 3-0 in the last round while Defence Force downed 1976 FC Phoenix by the same margin.

Caledonia AIA will open the quarterfinal round at 6 pm on Friday when the “Eastern Stallions” tackle Club Sando at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Photo: Club Sando captain Teba McKnight (left) evades a lunge from a Police defender during Sando's 3-1 win. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Club Sando captain Teba McKnight (left) evades a lunge from a Police defender during Sando’s 3-1 win.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Caledonia whipped St Ann’s Rangers 3-0 in the round of 16 while Club Sando, the Super League’s leading club, rallied to an impressive 3-1 triumph against Police FC.

Toyota Classic quarterfinal fixtures

(Fri Nov 15)

Caledonia AIA vs Club Sando, 6 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

(Sat Nov 16)

W Connection vs Malabar FC, 5 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

Central FC vs Defence Force, 7 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium;

(Sun Nov 17)

Point Fortin Civic vs Guaya Utd, 3 pm, Mahaica Oval.

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