Diminutive utility player Kennedy Hinkson opened his account for the 2014/15 Pro League season with a double today as North East Stars shot down Point Fortin Civic at the Mahaica Oval in Point Fortin.
Point Fortin, who limped through the pre-season with the threat of financial bankruptcy, scored first through Weslie John but could not hold off the Sangre Grande-based club as it fell to its second successive defeat.
Busy midfielder Jayson Joseph equalised for Stars in the 41st minute before Hinkson completed the reversal with goals in the 45th and 90th minutes.
It was the Stars’ first win of the season and not a moment too soon as the Pro League now closes for a break due to the 2014 Caribbean Cup semifinal qualifying phase, which kicks off at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Wednesday.
Pro League results
(Fri Oct 3)
San Juan Jabloteh 1 (Kerry Baptiste 44), St Ann’s Rangers 0 at Macoya;
*–RC: Adrian Reid (Jabloteh), Emmanuel Joseph (Rangers); Referee Keilon Bacchus
Defence Force 4 (Devorn Jorsling 4, 53, 60, Josimar Belgrave 84), Police FC 2 (Kenaz Williams 82, Jameel Perry 86) at Macoya;
*–RC: Anton Hutchinson (Police); Referee Keon Yorke
(Sat Oct 4)
Point Fortin Civic 1 (Weslie John 31), North East Stars 3 (Jayson Joseph 41, Kennedy Hinkson 45, 90) at Mahaica Oval.