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Central maintains Connection advantage; Marcus strikes again

Central FC custodian Jan-Michael Williams and DIRECTV W Connection goalkeeper Jelani Archibald were the heroes last night as Pro League leaders, Central, and defending champions, Connection, played to a goalless draw in an entertaining Couva Clasico at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Photo: Stand-in Central FC captain Jan-Michael Williams enjoys a light moment during his previous Pro League outing against North East Stars. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Stand-in Central FC captain Jan-Michael Williams enjoys a light moment during his previous Pro League outing against North East Stars.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

The result means that Central maintain their five-point lead over Connection although the latter team has a game in hand.

Earlier at the same Couva venue, Point Fortin Civic star Marcus Joseph maintained his impressive hot streak with his 11th goal from as many matches although it was only enough for a solitary point as a late Glenton Wolfe item meant a 1-1 tie with North East Stars.

The 23-year-old Joseph, who was last season’s top scorer, is the Pro League’s most prolific player thus far despite spending the first half of the season abroad.

At the Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, veteran poacher Kerry Baptiste—the Pro League’s all-time leading scorer—was on the score sheet again in a 2-1 win for San Juan Jabloteh over St Ann’s Rangers. James Antoine temporarily brought Rangers level at 1-1 in the second half before winger Shaquille Bertrand struck to ensure another triumph for the “San Juan Kings.”

Photo: Veteran San Juan Jabloteh poacher Kerry Baptiste (second from left) celebrates a strike against St Ann's Rangers last season. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Veteran San Juan Jabloteh poacher Kerry Baptiste (second from left) celebrates a strike against St Ann’s Rangers last season.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Friday’s other outing featured a clash of the servicemen and Police FC had the last laugh as Makesi Lewis’ second half item set up a 1-0 win for the “Lawmen.”

 

Pro League results

(Fri Mar 6)

San Juan Jabloteh 2 (Kerry Baptiste 42, Shaquille Bertrand 72), St Ann’s Rangers 1 (Jameel Antoine 60) at Macoya;

Defence Force 0, Police FC 1 (Makesi Lewis 51) at Macoya;

North East Stars 1 (Glenton Wolfe 88), Point Fortin Civic 1 (Marcus Joseph 55) at Couva;

Central FC 0, W Connection 0 at Couva;

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