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Pro Bowl quarterfinal kicks off; W Connection defends title

DIRECTV W Connection will seek to defend its Digicel Pro Bowl title as the quarterfinal stage of the knockout competition kicks off on Friday 8 May with two double headers in Macoya and Couva.

Photo: DIRECTV W Connection players remind everyone of how many trophies they won after defending their 2014 Digicel Pro Bowl crown. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: DIRECTV W Connection players remind everyone of how many trophies they won after defending their 2014 Digicel Pro Bowl crown.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Connection, who are trophy-less so far this season, face North East Stars from 8 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in a repeat of the 2015 TTFA FA Trophy final. Stars won the FA crown via a penalty shoot-out although Connection protested the registration of Stars striker Gorean “Ratty” Highley.

Connection’s protest is still being considered by the TTFA Disciplinary Committee.

In an earlier fixture at Couva, Caledonia AIA and Point Fortin Civic will square off from 6 pm. Caledonia’s Pernell Schultz and Civic’s Marcus Joseph are the joint third highest scorers in all domestic competitions this season and there are likely to be goals when they share the field.

Elsewhere in Macoya, Police FC will try to build on their midweek 3-0 win over Point Fortin when they tackle San Juan Jabloteh from 6 pm while newly crowned Pro League champions Central FC and Defence Force face each other from 8 pm in a tasty affair.

Photo: San Juan Jabloteh players (from left) Jevon Morris, Johan Peltier, Dario Holmes and Fabian Reid sprint towards goalkeeper Shane Mattis during their 2014 Toyota Classic final penalty shootout win over Point Fortin Civic. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: San Juan Jabloteh players (from left) Jevon Morris, Johan Peltier, Dario Holmes and Fabian Reid sprint towards goalkeeper Shane Mattis during their 2014 Toyota Classic final penalty shootout win over Point Fortin Civic.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Central have already lifted the First Citizens Cup while Jabloteh copped the Toyota Classic title earlier this season.

The Pro Bowl offers a winner-take-all cash bounty of $100,000. Losers go home empty-handed.

 

Digicel Pro Bowl 2015

Qualifying Round

(Tue May 4)

Caledonia AIA 2 (Israel Honore 1, Pernell Schultz 18), St Ann’s Rangers 1 (Josh Toussaint 90) at Couva;

Photo: Central FC star Ataulla Guerra (centre) takes the 2014/15 Pro League trophy from Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Central FC star Ataulla Guerra (centre) takes the 2014/15 Pro League trophy from Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Quarterfinal Round

(Fri 8 May)

Caledonia AIA vs Point Fortin Civic, 6 pm, (A), Couva;

W Connection vs North East Stars, 8 pm, (D), Couva;

Police FC vs San Juan Jabloteh, 6 pm, (C), Macoya;

Defence Force vs Central FC, 8 pm, (B), Macoya;

 

Semifinal Round
(Friday 15 May)

Winner A vs Winner D;

Winner B vs Winner C;

Photo: North East Stars players Jerome Williams (left) and Aquil Selby sprint to join their teammates in celebration after clinching the 2015 TTFA FA Trophy title. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: North East Stars players Jerome Williams (left) and Aquil Selby sprint to join their teammates in celebration after clinching the 2015 TTFA FA Trophy title.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Final
(Fri 29 May)

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