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Police edges Stars to go second; Army climbs to third

The Trinidad and Tobago Pro League’s servicemen continued their revival this evening at the Hasely Crawford Stadium as Police FC leapfrogged North East Stars to move to a giddy second place while defending champions Defence Force also climbed one spot to third place.

Police gathered its 13 points from eight outings this season while Defence Force managed 12 points from seven fixtures.

Photo: Police FC celebrates a goal from former player Noel Williams (second from left) in this archived photo. (Courtesy Wired868)
Photo: Police FC celebrates a goal from former player Noel Williams (second from left) in this archived photo.
(Courtesy Wired868)

Both teams are well shy of present leader DIRECTV W Connection who amassed a maximum 18 points from just six games so far.

Connection will face sixth placed Caledonia AIA from 8 pm tomorrow at the Hasely Crawford Stadium while seventh placed Central FC tackle bottom placed St Ann’s Rangers from 5 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Caledonia and Central have eight points apiece and a win for either can see the respective team climb to fourth spot.

Stars coach Angus Eve is navigating his way through a crisis situation as his team has lost nearly half of its players to a combination of injuries, internal disciplinary sanctions and migration.

In contrast, Police has won three of its last four League outings and captain Todd Ryan made it four from five this evening with the winning item. It was his third goal this season, which is a joint team-high tally.

Photo: Defence Force midfielder Jerwyn Balthazar shoots for goal against San Juaj Jabloteh. (Courtesy Wired868)
Photo: Defence Force midfielder Jerwyn Balthazar shoots for goal against San Juaj Jabloteh.
(Courtesy Wired868)

Defence Force joined Police in winners row with its third successive League win through goals in either half from midfielders Jerwyn Balthazar and Ross Russell Jr.

Pro League results

(Fri Dec 20)

Police FC 1 (Todd Ryan 30), North East Stars 0 at Hasely Crawford

Defence Force 2 (Jerwyn Balthazar 44, Ross Russell Jr 86), San Juan Jabloteh 0 at Hasely Crawford

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